NEW HEIGHTS NEWSLETTER
December 4, 2019
School News
Photo re-take day is TOMORROW!
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Photo re-take day is TOMORROW December 5th if your student missed photo day or you would like re-takes.
Re-Enrollment now open for current students
Current Student Early Registration Packages for re-enrolment (Grades 1-12) have been sent home as of December 4th, 2019.  

If you have not received your updated registration forms, please make sure to contact Alison Black, our admissions coordinator, at  alison.black@newheightscalgary.com .   

Registration packages for our current students are due on Monday, January 27 th , 2020. 

Our wait list will be open to new students on February 1 st , 2020.
New Heights Gala!

When:  April, 25, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location:  Hotel Arts 
Price:  $80/person
Laura: Employment Coordinator
Did you know that New Heights has been running an Employment Program for the past seven years? Partnering with Prospect Human Services since 2013, our New Heights high school students have had the opportunity to work with job coaches and placement specialists to land their own, paid part-time jobs on evenings, weekends, and through the summer season. For questions about our Employment Program, please contact katie.blasetti@newheightscalgary.com .

This year, New Heights is very excited to bring this program in-house with the hiring of our own Employment Coordinator, Laura Hollohan. Welcome Laura!


Dear New Heights Family,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Employment Coordinator at New Heights School. I am looking forward to working closely with staff, getting to know the students and helping them identify goals and transition into the workforce in an enjoyable, meaningful and sustainable way.
When I am not working, you can usually find me out in the community with my two kids. I love hiking and running but can also be a couch potato as I play video games quite a bit. I combine these two passions by playing Pokemon Go with my family.
Thank you all for the warm welcome I have received so far and I am honored to be part of the New Heights Team!
Laura Hollohan
PAC News
Please join us at the Winter Festival on Thursday, December 5th in the auditorium from 6:30-8:00pm! 

There will be face painting, Lego, fun crafts and a lounge area for the older kids. There will also be door prizes and a raffle for hockey tickets too! ...and Santa is stopping by!

Please drop off your baked goods (min. 2 doz) or crafts on Dec. 4th! We really appreciate your donated items and your help in making this a successful event!

A big thanks to those that have already volunteered!

Please contact PAC at:  pac@newheightscalgary.com  if you have any questions.
Tech Spot

Featured App for December - Choiceworks

Choiceworks is an app that helps children complete daily routines, understand and control their feelings and improve their waiting skills (taking turns and not interrupting). This is a great learning tool that can be used to keep children on task and motivated
Autism Aspergers Friendship Society
The ​AAFS After School​ program runs Monday-Thursday at the AAFS Clubhouse (7220D Fairmount Dr SE) from 3:00pm-6:00pm each week for the entire duration of the school year (with the exception of holidays, Christmas Break, and Spring Break).

The times for the After School program are flexible; parents are welcome to pick their child up whenever they wish (but each registrant is billed for the entire length of the program (3 hours) regardless of how long they attended).

We do provide a pick-up for our youth attending school at New Heights. For children under the age of 13, there is a daily fee of $25 to cover snacks, transportation costs etc, which would be in addition to the 3 hours of respite charge to FSCD. When the child turns 13, and if they have work related child care (WRCC) in their FSCD contract, the family would not be charged an additional fee, but rather FSCD would be billed 3 hours of respite at a rate of $27.  

 AAFS Friday​ is where we as a group go out into the community to enjoy all sorts of activities. We pick up youth from New Heights and then go on to our activity, and then pick-up is at the AAFS clubhouse at 4pm (there is aftercare available at the clubhouse until 5:30pm if necessary). 

If the youth is under the age of 13 and if they have “work related child care” or “respite” hours in their FSCD contract, they will be billed at an hourly rate of $21.00. This hourly rate is covered by FSCD, but the family will also be billed a $15 program fee for each AAFS Friday activity their child attends. For youth over the age of 13, the FSCD rate would be $27 and no program fee would be applied.  
 
New Heights Capital Campaign
Tamales Fundraiser

Please help us contribute to this campaign by purchasing HOMEMADE Colombian Tamales


What: Traditional Colombian dish made of “Masa” (dough made from corn), chick-peas, chicken, pork belly, ribs, pork loin and vegetables

How: Order from any of our Developmental Assistants at New Heights Home and Community Support or email lady.sepulveda@newheightscalgary.com to submit your order.

How much: $10.00 dollars each (Can pay in advance or pay when you pick up)


Need to be picked up at New Heights HCS office between Monday December 16, 2019 and Thursday December 19. Please make arrangements for when you will pick up to ensure that someone will be at the office

They will be fully cooked.
*Can freeze them for up to a year.

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