Cowan Heights Elementary

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

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

Picture retake day is November 5th!

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


November 8 Mid fall break- no school

November 11 Remembrance Day Holiday

November 12 PD Day- no school for students

November 26 Term 1 Reports released

November 28 Parent-teacher Interviews- early dismissal at 11 a.m.

November 28 Kids Eat Smart Food Drive - Cram the Fire Van!

December 11 Grade 2 and 3 Christmas Concert (If bad weather Dec.12th)

December 16 at 6:30 p.m. Family Movie Night

December 20 Last day prior to Christmas Break