News & Announcements

OSSTF update: Dec. 11 strikes in some Ontario school boards (not UGDSB)

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday Dec. 11, OSSTF teachers and education workers in some school boards will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in selected locations across Ontario: http://www.osstf.on.ca/news/mr-dec-06-2019.aspx

The Upper Grand District School Board is not listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Dec. 11 OSSTF job action. 

Please continue to check www.ugdsb.ca/labour for updates.

Talking About Mental Health November 2019 – Nature and Mental Health

Posted October 22, 2019

Fall LeavesFall is here and so is that pre-winter chill!  Getting outside makes such a difference to how we all are doing inside. Spending time in nature improves our mental health and well-being.  Being outdoors is a simple way to add ...

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November Environmental Message from the Board to Families

Posted October 22, 2019

EarthMonthly environmental activities to help celebrate our planet Friday November 29th  is BUY NOTHING Day! Don’t buy, give. “No one has ever become poor by giving”, Anne Frank Celebrate Buy Nothing Day on November 29th! Buy Nothing Day is an awareness day highlighting ...

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October School Council Meeting Minutes

Posted October 21, 2019

Fred A Hamilton School Council - Meeting Minutes October 17, 2019 Attendees: Jane Bibby, Katie Young, Catrina Watson, Guthrie Woodford, Mike Poulin, Jill Mills, Steph deWaard, Kristin Rogers, Liz Martineau, Dan Paine, Christine, Anja Muecher Absent: Caroline Folkman Welcome and Introductions:  Laura welcomed participants to the meetings. Attendees introduced ...

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Halloween Dance Class Schedule

Posted October 20, 2019

Here is the schedule for the Halloween Dance on Thursday, October 31st.  Click on "read more" to see the chart properly. Parents are invited to help out:  Provide decorations! We need larger Halloween décor items to fill the gym!  Inflatables, lights, big wall hangings, etc.  We want to make it ...

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Community Gardening on Sunday the 27th!

Posted October 20, 2019

Outdoor ClassroomPlease join Mme McLeish for an hour on Sunday, October 27th from 11 AM - 12 PM to do some pruning and weeding in our outdoor classroom.  The students have been hard at work for a month getting the space ...

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Internet Safety Evening this Wednesday!

Posted October 20, 2019

School Council is hosting a free Parent Information Evening on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30pm in the library. Detective Constable Hugh Currie of the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Guelph Police Service will share information about internet safety, cyber bullying and hidden applications where children can hide things from ...

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Video Surveillance

Posted October 17, 2019

This is a reminder that we have video surveillance at our school.  It is the policy of the Upper Grand District School Board to support the use of video surveillance cameras. Video surveillance can promote a secure environment while upholding the essential and legislated rights of privacy of individuals. Video ...

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October School Council Agenda

Posted October 16, 2019

FA Hamilton School Council  Meeting Agenda  October 17, 2019 - 6:30 pm Agenda Item Purpose Welcome and approval of minutes Approve September meeting minutes Council Event Updates  Parent Information Evening Halloween Dance - call for volunteers ...

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Hallowe’en Haunt!

Posted October 16, 2019

PumpkinsOn Wednesday, Oct. 30th from 5-7:30PM, The Senior Leadership kids are hosting a Halloween Haunt at F. A. Hamilton to raise money for some new cool visual art equipment!  There will be a dance party, costume contest, Halloween crafts, and Halloween ...

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Library Newsletter – October

Posted October 16, 2019

Les nouvelles de la bibliothèque de l’École Fred A. Hamilton! Oct. 16th, 2019  Dear Parents/Guardians,  Wow!  Is it actually half-way through October already?  How did that happen? Things in the library are progressing nicely.  If you happen to be dropping by you will find the shelves littered ...

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We Passed!

Posted October 9, 2019

Water From A TapDear parents and guardians, The Upper Grand District School Board has been testing for lead in school drinking water since 2007. New provincial testing requirements came into effect July 2017, which increase the amount of ...

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Hallowe’en Costumes

Posted October 8, 2019

CostumesAt FAH, students are welcome to dress up on October 31st, or they can wear black and orange, autumn colours or just their regular clothes.  Whatever is comfortable for our students and their families will be great.  If your child does ...

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Parent Evening – Internet Safety!

Posted October 8, 2019

Internet SafetySchool Council is hosting a free Parent Information Evening on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30pm in the library. Detective Constable Hugh Currie of the Internet Child Exploitation Unit of the Guelph Police Service will share information about internet safety, cyber ...

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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October Newsletter

Posted October 2, 2019

IMG_1447Please have a look at our October Newsletter. In the picture to the right you see Brandon Reese, a teacher in our board, running past Fred A Hamilton last Thursday.  Brandon was inspired to run a marathon from one school to ...

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