The Parent Activity Committee (PAC) is organizing a Pancake & PJ day at the school this Friday. All students will enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast in the morning before second break.Food allergies and considerations: The pancake mix (Aunt Jemima Complete Original Mix) and the syrup … Read more about Pancakes & PJs This Friday!
We are in the final stretch of the Mary Hopkins Food Drive! We will gladly accept donations of non-perishable food items until December 20th. Thank you so much for all of your generosity and support! Happy holidays to everyone!
The link below contains information regarding winter weather and snow clearing at HWDSB schools. HWDSB Inclement Weather Information
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The Lunch Lady is offering students a special holiday-themed menu for Friday December 15. Orders are due December 13. Order online at
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 Day … Read more about Chilly Hot Lunch: November 24
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.
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.
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
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
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.
A French Immersion information night will be held at Guy Brown School on Thursday, November 9th. FrenchImmersion-Flyer2017-2018
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
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!
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.
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
Please place/return your photo orders by Monday, November 6th. Photo retake day will be on Friday, November 10th.
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:
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
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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
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!
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
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!
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
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
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
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 – 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
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 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
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).
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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!
In lieu of frozen yogurt, jumbo freezies will be on sale tomorrow for $2.All profits will be donated to theOutdoor Learning Garden.
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.
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
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
Our last School Council meeting for the year is tomorrow night at 6:30 pm. All are welcome. May agenda SC 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 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.
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
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
Reminder that all purchases will be cash
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!!
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 🙂
This week is the last week for Frozen Yogurt sales. Thank you for supporting this school initiative.
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
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.
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.
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.
It is with deep sadness that we are sharing with you the news of the death of Jasmin Hanif.
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
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
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 🙂
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
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
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.
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!
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
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
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…
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
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
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?
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
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
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:
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/
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Please note that tonight’s meeting is rescheduled to May 10 or 17th…. Thanks!
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)
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.
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!
#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?”
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
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
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
Calling all young padawans, jedi knights and fans. Wear your Star Wars gear on Thursday May 4th to show your passion genre.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates
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!
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 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”
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.
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.
Wishing all of our families a great long weekend. Classes will resume on Tuesday April 18th.
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…
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.
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 email@example.com .
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!
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?
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.
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 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.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org message from penny
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!
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
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
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 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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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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
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…
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
This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.
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
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
Day of Pink T-shirt orders –sorry for short order window (set by the board). Please order through School CashOnline.
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
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”!
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
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!
Grade4&5 dancers from Mary Hopkins perform Can’t Stop That Feeling! Incredible synchronization & big smiles!
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
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.
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.
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
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!
This Tuesday (Valentine’s Day) is Red/White/Pink Day at Mary Hopkins.
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