The People’s Pumpkin Choice Awards

Our staff and students have been showing some amazing seasonal creativity with our Rosedale Heights P.S. Pumpkin Decorating Contest. But 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 (and if the weather permits, we’ll put them in our school’s front-side garden) if you’d like to take a closer look … before nature takes its course and they have to be composted!

See the entries below:
1 – Mickey Mouse
2 – Movie Night
3 – Jack the Skeleton
4 – Our New Students
5 – Sleepyhead
6 – Strong Caretakers
7 – Pikachu Pumpkin
8 – Angels & Demons
9 – Book of Friends
10 – Pete the Cat
11 – Peekaboo Minion
12 – Haunted House
13 – Collision in Space
14 – Chess Club
15 – Spooky Pumpkin
16 – The Other Pikachu
17 – Scream
18 – Jonny Bonny
19 – Bob
20 – It’s (Candy) Corn

November School Council Meeting

We wanted to share with our community regarding the upcoming School Council Meeting on Thursday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.  We welcome everyone’s involvement and encourage 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.

November Parent Presentations

We would like to share with our community information about upcoming parenting sessions in November.  The virtual sessions include: Our Family, Our Rules; Promoting Resilience in Children; Nurturing Healthy Self-Esteem; Managing Negative Self-Talk, and; Getting Teens Connected.  Parents, grandparents, caregivers and community members are all welcome to attend.

There is no cost to participate in any of these sessions but registration is required.  Please view the linked flyer for more details.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Interviews for students in SK through Grade 8 will be scheduled for after school on November 17, 2022 and on the morning of November 18, 2022.  You will have an opportunity to meet with your child(ren)’s teacher(s) and learn more about the classroom.

Rosedale Heights P.S. will continue to use an online process through Edsby to manage our Parent-Teacher Interviews scheduling.  Edsby is an intuitive, cloud-based platform that will allow families to easily reserve times to meet with their child’s teachers.  YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for our YRDSB families.

If you already have an Edsby account, there’s nothing you need to do at this time.  The Parent-Teacher interview schedule will open for bookings on November 1st at 10:00 a.m.

If you do not have an Edsby account, you will need to create an Edsby account to access the online appointment scheduler with their child’s teachers for Parent-Teacher Interviews.  Only families who create an Edsby account prior to the schedule being opened on November 1st will have access.  If you need help setting up your account for the first time, please contact the school office.

For help with using Edsby, please visit

If you have any other questions about this process, please contact our main office.

Important Timelines

On or before Nov 1Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) to create Edsby accounts
Nov 1Parent-Teacher Interviews schedule opens at 10:00 a.m. for booking, an invitation to book appointments will be sent to your Edsby inbox with a notification to your email.
Nov 9Parent-Teacher Interviews scheduler closes at 4:00 p.m.
Nov 16Progress Report Cards sent home
Nov 17 (evening) and 18 (morning)Parent-Teacher Interviews

Halloween Ahead!

Each year, many students choose to show off their Halloween spirit by dressing up in costumes that meet our school’s dress code.  Students will be able to dress up on Monday, October 31st.

Please note that on October 31st, the focus of the day remains on instruction, any Halloween related activities are optional, and students will have a choice to participate in alternative activities.  Students will be allowed to dress up but they must follow Board Protocol.  York Region District School Board’s Safe Schools Policy #668.0 in accordance with the Ontario Safe Schools Act, includes the following mandatory expulsion criteria: “A student shall be expelled from school if the student commits one or more of the following infractions while at school or engaged in a school-related activity (as set out in the Ontario Code of Conduct): (a) possessing a weapon or replica weapon, including a firearm.” Students celebrating this occasion in costume at our school must comply with this policy.  Costume accessories including, but not limited to, toy guns, knives, axes, swords, etc. are not in compliance with York Region District School Board’s Safe Schools Policy #668.0.  Similarly, costumes should be respectful of others. For example, if something is representative of a person’s culture or religious beliefs, then it should not be worn as another person’s costume. We ask all students to reserve coming to school in costume to Monday, October 31st, only.

As always, we wish to promote healthy eating at our school, and strongly discourage students from bringing candies that are in abundance around Halloween to school.  We kindly ask our community to be especially mindful that nut and nut products —often found in Halloween candy—are not brought in to the school, as well.  Rosedale Heights P.S. has launched a healthy snacks program, where preferred options for snacking, such as a fruits and vegetables, are often available for our students to enjoy.

We hope all our students who celebrate have a fun, safe, and healthy Halloween!

Learning at Home with TVO

We wanted to share with our Rosedale Heights P.S. families that TVO has extensive, free K-12 learning resources and tools to complement in-class learning. These excellent, curriculum-based digital learning resources can be readily used on their own by students and families.

There are so many worthwhile offerings, including:

TVO Kids is specific to preschool and school age from Kindergarten to Grade 5 with programming and games to get them ready for school and learning.
TVO Learn – TVO Learn has expanded to include new adult-guided Learning Activities for Grades 1 through 12 mathematics, language, science and technology and social studies.
TVO Learn mPower offers 65+ free games to support students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 to develop fundamental Math skills through math and STEM games.
TVO Learn MathifyHighly recommended! TVO Mathify offers free, 1:1 math tutoring with Ontario Certified Teachers for Grades 4 to 12. It’s available 7 days a week, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm ET, and Saturday and Sunday, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET.
TVO Today has articles, videos of stories, current affairs, documentaries and podcasts.
TVO ILC – For our Rosedale Heights P.S. graduates, high school students in Ontario can access 144 courses developed by Ontario Certified Teachers. These not-for-credit courses are designed for independent study or study support.

Be sure to take advantage of these free, curriculum-based, worthwhile resources.