January 20, 2023
Important Upcoming Events and Dates
January 20-22: First annual 24-Hour Film Festival
January 24: Grade nine visit to Bev Facey
January 25: Bell let's talk day
January 25, 25 & 27: French 9 Bake Sale (Fundraiser for Trip to Quebec)
January 27: Grade nine visit to Bev Facey
January 30: Professional Learning day for Staff (NO SCHOOL)
January 31: Semester 2 starts (only options change)February 1: Early dismissal/Staff Meeting
February 1: Winter Walk Day
February 1: Returning student registration opens
February 9 & 10: Teacher's Convention (NO SCHOOL)
February 20: Family Day
March 1: Early Dismissal/Staff Meeting
March 15: School Council 5:30pm
March 16: Interviews 4-7pm
March 21: Interviews 4-7pm
March 24-April 2: Spring Break
Think you got what it takes to be a great filmmaker?
Why not have some fun this weekend and make a film for the FIRST ANNUAL 24-HOUR FILM FESTIVAL! Get some pals together, charge up your phone, and see Mr. Drozda on FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH for a Festival form!
Then, have a fun weekend!
Plan and Brainstorm
Shoot and Edit
(Films need to be submitted by Midnight Saturday!)
Come to the school @ 1:00 for an afternoon screening
of all the films and AWARDS will follow!
Find Mr. Drozda if you have any other questions, but the only thing he can tell you about the festival itself is that your film must have a specific
“MacGuffin” that will be told to you on Friday!
Don’t know what a MacGuffin is?
Ask a Film Production student. Ask a teacher.
Ask Siri. Ask Google.
LET’S HAVE SOME FUN THIS WEEKEND!
French 9 Bake Sale! (January 25-27)
On January 25th, 26th, and 27th, the FSL 9 class will be hosting a bake sale in the front foyer at lunch hour to raise money for their trip to Quebec. We will be accepting cash only, and items will be priced between $1 and $3. Make sure you stop by to check out the sweet treats.
Canine Career Opportunities- Lunch Monday
Interested in learning about canine body language, some force-free training tips, therapy dogs, or a career working with animals? Come to room 181 at the start of the lunch hour to hear from trainer and behaviour expert Kristine Roonie. It will also be an opportunity to meet Quinn, a particularly handsome golden retriever.
Please postpone your eating time- there will be no food in the classroom! Although Quinn is a gentleman who loves attention, he is, admittedly, a mooch. One can only expect so much. But just look at that face! Lose your heart, not your sandwich.
If you would like to publically acknowledge a staff member at FRH please fill in the attached Google Form.
Bev Facey Advanced Placement Open House - Jan. 26, 2023
On Jan. 26, 2023 @ 6 p.m., we will be conducting our Advanced Placement Open House for any interested Grade 9's. Current AP teachers and former students will be in attendance to share the features and benefits of the program at Bev Facey. This will be an in-person event in our Library, but will also feature an Online option for those who wish to attend.
Instagram is a great way to find out information about the different High School options, courses and sports.
Book of the Week - We are Displaced
Looking for a book to inspire you? Check out We are Displaced. In this nonfiction work that is part memoir, part communal storytelling, Malala not only explores her own story, but she also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her journeys - girls who have lost their community, relatives, and often the only world they've ever known. Every single one of the 68.5 million currently displaced is a person - often a young person - and this text will share their inspirational journeys
High School Information Nights
High School Information Nights
To help you make an informed decision about high school, senior high schools throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are hosting information sessions for all Grade 9 students and their families. The sessions allow students and families to meet the staff; tour the school; learn about the curriculum, course offerings and alternative programming available; discuss diploma requirements and various career paths; plus, more. Decisions about whether each event will take place virtually or in-person will be made closer to each date. Refer to the event calendar on each school website for details in the coming weeks. Make sure to take part to learn everything you need to know about the Division’s senior high programs and courses.
Returning Student Registration for 2023-24
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2023-24 school year. Families of all current students—with the exception of graduating Grade 12 students—must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2023-24 school year or advise the Division of their plans not to return to EIPS. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process—acceptance is based on available space. The 2023-24 returning student registration takes place Feb. 1-28, 2023.
Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you need to set one up before Feb. 1, 2023.
For more information, contact the school office at 780-467-3800.
Jr. Teams are in their opening tournament this weekend. Good luck Hawks!
All practices and games will be posted here. Times will be posted soon. Check back regularly.
Looking for some comfortable new clothes? Check out the great Hawk Wear for sale. Please let us know if they are gifts and we will call you when they arrive.
Referees Needed for Basketball - PAID Position
It’s completely virtual and contactless. Interested? You can join our team now and we’ll get a $5 bonus the first time you shop: https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?joincode=YTD79C, or head to the website or app and enter this code: YTD79C. Please consider supporting our students and email Mrs. Getschel if you have questions.
Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868
The Distress line 780-482-4357
Family and Community Service
(FCS) call-in hours 780-464-4044
Kickstand Connect (https://mykickstand.ca); a free online portal and mobile app where young people aged 12 to 25 can attend same day or pre-booked appointments (up to a week in advance) with a mental health professional, peer support worker, employment specialist or participate in group activities and workshops.
Based on a single session model, Kickstand Connect offers on-line same day and pre-booked services, none of which require a healthcare card, referral, or any form of payment. Anyone interested in making an appointment or joining a group workshop can visit connect.mykickstand.ca/booking.
Strathcona Food Bank
To apply for a hamper, please phone their office at 780-449-6413. They are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., except for statutory holidays and can usually get hampers to families within 3-5 days with same-day hampers available upon request before 10 am. See https://strathconafoodbank.ca/ for more info.
Saffron Centre & Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC)
Saffron Centre is available to support families and individuals who have been affected by sexual violence.
CASASC has a 24hr Crisis Line: Call or Text 1-866-956-1099
Boys and Girls Club Strathcona County
Boys and Girls Club has teen and child programs running throughout the holidays that are free or low cost.
Alberta Health Services(AHS) has a great resource called Help in Tough Times with a huge amount of organizations and helpful numbers to call if you are in need of support. Mental health concerns, financial support, emergencies, grief and stress are all mentioned in this resource: