March 2024 Newsletter

Posted March 4, 2024


Message From The School

This month UGDSB is honouring Bangladeshi Heritage Month, Irish-American Heritage Month, and Women’s History Month.  We want to wish all our families a warm and sunny upcoming March Break from March 11-15!

Upcoming Dates

Mar 4 – Black Mental Health Day

Mar 6 – Junior Basketball Tournament

Mar 7 – Gr 8 Grad Photos

Mar 6 – Lailat al Miraj – Islam

Mar 8 – International Women’s Day

Mar 8 – Maha Shivarati – Hinduism

Mar 11-15 – MARCH BREAK – no school

Mar 11-31 – Ramadan – Islam

Mar 19 – Gr. 3 Math screener

Mar 20 – Naw Ruz-Baha’i

Mar 20 – International Francophonie Day

Mar 21 – World Down Syndrome Day – wear fun and colourful socks

Mar 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Mar 22 – ESQube visit 4B

Mar 23 – KH Neighbourhood Group Eggstravaganza

Mar 23 – Earth Hour

Mar 23-24 – Purim – Judaism

Mar 25 – Holi – Hinduism

Mar 26 – Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness – wear purple

Mar 29 – Good Friday – no school

Apr 1 – Easter Monday – no school


School Calendar: KHPS Monthly Calendars

Board Calendars: School Year Calendars

Library Learning Commons Update

The Forest of Reading program continues!

Students are excited by the exceptional collections of Canadian titles in this year’s reading program, and voting takes place at the end of April. Classes from Kindergarten to Grade 2 are enjoying Blue Spruce nominated picture books as class read alouds, and students in Grade 3 and up have the opportunity to read titles individually, in the Silver Birch and Red Maple fiction programs, and the Silver Birch express and Yellow Cedar nonfiction collections.  A field trip to The Bookshelf located in downtown Guelph is currently being organized to celebrate Canadian authors and those students who participated in the program by reading at least 5 book choices will be eligible to attend.  More information will be available soon.

Blue Spruce ~ Kindergarten – Grade 2 

Silver Birch Express ~ Grade 3 & 4 

Silver Birch Fiction ~ Grade 5 & 6 

Yellow Cedar Non-fiction ~ Grade 5 – 8

Red Maple Fiction ~ Grade 7 & 8 

Thank you for your continued support of our Library Learning Commons programs.

Kerry Cabeldu, Teacher Librarian       [email protected]  



Co-Chairs: Lindsay Ware & Ainsley Otten

Treasurer: Pritti Kaur

Secretary: Meghan Calmes


  • Monday, April 15th
  • Monday, May 13th (second Monday since the 20th is a holiday)
  • Monday, June 24th 

🌸 March 2024 🌼 

Dear Kortright Hills Public School Families,

As we step into the blossoming month of March, we have some exciting updates and events to share with our wonderful Cobra community. Please take a moment to read through the latest happenings:

  1. No March Meeting, Next Meeting on April 15th! 🗓️

Please note that there will be no School Council meeting in March. Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 15th, in the school library. The meeting will commence at 6:30 pm, preceded by a social meet and greet at 6:15 pm. We look forward to seeing you there for an evening of camaraderie and collaboration!

  1. Happy and Safe March Break! 🌈

Wishing all our Cobra families a joyous and safe March Break! May this time be filled with laughter, relaxation, and cherished moments with your loved ones.

  1. Fundraiser Alert: First Aid Kit Sales! 🚑

Get ready for an exciting fundraiser coming your way after March Break! We will be launching sales of first aid kits from a Canadian company, starting at just $5. Profits from this initiative will contribute to our multi-year goal of outdoor play renovations. Stay tuned for more details! Students will have the opportunity to unlock special school days and events based on their collective sales. Let’s make a positive impact together!

  1. Join Us at KHNG’s Easter Eggstravaganza on March 23rd! 🐣

Mark your calendars for KHNG’s Easter Eggstravaganza on March 23rd, taking place in the school gym. It promises to be an egg-citing event for the whole family. Don’t miss out on the fun-filled activities and celebrations!

  1. Family Movie Night: Have Your Say! 🎬

Help us decide the date and movie for our upcoming Family Movie Night! Participate in polls and discussions in our Facebook group at Your input matters, and we want to make it an evening the whole family will enjoy.

As always, thank you for your continued support and involvement in making Kortright Hills Public School a vibrant and engaging community. We look forward to an amazing March and seeing you at our upcoming events!

Warm regards, Kortright Hills School Council 🐍📚


KHNG Eggstravaganza 2024

Lunchbox Orders Online – How To Order Guide

Mondays – Wok Box

Thursdays – Harveys

Friday – East Side Marios



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