Be sure to enjoy this month’s edition of the Renegades Review. Well done to all our young writers and journalists. December Renegades Review
We recognize that many of our students are now coming to school with cell phones and other personal electronic devices (PED). We understand that some of our students carry phones for safety reasons and need to be accessible to their parent after school hours. Our … Read more about R.A. Riddell Cell Phone Policy
Many of our classes are currentlycollecting items for our Riddell Cares Family Sponsorship program. Thanks to all those who have sent in donations already. Please be sure to have all donations into the school by December 15. If you have any questions about items still … Read more about Riddell Cares Family Sponsorship
Information Night for the next session of Cool Little Kids offered by Social Work Services is coming up in January. This is a group for caregivers of students in JK – Grade 2 who are described as shy, withdrawn or worried. See flyer for further … Read more about Cool Little Kids – Anxiety Prevention Program
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 R.A. Riddell practice Lockdown procedures twice annually. Prior … Read more about Lockdown Drill
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.
Lunch Lady December The Lunch Lady has some exciting Holiday Specials for December 13th and 20th. Check out the Lunch Lady December link to see the Holiday Lunches and then place your order at www.thelunchlady.ca before December 11th.
The Sport Academy Application Package for September 2018 is now available on-line. Please click on the Sport Academy tab at the top of the page and scroll down to the bottom to find the Student Registration and Information Form and the Sport Academy Application 2018. … Read more about Sport Academy September 2018
Walk-in closet You are invited to come shopping for your family in the walk-in closet at R.A. Riddell School on Friday, December 1st between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.All items are FREE. We have gently used winter coats, boots, shoes and clothing for all ages.The walk-in closet … Read more about Walk-In Closet December 1st
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.
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.
We will be collecting spare change on Wednesday November 22, 2017 to support United Way. So dig through your sofa, pocket and wallet and bring in your loose coins.
Issue 11 of Riddell Renegades Review arrived in classrooms today. Our students have done a fantastic job this month. Thank you to all of our young journalists this month.Be sure to catch some of our featured articles including: Gord Downie’s Legacy by Rueben Car Fight – Series Story … Read more about Hot off the Press – Renegades Review is Here
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 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.
Riddell takes great pride in honouring the many brave people who stood up for their beliefs and sacrificed their lives in service to our country. R.A. Riddell will be holding our Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 10th at 11:18 AM in the Large Gym. Parents … Read more about Remembrance Day Ceremony
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.
Spirit Wear will be on sale until November 16th. Samples will be available for sizing on November 2nd and 3rd in the school foyer during Parent Interviews. Attached is an order form that must be filled out. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or … Read more about Riddell Spirit Wear Sale
On Tuesday, October 31, students will have an opportunity to join in on the Halloween celebrations throughout the school.To allow students to participate in the school day prior to the start of the Halloween celebrations, we ask that parents send costumes to school in a … Read more about Halloween at Riddell
Dear parents,Thank you for supporting the milk program at R.A. Riddell elementary school. Last year we were able to purchase a portable sound system with the proceeds of our program.This is just a reminder for ALL parents to please fill out and return an order … Read more about MILK
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.
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.
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
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.
Our milk program will begin on October 2nd. Order forms for the month of October have been sent home with students in JK – grade 5. All students in JK – grade 5 can also pay on School Cash On-line. Students in grades 6 – … Read more about Pizza Days and Milk
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS Our first Family Movie Night of the year will be Friday, October 13th. We will be showing CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS at 6:00 pm in the small gym. Admission to the movie is free. Popcorn, cookies and juice will be sold. Students must be accompanied by an … Read more about Family Movie Night
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).
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.
All students received an individualized envelope this week. Be sure to review the information and return all completed forms to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.Thank you for your continued support.
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.
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.
Our first Lunch Lady Lunch will be Wednesday September 13th. Lunches will be offered every Wednesday. Attached are links to the Lunch Calendar for the year, as well as a special menu for September 13th and 20th and a fall menu. Orders must be placed … Read more about The Lunch Lady is Back
The school day starts at 8:50 am and ends at 3:10 pm. Please see attached for a breakdown of our day. BELL TIMES
For safety and efficiency reasons, HWDSB would like to reduce the amount of cash and checks received by our schools. Please join the thousands of parents who have already registered and are enjoying the convenience of paying online. It takes less than five minutes to … Read more about School Cash OnLine
Grade 8 My Path My Way Your child is in their last year of elementary school so now what? There are numerous activities related to high school, graduation and year end trips that occur. This information session will provide you with the details you will need to help you make the … Read more about Grade 8 Parents
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.
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.
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.
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
This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.
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.
Rick Mercer was in Hamilton on Wednesday (March 22) to visit R.A. Riddell elementary school, whose students raised more than $16,355 for the Spread the Net Student Challenge to help end preventable malaria deaths in Africa.
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.
Snow Clearing at HWDSB Schools is a responsibility shared by Board Staff, Contractors and The City of Hamilton. Please read the attached flyer for more information.
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.