Sports Day 2018 volunteers needed

This year’s Sports Day is Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Parents interested in Sports Day event, please go online to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aa9a72da0fd0-hillhurst1 and sign up for your favorite activity! Your participation is very much appreciated by the students as this is one of their favorite school activities and a fantastic way to end off a great school year and head into summer vacation.

Thank you for your involvement and taking time out of your busy lives to help make this day a huge success.

Thank you,

Gaelene & Shannon

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Don’t forget to order a yearbook!

If you are interested in a 2017/18 yearbook for your child(ren), please note that the deadline to return the payment envelope has been extended to this Wednesday, May 16.

The Hillhurst School Yearbook is a School Society initiative, designed, organized and distributed by our volunteer parent committee as an optional memento of the school year for students. The yearbook includes student, teacher and class photos from Platinum Photography, as well as candid photos of the amazing events held throughout the school year!*

Students moving on to another school next year will have their yearbooks forwarded to that school. If you would like to make other pickup arrangements, please contact the yearbook committee through hillhurstschoolcouncil@gmail.com

 

Thanks!

Yearbook Committee

*waivered

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Volunteer for parent council for 2018/19

It’s that time of year when we begin planning for next year’s parent volunteer roles.

Our school community relies on the willingness of many generous parent volunteers who contribute their time and energy to enhancing the school experience for all students.

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to continue this great tradition.  No prior experience or knowledge is necessary, as past volunteers are on hand to provide guidance and support. Executive positions are mandatory roles on the council, there are also openings for committee organizers, and for assistants to support the organizers on various committees.

Below you will find the link to the sign up genius:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084daaaf2fa5fc1-20182019

If you are interested in putting your name forward for consideration, sign up for the position and someone will be in touch with you within the next few weeks.

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Traffic Safety around Hillhurst School

At January’s council meeting, Hillhurst School Council discussion traffic safety around Hillhurst School with Constable Steve Ross with The Calgary Police Service. Cst. Steve Ross is part of S4 (Stay Smart Stay Safe), a strength-based approach to education that Hillhurst School is participating in this year.

Although he is not the person in charge of traffic, he has observed traffic safety issues at the school, such as people double parking and kids crossing in the middle of the busy street to get to the school. He usually tries to suggest parking alternatives to parents, but there aren’t a lot of parking alternatives at Hillhurst.

In Cst. Ross’s opinion, The City needs to change the residential permit parking in front of the school to make more room for parents to park. He says it doesn’t take much for a tragedy to take place and the goal is to get people to think about safety before convenience.

It will take effort on the part of the school to get this resolved. One option is to get signatures from the community’s city councillor, the community association, etc. to have the parking signage changed and/or establish a drop-off and pick-up zone in front of the school. Principal Prem Randhawa suggested a parent could work with administration to look into this issue and explore the options. If you are interested in helping out with this issue, please contact hillhurstschoolcouncil@gmail.com.

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