Translated School Communications

Translated School Communications

Heritage Happenings! Farewell June 2023 - June 29, 2023

Principal's Message

Hello Parents/Guardians/Caregivers,

Thank you for another wonderful year at Heritage Park! As we reflect on this 2022-23 school year, we realize that this year has been a year of modernization and change as we have completed the process of updating our school mascot from the, now retired: noble knight, to the Heritage Park Husky. This month, our Caring and Safe Committee narrowed down over 30 submissions to three final designs by Alina K., Mayoora and Joseph. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their designs to the committee. After a school wide vote, the final mascot is now officially revealed in this newsletter above! Congratulations to Alina K. for creating such a wonderful design. All of the entries can be found below. Go, Huskies!

As our 2022-23 school year comes to an end, I would like to thank a few of our staff that will be leaving us to move on to new experiences. Thank you to Mr. Devonish, Ms. Fiorino, Ms. Kallan, Ms. Wei and Mr. Parfait for all of your hard work this year to ensure that our students and families felt welcome and that our students were learning every day. All the best moving forward!

Congratulations and farewell to our Grade 8s and students that are moving over the summer. All the best at your new schools. We look forward to seeing those returning in September, after a restful and relaxing summer, refreshed and rejuvenated for the new 2023-24 school year! Please see the PREPARATION FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (SEPTEMBER 5, 2023) section of this newsletter for information about September.

Stay well, stay safe!


Eckleton Richards Jr.

Principal of Heritage Park P.S.


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Table of Contents:

  • Platinum Eco School for the 11th Year in a Row!
  • Heritage Park's First Cricket Team Places 2nd in the City Finals
  • Heritage Park Recognizes Excellence!
  • Grade 8 Graduation 2023
  • School Community Council
  • Reading is Important
  • Malvern Family Resource Centre Sports Day!
  • Trustee Sriskandarajah's June Newsletter
  • Google Calendar
  • TDSB Days of Significance


  • Moving?
  • Sun Safety
  • Bicycle Safety

Platinum Eco School for the 11th Year in a Row!

Heritage Park did it again! This year we received our 11th platinum award from ECO Schools Canada and our 13th award in total. Our Eco Team worked very hard this year to take on new initiatives and promote and monitor well established practices within our school. It is so nice and encouraging not only for our school community but other schools across Canada and the TDSB to see how we are making a positive impact on our environment. Thank you to all for sending students with litterless lunches, reusable water bottles, for promoting walking and biking to school (this really helps cut down on car emissions, making our school an idle free zone and helps lessen dangerous congestion from vehicles near our students, many of whom are little and still learning about traffic safety). Thank you to all for setting a good example at home and teaching your children about proper recycling and waste management. Many of our students are experts at this and the Eco Club put together some excellent presentations for our classrooms. We participated in Earth Hour, Ugly Sweater Day, Bike to School Week, Earth Month, Annual School Yard Clean up, cutting down on paper towel use, recycling of batteries, mulching the gardens, lights off, GOOS Bins, lessons on pressing environmental issues in the classrooms, the list goes on and on. We are doing fabulous things at this school! Congratulations to all! Everything you do counts.

Ms. Maahre - Eco Club

Heritage Park's First Cricket Team Places 2nd in the City Finals

Heritage Park Recognizes Excellence!

Here are this month’s students being recognized for the Knight’s Award (for Displaying four qualities of Skill, Service, Courage and Loyalty); and the Character Award (for showing strong character):

Kindergarten & Primary Knight’s Award Winners

  • Aria; Afraz; Sanvi ; Gabriel; Roxanne; Adithya; Maham; Ashminth

Junior Knight’s Award Winners

  • Akkil; Hanshan; Hansikan; Sabira; Varun; Sabrina; Arjun

Intermediate Knight’s Award Winners

  • Sophia; Tah’Jay; Jenna; Prince

Character Trait Award (Integrity)

  • Dua; Faysal; Zamari; Baset; Anshi; Agirahan; Sri Varshan; Sreya; Thansikka; Aleena; Luke; Isaiah; Xzavier S; Naveeda; Sammi; Troy; Kelisah; Shanushga; Ariny

Congratulations, everyone!

Thank you to Student Recognition Assembly Committee (Ms. Suleman, Mr. Arroz and Mr. Checchin) for organizing this recognition of student excellence and character.

Our Exemplary Award Assembly was held on Friday, June 16th. This assembly honoured students that outstandingly and consistently represent the qualities of a Heritage Park Student in the areas of SKILL, SERVICE, COURAGE and LOYALTY.

Congratulations to our Recipients:

  • Kindergarten: Pragan
  • Primary Division: Jayden
  • Junior Division: Sabrina
  • Intermediate Division: Snigdha

Exemplary Nominees 2023


  • Pragan; Thara; Aarnav; Mithra


  • Ariana; Riya; Anika; Alesha; Prmeya; Shenthaalan; Isha; Jayden


  • Jasmine; Sharihan; Abizan; Aashini; Sabrina; Sana


  • Snigdha; Sophia; Nimbus; Aksana; Alina; Usaid

Grade 8 Graduation 2023

Congratulations to all of our 2023 Grade 8 Graduates. It was a wonderful evening for all!

Here are some of the highlights of the evening...

Honour Roll (80%+ in Language and Math and other subjects)

Luxshana, Kishan, Mishel, Snigdha, Vel, Martin, Vinuja Alexa, Anya, Lucas, Angelina, Nimbus, Aksana

Award Winners:

MATH: Karen and Luxshana

LANGUAGE: Luxshana







MUSIC: Alexa


ATHLETICS: Tae-Lijah and Alexa




VALEDICTORIANS: Snigdha and Alexa


School Community Council

Thank you to all of our volunteers and school staff for making our Play Day on Friday, June 23rd a huge success.

Have a great summer everyone and see you at our first School Council Meeting in September 2023!

We can be contacted at:


School Council Chair - Naseem Malik

Reading is Important

Over the summer, we strongly encourage students to read on a daily basis!

See the additional resources that you can access online and use with your child over the summer:

The Scholastic Book Wizard allows you to find books easily: Visit the Book Wizard at

Here are some other resources you can access online:

Have a wonderful summer of reading!

Ms. Lavorgna-Terrigno


Trustee Sriskandarajah's June Newsletter


School starts on Tuesday, September 5th! Watch your email over the summer for more information about reopening in September.

You will find that your child will probably need a backpack for books, assignments and lunch. A washable lunch box is useful as are containers for sandwiches and treats. We are an Eco-School and encourage the use of a re-useable container for lunches. Please make certain that children have “indoor” shoes that they will be able to keep in their classroom – this helps us keep our school clean especially in the winter during boot wearing times.

The staff of Heritage Park P.S. wishes you and your family a happy and safe summer!

Looking forward to seeing you in September!



TDSB Days of Significance

Friendly Reminders


Dear Parents and Guardians:

Re: Students Moving

Each year at this time the school is busy working on class organization for the following school year. In order to assist us in our planning and organization for September 2023, we would appreciate it if families that are moving over the summer would complete and submit the form below.

Once a student moves out of Heritage Park P.S. area he/she must register in his/her new school area. Please indicate below if you will be moving out of the Heritage Park P.S. area during the summer. This information will greatly assist us in organizing classes for the 2023/2024 school year.

Transfer forms will be sent via courier for students who are moving outside the Toronto District School Board area. If your child will be attending another TDSB school, the information will be transferred electronically.


Thank you,

Ms. Edwards and Mr. Richards

Sun Safety

Getting students outside and active is good for their health but too much sun can have serious side-effects, including: burns, eye damage, premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. We encourage all students to practise “sun safety.” What exactly does sun safe behaviour look like? Cover up: Even on days with a moderate UV index students should wear a hat and sunglasses, especially if they'll be outside for over 30 minutes. Stay cool: Students should stay in shady areas, particularly at midday when the sun is strongest. Use sunscreen: Choose sunscreens with SPF 15 or higher that include protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen can be sent to the attention of your classroom teacher (sprayform is preferred).

Bicycle Safety

With warmer weather approaching, children may be participating in more outdoor activities like bike riding. To help keep children safe while playing outdoors this summer please follow social distancing and all other guidelines provided by Toronto Public Health.

When children are riding their bicycles, parents and caregivers can take steps to protect them.

Here's how:

1. An adult should always supervise children 10 years of age or younger when they are using a bicycle or other wheeled sports equipment. Even older children may need on-going supervision when riding near the road.

2. Make sure children wear the correct helmet properly when they ride. Ontario's bike helmet law requires all children and youth under age 18 to wear an approved bike helmet when riding a bicycle.

3. Keep children away from traffic when they use wheeled sports equipment. Make sure they ride in a safe place.

4. Teach children how to:

a. steer, brake and ride in a straight line

b. wear the right safety gear, and

c. do a safety check every time they ride a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, use in-line skates or wear shoes with wheels.

5. Be within arm's reach when your children are learning to ride any wheeled equipment.

6. Always walk a bicycle, scooter or skateboard across a street intersection, instead of riding across.

7. Tell children that you are happy when you see them riding safely.

8. Remind children of the safety rules when they forget.