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Trustee Lulka’s Budget Ward Forum

16 Feb

 

Principal’s Update

13 Feb

Dear Parents & Guardians,

A reminder that the First Term Report Cards will be going home with your child tomorrow (Wed. Feb 14th, 2018).  While the progress report you received in the fall had an indication as to how your child(ren) were doing in a general view, this Term 1 Report Card will have marks (for students in grades 1-6) and more detail remarks.  All students from JK to Grade 6 will be receiving a report card (unless your child recently joined our school).

Teachers have reached out to parents, where there is a need, for a report card interview.  Parents who have contacted their teacher may also request a meeting.  These meetings take place Thursday after school/evening (Feb 15) and Friday morning (Feb 16), though some teachers may have scheduled interviews at other times and dates.

As you know, there are many events happening at our school.  This Friday is a PA Day, and Monday is Family Day.  You can continue to stay on top of events by visiting our Google Calendar, the link is on the right side of this web page.

Many school clubs continue to run on a weekly basis including the Social Justice League (with Mrs. Mercer and Mr. Chen), Pathfinders (with Mr. Buckingham), ECO schools (with Mrs. Marchiori), the Robotics Club (with Mr. Chen), and the school play (with Ms. Brock, Ms. Greco, Ms. Bates).

Some of the newer events, clubs running at our school include a morning soccer club (with Mr. Eschle and Mr. Khaja) and a morning basketball club (with Mr. Khaja and Mr. Chen).

We’ve had a number of school teams complete their seasons recently.

The Kids Lit Team competed in their competition last week.  They competed against nearly 100 other teams from across the TDSB on literature knowledge.  We are very proud of the team who finished in the top 20!  Thanks to Mrs. Greco and her team of teachers for working with our students!

Mrs. Eisen completed the primary Bench Ball house league last week.  Students competed in very spirited games of bench ball during the pm recess, with lots of good sportspersonship and athleticism!  Way to go students!

The Girls’ Volleyball team finished their season last week.  The girls played with passion, energy and great attitudes, way to go girls!  Thanks to Mr. Anton and Mr. Kellesis for coaching the team this year.

The co-ed ice hockey team finished their regular season today with a big “under-dog” win against Allenby PS today, winning 4-3!  The team is awaiting to hear about their playoff outlook.  We are very proud of the team’s progress and how well they represented our school on the ice this year.  A huge thanks to Coach Kellesis (and Mr. Mah). Special thanks to parent-volunteers Mr. Siegel, Mr. Benayon for helping behind the bench as well as Mr. Yu, Mr. Kozak and Mr. Miller for score-keeping when called upon.

Our school recently had a 4-day session of table tennis/ping-pong during our PE classes, compliments of the staff from Human Moves.  The staff held up-beat, fun and cooperative table tennis sessions for all for our classes in our gym.  The students (and even staff) had a great time during these sessions.

This week, master drummer Frederick Kwasi Dunyo (http://www.dunyo.com/) began his sessions of working with all of our students on African Drumming!  Kwasi will be with us over the next few weeks and leading interactive, fun, informative lessons on drumming, dancing and singing!  This special opportunity is funded by you, our parents, via the Parent Council – thank you parents for this great experience for our students!

Thanks for reading!

Mr. B. Mah,
Principal.

 

Kindergarten Registration for September 2018

25 Jan

Dear Parents,

Starting school is an exciting time for your child. Our schools provide a rich learning environment for all children to learn and grow.

In the Kindergarten program, your child will develop their skills and abilities through inquiry and intentional play-based learning that includes math, science and literacy. Teachers and early childhood educators plan learning experiences where children are actively engaged in learning and thinking creatively.

Please note:

  • Only parents or legal guardians can register a child for TDSB programs.
  • There is a separate process to apply for optional attendance. This also applies to children who currently attend a child care within a school but live outside the attendance area for that school. If you wish to register your child at an elementary alternative school or elementary academy, please contact the school directly for more information about requirements and the registration process.

Registration for all TDSB Kindergarten students, for September 2018 takes place in February.  Parents, you have the option of fully registering your child in-person at Summit Heights PS on Thursday, February 22, 2018 (by appointment), or beginning the registration process online (which will make the in-person registration portion quicker).

Please call the school (416-395-2920), speak to Ms. Magnani to make an appointment on February 22, 2018.

Visit the TDSB Kindergarten registration web site at:  http://www.tdsb.on.ca/kindergarten, the online registration system opens on February 1, 2018.

Admission Eligibility Requirements:

The age at which a child is eligible to attend and/or must attend school depends on whether their date of birth falls on/before or after the first day of school (September, 4, 2018).

 

Age 4 (born 2014)
Birth Date Jan 1 – Sept 4 would be in Junior Kindergarten
Birth Date Sept 5 – Dec 31, would be in Junior Kindergarten

Age 5 (born 2013)
Birth Date Jan 1 – Sept 4, would be in Senior Kindergarten
Birth Date Sept 5 – Dec 31, Options: Junior Kindergarten (*delaying Senior Kindergarten until the next school year) OR Senior Kindergarten

Age 6 (born 2012)
Birth Date Jan 1 – Sept 4, Grade 1 (attendance is mandatory)
Birth Date Sept 5 – Dec 31, Options: Senior Kindergarten (*delaying Grade 1 until the next school year) OR Grade 1

* please note, should you wish to choose the option of delaying, your child would advance to the subsequent grades in sequential order (i.e., there is no option of ‘skipping’ a grade in the future).

 

 
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First Nations School of Toronto (TDSB) Open House

15 Jan

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Downtown Alternative School Open House

15 Jan

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Principal’s Update (Jan 14, 2018)

14 Jan

Dear Summit Heights Families,

Happy New Year!  We hope the winter holiday season was a joyful, restful and a safe one for you, your family and friends.  The week back after the holidays went well, despite the up and down temperatures and snowfall.

A general reminder to please add to your device, or regularly check, the school’s Google calendar.  It has all of the major school-wide events mapped out.  You can find a link to the calendar in the link bar on the right side of this web site.  We also post updates on our Twitter feed (@SummitHeightsPS).

This upcoming week (January 15-19) is another busy one at our school.  As usual, on Monday we have Pizza Lunch.  Wednesday night is our monthly School Advisory Council meeting (SAC or “Parent Council) – a hard copy of the agenda has been posted in several spots at our school, all parents are welcomed to attend this meeting (7pm-9pm in the school library).  Thursday morning is “Walk to School Day”, organized by the ECO team.  Mrs. Bates’ grade 1 students are also going to Forest Valley on that day.   Finally, Friday Jan. 19 is a PA day, there are no classes at our school on that day (please check with LEF if you are inquiring about the before/after care operation on Fri. Jan 19).

December Events

December kicked off with a bang as our SAC funded a company called Jungle Sport, to be in our gym for an entire week!  Jungle Sport set up numerous climbing ropes and rock-wall-style climbing courses for our students.  Classes visited the gym a number of times to participate in safe, supervised climbing activities that focused on positively approaching new challenges.  Thanks to all of our parents, via SAC, for funding this amazing phys. ed. related experience!

The Book Fair held in December was a huge success!  Sales were very strong, from individual students, to teachers purchasing items for their class and from families visiting throughout the week.  Thank you to Mrs. Greco and her parent volunteers for organizing this annual sale.

The Boys’ Volleyball ended their fantastic season by making it to the North Conference playoff round!  They played a strong team from John Ross Robertson in their final match.  We are very proud of the team’s play, success and positive attitude.  A huge thank you to Mr. Anton for coaching expertise!

The annual Festivals of Light extravaganza (and grade 6 bake sale) was held on December 14th, 2018 to much success.  The school was full of visiting parents, siblings and extended family members to see the performances, games and events held by each core classroom.  The kindergarten classes put on their shows in the gym, while every grade 1-6 class had their event in their classroom.  Our Twitter feed has some photos posted from the evening’s events.  Thank you to Mrs. Greco and the Arts Committee for organizing this year’s event!

On December 22nd, the staff and students held a holiday show in our gym.  Each class presented one piece that they held for the Festivals of Light for their schoolmates delight.  Most classes performed a song, dance or skit live, while (for example) Mr. Chen’s grade 5/6 class presented a video recording of their work.  Way to go students!

The Jr classes had a trip planned to beach blast to play indoor beach volleyball on Friday, December 23rd, 2017.  However, due to the weather and snow, all buses were cancelled in the TDSB so the trip had to be postponed.  The staff are working on an alternative date and will let all of our students and parents know when things are re-organized.  Thank you.

News!

Gates in our yard
You may have noticed that new gates have been installed in our fencing around our field.  These gates are meant to improve the safety for our students (including helping to stop balls and toys from leaving the yard and students being temped to retrieve them).  Please note, the gates are all installed to open inwards, towards the field/school.

Gate opens towards the school/yard

 

Hockey – JRR, Armour, UCC tournament
The SHPS school hockey team has had a strong start to their season!  The team played two exhibition games before the holidays, outscoring their opponents 14-3!  They continued to tune up their play by participating in the Upper Canada College U12 Boyd Caldwell Invitational tournament on Jan 12 & 13th.  The team played some highly skilled teams from the GTA and Quebec.  In the end, our Stingrays ended the tournament with a 2-3 record – way to go!  The team officially begins their season this Thursday, Jan. 18 with a game against Blythwood PS.  Go Stingrays!

 

Report cards Feb 14
A reminder that the Term 1 Report Cards will be going home with your child on Wednesday February 14th.  The report cards will be sent home at the end of the day.  Report card interviews will be held during the evening of Feb 15th or the morning of Feb 16th (PA day).

 

Spectrum Alternative School Open House (grades 7 & 8)

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RECE Split shift at Summit Heights Before & After Care:

The Learning Enrichment Foundation – Toronto, ON

We are currently looking for a dynamic Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) to join our enthusiastic team for a regular part time (split shift) position in the school age program at Summit Heights Public School. Interested applicants can send their cover letters and resumes to lef_ccs_recruiting@lefca.org.

Split Shift: 7:30 am – 9 am and 2:00 pm to 6 pm

Compensation: 

  • Salary plus medical & dental benefits
  • Personal days and sick days
  • employee wellness program
  • employee assistance program
  • group pension plan (optional)

Qualifications: 

  • Successful completion of a Community College Diploma or Degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Must be registered and a member in good standing with the College of ECE
  • Thorough understanding of Child Care and Early Years Act 2014 and Toronto Operating Criteria
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Early Learning Framework (ELF)
  • Knowledge of Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI)
  • Knowledge of How Does Learning Happen?
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with children, parents and staff
  • Ability to use tact, discretion and good judgement
  • Well developed problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Works independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level (C)
  • Current and clear Police vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)

For more information on LEF and our programs, please visit www.lefca.org

We thank all applicants however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Candidates selected for interview will be asked to attend an in-person interview at the head office, come prepared with your portfolio, resume and 3 references.

The Learning Enrichment Foundation is committed to providing accessible service and employment to all individuals (the public and the staff) and to treat them with respect and dignity. We are committed to ensure that persons with disabilities have the same opportunities to access employment and benefit from our services in the same place and in a similar way as others, and to the removal of any barrier that may impede full accessibility for people with disabilities. LEF is committed to complying with if you require accommodations, please contact us at: 416-760-2561

Job Type: Part-time

 

 
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