Fundraising & Events

CircleSANDboxAs you are probably aware, the Hopewell PS Kinder Yard desperately needs help. The space needs a whole new play design, better shade and we need to fix the on-going drainage issues. All these improvements are VERY expensive (approximately $130,000 to fix everything) and it's up to the School Council to raise the bulk of the money. There is a group of parent volunteers who are working closely with the school, and the OCDSB, to make this happen - they are Team Project SANDBox! This team is figuring out the best plan for the Kinder Yard and needs to raise money to make that plan come to life (if you want to share your opinions, click here for the on-line survey). To learn more, please click on the "Project SANDBox: Yard Renewal" tab to your left and PLEASE donate to the initiative here. The team is planning some fun ways to raise money over the school year, but straight up donations go a long way.  Thank you!! 

In case you missed this message on our Home Page... 
Friday, November 22
 is the next Hopewell Movie Night!

We will be selling raffle tickets (to win DVD), popcorn and cookies and all proceeds will go towards Project SANDBox - the Hopewell Council's initiative to raise money to upgrade the well loved (read: worn out) Kinder Yard. Please bring your own water bottles, in the interest of the environment we will not be selling bottles of water. 
Hope to see you there! 


mabels labels

We have a
 SUPER EASY fundraising initiative and we are very pleased about that. 

Are your kids losing their lunch containers, sweaters, shoes - and other things you never thought they would lose? Clear labels with their names definitely help. In preparation for a new sport season, camps, and back to school supplies -- you might be thinking of new labels. 

The Hopewell Ave School Council has started a fundraiser with Mabel's Labels. To contribute is easy, simply visit their website here: Mabel's Labels and when ordering new labels first type in "Hopewell Avenue Public School (Ottawa)!". When you order your labels a portion will automatically go towards Hopewell School council. It's that easy. 

Thank you for your support - your school community appreciates it. 

In addition to Mabel's Labels, Council will sometimes organize a variety of events (i.e. Dance-a-thons and Book Sales), but here is a list of our annual events:

Here are some examples of how the money raised is used: 

  • Each division receives funds to support class activities and supplies
  • Chromebooks & iPads
  • Grade 5 Cross country ski trip
  • Library and learning resources
  • Yard maintenance & Play structures (future initiative: a new structure for the Kinder yard)
  • and much more

How Hopewell Raised Money for a Play Structure - Find out how council raised the money needed to replace the trees and a play structure for the school yard.

If you have any good ideas on how to raise funds for the School Council, or you are willing to volunteer your time at events - we would very much welcome your thoughts and engagement. Please contact us at:

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