Hawk's View

November 25, 2022

Important Upcoming Events and Dates

November 25: Beef Jerky order deadline

Nov 25: National Child Day

November 26: Purdy's order deadline

November 30: Fundraising meeting (Please click here to join)

December 7: Early dismissal/Staff Meeting

December 21-January 3: Christmas Break

January 4: Early dismissal/ Staff Meeting

January 18: School Council 5:30 library

January 30: Professional Learning day for Staff (NO SCHOOL)

Western Beef Jerky Sales- LAST DAY FRIDAY

We will be selling Western Beef Jerky again this year to raise money for the Hawk Film Fest. Sales will be between November 14-25 and all purchases can be made through your PowerSchool account. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to the office.

Beef jerky is selling for $25 a package and sausage rings for $15. Jerky Flavours are teriyaki, regular, hot, kippered, and hot kippered.

Thank you for supporting this great cause!

FRH Staff Recognition Form

If you would like to publically acknowledge a staff member at FRH please fill in the attached Google Form.

Purdys Fundraiser – Final Weekend!

It’s your last chance to get your chocolate fix – the last day to order Purdys Chocolates is Sunday, November 27th. All orders will be ready on or before December 12th (just in time for Christmas!). We’ll call you when orders are ready for pickup. Thanks to all of those who have already ordered for supporting this fundraiser!

FRH Parent FUNDRAISING Association Meeting

Calling all parents who would like to be part of a fundraising committee at FRH. There will be an online meeting Wednesday, November 30th at 7:00 PM. Please click here to join.

Fee Waiver Applications

For the 2022-23 school year, the deadline for receiving fee waiver applications is December 15. Reach out to families and independent students who need the help and remind them to apply for a waiver of fees. The application form and information can be found on the Division website. The only applications accepted after that date will be from families new to Elk Island Public Schools.

CEMC Contests

Does your child LOVE math?! Are they looking for a new way to challenge themselves? Math contests are a fun way for students to develop their problem-solving skills, build confidence and get creative with math.

Through the University of Waterloo, students are able to participate in math contests as a fun way to test their skills. These tests are ordered and proctored through the school. Contest dates for various grades are shown below:

Grade 7 – Gauss Contest (May 17th, 2023)

Grade 8 – Gauss Contest (May 17th, 2023)

Grade 9 – Pascal Contest (February 22, 2023)

Grade 9 – Fryer Contest (April 5th, 2023)

As these contests have a deadline as to when they need to be ordered, we are asking any interested families to email Mrs. Huculak (carrie.huculak@eips.ca) with the student name, grade, and contest to be written by Dec 16th. There will be NO LATE ENTRIES.

For more information about the contests, visit https://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/contests.html.v

Grade 9 Highschool Choice

Did you know that grade 9 students must declare next year's school of choice in February? Registration will be open from February 1st until February 28th. Start thinking about where you would like to attend grade 10. Mr. Sonnenberg and Mrs. Knott are available to discuss high school with grade 9 students.

Book of the Week

This week’s “Book of the Week” is an old favorite, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. This is a trilogy that has inspired two spin off duologies and newly released graphic novel.


Many of our FSL 9 students will be travelling to Quebec in May of 2023. To help offset the cost of their trip, they are fundraising. Want to help? Sign up for Flipgive. We earn cash back on every purchase we make all year long! All you have to do is shop anytime with the brands you already love, like Home Depot, Walmart, Sport Chek, Indigo, Old Navy, Sobeys, Under Armour, Apple, Esso, Loblaws, and many more.

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.



Playoffs are starting for our Jr and Sr volleyball teams. Come on out and cheer them on, GO HAWKS!

Jr Girls: 4:00 Tuesday, Nov 29 @ FRH

Jr Boys: 5:00 Tuesday, Nov 29 @FRH

Sr Girls: TBD Wednesday, Nov 30 @FRH

Sr Boys: TBD Wednesday, Nov 30 @FRH

Development Volleyball will be practicing Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:00.There will be a windup on Friday, Dec 2 after school. Parents are invited to come watch in the bleachers at 3:45. Games will go until approximately 5:30. Volleyball players are then invited to stay for pizza and a movie in the library.


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

Hawk Wear Orders

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

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


Donations for Interior Design

Interior Design 9 is looking for carpet pieces, flooring pieces, wallpaper samples etc. that could be used for dollhouses. We have 5 dollhouses that the students are renovating and preparing for a second home. Thank you in advance for anything that you may be able to contribute.

Caregiver Series- November Sessions

Alberta Health Services offers free online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Sessions are offered through Zoom.

Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter

The November edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on talking to your kids about alcohol. Newsletter

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Parent Resources

Where to Find the Information You Need

Elk Island Public Schools and F.R. Haythorne use a handful of key systems to share information with students and families. Depending on the information you’re looking for, it’s important to know where to look.

PowerSchool is the primary student information system within the Division. There is an associated app, but the functionality is limited, and families don’t need to download it. From the PowerSchool Parent Portal, you can:

  • Access student grades and report cards;
  • Review student absences;
  • Pay school and transportation fees; and
  • Submit official updates to student or family information.

The PowerSchool Student Portal provides similar access to grades and absence information for students directly.

Brightspace provides more of a day-to-day look what’s happening with your child’s learning communicated directly from your child’s teacher. From Brightspace Parent & Guardian, you can see your child’s:

  • classroom activity feed,
  • grade items and grade feedback from instructors,
  • upcoming assignments,
  • portfolio evidence and
  • quizzes

depending on which of the program functions are specifically used by your child’s teacher.

Brightspace for Students is where teachers share updates, calendar reminders and learning materials with students. Compatible with Google, it also allows students to submit assignments, complete quizzes, and see grades and teacher feedback. The Pulse app for students is associated with Brightspace for Students.

SchoolMessenger is the system the Division and schools use to send email and phone communication to families. The contact information in SchoolMessenger is populated from PowerSchool. Through SchoolMessenger, families can:

  • receive general, emergency and attendance messages by phone, email or both; and
  • manage their subscription preferences for these types of messages.

The easiest way to stay connected is to download the SchoolMessenger app. Get the latest updates direct to your mobile device and enable push notifications to never miss a message. Families can also check back on past messages—for up to 30 days—directly in the app rather than searching to find an old message buried in your inbox.

If you have trouble accessing any of these systems or have questions about them, contact F.R Haythorne School at 780-467-3800.