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351 Highside Dr 
Milton, L9T 1W8 
Phone: 905-878-8119 
Fax: 905-878-2666 
To report your student's absence call
1-877-409-6310

Principal: Mrs. Christine Bejjany
Vice Principal:Mr. Dan Albrecht
Senior Secretary: Jennifer Downs


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Fair Notice Letter to Parents.pdf





Grade 8 Ottawa Trip Return

Please note that the Grade 8 students are expected to return to the school parking lot at approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, June 19th.

This time is slightly earlier than scheduled.







Larry Manuel Memorial Fund


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Our late "EW Foster Public School Crossing Guard", Larry Manuel, 1948-2014, will always be remembered as a loving member of our community.

Larry cared deeply for the safety and well being of others in our community, each and everyday. Shortly after Larry's passing in May 2014, some residents, who knew and loved Larry, began exploring a way to enhance our Milton community in his honour. The residents are embarking upon a neighbourhood fundraising campaign, to employ the Town of Milton Parks Services Department to install a memorial bench or benches in Larry's name. Since Larry was an avid softball player and fan, the goal is to raise enough funds to install a memorial bench near the E.W. Foster baseball diamond behind the school (approximate cost to purchase and install is $2,100). Should the community contributions exceed this primary fundraising goal, for every $2,100 raised, an additional community memorial bench will be purchased and placed along the Sam Sherratt Trail that connects EW Foster and Sam Sherratt Public Schools with a paved pathway.

We are hoping that these benches will help our community remember Larry, and also serve to meet the needs of residents in the community, who have inquired with the Town to install benches along this pathway.

It is the aim of the organizers to have the benches installed during the summer of 2015. Please consider sharing this with your friends and family in the community.


CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED UNTIL MAY 22ND 2015 BY CHEQUE (LARRY MANUEL MEMORIAL FUND) AND RETURNED TO THE SCHOOL OR DEPOSITED DIRECTLY TO: TD CANADA TRUST | ACCOUNT # 5234344 | TRANSIT # 3044


This project is endorsed by E.W. Foster P.S. School Council. Your support is sincerely appreciated.






'Tell Them From Me' (TTFM) Parent Survey


Dear Parent/Guardian, we want to hear from you! The Halton District School Board welcomes your feedback through a questionnaire for parents - the 'Tell Them From Me' (TTFM) Partners in Learning Parent Survey. This online survey allows parents to have their voice heard and to provide input about your child's experiences with their school. This letter contains your username and password unique to parents at Limehouse Public School.

Successful schools foster greater communication with parents, encourage parental involvement in their child's schoolwork, and engage parents in school activities and governance. The Partners in Learning Parent Survey is based on a comprehensive questionnaire covering aspects of your views on your child(ren)'s experiences at school and at home. The survey also provides feedback to schools about the extent to which parents feel how Limehouse Public School supports learning, positive behaviour, and a safe and inclusive environment.

The survey can be accessed at www.tellthemfromme.com. This secure website is operated by The Learning Bar Inc., a reputable survey partner. Once you access the website you will need to provide your login credentials. The username and password for parents/guardians of students at Limehouse Public School are:

Username: hdsb5554
Password: parent402

The survey is accessible from April 23, 2015 until May 29, 2015. It will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Surveys should be completed in one continuous session. Responses are recorded as you progress through the survey and each page should be submitted within 15 minutes of starting that section in order to avoid a time out. Please choose your selections carefully as the survey is not designed to go back once a response has been submitted.
If you have any difficulties accessing with the survey please contact the Halton District School Board's Information Centre at 905-333-4372 (HDSB) or 1-888-432-4372 (HDSB), Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or at informationcentre@hdsb.ca.

For questions about the survey contact:
Frank Nezavdal, Department of Research and Accountability
J.W. Singleton Education Centre
Halton District School Board
PO Box 5005 STN LCD 1,
Burlington, ON
L7R 3Z2
Tel: (905) 335-3663 ext. 3381 or 1-877-618-3456 ext. 3381

The information you provide through the 'Tell Them From Me' Parent Survey is collected by the Halton District School Board under the authority of the Education Act (R.S.O. 1990, c. E.2) ss. 169.1 as amended 2012. The information parents provide is anonymous and will be used for assisting the Halton District School Board and its staff to conduct school and board improvement planning, and to support schools in the development of their annual Bullying Prevention and Intervention plans.







The letter below is from the Halton District School Board Director of Education and the School Board Chair.

April 30, 2015

Important Notice for Elementary Families:
Potential job action by Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)


To families of elementary students:
The purpose of this letter is to update Halton District School Board families on the status of labour negotiations with Halton elementary teachers.

Negotiations with teachers and educational support staff have taken a different form this year due to a change in provincial legislation.  Negotiations are two-tiered with provincial and local bargaining occurring simultaneously. Provincially, “management” is represented by the provincial trustee association and the provincial government; whereas “labour” is represented by the provincial unions.  Substantial issues such as compensations and benefits are discussed at the provincial table, with issues such as staffing discussed locally.

Elementary school teacher negotiations:
Under the Labour Relations Act, any party involved in bargaining can apply for conciliation to assist in negotiations.  The provincial Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) requested conciliation in late March. ETFO requested the conciliator attend the April 17 negotiations meeting, where the union asked for the issuance of a No-Board Report,  and on April 24, ETFO confirmed it has~received its~No-Board Report.  

A No-Board Report allows negotiations to continue but permits job sanctions by the union, or a lock-out by management 17 days after the issuance of the report.  Therefore, ETFO members will be in a legal position to impose job sanctions on May 10, 2015.   Job sanctions could include Work to Rule,  rotating strikes or a full strike.   

This does not mean labour action will happen in Halton elementary schools. A minimum five (5) days advance notice must be provided to boards before any labour action is taken. Should we receive official notice of labour sanctions, we will communicate immediately with families by email, on the HDSB and school websites, and through social media. 

Local negotiations with Halton’s elementary teachers (ETFO) began in February, with meetings held  in March and April .  Further meeting dates are scheduled for May and June. The Board remains committed to continuing to talk and bargain in good faith at the local level with its elementary teachers in order to reach a local agreement.

Update on Secondary school teacher negotiations:
As you know from recent media coverage concerning negotiations with secondary teachers (OSSTF), the Halton District School Board is one of seven boards in Ontario that may be facing a secondary teacher strike. The Halton District School Board has not received notification of a strike by its secondary teachers.  The union is required to provide five (5) days advance notice of any strike action.  If notice is received, that information will be shared immediately with secondary parents and students.

If a strike is announced for secondary school teachers,  programs for Grade 7 and 8 students at Aldershot High School and Burlington Central High School will continue.  More detailed information will be provided directly to the parents of these Grade 7 and 8 students.  

Day-care centres located in the following high schools will remain open: Lester B. Pearson HS, Robert Bateman HS, Oakville Trafalgar HS, Iroquois Ridge HS.  Parents are advised to expect delays at drop-off and pick-up times due to potential picketing.  

The Halton District School Board will keep parents informed of progress or the potential of a disruption to education, and will communicate immediately with families by email, on the HDSB and school websites, and through social media.



David Euale     Kelly Amos
Director of Education   Chair of the Board




We are pleased to welcome Ms. Kourtney Hulme to WI Dick Middle School She will be replaceing Mr. Stevens during his absence.





We are pleased to welcome Ms. Jennifer O'Driscoll to WI Dick Middle School. She will be replacing Mr. Noble during his absence.




Congratulations to the WI Dick girls basketball team.
Halton North Champs!
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FTHP flyer 2015.pdf



DreamBox

We are excited to have DreamBox accounts set up for all of our students in grades five and six. Please have your child use the link below to access their account. Classes are still set up according to our original organization, but will be updated soon. Children are encouraged to access DreamBox three times a week for 20 minutes each time.


If you have an ipad, you will need to use the school code, z3vf/widms, to access the program.

Please consider accessing the Parent Dashboard in the program by logging in with your child and then clicking on the parent login section.



2014 - 2015 Daily Timetable

Entry bell: 8:05 A.M.

Period 1    8:15 - 9:05 A.M.
Period 2    9:05 - 9:55 A.M.

Nutrition Break #1: 9:55 - 10:35 A.M.

Period 3    10:35 - 11:25 A.M.
Period 4    11:25 - 12:15 P.M

Nutrition Break #2:12:15 - 1:05 P.M.

Period 5     1:05 - 1:55 P.M.
Period 6     1:55 - 2:45 P.M.

Dismissal 2:45 P.M.

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Reporting Process for Students:

 On November 18, 2013, the Halton District School Board will launching its new online reporting tool for students to report bullying behaviours.  This reporting tool will allow students to confidentially report incidents of bullying behaviours directly to the principal and vice principal. Students are still encouraged to talk to an administrator or a trusting adult at school to report incidents of bullying and not feel this is the only method of reporting available to them.
 The reporting tool was developed with input from several stakeholder groups including student focus groups, members of the Safe Schools Advisory team and administrators, in addition to consultation with other school boards who have developed similar reporting tools.  The tool will be live on individual school websites on Monday, Nov. 18, which coincides with Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week Nov. 18-22, 2013.
Students may access the reporting tool from a computer or mobile device through your school website by clicking on this icon, 24102013_24936_0.jpg. This will link to an online form they will complete. Once submitted, the form is sent directly to the principal/vice principal’s inbox. The principal will then investigate and respond to the incident to ensure students feel safe and receive the most appropriate support.



        


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