September 14, 2014

Meet the Faculty Night / Welcome Back BBQ and Community Open House

This year we are combining these three events into one spectacular evening.  Here's to hoping that our entire school community can join us on Thursday, September 18th, from 5:00 – 7:00pm. 

September 1, 2014

Welcome Back!

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

On behalf of the entire Carleton Heights Public School faculty, I would like to welcome all of our students, parents, and community members ‘back to school’. For those of you who are new to our school community; Welcome and thank you for joining one of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board's best schools. Over the last year, our students and faculty have gone through an incredible change; however, we are finally ready to open the doors to our brand new facility.  I'm sure you will agree that our school looks and feels completely different and has a very 'shiny new' feel to it. Over the past couple of weeks the faculty have been busily setting up their classrooms and have been excitedly waiting for the student’s arrival.

First Day Procedures
Our class lists have been posted on the front doors of the school. On Tuesday morning, all staff will be on the back schoolyard to meet-and-greet the students. If your child is unsure who their teacher is, there will be plenty of staff around to help direct students to the appropriate line-up.

Student Activity Fee
Once again, we are requesting a student activity fee for the 2014-2015 school year. This fee will be used to support a variety of initiatives including student agendas, field trips, visual arts, and extracurricular activities. The fee for students from JK to Gr. 6 is $20, and the fee for students in Gr. 7 & 8 is $25. If convenient, we would appreciate you sending these funds to the school as soon as possible. Our preferred method is payment by cheque.

The intent of this activity fee is, as previously stated, cover the cost of the student agenda that we have purchased for every student, but is also to ensure that we do not have to ask parents for $2.00 here or $2.00 there throughout the school year as we bring in special performances, Scientists in the School, etc.

Meet-the-Teacher / Grand Opening
In the near future we will send home an invitation to our annual Meet-the-Teacher and official “Grand Opening” of the building.  We hope that you will be able to join us for this event as we are very proud of our beautiful new facility.

Bussing
Again this year, many of our students will be transported to and from school by bus/van.  Please visit the Ottawa Student Transit Authority’s website to determine your pick-up and drop-off time and location. 
Stop Locator - Click HERE

Here is to wishing all of our families a fantastic school year. Should you have any questions or feedback that will help our school on its journey to excellence, please do not hesitate to contact me, as my door is always open.

Warm regards,

Andrew Canham

Principal

Andrew.canham@ocdsb.ca

April 24, 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As we rapidly approach the end of Aril, we welcome the site of our long-dormant flowers as they begin to push their way up through the soil into the spring air.  Finally!

Education Week
Every year in Ontario schools across the province celebrate Education week during the first week of May.  I am very excited to announce that the theme for this year’s Education Week (May 5-9) is Achieving Excellence in Education.  Please watch for an announcement of the exciting details this upcoming week which will include an open house, Arts Night Celebration, a student assembly, etc.

Tell Them From Me – School Climate Survey
Once again this year all students in Grades 4-8 in the OCDSB will complete a “Tell Them From Me – School Climate Survey”.  All Ontario schools are required to complete a school climate survey at least once every two years.  The purpose of a school climate survey is to better understand perceptions about safety at school.  We know that when students feel safe and welcomed at school that they are more likely to achieve at high levels. Read more about the TTFM.

Check out our new Re-opening Signs                                                                                                              

Capital Regional Music Festival
Dear Parents and guardians of our Elite Concert Band.  Please click HERE for last minute instructions for tomorrow's Capital Regional Music Festival

January 5, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy New Year and welcome back to school!  After a couple of weeks of truly Canadian weather, here’s to hoping that you and your family were able to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying time with family and time outdoors!

Weather Watch
Just a reminder  that on days with less favourable weather, please keep an eye/ear on OSTA’s Website, the OCDSB’s  website and Twitter feed, CHPS’s Twitter feed, or a variety of the local news and/or radio stations.   If buses are cancelled, the school will remain open; however, parents are responsible for dropping their children off at school and picking them up at 3:25.  The OSTA website is also an excellent resource to, on a daily basis, check for bus delays.

CHPS Renovations Update
 Despite a slight delay in the start of the project, I am pleased to share with you that the upgrades to Carleton Heights proper (1660 Prince of Wales), are back on track and progressing well!  Click HERE to continue reading....

December 6, 2013
Dear CHPS Community,
This morning during our monthly Character Education assembly, we took pause to pay our respects to the passing our Nelson Mandela.  Using a number of video clips, our two student hosts, Sarah and Tassanie, led our school through a reflection on the character education traits of respect and acceptance and how they relate to the teachings of Mr. Mandela.   Click HERE to view our "Don't Laugh at Me" poem and video.   Click HERE to view our 'Tribute to Nelson Mandela' video clip.  Both of these videos were a part of our Character Education assembly.

November 25, 2013
Dear Parents and Guardians
Happy Monday to all.  Winter has certainly descended upon us and, from the looks of tomorrow’s weather forecast; snow is on the way as well!

School Buses During Winter Weather
In the case of slippery and/or dangerous road conditions, the Ottawa Student Transit ...click HERE to read more...

Mabel's Labels
As a way to target the problem of lost belongings, Carleton Heights School Council is fundraising with Mabel's Labels, a company with all types of labels that are colourful, indestructible, easy-to-use and fun!  Iron-On, Stickies, Bag Tags, Allergy Alert labels & more!  Personalize your labels with names, nicknames, initials - whatever you choose.  Cool icons help even little ones identify their belongings.  Dishwasher, microwave, laundry & kid tested!  Dispatched within 24 hours!

Visit www.carletonheights.mabelslabels.com to place your order while helping us raise much-needed funds.

November 18, 2013
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy Monday to all. Here's to hoping you and yours had a restful mid-November weekend.

Lockdown Drill
Last week we had our second lockdown drill of the school year. This drill was observed by the Ottawa Police Service.  Click HERE to continue reading......

Cup Stacking Photo # 1 (taken by C. Whitehead)
Cup Stacking Photo #2 (taken by C. Whitehead)
Laying of the poppies at the CHPS Remembrance Day Assembly 2013

November 7, 2013
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the month of November; a time of year when it seems as though our school day begins and ends in near-darkness. Nevertheless, I am confident that it won’t be too
long from now that we will wake up in the morning to find that the city has been covered with a white blanket of soft snow. As drivers, many of us tend to furrow our brow as the
first snowflakes fall; but the excitement, energy, and enthusiasm of our children is unparalleled!

Progress Reports
This afternoon your child, in Grades 1- 8, brought home their fall Progress Report. Click HERE to read more.....

November 1, 2013
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the month of November; a time of year when it seems as though our school day begins and ends in near-darkness.  Nevertheless, I am confident that it won’t be too long from now that we will wake up in the morning to find that the city has been covered with a white blanket of soft snow.  As drivers, many of us tend to furrow our brow as the first snowflakes fall; but the excitement, energy, and enthusiasm of our children is unparalleled!  Click Here to read more including our new Personal Electronic Devices Policy.

 

 

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