Upcoming Events at Rosedale Heights P.S.

We wanted to share about a number of upcoming events at the school in the weeks ahead.

The absolutely final day to order tickets for the Breakfast and a Movie event being held on Sunday, December 17th, is this evening (Thursday, November 30th) at 10:00 p.m. on School Cash Online.  (No late tickets will be available.)  Order before it’s too late … don’t miss out on this School Council family fun event.  We already have over 160 community members participating!

Our school is now collecting donations of in-date, unopened, non-perishable (mainly food) items in support of the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank.  We are collecting items through December 18th. There are donation boxes in the foyer and you or your child can drop off items directly. If you have numerous items or heavier items to donate that cannot be sent with your child, simply bring them to the front door of the school and press the intercom button, and we will help have the items brought in.  We welcome and thank all members of the Rosedale Heights P.S. community who are able to participate in this campaign of giving.

We continue to collect recipes from our Rosedale Heights P.S. Community Cookbook and we want your recipe.  We have started putting together to cookbook at its going to be fabulous!  So please dig into your family recipe collections, put on your aprons and participate in our community endeavor by submitting your favourite recipe to us at https://bit.ly/RHPSCookbook.  We would ask that you include a few sentences about why the recipe might be meaningful to your family, and perhaps even whose favourite dish it is.  We would also ask that you submit any high resolution photos of the preparation of this dish, the finished product, or your family enjoying it to cookbook@rosedaleheightsps.com.

On Thursday, December 7th Rosedale Heights P.S. will be joined by the Tour for Humanity bus experience, who will be delivering a program, The Holocaust: Then and Now for grades 6, 7 and 8 students.  Tour for Humanity is Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s award-winning mobile human rights education centre.  The program will be offered in a customized bus that travels to schools and organizations across Canada, engaging students, teachers and other community members.  For more information regarding the Tour for Humanity, visit: https://www.fswc.ca/tour-for-humanity.

Lastly, Friday, January 19th is a P.A. Day.  There is a Red Cross Babysitting Course being offered at Rosedale Heights P.S. on that day for students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8.  The program is offered by Stayin’ Alive, providing caregiver and first aid skills for youth.  Space is limited, so consider signing your child up today.  For more details, please see the promotional flyer.

Holiday Season Food Drive

We are reaching out to the Rosedale Heights P.S. community as we begin collecting donations of non-perishable (mainly food) items in support of the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank.

The Richmond Hill Community Food Bank is an independently run, non-profit, non-government agency, founded to provide temporary assistance to alleviate food insecurity for Richmond Hill and Thornhill community members.

Regrettably, across Ontario, there has been an increase in food bank usage over the past few years, including first time usage. This Richmond Hill Community Food Bank gives temporary emergency food assistance to local residents, so if you’re able to make a donation, it will be helping someone in our own greater community. The Richmond Hill Community Food Bank reports currently serving roughly 3000 persons each month.

Among the items appropriate to donate include any in-date and unopened canned food items, dry packaged items, packaged toiletry items, sealed glass items in jars and baby diapers and formula. They have currently identified the following items as most needed: breakfast cereal, all varieties; cookies; granola bars; crackers; dry and tinned pasta; dry and tinned soups; pasta sauces; baking, cake and muffin mixes; Jello and instant puddings; flour; sugar; large size and individual juice boxes; canned tomatoes; canned kidney beans; condiments and salad dressings; toilet paper; shampoo; toothpaste, and; size 3 and 4 diapers.

We will collect items starting today and throughout the lead up to the Winter Break. Donations should be made no later than December 18th. There will be donation boxes in the foyer and you or your child can drop off items directly. If you have numerous items or heavier items to donate that cannot be sent with your child, simply bring them to the front door of the school and press the intercom button, and we will help have the items brought in.

We welcome and thank all members of the Rosedale Heights P.S. community who are able to participate in this campaign of giving.

Order Your Tickets Today: Breakfast and a Movie!

The Rosedale Heights P.S. School Council invites you to the return of … Breakfast and a Movie!

Join us at for a screening of one of two new feature films, Trolls Band Together or Wonka on Sunday, December 17th, 2023 at Imagine Cinemas (Promenade Shopping Centre). Breakfast will be at 9:30 a.m. (bagels, cream cheese, juice and coffee will be served) with the movie starting at 10:15 a.m.

The cost is only $25 per person which includes movie admission, breakfast, and a kid’s concession combo popcorn/drink. Please note, an adult must purchase a ticket and accompany students in the movie. (Non-Rosedale Heights P.S. extended family members and students’ friends are welcome to join, but please purchase the ticket quantities needed from them in advance.) Prepaid tickets will be issued to families at the event.

Tickets are only available through November 30th, so order yours today on School Cash Online! Tickets must be purchased in advance; we cannot accommodate late purchases. We already have over 100 tickets sold, so be sure to order your tickets while they last.

Come join us for breakfast and a movie at this fun family event!

Photo Retake Day

For those students who missed Photo Day in October or require photos to be redone, Photo Retake Day will be held on Wednesday, November 22 2023 with Edge Imaging

As a reminder, if you are having your photo retaken, remember to avoid wearing anything green (so you don’t blend into the background).  And don’t forget to smile!

Reminder: Grade 8 Open House

As a reminder to all parents and guardians of grade 8 students, the Grade 8 Open House and Information Night will be held at Westmount C.I. tomorrow evening (November 14, 2023). At 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. there will be a presentation about Special Education Services, at 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. there will be the main presentation, and at 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. there will be opportunities to ask teachers questions. We encourage families of all grade 8 students (and the students themselves!) to attend this important transition to high school event.

P.A. Day Babysitting Course

We wanted to share with our community that a Red Cross Babysitting Course (with first aid & CPR) will be offered at Rosedale Heights P.S. on the January 19th P.A. Day for interested students in grades 5 through 8. The course will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information on the course, including the cost and registration details, please see the linked flyer. Space is limited, so if you’re interested, be sure to register today!

The People’s Pumpkin Choice Awards II

Our staff and students have been back at it again, showing some amazing seasonal creativity with the Rosedale Heights P.S. Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Class pumpkins will be awarded prizes in the days ahead. But there is one special award, the People’s Pumpkin Choice Award! So we now turn the job over to … you! Review the photos of the pumpkins below (you can click for enlargements) and help by casting your vote for the People’s Pumpkin Choice Award for the Best Pumpkin.  Have your say … be sure to cast your vote now. The pumpkin with the most votes wins a special prize!

All pumpkins are on display in the school foyer if you’d like to take a closer look … before nature takes its course and they have to be composted!

1. Monsieur Pierre
2. Grande Starbucks
3. Mummy of the Year
4. Walking Dead
5. Caramel Apple

6. Minion Bob
7. Spiderman
8. I-Scream
9. Rose Dale Witch
10. PumpKEN Spice
11. Potter Pumpkin
12. Favourite Book
13. Spa Day
14. Gumballs Galore
15. WitchLita
16. Harry Pumpkin
17. Our New Student
18. Wicked Minion

The Scholastic Book Fair Returns!

The Scholastic Book Fair is once again returning to the Rosedale Heights P.S. Library!

From Monday November 13th through Friday November 17th the Book Fair will be open. There will be opportunities throughout that week for classes to visit, and the Book Fair will also be open after school on Thursday and again on Friday morning, so parents can drop by during parent-teacher interviews.

This is an exciting time as our school library continues to add to its growing collection of favourite books!  All proceeds from the Book Fair support our purchasing of additional resources to enhance our Library.

Let’s continue to spread a love of reading. Books make great gifts!

November School Council Meeting

We wanted to share with our community regarding the upcoming School Council Meeting on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. We welcome everyone’s involvement and encourage all those interested to attend. Minutes from the previous School Council meeting can be found here. You needn’t be an elected member of the School Council to get involved. Simply come out and lend a hand!

We thank you for your continued support of our school.