November 22

Mission Briefing

Christmas is approaching fast. I hope everyone is able to stay healthy and happy. If you missed the parent/teacher conference, please send an e-mail to me:

Jersey Day is tomorrow, November 23. All students are welcome to wear a Jersey with casual clothes. If you don’t wish to participate, you can wear the regular uniform.

Christmas Accessories:

Students may wear festive hats, scarves, gloves, socks or leggings with their uniform. All items must be Christmas themed. Baseball caps and bucket hats do not count unless they are particularly Christmassy in some way.

Missions Fundraiser:

Mark your calendars for December 8th – the whole school will be participating in a “Pay to Wear Casual” day.  All students may wear casual clothing per the uniform policy guidelines.  Money can be handed in at the office or to the teachers.

On the 8th, we will be having a concession in the High School.  Bring along money and buy some goodies to support the Missions Team.

For the Elementary Department (K-6) there are donuts and cookies available to order on Munch-A-Lunch.  Please note that these need to be ordered by December 2nd and there will not be any available on the day to purchase.  Email the office if you need help with Munch-A-Lunch.

All money from Pay to Wear Casual and all profits from the concession, donuts & cookies on this day go straight to the Missions Team for their trip to Guatemala in the spring.

Salvation Army Food Drive:

The food drive will start December 1st, note that cash donations are preferred as they can buy things at a discount price thus making the donation go farther.  More information will come closer to December.

Christmas Sweaters Day:

On Wednesday, December 14th all students (K-12) are welcome to wear Christmas-themed clothing.  Any student not wishing to participate can wear their regular uniform.

Christmas Concerts:

The students have begun working on preparing for the Christmas concerts.

Grade 4-12 Concert: Thursday, December 15th at 6:30pm

Grade K-3 Concert: Friday, December 16th at 10:30am

Note: All classes will be dismissed early on Friday, December 16th at 11:30am (after the concert).

There are no classes for High School on Friday, December 16th.  Those students involved with the primary concert will need to attend for the morning.

A few reminders:

  • If your student is going to be away from school, please use the Student Absentee Form, found on the website (MyHRA section).  This lets the office and the student’s teacher know that they will not be at school.
  • As the weather gets colder, please remember to send warm jackets, gloves and toques for the students to wear as they will be going outside even when it’s cold.
  • Check the Lost & Found bin – this gets emptied at the end of every month, so make sure to check it for your lost items before Christmas break.
  • School Closures: Please check the HRA website, Facebook, Instagram and local radio stations for information about school closures.

Upcoming Events

November 23 Intermediate Chapel, the following students are helping:

Emma Jediah Cody Keslor Evangeline Lily Emily
Cindy Hendri Anaiah Shayla Jackson Sophia Meh Sophia H

November 23 Jersey Day

November 25 Pro D – no school

December 14 Christmas Sweaters Day

December 15 Intermediate Christmas concert 6:30pm

December 16 Last day of school before Christmas Break