School News
Reminder: There is NO SCHOOL Thursday, Friday or Monday the 17th of February.
Accountability Pillar
As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success.
The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators. Data on these indicators consists of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of education quality, student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates, and provincial assessments of student learning.
From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting their annual Accountability Pillar Survey.
In mid-January, parents of students in grades 4 to 12 may receive a survey from Alberta Education.
In late January to early February, students in grades 4 to 12 and all teachers will be completing their surveys at school.
All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with your school. In addition to English and French, the parent survey is available in Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Cree, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.
Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your student is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly.
Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2020, and will be reported publicly as part of their 3-Year Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports.

For any questions, please contact our Principal, Katie Blasetti at .  
Mr. Fehr
Mr Jeremy Fehr has joined the Mount Columbia high school classroom as an Educational Assistant. Mr Fehr is a person of many hobbies and interests including: running, volleyball, basketball, piano, guitar, singing, painting, photography, writing, and sound engineering. He’s looking forward to experiencing community here at New Heights. Welcome Mr Fehr! 

PAC News
Please join  PAC ladies  night  on  Friday, February 28th , for a fun night out with New Heights moms. This event will be held at Armadio by Delia (Primo Collective Consignment store - Willow Park Village)  from 5-8pm . We will have the store all to ourselves to chat, eat and shop! There is no requirement to purchase any items. 
Please sign up to attend on the link below:

New Heights Gala!

Join us on April 25th at the stunning venue of Hotel Arts for an evening of inspiring words from  Kodette LaBarbera  about her autism journey, delicious appetizers/food stations, silent & live auction, and live music from  The Rondel Roberts Band !

Tickets are on sale now!
See below pricing.

Early Bird Price : $50/ticket (Now - Mar 2) 
Regular Price:  $65/ticket (March 2 - April 25) 
Bulk Ticket Purchase (10+ tickets):  $40/ticket (Jan 21 - April 17)

Tech Spot

Todo Visual Schedule

This is a wearable picture-based scheduler that works on an Apple Watch, as well as on an iPhone or iPad. It comes with an intuitive interface that allows parents or teachers to easily create a picture-based customized daily schedule. 

One of the great features of this app is that it displays each event as it is happening on your Apple Watch/iPhone /iPad while also showing you things such as how much time has passed, when the event will end, and you can see and check the tasks needed for the related event. 

With the features on this app, children or adults are empowered with the opportunity to independently keep track of their scheduled activities and understand the following:
What is the activity you are engaged in this moment
How long the scheduled activity will take
What tasks to complete
How much time is left for the scheduled activity
When to get ready to transition
When the next scheduled activity will happen