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November 20 to 24, 2023
Dear Falcon students and families,
I hope you all had an excellent weekend! We are coming off another great week at Facey that was full of events highlighted by our activities around the "Bullying Awareness Initiative" and our celebration of "Metis Week".
This week is going to be another busy one. Our Basketball team tryouts wrap up this week. We are hosting the University of Alberta's Faculty of Engineering'special presentation on this "Opportunity Wednesday", November 22, 2023 at 2:20 pm in Room 280 behind our library. I also want to point out that theatre season at Bev Facey starts in just two weeks with "To See The Stars" on December 4th to 7th. Tickets are on sale now, please purchase them before they are sold out!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Bev Facey 2022-2023 Academic Awards Evening
Congratulations to all our 2022-2023 Bev Facey Academic Award Winners. It was fantastic to see our students return to be honored on this special evening! It was also so great to see our graduated students and find out what they are up to now as well as highlight their accomplishments from last year!
BFCHS Turtle Talk
"Why Engineering?" - Opportunity Wednesday: University of Alberta Presentation
Wednesday, Nov 22, 2023, 02:15 PM
Bev Facey - Room 280
Swim Team Poised for Metro Finals!
Artist of the Week - Nov. 20 to 24
Congratulations to Jaden W (Art 20) on a unique composition! Using the medium of scratchboard, Jaden meticulously scratched away all of the lighter values to create this stunning piece. Well done Jaden.
Facey Welding Beginning CWB Testing!
Bev Facey will begin as the first official high school in Alberta to be a Testing site for the CWB on November 29, 2023. This is a fantastic opportunity for high school students to receive their credentials to begin their apprenticeship journeys in the workplace at a fraction of industry cost. Facey will be opening up testing in the spring to the rest of EIPS as well.
Bev Facey Falcons Robotics 2023-2024 Season Begins!
Our Falcons Robotics Teams started their competitive season this weekend at the Invitational Tournament this past Saturday at ÉcoleAlexandre-Taché in St. Albert.
BFCHS Physics Rocket Lab
Bottle Rocket Lab
Check out this video of our burgeoning aerospace engineers as they designed and launched their creations in their Physics 20 Lab.
Bev Facey Drama presents "To See The Stars "
It's 1909 and the shirtwaist industry in New York is making profits of $50 million. But the young girls who work in the factories earn barely enough to live on, and their working conditions are brutal. When their pleas for help are rejected by the male-dominated union, the young girls who work at Johannsen's Shirtwaist Factory band together to fight for a better life. They endure beatings, starvation and even prison but ultimately prevail, as the shirtwaist girls win the first industry-wide strike in American labor history. However the girls' real victory is in changing the way they see themselves—not as victims, but as fighters—and in discovering the power of sisterhood.
Tickets are now on sale via PowerSchool or at the Bev Facey office. All performances are at the Bev Facey Theatre. Tickets are on sale for $15 each. Showtimes are as follows:
- December 4, 5, 6, and 7 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Weekly Schedule - November 20 to 24, 2023
Monday - Nov. 20, 2023
- Model UN - Meets at lunch today in room 159. Country assignments will be given out!
- Jr. Girls Basketball Tryouts - 5:30 p.m. (North Gym)
- Sr. Men's Basketball Tryouts - 5:30 p.m. (South Gym)
- Jr. Men's Basketball Tryouts - 3:30 p.m. (North Gym)
Tuesday - Nov. 21, 2023
- Sr. Curling vs. McNally "A" at Ottewell Curling Club.
- Falcon Archery Club - 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (North Gym)
- Jr. Men's Basketball Tryouts - 5:00 p.m. (North Gym)
Wednesday - Nov. 22, 2023 (Early Dismissal @ 2:17 p.m.- Opportunity Wednesday)
- Opportunity Wednesday - Staff Collaboration Day, U of A Engineering Presentation in the library, and Rewrites available. Bus schedule will be a regular 3:17 p.m. pickup at school.
- Falcons' Yarn Club - meets today in Room 159
Thursday - Nov. 23, 2023
- Young Entrepreneurs' Club - interest meeting goes today at noon in Room 280.
- Jazz Band meets for practice at noon today in the Band Room (Rm. 142)
- Robotics Club meets today at 3:20 p.m. in Rm 216.
Friday - Nov. 24, 2023
- Facey’s Gender & Sexuality Alliance (Spectrum) meets today at lunch in Rm 159! All are welcome!
EIPS School Fees Now Enabled on PowerSchool
Fees for the 2023-24 school year have been added and updated to your child’s account. You can view and pay school fees by coming into the school directly or conveniently by logging in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Fee payments can be made online via the PowerSchool Parent Portal using Visa, MasterCard or Debit. If you require assistance accessing your Parent Portal account, contact our office at 780-467-0044. We recommend logging into your account regularly as changes may occur throughout the year.
If you would like to set up a payment plan for the 2022-23 school year please contact our financial secretary, Caroline Dux. Having a successful payment plan allows your account to remain in ‘good standing’ allowing students to remain eligible to participate on athletic teams, non-curricular field trips, graduation activities and other school related events.
Elk Island Public Schools understands that families may face financial challenges that impact the ability to pay fees. Parents who find themselves in this situation can apply for certain fees to be waived using the Application for Waiver of Fees (505-2). A completed Application for Waiver of Fees form can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our financial secretary Renae Cameron by email at email@example.com or by phoning the office at 780-467-0044.
Falcon Athletics Schedule - Week of November 20 to 24, 2023
Bev Facey Cafeteria Menu November 20 to 24, 2023
Bev Facey Upcoming Important Dates
November 21, 2023 - EIPS Your Future Post Secondary & Career Fair. (Agora Center - 6:00 p.m.)
November 22, 2023 - "Why Engineering?" U of A Information Session - Rm. 280
November 28, 2023 - School Council Meeting (6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) in the Library.
November 29, 2023 - Bev Facey Career Fair featuring our Parents! (2:00 p.m. to 3:17 p.m.)
December 6, 2023 - Staff Meeting Day (Early Out - 2:17 p.m.)
December 4 to 7, 2023- Bev Facey Drama Production: "To See The Stars"
Post Secondary Information Sessions
Our Counselling team has firmed up some Post Secondary Sessions in the next couple of weeks, and we will be promoting them via social media. It's important for our students in Grade 11, and definitely in Grade 12 to attend these sessions in order to get as informed as possible about what is available to them in terms of post-secondary opportunities. Here are our current confirmed sessions.
Nov 22, 2023 -What is Engineering?" by the University of Alberta (U of A) team - 2:00 p.m
We are always looking for ways to create collaborative partnerships with families to ensure our students can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful, students need support from both the home and school. As such, a strong partnership with families will have a profound impact in your child’s education. As partners in education, we share the responsibility for student success, and we will do our very best to carry out those responsibilities.
This year for our career fair we are exploring opportunities to bring families into the school with a focus on career exploration and the various pathways people take to get there. It is our hope that we will have parents interested in showcasing and speaking about their experiences to students via a career fair on November 29th (2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.).
For more information or if you’re interested in participating please reach out to Mr. Adam Lawlor via email at Adam.Lawlor@eips.ca.
EIPS Your Future Post Secondary & Career Fair. (Agora Center - Tuesday, Nov 21 6:00 p.m.)
Student Leadership & Career Opportunities
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