New Heights Newsletter
School News
Upcoming Important Dates
December 1st: Photo Re-Takes

December 6th: FOP (ECS families only)

December 16th: Last Day of Classes before Winter Break!

January 4th: School and ECS Classes Resume
Early Registration now open for current students
Early registration packages for current students will be sent home the week of December 6th, 2021.

If you have not received your 2022.2023 registration package by the end of next week, please make sure to contact Alison Black, our Admissions Coordinator, at alison.black@newheightscalgary.com

Early registration packages for current students are due on Monday, January 31st, 2022. 

Our wait list will be open to new students on February 1st, 2022.
New Heights 2020-2021 Results Report for Alberta Education
The New Heights 2020-2021 Results Report for Alberta Education has been updated and published as of November 30th, 2021, and is now available on our website here.
Way to Go!
Each month at our (virtual) assembly, there is a Way to Go! draw. To be entered, students have to be “caught” going above and beyond for others.
 
Some examples of this might be: helping out another student to solve a problem, holding the door for others on the way outside, or letting someone else have a turn on a favorite game.
 
Teachers fill out a ticket for the students to drop off in the jar in the office, and each month, Mr Williams and Mrs Brocanier pull a ticket from the jar during the assembly. At the end of the year, all the tickets are put back in the jar for a final mega-draw at the end of June.
 
The winner of the Way to Go! Draw in November was Tiernan from Mount Rundle. 
Christine, Heather and Nicola
Christine Walker, from our OT team, has headed off on maternity leave.
We will miss her, but are excited for her to welcome a new little one to her family.  
Heather Allison, also from our current OT team, will be expanding her time at New Heights to take on part of the maternity leave, and has been working with Christine throughout this year to provide a solid transition. 
Nicola Josephs will also be taking on part of Christine’s maternity leave, and will be joining us on our OT team in January after Winter Break.

Welcome Nicola!
 
Healthy Hunger
New Heights has partnered up with Healthy Hunger and local restaurants to offer families an easy way to participate and place hot lunch orders for our children while supporting our school. A portion of the sales is donated back to the school. 
Parents order and pay for meals online through the Healthy Hunger website.

Cash/payment for the lunch will not be accepted at the school as this is a third party.

Healthy Hunger Lunch dates (orders close 5 days prior to each date):

Dec 15
Jan 5, 19
Feb 2, 16
Mar 2, 16
April 6, 20
May 4, 18
Jun 1, 15 

Online Ordering
  • Ordering is done through www.healthyhunger.ca.
  • Instructions for registering with Healthy Hunger are here.
  • Ordering closes 5 days prior to the Fun Lunch date.
  • Customer service is handled by www.healthyhunger.ca
  • Please contact them directly if you have any concerns. 1-800-818-6260

Students with Allergies
Please note: Parents of children with dairy, gluten or any other food allergy; we will try to have options available. If you are unsure please contact each vendor directly for a list of ingredients.
Indoor Dismissal
Though we’ve been enjoying this exceptional Fall weather, we do know that Winter is coming and the cold and snow will arrive someday soon.

When the temperatures drop, there are times when we will have an indoor dismissal instead of waiting outside on the parade square at pick up. On these days, we continue to have staff who will communicate with Access Calgary drivers and run the usual routine with the students waiting inside. There will also be staff available outside the front doors of the school to communicate with parents and notify the classrooms when parents have arrived to pick up their student.

Most days we will continue to be outside for recesses and pick up. Please be sure that your student comes dressed appropriately for Calgary Winter weather.
TECH SPOT
If you are looking for a larger repertoire of reading experiences, be sure to sign up for a free Public Library Card and make use of the Libby app.

Libby is a free reading app that allows you to borrow ebooks as well as audiobooks from your public library’s Overdrive collection. Simply sign up for a Library Card to be able to access unlimited reading opportunities through the Libby app.

To sign up for a library card: 

For more information on the Libby app:

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