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January Newsletter

Friday, December 22, 2017

January Newsletter 2018


Camp Muskoka is Booked!

Friday, December 22, 2017

We have confirmation from enough Grade 7/8 students to attend our Camp Muskoka getaway in March. Student Medical Forms and Camp Muskoka information will be coming home in January. The next payment ($150) is due January 19th, and the final payment ($150) is due February … Read more about Camp Muskoka is Booked!


Important Info for January

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hello Parents!The first day back to school for students will be Monday January 8, 2018.Pizza/Cookie Day, Smoothie Day, Hungry Hawk Snack Shop, and our Nutrition Program will resume the week of January 15th, 2018.Starting in January, Smoothie Day will now be on Wednesdays! Our first … Read more about Important Info for January


This Friday is Treat Day!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

This Friday, December 22 will be a Treat Day (Nutrition Exempt Day) for all students.If you would like to send a student in with a snack food, it must have a store label and be Peanut/Nut Free. This is imperative due to the numerous Severe … Read more about This Friday is Treat Day!


Camp Muskoka Deposit Due Dec 19th!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that deposits for Camp Muskoka are due Dec 19th, no late deposits will be accepted. At this point, we only have 6 students that have paid the deposit, and we require 23 students or we will have to cancel the trip. … Read more about Camp Muskoka Deposit Due Dec 19th!


Holiday Celebrations and Food Drive!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Our Holiday Celebration for families will be held on Tuesday December 19th starting at 1:30pm. All grades will be participating, and family members are welcome to attend. On Wednesday, Dec. 20 our Grade 6-8 students will be presenting a series of songs and instrumental music … Read more about Holiday Celebrations and Food Drive!


Candy Cane Grams

Friday, December 15, 2017

Candy Cane grams will be for sale on Monday December 18th until Thursday Dec 21 at the first half of second nutrition break only. Cost will be 50 cents each. They will be delivered on Friday December 22 at first nutrition break. Send a Candy … Read more about Candy Cane Grams


Bazaar Update from Parent Council

Friday, December 15, 2017

Thank you to all families who donated and participated in our Bazaar this year. It was an amazing day filled with many smiles. The school raised $324.65. All proceeds will go back into student resources. Thank you for all your support!!


Holiday Assembly – Tuesday December 19th

Friday, December 15, 2017

Our Holiday Celebration for families will be held on Tuesday December 19th starting at 1:30pm. All grades will be participating, and family members are welcome to attend.We look forward to seeing you there!


Camp Muskoka Deposit now added to School Cash Online

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hello Parents;Effective today, The Camp Muskoka Trip has been added to School Cash Online. If your Grade 7/8 student will be participating in the trip, a deposit of $70 will be required by December 19th to secure a spot on the bus and for accommodations.Instructions … Read more about Camp Muskoka Deposit now added to School Cash Online


Addition to Collegiate Avenue – Community Information Night

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

As part of the Lower Stoney Creek Accommodation Review, the Board of Trustees approved the closure of Collegiate Avenue, Eastdale, Green Acres, Memorial (SC), Mountain View and R.L. Hyslop Schools and the opening of three new JK-8 elementary schools on the Collegiate, Eastdale and Memorial (SC) sites with modified boundaries between these three schools.

To keep families informed through this process, community information nights will be held on a regular basis. The first public meeting reviewing plans for this project will be held on:

Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.
Collegiate Avenue School


From your Student Leadership Team…

Monday, December 11, 2017

From your Student Leadership TeamPlease stay tuned as there may be more fun initiatives to come!Food Drive:We just want to let you know that we will be having another food drive from December 13th-18th. The food will be donated to the Church of our Saviour … Read more about From your Student Leadership Team…


Reminder – Camp Muskoka Information Night – December 12, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Dear Parents;Please see the attached letter regarding our overnight excursion to Camp Muskoka for Grade 7/8 Students in March, and our Parent Information Night being held on Tuesday December 12, 2017.Please be advised that we request payments for this Muskoka Trip to be made via … Read more about Reminder – Camp Muskoka Information Night – December 12, 2017


Frozen Yogurt For Sale Dec 11-22

Friday, December 08, 2017

We are excited to announce that starting on Monday Dec. 11th until Dec. 22, students will be able to purchase individual frozen yogurts each day during 1st nutrition break only. The cost is $2 each. Please note that there are limited quantities of each flavour.Flavours:Blue … Read more about Frozen Yogurt For Sale Dec 11-22


Holiday Food Drive

Thursday, December 07, 2017

R.L. Hyslop will be holding a Holiday Food Drive from December 7 – December 20th.We are asking for donations of non-perishable food items. All items donated will be forwarded to “Our Saviour the Redeemer” Anglican Church and will given to families in need. Donation boxes … Read more about Holiday Food Drive


Holiday Bazaar is this Thursday December 7th!

Monday, December 04, 2017

Please mark your calendar for Thursday December 7, 2017 for R.L. Hyslops annual Holiday Bazaar.TheHoliday Bazaar offers all students an opportunity to do their holiday shopping during the school day. Wehave many gift items suitable for giving to parents, grandparents, siblings or any other special … Read more about Holiday Bazaar is this Thursday December 7th!


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 Newsletter

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

December Newsletter 2017


Friday December 1, 2017 – PA Day – No School for Students

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Friday December 3, 2017 is a PA day therefore there is no school for students.Enjoy the long weekend!


Poinsettia Fundraiser Cancelled

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,Unfortunately we have just received word that Hillside Growers are totally out of Poinsettias.There seems to be a shortage of poinsettias grown in the province this year, and their wholesalers have all booked more than in previous years.We will be cancelling our … Read more about Poinsettia Fundraiser Cancelled


Smoothie Orders for December end Nov 29!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Wednesday November 29th will be the last day to order Smoothies for December.Please order through School Cash Online.( hwdsb.schoolcashonline.com )


Poinsettia Orders Due Nov 30!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that Poinsettia orders and money MUST be handed in to the office by November 30. We will not be able to accept late orders as we have to pre-order the poinsettias.Pick up will be available after school on Dec 6th as … Read more about Poinsettia Orders Due Nov 30!


Pizza/Cookies for December ends tomorrow!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the last day to order Pizza/Cookies for December. Please order through School Cash Online.( hwdsb.schoolcashonline.com )Thank you!


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.


Parent Council Meeting for November has been rescheduled

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Parent Council meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday November 30 at 6:30pm. All Parents are welcome to attend.


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.


Poinsettia Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian: November 14, 2017Again this year we will be offering poinsettias in time for Christmas. We will be using Hillside Growers out in Winona. We encourage that all students be accompanied by an adult when selling and should only be selling to people that … Read more about Poinsettia Fundraiser


2017 Holiday Bazaar – Thursday December 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Please see the attached letter regarding information about R.L. Hyslop’s Holiday Bazaar. This letter will also be sent home with students on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Holiday Bazaar Letter


Pizza/Cookie and Smoothies now available online for December

Monday, November 13, 2017

Just a friendly reminder to order Pizza/Cookies and Smoothies through School Cash Online ( hwdsb.schoolcashonline.com ) for December. These items are available for purchase until:Pizza/Cookies – November 21Smoothies – November 29Starting in January, Smoothie Days will move to Wednesdays and Pizza/Cookie Days will remain on Fridays.Please … Read more about Pizza/Cookie and Smoothies now available online for December


Camp Muskoka Information Night – December 12, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Dear Parents;Please see the attached letter regarding our overnight excursion to Camp Muskoka for Grade 7/8 Students in March, and our Parent Information Night being held on Tuesday December 12, 2017.Please be advised that we request payments for this Muskoka Trip to be made via … Read more about Camp Muskoka Information Night – December 12, 2017


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. 


Grade 7 & 8 Information Night – November 23, 2017

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Grade 7 & 8 Information Night Letter Grade 7 & 8 Information Night


French Immersion Boundary Review Advisory Panel Meeting #2

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

On October 26, 2017, HWDSB staff held a public consultation meeting to provide community input regarding the recommendations for French Immersion boundaries and school locations for Lower Stoney Creek and East Hamilton.
To support ongoing community input, we are meeting with the Advisory Panel to review data from the public meeting and collaboratively identify key information to help Trustees to make an informed decision on December 18, 2017.
Date: Thursday November 23, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Glen Brae Middle School


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. 


Holiday Bazaar December 7th

Monday, November 06, 2017

Mark your calendars – The R.L. Hyslop Holiday Bazaar will take place on Dec 7th. Please see the attached letter for more information. A copy of this letter will be sent home with all students on Monday, November 6th. Holiday Bazaar Letter


Friday November 3, 2017 – PA Day – No School for Students

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Friday November 3, 2017 is a PA day (Parent/Teacher Interview Day) therefore there is no school for students.Enjoy the long weekend!


November Newsletter

Monday, October 30, 2017

November Newsletter 2017


Pizza/Cookie & Smoothie Orders due October 24

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that orders for November for Pizza/Cookies and Smoothies are due through School Cash Online by Tuesday October 24, 2017.Please see attached brochure for information on how to sign-up for School Cash Online – A credit card is not required for purchases … Read more about Pizza/Cookie & Smoothie Orders due October 24


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. 


Terry Fox Day – $180 Raised!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thank you to the generous donations of students , R L Hyslop raised $180 to be donated to the Terry Fox Run for Cancer!Way to go Hawks!


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.


Homework Help Grade 7-10

Friday, October 06, 2017

After School Homework Help


Volunteers – Vulnerable Sector Screening and Offence Declarations Required

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE POLICE CHECK: VULNERABLE SECTOR SCREENINGPart of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Boards Volunteer Policy is that any volunteers working with children must have obtained a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report. This is essentially a criminal record check and is put in place to protect … Read more about Volunteers – Vulnerable Sector Screening and Offence Declarations Required


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


“Hungry Hawks Shop” Open this Wednesday!

Monday, October 02, 2017

This store will be open during 1st nutrition breaks only.Every Wednesday, students can purchase the following items for $1.00 each: Chocolate Milk White Milk Popcorn Butter, Kettle Corn, White Cheddar Lays Baked Chips Original, BBQ We ask that students please bring cash only, and exact … Read more about “Hungry Hawks Shop” Open this Wednesday!


French Immersion Boundary Review

Monday, October 02, 2017

This letter regarding the French Immersion Boundary Review will be going home with students on Monday, October 2, 2017 French Immersion Boundary Review


TECHNOLOGY

Friday, September 29, 2017

Students may bring their own devices to school (e.g., cell phone, ipad) at their own risk.Please keep in mind that the school is not responsible for damaged, stolen or lost devices. Ifstudents are not using their device for instructional purposes, we ask students to keep … Read more about TECHNOLOGY


COME AND BORROW FROM OUR PARENT LIBRARY!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hello Parents,Are you looking for parenting resource books on topics such as Reading and Writing with your child, ADHD, Potty Training, Autism, Anxiety, Healthy Eating, and many more topics relevant to parents? If so come and visit our library to borrow one of our Parent … Read more about COME AND BORROW FROM OUR PARENT LIBRARY!


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).


“Hungry Hawks Shop” Opening Wednesday September 20

Friday, September 15, 2017

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening the “Hungry Hawks Shop” on Wednesday September 20. This store will be open during 1st nutrition breaks only.Every Wednesday, students can purchase the following items for $1.00 each: Chocolate Milk White Milk Popcorn – Butter, … Read more about “Hungry Hawks Shop” Opening Wednesday September 20


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.


Piano Program Thursdays at R.L. Hyslop

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Please see the attached flyer for further information. Piano


Nutrition Breaks – Leaving School Property

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

All students will stay on school grounds during the first Nutrition Break.During the Second Nutrition Break all students will stay at school except: Grades 6-8 students with aDATED note from their parents stating they have permission to leave school property during second Nutrition Break. Notes … Read more about Nutrition Breaks – Leaving School Property


R.L. Hyslop is a Nut Safe and Tree Nut Safe School!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Please do not send your child with any Nut or Tree Nut products for lunch or snacks. Students accidentally bringing these items to school will be asked to leave them in their sealed container and taken home at the end of the school day.Working together … Read more about R.L. Hyslop is a Nut Safe and Tree Nut Safe School!


Welcome Back!

Friday, September 01, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:Hats off to an exciting school year at R.L Hyslop! I am thoroughly excited to be part of the R.L Hyslop family this year. To match our Hats off to a great start theme, the question we ask our students this year is WHAT … Read more about Welcome Back!


Upcoming Principal Change at R.L. Hyslop

Friday, May 26, 2017

At the end of this school year, Principal Brian Playfair will be moving to Buchanan Park Elementary School to serve as their principal.

Please read the following letter for more information regarding this change in administration.


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


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.


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