Week in Review

Week in Review & Upcoming Events

Good afternoon MHES Community!

We are happy to report that we’ve had another successful week of school. 

Our students continue adjusting well to their line-up and classroom locations. For parents walking/driving their children to school and entering school property, we ask that you remain at the bike racks or end of the walkway. Your cooperation and support is greatly appreciated with the following guidelines as we manage the flow of our day.


*Meet the staff  will be on Tuesday Sept 26th from 4-6pm. We are excited to meet and reconnect with you, our treasured MHES families!

*Remembrance Day-  We are already planning ahead. If you are currently military or retired military interested in participating in our Remembrance Day ceremony by doing a 5-7 minute presentation, to please email [email protected]


Sept. 28       Terry Fox 28th

Sept. 30           National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Oct 3rd             Cross Country @ Baxter, grade 3-6 

Oct. 9               Thanksgiving (no school for students and staff)


*Emergency Contact Forms will be sent home either today or early next week.  Please make any changes directly on the form - even if there are no changes - please sign and date the form and return to your child' teacher at your earliest convenience.  This will allow us to update our records in case of an emergency.

Sports - Please watch for forms coming home next week regarding participation in sports. All students wanting to participate will need a concussion form and practice permission form filled out before they are permitted to attend team practice.

*School Council - Please join us for our first meeting of the year! We will be meeting in the library at 6:30pm on September 21st.This meeting will focus on a recap from June, and serve as the election for this year’s members. All parents are welcome and encouraged to come!Babysitting will be available for kids ages 3 - 10 years old. Please contact Jodi Ann Finlay at [email protected] to book as space is limited.


MHES has a new clothing website! We are so excited to share with our MHES families and community that our new website is up and running! You will be able to order clothing and have it delivered right to your door. There is a very large selection of style, colours and categories of clothing. 

It is the perfect time to get some clothing with our new Tiger logo and represent our school! 

The website is easy to navigate and will periodically update with specials and new clothing when there is a new stock or style. The website will be up all year long and even throughout the summer months! There are no more deadlines to purchase school clothing! Here is the link: https://maryhoneywellelementaryschool.entripyshops.com/

The best news … this is also a fundraiser for our school! Please use this code MHES285A so the school can receive a percentage of the sales which goes towards the purchase of items (ie. gym equipment, technology,etc.). 

Kiss and Ride: If you are dropping off or picking up your child from the Kiss and Ride loop please remain in your vehicle and place your car in park. Students need to exit and enter the car from the passenger side. If you are first in line please pull up to the tree. There is no parking permitted in the Kiss & Ride loop as the traffic needs to keep flowing. Student, staff, and community safety is our top priority. Please remember not to drive through the bus lane. We expect all parents to be respectful, compliant, and understanding of all staff directions during Drop off and Pick Up as this area can become busy.

Bikers: Students are encouraged to ride their bikes to school. Once they come onto school property they must walk their bike to the bike racks rather than ride on the walkways.

Daycare/neighbourhood driveways: Our daycare parking lot is not to be used for drop off.  Using the side streets and our cross walks with our lovely crossing guards is a great option. In helping us be good neighbours we ask that you do not block our neighbours laneways. Even brief moments can be stressful as they too begin their day's activities. 

Attendance Procedure:

If your child is going to be away or late, please email maryhoneywell.studentabsence@ocdsb.ca or call our attendance line at 613-825-4834 ext.500. Your assistance with this matter is much appreciated as it makes our Safe Student Arrival Program more timely and efficient. 

For exceptional circumstances or appointments, parents will be required to park, walk their child to the front door and give the necessary information over the speaker system to our Office Staff who will sign your child in and see that they get to their class.

If you are signing them out early please call ahead when possible so we can have them ready (this is very important if it is during our recesses and will minimize delays).

Mabel's Labels 

If you are planning on purchasing labels this year, please consider supporting our school by selecting Mary Honeywell  ES from the support a fundraiser option on their website:


Student Accident Insurance

Creating a caring and safe environment for our students is our top priority. Unfortunately, despite all reasonable precautions being taken, accidents can still happen. Some injuries may result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans and caregivers become responsible for these expenses.

The OCDSB does not provide student accident insurance and encourages all caregivers to consider purchasing accident insurance or student accident insurance for incidents that may not be covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) or any additional medical plans they have.

Student accident insurance is available for purchase, on a voluntary basis. Caregivers may apply online at insuremykids.com or call 1-800-463-5437. The accident insurance coverage options range from $17.00/year to $33.00/year. All plans provide 24/7 coverage and a variety of important accident benefits (benefit limits differ based on plan selected). If you have any questions, please call Binks Insurance Brokers directly at 613-226-1350.

Online Forms for Parents

There are 3 forms that teachers require for students. Please fill out a form for EACH child.

These forms must be completed before your child can have access to a school computer.

Appropriate Use of Technology Form

Media/School Website Permission Form

The form below is required for students to participate in walks around the school and to Weybridge Park.

Community Walks in School Neighbourhood                                                                            


We have 2 buses V165 and V158 that have been canceled indefinitely.  There is helpful information included below.   We encourage families to consider alternate ways for their children to get to school including public transportation, walking school buses, cycling, car pooling, etc.

OSTA Link to Transportation Update for the Return to School 2023-24 

OSTA Link to OSTA Portal Registration

OSTA Parent Portal Guide

walking school bus maps


Wishing you all a great weekend.

Wanda & Lisa

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