Parent Peek at the Week

Week of June 20th, 2022

Important Dates

Monday, June 20th - Day 5

  • 12:45pm - Fire drill (see below)

Tuesday, June 21st - Day 1

  • 9am - ? - Bus evacuation drills

Wednesday, June 22nd - Day 2

  • All day - Play day for the whole school!
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Open House at Crestwood Intermediate for our Grade 6's

Thursday, June 23rd - Day 3
  • All day - Play day rain date
  • 12pm - 3:30pm - New Principal Mrs. Ostapek will be back to visit a second time

Friday, June 24th - Day 4

  • Cougar Courage Awards
  • Friday Dance party
  • All day - Flag Rugby Clinic for the Junior Grades

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 28th - Grade 6 Leaving Ceremony at 9:15am (see below)
  • June 29th - Last day of school and rain date for the Grade 6 Leaving Ceremony
  • June 30th - PA Day

Covid Daily Screener and Updated Resource

This is just a reminder that it is critical and expected that you complete the daily Covid screener before coming to school. You no longer need to complete the attestation form, but the screener is still a requirement. If you are experiencing ANY signs of illness, the screener will indicate you are not to come to school. If you test at home and the results are NEGATIVE, but you still have symptoms and do not feel well you do NOT attend school. Thank you for doing your part to keep us all safe!!!

For your reference, the screener can be found at:

Kawartha Heights Play Day

This Wednesday, June 22nd will be our school Play Day for the entire student population.

Our Grade 6's will be leading stations that will involve fun, adventure and games.

A huge thank you to our School Council that is supporting by purchasing Freezies for each student (this station will be a favourite!).

Please make sure you child(ren) come to school dressed for the weather, including a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. We'll be outside for the full day (except nutrition breaks) so we want to make sure that the day is enjoyable and fun!

Grade 6 Leaving Ceremony

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Last Fire Drills

One of the joys of spring, is that once again we have fire drills! There will be three to complete this week, just like in the fall.

The first drill will be on Monday at 12:45pm. The remaining 2 for the week will be surprises.

This will be a full school drill like we used to do - if your child tends to be sensitive to sounds, you may wish to talk to them about the upcoming drills. We'll be discussing them at school as well.

School Organization 2022/2023

As we come to the end of our school year, today I'd like to share with you our school organization, based on what we currently know. Please be aware that this is tentative and subject to change.

Year 1/2 Kindergarten: Kelly Bartlett and Deb Charmley

Year 1/2 Kindergarten: Jennifer Richardson and Julie Holt

Grade 1: Carolyn Ross

Grade 1/2: Jennifer Rutherford

Grade 2/3: Holly Beaton

Grade 3: Yvonne Rees and Kathy Scott

Grade 3/4: Jessica McConnell

Grade 4: Katie Howson

Grade 5/6: Autumn Landry

Grade 5/6: Kayla Gunning

Grade 5/6: Cheryl Baker

Library: Kathy Scott

Core French/Planning: Geoffrey Forrest

Planning: Jennifer Biederman

Special Education Resource Teacher: Adam Mendler

Support staff - still to be determined

Principal: Brooke Ostapek

Secretary: Sherry Elcombe

Head Custodian: John Davies

Night Custodian: Josh Wasson-McQuigge

A few "wish you well's.........."

Along with school organization, we also know that we'll be saying "good-bye" to a few staff members this year.

Mrs. Hawley - We want to wish Mrs. Hawley all the best as she begins new retirement adventures. We will sure miss her as part of our amazing support staff team!

Mrs. Robertson - We are so excited for Mrs. Robertson who will be leaving our school after many, many, many years and starting new adventures teaching Grade 7 at Kenner Intermediate. What great stories she will have to share with us.

Monsieur Rodrigues - Monsieur Rodrigues has decided to bravely dip his toes into the French Immersion world. Kawaatee East City School is SO lucky to have him as their new Grade 3/4 FI teacher!

Ms. Jacobs, Ms. Rundell, Ms. Cooney and Ms. McCarthy - we know your next adventures are still to be determined....we appreciate all you've done to support our students and staff this year. We hope our paths cross again very soon!

Summer Adventure Quest for Families

Our Pathways project has once again shared some new activities for families for this summer, which is a fun way to engage our community while we're on break! (and the prizes are incredible!). Please take a look :)

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From the KPR Board Office

Dear KPR Families,

During the month of June, we have been recognizing Pride Month and National Indigenous History Month. On June 21, we will be honouring another date of significance: National Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day, we recognize the rich and diverse voices, resilience, achievements and experiences of all First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples, and renew our commitment to ensure Indigenous students, staff and community see themselves reflected in their learning at KPR. Here are some resources if you are interested in continuing your own learning in this important area.

At KPR, we value the diversity, uniqueness, dignity and humanity of all students, employees, family and community members and we recognize our important role in fostering safe, inclusive, anti-discriminatory and welcoming learning and working environments.

As part of this commitment, we are pleased to be launching an expanded, confidential online tool, Report IT!, which is available to any member of the KPR community, to report an issue of concern, including: Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment, Failure to Accommodate, or other issues negatively impacting student achievement.

At our Board, we take concerns seriously, and this new online tool is linked to our school board webpage, with submitted reports routed to our newly established Commissioner’s Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility for follow-up and tracking.

While we are moving forward with this expanded opportunity to ensure our students, staff and stakeholders have a clear avenue to reach us with issues of concern, we continue to encourage students and families to address school-based concerns directly with classroom teachers or school administrators.

For more information regarding when and how to use the online Report IT! tool, please visit our website. Thank you to our students, staff, and families for your continued support and dedication to creating safe and inclusive spaces within our school communities!


Rita Russo,

Director of Education


Policy Feedback Wanted!

There is still time, until June 30, to provide feedback on the following KPR policy:

KPR staff, families and community members are invited to provide feedback on Board Policy 7.1 Communications with the Community.

Board policies and corresponding administrative regulations govern the day-to-day work of our schools and the Board. Policies are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure they remain up-to-date, culturally relevant and responsive.

Taking into consideration feedback received by the end of June, recommended policy updates will be shared with the Board of Trustees in the Fall.

One more thing....

As we come to the end of the school year, families, students and staff are tired and ready for a break. With 8 school days to go, we need to make sure we continue to be positive and cheer each other on. We're such a great community - let's support each other through these last few days!
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