Education Week - Showcase Events across HWDSB
Opens Monday, May 1, 8:30 a.m.
Education Centre (20 Education Court)
An exhibition of hundreds of postcard-size works of art by Kindergarten to Grade 12 students from across HWDSB, around the theme: We All Belong. #HWDSBArtExhibit
Chase the Future: 2041
When: Wednesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Ancaster Fairgrounds (630 Trinity Road South)
Culminating event for HWDSB’s Chase the Future: 2041 initiative, a year-long project that saw students dive deep into the new City of Hamilton strategic priorities and ask: How might you make Hamilton a better place to live? Students present their diverse ideas. #ChasetheFuture2041
HUMANS OF LAWFIELD
When: Thursday May 4, 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: Lawfield elementary (45 Berko Ave.)
Lawfield drew on the sensational Humans of New York to create Humans of Lawfield, an exhibit that explored empathy, stereotypes, biography and photography to profile 15 Lawfield adults and two students per class.
They Come from the Mountains: Why the Michif Love Horses
When: Friday, May 5, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Bennetto elementary, 47 Simcoe St. E. A
Metis celebration of the horse with special guest Sergeant Denise Leonard of the Hamilton Police Mounted Unit and Police Horse MacNab. Enjoy horse art, horses at work and singing. Inspired by a short story written by two local Metis Elders. Supported by the Hamilton Community Foundation.
National Mental Health Awareness Week - Education Centre Events
Education Centre Events
The Education Centre will be lit green, staff will use the #GETLOUD hashtag to promote well-being and will host mental well-being displays in the front foyer.
When: Monday, May 1, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Room 181 A/B
When: Monday, May 1, 1 p.m. Room 181 A/B
Therapy Dog Visit
When: Tuesday, May 2. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Room 181 B/Courtyard weather permitting.
Employee Assistance Program Session
When: Wednesday, May 3 at 11 a.m. Room 180 A.
Speaker on “Talking About Mental Illness”
When: Thursday, May 4, noon to 1 p.m. Room 201 B.
Talk by Jill Dennison of Canadian Mental Health Association, “ Talking about mental illness,” with Nick Petrella.
When: Friday, May 5 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rooms 211, 212, 210 Q, 210 G, 210 P.
For May 1 to 5, many other events will occur at schools across HWDSB. Here are a few examples.
May 1 to 5 – Mental Health Awareness Week at Saltfleet
Using Five Ways to Mental Well-being, students and staff have opportunities to express ideas, be physically active, appreciate the talents of peers, embrace diversity, try new activities, meet new people and hang out. Organized by Saltfleet’s Health Action Team (HAT), a youth leadership committee.
Give time and space to both strengthening and broadening social relationships
|Staff and student board games, Jenga, cards, adult colouring templates|
Helping, sharing, giving, and being kind make will make you feel better
|Enjoy a HAT-style cookie
Online quiz: How Stressed are YOU?
Coping with Stress bingo
Periods 3 and 4
Do something active you enjoy daily to release endorphins and help manage stress
|Elephant ball (dodge ball with soft ball) with staff and students|
Try new and different things
|TEA Stress at the HAT cafe
Take the time to notice not only your surroundings, but your thoughts and feelings
|Connecting the Dots – Saltfleet banner (What makes you feel a connection with the Saltfleet community?)|
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (until May 4)
Wizard of Oz at Eastdale Elementary
Eastdale will perform The Wizard of Oz for parents and neighbouring schools during Education Week. This will include afternoon school performances May 2 and 4, and an evening performance for families at 7 p.m. May 3.
Address: Eastdale, 275 Lincoln Rd, Stoney Creek
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-662-4363
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 AT 9:00 AM
All Star Day at Ancaster Meadow
For the second year now, Ancaster Meadow will host All Star Day, a basketball event raising money for the Ronald McDonald House and the ROCK (Reach out Centre for kids). Students will enjoy activities led by a Grade 8 leadership council. Learn more on YouTube at Ancaster Meadow All Star Day.
Address: 93 Kitty Murray Lane, Ancaster
Contact: Kelly McLaughlin, email@example.com, 289-983-0512
Thursday, May 4, 2017 AT 5:00 PM
50th Anniversary at R.L. Hyslop Elementary
See the contents of R.L. Hyslop’s time capsule created in 1992, follow a timeline of events from the decades the school has been open, see classroom displays showcasing 50 years of education and connect with former students in person and through yearbooks. Be sure to visit the “Guess Who” staff baby picture display. Refreshments by the R.L. Hyslop School Council. Commemorative T-shirts $10.
Address: R.L. Hyslop, 20 Lake Avenue, Stoney Creek
Contact: Caroline Prawak, firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-662-8425
Thursday, MAY 4, 2017 AT 5:30 PM
Open House & Multicultural Night at Westwood
Westwood Elementary School is Celebrating Education Week (May 1 – 5) by hosting an Open House & Multicultural Night.
Address: 9 Lynbrook Drive, Hamilton
Contact: Principal Michelle Rodney Bartalos, 905-383-2143