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Weekly News – Dec 11

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hi All,Basket Raffle FundraiserWhat wonderful baskets we have in our library to raffle off to support our school. Drop by in the morning after you drop your child off to school and come in and take a look….you’ll be surprised at the wonderful work your … Read more about Weekly News – Dec 11

Basket Fundraiser

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Hi All,Our December Basket Fundraiser begins this Friday Dec 8…….come into the school to see the wonderfully donated baskets to support our

Weekly News Dec 3

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Hi All,PA Day: The staff and I had a wonderful day of learning on Friday. We talked and found a pattern in our thinking. First is that when we think of math, we think in a right/wrong mindset. We generally are afraid of making mistakes … Read more about Weekly News Dec 3

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.

Weekly News Nov. 24

Friday, November 24, 2017

Hi All,School Travel Plan Committee MeetingOur goal is to promote walking / biking to school and reduce the congestion of cars on Kingslea Dr. from 8:45 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. Why: to improve on the Health and Safety of … Read more about Weekly News Nov. 24

Parent Flyer re: Safe Arrival Attendance System, Email Required

Monday, November 20, 2017

As we informed families earlier this year, our school is among the five HWDSB pilot schools moving to the Safe Arrival attendance notification system this year. You will receive several updates about the system before it goes live on January 15, 2018.

Please see the flyer below, with important information and a request for an email address from each family to ensure a smooth transition.

Weekly News Nov 19

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Hi All,Lockdown PracticeOn Thursday November 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. we will be having a Lockdown Practice.Lockdown is used when there is a violent incident or threat of serious violence within the school, or in relation to the school. Threat is inside the school, or … Read more about Weekly News Nov 19

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.

Parking Spaces and Safety of All

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hi All,Parking SpacesWe have two parking lots. In total for both parking lots, we have 22 parking spaces for 45 staff. Plus we have Board staff who come and go throughout the day. So you can see parking spaces are needed.Safety of AllIn the morning, … Read more about Parking Spaces and Safety of All

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.

School Council October Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

You can find the October Meeting Minutes here: Minutes Oct 2017 They are also stored under the tab School Council oat the top of the main school web page

Weekly News Nov 13

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hi All,Drinking Water Testing and Drinking Water Fixture SignageOntario is continuing to protect childrens health with new regulation changes aimed at improving drinking water testing in child care centres and schools to minimize childrens exposure to lead.New amendments to Ontario Regulation 243/07 that took effect … Read more about Weekly News Nov 13

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. 

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 

Weekly News Nov 3

Friday, November 03, 2017

Hi All,Parent/Guardian and Teacher InterviewsTogether we support our students to grow become great citizens and excel in their learning. Thank you for partnering with us and coming to the school for to meet with your child’s teacher. As you know, we all spend too much … Read more about Weekly News Nov 3

Halloween Parade

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Our Halloween Parade will still take place on the playground…it will be a fresh walk for all……

Weekly News Oct 27

Friday, October 27, 2017

Hi All,Halloween FunOn Tuesday October 31st, your child may wear his/her costume to school for the day. We ask that ALL weapons be lefts at home. If his/her costume requires a mask, we will allow the mask to be worn for the parade portion of … Read more about Weekly News Oct 27

Theatre Aquarius Trip

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Students in 5/6, 6, 7, and 8 are going to Theatre Aquarius to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on 13 December. Please submit your trip forms no later than 7 November. Cost for the show is $25.

Weekly News Oct. 23 – 27

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hi All,Hold and SecureWe will be practicing a Hold and Secure on Wednesday October 25 at 12:00 p.m. A Hold and Secure is called when there is a safety situation in the neighbourhood not related to the school. You can find out more information here: more about Weekly News Oct. 23 – 27

MacMillian’s Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hi All,Just a reminder the MacMillian’s Fundraiser wraps up tomorrow, Wednesday October 18. Please return all orders to the school and make sure all cheques are payable to Huntington Park School. All proceeds from this fundraiser are going towards school playground improvements.Thank you for supporting … Read more about MacMillian’s Fundraiser

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.

Open House and Kernel’s Popcorn

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Kernel’s popcorn will be available during open house. It will be sold in room 24 as a grade 8 grad fundraiser. The cost is $2 per bag. There will be 3 flavours available: dill pickle, buttersalt and white cheddar.

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

Weekly News Sept 29

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hi All,Open HouseOur Open House will take place on Thursday October 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Come in and meet your child’s teacher and see their classroom. Believe in Achieving Monthly Focus We are beginning a new monthly focus to help us with … Read more about Weekly News Sept 29

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.

Weekly News Sept 22

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hi All,New Beginnings…The tree has been taken down and we are now in the process of redeveloping the area to include new trees…stay tuned!!!Milk Program The milk program will begin Monday September 25, 2017 . It will run the same as last year. We will have chocolate and white … Read more about Weekly News Sept 22

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).

School Bus Driver Shortage may affect Local Routes – UPDATED LIST OF SCHOOLS

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS) has advised Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) that a bus driver shortage may impact local school bus routes. As of Monday, October 3, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 18 routes.

Weekly News Sept 15

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hi All,School Council MeetingYesterday, Thursday, I had a wonderful time meeting our School Council. Everyone made me feel welcomed and there were treats too!!! School Council meetings are a place where parents can have their voice heard, connect with other parents in the community and … Read more about Weekly News Sept 15

Thursday Sept 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians: There was an incident that occurred today where a visitor required medical attention. We immediately called 911 and first responders, including the police, arrived at the school. The visitor was transported by ambulance to a hospital. Although no students saw the incident, we … Read more about Thursday Sept 14, 2017

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.

Weekly News Sept 7

Friday, September 08, 2017

Hi All,What a wonderful start to the new school year. Students have been saying hi and stopping me in the hallways to chat; they are making me feel very welcomed. I am very lucky to be here at Huntington Park.Extra Curricular Activties3-Pitch Baseball tryouts began … Read more about Weekly News Sept 7

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.


Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Hi All,The school will be primarily communicating through this website. To begin, please find the opening newletter here: Sept Newsletter HP


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hi All,Our first day of school is Tuesday September 5 beginning at 9:00 a.m. A reminder that the playground is supervised during these times for student safety: 8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Entry/exit into/from the school is on our … Read more about Welcome…

HWDSB Introducing a New Method to Report Children’s Absences in September

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Coming this September, HWDSB is adding a new system that will make it easier for you to report – and respond to – school absences of your student.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Congrats to staff winners of Profiling Excellence Awards!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HWDSB is fortunate to have so many HWDSB staff members who support extra-curricular activities that enhance our students’ educational experience.

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.