Hawk's View

December 10, 2021

Up Coming Dates and Events

December 13-15- Candy cane gram sales ($1 per gram) money raised is going to a Safe Place

December 14- Christmas hats

December 15- Red and Green Day

December 16- Ugly Christmas Sweater day

December 17- Pyjama day

December 20- Flannel and Jeans day

December 21- Pictures with Santa

December 21- Hot lunch and last day of school before the Christmas Break

December 22- January 4 - Christmas Break

January 5, Day - Classes Resume

January 5- Early Dismissal - Staff Meeting 2:11 pm

January 19- School Council 6 pm

A Safe Place donations

Please continue to bring in any slippers, pyjamas, socks or cash donations for A Safe Place. We are collecting them just outside the main office under the Christmas tree.

Holiday Care Box

We know that the last 2 years have been difficult for our families and community. Though the holidays can be “the most wonderful time of year”, this season can also be incredibly stressful and difficult for some of our families.

If providing for your family over the holidays will be a hardship for you, we invite you to fill out *THIS FORM* for a Holiday Care Box. We would like to provide items for a holiday meal for you and your family.

Please be reassured that your name and information will be kept private and confidential. Ms. Smith will be the only one who is aware of the families that are signed up and will contact you directly about setting up a time for delivery.

We will keep *THIS FORM* open until Wednesday, December 15th. Please don’t hesitate to fill it out if you would like some help this season. 😊

Wellness Advent Calendar for December

Asma our Mental Health Capacity Builder has created a Wellness Calendar that will be starting on December 1st. A new box will open each day starting December 1st.

Feel free to do this as a family. There will be a draw for cohort participation. We encourage our students to ask their teachers for the daily wellness activity.

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.

Library Input Survey

Please take some time to fill in the Library Project Survey with your child. Take some time to talk with your child(ren) about what they do at lunch and how we can make that space more inviting and a hub for our school.

Please note that in order to fill in the survey you MUST HAVE AN EIPS email. We hope that this is an opportunity to share and discuss what your child is doing at lunch and how we can make FRH even better.

First Chapter Friday

The bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why brings us this festive First Chapter Friday. What Light tells the story of Sierra's family, who happen to run a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it's a predictable setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. But this time, life won’t be so predictable when she meets Caleb. What Light is a love story that's moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.

Hot lunch- New items

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

December 21 (chicken fingers and pasta).

First Nations, Metis, and Inuit learning corner

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 exercise you can do to move your learning forward. Good luck & enjoy your second challenge.


Haythorne Animal Rescue Crew

Starting this week and continuing until Christmas break, the Haythorne Animal Rescue Crew will be collecting food and supplies for animals in need. If you are able to donate just place the item under one of the pet-themed Christmas trees in the foyer. All items collected will be donated to various Animal Rescue Organizations around the Sherwood Park and Edmonton area. The Crew will also be collecting new and used blankets (no stuffing please). These will be donated to dogs some of the northern pounds awaiting rescue. With the donation of a blanket, they do not have to sleep directly on a cold concrete floor.

Christmas Break

F.R. Haythorne will close for the Christmas break at the end of the day on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. The school will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. During this time, if you have any school-related questions or concerns, contact Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Central Services at 780-464-3477.

EIPS Central Services Christmas Break Hours

Open December 22 and 23; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Dec. 23, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022

Open January 4; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*for location and contact information visit www.eips.ca.

From everyone at Elk Island Public Schools, we wish all of you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.