January 30 - February 3, 2023
Posted on 01/30/2023

Monday, January 30 (Day 5) :

  • Subway lunch program

  • 1:10 pm boys’ intermediate basketball practice

  • 1:10 GSA

Tuesday, January 31 (Day 1): 

  • Quesada lunch program

  • 8 am intermediate girls’ volleyball practice

  • 4 pm intermediate girls’ volleyball - away game

  • Parents Night out fundraiser 6 - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, February 1 (Day 2):

  • Pizza lunch program

  • 1:10 intermediate boys’ basketball practice

Thursday, February 2 (Day 3):

  • Wok Box lunch program

Friday, February 3 (Day 4) :

  • Pasta lunch program

  • 8 am intermediate boys’ basketball practice

February: Black History Month

February 7: Grad photos

February 7: Gratrix/McLaren classes have YMCA outdoor education visit 

February 8: Hoover/Robinson classes have YMCA outdoor education visit 

February 11: Camp and Vendor Fair 

February 15: Lacrosse workshop for junior classes

February 16: Eastview open house for grade 8 families 6:30 pm

February 17: Report Cards go home

February 20: Family Day - school is closed

February 22: Pink Shirt Day (Stand Up to Bullying)

March 24: Paul Davis presentation to grades 4-8

March 24: Paul Davis presentation to parents/guardians at Terry Fox PS 6 pm

Lego and Board Game Clubs

Students at Forest Hill are enjoying a variety of clubs offered during nutrition breaks, including the Lego club and the Board Game club. The clubs continue to grow in popularity.  To meet the needs of the club members we are looking for donations! The Lego club is looking for Lego and base plates. The Board Game club is looking for decks of cards, and board games suitable for school age children.

Black History Month

In 1978, the Ontario Black History Society petitioned the city of Toronto to proclaim February as Black History Month. In 1979, Toronto became the first municipality to proclaim February as Black History Month. In 1995, Jean Augustine successfully passed a motion to proclaim February as Black History Month across Canada. We honour Black Canadians who have helped build the Canada we know today. Their passion, talent and vision has transformed and strengthened every facet of our society. They are heroes and trailblazers. They have inspired generations of Canadians. Black History Month also reminds us of the inequity and barriers many continue to face, from anti-Black racism and discrimination to a lack of opportunity and resources.

World Read Aloud Day, February 1st

For 13 years, World Read Aloud Day has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud! The global effort is celebrated annually in over 173 countries and is all about bringing people together through the shared connection of reading aloud in all of our communities.

Early Literacy at Forest Hill

Educators have been engaging in professional learning around the recommendations in the Right to Read report. This includes a greater focus on phonemic and phonological skills.  We also have tutors working with grade 1 and 2 students individually or in small groups to help them build these skills.  One of the resources we are using is the UFLI program.   UFLI Foundations is an explicit and systematic phonemic awareness and phonics program that is both research and evidence based.


The SMDHU was here this week to train staff and parent volunteers on our OPHEA team to support students.  Playground Activity Leaders in Schools, “P.A.L.S.” was created by the Region of Peel Public Health Department in 2003. It is a peer-led playground leadership program that encourages all children to participate in activities regardless of their gender, size, or ability. P.A.L.S. key messages are to encourage: “There’s always room for one more!” “Physical activity is fun!” “Everyone is welcome!”