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Litterless lunches lunches <p class="MsoNormal">Attention all CHPS families! Starting November 1<sup>st</sup>, we will be encouraging “litterless lunches” for the month. Students are encouraged to bring re-usable containers to try and reduce our school waste. We thank you in advance for supporting our students & school in maintaining our eco school status!</p>
Fall Sports Sports<p>​Flag Football and Cross Country dates are on the calendar.<br></p>
School BBQ BBQ<p>​​This year our school BBQ is on Wed. Sept. 21. from 5-7.  We have partnered with the Red Caboose for the BBQ. Meal tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance from the school  or the Red Caboose until 7pm tomorrow. They are valid for lunch and dinner tomorrow and $1 of every ticket is returned to the school. The School Book Fair is also running during the BBQ.  Hope to  see you out tomorrow night!</p>
Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students<p> </p><p>Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this fall? We know that is it an exciting time for both students and parents. Here is some information about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and what you can expect and how to plan for the first day of school:</p><div><ul><li>Senior Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.<br></li><li>Junior Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 8, 2016.<br></li><li>Note that <a href="">Ernest Cumberland ES</a> is on a modified calendar. The first day of school for Ernest Cumberland JK students is Wed. Aug. 24.<br></li><li>On the first day, proceed to the Kindergarten yard or entrance to meet your educators and find out what class your child will be in.<br></li><li>Please <a href="">pack the following items in your child’s backpack</a> to be left at school:<br></li><ul><li>Indoor running shoes (Velcro or elastic laces)</li><li>A large Ziploc bag with extra clothes (one pair of pants, one shirt, two pairs of underwear, two pairs of socks)</li><li>​Please ensure everything is labelled</li></ul><li>Pack a lunch and snacks in reusable, labelled containers, including a bottle for water. For healthy lunch ideas, check out <a href="">EatRight Ontario</a>.<br></li></ul></div><p>If your child will ride the school bus, the <a href="">Bus Tag</a> program provides each Kindergarten student with a coloured tag that identifies the child’s name, route number, bus colour and stop location. All students with a bus tag must be met at their stop by a parent/guardian. To practice riding the bus and learn about bus safety, attend a <a href="">First Rider</a> session provided by the <a href="">Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium</a>. ​</p><p>If your child is turning four years old before Dec. 31, 2016 and you have not yet registered them for Kindergarten, you can do so by calling 705-734-6363 x11750 or emailing <a href=""></a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the SCDSB’s Education Centre (1170 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst) until August 26 while school offices are closed. Starting August 29, please contact your <a href="">home school</a> to register as school offices will re-open that week.</p><p>If you have any further questions about your child’s first day, please <a href="">contact your school​</a> the week of August 29.</p><p>​</p>
Ontario Early Years Centre Early Years Centre<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/OEYC.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />OEYC.pdf</a></p>
Golden Wok Special Buffet Summer Fundraiser Wok Special Buffet Summer Fundraiser<p>​<strong><em>The Golden Wok restaurant, located at 16 Front Street in Orillia is participating in a fundraising program to support public elementary and secondary schools in the Orillia area. When an adult and a school-aged child each order the "Special Buffet Package", the school aged child will receive 1 special soft drink and Golden Wok will donate $5.00 to the Orillia area elementary and secondary schools in the Simcoe County District School Board.  This offer is available 7 days a week,  between July 2 and September 5, 2016.  This is an easy way for you to participate in raising funds to support student needs in our area schools, including Couchiching Heights P.S.</em></strong></p>
Cutlery Crisis!!! Crisis!!!<p>We have been regularly supplying plastic spoons & forks to students who need them this fall, and the need for them seems to be increasing rather than decreasing. As you can imagine, this is a drain on the school budget, and increases the waste we produce. We ask for your support in sending cutlery with your child's lunch, as <span style="text-decoration:underline;">we will no longer be able to supply these items after this week, Jan.8</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><sup>th</sup></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">.  </span></p><p>Thanks in advance for your support & understanding!</p>



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