Hawk's View

January 14, 2022

Up Coming Dates and Events

January 19- School Council 6 pm *we would like input on Fees and the proposed Calendar

January 27- VIRTUAL parent information night "Foundations of connections- how to communicate with your youth"

January 31- Professional Learning Day- NO SCHOOL for students

February 1- Returning student registration opens

February 1- Semester 2 starts for NEW OPTIONS

February 2- Early Dismissal 2:14 / Staff meeting

February 10 & 11- Teacher's Convention- NO SCHOOL for students

February 21- Family Day- Holiday

March 2- Early Dismissal 2:14 / Staff meeting

March 4- Professional Learning Day- NO SCHOOL for students


Please continue to look at individual Brightspace materials if your child is absent for any reason.

School Council- Opportunity for feedback

We would like to share with you information about the upcoming school year fees and answer any questions.

Additionally our trustee, Cathy Allen would like to feedback on;

  1. 2022-23 calendar
  2. Upcoming motion at the January Board meeting to request a review of the electoral area of Sherwood Park. The proposal is to divide Sherwood Park into 3 wards and have one school trustee represent each ward.

First Chapter Friday

January’s “First Chapter Friday” theme is “Branching Out”. We encourage you to try a new genre or author. Refugee, written by Alan Gratz, is a fiction text that follows three young characters in three different periods in history. Josef is a Jewish boy in Nazi Germany, Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994, and Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. All three young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers–from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end.

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EIPS Career Pathways Information (CLICK LINK)

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.

First Nations, Metis, and Inuit learning corner

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 exercise you can do to move your learning forward. Good luck & enjoy your next learning challenge.

Several years ago, the United Nations created space for Indigenous people worldwide. Canada has never formally signed onto this act of reconciliation, but individually, we can learn what the UN had in mind.


Next Gen Leadership Team

Next Gen Leadership Team

As Strathcona County moves ahead with the draft Strategy for Strathcona County’s Next Gen, they’re currently looking for youth and young adults who’re interested in joining the project as a member of the Next Gen Leadership Team. Being part of the Next Gen Leadership Team is a unique opportunity to play a key role in developing a sense of community and belonging among Next Gen in Strathcona County. As part of the Next Gen Leadership Team, you’ll help plan events and initiatives, lead and have a voice, take action and mobilize change. Join by visiting the Next Gen website, texting LEADERSHIP to 780-239-4366 or emailing nextgen@strathcona.ca.

Boys and Girls Club Opportunities

Keystone: Keystone is a leadership program for teenage youth designed to help them build experience and confidence so they can reach their full potential. It gives youth a chance to gain skills, confidence, and connections as they plan and lead a variety of initiatives. The youth will meet each week on Mondays at the CanTEEN from 4:00-5:00pm and work together to improve their self esteem through leadership activities, discussions, and projects!

Task Force: Our Task Force program will give youth learning and volunteer opportunities that are developed and implemented by the youth! This program helps youth understand and practice the importance of giving back to our community and fosters a sense of connectedness and belonging within our community. Task Forces meets every Tuesday at the CanTEEN from 6:30-7:30 pm, come join us!

Youth Leading Reconciliation program engages Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in cross-cultural dialogue, community building, and collaboration. Through youth-led approaches, participants will explore ways they can act as agents, advocates, and allies to build knowledge and awareness about Truth and Reconciliation. This program meets every Wednesday at the CanTEEN from 4:45-5:45 pm, we would love to see you there!

Respect 2 Connect is about creating spaces to have courageous conversations and chat about healthy relationships and self-love. This program runs from January to March in 2022. This program runs Thursdays at the CanTEEN from 4:30-5:30 pm. Come check out this exciting new program!

Gemstones our LBGTQ+ club that runs every Thursday evening at the CanTEEN from 6:30-8:00 pm. This is a safe space from youth to share their thoughts, feelings, and explore LGBTQ+ issues. We welcome everyone to join us!

Employment support: Offering work experience by volunteer opportunities in our very own boardgame cafe and kitchen. This program will support youth in developing employability skills such as money handling, customer service skills, dependability along with many other skills they will learn and grow on.

Please contact Dani with any questions.

Phone: 780.416.1500 Email: dani@scbgc.com

Returning Student Registration for 2022-23

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2022-23 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 2022-23 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 2022-23 returning student registration takes place February 1-28, 2022.

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 February 1, 2022.

Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account

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Support Numbers

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.

Together all https://togetherall.com/en-ca/

Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.