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Diversity in The Community
Empowering the Parent Voice - A Collaborative Response to the Parent Survey
Follow Up Session
May 23, 2013
DDSB Education Center, Room 1011
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Class Placement Requests
Should you wish to submit a placement request for your child for the 2013-14 school year, please following our established protocol which includes: all requests come in the form of a letter addressed to the Principal; requests may be made for a style of classroom, but not for a specific teacher; specific needs for your child can be explained in detail; and any other special circumstances that should be considered when placing your child, please provide details. Read the Full Story
EQAO Assessment 2013
Grade 6 EQAO Assessment: May 28th, 29th, and 30th.
Grade 3 EQAO Assessment: June 3rd, June 4th, June 5th
If your child is in grade 3 or 6 please make sure they are in attendance for our EQAO assessment dates. This assessment gives our school valuable information about student achievement and helps support school improvement planning.
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In Your Words
Congratulations to Sahar and Carrie for their winning entry in the In Your Words contest. This contest run by the City of Pickering gives students in our city to use their creative talents to share their thoughts about a given theme. Read the Full Story
Grade 8 Graduation
Graduation is Thursday June 20th@ 6:30pm at Heights City Church (Kingston Rd./Rosebank Rd.N.). Graduates should arrive at 6:00pm. Please note, tickets are required for this event, and an order form has been distributed to all grade 8 students. Tickets will be collected at the entrance to the venue. We respectfully request that only family members attend this function due to limited space. Any questions, please contact the school office.
Click here for a copy of the grade 7 letter. Click here for a copy of the grade 8 letter and ticket form. Read the Full Story
Kindergarten Parent Night
Highbush has Full Day Kindergarten. On June 5th, 2013, we will host our Welcome to Kindergarten session. This evening is a hands-on program for our new JK students sponsored by the Learning Partnership. Each new JK attending the session is provided with some valuable resources in a take-home kit to support early learning at home. The session begins at 6:30pm in the school gymnasium. Read the Full Story
May is Optimism month. This month, we think about hope. We work hard to achieve our goals and beilieve that anything is possible. As gardens start to bloom, the sun shines longer and more often, and warm clothes are shed for short-sleeves, we have a renewed sense of hopefulness and optimism. Please help us with our Jumpr Rope for Heart campaign.
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Lego Donations Please!
We are looking for donations of gently used Lego for some school activities. If you have any Lego (sets, Bionicles, Hero, loose pieces, etc.), we would love to have them! Please drop off any donations to the office. Thanks for your help!
Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart
Our Jump Rope for Heart event was held last Friday. The weather held off long enough to be able to skip to the beat. Our Hoops for Heart event has been rescheduled for this week. Thank you to our generous community for raising over $7000 so far for this worthwhile cause!!
Thank You City of Pickering
A special thank-you to the City of Pickering for providing mulch to keep our trees and gardens healthy. Thank you to Mr.Ringrose and the intermediate students who helped spread this mulch.
Dress Code Reminders
As we enter into the warmer months, it is important to communicate appropriate dress for school, a place of learning. Shorts must be the length of straight arms to the fingertips and pulled up at all times. T-shirts/tank tops must have straps two-fingers wide and be conservative/concealing of cleavage.
News From Trustee Braney
Throughout the year, our school trustees will have information they wish to share with you. Click here for a copy of Trustee Braney's newest message.