Sep 02
September 2 Message

Good Afternoon Beddington Heights Families: 

I hope this message finds you all doing well. Our first two days of the 2022-23 school year have seen us all settling into our routines, and we are excited to get started with the new school year! I have a few items to which I would like to draw your attention:

  • Class Sizes and Support: Planning for any school year begins in the previous spring. Last spring, we had a projection of 395 students, and we staffed our building based on this projection. As of today, we sit at 386 students. We expect our numbers to fluctuate as we get settled into the school year, but I wanted to let you know where we sit as of today. Currently our class sizes are as follows:
    • Kindergarten- Two classes (22 and 24 students)
    • Grade 1 – 3 classes (16, 17 & 18 students)
    • Grade 2 – 3 classes (19, 19 and 20 students)
    • Grade 3/4 combined – 4 classes (22, 23, 24, and 25 students)
    • Grade 5 – 3 classes (26, 28 and 28 students)
    • Grade 6 – 2 classes (27 and 28 students)
  • Teacher on Leave: Currently, Mr. Fisher is on leave. Filling in for Mr. Fisher will be Ms. Scharlach as part of the grade 3/4 team.
  • Away for the Day Cell Phone Policy:  Beddington Heights School has an away for the day cell phone policy. If students choose to bring their cell phones to school, the expectation will be for them to remain in their back packs on silent or turned off for the duration of the school day. Should you need to connect with your child during the school day, please contact the main office and we will ensure the message gets to your child. It is always our recommendation that students do not bring valuables like technology to school as we do not accept any responsibility for loss or damage of students' personal devices.
  • Admirable Use Policy: The school's Admirable Use Policy related to technology will be coming home with students on Tuesday. Please sign and return this form as students need to have a signed form before they are able to access the school's technology (Chromebooks, iPads etc.).
  • Current Staff List for 22-23: Please see below for a full staff list for the 2022-23 School Year. You can find photos of our grade teams and administration on the school's Instagram page.
KindergartenPauline Wu-Wright
Grade 1James Beechey, Richelle Watson and Heather Young
Grade 2Laurie Anderson, Aleasha Diduch and Saralyn Winston
Grade 3/4Melinda Pokolinski, Lyndon Fisher (Mackenzie Scharlach), Mandi Pulvermacher, Lisa Craig
Grade 5Wilma Schwarz/Sarah Sterne, Josh Berry and Catherine Vessey
Grade 6Max Lancée and Matt Shackelton
MusicWilma Schwarz
Physical EducationSarah Sterne
Resource/ ELL SupportLinda Trask
Admin AssistantCorey Cumming
Library AssistantMonique Mills
Education AssistantsWendy Chow, Jacky Ibrahim, Gurjeet Kaur, Rose Mazereeuw, Olga Ruiz
Lead Lunchroom/ Office AssistantWanda Potter
Lunchroom StaffApril Boutin, Tracee Fraser, Stefanie Steele, Ping Wu
Behaviour Support WorkerEun Jeoung Kim


I wish each of you a great long weekend, and, if I can be of service, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Take care, 

Steve Ross

Principal, Beddington Heights School

Beddington Heights Social Media Account

Beddington Heights School is now on Instagram! We will be posting information related to school events along with showcasing some of the learning taking place throughout our building!

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Key Dates:

September 5th                         Labour Day (No school for students)

September 16th                       Terry Fox Run

September 22nd                       Meet the Teacher

September 23rd                       Non-Instructional Day (No school for students)

September 26th -29th              Truth and Reconciliation Week

                                                Indigenous Dance Residency

September 29th                       Orange Shirt Day​


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