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2017 - 2018 School Year Calendarhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/442017 - 2018 School Year Calendar<p>​​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/17-18-Elementary-and-Secondary-Calendar.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />17-18-Elementary-and-Secondary-Calendar.pdf</a></p>
Upcoming Dates http://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/51Upcoming Dates <p>​​​​<strong> </strong></p><div>December 15—Holiday Sock Day</div><div>December 18—Holiday Headwear Day</div><div>December 18—Carol Sing 11:30</div><div>December 19—Red & Green Day</div><div>December 19—Grade 8 Christmas Dinner (gym)</div><div>December 20—Carol Sing 9:15</div><div>December 20—Grinch Day</div><div>December 20—X-Mas Wrapping (gym) 5:00-7:00</div><div>December 21—Character Ed Assembly 11:30</div><div>December 21—Ugly Holiday Sweater Day</div><div>December 22—Carol Sing 9:15</div><div>December 22—P J Day</div><p><strong></strong>​​</p>
'Tis The Seasonhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/50'Tis The Season<p>Hewitt's Creek is a very busy place to be right now. Many of our leadership teams have events organized leading up to the winter break. </p><p>The spirit team has also organized many days to get everyone to show their spirit by joining together with some fun costume ideas.<br></p><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Fri Dec 15 - holiday socks</div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Mon Dec 18 Holiday Headwear day - wear hats, antlers representing the holidays</div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Tues Dec 19- red and green day</div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Wed Dec 20 Grinch Day - wear green like the Grinch, antlers like his dog Max, or Who inspired hairdos</div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Thurs Dec 21 - ugly holiday sweater day = wear a holiday sweater or vest or tie</div><div style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Fri  Dec 22 Polar Express PJ Day - come in your PJs, slippers like the kids in Polar Express</div><p><br></p><p>The Christmas Cheer campaign is going strong. Donations will continue to be accepted until this Thursday. </p><p>Wednesday evening the Outreach Team will be here to do all of your gift-wrapping.  Prices and times were in a previous post. ​</p><p><br></p>
Christmas Cheerhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/49Christmas Cheer<p>​<span 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;">The Hewitt's Creek Outreach Team is collecting non-perishable food items and unwrapped </span><strong>new</strong><span 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;"> toys for Barrie and District Christmas Cheer. We are also collecting </span><strong>new </strong><span 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;">hats, mittens and scarves to be donated to the Out of the Cold Program. Donations will be accepted until Thursday, December 14th. The class that brings in the most items will win a hot chocolate party! </span></p><p><span 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;">Thank you for helping support others in our community!</span> </p>
Gift Wrapping Servicehttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/48Gift Wrapping Service<p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Our Outreach Team and our Ambassador Team would like to do all of your holiday gift-wrapping, with proceeds going to the Women's Shelter and Youth Haven.</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">They are <span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">offering this wrapping service </span>Wednesday,<span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> Dec. 13th as well as </span>Wednesday,<span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> Dec. 20th from 5 - 7 pm, for families in our school community. </span></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></span></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"></span>Prices:</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> $1.00 for small boxes</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">$2.00 for medium boxes </p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">$3.00 for large boxes</p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></p><p style="margin-bottom:0px;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Get your shopping done so you can take advantage of this great opportunity. </p>
Clothing Drivehttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/47Clothing Drive<p>It's time to clean out your closets. Participate in our clothing drive between Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.  This unique opportunity supports individuals living with kidney disease, helps the environment and helps us raise funds for our school. </p><p>Please bring in your items to the back of the school, before school begins in the morning. We accept clothing, belts & accessories, shoes, jewellery, bags & purses, outerwear, bedding, drapery, and fabrics.</p><p>Thank you!</p>
School Council Electionshttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/45School Council Elections<strong><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">Our first school council meeting will be taking place on Tuesday, October 3rd at 5:30 PM in the school Learning Commons (library).  All parents are welcome to attend to participate in our school council meetings.  Every year we are required to establish a group of parents who will become the voting members school council for the school year.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;">Parents interested in serving as members of council need to complete a School Council Parent Candidate Nomination form prior to the meeting and submit it to the school office.  Nomination forms are available in the school office.  We will establish our 2017-2018 school council at our first meeting on October 3.  If you have any questions, or would like a nomination form, please contact the office.</span></p><br></strong>
School Family Planting Day and Celebrationhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/46School Family Planting Day and Celebration<p>​We are very excited about all of the activity in our school yard!  We are having an outdoor classroom and learning space added to our big hill.  There will be many large trees, rocks, shrubs, smaller plants and learning features.  We have been working with many groups to get things rolling.  Our student researchers started things off by conducting research and surveying students and staff.  This research and the continued work of our students with our school staff, school board staff, our local conservation authority and our public health nurse has resulted in Phase One of our Schoolscaping project.  Part of this is already installed on our big hill!  The second part involves smaller plants and help from you, our school community.  </p><p>We are inviting you to a Hewitt's Creek School Family Planting Day and Celebration on Wednesday, September 27<sup>th</sup> from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Bring your shovels and gardening gloves and join in the fun!</p><p>We have been very fortunate to have received funding and several grants to improve our school yard.  Our Students as Researchers received money from the Ministry of Education for this project.  The large trees, shrubs and the materials to support the plants' growth have been generously funded by a Tree Canada grant.  Our school board has also been a terrific part of the project team supporting with personnel and with significant funding.  We have been very grateful for the work that the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and our Public Health Nurse have done on the team.  Their work researching and writing reports and grant proposals has been fantastic.  This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.  </p><p>We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 27 from 5 – 7 p.m.  We have a lot to celebrate and a lot to gain by coming together as a school community to complete the planting activities! </p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Nancy Jones and the Hewitt's Creek Schoolscaping Team</p>
SCDSB partners with Dell and Staples to provide affordable technology optionshttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/74SCDSB partners with Dell and Staples to provide affordable technology options<p>​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is excited to announce two partnerships for the 2017-18 school year. The SCDSB has worked with Dell Canada and Staples to provide affordable options for families considering a technology purchase. Both programs are approved by the SCDSB.<br><br>Information about both programs, including product details and how to order, is available below. If you have questions about the programs, please contact either a Dell Education Advisor or your nearest Staples store, as appropriate.<br><br><a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/SimcoeCountyDSB-Dell%20BYOD_June2017.pdf">Dell Canada BYOD program letter</a><br><a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/SchoolToolsBYOD_SimcoeLetter_EN.pdf">Staples BYOD program letter</a><br> <br></p>
Ministry of Education seeks online engagement regarding implementation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Frameworkhttp://hew.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/72Ministry of Education seeks online engagement regarding implementation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework<div>​​The Ontario Ministry of Education is working with researchers to gather feedback and input to inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework.  <br><br>Students, parents/guardians and families, teaching and nonteaching staff, Indigenous communities, organizations and partners, and school boards are invited to participate in an online survey and/or online focus groups to capture successes and help to identify promising practices and opportunities to provide further support to enhance the achievement and well-being of Indigenous students.   <br><br>Third Progress Report - <a href="https://sondages.outsidesoft.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=6A64A645-0C53-4CFF-9495-6E1A5E830F36">English survey</a></div><div>Troisième Rapport D’Étape - <a href="https://sondages.outsidesoft.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=6A64A645-0C53-4CFF-9495-6E1A5E830F36&idlang=FR">French survey​</a>  <br><br></div><div>It is important to note that:</div><div><ul><li>​​​Participation in this survey is voluntary.  </li><li>This survey is confidential. That means that all answers will be combined anonymously (without any identifying information) with the answers received from other participants. No one who sees the answers will be able to link them to any individual person.   </li><li>Anyone can stop doing this survey at any time without any repercussions.</li></ul></div><div>All stakeholders are invited to participate in the online focus groups. To participate, RSVP to thirdprogressreport@gmail.com indicating which session you would like to attend. Please note that while we will make efforts to accommodate everyone spaces are limited to 10-12 people per session on a first come, first served basis.  <br><br></div><div><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Students</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Parents/Guardians</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Teaching/Non-Teaching Staff</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Indigenous Organizations & Partners</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, May 23 </p><p style="text-align:center;">8-9pm EST (English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 12 7:30-8:30 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, May 25 6-7pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1   2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 15 7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Friday, June 2</p><p style="text-align:center;">2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 19   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Wednesday, June 21</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 15 7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 8    2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 19   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;"> (French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 26</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, June 20</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, June 27</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)​</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div><div><br></div><div>The Indigenous Education Office of the Ministry of Education would be pleased to respond to any questions you may have regarding the process of engagement and data collection to inform the development of the Third Progress Report. Please send any questions directly to Jennifer Feasby, Manager Education Policy and Programs Unit (Jennifer.Feasby@ontario.ca).<br><br><br></div><div><br></div>