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February Updates

Helen Detwiler Principal

We would like to welcome Mr. K. Djan to Helen Detwiler School on February 20, 2024. Currently, he is a principal with the Toronto District School Board and is excited about joining the HWDSB and leading as Principal of Helen Detwiler School.

Staff Updates

· Ms. M Kish will be returning to FDK C class in Room 7 in the afternoons. Ms. M. Azzopardi will continue to work with the class in the mornings.

· We welcome Andrew Kerr as a new afternoon custodian to Helen Detwiler School

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2024-25 school year opens on Monday, February 5. Families can register through HWDSB’s online portal. Find your school and learn how to register: www.hwdsb.on.ca/kindergarten/registration

Dates To Remember

· February 5 – Kindergarten registration information is on HWDSB website for September 2024

· February 6 – on-line survey of intent for remote learning for September 2024/2025 closes today

· February 9 – Grade 8 option sheets for Secondary School due to classroom teacher

· February 14 – Valentines Day

· February 16 – Report Cards sent home

· February 19 – Family Day

· March 1 – PA Day has been rescheduled to April 8th

· March 5 – School Council at 6:30 in the library

March 1st PA Day Rescheduled

At the January 29, 2024 Board Meeting, HWDSB Trustees approved a change to the 2023-24 School Year Calendar. The Professional Activity (P.A.) Day previously scheduled for all elementary and secondary schools on Friday, March 1 has been moved to Monday, April 8.

This change means that HWDSB students and staff will attend school as a regular day on Friday, March 1, 2024. There will be no school for elementary and secondary students on Monday, April 8, 2024 while staff engage in professional learning.

Student Council

Popcorn and Water bottles

The Helen Detwiler Student Council continues selling ‘vintage’ HD stainless steel water bottles and/or a heaping scoop of Kernels popcorn at a cost of 2 dollars every Friday at first Nutrition Break. Students are encouraged to bring in their own reusable containers every Friday for this purpose, but some reusable containers remain for sale while supplies last for 2 dollars each as well. All proceeds of water bottle and popcorn sales will be donated to environmental charities at the end of this school year. Student Council continues to encourage all students to further help reduce our school environmental footprint by bringing in litter less lunches. Let’s all do what we can to help save our planet.

Candygrams for Valentine’s Day

Beginning on Monday, Feb. 5th, all HD students will have the opportunity buy Candygrams for a $1 each and send them to their friends. Student Council members will be available to help our younger students fill their friend’s name and correct class to ensure the Candy grams get to the correct students. Candy grams will be delivered on Valentine’s Day and will be sold for $1 each in the library during nutrition breaks from Monday Feb 5th – Wednesday Feb 7th.

Updated on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.
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