RHJ Weekly Update
October 10, 2021
Parent Council Information
Our school parent association is in URGENT NEED of 4 more volunteers for our upcoming casino on October 28. Mileage, food, and accommodations are covered. For more information, please contact Crystal Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casinos are our biggest fundraisers, and they are a fun and easy way for parents to help our school community. Some of the projects we have been able to support using casino funds in the past include purchasing 3D printers, paying for bussing for the entire school to attend plays at the Shell Theatre, paying for manuscripts and equipment rentals for our drama program, paying for presentations from organizations such as Saffron, repairing band equipment, and adding to equipment for our exercise room.
RHJ School Calendar
Did you know you can sync the school calendar to your own calendar? You can. Simply, visit www.rudolphhennig.ca/about/calendar 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 Rudolph Hennig’s important dates including holidays, school-closures days, planned activities, events and more.
Week in Review
This week centered on Read-in-Week with the focus of "To each their own story". Student were able to get involved in a variety of ways, including connecting songs to life memories in the Soundtrack of your life project, collaborative storytelling and story writing, sending videos of students reading books to Win Ferguson, as well as book quote challenges.
There were a lot of good smells coming from the culinary kitchen with students making savoury buns and churros!
We also have some Social 9 students who are working on a cool project where they get to come up with a law and work through the process of getting it passed through parliament.
This Week at Rudolph Hennig
Monday, October 11 - Day 4
Thankgiving - No School!
Tuesday, October 12 - Day 5
Wednesday, October 13 - Day 6
Thursday, October 14 - Day 1
Central Office PD in AM - Mr. Shudra away
PowerSchool Forms Committee Meeting in PM - Mr. Shudra away
Friday, October 15 - Day 2
Evaucation Fire Drill - 8:40am
Photo Retakes Day
Coming up in October
School Bus Safety Week: October 17-23
Schools throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating School Bus Safety Week October 17-23. The theme: Bus Rules Rock!, which focuses on the importance of being a responsible rider. Throughout the week, various activities are planned, including information sessions, bus-safety lesson plans and bus-evacuation drills.
Pay School Fees Online!
School fees will be posted on Monday for the 2021-22 school year to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. 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 Visa, MasterCard or debit card—when available from your financial institution.
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 and senior high fees can change as courses are added and deleted.
If circumstances exist where you’re unable to pay your school fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2021.
For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines visit eips.ca/schools/fees. Alternatively, contact Ms. Tomkow, Business Manager at Rudolph Hennig JHS at 780-998-2216.
Municipal Election 2021: Vote October 18
The next municipal election, which includes the election of local school board trustees, takes place on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. It’s your opportunity to get involved in public education by casting your vote for a public school trustee.
Electors can cast their votes for municipal candidates—mayors, reeves, councilors, as applicable—and school board trustee candidates—public or separate. Voting stations are typically open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Each municipality conducts the election for its residents and establishes formal voting station hours and procedures.
Improving Home-School Communication
To enhance communication between families and schools, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has developed 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.
2021-2022 Important Dates
October 10 World Mental Health Day
October 11 Thanksgiving - No School
October 18 Professional Learning Day
October 24 United Nations Day
October 25 School Council Meeting
October 31 Halloween
November 3 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal
November 5 Remembrance Service
November 5-12 November Break - No School
November 11 Remembrance Day
November 15-19 Bullying Awareness Week
November 20 National Children's Day
November 24 Parent Teacher Conferences
November 25 Parent Teacher Conferences
November 26-27 RHJ Triple Ball Volleyball Tournament - RHJ Gym
November 29 School Council Meeting
December 1 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal
December 10 Human Rights Day
December 15 Guitar Cafe - RHJ Gym
December 16 Winter Band Concert - RHJ Gym
December 22-31 Christmas Break
January 3-4 Christmas Break
January 5 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal
January 24 School Council Meeting
January 27 Family Literacy Day
January 29 Bell Lets talk “Mental Health Awareness”
January 31 Professional Development Day
February 1 First day of Second Semester
February 2 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal
February 10-11 Teachers Convention
February 15 National Flag Day
February 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 21 Family Day - Stat
February 23 Pink Shirt Day
February 28 School Council Meeting
March 2 Staff Meeting Day - Early Dismissal
March 4 Professional Development Day
March 4-5 Ted Tchir Basketball Tournament - RHJ Gym
March 8 International Women’s Day
March 14 Pi Day
March 17 Parent Teacher Conferences
March 21 School Council Meeting
March 21 World Down Syndrome Day
March 25-31 Spring Break
March 27 World Theatre Day
April 1 Spring Break
April 2 World Autism Day
April 6 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal
April 7 World Health Day
April 12 RHJ Information Night
April 15 Good Friday
April 16 National Librarian Day
April 18 Easter Monday
April 22 Earth Day
April 23 World Book Day
April 25 School Council Meeting
April 27 Administrative Professionals Day
May 1 Hats on! For mental health
May 2-6 Mental Health Week
May 3 Bus Driver Appreciation Day?
May 3 Support Staff Appreciation Day?
May 4 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal
May 5 Teacher Appreciation Day
May 6 Professional Development Day
May 18 Spring Band Concert - RHJ Gym
May 20 School Closure Day
May 23 Victoria Day
May 30 School Council Meeting
June 1 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal
June 2-3 Performing Arts - One Act Plays - RHJ Gym
June 5 World Environment Day
June 8 Guitar Cafe - RHJ Gym
June 28 Last Instructional DayJune 29 Last Operational Day
Welcome to the home of the Ravens! We support personal development and academic growth for all of our students.
Rudolph Hennig Junior High School honours Treaty 6 territory and welcomes students from Metis settlements and First Nations communities throughout Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. We strive to build a safe and caring environment where cultural practices and traditions are honoured and celebrated. We work closely with community Elders to bring the truth of Canada’s history to our students as we work towards shared reconciliation.
We hope your year with us will be an enjoyable, rewarding, and memorable experience. Rudolph Hennig’s staff are committed to ensuring all students achieve success.