School News

Tell Them From Me Student Survey

posted May 17, 2019, 6:48 AM by Erika Cavanagh   [ updated May 17, 2019, 6:54 AM ]

Please click on the title above for link to the Tell Them From Me Student Survey.

Daily Announcements

posted Sep 11, 2018, 8:33 AM by Erika Cavanagh   [ updated Jul 3, 2019, 7:42 AM ]

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Have a safe and happy summer! The first day of school of the 2019/2020 school year will be Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

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 Bag 2 School

posted Mar 29, 2018, 11:42 AM by Erika Cavanagh   [ updated Mar 26, 2019, 6:18 AM ]

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 between April 1st and April 4th.

Bags will be sent home but items can be brought in in any type of bag.  The funds raised from Bag 2 School will help with teacher wishlists as well as providing additional tools for our  school.

JWB Dogs on Property

posted Mar 9, 2018, 8:49 AM by Erika Cavanagh   [ updated Mar 26, 2019, 6:16 AM ]

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.

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