Festivals of Light (Thurs. Dec 14, 2017)

05 Dec

Dear Summit Heights Families,

We are pleased to share the schedule for our annual Festivals of Light extravaganza that will be taking place at Summit Heights PS during the evening of Thursday, December 14, 2017.

To kick things off, our scholastic book fair will be open at 5:30pm.  The bakesale will also be running throughout the evening.  You’ll notice that Grades 1-6 classes will have two performances, this allows families with more than one child at Summit Heights an opportunity to view more than one performance.

A huge thank you to our staff for preparing their students to sing, dance, act and perform!  Thanks also to Mrs. Greco and the school’s Arts committee for organizing this event.

We hope to see you on December 14th!

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St. Andrew’s JHS Info Nights (for Sept 2018)

05 Dec

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Principal’s Update

01 Dec

Dear Summit Heights Families,

Happy December!  While we are just a few weeks away from the Winter Holidays, our school continues to be a busy and engaging place for our students!

There have been a number of amazing events at our school.  In the past few weeks our school community has raised funds and food for the North York  Harvest Food Bank, thanks to the organizing efforts of our Social Justice League!  Photo re-takes took place on November 16th.  On that same day and on November 17th we held our Parent-Teacher interviews as the Progress Reports went home that week.  The School Advisory Committee met on November 21st (a number of items were discussed, all in the support of student success).  Mr. Kellesis and Ms. Shapiro’s classes hosted the November Character Education assembly (on Empathy) on November 30th, the students did a fantastic job with their songs and skits!

This past week Mrs. Bower/Ms. Powell’s Kindergarten class made sleeping mats for animals, which will be donated to the Toronto Humane Society this Saturday!  Ms. Da Silva’s grade 3 students have been finishing up their 3D Geometry unit.  Mr. Chen’s Grade 5/6 class are working on “Angry Bird Projects” which involve understanding earthquakes, hurricanes and flight!  Ms. Bates’ grade 1 class completed a unit on Saving Energy (and their student work is displayed in the hall).

Ms. Mercer’s Grade 4 class recorded a class performance of  “Lost Boy” for the CBC Music Class Challenge.  You can view the video at

These are just a few examples of the great learning going on in our classes.

A reminder that JungleSport will be at our school this coming week (Dec 4-8th).  Funded completely by SAC, JungleSport is a fantastic opportunity and PHE enrichment program where our students will learn and perform climbing and traversing ropes courses in a safe and cooperative environment.   We have a special timetable, where every class will have a couple of opportunities to experience JungleSport.

A special thank you to a number of parents who have volunteered to help at lunch, as all classes will be eating lunch in their classroom this week.  Thank you to Stacey, Sandi, Kendra, Lauri, Naomi, Alexandra, Amy, Elizabeth, Jen, Attessa, Rachel and Racquel!

At this point, all lunch-programs will still run during this week.


School Photos – Receive your Orders by the Holidays
Edge Imaging has informed us that if you order your photos online ( by Sunday, December 10th or order by phone (1-888-416-3343) by Friday December 8th, you will receive your photo order (via home delivery) by the Holidays.  If you are ordering by paper, please submit the order to you child’s teacher no later than Wed. Dec 6th.


School Library Books
Please ensure your child has returned all borrowed/signed-out school library books on Monday (Dec. 4th, 2017).  Our school library is going through a “revitalization” procedure later this month, and we need every book returned by Monday.  Thank you!


Boys’ Volleyball Team
Congratulations to our Jr. Boys’ Volleyball team who had a very strong outing at their tournament held at John Wanless PS on Nov 24th.  Our boys represented our school with skill, determination and good sportsmanship.  Finishing second, they have advanced to the Conference Quarter Finals!  Way to go team!


Thanks for reading!


Mr. B. Mah,

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Click the image below to order Mabel’s Labels!!

27 Nov

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Mabels Labels Are Back!!

27 Nov
Dear Summit Heights Parents,
We are excited to share that we are partnering with Mabels Labels to fundraise for our school. Mabels Labels creates labels to add to all of your children’s belongings from their clothes to their backpacks, lunchboxes, snack containers and more! They are dishwasher safe, microwave safe and waterproof. For every purchase made, our school receives 20% back! This weekend, they are offering 40% off some of their most popular packages so take advantage of the deals!
Here’s how to order:
2. Click on ‘Select your school/organization’ and select Summit Heights Public School (Toronto) from the list.  
3. You will then be directed to a landing page that says “Summit Heights Public School Welcomes You to Our Page. Click Here to Buy”.
4. Start shopping! 
Lastly, spread the word to family and friends to shop through our link to raise money for our school. 
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Principal’s Update

19 Nov

Dear Summit Heights Families,

The staff and I continue to be amazed at the amazing efforts, wonderful success and fantastic talents that your children display on a daily basis.  Students are communicating their learning in a wide variety of ways in our classes.  We see student work displayed on walls and in our classes.  Students are often performing or presenting, and are working in small groups on assignments or learning at a table with their teacher on a daily basis.  We hope that you continue to have daily conversations with your child about what they are learning in class, and what they hope to learn on that given subject.

Dental Screening
Toronto Public Health will be at our school this week to begin the annual dental screening.  Parents can have their child opt out of this screening if they have communicated to their child’s teacher, in writing.  Classes will be called to the screening throughout the week.

Pizza Lunch
As usual, Pizza Lunch continues on Monday.  A huge thank you to the Pizza Committee chairs (Cara and Elizabeth) and their team of parent volunteers, for making this event possibly on a weekly basis!

SAC Meeting
The next School Advisory Committee meeting (aka “Parent Council”) is this Tuesday, November 21.  All parents and guardians are warmly welcomed to attend this meeting, which begins at 7:00pm in our school library.

Be Alert when on our School Yard
Parents, caregivers, please be mindful and alert when on our school yard/field for ‘flying sports equipment’ like balls and other toys.  We have reminded our students to be careful when playing sports and to yell out “heads” or “heads up” if their ball/equipment is headed towards an unsuspecting person, though your awareness would help as well.  Thank you.

Annual Fall Food Drive
Thank you so much for your amazing support of donations (both monetary and food items) for our annual Fall Food Drive!  While we wait for the final results, the staff are certain this is one of the best years in recent memory for this event – thank you so much for your generosity SHPS community!  A huge thanks to the Social Justice League, and Mrs. Mercer, Mr. Kellesis and Mr. Chen for their work in organizing this important, and successful event!

Tour for Humanity
Last week, the Tour For Humanity tour bus visited our school on Monday and Tuesday.  The bus came with staff and a high-tech presentation that our grades 4-6 classes were able to visit for an hour lesson.  Our students learned about some important elements of World History, primarily the Holocaust.  Thank you to our SAC for providing this opportunity!

Major A. Lunn visit
A sincere thank you to Major A. Lunn from the Canadian Armed Forces, who visited Summit Heights on November 10th, 2017 as part of our Remembrance Day education and ceremonies.  Major Lunn provided authentic and meaningful information of the importance of Remembering and information about the CAF.  Lest We Forget.

Thank you for visiting,

B. Mah, 

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