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NEW PRINCIPAL COMING TO FALGARWOOD


We are happy to announce that Nick Frankovic will be the new  principal at Falgarwood Public School effective January 1st. Mr. Frankovic is a very experienced Halton principal and we are excited to welcome him to the Falgarwood team.


Mrs. Conlin will be joining Falgarwood as acting principal for the remaining two weeks before the winter holidays.


SPIRIT DAYS

To help get us in the spirit of the holidays, our student leaders have planned some fun spirit days. We hope you join in the fun.


Monday December 18th

Merry Morning Monday: Holiday PJ Day


Tuesday December 19th

Santa’s Workshop: Be a part of Santa’s workshop by dressing as Santa himself, an elf, reindeer, Mrs. Claus, toy, tree, etc.


Wednesday December 20th

Winter Wonderland Wednesday: Dress like an ice princess, a snowflake, tinsel or with mittens and a hat!


Thursday December 21st

Holiday Colour Block Day: Wear red and green, or white and silver; dress in Holiday colours


Friday December 22nd

Tacky Holiday Sweater Day


SCHOOL VISITORS:

All school visitors must report their presence and business to the office staff. This routine is essential for student safety, plant security and efficient operation of emergency evacuation procedures. We must know who is in the building at all times in order to provide the safest possible environment for your children. Parents are asked to refrain from going directly to the classroom to deliver a lunch or to pick up your child for an appointment. Children will be called to the office to meet you. If you need to pick up your child for any reason while school is still in progress, please report to the office. Lunches delivered to the school will be held in the main office and labelled with the child’s name; they will be picked up at lunch time. Please note that we try as much as possible not to interrupt the instruction and learning that is taking place in our classrooms. This is valuable learning time for all our students. Requests to have messages delivered to a child or other sources of interruptions will be done at non-instructional time. If there is any deviation from your child’s regular dismissal routine, we request a signed note be given to the teacher. Please advise the classroom teacher / school office in writing if another adult will be picking up your child, also informing this alternate that verification of identity may be requested. If you arrive late, please bring your child to the office as they will need a late slip to enter class. School volunteers and guests are also asked to sign in and wear a visitor badge during their stay. Thank you for complying with the safety procedures.


Falgarwood Winter Concert 2017

        Our Falgarwood Winter Concert is show casing students who have dedicated their extracurricular time to the Arts.  The concert will take place this year on December 13th and will feature the Falgarwood Primary/Junior Choir, Falgarwood Grade 6 Concert Band, Falgarwood Intermediate Choir, Falgarwood Grade 7 and 8 Concert Band as well as a Black Light presentation.  Our students will put on two public shows this year with the first taking place Dec. 13th during period 3/4 starting at 11:50 a.m. and our evening performance starting at 6:30 p.m.  Each student that is participating in the show has been given 2 tickets.  Information regarding this has been sent home with your child already.  Anyone else that would like to see our concert is welcome to join us at the afternoon matinee on a first come first seated basis.  Our students have been working very hard in their extracurricular groups and are looking forward to presenting at our concert.

 

Pizza Days  

Block 2 of Hot Lunch begins in January and ends on April 3rd. Orders for this date must be before Monday December 11th. Please remember orders must be made online at https://hdsb.schoolcashonline.com/

Due to the advanced notice that our pizza supplier requires, we are sorry but late orders will not be accepted.


Student Supervisors Needed

We are currently looking for supply student supervisors at Falgarwood. If you are interested in joining the Falgarwood team, please contact Mrs. Keen (VP) by calling the school office.


Kiss “N” Ride  as Winter Arrives!

Thank you to those parents who are using our Kiss “N” Ride.   Our staff are doing their best to create a safe and efficient entry.  Please pull up right to the end before your child exits your car. We are trying to keep cars from backing up onto the street. Yes, we know patience is needed! Thank you for helping to keep all our students safe!


School Parking lot

Did you know our parking lot has hours?  The parking lot is closed between the following times; 9-9:15 am (besides Kiss “N” Ride) and 3:45-4 pm.  

This is to keep your children safe and away from the buses.  Parents if you are picking up your child after school please find a meeting place other than the front parking lot.  Students are dismissed out onto the blacktop at the end of the day.

Winter Weather

Cold weather is here now! Please ensure that your child comes to school prepared to participate in all activities, including outdoor breaks. All students will be going outside during the recess. Playing outdoors is an enjoyable and healthy activity when students are wearing suitable clothing. Students can not be supervised indoors.


Falgarwood Web Calendar


Principal's Message

Falgarwood's Principal, Mrs. Sylvia Dodds, has chosen to retire.  Her passion for supporting every student and creating a wonderful school climate will be remembered. We wish her all the best in her next adventure.


We look forward to announcing Mrs. Dodds' replacement following the upcoming board meeting on December 6th.  In the interim, please rest assured that the school will continued to be supported by Mrs. Keen and a retired Principal, along with the dedicated staff. 

Thank you for your patience and support.   Please join us in wishing Mrs. Dodds a happy retirement!


School Hours


Morning Supervision


9:00am - 9:15am 

Period 1


9:15am - 10:15am
 
Period 2 


10:15am - 10:55am 

Nutrition Break


10:55am - 11:35am 

Period 3


11:35am - 12:25pm 
 
Period 4 

 
12:25pm - 1:15pm  

 Lunch


1:15pm - 2:05pm 

Period 5 

 
2:05pm - 3:05pm

Period 6 

 
3:05pm - 3:45pm

 Afternoon Supervision


 3:45pm - 4:00pm



School News

  • Cashless System changing to NEW Cashless Schools Online System Dear Parent/Guardian,As a follow-up to the previous notification from the Board, Cashless Schools will no longer be available after June 25, 2017 to accept online payments.  Families/staff will receive information during the month of June on how to register for our new School Cash Online service.We hope you have been using your balances in your Cashless Schools wallets to pay for school events and activities over the past few weeks.  As Cashless Schools and School Cash Online are independently operated vendors, the Board is unable to arrange for a transfer of unused wallet balances between the two systems. Many parents/staff have been asking, “What will happen to the balances remaining in my Cashless Schools ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2017, 5:00 PM by Connie Tscherner
  • Safe Arrival App now on Smart Phone! We would like to thank all our families and encourage them to continue using our Student Attendance Portal when their child is absent from school. The Board has now made it even easier by including a Smart phone application to use. The app allows parents who have previously “authenticated” their Student Attendance Reporting Portal to use their Android or Apple mobile devices to report absences in addition to the 1‐877‐409‐6310 number and Student Attendance web portal, hdsb.schoolconnects.com.Click on the link Attachment "Safe Arrival App" below for more instructions.
    Posted Apr 6, 2017, 8:06 AM by Connie Tscherner
  • Registration for Junior and Senior Kindergarten Parents/guardians asked to register early! Please bring the following original documents when registering: • Proof of address (any two of the following current documents): lease or deed, car registration, property tax bill, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, bank statement, credit card statement, correspondence with a government agency • Proof of age: birth certificate, passport or baptismal/faith document for your child.• Proof of citizenship: birth certificate or passport or Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Permanent Resident card.• Proof of immunization, or philosophical or religious exemption forms(completed medical authorization where necessary). If you are not the child’s parent, or if you have sole custody, please bring proof of custody (court order).  To register for Fall 2017, Junior ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2017, 11:01 AM by Erin Keen
  • Crossing Guards Needed ! The Oakville community is experiencing a significant shortage of crossing guards and the town is asking for your help getting the word out about the need for people to fill these important positions.  Please consider sharing the following information in your newsletter to parents:  The town is currently recruiting crossing guards to begin work in January, 2017.  ·         Starting rate of pay is $12.53 per hour (payment is one hour per shift)·         Guards work 10 (some 15) hours per week·         Guards work split shifts; morning and dismissal (with some lunch shifts)·         Commitment for the entire school year is required·         Applicants must have a satisfactory criminal records check with a vulnerable sector screening prior to starting work. For more information contact ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2016, 5:59 PM by Connie Tscherner
  • Police Checks available online now! Police Checks are now available to apply online now! Click here for more information and to download an application.
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 5:18 PM by Connie Tscherner
  • Avoid Parking Tickets near our School Watch Out, Watch Out, Parking Tickets Will Be About !Parking NoticeThe Town of Oakville has recently received complaints regarding parking around Falgarwood Public School.Dropping off and picking students up in school areas can cause a lot of extra traffic congestion. Illegally stopped or parked cars are a safety risk as they make it hard for other drivers to see pedestrians, particularly children, crossing the street. For these reasons, streets around our school have “No Stopping” and “No Parking” signs installed. Please learn the difference between No Stopping and No Parking and help keep our school area safe for children.No stopping -No stopping means the halting of your vehicle is prohibited, even momentarily and even if occupied.No ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 5:18 PM by Connie Tscherner
  • Attendance Procedures  Here you will find some important procedures for absence reporting, late arrivals and early dismissals.Our school hours are as follows:9:15 Classes Begin10:55 Nutrition Break11:35 Classes Resume1:15 Lunch Break2:05 Classes Resume3:45 DismissalSchool playground supervision in the morning begins at 9:00 a.m. and in the afternoon ends at 4:00 p.m.Students are not to be dropped off at the school before there is supervision.ABSENCE REPORTING SYSTEM  All absences must be reported by a parent or guardian to our automated attendance system via phone (1-877-409-6310) or web portal (hdsb.schoolconnects.com).We HIGHLY recommend that you make a call to the ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 5:18 PM by Connie Tscherner
  • Concussion Protocol The HDSB has updated its Concussion Protocol, as per Ministry of Education expectations. Please go to the following link to read about these changes:Concussion Protocol
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 5:18 PM by Connie Tscherner
  • Late Bus Email Notification - Sign Up ! If your child takes the bus and you would like to be informed if the bus will be running late, please click on the following link for directions for parents to subscribe to a late bus email notification.To determine if your son/daughter is in fact a bus student and get your route details or to apply for a courtesy seat etc. please call 1-888-803-8660 or visit the Halton Student Transportation Services Website at: http://www.haltonbus.ca.Late Bus Email Notification
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 5:18 PM by Connie Tscherner
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