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.


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

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


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


  • 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

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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