School News

Gr. 2 French Immersion November Information nights...

posted by Ellen Bailey

Meetings to be held in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville
Beginning in September 2018, the entry point for the Halton District School Board’s French
Immersion Program will be Grade 2.  In the Grade 2 French Immersion Program, 100% of the
instructional day will be in French.
In anticipation of questions parents may have before registering their Grade 1 child(ren) into
the French Immersion Program, a series of parent information evenings are being offered:

- Halton Hills: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 7-8 p.m., Georgetown District High
School, 70 Guelph St.
- Oakville: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 7-8 p.m., Garth Webb Secondary School,
2820 Westoak Trails Blvd.
- Milton: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 7-8 p.m., Milton District High School, 396
Williams Ave.
- Burlington: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 7-8 p.m., New Street Education
Centre (Brock Room), 3250 New St.

Confirmation of attendance is not required.

Registration for the French Immersion Program is open to all Grade 1 students and will begin
on Friday, December 1, 2017.  The deadline for submitting your registration form is
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 4 p.m. No registrations will be accepted after this date.
Parents may use the following link to determine which school their child would attend based
on their home address: Find My Local School. Please be sure to visit the website for
more details. Registration forms are available online or at your child’s home school.

Oakville Community Foundation Free Event Wed. Oct. 25th

posted Oct 19, 2017, 3:12 AM by Ellen Bailey

This FREE community event will take place at the Oakville Centre from 7pm to 9pm, and will feature insights from our Belong Matters Survey, as well as live performances by local arts organizations.

Don’t miss the chance to learn about how we do, or do not connect with the community we live in, and to grab a copy of our Belonging in a community of contrasts which will be available at the event!

Our featured performers include: Arthouse, the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, and the Oakville Chamber Orchestra.

Here is the link. 


School Council Rep. Candidate Forms...

posted Sep 19, 2017, 2:39 PM by Ellen Bailey

There are two NEW resources pertaining to School Council Self -Nomination and Candidate forms.

School Council Representative Candidate Form:

School Council Representative Self- Nomination Form Candidate Form:

IF you choose to use these forms, you must follow these directions:

DO  NOT COMPLETE THIS VERSION. MAKE A COPY OF THIS FORM FIRST. (top right side of screen, click on the 3 vertical dots, select MAKE A COPY and RENAME IT with your school name/year)
You can then share the copy. If it's not copied first, submissions will be saved to the master copy and we don't want that to happen. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me an email.

Sheilagh Wright

Fair Notice....

posted Sep 1, 2017, 10:57 AM by Ellen Bailey

Fair Notice to Parents/Guardians

September 2017

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 and/or Vice Principal(s), the Halton Regional Police Service, and certified 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 will 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

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.

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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