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Free Family Skate

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wednesday – Holiday Spirit DayThursday – Concert 11:20 am & Kindergarten Concert 11:50 amPlease note:11:20 am Concert – Grade 1 & 2 performance- Recorder Club- Ukulele Club- Grade 7/8 Band- Violin solo performance11:50am Concert – Kindergarten classes performanceThere will a brief intermission between concerts to … Read more about Reminders

Lost and Found

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Please encourage your child to check the lost and found if they are missing any items. All remaining items will be donated over the break.

Holiday Concert

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Parents and family, please join us on Thursday December 21st at 11:20 a.m for our Holiday Concert in our gym.Due to limited space, only students performing will be attending this performance. We will be having a school-wide celebration the following day for our students.Please join … Read more about Holiday Concert

False Alarm Today

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A pull station in the school was activated which triggered the Fire Alarm system. It was not a planned drill.As a result the school was evacuated, the Fire Department cleared us for entry within minutes.

Holiday Concert

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Parents and family, please join us on Thursday December 21st at 11:20 a.m for our Holiday Concert in our gym.Due to limited space, only students performing will be attending this performance. We will be having a school-wide celebration the following day for our students.Please join … Read more about Holiday Concert

Every Child Reading By the End of Grade 1

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

At Mount Hope School, were committed to supporting a goal where every child is reading by the end of Grade 1, where developmentally appropriate.A child who is reading by the end of Grade 1 is set up for positive academic outcomesand future success.In September 2017, … Read more about Every Child Reading By the End of Grade 1

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.

Route 6159

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Route 6159 will be 15 minutes late. Please adjust your pick up times accordingly. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Samko Toy Sale Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fundraiser Reminder:–If you are shopping at the Samko Toy sale at the Canadian Warplane Museum this weekend, when checking out pleasetell them you are with Mount Hope School and have them stamp your receipt! — Send your stamped receipts into school with your child for … Read more about Samko Toy Sale Fundraiser

Route 6050

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Route 6050 will be 15 minutes late. Please adjust your pick up times accordingly. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sunday December 104-6 pmWith the help of local businesses and organizations the Mount Hope Volunteer Association kindly brings more community joy to Mount Hope this holiday season. Please join us for our first holiday tree ligting ceremony at 5pm – pictures with Santa as well!Local … Read more about Holiday Tree Lighting

Grade 6-8 Overnight Excursions

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Grade 6-8 Overnight Excursions — There are several payment options on School Cash Online. We will be sending out reminders as each date approaches. If you have any concerns or children attending more than one excursion, please contact the office.

Route 6050

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Route 6050 will be delayed 15 minutes, please adjust your pick up times accordingly. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Holiday Breakfast

Monday, November 27, 2017

Thank You – It was great to see so many of the families from our community gathered in one place. Thank you to our staff for helping out on the weekend to make the event a success. A huge thank you to Parent Council for … Read more about Holiday Breakfast

Ancaster High / Dundas Valley Secondary School Boundary Review

Monday, November 27, 2017

At the October 30, 2017, Board meeting, Trustees approved starting a boundary review to align the secondary school boundaries with the already approved elementary boundaries for the 2018/2019 school year.

A Public Meeting is being held for Ancaster High, Dundas Valley Secondary School and associated elementary schools whose students are in English classes, on:

Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Dundas Valley Secondary School
310 Governor’s Road, Dundas

Holiday Breakfast Reminder

Friday, November 24, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that our Holiday Breakfast is on Saturday, November 25th from 9am to 11am. Admission and raffle tickets are available at the door. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Diabetes Fundraising

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thank you Mount Hope Families! We raised $215.40 for diabetes on spirit day. Together, we make our school great!

Attention Grade 6-8 Families

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Attention Grade 6-8 families — there will be an information meeting on Wednesday, November 22 for the upcoming overnight excursions.Please see the times below. If you are unable to join us, please feel free to contact the school with any questions.Grade 8 – 5:15pmGrade 7 … Read more about Attention Grade 6-8 Families

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.

Important Information for Grade 7 & 8 Parents

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ancaster High-Letter

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.

Thank you

Monday, November 13, 2017

Thank you to the Mount Hope Community for your generous donations of canned goods to Neighbour 2 Neighbour! Together, we make a difference.

Reminder Spirit Day

Monday, November 13, 2017

Show your school spirit and support Diabetes day, wear your favourite hat tomorrow and something Blue, Tuesday, November 14th.

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. 

Junior Swim Meet

Monday, November 13, 2017

Junior Swim Meet on Monday, November 13th. Begins at 1pm.

Funscrip Fundraiser Reminder

Thursday, November 09, 2017

A reminder for the Holiday Season when buying gift cards that you can purchase gift cards through Fundscrip and a % of proceeds will go back to our school! For a full list of gift cards and to sign up please visit: Mount Hope School … Read more about Funscrip Fundraiser Reminder

Remembrance Day Assembly

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Mount Hope School will be having a Remembrance Day assembly beginning at 10:50 on Friday November 10th. Parents and guardians are welcome.


Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Thank you Mount Hope Families

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Terry Fox Update — the total is in…our school raised $1444.00. A huge thank you to our community for their outstanding donation for the Terry Fox Foundation.

Parent Letter re: Candy

Monday, November 06, 2017

Please see the following letter with a Hamilton Police alert about Halloween candy.

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 

Hot Lunches

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Hot Lunch Orders:Just a reminder that you can place orders for the next 5 weeks.Please check to see the hot lunch options for each week.

Holiday Breakfast – November 25th.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

HOLIDAY BREAKFAST —Please join us on Saturday November 25th for a Holiday Breakfast. Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea will be served. Adults:$10 Children:$5 (2 years and under are free) Purchase your tickets on School Cash Online by November 21st. Raffle tickets are available by … Read more about Holiday Breakfast – November 25th.

Audition Based Program of the Arts

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Do you love dance, drama performance, drama production, vocal music, band, strings, guitar, visual or media arts?Do you want to take your passion to the next level?If so, join students from across the Hamilton area at HWDSB’s Audition-Based Program of the Arts, located at Glendale … Read more about Audition Based Program of the Arts

Food Drive

Friday, October 27, 2017

Dear Mount Hope families,We are so pleased that our Student Council has organized a food drive to support those in need. This is a kind reminder to send in a canned good or dry good by Tuesday, October 31st.Thank you for your support!


Friday, October 27, 2017

Dear Mount Hope families,The 2016/2017 Yearbooks are almost ready. There are class composites, team/club pictures and class/school activities photos, as well as first and last names of the students. It has taken some time to ensure all media consent has been respected, but we are … Read more about Yearbooks

Bus 6159 Late

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bus 6159 is running approximately 20 minutes late. Please adjust your pick up times accordingly. Thank you, sorry for any inconvenience.


Friday, October 27, 2017

Dear Mount Hope families, With Halloween just around the corner we have a few reminders for students and families. Students are welcome to bring a costume for Halloween on Tuesday October 31, 2017. After the 2nd nutrition break, students will have time in their classrooms … Read more about Halloween

Tomorrow is Picture Day

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Just a friendly reminder tomorrow Friday October 27th is picture day.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Monday, October 23, 2017

interview letter

Information about Picture Day

Monday, October 23, 2017

Picture day is Friday October 27th. All class photos will have your child’s photo including first and last name. If you have any concerns or do not wish your child to be in the class photo, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

Route 6159 – 45 minutes late

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Route 6159 will be 45 minutes late. Please adjust your pick up times accordingly. If you would like to pick up your student, please call the school at 905-679-4145. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Attention Grades 7 & 8 Parents

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


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.


Friday, October 06, 2017

Kindergarten and new to HWDSB parents, please register for schoolcash on the link on the left side of this webpage. To streamline the process, HWDSB has discontinued using PIN numbers. Please register your child as soon as possible in order to pay for things happening … Read more about Schoolcash

Grades 7 & 8 Afterschool Homework Help & Literacy & Math Clubs

Friday, October 06, 2017

Lunch Box Orders

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A reminder that our first hot lunch day of the year will be held on Friday October 13th. To order visit orders are due by Sunday at noon for the upcoming Friday.If you need assistance please contact Lunch Box Orders at 1-877-426-6860

Attention Grade 8 Parents

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Ancaster High’sGrade 8 Parents’ Night is November 22 from 6:00 to 8:00The AHSGrade 9 Option Sheet Night is January 17 from 6:00 to 7:30

Photo Days

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Photo days are Friday October 27th and retakes are Monday November 27th. Grade 8 graduation photo day is February 23rd 2018.

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

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.

Orange Shirt Day

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Every year on September 30th, we wear orange! This year, HWDSB will be observing this day on Friday, September 29th.Orange shirt day has been declared an annual day tohonour the lives and survivors ofCanadasIndian Residential Schools.The Indian Residential School system was put in place by … Read more about Orange Shirt Day

Thursday September 28th – Meet the Staff

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The school year has been off to a great start! We invite you to come and meet the staff at Mount Hope, see your child’s classroom and connect with friends. Doors will be open from 5:30 to 7 p.m.There will be 3 food trucks with … Read more about Thursday September 28th – Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff Night – Thursday September 28th

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The school year has been off to a great start! We invite you to come and meet the staff at Mount Hope, see your child’s classroom and connect with friends. Doors will be open from 5:30 to 7 p.m.There will be 3 food trucks with … Read more about Meet the Staff Night – Thursday September 28th

School Council Elections

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mount Hope’s School Council elections were held last night. We had a fantastic turnout, and our Council consists of 17 voting members. Thank you for everyone’s dedication andI look forward to working alongside Council this year to make Mount Hope School a great place to … Read more about School Council Elections

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 Tuesday, Dec. 5, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 10 routes.

Construction Update

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,As another school year begins, I wanted to provide you with an update on the renovations. Over the last three years, we have had many renovations take place within our school. Im happy to share that the only items … Read more about Construction Update

Emergency Procedures

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Attention: Mount Hope families — As part of the HWDSB Safe Schools Policy, every year schools are required to conduct a series of Emergency procedures with students and staff to ensure they are prepared in the event of an emergency. — Below are the dates … Read more about Emergency Procedures

School Council Meeting September 19, 2017

Friday, September 08, 2017

The first School (Parent) Council meeting will be held on Tuesday September 19, 2017. @ 6:30pm. If you are interested in an elected position, forms went home with students this week, please have them returned by Friday September 15, 2017.If you are unsure what School … Read more about School Council Meeting September 19, 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.

Route 6076

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Route 6076 is running 30 minutes late, please adjust your pickup time accordingly.

Welcome Back

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Welcome back! — We hope everyone had a fantastic summer and are ready to come back to school. On the first day of school Gr. 1-8students will gather on the blacktop when they arrive at school. Teachers will be outside at 8:15am with signs.Students are … Read more about Welcome Back

Attention: Junior and Senior Kindergarten Parents

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

JK and new to SK in school visit is on Tuesday September 5th. Please refer to your postcard that was mailed to your house in June. If you have misplaced or have not received your postcard please contact the school office at 905-679-4145.Returning SKs start … Read more about Attention: Junior and Senior Kindergarten Parents

Reflecting on 2016/2017 and Looking Forward to 2017/2018

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Dear Mount Hope families — It is time to reflect upon the manysuccesses of the year – academics, athletics, arts and positive attitudes. There have been so many great moments this year, and we look forward to even more next year. We are sad to … Read more about Reflecting on 2016/2017 and Looking Forward to 2017/2018

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.

Letter to the Community

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

As we near the end of construction, I would like to thank you for your patience during our recent school renovations.

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.

Renovation Update

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thank you for your ongoing patience as the renovations at Mount Hope continue.

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.