Cowan Heights Elementary

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

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

Book Fair Schedule

Here are a list of the days your child's class will visit our book fair:

Tuesday, March 19 - Ms. Phillips, Ms. Lannon, Ms. Kirby, Mme Benoit, Ms. Earle-Joyce, Ms. Keats

Wednesday, March 20 - Mme Bursey, Mme Cole, Ms. O'Brien, Mme Martin, Ms. Rowe, Mme Reddy

Thursday, March 21 - Mme Holloway-Stride, Ms. Ransome, Ms. Halleran

Friday, March 22 - Mme Tayler, Mme Stone, Mr. Walsh, Ms. Baker, Mr. Collier

Our book fair will be open to parents during parent teacher interviews on Thursday, March 21 from 1:00-3:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm.

Online Auction

Our school will hold its first ever Online Auction staring on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Details on the actual auction process will follow in the coming weeks). Right now we are looking for donations! Parents, please see the memo sent home with your child on February 21 for some ideas to get you started. Don't forget, any family who drops a donation in to the school on or before Thursday, March 7 will have their name entered for a prize draw. Email: if you need a letter from the school to support your donation from a community business. Thank you in advance for your support.

Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found box is full. Don't forget to take a look when you come in for your parent teacher interview next week. All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity on March 29, 2019.

Education Week - Go the Extra Mile : Aller plus loin

CHE will celebrate Education Week from March 11-15, 2019.

  • Monday - "Dream the Impossible Dream" -- dress as your favorite super hero or character from your favorite book.
  • Tuesday - Guest readers will visit classrooms to share their love of reading.
  • Wednesday - Crazy Hair/ Hat Day. It's also Pizza Day. (Please remember to bring a lunch from home if you did not order pizza).
  • Thursday - Wear Green : St. Patrick's Day Theme.
  • Friday - Spirit Day: wear our school colours (navy & white). Students will participate in an obstacle course today too.

Enrichment Mini-Course

Grade 7 students have been given an Enrichment Mini-Course Application & Consent form as well as an information sheet containing Student/ Parent Expectations in the event your child participates in this program. The course descriptions are posted in both grade 7 classrooms as well as attached to a link below. The cost of an enrichment mini-course, $45.00, is due with the application and consent form no later than Tuesday, March 12, 2019. This is a firm deadline.

For more information contact your child's home room teacher: or

Here are the links for your information:

Here is the website for more information on Enrichment Mini Courses:

Food Drive

Our school will be holding a food drive for the Community Food Sharing Association from Monday, February 4 until Wednesday, February 6 in order to help restock their food shelves following the fire at their warehouse this week. Thank you in advance as any non-perishable donations will be greatly appreciated.

Winter Soccer Schedule

Friday, January 11, 2019 - Friday, March 29, 2019

5:20 p.m. - 5:55 p.m. -- Kindergarten

6:00 p.m. - 6:35 p.m. -- Grade 1

6:40 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. -- Grade 2

7:20 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. -- Grade 3

8:05 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. -- Grade 4

8:50 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. -- Grade 6/7

Family Movie Night

Families are invited to Christmas Movie Night in our gym on Monday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Children are welcome to wear their pajamas, bring a blanket and pillow plus a small snack if you wish. There is no cost for movie night, but we will be accepting donations for our Breakfast Program. Hope to see you there!

Hats for the Holidays

Students are encouraged to wear their favourite hat to school on Friday, December 14 and donate a loonie or toonie to help support families in our community during the holidays.


Friday, October 19 is Jamarama for the Janeway. Students across the province will be wearing their PJ’s to school to support the Janeway Foundation. CHE is participating so our students are encourage to wear their PJs to school on Friday and donate a loonie or toonie to this worthwhile cause.

Coats for Kids

CHE will be collecting coats, hats, mittens, boots, etc. your child may have outgrown for the VOCM Cares Coats for Kids Campaign on October 9, 10 & 11. Donations can be dropped to the school office on either of these days. Thank you.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

CHE will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Community Food Sharing Association the week of October 1 – 4. Metrobus will be here to collect our donations on Thursday morning. Thank you in advance to all who are able to send in a donation to our food drive next week.

Toonies for Terry

Cowan Heights Elementary will once again participate in the Terry Fox Walk. This year we are planning to walk on Friday, September 21. Students in Grades 1 – 7 will leave for our walk at 1:30pm on Friday. Please look for a permission slip that went home with all students on Monday and return it to your child’s teacher no later than Thursday. (Kindergarten students will have their walk on Friday morning). We are encouraging any student who can, to please donate a loonie or toonie to this worth while cause. Don’t forget to dress for the weather on Friday!


  • 8:10 am – Doors open
  • 8:30 am – Instruction begins
  • 10:30 – 10:45 – Recess
  • 11:45 – 12:35 – Lunch
  • 2:35 pm – Dismissal


March 6- SLA April menus released

March 12 - SLA April orders due

March 12 - OPTIS opens 8:00am

March 13- Public Speaking gr. 4-7

March 18 - St. Patrick's Day, holiday

March 19 to March 22 - Book Fair

March 19 - Report Cards Released

March 20 - OPTIS closes 11:59pm

March 21 - Early Dismissal, 11:15am

March 21 - Parent/Teacher Interviews

March 25- Kinderstart Session; no school for Kindergarten students only

March 26 to April 2 - Online Auction

March 29 - Family Pancake Breakfast

April 3 - Heritage Fair

April 10 - gr. 4 & 5 Spring Concert

April 18 - last day before Easter

April 29 - classes resume (day 1)