Lost and found items have been placed on a table outside the office. Teachers have been asked to take students by the table to see if anything belongs to them. Parents are welcome to stop in to check the lost and found table as well. … Read more about Lost and Found
As part of the Lower Stoney Creek Accommodation Review, the Board of Trustees approved the closure of Collegiate Avenue, Eastdale, Green Acres, Memorial (SC), Mountain View and R.L. Hyslop Schools and the opening of three new JK-8 elementary schools on the Collegiate, Eastdale and Memorial (SC) sites with modified boundaries between these three schools.
To keep families informed through this process, community information nights will be held on a regular basis. The first public meeting reviewing plans for this project will be held on:
Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.
Collegiate Avenue School
Please join us on Friday, December 15, at 11:15 a.m. to enjoy “Sounds of the Season 2017.” A voluntary donation of $2 or non-perishable food item will be donated to the Stoney Creek Food Bank. We look forward to an exciting showcase of student talent … Read more about Green Acres Holiday Concert
At the June 6, 2016, Board meeting, Trustees approved the final decision for both the East Hamilton City 2 and Lower Stoney Creek Accommodation Reviews.
Part of this decision included a boundary review between Lake Avenue and Green Acres Schools.
Your voice is important so that HWDSB Trustees know how the final recommendation will affect students and families.
Please join us on:
Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Lake Avenue Elementary School
157 Lake Avenue North
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.
For the Stoney Creek Food BankMonday, November 27 – Friday, December 8.Lets choose kind and support those in need!All donations are appreciated but these items are in demand: toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, shampoo, canned potatoes, peanut butter, jam, rice condiments.Thank you from Student … Read more about Green Acres Holiday Food Drive
Please join School Council on Wednesday night for this exciting Fundraiser. Details are attached. Indigo Poster
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.
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.
Please join Green Acres School Council for an exciting fundraising event on Wednesday, November 22, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Indigo (Heritage Green Shopping Centre, 1783 Stonechurch Road). Start your holiday shopping while also supporting the school, 10% of sales will go back to Green Acres. Thank … Read more about Indigo Fundraiser…Save the Date
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 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.
At the June 6, 2016, Board meeting, Trustees approved the final decision for both the East Hamilton City 2 and Lower Stoney Creek Accommodation Reviews. Part of this decision included that a boundary review be undertaken between Lake Avenue and Green Acres Schools upon Ministry of Education approval of the business cases submitted for both accommodation review areas.
Green Acres’ Remembrance Day Assembly will be on Friday, November 10, at 11:05 in the gym. Parents are welcome to attend. Students will be given a poppy sticker provided by the Royal Canadian Legion, any donations will be given to the Royal Canadian Legion and … Read more about Remembrance Day Assembly
Support Green Acres and start your holiday shopping on November 22, 6-9 pm.See attached flyer for more details Indigo Shopping Night
On October 26, 2017, HWDSB staff held a public consultation meeting to provide community input regarding the recommendations for French Immersion boundaries and school locations for Lower Stoney Creek and East Hamilton.
To support ongoing community input, we are meeting with the Advisory Panel to review data from the public meeting and collaboratively identify key information to help Trustees to make an informed decision on December 18, 2017.
Date: Thursday November 23, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Glen Brae Middle School
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.
Just a reminder that Pizza Days will be starting November 10. Orders are due November 6 for the first half of the year. The form is attached with more information. Thank you for supporting Green Acres School Council. GA Pizza Day Order Form
Join us for the School Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6p.m. in the staff room. Everyone is welcome, we hope to see some new faces.
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.
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.
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
Pita Pit is back at Green Acres! Pitas will be available to purchase every other Wednesday starting Wednesday, October 11. Ordering will be a bit different this year, instead of ordering one week at a time we will be ordering four weeks at a time. … Read more about Pita Pit Days
Due to the heat conditions, the Terry Fox Event will be moved to Thursday, September 28th.Junior and Intermediate students will walk at 11:45-12:45 andPrimary students will walk at 1:25-2:45.
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.
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).
Join us at the Green Acres Meet the Teacher Night 5:00 – 6:30 School Council will be selling: PIZZA $2.00 per slice (Cheese and Pepperoni) POP $1.00 Save room to buy dessert at the BAKE SALE table. Be sure to drop by the School Council … Read more about Meet The Teacher Night
Please join us for the first School Council meeting of the year on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6p.m. in the classroom. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Junior Kindergarten students will be coming in to visit their teacher and classroom for one hour. Postcards were mailed at the end of June. If you did not receive a time for your child’s visit, please contact the school office. … Read more about JK/SK First Day of School
On Monday, June 19, the Minister of Education announced $33.5 million in funding for the construction of two new JK-8 elementary schools and an addition at Collegiate Avenue School.
This announcement affects the school communities of R.L. Hyslop, Green Acres and Collegiate Avenue, as part of the funding received will provide additional classroom and childcare space at Collegiate Avenue.
Please see the following letter regarding today’s exciting funding announcement.
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.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.
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.
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.
Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates
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.
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
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.
Green Acres will be having an Open House for children who will be starting kindergarten for the first timethis September. It will be on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. There will be activities for the children to try, as well … Read more about New Kindergarten Open House
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.
This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.
The City of Hamilton will be closing sections of Green Acres Park and Henry and Beatrice Warden Park over the coming weeks to restore and stabilize slopes along Battlefield Creek.
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.