Canteen Update

Greetings Parents;
I’m a bit slow getting this news out to you, but here it is.  Our grade 5/6 students are operating the canteen this year.  We have a new menu to offer.
Every day the small pizzas that we’ve always offered will be available. As well, grill cheese sandwiches are also available.  These items are $3.00 each.  Punchcards for these items with 10 “punches” (for $30.00) will be available for purchase next Monday.
The class will also be trying to provide a “special” every Tuesday for $4.00 (today it is Taco in a Bag), my apologies for the late notice. Please note that because we are not “pre-ordering” it is possible that the canteen will run out of the special.  The “regular” items (pizza/grill cheese) will still be available as back-up.
There will also be various beverages, snacks.  I’ve attached a picture of the current menu and some of our students who were serving yesterday.   

2017-2018 Registration Hours:


A bit of information as we prepare for the upcoming school year.  The school will be open for registration purposes from Tuesday, August 29th- Friday, September 1st. Office hours during this time will be from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

The first day of classes for all students including Kindergarten is Tuesday, September 5th.  September 5th is a half-day, running from 8:55am – 11:00am.  Buses will be running at 11:00am to return bus students.  Full day classes will  begin the following day (September 6th) for all students except for Kindergarten.

The kindergarten schedule for HHESS is:
Tuesday September 5th: 8:55am-11:00am
Wednesday September 6th: 8:55am-11:45am (parents pick up from classroom) *students bring water and a morning snack
Thursday September 7th: 8:55am-11:45am (parents pick up from classroom)*students bring water and a morning snack
Friday September 8th: no school for kindergarten.
Monday September 11 and Tuesday September 12 (1/2 day mornings again).
Wednesday September 13: Full Days begin.

Please call the school is you have any questions: 250-783-9994

If you really need information, and cannot reach me through the school phone number, please leave an email, or if necessary my cell # is 250-783-3044

I will be sending home a newsletter next week with updates & announcements.

Elective Course Ranking Survey


We are collecting information regarding the electives we offer in order to provide the best courses possible for our students.  Parents, can you please have your child complete the survey by clicking on the link below by Monday, April 24th.  Please make sure they include their first & last name.  Just a note that this is not course selections.  We are just collecting information to prepare for course selections.

Thank you!

Elective Course Ranking Survey

John Westhaver presentation

Yesterday on April 4th, the grade 10 and 11 students from our school got the opportunity to speak to John Westhaver and have him tell his story about the brutal car crash he was in, which resulted in the death of 3 of his good friends.

In April 1994 John was in the passenger seat of his friend’s car. Although the designated driver was completely sober he was speeding to get home and was driving at 125 miles per hour in a 60 zone, and came across a corner and didn’t stop in time. The car went flying forward and crashed into a telephone pole where the car had caught on fire. Luckily John managed to escape the car but his friends were not as lucky. The driver had been ejected out of the car before hand and his two friends were left in the backseat unable to escape. Luckily paramedics rushed to the scene and managed to get John to safety but by no means was his journey in the hospital easy. He was covered in bandages for months and died three times undergoing his surgery, but luckily ended up surviving.

During his presentation all the students listened carefully as it definitely impacted us to hear his story. John goes on today traveling across British Columbia (on behalf of ICBC’s program to improve road safety) hoping to inform students how not to have the same problems he did.

Jam Can Curling

Just a reminder that the elementary classes will have Jam Can Curling this Monday when we return to school from Spring Break.  The concession will not be open, so students need to bring a lunch (preferably not something that requires a microwave). Also students will need to have their (clean) indoor shoes.  Thanks!