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HMES Book Fair Book Fair<p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-4 ms-rteFontSize-3">​<span style="color:#1d2129;background-color:#ffffff;">Our Book Fair runs from Wednesday April 18th to Monday April 23rd in the library. Classes each have a timeslot to visit and it will also be open to parents at recess times (10:45-11:25, 1:05-1:45) as well as after school until 5pm, with the exception of the 23rd when it will be taken down at noon.</span>​  Proceeds will go to support the school library. </span></p>
HMES Movie Night - Coco! Movie Night - Coco!<p>​<span style="color:#4b4f56;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">​Now that our new screen is installed, we are pleased to invite you to join us for our first HMES movie night of the year on Thursday April 26th (Friday the 27th is a PA Day). </span></p><p><span style="color:#4b4f56;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Entry is $1 per person and snacks (popcorn, water, chips) are available to purchase for $1 each. Prices for this event go to to cover the cost of movie licensing. </span></p><p><span style="color:#4b4f56;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Be sure to bring a pillow, blanket, PJ's and your favorite stuffies! </span></p><p><span style="color:#4b4f56;font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Doors open at 6:30 (no early entry) and the movie will begin at 7pm. All student​​s MUST be accompanied by an adult to attend.</span></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Capture.PNG" alt="Capture.PNG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
Buffalo Wild Wing Fundraiser Wild Wing Fundraiser <p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="background-color:transparent;white-space:pre-wrap;color:#000000;"><strong>Date-</strong> May 23r</span><span style="background-color:transparent;white-space:pre-wrap;color:#000000;">d, 2018 </span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="background-color:transparent;white-space:pre-wrap;color:#000000;"><strong>Time</strong>- 5:00PM – 8:00PM</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="background-color:transparent;white-space:pre-wrap;color:#000000;"></span><span style="background-color:transparent;white-space:pre-wrap;color:#000000;"><strong>Location</strong>- Buffalo Wild Wings, 139 Park Place Blvd., </span><span style="background-color:transparent;white-space:pre-wrap;color:#000000;">Barrie, ON</span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="background-color:transparent;white-space:pre-wrap;color:#000000;">On Wednesday May 23rd Buffalo Wild Wings<span style="color:#000000;white-space:pre-wrap;">® will donate 10% of all pretaxed food sales (less alcohol and promotional disc</span><span style="color:#000000;white-space:pre-wrap;">ounts) back to the school from any guest that presents a fundraising ticket. </span> Visit Buffalo Wild wings on the 23rd and p</span><span style="background-color:transparent;white-space:pre-wrap;color:#000000;">resent the ticket to your server between 5-8pm and 10% of your sales will be donated back to the school to support technology purchases for students. </span>​</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Fundraising tickets are available to be printed at home through the link below and will also be distr​ibuted at the school the week prior to the event. Please contact the office if you require tickets. </span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Please note that the restaurant will be operating as <span style="color:black;">a normal operating business on the day of the event, continuing to allow the general public and guests to come in and dine. As such, it is important to be aware that although mingling is expected, staff ask that typical restauraunt protocol is observed, including refraining from allowing children to run around and refraining from standing or gathering in the steating area for extended periods of time. In order to allow for socializing during the event while still maintiaing an orderly and comfortable atmosphere for all patrons, please note that staff will accommodate seating for larger parties as requested. </span></span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-3 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><span style="color:black;">Lasly, a few days prior to the event, the restaurant requires approximate numbers so they can staff and set aside areas of the restaurant as appropriate to our group size. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by email to by Friday May 18th. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"arial narrow";color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Wild%20Wing%20Ticket.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Wild Wing Ticket.pdf</a><br></span></span></p>
Earth Day Day <p>​Earth Day is April 22nd. As part of the city of Barrie's "Spring into Clean" initiative, students in all classes will be participating in community clean-up activities on Friday April 20th. </p><p>Leading up to it this week, our school will be giving away 1 of 5 water bottles each day donated by MEC. Teachers, parents and students are all eligible to win. </p><p>To enter the daily draw, submit an environmental fact in the ballot box in the library (sitting beside the treasure box for the Book Fair). ​</p><p><strong>Each ballot needs to have:</strong></p><p>Name:</p><p>Environmental Fact:</p><p>Source (just for junior and intermediate):</p><p>Example- </p><p><strong>Fact:</strong> On the global scale, <a href="">1 million plastic bottles</a> are bought and sold every 60 seconds.  Less than half were recycled and only <a href="">seven per cent</a> were used to make new bottles.</p><p><strong>Source: </strong><a href=""></a>​</p><p>Good luck!</p>
HMES Spring Clothing drive Spring Clothing drive <p>​​Time to clean out your closets, our Spring Clothing Drive is beginning soon! </p><p>From April 23-May 22, families are invited to drop off their used clothing, footwear, bedding, jewellery, accessories, luggage, draperies and outerwear at the school.   </p><p>If you would like more information about this program, <a href="">here is the link ​</a>to the Kidney Clothes program with whom we are running our current clothing drive. ​ ​</p><p>The Kidney Clothes program has a partnership with Value Village who provide funds for the items donated. The funds raised through the Kidney Clothes program are used by The Kidney Foundation to provide access to programs like financial assistance for families, peer support and educational materials such as their “Living with Kidney Disease” patient handbook which is given to every newly diagnosed kidney patient. A portion of those funds are also then given back to the school to support fundraising initiatives.  ​</p><p><span>Do some spring cleaning and support HMES, the Kidney Foundation and the environment! </span></p>



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