New Heights Newsletter
School News
Bessborough Hall Update

Dialog has given us some concepts for the Life Skills room and the staff has had an opportunity to speak to the design and to make modifications. Additionally, they have determined space for the staffroom and a potential room for assembly and activity. We will be meeting with the City shortly to determine what renovations could signal code upgrades and what the City will allow to be grandfathered. As we will be using the lower level extensively we are requesting suggestions from Dialog to help that space look more inviting and reduce the ‘industrial’ look.

Reminder: Silent Auction Items
Friendly Reminder - For those that have opted-in to bring in a silent auction item to the Gala, please connect directly with  to coordinate a drop-off/pick-up time or drop off your item during school hours at the front desk.
To ensure we meet our planning deadline, we need to receive  ALL  Silent Auction items by April 3, 2020. 
PAC News
Thanks to those of you that have already signed up! If you would like to join us for Ladies night this Friday , we’d love to see you! It will be a fun night out with New Heights moms.
This event will be held at Armadio by Delia (Primo Collective Consignment store - Willow Park Village)  from 5-8pm . We will have the store all to ourselves to chat, eat and shop!
There is no requirement to purchase any items. 
Please sign up to attend on the link below:

New Heights Gala!

Join us on April 25th at the stunning venue of Hotel Arts for an evening of inspiring words from  Kodette LaBarbera  about her autism journey, delicious appetizers/food stations, silent & live auction, and live music from  The Rondel Roberts Band !

See below pricing.

Early Bird Price : $50/ticket (Now - Mar 2) 
Regular Price:  $65/ticket (March 2 - April 25) 
Bulk Ticket Purchase (10+ tickets):  $40/ticket (Jan 21 - April 17)

Are you unable to make the April 25/2020 New Heights Fundraising Gala, but still want to be involved in some way?

Donate TODAY by clicking the link below. All donations will be  matched up to 50%  with our exciting partnership with Birdies for Kids Shaw Charity Classic. 

Tech Spot

Todo Visual Schedule

This is a wearable picture-based scheduler that works on an Apple Watch, as well as on an iPhone or iPad. It comes with an intuitive interface that allows parents or teachers to easily create a picture-based customized daily schedule. 

One of the great features of this app is that it displays each event as it is happening on your Apple Watch/iPhone /iPad while also showing you things such as how much time has passed, when the event will end, and you can see and check the tasks needed for the related event. 

With the features on this app, children or adults are empowered with the opportunity to independently keep track of their scheduled activities and understand the following:
What is the activity you are engaged in this moment
How long the scheduled activity will take
What tasks to complete
How much time is left for the scheduled activity
When to get ready to transition
When the next scheduled activity will happen
HCS Capital Campaign Fundraiser
Over the holiday season, our very own Home & Community Staff (HCS) decided to make Colombian Tamales (from scratch!) to raise money for our Capital Campaign.

It was a combined effort of multiple staff (and their families) doing multiple shifts to make this all happen. BIG thank you to HCS that participated in raising $1228.50, your energy and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated.

Together, we will help more children and youth on the autism spectrum live confident, independent, and purposeful lives.  

T2A is hosting an upcoming workshop for any PDD families interested in learning more about education options after high school.

Join us Thursday, March 5th at 6:00pm in the auditorium at New Heights, as we welcome Cody Standing,
Executive Director of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education at U of C and St. Mary’s.

If you have any questions or want more information please contact Kim or Amberly at 587-439-2272 or email .