School Newsletter

September 14th, 2018


Welcome Back!


I would like to welcome all staff and students back to Harrowsmith Public School for another wonderful year! Most of our staff are returning but we do have a few new staff members to our school this year. Mrs. Hoover is our new secretary and on Tuesdays Mrs. Bender will be the itinerant secretary who will provide additional support to the office.  Ms. Brooks is the occasional teacher who is replacing Ms. Hill until January, Mme Phillips (core French teacher), Mr. de Wys (planning time teacher) and Ms. S. McCullough (Education Assistant) are all new to our school. They have been settling in nicely.


I would like to thank our custodians Ms. Sheri Hannah and Ms. Davis-Burtch for their hard work preparing our school for the first day of school. Despite getting a new roof over the summer and new windows in the intermediate wing, the week before school started, they had all rooms looking great for our return. The window installers will continue working, after school hours, to complete the window installations. Most of the classrooms are complete, we are now waiting for our offices and staffroom to get done.


All families received the information about our website in the information packages that were recently sent home, so hopefully all families have downloaded the LDSB app. If you are chatting with someone from our school that does not have the app yet, please help us by encouraging them to download it. This will be our primary method of communicating information about the school.  Since most of our information will be updated on the calendar feature of the website, or added to the appropriate area of the website, we will not need to send out bi-weekly newsletters. However, if there is a need to provide families with a newsletter, we will do so.


I am looking forward to another wonderful year at Harrowsmith Public School. Our staff, students and families make a great team!


Mrs. Dufresne