March 29, 2019

reminderImportant Dates

April 1               Schools open
April 2               Gr.6&7 parent mtg.@6pm re:Grandview Heights
April 4               Ruben’s Shoes Assembly 1 pm
April 5               Fishy Friday 2:27 pm
April 8               Pro D (classes not in session)
April 10             Talent Show for primary audience only 1 pm
April 11            Talent Show for parent and intermediate audience 1 pm
April 12            Class and Panorama pictures
April 12            Fishy Friday 2:27 pm
April 18            Jersey Day (school theme day)
April 18            Fishy Friday 2:27 pm
April 19            Good Friday Holiday (schools closed)
April 22            Easter Monday Holiday (schools closed)
April 26            Fishy Friday

Grade 6&7 Parent Meeting re: Grandview Heights Secondary Timeline

Dear Parents or Guardians of Grade 6 and 7 Students,

We would like to invite you to an important meeting on April 2nd at 6pm in the Pacific Heights gym.

As you are aware, your child will become a student of the new Grandview Heights Secondary School.  The school was originally scheduled to open in September 2020.  This timeline has been amended and is now scheduled to open in September 2021.  This will have implications for your children in their grade 8 or Grade 8 and Grade 9 year (for Grade 6 or Grade 7 students respectively).

Lynda Reeve, our Assistant Superintendent will be at the meeting to discuss the information in the agenda below:

Agenda:
1.   Introductions
2.   Review of the Grandview Heights Timeline and Anticipated Amendments
3.   Review of enrollment data
4.   Timetabling and Space Challenges at EMS
5.   Proposal to mitigate EMS challenges
6.   Important Dates
7.   Questions

Following the April 2nd meeting we will tentatively schedule a second meeting on April 9th to answer any questions and receive your feedback.

Sincerely,

Ms. Chohan

Ruben’s Shoes

ruben-shoesFor the first two weeks of April, our school community is continuing to pay if forward by supporting Ruben’s Shoes.  In countries like the Dominican Republic, children are unable to go to school because they have no shoes to wear.  Adults in some of these countries have difficulty going to job interviews because they do not own a pair of shoes.  Please donate your gently used shoes to help families in need.

Each of our classrooms has a box for shoe collection.  Take a look through your closet and donate those shoes that your children have outgrown and shoes that you no longer wear.  Give your shoes a second life and someone in need a new beginning.

March 3, 2019

lightbulbImportant Dates

March 6                 Grade 6/7 Parent Camp Meeting in the gym at 6 pm
March 7                 Interactive Fairytales Performance 1:30 pm
March 7                  Blaze Pizza fundraiser
March 11-15          Talent Show auditions at lunch
March 11-15          CSL reports go home and ready on-line (FreshGrade)
March 13                Early dismissal 1:27 pm for Student Led Interviews
March 14                Theme Day: Green Day
March 15                Last day of classes before Spring Break
April 1                     Schools open
April 1-12               Ruben’s Shoes
April 5                     Fishy Friday after school
April 8                    Pro D – classes not in session
April 10                  Talent Show (primary audience) at 1 pm
April 11                  Talent Show (parent audience & intermediate students) at 1 pm
April 12                  Fishy Friday after school
April 18                  Theme Day: Jersey Day
April 18                   Fishy Friday (on a Thursday)
April 19                   Good Friday holiday – classes not in session
April 22                    Easter Monday holiday- classes not in session
April 26                    Fishy Friday

Sports

basketballWell done to both our girls and our boys basketball teams.  Our girls team came in first place on their Play Day.  They not only won all their games but also one the team shooting competition.  Simone from division 2 won the individual shooting challenge.  A BIG thank you to our two coaches Ms. Champion and Ms. Chong

Our boys basketball team came in second place on their Play Day.  Their final game was so close!  The boys have one more tournament left before the season ends.  A big thank you to Mr. Henderson for coaching the team.

badmintonOur badminton season has started!  We have a grade 5/6 team and a grade 7 team.  Thank you to Ms. Chamberlayne and Ms. Beale for coaching the grade 5/6 team and thank you to Ms. Song and Ms. Burrell for coaching the grade 7 team.

Grade 5/6 badminton team:

  • practises are on Mondays 2:45 – 3:30
  • games on Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Grade 7 badminton team:

  • first practise is on Tuesday, Feb. 19
  • Tuesday and Wednesday practises 7:45 – 8:25 am **no Wednesday practise until March
  • games on Thursdays 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Talent Show

talentThe Talent Show will take place after Spring Break on April 10th and 11th.  Parents are asked to be part of the audience on April 11th.

Talent show auditions will take place March 11 – 15th during the lunch hour in the Multipurpose Room.  Students are encouraged to think outside the box when thinking about a performance.  In the past we have had students perform comedy acts, dancing, singing, martial arts, and gymnastics.
Auditions Schedule:
March 11 – Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
March 12– Grade 3, Grade 4
March 13 – Grade 5, Grade 6
March 14 – Grade 7
March 15 – Any missed acts

If you have any questions, please talk to Ms. Chohan.

Student Leadership

A big thank you to all of our students and parents who purchased cupcakes for our WE Bake for Change fundraiser. We raised a total of $904

ruben-shoesFor the first two weeks of April, our school community is continuing to pay if forward by supporting Ruben’s Shoes.  In countries like the Dominican Republic, children are unable to go to school because they have no shoes to wear.  Adults in some of these countries have difficulty going to job interviews because they do not own a pair of shoes.  Please donate your gently used shoes to help families in need.

Each of our classrooms has a box for shoe collection.  Take a look through your closet and donate those shoes that your children have outgrown and shoes that you no longer wear.  Give your shoes a second life and someone in need a new beginning.

PAC Fundraisers

imagesOn Thursday, March 7th we ask our Pacific Heights families to save themselves a night of cooking and treat themselves to a pizza night at Blaze Pizza.  Come to Blaze Pizza (located in Grandview Corners) between 5 – 9 pm on March 7th and show the flyer that was emailed to you, to the cashier before you pay.
Blaze Pizza will the donate 20% of the proceeds from your meal back to the Pacific Heights Elementary PAC! 
You can join us for a pizza party and eat in the restaurant — or just grab some pizza and take it home for dinner with your family!  Please feel free to share this with friends and family (or post on social media) — the more people that come and buy pizza, the more money we fundraise!  We hope to see you there.

imagesStarting April 5th, the PAC will be selling candy bags after school…we call it Fishy Fridays!  This is because all sales of candy bags go to funding the Seaquarium.  With the funds we can buy food for our sea critters, purchase more critters, and upgrade any new equipment required for the maintenance of the tanks.</div