October 20
Fund Raiser

Good Afternoon HRVES Families,

This week the teachers will be sending home packages of work for your children in case we have an operational day.  There should be enough work in each package to cover two days of learning.  Our goal is to be prepared in case something happens and our students would need to lean from home.  Today we are sending home a fundraiser from Dieleman.  There is a catalogue with lots of interesting things you can purchase.  Personally, I love their wrapping paper!  Orders need to be submitted to the school or online by November 5.  Student prizes are also available.  Your child's package will include all of the information you need.  However, if you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the school office at 832-6023.  Have a great day and thank you for supporting our great school!

September 30
School Pictures

Good Afternoon HRVES Families,  

This is Mrs. Graham calling to remind you that tomorrow, Friday, October 1 is school picture day!  The photographers will be ready to take pictures at 8:30. Please make sure you arrive at school on time.  Thanks!

September 19
Weekly Updates

Good afternoon HRVES families,


This is Mrs. Graham with your weekly updates.  Our first PSSC meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 21 at 6:30 in the school cafeteria.  We are looking for new members to join our PSSC (Parent School Support Committee).  This is a good way to learn more about the school and help guide our school-based policies, School Improvement Plan and be in the know about what is going on.  Please keep in mind that we will only be meeting every other month this year.  You will be able to enter through the cafeteria door.  Please note that you will need to sign in and wear a mask during the meeting.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evening.  We are still looking for volunteers to work in the cafeteria.  To volunteer you will need to have your COVID vaccinations, read and sign off on Policy 701 and follow the COVID guidelines set out by the province.  On Friday, September 20 the students will be taking part in the Terry Fox Walk here at school during their physical education classes.  In the past we had families join us for this walk.  However, with the COVID restrictions currently we are unable to ask you to join us.  This week we are collecting a Toonie for Terry and all proceeds will be sent to the Terry Fox Foundation.  On a final note, there will be a fire drill sometime during the day of Thursday, September 23. 


Have a great week and thank you for your support of our little school.​

September 14
Tuesday Updates

Good Afternoon HRVES Families!


The September School Newsletter will be going home with the students today.  I want to take this opportunity to highlight some of the contents.  There will be a meeting for Hot Lunch Volunteers on Friday, September 17 at 12:45 in the school cafeteria.  If you would like to volunteer for Hot Lunch you are invited to attend the meeting.  If you are unable to attend the meeting and would still like to volunteer, please call the school, and leave a message for Mrs. Saunders.  Please keep in mind that all volunteers must show proof of their COVID 19 vaccination before they can volunteer in the NB public school system.  Also, we will be having a PSSC (Parent School Support Committee) meeting on Tuesday, September 21 at 6:30 in the school cafeteria.  This committee meets in September, November, January, March, and May for an hour to an hour and a half to discuss various school topics.  This is a good way to connect and have input on what is happening at the school level.  If you are interested, we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 21 at 6:30.   If you are unable to make the meeting and would still like to be part of the PSSC, please contact Mrs. Graham at 832-6023.  Also, if your child is not going to be at school, please contact the Safe Arrival Program.  If we do not hear from you the Safe Arrival system will call you at home and continue to call until someone answers the phone.  As always, this voice mail and the school newsletter will be posted to our web page.  Have a great day!​

September 01
First Week of School

Good Afternoon HRVES Families,

Next week will be our first week of school.  By now you should have heard from your child's teacher either by phone or e-mail regarding which days your child will be attending school next week.  There are some operational plans I would like to share with you before school starts.  Once again this year kindergarten parents will be able to walk their child to their classroom.  They must enter through the bus drop off door, wearing a mask, sanitize their hands when they enter the classroom, and sign in.  This visit to your child's kindergarten classroom needs to be brief.  All other students will say good bye to their parents at the school entrance.  Keep in mind that if you are dropping your child off in the morning you turn right when you enter the parking lot.  Please stop in front of the door where the Educational Assistant will be waiting to greet your child.  We do not want cars to pull ahead into the parking lot to drop children off as drivers may not see them.  Only busses are permitted to turn left once they enter the driveway.  Mrs. Graham will be meeting the busses on the first three days of school.  Parents are permitted to visit the school if they have an appointment.  All doors to the school will be locked. When you arrive you will need to ring the doorbell and the administrative assistant will speak with you through a microphone.  If you are entering the building for an appointment a buzzer will sound and you may then open the door.  All visitors to the school must wear a mask inside the school, sanitize their hands upon entry, and sign in and out.  As of right now, students need to wear a mask at all times when they are riding on the bus, when walking in the hallways inside the school, and when they are in common areas.  Students will once again need two clean masks each day and a clean water bottle.  We will not be holding assemblies.  However, all students will be eating in the cafeteria beginning the first day.  Each class will have their own assigned seating in the cafeteria.  Please bear with us as I am sure the protocols with both evolve and change during the school year.  I will do my best to keep you informed and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call your child's teacher.  This message has been posted to the school web page.  

July 26
After School Program

Hi Go-Go Hammond River Valley families,

The Go-Go After School Program at HRVS is looking for more children to join the fun next year! The afterschool program operates out of the school; and focuses on activities with science, leadership and arts! 

The program offers full time afterschool care directly after school each day; and also full daycare on all PD Days, Storm Days and Camps - including Christmas, March break and all summer long. 

Spaces are available immediately! Please note that a minimum number of students is required to operate at HRVS next year, so if you are interested in a space, reach out soon. You can contact the Go-Go team by phone at (506) 455-5496 or by e-mail at You can also visit them online at

March 31
No Pizza on Thrusday, April 1

Good Afternoon HRVES Families,

This is just a reminder that there is no pizza tomorrow, Thursday, April 1.  We did not take orders for pizza for April 1 so you will need to send a full lunch with your child tomorrow.  Also,  report cards go home today.  

Have a great day!

March 30
No Pizza on Thrusday, April 1

Good Afternoon HRVES Families,

This is an important message.  There will be no pizza this Thursday, April 1.  You will need to send your child with a full lunch this week.  We will resume pizza on Thursday, April 8.

Thank you!​

March 26
Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear HRVES Families,

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, our school will be altering the format for this year’s Parent Teacher conferences. This year we will be offering Parent-Teacher conferences via a Microsoft Teams meeting. This is a secure online connection between you and the teacher that you can book in advance. The booking site for our school can be found here:

After arriving on the booking site, choose the teacher that you would like to meet with in the drop-down menu, select the time you would like to meet with them, fill in the information required and click “Book” at the bottom of the page. After you click on the “Book” button, you should receive an email from the system that shows you the booking that you just completed and a link to click to join the Microsoft Teams meeting on the date/time that you chose. A reminder email will also be sent with the same information the day before your appointment and again one hour before your appointment. If you do not have access to a device to take part in a virtual Parent-Teacher conference, please contact your child’s teacher/s to set up a phone appointment.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 832-6023. 

The staff of HRVES look forward to meeting with you.




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