Kawartha News

October 2022

Hello October!

September was a great month and we have enjoyed welcoming everyone back to our school. My personal highlight was seeing the success of our open house and getting the opportunity to welcome all of you back into our building. It was so nice to see kids proudly showing off their classrooms and their schoolwork.

September was also a month that marked the return of extra-curricular sports. We had the cross-country runners represent our school and they made us proud. We even have a few runners that have moved onto the next level of competition. Thank you to Mrs. Ross for coaching and supporting our athletes.

Last week we all ran for Terry Fox. Each classroom was challenged to raise money for a great cause. To build enthusiasm, classes brought in items to dress me up in, then I had to run with them. If you heard about a giant squid in Elvis pants with a mustache and a tutu, your child is describing a very accurate event. Dressing me up helps to take a serious cause and give it hope through laughter and togetherness. It is a day marked by heavy conversations that kids can often relate to with their own experiences. Having the students dress up their principal is a fun way to keep it light.

Now we enter October, and I am sure we will have another busy month. We have our soccer team going to Bevermead this week to compete against other schools in our board. We also have a very special presentation coming to our school. Drum-it-up has been organized and paid for by our School Council. After a few years with many interruptions, it is important to provide opportunities for student engagement that get kids excited for school. Each class will participate in an interactive music performance focusing on the drums, rhythm and fun. Thank you to our Council for making this happen!

I look forward to another great month at Kawartha Heights.


Mrs. Ostapek

What does the KH team do when students leave? We learn. We try new things. We work together so we can provide the best programming for our students.

This is the last week to purchase student agenda's. You can purchase using School Cash or send in $6 to your child's teacher.

  • Hot lunches are up and running and can be ordered using School Cash online. The first week of orders was a huge success. Thankfully our vendors are very organized and lunch runs smooth!
  • Ice cream sandwiches are currently being sold with all proceeds supporting Battle of the Books with Mrs. Landry and Mrs. Baker. Wednesday's & Friday's $2.00 each.
  • Scholastic Bookfair was a huge success. Thank you to Mrs. Scott for organizing this successful event. Thank you to all of our families for supporting our school and purchasing over $4000.00 dollars worth of books!
  • Breakfast snack bins are important which is why we started this program on the first day of school. We make sure to offer items from all food groups: dairy, fruit and vegetable, protein and grains. We love to help so if your family needs assistance with lunches, please reach out to me.

Hot Lunch - How to order:

We are happy to share that Lunchbox by SchoolCash Online will be offered for the 2022/2023 school year. Lunchbox is a convenient, online ordering platform featuring local vendors. An ordering calendar has been coordinated for the school community and can be found on your SchoolCash Online items page.

Congratulations to Mrs. Charmley & Mrs. Richardson for being awarded the Pathway to Stewardship and Kinship for Outstanding Leadership.

Follow Edsby for our master calendar updates:

Monday October 3rd - School Council 6:30pm in the library

Tuesday October 4th - School colour Spirit Day!

Thursday October 6th & 7th - Drum it Up