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Remember to update Halton Transportation of any busing changes for 2019-20

posted Jun 5, 2019, 12:07 PM by Erin Keen   [ updated Sep 2, 2019, 2:20 PM by Connie Tscherner ]

A reminder that if your family is moving in July and August or you are making changes to your childcare arrangements which will affect transportation, please contact Halton Transportation directly (transportation@haltonbus.ca) so that they can ensure transportation is in place for the first day of school. For security reasons, parents MUST provide an OEN to HSTS staff when requesting their child's student transportation information.


Transportation information will be available for students with an OEN the third week of August through haltonbus.ca.  Please go to the haltonbus.ca 'Sign In' page and select the Parent/Student icon.


Students without an OEN who are eligible for busing and have been entered registered at the school by August 8th, will receive a letter at the end of August informing them of their transportation information as well as how to obtain their transportation schedule once an OEN has been assigned to the student.




Our bell times are changing in September

posted May 31, 2019, 1:33 PM by Erin Keen   [ updated May 31, 2019, 1:33 PM ]

Entry and dismissal bells for the 2019-2020 school year will be as follows:

Entry bell: 9:25 a.m.

Dismissal bell: 3:45 p.m.

Outdoor Learning Opportunities

posted Apr 24, 2019, 5:27 PM by Erin Keen

Many classes are looking forward to upcoming trips to Bronte Creek and other outdoor learning opportunities. As the weather changes, students are still required to wear closed toe shoes for any outdoor learning trips (no sandals or flip flops). We also strongly suggest the students wear light long pants (preferable to shorts) so they can tuck their pants into their socks. The weather is beginning to warm up so it is time to consider tick prevention. One way to avoid ticks is to wear splash or long pants with an elastic bottom, tucked into boots or socks. We of course take precautions on our trips, such as being careful not to sit down in areas of long grasses. It is best practice to check students for ticks daily after playing or exploring outside.
Here are two good resources to read about ticks.

Director's Cut - Episode Two

posted Apr 4, 2019, 6:50 AM by Erin Keen   [ updated Jun 11, 2019, 10:47 AM ]

Earlier this year, we introduced to you a new and exciting video series called Director's Cut. This series covers big-picture, Board-wide stories that highlight to our staff and community the innovative and engaging learning opportunities and initiatives taking place in the Halton District School Board.


We’re happy to show you the second episode of Director’s Cut called “Parent Engagement”.


This episode explores how parents/guardians are engaged and involved in their child’s learning at our schools.


To watch the video, click here.



The LLC is looking For: Seeds and Lego

posted Mar 28, 2019, 2:10 PM by Erin Keen

The Falgarwood LLC (Library Learning Commons) is building a seed library! If you have seeds to donate (e.g., flowers, fruit, veggies, etc.), please drop them off to Ms. Hastings in the LLC. Please make sure seeds are labeled, including the name of the species and the date (year) they were harvested (if you know).  Mrs. Hastings is also is looking for Lego (regular sized, not Duplo) for the LLC maker space! If you have some you can spare (loose or in kits), please bring it in!

A Few Reminders

posted Feb 20, 2019, 8:27 AM by Erin Keen   [ updated Sep 2, 2019, 2:26 PM by Connie Tscherner ]

Please ensure that you are aware of the following if you are dropping off or picking your child(ren) up from Falgarwood. Also, please share this information with other caregivers who may periodically assist you with drop off or pick up.

Times for drop off and pick up
Morning Entry- School begins at 9:25a.m. Students are to be dropped off between 9:10a.m. and 9:25a.m. If you arrive at school prior to 9:00a.m., your child must wait with you.
 
Afternoon Dismissal - School ends at 3:45p.m. Students must be picked up from the blacktop area behind the school at 3:45p.m. If you need to pick your child up prior to dismissal, it must occur at the office before 3:30p.m. Students will not be called from class between 3:30p.m. and 3:45p.m.
 
Utilizing the “Kiss N’ Ride” (mornings only)
From 9:10a.m. to 9:25a.m., we have a supervised “Kiss N’ Ride” area that is clearly marked with a sign, pylons, and at least one staff member wearing an orange vest. Regardless of the number of cars “in” the Kiss N’ Ride, you must pull up to the front of the Kiss N’ Ride before having your child(ren) exit your vehicle. Following this procedure helps prevent traffic jams behind you. When the Kiss N’ Ride is extremely busy, please wait the extra 30-60 seconds until the cars in front of you have exited the parking lot. All students should be exiting vehicles from the same spot (front of the Kiss N’ Ride). Jackets, hats, backpacks and other personal belongings should be accessible to your child so they are ready to exit the vehicle when you are at the front of the line.
 
Parking
To accommodate our school buses at entry and dismissal times, we ask that all parents and caregivers park on one of the streets near the school. Please ensure that you are parking in a permitted spot. The signs on the streets close to our school clearly indicate where parking is not permitted. Schools are busy places and it may take you some time to find parking. Parking and the walk from your vehicle to the blacktop area behind the school can take an additional 5-10 minutes.  Please plan accordingly when visiting the school at what we consider to be our busy times for traffic (i.e. - between 9:10a.m. and 9:25a.m. and from 3:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.)
 
Bus Cancellations due to inclement weather
If buses are cancelled in the morning, they are also cancelled for the afternoon. When buses are cancelled but schools remain open, you must have a plan in place for your child at 3:45p.m.(dismissal).

Kindergarten Registration for the 2019/20 school year

posted Jan 22, 2019, 8:00 PM by Erin Keen   [ updated Apr 4, 2019, 7:11 PM ]

Kindergarten registration for the 2019/20 school year is underway at the Halton District School Board! Registration forms are available at schools and on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca). Contact Falgarwood to register your child today. Learn more at www.hdsb.ca (Search: "Kindergarten"). 

ROCK

posted Nov 30, 2018, 10:56 AM by Erin Keen

ROCK provides Therapy, Counselling, Assessments and Intervention based on the age of the child/youth. 

https://rockonline.ca/services/regional-0-6-services/

Volunteering - Criminal Background Check

posted Sep 12, 2018, 11:59 AM by Erin Keen

Reminder to Parents regarding Volunteering at Falgarwood Public School

If you are new to the school and interested in volunteering you must obtain a criminal background check and provide to the school office.  

https://www.hdsb.ca/our-board/Pages/Get%20Involved/Volunteer-in-Schools.aspx

If you are an existing volunteer with a criminal background check on file you are required to complete an annual offense declaration to continue to volunteer in the school.  The form can be found at:

https://www.hdsb.ca/Documents/HDSB%20annual%20offence%20declaration%20form%20for%20volunteers.pdf#search=annual%20offense


Oliver's Labels Fundraiser

posted Aug 21, 2018, 7:42 PM by Erin Keen   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 9:42 AM ]

Just a reminder that you can help your child keep track of their belongings and help raise funds for Falgarwood by participating in our Oliver’s Labels fundraiser. Simply order your personalized labels by clicking on the following link:  www.oliverslabels.com/FalgarwoodPS 

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