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Winter Sports Practice Schedule Sports Practice Schedule<p>​Click <a href="">here </a>to see a schedule of practice times for the school sports teams this winter.<br></p><p><br></p>
School Year Calendar Year Calendar<p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-5" style=""><em>​The </em></span><a href=""><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-5" style=""><em>2019-2020 school year calendar is available here</em></span></a>. This link can help you keep track of upcoming holidays, PA days, and reporting times throughout the school year. The 5-day cycle schedule is also included and can help students keep track of Phys. ed. days and other subjects that are scheduled on specific days. <br></p>
Rainbows Program Program<p>​The Rainbows Program is being offered at Hewitt's Creek this year. The program is committed to supporting children grieve and grow after loss. It supports children who may be working through loss due to the death of a parent, divorce or for children in foster care. Children meet weekly, with a trained facilitator and a small group of similarly aged children. If you are interested in this program for your child, it is recommended that you first talk to your child's teacher and then contact the school coordinator, Kerri-Ann Cappadocia, to place your child's name on the list for Rainbows groupings. Please contact Mrs. Cappadocia if you have questions about the program.  <a href=""></a> <br></p>
Wrap Up Your Shopping Season Up Your Shopping Season<p>The Hewitt’s Creek Outreach Team will be once again taking part in our Christmas wrap fundraiser with all proceeds going to Barrie’s Youth Haven. Please bring your unwrapped gifts to the school Tuesday Dec 18th 3:45-6:00 or Thursday Dec 20th 3:45-9:00. The Outreach team wraps the gifts in your choice of paper, they put a bow and a tag on it for you. </p><div>Extra small -$1.00</div><div>Small - $2.00</div><div>Medium -$3.00</div><div>Large -$4.00</div><div>Extra large- $5.00</div><div>Please consider helping us make those teenagers have a special Christmas Holiday. <br></div><p><br></p>
Coats For Kids For Kids<p><strong>For the month of November, we will be starting a new project called </strong><strong><em>Coats for Kids. </em></strong><strong>Many families in Barrie find it difficult to buy their children outerwear for the cold winter months. Every year, they stand in line at various charities to receive items and they are turned away. We thought that Hewitt's Creek could help and so we're asking families to donate gently used: coats, snowsuits, hats, mitts, and scarves. </strong><strong>There is a drop-off box outside the office, near the main doors of the school. </strong></p>
Knitting for Hospice for Hospice<p style="text-align:center;"><span></span><span></span>Our Hewitt's Creek knitting club will be collecting knitted squares this year to give to patients of Hospice and the RVH. If you would like to knit up some squares, we'd gladly accept them here at the school <strong>OR </strong>we're also looking for donations of all types of yarn. We will be looking for some crocheters in the spring who will be able to assist us in joining up our knitted squares to form the blankets. This is an outreach project and a community project.</p><p style="text-align:center;">**** <strong>ANY TYPE OF YARN CAN BE USED...AS LONG AS THE SQUARE MEASURES </strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>7 in. by 7 in</strong></span><strong>. & is in the GARTER STITCH</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">example: 1 pair of 5mm knitting needles</p><p style="text-align:center;">Shetland Chunky (100g)</p><p style="text-align:center;">Cast on 30 stitches ( this should measure 7 inches long)</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>****</strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>KNIT IN GARTER STITCH</strong></span> (all rows are knitted) until the square measures 7 inches wide.</p><p style="text-align:center;">Please drop off your squares and/or yarn in our front lobby!</p><img alt="" style="width:53px;margin:5px;" /><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em> Thank you very much!</em></strong></p>
Orange Shirt Day 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=""></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 Program'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="">Adopt A School</a>​</p>
First Day of School 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>
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