Principal's Message

Welcome to Birch Cliff Heights P.S.


Welcome back to our returning families and welcome to families new to Birch Cliff Heights, affectionately referred to as BCH.

My name is Alison Hall and I am the new Principal here at BCH. I am really excited to be able to work at such an amazing and community oriented school. I look forward to meeting all of you over the course of the school year. You can reach me by phone at 416 396 6065 or email at You can also follow me on Twitter @alisonhalltdsb

Thank you:

I want to say a huge thank you to our Caretaking staff and Office staff for doing such a great job  getting the school ready to welcome students. We could not do the great work of educating our students without their support.

Staff updates:
I would like to introduce some new staff. This summer Mrs. Terranova was hired to teach the Grade 6/7 class and Ms. Gesualdo was hired to teach Core French. We are very excited to have both of these dynamic and engaging teachers as a part of the BCH family.  Please find a complete staff list included in this message.

First day of school routines:
Drop of students’ grade 1-8 at the back of the school beginning at 8:30 am, entry at 8:45. If you must drive your child to school please use the kiss n ride at the side of the school to drop of your child and leave right away making room for other parents to do the same. We have limited space in the parking lot, your co-operation in keeping the kiss n ride moving, and in turn keeping our kids safe is greatly appreciated.

Kindergarten students should be dropped off in the front of the school, in the Kindie yard. Parents should NOT enter the kindergarten yard. Staff will be there starting at 8:30am to meet students, entry is at 8:45. We understand that the first kindergarten drop off is a huge milestone for you and your child. It is important to begin as we mean to continue, building the routines we want to have all year. Parents may wait outside the yard as students are getting to meet their teachers and line up and go into the school. We have extra staff on hand to help support the kindergarten students enter into the building, and we respectfully ask that parents stay outside and do not follow their child into the school.

All students will be dismissed into the same area they entered from at 3:20.

Lunch routines:
Lunch begins at 11:35am; parents who are picking up their children for lunch should wait in the same area their child was dropped off. Lunch ends at 12:30pm. Students who stay for lunch are reminded to bring a litterless lunch to school. A reminder that we are a peanut aware school and no peanut products should ever be brought into the school.