The HMPA supports many events throughout the year. Check them out below!
This drop in event is a new venture intended to allow new and returning families to meet and share in the excitement of the start of the school year. Co-leads would organize and facilitate the event. Event volunteers would help with grilling, and serving food, and refreshments.
Friday Drop-in Coffee Hours
These drop in events are a new opportunity for parents to meet informally and get to know other HMS parents. Co-leads plan and organize these events. Volunteers participate in planning, set up and clean up.
Meet & Greets
These drop in events are scheduled as an opportunity for parents to mingle and grab a coffee/tea immediately prior to selected school workshops. Level Representatives lead these events and volunteers to help with set up are appreciated.
These drop in events are a new opportunity for parents to get to know other parents in the HMS community. These events will be held at a local pub following the October, January, and June PA meetings. Co-leads plan and facilitate the events, and a couple of volunteers could assist in welcoming parents.
This is drop in event for parents and children. Pumpkins and carving tools & patterns are provided. Attendees bring snacks to share. The Co-Leads organize and facilitate this well attended, family-centred event. Event volunteers would help with tasks such as set-up, monitoring the food table and hot drinks, cleaning up, etc. [Read about this year’s event]
This drop in event is hosted by the PA. At our first event, a professional storyteller and a musician were hired to entertain children and their families. They ran two sessions, one for Casa aged-children, and a second for at Elementary aged children. A small treat was provided to the kids. Co-Leads plan and facilitate the event. Volunteers help out with planning, advertising, preparation, set up and clean-up.
Family Movie Night
This drop in event is hosted by the PA. Movies (under license) are screened at the school for family entertainment. Popcorn and a small treat are provided to the kids, and a small kitchen party is held for the parents. Co-Leads plan and facilitate the event. Volunteers help with planning, advertising, preparation, set up and clean-up.
This drop in event is hosted by the PA. Our first event features an Improv clinic, along with board games and pizza. This evening event is targeted for Upper Elementary and Adolescent Program students. Co-Leads plan and facilitate the event. Volunteers help out with planning, advertising, preparation, set up and clean-up.
Fun Fair Caravan
This jointly run event (School & PA) includes a BBQ, inflatables, face painting, tattoos, crafts, and live music. Tickets are sold for this event to ensure adequate space and catering. All families in attendance are asked to contribute a ½ hour of volunteer time to allow all parents and volunteers the opportunity to enjoy the event. Co-leads oversee the planning and facilitation of the event, with volunteers contributing to planning and facilitate each of the sections of the event, including the food, the bar, snacks & dessert, crafts, face paint, tattoos, and co-ordinate volunteers.
Casa End of Year Picnic
This drop in event is an opportunity for Casa students and their families to enjoy a picnic lunch together following the end of year ceremonies on the last day of school. Families bring their own food and picnic together in a local park. Co-leads organize and facilitate the event. Volunteers participate in planning, advertising, and with set up and tidy up of the picnic area.