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Message regarding Toronto tragic event

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is deeply saddened by the tragic incident in Toronto involving a van and pedestrians on April 23. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected.


Math Resources for Parents

Monday, April 23, 2018

H.W.D.S.B.’s Renewed Math Strategy focuses on the needs of students, their families, and educators. Our strategy promotes positive beliefs and attitudes towards math in students and educators. To promote these beliefs and attitudes in parents, we have created and collated resources found on our website … Read more about Math Resources for Parents


Junior Soccer Team

Friday, April 20, 2018

See Athletics Tab for Information on Grade 4/5 Soccer Team.


Send in your plastic shopping bags for recycling!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mary Hopkins will be participating in the 2018 Plastic Bag Grab Challenge this week! As part of a focus on plastic waste reduction, we will be collecting plastic grocery bags between April 16th – 20th. All bags will be recycled with the help of our … Read more about Send in your plastic shopping bags for recycling!


City Letter Regarding Lyme Disease

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Hamilton Medical Officer of Health has identified an estimated Lyme disease risk area in the City of Hamilton. Lyme disease is an illness caused by the bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi.
This bacteria is passed onto to people and pets through the bite of a blacklegged tick (also called a deer tick) that can also carry the bacteria. Please see the letter below with more details about Lyme disease.


Pizza Day Rescheduled

Monday, April 16, 2018

Due to todays school closure, the Pizza Day has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 17. Pizza will be delivered to classrooms during the second nutrition break. Pizza days are brought to you the Parent Activity Committee (PAC).


Silent Auction & Spirit Night: April 25

Monday, April 16, 2018

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, April 25, the Parent Activity Committee is holding its annual Spring Spirit Night & Silent Auction at Boston Pizza. A percentage of the proceeds from orders placed with the Waterdown location (take-out, delivery and dining room) between 5 p.m. and … Read more about Silent Auction & Spirit Night: April 25


Bring us your plastic shopping bags!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mary Hopkins will be participating in the 2018 Plastic Bag Grab Challenge this week! As part of a focus on plastic waste reduction, we will be collecting plastic grocery bags between April 16th – 20th. All bags will be recycled with the help of our … Read more about Bring us your plastic shopping bags!


Boomerang Lunch

Friday, April 13, 2018
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Movie Night Next Friday!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Come out and join parents and students at the next free Movie Night at Mary Hopkins – Ferdinand!Movie nights are organized by the Parent Activity Committee and held in the big gym at the school. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at … Read more about Movie Night Next Friday!


Thursday, April 12th Jersey Day in support of the Humboldt Broncos

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Our Country has come together to support those affected by this tragedy. As a school, we understand and empathize with the people deeply affected by this. As a gesture of solidarity and support, we are inviting all members of our school community, students and staff, … Read more about Thursday, April 12th Jersey Day in support of the Humboldt Broncos


International Day of Pink 2018

Monday, April 09, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, HWDSB Students and Staff will once again celebrate the International Day of Pink as a day to act against bullying and discrimination.Don’t forget to wear PINK on Wednesday!


Sunday, April 08, 2018

Jump Rope for Heart 2018Mary Hopkins has proudly been supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation for many years with our annual Jump Rope for Heart event. Our campaign begins on April 9th with a Kick-Off Assembly where students will receive more information along with their … Read more about


Last Chance To Order!

Friday, April 06, 2018

Great news…..we have extended the deadline and you now have until Monday to order an autographed book from children’s author, Tina Powell!Tina will be visiting our school on Tuesday, April 10th and has offered to provide autographed copies of her books to those who are … Read more about Last Chance To Order!


Children’s Author, Tina Powell, Coming To Mary Hopkins!

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Children’s author, Tina Powell, will be visiting our school on Tuesday, April 10th! During her fun and interactive presentation, children will learn the parts of a story, what authors, illustrators, editors, and publishers do, and the important part imagination plays in creating stories.Tina has offered … Read more about Children’s Author, Tina Powell, Coming To Mary Hopkins!


Kindergarten Registration

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Was your child born in 2014? If you have a child born in 2014 they are eligible to attend Kindergarten this September. New this year… registration can be completed and submitted online. This is the link to access the online registration form http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/kindergarten/ Registration forms are … Read more about Kindergarten Registration


Reminder! Boomerang Lunch Tomorrow

Monday, March 26, 2018
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SPRING FUNDRAISER PICKUP – TUESDAY MARCH 27

Monday, March 26, 2018

Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 27) between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. parents are reminded to come to the big gym to pick up items ordered through the Parent Activity Councils spring fundraiser (Terra, MacMillans, Spirit Wear and Little Caesars). Thank you to everyone who ordered!


Boomerang Lunch

Friday, March 23, 2018

MARY HOPKINS INITIATIVE! Mary Hopkins is always looking at ways to involve our students and provide learning opportunities beyond the classroom. In the interest of environmental stewardship, we are implementing a new student club and have joined the Eco-School Program with the hopes of becoming … Read more about Boomerang Lunch


Boomerang Lunches

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

MARY HOPKINS INITIATIVE! Mary Hopkins is always looking at ways to involve our students and provide learning opportunities beyond the classroom. In the interest of environmental stewardship, we are implementing a new student club and have joined the Eco-School Program with the hopes of becoming … Read more about Boomerang Lunches


Mary Hopkins Dance Club

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dance Club for Primary students begins this Friday, March 23rd! Grade 1 and 2’s are invited to come dance every Day 2 during first recess in the gym.Dance Club for Juniors students begins Monday, March 26th! Grades 3, 4, and 5are invited to come dance … Read more about Mary Hopkins Dance Club


HWDSB Trustees Looking for Help Determining Ward Distribution

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is undertaking a review of trustee electoral areas prior to the 2018 municipal elections. Current Trustees are seeking input from the public to help determine ward distribution. Members of the community are invited to attend a public meeting to offer feedback on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Education Centre (20 Education Court). Confidential feedback is also being accepted through HWDSB’s website at www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback until 4 p.m. on March 31, 2018.


Wanted: Silent Auction Donations!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Our annual Spirit Night & Silent Auction will take place at Boston Pizza on April 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Donating an item or gift certificate is a great marketing opportunity for businesses as donors are recognized and promoted to the school community in … Read more about Wanted: Silent Auction Donations!


Order Pizza & Milk by Friday

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Reminder: Pizza and milk orders for April to June are due this Friday, March 23. Visit www.schoolcashonline.ca to order. Subs and pitas can be ordered on an as-wanted basis the week before. To order from The Lunch Lady, visit www.thelunchlady.ca Food days at Mary Hopkins are organized … Read more about Order Pizza & Milk by Friday


Fun in the Sun Day – Friday, March 9th

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

On Friday, March 9th we will be celebrating March Break with a Fun in the Sun Spirit Day. Pull out your summer clothes, sunglasses and hats. Please remember we will be going outside for recess and appropriate clothing will be needed. Please no swimsuits or … Read more about Fun in the Sun Day – Friday, March 9th


ORDER SPRING FUNDRAISING ITEMS BY THIS THURSDAY!

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

A reminder to parents to order items from the Parent Activity Committee’s Spring Fundraiser by this Thursday, March 8. Full details and order forms can be found at this link http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/maryhopkins/mh-school-council/pac/fundraisers/ .


Lice Check today

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bayshore Home Health was at school today to complete a lice check. Unfortunately, they were short one staff member so they were only able to check 9 of our 17 classes. The remaining classes will be checked on Monday, March 5.The following classes were checked … Read more about Lice Check today


PAC Meeting on Monday, March 5

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Join in on the Parent Activity Committee’s March meeting next Monday, March 5 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 discussing the Spring Spirit Night and … Read more about PAC Meeting on Monday, March 5


PAC Spring Fundraiser: Orders Due March 8

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Spring Fundraising packages from the Parent Activity Committee (PAC) were sent home this week. (Forms are also available online .) Orders and payment are due by March 8. Items will be available for pick up on March 27 in the large gym between 3:20 p.m. and … Read more about PAC Spring Fundraiser: Orders Due March 8


Movie Night This Friday

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Bring to the kids to Mary Hopkins this Friday evening for a free showing of the Lego Ninjago movie. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:30 p.m. A variety of concessions will be for sale and you are also welcome to … Read more about Movie Night This Friday


Director’s Message After Florida Attack

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The news of the deadly attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened. We reflect on this tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable attack on young people.


HWDSB Seeks Feedback on Two Draft Policies

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on its Draft Student Registration and Admissions Policy and the Draft Parent Engagement Policy.

The Draft Student Registration and Admissions Policy recognizes that every student has the right to attend a school where they are a qualified resident pupil as defined in the Education Act.

The Draft Parent Engagement Policy speaks to contributing to student achievement and well-being by fostering high levels of parent participation, involvement and engagement, as well as engaging in collaboration between the home and the school. This policy also addresses how HWDSB works with parents who are separated or divorced. 

Please open this post and click on the links to fill out the survey before the deadline of March 19, 2018 at 4 p.m.


Bulldogs Mascot Visiting Mary Hopkins!

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

The Hamilton Bulldogs fun-loving mascot Bruiser will be making an appearance at Mary Hopkins on February 13 as part of the Celebration Day assembly. Bruiser is stopping by to promote the schools ticket sales for the Family Day game. If the school can sell 100 … Read more about Bulldogs Mascot Visiting Mary Hopkins!


HWDSB Needs Community Help to Name New North Secondary School

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) wants to hear from the community about selecting a name for the new North Secondary School being built at 1055 King Street East (former Scott Park Secondary School site).
Submissions for a name are being accepted through an online survey or by visiting www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback. 

The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018.


HWDSB Summer Experience Showcase

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

In support of communicating with parents/caregivers and partners, the HWDSB Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a Summer Experiences Showcase on February 13 at the HWDSB Education Centre. This event will follow a showcase/storefront format with HWDSB departments and community partners sharing summer opportunities for students (low-cost/free programs, volunteering, employment) during July and August.


Please Provide your Feedback on the Draft 2018/2019 School Year Calendar

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Every year, school boards across Ontario must submit school year calendars to the Ministry of Education. According to Regulation 304, school boards must develop a school year calendar for elementary and secondary schools that includes 194 school days (including seven Professional Activity Days) between September 1 and June 30 with up to 10 days designated as examination days for secondary schools.

We are seeking public input regarding the DRAFT calendars (Elementary and Secondary) until 4 p.m. on March 2 and would appreciate your participation through an on-line survey. It should take about five minutes to complete.


HWDSB Seeks Feedback on its 2018-2019 Budget Priorities

Monday, January 29, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is looking to hear from the community about how it should align its budget priorities for next year.

Individuals have a chance to weigh in on the budget priorities through an online survey. The survey is open until March 1, 2018 at 4 p.m. The results will help trustees focus HWDSB’s budget for the 2018/2019 school year.


HWDSB Launches Parent Voice Survey to Gather Input for Improvement

Monday, January 29, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) invites parents, guardians and caregivers to participate in a Parent Voice Survey to share what you think HWDSB is doing well, and how
might HWDSB improve its education services. Thank you for taking the time for this survey and helping HWDSB with your feedback.


Mental Health & Well Being Presentation at Guy Brown School

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Please see the attached information regarding this presentation. Parent Engagement Poster Jan 31


Movie Night This Friday

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

This Friday is Movie Night at Mary Hopkins! Despicable Me 3 will be shown in the big gym at no cost to attendees. The doors open at 6 p.m. with a variety of refreshments available. The movie will start at 6:30 p.m. Movie Poster_DespicableMe3


Popcorn Tuesday

Monday, January 15, 2018

Don’t forget Popcorn will be on sale every Tuesday until June for $2.00 per bag.


Flamborough Sabres Peewee Team #GoodDeedsCup

Monday, January 15, 2018

Please see the link below regarding an opportunity to support our amazing local Flamborough Sabres PeeWee Hockey Team. Flamborough-Sabres-Peewee-GoodDeeds


Hot Dog Day

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Lunch Lady is offering students a hot dog meal on Thursday, January 25 which includes an apple and a cookie for just $5.75.Order online by January 23.www.thelunchlady.ca January Smarter Hot Dog Day! Thurs Jan 25


PAC Meeting on Monday

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Join in on the Parent Activity Committee’s January meeting next Monday, January 15 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 discussing the Family Day Bulldogs Game, … Read more about PAC Meeting on Monday


Frozen Yogurt Thursdays 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Frozen Yogurt January – June Frozen Yogurt is now available to purchase monthly online through School Cash. Please note there will only be two yogurt days in January (Jan. 18 & Jan. 25).


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