The Heath Herald

 

Week of June 24

 

As this school year enters its final days, I would like to express how incredibly proud I am of the hard work displayed by both our students and staff.

 

It is hard to believe the end of the school year is nearly upon us! As we look forward to the summer holidays, I would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to all of you for the support and kindness you have shown over the past year.  We have shared many great experiences, and I appreciate what a wonderful community I work in and am grateful to be a Thunderbird!

On behalf of the entire staff, I would also like to say a huge thank you to the PAC and our community for the Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday.  The food was delicious, and everyone is grateful for the recognition.  Thank you!

 

I would like to extend a special congratulations to our Grade 7 students as they finish elementary school.  To all our Grade 7s, I would like to say thank you for the leadership you have provided to our school over the past year, and I wish you all the best in high school!

For those families leaving us at the end of this month, I wish you well in your new school communities and know that you will continue to achieve great things in the years ahead.

As wonderful as summer is, it can set some kids back in their learning. We encourage all our students to keep reading. It can be newspapers, comics, novels, or even menus in restaurants. The key is to keep practising. The same thing can be said for math. Have younger kids identify numbers around them like the price of gas, items on your grocery list or amount of tax on a local restaurant bill. Math doesn’t have to be from a book to be meaningful. Our local library, George Mackie, is a great resource for summer learning. I encourage students and parents to sign up for the free Summer Reading Club.

On behalf of the staff at Heath Elementary I would like to wish everyone a safe, healthy, and fun summer vacation.  I look forward to seeing most of you back in the fall!

 

 

 

Staff Changes

As you may already be aware, we will be saying goodbye to several staff members at the end of the school year. We would like to recognize the following staff who are leaving Heath Elementary at the end of the school year:

  • Ms. Yeung (Grade 6/7 Teacher)
  • Ms. Sandberg (Grade 5/6 Teacher)
  • Ms. Stone (Kindergarten Teacher)
  • Ms. Kim (Learning Support Teacher)
  • Ms. Unlucay (Teacher Librarian)
  • Ms. Aston (Teacher Librarian)
  • Ms. Moore (School Counsellor)
  • Ms. Kaur (Education Assistant)
  • Ms. Benipal (Noonhour Supervisor)

We would like to thank all these staff members for the huge contribution they have made to our learning community and wish them the best in their new assignments!

 

Term 3 Report Cards

Will be available on Parent Connect on Thursday, June 27.  An email will be sent to families once the reports become available for viewing.

 

 

Restricting cellphone usage in schools

In preparation for all families to be aware when coming back to school in September, please read below for a statement from the Delta School District.

 

In January 2024, the provincial government announced plans to restrict the use of cellphones in schools. Research shows that frequent cellphone interruption in the classroom, social media platforms with addictive algorithms and predators who seek to exploit young people all present significant risks to young people. The district emailed all families on June 20 regarding this new restriction, which comes into effect on July 1, 2024. The procedure specific to Elementary Schools states that:

Personal digital devices are not to be used at any time during the school day, including during instructional time, recess, lunch and field trips.

 

Please click here to read the letter: https://district.public.deltasd.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/06/DS-Letter-home-Personal-Digital-Devices-June-20-2024.pdf

 

Lost and Found

Items in our lost and found area will be bagged and donated to charity by the end of this week. Please make sure all your children come home with their belongings.

 

Community Information

 

Community Food Resources & Supports for Families

 

NORTH DELTA FOOD BANK THROUGH DELTA ASSIST

Address: 9097 120 Street, Delta. BC

Contact: (604) 594-3455

Website: http://deltassist.com/

 

How to register with North Delta Food bank:

  1. Call our Delta Assist office at 604-594-3455 and leave your name, and phone number with reception
  2. Be available for an intake call to register with the Food bank from 10 – 3 Monday and Tuesday
  1. Be prepared to provide proof as requested.Be available to come at your assigned pick up time for assistance

Items of proof needed to apply for North Delta Food Bank assistance are:

  • D. for all members in household
  • Proof of residency in North Delta

Guru Nanak North Delta Food Bank:

  • Open-Monday to Friday from 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Open-Saturdays and Sunday from 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Location: 11188 84 avenue. Delta, BC 
  • Phone: 604-580-1313

Guru Nanak Surrey Location:

  • Open-Monday to Friday from 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Open-Saturdays and Sunday from 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Location: 15299 68 avenue. Unit 101. Surrey, BC
  • Phone: 604-580-1313

 

CLOVERDALE COMMUNITY KITCHEN (SURREY ADDRESSES ONLY)

  • Distribution times are: Mondays 5 – 6 PM, Tuesday 1-2 PM and Thursdays 10-11:30 AM.
  • New registrations will be taken on site during those hours: Please bring photo ID, proof of address and proof of income if you wish to register.

5337 180 Street. Surrey (back of building)

 

SURREY FOOD BANK

Address: 10732 City Parkway. Surrey, BC

Phone: 604-581-5443

https://www.surreyfoodbank.org/

Providing food support to residents of Surrey

How to access the Surrey Food Bank:

  1. Call 604.581.5443 Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and register for an appointment.
  2. Once you have your appointment, please bring:
  • Picture Identification
  • Proof of Address
  • Care Cards for all Dependents Living in your Home.

 

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Address: 11838 – 88th Avenue Delta, BC

Phone: 604 596-8178

Access to free bread every Wednesday night at 6:45 pm in the Church parking lot.

 

Nick’s Nook Community Pantries 

  • Open 24/7 for those wanting to donate or for those in need of food support. There are four locations
  • #1 Northside Community Church  11300 84 Avenue
  • #2 New Hope Church 11838 88 Ave.
  • #3 Sunshine Ridge Church 6230 120th Street
  • #4 Crossroads Church 7655 120th Street

 

 

 

PAC News

Heath’s PAC pulled a fast one on Mr. T, our beloved music teacher, at the Summer Concert on Thursday. He was blown away with the recognition and the sentiment behind the award. Thank you for the thoughtfulness in recognizing how important Mr. T is for our Heath community.

On behalf of Heath PAC, I’d like to thank Pam and Nicole for their contributions to Heath over the past few years. We wish you many successes in your future endeavors.

I’d also like to acknowledge the impact Pam has had in supporting our Breakfast Club since December. I wish you and your family a safe voyage and adventure back East but am sad knowing that we will miss a wonderful and dedicated member of our community.

 

School Calendar

 

Monday, June 24 Grade 7 Celebration Assembly, Luncheon, and dance/activities
Tuesday, June 25 Year End Assembly
Wednesday, June 26 Division 6-9 at Centennial Beach
Thursday, June 27 Formal Reports Available on-line
Thursday, June 27 Last Day of School for Students. Early dismissal 10:30am
Tuesday, August 27 School Office Re-Opens for Registration
Tuesday, September 3 First Day of School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of June 17

Warm wishes today on Father’s Day to all the dads and father figures in our Heath community.

 

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day (June 21)

 

 

National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated every year on June 21. Throughout the month of June, in recognition of this day, the Indigenous Education Department will be acknowledging and raising up Indigenous voices during weekly virtual Monday Morning Acknowledgments. Please note that these sessions may be a few minutes longer than usual.

Below, please see some information and a list of resources for your consideration to use during this month:

What is National Indigenous Peoples Day?

June 21st is an opportunity for all people to honour, acknowledge, and celebrate the culture, traditions, and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

What can you do?

  • We are all learners and teachers – explore in depth the true history of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Become familiar with barriers to success for Indigenous peoples – such as the Indian Act, Indian Residential School, and Intergenerational trauma.
  • Learn about: UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)
  • Read the TRC Calls to Action (calls_to_action_english2.pdf)
  • Consider reading this bestselling book by Bob Joseph: https://www.amazon.ca/Things-Know-About-Indian-Reconciliation/dp/0995266522

Online Resources:

Government of Canada – National Indigenous Peoples Day information

  • Videos
  • Educational resources
  • Online celebrations Heritage Canada
  • Information on how to plan a celebration
  • Online activities

UBC – Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Musqueam Through Time

Indigenous Learning Resources

10 Resources for National Indigenous History Month

BC Ministry of Education – Indigenous Education Resources

Video: Len Pierre on Territorial Land Acknowledgement (2:53)

Walking Forward: Learning From Place (Walking-Forward-Wood-Judson-2022-2-1.pdf)

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre: Where Rivers, Mountains, and People Meet

First Peoples’ Cultural Council: First Peoples’ Map of BC Online, interactive map on language, heritage, arts

 

 

Sports Day

Thank you to all our families who joined us for Sports Day on Friday. The weather cooperated and it was great to see everyone together at our school having a good time.

A very special thank you to Mr. Brown, Mrs. Brugge, Ms. Yeung, Mr. Price, Mrs. Savery, Mrs. Martin and our grade 7 students for their leadership in managing the stations and leading the Zumba warm-up.

A very big thank you to our PAC who came to volunteer at our school selling concession items to raise more funds for our school.

 

Camp Jubilee 2025

Based on the survey that was sent home last month, we have enough interest to book Camp Jubilee from April 7-9, 2025. An email was sent home last week to the families of our future grade 5, 6 & 7 students regarding a payment plan. As per the wishes of many families, we have divided the payment for Camp Jubilee into three parts. I apologize for the quick turnaround time to get the initial payment of $100 in for this coming week on Wednesday, June 19. Our accounting needs to be organized before the school closes for the summer. Please make sure to secure your child’s spot and send in the first deposit.

 

Lost and Found

Our lost and found area is over-flowing with water bottles, jackets, hoodies and other items of clothing. Please have your child take a look at the display in the hallway outside the gym. All unclaimed articles will be bagged and donated to charity at the end of June.

 

Electric Scooters

It has been brought to our attention that electric kick scooters should not be used by students travelling to school or while on school grounds.

Despite their popularity in our province, electric kick scooters remain illegal for use on public roads, bike lanes and sidewalks across most of B.C., except in a handful of cities that are taking part in a pilot program to test the use of them. The City of Delta is not part of the pilot program. Even in the pilot program cities, it is illegal for a person under 16 years of age to operate an electric kick scooter. You can view the provincial rules here: Electric Kick Scooter Pilot Project Regulation.

While we don’t have any Heath students currently using scooters, some siblings have been seen on the school grounds using them and we felt it was important to share this information with you. We thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

Community Information

 

FREE ONLINE PARENT/CAREGIVER WORKSHOP:

 

Preparing for Kindergarten: Separation Anxiety

https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/event/free-online-parent-workshop-preparing-for-kindergarten-separation-anxiety-2/

 

Summer Reading Club

Join Fraser Valley Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club – World of Curiosities! It’s free and there’s a club for everyone – kids, teens and adults! Join in-person or online at www.fvrl.ca and track your reading. You can read anything – novels, picture books, information books, graphic novels, audiobooks, e-books, websites – it all counts. Sign up starts June 21.

 

Summer Learning Opportunities

An innovative, enriching, and free program for English Language Learners (ELL) with a focus on Literacy for Students entering grades 1 to 7. Sessions run July 2-12 or July 15-26, McCloskey Elementary,  9:00am-1:00/1:30pm Monday to Friday.

For more information and to register go to: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/continuing-education/summer-learning-registration/

 

PAC News

The PAC meeting on Tuesday, June 11 was a huge success! We had a great turnout, and all the necessary Executive positions are filled for the coming year. To further benefit the school, there are still two Executive positions, Fundraising Chair and District PAC Representative, to be filled.

If you are interested, please email the next Chair, Trish, at heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com. Here is the ‘job description’ for the two remaining executive positions:

Fundraising Chair Responsibilities

  • Collate Volunteer information on master list and make specific lists according to event
  • Collect information for relevant fundraisers and supply information at PAC executive and/or general meetings
  • Organize appropriate groups for each fundraiser and oversee planning of events
  • Volunteer time for PAC/school events

District PAC Representative

  • Attend monthly District PAC meetings (Zoom option available)
  • Provide report of District PAC meetings at General PAC meetings
  • Volunteer time for PAC/school events

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

The last PAC Hot Lunch will be on Thursday, June 20 all orders are now closed. The PAC is in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, June 20. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help out.

 

 

School Calendar

Thursday, June 20 Hot Lunch- Fresh Slice
Thursday, June 20 Summer Concert at 1:30pm
Friday, June 21 Grade 7s at Playland
Monday, June 24 Grade 7 Celebration Assembly, Luncheon, and Dance/Activities
Tuesday, June 25 Year End Assembly
Wednesday, June 26 Division 6-9 at Centennial Beach
Thursday, June 27 Formal Reports Available On-line
Thursday, June 27 Last Day of School for Students. Early dismissal 10:30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of June 10

We are looking forward to our upcoming Sports Day on Friday, June 14th. All students have been divided into teams with each team being assigned a colour. This year, we will be bringing back the Bike Parade. To ensure the safety of all our students, helmets are required. Students can load their bikes, scooters or any other wheels in the gym starting at 8:45 am. To get into the spirit of the day, students are encouraged to decorate their ‘wheels’ and wear clothing and accessories to match their assigned team colour.

Our K-2 students will participate in Sports Day stations on the upper field while our Grade 3-6 students will participate in stations on the lower field. Parents are invited to enjoy the day with us and come out to cheer on their children. Our amazing PAC will have concession open for parents and students at lunch time from 12:10-1:00 pm.

After lunch, our Strong Start and Kindergarten students will be invited to participate in a running race. This will be followed by grade group Tug-O-War. All our students will be dismissed early on Friday at 2:30pm.

 

Lost and Found

Our lost and found area is over-flowing with water bottles, jackets, hoodies and other items of clothing. Please have your child take a look at the display in the hallway outside the gym. All unclaimed articles will be bagged and donated to charity at the end of June.

Community Information

 

Delta Smart Learning

Exciting news! Delta Smart Learning, the non-profit organization, will be back next school year. Currently, there are a number of students enrolled on Fridays in our Library at 3:00pm until 4:00pm. Delta Smart Learning offer multiple programs and work with professionals to help families with their needs for education and confidence building in the child’s school to provide convenience.

They are currently, and will be again in September, offering the following programs after school:

– Crochet

– Reading

– Writing

– Math

– Coding and Engineering

– Typing courses

– Art classes

-Playing with loose parts

These programs help with building problem solving, spatial skills and understanding semi complex tasks. If you are interested in signing up now or in September, please contact:

Delta Smart Learning Foundation 

Email: info@nextgenerationlearningca.com

Website: https://www.deltasmart.org

 

 

FREE ONLINE PARENT/CAREGIVER WORKSHOP:

Preparing for Kindergarten: Separation Anxiety

https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/event/free-online-parent-workshop-preparing-for-kindergarten-separation-anxiety-2/

North Delta FC

Fall/Winter Youth Team Programs are now open for registration. Register before June 15 and save on registration fees for the Fall season. www.northdeltafc.com

 

 

Summer Reading Club

Join Fraser Valley Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club – World of Curiosities! It’s free and there’s a club for everyone – kids, teens and adults! Join in-person or online at www.fvrl.ca and track your reading. You can read anything – novels, picture books, information books, graphic novels, audiobooks, e-books, websites – it all counts. Sign up starts June 21.

 

Delta Choral Society Children and Youth Choir

Delta Choral Society (DCS), a not-for-profit charity, is committed to offering an inclusive, affordable music experience for students in Delta with its Children and Youth Choirs. If your child has an interest in singing and being part of a musical team, sign them up for only $70 per term.

Terms run September through December and January through May. The choirs provide children and teens with the opportunity to cultivate an appreciation for music and share their talents with the community at end of term concerts. They will learn proper singing techniques in a fun but structured environment. Artistic director John R. Williams is an accomplished choral conductor, composer, pianist, adjudicator and recording artist and holds a Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington.

The Delta Youth and Children’s Choir currently rehearses at Benediction Lutheran Church, 5575 6 Ave, Tsawwassen, on Monday evenings from 5:15-6:00pm.

For more information, please email info@deltachoral.ca

To register your child for the fall term, please visit:

https://www.deltachoral.ca/join-new-members/

 

Summer Learning Opportunities

 

An innovative, enriching, and free program for English Language Learners (ELL) with a focus on Literacy for Students entering grades 1 to 7. Sessions run July 2-12 or July 15-26, McCloskey Elementary,  9:00am-1:00/1:30pm Monday to Friday.

For more information and to register go to: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/continuing-education/summer-learning-registration/

 

PAC News

Due to recent events, there will be TWO vacant positions that needs to be filled by the next PAC Meeting on Tuesday, June 11. If the positions aren’t filled, then the Heath PAC will fold and become inactive for the upcoming school year.

Nominate yourself or someone else to have the opportunity for the rewarding experience of making valuable memories for your children and others!  PAC is a great way to make new friends while doing something for your child’s school.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for the position of SECRETARY or TREASURER, please email your interest to Past Chair Nicole at heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com Here is the ‘job description’ for the executive position.

Secretary Responsibilities

  • Record minutes at general and executive meetings
  • Distribute meeting minutes in a timely manner
  • Start executive nominations for coming year
  • Bring agendas and minutes for distribution at PAC meetings
  • Meet with executive prior to PAC meetings when necessary
  • Keep a copy of the Constitution and Bylaws and submit new copy to the school principal if updated
  • Issue and receive correspondence on behalf of the PAC
  • Check PAC email account and forward pertinent info, delete junk mail or obsolete correspondence
  • Keep necessary records of the PAC
  • Volunteer time for PAC/school events

Treasurer Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly/year-end financial statements and records
  • Reconcile monthly bank statements
  • Report on monthly financial statements at PAC meetings
  • Prepare books and records for external audit
  • Prepare and deposit funds received
  • Advise on finances when necessary
  • Authorized cheque signer
  • Prepare and sign necessary cheques (e.g. babysitter at PAC meetings)
  • Ensure that another signing officer has access to books in the event of his/her absence
  • Prepare cash float for events when necessary
  • Meet with executive prior to PAC meetings when necessary
  • Attend monthly PAC meetings
  • Volunteer time for PAC/school events
  • Apply for BC Gaming Grant
  • Keep an ongoing record of Gaming Grant Expenditures and copies of all receipts and ensure that the GAS Report is filed on time PAC

 

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, June 12. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help out.

 

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close this Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

Tuesday, June 11 PAC Meeting 6:00 pm
Friday, June 14 Sports Day Early Dismissal at 2:30pm
Thursday, June 20 Hot Lunch- Fresh Slice
Friday, June 21 Grade 7s at Playland
Monday, June 24 Grade 7 Year End Celebration
Thursday, June 27 Formal Reports Available on-line
Thursday, June 27 Last Day for Students. Early dismissal 10:30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of June 3

It’s hard to believe that June is already upon us!  While we wind down this year, plans are already being made for the 2024-25 school year.  Please inform the school if your children will not be attending Heath Elementary next year. If you know of a family moving into our area, please encourage them to register their children ASAP to secure a placement at Heath for the upcoming school year.

 

Lost and Found

Our lost and found area is over-flowing with water bottles, jackets, hoodies and other items of clothing. Please label all your children’s clothing and have your child take a look at the display in the hallway outside the gym. All unclaimed articles will be bagged and donated to charity at the end of June.

 

Community Information

 

Artist Alley

The Seaquam Artist Alley will take place on Thursday, June 6th, and Friday, June 7th in the cafeteria. Come check it out to support our school’s skilled and talented artists, while buying some cool arts, crafts, and other goods. Save the date and make sure to bring your wallet so you don’t miss out!

 

North Delta Longhorns

As in past years, Seaquam and North Delta Football are putting together a Youth Football Camp (grades 2 to 7) on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at John Oliver Park.

Based at John Oliver Park, the club offers both Football and Cheerleading options for youth. They will be hosting FREE Intro camps Saturday, June 15.

 

 

 

North Delta FC

Fall/Winter Youth Team Programs are now open for registration. Register before June 15 and save on registration fees for the Fall season. www.northdeltafc.com

 

 

Summer Reading Club

Join Fraser Valley Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club – World of Curiosities! It’s free and there’s a club for everyone – kids, teens and adults! Join in-person or online at www.fvrl.ca and track your reading. You can read anything – novels, picture books, information books, graphic novels, audiobooks, e-books, websites – it all counts. Sign up starts June 21.

 

International Programs Homestay Family Recruitment

Delta School District International Programs is placing students for September 2024 and are looking for caring families to host international students who have chosen Delta as their desired study abroad destination. They will arrive from all over the world and have a strong desire to be in Delta.

 

Delta School District International Programs provides you with access to a team of professionals that have been nominated for an international award recognizing excellence in International Programs for 5 years in a row. They assist you in all aspects of caring for your student, provide monthly activities for students to join, and are always willing to lend an ear and help out.

As of September 1st, 2024, the reimbursement for hosting will be increasing to $1,150 per month per student. Students from different nationalities can be hosted in one home, although they do require their own bedroom. The majority of students in the homestay program are from Germany, Japan, Spain, Italy, and Brazil. More that 20 different countries are currently represented in the homestay program.

Many of our international students are looking for a family connection and being a part of a family during their stay in Delta. Their study periods range from 3 months to half a school year, to a full school year, to multiple years.

There are two 3-week summer programs where host families welcome younger English learners into their home. It is a great way for students to see what school (and life) in Delta is like and for new homestay families to get a small sample of what hosting is like. Reimbursement for each 3-week program is $850 per student.

If you are interested in hosting, please reach out to homestay@godelta.ca. If you are not able to host but know of a family who can, please send them our way. There are referral bonuses available for referring families.

Delta Choral Society Children and Youth Choir

 Delta Choral Society (DCS), a not-for-profit charity, is committed to offering an inclusive, affordable music experience for students in Delta with its Children and Youth Choirs. If your child has an interest in singing and being part of a musical team, sign them up for only $70 per term.

Terms run September through December and January through May. The choirs provide children and teens with the opportunity to cultivate an appreciation for music and share their talents with the community at end of term concerts. They will learn proper singing techniques in a fun but structured environment. Artistic director John R. Williams is an accomplished choral conductor, composer, pianist, adjudicator and recording artist and holds a Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington.

The Delta Youth and Children’s Choir currently rehearses at Benediction Lutheran Church, 5575 6 Ave, Tsawwassen, on Monday evenings from 5:15-6:00pm.

For more information, please email info@deltachoral.ca

To register your child for the fall term, please visit:

https://www.deltachoral.ca/join-new-members/

 

 

Summer Learning Opportunities

An innovative, enriching, and free program for English Language Learners (ELL) with a focus on Literacy for Students entering grades 1 to 7. Sessions run July 2-12 or July 15-26, McCloskey Elementary,  9:00am-1:00/1:30pm Monday to Friday.

For more information and to register go to: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/continuing-education/summer-learning-registration/

 

Tuesday, June 4th Event for Kids/Families at Harris Barn and SD Rec. Centre

 

PAC News

There is still a vacant position that needs to be filled by the next PAC Meeting on Tuesday, June 11. If the position isn’t filled, then the Heath PAC will fold and become inactive for the upcoming school year.

Nominate yourself or someone else to have the opportunity for the rewarding experience of making valuable memories for your kids and others!  PAC is a great way to make new friends while doing something for your child’s school.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for the position of SECRETARY, please email your interest to Past Chair Nicole at heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com Here is the ‘job description’ for the executive position.

Secretary Responsibilities

  • Record minutes at general and executive meetings
  • Distribute meeting minutes in a timely manner
  • Start executive nominations for coming year
  • Bring agendas and minutes for distribution at PAC meetings
  • Meet with executive prior to PAC meetings when necessary
  • Keep a copy of the Constitution and Bylaws and submit new copy to the school principal if updated
  • Issue and receive correspondence on behalf of the PAC
  • Check PAC email account and forward pertinent info, delete junk mail or obsolete correspondence
  • Keep necessary records of the PAC
  • Volunteer time for PAC/school events

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, June 12. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help out.

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

 

School Calendar

Tuesday, June 11 PAC Meeting 6:00 pm
Friday, June 14 Sports Day
Thursday, June 20 Hot Lunch- Fresh Slice
Thursday, June 20 Grade 6/7 Concert 1:30 pm
Monday, June 24 Grade 7 Year End Celebration
Thursday, June 27 Formal Reports Available on-line
Thursday, June 27 Last Day for Students. Early dismissal 10:30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of May 27

As we welcome warmer weather and sunny skies, it is important to plan ways to prevent sun related injuries. When outside in direct sunlight remember to Slip it! Slap it! Slop it! Wear clothing to protect your skin, wear a hat and don’t forget the sunscreen!

How do I protect myself, and my children from the sun?

  • Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going in the sun
  • Use sunscreen with 15 SPF (sun protection factor or higher)
  • Wear a broad brimmed hat & sunglasses
  • Provide a water bottle with plenty of water to drink
  • Seek shade between 11 am & 3 pm
  • Do not expose babies less than one year of age to any intense direct sunlight

 

How do I protect myself, and my children from mosquitoes?

¨     Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts outdoors, when mosquitoes are most active

¨     Use mosquito repellents that are registered in Canada and contain Deet

¨     Deet in repellents should not exceed 30% for adults or 10% for children (2-12 years of age)

¨     Deet should not be used on children under six months of age

¨     Follow the directions on the label

 

Lost and Found

Our lost and found area is over-flowing with water bottles, jackets, hoodies and other items of clothing. Please label all your children’s clothing and have your child take a look at the display in the hallway outside the gym. All unclaimed articles will be bagged and donated to charity at the end of June.

 

Community Information

 

North Delta FC

Fall/Winter Youth Team Programs are now open for registration. Register before June 15 and save on registration fees for the Fall season. www.northdeltafc.com

 

Summer Reading Club

Join Fraser Valley Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club – World of Curiosities! It’s free and there’s a club for everyone – kids, teens and adults! Join in-person or online at www.fvrl.ca and track your reading. You can read anything – novels, picture books, information books, graphic novels, audiobooks, e-books, websites – it all counts. Sign up starts June 21.

 

International Programs Homestay Family Recruitment

Delta School District International Programs is placing students for September 2024 and are looking for caring families to host international students who have chosen Delta as their desired study abroad destination. They will arrive from all over the world and have a strong desire to be in Delta.

Delta School District International Programs provides you with access to a team of professionals that have been nominated for an international award recognizing excellence in International Programs for 5 years in a row. They assist you in all aspects of caring for your student, provide monthly activities for students to join, and are always willing to lend an ear and help out.

As of September 1st, 2024, the reimbursement for hosting will be increasing to $1,150 per month per student. Students from different nationalities can be hosted in one home, although they do require their own bedroom. The majority of students in the homestay program are from Germany, Japan, Spain, Italy, and Brazil. More that 20 different countries are currently represented in the homestay program.

Many of our international students are looking for a family connection and being a part of a family during their stay in Delta. Their study periods range from 3 months to half a school year, to a full school year, to multiple years.

There are two 3-week summer programs where host families welcome younger English learners into their home. It is a great way for students to see what school (and life) in Delta is like and for new homestay families to get a small sample of what hosting is like. Reimbursement for each 3-week program is $850 per student.

If you are interested in hosting, please reach out to homestay@godelta.ca. If you are not able to host but know of a family who can, please send them our way. There are referral bonuses available for referring families.

 

 

Delta Choral Society Children and Youth Choir

 

Delta Choral Society (DCS), a not-for-profit charity, is committed to offering an inclusive, affordable music experience for students in Delta with its Children and Youth Choirs. If your child has an interest in singing and being part of a musical team, sign them up for only $70 per term.

Terms run September through December and January through May. The choirs provide children and teens with the opportunity to cultivate an appreciation for music and share their talents with the community at end of term concerts. They will learn proper singing techniques in a fun but structured environment. Artistic director John R. Williams is an accomplished choral conductor, composer, pianist, adjudicator and recording artist and holds a Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington.

The Delta Youth and Children’s Choir currently rehearses at Benediction Lutheran Church, 5575 6 Ave, Tsawwassen, on Monday evenings from 5:15-6:00pm.

For more information, please email info@deltachoral.ca

To register your child for the fall term, please visit:

https://www.deltachoral.ca/join-new-members/

 

Summer Learning Opportunities

An innovative, enriching, and free program for English Language Learners (ELL) with a focus on Literacy for Students entering grades 1 to 7. Sessions run July 2-12 or July 15-26, McCloskey Elementary,  9:00am-1:00/1:30pm Monday to Friday.

For more information and to register go to: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/continuing-education/summer-learning-registration/

 

Tuesday, June 4th Event for Kids/Families at Harris Barn and SD Rec. Centre

 

 

PAC News

There is still a vacant position that needs to be filled by the next PAC Meeting on Tuesday, June 11. If the position isn’t filled, then the Heath PAC will fold and become inactive for the upcoming school year.

Nominate yourself or someone else to have the opportunity for the rewarding experience of making valuable memories for your kids and others!  PAC is a great way to make new friends while doing something for your child’s school.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for the position of SECRETARY, please email your interest to Past Chair Nicole at heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com Here is the ‘job description’ for the executive position.

Secretary Responsibilities

  • Record minutes at general and executive meetings
  • Distribute meeting minutes in a timely manner
  • Start executive nominations for coming year
  • Bring agendas and minutes for distribution at PAC meetings
  • Meet with executive prior to PAC meetings when necessary
  • Keep a copy of the Constitution and Bylaws and submit new copy to the school principal if updated
  • Issue and receive correspondence on behalf of the PAC
  • Check PAC email account and forward pertinent info, delete junk mail or obsolete correspondence
  • Keep necessary records of the PAC
  • Volunteer time for PAC/school events

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, June 12. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help out.

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

 

Tuesday, May 28 Jump into K!
Friday, May 31 Grade 6/7 at Deas Island Park
Tuesday, June 11 PAC Meeting 6:00 pm
Friday, June 14 Sports Day
Thursday, June 20 Hot Lunch- Fresh Slice
Monday, June 24 Grade 7 Year End Celebration
Thursday, June 27 Formal Reports Available Online
Thursday, June 27 Last Day for Students (Early dismissal 10:30am)

 

 

 

 

 

Week of May 21

We hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. Congratulations to our intermediate Thunderbird students that made it to the District Track Meet last Thursday. Most of them placed in the top 3 and they did an excellent job representing Heath.

This Thursday, May 23, we would like to show our parent and guardian community our appreciation. Please join us for tea and baked goods at drop off time in the morning.

 

$2 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

On Wednesday, we will be hosting another $2 donut day. The proceeds from this sale will go towards the new gym sound system we would like installed before the end of June. Primary students can give their money to their teachers on Wednesday morning and their donuts will be delivered to their classrooms. Intermediate students can purchase their donuts outside in the undercover area as soon as they are dismissed to go outside at lunch.

 

Lost and Found

Our lost and found area is over-flowing with water bottles, jackets, hoodies and other items of clothing. Please label all your children’s clothing and have your child take a look at the display in the hallway outside the gym. All unclaimed articles will be bagged and donated to charity at the end of June.

 

Community Information

 

Summer Learning Opportunities

An innovative, enriching, and free program for English Language Learners (ELL) with a focus on Literacy for Students entering grades 1 to 7. Sessions run July 2-12 or July 15-26, McCloskey Elementary,  9:00am-1:00/1:30pm Monday to Friday.

 

For more information and to register go to: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/continuing-education/summer-learning-registration/

 

PAC News

The Heath PAC were successful in voting in a new Chair, Trish Medynski, and Treasurer, Pam Whittle (re-elected), for next year. There is still a vacant position that needs to be filled by the next PAC Meeting on Tuesday, June 11. If the position isn’t filled, then the Heath PAC will fold and become inactive for the upcoming school year.

Nominate yourself or someone else to have the opportunity for the rewarding experience of making valuable memories for your kids and others!  PAC is a great way to make new friends while doing something for your child’s school.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for the position of SECRETARY, please email your interest to Past Chair Nicole at heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com Here is the ‘job description’ for the executive position.

Secretary Responsibilities

  • Record minutes at general and executive meetings
  • Distribute meeting minutes in a timely manner
  • Start executive nominations for coming year
  • Bring agendas and minutes for distribution at PAC meetings
  • Meet with executive prior to PAC meetings when necessary
  • Keep a copy of the Constitution and Bylaws and submit new copy to the school principal if updated
  • Issue and receive correspondence on behalf of the PAC
  • Check PAC email account and forward pertinent info, delete junk mail or obsolete correspondence
  • Keep necessary records of the PAC
  • Volunteer time for PAC/school events

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, May 23. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help out.

 

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders are closed.

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

Monday, May 20 Victoria Day-Statutory Holiday (School closed)
Tuesday, May 21 Grade 6 Immunizations
Tuesday, May 21 Jump into K!
Wednesday, May 22 Class Photos
Wednesday, May 22 $2 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
Thursday, May 23 Parent Appreciation Tea
Thursday, May 23 Hot Lunch -Subway
Tuesday, May 28 Jump into K!
Friday, May 31 Grade 6/7 at Deas Island Park
Tuesday, June 11 PAC Meeting 6:00 pm
Friday, June 14 Sports Day
Thursday, June 20 Hot Lunch- Fresh Slice

 

 

 

 

 

Week of May 13

Wishing all our mothers, grandmothers, and care givers a very special Mother’s Day. We hope you have all been enjoying the gift of warm weather. Seeing as the warm temperatures are forecasted for the next week or more, please ensure your children come to school dressed accordingly for playing outside at recess and lunchtime (e.g. hats, sunscreen and lighter clothing)

 

District Track Meet

Congratulations to all our intermediate students who took part in last week’s track meet!  Our Thunderbird athletes had a lot of fun and represented our school very well.  Approximately 10 of our students qualified for the District Track Meet and will represent Heath at North Delta Secondary School this coming Thursday.  Way to go Thunderbirds!

 

 Lost and Found

Our lost and found area is once again over-flowing with water bottles, jackets, hoodies and other items of clothing. Please label all your children’s clothing and have your child take a look at the display in the hallway outside the gym. All unclaimed articles will be bagged and donated to charity at the end of June.

 

Community Information

 

Summer Learning Opportunities

An innovative, enriching, and free program for English Language Learners (ELL) with a focus on Literacy for Students entering grades 1 to 7. Sessions run July 2-12 or July 15-26, McCloskey Elementary,  9:00am-1:00/1:30pm Monday to Friday.

For more information and to register go to: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/continuing-education/summer-learning-registration/

 

PAC News

If you have ever considered joining PAC – NOW IS THE TIME!!!! 

Heath PAC AGM Meeting is on Wednesday, May15 and almost all executive positions are up for nomination!  Unless we can recruit a few more members, the Heath PAC will fold and become inactive for the upcoming school year.

Without the PAC, there will not be; 

– Almost $5,000 in funding for our school from the government 

– Hot Lunch 

– Treat Days 

– Funds for each classroom

– Funds for field trips 

– Funds for cultural presentations 

– Funding for the library and music room

– Funds for updating technology items in classrooms 

– Funding for gym and sports equipment 

– Funding for special requests from Teachers 

– Sports Day Concession 

One of the biggest concerns is that without a PAC, we will miss out on significant funding from the government. 

Nominate yourself or someone else to have the opportunity for the rewarding experience of making valuable memories for your kids and others!  PAC is a great way to make new friends while doing something for your child’s school.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for a position, please email your interest to Past Chair Nicole Simpson at:  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com All nominees must be present at the Wednesday, May 15 AGM Meeting in order to accept the nomination and/or position. Here are the ‘job descriptions’ for each executive position.

PAC Chair Responsibilities

  • Chair meetings (or arrange for VP to chair)
  • Give executive report at meetings (or arrange for other exec member to do this)
  • Meet with school principal as necessary
  • Meet with executive prior to PAC meetings to discuss agenda items if necessary
  • Create agenda for meetings
  • Follow up to ensure action items from meetings completed
  • Ensure projects and spending decisions fit with mandate of the PAC
  • Speak on behalf of PAC when necessary at school events such as Welcome To Kindergarten
  • Volunteer time for PAC/school events

Vice Chair Responsibilities

  • Attend monthly PAC meetings as much as possible
  • Support PAC Chair to help him/her achieve necessary tasks
  • Chair meetings in chair’s absence
  • Meet with fellow executive prior to PAC meetings to help Chair prepare for upcoming monthly meeting when necessary
  • Submit updates for school newsletter to school secretary on behalf of the PAC when chair is unavailable
  • Liaise with school principal when necessary on behalf of the PAC executive
  • Volunteer time for PAC/school events
  • Promote parent involvement at PAC events and solicit volunteers (email contact list, posters, word-of-mouth) • Post monthly reminder posters and agenda and previous minutes prior to monthly PAC meetings

Secretary Responsibilities

  • Record minutes at general and executive meetings
  • Distribute meeting minutes in a timely manner
  • Start executive nominations for coming year
  • Bring agendas and minutes for distribution at PAC meetings
  • Meet with executive prior to PAC meetings when necessary
  • Keep a copy of the Constitution and Bylaws and submit new copy to the school principal if updated
  • Issue and receive correspondence on behalf of the PAC
  • Check PAC email account and forward pertinent info, delete junk mail or obsolete correspondence
  • Keep necessary records of the PAC
  • Volunteer time for PAC/school events

Treasurer Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly/year-end financial statements and records
  • Reconcile monthly bank statements
  • Report on monthly financial statements at PAC meetings
  • Prepare books and records for external audit
  • Prepare and deposit funds received
  • Advise on finances when necessary
  • Authorized cheque signer
  • Prepare and sign necessary cheques (e.g. babysitter at PAC meetings)
  • Ensure that another signing officer has access to books in the event of his/her absence
  • Prepare cash float for events when necessary
  • Meet with executive prior to PAC meetings when necessary
  • Attend monthly PAC meetings
  • Volunteer time for PAC/school events
  • Apply for BC Gaming Grant
  • Keep an ongoing record of Gaming Grant Expenditures and copies of all receipts and ensure that the GAS Report is filed on time PAC

Fundraising Chair Responsibilities

  • Collate Volunteer information on master list and make specific lists according to event
  • Collect information for relevant fundraisers and supply information at PAC executive and/or general meetings
  • Organize appropriate groups for each fundraiser and oversee planning of events
  • Volunteer time for PAC/school events

District PAC Representative

  • Attend District PAC meetings
  • Provide report of District PAC meetings at General PAC meetings

Volunteer time for PAC/school events

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, May 23. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help out.

 

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

 

Wednesday, May 15 Deadline for gr. 5/6/7 camp survey
Wednesday, May 15 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Thursday, May 16 District Track Meet at NDSS
Friday, May 17 Pro-D Day- Day in-lieu (School not in Session)
Monday, May 20 Victoria Day-Statutory Holiday (School closed)
Tuesday, May 21 Grade 6 Immunizations
Tuesday, May 21 Jump into K!
Wednesday, May 22 Class Photos
Wednesday, May 22 $2 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
Thursday, May 23 Parent Appreciation Tea
Thursday, May 23 Hot Lunch -Subway
Tuesday, May 28 Jump into K!

 

 

 

 

 

Week of May 6

Last week was terrific togetherness with our school community! The Pancake Fundraiser was great fun to see so many of our parents join us for breakfast. Friday brought the best end to the week with the PAC Movie Night. We had a huge turnout with many families.

 

Track Meet On Monday

 

All track team members are asked to arrive at Heath at 8:30am and report to their classes for attendance.  Students will walk to North Delta Secondary accompanied by school staff. The Track Meet is scheduled to run until approximately 2:45 pm., at which time students will return to school or proceed home with their parent/guardian. In the event of poor weather, the meet will be postponed to Friday, May10th.  Please listen to reports by radio stations CKNW 980 or NEWS1130 on the morning of the meet. The event is only for students participating. At the end of their events, students are to check out with the following teachers prior to leaving with their parents or walking back with their teacher.

The folks at Delta Community College (DCC) have asked that parents and staff are not to park in the DCC parking lot. DCC has fluid programming throughout the day, and they need the parking lot for their learners.

 

2024-2025 School Year

This is the time of year when staffing allocations are made to schools and planning for the next school year begins.  Due to this, it is extremely important that our enrolment numbers be as accurate as possible and, therefore, I would ask families who will be leaving Heath to contact the school as soon as possible with this information.  Similarly, if you know of a family moving into our area, please encourage them to register their children as soon as possible to secure their placement at Heath Elementary.

As we plan for the 2024-25 school year, I would like to make you aware of factors that are important in organizing classes for next year.

 

Staffing and Class Size

The number of staff members assigned to Heath is decided by the Delta School District and is based on projected student enrolment.  Enrolment estimates and class size guidelines affect the configuration of classes.  Currently, the class size limit is 20 for Kindergarten, 22 for Grades 1-3, and 29 for Grades 4-7.  Combined (split) classes are an organizational necessity based on student numbers.  While combined classes are an organizational necessity, research indicates that multi-age groupings provide very positive learning environments for children.  Studies show that children in multi-age classes learn to become more independent, responsible learners and develop a greater degree of social responsibility.  Achievement levels of these students are as good as, or better than, the achievement levels of students placed in single grade classrooms.

 Criteria for Student Placement

Assigning students to particular classes is a very complex task that takes into consideration a variety of factors, including learning styles and strengths, what a student is able to achieve in relation to the goals of the curriculum, degree of independence in work habits, social and personal needs, age and physical maturity, previous placements, number of ELL and students with diverse learning needs, and parental insight.   Our objective is to create balanced classes based on intellectual and social / emotional / behavioural development, as well as peer support and other needs. The professional staff, including teachers, support staff and administrators are in contact with the children in the school setting for 30 hours a week.  Therefore, the classroom placement of students must be determined through school-based professional evaluations.  Teachers have school-based knowledge of the above and therefore can best determine where individual children should be placed.

 Parent Input

As our partners, we recognize that parents have important information that can assist with the placement of students.  Parents are welcome to advise the school of personal, educational, or social information that could affect a child’s placement.  Our staff will keep in mind this information, along with the above considerations, when building classes.

This information should not include a request for placement with a particular teacher.  Any requests received that request a specific teacher will not be considered.

 Maternity or medical leaves, retirements, and lay-offs combine to make school staffing a changing and ongoing process.  Also, staff members may change grade levels due to school needs or further professional growth.  Whatever the scenario, we strive to place your child in a warm, caring environment that will maximize their learning.  If you have information about your child that you feel will assist us in making the best possible placement for them, please see the email from the school that will be sent out this week as it contains the Parent Input form that needs to be completed and returned to the school by June 3rd at the latest.  Input received after this date will not be considered.

 

Staff Appreciation Week

 

Monday, May 6th to Friday, May 10th  is one week of the year where we get to openly give thanks and appreciate all the staff at Heath who truly care and make a huge impact on our students. We have an “Appreciation Station” set up at the front office for students and parents to fill out cards for any member of our staff that you would like to express gratitude towards.

Community Information

 

FamilySmart Free Online Events

Connecting with Kids

May 7th 6pm-8pm

We know that having caring, connected conversations can significantly impact the mental health of children and youth. Join us to listen to Kim Barthel talk about having more self-compassion, self-awareness and knowledge about the art and science of relationships. Our kids mean so much to us, and yet disconnection, dissociation and even the potential for self-harm is very real. A holistic and engaging story-teller, Kim will introduce the basics of attunement, attachment theory, trauma-sensitive practice, sustainable self-care and above all the power of connection and inclusion. Register here.

If you have any questions, please contact SurreyDeltaWhiteRock@familysmart.ca.

 

PAC News

Heath’s PAC is in critical need of parents to join next year so the students will not miss out on opportunities such as Hot Lunches, $2 treat days and Movie Nights. The PAC needs a minimum of 3 people to hold executive roles, but more are needed to support the committee and share responsibilities with all duties involved.  Please consider joining the PAC Executive for next year and come to the next PAC meeting. The vote will be held in May and you must be present to be voted in. Many positions are available so, please join us for our next PAC meeting on Wednesday, May 15!

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

Freezies Fundraiser

The PAC has organized another fundraiser on Wednesday, May 8- $2 FREEZIES! We will follow the same format as before and have primary students pre-order their freezies on Wednesday morning with their teachers. The intermediate students can purchase their treat when the bell rings to go outside at lunchtime by the undercover area.

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the Freezie Fundraiser on May 8 and the next hot lunch on Thursday, May 15. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help out.

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

Monday, May 6 Regional Track Meet at NDSS
Wednesday, May 8 $2 Freezies Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 15 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Thursday, May 16 District Track Meet at NDSS
Friday, May 17 Pro-D Day (School is not in Session)
Wednesday, May 22 Class Photos
Wednesday, May 22 $2 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of April 29

It was terrific seeing all the families participating in our Student Led conferences last week as I know how hard our students prepared for the event.

 

Pancake Breakfast

Come out and join us for breakfast!!

All the staff at Heath are excited to host a pancake breakfast fundraiser with our Heath families. We will be fundraising to help pay for some of the cost of our new Sound System for the gym. We are hoping to have it installed in time for our Grade 7 year end celebration!

The cost for each entry will be $2 per person or by donation.

When you drop your child(ren) off for school this Wednesday, May 1st, please come in and join us for pancakes. We will be serving at 7:30am until 9:00am, in the gym and undercover area outside.

 

Camp Information Meeting for Parents

On Tuesday, April 30 we invite all parents of next year’s grades 5,6, & 7 for an information meeting at 3:30pm. We have found a new outdoor camp experience for our students and would like to share information and help answer any questions.

 

Parent Parking Lot

 

Pick up times can be busy. We are fortunate to have a parking lot with plenty of designated parking spots dedicated for parents to park safely and not act as a drive thru. For those that find the lot too busy, we encourage families to walk to and from school if possible or park across the street. Parents and guardians are asked to remember that the parking lot is private property and expectations to use it safely will be reinforced.

To help us continue to keep our students safe during pick up and drop off time, parents can do the following:

  • Park only in the designated spots
  • Please do not allow your children to jump into a moving vehicle
  • The quick drop off/pick-up area is not for parking, please do not leave your vehicle
  • Follow all road signs to ensure you are parked safely and legally

 

 

Next Generation Learning at Heath

Delta Smart Learning is a non-profit organization that helps children thrive at their own pace in a comfortable commutative space, may it be play-based or Academic-based learning. Delta smart learning offer multiple programs and work with professionals to help families with their needs for education and confidence building in the child’s school to provide convenience.

On Friday, May 3rd, 2024, a free Coding & Engineering demo will be provided, and families are welcome to ask any questions related to any of the classes that are offered.

Classes will be taught at Heath Elementary every Friday in May and June 2024 from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Please Email: info@nextgenerationlearningca.com for any questions.

You can find more information on their Website: https://www.deltasmart.org

 

Student Absences

It is very important to call the school when your child is absent. Our safe arrival program relies on knowing which students will be not attending EACH day they are absent.

The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

Community Information

 

FamilySmart Free Online Events

Connecting with Kids

May 7th 6pm-8pm

We know that having caring, connected conversations can significantly impact the mental health

of children and youth. Join us to listen to Kim Barthel talk about having more self-compassion,

self-awareness and knowledge about the art and science of relationships. Our kids mean so much

to us, and yet disconnection, dissociation and even the potential for self-harm is very real. A

holistic and engaging story-teller, Kim will introduce the basics of attunement, attachment theory,

trauma-sensitive practice, sustainable self-care and above all the power of connection and

inclusion. Register here.

If you have any questions, please contact SurreyDeltaWhiteRock@familysmart.ca.

 

 

PAC News

Heath’s PAC is in critical need of parents to join next year so the students will not miss out on opportunities such as Hot Lunches, $2 treat days and Movie Nights. The PAC needs a minimum of 3 people to hold executive roles, but more are needed to support the committee and share responsibilities with all duties involved.  Please consider joining the PAC Executive for next year and come to the next PAC meeting. The vote will be held in May and you must be present to be voted in. Many positions are available so, please join us for our next PAC meeting on Wednesday, May 15!

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

 

Freezies Fundraiser

 

The PAC has organized another fundraiser on Wednesday, May 8- $2 FREEZIES! We will follow the same format as before and have primary students pre-order their freezies on Wednesday morning with their teachers. The intermediate students can purchase their treat when the bell rings to go outside at lunchtime by the undercover area.

 

PAC Movie Night

Our PAC will be hosting the first Movie Night of the year this Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm. Thank you to those that took the time to vote. The results are in and the movie that will be showing is:­­­ Despicable Me

Bring a blanket, a cushion or something cozy to sit on. Our PAC will be offering an assortment of goodies and juice boxes for purchase while you watch the movie. Come on out for a fun evening with your family!

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the Freezie Fundraiser on May 8 and the next hot lunch on Thursday, May 15. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help out.

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

 

School Calendar

 

Tuesday, April 30 Passover Ends
Tuesday, April 30 Camp Information Meeting 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 1 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser 7:30am-9:00am
Friday, May 3 PAC Movie Night 7:00pm
Monday, May 6 Regional Track Meet at NDSS
Wednesday, May 8 $2 Freezies Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 15 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Thursday, May 16 District Track Meet at NDSS
Friday, May 17 Pro-D Day (School is not in Session)

 

 

 

Week of April 22

We are wishing those that celebrate, a kosher and joyous Passover.

 

 

 

Earth Day

Monday is Earth Day and in celebration, we are encouraging all our students to walk or bike to school.  If you must drive to school, please park a couple of blocks away and walk with your child the rest of the way. Other ways to celebrate our planet is to have a litterless lunch.

Did you know that the average school-aged child who consumes a conventional disposable lunch generates a total of 67 lbs of waste per year!

While it easy to say, “let’s have a litterless lunch”, how can this be accomplished in a “low impact” way? Here are some suggestions:

  • Use a reusable bag or container (not a single use plastic bag or disposable container)
  • Pack food in reusable containers (no plastic wrap, foil, plastic bags, or pre-packaged foods)
  • Pack beverages in reusable containers like a refillable water bottle or thermos (recyclable containers are acceptable but discouraged)
  • Take home organic waste (apple cores, banana peels, etc.) for composting
  • Pack cloth napkins and non-disposable cutlery

To join in Heath spirit of Earth Day, we are also encouraging students and staff to wear green and/or blue.

 

Parent Parking Lot

Pick up times have been busy and a safety concern. We are fortunate to have a parking lot with plenty of designated parking spots dedicated for parents to park safely and not act as a drive thru. For those that find the lot too busy, we encourage families to walk to and from school if possible or park across the street. Parents and guardians are asked to remember that the parking lot is private property and expectations to use it safely will be reinforced.

To help us continue to keep our students safe during pick up and drop off times, parents can do the following:

  • Park only in the designated spots
  • Please do not allow your children to jump into a moving vehicle
  • The quick drop off/pick-up area is not for parking, please do not leave your vehicle
  • Follow all road signs to ensure you are parked safely and legally

 

 

Student-Led Conferences

Parents/caregivers are welcome to our Student-Led Conferences on Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25. There will be early dismissal at 2:00pm for both days. Sign up for the conference through Parent Connect was made available on Thursday, April 18th.

This is an opportunity for your child(ren) to show you what they have been learning and share their goals for the last term. We encourage everyone to set aside some time to celebrate the learning your child will be sharing with you.

Scholastic Book Fair

Our librarian, Mrs. Smith, will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair at Heath again this year. The book fair will be available for students from Tuesday, April 23rd to Friday, April 26th, 2024 in the Multipurpose Room during regular library time. Mrs. Smith is looking for a parent or two to help out with the book fair during the day. If you are willing, please email Mrs. Smith directly at lsmith@deltaschools.ca

Parents/Guardians and families are more than welcome to attend the book fair on Wednesday, April 24th and Thursday, April 25th during student-led conferences (between 2:00pm – 5:00pm) Debit/credit or cash are accepted!

 

Pancake Breakfast

Come out and join us for breakfast!!

All the staff at Heath are excited to host a pancake breakfast fundraiser with our Heath families. We will be fundraising to help offset the cost of our new Sound System for the gym. The cost for each entry will be $2 per person or by donation. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 1st. Specific details and times will be coming soon.

 

Camp Information Meeting for Parents

On Tuesday, May 30 we invite all parents of next year’s grades 5,6, & 7 for an information meeting at 3:30pm. We have found a new outdoor camp experience for our students and would like to share information and help answer any questions.

 

Next Generation Learning at Heath

Hello Parents!

Delta Smart Learning is a non-profit organization that helps children thrive at their own pace in a comfortable commutative space, may it be play-based or Academic-based learning. We are here to support your children to express and learn more comfortably and confidently.

We here at Delta smart learning offer multiple programs and work with professionals to help families with their needs for education and confidence building in the child’s school to provide convenience.

We are currently offering the following programs after school:

– Crochet

– Reading

– Writing

– Math

– Coding and Engineering

– Typing courses

– Art classes

-Playing with loose parts

To help with building problem solving, spatial skills and understanding semi complex tasks. Using three-dimensional objects also enables young and fertile minds the ability to plan ahead and make the necessary alterations so the pieces fit together as intended and builds great enthusiasm as the project is completed by the students, which boosts confidence.

On May 3rd, 2024, we will be providing a free Coding & Engineering demo, and we welcome families to ask any questions related to any of our other classes that we offer as well.

We will be teaching at Heath Elementary every Friday in May and June 2024 from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm. So, we hope you will all take advantage of this opportunity for your child’s future.

Thank-you

Delta Smart Learning Foundation

Email: info@nextgenerationlearningca.com

Website: https://www.deltasmart.org

 

Student Absences

It is very important to call the school when your child is absent. Our safe arrival program relies on knowing which students will be not attending EACH day they are absent. The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

 

2024/2025 Draft Budget Recommendations

For more information on the budget and public consultation process, please visit: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/news-events/news/budget-consultation-process/

Community Information

 

FamilySmart Free Online Events

Understanding, Supporting and Connecting with Teens with Depression

Mood roller coasters are a part of normal development for our teens, but sometimes something

more is going on with their mental health. How can we tell the difference? At what point should we intervene, and how can we go about it? Come together with other families to watch a video featuring a parent with lived experience and Karen Peters, a mental health therapist, for a discussion about understanding how depression shows up in teens and ways of journeying with them through it.

Registration: FamilySmart – Events

Dates: April 23rd 6pm-7:30pm and April 25th 6:30pm-8pm

Connecting with Kids

May 7th 6pm-8pm

We know that having caring, connected conversations can significantly impact the mental health of children and youth. Join us to listen to Kim Barthel talk about having more self-compassion, self-awareness and knowledge about the art and science of relationships. Our kids mean so much to us, and yet disconnection, dissociation and even the potential for self-harm is very real. A holistic and engaging story-teller, Kim will introduce the basics of attunement, attachment theory, trauma-sensitive practice, sustainable self-care and above all the power of connection and inclusion. Register here.

If you have any questions, please contact SurreyDeltaWhiteRock@familysmart.ca.

 

PAC News

Heath’s PAC is in critical need of parents to join next year so the students will not miss out on opportunities such as Hot Lunches, $2 treat days and Movie Nights. The PAC needs a minimum of 3 people to hold executive roles, but more are needed to support the committee and share responsibilities with all duties involved.  Please consider joining the PAC Executive for next year and come to the next PAC meeting. The vote will be held in May and you must be present to be voted in. Many positions are available so, please join us for our next PAC meeting on Wednesday, May 15!

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

Freezies Fundraiser

The PAC has organized another fundraiser on Wednesday, May 8- $2 FREEZIES! We will follow the same format as before and have primary students pre-order their freezies on Wednesday morning with their teachers. The intermediate students can purchase their treat when the bell rings to go outside at lunchtime by the undercover area.

PAC Movie Night

Our PAC will be hosting the first Movie Night of the year on Friday, May 3rd. A survey has been created to cast your vote for which movie you want to watch. Please take a minute and fill out the survey by Friday, April 26. More details about the event will be coming soon.

https://forms.gle/kEfbdnCKzTBAFsM27

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the Freezie Fundraiser on May 8 and the next hot lunch on Thursday, May 15. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help out.

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

Monday, April 22 Passover Begins at Sunset
Monday, April 22 Earth Day
Tuesday, April 23- Friday, April 26 Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday, April 24 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Thursday, April 25 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 30 Passover Ends
Tuesday, April 30 Camp Information Meeting 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 1 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Friday, May 3 PAC Movie Night
Monday, May 6 Regional Track Meet at NDSS
Wednesday, May 8 $2 Freezies Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 15 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Thursday, May 16 District Track Meet at NDSS
Friday, May 17 Pro-D Day (School is not in Session)

 

 

 

 

 

Week of April 15

We had much to celebrate last week! Eid, Vaisakhi, Heritage Fair, and the Grade 6/7 Basketball Tournaments at Seaquam. We are very proud that Samridhi, Rajmeet and Sharan in Grade 7 achieved success at the Regional Science Fair that also occurred last week. Way to go!

Student-Led Conferences

 

Parents/caregivers are welcome to our Student-Led Conferences on Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25. There will be early dismissal at 2:00pm for both days. This is an opportunity for your child(ren) to show you what they have been learning and share their goals for the last term. We encourage everyone to set aside some time to celebrate the learning your child will be sharing with you. An email will be sent home to indicate that sign up for the conference will be made available on Wednesday, April 17th after 3pm.

 

Scholastic Book Fair

 

Our librarian, Mrs. Smith, will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair at Heath again this year. The book fair will be available for students from Tuesday, April 23rd to Friday, April 26th, 2024 in the Multipurpose Room during regular library time.

 

Parents/Guardians and families are more than welcome to attend the book fair on

Wednesday, April 24th and Thursday, April 25th during student-led conferences (between 2:00pm – 5:00pm) Debit/credit or cash are accepted!

Scholastic Book Fair Letter to Parent

Pancake Breakfast

All the staff at Heath are excited to host a pancake breakfast fundraiser with our Heath families. On Wednesday, May 1st, we will be fundraising to help offset the cost of our new Sound System for the gym. The cost for each entry will be $2 per person or by donation. Specific details and times will be coming soon.

 

Inclusive Learning Education Caregiver Handbook

Delta School District has created a Caregiver Handbook with the new funding amounts for September 2024. It is on both the district website as well as the Inclusive Learning site. It’s posted up at https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/learning-services-inclusive-learning/inclusive-learning-caregiver-handbook/

 

Student Absences

It is very important to call the school when your child is absent. Our safe arrival program relies on knowing which students will be not attending EACH day they are absent.

The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

Community Information

 

ERASE Social Media Awareness online presentations – April 18

If you have not had a chance to attend these events, they are amazing and very informative.  These sessions are on Social Media Awareness meant for caregivers and children aged 10 and up.

The dates are coming up quickly so register today. The sessions take place from 6:30-7:30pm with the first upcoming next Tuesday.

https://pages.saferschoolstogether.com/erase-family-session

 

Understanding & Caring For Anxiety (April 17, 7:00 pm, via Zoom)

Understanding & Caring for Anxiety is a 90-minute webinar offered by Alongside You that will help you understand your anxiety better and learn some effective ways to care for your anxiety and for yourself when it’s hard.

This webinar is led by Andrew Neufeld and Jonathan Hers, both Registered Clinical Counsellors at Alongside You. There will be an education session at the beginning and some time to ask questions at the end.

Register here: https://bit.ly/understanding-caring-for-anxiety

 

Safer Schools

As part of the on-going work with the Ministry of Education and Childcare through the erase strategy, Safer Schools welcomes families to join a FREE April session!

Family Session: “Establishing Safe, Caring and Respectful Digital Communities” for Families and Youth aged 10 and up.

Date: April 16

erase Family Sessions (saferschoolstogether.com)

 

 

PAC News

Members needed to continue our PAC and receive grants in order to purchase new items for the school! If you would like to join the PAC Executive for next year, the vote is in May and you must be present to be voted in. Many positions are available so, please join us for our next PAC meeting on Wednesday, May 15!

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

 Freezies Fundraiser

The PAC has organized another fundraiser on Wednesday, May 8- $2 FREEZIES! We will follow the same format as before and have primary students pre-order their freezies on Wednesday morning with their teachers. The intermediate students can purchase their treat when the bell rings to go outside at lunchtime by the undercover area.

 

PAC Movie Night

Our PAC will be hosting the first Movie Night of the year on Friday, May 3rd. A survey has been created to cast your vote for which movie you want to watch. Please take a minute and fill out the survey by Friday, April 26. More details about the event will be coming soon.

https://forms.gle/kEfbdnCKzTBAFsM27

 

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, April 18. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

April 18- Hot Lunch (Canella Catering).

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

 

School Calendar

Thursday, April 18 Canella Catering Hot Lunch
Thursday, April 18 Tea and Talk 2:00 pm
Monday, April 22 Passover Begins at Sunset
Monday, April 22 Earth Day
Tuesday, April 23- Friday, April 26 Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday, April 24 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Thursday, April 25 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 30 Passover Ends
Tuesday, April 30 Camp Information Meeting 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 1 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Friday, May 3 PAC Movie Night
Monday, May 6 Regional Track Meet at NDSS
Wednesday, May 8 $2 Freezies Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 15 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Thursday, May 16 District Track Meet at NDSS
Friday, May 17 Pro-D Day (School is not in Session)

 

 

 

Week of April 8

It was great seeing everyone come through the doors on Tuesday with a smile. We had a successful first week back after the break. Everyone at Heath is so fortunate that we can experience the many cultural celebrations at our school. Ramadan will be coming to an end this coming week and will be bringing in the first day of Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday. Saturday brings with it the spring harvest celebration of Vaisakhi. We encourage all students and staff to wear traditional clothing to celebrate.

Sikh Heritage Month

Sikh Heritage month is an annual event to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Sikh Canadians to the BC’s cultural, economic, and social fabric. Various events and activities will happen across the province to showcase Sikh culture, history and achievements. The month-long celebration is an opportunity for Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike to learn more about the Sikh faith, while promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding. It also serves as a reminder of the values of equality, social justice, and religious tolerance that are central to Sikh and which are shared by all Canadians.

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022AG0047-000444

 

Intermediate Heritage Fair

Please join us at 1:20pm in the gym on Wednesday this week as our intermediate students display their hard work at creating their Heritage Fair Projects.

 

Track and Field

Track and field season began last week for our intermediate classes. All intermediate students have the opportunity to practice the events they are able to participate in. Beginning April 8, students will participate in three weeks of track and field stations during instructional time. Teaching staff will then pick students for various track and field teams. The students selected for track and field teams will then have one week of extracurricular track practices together before the Regional Track Meet.

The Regional Track Meet will be held on Monday, May 6th at North Delta Secondary School. Only those students participating in an event attend the track meet.

To be chosen to represent Heath, students must demonstrate:

  • Excellent attendance at practices
  • Overall positive attitude and responsible behavior
  • Good ability in the track event

Top finishers at the Regional Track Meet may be eligible for the District Track Meet (May 16th at North Delta Secondary School). The District Track Meet will be held rain or shine.

Please encourage your intermediate aged child to get involved! The opportunity to represent Heath Elementary is always a lot of fun, and while we can’t always send everyone to the actual track meet, we do our best to involve as many of our students as possible.

 

Partial Solar Eclipse – April 8, 2024

A partial solar eclipse will take place on Monday, April 8. While this is an exciting astronomical event, it’s important that students know not to look directly at the sun at any time to guard against temporary or permanent damage to their eyes.

During a solar eclipse, the moon moves between the sun and the earth, partially or completely blocking the Sun’s rays. Looking at the eclipse directly, or through sunglasses, windows or a camera even for just a few seconds is not safe as the sun’s intense radiation has the potential to cause eye damage.

In Delta, the solar eclipse is expected to begin at 10:42 a.m., peak at 11:30 a.m., and finish by 12:20 p.m. (https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/canada/delta?iso=20240408)

A safe way to view the eclipse is online at NASA/Exploratorium_livestream or Space.com.

At Heath, we will keep all students indoors during the times of the solar eclipse to help maintain their safety during this exciting event.

 

Delta Teaching Assistant Certificate Program (DTAC)

 

Train to be an Education Assistant! Delta School District are accepting more applications for the Fall 2024 intake of the Delta Teaching Assistant Certificate program. They have extended the application deadline to Friday, May 31 and encourage all interested persons to apply.   Detailed information about the program is available here.

 

Student Absences

It is very important to call the school when your child is absent. Our safe arrival program relies on knowing which students will be not attending EACH day they are absent.

The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

Community Information

 

ERASE Social Media Awareness online presentations – April 10, April 18

If you have not had a chance to attend these events, they are amazing and very informative.  These sessions are on Social Media Awareness meant for caregivers and children aged 10 and up.

The dates are coming up quickly so register today. The sessions take place from 6:30-7:30pm with the first upcoming next Tuesday.

https://pages.saferschoolstogether.com/erase-family-session

 

The Royal Soccer Club

 

The Royal Soccer Club, a registered non-profit community organization, is proud to host their 32nd annual grassroots summer day camps.  The program is designed to promote personal development, team building and of course, FUN!  Uniquely designed to offer a more soccer focused morning with a leisure swim with other organized activities in the afternoon.  The program operates during all weeks in July and August for children aged 5 to 13.  For more information or to register, visit royalsoccerclub.com or call 1-800-427-0536.

 

PAC News

Members needed to continue our PAC and receive grants in order to purchase new items for the school! Our next two meetings will be important. In April, we will be establishing bylaws and constitutions for our school’s PAC.  If you would like to join the PAC Executive for next year, the vote is in May and you must be present to be voted in. Many positions are available so, please join us for our next PAC meeting on Wednesday, April 10!

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

Candy Bag Fundraiser

The PAC has organized another fundraiser on Wednesday, April 10- $2 Candy Bags! We will follow the same format as the Krispy Kreme fundraiser and have primary students pre-order their candy bags on Wednesday morning with their teachers. The intermediate students can purchase their treat when the bell rings to go outside at lunchtime by the undercover area.

 

PAC Movie Night

Our PAC will be hosting the first Movie Night of the year on Friday, May 3rd. A survey has been created to cast your vote for which movie you want to watch. Please take a minute and fill out the survey by Friday, April 26. More details about the event will be coming soon.

https://forms.gle/kEfbdnCKzTBAFsM27

 

 

PAC Hot Lunch

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, April 18. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

 

April 10- Candy Bags Fundraiser $2

April 18- Hot Lunch (Canella Catering). Orders close Wednesday, April 10

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

Wednesday, April 10 $2 Candy Bag Fundraiser
Wednesday, April 10 Heritage Fair 1:20pm
Wednesday, April 10 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Wednesday, April 10 First day of Eid
Saturday, April 13 Vaisakhi
Thursday, April 18 Canella Catering Hot Lunch
Thursday, April 18 Tea and Talk 2:00 pm
Monday, April 22 Passover Begins at Sunset
Monday, April 22 Earth Day
Tuesday, April 23- Friday, April 26 Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday, April 24 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Thursday, April 25 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 30 Passover Ends
Tuesday, April 30 Parent Camp Information Meeting 3:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of April 2

Wishing you a joyful Easter long weekend surrounded by the love of family and the beauty of springtime. All the staff at Heath are looking forward to being back to school recharged and ready for the last few months of the school year.

 

One of the main tasks that we focus on at this time of year is to begin planning for the next school year, both in terms of school enrolment and staffing. To help plan properly, we would ask that families inform the school as early as possible if your child will not be returning to Heath in September 2024. It is important that our enrolment numbers be as accurate as possible at each grade level so that staffing can meet the needs of our school population and we can have the smoothest possible school opening in September. If you will be leaving our community, notifications of your plans in writing would be appreciated. Also, if you have neighbours moving into the area, encourage them to register as soon as possible to ensure attendance at Heath for September.

 

Tsawwassen First Nation Treaty Day – April 3

On Wednesday April 3, Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) celebrated Treaty Day. This marks the 14th anniversary of the TFN Treaty, the first urban treaty in British Columbia. This treaty restored land ownership and self-government jurisdiction to the Tsawwassen people after many years of negotiation. You can read about the treaty process on the TFN website under the Timeline of History both Pre & Post-Treaty.

We also encourage you to read the newly released Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan 2022-2027.  Within the 89 actions listed in this plan, there are a number specific to the district’s continued work.

 

 

Student Learning Survey 2023/2024

The Provincial Student Learning Survey is unique in its scope, size and usefulness to schools. It gathers information from parents/guardians/caregivers, teachers, and students on topics related to school environment, safety, and achievement. The information is used for planning in individual schools and provides a district and provincial perspective.

Early in 2024 the Student Learning Survey will be administered to students in grades 4 and 7, their parents/guardians/caregivers, and all school staff. We encourage parents/guardians/caregivers to participate in this survey, as the results are important in identifying and celebrating current strengths, as well as determining where the school needs to focus improvement. The surveys contain standard questions for the Province – in addition, questions from the school and/or district that focus on local conditions or issues may be included.

The survey can be completed electronically and can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey. Any computer with an Internet connection can be used, and access to the e-survey is simple and secure. The survey can be accessed through the link with or without an anonymous logon code by selecting the school district and school name where your child attends school. Provincial, District and School Reports for previous years can be viewed at the same site under the Results section.

The e-survey site will be open until May 3rd.

 

Delta Teaching Assistant Certificate Program (DTAC)

 

Train to be an Education Assistant! Delta School District are accepting more applications for the Fall 2024 intake of the Delta Teaching Assistant Certificate program. They have extended the application deadline to Friday, May 31 and encourage all interested persons to apply.   Detailed information about the program is available here.

 

Accessibility Plan

The Delta School District is committed to ensuring that every individual has full access to our programs and services. An important part of this work is to ensure that students, staff, and community members with disabilities have a voice in identifying, removing, and preventing barriers in our district learning environments, workplaces, or school communities. You can find the district’s Accessibility Plan and share your feedback here: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/distric/accessibility/

 

Student Absences

It is very important to call the school when your child is absent. Our safe arrival program relies on knowing which students will be not attending EACH day they are absent.

The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

 

Community Information

 

ERASE Social Media Awareness online presentations – April 10, April 18

If you have not had a chance to attend these events, they are amazing and very informative.  These sessions are on Social Media Awareness meant for caregivers and children aged 10 and up.

The dates are coming up quickly so register today. The sessions take place from 6:30-7:30pm with the first upcoming next Tuesday.

https://pages.saferschoolstogether.com/erase-family-session

 

The Royal Soccer Club

The Royal Soccer Club, a registered non-profit community organization, is proud to host their 32nd annual grassroots summer day camps.  The program is designed to promote personal development, team building and of course, FUN!  Uniquely designed to offer a more soccer focused morning with a leisure swim with other organized activities in the afternoon.  The program operates during all weeks in July and August for children aged 5 to 13.  For more information or to register, visit royalsoccerclub.com or call 1-800-427-0536.

 

Earth Day Photo Contest

 

The City of Delta is hosting the 16th annual Earth Day Photo Contest, a popular event celebrating Delta’s incredible natural ecosystems. Submissions have grown from 21 photo submissions in 2009 to nearly 200 submissions in 2023.This year’s theme, Natural Areas, encourages participants to explore and celebrate the unique ecosystems found throughout Delta, including the Delta Nature Reserve, the Fraser River Estuary, Watershed Park, Boundary Bay, and so many more. These natural areas play a vital role in supporting native species and biodiversity, making them essential components of our community’s ecological health. Students of Delta schools are encouraged to participate by submitting a photo in the child category (ages 5-12) and youth category (ages 13-17). Please see poster below that gives more information for the photo contest. Winners of the Earth Day Photo Contest will be invited to a presentation at Council on Monday, April 22nd and will receive a prize awarded by the Mayor.

The entry deadline is Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024.

 

PAC News

Heath’s PAC has agreed to purchase athletic shirts for our students with the new Thunderbird Logo to replace the old, mismatched jerseys. The order will be placed in time for Heath students to show them off during the Track Meet in May.

 

If you attended the Holiday Music Concert in December, you may have noticed a portable AV system in the gym. That system belongs to Mr. Tzonkov as Heath doesn’t have a reliable quality system. At our last meeting in March, Heath’s PAC also voted to split the cost of a new mounted audio system for our gym!

Members are needed to continue our PAC and receive grants in order to purchase new items for the school! Our next two meetings will be important. In April, we will be establishing bylaws and constitutions for our school’s PAC.  If you would like to join the PAC Executive for next year, the vote is in May and you must be present to be voted in. Many positions are available so, please join us for our next PAC meeting on Wednesday, April 10!

Join the PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, April 18. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

 

April 10- Candy Bags Fundraiser $2

April 18- Hot Lunch (Canella Catering). Orders close Wednesday, April 10

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

Tuesday, April 2 First Day back to School
Wednesday, April 10 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Saturday, April 13 Vaisakhi
Thursday, April 18 Canella Catering Hot Lunch
Thursday, April 18 Tea and Talk 2:00 pm
Monday, April 22 Passover Begins at Sunset
Monday, April 22 Earth Day
Tuesday, April 23- Friday, April 26 Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday, April 24 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Thursday, April 25 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 30 Passover Ends

 

 

 

 

 

Week of March 11

For all those that celebrate, we wish you a Ramadan filled with opportunities for growth and inner peace.

We wish all our families a happy spring break where you take time to rest, recharge and play. We can’t wait to see you back at school on Tuesday, April 2nd.

 

New Heath Thunderbird Logo

We are proud to present our newly designed logo by Jason Craft, the same artist that created the mural in our gymnasium. We are excited for new spirit wear and student athletic shirts to be coming soon!

 

 

Casual Noon Hour Supervisor

 

Are you an active problem solver and a compassionate, caring individual?  If you, or someone you know, are looking for part-time employment as a casual noon hour supervisor at Heath, please drop off your resume at the office. Requirements include a genuine fondness for interacting with children, prior work experience, completion of a Criminal Record Check, and a commitment to actively participate in the school community.

 

 

Student Learning Survey 2023/2024

 

The Provincial Student Learning Survey is unique in its scope, size and usefulness to schools. It gathers information from parents/guardians/caregivers, teachers, and students on topics related to school environment, safety, and achievement. The information is used for planning in individual schools and provides a district and provincial perspective.

Early in 2024 the Student Learning Survey will be administered to students in grades 4 and 7, their parents/guardians/caregivers, and all school staff. We encourage parents/guardians/caregivers to participate in this survey, as the results are important in identifying and celebrating current strengths, as well as determining where the school needs to focus improvement. The surveys contain standard questions for the Province – in addition, questions from the school and/or district that focus on local conditions or issues may be included.

The survey can be completed electronically and can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey. Any computer with an Internet connection can be used, and access to the e-survey is simple and secure. The survey can be accessed through the link with or without an anonymous logon code by selecting the school district and school name where your child attends school. Provincial, District and School Reports for previous years can be viewed at the same site under the Results section.

The e-survey site will be open until May 3rd.

 

Accessibility Plan

The Delta School District is committed to ensuring that every individual has full access to our programs and services. An important part of this work is to ensure that students, staff, and community members with disabilities have a voice in identifying, removing, and preventing barriers in our district learning environments, workplaces, or school communities. You can find the district’s Accessibility Plan and share your feedback here: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/district/accessibility/

 

2024/2025 School Year Budget

In preparation for development of the 2024/2025 budget, the Delta Board of Education is encouraging parents/caregivers, staff, partners, and rights-holders to share their priorities for the upcoming school year.

For the last few years, the board has offered public input sessions via Zoom to gather feedback. As a result of limited participation, the board is taking a different approach with the aim of increasing engagement and gathering more feedback from the community. This new approach involves an online survey, as well as more traditional methods such as email, mail and through the school’s PAC.

Following the release of the draft budget recommendations on April 18, the board will again invite feedback from parents/caregivers, staff, partners, and rights-holders.

Please click here to learn more about this year’s consultation process and to access the first online surveyThe deadline for completing this survey is 12 noon on March 18, 2024.

Translation available: To view this information in a different language, please click here and select the ‘Language’ button in the top right-hand corner of the web-page.

 

Homestay Program

 

Delta School District International Programs is currently recruiting homestay families for international students coming to Delta School District for September 2024. They will arrive from all over the world and have a strong desire to be in Delta.

The reimbursement for hosting will be increasing to $1,150 per month as of September 2024. Multiple students from different nationalities can be hosted in one home. The majority of students in the homestay program are from Germany, Japan, Spain, Italy, and Brazil. At the moment, more that 20 different countries are represented in the homestay program.

Many are looking for a family connection and being a part of a family during their stay in Delta. Their study periods range from 3 months to half a school year, to a full school year, to multiple years.

We have two 3-week summer programs where host parents welcome younger English learners into their home. It is a great way for students to see what school (and life) in Delta is like and for new homestay families to get a small sample of what hosting is like. Reimbursement for each 3-week program is $850 per student.

If you are interested in hosting, please reach out to homestay@godelta.ca. If you are not able to host but know of a family who can, please send them our way. There are referral bonuses available for referring families.

 

Student Absences

It is very important to call the school when your child is absent. Our safe arrival program relies on knowing which students will be not attending EACH day they are absent.

The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

 

Community Information

 

IMPACT (Immigrant Parent & Children Together)

Sessions for Parents, Grandparents & Caregivers raising children in a new country:

 

 

 

Earth Day Photo Contest

 

The City of Delta is hosting the 16th annual Earth Day Photo Contest, a popular event celebrating Delta’s incredible natural ecosystems. Submissions have grown from 21 photo submissions in 2009 to nearly 200 submissions in 2023. This year’s theme, Natural Areas, encourages participants to explore and celebrate the unique ecosystems found throughout Delta, including the Delta Nature Reserve, the Fraser River Estuary, Watershed Park, Boundary Bay, and so many more. These natural areas play a vital role in supporting native species and biodiversity, making them essential components of our community’s ecological health. Students of Delta schools are encouraged to participate by submitting a photo in the child category (ages 5-12) and youth category (ages 13-17). Please see poster below that gives more information for the photo contest. Winners of the Earth Day Photo Contest will be invited to a presentation at Council on Monday, April 22nd and will receive a prize awarded by the Mayor.

The entry deadline is Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024.

 

 

Understanding Sextortion in Today’s Digital Landscape

Canada’s National Tipline saw an 85% increase in sextortion reports between December 2022 and August 2023. This notable increase highlights the need to address the complexities of sextortion.

Join us for a complimentary educational session where we will discuss the intricacies of sextortion, how it can happen, best practice for supporting targets/ victims, and essential insights on how to protect yourself and today’s youth in the digital age.

Date: March 12, 2024

Location: Livestreamed to your location (via Zoom)*
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Pacific Standard Time

Discussion topics:

·       Understanding the concept of sextortion: What it is, how it can occur, and who may be vulnerable.

·       Recognizing the apps, platforms, and deceptive language used by perpetrators.

·       Implementing actionable steps and resources for responding effectively if sextortion is encountered.

·       Exploring common digital platforms where sextortion commonly takes place.

REGISTER NOW!

 

PAC News

Please join us on Tuesday for our March PAC meeting! We will be meeting in the staffroom at 6:00 pm.

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

Krispy Kreme Donuts

On Thursday, March 14, Heath PAC will have the first treat day of the year! They will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts for $2. Primary students will have the chance to pre-order their donut in the morning and have them delivered to their classrooms. Intermediate students will be able to buy their donuts at the undercover area when the lunch bell rings to go outside. We recognize that some families will be partaking in Ramadan so there will be the option to take the donut home to enjoy later.

PAC Hot Lunch

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, April 18. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

March 14- Krispy Kreme Fundraiser. $2/ donut Pre-orders for Primary Students

April 18- Hot Lunch (Canella Catering). Orders close Wednesday, April 10

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

Sunday, March 10 First Day of Ramadan
Tuesday, March 12 PAC Meeting 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 14 $2 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
Monday, March 18 – Monday, April 1 Spring Break (School is closed)
Friday, March 29 Good Friday
Sunday, March 31 Easter
Tuesday, April 2 First Day back to School
Wednesday, April 10 First Day of Eid al-Fitr
Saturday, April 13 Vaisakhi
Thursday, April 18 Canella Catering Hot Lunch
Thursday, April 18 Tea and Talk 2:00pm
Monday, April 22 Earth Day
Wednesday, April 24 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Thursday, April 25 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of March 4

We had a busy and fun last week with field trips, District Science Fair and Pink Shirt Day-

Anti Bullying Day! Our primary students enjoyed a kindness assembly while most of our intermediate students experienced a thrilling game at Battle of the Badges, even though they got a little wet.

Congratulations to all our intermediate students that qualified for the District Science Fair. They did an amazing job presenting to various judges on Thursday evening!

 

Speaking of getting wet, we are still experiencing winter-like weather. Just a reminder to make sure your children come to school dressed appropriately for playing outside at recess and lunchtime (e.g. boots, jacket, hat, gloves, etc.), and perhaps also pack an extra pair of socks and pants into their backpacks for playing on rainy days! This will limit the phone calls home asking for a change of clothing.

In the case of extremely poor weather, a decision will be made by staff to designate the recess and/or lunch hour as an “in day”, which means that students are to stay inside and play quietly in their classrooms rather than venture outdoors. We refrain from doing this unless absolutely necessary, as the children need the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and be physically active before heading back into the classroom (and besides, rain is just a fact of life of our West Coast climate).

 

Breakfast Club

Please meet a few of the amazing people that help run our Breakfast Club each morning. Most of the adults and older students volunteer their time each day to help the program run smoothly. We ask that you go over with your children the importance of respectful behaviour while attending the Breakfast Club. We need to remind students each day to walk in the gym, sit quietly at the table and clean up after themselves when finished eating. In order to help us monitor how much food is needed, we also need students to ask for only what they are able to eat and not throw food out. This is a gentle reminder that students will be let in the gym doors by the parent parking lot at 8:10am each morning. An email for April’s Breakfast Club Permission Forms as well as paper copies will be coming home this week.

 

Parent Parking Lot

Last week, our school bus and Tsawwassen Shuttles had a difficult time picking up and dropping students off from their field trip to Science World. As much as I enjoy being in the parking lot at the end of the day to greet parents and see students off safely, I am unable to be out there all the time to monitor. For the safety of yours and other children, please remember to follow traffic safety in our parking lot.

Please do not use the Drop Off area for parking. We have plenty of parking spaces to park your vehicles. I understand that traffic leaving the lot is often challenging so there is also parking available a quick walk across the street for an easier departure. We are fortunate to have Ms. Yeung, our Crossing Guard, who helps maintain safety crossing the street. If we all do our part, then everyone will remain safe.

 

Student Learning Survey 2023/2024

The Provincial Student Learning Survey is unique in its scope, size and usefulness to schools. It gathers information from parents/guardians/caregivers, teachers, and students on topics related to school environment, safety, and achievement. The information is used for planning in individual schools and provides a district and provincial perspective.

Early in 2024 the Student Learning Survey will be administered to students in grades 4 and 7, their parents/guardians/caregivers, and all school staff. We encourage parents/guardians/caregivers to participate in this survey, as the results are important in identifying and celebrating current strengths, as well as determining where the school needs to focus improvement. The surveys contain standard questions for the Province – in addition, questions from the school and/or district that focus on local conditions or issues may be included.

The survey can be completed electronically and can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey. Any computer with an Internet connection can be used, and access to the e-survey is simple and secure. The survey can be accessed through the link with or without an anonymous logon code by selecting the school district and school name where your child attends school. Provincial, District and School Reports for previous years can be viewed at the same site under the Results section.

The e-survey site will be open until May 3rd.

 

Accessibility Plan

The Delta School District is committed to ensuring that every individual has full access to our programs and services. An important part of this work is to ensure that students, staff, and community members with disabilities have a voice in identifying, removing, and preventing barriers in our district learning environments, workplaces, or school communities. You can find the district’s Accessibility Plan and share your feedback here: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/district/accessibility/

 

2024/2025 School Year Budget

In preparation for development of the 2024/2025 budget, the Delta Board of Education is encouraging parents/caregivers, staff, partners, and rights-holders to share their priorities for the upcoming school year.

For the last few years, the board has offered public input sessions via Zoom to gather feedback. As a result of limited participation, the board is taking a different approach with the aim of increasing engagement and gathering more feedback from the community. This new approach involves an online survey, as well as more traditional methods such as email, mail and through the school’s PAC.

Following the release of the draft budget recommendations on April 18, the board will again invite feedback from parents/caregivers, staff, partners, and rights-holders.

Please click here to learn more about this year’s consultation process and to access the first online surveyThe deadline for completing this survey is 12 noon on March 18, 2024.

Translation available: To view this information in a different language, please click here and select the ‘Language’ button in the top right-hand corner of the web-page.

 

Student Absences

It is very important to call the school when your child is absent. Our safe arrival program relies on knowing which students will be not attending EACH day they are absent.

The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

Community Information

 

IMPACT (Immigrant Parent & Children Together)

Sessions for Parents, Grandparents & Caregivers raising children in a new country:

 

Earth Day Photo Contest

The City of Delta is hosting the 16th annual Earth Day Photo Contest, a popular event celebrating Delta’s incredible natural ecosystems. Submissions have grown from 21 photo submissions in 2009 to nearly 200 submissions in 2023. This year’s theme, Natural Areas, encourages participants to explore and celebrate the unique ecosystems found throughout Delta, including the Delta Nature Reserve, the Fraser River Estuary, Watershed Park, Boundary Bay, and so many more. These natural areas play a vital role in supporting native species and biodiversity, making them essential components of our community’s ecological health. Students of Delta schools are encouraged to participate by submitting a photo in the child category (ages 5-12) and youth category (ages 13-17). Please see poster below that gives more information for the photo contest. Winners of the Earth Day Photo Contest will be invited to a presentation at Council on Monday, April 22nd and will receive a prize awarded by the Mayor.

The entry deadline is Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024. 

 

Understanding Sextortion in Today’s Digital Landscape

Canada’s National Tipline saw an 85% increase in sextortion reports between December 2022 and August 2023. This notable increase highlights the need to address the complexities of sextortion.

Join us for a free educational session where we will discuss the intricacies of sextortion, how it can happen, best practice for supporting targets/ victims, and essential insights on how to protect yourself and today’s youth in the digital age.

Date: March 12, 2024

Location: Livestreamed to your location (via Zoom)*
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Pacific Standard Time

Discussion topics:

·       Understanding the concept of sextortion: What it is, how it can occur, and who may be vulnerable.

·       Recognizing the apps, platforms, and deceptive language used by perpetrators.

·       Implementing actionable steps and resources for responding effectively if sextortion is encountered.

·       Exploring common digital platforms where sextortion commonly takes place.

REGISTER NOW!

 

Panel Discussion – Exploitation Unmasked

The Stop Exploiting Youth team is hosting a Panel Discussion on March 6: Exploitation Unmasked for the Annual Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week. The panel will look at online exploitation from various orientations with questions covering why youth interact with strangers online to how they can get out of exploitative relationships with community resources. Please join us for a night of education and networking for this important topic!

This event is open to all professionals, parents, and caregivers. Feel free to share the flyer with your networks.

Location: SAFE Centre Floor 9 – 13485 Central Avenue, Surrey

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Registration can be made at the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exploitation-unmasked-insights-from-the-experts-tickets-839506645977?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

For any questions, please email Jewel Kells-Hardcastle jkellshardcastle@pcrs.ca

 

PAC News

Please join us for our next PAC meeting in March! We will be meeting on Tuesday, March 12.

 

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, April 18. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

 

March 14- Krispy Kreme Fundraiser. $2/ donut Pre-orders for Primary Students

April 18- Hot Lunch (Canella Catering). Orders close Wednesday, April 10

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

 

Thursday, March 7 Purim
Sunday, March 10 Daylight Savings Time (Clocks Spring Forward)
Monday, March 11 First Day of Ramadan
Tuesday, March 12 PAC Meeting 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 14 $2 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
Monday, March 18 – Monday, April 1 Spring Break (School is closed)
Friday, March 29 Good Friday
Sunday, March 31 Easter
Tuesday, April 2 First Day back to School
Saturday, April 13 Vaisakhi
Thursday, April 18 Canella Catering Hot Lunch
Monday, April 22 Earth Day
Wednesday, April 24 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Thursday, April 25 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of February 26

 

We encourage all students and staff to wear pink on Wednesday this week to advocate for kindness and inclusivity. Corey Bulpitt, an internationally recognized artist from the Haida Na7ikun-Raven Clan, designed this year’s pink shirt. The design was created by Bulpitt in his signature graffiti style, with two gesturing hands featuring a traditional Haida human face. This indicates the welcoming and respect of others and serves as a friendly greeting which is used throughout Coast Salish communities, with similar gestures used throughout communities in the Northwest Coast.  The Pink Shirt Day campaign takes place on the last Wednesday of February every year where people wear a pink-coloured shirt to recognize the importance of unity, inclusivity, and diversity of all people.

https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/

 

Accessibility Plan

The Delta School District is committed to ensuring that every individual has full access to our programs and services. An important part of this work is to ensure that students, s

taff, and community members with disabilities have a voice in identifying, removing, and preventing barriers in our district learning environments, workplaces, or school communities. You can find the district’s Accessibility Plan and share your feedback here: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/district/accessibility/

 

2024/2025 School Year Budget

In preparation for development of the 2024/2025 budget, the Delta Board of Education is encouraging parents/caregivers, staff, partners, and rights-holders to share their priorities for the upcoming school year.

For the last few years, the board has offered public input sessions via Zoom to gather feedback. As a result of limited participation, the board is taking a different approach with the aim of increasing engagement and gathering more feedback from the community. This new approach involves an online survey, as well as more traditional methods such as email, mail and through the school’s PAC.

Following the release of the draft budget recommendations on April 18, the board will again invite feedback from parents/caregivers, staff, partners, and rights-holders.

Please click here to learn more about this year’s consultation process and to access the first online surveyThe deadline for completing this survey is 12 noon on March 18, 2024.

Translation available: To view this information in a different language, please click here and select the ‘Language’ button in the top right-hand corner of the web-page.

 

Student Absences

It is very important to call the school when your child is absent. Our safe arrival program relies on knowing which students will be not attending EACH day they are absent.

The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

 

Community Information

Upcoming Parent/Caregiver sessions:

The Ministry of Education and Child Care, in partnership with adolescent Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Hayley Watson, will be hosting free virtual sessions on youth substance use for parents/guardians, caregivers and caring adults. Dr. Watson will provide valuable insights, practical tips, and resources to equip participants with the tools needed to guide their children and youth toward making positive choices when it comes to substance use.

Key Takeaways for Participants:

  • Learn why children/teenagers are drawn to substances.
  • Understand what causes and maintains substance use disorder and needs.
  • Increase your child’s ability to make positive choices about substances.
  • Practical conversation tools for discussing substances in the home.

 

Participants must register in advance due to limited capacity.

February 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm PST – Click here to Register

 

Panel Discussion – Exploitation Unmasked

The Stop Exploiting Youth team is hosting a Panel Discussion on March 6: Exploitation Unmasked for the Annual Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week. The panel will look at online exploitation from various orientations with questions covering why youth interact with strangers online to how they can get out of exploitative relationships with community resources. Please join us for a night of education and networking for this important topic!

 

This event is open to all professionals, parents, and caregivers. Feel free to share the flyer with your networks.

Location: SAFE Centre Floor 9 – 13485 Central Avenue, Surrey

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Registration can be made at the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exploitation-unmasked-insights-from-the-experts-tickets-839506645977?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

 

For any questions, please email Jewel Kells-Hardcastle jkellshardcastle@pcrs.ca

 

Oral Health Month Colouring Contest

 

April is National Oral Health Month. As part of the activities, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is hosting its annual Attack the Plaque kids’ colouring contest. For more details, including a downloadable colouring sheet, please visit www.cdha.ca/colouringcontest.

 

PAC News

Please join us for our next PAC meeting in March! We will be meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2024

 

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, April 18. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

 

March 14- Krispy Kreme Fundraiser. $2/ donut Pre-orders for Primary Students

April 18- Hot Lunch (Canella Catering). Orders close Wednesday, April 10

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

 

 

Wednesday, February 28 Pink Shirt Day
Sunday, March 10 Daylight Savings Time Begins
Monday, March 11 First Day of Ramadan
Tuesday, March 12 PAC Meeting 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 14 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
Monday, March 18 – Monday, April 1 Spring Break (School is closed)
Friday, March 29 Good Friday
Sunday, March 31 Easter
Tuesday, April 2 First Day back to School
Saturday, April 13 Vaisakhi
Thursday, April 18 Canella Catering Hot Lunch
Monday, April 22 Earth Day
Wednesday, April 24 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Thursday, April 25 Student Led Conferences Early Dismissal 2:00pm

 

 

 

Week of February 20

I hope you have enjoyed your time together over the Family Day long weekend. Reading Day last week was a huge success! We had a number of special guests join us on Wednesday and Thursday. One of the classes even had a tour of a Fire Truck as a special treat.

 

Our Intermediate Science Fair will be taking place Tuesday, February 20th from 1:15-2:00 pm. Please stop in to view the displays and celebrate all the hard work our young Scientists have put in this term.

 

Accessibility Plan

The Delta School District is committed to ensuring that every individual has full access to our programs and services. An important part of this work is to ensure that students, staff and community members with disabilities have a voice in identifying, removing, and preventing barriers in our district learning environments, workplaces, or school communities. You can find the district’s Accessibility Plan and share your feedback here: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/district/accessibility/

 

2024/2025 School Year Budget

In preparation for development of the 2024/2025 budget, the Delta Board of Education is encouraging parents/caregivers, staff, partners, and rights-holders to share their priorities for the upcoming school year.

For the last few years, the board has offered public input sessions via Zoom to gather feedback. As a result of limited participation, the board is taking a different approach with the aim of increasing engagement and gathering more feedback from the community. This new approach involves an online survey, as well as more traditional methods such as email, mail and through the school’s PAC.

Following the release of the draft budget recommendations on April 18, the board will again invite feedback from parents/caregivers, staff, partners, and rights-holders.

Please click here to learn more about this year’s consultation process and to access the first online surveyThe deadline for completing this survey is 12 noon on March 18, 2024.

Translation available: To view this information in a different language, please click here and select the ‘Language’ button in the top right-hand corner of the web-page.

 

Dogs on School Grounds

For many people, dogs are important members of the family, and we know that many enjoy walking to and from school with them. Please note, we do have some friendly reminders about dogs at school:

  • Dogs must be leashed at all times– our school ground are not an off-leash area on the fields, forest or around the blacktop areas.
  • Please be mindful that not everyone is comfortable with dogs. Some of our students and parents are fearful of dogs. If your dog can be overly excitable or feels threatened/anxious easily, please avoid busy times such as pick-up and drop-off times. Please also make sure you always have a good handle on your pet.
  • Please clean up after your dog! If you have forgotten/run out of dog poop bags, we have extras in the office. Please come ask!

 

Student Absences

It is very important to call the school when your child is absent. Our safe arrival program relies on knowing which students will be not attending EACH day they are absent.

The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

 

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration takes place mid-February each year. A child may be registered to attend Kindergarten in September if his or her fifth birthday occurs on or before December 31st of the current year. This would be for children born in 2019.

Kindergarten registration for the 2024/2025 school year will take place either online from February 5-23, 2024, or in person at Heath on February 20-22 from 9:00am-12:00pm. For verification of your catchment area school, please check the School Locator.

Please have the following documents ready to upload with your child’s registration (all documents must be received for registration to be accepted):

  1. Proof of citizenship and birth date for the student (Canadian birth certificate or Canadian passport), or Permanent Card (PR Card) (registration will not be accepted until proof of birth date is received).
  2. Proof of citizenship for the parent (Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, permanent resident card).
  3. BC Services Card
  4. Proof of Residency (Property Tax assessment for 2024 if you own your home or if you rent – tenancy/ purchase/rental agreement or rental receipt).

If you would like to verify your catchment or read more about registration, please visit the following link.

https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/schools/student-registration/kindergarten/

 

Community Information

 

North Delta Secondary Theatre Department proudly presents this year’s school play The Great All-American Musical Disaster!

This unpredictable, fast-paced comedy, set in the land of Old Hollywood, is suitable and fun for

students and adults of all ages! With a script that promises many twists and turns, this show guarantees a night filled with laughter, never-ending catastrophe, and an unforgettable comical experience. ND’s talented actors have transformed into a cast of vibrant characters, adding their own flair and energy to their performances. ND’s crew have worked diligently to create a stunning Hollywood set. Over 100 ND students, staff, and community professionals and volunteers have come together to bring you three magical performances!

  • Three evening performances at 7pm on Feb 21, 22 and 23. Tickets will be available online via them school website http://nd.deltasd.bc.ca/ or through the school office or at the door.

Cost: $10 students/ seniors, $15 adults

Upcoming Parent/Caregiver sessions:

The Ministry of Education and Child Care, in partnership with adolescent Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Hayley Watson, will be hosting free virtual sessions on youth substance use for parents/guardians, caregivers and caring adults. Dr. Watson will provide valuable insights, practical tips, and resources to equip participants with the tools needed to guide their children and youth toward making positive choices when it comes to substance use.

Key Takeaways for Participants:

  • Learn why children/teenagers are drawn to substances.
  • Understand what causes and maintains substance use disorder and needs.
  • Increase your child’s ability to make positive choices about substances.
  • Practical conversation tools for discussing substances in the home.

Participants must register in advance due to limited capacity. Session dates are:

February 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm PST – Click here to Register

 

Oral Health Month Colouring Contest

 

April is National Oral Health Month. As part of the activities, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is hosting its annual Attack the Plaque kids’ colouring contest. For more details, including a downloadable colouring sheet, please visit www.cdha.ca/colouringcontest.

 

PAC News

Please join us for our next PAC meeting in February! We will be meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00pm

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, February 22. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

 

February 22 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza).  Orders closed Wednesday, February 14

March 14- Krispy Kreme Fundraiser. $2/ donut Pre-orders for Primary Students

April 18- Hot Lunch (Canella Catering). Orders close Wednesday, April 10

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

 

School Calendar

Tuesday, February 20-22 In-Person Kindergarten Registration 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Tuesday, February 20 Heath Science Fair
Tuesday, February 20 PAC Meeting 6:00 pm
Thursday, February 22 Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza)
Wednesday, February 28 Pink Shirt Day
Sunday, March 10 Daylight Savings Time Begins
Monday, March 11 First Day of Ramadan
Thursday, March 14 Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser
Monday, March 18 – Monday, April 1 Spring Break (School is closed)

 

 

 

 

 

Week of February 12

A very happy Valentine’s Day to all our families. Wishing you all a day full of love, happiness, and joy.

 

We are all excited for our rescheduled Reading Day happening this week. We have several special guests that will be at the school on both Wednesday and Thursday to read to our students in classes. Thursday will be the big day where we get to wear pyjamas and get cozy while participating in all the fun activities centred around reading.

 

Tea and Talk

On Monday, February 12 at 2:00pm, please join Mrs. Dhaliwal and Mrs. Reeve for our first session of “Tea and Talk”. We will begin with introductions and then move the conversation towards how to navigate Parent Connect.  Seeing as the first term report cards will be coming out on Thursday, February 15, we felt it was a good opportunity to help parents/guardians understand how to find them in the system.

 

Accessibility Plan

The Delta School District is committed to ensuring that every individual has full access to our programs and services. An important part of this work is to ensure that students, staff and community members with disabilities have a voice in identifying, removing, and preventing barriers in our district learning environments, workplaces, or school communities. You can find the district’s Accessibility Plan and share your feedback here: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/district/accessibility/

 

2024/2025 School Year Budget

In preparation for development of the 2024/2025 budget, the Delta Board of Education is encouraging parents/caregivers, staff, partners, and rights-holders to share their priorities for the upcoming school year.

 

For the last few years, the board has offered public input sessions via Zoom to gather feedback. As a result of limited participation, the board is taking a different approach with the aim of increasing engagement and gathering more feedback from the community. This new approach involves an online survey, as well as more traditional methods such as email, mail and through the school’s PAC.

 

Following the release of the draft budget recommendations on April 18, the board will again invite feedback from parents/caregivers, staff, partners, and rights-holders.

 

Please click here to learn more about this year’s consultation process and to access the first online surveyThe deadline for completing this survey is 12 noon on March 18, 2024.

 

Translation available: To view this information in a different language, please click here and select the ‘Language’ button in the top right-hand corner of the web-page.

 

 

Student Absences

Please make sure to call the school and record an absence for each day your child will not be attending. The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration takes place mid-February each year. A child may be registered to attend Kindergarten in September if his or her fifth birthday occurs on or before December 31st of the current year. This would be for children born in 2019.

Kindergarten registration for the 2024/2025 school year will take place either online from February 5-23, 2024, or in person at Heath on February 20-22 from 9:00am-12:00pm. For verification of your catchment area school, please check the School Locator.

Please have the following documents ready to upload with your child’s registration (all documents must be received for registration to be accepted):

  1. Proof of citizenship and birth date for the student (Canadian birth certificate or Canadian passport), or Permanent Card (PR Card) (registration will not be accepted until proof of birth date is received).
  2. Proof of citizenship for the parent (Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, permanent resident card).
  3. BC Services Card
  4. Proof of Residency (Property Tax assessment for 2024 if you own your home or if you rent – tenancy/ purchase/rental agreement or rental receipt).

If you would like to verify your catchment or read more about registration, please visit the following link.

https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/schools/student-registration/kindergarten/

 

Parent/Family Sessions on Youth Substance Use

The ministry, in partnership with adolescent Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Hayley Watson – Open Parachute, is hosting free virtual sessions on youth substance use for parents/guardians, caregivers and caring adults. Dr. Watson will provide valuable insights, practical tips, and resources to equip participants with the tools needed to guide their children and youth toward making positive choices when it comes to substance use.

Key takeaways for participants:

  • Learn why children/teenagers are drawn to substances
  • Understand what causes and maintains substance use disorder and needs
  • Increase your child’s ability to make positive choices about substances
  • Acquire practical conversation tools for discussing substances in the home

Choose your preferred date below and register in advance due to limited capacity. Sessions dates are:

 

Community Information

North Delta Secondary Theatre Department proudly presents this year’s school play The Great All-American Musical Disaster!

This unpredictable, fast-paced comedy, set in the land of Old Hollywood, is suitable and fun for students and adults of all ages! With a script that promises many twists and turns, this show guarantees a night filled with laughter, never-ending catastrophe, and an unforgettable comical experience. ND’s talented actors have transformed into a cast of vibrant characters, adding their own flair and energy to their performances. ND’s crew have worked diligently to create a stunning Hollywood set. Over 100 ND students, staff, and community professionals and volunteers have come together to bring you three magical performances!

  • Three matinees at 12:30PM on Feb 13, 14, 15. Please contact Vlad Nikic at vnikic@deltaschools.ca to book your group for one of the matinees!
  • Three evening performances at 7pm on Feb 21, 22 and 23. Tickets will be available online via them school website http://nd.deltasd.bc.ca/ or through the school office or at the door.

Cost: $10 students/ seniors, $15 adults

Delta Child & Youth

💕Family Valentine’s Day Event💕

Wed. February 14, 2024

North Delta Rec. Centre

11415 84th Avenue

Ages 0-5 9:30am – 12:00pm Fun Time!

Ages 6-12 4:00pm – 7:00pm Amazing Family Race!

 

 

Oral Health Month Colouring Contest

 

April is National Oral Health Month. As part of the activities, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is hosting its annual Attack the Plaque kids’ colouring contest. For more details, including a downloadable colouring sheet, please visit www.cdha.ca/colouringcontest.

 

Science World Opportunities

On March 8th at 11 am, Science World is hosting their annual Girls and STEAM International Women’s Day live stream. This year the theme is “career path adventures” where participants will explore the unexpected twists and turns that three local STEAM leaders have experienced along their career paths.

To sign up for free tickets, please register here https://www.scienceworld.ca/event/girls-and-steam-career-path-adventures-on-international-womens-day/

Future Science Leaders is an after-school science enrichment program for teens designed to unleash creative potential and build a life-long network of like-minded peers while engaging curious minds with the nature of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & design, and math) in sessions led by diverse experts and professionals. Applications open on February 1. Click here for more information and registration

 

PAC News

Please join us for our next PAC meeting in February! We will be meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00pm

 

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, February 22. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

 

February 22 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza).  Orders close Wednesday, February 14

March 14- Krispy Kreme Fundraiser. $2/ donut Pre-orders for Primary Students

April 18- Hot Lunch (Canella Catering). Orders close Wednesday, April 10

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

Monday, February 12 Tea and Talk 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 14 Valentine’s Day
Thursday, February 15 Rescheduled Reading Day
Thursday, February 15 Report Cards Available on Parent Connect
Friday, February 16 Pro-D (School is not in Session)
Monday, February 19 Family Day (School is Closed)
Tuesday, February 20-22 In Person Kindergarten Registration 9-12:00pm
Tuesday, February 20 Heath Science Fair
Tuesday, February 20 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Thursday, February 22 Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza)

 

 

 

 

 

Week of February 5

Wishing all our Heath families a happy Lunar New Year full of luck and love. 2024 is the year of the dragon which represents a year of good luck, strength, and health.

 

The weather outside has been a little wet, but pleasant, and our primary hallways reflect that. They are cheerful and full of creative artwork. Our intermediate students have been getting their Science Fair projects started. We look forward to seeing all the exciting learning in time for our school Science Fair on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

 

Keeping Kids Safe Online and In School

 

We welcome the BC Government’s announcement last Friday aimed at keeping kids and young adults safe from online threats, restrict the use of cellphones in schools and hold social media companies accountable.

 

The Delta School District already has an administrative procedure in place to cover the use of Personal Communication Devices (Admin Procedure 145) that provides guidance for schools and educators. In the coming months, the district expects to receive more detailed guidelines from the government regarding the restriction of students’ cellphone use in schools. Once that information is received, the district will look at making any necessary changes for implementation at the start of the new school year in September.

 

Student Absences

Please make sure to call the school and record an absence for each day your child will not be attending. The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration takes place mid-February each year. A child may be registered to attend Kindergarten in September if his or her fifth birthday occurs on or before December 31st of the current year. This would be for children born in 2019.

Kindergarten registration for the 2024/2025 school year will take place either online from February 5-23, 2024, or in person at Heath on February 20-22 from 9:00am-12:00pm. For verification of your catchment area school, please check the School Locator.

Please have the following documents ready to upload with your child’s registration (all documents must be received for registration to be accepted):

  1. Proof of citizenship and birth date for the student (Canadian birth certificate or Canadian passport), or Permanent Card (PR Card) (registration will not be accepted until proof of birth date is received).
  2. Proof of citizenship for the parent (Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, permanent resident card).
  3. BC Services Card
  4. Proof of Residency (Property Tax assessment for 2024 if you own your home or if you rent – tenancy/ purchase/rental agreement or rental receipt).

If you would like to verify your catchment or read more about registration, please visit the following link.

https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/schools/student-registration/kindergarten/

 

New 9-8-8 Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Prevention Helpline

 

The 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline is a new service available 24/7/365 to help Canadians when they need it most. The service, accessible via call or text to 9-8-8, offers trauma-informed and culturally affirming support to anyone who is thinking of suicide or who is worried about someone they know. This service is also available in the “Take Action” section of the erase Mental Health and Well-being web page.

 

Community Information

 

Delta Child & Youth

💕Family Valentine’s Day Event💕

Wed. February 14, 2024

North Delta Rec. Centre

11415 84th Avenue

Ages 0-5 9:30am – 12:00pm Fun Time!

Ages 6-12 4:00pm – 7:00pm Amazing Family Race!

 

 

PAC News

Please join us for our next PAC meeting in February! We will be meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00pm

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, February 22. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

February 22 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza).  Orders close Wednesday, February 14

March 14- Krispy Kreme Fundraiser. $2/ donut Pre-orders for Primary Students

April 18- Hot Lunch (Canella Catering). Orders close Wednesday, April 10

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

School Calendar

 

Saturday, February 10 Lunar New Year
Monday, February 5 Kindergarten Registration Opens Online
Monday, February 12 Tea and Talk 2:00pm More info to come
Thursday, February 15 Rescheduled Reading Day
Thursday, February 15 Report Cards Available on Parent Connect
Friday, February 16 Pro-D (School is not in Session)
Monday, February 19 Family Day (School is Closed)
Tuesday, February 20-22 In Person Kindergarten Registration 9-12:00pm
Tuesday, February 20 Heath Science Fair
Tuesday, February 20 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Thursday, February 22 Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza)

 

 

 

Week of January 29

Dear Thunderbird Families,

We hope that everyone had a restful weekend, and the students enjoyed an extra day away from school. On Friday, our staff worked collaboratively to create a new vision for Heath. We will publish the finished product alongside our Thunderbird logo once it has been designed. In the meantime, please find below the vision that all of us at Heath Elementary believe and strive towards.

At Heath Elementary school, we nurture a supportive and inclusive community of life-long learners by fostering a joy of learning, curiosity, and open-mindedness. We treat ourselves and others with kindness, respect, and integrity, so that all can flourish within an ever-changing society.

 

Student Absences

It is very important to call the school when your child is absent. Our safe arrival program relies on knowing which students will not be attending EACH day they are absent. When you need to record an absence, please call the office number at (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first AND last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration takes place mid-February each year. A child may be registered to attend Kindergarten in September if his or her fifth birthday occurs on or before December 31st of the current year. This would be for children born in 2019.

Kindergarten registration for the 2024/2025 school year will take place either online from February 5-23, 2024, or in person at Heath on February 20-22 from 9:00am-12:00pm. For verification of your catchment area school, please check the School Locator.

Please have the following documents ready to upload with your child’s registration (all documents must be received for registration to be accepted):

  1. Proof of citizenship and birth date for the student (Canadian birth certificate or Canadian passport), or Permanent Card (PR Card) (registration will not be accepted until proof of birth date is received).
  2. Proof of citizenship for the parent (Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, permanent resident card).
  3. BC Services Card
  4. Proof of Residency (Property Tax assessment for 2024 if you own your home or if you rent – tenancy/ purchase/rental agreement or rental receipt).

If you would like to verify your catchment or read more about registration, please visit the following link.

https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/schools/student-registration/kindergarten/

 

Breakfast Club Program

Our Breakfast Club will continue for the month of February. Permission letters went home last week. We have been super fortunate to have parent volunteers join us this month to help provide a healthy breakfast to our students. If you are interested in helping out in the mornings, please consider signing up for an hour at Breakfast Club Volunteer

New 9-8-8 Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Prevention Helpline

The 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline is a new service available 24/7/365 to help Canadians when they need it most. The service, accessible via call or text to 9-8-8, offers trauma-informed and culturally affirming support to anyone who is thinking of suicide or who is worried about someone they know. This service is also available in the “Take Action” section of the erase Mental Health and Well-being web page.

 

Know when and how to access mental health support for your child

Mental illnesses are common in children and young people, they can have a significant impact on their development, relationships, and their performance in school. Getting help early can prevent symptoms from becoming more severe and support a faster recovery.

Where do I start if my child or teen needs help?

A good place to start is by talking with your child/teen about how things have been going for them and what you’ve noticed.

Keep in mind that children and teens vary in their ability to talk about their feelings and experiences.

They may not have the vocabulary to describe feelings. They also may not understand what’s going on for them or make the connections between something in their life and their struggles.

How do I talk to my child or teen?

Here are some tips to help start a conversation with your child:

  • Find a good time and place to talk. Driving to and from places, preparing dinner, or cleaning up after a meal are great opportunities to talk.
  • Ask how they are or if they’d like to talk about anything that’s going on for them.
  • If they say they’re fine or nothing is wrong, explain why you’re concerned and offer specific examples that you’ve noticed.
  • Acknowledge how it must be difficult for them.
  • Ask about what strategies/actions they find helpful. Acknowledge their strengths.
  • Discuss how mental health is part of everyone’s life – and not just about severe problems.
  • Talk about how sometimes it can take the assistance of others to overcome difficulties. Ask if they would they like to talk with someone.
  • Ask them what they think would help or what they think they need.
  • Offer to make an appointment for your child/teen to see your family doctor – physical issues can sometimes have mental health symptoms associated with them. It’s important to check if there’s any physical issues.
  • Let them know you want to help and that they can always come to you.
  • If your child doesn’t want to talk, let it go and try again in a few days.
  • If you have concerns that your child may using alcohol or other drugs, get tips on how to talk to your child about drugs: https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/mental-health-and-substance-use/overdose-prevention-and-response/overdose-resources-for-schools-and-parents.

Community Information

INTENTIONAL PARENTING with Dr. Catalina Zilveti from Alongside You

A 75-minute online seminar: 60 min presentation with 15 min for Q&A where we will explore the following:

  • What is intentional parenting?
  • Why we parent the way we do
  • Styles of parenting and how these can impact our children
  • Why we parent the way we do: Family patterns and how we repeat them unintentionally
  • Choosing how to parent our children

To Register for Intentional Parenting online session with Dr. Zilveti:

https://alongsideyou.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEscuysqDgoHNN1SXmwDxaaNQwzU9om26o7#/registration

 

Safer Schools Together Free Educational Session:
Gang Reduction Through Informed Practice (GRIP)

Current Gang Dynamics: Social Media Analysis & Trends

 

Training topics include:

  • A discussion on gang activities with a focus on their interconnected nature in the North American context
  • Updates to trends on social media platforms commonly used by gangs for communication and how to identify gang-associated behaviors within these platforms
  • An outline of coded language and emoticons used by gangs in their online interactions
  • An overview of the various tactics and strategies utilized by gangs to recruit today’s youth through social media channels
  • How to identify trends related to firearm/drug trafficking and understand how these activities evolve within the realm of social media

 

Join us on February 2, 2024

Current Gang Dynamics: Social Media Analysis & Trends

Location: Livestreamed to your location (via Zoom)*
Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – Pacific Standard Time

Register Here

 

Delta Child & Youth

 

💕Family Valentine’s Day Event💕

Wed. February 14, 2024

North Delta Rec. Centre

11415 84th Avenue

Ages 0-5 9:30am – 12:00pm Fun Time!

Ages 6-12 4:00pm – 7:00pm Amazing Family Race!

 

Career Corner

UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach Programs

https://geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/programming/general-information/clubs/in-person-saturday-clubs/

 

PAC News

We are very excited to share that our generous PAC has purchased 6 iPads for our Kindergarten students to use.

 

Please join us for our next PAC meeting in February! We will be meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00pm.

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, February 22. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

 

February 22 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza).  Orders close Wednesday, February 14

March 14- Krispy Kreme Fundraiser. $2/ donut Pre-orders for Primary Students

April 18- Hot Lunch (Canella Catering). Orders close Wednesday, April 10

May 23-Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, May 15

June 20-Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice). Orders close Wednesday, June 12

 

 

 

School Calendar

 

Tuesday January 30 Div.5,6,7 – Water/waste/resources workshops
Tuesday, January 30 Grade 7 Burnsview Information Evening 7:00pm in Burnsview Library
Saturday, February 10 Lunar New Year
Monday, February 5 Kindergarten Registration Opens
Thursday, February 15 Rescheduled Reading Day
Thursday, February 15 Report Cards Available on Parent Connect
Friday, February 16 Pro-D (School is not in Session)
Monday, February 19 Family Day (School is Closed)
Tuesday, February 20 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Thursday, February 22 Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of January 15

Dear Thunderbird Families,

Happy New Year Heath Families! Even though we had unbelievably cold weather, as well as visits from the Delta Fire and Police Departments, we had a successful first week back after the winter break.

 

Parking at Heath

Thank you to everyone for your understanding and respect as I helped direct traffic this past week. I’m finding that we have just enough parking spots for those that wish to leave their vehicles and collect children from their dismissal doors. It is very important that families adhere to the parking signs. In front of the dumpsters and the quick drop off area are NO PARKING ZONES. You are welcome to hold in the drop off area while you stay in your car for 5 minutes or less, but please don’t leave your vehicle as this is an easy flow lane. I appreciate your patience and cooperation in helping to follow road safety so that students and parents remain safe and traffic flows smoothly.

Black Excellence Day

Monday, January 15th we will be joining many school districts across the province in recognizing Black Excellence Day! Black Excellence Day is an opportunity to collectively honour the rich history, contributions, achievements, and joy of Black peoples here and around the world. This day was chosen to honour civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Grade 7 Burnsview Parent Information Night

The Grade 7 Parent information night will be held on Thursday, January 18th at 7:00 pm in the Burnsview Library. This session will include an overview of the Grade 8 program including a description of courses, the course selection procedure, and extra-curricular opportunities offered at Burnsview. This evening is open to all Grade 7 parents and students interested in attending Burnsview. Parents participating in the French Immersion information session will also benefit from participating in this information session as other material will be covered.

 

Grade 7 Seaquam Course Planning Evening

The Grade 7 Course Planning Evening will be held on Wednesday, January 24th at 6:00pm in the Seaquam theatre. Information will be provided to parents on how to complete course selection and about the programs and scheduling in grade 8.

 

New 9-8-8 Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Prevention Helpline

The 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline is a new service available 24/7/365 to help Canadians when they need it most. The service, accessible via call or text to 9-8-8, offers trauma-informed and culturally affirming support to anyone who is thinking of suicide or who is worried about someone they know. This service is also available in the “Take Action” section of the erase Mental Health and Well-being web page.

 

Know when and how to access mental health support for your child

Mental illnesses are common in children and young people, they can have a significant impact on their development, relationships and their performance in school. Getting help early can prevent symptoms from becoming more severe and support a faster recovery.

Where do I start if my child or teen needs help?

A good place to start is by talking with your child/teen about how things have been going for them and what you’ve noticed.

Keep in mind that children and teens vary in their ability to talk about their feelings and experiences.

They may not have the vocabulary to describe feelings. They also may not understand what’s going on for them or make the connections between something in their life and their struggles.

How do I talk to my child or teen?

Here are some tips to help start a conversation with your child:

  • Find a good time and place to talk. Driving to and from places, preparing dinner, or cleaning up after a meal are great opportunities to talk.
  • Ask how they are or if they’d like to talk about anything that’s going on for them.
  • If they say they’re fine or nothing is wrong, explain why you’re concerned and offer specific examples that you’ve noticed.
  • Acknowledge how it must be difficult for them.
  • Ask about what strategies/actions they find helpful. Acknowledge their strengths.
  • Discuss how mental health is part of everyone’s life – and not just about severe problems.
  • Talk about how sometimes it can take the assistance of others to overcome difficulties. Ask if they would they like to talk with someone.
  • Ask them what they think would help or what they think they need.
  • Offer to make an appointment for your child/teen to see your family doctor – physical issues can sometimes have mental health symptoms associated with them. It’s important to check if there’s any physical issues.
  • Let them know you want to help and that they can always come to you.
  • If your child doesn’t want to talk, let it go and try again in a few days.
  • If you have concerns that your child may using alcohol or other drugs, get tips on how to talk to your child about drugs: https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/mental-health-and-substance-use/overdose-prevention-and-response/overdose-resources-for-schools-and-parents.

 

Community Information

 

Delta Continuing Education Catalogue 

The catalogue is available online https://ce.deltasd.bc.ca/

Please see PDF (Delta Continuing Education Catalogue.pdf)

There are opportunities such as:

  • Academic upgrading
  • Bulding service worker certificate program
  • Food safe
  • Delta Teaching Assistant certificate

 

Career Corner

UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach Programs

https://geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/programming/general-information/clubs/in-person-saturday-clubs/

 

PAC News

Please join us for our first PAC meeting of 2024! We will be meeting on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00pm

Despite the Sub-zero temperatures, our dedicated PAC will still go ahead with the PAC Bottle Drive Event on Saturday, January 13. It will be in the Heath Parking Lot from 10-2. Bring your empties and support the school!

 

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, November 23. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

January 25 – Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, Jan. 17

February 22 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza).  Orders close Wednesday, February 14

 

School Calendar

Saturday, January 13 PAC Bottle Drive 10-2
Monday, January 15 Black Excellence Day
Wednesday, January 17 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Thursday, January 18 Reading Day
Thursday, January 18 Burnsview Parent Information Meeting 7:00pm
Wednesday, January 24 Seaquam Parent Information Meeting 6:00pm
Friday, January 26 Pro-D Day (School is Closed)

 

 

 

 

 

Week of December 18

 

Dear Thunderbird Families,

It’s hard to believe that we only have one more week until the Winter break! Even though we have had some beautiful weather outside, our hallways are decorated with festive art to bring the ‘feeling’ of winter.

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Concert

Our Winter concert is quickly approaching on Thursday, Dec. 21. We will have an evening performance for our families beginning at 6:00pm and ending around 7:00pm. We ask that only immediate family members (2-3 only) attend due to the limited capacity we have in the gym. Please have your child at the school by 5:30pm at the latest. We will be taking non-perishable food items as entry tickets for a donation to our local food bank. Please line up at the undercover area beside the Parent parking lot. Our PAC will have a table set up for selling raffle tickets. We will also have the Lost and Found out on display. Please have a look and claim any of your child(ren)’s belongings. Some of the old Traditional Uniform shirts will be out on display as well. If you would like to take one as a “memento” for the former days, please help yourself. All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity. We ask that all families remain seated and stay for the duration of the concert. Once the concert has finished, your child(ren) can be picked up outside from their regular dismissal doors.

Spirit Week

The Spirit Day Committee has come up with some fun theme days for the last week of school before the Winter Break.  Let’s show some school spirit!!! Go Heath Thunderbirds!!!

 

 

Grade 7 Burnsview Parent Information Night

The Grade 7 Parent information night will be held on Thursday, January 18th at 7:00 pm in the Burnsview Library. This session will include an overview of the Grade 8 program including a description of courses, the course selection procedure, and extra-curricular opportunities offered at Burnsview. This evening is open to all Grade 7 parents and students interested in attending Burnsview. Parents participating in the French Immersion information session will also benefit from participating in this information session as other material will be covered.

 

Breakfast Club

In December we started our first ever Breakfast Club. With success, we had many students that joined for the month. Starting Monday, January 8, we will begin our Breakfast Club program after the break for the new year, which will operate every morning before school starts from 8:10am-8:50am, in the Gym. Students will enter through the school’s main entrance and sign in. A notice went home to families last week. If you feel your family could benefit from this monthly service, please make sure to fill in the form and return it to the office by Tuesday, Dec. 19. We also ask families to contribute $5 a week or $20 a month to help keep the program running for the entire school year.

 

Annual Food Drive

Heath will be holding our Annual Food Drive starting Monday, December 11 through to Friday, December 22. If possible, please send with your child a few non-perishable food items like pasta and rice, canned soups and meats, and jarred sauces. Please look carefully at the expiration date for all items, as anything expiring in 2023, or January 2024 will not be accepted by the food bank.

 

You can also donate money as the Food Bank has a 3-1 buying power, meaning they can purchase $3 worth of food for every $1 raised. Also remember to bring your food donation as your ticket in the door to the Heath Winter Concert on the evening of Thursday, December 21.

New 9-8-8 Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Prevention Helpline

The 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline is a new service available 24/7/365 to help Canadians when they need it most. The service, accessible via call or text to 9-8-8, offers trauma-informed and culturally affirming support to anyone who is thinking of suicide or who is worried about someone they know. This service is also available in the “Take Action” section of the erase Mental Health and Well-being web page.

 

Child Care Survey from the Ministry of Education and Child Care

The Ministry of Education and Child Care is conducting a parent survey to better understand the regional and provincial demand for school age child care. While it is known there is unmet demand for school-aged child care, there is no current provincial or regional data quantifying the demand. Your participation will help the Province plan for future school-aged child care expansions.

This survey is intended for all parents, regardless of the type of child care you currently use or even if you are not using any child care at all. If you have not already completed the child care survey, please click on the following link and complete the survey. The survey is available in 18 different languages.

https://www.awinfosys.com/surveyfull3/minofed/main/SchoolAgeParents.asp?SchoolNumber=758

 

Fall Cold/Flu Season

We are officially in the heart of cold/flu season and have had a number of students and staff fall ill these past couple of weeks. To keep our school as healthy as possible for students and staff, the best defence we have is for people to stay home when not well and stay home until all symptoms have disappeared.  Please make sure to call the school and record an absence for each day your child will not be attending. The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

 

Community Information

 

Delta Continuing Education Catalogue 

The catalogue is available online https://ce.deltasd.bc.ca/

Please see PDF (Delta Continuing Education Catalogue.pdf)

 

There are opportunities such as:

  • Academic upgrading
  • Bulding service worker certificate program
  • Food safe
  • Delta Teaching Assistant certificate

 

Deltassist Christmas Program: Information and Registration 2023

The Deltassist Christmas Program supports low-income Delta families, individuals and seniors who need additional support during the holiday season with grocery gift cards and a toy depot. For eligibility criteria and information on how to register with Deltassist Christmas Program. Click on the following link.

https://deltassist.com/community/deltassist-christmas-programs-information-and-registration

Surrey Christmas Bureau Program: Information and Registration 2023

The Surrey Christmas Bureau supports low-income families in Surrey who need support during the holidays by providing food hampers and toys for children. For eligibility criteria and information on how to register with the Surrey Christmas  Bureau.  Click on the following link.

https://christmasbureau.com/

 

Career Corner

 

UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach Programs

https://geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/programming/general-information/clubs/in-person-saturday-clubs/

 

 

PAC News

Please join us for our first PAC meeting of 2024! We will be meeting on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00pm

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!! Heath’s PAC Annual Bottle Drive is on January 13, 2024. Save all your empties from the holiday season and help donate to the PAC.

 

Our PAC will be present at our Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 21st. Please bring a food bank donation for your entry into the school.

A table will be set up to sell tickets for a 50/50 draw. Half of the proceeds from the sale of the tickets will go to the school, the other half will go to the winner. Tickets will sell for: 3 tickets for $5.00 and 7 tickets for $10.00.

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, November 23. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

January 25 – Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, Jan. 17

February 22 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza).  Orders close Wednesday, February 14

 

School Calendar

 

Monday, December 18 Spirit Day- Festive Socks
Tuesday, December 19 Spirit Day-Snowball Day
Wednesday, December 20 Spirit Day- Winter Wonderland Wednesday
Thursday, December 21 Christmas Concert 6:00pm
Thursday, December 21 Spirit Day- Wear red, green or white for Concert
Friday, December 22 Spirit Day- Festive Sweater Day (red/green)
Friday, December 22 Last Day of School
Monday, January 8 School re-opens
Wednesday, January 10 Grade 5 Late French Immersion Session (at school)
Saturday, January 13 PAC Bottle Drive
Monday, January 15 Black Excellence Day
Thursday, January 18 Reading Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of December 11

 

Dear Thunderbird Families,

 

Wishing all our families that are celebrating, a Happy Hanukkah!

 

Annual Food Drive

Heath will be holding our Annual Food Drive starting Monday, December 11 through to Friday, December 22. If possible, please send with your child a few non-perishable food items like pasta and rice, canned soups and meats, and jarred sauces. Please look carefully at the expiration date for all items, as anything expiring in 2023, or January 2024 will not be accepted by the food bank.

 

You can also donate money as the Food Bank has a 3-1 buying power, meaning they can purchase $3 worth of food for every $1 raised. Also remember to bring your food donation as your ticket in the door to the Heath Winter Concert on the evening of Thursday, December 21.

 

Snow Days

The arrival of the first glimpse of snow yesterday provides a perfect time to review how we would communicate a snow day to our families.

If it snows, will there be school? The short answer is… YES! During extreme winter conditions, including heavy snowfalls, all schools in the Delta School District will remain OPEN, if possible. It is very rare that schools would be closed due to weather conditions or other circumstances. Schools may have a delayed opening to allow for district or municipal staff to clear safe routes to schools for students and families. Any closure or delayed opening will be decided by 7:00 am at the latest and will be announced through the media as well as through district and school websites. Please note that no announcement will be made stating that schools are open. Only closures or delayed openings will be announced.

Information about any closures will be sent to Metro Vancouver radio and television stations. Please check the following stations for school closure information.

Radio Television
CBC 690 AM Global BC
CKNW 980 AM CBC TV
NEWS 1130 AM CTV TV
Fairchild 1470 AM City TV

Announcements will also be made on the district website at https://www.deltasd.bc.ca. To keep phone lines clear we ask that you please refrain from phoning the school to check that we are open.

During extreme weather conditions, it is also common for police and other authorities to advise citizens to avoid unnecessary travel. Parents should take this advice as well. Parents/Guardians are responsible for their children’s safe travel to and from school. If, for any reason, a parent/guardian feels that a child cannot travel safely to school, then they should make other arrangements. Schools will be kept open under extreme circumstances to provide the option of attendance for all, but the decision is the responsibility of each family. Should you choose to keep your child at home, please call the office and leave a message reporting your child’s absence.

 

New 9-8-8 Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Prevention Helpline

The 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline is a new service available 24/7/365 to help Canadians when they need it most. The service, accessible via call or text to 9-8-8, offers trauma-informed and culturally affirming support to anyone who is thinking of suicide or who is worried about someone they know. This service is also available in the “Take Action” section of the erase Mental Health and Well-being web page.

 

Child Care Survey from the Ministry of Education and Child Care

The Ministry of Education and Child Care is conducting a parent survey to better understand the regional and provincial demand for school age child care. While it is known there is unmet demand for school-aged child care, there is no current provincial or regional data quantifying the demand. Your participation will help the Province plan for future school-aged child care expansions.

This survey is intended for all parents, regardless of the type of child care you currently use or even if you are not using any child care at all. If you have not already completed the child care survey, please click on the following link and complete the survey. The survey is available in 18 different languages.

https://www.awinfosys.com/surveyfull3/minofed/main/SchoolAgeParents.asp?SchoolNumber=758

 

 

Fall Cold/Flu Season

 

We are officially in the heart of cold/flu season and have had a number of students and staff fall ill these past couple of weeks. To keep our school as healthy as possible for students and staff, the best defence we have is for people to stay home when not well and stay home until all symptoms have disappeared.  Please make sure to call the school and record an absence for each day your child will not be attending. The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

 

Community Information

Delta Library Arts Society Presents: Suki’s Reindeer Wish

Hope4Hearts fundraiser

A group of Seaquam students are holding their first fundraiser, the Heartwarming Festival, on December 17th, 2023, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, at North Delta Recreation Centre. The event will have a $5 entrance fee which will be donated to the Surrey Memorial Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab. There will be other opportunities to donate money during the event as well through purchasing food, refreshments, and raffle tickets. Our goal is to raise $2500 for the catheterization lab. The event is family friendly and targeted towards all ages. Activities include DIY candle making, face painting, DIY ornaments, arts and crafts, a photo booth, and more! To maximize this event’s positive impact we ask you to extend a special invitation to your students and their families to attend our event. We believe that the values of community engagement and social responsibility should be instilled at a young age, and involving young minds in initiatives such as ours can be educational, inspiring, and fun!

 

Delta Continuing Education Catalogue 

The catalogue is available online https://ce.deltasd.bc.ca/

There are opportunities such as:

  • Academic upgrading
  • Bulding service worker certificate program
  • Food safe
  • Delta Teaching Assistant certificate

 

Deltassist Christmas Program: Information and Registration 2023

The Deltassist Christmas Program supports low-income Delta families, individuals and seniors who need additional support during the holiday season with grocery gift cards and a toy depot. For eligibility criteria and information on how to register with Deltassist Christmas Program. Click on the following link.

https://deltassist.com/community/deltassist-christmas-programs-information-and-registration

Surrey Christmas Bureau Program: Information and Registration 2023

The Surrey Christmas Bureau supports low-income families in Surrey who need support during the holidays by providing food hampers and toys for children. For eligibility criteria and information on how to register with the Surrey Christmas  Bureau.  Click on the following link.

https://christmasbureau.com/

 

Career Corner

UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach Programs

https://geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/programming/general-information/clubs/in-person-saturday-clubs/

 

PAC News

Please join us for our last PAC meeting of 2023! We will be meeting on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00pm

 

SAVE THE DATE!! Heath’s PAC Annual Bottle Drive is on January 13, 2024. Save all your empties from the holiday season and help donate to the PAC.

 

Our PAC will be present at our Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 21st. Please bring a food bank donation for your entry into the school.

A table will be set up to sell tickets for a 50/50 draw. Half of the proceeds from the sale of the tickets will go to the school, the other half will go to the winner. Tickets will sell for: 3 tickets for $5.00 and 7 tickets for $10.00.

 

 

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

PAC Hot Lunch

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, November 23. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

January 25 – Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, Jan. 17

February 22 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza).  Orders close Wednesday, February 14

 

School Calendar

Wednesday, December 13 PAC Meeting at 6:00pm
Friday, December 15 Last Day of Hanukkah
Monday, December 18 Spirit Day- Festive Socks
Tuesday, December 19 Spirit Day-Snowball Day
Wednesday, December 20 Spirit Day- Winter Wonderland Wednesday
Thursday, December 21 Christmas Concert
Thursday, December 21 Spirit Day- Wear red, green or white for Concert
Friday, December 22 Spirit Day- Festive Sweater Day (red/green)
Friday, December 22 Last Day of School
Monday, January 8 School re-opens
Saturday, January 13 PAC Bottle Drive

 

 

 

 

 

Week of December 4

Dear Heath Families,

Our first day of the Breakfast Club was on Friday and it was a success! All the students that joined us had cereal, yogurt, toast, and fruit. A couple of days during the week, we will be serving a hot breakfast. The Breakfast Club will run every morning during the week from 8:10-8:50am. Once students have finished their breakfast, they will go out and join their classmates in line up.

Our deadline for the program was last week so we are not able to accept any new students for the remaining weeks of December. However, during mid-December we will send out another permission form if you are looking to have your children enrolled for January. This program is open to all families.

Heath’s New Mascot

Thank you to all the families that have cast their vote towards our new mascot. The survey will be closed Monday morning, and the new mascot will be revealed by the end of the week. If you haven’t already done so, please vote through the link below.

https://forms.gle/vwj1BFUwybrdErir7

 

Child Care Survey from the Ministry of Education and Child Care

The Ministry of Education and Child Care is conducting a parent survey to better understand the regional and provincial demand for school age child care. While it is known there is unmet demand for school-aged child care, there is no current provincial or regional data quantifying the demand. Your participation will help the Province plan for future school-aged child care expansions.

This survey is intended for all parents, regardless of the type of child care you currently use or even if you are not using any child care at all. If you have not already completed the child care survey, please click on the following link and complete the survey. The survey is available in 18 different languages.

https://www.awinfosys.com/surveyfull3/minofed/main/SchoolAgeParents.asp?SchoolNumber=758

 

Feeding Futures Family Survey

The Delta School District will be receiving Feeding Futures government funding which aims to tackle student hunger by ensuring that all children have access to healthy meals and snacks at school and reducing the challenges of rising food costs for families who need it most. It is much  appreciated if you could complete the following survey by Wednesday, Dec. 6 to help us assess the areas of greatest need within our school district.

 

https://forms.gle/51yiQqoCzzobf2zE6

Feeding Futures Family Survey

The Delta School District will be receiving Feeding Futures government funding which aims to tackle student hunger by ensuring that all children have access to healthy meals and snacks at school and reducing the challenges of rising food costs for families who need it most. We would appreciate you completing the following survey to help us assess the areas of greatest need within our school district. Many thanks.

forms.gle

 

 

Fall Cold/Flu Season

 

We are officially in the heart of cold/flu season. To keep our school as healthy as possible for students and staff, the best defence we have is for people to stay home when not well and stay home until all symptoms have disappeared.  Please make sure to call the school and record an absence for each day your child will not be attending. The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

 

Community Information

ERASE Learning Sessions

In partnership with The Ministry of Education and Childcare’s erase strategy, due to high demand, they are offering an additional “Social Media Awareness” Family Session on December 5th at 6:30pm.  This 60 minute session will be held virtually via zoom.

To register for this session please click on the link below.

Family Session: Establishing Safe, Caring, & Respectful Digital Communities Tickets, Tue, Dec 5, 2023 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • Digital media habits, oversharing, and digital addiction
  • The permanence of online posts/activity
  • The significance of your digital tattoo in how others perceive you (e.g., sports teams, college admissions, and potential employers)
  • The importance of caring for peers both online and offline
  • Geo-locational settings and the dangers of social media and cell phone misuse
  • The social and legal consequences of cyberbullying behaviour as well as possession and distribution of intimate images (sexting and sextortion)
  • An anonymous student reporting tool that can help you and your friends stay safe both online and offline

 

Deltassist Christmas Program: Information and Registration 2023

The Deltassist Christmas Program supports low-income Delta families, individuals and seniors who need additional support during the holiday season with grocery gift cards and a toy depot. For eligibility criteria and information on how to register with Deltassist Christmas Program. Click on the following link.

https://deltassist.com/community/deltassist-christmas-programs-information-and-registration

 

Surrey Christmas Bureau Program: Information and Registration 2023

The Surrey Christmas Bureau supports low-income families in Surrey who need support during the holidays by providing food hampers and toys for children. For eligibility criteria and information on how to register with the Surrey Christmas  Bureau.  Click on the following link.

https://christmasbureau.com/

 

PAC News

SAVE THE DATE!! Heath’s PAC Annual Bottle Drive is on January 13, 2024. Save all your empties from the holiday season and help donate to the PAC.

 

Our PAC will be present at our Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 21st. Please bring a food bank donation for your entry into the school.

A table will be set up to sell tickets for a 50/50 draw. Half of the proceeds from the sale of the tickets will go to the school, the other half will go to the winner. Tickets will sell for: 3 tickets for $5.00 and 7 tickets for $10.00.

 

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

PAC Hot Lunch dates are available to be ordered on their website: http://munchalunch.com/login

Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, November 23. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

December 21 – Hot Lunch (Cobbs). Orders close Wednesday, Dec. 13

January 25 – Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, Jan. 17

February 22 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza).  Orders close Wednesday, February 14

 

School Calendar

 

Thursday, December 7 Hanukkah begins
Thursday, December 21 Christmas Concert
Friday, December 22 Last Day of School
Monday, January 8 School re-opens
Saturday, January 13 PAC Bottle Drive

 

 

 

 

Week of November 28

Dear Heath Families,

I hope you had a restful weekend and enjoyed the weather we are lucky to be having lately. It has been noted that there are many students arriving to school late in the mornings. We are asking that families leave home a few minutes earlier to arrive by our first bell at 8:55am. Not only does a student who is consistently arriving late to school establish bad punctuality habits, their tardiness also disrupts the learning of other students in their classes. The school district code of conduct indicates that students are to attend school regularly and punctually.

Students can take steps to ensure they fulfill this obligation by:

1) Making their lunch the night before

2) Ensuring homework is complete and packed in their backpacks the night before

3) Selecting clothing to wear the night before to reduce decision times in the morning

4) Setting an alarm to wake up early enough to ensure they arrive on time

5) Planning for enough time to walk from home or from a drop-off spot near the school

 

Breakfast Club Program

Our Breakfast Club will begin this Friday at 8:10-8:50am. In order to provide enough food for the students that attend, please make sure you have handed in the signed permission form sent home by Tuesday, November 28. We will not be able to accommodate walk-ins on Friday.

 

Child Care Survey from the Ministry of Education and Child Care

The Ministry of Education and Child Care is conducting a parent survey to better understand the regional and provincial demand for school age child care. While it is known there is unmet demand for school-aged child care, there is no current provincial or regional data quantifying the demand. Your participation will help the Province plan for future school-aged child care expansions.

This survey is intended for all parents, regardless of the type of child care you currently use or even if you are not using any child care at all. If you have not already completed the child care survey, please click on the following link and complete the survey. The survey is available in 18 different languages.

https://www.awinfosys.com/surveyfull3/minofed/main/SchoolAgeParents.asp?SchoolNumber=758

 

Feeding Futures Family Survey

The Delta School District will be receiving Feeding Futures government funding which aims to tackle student hunger by ensuring that all children have access to healthy meals and snacks at school and reducing the challenges of rising food costs for families who need it most. It is much  appreciated if you could complete the following survey by Wednesday, Dec. 6 to help us assess the areas of greatest need within our school district.

 

https://forms.gle/51yiQqoCzzobf2zE6

Feeding Futures Family Survey

The Delta School District will be receiving Feeding Futures government funding which aims to tackle student hunger by ensuring that all children have access to healthy meals and snacks at school and reducing the challenges of rising food costs for families who need it most. We would appreciate you completing the following survey to help us assess the areas of greatest need within our school district. Many thanks.

forms.gle

 

 

Fall Cold/Flu Season

We are officially in the heart of cold/flu season. To keep our school as healthy as possible for students and staff, the best defence we have is for people to stay home when not well and stay home until all symptoms have disappeared.  Please make sure to call the school and record an absence for each day your child will not be attending. The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

 

Community Information

ERASE Learning Sessions

Parenting is hard, and the rapid rise of technology and social media use in the lives of their kids makes it harder. There is a session tomorrow and another on November 30, from ERASE that is extremely helpful to families that focuses on: Establishing Safe, Caring, & Respectful Digital Communities. These online sessions are best suited for families and youth aged 10 and above.

November 28, 2023 7:00pm – 8:00pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732343096917?aff=oddtdtcreator

November 30, 2023 6:30pm -7:30pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732346587357?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

In partnership with The Ministry of Education and Childcare’s erase strategy, due to high demand, they are offering an additional “Social Media Awareness” Family Session on December 5th at 6:30pm.  This 60 minute session will be held virtually via zoom.

To register for this session please click on the link below.

Family Session: Establishing Safe, Caring, & Respectful Digital Communities Tickets, Tue, Dec 5, 2023 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

 

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • Digital media habits, oversharing, and digital addiction
  • The permanence of online posts/activity
  • The significance of your digital tattoo in how others perceive you (e.g., sports teams, college admissions, and potential employers)
  • The importance of caring for peers both online and offline
  • Geo-locational settings and the dangers of social media and cell phone misuse
  • The social and legal consequences of cyberbullying behaviour as well as possession and distribution of intimate images (sexting and sextortion)
  • An anonymous student reporting tool that can help you and your friends stay safe both online and offline

 

Deltassist Christmas Program: Information and Registration 2023

The Deltassist Christmas Program supports low-income Delta families, individuals and seniors who need additional support during the holiday season with grocery gift cards and a toy depot. For eligibility criteria and information on how to register with Deltassist Christmas Program. Click on the following link.

https://deltassist.com/community/deltassist-christmas-programs-information-and-registration

 

Surrey Christmas Bureau Program: Information and Registration 2023

The Surrey Christmas Bureau supports low-income families in Surrey who need support during the holidays by providing food hampers and toys for children. For eligibility criteria and information on how to register with the Surrey Christmas  Bureau.  Click on the following link.

https://christmasbureau.com/

 

PAC News

SAVE THE DATE!! Heath’s PAC Annual Bottle Drive is on January 13, 2024. Save all your empties from the holiday season and help donate to the PAC.

 

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

PAC has updated the Munch a Lunch website and it is now open to select from lunch dates in October through to January. Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

New to Heath? Parents can register at http://munchalunch.com/schools/heath

Returning parents can login at http://munchalunch.com/login

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, November 23. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

December 21 – Hot Lunch (Cobbs). Orders close Wednesday, Dec. 13

January 25 – Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, Jan. 17

February 22 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza).  Orders close Wednesday, February 14

 

School Calendar

Wednesday November 29 Spirit Day- Multiples or Twins Day
Friday, December 1 Breakfast Club 8:10-8:50am
Thursday, December 7 Hanukkah begins
Thursday, December 21 Christmas Concert
Friday, December 22 Last Day of School
Monday, January 8 School re-opens

 

 

 

Week of November 20

 

Dear Heath Families,

On Thursday, Nov. 23, the first, formal, written report card for the current school year will be available for viewing on Parent Connect.  This is an exciting time for children and parents, a time to offer encouragement and support as well as a time to review set goals made during the 3-Way Conferences.  After reading all the reports, I am pleased to see all the learning that has occurred during the first term and believe that all our students will have a successful second term. I am thankful for the positive partnership with us in helping your child to succeed at school.  If you have questions about how you can further support your child in their learning, contact their classroom teacher.  Together we can make a difference.

 

 

 

Feeding Futures Family Survey

The Delta School District will be receiving Feeding Futures government funding which aims to tackle student hunger by ensuring that all children have access to healthy meals and snacks at school and reducing the challenges of rising food costs for families who need it most. It is much  appreciated if you could complete the following survey by Wednesday, Dec. 6 to help us assess the areas of greatest need within our school district.

 

https://forms.gle/51yiQqoCzzobf2zE6

Feeding Futures Family Survey

The Delta School District will be receiving Feeding Futures government funding which aims to tackle student hunger by ensuring that all children have access to healthy meals and snacks at school and reducing the challenges of rising food costs for families who need it most. We would appreciate you completing the following survey to help us assess the areas of greatest need within our school district. Many thanks.

forms.gle

 

Breakfast Club

Starting Friday, December 1, we will begin our Breakfast Club program, which will operate every morning before school starts from 8:10am-8:50am, in the Gym. A permission form and email went home last week. Please remember to return it to your child’s teacher or the office by Tuesday, Nov. 28 to help us better prepare for Friday, Dec.1.

 

Christmas Concert Update

 

Mr. T and the rest of our staff are busy planning for the Christmas concert in December. We have had to change the date of the concert from Tuesday, December 19 to Thursday, December 21st. Please make note of this change. More details about the Christmas concert will be coming.

 

Fall Cold/Flu Season

We are officially in the heart of cold/flu season. To keep our school as healthy as possible for students and staff, the best defence we have is for people to stay home when not well and stay home until all symptoms have disappeared.  Please make sure to call the school and record an absence for each day your child will not be attending. The school’s number is (604) 596-1508 (available 24 hours a day) or email at heath.elem@deltaschools.ca.

Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

 

Community Information

ERASE Learning Sessions

Parenting is hard, and the rapid rise of technology and social media use in the lives of their kids makes it harder. The last two sessions from ERASE are extremely helpful for families by focusing on establishing safe, caring, and respectful digital communities. These online sessions are best suited for families and youth aged 10 and above.

Family Session: Establishing Safe, Caring, & Respectful Digital Communities – Everyone Welcome!

Details: Recommended for Parents/Caregivers/Grandparents and youth aged 10 and up as a way to facilitate the conversation of safe and caring use of technology at home and in the community. This session covers all things digital, from how to be a good digital citizen, the criminal consequences of cyberbullying, and how to report and receive support in cases of sexting/sextortion. Some of the most prominent concerns currently surrounding use of social media platforms, smartphones, and artificial intelligence will be discussed.

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • Digital media habits, oversharing, and digital addiction
  • The permanence of online posts/activity
  • The significance of your digital tattoo in how others perceive you (e.g., sports teams, college admissions, and potential employers)
  • The importance of caring for peers both online and offline
  • Geo-locational settings and the dangers of social media and cell phone misuse
  • The social and legal consequences of cyberbullying behaviour as well as possession and distribution of intimate images (sexting and sextortion)
  • An anonymous student reporting tool that can help you and your friends stay safe both online and offline

Schedule:

November 28, 2023 7:00pm – 8:00pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732343096917?aff=oddtdtcreator

November 30, 2023 6:30pm -7:30pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732346587357?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Delta Libraries

Kids! What do pens, paper, keys and toothpaste have in common? Ancient Egyptians invented them! Discover Why Ancient Egypt Matters on Monday, November 27, from 11 am – 12 pm at the George Mackie Library. Presenter Jeff Narver will discuss how Ancient Egyptians were just like us covering topics such as pets, games, food, sports, and school, and will include information about pyramids, temple construction, gods and mummification. See attached poster.

 

PAC News

Please join us for the next PAC meeting on Wednesday, November 22 in the Heath Staff room at 6:00 pm.

 

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC has updated the Munch a Lunch website and it is now open to select from lunch dates in October through to January. Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

New to Heath? Parents can register at http://munchalunch.com/schools/heath

Returning parents can login at http://munchalunch.com/login

 

The PAC is also in need of volunteers to help with the next hot lunch on Thursday, November 23. Please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com if you are able to come to the school and help at lunch.

December 21 – Hot Lunch (Cobbs). Orders close Wednesday, Dec. 13

January 25 – Hot Lunch (Subway). Orders close Wednesday, Jan. 17

February 22 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza).  Orders close Wednesday, February 14

 

 

 

School Calendar

 

Wednesday, November 22 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Thursday, November 23 Formal Reports available on Parent Connect
Thursday, November 23 Hot Lunch Day- Whitespot
Monday, November 27 Pro-D Day- School is not in session
Friday, December 1 Breakfast Club 8:10-8:50am
Thursday, December 7 Hanukkah begins
Thursday, December 21 Christmas Concert
Friday, December 22 Last Day of School
Monday, January 8 School re-opens

 

 

 

Week of November 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Heath Families,

Our school participated in a very moving Remembrance Day Assembly on Thursday last week. We had beautiful songs performed by different classes and a special performance from our school choir. We also had each division place a wreath on display. I’m pleased to say that our school did a wonderful job of paying respect to soldiers past and present. Thank you to all the parents that attended the assembly, it was great to have you with us as we recognized the importance of Remembrance Day.

 

 

Fall Cold/Flu Season

 

The cold/flu season is upon us, and at school, we are doing everything possible to keep Heath Elementary a healthy place to work and learn. All our students are receiving lots of reminders to wash their hands frequently, to cough into their elbows and to try and keep their work areas clean.

If your child(ren) is sick or exhibiting any of the symptoms of the flu or a cold, it is extremely important that you keep them home until all symptoms have disappeared. Please make sure to call the school (available 24 hours a day) at (604) 596-1508. Leave your name, your child’s name and division number or teacher name.

 

Community Information

ERASE Learning Sessions- *Extremely Helpful for Families!*

Three virtual ERASE learning sessions for families and children will be held on November 8, 28, and 30,focusing on establishing safe, caring, and respectful digital communities. These online sessions are best suited for families and youth aged 10 and above.

Family Session: Establishing Safe, Caring, & Respectful Digital Communities – Everyone Welcome!

Details: Recommended for Parents/Caregivers/Grandparents and youth aged 10 and up as a way to facilitate the conversation of safe and caring use of technology at home and in the community. This session covers all things digital, from how to be a good digital citizen, the criminal consequences of cyberbullying, and how to report and receive support in cases of sexting/sextortion. Some of the most prominent concerns currently surrounding use of social media platforms, smartphones, and artificial intelligence will be discussed.

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • Digital media habits, oversharing, and digital addiction
  • The permanence of online posts/activity
  • The significance of your digital tattoo in how others perceive you (e.g., sports teams, college admissions, and potential employers)
  • The importance of caring for peers both online and offline
  • Geo-locational settings and the dangers of social media and cell phone misuse
  • The social and legal consequences of cyberbullying behaviour as well as possession and distribution of intimate images (sexting and sextortion)
  • An anonymous student reporting tool that can help you and your friends stay safe both online and offline

Schedule:

November 28, 2023 7:00pm – 8:00pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732343096917?aff=oddtdtcreator

November 30, 2023 6:30pm -7:30pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732346587357?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Delta Libraries

A variety of fun and educational events take place at our local libraries every month. Visit the

Events Page at www.fvrl.ca to find free programs, such as Games Night, Book Clubs and more!

There are programs for everyone.

 

PAC News

Please join us for the next PAC meeting on Wednesday, November 22 in the Heath Staff room at 6:00 pm.

Join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC has updated the Munch a Lunch website and it is now open to select from lunch dates in October through to January. Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

New to Heath? Parents can register at http://munchalunch.com/schools/heath

Returning parents can login at http://munchalunch.com/login

 

If you would like to volunteer an hour of your day once or twice a month please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com

November 23 – Hot Lunch (Whitespot). Orders close Wednesday, Nov.15

December 21 – Hot Lunch (Cobbs). Orders close Wednesday, Dec. 13

 

 

School Calendar

 

Wednesday, November 15 Student Photo retakes
Thursday, November 16 Grade 6 Immunizations
Wednesday, November 22 PAC Meeting 6:00pm
Thursday, November 23 Hot Lunch-Whitespot
Thursday, November 23 Formal Reports Home
Monday, November 27 Pro-D Day- School is not in session
Friday, December 1 Breakfast Club 8:10-8:50am

 

 

 

 

Week of November 5

Dear Heath Families,

The staff at Heath are wishing all families a Happy Diwali! We hope this year’s Diwali illuminates your heart and homes with friendship and togetherness.

 

 

 Remembrance Day

On Remembrance Day we honour those who sacrificed their lives so that we can live as we do today in Canada. By remembering, we pay tribute to all the men and women that served to defend our values and freedoms. We also honour those who continue to serve our country today.  On Thursday, November 9th Heath will be holding a Remembrance Day Assembly in the gym. Some classes have signed up to present poems, songs, and a candlelight ceremony to help us all better understand and appreciate Remembrance Day and its significance. We will also have a wreath laying ceremony complete with two minutes of silence. Throughout the week, we will be accepting donations for the Poppy Campaign. Students who would like to donate can give the contribution to their teacher. Donations can also be made online to The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund. https://www.legion.ca/donations

 

District News

 

Hosting International Students

 

Delta School District International Programs needs more homestay families for international students coming to Delta School District for February 2024. They will arrive from all over the world and have a strong desire to be in Delta. They are also looking ahead to September 2024 and short-term Summer 2024 Programs for younger students.

For many of the younger students who enroll in the Summer Programs, it is their first time travelling without their parents. They are seeking caring homes wanting to show these students how beautiful summers are in the Lower Mainland. They come for 3-week programs. The first two weeks are full days at school and the third week consists of mornings in the classroom and afternoons on outings with our staff. Hosting a student comes with a reimbursement of $1,100 per month for expenses. Multiple students from different nationalities can be hosted in one home.

International students are looking for a family connection and being a part of a family during their stay in Delta. Their school year study periods range from 3 months to half a school year, to a full school year, to multiple years. If you are interested in hosting, please reach out to homestay@godelta.ca. If you are not able to host but know of a family who can, please send them our way. There are referral bonuses available for referring families.

Be sure to check out our YouTube Channel with testimonials from current homestay families.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?app=desktop&list=PLDT30tf-KfjvFjJx79R3KlNtO1cF_DOC-

For more information, reach out to homestay@godelta.ca

 

Community Information

ERASE Learning Sessions- *Extremely Helpful for Families!*

Three virtual ERASE learning sessions for families and children will be held on November 8, 28, and 30,focusing on establishing safe, caring, and respectful digital communities. These online sessions are best suited for families and youth aged 10 and above.

Family Session: Establishing Safe, Caring, & Respectful Digital Communities – Everyone Welcome!

Details: Recommended for Parents/Caregivers/Grandparents and youth aged 10 and up as a way to facilitate the conversation of safe and caring use of technology at home and in the community. This session covers all things digital, from how to be a good digital citizen, the criminal consequences of cyberbullying, and how to report and receive support in cases of sexting/sextortion. Some of the most prominent concerns currently surrounding use of social media platforms, smartphones, and artificial intelligence will be discussed.

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • Digital media habits, oversharing, and digital addiction
  • The permanence of online posts/activity
  • The significance of your digital tattoo in how others perceive you (e.g., sports teams, college admissions, and potential employers)
  • The importance of caring for peers both online and offline
  • Geo-locational settings and the dangers of social media and cell phone misuse
  • The social and legal consequences of cyberbullying behaviour as well as possession and distribution of intimate images (sexting and sextortion)
  • An anonymous student reporting tool that can help you and your friends stay safe both online and offline

Schedule:

November 8, 2023 6:30pm – 7:30pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732334942527?aff=oddtdtcreator

November 28, 2023 7:00pm – 8:00pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732343096917?aff=oddtdtcreator

November 30, 2023 6:30pm -7:30pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732346587357?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Delta Libraries

A variety of fun and educational events take place at our local libraries every month. Visit the Events Page at https://www.fvrl.bc.ca/# to find free programs, such as Games Night, Book Clubs and more!

There are programs for everyone.

 

PAC News

Please join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC has updated the Munch a Lunch website and it is now open to select from four lunch dates in October through to January. Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

New to Heath? Parents can register at http://munchalunch.com/schools/heath

Returning parents can login at http://munchalunch.com/login

If you would like to volunteer an hour of your day once or twice a month please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com

 

November 23 – Hot Lunch (Whitespot). Orders close Wednesday, Nov.15

December 21 – Hot Lunch (Cobbs). Orders close Wednesday, Dec. 13

 

 

 

School Calendar

Sunday, November 5 Daylight Saving Day
Wednesday, November 8 National Indigenous Veterans Day
Thursday, November 9 Remembrance Day Assembly
Friday, November 10 School District Closure- No School
Saturday, November 11 Remembrance Day
Sunday, November 12 Diwali
Monday, November 13 Statutory Holiday- School Closed

 

 

 

 

 

Week of October 29th

 

Dear Heath Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying the crisp and dry fall days. Due to medical reasons, I will be away from the school until Thursday, November 9th. In the meantime, Ms. Ericka Brugge, one of our Grade 6/7 teachers will be Teacher in Charge. Please do not hesitate to reach out to her at the office if in need.

Everyone at Heath is looking forward to our 3-Way Conferences on Wednesday, Nov.1st and Thursday, Nov. 2nd. Please remember that it is early dismissal on both days so arrangements will need to be made for early pick up on both days.

Appointments to meet with your child’s teacher are open and available for you to book.
To book your conference time please sign in to Parent Connect. Once you are in your account you will see the heading for 3-Way Conferences, click there to book your time slot.

To access Parent Connect and book appointment(s), please visit: https://cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/schoolconnect/parentsignone.aspx

 

We do have translators available for families that require English language assistance. Please notify your child’s teacher as soon as possible so arrangements can be made

 

Halloween

 

Heath will be having a student Halloween Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 31st at 9:30am. Students will walk through the gym to showcase their costumes along with our school-wide Thriller Dance. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend our festivities.  Each class will proceed to the gym, while remaining with their teacher.

Students are encouraged to wear their costumes being mindful NOT to include replica weapons or anything too scary or gory.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Musqueam Day and the Guerin decision

Every year, Musqueam acknowledges November 1 as Musqueam Day.

The day recognizes the landmark 1984 Supreme Court of Canada Guerin decision. The case was led by Musqueam’s then chief, Delbert Guerin, and fundamentally changed Canadian law by challenging the:

  • legal enforceability of the Crown’s obligations to Aboriginal people in Canada
  • fiduciary duty owed to Indigenous peoples in Canada
  • nature of Indigenous title in Canada
  • the Crown’s duty to consult with Indigenous peoples

 

Spirit Day  

Our first Heath Spirit Day will be on Wednesday, Nov.1. Pajama Day! Please allow your children to wear appropriate pajamas, slippers and/or robes to school.

 

Community Information

ERASE Learning Sessions- *Extremely Helpful for Families!*

Three virtual ERASE learning sessions for families and children will be held on November 8, 28, and 30,focusing on establishing safe, caring, and respectful digital communities. These online sessions are best suited for families and youth aged 10 and above.

Family Session: Establishing Safe, Caring, & Respectful Digital Communities – Everyone Welcome!

Details: Recommended for Parents/Caregivers/Grandparents and youth aged 10 and up as a way to facilitate the conversation of safe and caring use of technology at home and in the community. This session covers all things digital, from how to be a good digital citizen, the criminal consequences of cyberbullying, and how to report and receive support in cases of sexting/sextortion. Some of the most prominent concerns currently surrounding use of social media platforms, smartphones, and artificial intelligence will be discussed.

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

  • Digital media habits, oversharing, and digital addiction
  • The permanence of online posts/activity
  • The significance of your digital tattoo in how others perceive you (e.g., sports teams, college admissions, and potential employers)
  • The importance of caring for peers both online and offline
  • Geo-locational settings and the dangers of social media and cell phone misuse
  • The social and legal consequences of cyberbullying behaviour as well as possession and distribution of intimate images (sexting and sextortion)
  • An anonymous student reporting tool that can help you and your friends stay safe both online and offline

Schedule:

November 8, 2023 6:30pm – 7:30pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732334942527?aff=oddtdtcreator

November 28, 2023 7:00pm – 8:00pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732343096917?aff=oddtdtcreator

November 30, 2023 6:30pm -7:30pm https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/732346587357?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

Career Corner

 

Highlights include:

  • Junior Fire Camp Academy applications close Nov 17, 2023
  • Career Related Articles: including the School-Work Skills Gap
  • Grade 9 – Take our Kids to Work Day!

November Career Corner

 

PAC News

Please join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC has updated the Munch a Lunch website and it is now open to select from four lunch dates in October through to January. Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

New to Heath? Parents can register at http://munchalunch.com/schools/heath

Returning parents can login at http://munchalunch.com/login

 

If you would like to volunteer an hour of your day once or twice a month please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com

November 23 – Hot Lunch (Whitespot). Orders close Wednesday, Nov.15

December 21 – Hot Lunch (Cobbs). Orders close Wednesday, Dec. 13

 

 

School Calendar

 

Tuesday, October 31 Halloween Parade 9:30am
Wednesday, November 1 Spirit Day- Pajama Day
Wednesday, November 1 Musqueam Day and the Guerin decision
Wednesday, November 1-2 3 Way Conferences early dismissal 12:00pm
Sunday, November 5 Daylight Saving Day
Wednesday, November 8 National Indigenous Veterans Day
Thursday, November 9 Remembrance Day Assembly
Friday, November 10 District Closure Day
Saturday, November 11 Remembrance Day
Sunday, November 12 Diwali
Monday, November 13 Statutory Holiday- School Closed

 

 

 

 

Week of October 23rd

 

Dear Heath Families,

We have exciting news to share! Your child(ren) may have come home and shared that we were very fortunate to have Nathan Wilson, Kaanáx Kuwóox̱’, visit us last week. We are in the process of looking at changing our mascot to one that is more connected to land we are living on. Nathan Wilson shared many stories and understandings of the Indigenous ways of knowing as we discussed the animals around us. Our students had many thoughtful contributions to our quest.

 

 

 

Halloween

We will once again be following a long-standing tradition, the annual Heath Halloween Costume Parade.

The parade will be inside the gym along with our school-wide Thriller Dance.  Parents and guardians are welcome to attend our festivities.  Each class will proceed to the gym, while remaining with their teacher.

 

Our parade will be held on Tuesday, October 31st at 9:30am.  Students are welcome to bring their costumes to school.  However, please keep in mind that teachers are not able to help students change into their costumes and students should therefore bring or wear a costume only if they are able to independently change in or out of it if they choose.

 

Many classes have also planned some fun Halloween activities to celebrate.  These activities might include games and/or watching a movie.  Please check with your child’s teacher if candy/treats can be brought to school to share with their friends and classmates.  If you would like to send a treat specifically for your child to enjoy during their class activity, please feel free to do so.

 

Halloween Safety


We encourage all students to celebrate Halloween safely with the following hints and tips:

 

  1. Practice costume safety: Make sure all costumes, wigs and accessories are fire resistant. Make sure the costume is comfortable and doesn’t pose a tripping hazard for your child.
  2. For costumes worn to school:
  • Please ensure your child’s face is visible at all times. Masks and any other items that prevent students from being identified will not be permitted at school.
  • Costumes must not include weapons, replica weapons or objects that can be mistaken as such.
  • Costumes must not contain any words or images that could be offensive to others.
  • Students must dress in a manner that is appropriate for and respects the learning environment of the school.
  1. If using makeup, choose non-toxic cosmetic products and test on a small area first to see if any irritation occurs. Many kids have sensitive skin.
  2. Give kids a refresher on traffic safety.
  3. Increase your child’s visibility – use reflective tape or give them flashlights or glow sticks to carry to ensure they are visible to motorists.
  4. Encourage kids to stay together and have them stick to familiar, well-lit areas.
  5. Reiterate that they should never enter a stranger’s house or accept a ride from someone they don’t know.
  6. Inspect your child’s candy before they indulge and make sure to remove any treats that aren’t age appropriate (e.g., gum or jawbreakers) or that contain food items they are allergic to.

 

For additional helpful hints, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/home-safety/halloween-safety.html

 

Spirit Day

Our first Heath Spirit Day will be on Wednesday, Nov.1. Pajama Day! Please allow your children to wear appropriate pajamas, slippers and/or robes to school.

 

Chess Players

 

News from Delta Continuing Education

Presented by Delta School District’s Continuing Education program.

Early Childhood Educator Assistant Certificate – Part-time

Open to all community members

This program meets the needs of those wanting to obtain an ECE Assistant Certificate while ensuring that they receive a thorough grounding in Early Childhood Education principles.  Program Start Date:  January 2024

More information:   https://deltalearns.ca/eceprogram/

 

 Presented by Delta School District’s Continuing Education program as a Red Cross First Aid Training Partner.

First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies

Open to educators and community members

Become knowledgeable and confident in how to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency, including how to administer nasal naloxone.  Taught on-line, there is no cost for this course.   Duration:  approximately 60 minutes, completed at your own pace.

More information:   https://ce.deltasd.bc.ca/workplace-skills-and-first-aid/first-aid/first-aid-for-opioid-poisoning-emergencies/

 

PAC News

 

Please join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC has updated the Munch a Lunch website and it is now open to select from four lunch dates in October through to January. Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

New to Heath? Parents can register at http://munchalunch.com/schools/heath

Returning parents can login at http://munchalunch.com/login

 

If you would like to volunteer an hour of your day once or twice a month please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com

 

October 26 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza). Orders closed Wednesday, Oct. 18

November 23 – Hot Lunch (Whitespot). Orders close Wednesday, Nov.15

December 21 – Hot Lunch (Cobbs). Orders close Wednesday, Dec. 13

 

School Calendar

 

Thursday, October 26 Hot Lunch – Fresh Slice Pizza
Thursday, October 26 Library Contest Winners announced
Tuesday, October 31 Halloween Parade 9:30am
Wednesday, November 1 Spirit Day- Pajama Day
Wednesday, November 1-2 3 Way Conferences early dismissal 12:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of October 16th

 

Dear Heath Families,

While last week’s weather was beautiful with the early morning crispness and the afternoon sunshine, I feel we are coming into the cooler, rainy season. Please make sure your child(ren) are dressed for playing in rainy weather every day.

 

Home Conferences

Everyone has been working hard these last few weeks and I’m excited to see what our students are bringing home to share with you over the next couple of days. Our Home Conferences are set to take place on Monday through to Thursday this week. Parents will receive work that your child has completed or will complete with you. Please give yourself approximately 30 minutes over the week to complete the activities and review all the hard work that was sent home. By going over the package sent home, it will help to create a better understanding of what your child is accomplishing at school, and it will be a preparation for rich discussion at the three way conferences on November 1st and 2nd.

District News

 

Oct 20 Play Day

 

Community Schools Partnership is hosting a Play Day on Friday, October 20th at Seaquam Secondary School. The camp will run from 9am to 3pm and include Halloween-themed games, crafts and other activities! If you’re interested in registering or getting more information, please see the PDF Registration Form.

PlayDay Reg Form (Oct 20 2023)

In the link below, you will find a registration form for the program. Community school would like to emphasize that parents/guardians must register and pay online through Continuing Education (https://cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/publicconnect/DECourse.aspx).

 

 

 

PAC News

Please join the new PAC Facebook page to find out about school events.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

PAC Hot Lunch

 

PAC has updated the Munch a Lunch website and it is now open to select from four lunch dates in October through to January. Please keep in mind that each order will close the Wednesday the week before the date of the hot lunch. All orders must be paid in full in order to be processed.

New to Heath? Parents can register at http://munchalunch.com/schools/heath

Returning parents can login at http://munchalunch.com/login

If you would like to volunteer an hour of your day once or twice a month please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com

 

October 26 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza). Orders close Wednesday, Oct. 18

November 23 – Hot Lunch (Whitest). Orders close Wednesday, Nov.15

December 21 – Hot Lunch (Cobbs). Orders close Wednesday, Dec. 13

 

 

 

School Calendar

 

Tuesday, October 16-18 Home Conferences
Thursday, October 19 Great BC Shakeout Earthquake Drill
 Friday, October 20 Professional Development Day – School Closed
Thursday, October 26 Hot Lunch – Fresh Slice Pizza

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of October 10th

I hope everyone enjoyed a long weekend with family and friends. 

 

New Intercom System at Front Door

 

We are very excited to inform you that we recently had a new intercom system installed at the front of the school.  When you are visiting, please ring the buzzer at the side of the front doors and we can let you in.

 

Dress for the Weather

We are approaching the time of year when it is cooler and can be very rainy. Just a reminder to make sure your children come to school dressed appropriately for playing outside at recess and lunchtime (e.g. boots, jacket, hat, gloves, etc.), and perhaps also pack an extra pair of socks and pants into their backpacks for really rainy days! In the case of extremely poor weather, a decision will be made by staff to designate the recess and/or lunch hour as an “in day”, which means that students are to stay inside and play quietly in their classrooms rather than venture outdoors. We refrain from doing this unless absolutely necessary, as the children need the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and be physically active before heading back into the classroom (and besides, rain is just a fact of life of our West Coast climate).

 

PAC News

PAC has a new Facebook Page!

A PAC Facebook page. “Heath Elementary PAC”, has been created and will go live to advertise PAC and school events. As this page is created for “Information Only”, any questions can be emailed directly to the PAC’s gmail account.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/560598425983089/?ref=share&mibextid=NS MWBT

 

PAC Hot Lunch

Families are once again able to order Hot Lunches, organized by our PAC. Please see below for a list of upcoming dates and vendors for Hot Lunches. All orders will close the Wednesday before the Hot Lunch delivery date. Hot Lunch orders are available at https://munchalunch.com/schools/heath/. Please make sure that your child is connected to the appropriate teacher/division before placing your orders. If you would like to volunteer an hour of your day once or twice a month please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com

Hot Lunch Dates

October 26 – Hot Lunch (Fresh Slice Pizza). Orders close Wednesday, Oct. 18.

November 23 – Hot Lunch (Whitest). Orders close Wednesday, Nov.15

December 21 – Hot Lunch (Cobbs). Orders close Wednesday, Dec. 13

 

School Calendar

Monday, October 9 Thanksgiving Day – School Closed
Tuesday, October 16-18 Home Conferences
Thursday, October 19 Great BC Shakeout Earthquake Drill
 Friday, October 20 Professional Development Day – School Closed
Wednesday, October 25 Sunshine Hills Cross-Country Run 3:30-5:15pm
Thursday, October 26 Hot Lunch – Fresh Slice Pizza

 

 

 

 

Week of October 3rd

 

 

Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving will be held on Monday, October 9th. Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating all the blessings of the past year and giving thanks to those who have helped us along the way.

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”—William Arthur Ward

On behalf of the staff at Heath Elementary, we wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope this weekend finds you with moments of gratitude and togetherness with family and friends. We all have so much to be thankful for.

World Teachers’ Day October 5

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on October 5th to celebrate all teachers around the globe. The theme for 2023 is, “The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage”. Please join us in saying a huge, “Thank You!” to all the teachers at Heath who work so hard to inspire, guide and educate our students and make our school a great place to be.

 

 

New Intercom System at Front Door

We are very excited to inform you that we recently had a new intercom system installed at the front of the school.  When you are visiting, please ring the buzzer at the side of the front doors and we can let you in.

 

 

Student Photo Day 

Will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd.  Here is some information from our photographer to help make sure the experience is successful for everyone. https://darbyphotos.com/tips-for-successful-portrait-session/

 

Dress for the Weather

We are approaching the time of year when it is cooler and can be very rainy. Just a reminder to make sure your children come to school dressed appropriately for playing outside at recess and lunchtime (e.g. boots, jacket, hat, gloves, etc.), and perhaps also pack an extra pair of socks and pants into their backpacks for really rainy days! In the case of extremely poor weather, a decision will be made by staff to designate the recess and/or lunch hour as an “in day”, which means that students are to stay inside and play quietly in their classrooms rather than venture outdoors. We refrain from doing this unless absolutely necessary, as the children need the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and be physically active before heading back into the classroom (and besides, rain is just a fact of life of our West Coast climate).

 

PAC News

Happy October Heath Families!

We are asking parents to please take a look at your munchalunch account and make sure that your child is connected to the appropriate teacher/division. You can do this by going to the munchalunch website and finding the “My Family” tab and clicking on “My Children”. https://munchalunch.com/schools/heath/

From there you can edit and confirm the appropriate teacher.

We are in need of volunteers to help with hot lunches! If you would like to volunteer an hour of your day once or twice a month please email  heath.elementary.pac@gmail.com

 

Diverse and Inclusive Delta Survey

The City of Delta is conducting a survey to better understand the unique needs and experiences of newcomer and racialized residents residing in Delta. If you are an immigrant or racialized community member who lives, works, plays in Delta, please take a survey. This survey will run for six weeks starting September 25, 2023, and should not take more than 15 minutes to complete. By participating in this survey you will have the option to be entered into a draw to win one of the five $50 gift cards to local businesses by entering your email and phone number. All information will be kept confidential.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Noor Bajaj at nbajaj@delta.ca(External link).

Access survey here: https://letstalk.delta.ca/inclusivedelta

 

School Calendar

Monday, October 2 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (School is closed)
Tuesday, October 3 Individual Student Photos
Wednesday, October 4 Fire Drill
Wednesday, October 4 Heath PAC Meeting 6:00pm in Staff Room
Monday, October 9 Thanksgiving Day – School Closed
Tuesday, October 16-18 Home Conferences
Thursday, October 19 Great BC Shakeout Earthquake Drill
 Friday, October 20 Professional Development Day – School Closed

 

 

 

 

 

Week of September 25, 2023

 Dear Heath Families,

 

It was fantastic to see so many families at our Open House on Thursday last week! We had a great turnout, and many parents were interested in joining our amazing PAC.

 

 

 

 

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

 

 

September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a federal statutory holiday which gives the public a chance to recognize and commemorate the intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused to Indigenous families and communities, and to honour those who have been affected by this injustice.

September 30th is also Orange Shirt Day.

“The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected. Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on.”

(Orange Shirt Day https://orangeshirtday.org/ )

Orange Shirt Day invites Canadians to wear orange shirts on September 30th each year to honour survivors of Residential Schools, their families, and their communities.

 

As the school will be closed on this day, we will be acknowledging both days on Friday, September 29th.  Staff and students are encouraged to wear orange in remembrance and respect to the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada.

We are encouraging everyone to wear something orange on Friday and we will be holding an assembly.

 

Student Absences

It is very important to call the school when your child is absent. Our safe arrival program relies on knowing which students will be not attending EACH day they are absent.

When you need to record an absence, please call the main office number at 604-596-1508 and listen to the prompt that will lead you to the absence voicemail. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can leave an absence message any time.

Please remember to leave your child’s first AND last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence. Please indicate whether this absence is an illness-related absence.

We know that many parents choose to directly email the Teachers, but the office still needs to be called in the event that the Teacher is absent and does not let the office know.

Thank you for helping us keep our students safe!

 

Fraser Health: Welcome to Kindergarten

Please find a ‘Welcome to Kindergarten’ Brochure by clicking on the weblink.

Welcome to Kindergarten                                     Welcome to Kindergarten- Punjabi

 

 

News from Delta Continuing Education

Presented by Delta Police, Delta Fire & Emergency Services, the Corporation of Delta, and Delta School District’s Continuing Education program.

 

Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP)

Open to all community members

The Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program prepares you for a minimum of 72 hours following a disaster and teaches neighbours how to plan as a team to respond effectively during a disaster.

Delta Manor Education Centre (Ladner)

PD149              Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

6 sessions         Starts September 27                Fee: $20*

REGISTERhttp://connect37.deltasd.bc.ca

Delta Teaching Assistant Certificate Program 

Open to all community members

The Delta Teaching Assistant Certificate Program provides training needed to work as an Education Assistant, a valuable member of a team in the implementation of inclusive learning opportunities in K-12 schools. The intensive part-time program is offered over 10 months, through evening and Saturday classes and 6 weeks of full-time practicum experience.

Detailed informationhttps://deltalearns.ca/dtac/

APPLICATION DEADLINE for January 2024 is September 30, 2023. 

Presented by Delta School District’s Continuing Education program.

 

Early Childhood Educator Assistant Certificate – Part-time

Open to all community members

This program meets the needs of those wanting to obtain an ECE Assistant Certificate while ensuring that they receive a thorough grounding in Early Childhood Education principles.  Program Start Date:  January 2024

More information:   https://deltalearns.ca/eceprogram/ 

 

Presented by Delta School District’s Continuing Education program as a Red Cross First Aid Training Partner.

First Aid for Opioid Poisoning Emergencies

Open to educators and community members

Become knowledgeable and confident in how to respond to an opioid poisoning emergency, including how to administer nasal naloxone.  Taught on-line, there is no cost for this course.   Duration:  approximately 60 minutes, completed at your own pace.

More information:   https://ce.deltasd.bc.ca/workplace-skills-and-first-aid/first-aid/first-aid-for-opioid-poisoning-emergencies/

 

 

PAC News

Please join us for the first PAC meeting on Wednesday, October 4 in the Heath Staff room at 6:30 pm.

 

 

School Calendar

Friday, September 29 Orange Shirt Day and Assembly
Monday, October 2 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (School is closed)
Tuesday, October 3 School Photos
Wednesday, October 4 Heath PAC Meeting 6:30 in Staff Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 18, 2023

 Dear Heath Families,

We had a terrific first full week of school which ended with our first assembly of the year to commemorate Terry Fox. Our students pushed themselves during the run and everyone had a great time.

 

Road Safety

Pick up times can be busy and we have limited parking around the school. Due to this, we encourage families to walk to and from school if possible. To help us continue to keep our students and staff safe during pick up and drop off time, parents can do the following:

  • Keep our staff parking lot and front of the school clear of parent vehicles.
  • Park only in the designated spots.
  • The quick drop off/pick-up area is not for parking, please do not leave your vehicle
  • Make sure your children are walking on designated walking paths while near the staff parking lot and not cutting through
  • Follow all road signs to ensure you are parked safely and legally

 

Walk Your Wheels On The Playground – For the safety of everyone, please remind your children they must walk their bikes, scooters, skateboards etc when on the school grounds.

 

 

Stay Home When Sick

The COVID/cold/flu season has begun now that we are all together. To keep our school as healthy as possible for students and staff, the best defence we have is for people to stay home when not well.  All staff and students should check themselves for signs and symptoms of illness each day prior to arriving at school. Please remember to call the school and record an absence for each day your child will not be attending. Please remember to leave your child’s first and last name, the division and/or teacher and the reason for the absence.

 

Welcome Back Open House

Heath will be hosting a Welcome Back open house for the school community this Thursday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Please enter through the front doors and proceed to your child’s classroom. Intermediate families will spend a portion of the time in the classroom and then be a part of a presentation in the Multipurpose Room. We will have our multicultural worker, Ms. Dhaliwal, at the school to assist with any families in need.

 

Parent Connect – Permission is Required for Every Student

Even if you think you have already completed these steps, please log on and double-check

Please log onto Parent Connect:

https:// web.deltasd.bc.ca//content/resources/for parents/parentconnect

Use your email account (this is the easiest way to get in) and password (if you have forgotten your password click on “forgot my password” and your password will be emailed to you). You must allow for ‘Pop Ups’ on your computer. You can then access all your children at the school. You will need to do this for each of your children attending Heath.

Please make sure all family demographics are up to date so that in the case of an emergency, the school can be in contact.  Any changes can be made by calling or bringing new information to the school office.

To add Emergency Release information, click on the light blue button “Emergency/Out of Prov/Other Contacts.”

Click on the “Select” button on the left side of the screen and add contact on the right side of the screen. Add no more than 3 names using type ER-Emergency Release and add 1 name using type OP-Out Of Province Contact.

Once you have completed your changes/additions to your child’s Emergency Release information click on the “Bulletin” tab on the screen and give your consent/permission to ALL of the following:

  • Demographic Information up-to-date
  • Emergency Release Information up-to-date
  • Mac Computer Permission form
  • Photographs/Video/Website Consent (in addition to returning the signed consent form)
  • GAFE Permission – (Google Apps for Education)
  • Walking Field Trip
  • Outside Media Consent form

These show on two screens, once you have SAVED the first three the other one will show. Repeat for all children attending Chalmers.

When you log on to Parent Connect, please read the rules about outside media in schools. If you do NOT want your child involved with outside media activities, please print off the form to fill out.

Please take a few minutes to complete all these important forms as soon as possible. If you are having difficulty, please join us at the Open House for assistance. Make sure to check the accuracy of the email address you have given to the office as this will help with the process.

 

District Info

Diversecity Community Resources Society Bond to Literacy Program @ Hellings Elementary

Free program on Fridays from September 15 – December 4, 2023 from 12-2 pm for parents with children aged 3-5 years. An opportunity to work on skills to help your child get ready for Kindergarten with reading and motor skills. There will be Punjabi and Arabic support. Please see attachment (Bond to Literacy Program Flyer – Cohort 2.jpg) and consider sharing this flier with your parent community.

 

Strong Start

All district StrongStart (https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/strong-start/)programs for children not yet in Kindergarten and their caregivers re-opened for families on Sept. 13. StrongStart facilitators were helping with Kindergarten welcome events at their school this week and are excited to be welcoming new and returning families to the program. No advance registration is required. Programs run 9-12 at Port Guichon, Heath, Chalmers, Jarvis, Hellings and McCloskey (MC also has an afternoon program from 1-4pm). Families are welcome to attend anytime during program hours but we always recommend that if families are attending for the first time that the drop in during the first half which is usually open play time.  BGC operates a similar program, Family Resource Centres (https://www.bgcbc.ca/counselling-support-services/early-years-services/), at Gibson Elementary and the Ladner ECD Hub. The Francophone school district operates the only Tsawwassen StrongStart (https://boisjoli.csf.bc.ca/services-petite-enfance/petite-enfance/garderie-et-pre-scolaire/)at Ecole du Bois-Joli.

 

POPARD 1-hour Family School Liaison workshops (FREE) – designed for parents & families of students with ASD, but school staff may also attend

  • Sept 19 (330-430pm) or Sept 21 (12-1pm) Understanding the Individual Education Plan
  • Sept 26 (330-430pm) or Sept 28 (12-1pm) Sharing an Autism Diagnosis and the Importance of Self-Advocacy

 

POPARD training events (and registration links) are posted on our website at https://autismoutreach.ca/upcoming-training-dates/ (we suggest bookmarking this page so it’s easier to find in the future).

 

Separation Anxiety Parent Resources

Materials to help parents with first time entry into school and return to school. Highlighting a topic or two in your newsletters can help parents with how to help their children. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1apP_EJZADq0yRpbsD-p81bDT8IjWTisI/view

 

Family Smart Workshop Series

October – December. Please see below website for more information, on topics, dates, times and registration information.

https://familysmart.ca/events/?utm_source=FamilySmart+Primary+List&utm_campaign=920d47b99c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2023_03_20_10_19_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-615bdb5c19-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D

 

Day of Play

Community Schools Partnership is hosting a Play Day on Friday, September 22nd at North Delta Secondary School. The camp will run from 9am to 3pm and include Fall-themed games, crafts and other activities! If you’re interested in registering or getting more information, please see the PDF Registration Form or register through Continuing Education at (https://cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/publicconnect/DECourse.aspx)

PlayDay Reg Form (Sept 22 2023)

 

 

Science World

On Friday, September 22, admission to Science World is free for the Tech-Up Showcase. This event focuses on making STEAM subjects – science, technology, engineering, art & design, and math – accessible to everyone, regardless of your experience level. Please see the link for more information https://www.scienceworld.ca/event/tech-up-showcase/

 

School Calendar

Thursday, September 21 Heath Open House 5:00-6:00 pm
Friday, September 22 Professional Development Day (School is not in session)
Friday, September 29 Orange Shirt Day and Assembly
 Monday, October 2 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (School is closed)
Tuesday, October 3 School Photos

 

 

 

September 11, 2023

Dear Heath Families:

Once again, I would like to welcome everyone to a new school year at Heath Elementary. I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer and that the first week of school was smooth.  A warm welcome is extended to our new families, both those in kindergarten and those with older children. We hope your children are settling into the school and that new friendships are already starting to form.  It has been wonderful to hear and feel the energy that is created when our classrooms and playgrounds are filled with the excited sounds of children playing and learning together.  Our students all seem to be enjoying being back at school and working with their teachers and friends.

All staff have been busy preparing for the new school year and are excited as we look forward to meeting and working with you on the learning adventure that lies ahead.

With students now in their permanent classes, we’d like to thank all of you for the patience you showed during the past week.  Students and parents are anxious to find out which teacher(s) their child will work with, and teachers are anxious to meet their students and begin teaching.  With that behind us now, I’m expecting the routines and procedures of the school year to be up and fully running in the days ahead.

 

I am truly looking forward to a great school year!

New Staff at Heath

While many of our staff are returning from last year, there are a number of new faces joining the team at Heath. Please join me in extending a welcome to the following new staff members:

  • A. Yeung (Grade 6/7 Teacher)
  • K. Stone (Kindergarten Teacher will job-share with Ms. Kaba)
  • E. Sandberg (Grade 5/6 Teacher covering for Ms. Pahlad while on maternity leave)
  • H. Savery (Learning Support Teacher)
  • D. Sandhu (Child Youth Care Worker, CYCW)

 

School Organization

We start the year with 265 students spread into 11 divisions.  Staff are excited to get underway with a year filled with inspiring educational experiences, and we look forward to working together with you so we can have your children be the best that they can be!!

Terry Fox Run

The annual Terry Fox run will be held this Friday September 15th @ 2:15 p.m.  As we have done in years past, we are encouraging students to bring in a “Toonie for Terry”.  Each toonie donated will get a draw ticket for a chance to win a Terry Fox T-shirt. If giving is feasible, we would like to continue to support cancer research and add to the legacy of Terry Fox.

 

Welcome Back Open House

Heath will be hosting a Welcome Back open house for the school community Thursday, Sept. 21st  from 5:00 – 6:00pm. Students and parents can see their new classroom meet their teachers. More information will follow soon.

 

Walk Your Wheels On The Playground – For the safety of everyone, please remind your children they must walk their bikes, scooters, skateboards etc when on the school grounds.

 

Communicable Disease Prevention:

The District Communicable Disease Plan is now posted on the District webpage here:

https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/09/DSD-Communicable-Disease-Prevention-Plan-September-6-2022.pdf

 

Health Check and Awareness

The formal COVID-19 Daily Health Check criteria and process that we have been following through the pandemic will no longer be used.  However, all staff and students should check themselves for signs and symptoms of illness each day prior to arriving at school.    Common symptoms of communicable disease include:

 

  • fever or chills.
  • stuffy or runny nose.
  • sore throat.
  • muscle or body aches.

This information is available on our District webpage here:  https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/09/Sept-2022-Daily-Health-Check.pdf

 

Hand hygiene:  As we’ve learned over the past couple of years, frequent hand washing is an important part of our prevention strategy.   Encourage all staff and students to wash their hands frequently.   Hand sanitizer solution will continue to be provided to all schools and classrooms.

Cleaning and Disinfecting:    Frequently touched surfaces in schools will continue to be cleaned every day.   Supplies of disinfectant solution will also be distributed to each school for cleaning and disinfecting other items and surfaces as needed.

Snack, Lunch and Water Bottles

Please ensure that your child packs a snack, lunch, and water bottle daily, as access to our school building is still limited (i.e.please do not drop off lunch for your child at the office).

This year, we will have students pack out what was packed in their lunch.  That is, we will ask that whatever comes in your child’s lunch bag goes home in their lunch bag, including empty juice boxes and food wrappers. In this way, we will create far less garbage at school, and you will have a better idea of what your child is finishing for lunch.

Indoor Running Shoes

Our gym floor becomes very slippery and unsafe for students as a result of wearing outdoor shoes while participating in gym activities. We are asking, if possible, that all students Grades K-7 are provided with indoor shoes that are kept at school for indoor activities to help maintain a clean and safe environment.

Student Planners

Student planners will be distributed to students in grades 1-7, at a cost of $8.00 each.  Please have your child bring their payment to their classroom teacher so that they may get their planners as soon as possible.

School Supply List

Our school supplies list for the 2023-2024 school year can be found at the links below.   Now that classes are settled, teachers would appreciate school supplies being sent to school.

Supplies

 

 

Dressing for the Weather

Our students will be heading outside for recess and lunch throughout the school year. Please ensure that your child is dressed for the weather to go out to play. Please expect that kids will go out for recess and lunch, unless there is extreme weather.

 

School-Wide Medical Alert

Several of our students have life-threatening allergies to eggs, peanuts, nuts (cashews, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, pecans, macadamias), and sesame seeds. Exposure to even tiny amounts of nut particles – residue on a desk, a book, a door handle, a computer keyboard, or a drinking fountain – may be enough to trigger a reaction. Please help us create a safe environment for them by keeping foods containing eggs, nuts, peanuts, and sesame seeds at home. Several companies are now making nut-free snacks and we encourage you to look for these new products when shopping. Other names for peanuts and other nuts include: arachide, arachis oil, beer nuts, goober nuts, goober peas, ground nuts, kernels, mandelonas, nut meals, valencias, anacardium nuts, calisson, marzipan, pinion, Queensland nut (macadamia). Label reading is the key to sending safe, egg-free and nut-free foods to school. Please do your part to ensure our school environment is a safe one for all our students. THANK YOU!!

 

Administration of Medication

Schools are required to maintain a safe procedure for dispensing medications. We would like to have information regarding medication administration within the first two weeks of school. If your child is required to take medication at school, please request a Request for Administration of Medication at School form from the office. These forms must be completed each year and are required to be signed by your physician.

 

 

Parent Connect

Updating Family Information Using the Parent Connect System

 

The Delta School District’s Parent Connect program is a piece of online software that provides parents with the ability to update personal family information and monitor your child’s school records and attendance.

 

The following forms are posted to Parent Connect for you to review and authorize (mandatory annually):

  1. Google Apps for Education (for grades 4-7 only)
  2. Family Demographic Information
  3. Emergency Release Information
  4. Outside Media In Schools
  5. Personal Information Consent
  6. Walking Field Trips

If you have forgotten your password, just click on the “forgot my password” icon and you will receive your password via e-mail. Instructions on accessing and navigating Parent Connect can be found on our school website under the Parent Community tab and at this link:

Parent Connect Information

Please contact the school office if you have any questions regarding the use of the Parent Connect program.

 

Dress Guidelines

As you are likely aware, Heath Elementary is no longer following the traditional school model.  As a result, school uniforms are no longer required.  We are instead following a general dress guidelines for students.  The guidelines will follow these general elements:

  • consider the weather and dress appropriately including proper outerwear. Students should be prepared for any kind of outdoor activity, including emergency evacuations.  Please plan wisely.
  • Ensure that clothing is respectful of self and others.
  • Cleanliness and hygiene are important.
  • Dress in a manner which reflects purpose and propriety

To be more specific, we want to maintain an age-appropriate dress guideline for all grades, respectful of the learning environment.

 

Helpful Suggestions for a Successful School Year

Here are some suggestions that will be helpful in establishing school routines and will make this year the most successful one yet for your child!

Read Together – Children who read at home with their parents are more successful in school. Show your children that you view reading as an important activity by keeping lots of reading material around the house and set aside time each evening for reading. Also, model reading yourself.

 

Establish A Daily Family Routine – Set a specific quiet time and place every day for homework or general reading. While you should be actively involved in your child’s homework routine, let them do the actual work. Other helpful routines involve assigning responsibilities for household chores, being firm about times to get up and go to bed (most children require about 10 hours of sleep per night) and have dinner together whenever possible. Don’t forget about the importance of a healthy breakfast and lunch to ensure your child has the energy needed to make it through the day productively.

 

Talk Together – Find some time each day to ask your child about school. Ask specific questions that will require explanations. Not only will this provide you with an overview of what your child is learning each day but explaining their learning to you will heighten their understanding of their lessons.

 

Home-School Relationship – The importance of a strong home-school relationship cannot be overstated. Get to know your child’s teacher(s) and what they expect. Let them know you will reinforce the importance of schoolwork at home and keep them informed of important things happening in your family that may be affecting your child at school. Make sure your child knows that you are interested in their school. This will send the message that what they are doing is important.

 

Have High, But Realistic Goals – Make sure you set goals with your child that are achievable, but not too easy for their age, maturity, and ability. Don’t forget to celebrate when these goals are achieved.

 

 

 

PAC News

The Heath PAC is an opportunity for parents and guardians to partner with their child’s school and contribute to the school community. The PAC is created for parents to have a voice in matters affecting the school including programs, policies, activities, and the overall community. PACs also enhance the school experience through events and fundraising for resources such as field trips, guest speakers, music, technology and library and gym equipment beyond district and provincial funding.

Stay up to date with all the PAC information by joining the PAC’s Facebook page here https://he.deltasd.bc.ca/parent-community/pac/ .

To contact a PAC member please email  

Looking forward to a great year!

 

School Calendar

Friday, September 15 Terry Fox Run 2:15pm
Thursday, September 21 Heath Open House 5-6 pm
Friday, September 22 Professional Development Day (School is not in session)
Friday, September 29 Truth and Reconciliation Day Recognition and Assembly
Monday, October 2 Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Statutory Holiday (School is Closed)
Monday, October 3 School Photos