School News


Daily Announcements

posted Sep 11, 2018, 8:33 AM by Erika Cavanagh   [ updated Oct 19, 2018, 8:16 AM ]

OCTOBER 19, 2018
- Any grade 7's who would like more information about the swim trip on Monday, please come to a brief meeting today at second break in Mr. Beaton's room.
- Senior Choir is practicing today at first break. 
- Can all senior girls volleyball players meet in Mr. Beaton's room today at 1st half of 1st break.
- Pegasus is picking up photo orders on Monday.  Please ensure that all orders in backpacks or classrooms are sent down to the office today.

OCTOBER 18, 2018
- Open music today - first break - for all grade 6-8 students who wish to practice their instruments.
- Grade 7 & 8 intramurals today.  Mrs. Mauro will help Ms. Wood supervise.

OCTOBER 17, 2018
- We have a very important meeting for ALL Student Leadership committees.  Due to the Book Fair, we will meet in Ms. Wood's room.  Please make sure that you are there.
- Junior Choir is practicing today at first break in the music room.
-JWB's Connection Club meets for the first time next Thursday, October 23rd at first break.  If you would like to be a part of this Club, see Mrs. Banks for a permission form.

OCTOBER 16, 2018
- Band rehearsal today

OCTOBER 15, 2018
- Students interested in score keeping for volleyball, please see Mr. Beaton today!
- Open Music today at first break for any grade 6, 7 & 8 students who wish to practice their instrument.
- Members of the senior eco-club, please meet in Mrs. Wood's room (room 219) at 1st break today.  Library is unavailable due to the Book Fair

Principal Introduction Letter

posted Aug 16, 2018, 12:41 PM by Susan Macaulay

My name is Susan Macaulay and I am excited to introduce myself as the new principal at John William Boich School. I am honored to assume the position of Principal joining the great team of teachers at JWB. I know this is a school which is recognized for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, for its dedication to children.


I look forward to getting to know the students at JWB.  I enjoy spending time with students during the school day be it in their classrooms during instructional time or on the fields during the nutrition breaks. Our students will be encouraged to do their best everyday, and we will let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community. Not only am I excited to begin working with the students, but I look forward to the work we will do together. As the old African Proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.”


I value open communication and look forward to sharing the great things that happen throughout the day at John William Boich, with our school community.  We will take every opportunity to,“celebrate the power within” each and every one of our students and of course I will be here to work with the JWB parent community as well.


My goal is to ensure that all of our students learn, grow and succeed in a happy, safe and caring environment. This has been my personal  philosophy since I began my teaching career some 20 years ago. People often say I treat all children in my school as if they were my own. Please know I will do my best to ensure all our students have the best possible experiences while at John William Boich.


I look forward to getting to know you and your children. Please join us for “coffee and conversation” on the blacktop when you drop your children off for the first day of school on  September 4th. I look forward to meeting you soon.


Sincerely,



Susan Macaulay

Principal, John William Boich


September News

posted Aug 16, 2018, 11:51 AM by Michael Prowse   [ updated Aug 30, 2018, 8:00 AM by John Primrose ]


WELCOME BACK !!!


Tuesday, September 4th, 2018, is the first day of school for all students from JK to grade 8.  I would like to extend a personal welcome to all the new families joining us a JWB.


We are looking forward to another great year at JWB and we have an exciting year with many events and extra-curriculars planned for all of our students.


All families will receive an email with a picture of the school yard illustrating where grade levels will line up to meet their teacher.  Please note that our school hours have not changed. They are:


Start Time:  9:15 a.m.

Nutrition Break #1:  10:55 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Nutrition Break #2:  1:15 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.

Dismissal Time (Kindergarten):  3:20 p.m.

Dismissal Time (Grades 1-8):  3:35 p.m.


This website will continue to be updated with new information so check back on a regular basis.


Please bring your smiles on Tuesday, September 4th and get ready for a GREAT day :)


Our Open House date will be set soon.  It is held from will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m on the chosen date.  Please come by to see the school and meet your child(ren)’s teacher. All are welcome!


PHOTO Day is Friday, September 21st, 2018.


Mrs. Macaulay


CLASS LISTS are posted on this website by OEN on Labour Day weekend.  Please look under the “Communication” tab at the top, and then scroll down to the bottom folder entitled “Class Lists - Current Year”.  They are also posted on the side of our building near the parking lot on the long weekend.


SCHOOL CASH ONLINE IS HERE!!!  Please sign up for School Cash Online if you haven’t already done so.  It is the safest and easiest method of paying for field trips, pizza programs, etc.  Please note that the login format is: student first name, student last name, and the last 7 digits of the their student number.  For new JK students, and students new to our school board, please feel free to contact the school (905-336-1864) and we can provide you with your student number.


Some of the benefits that School Cash Online offers are:


  • You may use credit cards, Visa debit and e-transfer

  • Reminder emails to those who have not made payment before the due date

  • Only your student’s items will appear

  • Google Translate in over 100 languages

  • Community or fundraising events can be included

  • Parent Help Desk support is available 24x7


School Cash Online’s website for the HDSB school board is:  https://hdsb.schoolcashonline.com.


Message to kindergarten parents:  Letters regarding class placements, etc. will be mailed out in late August.


The first day of school is almost here!!!  The office will be open again beginning Monday, August 20th, 2018.  We are open Monday through Thursday for the weeks of August 20th and August 27th from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  If you need to register your child at JWB, please do not hesitate to come into the office during those hours.  Registration forms can be found on the school board’s website (www.hdsb.ca).





Click the image to get your Jag Swag

Great news!  Our Spirit Wear site will be open again soon to our community.  Once open, you can order online at http://jwbjaguars.spiritwearshop.ca/.  After the order is placed, please send a cheque (payable to Jimmy Tees) to the school.  The order number should be written on the cheque. Orders will then be processed and returned to the school for distribution to students.


We are looking forward to our 2018-2019 Open House.  Date to be announced soon.





JWB Humboldt Broncos

posted Apr 9, 2018, 5:10 AM by Erika Cavanagh

We extend our deepest sympathies to the families, friends and community members of Humboldt, Sask and beyond who lost loved ones in the tragic accident this weekend. The staff and students of the HDSB will continue to keep them in their thoughts during this difficult time.


JWB Bag 2 School

posted Mar 29, 2018, 11:42 AM by Erika Cavanagh

Happy Spring JWB Families!


JWB school council will once again be collecting unwanted used clothes for our Bag 2 School Fundraiser.


If you have any clean clothes, soft toys, bedding, drapes, belts, purses and shoes (tied together) that you no longer need, please bring them into the school starting April 9th.

Bags will be sent home next week but items can be brought in in any type of bag.  More information regarding drop off times will be provided closer to April 9th.

The funds raised from Bag 2 School will help with teacher wishlists as well as providing additional tools for our Creative Arts Room at the school.

JWB Dogs on Property

posted Mar 9, 2018, 8:49 AM by Erika Cavanagh

A reminder that dogs are not allowed on the playground during school hours (9 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.). If you are walking your dog to/from school with your child(ren), please ensure that parents are holding onto them on a secure leash.

We appreciate your help with this matter as we continue to ensure the safety of our students.

Enjoy your March Break. See you on March 19th.

Good Friday/Easter Monday

posted Mar 1, 2018, 5:54 AM by Erika Cavanagh

JWB will be closed to students/staff on Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd for Good Friday and Easter Monday.  Enjoy the long weekend with your family.

Spirit Day

posted Mar 1, 2018, 5:52 AM by Erika Cavanagh

Our new spirit day is Friday, March 23, 2018.  The theme is COLOURS.

Spring Break

posted Mar 1, 2018, 5:50 AM by Erika Cavanagh

Spring Break will be the week of March 12th.  School will be closed to students/staff from March 12th to March 16th.  Enjoy your week!!!

JWB Early Dismissal

posted Dec 13, 2017, 8:04 AM by Erika Cavanagh

All Halton District schools will be dismissing 90 minutes early on Friday, December 22, 2017.  Buses have been notified and arrangements have been made.  If you pick up your child at school or by bus, please ensure you do so 90 minutes early.  Thank you.

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