Just Let Them Play

Here is some information about a community event that may be of interest:

Just Let Them Play is an educational event for parents, teachers, coaches and volunteers – on November 16 at Bowness High School.

Former NBA player Bob Bigelow will be speaking about many issues in youth sport, including creating safe league structures, letting kids play with creativity, the impact of community sports on school sports, and more.

After his presentation, there will be a panel discussion on those topics with Olympic gold-medalists Catriona Le May DoanDuff Gibson, and Cassie Campbell-Pascall.

All teachers, coaches, parents and any other groups who are interested in amateur sport are invited to this community event.

Tickets are available at https://JustLetThemPlay.Eventbrite.ca.

(Note: Hillhurst School Council has no affiliation with this event; we are just sharing info)

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Help with Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheons

On Thursday, November 2, 2017  Hillhurst Parent Council will be hosting the first of two Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheons of the year.  These special events allow parents the opportunity to express their deep gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Hillhurst School.  Your assistance with preparing homemade food dishes for this luncheon is greatly appreciated.

We are serving a total of 30 staff members so portion sizes are outlined below.  Please drop your contribution to the “Community Room” between 8:45am and 11:00am on Thursday, November 2nd.  Please label your dishes and they will be clean for pick up on the table outside of the office by 3:20 pm.  To sign up to assist, please click on the link below:

To sign up please click on http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49adab2ca1fe3-hillhurst

If you have any questions please contact Barb at dboconnor@shaw.ca.  Thank you in advance for your contribution and support, which will ensure the success of this important event!


Barb O’Connor & Roisin McCormick

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Event Coordinators

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Grandparent Reading program looking for food donations

From October to May, we organize a number of student classes to read and play math games with Grandparent volunteers. At break time, a selection of food donated from parent volunteers and beverages are served to the Grandparents.

Each day we need a variety of items, such as sweets, fruit, veggies, savory items, cheese and crackers. If you can provide an item for one or more days, that would be fantastic! A label with a description of what’s in the item would be helpful.

Past donations have varied from elaborate hand made culinary creations to a simple block of cheese and store bought crackers. The grandparents love and appreciate every donation and every bit helps!

If you are able to provide something for this Wednesday October 25th, or any subsequent reading day, please sign up online using the link below.


Thank you to all of those who have signed up so far, this program would not be without your support.

Grandparent reading organizers,

Christina, Shannon and Terresa

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Bottle Drive Thursday Oct. 19

The bottle depot truck will be at the school from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. this Thursday, October 19th to collect refundable beverage containers. All funds collected through bottle drives support enriched learning at the school.

At our September bottle drive, Hillhurst School families raised $349.20 and recycled 2,952 containers. Let’s keep this momentum going! Each and every refundable container makes a difference and students are proud of this difference that THEY are making.

The bottle depot truck will be at the school on the third Thursday morning of each month, with the exception of February, when it will be there on February 22nd. Permanent bins for refundable beverage containers are set up at the school, so feel free to send or bring in your bottles at any time. Finally, refundable beverage containers always can be dropped off at the North Hill Bottle Depot (336 41 Avenue NE) to the account of Hillhurst School.

Thank you for your support!

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