New Heights Newsletter
School News
Upcoming Important Dates
March 26th: Organizational Day (no school or ECS classes)

March 27th-April 5th: Spring Break

April 6th: Classes Resume

April 15th: Parent Teacher Interviews

April 19th-25th: The PAC Annual Auction Event

April 26th: PD Day (no school or ECS classes)

Alberta Education Assurance (AEA) Survey
Alberta Education is introducing the 2020-2021 Alberta Education Assurance (AEA) Survey this year, which has replaced the former Accountability Pillar Survey. Over the next month, parents and guardians of students in Grades 4 to 12 may receive survey information in the mail from Alberta Education. This information will include links and a code to complete the survey online.

The results of the Assurance Survey give New Heights and Alberta Education information and evidence about the quality of your child’s education. It informs goals and plans for improvement, as well as celebrates the areas that are done well.

Alberta Education will be conducting their annual Assurance Survey until April 23rd, 2021.

Survey results are made available to school authorities, and will inform our New Heights Education Plan as well as be reported in our Annual Education Results Report.
Way to Go

Each month at New Heights there is a Way to Go! draw. To be entered, students have to be “caught” going above and beyond for others. 

Some examples of this might be: helping out another student to solve a problem, holding the door for others on the way outside, or letting someone else have a turn on a favorite game. 

Teachers fill out a ticket for the students to drop off in the jar in the office, and each month, Mr Williams and Mrs Brocanier pull a ticket from the jar, most likely during the assembly. At the end of the year, all the tickets are put back in the jar for a final mega-draw at the end of June.
The winner of the Way to Go! draw in March was Santi from Mount Kidd! 
Message from PAC
Don't forget, this Thursday, March 25th is the last day for item drop-off to the school (unless you have made previous arrangements).

Please contact Kim.brocanier@newheightscalgary.com if you have any questions. 
YYC World Autism Awareness Day 2021
World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated on April 2nd.

Every year in Calgary, Autism Calgary and Autism Asperger’s Friendship Society (AAFS) team up to celebrate autism awareness and acceptance on April 2nd. This year the event will be held virtually from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
To register in advance and subscribe to the Live Event link, visit: https://www.generoussolutions.com/e/yyc-world-autism-awareness-day-2021
Follow social media (FB, Twitter) for updates.

@aafscalgary @autismcalgary @sinneave
Parent Teacher Interviews 
Our next round of Parent Teacher Interviews is coming up on the evening of Thursday, April 15th.

Meetings can be booked on each half hour between 3:30pm and 8:30pm.

We will be holding these meetings virtually, using Google Meet, or by phone.  

The Office has sent the schedule link to sign up for a time to meet with your teaching team.

If your classroom has no times remaining, email the office at info@newheightscalgary.com in order to set up a time after school on Friday, April 16th, or during the week after.
Tech Spot
Digital Citizenship

Over the past year, more than ever, the digital world has kept us all connected and given us a means to be able to continue to work, learn, and socialize. 

Below are a couple of links with family tips for maintaining Media Balance and Well being.

Grade K-5

Grade 6-12

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