End of June Newsletter

Posted June 27, 2019

Last Day Newsletter 2019

What an amazing month of June we have had at KHPS.  We are so very proud of all our students and would like to wish each and every one of you an amazing summer. Be safe, have fun, and make lots of memories.

Students will learn about next year’s class placement on the first day of school. Staff will be outside, with grade signs, and will find each of the students in their classes. They will ensure everyone is where they need to be before they head into the school to begin the new year.

See you September 3rd! Have a great summer.

School Year Calendar Dates to Note:

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019  FIRST Day of School        

Monday September 16th @ 6:30pm School Council Meeting

Thursday September  26th School Open House “Meet and Greet”  5pm – 6:00pm

Staff Changes

We wish Mrs. Mason all the best on her transfer to Elora Public School. We welcome Mr. Hamilton coming to us from Ken Danby’s Intermediate division.

Mrs. DiIlio and Mrs Jameson  are taking a leave for 2019-2020 and returning to us in 2020-2021. We wish you an exciting year in the adventures you have planned.

We welcome Mrs. Master coming to us from Gateway Public School.

Also congrats to Mrs. Woytko who will be moving to Principal of June Ave Public School.  We welcome Mrs. Irwin to our school as Vice Principal, she is coming from Princess Margaret Public School.

We thank the following Long Term Occasional Teachers that have been with us this year.

Mrs. Hug

Mr. Johnson

Mrs. Sicoli

Mr. Stancek

Mrs. Law

Mrs. Kaur

Mrs. Parsons

Staffing will continue over the summer months for September 2019.

School Council Message

School Council would like to thank everyone for all their support this year. It has been a great year in so many ways!!!

Also School Council would like to thank the staff at Kortright Hills PS for all that they do for our children.

Sincerely,  School Council 

Class Lists

In keeping with privacy legislation and to keep our children safe, the Upper Grand District School Board will not publicly post class lists or make class lists available to parents. This means that students will find out their teacher’s name for next year when they arrive on September 3, 2019. Similar to last year, students will gather at the back of the school on the first day, where they will meet their teacher. In the event of rain, students will gather in the gymnasium and meet their teacher.

Grade 8 Graduates 2019Graduation, Cap, Hat, Achievement

Congratulations to all our Grade 8 Graduates. Our school community wishes you “All the best!” for your High School years and beyond.

Ice Cream Social

A huge “THANK YOU” to all of our volunteers for making everything run so smoothly. We all appreciate your time and talents to make the evening so fun!

School Calendar – 2019-2020

School Calendar : https://www.ugdsb.ca/kortright/calendar/monthly-view/

Board Calendars https://www.ugdsb.ca/schools/school-year-calendars/

Looking Ahead

Before you know it, we will be hearing back-to-school advertisements on radio and television and receiving shopping flyers filled with school supplies. The following information may be helpful for you to make decisions when that time comes. We provide all students with supplies such as pencils, erasers, paper and notebooks through our school budget and it is not necessary for parents to purchase these. Other supplies such as scissors, glue sticks, rulers, markers and crayons are in all classrooms to be shared among students.

Some children prefer to have their own supplies to keep in their desks. If you choose to purchase items for your child, we recommend the following:


Kindergarten Grades 1-3 Grades 4-6 Grades 7-8
2 Box of Kleenex

Glue Stick

Crayola markers (original colours)




Bounce Back Scissors

2 Box of Kleenex

Supply of pencils with erasers

Pencil Crayons (24’s)

Crayola markers (original colours)

Crayons (24’s)

Glue Sticks (2)

Scissors, Ruler &


1 Duo Tang

2 Box of Kleenex

Supply of Pencils with erasers

Pencil crayons (24’s)

Crayola Markers – original

Pens (blue, red & black)

Glue Sticks

Scissors, Ruler & Erasers


Duo tangs

(2 pkgs of 5 assorted colours)

Dividers (3 pkgs)


Lined and blank 3 ring paper

Black fine-tipped markers

French-English Dictionary

(grades 5 & 6)


2 Box of Kleenex

Supply of Pencils with erasers

Pencil crayons (24’s)

Crayola Markers – original

Glue sticks (2)

Scissors, Ruler &



Duotangs (2 pkgs 5


Dividers ( 3 pkgs)

3 Binders – No zippered binders

Lined and blank 3-ring paper

Graph Paper

Scientific calculator & Regular calculator

Dictionary &

French-English Dictionary

Sketch book


t-shirts can be purchased at the school

*PLEASE check with your child regularly & replenish these school supplies as needed.

12 Ways to Make Sure Your Family (and You) Get your Dose of VITAMIN ‘N’ this Summer!  Vitamin N

The benefits are clear. Now, more than ever, we can feel good about getting our family and ourselves outdoors and into Nature. It reduces stress levels, improves mood, boosts our immune system and helps us to increase our physical activity!

  1. Put nature on the calendar. If you plan the family’s sports commitments and vacations in advance, do the same for time spent in nature.
  2. Don’t tear down the tree, build up the kid. International play expert Joe Frost says the number one reason kids get hurt climbing trees is because they don’t have the upper body strength to hold onto the branch. Think of manageable risk as an opportunity to build strength and resilience in your kids.
  3. Take a city hike. In urban neighbourhoods, take your day packs, water and digital cameras and go look for nature.
  4. Moon walk.  Walk by balmy summer moons with katydids singing and lightning bugs flashing – there is much magic in the natural world and most of it is free!
  5. Go backyard camping.Buy the kids a tent or help them make a canvas tepee, and leave it up all summer.
  6. Plant a backyard, community or high-rise vegetable gardenIf your children are little, choose seeds large enough for them to handle and that mature quickly, including vegetables.
  7. Go Native. Replace part of your lawn with native plants. Create a backyard butterfly pollinator garden.
  8. Go Wildsnapping.  Nature photography is a great way to experience the great outdoors.
  9. Enroll in a nature camp or other outdoor-based organization. 
  10. Start or join a family nature club.
  11. Visit a park.  Parks Canada now offers free admission to youth under 17 years. Ontario Parks has over 330 parks and each hosts many different activities. Check out their websites and be sure to visit a park this summer!
  12. Be mindful and create balance.  For every dollar invested in the virtual, put at least another dollar in the natural. Limit access to texting, computers, and TV part of the day or week. Schedule Saturday as a “Smartphone and iPad-Free Outdoor Play Day” for kids and parents.

Adapted from: http://www.childrenandnature.org/


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