December's newsletter is now posted on the site. Look under the "School Events" tab.
The boy's volleyball team has made it to championship night. The boys will be playing at Pauline Johnson on Wednesday December 4th. There will be 3 championship games. Our boys will play 3rd. Please come and cheer on the Bravehearts!
Our little kittens always lose their mittens!
We are welcoming mitten donations to our “mitten tree” so every child can have warm hands. Please send your donation to the office.
Thank you for your generosity!
Are your children working on their math facts? Every Friday is Quiz day. Improving students get their name put into a draw for their chance to win a prize. Our students are improving! Keep up the good work and thanks for your help!
The Banbury Heights Library is looking for parent volunteers. We would love to have you help in your library to make it a better place. You would be responsible for checking in books, shelving books, labelling new books, gathering curriculum resources for teachers, helping student find books, and other library-related tasks. Please contact Ms. Crowley if you are interested in helping out in our library!
Pizza Friday is back! Students can order a slice of pizza on Friday mornings for $2.00 per slice. It will be delivered to the classroom on the second nutrition break.
Are you ready for the challenge?
Did you know that school lunches are a major source of waste in Ontario? In fact, the average student’s lunch generates a total of 30 kilograms of waste per school year, or an average of 8500 kilograms of waste per school per year.
In an effort to engage students in small environmental initiatives that can make a big impact, Banbury Heights School is participating in the week-long Waste-Free Lunch Challenge (WFLC) beginning on November 4, 2013. The Waste-Free Lunch Challenge is a province-wide initiative run by the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO), in partnership with the Carton Council of Canada.
Parents and Guardians are invited to visit the WFLC’s parent website at www.wastefreelunch.com. Here, you can download resources to help ensure you are doing your part to reduce lunch waste at Banbury Heights School. Winning classrooms or schools can earn great prizes including: $1000.00 for their school’s environmental projects.
Please help your children with their permission slips. We cannot take students on excursions without signed permission.
Intermediate Boys Volleyball team participates in their tournament on Friday November 29th. Good luck Boys!
Please do not park/pick up students at the front of the school in the no-parking zone. Police and bylaw officers will be out to enforce the law. Please understand that this zone was put in place for the safety of our students. Thanks for your assistance in this matter!
Parents, have you tried Mathville 1 or mathville 2? It's a web based math resource to make math fun for grade 1 and 2 students. To students, this looks like a game collection, but each of the activities addresses an important topic in the Ontario math curriculum.
No login or password is required. Banbury has purchased a subscription and it is available to staff, parents and students. Give it a try and have fun!
Students at Banbury Heights School spell out "We say NO to Bullying at B.H."
Our lip dub can be found at:
Lots of activities are planned for this year. That information will be given on the announcements in the morning. Please encourage your children to get involved!
Nuts and Soy Butter Products
As you are aware, we enforce a nut free school environment, as required by the Sabrina’s Law legislation. That means that in order to ensure the safety and well being of our students, staff and visitors, no products with nuts or nut oils are permitted in the school and on the playground. It is always important to read labels, particularly those attached to bulk bin purchases. In the past year, a peanut butter substitute made with soy has become available. It is marketed as a safe replacement and alternative to peanut butter. It is designed to look, smell and taste like peanut butter and is packaged to look like a popular brand. It is not to be brought to school as it would be very difficult to govern by staff.