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Administrator Message-January 18, 2019

posted Jan 18, 2019, 12:07 PM by Peter Marshall

Administrator Update – Friday, January 18, 2019

Kindergarten registration underway at Halton District School Board

Parents/guardians asked to register their child by Feb. 1, 2019

The Halton District School Board is now accepting registrations for Junior (Year 1) and Senior (Year 2) Kindergarten for September 2019. Parents are advised to visit or call their local elementary school to find out which dates have been established for Kindergarten registration in their area. Parents and guardians are asked to register their child by Feb. 1, 2019. Once registered, children can sign out books from the school library.

At Boyne PS we have a very busy office during the day.  You can register at any time but have also set up added hours on January 29 &30 after the school day.  Registrations on those two days will be taken until 7 pm in the evening.

Please bring the following original documents when registering:

·  Proof of address (any two of the following current documents): lease or deed, car registration, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, property tax bill, bank statement, credit card statement, correspondence with a government agency

·  Proof of age: birth certificate or passport or baptismal/faith record for your child

·  Proof of citizenship: birth certificate or passport, Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Permanent Resident card

If you are not the child’s parent, or if you have sole custody, please bring proof of custody (court order).

To register for Fall 2019, Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) children must be four years old by Dec. 31, 2019, and Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) children must be five years old by Dec. 31, 2019.

To determine your home school, refer to “Find My Local School” under the Schools section on the HDSB website at

If you require language assistance to register your child for school, please contact the Halton Multicultural Council at 905-842-2486. Parents/guardians should contact the principal/vice-principal of their school if they require accessibility accommodations to register their child for Kindergarten.

To learn more about the Halton District School Board’s Kindergarten Program, refer to the Parents section of the HDSB website ( Search: Kindergarten.

Lock Down Drill Planned

Each term, as part of our Safety Plan schools conduct fire drills and a lockdown rehearsal.  These planned practices are important in ensuring that staff and students are aware of how to appropriately respond in the event of a real emergency.  Boyne Public School will be conducting a lockdown drill on Tuesday, January 22nd during third period class, this is approximately 11:15 am.  During the drill we as the administrators go on to the public address system and speak with the students and staff during the drill, explaining that it is a drill, a practice and everyone is safe.  Access to the building is cut off during this time.  We wanted our community to be informed prior to this drill so families are aware.

School Council Movie Night-Thursday, January 31, 2019.  ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’.  Tickets are available on Cash On Line only (cashless).  Drinks and snacks are also available for pre-order on line.  Only those that have purchased a ticket will be able to enter the school.  Each family member must purchase a ticket.  We cannot allow any outside food to be brought into this event.  Due to our capacity restrictions we are capping the number of tickets at 300.  Children must be accompanied by parents, for this event no day care can be provided.  Doors open at 6 pm, and the movie begins at 6:30 pm.

French Immersion-at Anne J MacArthur PS

Our grade 1 families that are interested in the French Immersion program at Anne J MacArthur Public School are asked to register soon.  French Immersion is now a full day, every day French program with entry at the grade two level.  Registration for these programs occurs during the last two weeks of January each year.  For the 2019-2020 school year, the deadline is Thursday, January 31, 2019 at​ 4 p.m.​  Registration forms are available at the school 


Big Community Event

The Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) is a registered charity that collaborates with the Halton District School Board to assist students and support school programs.

HLF partners with individuals, corporations and community foundations to eliminate financial barriers to e​ducation for public school students in Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville. The foundation provide assistance through emergency funds for students-in-need, post-secondary scholarships, and engagement funds to help schools purchase tools and resources to engage students in learning.

Every time Boyne administration has reached out to the HLF they have provided funds for our students and families.  We would like to offer our thanks back and provide funds for future requests.  Our ‘Be Nice’ fundraising for this year will be a COMMUNITY DINNER to support the HLF.


On Thursday, February 21st we are partnering with Paramount Fine Foods of Milton and offering the following dinner buffet options.



·  Pita

·  Humus

·  Fatoush Salad

·  Zaatr Manakeesh

·  Cheese Manakeesh


·  Rice

·  Potato Wedges

·  Veg Pasta

·  Steam Veg

·  Chicken Shawarma

·  Falafel Shawarma

·  Kafta Skewers

·  Chicken Skewers


·  Baklawa

Staff will be on hand to serve and welcome you and we will have a series of presentations and events to entertain you while you eat.  Tickets will be $15 per person and all proceeds will be turned over to the HLF.  Mark your calendars.  Get ready to sign up when we put it out on line.  Tell your Boyne friends and see if you can create a table of 6.