Principal's Update - February 10

Principal's Update - February 10th

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I wanted to take a minute and introduce myself, as well as keep you up to date on events here at Henry Munro. My name is Tim Hawes, and I an the new Principal here at the school. Although it has only been a few days since I started, I have already come to appreciate what a good community I have joined, and look forward to meeting more of you as time goes on. If you do happen to be in the school, please stop in and say hello. Feedback from parents is very important to me. On that note, I hope some of you will consider coming out to our School Council meetings. Our next meeting is being held tonight at 6:30 in the school library.

I will send periodic emails with updates around school activities and events. Although we have had some significant disruptions recently due to labour action and weather, there is still lots going on for kids...

Gloucester HS Info Night: Gloucester HS Info Night will be held on Wednesday Feb 12th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. All HMMS Lions who will be attending Gloucester for Grade 9 next year are encouraged to attend (bring your parents too!) to learn more about their options and tour the school!

Vision Screening: Through a partnership between the Education Foundation and various community partners, HMMS is pleased to be offering our student free vision screening tests this week. visionscreening2020.pdf

Community Skating Rink: Community rink maintenance partnership needs your support! Please read more...

Healthy Transitions Workshops (Grade 6 Health): As part of our work with Ottawa Public Health, nurses have been in co-teaching with our grade 6 Health teachers on mental health and resilience. Parents who would like to learn more and continue the conversation at home are encouraged to visit:

Scientist In the School: Several classes this week, and more next week will get the opportunity to work hand-on with a local science specialist through the "Scientist in the School" program. Learn more at

Labour Disruptions: As you know, several education labour groups are involved in job actions that has disrupted normal school routines. For the latest information, always check At this time, we expect the school will be closed Tuesday Feb 11 and Thursday Feb 13th.

PD Day and Family Day Holiday: Reminder that Friday Feb 14th is a PD Day (school closed) and Monday Feb 17th is the Family Day holiday (school closed).

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