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FUEL FOR KIDS PRESENTATION & BBQ - MAY 3rd
Fuel for Kids race car driver Dave will be showcasing his race car and speaking to students on safety.  His presentation will run around 20 minutes
Following the school presentation, Dave and his crew will go to our local Fortinos (493 Dundas St. W) to off load his car and set up for a BBQ. Fuel for kids and Fortinos is donating all the materials for the BBQ.
The BBQ will run at Fortinos from 4-7pm and all proceeds from the BBQ are given to the school.  We will be encouraging our Falgarwood families to attend the BBQ and see the race car.  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FUEL FOR KIDS BBQ
We are looking for volunteers to work at a charity BBQ on the evening of May 3rd.  All proceeds from the BBQ will be coming directly to our school.
Where:  Fortinos (493 Dundas St. W) 
When:  May 3, 2018
Times:  3-4 PM for set up (2 volunteers); 4-7PM (6 volunteers to run the BBQ; please note that these times can be divided up between people), so the more, the merrier!
Please contact Danielle Ferguson at four_fergusons@hotmail.com if you are able to help out!

Thank you!!.


Looking for Hot Lunch Helpers

Free on Fridays between 12:30 and 2:00 pm? We are looking for help hot lunch!!  Please contact Niki Jandrew at jandrewn@hdsb.ca for more information.


Earth Week at Falgarwood April 16-20


THURSDAY
CLEAN UP THE EARTH
Students are encouraged to go outside with their class to participate in the 20 minute Earth Makeover.  All students who participate will be given a ballot* by their teacher.

FRIDAY
OUTSIDE LEARNING DAY
We are encouraging all teachers to take their classes outside to learn. All students who go outside to learn for 1 period will receive a ballot*. 

Falcon Spirit Wear - Order yours today!
Here's a great opportunity to show your Falgarwood Falcon pride!
We have partnered with Tate Products to provide Spirit Wear options for our community. By following the link below, you will be able to order a wide range of "Falgarwood Falcon" items. After placing your online order, the items are delivered to the school and sent home with your child(ren). Payment is via credit card and "TATE GROUP" is the name you will see on your credit card statement.  For our grade 8 students, please check the special line of "Grad Spirit Wear" using the password Grad 2018.  
Orders are due by APRIL 13th!
Please follow this link. Have fun shopping!
https://www.tategear.com/falgarwoodfalcons


Lunch Lady - Hot Lunch Orders

Falgarwood’s Parent Council is pleased to partner with “Lunch Lady” for meal and snack services on Wednesdays at 2nd break throughout May and June. Flyers and menus have gone home with each student. There are many different meals, beverages and snacks available. Different dietary restrictions can be accommodated. There are no minimum orders, you can order all 9 Wednesdays meals or snacks at once or log in at various times to change, add or cancel even after we start the service! Order by Monday morning for Wednesday delivery. If your student is ill or absent on a Wednesday, phone the Lunch Lady by 8 a.m. that day and receive credit in your account for that meal. Any questions about the program, the meals, the timing or your Lunch Lady account has to be directed to the Lunch Lady folks, not the school. Merri & Iis from Lunch Lady can be reached at: 416 878 3479 or merri.iis@thelunchlady.ca. HINT- ensure you check out our school calendar above each week to see if your student will be away on certain Wednesdays. 


Class Building

The planning process that will result in the school / class organization for the 2018-2019 school year will be beginning in the coming months. Our primary goal at Falgarwood is to develop balanced classes. A balanced class reflects the diversity of our community and allows the variety of interests and talents of our learners to emerge and be appreciated. Please note that parental input is important to us and is weighed with other criteria. Specific teacher requests

cannot be considered. Rather, if necessary, parental input can be provided by completing the online Google input form that will be sent home in the upcoming week.



Continuing Partnership with our Community!

The Iroquois Ridge High School Reading Buddies Program for Primary students (grades 1-3) will begin April 5th and will run for 8 weeks. Iroquois Ridge High School students will read 2 times a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays with primary students for 20 minutes each day. Students will have an opportunity to practise their reading skills while developing a positive relationship with a student mentor. This has been a huge success in previous years and we love seeing some of our former students joining us once again!


In addition to the reading program, the Iroquois Ridge High School students will be running intra-murals for grade 3 students at second nutrition break on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 5th and running until May 17th.



Last Pizza Block
Our final pizza block begins April 13th.  Just a reminder that we are only accepting pre ordered pizza. Students may not buy pizza at school on pizza day.

We Need You!
For the past 14 years, Niki Jandrew has been running our pizza lunch program.  Unfortunately for Falgarwood, this is Niki’s last year volunteering with us.  We are currently looking for a parent (or parent team) to run our pizza program in 2018/19.  Niki has graciously offered to help you learn the ins and outs of pizza lunch.  

The pizza lunch program is a huge fundraiser for our school.  It also saves parents from packing a lunch once a week and as everyone knows, the kids love their pizza!!  If this sounds like a volunteer position you would be interested in, please contact Danielle Ferguson at four_fergusons@hotmail.com or Deanna Carless at demac1901@yahoo.ca

Kiss “N” Ride

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.







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

  • 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 ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2018, 6:58 AM by Rebecca Danks
  • Jungle Sport JungleSport is coming soon!  This term, we raised funds to bring the Junglesport program to our school. All K-8 students will be given the opportunity to participate in JungleSports at Falgarwood the week of April 3rd-6th.  Please return your permission forms as soon as possible.  This awesome program will teach our primary, junior and intermediate students team building, problem solving and decision making through a fun and physical obstacle course.  The cost of a full day obstacle course and ropes program is not insignificant, so we are very excited to be able bring Junglesport to Falgarwood with the help of your donations from the Dance-a-thon.  
    Posted Mar 20, 2018, 11:25 AM by Erin Keen
  • Registration for Junior and Senior Kindergarten Kindergarten registration underway at Halton District School BoardParents/guardians asked to register children by February 2, 2018 The Halton District School Board is now accepting registrations for Junior (Year 1) and Senior (Year 2) Kindergarten for September 2018. Parents are advised to visit or call their local elementary school to find out which dates have been established for Kindergarten registration in their area. Parents and guardians are asked to register their child by February 2, 2018. Children can access the school library once they have registered. Please bring the following original documents when registering:Proof of address (any two of the following current documents): lease or deed, car registration, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, property tax bill ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2018, 12:49 PM by Rebecca Danks
  • 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
  • Coming Soon...
    Posted Mar 8, 2018, 12:20 PM by Erin Keen
  • 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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