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Falgarwood Family Math Night - Thursday April 25th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm

posted Apr 17, 2019, 10:27 AM by Erin Keen

All families are invited to our Family Math Night!
You will have the opportunity to do some hands-on math alongside your child while deepening your understanding of how math is taught today. Our staff and students are so excited to share what has been happening in our classrooms with you, and provide you with ideas on how to further support your child’s learning at home. In our Gymnasiums and Library Learning Commons, you will have the opportunity to experience:
● Literacy, math and real-life connections
● Problem solving strategies
● Family number cubes and playing card games
And more!

You Are Invited - AN INTRODUCTION TO ACTIVE PARENTING

posted Apr 4, 2019, 7:03 PM by Erin Keen   [ updated Apr 15, 2019, 7:12 AM ]

This presentation addresses effective communication and goal setting for children aged 10 – adolescence. It is intended to assist parents/caregivers in understanding developmental changes in the youth body and mind.  This overview can be followed up with a full 4-week Active Parenting Course. Please see the attached flyer for details

Director's Cut - Episode One

posted Apr 4, 2019, 6:50 AM by Erin Keen   [ updated Apr 11, 2019, 8:47 AM ]

We’re happy to show you the very first episode of Director’s Cut called Innovation in the Classroom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf1OLDiCDkM


This series covers big-picture, Board-wide stories that highlight the innovative and engaging learning opportunities and initiatives taking place in the Halton District School Board.


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!

CALLING VENDORS!

posted Mar 28, 2019, 7:25 AM by Erin Keen

A message from School Council - Hello Falgarwood Families!  Do you own a small business?  Would you like to have the opportunity to be a Vendor at the June 21st Falgarwood Fun Fair?  We may have a spot for you.  For a donation to our basket raffle we will set you up with a table and chairs on which you can promote your business and/or sell your wears! We will make sure that your business does not overlap with any other at the event.  This is a great opportunity to drum up new business and support your school.  Please contact Danielle Ferguson at four_fergusons@hotmail.com to book your spot.

Pizza - Round Three

posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:04 AM by Erin Keen   [ updated Apr 4, 2019, 7:09 PM ]

The last round of pizza will run from April 16 - June 25. Pizza sales for round three are now closed.

A Few Reminders

posted Feb 20, 2019, 8:27 AM by Erin Keen

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 9:15a.m. Students are to be dropped off between 9:00a.m. and 9:15a.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 9:00a.m. to 9:15a.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 9:00a.m. and 9:15a.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).

Have your Say Survey

posted Jan 30, 2019, 1:09 PM by Erin Keen   [ updated Mar 28, 2019, 2:13 PM ]

The Halton District School Board is inviting students, parents, staff and community members to participate in the online engagement survey: Have Your Say. Topics for feedback include learning opportunities, communication, involvement in schools, technology use, equitable and inclusive learning environments, and transportation.


The surveys are open for all groups from Feb. 1 to April 5, 2019. The information gathered from the survey will help the Board continue to create a positive learning environment to help shape school improvement and well-being plans. The survey will be available at www.HaveYourSayHDSB.ca, or via the Board's website at www.hdsb.ca. The survey is available in six additional languages: Arabic, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi, and Urdu.


The Have Your Say survey will provide the Board with feedback regarding the goals and targets in the Halton District School Board’s Multi-Year Plan (2016-2020).


The Board will share a summary of the information collected with all stakeholders in June 2019. Infographics with highlights from the 2017-2018 survey are available at www.HaveYourSayHDSB.ca/SurveyResults. This data continues to support school and system improvement planning.


The Have Your Say survey is completely anonymous and the questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Individual responses will be grouped together for analysis.


“As partners in education, your input is valued and appreciated,” says Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board. ”The Board is committed to engaging our community and building relationships to continually improve the educational experience for all students. We recognize your involvement is critical to student success, which is why we’re inviting you to complete this online survey. With your feedback, we can help guide meaningful change to improve student learning, well-being and success.”

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"). 

BUS TRANSPORTATION

posted Jan 5, 2019, 7:59 PM by Erin Keen

On the rare occasion when buses are running late, our transportation department has made it easy to check and see if your family has been affected. Go to the HSTS website at https://www.haltonbus.ca/ and click on the ‘Delays and Cancellations’ link on the left-hand side of the main page. This will take you to a page which displays the bus routes that are currently delayed and the length of the delay.

You can also visit the HSTS website and sign up to receive an email which automatically notifies the subscriber when the bus is delayed and the length of the delay. Parents can sign up to receive late bus information for their child’s route only.

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