School News

Friday, June 30th, Dismissal is at 2:15pm

posted Jun 19, 2017, 1:29 PM by Ellen Bailey

Friday June 30th all elementary schools will dismiss 90 minutes early. Palermo will be dismissed at 2:15pm

Quebec Trip - Very Important Information, please read....

posted Jun 14, 2017, 8:10 AM by Ellen Bailey

Monday, June 5th, 2017



Dear Parents or Guardians:


This letter is your reminder about Palermo’s Grade 8 overnight excursion to Quebec City

(June 20th-23rd).  Please find attached a copy of our final itinerary, a recommended packing list, the electronics contract (please carefully review this contract with your child), and the menu of your child’s meals for the week (included in the itinerary).  Breakfasts and dinners are included. Dietary concerns have been noted.  We suggest that students bring approximately $15- $ 20 a day for lunch and some spending money.



Please ensure that your son or daughter is at the school by 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday June 20th.  Bus departs at 6:30 a.m. sharp.



We are expected back at the school on Friday June 23rd at 7:30 p.m.  We will be contacting the school at around 3:00 p.m. indicating our estimated arrival time and an email will be sent out to all parents. Please check your email for our estimated time of arrival. In addition, you can call Brightspark at 416-486-6440 or 1-800-267-6425.  



If you ever need to contact us when we are on tour, the Brightspark telephone representative will contact a switchboard which will then contact us directly.  As well the chaperones have a temporary cell phone, in case of an emergency you can contact a chaperone directly at  905-691-5549.



A friendly reminder regarding all technological devices, including cell phones, are only permitted on the bus going to Quebec City and on the way back. Students do not have to bring cell phones, in fact we highly encourage students to leave their cell phones at home and bring a camera instead. If your child as well as yourself feel the need to bring a cell phone or any other technological device, please understand that school rules still apply during this trip and that the cell phones/devices will be collected upon our arrival to Quebec and placed in the hotel’s safety deposit box. Please ensure your child’s cell phone/devices are clearly labeled with his/her name. The cell phone/devices will be returned Thursday night so that the student can charge his/her phone (device). Please be assured that the students will be given a free 10 minute calling card. The students will have access to the payphones right after our first scheduled event on the evening of the first day.  






We would also like to inform you of our policy in case your child requires the administration of medication during the trip. If your child has a prescription, we must have the proper form filled out in order to administer the medication. If your child already has a permission form in the office (e.g., for an asthma inhaler or Epipen) that was filled out earlier in the year, that is sufficient. If your child has a new prescription that he/she will be required to take on the trip, you must have the form filled out and signed by a physician. The forms are available in the office.


If your child requires Tylenol, Gravol, or antihistamines for seasonal allergies, he/she can bring the medication but it must be given to the teacher supervisors. Please find enclosed in this package a medical form that must be filled out and returned immediately to Ms. Roy or Mme Fagnan, if your child needs (or in case) to take the above medications.


Students are not allowed to carry any medication with them except an inhaler or an Epipen.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any one of us at the school (905) 469-1138.





Thank you,


Ms. Wright, Ms. Roy, and Mme Fagnan

Parent Engagement Conference, Saturday October 14th...

posted Jun 13, 2017, 3:39 AM by Ellen Bailey

The HDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is pleased to be hosting its 10th Annual Parent Engagement Conference on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at Craig Kielburger S.S. in Milton. This years’ conference theme is “21st Century Student Success: Creating a Culture of Equity, Inclusion and Well-Being” We are proud to announce this year's Keynote Speaker is Candy Palmater on "The Road Less Travelled"

Halton Parent Child Centre - Summer programs for children upto 5 years of age

posted Jun 11, 2017, 5:24 AM by Ellen Bailey

Halton Parent Child Centre is the lead agency for Ontario Early Years Centres in Oakville.  They have many community partnerships and provide services for parents and their children newborn to 5 years.  They also provide parenting support for families up to the age of 12 years and service over 2000 families per year.


It is important for children to attend programs prior to entering kindergarten as it helps them with their social skills and overall development.One of the programs that HPCC is promoting on this flyer is a camp program for children 3.5 years, and will be entering kindergarten in September.

Please see flyer.


Kids Helping Kids...Food 4 Kids

posted Jun 8, 2017, 3:23 AM by Ellen Bailey   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 3:36 AM ]

Hey Palermo Community! We are happy to announce that the Grade 4 students have been participating in our Kids Helping Kids project. This year we are making products to sell to raise money for Food 4 Kids (Halton). Our sell date is June 16, 2017. Product pricing ranges form $0.50 - $2.00. Students should bring no more than $5 to spend. Read more about our amazing student companies HERE
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Palermo's 7th Annual Fun Fair......

posted Jun 3, 2017, 3:39 AM by Ellen Bailey   [ updated Jun 3, 2017, 3:45 AM ]

will take place next Friday June 9th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the back of our school.  There will be inflatables, carnival games, tattoos, freezies, music and more!

Food will be available for cash purchase only beginning at 5:00 pm.  

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This year we will be having our first ever online auction at  (must sign-in and register to participate)

  • Bidding opens tomorrow Friday June 2 at 12:00 noon and closes on Friday June 9 at 7:30 pm.
  • Auction items include: Grade Themed Baskets, African Lion Safari passes, hand painted foot stools by our kindergarten class, handcrafted furniture,


Parking is limited please consider walking or biking with your family.  We ask everyone to be kind and respectful of our neighbours and their property.  Please obey parking laws and regulations to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience at the FunFair.


Palermo Parent Council

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.

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." 

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.

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