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  • Welcome

    Welcome

    Forest Heights School

    “We strive for HEIGHTS of excellence in all we do.”

    “Wir streben nach den höchsten Leistungen in allem was wir tun. 

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  • Forest Heights School

    Forest Heights School

    At Forest Heights, we are committed to encouraging and supporting students as partners in their learning and as active participants in the school community.  We develop learners who realize that their effort is the greatest factor to achieving their goals.  We facilitate this by analyzing student work to determine next steps in learning and to ensure students are receiving the instruction that will lead to their success.  As we make students part of this process by sharing with them the goals of the learning, they become more engaged in the monitoring of their growth.  The students then become key in sharing their growth with their families.  Our purpose is to help them understand themselves as learners so they can use this knowledge to learn, achieve and growth to their full potential.  Through class work, school wide programs, student council and a variety of special events and activities, students have the opportunity to see themselves as active members of our community.  All members of the school community contribute to the safe, caring and welcoming environment of the school.

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  • Regular Program (FSL in grade 4)

    Regular Program (FSL in grade 4)

    Forest Heights offers regular English programming with French as a Second Language starting in grade 4.

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  • Athletics & Intramurals

    Athletics & Intramurals

    Running Club (Running Room Games and Cross Country)

    Soccer Intramurals

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  • YMCA Before & After School Child Care

    YMCA Before & After School Child Care

    Forest Heights School leases classroom space to the YMCA Before & After School care.  The YMCA works closely with the school. Inquiries can be made at 780-461-6211.

    Check to see if the YMCA has spaces available for the 2023-2024 school year.  Call today or contact Kimmie.Chizawsky@northernalberta.ymca.ca

     

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  • Transportation

    Transportation

    Yellow bus services is available to students attending the German Bilingual Program and from the Terrace Heights neighbourhood.  There are restrictions and guidelines with this service.  Please contact the school to see if you qualify.  There is a fee for this service.

    Attendance Area Maps

    Parent Guide to Yellow Bus

     

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  • Lunch & Nutrition

    Lunch & Nutrition

    Forest Heights School has an excellent supervised lunch program.  Adult and student supervisors assist students with their lunch provided from home.  Students staying for lunch must pay a monthly fee or a drop in fee for this service. Students living in the Terrace Heights community, and ride the Yellow Bus to school, do not have to pay lunchroom supervision fees.  Terrace Heights families either pay yellow bus fees or lunchroom supervision fees.

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  • Parent Groups

    Parent Groups

    Our parents make up two groups in the school; Forest Heights School Council and the Friends of Forest Heights Society (FoFHS).  The FoFHS financially supports school wide activities.  They purchase and supply a Daily Organizer for each student (Gr 1-6).  The Friends of Forest Heights Society runs a casino every 18 months.  With these funds, FoFHS supports student field trips, presentations at assemblies, and a variety of other school functions.  Without the financial support of FOFH, the parents would bear the entire cost of these events.

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  • Community

    Community

    We would like to acknowledge the following community members who have helped to foster the growth and success of our students.

    Alberta Education International Education Services

    Alberta Health Services (AHS)

    Association for English-German Bilingual Education (AEGBEE)

    Die Kleine Kinderschule German Playschool (DKK)

    Edmonton Public Library (EPL)

    Everything Deutsch (German books and resources)

    Forest Terrace Heights Community League

    Parent Volunteers

    Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BCBbigs) with McNally School

    and the YMCA.

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  • German Bilingual Program

    German Bilingual Program

    Forest Heights is one of the three elementary schools in Edmonton that offers the German Bilingual Program.  Fifty percent of the instruction is conducted in German.  The last entry point for this program, with no German background, is grade one.  Students wishing to enter the program after grade one must have basic German and go through an interview process.

    German Bilingual Program Description

     

     

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Student Leadership

    Handbells

    Choir

    Lego Club

    Games Club

    Intramurals

    Running Club

    Pokeman Club

    and many more school-wide activities such as Terry Fox Run, Jump Rope for Heart, Oktoberfest, Weihnachtsmarkt  (German Christmas Market), Socktober, Family Fun Nights (Community Christmas, Game Nights, Concerts, Movies, etc.).

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  • Instructional Focus

    Instructional Focus

    A co-ordinated school wide effort to have all Forest Heights students who measurable growth in reading fluency and comprehension.

    This will be accomplished primarily through the use of leveled reading materials and the implementation of guided reading and literacy centres.  Growth will be measured by a variety of diagnostic inventories as well as District and Alberta Learning Achievement Tests.

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  • Die Kleine Kinderschule

    Die Kleine Kinderschule

    Die Kleine Kinderschule (DKK) is a German Playschool that leases space from Forest Heights School.  DKK is not part of Edmonton Public School Board, but many of the pre-school students continue their German Language Program at Forest Heights School.

    For more information https://dkkplayschool.org/

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  • Kindergarten Open House

    Kindergarten Open House

    Missed our Open House?  View the video of our Kindergarten Open House and give us a call at 780-466-0312 if you  have any questions.

    Here is the handout Welcome to Kindergarten.

    We are still accepting Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year.  Here is the link for online registration.

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  • Student Rights and Responsibilities 2021-2022

    Student Rights and Responsibilities 2021-2022

    At Forest Heights School, everyone in our school community has the right to learn and work in an environment that is respectful, safe, healthy, and focused on learning and success.  Our students have the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and fairness by other students, staff and visitors to the school.

     

     

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  • Volunteering

    Volunteering

    Parent volunteers are a welcome and essential part of our school community.  At the beginning of each school year, volunteers are asked to complete a Volunteer Registration Form, agreeing with the guidelines and conditions set out by the division.

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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    We work with families and community partners to provide safe, caring, healthy, diverse, inclusive and equitable experiences that engage students to achieve their full potential in an increasingly interdependent world.

     

     

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Kindergarten Open House

Missed our Open House?  View the video of our Kindergarten Open House and give us a call at 780-466-0312 if you  have any questions.

Here is the handout Welcome to Kindergarten.

We are still accepting Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year.  Here is the link for online registration.

 

Welcome

Forest Heights School

“We strive for HEIGHTS of excellence in all we do.”

“Wir streben nach den höchsten Leistungen in allem was wir tun. 

 

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Forest Heights! 

My name is Carmen Geissler and I am honored and excited to be the new principal of Forest Heights School.  At Forest Heights we are committed to creating a community of learners who aspire to be their best, take risks and support each other to succeed. We believe that educating our students is a collective responsibility, shared between the school, students, parents, and our community. Our work is to inspire and support children to understand and reach their potential as compassionate leaders, engaged learners, and ethical citizens. We focus on creating an inclusive, nurturing environment that fosters creativity, celebrates diversity and encourages independence. I look forward to working with you and It is my sincere hope that together we encourage each and every student attending Forest Heights School to reach for the stars!

Yours in partnership,

Carmen Geissler