A big thank you to our lovely Interior Design students for the
positive messages that were put up last Friday. It is so nice to see
students supporting each other and using kind words daily in our building.
What a great day Halloween was. I always love seeing the student’s creativity with
their costumes. Check out our instagram account for some great pics. It was a fun
day here at FRH
Remembrance Day Service
We will be having our Remembrance Day assembly on Friday November 8th. It will
start at 10:40am. If you will be attending please contact the office so we are able to
reserve the correct number of seats for our guests. Doors will be open at 10:30am.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace fundraiser
The students are planning “Sweet Dreams Charity dance and game-a-thon”, on
Friday November 8 th in periods 5 &6 . This is to raise money Sleep in Heavenly Peace a
charity that builds bunkbeds for families in need. Bev Facey construction has offered
and is currently building 60 twin beds. Our goal is to raise money and or bedding for
those 60 beds. The dance will be in the large gym, while the game-a-thon is in the small gym.
Students can choose to go between both events if they have purchased a ticket for
$5 or they can bring in a new piece of twin bedding for a free ticket. Our goal is to raise $1500. If we do not meet the minimum of ticket sales (which will be on sale Monday- Wednesday) we will cancel the event. Students who choose not to participate will be in classes.
We have put a hot water station outside the office in case any students have a cup of
soup they wish to add hot water to. We have also asked for cup of soup to be added
to the vending machines.
Week at a Glance - November 4- November 17, 2019
● Visit from Elder Wilson
● Semi Final Jr. Girls at FRH 3:30pm
● Semi Final Jr. Boys at FRH 5:00pm
● Semi Final Sr. Girls play at SWH 3:30pm
● Semi Final Sr. Boys play at SWH 1:00pm
● Take Your Kid to work day (Grade 9 students only)
● Early Dismissal
● Superintendent Visit am
● EIPS Volleyball Finals
● Ms. Smith and Ms. Clark at district PD, Mr. Ursuliak is covering in the
● Remembrance Day assembly 10:40 start time
● Mr. Tuckwood away at district PD
November 11-15 - no school for staff and students
We hope you have a great November break.
Basketball tryouts start November 18th. More information to come
Food Bank Drive - November 18-December 3rd. We welcome all canned and
non-perishable items and cash donations.
In partnership with ElPS Committee of School Councils
www.pepsociety.ca The Pot (Cannabis) Talk
For more information please visit our web-site www.pepsociety.ca or call our Support Line Days/Evenings Weekends 780.293.0737
Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair — 30 + Exhibitors. Together in One
Place. Thinking about attending post-secondary school after graduation? Not sure on the
career or sector? Plan to attend this year’s Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career
Fair on Nov. 21, 2019. Hosted by Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS), in partnership with the Educational Liaison Association of Alberta, Your Future is an annual educational fair that brings together
more than 30 colleges, universities, polytechnic and private schools, and sector
experts in one place—the largest event of its kind in Alberta.
The event is free and open to all students in grades 9 through 12 from both EIPS
and Elk Island Catholic Schools. Both students and family members will have the
opportunity to meet with representatives from each attending post-secondary
institutions; ask questions; talk to experts about various career sectors; learn about
future career trends; and much more.
Date: Nov. 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre
2100 Premier Way, Sherwood Park
Visit www.eips.ca/students/your-future for a detailed list of exhibitors.
Caregiver Education Series
The Division, in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Elk Island Catholic
Schools, is hosting a series of caregiver information sessions focused on ways to
support students’ mental health. The sessions are free and geared toward parents,
caregivers, teachers and community members who want to learn more about
challenges impacting children and adolescents. This year, session topics include
anxiety, ADHD, depression, self-harm, technology, teens and teaching leadership
skills, and more. Visit the Division calendar to see all scheduled caregiver sessions.
With the winter season almost here, we want to remind families to dress children
appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather
often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear
and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.
If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) advises
families of any bus cancellations using various communications
tools—automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school
websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations and on Versatrans My Stop. Morning
bus cancellations are posted on www.eips.ca by 6:30 a.m.
Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures
that states, “school bus service may be suspended…when Environment Canada
reports a temperature of -40 C.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus
services include adverse weather and poor road condition. When school bus services
are suspended, schools remain open to students. EIPS believes families have the right
and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and
perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.
For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.
Pay School Fees Online
School fee information for the 2019-20 school year is now posted on the
PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access
your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to
“Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay online using Visa, MasterCard
or INTERAC Online—when available from your financial institution. Payments can
also be made by cash or cheque at the school.
Don’t forget to log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year.
Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of certain school
activities such as field trips, class projects, athletic-team fees and more.
If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your student fees, you can apply
to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees . The
application deadline is Dec. 15, 2019 .
For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines visit
eips.ca/schools/fees . Alternatively, contact Kim Walsh at F.R. Haythorne Junior High
www.frhaythorne.ca Twitter: FRHaythorne Instagram: F.R.Haythorne