Parent Peek at the Week

Week of February 10th, 2020

In case you missed it.....

Important Dates

Monday, February 10th - Day 1

  • Hot lunch program - Subway


Tuesday, February 11th - Day 2

  • All day - School closed due to ETFO work withdrawal province-wide


Wednesday, February 12th - Day 3

  • 9:20am - assembly for the whole school: Dare to Dream Big with Professional Wrestler Cody Deaner


Thursday, February 13th - Day 4

  • Whole school Head lice checks (rescheduled from last week)


Friday, February 14th - Day 5

  • Happy Valentine's Day!
  • All day - School closed due to ETFO work withdrawal in KPR

Some important information for this week....

Labour Issues

As we continue to experience labour unrest, please know that ALL staff - teachers, support staff, office and custodial staff are doing everything we can during these challenging times to have positive, safe learning days at Kawartha Heights. We continue to celebrate all the great things that happen at our amazing school each and every day. We will continue to update families on any new information as soon as it becomes available. Please remember that you can also check the Board website at http://kprdsb.ca/en/LabourNegotiations.html for updates as well.


Home/School Communication

As we continue to ensure the best communication possible between home and school, please feel free to get in touch if you have any suggestions for improvement. We really welcome your feedback! Please consider emailing jennifer_sampson@kprdsb.ca for any input you may have.


Hot lunch orders

This Monday is Subway hot lunch day. Parents have until 12pm on Sunday to place an order. Did you know - you don't just have to order one week at a time ? You can order right up to the end of June right now! Go to www.lunchboxorders.com to place an order and thank you for supporting this School Council initiative!


Mental Health First Aid

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR) is offering a free, two-day Mental Health First Aid Canada workshop for parents and guardians of students ages 12-17.


Online registration is open now for the workshop, which will take place:

Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1

9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Kirby Professional Learning Centre, Room 104

3675 Concession Road 7, Orono


Participants will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, provide initial help, and guide an individual towards appropriate professional help. The workshop is being held in the days leading up to Mental Health Week May 4-10.

Space is limited to 24 participants, so early registration is recommended by visiting https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mental-health-first-aid-tickets-92364547849?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Please see the poster below for more information.

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School Improvement Plan

Kawartha Heights Cougar Challenge

Don't forget the Kawartha Heights Cougar Challenge in the front display case! We have had a few entries - but would love to see more!! There will be a draw for a great family prize (the book "101 Best Family Card Games" and some packs of cards). Answers are due by Friday, February 14th.

Upcoming dates to keep in mind

NOTE: These are all listed on our Edsby calendar too!


February 17th - Family Day (no school)

February 26th - Pink Shirt Day

March 5th - Grade 6 End of Year Photos

Just one more thing....

..as you may be aware, I have had to be away from Kawartha Heights for the past few weeks. I have greatly missed our wonderful community and look forward to seeing everyone again on Monday. Have a great week everyone!
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