Parents going into grade one - So long, Farewell, it's time to bid Adieu!
Change is hard and many of you have expressed how much you've enjoyed reading the Kinderland blog and being part of our Remind class communities. We love you guys too and we will be there on the first day of school to welcome you and your child to grade 1. We kindly ask that you do us a favour though and remove yourselves from the Remind Hilson Kinder Class and the Kinder A/Kinder B class that you are part of. This saves us a lot of work at a busy time of year. Thank-You! Instructions on how to are as follows:
iOS App: Tap the class on the Classes screen. Then, tap the class name at the top of the screen. The final step is to click the red "Leave this class" link and confirm.
Andriod App: Tap the class on the side bar then tap the three dots on the top right of your screen. Choose Class Settings. The final step is to click the red "Leave this class" link and confirm.
The first day of school for all grade 1 students is Tuesday, Sept. 4th.
This is a link to the OCDSB school supplies list, for those of you doing back to school shopping: https://ocdsb.ca/UserFiles/Servers/Server_55394/File/Elementary/Classroom/OCDSB%20SCHOOL%20SUPPLIES%20LIST.pdf
All Kinder parents both Y1 (JK) & Y2 (SK) - Looking forward to a great year!
We see many of you joining our Remind app Hilson Kinder class. Welcome! When joining (or returning - Year 2/SK parents) we ask that you list your name and your child's name. For example, Raquel Alves (Lennan).
Please remember there is a staggered entry to Kindergarten.
Tuesday, Sept.4th & Wednesday, Sept.5th are for intake interviews only, there is NO SCHOOL for students.
Thursday, Sept. 6th - is the 1st day for school for ALL Year 1 (JK) students and Year 2 (SK) students who are registered at the WCC for after care.
Friday, Sept. 7th - is the first day of school for all remaining Year 2 (SK) students. This is ALL SKs that are NOT attending after care.
Please be sure to know your start date and have child care in place for the days your child is not attending school.
Please be sure your child has all their essentials on the first day of school.
- Backpack, large enough to fit lunch bag, note tote/large hardcover library book and change of clothes
- A reusable lunch bag
- Easy to open containers
- Reusable water bottle
- A pair of indoor running shoes, appropriate for gym, preferably velcro
- Extra outfit (shirt, pants, underwear & socks) in a ziplock bag marked with your child’s name
The Kinder team will also be collecting the following school supplies:
- 6 pencils
- 2 erasers
- 1 pack of coloured pencils
- 1 pack of washable coloured markers
- 1 pair blunt scissors
- 2 glue sticks
OCDSB School Calendar
Hilson Avenue Public School follows the OCDSB School Calendar for all holidays, PD Days and breaks. Please mark these dates in your calendar or bookmark this link for handy reference.
Upcoming Events, Important Dates & Reminders
Monday, August 27th-Friday, Aug.31st - Hilson Ave Public School Admin office open 8am-2pm
Monday, Sept. 3rd - Labour Day
Tuesday, Sept. 4th - First Day of School for all Grade 1 students
Tuesday, Sept.4th & Wednesday, Sept.5th - Intake Interviews for all registered Kinders
Thursday, Sept. 6th - First Day of School for all Year 1 Kinder students (JKs) & all registered WCC aftercare year 2 students (SKs)
Friday, Sept. 8th - First Day of school for all remaining Year 2 (SK) students