Hawk's View

March 24, 2022

Up Coming Dates and Events

March 28 to April 1: Spring Break - No School

April 4: First day back

April 6: Early Out and Staff Meeting

April 6: Future Fair

April 5 & 6: Elementary Grade 6 visits

April 7 & 8: High school registration

April 7: World Health Day

April 8: Hot lunch (Nitza's)

April 15-18: Easter weekend (schools closed)

April 20: P is for Privilege presentation (whole school)

April 21: Hot lunch (Purple Perogy)

April 22: Earth Day

April 24-30: National Volunteer Week

May 5: Hot lunch (Nitza's)

DUE MARCH 27 2022 EIPS Parent Survey

VISIT EIPS.CA TO TAKE THE SURVEY: March 14-27


NOTE: The survey is anonymous and only takes a few minutes to complete. If you want to share the experience of more than one child attending an EIPS school, simply complete the survey again.

Hot lunch - Pizza and Perogies

Orders can be placed through your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html


Please note that prices from Nitza's has increased and this is reflected in our cost to families.


April 8 (Nitza's)

April 21 (Purple Perogy)

May 5 (Nitza's)

Bev Facey staff will be joining us the first week of April to complete registrations. Please ensure your course request forms are handed in at the office.
Brightspace 101: Parents and Guardians

Please continue to have your child look at individual Brightspace materials if they are absent for any reason. All work and materials will be posted there.

What do we know about SnapChat?

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. VPNs mask your internet protocol (IP) address so your online actions are virtually untraceable. Most important, VPN services establish secure and encrypted connections to provide greater privacy than even a secured Wi-Fi hotspot. Why would a kid want to use a VPN? This article provides some answers.
https://youaresafe.online/blog/9-reasons-why-your-kid-has-a-vpn-and-what-to-do/

Measuring Success: Complete this year’s Alberta Education Assurance Survey

Throughout March, Grade 7 students and teachers at F.R. Haythorne are completing the survey online at the school. Student participation is voluntary and completely anonymous. Students are assigned a random username and password to ensure survey responses aren’t linked to any individual student. The survey doesn’t take long to complete and is done within the school day during regular class time.


Additionally, parents and guardians of students in grades 4, 7 and 10 are also asked to take a survey, either online or by mail. Alberta Education will send families information about the survey directly. As with the student and teacher survey, it’s anonymous and asks questions about your school experiences. If you have a child in grades 4, 7 or 10, we encourage you to participate. The survey deadline is March 25, 2022.


Results from the AEA Survey are provided to Elk Island Public Schools each spring. The Division then uses the data to inform its four-year education plan, school education plans and strategies for continuous improvement. Each fall, the results are also shared with EIPS families and school communities in the Division’s Annual Education Results Report.

First Chapter Friday

The final installment of March Madness caps off our month of basketball-themed books with The Mamba Mentality: How I Play. Kobe Bryant shares his vast knowledge and understanding of the game, and takes readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” For the first time, and in his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. This non-fiction text also displays Kobe’s career in photographs, from his very first NBA photo in 1996 to his last in 2016. Come by the library to check out your copy.

Student Art

First Nations, Metis and Inuit learning

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 activity you can do to move your learning forward. Following the completion of the work done by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, & led by Senator Murray Sinclaire, the Commission created the 94 Calls to Action. These are intended to be actionable things the country & governments can do to move reconciliation forward. Have a look at the list & see which ones you can work on.

https://next150.indianhorse.ca/challenges/94-calls-to-action

Bev Facey Football Spring Camp

We would like to extend an invitation to come to our Football Spring Camp starting this May. We are fortunate to have both a Senior and Junior Football team.


Facey Football is for EVERYONE, no previous football experience is necessary. In fact, usually, about 70% of the Junior Football Team is players new to football. Football is a great way to represent your school and meet new friends along the way. Football at Bev Facey is so much more than “just football” and you get to be a part of a culture that feels like a family. If you are unsure about football, spring camp is a great way to test out if football is for you. We understand that kids are busy in the spring, so we have made some changes to our process to best accommodate our student-athletes.


Skills Camp:

We will be running an 8-session skills camp (focused on footwork and technique) to start camp, the athletes will be in helmets and shoulder pads and the sessions will run from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm at Facey. This is an opportunity for everyone of varying skills to get coached in a smaller group setting, this also allows for the kids to build comradery early in the camp in a more relaxed setting.


Week 1- May 2nd, May 3rd, and May 4th

Week 2- May 9th, May 10th, and May 11th

Week 3- May 16th and May 17th

Spring Camp (Full Pads) [Tryouts]


May 18th and May 19th will be our safe contact and systems introduction practices, these will run from 4:30 pm-7:00 pm at Facey.


May 24th – May 27th from 4:30pm-7:00pm at Facey.

Saturday May 28th Practice #1 11:00am-1:00pm and practice #2 3:00pm-5:00pm


Sunday May 29th Intersquad Blue vs White Game from 12:00pm-3:00pm

At the conclusion of the Blue/ White game, we will be planning to have a team BBQ.


Throughout the week coaches will identify our top 40-50 players for the ‘Senior Team’ portion of the Spring Camp.


Senior Team Spring Camp:

May 31st, June 1st, and June 2nd 4:30pm-7:00pm (these times may be shortened).

June 7th- June 10th 4:30pm-7:00pm

June 11th is a jamboree/ game at Emerald Hills from 11:00am-3:00pm


Equipment is provided by the team (players just need their own cleats and any accessories they want [gloves, towels etc.]) There will be a parent and player meeting in April. Once registered, you will be placed into the Team Snap “Spring Camp 2022” team and will receive any updates regarding spring camp, the parent meeting and equipment pickup.


The link to register for spring camp is here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/303202

Any questions please email Coach Tanner Stephens at tanner.stephens@eips.ca

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.