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School Track and Field Meet

27 Apr

As communicated via email, our school track and field meet will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd.  The rain date for this event is Friday, May 5th.

Thank you to Mr. Anton for organizing this annual event!

 
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Spring Open House, Book Fair and Yearbook “Congrats” Ads!

27 Apr

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Sept. Class placement – Parent Input

23 Apr

Dear Summit Heights Parents,

The optional parent-input forms for the September 2017 class placements was sent home this past Friday (April 21st) in our Friday file.  Should you wish to return this optional form, please send the completed bottom portion back to Mr. Mah no later than Friday, May 12, 2017.

Thank you.

 

 
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Principal’s Update

22 Apr

Dear Summit Heights Families,

It’s hard to believe that at the end of this coming week we will be entering into the final two months of school for 2016/17!  With that, the annual EQAO assessment will be written at the end of May and into the first week of June.  Students in all grades continue to work on their academic, social and learning skills.

In particular, along with the specific math strand, our grade 1-6 students have had a focus on math problem solving.  Teachers in core classes have been guiding students through teaching a variety of problem solving strategies, which are posted on anchor charts in our classes.  Our students can then refer to these anchor charts to help guide their thinking and problem solving.  Please ask you child(ren) about the strategies they are using in their class.

Summit Heights wouldn’t be Summit Heights without the many extracurricular and co-curricular activities that continue to happen at our school.  Last week was very busy with a number of great events!

Shrek the Musical

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Our school musical-play, Shrek, was held last Thursday night at a packaged Yorkwoods Theatre!  Over 50 Summit Heights students were involved on stage or behind the scenes, much to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd.  The performances by our students was simply fantastic!  Our students’ talents, hard work, perseverance and teamwork really shone during the musical.  We are very proud of the outstanding work of our students, as displayed on this evening.

A number of people were thanked on the back of the program, including Mr. Casey McNellen and his crew for providing the sound, Bobby Freeman from Crestwood School for allowing our school to use the script and music, and Mrs. Bernstein (props/backstage support), Mrs. Mercer (programs/backstage support), Mrs. Marchiori (props), Mr. Chen (sets), Mrs. Brock (lights) and Mrs. Greco (make-up).  Our Parent Council was also recognized for financially supporting this year’s play.

However, this entire play would not have happened without the leadership, hard work, dedication and efforts of the fantastic team of teachers!  Mrs. Irvine, Mrs. Da Silva, Ms. Bates and Mrs. Shapiro have been working for months, for countless hours, to pull this fantastic evening together.  On behalf of the entire Summit Heights Community, thank so very, very much!!!

Walk to School Day
Friday was Walk to School day!  Students and families were encouraged to walk to school, instead of drive, to help save the environment (reduce carbon production).  Students who walked to school were offered a cup (as long as it was in a re-useable container) of apple juice!  Special thanks to the ECO team and Mrs. Marchiori for this event!

Sibling Photo Day
Friday morning, the parent-volunteer yearbook committee took photos of SHPS siblings for the yearbook.  We are excited to see their bright smiling faces in this year’s yearbook! Thanks again to the yearbook committee, parents Amy Levine, Elise Sieradzki and Alex Donsky!

TDSB Census
Parents, please return the TDSB Parent Census that was sent home earlier this month.  The censuses are due back to the main office no later than Friday of this coming week (April 28,2017).  Thank you for your participation!

May 4 School Open House!
Please save the date!  Our annual Spring Open house will be held on Thursday May 4th from 6-7:00pm.  Classes will have student work on display, with many classes hosting interactive, involving activities! All are invited to attend!

Upcoming events:

Apr 24: Pizza Lunch

Apr 26: Author Visit (school library)

Apr 28: Lunch Lady

May 1-5: Scholastic Book Fair

May 3: FireFighter Luigi visits our Kindergarten & Grade 1`s

May 4: Open House (6-7pm)

May 8: Pizza Day

May 15: Grandpal Day

May 15: Pizza Day

May 16: Girls’ Soccer Tournament

May 17: Boys’ Soccer Tournament

May 17: Track & Field Day

May 18: SAC meeting (7pm)

May 19: Popcorn Day

May 22: Victoria Day (no classes)

May 23: Pizza Day

May 29: Pizza Day

Jun 5: Pizza Day

Jun 9: PA Day (no classes)

Jun 14: SAC meeting (7pm)

Jun 19: Pizza Day

Jun 20: BBQ & Play Day

Jun 21: Play Day rain date

Jun 22: Grade 6 Graduation

Jun 29: Last Day of Classes

 
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Principal’s Update

11 Apr

Dear Summit Heights Families,

Please note the following two announcements:

1) Basketball Club
Basketball club is cancelled tomorrow morning (Wed. April 12, 2017), we apologize for the inconvenience.

2) Yearbook Sibling Photo Update
Due to a conflict, the sibling photos for our school yearbook will now be taken at 8:00 am on April 21st, 2017 (same date) outside, by the Kindergarten doors (i.e., front doors of the school).  Please see the attached flyer regarding the sibling photos.

The photos will be taken by our own yearbook committee and not by Edge Imaging.  As such, the individual photos by Edge Imaging will not be taking place this Spring.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

3) Day of Pink
A reminder that tomorrow, April 12, is the International Day of Pink (to raise awareness of, and stand up against bullying).  We encourage everyone in our school community to wear Pink tomorrow.

 
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09 Apr

Dear Summit Heights Families,

Earth Rangers (Monday morning)
The Earth Rangers are coming to Summit Heights this Monday morning! Students in grades K-3 will attend the first assembly starting at 9:00, and students in grades 4-6 watching at 10:10am. The assemblies will teach our students about biodiversity, sustainable behaviours, and protecting animals and their habitats!

Rodrigo Chavez’s band (Monday afternoon)
During the past two weeks, our students and staff have been treated to the musical talents of musician Rodrigo ChavezRodrigo taught a number of different cultural-genre’s of music, and every student who attended his classes had a part in playing an instrument, making music as a class.  On Monday afternoon, as a culminating event, Rodrigo’s band Cassava, will play live music for our students during two assemblies!

Passover (Tuesday)
Happy Passover to those in our community that celebrate this Holy Holiday.  As there will potentially be a large number of students away on Tues. April 11th, please only call the school if your child is away on that day for reasons not related to Passover.  Our office staff will work so that the automated safe arrival calling system only calls those families who have a child away, on April 11th, for reasons other than Passover.  If your child will be away from SHPS on any of the other Passover days, please notify the school. Thank you and Happy Pesach!

Pink Day (Wednesday)
The International (and TDSB) Day of Pink will be held on April 12th.  Students from the Social Justice League will be visiting classes to teach and explain about the significance of this day (anti-bullying) and how Pink Day started.  Summit Heights, let’s show our stance against bullying by wearing pink on April 12!

Sibling Photo Day (April 21)
This year, Edge Imaging will be taking sibling photos for our Yearbook.  A crew of photographers will be at SHPS on Fri. April 21st for this reason.  In addition to organizing the sibling photos, all students will have the opportunity to take an optional individual, casual/less formal, photo (such as in their favourite sports jersey, or scouts uniform, or fun t-shirt etc).  Parents then may elect to purchase photos if they wish.

School Play (Shrek, the Musical!)
We are looking for Parent Volunteers to help with make-up application on Thursday, April 20, 2017 between 4-6pm.  Make-up will be provided, but please note, you will still require to have a ticket to watch the musical.   The location is the Yorkwoods Library located at Keele and Finch.  Please email Ms. Bates (leila.bates@tdsb.on.ca) if you are able to assist us with make-up, thank you!

Vaughn Road Academy Farewell (for alumni)

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Hollycrest MS 50th Anniversary notice

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Upcoming Events

Apr 10: Earth Rangers assemblies

Apr 10: Rodrigo’s Band assemblies

Apr 12: Jr. Math Competition

Apr 12: Pink Day

Apr 14: Good Friday (no classes)

Apr 17: Easter Monday (no classes)

Apr 18: Pizza Lunch

Apr 18: Gr 4-6 Bi-lingual “Beauty and the Beast” presentation

Apr 20: Grade 6’s to the Planetarium

Apr 20: School Play Dress-rehearsal

Apr 20: School Play “Shrek the Musical” (evening)

Apr 21: Sibling Photo Day

Apr 21: Popcorn Friday

Apr 21: Walk to School Day

Apr 21: Earth Day

Apr 24: Pizza Lunch

Apr 26: Author Visit (school library)

Apr 28: Lunch Lady

May 1-5: Scholastic Book Fair

May 4: Open House (6-7pm)

May 8: Pizza Day

May 15: Grandpal Day

May 15: Pizza Day

May 16: Girls’ Soccer Tournament

May 17: Boys’ Soccer Tournament

May 17: Track & Field Day

May 18: SAC meeting (7pm)

May 19: Popcorn Day

May 22: Victoria Day (no classes)

May 23: Pizza Day

May 29: Pizza Day

Jun 5: Pizza Day

Jun 9: PA Day (no classes)

Jun 14: SAC meeting (7pm)

Jun 19: Pizza Day

Jun 20: BBQ & Play Day

Jun 21: Play Day rain date

Jun 22: Grade 6 Graduation

Jun 29: Last Day of Classes

 

 
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