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Welcome back to school.  We hope that you and the kids had a restful March Break!

Fun Food Friday – Spring Orders

This is just a reminder that Fun Food Friday Order Forms are due to be returned to the office by tomorrow.  If you have not yet seen the spring order form, please ask your child to double check their school bag as they were sent home on March 13th.  However, if the form still cannot be found, please click HERE to download a copy. 

Indoor Line-up Name the Bonhomme Contest

This morning we announced our “Name the Green Indoor Line-up Bonhommes Contest” much to the delight of our student population from Kindergarten to Grade 8.  On days that there is an indoor line-up, these two ‘friends’ will be standing outside on the backyard blacktop to signal to the students and their families that it is an indoor line-up and students should come immediately into the building using door ‘C’. (In the middle of the school and closest to the office).  We have challenged our students to name these two plastic ‘creatures’.  The winning names will be chosen by our Student Leadership Team and announced next week.  Please make sure to ask your son or daughter if they have submitted a ballot!

Grade 4-8 French Immersion at Carleton Heights PS

Our school is the home of one of the OCDSB’s top rated French Immersion Programs.  Please consider registering your child for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Primary Soccer
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: 

  • School Bell Times
  • Intermediate Volleyball
  • Intercollegiate
  • Intramural
  • Ski Trip - Ski Vorlage (Grade 7 & 8 Only)
  • Off School Property Permission (Grade 7 & 8 Only)
  • Skating Helmets Needed
  • CHPS School Council
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Grade 8 Parent Information Nights
  • 2015-2016 Student Transfer Application Period
  • Math Facts
  • Inclement Weather Reminder 
  • Bus Cancellations & Delays


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


    Carleton Heights in the fall

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