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Welcome to Ecole Hillcrest Elementary School
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We need your voice:

The Ministry of Education is currently undertaking a broad engagement process, to develop a new vision for student transportation in Ontario. The engagement will solicit feedback from the many stakeholders of student transportation across the province, with a final report to be released in the fall of 2018. The ministry is looking for ideas on how they can enhance safety, responsiveness, equitability, and accountability in student transportation, and feedback to help improve the way Ontario and its student transportation partners deliver this service to students and families.

Public submissions on the ‘Discussion Paper on a New Vision for Student Transportation in Ontario’
are being accepted until March 29, 2018.  The discussion paper and details on providing feedback can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-new-vision-student-transportation

Please keep an eye on the weather and dress your children appropriately. Gloves, mitts and hats are necessary for our frosty mornings.

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Keith Lefebvre, Principal
519-376-1771 x 527
HUSKY Water Bottles and Mugs
Take a look at our new water bottles (Husky Hydration) and mugs. They are $5 each. Order and pay online. https://bwdsb.schoolcashonline.com
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Monthly Newsletter
Download this month's newsletter here > March 2018

Mathematics
A family math kit will be heading home with primary students packed full of ideas for you to support mathematics learning at home. You can download the resource document from here: English Version | Arabic Version

EQAO
Some parents have asked, "How can I help my child prepare for EQAO testing in the Spring?" Here is a page of resources you may wish to use ... EQAO INFO

All About PIC (Parent Involvement Committee)
Find out more from your Parent Involvement Committee website (article)

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Download the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit handout ... here

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Parent Engagement

As a parent, have you asked yourself, "How can I best help my child be successful at school?" Well, Parents for Education has created a wonderful video that you should watch. It takes a little over 3 minutes and will likely change how you see your role in education. Go to ... Parent Engagement

Other Resources for Parents
What parents can do: Be a mentor, Be a coach, Be a guide ... Check out www.ontariodirectors.ca/parent_engagement.html

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We are asking families to renew their Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library memberships. You will have access to Tumblebooks and many other resources included with your free membership.


Remind (NEW link)
You are encouraged to sign up for Remind to keep informed about everything that happens at Hillcrest Elementary School. This service is available to all Hillcrest families and allows you to receive email or text reminders from the school (bus cancellations, school events, general reminders, etc...)8222017_80944_4.png
How to sign up:

Either text "@oshill" to 226-773-2335
or
Go to rmd.at/oshill and follow instructions


Cyber Safety

Check out a great resource to help you and your kids become responsible digital citizens. http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/pdfs/tipsheet/TipSheet_%20Safe_Surfing_Habits.pdf


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