Upcoming Dates

*Middle French Immersion Registration

*Pizza Day
Tuesday, April 21

*Subway Day
Tuesday, April 28

*Helping Your Child Deal With Stress and Anxiety
April 29th 7-8:30 p.m.
RSVP here

*Education Week
May 4-8

Thursday, May 7

*Hilson Human Library
Friday, May 8



    Helping Your Child Deal With Stress and Anxiety -- April 29th event at Hilson Avenue Public School from 7-8:30 p.m.
    Dear Hilson Community,

    All children deal with a certain level of stress or anxiety in their lives. To help parents and caregivers develop strategies to deal with these issues, Hilson Avenue Public School's school council is offering a free event on the evening of Wednesday, April 29th, from 7 to 8:30. (Please click on the link  to indicate whether you plan to attend -- it will help us plan seating and babysitting.)

    "Helping Your Child Deal With Stress and Anxiety" will cover topics including: Understanding anxiety and knowing when to seek professional help; Parenting strategies that ‘help’ (such as teaching your child how to problem solve, positive self-talk, relaxation techniques); and Parenting interventions that ‘hinder’ (such as excessive reassurance, becoming the problem solver, over empathizing). Parents will also have an opportunity to ask questions. 

    Our speaker will be Layal Dleikan, a practicing couples and family therapist with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree specializing in couples and families. Ms. Dleikan has worked with families and children in a variety of different settings including group homes, clinics, non-profit agencies and schools. Her years of experience have been centered on creating resiliency in families to ensure the best developmental outcomes for children. This includes situations where mental health issues are present, whether in the parents or children, separated families, blended families, single parent families, families involved with CAS, and families that have experienced trauma.

    Parents - please click here to RSVP about attending this event.


     Hilson Avenue Human Library 2015


    We are seeking parents of Hilson Avenue students with interesting jobs who would be willing to share their experiences in a small group format. 

    Please click here for more information

    Middle French Immersion Registration

    Middle French Immersion registration Week is ongoing

    Registration is easy!

    If you reside in our MFI catchment area (OCDSB School Locator website) and would like your child to attend Middle French Immersion, please  fill out a registration form and drop it by the school office. If your child already attends an OCDSB school,  ask the office staff to send the registration form via our internal mail. 
    For more information about French as a second language programs in the OCDSB, click here


    Kindergarten Registration

    Click here for more information regarding kindergarten in the OCDSB 

    Hilson Kindergarten registration is open now and is ongoing.

    **Online registration is now available - click below to register online. 


    Parents choosing the on-line format will be asked to complete the form, print a copy and bring it along to the school during registration week, along with the other necessary documents (proof of address, birth certificate, health card, immunization record)


    Assessment is an important part of our learning at Hilson.  Instruction, assessment and evaluation in today’s classrooms support multiple learning goals. Students need to learn more than facts – they must acquire 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
    The OCDSB has created a fantastic guide for parents which offers clear, meaningful information about assessment, evaluation and reporting.  Please click on the link below to learn more about assessment and evaluation in the OCDSB.  This guide will also 
    provide you with tips on how to communicate with your child and their teachers and
    answers some of the most common questions you may have regarding your child’s education. 

    100 Years of Learning!


    Are you looking for an easy way to introduce more read aloud stories to your children at home?  The Ottawa Public Library has many stories available online that your children can listen to and read along with a narrator.  There are French titles and translations available as well.  Check it out at...

    Great News!!!
    New route!
    Hilson Avenue PS has been selected to participate in the Ottawa Walking School Bus Pilot!
    To register please follow this link....

    Participation is limited to 20 students.  If you have any questions, please call the school at 613-728-4607

    French Immersion Homework Help!

     FSL Homework Toolbox/ Trousse pour devoirs 


    This is an FSL resource for parents and students in Ontario created by the Rainbow District School Board in partnership with the Ministry of Education. This resource includes a number of supports including 

    audio files in English and French

    · video clips demonstrating instructional strategies

    · reference guide for specific topics

    · list of French language learning websites

    · general tips for learning French


    Voilà Learning Homework Help-Online Homework Help In French 


    This is an online homework help support in French K-12 created in conjunction with the Ministry of Education. Ontario certified teachers are available to provide online support from 4-8 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for OCDSB students. Parents/Guardians/Students access the support by calling the toll-free number: 1 (866) 900 0658.

    The OCDSB has purchased a license to pilot the use of the online homework help program for the remainder of the school year. 


    Note: Although these sites target French Immersion, the content of the sites would also be supportive for Core French


    Visit to Hilson Avenue by Education Minister Liz Sandals and MPP for Ottawa Centre Yasir Naqvi.



    Hilson Avenue's GREENING Project! 

Hilson Avenue students, staff and parents are involved in a major effort to green our school yard! 
Please click for more information on this great initiative!
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