The mental health and well-being of our students continues to be a priority. As we attempt to support students at many levels and in many different ways, we also realize that parental engagement is important and necessary. Our Board's mental health team has developed a video which is being evaluated. We encourage you to participate in this (it will only take about 20 minutes) and you will also have the opportunity to enter a draw for one of four $100 vouchers for the Supercentre. Questions/concerns are addressed through the link to the research survey.
Thank you for your consideration in supporting this research project regarding parental attitudes towards help-seeking behaviours. The research has been approved through the HDSB research process and is supported by the Mental Health lead and the MH leadership team. At the core of the research is an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Mental health video for parents developed by HDSB’s mental health team. The video seeks to increase parental awareness of the school’s role in supporting student’s mental health and well-being, and increasing parent’s willingness to seek support from schools when they are concerned about the mental health of their child.
The research will include active consent, random assignment to the MH video or a control video, and then completion of a short survey about parental attitudes towards help-seeking. After that there will be an opportunity (through a different page) to enter a draw to win one of four $100 gift vouchers to the Supercentre. All participant information (including school) will be anonymous (except when they enter the draw and that will not be linked to the research data).
For more information about the specifics of the research, please visit the research link www.bit.ly/videostudy2016
Award winning Canadian Author Eric Walters will be visiting Chris Hadfield PS.
On Thursday, October 13th our junior and intermediate students will be visiting with Eric Walters, author of The Bully Boys, Wave, Camp X, Run and many more! Eric Walters is launching the new series Seven Prequals, which is a follow up to the Seven Secrets Series launch last fall.
Students have the opportunity to pre-order copies of Eric Walter's books. See attached order form. Orders MUST be received by Thursday, September 29th. Late orders can not be guaranteed. See attached order form.
In the evening of Thursday, October 13th - there is an Evening Extravaganza taking place at PL Robertson School from 6:30-8:00pm. Students and their families will be able to meet ALL authors of the Seven Prequal series!
Stay tuned for more details!
Ontario Ministry of Education just released - parent information and tip sheets are available in over 20 languages:
Child Care in Ontario
ELL~ ESL/ELD Secondary Instructional Program Leader
Night School Supervisor
New Street Education Centre
905.631.6120 ext. 463
Joy does not come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you." — Eckhart Tolle from Oneness With All Life
Hadfield has gone Cashless
This year we are encouraging all of our parents to set up an account on our online Cashless system as we are a Cashless School to pay for all fees and activities for your child. It's quick and easy and you can keep track of all payments made under your account.
Your child will not have to be responsible for bringing in large amounts of cash or cheques to school. School purchases can be made online at halton.cashlessschools.com. The CashlessSchools call centre is available 24/7 at 1-866-231-3322 and they will be able to assist you in setting up an account.
While "Cashless payment" is the preferred option for all fees and activities, parents and guardians do have the option of paying by cash or by cheque. If you wish to pay by cash or by cheque, please(parent/guardians) bring the exact amount of cash or cheque to
the main office accompanied with the completed form that was sent home. Please do not have your child bring it in. A receipt will be issued at that time.