8:15 AM - 2:35 PM
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Jessica Lindsay - 905.388.1761 | Email Jessica Lindsay
SuperintendentLaura Romano - 905.527.5092 x 2622 | E-mail Laura Romano
TrusteeDawn Danko - 289.775.0269 | E-mail Dawn Danko
School Council Chairs
- Laura O’Neill
Administrative Office Staff
Mishell Llewellyn – Office Administrator
Lisa Riverso – Office Assistant
Pauline Johnson Public is located in the Central Mountain area
- The school opened in 1967
- Pauline Johnson serves approximately 400 students representing 13 different language groups.
- 11% of our students have English as a second language.
- The school serves a wide spectrum of socio-economic family settings
- Pauline Johnson is an extremely welcoming school that boasts a positive and productive School Council relationship
- The school has a High needs ranking
- The YMCA runs an after school care program in our building
- Much extra student support is provided through Pauline Johnson’s involvement in co-op programs and other special initiatives such as Westmount, Nora Henderson, and Mountain Secondary School co-op Programs, McMaster University Students Volunteer Hours support, HW Police Department Community Service/Elementary School Liaison Officer Safety and Crime Prevention Presentations, Neighbour to Neighbour
Programs & Services
Student Success Supports
SOS – Support Our Students – A consolidation, renewal, & more effective use of a variety of support mechanisms using school and Board resources to ensure student success
- Inclusion: We try to keep our identified students in regular class placement as often as is possible and as best meets the needs of the students
- Reading Intervention Programs Early Success and Soar to Success
- Flexible Grouping of students to assist those who are struggling in a specific area
- Financial/social support for students and families through connections with outside agencies
- Family Literacy Day
- ESL support through our Special Assignment Teacher
- Flexible grouping for math and language support
Clubs and Activities
- Nutrition Break Intramurals
- Spring Talent Show
- Swim Team
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
Our School Plan
- Collaborative Inquiry
- LITERACY: Literature Thrust: all classrooms, modeled, shared guided reading and writing, literature circles, literacy embedded across the curriculum
- “At risk” students: Reading intervention: LLi, Empower, support through HWDSB consultants for: ASD students, Character Networks groups, etc
- Flexible Groupings: Group by levels for guided reading, group to support unfinished assignments, group by placing ‘at risk’ or IEP students in grade/class at which they are performing to suit level and need.
- Parental involvement: School Council, Parent Engagement Group for After School Scholars, Parent Meet Ups for FDK parents with “hot topics”such as: what does reading look like in a kindergarten student, healthy active living, etc
- NUMERACY: use for all stages of assessment – diagnostic, formative, summative; three part math lessons, inquiry based math
- Peer Mediation: Grade 5 students trained as mediators to help students solve problems in a positive way.
- Tracking Sheets: Collect and tally data by term to target chronic offenders with behaviour intervention strategies
- Active Recess :RAP Bins: Use triple Hoop, organized ball games, active recess games (ropes/ balls/Chinese elastics) to keep students actively involved at recess
- Alternative Lunch Activities: Running Club, Chess Club, Grade 5 intramurals,
- Hamilton Police Services: Use the Community Liaison Officer for school safety visits/presentations
- Bus Safety Presentations: Primary – Buster Bus; Junior – SOAR Safety Order and Rights
- Stand Up Against Bullying: Presentation by outside groups as available but not yearly – anti Bullying poster contest for Hamilton Police Services Contest.
- Roots Of Empathy: Social Skills Program provided at the grade 5 level to develop emotional literacy and empathy and to reduce incidents of bullying, aggression and violence
- Social Skills Program: Anger Management program provided by the school social worker at the grade 4 level
- PJ Pleasers: – Learning Skills: 1 focus /month compare to HWDSB Learning skills Calendar – reward with PJ Pleasers: 1 primary, 1 junior class winner/month; 2 students selected each month
- Nutrition Club: Committee to manage funding to provide healthy snacks for students, lunches for students who arrive without, nutritional news items each week announced to promote healthy eating.
Parent & Community Involvement
- YMCA before and after school programs
- Neighbour to Neighbour
- HW Police Department Community Service/Elementary School Liaison Officer for support and for Safety and Crime prevention presentations
- Roots of Empathy Program
- Secondary and University Co-op students
- Public Health Nurse
- Parents are involved in a variety of ways at Pauline Johnson school.
- School Council has 10 parent members
- parents volunteer in classrooms, in the library, on field trips and on Council
- parents are involved in the Home Reading Program, Who wants to be a
- Mathematician, Family Literacy Day, Family Reading Project