Parent Peek at the Week

Week of October 14th, 2019

In case you missed it.....

Important Dates

Monday, October 14th - Day 0


Tuesday, October 15th - Day 1

Wednesday, October 16th - Day 2

Thursday, October 17th - Day 3

Friday, October 18th - Day 4

Some important information for this week....

School Council

Last Monday night we had our First School Council Meeting. A big thank you to all the parents and community members who attended, as well as Ms. Hawley and Ms. Charmley who are our School Council reps this year. Following elections, our Chair for this year is Karla Georg, our secretary is Karen Taillon Murduff and our Treasurer is Sarah Amirault. We had a strong turnout and it was a positive chance to connect and consider both initiatives Council would like to support and the fundraising that needs to happen in order to pay for those initiatives :) Minutes from the meeting can be found on Edsby in the "School Talk" folder. Below you'll see the fundraising plan that was created. Our next meeting is Monday, November 4th at 6:30pm in the library. We hope to see you there!


And speaking of fundraising..... we are thrilled to announce a way you can support our school year round - with things you already buy and use! School Council wants to make fundraising efforts for KHPS easy by using an online service called FlipGive.

FlipGive is a team funding app/website that gives the school cash back for the things you’re already buying, at no additional cost to you. You can earn money for the school when you purchase things like groceries, books, coffee, hotel stays, dining out, gas etc. FlipGive is absolutely free to use, and the school gets every penny that our team earns!

Very simply, you join our team on FlipGive (directions below) and then start all your online shopping through our team page. With FlipGive, our school raises money every time you shop with hundreds of popular brands like, Starbucks, Indigo, Sportchek, Walmart and Esso.

Join our team now using our invite code VBGFCR (or search for Kawartha Heights at in one of 2 ways:

1. Download the FlipGive app at

2. Join online at

Remember to use FlipGive before you shop online so we'll earn cash back. And, if you join and make a purchase within the first 14 days we'll receive a $5 bonus! You can even double down on fundraising with some vendors by using FlipGive to purchase an electronic gift card, and then going through the app/website to make your online purchase and use your gift card as the payment method!

FlipGive offers some additional features that can help our team earn as much as possible. The FlipGive App lets you know when you’re near a store or restaurant offering cash back so you won't miss out. Many supporters forget to start their shopping at and miss out on cash back. FlipGive Max is a browser extension that can be used on your desktop computer. Max alerts you of earnings when you visit participating brands and search via Google, Bing or Yahoo. Max remembers, so you don’t have to.

We’ve only listed a few examples, but the earning opportunities are endless. Gifts for holidays, teachers, gift cards, birthday parties, car rentals, sporting equipment - you name it. We’re very excited about this new fundraising opportunity, and look forward to having you join our team!

Thank you,

Your KHPS School Council

Math Improvement Plan

As in previous years, our school creates and begins a new Math Improvement Plan each fall. We have almost completed our plan for this year, and look forward to sharing it with you as soon as it's complete. Did you know....that all Grades - Kindergarten to Grade 6 - learn about the same strand in math at the same time? This past week we began new learning in Geometry and Spatial Sense. Why not ask your child what they are learning in this area? Check regularly on our Twitter feed for ways you can do some fun family math at home, through "Bedtime Math" tweets.

KPR Parent Conference

It's not too late to register for KPR’s Parent Conference @ Port Hope HS Saturday, October 19th, 9am -11:30am! Child minding is full, but some seats are still left for the adults to hear world-renowned resilience expert Dr. Michael Ungar! Register online at

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An important letter

This past week, the letter below was sent home to all Kawartha Heights parents. On the off chance that it didn't make it to your hands, it is also copied below.

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Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind...

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

October 19th - KPR Parent Conference

October 28th - School Headlice Check

October 31st - Mrs. Rees' class to Outdoor Education

November 8th - Progress Reports are sent home

Just one more thing.....

This Thanksgiving weekend, I want to take a minute to thank our amazing community for being so kind and caring. Kawartha Heights is a special place to be and on this weekend when we're giving thanks, it's important to show gratitude for each and every student and their families. Have a restful and family-filled Thanksgiving!
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