Principal's Message

Principal's Message - Week of Dec. 15

Hello Falgarwood families,

Please read this message in its entirety as it contains some important information. A reminder to also read all correspondence from the Halton District School Board. We thank all parents and caregivers for working alongside our educational team. Together we are building relationships with our families, community resources and Falgarwood is becoming a beautiful place to learn and grow. As we move into the Holiday Season we wish you the best for the New Year filled with healthand happiness. We look forward to teaching and learning together in 2024.

End of Year Reminders

As we enter the end of the 2023, we are reminding students to take home any clothes or lunch containers they have here at school. The school will be closed over the winter break and students will not be able to access these items. School starts back on Monday January 8th , 2024. If your child will be away, remember to use school messenger to report all student absences.

Early Dismissal

On Friday December 22nd , schools in the Halton District School Board will have a shortened day and be dismissed early. Nutrition Break times will be 10:35 to 11:15am in the morning and 12:25 to 1:05pm in the afternoon. Falgarwood students will be dismissed at 2:15 pm and supervision will be finished by 2:30pm. Be sure to arrange to pick up students from school and busses following this alternate schedule.

Holiday Assembly

We are hosting our holiday assembly on Thursday December 21st in the morning. A special thank you to teachers for preparing classes for their winter performances as well as an opportunity to sing Holiday songs.

Giving Tree

Until December 22nd, we are hosting a Giving Tree in our front hallway. Students are invited to donate hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and socks to decorate our tree. Then we will give these items to Falgarwood families who need them. After December 22nd , the School Council will donate them to a local Women’s Shelter.

Generous Family

Falgarwood would like to thank a very generous family who has donated clothing, household supplies and food to families. This family would like to remain anonymous. However, we would like to acknowledge their contributions and thank them on behalf of the Falgarwood community.

Tuck Shop

There will be a Tuck Shop in our front foyer on Monday December 18th and Tuesday December 19th. Students will have an opportunity to visit the Tuck Shop with their class while following our school-based schedule. All items are $2 and less and we will be accepting cash. Proceeds from the Tuck Shop will be used for additional technology, the physical education and music programs, subsidizing school trips and community engagement.

Breakfast Program

Our breakfast program is a huge success. Thanks to our student leadership and staff who have been organizing and facilitating this valuable program. Any student who require a morning snack or breakfast may do so. This program will be continuing in the new year!

Lunches and Nut Products

A reminder that we have students who have serious allergies to nuts and nut products. Please double check all ingredients to ensure nut products are not coming to school. This includes Nutella and cookies that are baked with nuts. Thank you for your support.

School Council

Our school council meets throughout the school year to discuss student success and celebrate ways to move learning forward. If you have questions surrounding learning, safety and operations, please contact your child’s teacher directly or your principals, Ms. Naik (Principal) and Mrs. Mc Ara (Vice Principal). We are here to help!

Student Leadership

Teachers are leading leadership clubs for students to participate in. We now have Ambassadors, Athletic Council, Recycling Team, and more! We are looking forward to a vibrant and engaged student and school community.


As the weather changes, be sure to dress for the weather as students will be going outside to enjoy the weather and time with their friends.

Student Supervision

Student Supervision starts at 9:10am before school and ends at 4:00pm after school. Staff are outside circulating with supervision vests as well as walkie talkies. Please see our supervisors outside if you need assistance.

Kiss and Ride

Thank you for using our Kiss and Ride for dropping students off in the mornings. We noticed students were walking in between vehicles. To keep everyone safe, students are to exit from the left-hand side of vehicles and walk directly to the walkway and to their class line ups at the back of the school.


Great news! We have acquired two grants! One for $1000 to go towards culturally relevant books for our library and learning commons and $1200 to be put towards our Life Skills programs. Thanks to Ms. Schilling and Mrs. Singh for applying for these grants.

School Website

Be sure to frequently look at our school website that has updated weekly information. The calendar is updated with daily school activities. There is also a section for school announcements.

Google Classroom

Each class has a Google Classroom. Be sure to connect with your child’s Google classroom as teachers will be posting classroom information there. Remember to check our school website as it is updated weekly and contains information on student activities. Both communication modules will have important information for our community. Thanks to our staff and leadership team, our culture here is kind, caring, positive and uplifting. Together we are putting students and their families first. We look forward to working with you and continuing this positive, collaborative and enriched learning climate.

Karen Naik

Proud Principal of Falgarwood Public School