Here are some links to additional information!
- decide the right age to get your kid a cellphone,
- set rules
- the right phone
- service plan
- stay on top of what your kid is doing on his or her phone.
So what is Snapchat? Snapchat is an app that allows students to share “snaps" of everyday moments that are meant to disappear after being viewed. It contains filters that help make your photos more fun. Don't be misled, this fun app can pose risk. Snaps may disappear after 10 seconds, but that doesn't prevent someone from taking a screenshot. As with any social media, people need to be careful about what they share. Posting photos that disappear right away, may seem harmless at first but once something has been shared you no longer are in control of it. You may hear your teen talking about streaks, filters, or Snapcodes. These are all features of Snapchat. Many teens will exchange snaps back and forth with a friend to build a streak. Even FRH teens has reported sharing their password with a friend to have them help continue their streak. Read more about Snapchat and how teens interact with it.
Elk Island Public Schools 2019-20 Registration Drive
All student registrations for the 2019-20 school year—including kindergarten registration, returning student registration and new student registration—will take place online commencing on Feb. 1, 2019.
- Kindergarten: Your child is eligible to enrol in kindergarten if he/she will be five years old on or before December 31, 2019.
- Returning Students: If your child will be returning to an EIPS school next fall, this is when you will confirm that registration and select your requested school—whether your child will attend your designated school or will request a non-designated school, your family will complete this process.
- New Students: Students new to EIPS for the 2019-20 school year will also complete their registration at this time.
All registration forms will be online for families to complete. Additional information, including a list of schools with open and closed boundaries, will be posted on the Division website in the new year.
Click HERE for the basketball practice times!
Animal Rescue Donations
“Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give.”
Starting this week and continuing until Christmas break, the Haythorne Animal Rescue Crew 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 front foyer. Check out the Wish Lists located in the same area for donation ideas. All items collected will be donated to various Animal Rescue Organizations around the Sherwood Park and Edmonton area. New and used blankets are also being collected. These are donated to dogs in some of the northern Alberta pounds awaiting rescue. With the donation of a blanket they do not have to sleep directly on a cold concrete floor. Any donations are appreciated!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Board of Trustees
As the holiday season approaches and we prepare for the winter break, I want to take the opportunity to extend warm wishes to all our students, staff and families on behalf of the Elk Island Public Schools Board of Trustees. We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful and safe Christmas season, and a new year filled with joy.
We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.
Thank you and best wishes,
Trina Boymook, EIPS Board Chair
FR Haythorne will close for the winter break at the end of the day on Dec. 21, 2018 and will reopen on Jan. 7, 2019. During this time, if you have any school-related questions or concerns, contact Central Services at Elk Island Public Schools.
EIPS Central Services Winter Break Hours
Closed December 22-January 1
Open January 2-4, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*for location and contact information visit www.eips.ca.
From everyone at Elk Island Public Schools, we wish all of you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.
The Hawk's Nest
The Hawk's Nest is now open on Early Dismissal days, pizza will be served, $2 a slice.
Menu for week of:
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Posted on Dec 20 2018
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Posted on Oct 22 2018
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