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Final Report Card

Monday, June 15, 2015

We are writing with an important update on your child’s final report card, which will be sent home on June 24. As you may be aware, teachers in Ontario’s public elementary schools are taking part in a lawful job action. This action includes an abbreviated report card for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8.


Year End Music Concert – June 11 – 6pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Please join us for our year end music concert that will take place on Thursday, June 11th from 6pm-7:30pm. Admission is $2.00. Look forward to seeing you there! Music Newsletter


Grade 8 students – STEP Program at Sir Winston Churchill

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Please see attached information regarding the STEP program being offered at Sir Winston Churchill. STEP Flyer – 2015 CCE Summer Program Registration Form – Printable

June Newsletter / Lost and Found

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The June newsletter and monthly calendar is now available under the “Newletters” tab.Lost and found – please have your child stop by the lost and found and take home any items that belong to them.


Message from Ms. Hensen

Friday, May 22, 2015

Dear WH Ballard families,As we near the end the 2014 – 2015 school year, and celebrate the year that was, we’ve begun preparations for what will be an exciting September with a few new changes on the horizon. Returning to WH Ballard as the new … Read more


Opportunity for Kindergarten families to take part in the CATCH research study

Friday, May 22, 2015

Please see attached information regarding a research study. CATCH_May 2015

Heat Events during School

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

With the warmer weather now approaching, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) would like to make you aware of our procedures during a heat event.


Labour Update re: Elementary EQAO

Friday, May 15, 2015

Please see the letter below updating elementary parents and guardians regarding the EQAO assessments at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board during the current labour disruptions.


HWDSB Starting Community Conversation to Reimagine HWDSB

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) Trustees are starting a sweeping review of the Board’s vision and focus to better serve students, parents and the greater community. Reimagine HWDSB will start a community conversation this spring with community forums, focus groups and surveys, so the public can tell HWDSB what it thinks.

Elementary job action update May 7, 2015

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has notified public school boards across Ontario that elementary teachers and elementary occasional teachers will take job action as of May 11, 2015.


Province-wide job action by elementary teachers confirmed for May 11

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has notified public school boards across Ontario that elementary teachers and elementary occasional teachers will take job action as of May 11, 2015. We have been informed that, in HWDSB elementary schools, potential work-to-rule will begin May 11.


May Newsletter / Lost and Found

Monday, May 04, 2015

The May Newsletter and Calendar are now available under the “Newsletter” tab.Lost and Found – please be sure to label your child(ren)’s belongings. Please have your child stop by the lost and found (located outside the office) and hopefully we can get these items return … Read more

Potential Elementary Teachers Strike

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The purpose of this letter is to update Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) families on the status of labour negotiations with elementary teachers. Its important for you to be aware of how this situation may affect your child(ren). Letter to parents


Elementary EQAO Newsletter

Monday, April 27, 2015

This spring, students in Grade 3 will be writing the EQAO primary assessment and students in Grade 6 will write the EQAO junior assessment. These tests cover math, reading and writing. Below is a newsletter to help parents support their child when it comes to writing.


Coming to Kindergarten

Friday, April 17, 2015

Please see the following flyer for an evening for families of children with special needs to learn about how their child’s needs will be met in the Kindergarten Program. There will also be an opportunity to visit Kindergarten classrooms.

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