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January 2018 Calendar & Newsletter online now!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Norwood Park families,The Norwood Park school calendar for January 2018 and newsletter are available now. January 2018 calendar Norwood Newsletter Jan 2018 Wishing you all a safe and happy holidays. We look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

Last chance for Holiday lunch orders

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Our holiday lunch is this Thursday, December 14th. Please make sure you’ve submitted your child’s order form to their homeroom teacher.If you have any questions, please contact School Council co-chair Heather Lambert-Hillen at .If you’ve misplaced your order form, you can download it: Holiday Lunch Order Form

December Newsletter is now available!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Good morning Norwood Park Families,Our December Newsletter is now available. Norwood Park December 2017 Newsletter You can find the December calendar in this post .Merci!

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.

December 2017 Calendar is now online!

Friday, December 01, 2017

Good morning Norwood Park Families,Our December 2017 calendar is now available online! Watch for the December Newsletter coming next week.Have a great weekend. Norwood Park December 2017 Calendar

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.

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. 

Classroom Wreaths presented for Remembrance Day

Friday, November 10, 2017

Grade 8 students hosted a solemn assembly that reminded us of why we live in one of the best countries in the world. We were reminded of the sacrifices of the past and given hope that we can make a difference in our future.

You’re invited to a special screening of SCREENAGERS

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Dear Norwood Park Families,You’re all invited to attend a special screening of the movie Screenagers: Growing Up In the Digital Age by Sherwood’s School Council. See full details below. Screenagers Movie at Sherwood SS November 28 2017

Water Testing for Lead Results

Tuesday, November 07, 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. Preventative actions have been taken, which includes temporarily removing a drinking water fixture from service.

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

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 

Norwood Park’s 2017-2018 Direct Donation Fundraising Campaign

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Dear Norwood Park Parents/Guardians,We are pleased to introduce our Direct Donation Fundraising Campaign for the 2017-2018 school year! This is a new approach to fundraising, which directly benefits our school and students.What is a Direct Donation Fundraising Campaign?Direct Donation Fundraising Campaigns means that there is … Read more about Norwood Park’s 2017-2018 Direct Donation Fundraising Campaign

November Newsletter and Calendar now available online

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Norwood Park Families,Our Norwood Newsletter and November Calendar are now available online.

HWDSB Launches French Immersion Application

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) French Immersion registration opens October 20, 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.

To learn more about HWDSB French Immersion and to apply, please visit

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. 

October Newsletter and Calendar are now online

Friday, October 06, 2017

Norwood Park families,Our October Newsletter and Calendar are now available.Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving long weekend. Norwood October 2017 Newsletter Norwood Park October 2017 Calendar

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.

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.

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 Monday, October 3, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 18 routes.

September 2017 Newsletter and Calendar now online

Monday, September 11, 2017

Welcome to the second week of school! Our first newsletter and calendar for the year is now available online.Don’t forget to subscribe to our website to receive updates right to your inbox.

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.

School Council First Meeting of the Year and Executive Nominations

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Welcome to another school year! School Council will have its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 19th, at 6:30pm in the music room.If you are interested on joining the School Council executive, or know someone who is interested, you can download a copy of the nomination form or request a hard copy … Read more about School Council First Meeting of the Year and Executive Nominations

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.

Reminder of Bell Time Change for September 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,To create a more efficient busing network, the Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Service (HWSTS) governance committee has reviewed school bell times within Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.Our school was included in this review, and the findings result … Read more about Reminder of Bell Time Change for September 2017

Staffing Changes

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

In September, Mme Kurtz will be moving to a full-time Vice Principal position at Sir William Osler School. We will miss Mme Kurtz and wish her all the best at her new school.We would like to welcome Vice Principal Mme LaCroix who will be joining … Read more about Staffing Changes

June Newsletter and Calendar now online

Friday, June 02, 2017

Our last calendar and newsletter of the year are now available.

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.

May Newsletter and Calendar now online

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Our calendar and newsletter are now available for download.

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

April Newsletter, Calendar and Invitation to the Profiling Volunteer Excellence Event

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Norwood’s April Newsletter and April School Calendar are now available to download.This month we are celebrating our volunteers with various events, including the 2017 Profiling Volunteer Excellence Open House at the Ed Centre. Please see Profiling-Excellence-Volunteer-Invite for full details and information on how to register.

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.

Parents as Partners presents Supporting Your Anxious

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On Wednesday, April 5th, starting at 5:30pm, Parents as Partners invites all to an evening with members of the Social Work Department for Supporting Your Anxious Child. For full details, including how to register see the flyer for this event .

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.

March Newsletter and Calendar now available

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Our March Newsletter and Calendar are now available for download.

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.

February Newsletter and Calendar

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The February Newsletter and February Calendar are now available.

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.

January Newsletter and Calendar

Monday, January 09, 2017

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