February 24, 2023
Important Upcoming Events and Dates
February 28: Returning student registration closes
March 1: Early Dismissal/Staff Meeting
March 3: Professional Learning Day for staff (NO SCHOOL for students)
March 15: School Council 5:30pm
March 16: Interviews 4-7pm (sign up information sent out March 9th)
March 21: Interviews 4-7pm
March 24-April 2: Spring Break
April 15: Young Authors Conference
April 18: Open House GRADE 6 and new students
THANK YOU to everyone who has already filled in the form. These are shared directly with staff and always brighten their day! If you would like to publically acknowledge a staff member at FRH please fill in the attached Google Form.
Safe and Caring Environment
There has been an increasing number of negative comments from student to student both in person and online. There have been racial, rude and harassing comments that are creating unsafe and uncaring learning environments, which are not tolerated.
Students who continue to show this negative behaviour will continue to be addressed and dealt with individually to help correct and stop these inappropriate actions. We work hard to create safe and caring spaces for everyone in our school community.
We encourage open conversations in your homes and will work with students and families to correct any behaviours. These topics are very important and we appreciate your support.
Cell Phone Policy
Our district administrative policy states that students are not permitted to have cell phones or communication devices in class. Lately, we have noticed that more students are bringing their phones into class.
We are very aware of the negative effects of cell phones on our students and their learning and have informed students that there will be consequences for this behaviour, including cell phone contracts, parent pick up of technology and suspensions.
Do you or someone you know have a really great career that you believe our students should know about?
FRH is looking for volunteers to come to our school at lunch (12:21-12:51) and highlight their careers to our students as possible future career opportunities. As we are doing our best to help prepare our students for high school, we also want to look at the way in which some careers require specific courses or streams of education and want to share this information with our students, so they do not miss out on potential opportunities.
Our Lifelong Learning committee has created a presentation that allows you to fill in the information specific to your job and takes all the guesswork out of what you should present, while also giving you an easy and effective way to best present this key information.
Anyone who is interested in presenting their career is asked to email Mr. Wever so that we can share the blank presentation with you and arrange a lunchtime that works.
We are hoping that these can become a regular occurrence within our school that students are aware of and can plan to attend careers of interest regularly. Thank you for helping to support our community!
Grade 8&9 BLACK HISTORY MONTH PRESENTATION
The grade 8 & 9 presentation “Unpacking the N-Word”, will be on March 17. This presentation will explore the origins and evolution of the N-Word. Through an edutainment style that combines slam poetry, video content, audience participation & Interaction, participants will learn to put one of the most loaded words in the English language into proper historical context.
Purdy's orders- LAST CALL
There’s just over a week left to get your Purdys orders in and support our grade nines going to Quebec. Ordering is as easy as eating chocolate. Just click this link https://fundraising.purdys.com/780246-103622 , fill out your info ( you’ll need an email address), click “Join Campaign”, enter campaign number 38615, and order to your heart’s content!
The order deadline is March 7th, so get shopping! All orders will be ready on or before March 22nd for pickup.
Book of the Week
The Gilded Ones novel is our last pick for Black History Month. This book tells the story of Sixteen-year-old Deka, who lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity—and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death. Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she’s ever known. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be—not even Deka herself.
Students please make sure you are checking your email to see if teachers have contacted you to set something up.
Doll houses for donation
Last semester the Interior Design 9 students renovated dollhouses to donate. We still are looking for organizations or families in need to donate them too. If you know of an organization or a family in need that would be able to use one of these lovely houses please contact Ms. Davidge so that we can make arrangements to get them into your hands. Thank you.
Thank you for continuing to reach out when your child is absent. Attendance issues are often one sign that a student might be experiencing life challenges. Missing classes can often create anxiety and a feeling that once they fall behind on assignments they will never get ahead, leading students to avoid those classes further.
Missing even 10% of classes can have a huge impact on a student’s school success.
How is much is 10%? As of February 8, we have had 576 classes (6 classes per day). If a student has missed 57 classes, they have missed 10%.
We know that there are often extenuating circumstances. However, when a student misses 10% or more classes, you will be receiving an email home from either Ms. Knott, our school counselor, or Ms. Jimmy, our school Success Coach.
We know that it can be very difficult to get a resistant teenager to school. Please know we are here to help and reach out if you would like support in finding solutions to attendance issues.
Senior Teams are in the Bev Facey tournament this weekend. GOOD LUCK HAWKS!!
Congratulations to both Sr teams who won GOLD last weekend in the Sal tournament!!
Tuesday, Feb 28
Sr Girls - 4:00 @ LLR
Sr Boys - 5:15 @ LLR
Jr Girls - 4:00 @ FRH
Jr Boys - 4:00 @ FRH
Wednesday, March 1
Sr Girls - 4:00 @ SWH
Sr Boys - 5:15 @ SWH
Jr Girls - 4:00 @ FRH
Jr Boys - 5:15 @ FRH
All practices and games will be posted here. Times will be posted soon. Check back regularly.
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 - PAID Position
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.
Young Authors Conference - Sat. Apr. 15, 2023
Each year over 400 selected students in grades 4 to 9 from both Elk Island Public Schools and Elk Island Catholic Schools are invited to spend the day with a variety of well-known children and young adult authors, illustrators, and graphic artists—working with them and learning the tricks of the trade.
Any FRH students who are interested in attending the YAC Conference on Saturday, April 15th, please come see Ms. Smith in the office by March 1st. Students who show special interest or aptitude in the areas of writing and illustration will have an opportunity to attend the conference.
- Wellness Together is free mental health and substance use support for people in Canada and Canadians abroad
- Hope For Wellness is free mental health and substance use support available 24/7 to all indigenous people of Canada.
Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868
The Distress line 780-482-4357
Family and Community Service
(FCS) call-in hours 780-464-4044
About F.R. Haythorne
FRH School Motto- Well rounded. Well grounded. Well respected. Committed to learning.
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