School News

Florence Meares Parking Lot

posted Sep 18, 2019, 8:39 AM by Mark Cann

Florence Meares is a very busy place, especially during pick up and drop off times at the beginning and end of the school day.  To facilitate student pick up and drop off and to ensure student safety, a system has been devised for our parking lot.  Please refer to the "Florence Meares Public School Drop Off Map" which can be found in the Online Backpack section of our school website.  Thank you for helping ensure our parking lot is safe for everyone.

Food @ FM

posted Sep 18, 2019, 8:31 AM by Mark Cann

Please remember that other than for your child’s lunch, no other food should come to school. We have many children who have life-threatening allergies to peanuts, eggs and dairy, for example. As much as we understand that you may want to send in food treats for your child’s birthday etc, we must insist that food does not come to school. You can always talk to your child’s teacher for suggestions of other items you could bring in, if you want to share with other students. Thank you for helping to keep all of our students healthy and safe.

Kindergarten Registration 2019

posted Jan 10, 2019, 12:47 PM by Mark Cann   [ updated Jan 11, 2019, 6:52 AM ]

Kindergarten registration for the 2019/20 school year is starting on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at Florence Meares.   Registration forms are available at the school and on the HDSB website ( Please register your child by Feb. 1, 2019. Learn more at (Search: "Kindergarten"). 

Technology and You

posted Nov 5, 2018, 8:24 AM by Mark Cann

Do you know how to protect yourself from ransomware, phishing, malware and viruses? Learn how your information can be compromised and how to protect yourself online by getting cybersafe here: To learn more about the importance of being safe online, visit the Halton District School Board's Technology & You resources at (Search: Technology & You) or follow #TECHandU on Twitter.

Kindergarten Open House

posted Nov 4, 2018, 10:46 AM by Mark Cann   [ updated Nov 5, 2018, 8:29 AM ]

Calling all three-year olds! Families are invited to attend a Kindergarten Open House to help make this first school experience a happy one.
Drop by Alexander's PS (2223 Sutton Dr., Burlington) on Thursday, Nov. 8 anytime between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
For more Kindergarten Open House dates and to learn more about the Kindergarten program, please visit

Hallowe'en Information 2018

posted Oct 29, 2018, 5:53 AM by Mark Cann

We will begin Wednesday, October 31st with a costume parade for staff and students from K-5 and Life Skills. Students in Grades 6-8 are more than welcome to dress up, if desired, and are encouraged to line the hallways during the Hallowe’en parade. Costumes should be appropriate, respectful, and promote the fun and prosocial aspects of Hallowe’en celebrations. As you can appreciate and understand, costumes should not incite fear or anxiety in any way.

Parents are asked to sign in when they arrive to watch the parade.


posted Oct 1, 2018, 6:42 AM by Mark Cann

The Life Skills classes will be welcoming Piper, a Therapy Dog from St. John's Ambulance. You might see Piper and her owner, Miss Jackie, in the school on Mondays, period 6 throughout the school year. Please feel free to say hello, but remember that Piper is a working dog and will need to spend her time with her students. Thank you!

Sr. Track and Field Meet May 28 Postponed

posted May 27, 2018, 12:33 PM by Carolyn Lewis

After consultation with the HDSB Health and Safety team and reviewing multiple weather forecasts for tomorrow, Monday, May 28, the Co-ordinators for the Sr. Track and Field Meet (Collier Meet) have postponed the meet until Monday, June 4, 2018. The humidex is expected to reach 36 with an extremely high UV index. We thank you for your understanding.

Annual Fun Fair!

posted May 17, 2018, 3:25 PM by Carolyn Lewis

Thank you to all of our community members for your attendance at our annual Fun Fair!  It was a huge success and we want to thank our School Council members for their time in organizating this fabulous community event.  We would also like to thank all of the staff, community partners, and high school student volunteers for their time in ensuring this event was successful and enjoyed by everyone!  

HDSB New Mobile App

posted May 14, 2018, 12:08 PM by Carolyn Lewis

The Halton District School Board has launched a Mobile App for parents/guardians, staff and students! Report absences, get school news, calendars, social media and more all in one place. The app consolidates important information from schools and the Halton District School Board into one easy-to-access location. The free app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play (search “Halton District School Board” or “HDSB”).

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