Students will attend an assembly on Wednesday morning to learn more about these 2 initiatives. Hilson families are encouraged to donate the following items.
The Snowsuit Fund Of Ottawa
- Knitted articles
- Gently used winter outerwear
- Boots of all size.
Most needed items:
- Baby Diapers
- Baby Food & Formula
- Canned Fish & Meat
- Canned Vegetables & Fruit
- Cereal (Whole Grains)
- Dry Pasta (Whole Grain) & Sauce
- Legumes (Canned or Dried)
- Peanut Butter
- Rice (brown)
- Stews & Chili
Parent-Kinder Team meetings - Thursday, Nov.22nd (pm) & Friday, Nov.23rd (am)
The Kinder team has requested and confirmed all parent-team meetings. Families that received a request were sent a pink slip with their date and time. If for any reason, parents did not receive their slip or need a reminder of when their team meeting is please send a message to your educators via Remind or your child's Note Tote.
Please note that Friday, Nov.23rd is a PD DAY - there is NO SCHOOL for all Hilson students.
Hilson School Council Movie Night - Friday, Nov.30th
Come to school in the evening to watch a movie with your Kinder, their friends and families. Save the date for this fun family event! More info to come closer to the date. This is a school fundraiser and a great way to meet with members of the Hilson school community.
Save the Date - Winter Showcase - Friday, Dec.14th, middle block approx. 11am
Hilson will be hosting a Winter Showcase this year! This is always a fun event where classes from Kindergarten to grade 6 present on the Hilson mainstage in the gym. Both Kinder classes will have something to present! More info to come but for now SAVE THE DATE!
Snow pants, boots, jacket, neck warmer & hat! Always put your mittens on LAST!
Snow season is upon us! Please encourage your child to dress themselves at home for outdoor play, zippers included. This makes cubbie transitions WAY easier for them. They feel independent and get out to play faster. If zippers are still a work in progress, get it started for them (put the mouse in the house/train in the station) & have them zip up the rest. Remind them to put their mittens/gloves on last as they need their hands to free to put on all the rest.
Snow days & School buses
It is becoming more and more common for buses to be cancelled due to snow and freezing rain. If your child uses school transportation to get to school please check the OTSA twitter feed https://twitter.com/OttSchoolBus?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor for the most up to date information on inclement weather days. They will often have the info out prior to the school board or media. Schools are open on Snow Days, they are considered a regular school day. If buses are cancelled in the morning, they are also cancelled for the end of the day pick up. You are responsible for picking up your child on these days at 2:30pm. Give yourself a buffer to insure you get here on time as there is a lot of traffic on these days. It is always better on inclement weather days to be earlier than later therefore do not hesitate to pick up your child during outdoor end of day play which is from 2pm-2:30pm. This facilitates everyone ending their day at 2:30pm and getting home safely. PLEASE NOTE - Snow Days are only considered a Snow day for children who take the bus. If your child is NOT a busser and is absent or late on a snow day, it is considered a regular absence/late and marked that way in our attendance system.
We are collecting....
For the biome - hair from brushes (human & animal), newspaper, the lint from your dryer.
For sensory play - playdough, contact either Ms. Hallard (Kinder B) or Mme Raquel (Kinder A) if you are willing to make some (we can send you a recipe). Store bought is okay too, we aren't that picky.
Upcoming Events, Important Dates & Ongoing Reminders
Every Monday is KINDER B's Library Day, send your books in Note Totes every Friday
Every Tuesday is Pizza Day, place your orders by Friday night
Every Thursday is KINDER A's Library Day, send your books in by Wednesday
Every Friday is Lunch Lady, place your orders http://thelunchlady.ca/school/?oid=069F9AFF-47FD-4DD9-AC0D-D0664813C5E3
Wednesday, Nov.21st - Snowsuit Fund & Food Drive assembly, 8:15am
Thursday, Nov. 22nd - Parent-Kinder team meetings PM(4-6:30pm)
Friday, Nov. 23rd - PD DAY - No School - Parent-Kinder team meetings AM (8am-10:30am)
Friday, Nov. 30th - Movie Night (School Council)
Friday, Dec.7th - Last Day to donate to Snowsuit Fund & Food Drive
Friday, Dec. 14th - Winter Showcase, middle block approx.11am start time
Friday, Dec. 21st - Last day of School before Winter Holiday break
Dec.22nd - Jan. 6th - Winter Holiday break - No School
Monday, Jan.7th - First Day back after Winter Holiday break
Fri. Feb. 2nd - PD Day