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Mary Hopkins Holiday Concerts

Friday, December 08, 2017

Don’t forget to order your Holiday Concert tickets. Several families have requested additional tickets for these concerts. You will be notified via email if we are able to accommodate your request. Confirmation emails will be sent out on Wed. Dec. 13th. Thank you for your … Read more about Mary Hopkins Holiday Concerts


School Lunches for Second Term

Friday, December 08, 2017

The Parent Activity Committee (PAC) organizes and offers students a variety of meal options including Pizza Pizza on Mondays, milk daily or twice a week, Subway once a month, Pita Pit once a month and The Lunch Lady weekly. Visit www.schoolcashonline.ca to order, pizza, milk, subs … Read more about School Lunches for Second Term


PAC Meeting on Monday

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Join in on the Parent Activity Committee’s December meeting next Monday, December 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 9 across from the office. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. During this meeting we will be brainstorming a fun, end-of-term holiday event … Read more about PAC Meeting on Monday


Bulldogs Tickets for the Holidays

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Still searching for some holiday gift ideas? The Mary Hopkins Parent Activity Committee (PAC) is selling tickets to the Hamilton Bulldogs Family Day game (February 19)! Purchase tickets online at http://fevo.me/2jav2IR and receive a referral link to share with friends and family so you can all … Read more about Bulldogs Tickets for the Holidays


Mary Hopkins Holiday Concerts

Monday, December 04, 2017

Come and celebrate the season with dance, drama and song! FDK (Kindgarten) Concert Information There will be FDK Concerts on Tues. Dec. 19th at 2:00 p.m. and Thurs. Dec. 21st at 2:00 p.m. To order your tickets for the FDK (kindergarten) Concert, please click on … Read more about Mary Hopkins Holiday Concerts


Mary Hopkins Food Drive

Saturday, December 02, 2017

In the spirit of citizenship and helping those in need, our school is organizing a Food Drive this month to help families in need in our community. All proceeds from the food Drive will go to Waterdowns Food With Grace. Your donations of non-perishable food … Read more about Mary Hopkins Food Drive


How HWDSB Handles Inclement Weather

Friday, December 01, 2017

As winter approaches, we want to remind all HWDSB families about how we make the decision to cancel school and board operations. This is often a difficult call to make, and is made with the safety and security of our students and staff in mind.


Holiday Lunch

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Lunch Lady is offering students a special holiday-themed menu for Friday December 15. Orders are due December 13. Order online at


Bulldogs Tickets on Sale Now

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Mary Hopkins’ Parent Activity Committee (PAC) is partnering with Flamborough Centre on a fun Family Day outing to the Bulldogs game on February 19. Children will enjoy a free pre-game skate on the ice if 100 tickets are sold. This year, tickets can be … Read more about Bulldogs Tickets on Sale Now


Mark your Calendar! Our Holiday Concerts are fast approaching

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Come and celebrate the Season with dance, drama and song! Our Concert Schedule is as follows: Kindergarten ConcertsTuesday, December 19th at 2:00 p.m.Thursday, December 21st at 2:00 p.m.Grade 1 to 5 ConcertsTuesday, December 19th at 9:15 a.m. (Dress Rehearsal)Wednesday, December 20th at 9:15 a.m.Wednesday, December … Read more about Mark your Calendar! Our Holiday Concerts are fast approaching


Movie Night is This Friday

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Come enjoy a free screening of the Emoji movie this Friday at Mary Hopkins! Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:30 p.m.


HWDSB Marks Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

To mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, HWDSB is working to make schools safer with its new bullying resource and continuing support for the board-wide use of the innovative anti-bullying TipOff service.


French Immersion Applications Ends Soon

Friday, November 17, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) French Immersion registration ends on Thursday, November 30, 2017, for parents looking to enrol their child in Grade 1.

HWDSB has introduced a new system-wide application process for entry into French Immersion, which starts in Grade 1. The application is available to all students within Hamilton and offers a guaranteed placement in the program, but not necessarily at their French Immersion in-catchment school.


School Council – Mon. Nov. 21th

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Outdoors, Activities,Community and moreYour SchoolCouncil invites you to our meeting this coming Monday from 6:30-7:30 pm. The current agenda includes the basics of school / principal news, facilityimprovements, PAC updates and financials. Important topics of the evening include: improvements to the school grounds and nutrition … Read more about School Council – Mon. Nov. 21th


Holiday Fundraiser Orders Due Friday

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Orders for the school’s annual Holiday Fundraiser are due this Friday, November 17. Be sure to send completed order forms along with payment (cash or cheques payable to Mary Hopkins) to the school by this date. For more information or questions please email PAC chair … Read more about Holiday Fundraiser Orders Due Friday


Chilly Hot Lunch: November 24

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Lunch Lady is offering students a special menu on November 24. Select from a variety of meat and veggie chili options along with favourites for “chilly” days like chicken noodle soup, poutine, and mac and cheese. To order visit www.lunchlady.ca . Order by November 22. November 24 Chili DayRead more about Chilly Hot Lunch: November 24


Community and Continuing Education Open House November 22

Monday, November 13, 2017

Community and Continuing Education has moved and is now open at the new HILL PARK LEARNING CENTRE, located at 465 East 16th Street (formerly Hill Park Secondary School).

The open house is taking place on 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017,
6 to 8 p.m. 


Swim Meet November 13th @ 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A reminder to all of our Swim Team members that the Area Swim Meet is tomorrow afternoon at McMaster University. The bus will be leaving Mary Hopkins around 12:00 p.m. Students, pleasereview the reminder in your agenda about what to bring with you. Good luck … Read more about Swim Meet November 13th @ 1:00 p.m.


Spirit Night at Boston Pizza

Friday, November 10, 2017

Don’t forget that next Wednesday is the annual Mary Hopkins Fall Spirit Night at Boston Pizza! Stop by the restaurant between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to grab a meal with students, staff and parents. 10% of orders placed in the dining room and for … Read more about Spirit Night at Boston Pizza


Swim Team Update

Monday, November 06, 2017

Thank-you to all students who have participated in our Swim Team Try-Outs. Just a reminder that there aren’t any further swim team practices. We will be taking all students who have participated as part of the Swim Team to compete at the Area Meet next … Read more about Swim Team Update


HWDSB Seeks Feedback on its Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy

Monday, November 06, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy.

The Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy shows HWDSB’s commitment to protecting its assets and maintaining public trust through a system of internal controls designed to prevent, detect, investigate, and report instances of fraud.

To view the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy and to provide comments, please visit HWDSB’s website at www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback. 


French Immersion Information Night at Guy Brown School

Monday, November 06, 2017

A French Immersion information night will be held at Guy Brown School on Thursday, November 9th. FrenchImmersion-Flyer2017-2018


Popcorn Tuesdays

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Starting on Tuesday, November 7th, the Grade 5 students will be selling Kernels popcorn. Popcorn will be sold for $2.00 per bag at first Nutrition Break. This will be sold on a pay-as-you go basis. Flavours available are Kettle Corn, Butter & Salt and Salt … Read more about Popcorn Tuesdays


Swim Team Practice/Try-Out Tomorrow!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Our last Swim Team Practice/Try-Out of the season will be tomorrow morning 8-9 at the Flamborough YMCA. Please be at the pool by 7:50 a.m. Don’t forget your bathing suit, towel, underclothes, goggles and have long hair tied back. Parents please do not drop your … Read more about Swim Team Practice/Try-Out Tomorrow!


HWDSB Launches French Immersion Application

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) French Immersion registration opens October 20, 2017, for parents looking to enrol their child in Grade 1.

HWDSB has introduced a new system-wide application process for entry into French Immersion, which starts in Grade 1. The application is available to all students within Hamilton and offers a guaranteed placement in the program, but not necessarily at their French Immersion in-catchment school.

To learn more about HWDSB French Immersion and to apply, please visit www.hwdsb.on.ca/fi.


Boston Pizza Spirit Night

Friday, October 27, 2017

Mark you calendars! Mary Hopkins Fall Spirit Night is Wednesday, November 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Boston Pizza in Waterdown. 10% of orders placed (dining room, take out and delivery) between 5 and 8 will be donated to the school. It’s always … Read more about Boston Pizza Spirit Night


Photo Orders are due Monday, November 6th

Friday, October 27, 2017

Please place/return your photo orders by Monday, November 6th. Photo retake day will be on Friday, November 10th.


Movie Night: October 27

Friday, October 20, 2017

Come on out to our first Movie Night of the year! Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie – Hotel Transylvania 2 – will start at 6:30 in the big gym. For details, click on the poster here:


Spirit Wear: Order by Friday

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

If you didn’t place your order at open house last week, you have until this Friday to order Mary Hopkins t-shirts and hoodies. The flyer posted here details the options and payment methods. Spirit Wear Flyer


Swim Team Practice Tomorrow!

Monday, October 16, 2017

A reminder to all Grade 3-5 students who signed up for Swim Team..our 3rd Practice/Try-Out will be tomorrow morning 8-9 at the Flamborough YMCA. Please be at the pool by 7:50 a.m. Don’t forget your bathing suit, towel, underclothes, goggles and have long hair tied … Read more about Swim Team Practice Tomorrow!


Pizza & Milk Orders Due

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Do not forget to order pizza and milk by this Friday, October 13! Orders for October, November and Decembermust be placed by Friday via School Cash Online . – Parent Activity Council


Baked Goods Wanted

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Needed!Lots of delicious homemade cookies, squares and cupcakes for the bake sale this Thursday! All proceeds support Mary Hopkins students. Deliver items to the school by 5 p.m. Thursday, October 12. Label your containers for easy return! – Parent Activity Committee


Meet the Staff – Thursday, October 12th

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Meet the Staff Book Fair and BBQ


Cross Country Meet Tomorrow

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A reminder to all Gr. 3-5 Students on the Cross Country Team to be prepared for the HWDSB meet tomorrow…as of now..it is still a go! Please remember to dress accordingly,(rain coats, sweaters, umbrellas, boots, etc). …the weather is not looking favourable and we are … Read more about Cross Country Meet Tomorrow


Come And Visit The Book Fair!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Youre invited to the Book Fair at Meet The Staff night!! When: Thursday October 12th 5:00-7:00 Where: Mary Hopkins Library (top level of the school) See you there!


Swim Team Practice Tomorrow

Monday, October 09, 2017

A reminder to all Grade 3-5 students who signed up for Swim Team..our 2nd Practice/Try-Out will be tomorrow morning 8-9 at the Flamborough YMCA. Please be at the pool by 7:50 a.m. Don’t forget your bathing suit, towel, underclothes, goggles and have long hair tied … Read more about Swim Team Practice Tomorrow


Changes to Kindergarten Communication of Learning

Friday, October 06, 2017

At HWDSB, we know that parent engagement fosters student success. We want to be as clear as possible about changes to how schools report on learning in Kindergarten.

In the past at HWDSB, family members could attend “observation visits” in Kindergarten. For the 2017-18 school year, we will be using the new, written Kindergarten report provided by the Ministry of Education.


The Book Fair Is Coming!

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Youre invited to the Book Fair at Meet The Staff night!! When: Thursday October 12th 5:00-7:00 Where: Mary Hopkins Library (top level of the school) See you there!


Food Days for First Term

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

A variety of optional special food days are now available to Mary Hopkins students for the months of October, November and December. A flyer will be coming home this week explaining the options, the electronic version of which is posted here. First Term Food Orders All orders are placed … Read more about Food Days for First Term


Swim Team Try-Out Tomorrow!

Monday, October 02, 2017

For those students in Grades 3-5 who signed up and handed in completed Permisison Forms, please remember that the first Swim Team Try-Out is tomorrow (Tues. Oct. 3rd) at the Flamborough YMCA. Please be at the pool ready to swim by 7:50.Don’t forget your swimsuit, … Read more about Swim Team Try-Out Tomorrow!


Senior Kindergarten Families are invited to learn more about French Immersion

Monday, October 02, 2017

Because every student is unique in their learning, HWDSB staff strive to provide programs that help all students reach their full potential. French Immersion is one such program.
The program is open to all students in Hamilton-Wentworth starting in Grade 1.
Visit one of our Information Sessions to learn more


Swim Team Try Outs

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Parents of Grade 3-5 students We had a meeting today for students interested in trying out for our School Swim Team. Starting next Tuesday, we will be having practices/try-outs for the next five weeks at the YMCA. We are hoping to put together a team … Read more about Swim Team Try Outs


Running Club and Cross Country

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A lu nchtime Running Club started this week and is beingoffered to any student in Grades 3-5. Practices will take place at Nutrition Breaks over the next couple of weeks. Students wishing to be chosen for the Cross-Country team must be present at these practices.but … Read more about Running Club and Cross Country


Mary Hopkins Meet the Staff Night – Thurs. Oct. 12th

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Date: Thurs. Oct. 12th Time: BBQ and Book Fair 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.Note: Classrooms will be open from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.We look forward to seeing everyone. More details will follow.


Terry Fox Run

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Terry Fox Run – Thurs. Sept. 28th Mary Hopkins Students will participate in a Terry Fox Run this Thursday. During various periods throughout the day, classes will be going outside to run or walk. Families are asked to make a one-time donation of a toonie … Read more about Terry Fox Run


School Council Members invited to School Council Start-up 2017-18

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Members of School Councils and school administrators across HWDSB are invited to attend the orientation session, School Council Start-up 2017-18.

There are two dates – Oct. 19 and 26 – so please choose the one that fits your schedule.


Fuel for Kids BBQ and Bake Sale

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fuel for Kids Date: Monday, September 25th Time: 4 p.m. 7 p.m.Location: Fortinos Waterdown – 115 Hamilton St. N.Cookies, cake, brownies, candies if you make it, well take it! Drop off items at the school from 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Questions? Email Parent Activity … Read more about Fuel for Kids BBQ and Bake Sale


HWDSB Shows Improvement Towards Achievement

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the 2016-17 assessment results in the areas of Primary and Junior Reading, Writing and Mathematics, as well as the results of the Grade 9 Mathematics assessment and the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).


School Bus Driver Shortage may affect Local Routes – UPDATED LIST OF SCHOOLS

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS) has advised Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) that a bus driver shortage may impact local school bus routes. As of Wednesday, Nov. 7, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 14 routes.


Lunch Lady is returning to Mary Hopkins

Monday, September 18, 2017

Lunch Lady is back at Mary Hopkins our first day is Thursday, Sept. 21st (order online at www.thelunchlady.ca by Wednesday, Sept. 20th at midnight). Lunch Lady is a hot lunch service that is delivered for 2nd nutrition break. All meals are peanut and tree nut free … Read more about Lunch Lady is returning to Mary Hopkins


Help Shape French Instruction at HWDSB

Friday, September 08, 2017

HWDSB’s French as a Second Language (FASL) Advisory Committee is seeking members to advise Trustees on elementary and secondary French programming as well as Ministry of Education and community learning supports. Applications are due by Monday, September 25, 2017.


Welcome from HWDSB’s Student Trustees

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

HWDSB’s new Student Trustees Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael would love to share the following letter and video with our school communities, encouraging everyone to make student voice a priority in the year ahead.


End of Year Message

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It has been another wonderful year of learning at Mary Hopkins School.On behalf of the staff, I would like to thank our students, the parent community, our volunteer and School Council for their enthusiasm and leadership. Thank you to all (including our staff) to the … Read more about End of Year Message


Kindergarten Picnic

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

FDK families are invited a picnic to attend and share a snack with their child. All of the classes will be outside enjoying their snack at same time.If you are able to join us, please meet us at 2 pm on the back field. Bring … Read more about Kindergarten Picnic


Last day for students

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This Thursday is the last day of classes for students. They are encouraged to bring back page 3 of their report card back before this date.The school will be open on Friday and then the office will be closed for the summer until Monday August … Read more about Last day for students


Thank you to Play Day Volunteers

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Yesterday grade 1-5 students “travelled” across Canada, participating in cooperative games in their Together Day teams. Activities included digging for gold in Yukon, to eating “icy” treats from the North. Special thanks to our Flamborough Centre, Waterdown High student and parent volunteers.


Love to read? Enter the HWDSB Summer Reading Contest!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Read ebooks and/or listen to audiobooks from HWDSBs eMAX online library and youll be automatically entered to win a $25 gift card from Chapters. One $25 gift card winner will be randomly chosen from each of the following categories: Primary, Junior/Intermediate, Senior grades and HWDSB … Read more about Love to read? Enter the HWDSB Summer Reading Contest!


Grade 5 Farewell

Monday, June 26, 2017

Parents / Guardians of grade 5 students are invited to the grade 5 Farewell on Tuesday June 27th at 2:00 pm. Please note that additional parking will be available at Grace Anglian Church. Please do not use the first two rows of parking (it is … Read more about Grade 5 Farewell


HWDSB Track and Field Meet Tomorrow

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A reminder to all of the Track and Field Team Members that are participating in the Area Meet at Mohawk Sports Park tomorrow…please be at the school by 8:30 a.m. so that we can hand out shirts, do attendance and board the bus. Don’t forget … Read more about HWDSB Track and Field Meet Tomorrow


Parent survey reminder – what are YOUR priorities for 2017 2018?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

What are YOU looking for in 2017-2018? How do you want to receive information?One of School Council’s goals this year was to increase communication of events with the general school community. A subcommittee of council created a survey to gather what your priorities are as … Read more about Parent survey reminder – what are YOUR priorities for 2017 2018?


Reminder – Grade 1 information night is tomorrow

Monday, June 19, 2017

Parent information night for those who have children going into grade 1.What questions doyou have about grade 1? (e.g., what does recess look like? where will their classroom be located? How do I support them at how?)Tuesday June 20th 5:30 – 6:30Please send your questions … Read more about Reminder – Grade 1 information night is tomorrow


Parent Survey – Input Needed for the 2017-2018 year

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

One of School Council’s goals this year was to increase communication of events with the general school community. A subcommittee of council created a survey to gather what your priorities are as a important member of the Mary Hopkins community. This information will be used … Read more about Parent Survey – Input Needed for the 2017-2018 year


Thank you on behalf of Mary Hopkins staff

Monday, June 12, 2017

The staff at the school were overwhelmed with the tea at the school today. We know that many, many hands were involved putting it together. The warm wishes that the community sends to us on a daily basis is amazing, today was icing on the … Read more about Thank you on behalf of Mary Hopkins staff


Practiced Drill Today

Monday, June 12, 2017

One of our contractors accidentally set off the Security Alarm today, so the school practiced leaving the school quickly and quietly while the administrator and caretaker determined the cause. Students did a great job of leaving the school safely! Well done.


Facilities Update: We are keeping COOL at Mary Hopkins!

Monday, June 12, 2017

As part of HWDSBs commitment to the ongoing maintenance and repairs to the facility at Mary Hopkins air conditioner units were installed in the original part of the building.Any units that were not working were replaced.This work occurred just in time for the warm weather! … Read more about Facilities Update: We are keeping COOL at Mary Hopkins!


It Might Get Warm but We Will Be Keeping Cool at Mary Hopkins

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A look at the forecast shows that warm temperatures are anticipated this week. Students and staff will be keeping cool at the school by following Public Health’s precautionary measures when the temperature rises outside.Students will be reminded to wear their hats and sun protection outside … Read more about It Might Get Warm but We Will Be Keeping Cool at Mary Hopkins


School Organization for 2017-2018

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The school organization for next year was shared at last night’s School Council meeting. We will be following our usual tradition at Mary Hopkins with next year’s teacher recorded on students’ Junereport card. Children will have an opportunity to visit with their teacher and new … Read more about School Organization for 2017-2018


Pa Day tomorrow

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday June 6 is a PA Day. Staff will be focusing on reporting and assessment. There are no classes for students.We look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday!


Jumbo Freezies for sale

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

In lieu of frozen yogurt, jumbo freezies will be on sale tomorrow for $2.All profits will be donated to theOutdoor Learning Garden.


One week left of library books

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Start looking under your bed, behind your dresser and in your other book bag! All library books are due back to the school by June 15.


Track and Field

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Our annual Track and Field school event was anothergreat success…and for thefirst time in many years…we had no rain!! Our Grade 2-5 studentsall put forth their best effort in all of their events…and pushed themselves to do their personal best. A BIG thank-you to all … Read more about Track and Field


Facility Update

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017Dear parents/guardians of Mrs. McConnells class;We wanted to let you know that this afternoon a sink overflowed on the second floor, causing a water to come into the first floor hallway outside of your childs room. A staff member immediately contacted the … Read more about Facility Update


School Council on Wednesday

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Our last School Council meeting for the year is tomorrow night at 6:30 pm. All are welcome. May agenda SC 2017


First Flower Fest a success

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Saturday was Mary Hopkins first “Flower Fest”. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, with face painting, bubbles and tie-dye stations being especially busy. A big thank you toeveryone who came to support us! Big thanks to Connon’s, M&Ms, and most off all the staff … Read more about First Flower Fest a success


Thank you!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Thank you to all of the community members, and staff who helped make the Mary Hopkins Track and Field activities on Friday such a success! Students demonstrated sportsmanship by putting forth their best efforts at all times, and cheering on their peers.


Tomorrow is the Family Health and Wellness Night

Sunday, June 04, 2017

It looks like it is going to be a great night!RSVP through the FB event link or to Chantelle@bluekosha.com For more information visit the Mary Hopkins Parents Group Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/678475858900639/ We have some amazing items for the raffle from some of our generous local businesses such … Read more about Tomorrow is the Family Health and Wellness Night


Dear Mary Hopkins Parents / Guardians

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017Dear Mary Hopkins parents/guardians and students,Last week HWDSB announced promotions and transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. At that time it was confirmed that I will be leaving Mary Hopkins at the end of June to assume the principal position at A. … Read more about Dear Mary Hopkins Parents / Guardians


A fun family time

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Reminder that all purchases will be cash


Jump Rope for Heart!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We did it!!! Webeat ourgoal of $10,000! We cannot thank ourschool community enough for its generous contributions and support for the Jump Rope for Heart program this year. We had another extremely successful event with our students partaking in lots of fun jumping and skipping … Read more about Jump Rope for Heart!!


Volunteers still needed for Track and Field This Friday :)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Our Track and Field event is thisFriday June 2nd. Grades 4 & 5 will run their events in the morning and Grades 2 & 3 will run their events in the afternoon (approximate 12:15 p.m. start).Volunteers: We are still in need of a few morevolunteers … Read more about Volunteers still needed for Track and Field This Friday 🙂


See you next Saturday…

Sunday, May 28, 2017
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Last week for Frozen Yogurt

Sunday, May 28, 2017

This week is the last week for Frozen Yogurt sales. Thank you for supporting this school initiative.


Track and Field Rescheduled

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Our Track and Field Event for Grades 2-5 will be held on Friday June 2nd. Grades 4 & 5 will participate in the morning and Grades 2 & 3 will participate in the afternoon. (Approximate 12:15 start). Please see earlier post for more information.Parent Volunteers: … Read more about Track and Field Rescheduled


Grade 5 Photo – rescheduled

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The grade 5 photo will take place this Monday May 29at first thing in the morning. Weather permitting it will be outside, in case it rains an alternate site has been chosen.


Last Movie Night of the Year – SING!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This Friday is our last movie night for the year. Movie starts at 6:30 pm.Doors open at 5:45 pm. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or pillow to sit on! Popcorn and frozen yogurt will be on sale.


Volunteer Tea – you are invited

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A reminder that our volunteer tea is tomorrow at 1:00 pm at the school. Please join us! We welcome the opportunity to celebrate our wonderful parent and community volunteers.


Letter to Parents/Guardians

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we are sharing with you the news of the death of Jasmin Hanif.


Sad News

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians: It is with deep sadness that we are sharing with you the news of the death of Jasmin Hanif. Jasmin was a student in grade 4. We believe it is important that you know about the deep loss that our school community is … Read more about Sad News


Additional Information for parents

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Childrens reaction and understanding of death


Jump Rope for Heart Update

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thank-you to everyone who has collected pledges for our Jump Rope for Heart Event. At last check wehad raised over $6000 so far…and that was just the online portion! We are well on our way to our goal of $10000! Way to go Mary Hopkins!!!A … Read more about Jump Rope for Heart Update


Volunteers Needed for Track and Field :)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Our Track and Field event is this Thursday May 18th. Grades 4 & 5 will run their events in the morning andGrades 2 & 3 will run their events in the afternoon (approximate 12:15 p.m. start).Parent Volunteers: We needmanyparent volunteers to help make this event … Read more about Volunteers Needed for Track and Field 🙂


Facility Update – Little Gym

Monday, May 15, 2017

This weekend the sump pump in the basement area of the gym had an issue – unfortunately this led to water entering the our “little gym”. Our caretaker quickly worked with HWDSB facilities staff to determine the problem and have staff on site to solve … Read more about Facility Update – Little Gym


Mark your calendars

Monday, May 15, 2017

May and June are busy months at the school. Here are some of the exciting events that will be taking place. For more specific information please go to the Events tab on the website. Individual class events and trips are not listed.May 16 Grade 5 … Read more about Mark your calendars


HWDSB 2017-18 Elementary School Year Calendar Approved

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.


FDK Parent information night

Friday, May 12, 2017

We are looking forward to getting together with our parents and students new to FDK on Thursday May 25., from4:30 – 5:30 pm.See you there!


Track and Field

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Our Mary Hopkins School Track and Field Event is fast approaching. It will be held on Thursday May 18thAll students in Grades 2-5 participate in this day as part of their Physical Education Program. The students in Grades 4 & 5 will be participating in … Read more about Track and Field


Jump Rope for Heart

Thursday, May 11, 2017

We had a successful day at Mary Hopkins Skipping, Jumping and Hopping as part of our annual “Jump Rope forHeart Day”. The weather cooperated and we were able to run both events without any rain!! Thank-you to all of our Heart Hero Captainsand Helpers for … Read more about Jump Rope for Heart


Looking good at Mary Hopkins…

Thursday, May 11, 2017

WOW! This Tuesday and Wednesdaywaslike Christmas-time at the school for outdoor facilities work.Tuesday, one crew came to remove out-dated poles, and straighten the Fun Ball pole. The fence was fixed, holes filled.The playground looks amazing. Then an afternooncrew came and started on the field. They … Read more about Looking good at Mary Hopkins…


Is Thursday your night to cook? Don’t feel like cooking?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Come to Mary Hopkins night at Boston Pizza! Tomorrow night from 5 pm – 8 pm. It is a great community eventorganized once again by Jelissa Buchanan (and other volunteers, and generous donationsfrom local businesses) at the silent auction.Hope to see you there!Ms George


Preview of Silent Auction Items

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The Parent Activity Councils Spirit Night & Silent Auction will take place at Boston Pizza on May 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The silent auction is a fun part of the evening with friendly competition among families vying for the wonderful items and … Read more about Preview of Silent Auction Items


How is Your Jump Rope For Heart Fundraising Going?

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

There are 2 days remaining until our Jump Rope for Heart Event Day! Be sure to reach out to family andfriends for donations. Every donation helps us to reach our fundraising goal and to help save lives. Online fundraising is a quick and easy way … Read more about How is Your Jump Rope For Heart Fundraising Going?


Don’t forget the Sunscreen before School

Monday, May 08, 2017
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Work being done on the Field tomorrow

Monday, May 08, 2017

The last facility update shared that work is ongoing to improve our back playground. There will be contractors on site at the school tomorrow afternoon. Improvements being completed tomorrow include: repair and reseeding of the field, removal of the baseball diamond (that interferes with the … Read more about Work being done on the Field tomorrow


This Thursday is Boston Pizza Night & Silent Auction

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Please join us at Boston Pizza in Waterdown on Thursday May 11th from 5pm – 8 pm. This community event also includes asilent auction items donated by local businesses. It is a fun part of the evening with friendly competition among families vying for the … Read more about This Thursday is Boston Pizza Night & Silent Auction


Dear Grade 3 Families:

Thursday, May 04, 2017

EQAO Provincial Standardized Testing will take place for all students in Grade 3 from Wednesday May 24 to Wednesday May 31st. Catch up days are scheduled on Thursday June 1stand Friday June 2nd for students that are ill or absent during the assessment period.Please do … Read more about Dear Grade 3 Families:


Looking for information?

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Want ideas about how to.. Supporting School Resiliency Managing Screen Time Discipline Tips Orchid Child (a child that is more sensitive)andMore information about managing stress and anxietyKids Have Stress Too! http://www.psychologyfoundation.org/index.php/resources/kids-have-stress-too/ MyToolkit.ca http://mytoolkit.ca/atoz-stress/index.html Stress Lessons Toolkit http://www.psychologyfoundation.org/index.php/programs/stress-lessons/ Whats Your Stress Index? http://www.cmha.ca/mental_health/whats-your-stress-index/


JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

Thursday, May 04, 2017

In support of Mary Hopkin’s Jump Rope for Heart event, we are encouraging all parents to considerfundraising online. Online fundraising is the most time efficient way to help support your childsfundraising goals in addition, it is safe and secure, it saves paper and online donors … Read more about JUMP ROPE FOR HEART


Transition Meeting #3 – French Immersion

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The third and final Mary Hopkins French Immersion Transition Committee meeting is set for Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm. All parents are welcome to attend. Looking forward to continuing our FI journey! Please RSVP at jegeorge@hwdsb.on.ca .


Keeping kids/families Healthy Guest Speaker

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Guest speaker Eli Gilbert with information aboutOsteopathy treatments, Holistic nutrition consult, yoga membership, natural health products, etc and much much more!Save the date – Monday June 5th and watch for more information.


School Council Rescheduled!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Please note that tonight’s meeting is rescheduled to May 10 or 17th…. Thanks!


Giving children the language to say NO (and be nice about it)

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

10 ways to say no and be nice about it Let me think about that Heres what will work for me Can I get back to you? That doesnt work for me I appreciate you asking but I cant I know this is important but … Read more about Giving children the language to say NO (and be nice about it)


FDK Facility Update

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Students in Mrs. Haunton and Miss Edward’s class were excitedto beback in their classroom this morning. Thank you to our caretaking team who spent extra time and effortto ensure items were spotless after yesterday’s events. Brownie theguinea pig was happy too.


Roar! Looking forward to the Lion King

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Our grade 3-5 students will be going up to see Flamborough Centre’s theatrical production ofTheLion Kingnext Monday May 8th. Permission forms were hand corrected (original date was May 1st). Looking forward to seeing former Mary Hopkins students Go Wild!


25 WAYS TO ASK YOUR KIDS “SO HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY?” WITHOUT ASKING THEM “SO HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY?”

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

#1. What was the best thing that happened at school today? (What was the worst thing that happened at school today?)#2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.#3. If you could choose who would you like to sit by in class? (Who would you … Read more about 25 WAYS TO ASK YOUR KIDS “SO HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY?” WITHOUT ASKING THEM “SO HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY?”


Behaviour = Communication

Monday, May 01, 2017
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Flower Fest

Monday, May 01, 2017

Our first fundraiser for our Outdoor Learning Project is Flower Fest! See Flower Fest Flyer for more information and order form. When: Saturday June 3rd Time: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm What: Flower sale from Connon’s Nursery (pre order available)Community BBQ from M&M MeatsYoga ClassesTye Dying Stationand much … Read more about Flower Fest


Outdoor Learning Space Update

Monday, May 01, 2017

This Fall HWDSB released the HWDSB Outdoor Design Manual to encourage and support schools intending to improve their outdoor space in creating inspiring, engaging, sustainable and safe areas for student learning and growth (pg 6).A committee of parents, the principal and a teacher representative have met to discuss improving … Read more about Outdoor Learning Space Update


Facility Update

Monday, May 01, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017Dear Parents/Guardians,This afternoon there was a large amount of rain in a short amount of time. Mrs. Haunton / Miss Edwards class had water come into the classroom through the roof this afternoon.Student and staff safety are our focus. Students were moved … Read more about Facility Update


May the 4th be with You!

Monday, May 01, 2017

Calling all young padawans, jedi knights and fans. Wear your Star Wars gear on Thursday May 4th to show your passion genre.


Happy Education Week / Mental Health Awareness Week

Sunday, April 30, 2017

This week we will be focusing on how we all work as a community to support our children, and each other in honour of Mental Health Awareness Week.


Keeping Healthy!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mental health strategies also tend to be physical health strategies. Taking care of your body also helps take care of your mind. Stress is unavoidable, so its a good idea to learn some coping techniques to manage it.Take care of yourself: Get enough sleep. Eat … Read more about Keeping Healthy!


Planning for the 2017-2018 School Year

Sunday, April 30, 2017

If there are things you would like us to consider when building classes,please put this in writing and send to the office byFriday May 12. We will do our best to accommodate requests but cannot guarantee meeting all of them due to the challenges that … Read more about Planning for the 2017-2018 School Year


Bomb Threat Awareness

Friday, April 28, 2017

At HWDSB, we believe all students and staff have the right to learn and work in a safe environment. To do that, it is important that everyone is aware of our Safe Schools policy and procedures to help reduce the risk of harm to students, staff, visitors and facility users in the event of a violent or serious incident.


Jump Rope For Heart

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mary Hopkinsis pleased to be holding its Heart and Stroke Foundation Jump Rope for Heart event on May 11th!! Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heartdisease and stroke research. They also learn the importance … Read more about Jump Rope For Heart


Its almost here…. OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Be sure to come and join us at Mary Hopkins tomorrow night for the school Open House!~ book fair,bake sale, games, raffle baskets, and more!~ classroom visitsWe all belong at HWDSB!Be sure to make your family, cut out and bring to hang up at the … Read more about Its almost here…. OPEN HOUSE


Thursday is OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

There’s lots to see and do this Thursday at our annual Open House… 5:00 BBQ starts Basket raffle, games, bake sale, Community art activity “We all Belong in HWDSB” 5:30 Classrooms Open for visits, Book Fair Mary Hopkins Dance Team (demo) Gym 5:45 Waterdown Dancers … Read more about Thursday is OPEN HOUSE


Staying Cool –

Monday, April 24, 2017
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Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 24, 2017

This Thursday is our Annual Spring Open House! Food will be available for purchase at the BBQ starting at 5:00 pm on the main playground. The book fair will also be open at this time.Classrooms will be open beginning at 5:30 pm. Students are looking … Read more about Hope to see you there!


Reminder – looking for items for Class Baskets for Open House

Monday, April 24, 2017

Please help us put together baskets for our Spring Open House Raffle. We are looking for each class to contribute items towards a theme basket. Mary Hopkins families are asked if they can donate a new item towards a basket that will be available to … Read more about Reminder – looking for items for Class Baskets for Open House


Helmet safety tips for the Spring!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates


Lost it? We’ve got it!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Once again the Lost and Found is over flowing with student coats, hoodies, boots, shoes, water bottles and assorted goodies.If you have lost an item (or your closet seem suddenly bare) – please come and check it out.At the end of next week all items … Read more about Lost it? We’ve got it!


Earth Day Friday

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This Friday Mary Hopkins students will be celebrating “Earth Day” in their Together Day teams. They are encouraged to wear blue, green or spirit wear.


Floor Hockey “Series”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Floor hockey junior championships went to “the Canucks!” This team won the honour of playing the staff floor hockey at second break. It was ahard fought game by all, but the Canucks won! Congratulations to the Canucks…but look out for the staff dodgeball team! Thanks … Read more about Floor Hockey “Series”


Letter – Facilities Update

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

As you may know, we have had some ongoing maintenance and repairs to our school throughout this school year. I would like to take this opportunity to update you on the continued work and inform you of some upcoming work as we prepare Mary Hopkins for school in September.


Freeze DNA orders

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Student orders for Freeze DNA arrived late this afternoon. Any additional orders or corrections will be taken care of on Tuesday, when we all return to classes.


Happy Holiday Weekend

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wishing all of our families a great long weekend. Classes will resume on Tuesday April 18th.


Textile Recycling at Mary Hopkins

Thursday, April 13, 2017
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Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and its Parent Involvement Committee invite you to…

Thursday, April 13, 2017

PROFILING VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE 2017AN OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION OF HWDSB VOLUNTEERS All HWDSB volunteers are welcome. Registration is required.When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Where: HWDSB Education Centre, 20 Education Court, behind Mark’s on Upper WentworthWhat: Refreshments and appetizers will be served.Business casual … Read more about Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and its Parent Involvement Committee invite you to…


No pay as you go Yogurt tomorrow

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Students that have pre-ordered yogurt will receive their frozen yogurt tomorrow. Unfortunately we will not be able to sell to students wanting to purchase on the day.


Reminder: French Immersion Transition Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Next Tuesday April 18th at 4:00 – 5:30 pmis the next French Immersion Committee meeting at Mary Hopkins. All parents are welcome to attend. Looking forward to continuing our FI journey! Please RSVP at jegeorge@hwdsb.on.ca .


Class Baskets – updated!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Please note that we were so excited about our upcoming Open House that last year’s Class Basket information. Theinformation has been updated on the website.


Day of Pink tomorrow – wear your Pink shirt!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Why a Pink T-Shirt? Two incredible Nova Scotia high school students in 2007 decided to take a stand when they saw a a fellow student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. They went out and bought pink shirts to give to fellow students to … Read more about Day of Pink tomorrow – wear your Pink shirt!


A Magical Night for All!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Last Friday Mary Hopkins hosted Canadas ONLY FOUR TIME Guinness World Record holding Illusionist! “The Illusionist: Lucas Wilson and his assistant Kelly!Join us for this unique magic show that is great for all ages. Lucas has been featured on many television shows, including the Dragons … Read more about A Magical Night for All!


Class Baskets!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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SPRING FUNDRAISER PICKUP – TUESDAY APRIL 11

Monday, April 10, 2017

Thank you to everyone who ordered. Please remember that pick up forLittle Caesarspizza kits,Terra spring flowers and MacMilliansis Tuesday April 11 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm in the gym.


Letter: Mary Hopkins and Guy Brown Transition Committee

Thursday, April 06, 2017

As some of you are aware, we held a Transition Committee meeting on March 29, where we began the process of planning the best way to make all students feel welcome and secure at Mary Hopkins when the French Immersion program starts in September. The Transition Committee consists of parents, staff and students from Mary Hopkins and Guy Brown Elementary Schools.


French Immersion Update

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Planning for our students entering into the French Immersion program is continuing. We anticipate having two classes next year forFrench Immersion (grades 1 and 1/2). Most of the students in the the program are Mary HopkinsSK students whose families have chosen to have their child … Read more about French Immersion Update


Please no dogs on school property

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

A dog is a persons best friend, however, we need you to know that they are not allowed on school property, even if you have the dog on a leash. A number of children are uncomfortable with dogs and not all dogs are as well … Read more about Please no dogs on school property


Hamilton Tax Help

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

New programs like the Canada Child Benefit may mean hundreds of dollars a month in additional income for families in Hamilton. But to receive these benefits, families must file taxes every year Hamilton Tax Help is offering free income tax clinics if your income level is below: Single … Read more about Hamilton Tax Help


Requests for a Specific Learning Environment – Planning For the 2017-2018 School Year

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Please trust our teaching staff works to create strong, balanced classes intended to meet the needs of all learners. Many factors are considered when we complete this task. Some of these factors include: Heterogeneous groupings (i.e., balance of abilities in each class) A balance according … Read more about Requests for a Specific Learning Environment – Planning For the 2017-2018 School Year


Information for The Illusionist: Lucas Wilson event

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

To everyone attending THE ILLUSIONIST: LUCAS WILSON event on Friday April 7, we will be selling concessions (pizza, chips, popcorn, frozen yogurt, drinks) from 6 6:50 pm. Doors to the gym will open at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7:00 pm and is … Read more about Information for The Illusionist: Lucas Wilson event


Silent Auction Donations

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The Parent Activity Councils Spirit Night & Silent Auction will take place at Boston Pizza on May 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The silent auction is a fun part of the evening with friendly competition among families vying for the wonderful items and … Read more about Silent Auction Donations


Fire Safety Assemblies

Monday, April 03, 2017

Tomorrow we will be hosting a representative from the Hamilton Fire Department (HFD). She will be speaking to our grade 1- 4 students about Fire Safety.


Kindergarten Registration Reminder

Monday, April 03, 2017

We have already welcomed many families and their little ones as they’ve registered to start school in September 2017.If you know someone who hasn’t registered their Kindergarten aged child for the Fall, (e.g neighbour, friend or even in your household) pleaseencourage them to come and … Read more about Kindergarten Registration Reminder


Save the Date!

Monday, April 03, 2017

Mark on your calendars that our annual Open House will be Thursday April 27th. Students are looking forward to showing off their work and we look forward to seeing everyone there!


Do you have items to donate for HWDSB Prom Project?

Monday, April 03, 2017

What is it?Prom Project Hamilton is a two day, two site location event that was created by the HWDSB Foundation to assist students inneed with formal wear for their proms, graduations, formals and other special events so they can attend their events feelingstylish, confident and … Read more about Do you have items to donate for HWDSB Prom Project?


Prevent mumps: ensure your vaccines are up to date

Friday, March 31, 2017

Due to increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario, City of Hamilton Public Health reminds parents of children attending school to ensure their child’s vaccine records are up to date.


The Trolls on the Big Screen!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Come see The Trolls movie on the big screen this Friday in the gym. Bring your loose change and small bills for TCBY, Kernels popcorn, candy bags and juice boxes. Non-perishable food donations will be collected for Food with Grace. Presented by the Parent Activity Council Doors open at 6:00 p.m.Movie … Read more about The Trolls on the Big Screen!


HWDSB and PIC are celebrating school volunteers

Monday, March 27, 2017

HWDSB and its Parent Involvement Committee invite all school volunteers to attend an open house celebration of those who give their time and energy so that students succeed.

Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. Please register before noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Find complete details in the Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 – Invitation.


Wear Blue or Green to Honour Earth Hour

Thursday, March 23, 2017

This Friday students are encouraged to wearblue orgreen as a symbol of their commitment to the Earth. We celebrated an unexpected Earth Hour and A Half, yesterday with the power outage, but will be dimming the nonessential lights at the school tomorrow afternoon as a … Read more about Wear Blue or Green to Honour Earth Hour


Message from School Council

Thursday, March 23, 2017

On behalf of School Council we are sharing a message from our Trustee Penny Deathe. Thank you for continuing to share any questions or concerns regarding school facility or the Pupil Accommodation Review process with your school council chair Tracy Stewart, tracy.stewart46@yahoo.ca message from penny


Order Pizza & Milk By Friday!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A reminder from the Parent Activity Council (PAC) thatpizza and milk orders and payments for April to June are due this Friday – March 24 – through School Cash Online .Cheese and pepperoni pizza slices from Pizza Pizza are handed out by the lunch monitors during the second … Read more about Order Pizza & Milk By Friday!


Power Outage Update

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This afternoon from approximately 1:30 – 3:00 there was a massive power outage in the Waterdown/Flamborough area, and we lostpower and phones at the school during that time. Horizon utilities were immediately contacted for updates and as per our Board protocol, our facilities team were … Read more about Power Outage Update


Social Media Fitness

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Millgrove School has invited any of our community toattend a “Social Media Fitness” discussion for those with students in grades 4 +.When: Wednesday April 26th at 7pmWhere: Millgrove SchoolFlyer: Social Media Fitness Parent Flyer


Hats? Yes! Don’t forget yours.

Monday, March 20, 2017
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A Musical Journey Around The World

Sunday, March 19, 2017

On March 21, grade 1-5 students will have the opportunity to experience “A Musical Journey Around The World” as we welcome a guest presenter who is bringing over 100 instruments from around the world for students to learn about and try.Students have been preparing for … Read more about A Musical Journey Around The World


Thank you to Scientists in the School Volunteers

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thank you to the parents and community members who helped to facilitate today’s grade 2 Scientists in the School session on Pulleys and Ramps. All had a great time learning about Force!


Mary Hopkins Facility Update

Friday, March 10, 2017

We continue to monitor the heating issues within the building. Repairs have been made to ensure the system works correctly but we will need to do further work that requires the system to be off line for a week.


March Break

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Just a reminder that next week is March Break for staff and students and there are no classes for students. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday March 20th.


Tomorrow is Beach Day at Mary Hopkins

Thursday, March 09, 2017

This Friday,Mary Hopkins is celebrating “warm weather” with a spirit day: ItsBeach Day!Wewouldnt recommend bathing suits, but sun hats, sunglasses, beach towels, beachy shirts even leis would be fun! Well pretend were on a tropical vacation away from thiscoolCanadian spring!


An Update from PAC

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The Parent Activity Council (PAC) will be sending home a paper copy of the March 2017 PAC Chat newsletter. Look for it in your child’s agenda this week or view the e-version provided here. Thanks to the school’s support of PAC’s fundraising activities, students are … Read more about An Update from PAC


Pizza & Milk Orders Due: March 24

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A reminder from the Parent Activity Council (PAC) thatpizza and milk orders and payments for April to June are due March 24 through School Cash Online .Cheese and pepperoni pizza slices from Pizza Pizza are handed out by the lunch monitors during the second nutrition break every Monday … Read more about Pizza & Milk Orders Due: March 24


What’s a Fun Ball?

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Waterdown who funded this purchase. A work order has been entered to straighten the pole, but in the meantime students are able to use it. Many thanks to Angela George for pursuing the funding.


Preparing for Outdoor Play

Monday, March 06, 2017
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Families Matter Hamilton Family Engagement InitiativeWorking for a Safe and Happy Future for our Children and Ourselves

Monday, March 06, 2017

Community Living workshop Mar 23


School Council is Wednesday!

Friday, March 03, 2017

Please join us for this month’s School Council meeting on Wed March 8th at 6:30 – 8:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. . March agenda SC 2017


Is you child coming to Kindergarten next year?

Friday, March 03, 2017
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If you give a kid an iPad…

Friday, March 03, 2017

If you give a kid an iPad…you never know what might happen.The grade 3 students in Mrs. Anderson’s class just finished authoring their own circles stories inspired by Laura Numeroff’s book “If you give a Mouse a Cookie”.Thank you to the Parent Activity Council (PAC) … Read more about If you give a kid an iPad…


Parents of grade 4 and 5 students

Friday, March 03, 2017

Your child will soon be learning to play the recorder as part of the Music Program here at Mary Hopkins School. Though a recorder and sheet music may be borrowed for use at school, some families opt to order students their own materials which would … Read more about Parents of grade 4 and 5 students


Remember to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.


Parents of SK – Grade 2 students

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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PAC Spring Fundraiser: Orders Due March 24

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Forms were sent home this week with your children for the PAC (Parent Activity Council) spring fundraising program. This year we’re offering yummy cookie and muffin batters, and artisan soups, from MacMillan’s, Little Caesar’s Pizza Kits and spring flowers from Terra Greenhouses. The forms are … Read more about PAC Spring Fundraiser: Orders Due March 24


Parents of SK Students

Monday, February 27, 2017

If you have a student in senior kindergarten, please make sure that you have indicated to the office whether your child will be entering the grade 1 English or grade 1 French Immersion program.Thank you for providing us with this information as we plan ahead … Read more about Parents of SK Students


Pink T-Shirt Order!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Day of Pink T-shirt orders –sorry for short order window (set by the board). Please order through School CashOnline.


Communications Committee: Share Your Ideas & Insight

Monday, February 27, 2017

March 6, 6:30 p.m.Your Mary Hopkins School Council has established a new Communications Committee to explore and gather input from parents regarding school-to-home communication and we’re looking for parents to join us in brainstorming and sharing best practices. Our first meeting will take place on … Read more about Communications Committee: Share Your Ideas & Insight


Dressing for the Weather!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring may not quite be here yet, but we are already enjoying some lovely sunny days. Please be sure to send your child prepared for outdoor play and “sun smart”!


Honouring Anti-Bullying Day

Friday, February 24, 2017

Students at Mary Hopkins wore Pink or School Spirit wear showing their commitment to being BucketFillers. We will be spending more time as a school on Anti-Bullying activities on the April 12th HWDSB Day of Pink!Look at some of the great work in our grade … Read more about Honouring Anti-Bullying Day


ONLY 15 tickets still available for The Illusionist: Lucas Wilson!

Friday, February 17, 2017

A limited number of tickets are left for The Illusionist: Lucas Wilson – taking place April 7 at 7:00 pm at Mary Hopkins! Buy your tickets before March 3 when any leftover tickets are made available to be sold to the public. Tickets are available … Read more about ONLY 15 tickets still available for The Illusionist: Lucas Wilson!


Mary Hopkins @ DanceFest

Friday, February 17, 2017

Grade4&5 dancers from Mary Hopkins perform Can’t Stop That Feeling! Incredible synchronization & big smiles!


Looking for “Just in Case” Clothing for FDK

Friday, February 17, 2017

We have lots of little ones at Mary Hopkins (over 130 FDK students) who sometimes go through more than onechange of clothes in a day. If your child has outgrown pants or “bottoms” that you are willing to donate to our central “just in case” … Read more about Looking for “Just in Case” Clothing for FDK


Mrs Anderson’s Class was Speechless

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Author Jennifer Mook-Sang visited Mrs Anderson’s class this morning to talk about the writing process and how to deal with a bully. Ms Mook-Sang’s book “Speechless” is about a speech contest and a how to deal with a bully at school.


Community Update

Thursday, February 16, 2017

We have had a change in temperature in one of our classrooms; however, HWDSB staff have been on site and are closely monitoring this change.


Spring Spirit Night & Silent Auction

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mark your calendars. May 11, 2017 Mary Hopkins’ Parent Activity Council (PAC) is planning a super sequel to last year’s inaugural Spring Spirit Night. Come out to Boston Pizza on May 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and enjoy a great time with fellow … Read more about Spring Spirit Night & Silent Auction


Movie Night is This Friday!

Monday, February 13, 2017

FINDING DORY Doors open at 6 p.m. Movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring along pillows and blankets and make yourself comfortable in the gym for a screening of Finding Dory! Avariety of refreshments will be offered for sale, including chips, candy, juice boxes and TCBY … Read more about Movie Night is This Friday!


Red / White and Pink Day!

Friday, February 10, 2017

This Tuesday (Valentine’s Day) is Red/White/Pink Day at Mary Hopkins.


Mary Hopkins Community Update Facilities

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thank you again to the Council members and parentsthat attended our School Council meeting on Monday. The school board has generated a Q&A based on questions presented.A hard copy of this will be sent home with students on Monday Feb 13th. Mary Hopkins Community Update February 10, 2017


Facility Update from Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Thank you toCouncil members and parentsthat attended our School Council meetinglast night. A summary of thewhat was discussed at the meeting will be sent home shortlyfor theparents/guardians who wereunable to attend.


Parents of SK students

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

February 7, 2017Dear Parents and Guardians,HWDSB recently approved a new French Immersion (FI) program at Mary Hopkins beginning in September 2017. The program will be offered to Grades 1 to 3 for students living in the Balaclava, Flamborough Centre and Mary Hopkins boundary. Students living … Read more about Parents of SK students


School Council is Monday

Saturday, February 04, 2017

School Council will be meeting with our superintendent Jamie Nunn and Trustee Penny Deathe to discuss the French Immersion program coming to Mary Hopkins. A member of the HWDSB Facilities department will also be joining us to update Council members on recentfacility projects at the … Read more about School Council is Monday


Ongoing improvements at the school

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

You may have noticed more HWDSB vans at the school lately. Over the past week Facilities department has been monitoring, and tuning up the heating system within the school.


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