Cowan Heights Elementary
100 Canada Drive, St. John's, NL, A1E 2M8
Tel Number: (709) 745-1700 Fax Number: (709) 745-2694
Fundraisers for 2023
5 Grand in your hand!
Tickets Available March 4, 2023
$5.00 a ticket for a chance to win $5000.00
Art Supply Drive
More details to come!
Pink T-Shirt Sales
We have extra T-Shirts for sale (Youth = $10 and Adult = $12)
In advance, we would like to thank you all for your support!
D.A.R.E. IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION AND MUCH MORE!
Our Grade 6 students are taking part in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program during Term 2.
This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E., the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 and has proven so successful that it has been implemented in thousands of schools throughout Canada and many other countries.
D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led (Royal NL Constabulary) series of classroom lessons that teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
Unexpected School Closures
In the event of a school closure during the day (power failure, inclement weather, water problems, or other emergency), we will use the School Messenger phone system to contact you. For this reason, it is important that families inform us of any changes in your daytime contact numbers. We also request that if possible, please email your child’s teacher to confirm that you have received the message about the unexpected closure. Our phone lines are very busy during this time and this will allow our phone lines to be kept open so that we can ensure that we make contact with all families about appropriate dismissal. Please listen to our local radio stations for school information or check status central on the school district website at www.nlesd.ca, as decisions for school closures in the morning due to weather are made by the district office, usually no later than 6:30 a.m.
School Closeout Dates
Each year there are 5 Professional Learning Days for Staff throughout NLESD.
Some topics covered will be: School Development, New Curriculum, First Aid/CPI, Reporting, Data Analyzes, Deep Learning, Self Directed PL based on a staff member's Professional Growth Plan, etc.
Below are the dates for CHE. Please note that afterschool programs may run on these days.
Walk to Breakfast
THANK YOU to all those that organized, volunteered, made donations and participated in our 2022 Walk to Breakfast!
Walk to Breakfast is a very important event in our school. This fundraiser allows us the much needed funds to provide breakfast to our students. If families were unable to make a donation at this event, you can visit KES website to make a donation. 100% of your donation will go directly to Cowan Height's School Breakfast Program. https://www.kidseatsmart.ca/
Special thank you to Mrs. Lannon and her team of amazing volunteers!!!
SCHOOL LUNCH ASSOCIATION
Registration and information about meal ordering will be sent home in September. Parents must register before they can order meals!
We are a scent-free school, if you are sending in hand sanitizer for your child(ren) to use, please ensure it is non-scented. We have plenty of non-scented hand sanitizer in each room. We have many students with severe, life-threatening allergies and we must ensure our school is free of:
Nuts (including peanuts, tree nuts and nut products)
Sesame Seeds (including Hummus)
*Please alert your child’s teacher as soon as possible if your child has any serious medical conditions or life threatening allergies. There is also a place for this data on the student data sheet. We ask that parents refrain from sending in food items which contain any of these products. The district has determined that given the similarities in appearance, texture and taste of Soy Butter products, they are also restricted in our schools where a student has a peanut allergy. Please help keep everyone safe by following this policy.
7:55 am – Doors open
8:10 am – Instruction begins
10:10 – 10:25 am – Recess
12:25 – 1:15 pm – Lunch
2:15 pm Dismissal