Mountain View Weekly Update Friday December 22nd 2017Good afternoon!This past week has been an incredibly busy one! Our girls leadership and student council collected much needed items and monies for the Ronald McDonald House.On Wednesday night we had our concert featuring the primary choir, junior-intermediate … Read more about Mountain View Updates, December 22nd, 2017
The Eastdale & Mountain View Transition Committee held their first meeting on Wednesday, December 13.
Please see the Eastdale Mountain View Transition Presentation for more information.
Weekly review and look ahead …1). Mountain View Cares:i). Movie day today for all grades and this was organized by student council.ii). Girls leadership club is continuing to collect items for the Ronald McDonald House. A letter was sent home earlier this week for items … Read more about Mountain View Updates December 15th, 2017
Mountain View Updates Friday December 8th, 2017Good afternoon everyone!Our first week of Mountain View Cares went incredibly well with students in all grades having the opportunity to use the gym during the lunch hour. We had a representative from the Ronald McDonald House here earlier … Read more about Mountain View Updates December 8th, 2017
The Mountain View Cares campaign led byour student council to support Ronald McDonald House will run from Dec. 4th-20th.The kick off will begin with arepresentative from Ronald McDonald Housespeaking to staff and students at our Character Assembly on Monday, Dec. 4th.Other Events happening in December… … Read more about Mountain View Cares Update
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.
A quick update on the anti-bullying activities we worked on throughout the weeks. Monday started with each class making a pledge or commitment against bullying in the form of a poster. On Tuesday and Wednesday, classes did a hall tour to view the other classes … Read more about Update on a terrific week!
Last year, HWDSB received 11.5 million dollars to build a new K-8 elementary school on the Eastdale site. Planning is underway and construction at Eastdale is expected to commence this summer.
During the construction period, Eastdale students will be accommodated at Mountain View School starting September 2018.
To support transition planning, families are invited to a public meeting on
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
6 – 8 p.m.
Eastdale School, 275 Lincoln Road, Stoney Creek
Good morning,On Wednesday November 29th, there will be a meeting at Eastdale Elementary School from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to discuss the following:i). Review plans for the new building on the Eastdale site;ii). Review plans to accommodate both schools at Mountain View next year;iii).Begin the process of … Read more about Mountain View and Eastdale Information Meeting about Transition Planning
Dear Parents/Guardians,Updates for this week and the weeks ahead!Good afternoon everyone,1).Anti-Bullying Week starts Monday November 20th. Bullying at any time is unacceptable and we will follow up on everything and anything. This week we have three specific activities planned for the school. Again, every week … Read more about Update on November 20th, 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.
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.
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.
Good morning!Monday afternoon (November 6th) was very messy and for good reason. Three students and one staff member threw pies at me at the Run-a-thon wrap-up assembly. All four pies were on target. It was fun for our staff, students, the parents who came to … Read more about Run-a-thon update and a link to the Stoney Creek News
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.
Good afternoon,Our vision clinic days will now be November 20th and 21st (instead of being on the 6th and 7th).We are having our wrap-up assembly for Run-a-thon on Monday, November 6th, at 1:50 and it will be a lot of fun.Picture retake day is this … Read more about Vision clinic dates changed
Good afternoon,I have sent home a revised emergency closure form to be completed.Thank you and take care,Darrin Griffiths, Principal Mountain View Emergency Form revised
I have also sent home a copy with all students today.Take care,Darrin Griffiths, Principal Mountain View Newsletter October 27th, 2017
We had a very successful Run-a-thon this past Friday. The weather was spectacular and it was a superbly organized event. The older students continued to support the younger ones and it was a great Mountain View team event. My special thanks to Mrs. Burrough for … Read more about Run-a-thon was amazing!
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
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
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.
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!
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 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
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 Tuesday, Nov. 14, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 11 routes.
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 Wednesday, October 25 HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 14 routes.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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”.
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!
Please see the following letter regarding today’s exciting funding announcement.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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!
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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 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 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.
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!