Principal’s Blog

Welcome to Kindergarten and Hemmingford Elementary School

Welcome Letter – 2018 Elementary Calendar 2018-2019 Dear families, First, I would like to welcome you and your family to Hemmingford Elementary School (HES). At HES, we have a wonderful program for your children. We have a small school environment where we get to know each of ou
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Principal’s Update & March Newsletter

Newsletter 2018-03 Dear families, We hope that everyone has a restful March break! Literacy Night We hope to see all families at our Literacy Night tonight from 5:30-7:30. There are fun activities to complete as a whole family. Please keep in mind that the staff are busy running an ac
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Principal’s Update & February Newsletter

Newsletter – 2018-02 Dear families, We hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas break and New Years. We have a few important announcements for February, please also take a moment to review the important reminders on the second page. I Love to Read Month Last year, we start
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Principal’s Update & December Newsletter

Newsletter – 2017-12 Dear families, Winter has now arrived and it is important that our students are well dressed for the cold. Please ensure that your children wear boots, snow pants, winter jacket, gloves, neck warmer, and tuque. I would like to officially welcome Miss Kim (Ki
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Principal’s Update & November Newsletter

  Hemmingford Herald – Newsletter Dear families, First, we would like to acknowledge the departure of two staff members who have helped this school immensely. Sylvie Raithby will be transferring to Howick Elementary School before the winter break. We will miss her enthusias
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Principal’s Update & October Newsletter

2017-10 Dear families, September was an action-packed first month of school. Our students are ad-justing well to their new classes and class-mates and all did a wonderful job of braving the heat. This past month our students participated again in the 1-2-3 Go Run (photos on page 2) an
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Principal’s Update & Newsletter: June

Newsletter – June 6 Dear families, With May completed, we look forward to another action packed month of June. We have a number of wonderful activities this month. June kicked off with a bang with our students participating in Track and Field (feature on page 2). On June 1, the
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Principal’s Update & Newsletter: May

Newsletter – May 2017 Dear families, April was another busy month at Hemmingford Elementary School. Our students participated in our Community Connections program for six weeks starting at the end of March and finishing in the last week of April. A profound thank you to all of o
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Principal’s Update & Newsletter: April

Newsletter – April 2017 Dear families, March was an exciting month at Hemmingford Elementary School. Our staff hosted the community for our Family Literacy Night. This event was part of our “I Love to Read Month”. All of the activities were funded through the New Frontiers Schoo
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Principal’s Update & Newsletter: March

Dear families, Hemmingford Elementary School had a wonderful month of February. We have been celebrating “I Love to Read Month”. Some of our activities include daily silent reading, a partnership with the local library, weekly celebrations of reading, and trips to Indigo bookstore. Ou
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Principal’s Message & Newsletter: February

Dear families, With the first month after Christmas behind us, I would like to draw your attention to some interesting initiatives in the school. February will mark our “I Love to Read Month”. Hemmingford Elementary School is partnering with the library to organize a number of activit
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Activities for Parents and Families

Good afternoon, I hope that everyone had an enjoyable holidays and that the students enjoyed their break. Below you will find a link for activities in our area for the winter/spring. 85736 cld broch loisirs hiv_24p_v7lr Sincerely, James Walker     (image source): https://com
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Report Cards

On Tuesday, you received your child’s report card for the first term. You have also received sign up information for Parent-Teacher Interviews. I encourage you to take the next two weeks to put together a list of questions that you have for your child’s teachers. Report card time can
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Information about Halloween and Mad Science

Dear families, On Monday, October 31, there will be Halloween celebrations at Hemmingford Elementary School. The staff have worked very hard to organize a day of fun for the students. If your child(ren) will have a costume, we ask that they come to school dressed in the costume. As we
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First Communication

Dear families, On Friday, October 14, 2016, the First Communication was sent home from the school to each house for all the students from kindergarten to grade 6. The First Communication is a tool to provide general feedback about the academic and behavioural progress to date. It it i
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School Photos

Dear families, This year, Hemmingford Elementary School changed photographers. In seeking out a new photographer, we looked for one who took online payments and who offered more options to parents for their photos. Our goal was to improve your experience and increase the flexibility o
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Update on Busing – Special Accomodations

Dear families, As the end of the September approaches, I just wanted to provide you with an update from our Transportation Department. The deadline for special accommodations for busing is the end of September. If you require special accommodations, please complete the form and submit
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Welcome Back!

Dear families, Welcome back to Hemmingford Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year! And to our new families, welcome to our school! We are very excited about working with your children this year to further their academic pursuits and continue to help develop their interests. W
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Important Information about Day 1

August 31 – Levy day, the school will be open from 2-7 PM. Parents are expected to bring their children to meet their teachers, get settled in class, and to pay their school fees. September 1 – Regular school day except for pre-k and kindergarten who have a progressive entry that will
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Improving School Communications

Dear families, Improving community-school communications is important to us. To make it easier for you to know important dates, we will send home key information this week. We will also put important dates, school trips, concerts, etc. on the school website. The information can be fou
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Supporting Learning at Home

Supporting Learning at Home Having now worked with the Hemmingford community for more than a year. It is clear that the parents of Hemmingford Elementary School are proud to support their students learning at home. This is extremely important. There is research which indicates that a
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