School News

Family Health and Wellness Night

posted Feb 24, 2017, 2:34 PM by Carolyn Lewis

Our FM School Council is hosting a Family Wellness Night on Thursday, March 2 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This exciting event is to promote healthy families through workshops including physical fitness, nutrition, and awareness around the connection between physical and mental wellness.  Families will have the opportunity to sign up for four sessions around these various topics.  The evening is free of charge and has been funded by the PRO (Parents Reaching Out) Grant from the Ministry of Education.  We are excited to learn together about active, healthy lifestyles that keep our minds and body well!  We look forward to seeing our FM families on March 2!

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

posted Jan 11, 2017, 8:32 AM by Carolyn Lewis

The office is now accepting applications for Junior Kindergarten students who will be starting school in September 2017.  You may register your child any day between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.   To be eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten (JK), all children must be 4 years old by December 31, 2017. To attend Senior Kindergarten (SK), all children must be 5 years old by December 31, 2017.  Please Note: If your child is presently in JK you do not need to register them for SK.  Please bring the following documents with you: proof of Canadian Citizenship (birth certificate, passport or citizenship card), immunization Record, 2 pieces of proof of residential address (tax bill or proof of purchase/lease only), an emergency contact person’s phone number, proof of custody, such as a court order (if you are not the child’s parent) Please ensure that your child is registered by February 3rd, 2017.

Holiday Wishes

posted Dec 19, 2016, 10:55 AM by Carolyn Lewis

As we embark on the upcoming holiday season,  we would like to wish our community a wonderful season with family and friends.  We hope you enjoy this special time of year and we would like to take the opportunity to thank our Florence Meares Community for all your support and hard work as we work together to make our school a great place to learn and grow.  We are grateful to be working with such wonderful students who bring us joy and enthusiasm every day.  We like to thank our dedicated teachers, parents, educational assistants, office staff, student supervisors, crossing guards, custodial and HDSB support staff.   We wish you a holiday season filled with joy, laughter and peace.

Holiday Hours

posted Dec 19, 2016, 10:54 AM by Carolyn Lewis

Our school day ends at 1:40 pm on Friday, Dec. 23.  The school will be closed for the holiday season and re-open on January 9, 2017.  We wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday season. 

FM Cares

posted Dec 19, 2016, 7:30 AM by Carolyn Lewis

Thank you to the Florence Meares community for your generous donations of hats and mittens over the last few weeks.  In demonstrating care and concern for others, our Me To We team Hat and Mitten initiative has provided many boxes of hats and mittens to the Salvation Army in Burlington.  Many families will be warm this winter season! Thank you, FM, for your generosity.  

Optional Attendance 2017-18

posted Dec 12, 2016, 9:08 AM by Carolyn Lewis

Halton students seeking placement at schools other than their home school, do so by way of Optional Attendance. Applications are being accepted at your home school from: December 1 - January 31, 2017.  Not all schools are open to Optional Attendance.  For a list of schools open to Optional Attendance and to obtain a copy of the registration form, please visit the HDSB website at and search Optional Attendance or click on the following: Ø  Schools Ø  Transfer Schools Within the HDSB Ø  Schools Open to Optional Attendance 2017 Ø  Elementary Optional Attendance Application Form.

Attention All FM Volunteers

posted Oct 14, 2016, 12:56 PM by Carolyn Lewis   [ updated Oct 14, 2016, 1:15 PM ]

All returning volunteers need to complete the new  Annual Offence Declaration Form at Once completed, please submit to the office. The link to this form can also be found on the HDSB website under "Parents - Get Involved". 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Florence Meares, please complete the HDSB Volunteer Application Form at along with the Annual Offence Declaration Form mentioned above and submit to your child's teacher. 

Thank you for supporting the life of our students at school through this important and valuable role as a volunteer.

Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Conference

posted Sep 28, 2016, 8:41 AM by Mark Cann

Don't miss the annual PIC conference Oct. 15 at Craig Kielburger H.S. from 8:45-3:30.  This year's conference is "Achieving Excellence by Nurturing Resilience and Empathy in Students". It is a wonderful event with a lot of great information.  There is also free child care and shuttle services available. See more information here

Open House Tuesday, October 4th.

posted Sep 23, 2016, 2:10 PM by Mark Cann   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 2:12 PM ]

All Florence Meares families are invited to our Open House and Treat Night on Oct. 4 from 6-8 p.m. with classrooms and teachers available from 6:30-8 p.m.. This is an evening where you have the opportunity to meet your child's teacher, see their classroom, and visit the 'square' for the School Council Bake Sale. Enjoy treats and visit School Council information booths to learn more about what is happening at the school this year. Treats from the School Council Bake sale will start at 6 p.m. and classrooms and teachers will be available from 6:30-8 p.m..  We look forward to meeting our Florence Meares families! [Please note that there will not be a formal BBQ this year.]

Parking Lot Safety

posted Sep 23, 2016, 2:07 PM by Mark Cann   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 2:12 PM ]

With the start of the school year, we wanted to give parents some reminders about pick-up and drop-off of children.  The loop in front of the school is designated for bus use only.  Please do not use the bus loop to pick-up or drop-off your children at the start or end of the school day.  At the start and end of the day, parents should use the designated drop-off loop at the side of the school.  If you need to come in to the school when you are dropping-off your child, please make sure that you park your car in a designated parking spot.  If you are not able to park in a spot, it is important that you do not leave your car unattended as we want to prevent people from finding their cars blocked in.  Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!

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