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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


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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