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TDSB Buses are running today, dress warm for outdoor recess

22 Jan

TDSB buses are running today.  The first group of grade 6 students going to the Sheldon Outdoor Education Centre will be leaving today for the excursion.

We will most likely be outdoors for recess today.  Please send your child to school in appropriate outdoor winter wear, including boots and snow-pants.

Have a great day!

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All TDSB school buses cancelled today (Mon. Jan 21, 2019)

21 Jan

Dear Summit Heights Parents,

Due to the extreme cold temperatures this morning, the TDSB has cancelled all school buses for today (all day).  This unfortunately includes the buses to the Sheldon Outdoor Education centre.  As such, our grade 6 students that were going to go to Sheldon today (Jan 21, 2019) will not be going to Sheldon today.  We plan on having the students go tomorrow (Tues. Jan 22nd).

Summit Heights PS, like all other TDSB schools, remains open today.

Students will come into the school when they arrive today, and wait indoors until the 8:40 bell, then go to class.

Thank you,
Mr. Mah.

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Kindergarten (for Sept 2019) Registration!

17 Jan

Dear community,

Registration for kindergarten (starting in September 2019) begins in February across the TDSB.  The online kindergarten registration portal (which opens on February 4, 2019 @ 9:00am) and relevant information, can be found at this link:

In-person registration at Summit Heights PS is on Thurs. Feb 21, 2019.  Registrations are through appointment only.

Please call the school at 416-395-2920 (between 9:00am to 11:20am, or between 12:45pm and 3:00pm) and speak to our Office-Administrator, Ms. Magnani to book an appointment on February 21st.

Thank you!


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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Festivals of Light, Tov Li, Caretaking staffing update

13 Dec

Good morning Summit Heights families,

Festivals of Light
A reminder that this evening (Thurs. Dec 13th, 2018) is our annual Festivals of Light Each class will be hosting an event (including musical or dramatic performances, arts and crafts, board/math games and more!) this evening.  Most classes will host two sessions, so that parents can visit two different classes.

In addition, the Grade 6 students and parents will be hosting a bake sale in our gym.  Funds raised from this go towards the Grade 6 Graduation in June.

The Social Justice League is also accepting cash donations for the Food Bank (please know a $1 donation actually funds three nutritious meals for Torontonians in need!).  There will also be re-issued Summit Bakes for Change cookbooks and activity book packages for sale at the bake sale, with all proceeds going to the North York Harvest Food Bank.

Don’t forget the Scholastic Book Fair is also open this evening, hosted in our library.  For every purchase, a portion of the sales go directly back to our school library – so please consider making a purchase at the book fair.

Tov Li Lunch
Don’t forget that tomorrow (Fri. Dec 14th) is the next Tov Li lunch!  If your child is participating in this, please remember to send them to school with re-useable cutlery (spoon/fork).

Caretaking Update
Today is Mr. Caputo’s last day with us at Summit Heights.  We congratulate him as he has been promoted to the role of caretaking shift leader at another school.  Best wishes Mr. Caputo!
Our new Head Caretaker, Ms. Nagy starts with us on Monday, in addition, Ms. Bradberry is our new evening caretaker.  A warm welcome to both!

Thanks for reading!

Mr. B. Mah,

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Festivals of Light schedule (Dec 13, 2018)

10 Dec

Summit Heights Festivals of Light

Thursday, December 13, 2018


Teacher Name Performance Details Location Time & Duration
Greco Scholastic Book Fair Library 5:30-7:15
Shapiro Singing Performance Room 15 6:00
Bower Singing performance Room 14 6:10
Marchiori Singing performance Room 1 6:00
Bates Singing Performance 4 6:00,  6:30
Valdoria Singing Performance 2 6:00, 6:30
Schmitz Singing Performance 6 6:00, 6:30
Kipka Singing Performance 7 6:00, 6:30
Andrews Singing Performance 5 6:00, 6:30
Khaja Singing 10 6:00, 6:30
Hunter/Irvine Singing performance 13 6:00, 6:30
Kellesis Arts & Crafts (Ornaments) 12 6:00-7:00
Anton Crafts 11 6:00-7:00
Mercer Song/Ukulele Performance (in the gym please)

Board Game Cafe


Rm. 3 (with 8)

6:00-6:10 in GYM 6:10-7:00 in

Room 3 & 8

Chen Classroom Wall Art, Board Game Cafe Rm. 8 (with 3) 6:00, 6:30
Samson Dragon’s Den P3 6:00-6:30
Eschle Holiday Family Feud P2 6:00-7:00

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