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More June Updates!

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, an opportunity to learn about the unique cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It’s a time to honour the stories, achievements and resilience of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on this land since time immemorial and whose presence continues to impact the evolving Canada. For more information and a message from the HWDSB Indigenous Educational Wellness Team, please click here.

In-person HWDSB Summer Camps

HWDSB is excited to offer two different in-person summer camps for elementary students within HWDSB schools. Below is more information about each of the camps.

  • Camp Power – For students currently in Year 2 Kindergarten and Grade 1 – The goal of this camp is to support students in
    continuing to develop their early reading and math skills throughout the summer.
  • Camp CLIMB (Create Learn Inspire Motivate Believe) – For students currently in Grade 2 to Grade 6 – The goal of this camp
    is to continue to build literacy and math skills throughout the summer.

HWDSB teachers will lead engaging activities and facilitate inquiry, which build on specific skills and target the individual
needs of all learners. For more information, please click on the following link: Summer Learning Programs Parent Letter 2023.

Student Council Update

The HD Student Council has been working hard to promote environmental awareness within our community. Student Council began with a whole school assembly, making our student population aware of some of the environmental issues that exist locally, nationally and globally.  Subsequently, the Student Council encouraged students to help reduce their environmental footprint by recycling properly both at home and at school including the initiative of bringing litter-less lunches to school.  In addition, they have been selling Kernel’s popcorn throughout this second term. Rather than selling individually packaged bags, council members have been reducing waste by filling students’ reusable containers when they make a purchase.  All the proceeds raised from these popcorn sales have been split three ways, locally, nationally and globally.  As such, the Helen Detwiler Student Council is donating $370.00 each to the following three charities:

Locally:  The Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario to help with their various conservation projects

Nationally:  Water First – to help bring clean drinking water to all Canadians

Globally:  The Canadian Red Cross – to help with disaster relief throughout the world

We are very grateful for the efforts of all Student Council members this year.  We look forward to continuing the environmental mission with next year’s new group of student leaders.

Staffing Update

On behalf of the Helen Detwiler staff, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our departing staff member, Mrs. Kearney for her dedication to the school and community. We wish her all the best! We would also like to welcome Mrs. Saccomano who will be joining the Helen Detwiler staff for the 2023/24 school year:

Library Book Return

As the end of the school year approaches, we are collecting all library books. If you have a library book at home, please return it to the school as soon as possible.

Bring Home Personal Belongings/

Please remind your child(ren) to bring home any personal belonging before the last day of school. This is also a good time to check our lost and found for items that may been misplaced.

Last Pizza Day – June 14th, 2023

Wednesday June 14th will be our last pizza day! Thanks again to our amazing pizza volunteers!


Updated on Monday, June 12, 2023.
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