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Principal’s Update

04 Dec

Dear Summit Heights Parents,

Happy December!  While we’re looking at just two and a half weeks of classes before the Winter Break, November came and went – but it was a very busy month for our students at Summit Heights.

In early November, some of our core French classes learned the curriculum through a Pizza Nova workshop that came to our school!  Students learned about pizza making ‘en francais’, putting their vocabulary to the test.

As you know, students received their progress reports in mid-November.  These reports were to give a gauge of how our students are performing so far.  We use these reports to set goals and work with our students, and parents, to help develop next steps to further their learning and growth.  Many parents were able to attend the parent-teacher interviews to discuss these progress reports as well.  Please note, the Term 1 Report Cards (which will have marks for grades 1-6 students) will be sent home in mid-February.

You may have saw on Twitter that we also conducted our third practice fire-alarm drill last month.  We’re pleased to say that our students, staff and visitors exited the building in a calm and orderly fashion.  We reminded our school that the last person leaving any class or room during such a drill should turn off the lights and close the door, and for our students, any fire-alarm drill isn’t “over” until they are back in their class after the double bells have run to signal to come back into the building.

Thanks to SAC, Jungle Sport once again returned for a week of fun-filled climbing, swinging, and traversing-rope activities in our gym!  Our students, from JK to grade 6, were given a number of classes in the gym to learn about teamwork, trust, and building self-confidence while working through the climbing and ropes courses set up by Jungle Sport.  The gym was also open for adults in our school community to experience Jungle Sport!  A huge thanks again to our SAC for funding this fantastic event, and to Ms. Bernstein for creating the schedule during the week!

November 27th was the date of November’s SAC meeting.  A number of topics were covered, including a Treasurer’s report, Curriculum Enhancement Fund, revamped school logo, Principal’s report, Fundraising update and a summary of the Pumpkin Patch that happened in October.  We welcome and encourage all of our parents to attend these meetings.  The next meeting is Wednesday, January 16th, 2019.

As mentioned, with just a few weeks of classes in December, this coming month’s events will happen soon!  Here’s a list of what’s coming up in December:

Dec 6 – Character Trait assemblies

Dec 7 – PA Day (no classes)

Dec 10 – Pizza Lunch

Dec 10 – 14 – Scholastic Book Fair

Dec 13 – Festivals of Light (6-7pm) – more details to come soon!

Dec 14 – Tov Li Lunch

Dec 17 – Pizza Lunch

Dec 22Winter Holidays begin!

Jan 7 – Classes Resume