Picture Day

Picture Day is Monday, September 24.  ALL students will be photographed by Lifetouch for our school files.  A printed proof and pricing details will be sent home with your child 4-6 weeks after picture day, so you will have the opportunity to review before purchasing a package, if you wish to do so.

Cross Country Meet Information & Schedule

September 22, September 29 & October 6, 2018

If your child is attending this event, we ask you to register your child either online at www.nlaa.ca by Friday before each event or at the Pippy Park Golf Range on Saturday mornings, where they will meet Ms. Stone and Ms. Bursey. Parents are responsible for registering their child.  Early Bird Registration Online $6.00all online transactions must be completed before 1:00 pm on Friday before each meet. Race numbers will be available for pick up on race day at the race registration desk or from Ms. Stone/Ms. Bursey. Please pick up your race number 30 minutes before the scheduled start of your race. Race Day Registration – Saturday Morning (on-site)- $11.00. http://www.nlaa.ca/xcseries/index.php. The cross country meet goes ahead rain or shine and is only cancelled in the case of extreme weather.  

Time of events as posted by the NLAA:

  • 9:30 Girls Born in 2009 ( 2 loops – 1130m)
  • 9:45 Boys Born in 2009 ( 2 loops – 1130m)
  • 10:00 Girls Born in 2008 ( 2 loops – 1130m)
  • 10:15 Boys Born in 2008 ( 2 loops – 1130m)
  • 10:30 Girls Born in 2007 ( 2 loops – 1130m)
  • 10:45 Boys Born in 2007 ( 2 loops – 1130m)
  • 11:00 Girls Born in 2006 ( 3 loops – 1630m)
  • 11:15 Boys Born in 2006 ( 3 loops – 1630m)

Toonies for Terry

Cowan Heights Elementary will once again participate in the Terry Fox Walk.  This year we are planning to walk on Friday, September 21.  Students in Grades 1 – 7 will leave for our walk at 1:30pm on Friday.  Please look for a permission slip that went home with all students on Monday and return it to your child’s teacher no later than Thursday.  (Kindergarten students will have their walk on Friday morning)We are encouraging any student who can, to please donate a loonie or toonie to this worth while cause.  Don’t forget to dress for the weather on Friday!

Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night for parents is Wednesday, September 12. Please note classroom teachers will offer two different sessions to allow parents to attend more than one session, if necessary.  The first session will begin at 7:00pm and the second session will begin at 7:30pm.  This night provides you the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and learn more about classroom routines and expectations.  We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening.

School Lunch Association

School Lunch ordering for September/October is now open. The deadline for September/October ordering is Wednesday, September 12.  Envelopes are going home with students today.  If you do not get one, please send a request to your child’s teacher for tomorrow.

Meal service will begin September 26.  Please keep in mind school will be closed on October 5 & October 22 for PD, so do NOT order lunch on these days.

Don’t forget to fill out a SLA registration form as well.  Registration is required each school year, before meal service begins.  Check out the School Lunch Association webpage here.


Check out our school app!   Search for Cowan Heights Elementary (CHE) at the App Store.  Please be sure to enable push notifications so you can stay up to date on the latest messages.  While the app does contain information similar to our website, we will use push notifications for reminders of deadlines or to inform you of such things as an unexpected early school closure.  There is also a link to send an absent note directly to your child’s homeroom teacher.  These features and more are easily accessible on any smart phone or tablet.