Dear Parents / Guardians:

We wanted to thank all the Volunteers, Parents, Students, and Teachers for another great Scholastic Book Fair year. We hope everyone had a great time and enjoyed their books on the long weekend.

We missed our last year Target by only $64!!!
Our School will receive $4367.05 in Books.


If you have any comments or suggestions to make our next book fair a success please feel free to contact our Parent Council.

Thanks again and Happy Reading!

Mais Kiryakos, School Council and Principal G. Ronci, OCT

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Alta Vista School Ski & Snowboard Club

Alta Vista Public School Ski & Snowboard Club 2018

Updated 2018 Winter:  New this Winter!!! We are running our program with the Glebe Community Centre (GNAG).

Dear Parents of Students Grade 4- 8

We are pleased to announce that the AVPS School Council has worked in partnership with the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG) to offer ski club at Camp Fortune this year, on Monday nights from January 22nd  to March 5th (excluding Family Day, Feb. 19).  This is an affordable and convenient opportunity for us to offer Ski Club to our students.

A bus will pick students up at Alta Vista Public School at 3:45pm and students will then bus to the Glebe Community Centre, from where they will depart to Camp Fortune. Students will be able to ski, and have the option to rent equipment and take lessons as well.  Students will be returned to the Glebe Community Centre at 9pm, and you will need to pick students up from there.  Students will need to bring a dinner or money for dinner.

To register for the club, lessons and/or equipment rental,  you must register through the GNAG.  Please go to register. You will be prompted to indicate your child’s school.  AVPS School Council will then receive a list of students who are registered and a parent volunteer will be on hand to help load the bus at AVPS on Ski Club nights and ensure that all students are boarded.

Please ensure you register early. Registration open December 7th through GNAG. A reminder that before registering, families must set up theirfamily profile. They do this by registering themselves (mom or dad) FIRST and then subsequently adding in the child(ren). There will be no opportunity for late registration.

If you have any questions about the program, please phone GNAG at 613-233-8713 or email regarding the program, or email Stephen at for specific school council ski program  questions.

Glebe Community Centre (GNAG) Ski Program Details from brochure

If your child will be absent on Ski Club night, you must email AltaVistaSC2017@gmail.comby 1 pm that day so we are not waiting for your child.

Note: This program is not a school event and school staff will not be involved, it is run by the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG).

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Grade 8 – High School Information

December 5, 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians,


After the December break, Alta Vista teachers will be assisting grade 8 students with registration and option sheets for grade 9. We know that this is a new experience for many families, and we are here to help. Reading this information will help you prepare for January.


Students normally attend their “designated”  or “home” high school, and students have already been informed what their designated high school is. Many of our Alta Vista students will be attending Ridgemont in the fall. Should you move, you can obtain information about your child’s designate high school by going to the board’s homepage at, under the “Parent Portal” tab, choose “Secondary School Locator”.


Each student must complete an online option sheet for their designated high school. Students will be able to complete this at Alta Vista with the help of the Guidance teachers from their designated high school. Teachers will have made a recommendation as to the level for high school courses (academic/applied/essentials). Ms. Gibson (Learning Support Teacher) and/or your child’s homeroom teacher will be contacting parents of students who would benefit from special courses or specialized programs, to provide extra guidance.


We very much hope that you will plan to attend the applicable High School Parent Information Night(s).


Grade 8 Ridgemont Parent Information Night:

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00pm (

Other Upcoming High School Information Nights:


  • Canterbury Arts: Information night – Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7pm



Please contact the above school directly to confirm date and time or for further information.

Student Transfers


If parents/guardians would like a student to attend a school other than his or her designated school for the following school year, they must complete a SECONDARY SCHOOL TRANSFER FORM. This form is available at all secondary schools and through your homeroom teacher. It should be noted that this form is only available after the completion of online registration for the designated school.


The transfer form must then be taken to the receiving school (the high school to which you are applying for a transfer) during the transfer application period.  The student  transfer application period is between Monday, February 5 to Tuesday, February 20th, 2018. For more information, please check the board’s homepage, under the “Parent Portal”, scroll down to see the title “Quick Links”, then choose “Student Transfer”.

NB ** Each student must be registered online at his/her designated high school for a transfer application to be considered.


We trust that you will find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Guido Ronci, OCT   Christine McRae, OCT Lisa Gibson, OCT

Principal Intermediate Student Success Teacher Learning Support Teacher

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MOVIE NIGHT! Friday Dec. 1st

Despicable Me 3_Dec 1 Movie Night_PDF


Volunteers and baking needed!

The AVPS Movie Night Coordinators are seeking parent volunteers and bakers for our next event on Friday December 1, 2017.

If you would be interested in volunteering time or contributing baking or snacks, please contact
Erika Van Neste at or 613-447-8338.






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