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SchoolMessenger starting September 2018

posted Jun 26, 2018, 6:17 AM by Erin Keen

Over the summer months, the Halton District School Board will be replacing the current  “SchoolConnects” system and transitioning to a new system called SchoolMessenger.

This system is used for:

  • Reporting student absences

  • Receiving all messages and phone calls from your child’s school and the HDSB

In the summer, families will receive instructions on how to register for SchoolMessenger.

SchoolMessenger simplifies the absence reporting process and makes it easier for you to respond to unexplained absences for your child.

Starting September 2018, you will be able to report your child’s absence in the following ways:

  1. Website: go.schoolmessenger.ca

  2. Mobile App: Halton District School Board Mobile App (available for download from the App Store and Google Play)

  3. Phone: 1-877-409-6310 (Toll-free)

The new system will enable schools to verify student attendance more quickly and notify you of unexplained absences sooner.

During the registration process for SchoolMessenger, you will be able to set your communication preferences for how you wish to receive messages from your child’s school and the Halton District School Board. Starting September 2018, parents/guardians will have the option to receive text messages and app notifications, in addition to emails and phone calls.

We are confident this new system will provide an enhanced communication experience for parents/guardians.

Grade 8 Celebration - Tuesday, June 26th

posted Jun 21, 2018, 12:26 PM by Erin Keen

Grade 8 Celebration - Tuesday, June 26th.  Please be aware that all additional ticket requests, beyond the three assigned tickets, have been accommodated.  Ticket packages will be given to each student following the dress rehearsal, which takes place during periods 1 and 2, on June 26th.  

There will be an opportunity for a photo shoot at 5:30 p.m. and the official ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. at St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas Street.

We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you.


posted Jun 18, 2018, 9:57 AM by Erin Keen

YIPPEE!!  FRIDAY IS FUN FAIR DAY!  Don’t forget that you can get a discount on tickets if you order them on Cashless by noon on Thursday, June 21!

Also Wednesday is the last day for basket items, as we will be at the school wrapping baskets on Wednesday evening!  Please make sure you send basket items in with your children ASAP!  Thank you!!

Finally, if you are wanting to donate to our Cake Walk; please email Sabrina at sabrinaramdeholl@gmail.com.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our school on Friday night!  Don’t forget your BBQ, Ice cream, Popcorn, Ticket & Silent Auction money!  Let’s have fun and raise some money for our awesome school!

World Cup Spirit Day - Friday June 22

posted Jun 18, 2018, 9:55 AM by Erin Keen

Show your spirit by participating in our World Cup Spirit Day.  Wear the colours your favourite team on Friday!

Cake Walk - Calling All Bakers!

posted Jun 12, 2018, 1:11 AM by Erin Keen

Calling all Falgarwood Bakers!!  We are looking for donations of cupcakes, brownies, squares, cookies and/or cakes for the Cake Walk at this year’s FUN FAIR.  The Cake Walk game is a favourite among our students; they all love having the chance to win delicious treats! If you are able to donate baked goods, please contact Sabrina at sabrinaramdeholl@gmail.com

All baked goods can be brought to the office by 4PM on Friday, June 22.

Milk Program - Ends June 15th

posted Jun 6, 2018, 10:35 AM by Erin Keen

A reminder that the regular milk program ends on June 15th.  There will be milk available to purchase for $1.00 until the supply runs out.  Popcorn is still available for $2.00 a bag.

Moving over the summer?

posted Jun 4, 2018, 7:03 PM by Erin Keen

In order to keep our records current, it is greatly appreciated if you could inform the school office if you are planning to move and your children will NOT be attending Falgarwood in the fall. Please inform the office as soon as possible, as we need to know numbers for our school organization in September. A reminder that if you have a child who will be entering our Junior Kindergarten or new to Senior Kindergarten classes, and have not had a chance to register, or know of a family with a JK or SK child who has not yet registered for September, please call the school to make registration arrangements before the end of June.

Volunteer Tea - Monday June 18th 10:30-11:30 am

posted Jun 4, 2018, 6:57 PM by Erin Keen

We would like to celebrate the amazing individuals who have volunteered at Falgarwood this year.  All volunteers are invited to join us at our annual volunteer tea in the Library Learning Commons on Monday June 18th from 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Please RSVP to Mrs. Keen at keene@hdsb.ca or 905-845-7478 by June 12th.

Falgarwood FUN FAIR - Friday, June 22 from 5PM-8PM

posted Jun 4, 2018, 6:45 PM by Erin Keen

Hello Falgarwood Families!  If you can believe it, we are nearing the end of the school year which means it’s FUN FAIR time!  Your student should have already brought home our Fun Fair flyer as well as our Classroom Basket Request Form!

SAVE THE DATE:  the Falgarwood Summer Fundraiser FUN FAIR is taking place on Friday, June 22 from 5PM-8PM.  There will be a delicious BBQ, Ice Cream, Popcorn, Inflatables, Face painting, Henna, Cake Walk, Music, Silent Auction, Vendors and so much more!

The Classroom Baskets are part of our Silent Auction fundraising initiative wherein we ask all families to bring in a new item to be put into a themed basket.  We can really use your help filling these baskets.  As well, if you have a large basket at home that you’d like to donate, please bring it into the office.

We hope that your families are as excited as we are to celebrate the end of another phenomenal year at Falgarwood.  See you all on June 22!

/Your Parent Council Team

PS.  If you have an item (gift certificate / prize) that you would like to donate to the Silent Auction, please contact Deanna at deemac@1901@yahoo.ca

Oliver's Labels - Order Today!

posted Jun 4, 2018, 6:40 PM by Erin Keen

Falgarwood Public School fundraiser!  We are working with Oliver’s Labels to provide you with fun labels for your children’s clothing, shoes, backpacks and school items.  They have a great selection of colourful labels and now you can even have your child’s own emoji imprinted on some of them.  For every purchase you make through Oliver’s, 20% will directly support our school!  Please check out Oliver’s Label at www.oliverslabels.com/FalgarwoodPS.  

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