7pm Oct 22, 2014
Dear Parents/ Guardians
Thank you for your incredible support throughout the day. Our staff members were amazing at creating a supportive environment throughout the day, with a clear focus on learning. As always, our number one priority is student wellness and safety.
Although our office was very busy today, we tried very hard to keep things as normal as possible for the children. There will be a mass Synervoice phone call to all families in the OCDSB regarding the day’s events. The message will include resources to assist parents in speaking with your children.
Here is one web site that I sent to all of my staff. http://mediasmarts.ca/
Please have a well-deserved restful night with your children.
All Hilson Avenue students have been learning hip hop dances this week and will show off their moves to each other at a dance showcase on Friday. Unfortunately due to space constraints we cannot invite parents - there is barely enough room for the dance area and the students!
Thank you for your understanding.
Every dance routine will be recorded and will be shown in the Grand hall on a loop at Parent-Teacher interview night in November.
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...
Intramural soccer has begun at Hilson for Junior students (grades 4-6). 125 students are signed up for fun games at recess, and the school team will be chosen from these games (players with great spirit, effort and teamwork). Each student will get at least 3 games, and consideration for the school team will also take behaviour and completion of academic work into account.
Hilson Avenue PS has been selected to participate in the Ottawa Walking School Bus Pilot!
To view the route go to.... http://www.ottawaschoolbus.
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
a udio 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!
Read a blog post from Growing Up Organic about Hilson Avenue's planting efforts!
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!
PowerPoint format (.ppt)
Please click on the COMMUNITY INFORMATION link on the left for opportunities for students!
Hilson Avenue MFI Boundary Map