School News

Friday Admin Blog (FAB) for Friday, May 24, 2019

posted by Peter Marshall

A) Follow us on Twitter    @BOYNEhdsb

B) Want to help out a great school?  We are still accepting volunteers to help with our School Fun Fair.  It is held after school on Thursday, June 13th. We are looking for volunteers to provide some time to assist with our fun events for students.  If you are able to donate half an hour of your time please contact our school council Chair at   We would love to have you be involved.

C) Are you ready to get more active with the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge? This annual event aims to get neighbourhoods across the country moving together!  Our Milton Community could win $150,000 and be crowned Canada's Most Active Community! Let's Get Moving and track your move minutes to boost our community's total! All you have to do is get the app!  See the link below for more information.

·  Are you ready to Community Better? From May 31st – June 16th, tracked move minutes boost your community’s total in the first annual Community Better Challenge for a chance to be crowned Canada’s Most Active Community. Learn more here.


ParticipACTION will be here during the Boyne Fun Fair and will be giving people opportunities to have some fun while being active. Come and see the display and action on June 13th!

 D) We have some very exciting news for the females in our community!  Our very first "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" event will be taking place on June 6th. Registration for this free, empowering night, will be sent home next week. Mothers, Aunts, Grandmothers and their daughters will be participating in workshops designed to be fun and active for all. Please join us, and some amazing workshop leaders, for a one-of-a-kind experience at Boyne! Registrations will be on a first-come, first-serve basis due to the limited number of participants in each workshop. We will work hard to accommodate all requests. Stay tuned for more information early next week!  It is going to be amazing! 

E) Kidssentials is pleased to be offering Boyne families a 4 weeks of our fresh-served, nutritious lunches on June 4, 11, 18 & 25. Kidssentials is different from other companies - mixing and assembling entrees right at the school so buns are not soggy and pasta is fresh and creamy.

Ordering is flexible. Fill out the paper order form that came home or go online to create an account at Paper form due date is next Wednesday, May 29th; online ordering is available until 2 days prior to each service date.

Why not give Kidssentials a try and see why so many other schools in the area are also enjoying their entrees? Please contact the Kidssentials office if you have any questions.  Thank you.

905.855.1914 / /        

F) Warm Weather and Tick Precautions

The warm weather brings an increase in the activity level of adult ticks across Halton Region. Information from the Halton Region website  provides recommendations for anyone taking part in outdoor activities in wooded areas or fields with long grassy areas, in order to minimize and detect exposure to ticks.


·  light-coloured clothing, so it’s easier to see ticks

·  closed-toed shoes

·  long-sleeved shirts

·  long pants, tucked into your socks

After being outdoors, check for ticks on yourself and your children. Look:

·  behind your knees

·  on your head

·  in your belly button

·  in your groin area

·  in your underarm area

·  on the back of your body – use a mirror, or ask someone to check for you

Should you find a tick on you or your child, please follow these steps to remove and submit the tick to Halton Region for testing.

For further information about ticks in the area, and how you can limit exposure to ticks near your home, please visit the Halton Region website

Admin. Blog for Friday May 17, 2019

posted May 17, 2019, 11:52 AM by Peter Marshall

1) Girls Just Want to Have FUN!  We are planning a very exciting FEMALE ONLY fitness night on June 6th. Please keep this date open for your daughters in Grades 3-8 to attend with their significant female adult (mom, aunt, grandmother). Information will be coming in the next week for sign up. This event will be free of charge and is strictly for our girl population. Studies have shown that females are not active enough for optimal health and well-being and our goal is to introduce different activities to provide an opportunity for movement and bonding together. Stay tuned for more information!  We can't wait to see you!  

2) Athletic news: 

Our Grade 3,4,5 students had a great time at the Junior Relays this week!  Our teams worked hard and represented the school with pride in true Boyne spirit!  Special thanks to the grade 7 helpers who were amazing and also to the parents that were able to come and cheer us on!  We look forward to the Junior Track and Field meet in June. 

 Our Senior Track and Field meet has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 29th and our grade 6,7 and 8 students are busy trying out and practising during PE times as well as breaks to prepare for the excitement of the meet. More information to follow as we field all of our teams. 

 Our school is a busy place with grade 5 & 6 Junior Basketball at the moment. Our teams have been preparing and competing at tournaments for the past few weeks and will be wrapping up their season soon. Senior Soccer is well underway and Senior Cricket is set to go  in a few weeks!  Boyne will be hosting the very first Milton school Cricket Tournament and we are very excited to be providing this opportunity to our students. Many thanks to all the coaches who have been putting in endless hours of their time to enrich the lives of our students. Memories are made during events such as these. Thank you to the parents for your continued support of athletics at Boyne.



Kidssentials catering is pleased to be offering fresh-served lunches on Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25. Kidssentials is different from other programs bringing the food hot, ready to serve at lunch-time just a few minutes before the lunch bell. Buns are fresh – not soggy – never stuck to the burger, pasta are creamy and saucy – pasta cooked el-dente.

 Take a break from packing lunch by ordering Kidssentials.  Entrees also include a daily selection of Halal, vegetarian and allergen free options (gluten, soy, egg, sesame, seafood & dairy free).  Kidssentials is very flexible, order when convenient for your family; cancel by 8am for a credit on your online account.

 To try out Kidssentials out either:

Go online to  to register for an account and find out more information OR

Complete the paper order form  recently sent home, and return it and payment to the school office by the due date of Wednesday, May 29th. Place paper orders in a sealed envelope in the box in the office marked Kidssentials (no cash, only cheque or credit card please).

Should you have any questions regarding your child’s order or if these payment methods are not convenient, please contact Kidssentials directly. Thank you.

905.855.1914 / /

 4) Bag2School is working with us here at Boyne PS to increase the awareness of the importance of textile recycling.  Any funds recovered from this initiative go back to our ECO Team who work tirelessly to help at the school with everything GREEN.  All items are reused where possible and only a small portion recycled.  We are doing a collection so the more you bring in the more you will benefit the environment and our ECO Team. We accept all men’s, woman’s and children’s clothing.  Also: footwear, mittens, towels, backpacks, outerwear, scarves, purses, soft bags, hats, belts, handbags and linens.  Please do not include heavily soiled, wet clothing or hard good.

Drop off in the Kiss and Ride Area:

Tuesday, May 21st from 5 to 7 pm

Wednesday May 22nd 9:15 am -1:15 pm

Admin. Blog Friday, May 10, 2019

posted May 10, 2019, 11:07 AM by Peter Marshall

Hello everyone.

a)     What an amazing Spring Concert we had at Boyne PS last night.  We had so many people in our gymnasium entertained by musical performance from all ages. We look forward to our next opportunity to share our talents with you.  Thank you for supporting our school.


b)     Your next opportunity to show your school spirit will come at our Spring Fun Fair.   

The Spring Fun Fair is on June 13th at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm and we are so excited!  

 We have lots planned for this event including the following: 

 Bouncy castles for little kids and big kids

Carnival games 

Meet and Greet with Rapunzel, Elmo, Minion, Boyne Bear 

Join Ms. T and ParticipACTION for some fun games in the gym  

Visit with a firetruck, police car and ambulance 

Enjoy live entertainment - including a magician! 

Visit our vendor tables to enjoy a mini manicure, henna, browse books, buy gifts, and more

Food Trucks: MeltdownCheesery, Empire Kitchen, Funnel Cake Dream

 There is no entry fee. Wristbands are available on CashOnline for $5 each and include one popcorn (while supplies last) and unlimited use of bouncy castles and games. 

 We will have single use tickets for sale onsite ($2 per ticket - one ticket per ride)

 Food trucks and vendors accept cash, some accept credit and debit as well.  

 We do need some help to make this a great event! 

 Are you a business owner? Would you or your employer like to sponsor the Spring Fun Fair or donate an item for the raffle? Please contact us at

Are you interested in being a vendor? Please contact us at

Without volunteers, there would be no Spring Fun Fair. Please let us know if you or anyone you know would like to volunteer for this event. Please contact us at

Thank you for your support!



c)      Our third annual Jump Rope for Heart event was a huge success last Friday afternoon. Students were excited to participate and have an active afternoon. So far, we have raised a total of $8871.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Although our event is over, we are continuing to raise some money in order to meet our goal of $10000. We are very close and hopefully we can make it with your help. Every single dollar helps!  


Prizes for individual fundraisers will be ordered early next week and we anticipate that they will arrive before the end of May. 


Thank you so much for all your efforts!!! 

Admin. Blog for Friday, May 3, 2019

posted May 3, 2019, 11:07 AM by Peter Marshall

Subject: Spring Fun Fair - June 13th - Message from School Council

 Dear Boyne Family: 

 Spring Fun Fair is on June 13th at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm and we are so excited!  

 We have lots planned for this event including the following: 


Bouncy castles for little kids and big kids

Carnival games 

Meet and Greet with Rapunzel, Elmo, Minion, Boyne Bear 

Join Ms. T and ParticipACTION for some fun games in the gym  

Visit with a firetruck, police car and ambulance 

Enjoy live entertainment - including a magician! 

Visit our vendor tables to enjoy a mini manicure, henna, browse books, buy gifts, and more

Food Trucks: MeltdownCheesery, Empire Kitchen, Funnel Cake Dream

 There is no entry fee. Wristbands are available on CashOnline for $5 each and include one popcorn (while supplies last) and unlimited use of bouncy castles and games. 

 We will have single use tickets for sale onsite ($2 per ticket - one ticket per ride)

 Food trucks and vendors accept cash, some accept credit and debit as well.  

 We do need some help to make this a great event! 

 Are you a business owner? Would you or your employer like to sponsor the Spring Fun Fair or donate an item for the raffle? Please contact us at

Are you interested in being a vendor? Please contact us at

Without volunteers, there would be no Spring Fun Fair. Please let us know if you or anyone you know would like to volunteer for this event. Please contact us at

Thank you for your support!



Attention Grade 3 and Grade 6 Parents.

EQAO testing will occur in May.

Grade 6 students will write Wednesday, May 22, Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24

Grade 3 students will write Tuesday, May 28, Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30

Please do not miss these school days, please book appointments around these dates.

Did You Know?  Students that are absent do count and zero within our school results



On Monday, May 6 we will kick off Education Week (May 6-10) by launching a system-wide social media campaign called #LoveMyHaltonSchool. The goal of the campaign is to showcase Halton District School Board spirit and celebrate Education Week by sharing the exciting activities that happen in HDSB schools every day. 


Schools, staff, students, and parents/guardians are encouraged to share activities and initiatives taking place at their school (or one of our workspaces) on social media using the #LoveMyHaltonSchool hashtag. 


We’ll run a #LoveMyHaltonSchool Social Media Contest on Monday, May 6. However we encourage you to continue using the hashtag on social media throughout Education Week! 


To participate in the #LoveMyHaltonSchool Social Media Contest on Twitter, post (tweet) about learning/classroom activities and school initiatives using the hashtag: #LoveMyHaltonSchool on Monday, May 6. 


 Social media is an effective tool to provide our community with a window into learning by posting about the great things going on in classrooms and schools. Check out this video shared by Superintendent Jacqueline Newton on  Why teachers should use Twitter



Admin. Blog for Friday, April 26th

posted Apr 26, 2019, 2:55 PM by Peter Marshall

Two great events next week !!!

A)    Our school council is planning another Movie Night for Thursday, May 2.

School Doors Open at …5:30 pm

The Movie Begins at 6 pm

Incredibles  2

All Movie tickets and food orders are on line

1. Adult ticket and bag popcorn - $2

2. Student ticket and bag popcorn - $2

3. Large Pizza - $12

4. Butter popcorn - $1

5. White cheddar popcorn - $1

6. Apple juice - $0.75

7. Orange juice - $0.75

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult, council cannot provide supervision.

And, each person in the school (adult and children) require a purchased ticket.


B)    Friday, May 3, 2019

Jump Rope for Heart.

Envelopes have gone home with each child and we are asking our community to contribute to this worthwhile endeavor to support the Heart and Stroke Association.  As a school we look to do three fundraising events each year where we support an ‘outside’ organization and all funds raised go to these agencies.  Our ‘work hard’ fundraiser was the Terry Fox event for Cancer, our ‘Be Nice’ fundraiser was going to be our community dinner to support the Halton Learning Foundation but unfortunately needed to be cancelled, and our final ‘Make a Difference’ fundraiser is Jump Rope for Heart.  Donations can be made through the envelopes your child brought home. Our school event will take place on Friday, May 3rd during the last two periods of the school day.A reminder that all students in the school will be participating on the day (Period 5 & 6 on May 3). Therefore, all students MUST come with running shoes on their feet.

The event will be held outdoors. Remind your children that they may need extra layers in case of foul weather.  If the forecast is for rain, do not worry, we have indoor plans. We are over $1200 already but have a long way to go to reach our goal.  We do have close to 1000 students! Every single one of you are heart heroes. This is the final weekend to get some donations from family and friends.

This Past Week: 

C)    We had a very successful Earth Week at School.  The following events occurred each day.


On Tuesday, we had Earth Day clean up

Wednesday was Wasteless Wednesday, where we tried to accumulate as little garbage as possible as students were encouraged to take food waste/packages home or better yet, pack a litterless lunch. Two of our Kindergarten classes had zero garbage remaining in the room!

Thursday was Thoughtful Thursday, where classes were asked to create a class pledge on how to help the Earth

Today, Friday was ‘lights off at breaks’

Congratulations to our hard working ECO Team for a great week.


 Coming Soon:

D)    Don’t forget. Our Big Community Event. Mark Your Calendars.

Spring Fun Fair on June 13th




Admin Blog for Friday April 12...One Day Late!

posted Apr 13, 2019, 1:47 PM by Peter Marshall

A)     Boyne PS Students Performing as Part of the Halton Music Showcase April 16, 2019

Teachers Christie Noonan/Melanie Lucken directing!

Hundreds of Halton District School Board students will perform at Halton Music Showcase on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. on the stage of FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly known as Hamilton Place) before an audience of approximately 2,000 parents/guardians, friends and supporters.

Halton Music Showcase is a long-standing tradition for elementary and secondary students at the Halton District School Board. Approximately 1,000 students from Grade 4-12, representing more than 55 schools, began rehearsals in February in preparation for this annual spring concert. Performances include senior and intermediate concert bands, elementary and secondary choirs, string orchestra, and the Board’s Halton Junior Jazz Band. A highlight of the evening will be the finale featuring a performance by a 700-member student choir performing “Why We Sing” by Greg Gilpin.


Halton Music Showcase is an experiential learning opportunity for our students who rehearse with their peers from across Halton,” says Rebecca MacRae, Instructional Program Leader for the Arts at the Halton District School Board. “An amazing and passionate team of teachers from elementary and secondary schools join together and prepare students to perform in this incredible concert.  We could not carry out this vision without the positive support from Board administrators and staff, the expertise of our music teachers, our talented students, parents, and our community partners. The showcase brings together a community beyond the walls of our school board.” 


B)    National Canadian Film Day at Boyne PS

This coming Wednesday April 17th is National Canadian Film Day, and we'll be celebrating here at Boyne!  The French team has organized a movie viewing for students in grades 4-8 on this day, during periods 5 & 6.  The movie is called <<Ballerina>> and it will be shown in French, with English subtitles.  The viewing will take place in the gym.

C)    Visit from Johnny Issaluk

We welcomed to our school last week, Johnny Issaluk.  Johnny is originally from  a small Arctic hamlet on the coast of Hudson’s Bay in Nunavut.  He is a gifted actor, athlete and volunteer and in 2013 he was awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal Award, which celebrates the contributions and achievements of Canadians who have dedicated themselves to serving their fellow citizens, their communities and their country.  Johnny spoke at two school assemblies sharing his story about growing up in the far north and inspiring students to follow their dreams and passions.


D)   Basketball Success!

Congratulations to our Girls Basketball Team who made it all the way to the North Area Finals earlier the week.  This is a first for one of our Girls’ teams and we are incredibly proud of their successful season.  Although they came up a little short in this particular game they had an outstanding season.

Our Boys’ Basketball Team continue on!  As North Area Champions (Yes, that’s right, they won for North Halton) they now play Monday after school in our gym representing the North Family of Schools, taking on the champions from Oakville.  We are down to the final four, one step away from a Halton District School Board Championship.  Go Team Go. 

Admin. Blog Friday, April 5, 2019

posted Apr 5, 2019, 1:35 PM by Peter Marshall

We had a great Indigo Book Purchase Night on Wednesday, April 3rd.

We have set up an online fundraiser where staff, students, and families can still make purchases online ANYTIME and help our school library grow.    Feel free to share the link and the invitation code to friends and family. Anyone can join (the more the merrier and more profitable ;) !

Just sign up for free at:  and use invitation code: LTBHT4

20% of sales go to the Boyne School Library.

We are very excited to continue our free fitness opportunity for our grade 5-8 girls and their mothers/female guardians. As part of our commitment to healthy, active living, we will have another  after school session for our female community members.

We have identified that there is a need for our girls and their female family members to have an opportunity to be involved in physical activity and to enjoy the relationship building that comes with playing together. Our second session will be held on Wednesday April 10 2019 at the school from 4:00-5:00pm. This session we will be playing Pickleball! We hope that you and your daughters can join us for this wonderful health and wellness opportunity.

Due to the physical nature of this workshop, participants should wear comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes.  Finally, we would like to remind you that this event is restricted to females only. Thank you for your understanding and interest. We look forward to seeing you in the school gym.

Should you have any questions, please email Ms. Petrovic or Mrs.  T.

Students finishing Grade 6 have an opportunity to enroll in a Summer Math Camp, an exciting opportunity to explore and engage in hands-on mathematics this summer.  Students will expand their confidence while deepening their knowledge and understanding of mathematics. Participation in this program will help students consolidate key concepts in mathematics to further their success in grade seven.

Who Can Participate?

Summer Math Camp is for Halton District School Board students entering Grade 7 in September who would benefit from engaging in hands-on math activities.


Session One: July 2 - July 11th, 2019  OR

Session Two: July 15 - July 24th, 2019


Burlington Charles R. Beaudoin PS 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Milton Anne J. MacArthur 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Georgetown Ethel Gardiner PS 8:30 am - 1:30 pm.

Oakville Forest Trail PS 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Registration Deadline

Please return the registration form to your student’s home school by Friday, May 3, 2019.

Summer School Attendance Policy

Daily attendance is required.  Attendance in any summer school program is essential in order to benefit from the program being offered.  The Summer School program provides students with opportunities to engage in authentic and experiential tasks that consolidate previously acquired knowledge and skills.


Bussing is provided from a child’s home school location.  We do not bus across region (ie. Burlington to Oakville etc.).

Ask for the registration form from your homeroom teacher.

Boyne Community Connections

3rd Thursday of every month in the Boyne School Library                   

Dear Parents/Guardians:

-Boyne Community Officer Date: Thursday April 11th -EQAO Time: 9 AM - 10:30 AM

-Settlement Specialist Location: Boyne School


Our Settlement Specialist will be here to explain her role and how she can help you settle here in Milton.  

Our Community Officer will be joining us to discuss social media. He will address social media sites such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. He will address any questions and concerns you may have.

We wanted to inform all of our Boyne families that due to some changes with Google we no longer have the use of Google+ Communities to share and invite you to our sessions. We are in the process of looking into other ways to connect with our families about our monthly information sessions. In the meantime, we will continue to post our messages on this weekly Blog.

Our parking lot is an active place, filled with students crossing and vehicles picking up other students. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for your family. For ease, we recommend that families park their vehicle north of the school, across Louis St. Laurent, and walk over to the school.

The Last Admin. Blog for March 2019

posted Mar 29, 2019, 9:45 AM by Peter Marshall

Come to Boyne PS’s Indigo Night on Wednesday, April 3rd from 5 pm to 8 pm.   We would love to see you at the Milton Indigo.  Your family will see many familiar faces and any purchase that evening will support our own library at Boyne.  So come on out, pick out some new books and support your own beautiful school library.

Our School Council Is Reaching Out

The Boyne School Council is hard at work planning our Spring Fair for Thursday, June 13th.  A volunteer push was sent out last week for those parents who have completed a Volunteer Police Check form for the office and indicated a desire to help with school events.  Now they want to reach out to everyone else.  If you have access to a business or company that can provide materials, prizes, raffles to add to the excitement of the event the School Council would love to hear from you.  Please respond using the email address:


Grade 7 & 8 Families: We have been invited.


Rescheduled due to snow, the Milton District High School Council and Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) are excited to announce our new date for Gratitude Mirrors. TEDx speaker Keka DasGupta will join us Wednesday April 10th at 7pm in the school Theatre. Keka will be sharing new and proactive ways to fight bullying, in honour of Pink Shirt Day. Her talk has received rave reviews across Ontario and you will not want to miss this FREE event. Please join us, everyone is welcome! For more information contact the high school.

Register for the event here.

Watch Keka’s TEDx Talk here.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 10th!

Thank you,

MDHS Parent Involvement Committee

Admin. Blog for Friday, March 22, 2019

posted Mar 22, 2019, 11:35 AM by Peter Marshall

It was wonderful to see everyone this week after Spring Break.  We are quickly realizing that the year is going quickly.  We hope the nice weather is finally here so we can dry up our field and get back to some good games outside.  We have numerous field trips coming up soon and our girls’ and boys’ basketball teams are both enjoying very successful seasons.

We are doing quite well in our contest with other schools but still need your help.  Please do the Have Your Say Survey so we can increase our participation numbers.  It does not take long and the link is right here.

A letter went home this week to all our grade 3 and grade 6 students about our upcoming EQAO dates (May 21-May 30)

Grade 7 & 8 families will receive a separate message about the Halton District School Board’s Summer School program.  Grade 8 families will also hear about our big year end trip and ceremony details shortly.

Remember to help out our School Library and support the school at the Milton Indigo on April 3rd.  Details will be coming soon, but get the date in your calendar so you are available to be with us.  All money raised that evening go to support the library collection we have here at Boyne PS.

Admin Blog for Friday March 8 2019

posted Mar 8, 2019, 7:40 AM by Peter Marshall

Admin. Blog for Friday, March 8, 2019     

Hello everyone, happy beautiful sunny winter day.  Here are a few important things for you to consider.

  1. Boyne has some exciting news to share!  An amazing charity called MusiCounts has granted Boyne PS with $8000 from their Band Aid Program to use towards our growing music program.  Here is some information about MusiCounts and what they are about:

From their Website:

Who they are - MusiCounts is Canada's music education charity and is affiliated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards.

Their Mission - Celebrates musical excellence and puts musical instruments into the hands of kids who need them the most.

Their Vision - That all children and youth in Canada have access to music education.

What: The MusiCounts Band Aid Program provides up to $15,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment to school music programs to ensure their continued success and sustained growth.

For the first time ever, MusiCounts will be awarding $1 million in musical instruments and equipment to 96 schools across Canada, in part due to over $130K raised by the London JUNO Host Committee.

To-date the MusiCounts Band Aid Program has benefitted over 1,000 schools across Canada. MusiCounts saw application numbers increase by 30% compared to 2018 and can currently only help 1 in 5 schools who apply.

Boyne is one of these 96 schools from across Canada to receive a grant of money from the Band Aid Program for our music program, and we couldn’t be more excited!  This means lots of new and amazing opportunities for the students at Boyne to learn about, play, and appreciate music.

  1. Don’t forget to help us out.  Please do the Have Your Say Survey.

We want to be the school with the most parental input.  Please help us achieve this goal.  It does not take long.  Do it now, do it quick, get it done.  Thanks.

  1. Some important dates coming up for your calendars.  More information to follow.

April 3, 2019 – Indigo Fundraiser for Boyne PS

April 11, 2019 – Movie Night

June 13, 2019 – Fun Fair (if you are interested in helping with any of these events please contact the office and we will get you in contact with our School Council representatives)

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