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Monster Mash Dance-A-Thon - Wednesday October 31

posted Oct 12, 2018, 4:00 PM by Erin Keen   [ updated Oct 12, 2018, 4:01 PM ]

Your child will be bringing home a flyer and donation sheet for our upcoming Dance-A-Thon. On Wednesday, October 31st, 

the School Council will be hosting a Monster Mash Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser for all students. 

All proceeds raised during this Fundraiser will be allocated to improving our school’s Library Learning Commons. 

Students are invited to wear their Halloween costume or black and orange to get into the spirit.  The Dance Schedule is as follows:

Kindergarten:  9:15-10:15    Grade 1 to 3:  10:15-10:55  Grade 4 to 6:  11:50-12:50  Grade 7 & 8:  2:20-3:20

We are trying our best to make this Fundraiser as Cashless as possible; so there will be some incentives for families to donate in this way.  

Please note that this is how you are able to submit total or individual donations through School Cash Online: ​​​​​​​https://hdsb.schoolcashonline.com 

Sign in, then under Items table click on Make A Donation box - enter amount, then choose Falgarwood PS as Fund Destination from drop-down list. 

Type for Dance - <insert student’s name> in Message to School Board  box.  

Note:  Anyone can create a School Cash Online account without needing to enter any student information in order to Make a Donation to the school.  

New this year:  HDSB tax receipts will ONLY be issued for online donations.

Finally, if you are available, we are looking for volunteers to help at the Dance. 

Please contact Danielle Ferguson at four_fergusons@hotmail.com if you are available to help out. 

Please ensure that you have a Police Check on file or are in the process of obtaining one. 

Thank you in advance for supporting our great school. 

We look forward to sharing the improvements to our Library Learning Commons with the funds raised through this event!

Wasteless Wednesday

posted Oct 10, 2018, 11:22 AM by Erin Keen

Falgarwood is introducing Wasteless Wednesdays.  Our goal is to encourage litterless lunches and reduce the overall amount of waste produced as a school.  Children are encouraged to place their organic waste in the green bins and their recyclables in the blue bins, along with minimizing the amount of waste they bring in their lunch, by using re-usable containers.  Thank you for your continued support in making our school a greener place!

Grade 8 Info Night @ IRHS - Thursday November 15th

posted Oct 5, 2018, 10:26 AM by Erin Keen

Grade 8 Info Night @ IRHS - Thursday November 15th - From 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Iroquois Ridge High School. 

"Calling All Three-Year Olds" Kindergarten Open House

posted Oct 5, 2018, 10:19 AM by Erin Keen

We invite all three year olds and their parents to attend a Kindergarten Open House to learn more about making this first school experience a happy one. See the attached flyer for details.

There will be five Kindergarten Open Houses (all held between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.).
  1. Acton - Thursday, Oct. 25 at McKenzie-Smith Bennett PS
  2. Georgetown - Thursday, Nov. 1 at Ethel Gardiner PS
  3. Burlington - Thursday, Nov. 8 at Alexander's PS
  4. Milton - Thursday, Nov. 15 at P.L. Robertson PS
  5. Oakville - Thursday, Nov. 29 at West Oak PS

We Scare Hunger!

posted Oct 5, 2018, 9:36 AM by Erin Keen   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 9:37 AM ]

It is that time of year again! Me to We is starting their first campaign for the year. We Scare Hunger!  
Dates: Tuesday October 9th - Friday October 19th  
Goal: 1000 items  
Students are asked to bring in donations to their homeroom class. Below you will see a list of items from Oakville Food Bank that are currently in need. Every little bit and every item helps!  

-Tins of corned beef and ham  
-Powdered laundry detergent  
-Tins of pasta (such as Spaghettios and Ravioli)   
-Tins of fruit (especially peaches and pears)  

Me to We thanks you for your support in making our first campaign a success!  

Oct. 1-5 - iWalk / iWheel To School Week

posted Sep 30, 2018, 7:22 PM by Erin Keen

October 1-5, it is Walk To School Week. Start the day off right by getting up and using active transportation to get to your desired destination. Especially on October 3rd which is iWalk/iWheel day, not only is this beneficial for the children but for you as well!

There are many good reasons to walk to school, walking to school:
  • Keeps kids active - a cheap and easy way to stay active, with out any special training or equipment
  • Builds friendships - walk with a classmate or schoolmate
  • Improves air quality and the environment - less cars, less pollution
  • Creates safer routes - less traffic means safer roads
  • Helps prepare children for learning - movement gets the blood flowing to the brain

Check out  www.everymetrecounts.ca,  which has a trip counter to log the metres walked to school (or the bus) and a walk and roll map illustrating walk/bike times from the school.


posted Sep 30, 2018, 7:19 PM by Erin Keen

Please note that Friday, October 5th, 2018 is a Professional Activity Day and therefore there is no school for students. We would also like to remind our parents that Monday, October 8th, 2018 is the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

School Council - All Parents Welcome

posted Sep 21, 2018, 1:49 PM by Erin Keen   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 9:44 AM ]

Hello Falgarwood Families!  Please note that School Council meeting normally take place on the first Monday of the month in the Library.  We are looking forward to seeing all of the friendly faces from last year and are hoping to see lots of new people at the meeting.

School Council is an excellent place to come out, where you will learn all about your child’s education.  As well, as having your say in regards to upcoming events and fundraising.  We welcome new thoughts and ideas and would love your input.

Babysitting is available!  We have a former Falgarwood student coming back to tend to your children on Council nights.  She is an experienced sitter who is hoping to add some Community volunteer hours for High School.  Please email Danielle at four_fergusons@hotmail.com if you require child minding.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Your Co-Chairs,
Danielle Ferguson and Deanna Carless

Open House - Thurs. Oct. 4th

posted Sep 19, 2018, 12:46 PM by Erin Keen

The staff at Falgarwood would like to invite you to our Open House on Thursday, October 4 between 4:15 pm and 6:30 pm. You are invited to visit your child(ren)'s classroom(s) to meet the educators and see the learning environment during this time. 

Parents who pick their children up at the end of the day are asked to remain outside before visiting classrooms at 4:15 pm. 

We hope all of our families are able to pop in to say "hi" on the 4th. 

Pizza / Milk / Snacks / Lunch Lady

posted Sep 19, 2018, 12:13 PM by Erin Keen

All orders for pizza, milk and snacks from the snack shack (e.g. popcorn) must be placed by midnight on September 27th. These items must be pre-ordered on School Cash Online and are not available for daily cash purchases. Please see the attached flyer for details.

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