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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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