Upcoming Dates to Remember
Januray 22 CHPS Kindergarten Info Night 7:00pm
January 22 Last Day of Term 1 of School
January 26-30 Kindergarten Registration 2015-2016
February 4 Term 1 Report Cards sent home
February 9 Intermediate Ski Day
February 9-20 2015-2016 Student Transfer Application Period
February 17 – 23 2015-2016 Middle French Immersion Application Period
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Fun Food Fridays - Winter 2015... Brought to you by the CHPS School Council
We are happy to have The Boys and Girls Club in our neighborhood.
Winter Has Come to Carleton Heights PS
January 19, 2015
CHPS Kindergarten Information Night
This Thursday, January 22nd Carleton Heights staff will host a Kindergarten Information Night. This information session will start at 7:00pm in the school’s library, and will give prospective kindergarten parents the opportunity to hear all about the outstanding kindergarten program our staff offers CHPS students. Please help us spread the word to any friends, neighbors, or relatives who might be interested in enrolling their child in our full-day kindergarten program for September 2015. Kindergarten registration is always ongoing; however, the official OCDSB JK/SK Registration Week is January 26-30th. If you know of someone who lives outside of our catchment area but who would like to join our school community (i.e. for child care reasons if they are interested in the Andrew Fleck Child Care Service), please encourage them to consider applying for a cross boundary transfer between February 9 – 20th. For more information, they should also consider contacting our school's office.
Capitalizing on the leadership skills and the willingness of our intermediate students to referee, our staff has organized an indoor primary soccer league. Games will ‘kick-off’ on Monday at the first nutrition break and are expected to last the next couple of weeks. Our next bulletin will keep you up to date on how the teams are doing.
School Council to the Helmet Rescue
As you may be aware, over the past many years our staff have offered CHPS students the opportunity to participate in one of Canada’s favorite winter activities – outdoor skating. By taking advantage of the beautifully groomed outdoor ice pad at the Carleton Heights Community Centre, our students have been able to walk over to the rink and skate during their outdoor physical education classes. Through the extraordinary generosity of our community, who volunteer to maintain the ice surface, and the kindness of our school community who have donated dozens of pairs of skates to the school, our students have been able to enjoy this truly Canadian outdoor physical activity. Unfortunately, many of the helmets that the school has collected over the years have passed their (Canadian Safety Association) expiry date and cannot be worn by our students.
Early last week it looked as though our skating program was coming to a quick end…however, our School Council came to the rescue! At last week’s School Council Meeting, the Council approved the purchase of 60 helmets. Lorrie V., one of our wonderful parent volunteers, then spent the next day driving around the city bargain hunting and filling the back seat of her car with dozens and dozens of new helmets! Thank you School Council – Thank you Lorrie!
Our School Council raises funds for our school in a variety of ways; however, the one program that they offer that produces the greatest revenue is the Fun Food Friday. Thank you to all of our parents who have contributed to the school by enrolling in this lunch program. Thank you to Stephanie L. and her team of volunteers (Rose J., Cathy B-W., and others) who have invested countless hours into organizing and delivering this program. Without your contributions and their efforts, the purchase of these helmets would never have been possible!
January 11, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians,
A belated Happy New Year to all, and here’s to hoping that you had a restful Holiday Break and are coping with the frigid weather these days! Despite the cold weather outside, Carleton Heights students and staff had been heating up their teaching/learning and extra-curricular activities over the past few weeks. What follows below is a quick snapshot of some of the many things going on at CHPS. Click here to read the rest of our January 11th update
Included are articles about:
Shirley Seward (Chair of the OCDSB) cuts the ribbon at CHPS's official Grand Re-opening
The CHPS Girls Volleyball Team Chomps Down on their Silver Medals
The CHPS Boys Volleybal Team Warms up Before a Quarter Final Game