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Daily Announcements

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

NOVEMBER 16, 2018
- A huge shout out to the boys volleyball team for their amazing win yesterday at Aldershot.  The boys showed great team spirit, energy and determination.  We are off to the finals!  Go Jags go!
- Senior choir is practicing today in the music room at 1st break.  New members from grade 5-8 are welcome.
- Attention all junior eco-club members.  We will meet today during the 2nd half of 1st break in Ms. Gallant's room.  Please bring your props.
- Chess Club runs today at first break.  If you are in the choir, you can join us for the second half of break!
- Your Lady Jags volleyball team is off to Milton tonight to play in the Hawthorne Village tournament.  Wish them good luck.  Also, our potluck will be in the conference room today.
- Today is double-denim day.  Leadership representatives will be coming to your class this morning to tally who's wearing double-denim.

NOVEMBER 15, 2018
- Stage band rehearsal today.  First break!  There is no open music today!
- The connection club will meet today at first break.  Please bring your snack and meet Mrs. Banks in the office.
- Flag football team.  Please return your jerseys to Mlle Yantzi or Mr. Beaton as soon as you are able.  Thank you.
- Tomorrow is double-denim day!  Make sure to wear 2 or more pieces of denim tomorrow!
- Grade 8 open space runs today at first break in the library.

NOVEMBER 14, 2018
- There is a senior choir practice at 2nd break today.  We are opening up to new members from grade 5-8.
- Open Music!  Open music will now be available first break on Wednesdays!
- To all Creating a Scene members, please meet in the front foyer at 11:15 am. with your belongings!  It's show time!  Break a leg!  We are so proud of you!
- Attention Running Club members.  Just a reminder that today is the last meeting of the season.

NOVEMBER 13, 2018
- If you have any Pegasus forms or QSP magazine orders in your classrooms, please send them down to the office immediately after announcements.  Thank you.
- Band rehearsal today, first break.
- There will be a very brief meeting at the beginning of 1st break for the senior girls volleyball team in Mr. Beaton's room.  Thanks.

NOVEMBER 12, 2018
-Kindness Outreach Committee, please check the schedule outside Ms. Nodwell and Ms. Wood's rooms.  We meet 2nd break today in the upstairs SERT room (Ms. Everard's office).  Please bring your lunches.
- This Friday, November 16th is double denim day!  Make sure to wear not just one but 2 pieces of denim on double denim day.  Wear double denim, top to bottom :-).

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.


Susan Macaulay

Principal, John William Boich

September News

posted Aug 16, 2018, 11:51 AM by Michael Prowse   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 11:30 AM by Erika Cavanagh ]


Our Remembrance Day assemblies will take place on Friday, November 9th. Grade 1-4 classes will participate at 12:00 p.m. Grade 5-8 classes will participate at 2:15 p.m.

We welcome parents and/or grandparents to attend either assembly as our school remembers and shows respect for those who gave their lives to defend the freedom that we have today.


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:

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 (

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  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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