Hilson Avenue PS Update
Funky Head Day is Friday, November 27.
Students can sport crazy hair, a favourite hat, a funky accessory! Your choice!
On Wednesday, November 18, our students promised to be a buddy, not a bully! Here is a picture of a garland of our names strung on pink ribbon to mark Bully Prevention Week in Ontario.
Mrs. Dolan's class is working on place value. How much is your name worth?
Ms. Jamieson's class has been learning about the origin of their names.
On Tuesday, November 17, we were so lucky to have students from Nepean High School come to Hilson to present two plays--'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Madagascar.' These plays were written, directed, prepared and performed by students! Our students were in awe of the talent and effort of the the actors and 'behind the scenes' crew.
I wanted to share information with you regarding progress reports and parent teacher interviews. Under the terms of the central agreement for elementary teachers, the timing of the fall progress report was delayed. At the OCDSB, elementary progress reports will be issued for all students in grades 1 through 8 on December 10, 2015. These reports will cover the regular fall reporting period, from the first day of school to October 30, 2015. The reports will include information about progress and teacher comments.
A reminder that Friday, November 20 is a Professional Activity Day. This is the date scheduled for parent teacher interviews. Under the terms of the central agreement, teacher-parent interviews remain at the discretion of the teacher and will be initiated if the teacher has a concern about a student’s progress. If your child’s teacher feels that an interview would be required, he or she will contact you directly to arrange a time on either the evening of Thursday, November 19 between 4:00 pm and 7:00pm or on the morning of Friday, November 20 between 8:00 am and 11:00am.
As always, parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher if they have any questions or concerns about their child’s progress. Teachers remain committed to ongoing communication with individual parents/guardians regarding student progress and development.
Although job action has ended for elementary teachers, we continue to have sanctions in place for our educational support workers. This does have an impact on school operations and we appreciate your ongoing support as we work through those issues.
I want to assure you that our key priority remains working to ensure students have a successful school year. We appreciate your continued patience and understanding.
November 6 is Moustache Day!!
Thank you School Council
for a successful Book Fair and Potluck Book Fest!
A BIG congratulations goes out to both the boys' and the girls' competitive soccer teams who represented Hilson with great energy and sportsmanship at the tournaments on October 19th. We are very proud of all our players! The girls were very excited when they won the championship!!
Congratulation to our Cross Country Team on a wonderful showing at the Regional Meet on October 16th.
The effort and determination students put forth during practices each week certainly paid off. All students can be very proud of their accomplishments!
If you are planning to sign your child out from school, please send a note in your child's agenda or call in advance, where possible, so that Mrs. Farrell or I can visit your child’s classroom and have him or her ready at the designated pick up time. If you arrive to pick up your child and haven’t had the opportunity to provide advance notice, we will do our best to have him or her ready, but please anticipate that there may be some wait time.
***Does your child ride in a van to get to school? Please remember to contact the van company if your son or daughter is not coming to school. ***
Hello Hilson Avenue PS Families,
We have had a wonderful first two weeks together. Students have quickly adjusted to their new classrooms and schedules. Although our annual "meet the staff" night is currently struck work for our elementary teachers, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns.
Click here for nomination forms. Our School Council is primarily a consultative body, providing input into decisions around school priorities and events as well as providing much appreciated ‘extras’ through fundraising efforts. Our Council works hard to plan fun events that not only raise a few dollars but bring our community together too! Our meetings are generally 2 hours in duration.
Please know that both Mrs. Farrell and I are committed to doing all that we can to ensure that this is a wonderful year for all of our students.
School supplies list for September 2015 is here.
VARIABLE TRANSPORTATION POLICY (OSTA)
The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) has a NEW policy and procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody
arrangement and having two homes. Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation. A formal application process requires
that both parents and/or guardians sign the application and schedule. Weekly or bi-weekly access schedules may be limited to ensure student safety. Other
safety and operational risks will be assessed prior to approval or denial of each application.
The deadline for applications to ensure transportation as of the first day of school in September 2015 is . All other requests will be processed
All documents (application, transportation schedule calendar, FAQ,
Middle French Immersion Registration
Middle French Immersion registration Week is .
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.
Click here for more information regarding kindergarten in the OCDSB
**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
The OCDSB has created a fantastic guide for parents which offers clear, meaningful information about assessment,
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.
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...
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
· 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
Hilson Avenue's GREENING Project!
Hilson Avenue students,
Please click for more information on this great initiative!
PowerPoint format (.ppt)
Please click on the COMMUNITY INFORMATION link on the left for opportunities for students!