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Weekly Update Dec 11 – 15

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hello everyone,I know it is a very busy time for many families and that we are feeling the same way here at the school. There are some changes that will be occurring for the beginning of 2018. It is with mixed emotions that I announce … Read more about Weekly Update Dec 11 – 15


Queensdale Schoolyard Transformation Survey

Thursday, December 07, 2017

We are excited to announce that renovations at Queensdale are in the planning stage and include a schoolyard transformation. To be sure that everyone has a voice we are looking for your input. Our hope is that the schoolyard and playground promote environmental stewardship and … Read more about Queensdale Schoolyard Transformation Survey


School Photos Here This Friday!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Hi everyone!We are fortunate enough to be able to announce that our school photos will be arriving this Friday, Dec 8th. This is good news as it is ahead of schedule considering that we did have our school photos taken later than usual. Please be … Read more about School Photos Here This Friday!


Lockdown Drills At Queensdale

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The term Lockdown is used when there is a major incident or threat of school violence within the school, or in relation to the school. As part of our Secure School Protocol, the staff and students at Queensdale Elementary School practice Lockdown procedures twice annually. … Read more about Lockdown Drills At Queensdale


Queensdale Holiday Bazaar

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Please click on the link below for information on Queensdale`s Holiday Bazaar taking place in the gymnasium on Thur Dec 14 (all day) and Fri Dec 15 (am only). Queensdale Holiday Bazaar Please print and return the form if you are able to help out in any way. … Read more about Queensdale Holiday Bazaar


School Closures and Bus Cancellations – HWDSB

Sunday, December 03, 2017

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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.


Weekly Update Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families,Thank you to all of our students and staff that participated in our Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week activities. Several announcements, class presentations, an updated Bulletin Board and student writing responses were just a few of the activities that our Queensdale Royals engaged … Read more about Weekly Update Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2017


Photo Retake and Sub Orders

Monday, November 20, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families,A reminder that photo retake day is on Tuesday, Nov 21 in the morning.Sub orders are also due on Tuesday, Nov 21 for Sub Day this Friday.Thank you


Weekly Update for Nov 20-24, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families,Thank you to all families for supporting our Fresh From the Farm school fundraiser. It was a great success. If you still need to pick up your order please do so at the office during school hours as soon as you can as … Read more about Weekly Update for Nov 20-24, 2017


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.


Fresh From the Farm Order Update

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hi there,Our Fresh From the Farm orders arrived early so please come by to pick up your order now if you are able.Thank you,Mr. Carey – Principal


Fresh From The Farm Orders Today from 2-6pm

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A reminder that Fresh From the Farm Orders can be picked up today between 2-6pm in the front foyer. Thank you to all families for supporting this Queensdale fundraiser!!


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.


Fresh From the Farm Orders here this Thursday!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dear Queensdale families,Our Fresh from the Farm Orders will be arriving on Thursday, November 16th!!They will be ready for pick up between 2pm and 6pm on this day only so please make arrangements to have your orders picked up this Thursday in the front foyer … Read more about Fresh From the Farm Orders here this Thursday!!


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. 


Weekly Updates Nov 13-17

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families,A reminder that there is a School Council meeting at 6pm in the Library on Monday, Nov 13.All families are welcome and child care will be provided.The Bulldogs trip is this Wed Nov 15 for the grade 3/4 classes and 5/6 class only. … Read more about Weekly Updates Nov 13-17


Queensdale Bus Guidelines

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

To Families with children that ride the bus,As we have had several reports regarding student behaviour on the bus we are implementing some bus rules that students must follow or students will be reported and consequences will be put into place (a warning will be … Read more about Queensdale Bus Guidelines


Front Yard Maintenance at Queensdale On Wednesady, Nov 8th

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families,Our Maintenance team has informed me that a company will be on site on Wednesday, Nov 8th for the day to maintain, cut and trim some trees at the front of our school yard. I have requested that they do the work between … Read more about Front Yard Maintenance at Queensdale On Wednesady, Nov 8th


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 www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback. 


Queensdale Pizza Order Forms

Monday, November 06, 2017

‘Pizza orders are due tomorrow, Tues Nov. 7th. Late orders cannot be processed. Please click on the link below for a copy of a Queensdale Pizza Order form. Pizza will be delivered to classrooms this Fri. Nov 10th during the 2nd Nutrition Break. Pizza form NEW


Weekly Update Nov 6-10

Friday, November 03, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families,Thank you to all families for attending parent teacher interviews on Thursday evening and Friday morning. It was great to get to meet everyone and to discuss your child’s progress to date. The next set of Report Cards will go home on Tuesday, … Read more about Weekly Update Nov 6-10


Tutoring Service – Smart Steps – McMaster University

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Please click on the links below for information about Free Tutoring Services for Grades 1-8 students provided by McMaster University Students. Smart Steps Flyers (4perpage) (1) Smart Steps Poster (2) Smart Steps Poster (2)


Grade 4 CCAT – Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dear Parents/ Guardian of Grade 4 Queensdale Students,Please click on the link below for information regarding Grade 4 CCAT – Canadian Cognitive Abilites Tests being administered to all Grade 4 students. These tests will take place on Tues, Nov 21st and Thur, Nov 23rd from … Read more about Grade 4 CCAT – Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test


Week of Oct 30 -Nov 3

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families,A reminder that there will be a Halloween parade at the front of the school today at 1:45pm for all JK-Gr5 & DHOH students. Please leave the walkways and sidewalks open and gather around the perimeter of the front walkway and along Queensdale … Read more about Week of Oct 30 -Nov 3


Queensdale Progress Reports Go Home Today

Monday, October 30, 2017

Queensdale Families,A reminder that Progress Reports will go home with students today. Please be sure to go over your child’s report, in particular, their learning skills and sign and return the report to indicate that you have received it. Be sure to book an interview … Read more about Queensdale Progress Reports Go Home Today


Attending After School Sports

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families,If Queensdale students are attending after school sporting events at any school they must always be accompanied by an adult. Students will not be permitted to enter a school without a parent or guardian as we do not provide supervision at these events.Thank … Read more about Attending After School Sports


Queensdale Parent Teacher Interviews

Monday, October 23, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,Your child’s Progress Report will be sent home on Monday, October 30th, 2017. The Queensdale Staff believe communication between home and school is important. Parent/Teacher interviews will take place on Thursday, November 2nd from 3:30-6:00pm and Friday, November 3rd from 9:00-11:30am.The JK/SK up to … Read more about Queensdale Parent Teacher Interviews


Weekly Update for Oct 23-27

Friday, October 20, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families:A reminder that those students registered for Artshine are to meet in Ms. Purba’s class (Rm 135) every Monday from Oct 23-Dec 11 from 3:15-4:15pm starting on Monday. Those students registered for Mad Science are to meet in Mr. Stringer’s class ( Rm … Read more about Weekly Update for Oct 23-27


Queensdale Photo Day Today

Friday, October 20, 2017

Today is Photo Day at Queensdale. A small bookmark went home with all students last week as a reminder and includes some very important and helpful tips. Approximately one week after photo day families will receive their child’s proofs to place your orders. Each student … Read more about Queensdale Photo Day Today


Halloween Festivities at Queensdale for Oct 31

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families:Our Halloween Parade will take place on Tuesday, October 31 at 1:45pm. Only students in grades JK-Grade 5 will be participating in this event. Students choosing not to particiapte in the parade will be assigned to other classrooms. Our grade 6-8 students will … Read more about Halloween Festivities at Queensdale for Oct 31


Scare Hunger Away Food Drive Oct. 23 – 31st

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hey friends of Queensdale school! The Me- to- We kids need your help to scare hunger away in Hamilton this year. From Monday October 23rd, until Halloween Day, October 31, please send in any non- perishable food items to your childs classroom. This year, we … Read more about Scare Hunger Away Food Drive Oct. 23 – 31st


Waste Free Wednesdays at Queensdale

Monday, October 16, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families:We will once again be asking students to participate in our ECO School initiative called Waste Free Wednesdays. We are asking students and families to pack lunches in waste free containers and to avoid any garbage or recycling. Please assist us by packing … Read more about Waste Free Wednesdays at Queensdale


Queensdale Updates for Oct 16-20th

Friday, October 13, 2017

Hello Queensdale Families,Just a reminder that our school council meeting is on Monday, October 16 at 6pm in the library. All are welcome and an ageda has been posted on the School Council Page.Next Friday, October 20th is Photo Day at Queensdale. A small bookmark … Read more about Queensdale Updates for Oct 16-20th


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. 


Cross Country Meet for Gr 3-8 Friday Oct 13

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Cross Country Meet tomorrow for the cross country team. Bus leaves at 8:50 am.Dress for the weather and bring a lunch.Cancellations as a result of severe weather will be announced on local stations by 7:30 a.m. Jennifer FlewellingLearningResourceTeacherQueensdale905-387-5744


Water Testing for Lead at Queensdale

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians or Caregivers:I wanted to inform you about the process of testing our water at Queensdale for lead, in case you had read the article in either the Hamilton Spectator or Toronto Star about high lead levels found in schools within Hamilton.Please read … Read more about Water Testing for Lead at Queensdale


Pizza Orders and Pizza Day

Monday, October 09, 2017

Hi everyone,Just a reminder that all pizza orders are due this Wednesday, Oct 11. for our Pizza Day on Friday, Oct 13. We will not be able to process orders that come in after this date so please be sure to have your orders in … Read more about Pizza Orders and Pizza Day


IEP Inservice For Families

Monday, October 09, 2017

Hi Queensdale Families,Please click on the link below for information about an upcoming session around understanding your child’s IEP (Individual Education Plan). Many students in our school both in regular and in special programs have these documents in place to determine what modifications or accommodations … Read more about IEP Inservice For Families


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.


Artshine Art Porgram At Queensdale

Thursday, October 05, 2017

ARTSHINE FALL 2017 ARTSHINE is coming to Queensdale Elementary School. In this session students in grades 1 through to 6 only will be exploring the following themes and mediums. The deadline to register will be this Friday, Oct 20th so please register as soon as … Read more about Artshine Art Porgram At Queensdale


Meet The Teacher Tonight from 5-6:30pm

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Hello Queensdale Families,A reminder that our Meet The Teacher event is tonight from 5-6:30pm. Please come and meet your child’s teacher and enjoy a pizza slice and water. Pizza and water will be on sale for $1.50 each. Be sure to bring your $12.oo to … Read more about Meet The Teacher Tonight from 5-6:30pm


Fresh From the Farm Orders Due This Friday!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families,A reminder that all Fresh from the Farm fundraising orders are due this Friday, October 6th. Please be sure to complete you order forms and submit by this deadline to ensure that you receive your items.Thank you,Queensdale Fresh From the Farm Team


Pizza and Sub Days

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families,Please note that our pizza and sub orders must be submitted by the deadline posted on the school calendar. Click on the “Calendar” tab on our home page to see the calendar. Those orders submitted after the deadlines will not be processed as … Read more about Pizza and Sub Days


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


Queensdale September Newsletter

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Welcome to all of our new students and families. We have had a very successful first few weeks at Queensdale and enjoyed seeing all of our returning students and meeting our new families. Please note that to conserve paper and to contribute to our Eco … Read more about Queensdale September Newsletter


Pizza Day At Queensdale

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Our first Pizza Day will be on Friday, October 13th, 2017. Pizza orders will be sent home and must be returned by Wednesday, October 11. Pizza slices will be delivered to students at the beginning of the second Nutrition Break (12:50pm). Please check the website … Read more about Pizza Day At Queensdale


Cool Little Kids Group & Families Worrying Less Together

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Cool Little Kids group is for parent/caregivers of students in JK Grade 2 and the Families Worrying Less Together group is for parent/caregivers of students in Grade 3-6. The target audience for both groups is parents/caregivers of children who struggle with worries and anxious … Read more about Cool Little Kids Group & Families Worrying Less Together


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.


Weekly Memo/ Wear Orange This Fri Sept 29th

Monday, September 25, 2017

Hello Queensdale Families,I hope that you are all keeping cool during this heat wave. We will be taking precautions at school to ensure the safety of all students and staff during this extreme heat (i.e., lower physical activities, frequent hydration breaks, shorter periods outdoors). Please … Read more about Weekly Memo/ Wear Orange This Fri Sept 29th


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).


Queensdale Milk Program

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families:Please click on the link below to read more about the Queensdale Milk Program this year. Milkprogram Thank you


Mad Science Registration At Queensdale

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I hope youve enjoyed a fantastic summer. We are looking forward to our Fall session of Mad Science beginning the week of October 23rd at Queenssdale! The program will be offered on Wednesdays October 25th to December 13th between 3:15-4:15PM in Room 137 Please click … Read more about Mad Science Registration At Queensdale


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 Wednesday, October 25 HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 14 routes.


Queensdale Sub Days

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families:We will again be offering Sub Days once a month for all students. Our Subs are provided by Andy’s Subs located in Hamilton and we have had great success with this partnership. Sub Days are posted on the calendar on the website and … Read more about Queensdale Sub Days


Fresh From The Farm School Fundraiser

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Once again, our school will be participating in a healthy fund raising initiative called Fresh From the Farm. Students are invited to sell Ontario grown fruit and vegetables to family members and friends. Forty percent of the proceeds will be used to support our school … Read more about Fresh From The Farm School Fundraiser


Terry Fox Run and “Toonie for Terry`s Dream“

Friday, September 08, 2017

Toonie For Terrys DreamDear Parents and Families,On Thursday, September 15th (rain date Monday, September, 18, 2017) Queensdale students are invited to bring in a toonie which will be given to the Terry Fox Foundation. Grades JK – Gr. 8 will participate in a run/walk around … Read more about Terry Fox Run and “Toonie for Terry`s Dream“


Queensdale School Council Nomination Forms and First Meeting

Friday, September 08, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year! Please click on the link below to print and complete a School Council Nomination for to be a member on 2017 -18 Queensdale School Council. There are also blank forms on the School Council Board in the main foyer … Read more about Queensdale School Council Nomination Forms and First Meeting


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.


Queensdale Online Monthly Calendar

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Dear Queensdale Families,Thanks to everyone for helping to make our second week back a successful one. This year we will be posting all school events online on the Queensdale Website. Be sure to subscribe to our school website to keep updated and to receive notifications … Read more about Queensdale Online Monthly Calendar


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.


First Week of School at Queensdale

Friday, September 01, 2017

Welcome back and welcome to all of our new students and families. We had a very successful first week at Queensdale and enjoyed seeing all of our returning students and meeting our new families. A reminder that we will be posting all school events on … Read more about First Week of School at Queensdale


Report Cards and Staff List for 2017-18

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hi everyone,Report cards go home today and students will be informed who their teacher will be for next year as it is posted on the outside of their report card envelope. Students will have a brief visit with their teacher for next year on Thursday … Read more about Report Cards and Staff List for 2017-18


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.


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


Remember to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health

Saturday, April 01, 2017

This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.


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.


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.


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