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Last updated on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

Bell Times

9:00 AM - 3:20 PM

EQAO

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Principal

Darrin Griffiths - 905.662.6939 | Email Darrin Griffiths

Superintendent

Jeff Gillies - 905.527.5092 x 2361 | E-mail Jeff Gillies

Trustee

Jeff Beattie - 289.339.9666 | E-mail Jeff Beattie

School Council Chairs

Administrative Office Staff

Mrs. Nancy Pestrak

Our School

Mountain View School is an inclusive school where we promote a climate of mutual respect that recognizes individual differences and opinions and supports positive relationships amongst staff, students and parents to allow for a safe learning environment. Mountain View is on a Balanced Day schedule. We have two Nutrition/Exercise Breaks each day. We also have Full Day Kindergarten. Most of our students arrive on one of our 5 buses or walk to school. As of Sept. 2014 we provide before and after school student care.

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • Levelled Literacy Intervention (Primary)
  • PALS (Peer Assisted Literacy, Primary)
  • Empower Reading (Primary)
  • All Star Reading (Primary and Junior)
  • Student Success Meetings (Bi-Monthly)
  • Cluster North Instructional Coaches and a LLI Teacher

Program Highlights

  • Cluster North Instructional Coaches, Program Consultant, and a LLI Teacher
  • Chess Club – (Grades 1-8)
  • Art Club
  • Mad Science
  • Robotics Club (Grades 7/8)
  • Book Club -Library Helpers
  • Scream Green Team
  • Sports’ Teams (Cross Country, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Track and Field)
  • Choir
  • Band
  • Safety Bus Patrollers
  • Lunch Monitors
  • Kindergarten Recess Leaders (Grade 5)
  • Peer Mediators (Grades 4-6)
  • Active Recess Leaders (Grades 4-8)

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

Every division has analyzed data and developed long and short range plans to address areas of student need – Learning is deepened through authentic, relevant and meaningful student inquiry. In addition, Teacher Learning Critical Pathway Cycles are completed throughout the school year, focusing on students’ needs, where diagnostic, formative and summative assessments are completed in an effort to improve student achievement and align to Transforming Learning Everywhere. Our reading and writing initiatives are designed to re-visit and tweak each component of a Comprehensive Literacy Program through in-services, weekly Professional Learning Communities and in class application through a co-teaching model. Our math initiative emphasizes Teaching Through Problem Solving to improve our students’ communication of authentic mathematical ideas.

Environment Focus

We have our 10 HWDSB Character Traits that we reinforce daily and recognize monthly. The TRAITS are 1. Responsibility 2. Empathy 3. Courage 4. Respect 5. Trustworthiness 6. Acceptance 7. Integrity 8. Caring 9. Honesty 10. Citizenship. We continue to model/teach a culture of honesty and respect. We are a school that promotes Restorative Justice and circles are held in classrooms regularly.

Parent & Community Involvement

Supporting our Local and Global Community

  • Dimes for Dollars – donated to Hamilton Food Share
  • Tree of Hope (hats, mittens, scarves, toys) – donated to Hamilton Food Share

Parent Involvement

Our School Council has approximately 8 voting parent members who regularly attend. Parents are involved in leading our annual Run-a-Thon – this is the school’s only large fundraiser within the school year. They provide advice on many issues that affect our students’ lives. Funds raised from Run-A-Thon provide our students with technology, musical instruments, additional gym equipment and specific school-wide resources. Our parents/guardians are our true partners to support students.

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