May 6, 2022
Up Coming Dates and Events
May 8: Mother's Day
May 9: School Trustee Tour and Visit
May 16: Grade 9 ELA Part A Common Exam
May 16: Grade 9 Farewell activities for students (Survey will be sent to students)
May 17: Bev Facey School Council- New parents invited
May 17: The Devil in Sherman Marsh Performance (Drama 8)
May 18: FRH School Council 6pm
May 18: School Track Meet (permission forms must be signed)
May 19: Romeo and Juliet Performance (Drama 9)
May 20: School Closure Day
May 23: Victoria Day- No School
May 25: Gr 7 Final Exam - English Language Arts Part A
May 27: Gr 8 Final Exam - English Language Arts Part A
June 1: Early dismissal/Staff meeting
June 3: Grade 9 Farewell Ceremony (more information to come)
June 9: Spring Band Concert 7pm
June 13: Gr 9 Math Part A PAT
June 16: Gr 7 & 8 Math Part A PAT
June 20: Gr 9 Math Part B PAT
June 21: Indigenous Peoples' Day / Last day of Instruction for Grade 9
June 22: Gr 9 Science PAT / Last day of Instruction for Grade 7&8
June 23: Gr 9 Social PAT / Gr 7 Science / Gr 8 Math
June 24: Gr 9 ELA PAT / Gr 7 SS / Gr 8 Science
June 27: Gr 7 Math Part B / Gr 8 ELA Part B
June 28: Gr 7 ELA Part B / Gr 8 SS
Grade 9 Farewell - June 3
On June 3rd from 5-7pm we would like to invite our Grade 9 students and families to our Farewell Ceremony. To accommodate all families in the space, we ask that you limit guests to 2 per student.
We will be sharing a link to a Live-Stream for extended family and friends who would like to view the event.
After the ceremony we will be having a small Mix and Mingle in the courtyard for some snacks and pictures.
Help us celebrate the last 3 years with our amazing Grade 9 students!
Doors will open at 4:30pm
Ordering a Yearbook- Orders DUE May 25
If you would like to place an order for the 2021-2022 yearbook, please log in to your PowerSchool parent portal account (https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html). Click on student fees, select your student, then click on the yearbook icon.
First Chapter Friday
May the fourth be with you! If you’re a fan of Star Wars – you should check out this graphic novel adaptation of Star Wars: Solo. There aren't many ways someone like Han, a young scrumrat raised in the streets of Corellia, can leave his planet and become a great pilot, and none of them are easy. But when Han finally makes it, it sets up a life-changing journey that will turn him, and his future co-pilot Chewbacca, into the most famous smugglers in the galaxy.
Earth Steward Teaching Awards - win up to $2,000 in prizes!
Our Earth Steward Teaching Awards recognize an elementary and a secondary teacher for their outstanding contributions to sustainability education in Ontario and Alberta. We are searching for educators in Alberta and Ontario who inspire passion for a more sustainable future. Do you know someone who builds students’ sustainability knowledge, skills, values and perspectives? Do they motivate their students to take action, and help them become responsible local and global citizens?
They could win $1,000 in personal prize money as well as a $1,000 Action Project grant for their school!
- Nominate an educator that you believe is making an exemplary contribution to sustainability education! Nominations close May 27.
F.R. Haythorne Track and Field Day - Permission Form
Our school track meet is on May 18th, which is fast approaching, and F.R. Haythorne is one of two schools in EIPS piloting a new digital field trip form. In the coming days, parents and guardians identified as the first parent contact in PowerSchool will receive an email from a company called PermissionCLICK. This email will contain a unique link that will take you to a permission form to fill out for each student. If you have more than one student here at F.R. Haythorne, you will receive multiple emails. Each student is required to have a submitted field trip form to participate in the track and field meet. We hope that this new system will simplify this process for both families and our staff.
As this is a new service provider and process, there will be challenges along the way. Please let us know if you encounter any issues, and we will work with you and PermissionCLICK to rectify them. If you have any feedback on the process or ideas on how it might work better, please share those as well.
Cyber Friday - Yubo
Yubo (formerly 'Yellow') is essentially a dating app for teens; although it markets itself as 'a way to make new friends'. This app allows people to connect with others based on their location, and users ‘swipe’ to accept or decline to talk to someone based on their profile picture. We don't recommend letting any youth use this app, because the potential for being contacted by predators or even other teens with inappropriate requests is high.
Career Pathways is designed to develop skills that students can apply in their daily lives when preparing for entry into the workplace or for further learning opportunities. Competencies achieved will allow students to make relevant connections with work and/or post-secondary training. Our Mission: To provide authentic, relevant, and engaging career opportunities and foster growth and readiness for life after school.
Each month Career Pathways distributes relevant planning material, presentation sessions, occupational spotlights, and other helpful information meant to support students and families. It is our hope students in Junior High begin to understand opportunities available to them and explore and reflect on a variety of experiences to help them plan their next steps. High School students continue to set goals and further develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that increase their readiness to successfully transition beyond high school.
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Virtual Family Gatherings
Many thanks to the families who joined us for our virtual gatherings this winter. It was a pleasure to reconnect with those who were part of the gatherings last year and to welcome new families to our virtual circle. We’re grateful for the conversation, the ideas shared and the feedback on work that’s happening throughout the Division. We look forward to seeing you all again next school year—hopefully in person at some point!
If there’s anything stemming from the gatherings you wish to discuss, please reach out to the lead teacher at your child’s school or someone from the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education team directly:
Planning for the 2022- 23 School Year
March and April are busy times for school lead teachers and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education team as planning begins for the next school year. Lead teachers and the team reflect on the successes and challenges of the past year, and the hopes for 2022-23. If you have ideas or feedback for your child’s school or the Division in general, please reach out to the lead teacher or connect with the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education team.
Treaty 6 and Métis Nation Flag Raising | June 13
If you’ve driven by EIPS Central Services recently, you may have noticed the addition of two new flag poles. As a further commitment on the path of truth-telling toward reconciliation, and as an affirmation as Treaty partners, EIPS will be raising the Treaty 6 and Métis Nation flag on June 13. Each school in the Division will also display the two flags and are busy planning staff professional development and student learning experiences to understand the significance of each flag. More information on the Central Services ceremony and the specific events at each school will be shared in the near future.
Opening of Central Services Land-based Learning Space | June 21
EIPS has been working closely with Elder Wilson Bearhead to design and build a land-based learning space at EIPS Central Services. With spring on its way, construction will resume on the space. As part of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on June 21, EIPS will officially open the space, honour our ongoing relationship with Elder Wilson and affirm our commitment to deepen our relationship with the land that sustains us. We’ll share details of the opening event as the date draws closer.
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit learning corner- May 6
As our country moves toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, we thought we’d bring you a simple, easy way to move your own understanding forward if you’re curious about how you can be a part of the learning which leads to reconciliation. #Next150 was first introduced a couple of years ago, and we felt it was a good time to re-introduce it to the FR Haythorne community. Each link will take you to a short activity you can do to move your learning forward. Did you know that not all communities have equal access to the simplest of things like internet access? This week’s challenge gives us the chance to check our own access speed to those living in more rural settings. Perhaps your household is even affected by this. Take a look at the differences in communities & give some thought to how this can impact things like work & school for more remote/isolated communities. It’s certainly interesting to see where the differences lie & then to stop & consider how we as a society can try to find solutions. #Next150 Challenge "Digital Equity"
Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2022-23 school year? If so, make sure your child is registered so Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) can plan routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school.
All students who indicated needing transportation services through the returning student registration process are now registered. Families registered will received tentative route schedules and invoices by the end of the month—fees are due June 30, 2022.
For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation service through the pre-enrolment process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email email@example.com.
For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit www.eips.ca/transportation.
NOTE: Families can pay fees online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To pay in-person contact Student Transportation to make an appointment.
Strathcona County Census
Strathcona County is conducting a municipal census starting May 1. The County has provided an insert County schools have the option of including in school newsletters or other publications, as available, during the month of May.
Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868
The Distress line 780-482-4357
Family and Community Service
(FCS) call-in hours 780-464-4044
Monday, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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About F.R. Haythorne
FRH School Motto- Well rounded. Well grounded. Well respected. Committed to learning.