New Heights Newsletter
School News
New Heights Backyard Summer Camp update

For the past four years, New Heights Home & Community Support has run New Heights Backyard daycamps over the summer.  Due to the move this summer, we will not be running Backyard this year.  

If you are looking for camps, routines, or plans for over the summer for your child, please contact Tracy Tomiak, our Family Liaison Counsellor for support in seeking these resources. You can reach Tracy at .  

The Therapist Maternity Leaves update

Over the year we have had some of our New Heights therapists grow their families. Our Occupational Therapist / Transitioning to Adulthood Coordinator Jen welcomed baby Hazel to her family in June 2019. Occupational Therapist Christine welcomed baby Jack to her family in August 2019, and Speech Language Pathologist Jasmine welcomed baby Anja to her family in November 2019. 

We have enjoyed visits from them and their babies throughout this school year!  

Reminder: Cold and Flu Season

A reminder that we are in the midst of cold and flu season, and we are looking for your assistance in taking simple steps to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for all at New Heights. If a student displays flu like symptoms, they should remain at home and limit contact with others until they are well enough to resume their regular activities.
The school continues to ensure that the classrooms and surrounding environments are cleaned regularly. The students are being reminded to wash their hands with soap frequently, to cover their mouth when they cough, and to discard used tissues. Please practice and encourage these actions at home as well. 

We appreicate your help in keeping our students, families, and staff safe and healthy!   

Reminder: Silent Auction Items
Friendly Reminder - For those that have opted-in we need your items!

Please connect directly with  to coordinate a drop-off/pick-up time or drop off your item during school hours at the front desk.
To ensure we meet our planning deadline, we need to receive  ALL  Silent Auction items by April 3, 2020. 
PAC News
We had a great time at PAC’s Ladies and Men’s Nights!
The men got together last month and had a fun time bowling.
 The ladies met up and did some shopping! along with some great conversation. 
The hope for our ladies/men’s nights is for our New Heights families to connect. If you haven’t had a chance to go yet we will definitely keep you updated with future events. Or, if you have an idea or suggestion for a get together, please let us know!
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 !

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)

Are you unable to make the April 25/2020 New Heights Fundraising Gala, but still want to be involved in some way?

Donate TODAY by clicking the link below. All donations will be  matched up to 50%  with our exciting partnership with Birdies for Kids Shaw Charity Classic. 

Tech Spot

ModMath is an app for the iPad

This is an adaptive program that assists students with Mathematical notation. 
Often times if a student has difficulty reading his/her own writing, or getting the numbers in a column to line up, it then becomes difficult to master math concepts such as long division, multiplication with multiple digits, as well as more complex concepts such as algebra.

This app provides students with:
  • a virtual piece of graph paper, where they can set up math problems in a format that’s easily legible.
  • a pencil-free platform for doing basic arithmetic, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • the ability to complete more complex math assignments, including fractions, square roots and algebraic equations (for older students)
  • the ability to print out the work pages to turn in at school, save to cloud storage, or send worksheets via email or text directly to the teacher
  • the ability to move completed equations to various points on the page.
  • the ability to save assignments in a searchable document library