Holland Road Elementary

What's Happening @ HRES - Sept. 19

What’s Happening at HRES – Sept. 19

Updating Student Information
You should have received an email today to update your child's information in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Please take a few minutes to update that information as soon as possible so that we have current and accurate information on file at school.  Make sure you check that all sections are correct and completed.

For any changes that might occur throughout the year, please email Sophie at sday@hrce.ca 

September 25-29 is Truth and Reconciliation Week
Friday, September 29th we are encouraging students and staff to wear orange as we observe Truth and Reconcilation Day, which is on Saturday, September 30th.  (There is no school on Monday, October 2nd.)

These days are meant as days of reflection and further learning about residential schools and reconciliation.  Some classes will be learning about Truth and Reconciliation next week which will lead up to launch Mi’kmaq History Month - October 2023. The theme for this year is Mi’kmaw Traditional Games & Sports.

As Treaty People we must all find a path forward in reconciling our shared history.
Check here for more kid friendly information to learn about Orange Shirt Day.

Terry Fox Walk or Run
We will be having our annual Terry Fox Walk or Run on Friday, September 22 in the afternoon.  We are collecting donations for the Terry Fox Foundation and you can make a donation on behalf of Holland Road Elementary by clicking on the link:  https://terryfoxschoolrun.org/   (There’s no obligation to do so).

School Advisory Council Meeting - September 25, 6 pm
The Holland Road School Advisory Council (SAC) will be holding their first meeting of the 2023/24 school year on Monday Sept 25th at 6 pm in the school library. The SAC brings together teachers, parents and community members to promote student success, and  provides the school community with an opportunity to influence decisions that impact student learning and well-being. The HRES SAC consists of 9 voting members: 3 parents/guardians, 3 school staff members, 3 community members and the principal (non-voting). We are currently looking for 2 parents and 2 community members to join our SAC. All members serve a three year term. Parents and community members are also welcome to attend any meeting as an observer. If you think you might be interested, or for more information on the Holland Road SAC, please contact hrce-sac-hre@gnespes.ca or visit the school website: https://hre.hrce.ca/hre/school-advisory-council/school-advisory-council

Hot/Cold Lunches
Within the next week (or so), you’ll receive information about ordering from The Lunch Lady and/or pizza from Wellington Pizza. The Lunch Lady delivers on Tuesdays &Thursdays and pizza will be delivered on Wednesdays, starting the first week of October.

Have any questions, please send us an email!
Your Admin Team,
Kellie West & Diana Trider