What is Happening @ Zion:
AWARD WINNERS AT ZION HEIGHTS!
The end of the school year draws near but Zion still has lot to celebrate. For example, Grade 6 student Natalie Fung submitted a poem and essay to the Royal Canadian Legion Literary Contest in November and was successful all the way to Nationals where she placed 3rd in Poetry and was a finalist for Ontario with her essay! Check the results at Legion pamphlet and website.
Natalie was also selected as a Kid Committee member of the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Program this year. The "Silver Birch" committee was made up of 10 selected Grade 4-6 students across Ontario. The group advocated for their favourite books and put together a recommended summer reading list for Grade 3-6 students in Ontario. The list was distributed to Ontario schools and libraries last month. Check it out: here.
Zion is also host to several Mathematica Centrum award winners. We had several mathematicians place 3rd, 2nd, and as School Champions across the Euler, Pythagoras, and Lagrange contests. Well done!
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CULTURAL LUNCHEON AT ZION HEIGHTS MS
(From left to right: Ms. Padmini Ramaswamy, Ms. Sajuli Liscombe, Trustee James Li, Ms. Susan Sidlofsky and Mr. Maziyar Bolour)
Many, many thanks to all the parents/guardians, staff and students who supported our Cultural Luncheon this year. The turnout was phenomenal and the selection of food was amazing!
We would like to extend a special thanks to Ms. Barlas, the parent-, teacher- and student-volunteers (Monay and Hosanna) who came in early to help organize, setup and serve! Your behind the scenes contribution made the event flawless!
Last but not least, thank you to our Trustee James Li who took time out of his day to join us for what has become an auspicious Zion tradition!
Please note the upcoming fundraising events:
Pizza Lunch: March 8, and April 12
Spring Bake Sale: Spring Bake Sale
Thank you for your continued support!
Sajuli Liscombe and Key Kasravi
Zion Heights Reaches East Provincials Championship in First Lego League Robotics
This Saturday, November 24th, 2018, Zion Heights participated in the Regional TDSB FLL Robotics Qualifier Tournament at Westview Heights Secondary School.
Our team, the Zion Lions, dedicated lunches and countless hours after school in getting ready for this tournament. We were as ready as ever and did a wonderful job representing Zion.
There were 3 parts to this tournament: Project Presentation, a Team challenge demonstrating Core Values, and a Robot competition. The judges for all 3 categories were tough, the competition was fierce, and the pressure was on, but at the end of the day, our team did very well.
The Zion Lions won an award for Core Values, and placed second overall at the tournament, securing them a spot in the East Provincials Championship event at Durham College in January.
Check out the team's work over at their website: here.
Supporting Children in a Crisis
Linda Campbell from the social emotional learning resource team has put together a blog with a variety of resources for parents and teachers to utilize during crisis situations. Check out the blog: here.
Virtual Library Learnmark
Download the learnmark: here.