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Every Child Reading By the end of Grade 1

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

At Gordon Price, were committed to supporting a goal where every child is reading by the end of Grade 1, where developmentally appropriate. A child who is reading by the end of Grade 1 is set up for positive academic outcomes and future success. In … Read more about Every Child Reading By the end of Grade 1


How HWDSB Handles Inclement Weather

Friday, December 01, 2017

As winter approaches, we want to remind all HWDSB families about how we make the decision to cancel school and board operations. This is often a difficult call to make, and is made with the safety and security of our students and staff in mind.


HWDSB Marks Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

To mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, HWDSB is working to make schools safer with its new bullying resource and continuing support for the board-wide use of the innovative anti-bullying TipOff service.


French Immersion Applications Ends Soon

Friday, November 17, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) French Immersion registration ends on Thursday, November 30, 2017, for parents looking to enrol their child in Grade 1.

HWDSB has introduced a new system-wide application process for entry into French Immersion, which starts in Grade 1. The application is available to all students within Hamilton and offers a guaranteed placement in the program, but not necessarily at their French Immersion in-catchment school.


Grade 7 & 8 Information Nights Begin Next Week

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Secondary school is around the corner and we’re excited to tell you about some of the great things coming up. 

View the Grade 7 & 8 Information Night Flyer to see when your high school is hosting their information night.

Attending is a fantastic way to learn more about the transition to high school.


Community and Continuing Education Open House November 22

Monday, November 13, 2017

Community and Continuing Education has moved and is now open at the new HILL PARK LEARNING CENTRE, located at 465 East 16th Street (formerly Hill Park Secondary School).

The open house is taking place on 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017,
6 to 8 p.m. 


Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Monday, November 13, 2017

For more information about HWDSB’s Safe Schools, Bullying Policy and Policy Directive please visit our webiste at www.hwdsb.on.ca/elementary/supports/safe-schools.* Ministry of Education, 2016 Ontario’s Well-Being Strategy for Education: Fact Sheet for Parents* Hamilton Public Library: www.hpl.ca* Canadian Safe Schools Network: www.canadiansafeschools.com* Ministry of Education www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/publications.html* Bullying: … Read more about Bullying Prevention and Intervention


Soup Day is November 22nd!

Monday, November 13, 2017

We have harvested our vegetables from the Gordon Price Vegetable Garden and are ready to taste them in a delicious gluten free and vegetarian soup! Order forms have been sent home for soup day which will take place on Wednesday, November 22. Soup is $2.00 … Read more about Soup Day is November 22nd!


HWDSB Seeks Feedback on its Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy

Monday, November 06, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy.

The Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy shows HWDSB’s commitment to protecting its assets and maintaining public trust through a system of internal controls designed to prevent, detect, investigate, and report instances of fraud.

To view the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy and to provide comments, please visit HWDSB’s website at www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback. 


Reminder

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Reminder that there is no school tomorrow (November 3, 2017).


Chocolate Fundraiser Prize Winners

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Gordon Price would like to thank all those who participated in the chocolate bar fundraiser. Our top seller was Eli F. who won the levitating speaker.Lacey H. was the second seller who won the blue tooth bullet speakerThe incentive prizes and winners are listed below:1.Rawlings … Read more about Chocolate Fundraiser Prize Winners


Grade 7 & 8 Information Nights

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Your pathway begins at….. Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School! On November 23, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., come learn about the exciting secondary school options, while getting to know the school and teachers.


Chocolate Bar Fundraiser

Friday, October 20, 2017

A reminder that the chocolate bar fundraiser has ended, if you could please send any money and unsold chocolate back to the school on Monday.


Milk

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Reminder that white and chocolate milk can be purchased from the school office during both nutrition breaks. The cost per milk is $1.


November Pizza Form

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The November pizza home is being sent home with your child(ren) today. Pizza days in November are the 10th, 17, and 24th. Please note that order form is due back by Wednesday, October 25th. Should your require an additional form, please send your child(ren) to … Read more about November Pizza Form


Pathways Information Open House

Thursday, October 12, 2017

HWDSB will hold a Pathways Information Night to help families and students in grades 7 to 12 learn more about the variety of high school options available and plan their high school years.

Students in grades 9 to 12 can also meet partners who can help them earn Community Involvement Hours.

Wednesday, November  1 at LIUNA Station (360 James St. N.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and you can drop in anytime until 9 p.m. 


Changes to Kindergarten Communication of Learning

Friday, October 06, 2017

At HWDSB, we know that parent engagement fosters student success. We want to be as clear as possible about changes to how schools report on learning in Kindergarten.

In the past at HWDSB, family members could attend “observation visits” in Kindergarten. For the 2017-18 school year, we will be using the new, written Kindergarten report provided by the Ministry of Education.


Family Photo Night

Friday, October 06, 2017

Please see attached flyer for information on the Family Photo Night family photo night


Pizza

Friday, October 06, 2017

Make sure to check agendas, zippy bags, backpacks for pizza forms that were sent home with students today. They are due back to the school on Tuesday, October 10th, no late orders will be accepted.


Movie Night

Friday, October 06, 2017

Reminder that tonight is our first movie night.


Milk

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Reminder that milk (chocolate and white) is on sale during both first and second nutrition breaks. Milk is sold out of the school office for $1 each.


Family Movie Night

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

This Friday (October 6th) will be Family Movie Night! The movie is “Captain Underpants, The First Epic Movie”. Cost is $5 for a family of 4 ($1 each additional person).


Photo Day

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Please mark your calendar!! Wednesday, October 18th, is picture day at Gordon Price. Retakes and students who were absent can have their photo taken on November 15th.


Senior Kindergarten Families are invited to learn more about French Immersion

Monday, October 02, 2017

Because every student is unique in their learning, HWDSB staff strive to provide programs that help all students reach their full potential. French Immersion is one such program.
The program is open to all students in Hamilton-Wentworth starting in Grade 1.
Visit one of our Information Sessions to learn more


School Council Members invited to School Council Start-up 2017-18

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Members of School Councils and school administrators across HWDSB are invited to attend the orientation session, School Council Start-up 2017-18.

There are two dates – Oct. 19 and 26 – so please choose the one that fits your schedule.


HWDSB Shows Improvement Towards Achievement

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the 2016-17 assessment results in the areas of Primary and Junior Reading, Writing and Mathematics, as well as the results of the Grade 9 Mathematics assessment and the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).


Help Shape French Instruction at HWDSB

Friday, September 08, 2017

HWDSB’s French as a Second Language (FASL) Advisory Committee is seeking members to advise Trustees on elementary and secondary French programming as well as Ministry of Education and community learning supports. Applications are due by Monday, September 25, 2017.


Cancellation of School and Board Operations

Friday, September 08, 2017

For information on the cancellation of school and board administrative operations due to inclement weather or prolonged power or water outage go to: www.hwdsb.on.ca or on twitter Remember to watch and listen to local media for up-to-date information on the cancellation of events or operations.


Welcome from HWDSB’s Student Trustees

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

HWDSB’s new Student Trustees Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael would love to share the following letter and video with our school communities, encouraging everyone to make student voice a priority in the year ahead.


Reminder of Bell Time Change for September 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,To create a more efficient busing network, the Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Service (HWSTS) governance committee has reviewed school bell times within Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.Our school was included in this review, and the findings result … Read more about Reminder of Bell Time Change for September 2017


Family Volunteers Needed for Summer Garden Maintenance

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Our Gordon Price Vegetable Garden has been planted! This week, each class had a chance to go out and be a part of our planting. We have carrots, onions, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, zucchini, squash and a variety of herbs. They will all taste delicious in … Read more about Family Volunteers Needed for Summer Garden Maintenance


Be Internet Awesome

Thursday, June 08, 2017

This great resource supporting kids in learning about internet safety. There are components for parent(s)/guardian(s), students, and teachers.https://blog.google/topics/families/be-internet-awesome-helping-kids-make-smart-decisions-online/


Heat Events

Monday, June 05, 2017

The City of Hamilton Public Health Department monitors weather forecasts closely and notifies the media and community partners of a heat event. A heat event occurs when the forecast calls for one or more days with a 40 or higher humidex reading. Once HWDSB has … Read more about Heat Events


Bell Time Change Reminder for September 2017

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,To create a more efficient busing network, the Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Service (HWSTS) governance committee has reviewed school bell times within Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.Our school was included in this review, and the findings result … Read more about Bell Time Change Reminder for September 2017


Changes to Non-Credit Summer Programs for Students in Grades 7 to 10

Monday, May 29, 2017

Community and Continuing Education is pleased to offer a variety of Non-Credit Summer Programs for students in Grades 7 to 10.
Some of the programs have been cancelled, but for those that are still running, the deadline to register has been extended to midnight on Friday, June 9.
Visit the Non-Credit Summer Programs page to see what programs are being offered.


Rooftop Photo

Thursday, May 25, 2017

There is still time to order the “Rooftop” photo!. The cost is $15, envelopes are available at the school office.


Boomerang Lunches Come to Gordon Price Starting June 1!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gordon Price is a Gold Eco-school and we want to show that everyday! Our Eco-team has been working to reduce our waste here at school such as through contests and litterless lunch days and have found that it has been a great challenge to reduce … Read more about Boomerang Lunches Come to Gordon Price Starting June 1!


HWDSB 2017-18 Elementary School Year Calendar Approved

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.


Gordon Price Anniversary Celebration

Monday, May 08, 2017

This Thursday, when you and your family come to enjoy the 25th Anniversary Celebrations at Gordon Price, please remember to also bring a non-perishable food item and/or a cash donation. All items and money will be donated to Neighbour to Neighbour and will help support … Read more about Gordon Price Anniversary Celebration


Reminder of Bell Time Change for September 2017

Monday, May 08, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,To create a more efficient busing network, the Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Service (HWSTS) governance committee has reviewed school bell times within Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.Our school was included in this review, and the findings result … Read more about Reminder of Bell Time Change for September 2017


Elementary International Language Program

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The International Languages Elementary Summer School Program is ready to accept registration forms! The program runs daily from July 4 to July 28 (times and dates vary from site to site). Registration packages are available at the school office, forms are due by may 19, … Read more about Elementary International Language Program


The Lunch Lady

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Please see flyer below. Lunchie’s Burger Bar! Gordon Price FP


Bomb Threat Awareness

Friday, April 28, 2017

At HWDSB, we believe all students and staff have the right to learn and work in a safe environment. To do that, it is important that everyone is aware of our Safe Schools policy and procedures to help reduce the risk of harm to students, staff, visitors and facility users in the event of a violent or serious incident.


13 Reasons Why – Suggestions for Families

Monday, April 24, 2017

We want to make you aware of a book and Netflix series causing concern in the educational community. Netflix has released a new series, 13 Reasons Why, that may harm students who struggle with mental health challenges.


Helmet safety tips for the Spring!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates


Reach Ahead Courses for Students Entering Grade 9

Thursday, April 20, 2017

If your child will be starting Grade 9 in September 2017 and is interested in taking a credit course this summer, our Reach Ahead summer programs are an excellent option.


Message from The Lunch Lady

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Lunch Lady would really like to support & Celebrate Earth Week at the schools they serve! Instead of printing paper menus to the thousands of kids in the schools they serve, they asked that schools please pass on our Earth Week Menu electronically! The … Read more about Message from The Lunch Lady


Bell Times are changing for September 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

To create a more efficient busing network, the Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Service (HWSTS) governance committee has reviewed school bell times within Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.

Our school was included in this review, and the findings result in a change to our start and end of day bell times for September 2017.


Hamilton Tax Help

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

New programs like the Canada Child Benefit may mean hundreds of dollars a month in additional income for families in Hamilton. But to receive these benefits, families must file taxes every year Hamilton Tax Help is offering free income tax clinics if your income level is below: Single … Read more about Hamilton Tax Help


Prevent mumps: ensure your vaccines are up to date

Friday, March 31, 2017

Due to increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario, City of Hamilton Public Health reminds parents of children attending school to ensure their child’s vaccine records are up to date.


School Cash Online

Monday, March 27, 2017

If you haven’t registered your child(ren) on the School Cash Online site, please review the attached flyer. It takes less than five minutes to register. 2016-17 SCO Information Flyer


HWDSB and PIC are celebrating school volunteers

Monday, March 27, 2017

HWDSB and its Parent Involvement Committee invite all school volunteers to attend an open house celebration of those who give their time and energy so that students succeed.

Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. Please register before noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Find complete details in the Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 – Invitation.


Remember to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.


Summer Student Experience and Canada Child Benefit Memos below

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Canada Child Benefit Feb.17_2017-1 Summer Experience Showcase-1


Raising Awesome Kids Presentation

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Don’t forget tonight, February 7th, at 6:30, in the school library!! This workshop addresses stresses on children and families today and provides practical tips to manage and thrive while building resiliency and capacity in the child. Come join us for an informative and entertaining evening … Read more about Raising Awesome Kids Presentation


Our Litterless Lunch challenge is back!

Monday, February 06, 2017

This year, our litterless lunch day has been moved to Thursday because we would like all students to have the opportunity to participate in our challenge and we have a Lunch Lady come on Wednesdays. A litterless lunch is a lunch with no garbage and … Read more about Our Litterless Lunch challenge is back!


Director’s Letter to Families and Tip Sheet re: Quebec City

Monday, January 30, 2017

The news of the deadly attack on a mosque in Ste-Foy, Quebec is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened and disturbed. As a country, we mourn the tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable terrorist attack that targeted Muslims, our fellow Canadians, in a peaceful place of worship.


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