There are many ways you can contribute to our school’s success, and make a difference for our school and our students. In our school, this can include providing in-kind donations, contributing cash and lending expertise and technical knowledge. Connect with our principal on what may be appropriate. For more information on ways to give to CBE, visit Donate ​on the CBE website.​​​

Fundraisers & Donations

The Friends of Hidden Valley School focus on fundraising initiatives in order to enhance the educational experiences for Hidden Valley School students.  Support of parents, either through participating in our parent society meetings, planning and events, or through contributions to the fundraising efforts, is greatly appreciated.  Your time is valued, whether you can attend a single meeting, offer an hour to organize or set-up an event, or help coordinate fundraising; no contribution is too small!

Fundraising supports areas such as:

  • COVID-19 safety supplies
  • Kananaskis in the classroom
  • Artists in Residence
  • Field trips (ex. Bussing for Swimming)
  • Fine arts performances
  • Sports equipment and music instruments
  • Dances and family activities
  • Technology (iPad, smartboards, headphones, etc.)
  • And more!!

Check out this year’s fundraising campaigns that will support Hidden Valley School. These campaigns are also published in the school newsletter monthly.

Mabel’s Labels

Reduce your lost and found and help raise funds for Hidden Valley School by ordering through Mabel’s Labels! All you have to do is select Hidden Valley School as your fundraiser and start shopping or use the link below to go directly to HVS’s account.  All items are shipped directly to your home address. This year they are also providing safety products such as face masks, allergy, and medical alert labels. This fundraising campaign will be open all year round so you can top up whenever you need to. 20% of all proceeds go directly to support our students and their learning. https://mabelslabels.ca/en_CA/fundraising/support/

Cobs Bread

The local Cobs Bread store located in Country Hills collaborates with Hidden Valley School for fundraising throughout the year. Just mention you’d like to support Hidden Valley School and 5% of your purchase will be donating back to the school. We also run a special annual campaign during the month of April for Hot Cross Buns. School council also receives $2 from the sale of each bag of hot cross buns sold during the Easter hot cross bun fundraiser as well as 5% back from the total order amount.

Purdys Chocolates

Hidden Valley School Council is happy to announce we are offering our Purdys chocolates campaign in time for the holidays! Chocolates are a great gift, and this amazing company has many different items to choose from including sugar-free treats! If you would like to place an order please go to https://fundraising.purdys.com/1169742-99523 . You will be asked to create an account or sign in to your existing account. Once that is complete you can click the tabs on the top right which will allow you to shop online! All orders are completed and paid through their website! 

Order deadline is November 29. We are hoping to offer pick up for these orders on December 14. An email will go out prior to the pick up date to confirm! Pick-ups will happen near the school, and we can work with your schedule to ensure you get your order!

Spirit Days

Once a month we build community spirit by celebrating our school and all of the amazing students and staff that make HVS such a great place to learn and grow. Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by dressing up in the special theme of the day or wearing their school shirts (or alternately any blue shirt). School shirts are available for purchase through School Council for $15.

This year we will be offering either a chip day or popcorn day fundraiser in conjunction with Spirit Days. Our first Spirit Day will be a Blue Shirt Day on Friday, October 14th and volunteers will be selling chips to students.  

Chips can be purchased in school for $0.50 each on Spirit Day (maximum 2 bags/child). Please note, teachers and staff are not responsible for any money that is lost or forgotten at home and will not be making calls to parents.

Popcorn must be ordered in advance via Healthy Hunger. When you register for a free Healthy Hunger account you will be able to see our available event dates. You may choose to place all your orders at once or order individually at any time up until the deadline date. Please note there is a small processing fee each time you place an order in the system. Email reminders will be sent prior to each deadline to ensure you don’t miss out as orders will not be accepted after the deadline. 

*Returning users will need to log in and re-register their student(s) in their account as Healthy Hunger resets its system each school year.

Chip Days (Bring $0.50 or $1.00 to school on these days. Maximum 2 bags/child)

Date

Eligible to buy at school

October 14, 2022 (Blue Shirt Day)

PM Kindergarten & Grades 1-3

November 4, 2022 (Blue Shirts + Wacky Hats)

AM Kindergarten & Grades 1-3

February 24, 2023 (Backwards Day)

PM Kindergarten & Grades 1-3

May 12, 2023  (Crazy Hair Day)

AM Kindergarten & Grades 1-3

Kernels Popcorn (advance orders and online payment only)

Date

Eligible to order on Healthy Hunger

December 9, 2022 (Winter Wonderland)

All students - order deadline December 4

January 20, 2023 (Pajama Day)

All students - order deadline January 15

March 24, 2023 (Cultural Heritage Day)

All students - order deadline March 19

April 14, 2023 (Favourite Book Character)

All students - order deadline April 9

*Kindergarten students that do not attend on these Friday mornings will have their popcorn distributed one day earlier when they attend class on Thursday.

 

Spirit Day Wind-Up

Eligible Grades

June 8, 2023 (How BLUE-tiful!)

All students can participate in a special snack item. Details will be shared at a later date. 

Fun Lunch

We are excited to bring back Fun Lunch for students in Grades 1 - 3.  A portion of the proceeds from each Fun Lunch order come right back to our School Council to help support field trips, in-school residencies, technology and other extra learning resources. Volunteers are needed for Fun Lunch events and many other School Council initiatives. Please consider how you can get involved.

We will be taking Fun Lunch orders via Healthy Hunger. When you log into your account you will be able to see all events for the year. You may choose to place all your orders at once or order lunches individually at any time up until the deadline date. Please note there is a small processing fee each time you place an order in the system. Email reminders will be sent prior to each deadline to ensure you don’t miss out as orders will not be accepted after the deadline. 

We welcome your participation through Healthy Hunger if what’s being offered works for your child and family, but please, DO NOT order an alternative through a delivery service like SkipTheDishes, Uber Eats, DoorDash, etc. There is no expectation for students to participate every time Fun Lunch is offered, so please simply wait for another event that works better for you. 

Students in grades 1-3 that go home for lunch are welcome to order Fun Lunch and stay at school for the Fun Lunch day. If you are not ordering for your child, they are also invited to bring their own lunch and stay for the Fun Lunch day at no extra charge. 


Fun Lunch Dates

November 17 - Papa John’s

Order deadline is November 12

December 15 - Subway

Order deadline is December 10

January 26 - Mucho Burrito

Order deadline is January 21

February 9 - Pizza 22 & Ribs

Order deadline is February 4

March 9 - Subway

Order deadline is March 4

April 27 - Mucho Burrito

Order deadline is April 22

May 25 - Boston Pizza

Order deadline is May 20

June 15 - Subway

Order deadline is June 10

Should you experience any issues with the Healthy Hunger website, please contact Healthy Hunger customer service directly. If you have other questions, please contact Bria C. or Sana T. at hiddenvalleyschoolcouncil@gmail.com. Please do not call the office as this is a School Council event.

Thank you for your participation.


Turn Your Volunteer Hours into Monetary Donations with Benevity!

The School Council now has a Benevity account! Find out if your company or place of work has a Benevity account? If you have volunteered, your volunteer hours can be converted into monetary donations. Simply select “Friends of Hidden Valley School Society” as the non-profit organization as the recipient.

More information about the Benevity Causes Portal can be found at https://causes.benevity.org/ or check with your place of work.

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​​​Donating to Our School

Ways to give to our school include:

Monetary (cash) donation

  • I wish to receive a tax receipt for my donation. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.
    • Visit the EducationMatters online donation webpage to make a donation. (Preferred donation method)
    • Write a cheque payable to EducationMatters  (all one word) and include the name of our school and the specific program, activity or item you want your donation to support in the 'memo' section. Give the cheque to the school or mail it to: EducationMatters, 1221 8 Street SW Calgary, AB T2R 0L4
  • I do not wish to receive a tax receipt for my donation
    • ​Write a cheque made payable to Calgary Board of Education  and include the name of our school and the specific program, activity or item you want your donation to support in the 'memo' section. Give the cheque to the school.

In-kind donations of school supplies or equipment 

  • Please complete this form | In-kind Donations Form
    If you have multiple items in different categories, please fill out the form for each item. This will help us to process your offer more efficiently.

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