Parent Peek at the Week
Week of February 15th, 2021
In case you missed it.....
Sharing the love!
Mrs. Rutherford's Grade 1/2 class got creative and shared these beautiful Valentine's paintings this past week. We feel the love!
Snow fort fun!
When the plow comes through and leaves chunks of snow and ice, what do we do? We create the most awesome snow forts!!
Spreading the love!
Ms. T's Grade 1 class wrote about things that they feel, "Love is...." Several students wrote about their families and teachers - what a beautiful end to the week :)
Sharing the love!
Snow fort fun!
Monday, February 15th - Day 0
- HAPPY FAMILY DAY!!!!
Tuesday, February 16th - Day 2
Wednesday, February 17th - Day 3
Thursday, February 18th - Day 4
- The 100th Day of School!
Friday, February 19th - Day 5
- Report cards will be sent home electronically by the board office
First Ever FREE Virtual Family Paint Night!!
Thanks to funding provided by a government Parent Reaching Out Grant, along with additional financial support from School Council and the school, we are thrilled to offer our first ever Kawartha Heights Virtual Family Paint Night!
This online evening event is open to all face-to-face, as well as online Kawartha Heights students and their families.
Date: Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Resources: You will need to have some kind of technology (computer, laptop, tablet) in order to be able to connect to the virtual Paint Night. Each participant will be provided with a full paint kit including canvas, paint and paint brush in order to participate. Kits will be available for pick up at the school, the week prior to the event.
PLEASE NOTE: Although we have received some grant money for this event so there is no cost to participants, the kits are expensive at $7.00 each, so please only indicate those family members who you are sure will participate in the event.
Here is the link to register for the event: https://forms.gle/oiojT1ocNBAxFKJd8
Registration will be open for the next two weeks, so please register now to ensure you have a spot!
Keeping our children safe
We continue, however, to have a lot of traffic, bottlenecks and dangerous situations on Applewood, especially right at the entrance to our upper parking lot.
If you drive your children to school, please consider parking in the large lot across from the school and walking across Kawartha Heights Blvd. with the crossing guard. This would really help to alleviate the congestion in the upper parking lot and along Applewood and would make it much more safe for the students walking to school who need to cross the street.
Let's continue to work together to make arrival and dismissal as safe as possible for our children!
A reminder that we also ask parents and guardians to please wear a mask when dropping off or picking up your child. It is very busy and congested at our main gates and our Kindergarten pick up area and it is not possible to always keep 2 metres apart. Please support this important safety precaution, as it is also a great model for our children as well. Thank you!
Oral Language Activities
From the KPR Board Office......
What an eventful week this has been! We are thankful that, with Clarington schools reopening this week, students across KPR now have access to in-person learning once again. We also appreciate that yesterday’s provincial announcement was disappointing news for some of you, and that the challenges we all continue to live and work through are unprecedented.
Fortunately, this week is ending on a more hopeful note with today’s celebration of the Lunar New Year. Also known as the Chinese New Year, this day traditionally focuses on spending time with loved ones, starting fresh, and sharing in the hope of good things to come. As we enter the Year of the Ox, it is good to share this message of optimism. I truly believe there are better days to come.
Thank you again to all our families for your continued support of our students, and we hope everyone has an enjoyable holiday weekend.
Director of Education
Friday, March 12 Remains a Board Designated Holiday
After consideration in light of yesterday’s provincial announcement, we are confirming that Friday, March 12 will continue as a designated board holiday, and our schools will be closed on that day. This schedule applies to both in-person and virtual learners.
Inclement Weather and School Closures
With all schools now open for in-person learning, we offer a reminder that schools will be closed on days when all buses are cancelled due to inclement weather. More specifically:
- If ALL buses are cancelled across the entire board, ALL schools will be closed for the day.
- If ALL buses are cancelled within a specific region, schools in that region only will be closed for the day
- If ALL buses are cancelled for a specific school or group of schools, only that school or group of schools will be closed for the day.
- If only some buses are cancelled or delayed, schools will remain open.
We encourage you to check stsco.ca, kprschools.ca, local news media reports and social media in the morning before the start of each school day, for the latest updates.
- Masks are mandatory for Grades 1-12 students, and highly recommended for Kindergarten students.
- We ask parents and guardians to wear masks when dropping off and picking up children at school each day.
- Students must not gather in groups at any time. Students should arrive shortly before school starts, and return home directly after it ends.
- Please self-screen every morning for any signs of illness by using the province’s online tool at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/, and stay home if unwell.
- Please download the free, national COVID Alert app from https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/covid-alert.html, to learn of any possible exposures to COVID before symptoms appear.
Monday, February 15 – Family Day, schools closed
Wednesday, February 24 – Pink Shirt Day