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Rainbows For All Childrenhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/10Rainbows For All Children<p>​<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;">The Rainbows Program is being offered at Hewitts Creek this year. The Rainbows Program is committed to helping children grieve and grow after loss. It is a grief support group and works to help vulnerable children who may be working through loss due to death of a family member, divorce or children in foster care. Rainbows builds the confidence and self-esteem of hurting children. If you are interested in this program for your child, it is recom- mended that you first talk to your child's teacher and then contact the school Co-ordinator, Tanya Trembath to place your child's name on the list for Rainbows groupings. </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#0000ff;">ttrembath@scdsb.on.ca </span></p>
Christmas Cheer Videohttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/9Christmas Cheer Video<p>​​​Christmas cheer is spreading throughout the building. </p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="445" height="296" src="http://photopeach.com/embed/7mga5h" frameborder="0"></iframe>​</div>
Condolenceshttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/8Condolences<p><span style="text-transform:none;background-color:#ffffff;text-indent:0px;display:inline !important;font:13px "times new roman";white-space:normal;float:none;letter-spacing:normal;color:#212121;word-spacing:0px;">We wish to extend our condolences to Mrs. Parnell and her family. Mrs. Parnell's husband passed away suddenly Saturday evening. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Parnell family. <span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span></p>
Attn. Intermediate Students: Apply for the 2015-16 Minister's Student Advisory Council!http://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/7Attn. Intermediate Students: Apply for the 2015-16 Minister's Student Advisory Council!<h3 style="text-align:center;">Students in Grade 7 - 12!</h3><p> </p><p>The Ontario Ministry of Education is looking for local students for the <strong>2015-16 Minister's Student Advisory Council (MSAC). </strong>The MSAC is a group of 60 students from publicly funded schools all across the province. </p><p>Student members share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education on how to ensure Ontario's schools remain the best in the world. Students meet with the Minister of Education twice during the year to share their ideas. Council members are also invited to attend their Regional Student Forum.</p><p><strong>The deadline for students to apply is Feb. 28.</strong> The MSAC is open to students in grades 7 to 12. Everyone is welcome and no special qualifications are required. The council honours diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from students who combine lived experience with a perspective that they are genuinely interested in sharing and representing.</p><p>View the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/MSAC-Poster-2015-16.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">poster</span></a>. For more information or to apply, visit the Ministry's website at: <a href="http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/students/speakup/msac.html" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/students/speakup/msac.html</span></a>.</p><p><em>Information:</em><br><em>Jane Dewar, Student Success IRT – Equity and Inclusion</em><br><em>705-734-6363 x11298 or </em><a href="mailto:jdewar@scdsb.on.ca"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>jdewar@scdsb.on.ca</em></span></a><em> </em></p><p><em>Denise Cole, Student Success IRT – Equity and Inclusion</em><br><em>705-734-6363 x 11859 or </em><a href="mailto:dcole@scdsb.on.ca"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>dcole@scdsb.on.ca</em></span></a><em> </em></p>
Check out our new website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!http://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/2Check out our new website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!<p>Our website was recently upgraded with a fresh look and new features. It is now fully mobile and tablet friendly, with a special adaptive design that works on all devices. Read about some of the highlights below.</p><p><strong>Subscribe to stay up-to-date on what's happening</strong><br>Our <a href="/about-us/news"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">What's New</span></a> section is where you'll read about all the exciting things going on in our school. It's also where we will post updates during emergency situations. Keep an eye on this section to stay up-to-date. <a href="/subscribe"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Subscribe</span></a> to receive these updates by email so you can stay informed wherever you are!  </p><p><strong>Find out what's happening</strong><br>Check out our <a href="/about-us/events"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Events</span></a> calendar to see the great things upcoming in our school. All Board-wide dates like PA Days and Holidays are available, as well as our school-based events. </p><p><strong>Learn about high school</strong><br>The <a href="/students/high-school"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">High School</span></a> page under Students gives an overview of what to expect in high school, and provides resources for parents to help their teen with the transition.</p><p><strong>Pay fees online</strong><br>The <a href="/parents/pay-fees"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Pay Fees</span></a> page is found under the Parents menu, and provides the link to access SchoolCash Online to pay for things like field trips and lunch days. Credit Card payments are accepted.</p><p><strong>Newsletters</strong><br>All of our monthly school newsletters will be posted on the <a href="/parents/newsletters"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Newsletters</span></a> page under Parents. They will also be emailed out to you when you sign up for a subscription to our website.</p><p>Take a look around our new website and try out all the new features. Tell your friends and family to visit us too!</p>
Christmas Cheer Campaignhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/3Christmas Cheer Campaign<p>The Outreach Team would like to thank everyone who participated in our Thanksgiving Food Drive.  The support had been tremendous and so appreciated!  </p><p>Once again, The Outreach Team will be running the Christmas Cheer Campaign. Please note these important stats:  </p><p style="text-align:center;">"<em>In 2013, we assisted over 1,829 families (4,969 people) with:  groceries for a full Christmas dinner, a turkey, packaged food for a week, gift vouchers, toys for each child and gift cards for each teen."</em> </p><p>The pick-up date for toys and food items will be <strong>Tues., Dec. l6th.  It</strong><strong> is not far away!</strong></p><p>We were given this list of <em>the most needed items</em> for the food hampers:</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>1.  Canned Foods:  </strong>meats, fish, soups, spaghetti/tomato sauce, veggies, fruit, pork and beans, stews, spaghetti or ravioli, puddings and canned dinners.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>2.  Packaged Foods: </strong> boxed cereal, pasta, spaghetti or rice (boxed not bagged) macaroni & cheese dinners, cookie or muffin mixes, Jello and puddings, dry soups and meals and candy. (Please no glass containers!)</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>3.  New, unwrapped toys - </strong>they often end up with fewer toys for babies and for 8-10 year olds - donations to these age groups would be appreciated.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>4.  New books – for all age levels.</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>5.  Canadian Tire Money</strong></p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>6.  Mittens, hats and scarves for our tree – </strong>these items can be easily placed in the food hampers and are greatly needed.</p><p style="text-align:left;"><strong>7.</strong>  Please note that we will also be collecting and distributing <em><strong>gently used</strong></em><strong> snowsuits and snowpants. </strong>We will have a table set up for these items near the Christmas tree in the foyer. </p><p style="text-align:left;">Thank you once again, Hewitt's Creek for showing generosity and empathy for the Barrie Community.  As the Christmas Cheer letter said, "We count on the schools for most of the food and toys that we provide to families each year".</p><p style="text-align:left;">~ The Outreach Team</p>
Help Keep our School Healthyhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/6Help Keep our School Healthy<p>​As the thermometer drops, the rise in illness also occurs. </p><p>At school we practice many things to help keep us healthy. Hand-washing and proper coughing techniques are practiced and reviewed regularly. Our custodians assist in keeping us healthy by keeping our school clean and perpetually disinfecting high-touch<br>surfaces like our hand rails, light switches and door knobs. </p><p>At home, reviewing these practices would also be helpful. In addition to these things, parents are asked to keep sick children at home. Keeping your germs to yourself is the best way to prevent the spread of illness. </p><p>We also encourage getting the flu shot on an annual basis. </p><p>We thank you in advance for helping us keep the whole school healthy.</p>

 

 

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