School News

Enjoy a Safe and Happy Summer!

posted Jun 27, 2017, 9:18 AM by Carolyn Lewis

We have come to the end of another wonderful school year here at Florence Meares School! It is a time to celebrate the learning and memories of many fun and exciting times throughout the year.  We have great students at FM and it is a pleasure to work with kids when they demonstrate so much enthusiasm, creativity, and spirit each day! We are also extremely grateful for our outstanding staff here at Florence Meares.  They are a dedicated and talented group of individuals who work together as a strong team to provide a multitude of exceptional opportunities for our students both academically and in the extra-curricular areas.  At FM, we are also very thankful to be able to work so closely with an active parent community.  Out School Council along with many other parent volunteers truly make the Florence Meares School experience special. Thank you to all of the people who make our school a great place to learn, grow, and succeed!  To all of our students moving on to new schools, we wish you all the very best as you continue on your journey.  Have a safe, healthy and happy summer!


The HDSB invites parents to complete the "Have Your Say" survey

posted May 15, 2017, 6:28 PM by Carolyn Lewis

In our effort to increase school effectiveness, the Halton District School Board is inviting your participation in a new online survey for parents – the Have Your Say survey. As our partner in education, your input is valued and appreciated. We recognize your involvement is critical to student success which is why we’re sending this letter, inviting you to complete an online survey to tell us what you think about Florence Meares P.S. Parental input is valuable and appreciated. We are inviting parents to respond to questions related to their child’s school, such as: learning opportunities, communication, involvement in the school, technology use, equitable and inclusive learning environments, and transportation. The information gathered from the survey is being used to help our school continue to create a positive climate, to inform our School Improvement and Well-Being plans, and for parents to have a voice in creating a supportive community at Florence Meares P.S.


The survey is open to all parents of children in the Halton District School Board from May 1, 2017 until June 7, 2017. Your responses are anonymous and the questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. There is no login or password required. To complete the survey, click on or copy this link: http://www.haveyoursayhdsb.ca/parentsguardian. This survey is also accessible using a mobile device.


Teacher Appreciation Week Thank you!

posted May 15, 2017, 6:14 PM by Carolyn Lewis

All staff would like to extend a warm and sincere thank you to our Florence Meares community for an amazing week of surprise appreciations.  Staff were welcomed to a beautifully decorated staff room and thoughtfully decorated bulletin boards filled with expressions of appreciation from students, parents and community members.  Each day during the week of May 1, staff were surprised with treats including smoothies, selections of candy and hot chocolate, and delicious ice cream sundaes! On Friday, each staff member received a pine tree seedling with a booklet filled with notes of appreciation and thanks from students which were graciously received by all!  THANK YOU to all of our community members for your thoughtful contributions and a sincere thank you to School Council team who worked so hard to co-ordinate such a special week!  

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 www.hdsb.ca 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 https://goo.gl/wc4tLD. 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 https://goo.gl/M1jf9A 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.

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