Cowan Heights Elementary

100 Canada Drive, St. John's, NL, A1E 2M8

Tel Number: (709) 745-1700 Fax Number: (709) 745-2694

Due to ongoing clean-up efforts following last week's blizzard, please be advised that all schools in the St. John’s Metro region will remain closed for the remainder of the week (Jan. 22-24, inclusive).

The Grade 6 ICF meeting for Gr 5 parents at 7:00 pm, at CHE, has been cancelled for Thursday, Jan 23 and will be rescheduled.

The NLESD Late French Immersion parent information session scheduled for this Thursday, January 23rd, at 7:00 pm, at the District Conference Centre, St. John’s has been postponed. A new date will be confirmed in the near future.

Christmas Concert

Our Grade 2 & 3 students will have their concert on Wednesday, Dec 11 at 6:30 p.m. Ticket envelopes will be going home on Tuesday. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, December 9. Extra tickets will go on sale Tuesday, December 10. Please note that there will be no tickets sold at the door. Doors will open on the evening of the concert at 6:00 p.m. The concert will be videotaped and orders will be taken that evening by Bob Tracey Video. Payment must be made when you order that night (cash or cheque to Bob Tracey Video). The cost is $25.00. Please note, if our concert is postponed the alternate date is Thursday, December 12 at 6:30.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Just a reminder that parent teacher interviews are being held on Thursday, Nov 28. Students in grades K through 7 will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. on this day. Please notify all caregivers of the early dismissal. Our school bus will do its regular run from school at 11:15 a.m. Please send in a recess snack for your child; SLA will not be available for recess orders.

Appointments can be set up using OPTIS. You can access OPTIS from our school’s web page or directly at OPTIS will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 27 so please ensure to book your interview time before then. Appointments cannot be booked or changed on interview day but if you need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, please email your child’s teacher or call the school office and leave a message.

Sweat-a-thon Fundraiser

Thanks to all who made our Sweat-a-thon a great success! Prize assemblies will be held on Friday. Good luck to all!

Remembrance Day

Grade 6 students will host our Remembrance Day Assembly on Thursday,November 7 at 9:00 a.m. Parents and families are welcome to attend. Students who are part of an organization that wear a uniform (e.g, CLB, Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, etc.) may wear their uniform on this day.

Jamarama for the Janeway- Friday, October 25

Students across the province will be wearing their PJ’s to school to support the Janeway. Our students will participate and wear their PJ’s to school on Friday, October 25. They are asked to donate a loonie or toonie to this worthwhile cause.

Thanksgiving Assembly

Our Grade 1 students and teachers will be hosting our Thanksgiving Assembly on Wednesday, October 9 at 9:00 am. CHE has partnered with the Community Food Sharing Association and Metrobus for this important event. We are asking our school community for food donations and these will be collected over the next week. On Thursday, October 10 donations will be picked up at the school by Metrobus.

Kids Eat Smart/ Walk to Breakfast

On Wednesday, October 2 students will be participating in a short walk on school grounds to promote Kids Eat Smart. Walks will be staggered throughout the day to avoid overcrowding. Since the walks will be on school property, permission slips are not necessary.

VOCM Cares/ Coats for Kids

As part of the annual VOCM Cares campaign we will be collecting new and gently used winter wear from September 13 to October 3.

LIFT-NL Family Literacy Night

LIFT-NL is offering a FREE Family Literacy Night Thursday, September 26 from 6-8:30 pm. During Family Literacy Night, families will gather to listen to Don Sawyer, author of The Lunchbag Chronicles as well as engage in literacy-rich activities. Families will also hear from local authors such as Lori Doody, Susan Chalker-Browne and Gina Noordhof. There will also be loot bags for each child with a little snack as well as a book and other take aways.

Families can register by clicking this link: There is only room for 100 people, so register now!!

Curriculum Evening for Parents

Our curriculum night has been scheduled for Thursday, September 12. Please note the different start times to allow parents to attend more than one session, if necessary. Classroom teachers will offer 2 sessions (7:00 and 7:30 pm). This night provides you the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and learn more about classroom routines and expectations. We look forward to seeing you at this very important event. Please remember we are a scent free school.

September 2019

School opens on Friday, September 6 for all students at Cowan Heights Elementary School.

Our doors will open at 7:50 a.m., classes begin at 8:10 a.m. and dismiss at 2:15 p.m.


  • 7:50 am – Doors open
  • 8:10 am – Instruction begins
  • 10:10 – 10:25 – Recess
  • 11:25 – 12:15 – Lunch
  • 2:15 pm – Dismissal


Wednesday, January 8 February SLA lunch orders released

Tuesday, January 14 Deadline for SLA orders

Tuesday, January 14 RNC - STRIVE program with Gr. 7

Friday, January 17 Friday Night CHE Soccer

Thursday, January 23 Gr. 6 ICF meeting (Gr 5 parents) 7:00 p.m. CHE library

Thursday, January 23 LFI (Gr 6 Parents) Information meeting 7:00 p.m. (at DCC)

Tuesday, January 28 Spelling Bee at 8:30 a.m. in Gym

Friday, January 31 ICF applications due (online application)

Monday, February 17 - Winter Break - NLESD - No School

Monday, March 2 Kindergarten Graduation photos

Monday, March 9 Full day PD for teachers - no school for students

Monday, March 16 St. Patrick's Day - No School