2018/19 Hillhurst School Subway Fun Lunch!

When?           One Thursday each month (excluding Sept and Dec), beginning Thursday, October 25th.

What?            Subway sandwiches, made to order.  Subway personal pizzas.  Gluten free bread or salad available. Side items available: Apple juice, Rice Krispy square, 100% fruit snack.  Most items are below Subway in-store menu prices.

Why?             Healthy choices (Vegetables!  Whole wheat bread!) from our local Kensington Subway.  Ease of service (sandwiches made to order, labeled with each student’s name), and menu variety.

Who?             Your student and you!  All students in grades 1-6 are invited to participate.  One parent volunteer is needed to serve each class each month. Come hang out with your student, and have a complimentary sandwich on us!  Volunteer parents sign up at SignUpGenius for this or any upcoming Fun Lunch date.

How?                         To order, please visit HealthyHunger.ca.  Students must re-register with their new grade and room number for 2018/19.  For those who cannot order online, hard copy order forms and cash payment accepted in the school office.  “Fairy Lunch” is happily provided to any student who wishes to participate but cannot pay. See office for order form.

Deadline for hard copy orders to school office: Friday Oct 19, 12:40pm.

Deadline for online orders: Saturday Oct 20 at midnight.

We apologize in advance, that late orders cannot be processed.  HealthyHunger.ca now allows you to copy your order forward for future dates, so you can order in advance for the entire school year!

Thank you very much to all of the wonderful volunteers who make this fun event possible!

Your Fun Lunch Team:

Erica, Terresa, and Dione

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Welcome Back to School September 4

The Hillhurst School Council warmly welcomes new and returning students and families back to school on Tuesday, September 4. Be sure to stop by the Welcome Hut just outside the front doors for a breakfast snack and a beverage. This is a great way to re-connect or meet other Hillhurst School parents, ask questions, and find out what activities and volunteer opportunities are available through our Council and School Society for the 2018-19 school year. Hope to see you then!

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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. We are looking for a volunteer to serve as a Secretary on the council for 2018-2019.

Below you will find the link to the Sign Up Genius:


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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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 and beverages donated from parent volunteers 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 handmade 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 the first Grandparents Reading day in October 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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