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Cross Country News

Sunday, October 15, 2017

On Friday, October 13, the Cross Country Team represented Mountain View at the HWDSB Cross Country Meet at Christie Conservation Area. The entire team showed great sportsmanship and represented our school very well. The drizzly weather did not bring our spirits down! Thanks to our … Read more about Cross Country News


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. 


Mountain View Run-a-thon letter

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mountain View Run a thon letter for envelopes 2017 Mountain View Run-a-thon air hockey table prize


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


Mountain View News, September 28th, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Mountain View Newsletter September 28, 2017


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.


Come Be a Part of School Council!

Monday, September 25, 2017

First parent council meeting is tonight, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017from 6:00-8:00PM Be involved! Learn what is happening with our school. Have your say on topics that matter to you, such as fundraising initiatives, food programs, etc. Help to plan and organize event, or volunteer on … Read more about Come Be a Part of School Council!


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).


Mad Science after school program flyer

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mad Science Registration Form Good afternoon,Just received an email from Mad Science and they will be offering a program after school at Mountain View starting on October 24th from 3:25 to 4:25. This program operates every Tuesday from October 24th to December 12th.Registrations do not take place at the … Read more about Mad Science after school program flyer


Meet the Teacher Night – Wednesday September 20th – 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Please find a flyer for the “Meet the Teacher Night” on Wednesday September 20th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.There will no parking in the back area of the school as I do not want any moving vehicles when families are in the back area. There will be … Read more about Meet the Teacher Night – Wednesday September 20th – 5:30-7:00 p.m.


Mountain View Newsletter September 12, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mountain View Newsletter September 12, 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.


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.


Welcome back!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

August 30th, 2017 Good morning,I hope that the summer was great for our students and their families. The summer always goes by quickly and on Tuesday, September 5th, our new academic year begins!It is important that every student feel safe, valued, happy, included, and cared … Read more about Welcome back!


Have a terrific summer and a quick update.

Friday, June 30, 2017

June 29th, 2017Dear Parents/Guardians,Based on a very recent decision, I will be responsible for both Mountain View and Eastdale schools as of September 2017. Ms. Lindsey Snell will serve as vice-principal and on-site administrator at Eastdale. I will continue to provide directleadership at Mountain View … Read more about Have a terrific summer and a quick update.


Playday, character awards assembly, and “synervoice”.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June 27th, 2017Good afternoon,Play Day went well and the weather was good for most the time; our older students were superb role models for our younger ones throughout the event.My thanks to Mrs. Van Wyck for her countless hours of organizing and planning the day.After … Read more about Playday, character awards assembly, and “synervoice”.


Supporting numeracy throughout the summer!

Monday, June 26, 2017

June 26th, 2017Dear Parents/Guardians,You are an important partner in your childs mathematics education. When you find ways to engage your child in thinking and talking about mathematics, you are providing an important key for unlocking his or her future success. Today, critical thinking, problem solving, … Read more about Supporting numeracy throughout the summer!


Letter re: today’s funding announcement

Monday, June 19, 2017

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


Thursday, June 15, 2017

This past November, we received 11.5 million dollars to build a new K-8 elementary school on the Eastdale site. We are in the early stages of the design process and expect to begin demolition of the current Eastdale School throughout the summer of 2018.
Please read the following Letter and Flyer for more details about the new Eastdale school.


June 2017 newsletter attached

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Good morning,I have attached the June newsletter that was sent home yesterday.I will be sending another newsletter home on June 27th.Take care,Darrin Griffiths, Principal Mountain View Newsletter June 2017


Hat Day this Wednesday June 7th!

Monday, June 05, 2017

Monday June 5th, 2017Good morning everyone!Our Mountain View Cares team is organized and led by three grade 8 students and they have scheduled a “Hat Day” for this Wednesday June 7th. Their letter to parents and guardians is going home today and I have pasted … Read more about Hat Day this Wednesday June 7th!


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.


Mountain View Cares

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25th, 2017Good afternoon,We are starting a second Mountain View Cares campaign starting tomorrow, Friday May 26th, 2017. This campaign is the direct result of three grade students who saw a need in the community and came up with ideas to address that idea. I … Read more about Mountain View Cares


Track and Field Day!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Good morning everyone,The decision to move the track and field day to yesterday (May 24) was a good choice and we had a perfect day to be outside.I want to recognize the many hours of setup that a number of staff put into organizing this … Read more about Track and Field Day!


Transportation notification for when buses are delayed

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,There is an opportunity to for you to sign up to receive notifications when your childs bus is delayed.Here is are the steps:1). Visit hamiltonschoolbus.ca2). On the far left of the website you will Parents Portal and please double-click it.3). Please select create an … Read more about Transportation notification for when buses are delayed


Track and Field day is now Wednesday May 24!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Good afternoon,We are expecting a lot of rain this Thursday when the track and field meet was scheduled. We have made the decision to change the date of the track and field meet at Mountain View to tomorrow, Wednesday May 24th.Students were given a letter … Read more about Track and Field day is now Wednesday May 24!


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.


Terrific research and presentation from six students!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Have you ever wondered if other planets are survivable? Well, six students from Mrs. Falcones class cracked the code to this mystery on April 27th during the monthly awards assembly. These students identified an interest, did the research, and organized the presentation on their own. … Read more about Terrific research and presentation from six students!


Open House Parking!!! Back of school parking is not available.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

May 2, 2017Dear Parents/Guardians,Re: Back of the school is closed to parking tonight for Open House 5:00-6:30 p.m.We have had so much rain over these last number of days that our field will be ruined if I allow parking on it for our open house … Read more about Open House Parking!!! Back of school parking is not available.


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.


May Newsletter Attached

Friday, April 28, 2017

Good morning,I am attaching the May newsletter here and will also send a copy home with students today.Take care,Darrin Griffiths, Principal Mountain View Newsletter for May 2017


Mountain View Student Participates in Fashion Show!

Friday, April 28, 2017

On Sunday April 23rd, Long Vu-Tran, a student in grade four, participated in the “Strutting Acceptance Fashion Show for Autism”. The show took place at the Marquis Gardens and all of the models are on the autism spectrum. The models’ clothes were all donated by … Read more about Mountain View Student Participates in Fashion Show!


Internet Safety Presentation at Orchard Park Secondary School

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Orchard Park Hosts Paul Davis on May 19th!On May 19th from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Orchard Park Secondary School will be hosting Paul Davis who speak about social networking safety and digital citizenship. He will be sharing a message of responsible digital citizenship and safety tailored to … Read more about Internet Safety Presentation at Orchard Park Secondary School


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.


Mountain View Cares Student Leaders Visit Ronald McDonald House

Thursday, April 20, 2017

On Wednesday April 19th, our three student leaders who created, led, and organized the charity drive, visited Hamilton’s Ronald McDonald House. The students were joined by Mrs. Glaves, our learning resource teacher, myself and Mrs. Norton, our school council representative. We were provided with a … Read more about Mountain View Cares Student Leaders Visit Ronald McDonald House


Mountain View Cares Results!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Good afternoon,I wanted to update everyone on our student-led and created Mountain View Cares charity drive for Hamilton’s Ronald McDonald House. I am very pleased to announce that $1139.97 was raised! This is a spectacular amount our students did a terrific job of organizing and … Read more about Mountain View Cares Results!


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.


April Newsletter being sent home today!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Good afternoon,I have sent home a newsletter for the month of April and copies were given to each classroom. This newsletter mirrors much of what is on the website and my long-term goal is to continue to grow our website visits.I am also attaching a … Read more about April Newsletter being sent home today!


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.


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.


Quick update and a look ahead!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dear Parents/GuardiansJanuary has flown by and we are nearing the half-way point of the school year. I want to thank our school council for allocating monies to support our holistic focus at Mountain View. With the monies from the “run-a-thon” this past October, we purchased … Read more about Quick update and a look ahead!


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