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posted by Ellen Bailey

Parents invited to attend bullying prevention presentation led by the Toronto Argonauts on April 12, 2017

posted by Ellen Bailey   [ updated ]

Please see attached document for further details.

Kindergarten Registration...

posted Mar 9, 2017, 11:42 AM by Ellen Bailey

We are still accepting registrations for Junior and Senior Kindergarten for September 2017.  Access to the school library is provided after a student is registered. 

Please bring the following original documents when registering:

Proof of address (any two of the following current documents): lease or deed, car registration, property tax bill, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, bank statement, credit card statement, correspondence with a government agency 

Proof of age: birth certificate, passport or baptismal/faith document for your child.

Proof of citizenship: birth certificate or passport or Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Permanent Resident card.

Proof of immunization or philosophical or religious exemption forms (completed medical authorization where necessary). 

If you are not the child’s parent, or if you have sole custody, please bring proof of custody (court order). 

To register for fall 2017, Junior Kindergarten children must be 4 years old by December 31, 2017, and Senior Kindergarten children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2017.

Kindergarten Orientation night will be Thursday May 11, more details to follow.

Year Book Purchase - Deadline Monday, April 24th

posted Mar 1, 2017, 3:38 AM by Ellen Bailey   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 3:40 AM ]

Get Your Yearbook!

Purchase your very own Yearbook for $20 on cashless.

We are proud to let you know that you may order your Palermo 2016-2017 Yearbook created by our very own students.

Deadline is Monday, April 24th 2017


Well Being Evening - Thursday, March 30th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

posted Feb 23, 2017, 1:13 PM by Ellen Bailey

Spring 2017 - Palermo's Healthy Body and Healthy Minds Presentation for Parents.  Please see attached document for more information.

Anaphylaxis and food at school....

posted Feb 15, 2017, 3:40 AM by Ellen Bailey

 Recently some fast food franchises have announced that they can not guarantee that they are peanut free.  "If you are bringing food to the school from takeout restaurants, please ensure the food is free from nuts, and free from cross contamination of nuts." 

Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Fair Notice

posted Jul 9, 2016, 7:24 AM by Ellen Bailey   [ updated Sep 2, 2016, 11:55 AM ]

  September 2016

   Dear Parents/Guardians:

This letter is to inform you that the Halton District School Board has participated in the development
of a region wide Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocol along with our community
partners. This Protocol enables us to more effectively respond to situations where students may pose
a threat to themselves or others.

Threat assessment protocols are mandated for every board in Ontario. The purpose of a VTRA is to
determine how best to support the student so their behaviour does not become violent or self-
injurious. Please note that other community partners such as the Halton Regional Police Service and
community youth agencies may become involved in the VTRA because it is critical to have as much
information available as possible in order to provide effective support to children in need. The VTRA
protocol outlines how a school responds immediately to threatening incidents including but not limited
to: possession of a weapon or replica weapon; bomb threat or plan; verbal or written (including
electronic) threats to harm oneself or others, and fire setting. The initial response team will include
the Principal or Vice Principal, the Halton Regional Police Service, and Board staff; other community
partners and additional Board staff may be included as necessary.

Parents and guardians will be notified if their child will be discussed at a VTRA. If parents/guardians
cannot be reached, or if they choose not to provide consent, but a concern for safety still exists due
to threatening behaviour, the threat assessment may still proceed. Personal information shared
throughout this process will respect and balance each individual’s right to privacy with the need to
ensure the safety of all. As always, student safety is our first priority.

The Halton District School Board will respond to all threats in a professional manner in order to
provide healthy and caring learning environments for all students and staff. Additionally, we will be
educating students about school safety and reinforce their understanding that threat making
behaviours are not acceptable.

The Halton District School Board is proud to be able to provide this level of support to our students
and is most fortunate to have our community partners working with us. Should you have any
questions about our community VTRA Protocol or other Safe Schools matters, please call
905.335.3665 x 3389.


Scott Podrebarac                                     Jonathan Shoss
Superintendent of Education                    System Principal
Safe & Inclusive Schools                          Safe and Inclusive Schools
Halton District School Board                    Halton District School Board

Palermo is a scent free school.

posted May 9, 2016, 6:55 PM by Ellen Bailey   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 1:58 PM ]

Some individuals at Palermo are allergic to scents. We ask that students and parents visiting the school refrain from using perfume, heavily scented deodorant, etc.

No Left Hand Turns

posted May 9, 2016, 6:49 PM by Ellen Bailey   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 2:01 PM ]

No left hand turns out of our parking lot between 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. please. This slows down traffic and prevents buses from getting in and dropping off kids.  Thanks for your consideration. 

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