Boundary Exemption Request Process
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) reminds families that the boundary exemption request process will take place February 17 to March 13, 2015 for students who want to attend a non-designated school in the 2015-2016 school year. During this time, interested families must fill out and submit the Boundary Exemption Request Form (found on the EIPS website at the beginning of February) to the requested school.
More information about the boundary exemption request process, key dates, a list of schools with closed boundaries, and frequently asked questions will be available on the division website (www.eips.ca/boundary-exemptions) in January 2015.
EIPS 2015-2016 Division Calendar
The Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees has approved the division calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.
Please refer to this approved calendar when planning for next school year. Highlights of the calendar include:
- August 31 First day for students
- November 9-13 Fall break
- December 21-January 4 Winter break
- February 1 First day Semester Two
- March 29 –April 4 Spring break
- June 28 Last day for students
- June 29 Last day for school staff
This calendar is available electronically at www.eips.ca under the Parents quick link near the top, right corner of the home page.
Animal Rescue Club
Starting this week and continuing until Christmas break, the Haythorne Animal Rescue Club will be collecting food and supplies for animals in need. If you are able to donate just place the item under one of the pet themed Christmas trees in the foyer. All items collected will be donated to various Animal Rescue Organizations around the Sherwood Park and Edmonton area. The Club will also be collecting new or gently used blankets. These will be donated to dogs in the pound awaiting rescue. With the donation of a blanket they do not have to sleep directly on a cold concrete floor.
2014 Murray Jampolsky Memorial Award
FR Haythorne staff would like to acknowledge Mrs. Rankin for being the 2014 Winner of the Murray Jampolsky Memorial Award! This recognition is for being an outstanding counsellor and providing exemplary counselling services in Alberta. Only 1 winner is selected within Alberta. Mrs. Rankin will receive acknowledgement from our Board of Trustees and Superintendent at a later date.
Well-deserved Mrs. Rankin! KUDOS for all your hard work & dedication to providing our students, families & staff with outstanding service!
Good Citizens Day
On January 23rd, out grade 7-9 students will be going to West Edmonton Mall to celebrate Good Citizens Day! This will be an all day field trip. Permission forms and information will be sent home on January 12th, they must be returned to the office by January 15th.
December Library News
Here's what has been happening in our library for this month!
Parking around FR Haythorne
Due to the nature of Colwill Blvd being a 1-lane road, please refer to the map from Strathcona County for dropping off & picking up students attending FR Haythorne. Thank you for your diligence in keeping our community safe. The County has posted LARGE temporary blue signs to assist drivers in where to safely park.
Parents have 24/7 access to their child's current grades, attendance, and other related school information. Check out "Powerschool Parent Portal" contained within the Parent Info tab. Stay informed! Check out the portal! If parents have forgotten their user name and/or password, please contact our school office and we will gladly assist you.
Holiday Gift Ideas
Looking for a Christmas gift to give a parent, relative or friend? How about a magazine subscription through F. R. Haythorne’s Fundraising Reading Program from QSP? Proceeds go directly to enhancing the student environment at F.R. Haythorne by purchasing such things as hallway benches and picnic tables for student use at lunchtime and during the school day. We receive approximately $10.00 from each subscription purchased.
Orders can be placed on-line at www.qsp.ca, by clicking on “Shop now” and identify GROUP code 3693785 for F.R. Haythorne Junior High School. There are over 600 titles available at great savings over newsstand prices, and new orders or renewals can be placed online. Also new this year are Photo Products such as photo books, calendars and much more. Great gifts for grandparents or relatives who live far away!
Hearts 4 the Homeless
FR Haythorne students are collecting items for Hearts 4 the Homeless, which is an organization that builds and supplies backpacks with basic necessities (and a book) for homeless men, women, and youth of YEG.
Would you like to contribute to this great cause? Click on the link below to see what items we are collecting.
Think that poverty is not an issue in our area? Click here to read some startling facts about poverty in Edmonton.
From Strathcona County Family Community Services
Be a great neighbour! Become a Snow Buster!
Excellence in Teaching Awards
Do you know a teacher who exemplifies innovative and outstanding teaching practices? Have you witnessed the creativity and commitment of your child’s teacher in inspiring and engaging classroom activities? This is your opportunity to recognize the contributions of teachers in your school.
Nominations are now open for the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards sponsored by Alberta Education. These awards recognize the creative and exceptional teaching taking place in classrooms across Alberta every day.
Alberta Education presents the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards with the support of the Alberta School Boards Association, the Alberta School Councils’ Association, the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the Association of Alberta Deans of Education, and the College of Alberta School Superintendents. The program has recognized more than 500 deserving teachers and principals from nearly 10,000 eligible nominees since its inception in 1989.
The complete nomination package and additional information about the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards are available at http://education.alberta.ca/teachers/excellence.aspx. The nomination deadline is Friday, February 6, 2015.
Grade 9 Immunizations
Information regarding the immunizations that our Grade 9 students will be receiving this school year.
Are you following us?
Did you know that you can now follow us on twitter? Click on the link to see what's happening at Haythorne!
Hawk's Nest Cafeteria
Emergency Preparedness Information
One of the division standards under the Hour Zero program is for schools to communicate information about emergency preparedness.