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February Updates

Helen Detwiler Events Calendar

Please click on the following link to access our school events calendar and view upcoming school events: Upcoming Events Helen Detwiler Elementary School (hwdsb.on.ca)

Staffing Update

We would like to welcome our new office administrator, Corri Lane to Helen Detwiler . We look forward to her joining our staff in early February!

Comfy Cozy Day – Thursday, January 26th

Students and staff are welcome to come to school in their most comfortable clothes/outfit. It could be your favourite pyjamas, sweater, or sweat suit. Classrooms will also be participating in literacy activities through out the day leading into Family Literacy Day on Friday.

Family Literacy Day – Friday, January 27th

National Family Literacy Day, also known as Snuggle Up and Read Together Day, is January 27, 2023. This year’s theme is Celebrate your Heritage. For more information about Family Literacy Day through Hamilton Public Library, click on the link below:

HPL – Family Literacy Day

Winter Walk & Roll Day

Wednesday, February 1st, is Winter Walk & Roll to School Day. This year is the 10th anniversary of the City of Hamilton’s Walk & Roll to School Day, formerly known as Wear Yellow Day. Join the City of Hamilton in celebrating active school travel by putting on your winter wears and walk & roll to school!

Upcoming School Council Meetings

Please see below for our upcoming school council meeting dates:

  • February 23rd, 6:30 pm
  • March 30th, 6:30 pm
  • April 20th, 6:30 pm 
  • May 25th, 6:30 pm

Valentines Day – Tuesday, February 14th

Valentines day will be a special event day. Sweet treats are welcome!

Term 1 Report Cards Sent Home

With the conclusion of term one, report cards will be sent home on Friday, February 17th. We encourage you to reflect and discuss the report card with your child focusing on the key learnings, their strengths and next
steps for improvement. This discussion is valuable in promoting ongoing learning and improvement.

Staff Parking Lot Reminder

As we try to improve safety of student drop and pick up during school entry and dismissal times, we would like to remind parents and caregivers to use the kiss and drop off area and parent/visitor parking lot. The main parking lot is for staff only. School staff will endeavor to park in the main staff parking first and will only use the parent/visitor lot for overflow purposes. Thank you for your cooperation in improving safety conditions at Helen Detwiler.

Updated on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
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