Kindergarten registration for September 2023 begins on January 20, 2023 for the 2023-24 school year. Children who turn four or five years old during 2023, live within the school boundary, and whose parents or guardians are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for Kindergarten.
There are several ways you can register for Kindergarten:
If you require support to complete the registration form or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office at 905-882-1864 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have completed your application, the school will contact you to make an appointment to review and verify the required documents.
Our Kindergarten programs are caring and welcoming where children learn through exploration, play and inquiry. You can learn more at www.yrdsb.ca/kindergarten. We look forward to welcoming new students and their families to our school in September!
Our School Council is excited to share with you the return of Spirit Wear! Rosedale Heights P.S. hoodies can now be ordered on SchoolCash Online through Monday, January 16th. We want to see our students, staff and community show off their school spirit with some amazing RHPS clothing … some great new gear for a great New Year!
Hoodies will be available for $30 each in navy blue or purple, in a range of size (Youth: S/M/L/XL; Adult: S/M/L/XL/XXL/XXXL).
Items are made specific to our school’s order and cannot be exchanged. We invite and welcome our parents, guardians and students to visit the school office during regular office hours to look at actual product samples for the purposes of sizing correctly. Orders will be open until 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 16th. (Please note, no late orders can be processed.)
Let’s see your Rocket Pride in 2023!
Order today … before it’s too late! Pizza can be ordered on School Cash Online. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
Our Junior student leaders are excited to share with you that they will be holding a special seasonal Spirit Day next week. They officially declare Wednesday, December 21st to be Winter Holiday Spirit Day!
All students are invited and encouraged to wear their finest, festive, winter wear. Antlers are perfect for the occasion! Ugly sweaters are welcome, too. Festive hats will fit right in. Or even come to school in your comfiest holiday pajamas! Or simply display your spirit by wearing your most wintery apparel. Let’s show off our Rosedale Heights P.S. School Spirit this Holiday Season!
We have received this letter of appreciation from the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank, thanking us for our support during our recent Food Drive. Inasmuch as this acknowledgement was sent to the school, the real thanks go out to you.
We gratefully share this letter with you, and extend our own thanks to our students and staff for supporting this most worthwhile cause, and of course, our generous Rosedale Heights P.S. community.
Great job Rosedale Heights P.S.!
For those students who missed Photo Day in November or require photos to be redone, Photo Retake Day will be held on Wednesday, December 14 2022 with Edge Imaging. Full class photos will also be taken that day.
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!
We wanted to share with our community regarding the upcoming School Council Meeting on Thursday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the staff room (the school library is in use with the Book Fair). 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.
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming back to the Rosedale Heights P.S. Library!
From Monday December 5th through Friday December 9th the Book Fair will be open for class visits. Your child will have the opportunity to purchase items when visiting the fair or you can purchase items with them online at the virtual book fair website.
This is an exciting time as the 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 the love of reading … books make great holiday gifts!
This Monday kicks off Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11, 2022) where many students from all over the world will be participating in the Hour of Code. Computer programming–coding–is increasingly finding its way into the Provincial Curriculum with explicit coding skills identified to improve problem solving and develop fluency with technology, and many students at our school and across York Region take part in the Hour of Code initiative. While coding may seem intimidating, at first, the Hour of Code is intended for even the earliest beginner –no experience is needed whatsoever!
This may be a wonderful opportunity to try something new with your children at home, too! The Hour of Code staff has created self-guided tutorials and videos on their website so other than your willingness to try, no programming background is required for these activity. If you want to get involved, simply visit hourofcode.com with your child and find an appropriate activity. Your child can design, code and play their own retro arcade game (very cool, with lots of options!) Or they can code a card for their grandparents. Or create their very own Google logo! Or even make their own music. Or literally hundreds of other possibilities, organized by grade! There are activities geared for all ages, even pre-readers!
While many students will get taste of coding in the weeks and months ahead, don’t hesitate to bring coding into your own home. It’s a fun way to learn together!
I am delighted and honoured to serve as your trustee on the 2022-2026 Board of Trustees.
As a trustee, my role includes being an advocate for quality public education in York Region, and I want to assure you that I am committed to that work. Every one of our students deserves to be learning in an environment where they feel safe, valued and supported in learning and achieving success.
Part of our role as trustees includes making policy and budget decisions, and setting our priorities as an organization through a Multi-Year Strategic Plan. Our board will work hard to keep students at the centre of our decision making, and to build collaborative relationships with the families and communities we serve. The education of our students, your children, is a partnership and the relationships we have with families is an essential one.
Communicating with families and members of the public is also an important part of our role, and I look forward to connecting with members of the school community in the coming weeks and months. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I will be sharing information with you throughout the school year, and letting you know more about our work and priorities as a school board. You can also visit the board website at www.yrdsb.ca or follow on social media.
As we head into December, I also want to wish you a safe and enjoyable winter break. There are many significant dates in December for different faiths and cultures, and to all those celebrating, I wish you a happy and joyous celebration. I hope everyone has an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, relax and recharge, and we look forward to welcoming you back in January.
Estelle Cohen, Trustee, Vaughan Wards 4 and 5