Hawk's View

September 16, 2022

Important Upcoming Events and Dates

September 20- Evacuation Drill

September 22- Alex Janvier Field Trip

September 23- Terry Fox Run

September 26- Treaty 6 and Metis flag ceremony

September 29- Orange Shirt Day at school

September 30- Truth and Reconciliation Day (NO SCHOOL)

October 3- Picture day

October 5- Community Picnic (11:41-12:41) *More information to come

October 6 - School Bus Evacuation Drill (9:00 am)

October 7- Professional Learning Day (NO SCHOOL)

October 10- Thanksgiving (NO SCHOOL)

October 19- School Council 5:30pm in the library

October 24- Picture retakes

Terry Fox Fundraiser

We will be hosting our annual Terry Fox run on Friday, September 23. This year is especially exciting for our students as the leadership 9 class has convinced Mr. Sonnenberg to;

1) dye his hair lime green if the school raises $3000 and

2) shave his head a week later if they raise over $4000.

Starting Monday leadership students will be collecting for each cohort. The cohort to raise the most will be winning a class prize.


The EIPS Correction and Verification Form is now available online through your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Use the form to access and update your child’s records information—including address, parent and guardian information, emergency contacts and medical information. Reviewing the form and submitting updates ensures the school has the most up-to-date information regarding your child.

    When reviewing the form, pay close attention to all listed phone numbers, email addresses and emergency contact information. Also, if you recently moved, now is the time to ensure the Division has your updated address. Throughout the year, the Division and school uses the listed information to communicate with families about important information, including updates, the latest news and event.

    EIPS Correction Verification Form

      Review and update the form by Sept. 22, 2022.

      For more information about the PowerSchool Correction and Verification Form, contact the school office at 780-922-2228.

      School council and Meet the Staff

      Thank you to everyone who was able to attend on Wednesday. What a great night to meet our families and meet as a council.

      We have now set the executive;

      • Shelley Brewer Semple is our Chair
      • Rejeita Kumar is our Vice Chair
      • Charmyn Thompson is our Secretary

      A reminder that everyone is always welcome and invited to each meeting.

      Our next meeting is on October 19th at 5:30 pm.

      Donations- Interior Design

      We are looking for dollhouses to “renovate” and potentially donate to charity. If you have or know of someone that would be willing to part with one, our classes would be very grateful. Thank you in advance.

      National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30, 2022

      Prior to National Truth and Reconciliation Day, our Mental Health Capacity Builder, Asma Ammouneh, has organized lunch hour activities with students to increase our knowledge of indigenous people and the land we reside on. September 20-22 there will be three different activities to support connection to land, respect, and indigenous teachings.



      Our Sr Volleyball teams are participating in the newly formed Elk Island Athletic Associations (EIAA) opening tournament this weekend. They will be competing in the Bev Facey Tournament next weekend.

      Jr Volleyball teams were finalized this week. They will be participating in the EIAA tournament next weekend.

      We will be starting a Developmental Volleyball Program this week. Mr. Sonnenberg hosted a meeting and students registered for the program. If you missed the meeting and would like to join the program, please see Mr. Sonnenberg. This week's sessions will be Monday and Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.

      FRH Volleyball is looking for officials. If you know of anybody who would be interested in a part time job reffing volleyball please email Mr. Sonnenberg.


      All practices and games will be posted here. Times will be posted soon. Check back regularly.



      Yearbooks have arrived and distribution to students will begin this week. Please listen to the daily announcements for more information on how to pick up your yearbook.

      Library Fundraising – Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

      We are happy to announce that F.R. Haythorne Junior High School has been selected for Indigo’s Love of Reading Foundation fundraising program. Our campaign will be active from September 12th until October 2nd. To make a donation to our library, you can visit this site, or if you are in Red Deer, you can donate in store (they can be found at 5250 - 22nd Street). Our school will receive every dollar raised during these three weeks and will receive a 30% discount off books when shopping at Indigo, Chapters and Coles using fundraiser donations. Through the Adopt a School fundraiser, we are hoping to raise enough money to put one new book into the hands of each and every one of our students!

      School Fundraising

      Our school has signed up to participate in Purdys Chocolates Christmas campaign! This year, we are hoping to put the proceeds towards overall school aesthetics and culture-building activities. You can order anytime between now and November 26th - all orders will be ready for pickup by December 12th. This is a great way to get some shopping done and support the school as well (we will receive 25% of sales). You can create an account and check out the catalogue here: https://fundraising.purdys.com/780246-96025.

      Lost/Missing Textbooks and Library Materials

      Did you happen to find a textbook while cleaning out your room this summer? Did you discover the library book you checked out last year when opening up your backpack on the first day of school? If so, please bring them to the library so we can check them in for you before you are assessed a fine for missing materials.

      Book of the Week

      Looking for something new to read? Check out The Final Gambit, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. This is the final installment in the Inheritance Games Trilogy. To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. It soon becomes clear that there is one last puzzle to solve, and Avery and the Hawthorne brothers are drawn into a dangerous game against an unknown and powerful player. If this sounds like the book for you, we have a few copies available – see Mrs. Getschel or Mrs. Majeran to sign it out.

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      Did you know you can sync the school calendar to your own calendar? You can. Simply, visit www.frhaythorne.ca and click on the applicable subscription option:

      · Download to iCal

      · Add to Google Calendar

      · Subscribe to Calendar

      NOTE: Options are located above the calendar.

      Once you click on the desired subscription option, follow the instructions. Within seconds, your calendar will contain all FRH's important dates including holidays, school-closures days, planned activities, events and more.


      School fee information for the 2022-23 school year will be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal in late September. 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 a credit card.

      Don’t forget to log in to 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. Additionally, junior high fees can change as option courses are added and deleted.

      If you’re unable to pay your school fees, you can apply to have certain fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2022.

      For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines visit eips.ca. Alternatively, contact Mrs. Bidniak our Business Manager.


      To enhance communication between families and schools, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) created a how-to guide entitled, Communication Protocol for Schools. Topics include:

      · appropriate channels to use;

      · standard formats and structures;

      · timing and sequencing for regular and ongoing home-school communication; and

      · ways to bring forward questions or concerns.

      The guide also offers useful tools and resources schools, and families can use to enhance face-to-face meetings, email communication and various social media efforts. EIPS encourages all families and schools to review the guide at:

      Communication Protocol for Schools