Please join us for our annual Terry Fox Run. It will be held on Wednesday September 30 @ 11:15 in the gym. We will hear a little about Terry Fox, get warmed up and head outside for a run. Grades 4-6 will run our normal run route through the streets and K-3 will walk around the track. We will be holding a Coin Drive Sept. 28-30 and all proceeds will be sent to the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research. Please come on out and join us.
I read an article in the paper that I believe provides some really great tips that parents can choose to use to help their child start the year off in the best way possible. I hope you find it helpful. Here is the link. http://www.theprogress.com/community/323920801.html
It was great to see so many of you out at our Meet the Staff Night, sponsored by PHECSA. It's always fun to meet parents and see the students from the 'behind the BBQ' perspective.
Our classes are settled and we have 592 students in our school. We had almost 40 students we were not able to fit into our school and most have been sent to Watson Elementary. We still have some hiring to do. Last week we hired Ms. Lindsay Buck. She will be working on Thurs./Fri. for Mrs. Erickson who teaches grade 2 Mon- Wed. We still need to hire for PE Prep time, grade 3 for Mrs. Henrotte and a Friday position for Mrs. Pierson. Mrs. King and I will be short listing and hiring hopefully by next week. The footings for the new climbing net are being prepared this week and if all goes well, the Lunar Blast will start to be put up next week. As always our school is a busy place and we are working hard. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me at the school. Mrs. Dixon
Message from Assistant Superintendent Rohan Arul-pragasam- New Information System
This past July, the Chilliwack School District along with many School Districts across the province transitioned over to a new student information system referred to as MyEducation BC, which replaced the existing student information system known as BCeSIS.
The core functions of MyEducation BC include the management of student demographics, enrolment and attendance, programs and courses, student achievement, individual education and learning plans, and reports. However, we have experienced some challenges with performance leading up to school startup. The Ministry of Education and Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) have been working on the performance issue and will continue to monitor performance province wide, as we commence a new school year. As a result, we request your patience, especially at the Middle and Secondary School level as we continue to enroll new students and mange course changes for new and existing students.
The Leadership Standards document developed by the BCPVPA Standards Committee is the foundation that underpins the Chilliwack Principals and Vice-Principals ongoing work and leadership in the Chilliwack Community. Please see video link below for more information:
Promontory Heights Elementary Community School opened in November 2000. It is located on Promontory Hill which is below Mount Thom and on the hillside that leads to the Ryder Lake area
It began as a school of under 300, and over a short period of time, grew to over 600 students and currently enrolls approximately 580 students. In order to accommodate this many students in a school that was built to enroll 350 students, we utilize seven portables.
As you can imagine, Promontory Heights Elementary is a busy place. Even though we have 580 students we work hard to maintain a community feel to the school. Recognition Assemblies bring us together to celebrate successes. Buddy classes, Peer Helpers, Activity Leaders, Helping Hands, Library/Tech helpers, Recycling and Student Lunch Monitors help to keep our primary and intermediate students familiar and in contact with each other. As a community school we are supported in serving the varied needs of our community through afterschool programs hosted by the Promontory Heights Community School Association (PHECSA)
We strive to maintain a positive, cooperative and respectful learning and working environment. Through the efforts of our staff we hope the programs and activities that we provide serve to support your child(ren) in their social, emotional and academic development. Our school provides many opportunities for our students and families:
We think that Promontory Heights Elementary is a wonderful school and hope that you will find this a great place to be.