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Weekly Update – Dec. 15th

Friday, December 15, 2017

Snow has arrived! Just a reminder to all our students to wear their warm winter clothing so they are ready for playing outside at recess.Kindergarten play area update: We have some new additions for our Kindergarten play area. We would like to thank Mr. Waldhuber … Read more about Weekly Update – Dec. 15th

Busy Times at Memorial

Friday, December 08, 2017

It has been a busy few weeks at Memorial Stoney Creek. It was great to see so many families and community members out to our Winter Market. Thanks to our School Council for all their hard work. It was a great success. Please dont forget … Read more about Busy Times at Memorial

Holiday Elves Program

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Don’t forget our Holiday Elves program is running from Dec. 4th – Dec. 12th. Here are the list of groups that the divisions are supporting.Kindergarten Classes : SK (boy), Grade 4 (boy) , MomGr. 1 Gr. 3: Grade 4 (girl), Grade 2 (girl), Grade 4 … Read more about Holiday Elves Program

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.

Thank You For Being So Welcoming

Thursday, November 30, 2017

I would just like to thank the staff, students, parents and community for giving me such a warm welcome during my first month at Memorial Stoney Creek. It has been so nice to get to know the students here. They all take great pride in … Read more about Thank You For Being So Welcoming


Thursday, November 30, 2017

A reminder that Friday Dec 1 is a PA Day and there is no school for students. Our staff professional development that day will focus on math development.

Holiday Elves Program

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Memorial School will be engaging in a “Holiday Elves” initiative. This initiative supports many students within the HWDSB community and their families who could use a little extra this season. This year multiple classes will be working together to support a few individuals. Through this … Read more about Holiday Elves Program

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.

Poinsettia Orders Due on Monday

Friday, November 17, 2017

Don’t forget that orders for Poinsettias are due on Monday Nov. 20th. The link for the order form is on the School Council page on this website.

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.

Camp Wanakita Information Night CANCELLED

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The camp information meeting for tonight has been cancelled. It will be re-scheduled for January.

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. 

Water Testing for Lead Results

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

Recently, our school underwent water testing for lead, in accordance with the provincial regulations (O.Reg 243/07). As a result of this testing, concerns were identified within the school. Corrective actions are now in place, and lead levels have been reduced to acceptable levels.

Please read the attached Water Testing for Lead and FAQ’s for more information.

French Immersion Boundary Review Advisory Panel Meeting #2

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

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

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 

Pumpkin Decorating

Friday, November 03, 2017

The pumpkin creations were amazing this year. Our four winners were Mrs. Erskine, Mrs. Staples, Ms. Guidotto and Ms. Brown’s class.

Home & School Popcorn Sales – Change of Date This Week

Monday, October 23, 2017

Parents/Guardians,Please note that Home & School will be selling popcorn on Wednesday, October 25th instead of Thursday, October 26th. Sales will take place at second break and all flavours cost $2.00 a bag.Thanks,Mr. Pellizzari

East Hamilton & Lower Stoney Creek French Immersion Boundary Review Public Meeting

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

As the French Immersion program is moving from Glen Echo and Glen Brae, let us know where you feel the program should be moved to in East Hamilton and Lower Stoney Creek.

Please consider joining us at an upcoming French Immersion Boundary Review public meeting on Thursday, October 26 at Glendale Secondary School.

Click on the title of this post to learn more.

“Shelter in Place” & “Lockdown” Drills

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Parents/Guardians,Please note that we are planning on having both a “Shelter in Place” and a “Lockdown” drill this week at Memorial SC School. Shelter in Place drill will take place on Tuesday morning (Oct. 17th) and Lockdown drill will take place on Thursday at 11:00 … Read more about “Shelter in Place” & “Lockdown” Drills

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. 

National Chemistry Week – “The Magic of Molecules”

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Parents/Guardians,Please see the attached information regarding a free show taking place at McMaster University titled, “The Magic of Molecules”. A great opportunity to get your children excited about science!! chemistry_magic_molecules_poster_2017 Thanks,Mr. Pellizzari

“My Path My Way” Information Night

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Parents/Guardians,Please see the attached flyer regarding the upcoming, “My Path, My Way” Information night taking place on November 1st at LIUNA Station. This session is for Students in Grades 7 – 12 and their Parents/Guardians. Pathways-Flyer-Nov1-20172 Thanks,Ian

“Parents as Partners Session – Understanding Your Child’s Individual Education Plan”

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Parents/Guardians,If your child is on an Individual Education Plan (IEP), please see the attached information regarding a parent session coming up on November 15th. Please be sure to RSVP if you are planning on attending. Parents as Partners Nov 15 2017 Thanks,Mr. Pellizzari

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.

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

Memorial Stoney Creek October Newsletter

Friday, September 29, 2017

Parents & Guardians,Please note that the October Newsletter has been posted to the Newsletters Page.Please be reminded to subscribe to our website as formal newsletters only come home and/or get posted 2 or 3 times per school year.Thanks,Mr. Pellizzari

Terry Fox Run Postponed

Friday, September 29, 2017

Parents/Guardians,Please note that the Terry Fox Walk/Run scheduled for 1:00 p.m. today (September 29th) will need to be postponed because of the inclement weather. The Walk/Run has been rescheduled for Monday, October 2nd, at 1:00 p.m.Thanks,Ms. Geroux, Ms. Spagnuolo, Ms. Staples

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.

Events Happening September 25th – 29th……

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Parents/Guardians,Please mark your calendars for the following events taking place this week at Memorial School.The first School Council Meeting of the year is taking place on Monday, September 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the school learning commons. Come on out and see what School Council … Read more about Events Happening September 25th – 29th……

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).

Fortinos “Fuel For Kids”

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fortinos Fuel For Kids Wednesday, September 27th, 2017On Wednesday, September 27th, between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., please bring your family, friends, neighbours, and an appetite to Fortinos (Fiesta Mall) at 102 Hwy #8, Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 4H3 to meet professional race car driver … Read more about Fortinos “Fuel For Kids”

Memorial Stoney Creek – “School Council Elections”

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Parents & Guardians,Please note that the first School Council meeting of the school year will take place on Monday, September 25th, 2017.At this meeting, elections for this year’s Council will take place. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend this meeting to vote for this year’s … Read more about Memorial Stoney Creek – “School Council Elections”

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.

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.

Fortinos “Fuel For Kids” Fundraising Event – Please Mark Your Calendars

Friday, September 01, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,On Wednesday, September 27th, between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., please bring your family, friends, neighbours, and an appetite to Fortinos (Fiesta Mall) at 102 Hwy #8, Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 4H3 to meet professional race car driver Dave Connelly, along with … Read more about Fortinos “Fuel For Kids” Fundraising Event – Please Mark Your Calendars

First Day of School

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Parents/Guardians,We hope that all of our students and their families have enjoyed time together over the summer months. We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week for the beginning of another school year. Thanks to the hard work of staff, the school is looking … Read more about First Day of School

Letter re: today’s funding announcement

Monday, June 19, 2017

Please see the following letter regarding today’s exciting funding announcement.

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.

Before and After-School Program Information

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Our school has a Before and After-School program for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. If you completed the Before and After-School survey earlier this year, and you provided consent to release your information, we will be providing your contact information to our child care … Read more about Before and After-School Program Information

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.