Principal’s Update

06 Jan

Dear Summit Heights Families,

Happy New Year!  The staff at Summit Heights hopes that you and your entire family had a fun-filled, exciting, memorable and safe holiday season.  We are all excited to get back into the swing of things as school begins on Monday, January 7, 2019 (this is a regular school day, with supervision in the yard starting at 8:25am).  With the start of a new calendar year, we hope that this year is the best yet for your child and family.  Going back to school after a long break can sometimes be a challenge for children (and some parents too!) – so let’s all be supportive and positive as school starts up again.

If you drive a vehicle to drop-off or pick-up at our school, please remember there is not stopping/parking in the accessible (aka: handicap) parking spaces unless you have a valid permit.  If you use Delhi and stop/park your vehicle, please ensure your vehicle is parking facing the correct direction on the street (some drivers have parked their car in the opposite direction).  Likewise, do not park in the intersection on Delhi (which is near the entrance/gate to our school yard).   In addition, please remember to come to a complete/full stop at the stop sign (vs. a rolling stop) for the safety of our students and school community, many who cross the street at this intersection.

We’re pleased to announce that the work on our school roof has been completed recently.  Workers were on site over the holiday break to complete the flashing along the sides of the roof.

As we are about to start classes again in 2019, lets look back at what happened in December 2018:

The month started off with the annual Scholastic Book Fair.  Organized by Mrs. Greco, assisted by staff, parents and students, this year’s fair was another success.  Thank you to everyone who purchased items from the bookfair, a portion of every sale goes directly back to our school library budget!

For the second year in a row, our school will have an ice hockey team!  This year, due to a lack of goalies, we are twinning with Willowdale PS to form a team.  Tryouts took place in December, with games beginning in January.  Go Stingrays!

Summit’s annual Festivals of Light extravaganza took place on December 13th.  Students in every class were involved with a class-based performance (singing, dancing, acting) or activity (Family Feud, math games etc).  We also have a Grade 6 bake sale fundraiser, SAC sales of newly branded SHPS touques, and fundraising for the North York Food Harvest thanks to our Social Justice League.  All in all, the evening’s events were a success!  Thanks to all of our staff, students and community for another fantastic Festivals of Light!

Just before the holiday break, the junior classes went to Beach Blast, an indoor beach volleyball facility.  Students and staff got to be active while playing volleyball in a fun environment.  At that same time, back at the school, our primary students assembled in our gym to perform part of what they did for the Festivals of Light.  Grade 1-3 students then participated in a fun, holiday-themed sing-a-long, complete with a dance-off!  It was a great last day of school before the holidays.

As you know, we have an up-to-date Google Calendar (the link is along the right side of this web page).  For your convenience, here are some dates of upcoming events:

Jan 7 – Classes resume

Jan 7 – Pizza Lunch

Jan 10 – Head lice screening

Jan 11 – Tov Li Lunch

Jan 11 – SAC organized lunch programs begin

Jan 14 – Pizza Lunch

Jan 17 – SAC (“Parent Council”) meeting, 7-9pm

Jan 17 – Walk to School Day

Jan 18PA Day (no classes)

Jan 21 – Pizza Lunch

Jan 21-25 – Gr. 6 Sheldon Trip

Jan 28 – Pizza Lunch


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