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Welcome to the Hopewell Ave PS School Council Website  

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Project SANDbox has great news to share:


After years of planning and fundraising, we have raised $140,000 and a contract has been awarded to start building the new kinder yard this summer!

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A project like this doesn't magically happen. So many people have been part of our team including:
  • The kids, teachers, and staff of Hopewell
  • Hopewell families, and community members
  • Local businesses
  • And an amazing team of volunteers including:
Jill Anderson, Virginia Asante, Julia Baryla, Claudette Dandy, Mehtab Dhillon, Daphne Dumbrille, Christine Evangelidis, Scott French, Sharon Garvey, Christine Harris, Pascale Harvey, Katie Hession, Tarah Hunter, Adam Jacques, Claire Kerry, Carlynne Kobewka, Paula Korsakas, Deborah MacAskill, Hope Mallish, Stephanie McNeely, Madison McPherson, Fran Morrison, Marcey Nadeau, Dean Paripoush, Martina Sherwood, Melissa Snyder, Sarah Tannahill, Tia Thompson, Katie Trudeau, Anna Urbanik, Jamie Vance, Eric Van der Torre, Mike Waddington, Yan Yubo, and Employees of Scotiabank.

We can't wait to see the construction begin and see the plans below come to life! 

Thanks for building fun with us,
-The Project SANDbox team

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The New Welcome Mural is ready to greet  students!

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It all started when the School Council's
Diversity Committee realized that Hopewell should do something to let all students, of all backgrounds and ethnicities, know that they are welcomed and celebrated at Hopewell. After talking with the Principal and VP, who then spoke to the teachers, it was decided the best thing to do is create a student-driven, teacher-mentored, council-funded work of art to greet all who enter the front doors.

The Welcome Art Mural is finished and we couldn't be more excited about the end result. The Mural reflects how Hopewell student
s feel about Hopewell's learning space and shows students that Hopewell welcomes all forms of diversity and culture. 

Hopewell is lucky to have had the amazingly talented Natalie Johnston for a few years (who came from Canterbury High School's art department on a teacher exchange program) who led the project. She worked closely with the students and teaching staff to gather many pieces of art for the mural. Amazingly, despite COVID causing a slight delay, Natalie met her target of getting the mural completed by Spring 2021! It was a long process but is well worth the wait because the end result is STUNNING! We want to send a HUGE thank you to Natalie, and all the teachers and children who have worked hard on this school wide project. Also, thank you to the City of Ottawa for providing some funding for art supplies. We are excited to see the mural IN PERSON this fall! 



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undraising initiative that is super easy! Please check out Fundraising & Events (an option just to the left) to find out how you can contribute to Hopewell Council when you order labels through Mabel's Labels.

 Thank you for your support. 




The Purpose of Council:

The purpose of Council is to improve student achievement and to enhance the accountability of the education system to parents. Council’s primary means of achieving its purpose is by making recommendations to the principal of the school and the School Board. The objectives of Council are: 

  • To develop a strong relationship between home, school, and the wider community served by the school, and to enhance educational opportunities for all students within the school;

  • To seek views and opinions of the school community on the operation of the school and the programs and services provided; To provide advice to the principal and, as appropriate, to the Board and/or its senior staff, on the development and implementation of policies, programs, and services affecting the school;

  • To be an effective voice for promoting the interests of the school, and to actively support the school in meeting the educational, social, and recreational needs of students.

  • To organize various initiatives throughout the year to raise funds that will help the school enhance learning (i.e. books, iPads, Speaker Series for parents etc.) and maintain and improve our yards.  

School Council is a fantastic way to connect with the school community. Being an active member opens the door to countless opportunities and enrichment for our children. School Council is always seeking more parents, new ideas and volunteers to keep our great programs and commitments alive.

Everyone is welcome at any time of year to attend council meetings, which are every second Tuesday of most months at 7pm in the library. Schedule found here. We’d love to see you there!


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