Harry R. Hamilton Elementary

Newsletter for Week of Sept. 25th

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe that we are moving through the last week in September. Although our afternoons have been lovely, the mornings are chilly. Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather- sun, cold and rain. Also, the number of clothing items in our Lost and Found bin are continuing to grow. Please put your child’s name on clothing, jackets, hats, mittens, water bottles and footwear. If the items contain names, we will work to get it back to your child.

Demographic Update:

The demographic link and instructions were emailed to families on September 18th. Please complete the online form prior to October 3rd.  Having the most up-to-date information is important, as it provides us with accurate information (phone numbers, address, email and family Dr.).  Thanks so much!

Orange Shirt Day:

Friday, September 29th, we will honour Orange Shirt Day at Harry R. Hamilton. Everyone is encouraged to wear orange shirts (or ribbons, ties, piece of cloth). Orange Shirt Day affords us the opportunity to unite in recognition of the harm residential schools had on children’s sense of self-esteem and well-being. Acknowledging this day provides an active invitation for our school to participate in and learn more about reconciliation.

Terry Fox Run:

Thursday looks like a warm and sunny day for our Terry Fox run. Each morning our grade 5 students have been sharing facts during announcements about Terry Fox and his determination, grit and courage. Ask your child what they have been learning about Terry Fox.

If you are able to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation, please visit https://schools.terryfox.ca/HarryRHamiltonElementary . 

The class from P-2 and 3-5 who collect the most money will win a class pizza party. We will accept donations until October 3rd.

Hold and Secure:

We will have a Hold and Secure on Wednesday, September 27th. During a hold and secure, students stay within their classrooms, continuing with their learning and moving about their room. Students are not able to leave their classrooms and we cannot allow anyone to enter or exit the building. Much like fire drills and lockdowns, classroom teachers will have conversations with our students, preparing them for the drill.


We are only permitted to administer medication that is prescribed by a doctor (no over-the-counter medications are permitted at school.) If your child is prescribed medication, it must be kept in the office (not in backpacks or lunch bags) and must come to school in the original prescription bottle, which clearly shows the name of the medication, dosage, date and student name. An administration of medication form must also be completed before we are able to provide your child with his/her prescription. The form can be found on the Harry R. Hamilton webpage- under “For Parents”. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 902-864-6815.