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Letter re: Coyote sighting today

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Friday December 15, 2017.Dear Parents and Caregivers,There was a sighting of coyotes just to the west of our property when there were no students outside. As a precaution, students and staff were kept indoors for the second nutrition break today. I contacted Animal Control who … Read more about Letter re: Coyote sighting today

Movie Night and Much More!

Friday, December 08, 2017

We are looking forward to our Holiday Movie Night on Thursday December 21st at 6:30 PM. We are looking for baked goods for our Bake Sale on that night. Popcorn, pop and juice will also be sold. Pre-ordered Pizza is being sold as well – … Read more about Movie Night and Much More!

Poinsettia Pick Up Reminder

Monday, December 04, 2017

Don’t forget to pick up your holiday poinsettias and wreaths: Tuesday December 5th 3:30-5:00 PM in Room 109.More Anti-bullying Poster Winners…such amazing work! Thank you to all who participated!Poster contributors: Eisha & Edward from Class 7/8 A; Imaam from Class 7/8 B; and Esmen, Mohammed, … Read more about Poinsettia Pick Up Reminder

Elementary Music Students Unite for Minds On Workshops

Sunday, December 03, 2017

More than 500 music students from across HWDSB came together at Glendale secondary for two days in November to do what they do best – create music!

Poinsettia Delivery

Friday, December 01, 2017

Poinsettia delivery will be Tuesday December 5th from 3:30-5:00 PM. Please arrange to pick up your order during those times. All orders can be picked up in Room 109. Thank you for your support of this School Council Initiative.

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.

Ancaster High / Dundas Valley Secondary School Boundary Review

Monday, November 27, 2017

At the October 30, 2017, Board meeting, Trustees approved starting a boundary review to align the secondary school boundaries with the already approved elementary boundaries for the 2018/2019 school year.

A Public Meeting is being held for Ancaster High, Dundas Valley Secondary School and associated elementary schools whose students are in English classes, on:

Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Dundas Valley Secondary School
310 Governor’s Road, Dundas

Poster Winners and Save the Date!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Tiffany Hills School Council would like to invite you to our Holiday Movie Night on Thursday December 21, 2017. What a terrific way to kick off the holidays and bring a positive spirit to our school community. The flyer is attached here, with more details … Read more about Poster Winners and Save the Date!

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.

Updates from Tiffany Hills November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Grade 8 Parent Information Night at Ancaster High School will be held on Wednesday November 22 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Parents of our graduating class are encouraged to attend to ask questions about high school and course programming for next year. An information letter and the … Read more about Updates from Tiffany Hills November 17, 2017

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.

Poinsettia Order Reminder

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

This is just a reminder to all Tiffany Hills families that Poinsettia orders are due back to the school by this Friday November 17th. Make sure to send a hard copy of your order form to the office, even if paying via Cash Online. Don’t … Read more about Poinsettia Order Reminder

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.

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. 

Tiffany Hills Updates for November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Families have one more week to send in their Poinsettia orders. If you haven’t already done so, place your order via Cash Online or with cash payment. All orders must include a hard copy of the order form. Thank you to School Council for organizing … Read more about Tiffany Hills Updates for November 10, 2017

Tiffany Hills Remembers…

Friday, November 10, 2017

Today, Tiffany Hills students, staff and community came together to remember and honour the veterans and fallen soldiers of Canada’s wars and the men and women who continue to serve today. Thank you to Ms. Sewell, Mrs. Andrego, Mrs. Money and our student leaders for … Read more about Tiffany Hills Remembers…

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 

Poinsettias and More…an update from Tiffany Hills

Friday, November 03, 2017

Our School Council has organized a Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser for our school. Students took home information packages on Thursday and one is attached to this post. The proceeds raised will help to support our library, the purchase of a fridge to assist with nutritious snack … Read more about Poinsettias and More…an update from Tiffany Hills

Parent Teacher Interviews

Friday, October 20, 2017

Parent-Teacher InterviewsWe are pleased to invite our parents and caregivers to schedule and attend a Parent-Teacher Interview so that you can be updated regarding your child’s progress this term. A detailed information letter has been sent home with all students and I have attached one … Read more about Parent Teacher Interviews

The Lunch Lady

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Lunch Lady is back at Tiffany Hills. Healthy lunches delivered fresh starting Friday October 20th. Menu and instructions to place your order is attached. TIFFANY HILLS Fall 2017 Menu

Update from Tiffany Hills October 13, 2017.

Friday, October 13, 2017

I hope everyone experienced good luck today on Friday the 13th! Our Cross Country team certainly did! We had great results at the regional meet, winning the Team Championship for Grade 6 Boys and Grade 7 Girls. Congratulations to all runners who participated. What amazing … Read more about Update from Tiffany Hills October 13, 2017.

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. 

Updates from Tiffany Hills October 6th

Friday, October 06, 2017

I would like to thank all of our students and families for joining us for our Meet the Teacher BBQ on Thursday. What a wonderful turnout and it was lovely to see so many families, new to our school and those returning. We enjoyed meeting … Read more about Updates from Tiffany Hills October 6th

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.

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

Updates from Tiffany Hills September 29, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

It has been an exciting and busy week at Tiffany Hills. We welcomed our newest staff member, Mrs. Bonnie Martin, who will be taking over as the teacher of the Kindergarten B Class. Welcome Mrs. Martin! On Thursday, all students walked or ran a route … Read more about Updates from Tiffany Hills September 29, 2017

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.

Sept. 22 Updates from Tiffany Hills

Friday, September 22, 2017

We hope all of our students are enjoying a wonderful day off school. Our staff have been engaged in learning sessions throughout the day as we discussed and learned about our student data, planned and talked about documentation of student progress and setting goals for … Read more about Sept. 22 Updates from Tiffany Hills

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).

Picture Day Monday and other Important Dates

Friday, September 15, 2017

Here are few important dates to put on your calendar at home:Monday September 18: Picture DayWednesday September 20 6:30 PM: School Council Meeting 2017-18 School Council nomination form Friday September 22: PA Day, no school for studentsWeek of September 25: Pizza Forms sent home to order Pizza Lunches (due back … Read more about Picture Day Monday and other Important Dates

School Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The first meeting of our 2017-2018 School Council will be on Wednesday September 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Any parent may attend School Council meetings throughout the year; however, if you would like to be a voting member of Council you will need to complete … Read more about School Council Meeting

A Wonderful First Week!

Friday, September 08, 2017

What a wonderful first week back to school we have had. I received so many comments from new and returning staff about how enthusiastic and responsible our students are and how excited they are to engage in the learning opportunities of their classes. When a … Read more about A Wonderful First Week!

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.

Bus Transportation and Other Reminders

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

We have had a wonderfully busy and successful start to our school year, and I would like to thank all of the families for helping their children return to a consistent school routine. We have already settled in to some fabulous learning and making new … Read more about Bus Transportation and Other Reminders

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.

Welcome Back, Students and Families!

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Welcome back to school to all of our new and returning Tiffany Hills families! We are excited for the start of the first full year at our still-new school. We hope everyone has had a wonderful summer with family and friends, whether you travelled abroad, … Read more about Welcome Back, Students and Families!

Changes to Non-Credit Summer Programs for Students in Grades 7 to 10

Monday, May 29, 2017

Community and Continuing Education is pleased to offer a variety of Non-Credit Summer Programs for students in Grades 7 to 10.
Some of the programs have been cancelled, but for those that are still running, the deadline to register has been extended to midnight on Friday, June 9.
Visit the Non-Credit Summer Programs page to see what programs are being offered.

Child Care Information from HWDSB

Friday, May 19, 2017

Our school has a Before and After-School program for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. If you completed the Before and After-School survey earlier this year, and you provided consent to release your information, we will be providing your contact information to our child care … Read more about Child Care Information from HWDSB

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.