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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.


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 Reminders

Monday, November 13, 2017

Just a few weekly remindersMonday, November 13th (today) Pizza Day ($2) **Hot Dog orders are due today!** Tuesday, November 14th World Diabetes Day (wear blue today) Wednesday, November 15th Photo Re-Take Day Bulldogs Trip for Mrs. Grybas, Mrs. George-Archibald, and Ms. Williams classes Thursday, November … Read more about Weekly Reminders


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


Weekly Reminders

Monday, November 06, 2017

Just a few weekly remindersMonday, November 6th (today) Pizza Day ($2) Wednesday, November 8th Bus Safety Presentation MacMillans Fundraiser starts Friday, November 10th Remembrance Day assembly Popcorn Day ($2) October Assembly WinnersAt the end of last month, Sir Isaac Brock hosted our second monthly assembly … Read more about Weekly Reminders


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. 


NOVEMBER Calendar and Weekly Reminders

Monday, October 30, 2017

Well its almost that time again when we finish off one month and start a new one. And when that happens, its also time for a new monthly calendar. (Please see attached.) In addition, here are your friendly reminders for the week November 2017 Monday, October 30th … Read more about NOVEMBER Calendar and Weekly Reminders


Weekly Reminders

Monday, October 23, 2017

Just a few weekly remindersMonday, October 23rd (today) Pita Day Wednesday, October 24th Lockdown Drill Friday, October 27th School Colours Day (orange and black) Caring Assembly (10:45 a.m.) Popcorn Day ($2) Dates to RememberProgress Reports go home – next Monday, October 30thCostume Parade next Tuesday, … Read more about Weekly Reminders


East Hamilton & Lower Stoney Creek French Immersion Boundary Review Public Meeting

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

As the French Immersion program is moving from Glen Echo and Glen Brae, let us know where you feel the program should be moved to in East Hamilton and Lower Stoney Creek.

Please consider joining us at an upcoming French Immersion Boundary Review public meeting on Thursday, October 26 at Glendale Secondary School.

Click on the title of this post to learn more.


Weekly Reminders

Monday, October 16, 2017

Just a few weekly remindersMonday, October 16th (today) Pizza Day Pita orders are due back to the school today Lifetouch picture orders are due back to the school today Wednesday, October 18th Bus Driver Appreciation Day Thursday, October 19th Bomb Threat Drill (**rescheduled from last … Read more about Weekly Reminders


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.


OCTOBER Calendar and Weekly Reminders

Monday, October 02, 2017

It is hard to believe that the start of the school year, September, has already come and gone. Wow! Where has the time gone? With one month already under our belt, I am happy to say that things are well under way, and going smoothly. … Read more about OCTOBER Calendar and Weekly Reminders


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


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 Reminders

Monday, September 25, 2017

Just a few weekly remindersMonday, September 25th Nutrition Program starts today Tuesday, September 26th (**TOMORROW**) Student Picture Day Thursday, September 28th Terry Fox (School Run) Day Friday, September 29th “Giving Thanks” forms are due back to school Student Picture Day TOMORROW!Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 26th, is … Read more about Weekly Reminders


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).


Weekly Reminders

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Just a few weekly remindersThursday, September 21st School Council Meeting at 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 22nd PA Day (**no school**) September FormsSeptember packages were sent home within the first day or two of school. It is important that you return the completed forms to the … Read more about Weekly Reminders


SEPTEMBER Calendar and Weekly Reminders

Monday, September 11, 2017

We did it! We made it through the first week!!!I would like to welcome back all returning students, and extend a warm welcome to all new students and parents! I hope you had a wonderful summer, and trust everyone is all ready for another year … Read more about SEPTEMBER Calendar and Weekly Reminders


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.


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.


Letter re: today’s funding announcement

Monday, June 19, 2017

Please see the letter below about today’s exciting funding announcement by the Education Minister.


Weekly Reminders

Monday, June 19, 2017

Just a few weekly remindersMonday, June 19th Grades 2/3 and 3/4 Class Trip to the Childrens MuseumTuesday, June 20thGrades 1/2 Class Trip to the Childrens MuseumThursday, June 22nd HWDSB Track and Field (Grades 3, 4, and 5)Friday, June 23rd SK Graduation (9:15 a.m.)A Message from … Read more about Weekly Reminders


JUNE Newsletter and Calendar

Thursday, June 01, 2017

As we embrace the final month of the school year, I invite you to sit back, relax, and go through the attached newsletter and final calendar of the school year. There is a lot going on over the next month, and a few changes coming … Read more about JUNE Newsletter and Calendar


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.


MAY Newsletter and Calendar

Friday, April 28, 2017

Its hard to believe that May is right around the cornerand that also means that we have only two (2) more months of school left in the school year. Yikes! How time flies. In the meantime, please take the time to go through the attached … Read more about MAY Newsletter and Calendar


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


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.


APRIL Newsletter and Calendar

Friday, March 31, 2017

As we approach the month of April, I am shocked at how quickly the school year has flown by. With only three (3) more months left, I find activities and school trips tend to increase. As a result, I encourage both parents and students to … Read more about APRIL Newsletter and Calendar


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.


Bomb Threat Awareness Message to Parents

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Bomb Threat Awareness Message to Parents


MARCH Newsletter and Calendar

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

It’s hard to believe that March is already upon us, and with the first of the month also comes the school newsletter. So please find a comfortable spot, grab a coffee, relax, and flip through our March correspondence. There is lots of information, so please … Read more about MARCH Newsletter and Calendar


FEBRUARY Newsletter / Calendar and More Weekly Reminders

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Please find attached a copy of the February calendar February 2017 In addition, there are just a few more reminders for the week (in particular, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1st)…Wednesday, February 1st* Wear Yellow Day (don’t hibernate, participate)* Pizza Day ($2 per slice)Thursday, February 2nd* Groundhog DayFriday, February … Read more about FEBRUARY Newsletter / Calendar and More Weekly Reminders


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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