Sept 11, 2023 Week at a Glance
Posted on 09/08/2023

Welcome and Welcome Back!

We are thrilled to see our students and their families again!  Our week at a glance is posted on the school web site and emailed to all families.  

We appreciate the partnership between home and school and are working to keep you informed about the exciting things happening at Forest Hill!

Monday, September 11 Day 5

  • Pizza Palace lunch program

  • Cross country practice 8:15 am 

Tuesday, September 12 Day 1

  • Quesada lunch program

Wednesday, September 13 Day 2

  • Subway lunch program

  • Cross country practice 8:15 am 

  • Tour for Humanity presentation for grade 6 students

Thursday, September 14 Day 3

  • Pizza Palace lunch program

Friday, September 15 Day 4

  • Wok Box lunch program

  • Cross country practice 8:15 am 

Future Dates of Note:

Sept 15 - 17 - Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)

Sept 20 - Rowan's Law Day

Sept 21 - Harvestide/Mabon/Fall Equinox (Wicca)

Sept 22 - PA Day

Sept 24-25 - Yom Kippur (Judaism)

Sept 25 - Franco-Ontarian Day

Sept 25 - 30 - National Truth and Reconciliation Week

Sept 26 - 27 - Milad-un-Nabi (Islam)

Sept 27 - Elementary Turnaround Day

Sept 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 

Oct 2 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation recognized in school (Orange Shirt Day)

Oct 3 - Volunteer Orientation 5:30 pm

Oct 3 - School council meeting 6 pm

Oct 6 - Elmvale Fall Fair

Oct 9 - Thanksgiving (school closed)

Oct 13 - Terry Fox School Run 

Oct 26 - Picture Day

🌟End of Day Routines:

If you are aware that there will be a change to your child’s end-of-day routine (being picked up instead of put on the bus, etc), please be sure to advise the teacher by sending a note with your child or using the communication platform (Seesaw, email) used in the classroom.  This information is important to us to ensure the safety of your child(ren)! Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  Please do your best to have your ‘end of day plans’ in place before the school day begins, and to refrain from calling the office between 2:45 and 3:30 unless it is an emergency.  Thank you!

🌟 Join the School Council:

Calling all superheroes with a knack for making a difference! The School Council is where parents, teachers, and administrators come together to discuss all things school-related. By joining this mighty team, you'll have the power to share your ideas, suggestions, and concerns, ensuring your voice is heard when important decisions are made. Together, we can create an educational environment that's out of this world! *If you’re interested in joining or attending School Council, watch out for the email next week where you can nominate yourself to join as a voting member.  Parents are also welcome to attend ANY School Council meeting throughout the year without being a voting member. Our first meeting is October 3rd at 6 pm in the library. 

Every school has a school council—a committee of elected parents/guardians, community representatives, staff and sometimes students. School councils have an advisory role. They help to provide the community voice and parent/guardian perspective on important school topics.


Why join school council?

Serving on school council is a way to have a direct and positive impact on your child's educational experience. Research shows that when parents/guardians are involved in their child's education, the level of student achievement increases.


How do I get involved?

School council meetings are open to the public, so anyone can attend meetings without being an elected member or voting member of school council. School council elections take place each fall.  Watch for information coming from the office during the first 2 weeks of school!  Attending meetings is a great way to learn about the work of school council before running for election or becoming a voting member. 


Boost your school council's effectiveness

School council members are elected to represent the school community. School council meetings are not the place to address individual concerns. School councils discuss broader topics, such as the School Action Plan, new programs or initiatives, student well-being, student achievement and school-wide fundraising activities.

Learn more to improve your effectiveness

The Parent Involvement Committee runs an annual orientation event for school council members. This is a chance to get to know your Parent Involvement Committee representative, meet other school council members, gather important information and ask questions.

The Ministry of Education School Council Guide has tips and tools to help you run effective meetings and support student success through parent/guardian involvement. 

The SCDSB Fundraising Resource Guide was developed to support fundraising. It includes information and ideas regarding fundraising opportunities, details on policies that apply to school fundraising activities and ideas to promote healthy fundraising. Policy 4310 - School Councils  APM 7200 - School Council


🌟 Unleash Your Volunteer Powers:

Every superhero needs a trusty sidekick, and that's where our volunteers come in! We have exciting missions waiting for you, including field trips, reading support, the lunch program, and more. Whether you have the ability to organize like Wonder Woman, multitask like Spider-Man, or have a heart as big as Superman's, we welcome you to be part of our incredible volunteer team. Your support will make a real difference in the lives of our young superheroes. A parent volunteer coordinator works to match approved volunteers with available volunteer positions at the school.  


*If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer at the school, please contact Lori Jankowski at [email protected] for more information.


Remember, even the smallest acts of kindness can have a huge impact on our school community. You don't need a cape or superpowers to make a difference – just a willingness to lend a hand and be involved.  Thank you for being our heroes and for your unwavering support in ensuring our school is a place where each child can soar to new heights. Together, we'll make the next school year one for the books!


🌟Hot Lunch Program coming next week!

The school offers a hot lunch program to save parents from the task of packing lunches, and to provide some fundraising for school initiatives such as library renovations, books, sports equipment and much more! 

• The ordering deadline for the first scheduled lunch delivery is: Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 12:00 PM 

• Orders may be placed weekly or in advance for any number of days within the school year. 


How to Order 

1. Login to your SchoolCash Online account using your existing credentials. If you don’t currently have an account, contact the School to set one up. 

2. Go to the Items Page in your child’s SchoolCash Online account, scroll to the Lunchbox banner, and click ‘Order Now’. 

3. Confirm your phone number and student allergy information then click ‘Update’. 

4. Press the ‘Order Now’ button beside your child’s name. 

5. Place your child’s lunch order(s) on your school’s ordering calendar by clicking the blue date for the scheduled vendors. The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Debit MasterCard, or Visa Debit. Visa and MasterCard prepaid cards are also accepted. 



• The weekly deadline to place lunch orders for the upcoming week is Sunday at 12:00PM; lunch box is unable to accept any orders after this deadline. 

• If you need to make any updates or changes to your lunch orders, please do so before Sunday at 12:00PM for the upcoming week. 

• For any order cancellations, please notify lunch box 2 days prior to the delivery date. If this is not possible, please contact your school to make alternate arrangements for the meal. 

• If there is a school closure, lunches will be canceled, and a credit will be issued to your Lunchbox account within 3 business days. 

• We have updated our Refunds and Credits Policy; please review the updated terms at



πŸŽ‰ Welcome back to “Freezie Friday” – Your Cool Ticket to Supporting Athletics! πŸ† 


Get ready for an icy adventure that’ll make your Fridays cooler than ever! From September 15 to October 13, join us for the ultimate chill-out experience and make a difference for our beloved athletics department.


❄️ What’s “Freezie Friday” all about?

Every Friday during this special month-long event, we’re offering a delightful variety of FREEZIES that will tickle your taste buds and keep you refreshed. With an array of flavors to choose from, there’s a Freezie for everyone!


πŸ’² Grab a Freezie for just $2!

For the sweetest deal in town, enjoy our Freezies at the unbeatable price of only $2 each! These frosty treats are not only delicious but also budget-friendly. You can purchase them conveniently on School Cash online.


🌟 Why should you participate?

By indulging in these frozen treats, you’re not only satisfying your sweet cravings but also contributing to a great cause. All funds raised during “Freezie Friday” will go directly to our athletics department, helping our talented athletes reach new heights.


Don’t miss out on the coolest Fridays of the year! See you at “Freezie Friday,” where every Freezie bite counts for victory! πŸ₯Άβ€οΈ