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School Year Calendarhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/58School Year Calendar<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/2018-2019-School-Year-Calendar.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2018-2019-School-Year-Calendar.pdf</a><br></p>
Orange Shirt Dayhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/61Orange Shirt Day<p>​</p><p>September 30 is Orange Shirt Day. Because this day falls on a Sunday, our school and the Simcoe County School Board will be participating in Orange Shirt Day on October 1. This day is about communities coming together in a spirit of reconciliation and hope because every child matters.</p><p>Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis Webstad's story of having her new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the St. Joseph Mission residential school. It has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year</p><p>For more information please visit: <a href="http://www.orangeshirtday.org/">http://www.orangeshirtday.org/</a><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/every-child-matters-logo_3_orig.jpg" alt="every-child-matters-logo_3_orig.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-4" style="margin:5px;width:120px;" /><br></p>
Indigo's Adopt a School Programhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/60Indigo's Adopt a School Program<p>Hewitt's Creek is part of Indigo's Adopt a School Program this year. The program runs from September 15th to October 7th.<br></p>Follow this link for more information:  <p><a href="https://adoptaschool.indigo.ca/eng/schools/2224">Adopt A School</a>​</p>
First Day of Schoolhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/59First Day of School<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We are ready for another sensational year at Hewitt's Creek! </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">When students arrive Tuesday morning they will be met by staff on the schoolyard at 8:55. Kindergarten students should meet in the kindergarten yard and the rest of our students should meet on the tarmac. Students can look for grade numbers posted along the walls and the teachers will help organize them by classes. Staff members will be easy to find as they will be wearing a brightly coloured vest.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">  </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">If it is raining, we will bring students into the school. In this case, parents will need to say goodbye to their children at the doors. All kindergarten students will go directly to the kindergarten classes and all other students will be brought to the gym. </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Please note that Year One (Junior Kindergarten) students’ first day of school is on Thursday, September 6th.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We look forward to seeing e<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>veryone on Tuesday morning! </span></p><div><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></div></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><p><br></p>
Check out our website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!http://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/2Check out our website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!<p>Our website 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 exciting things going on in our school. <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>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-line: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.<br></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 all Board-wide dates like PA Days and holidays. <br></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>Take a look around our website and try out all the features. Tell your friends and family to visit us too!</p>
Last Chance For Yearbookshttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/57Last Chance For YearbooksThe team has been working hard, putting the finishing touches on the 2017-2018 yearbook. All orders are due tomorrow, Wednesday, May 9.  <p></p><div>Don't miss your chance to have one of these wonderful keepsakes. </div>
Clothing Drivehttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/56Clothing Drive<p>Hopefully we will soon be able to shed the sweaters and pull out our t-shirts. As you get ready for the season to change, please remember that the school is having a clothing drive. Starting on April 30 until May 2, you can drop off used clothing items at the back of the school each morning. </p>
World Down Syndrome Dayhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/55World Down Syndrome Day<div>Wednesday March 21, 2018 is the 13th annual World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). WDSB is designed to raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.  The date for WDSD being, the 21st day of the 3rd month, signifies the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.  </div><div> </div><div>The theme of this year’s WDSD is #WhatIBringToMyCommunity and emphasizes how people with Down syndrome can and do make meaningful contributions throughout their lives – including their schools.</div><div> </div><div>This year, WDSD has provided access to a wide variety of videos. (http://www.downtv.org/down-syndrome-en/videos-syndrome-day/world-down-syndrome-day).  The videos feature people with Down syndrome, their friends and peers describing how they can and do make meaningful contributions and tackle negative attitudes and a lack of knowledge about the potential of people with Down syndrome, which prevents them from having opportunities to make contributions. </div><div><br></div><div>Hewitt's Creek P.S. can show their support for World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) by encouraging our children and staff to wear “lots of socks” (i.e. colourful / different socks, etc.) on Wednesday, demonstrating that by working together we can make the world a better, more inclusive place for those with Down syndrome.​</div>
Date Correction In Newsletterhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/54Date Correction In Newsletter<p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, emojifont, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", notocoloremoji, "segoe ui symbol", "android emoji", emojisymbols;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">We have received a correction to a date that was published in the February newsletter. The session is being held on Feb. 26th rather than the 19th.</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, emojifont, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", notocoloremoji, "segoe ui symbol", "android emoji", emojisymbols;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, emojifont, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", notocoloremoji, "segoe ui symbol", "android emoji", emojisymbols;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"></p><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, emojifont, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", notocoloremoji, "segoe ui symbol", "android emoji", emojisymbols;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;text-align:justify;"><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;text-decoration-line:underline;font-weight:bold;text-transform:uppercase;">PARENTS INVITED TO INFORMATION SESSIONS ABOUT SPECIAL EDUCATION</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;text-align:justify;"><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;">The SCDSB is hosting a series of information sessions for parents/guardians to learn about special education in the SCDSB, and how to support students with special education needs.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:72pt;text-align:justify;"><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;font-weight:bold;color:#ff0000;">Feb. 26</span><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">—</span>Transition Planning Grade 8 to 9</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:72pt;text-align:justify;"><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;font-weight:bold;">March 19</span><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;">—Accessing Supports in the Community</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:72pt;text-align:justify;"><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;font-weight:bold;">April 16</span><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;">—Understanding Alternative/Non-Academic IEP Goals</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;text-align:justify;"><span lang="en-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, serif, emojifont;">All sessions take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the SCDSB Education Centre, located at 1170 Highway 26 in Midhurst. No registration required. </span></p></div>
Date Error on Pizza Formshttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/53Date Error on Pizza Forms<p>Please be advised there is an error in the current pizza order forms. The last date reads Feb. 22 but it should read Feb 15. Next month's form will include Feb 22. </p><p>Order forms are due on Monday, January 15. </p>