February has been a month of hard work and learning. Term 2 is closing and report cards are currently being prepared. Our annual Ready, Set, Learn event was a huge success and it was a great opportunity to meet some of our upcoming K Students and their parents. The theme of our session was Social/Emotional Development. The children and their parents learned ways to recognize their emotions and we talked about ways to stay calm and focused. These are important skills for all of our students. We are looking forward to having many of these children join our school in September. Math Mania night was a lot of fun and the turnout was impressive. It was heartwarming to see so many children and their parents engaged in math problem solving activities. Pink Shirt Day was on Feb. 24th and we started the day with an assembly that focused on being Kind to Others. The assembly ended with a surprise Flash Mob where our grade 5 and 6 students treated us to an amazing performance. Many thanks to Ms. Layne and Ms. Adams for setting up this surprise. We also had the Mobile Dairy at our school and students in K-3 were delighted to have a cow arrive and calf arrive. They were shown where milk comes from. It was a fantastic learning opportunity.
Last week our staff had the opportunity to spend the day learning all about the new curriculum that is being implemented for students in BC. It was a good day and our teachers were able to spend time on the website and started to design new lessons. Some of our teachers have already been designing lessons based on the new curriculum but all will begin using it next September. The phase in will be gradual. If you’d like more information I’d encourage you to check out the website. https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca
We continue to focus each week on treating others in a kind and respectful way. I have recently been told that our school feels friendly and welcoming. All the smiles from the students, staff and parents, definitely create a positive atmosphere.
Our staff hope you have a wonderful Spring holiday and have lots of time to play with your children. Enjoy.
Chilliwack Principals & Vice Principals Information Video
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.