Hawk's View

February 3, 2023

Important Upcoming Events and Dates

February 9 & 10: Teacher's Convention (NO SCHOOL)

February 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - AJS Open House

February 15: Open House Salisbury

February 16: Open House Bev Facey

February 20: Family Day (NO SCHOOL)

February 22 : Pink Shirt Day

February 22 : Band Concert 6:30

February 28: Returning student registration closes

March 1: Early Dismissal/Staff Meeting

March 15: School Council 5:30pm

March 16: Interviews 4-7pm

March 21: Interviews 4-7pm

March 24-April 2: Spring Break

Staffing Update

We are excited to welcome Heather Derksen and Adam Comartin to our staff. Heather is going to be working in our Hawk's Room doing work with students who need help regulating during the mornings and Adam is going to be teaching 2 of our construction classes.

Don't hesitate to reach out to either of them.

FRH Staff Recognition Form

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

Returning Student Registration

Returning student registration for the 2023-24 school year opens at 9 a.m. on February 1. That morning, the Division will send a SchoolMessenger email and phone call to all current PALS to Grade 11 families letting them know the Returning Student Registration Form is available and the deadline to complete it is February 28. The Division will send reminder emails to all those who haven’t yet completed the form on February 13 and February 21. Schools are welcome to use these messages as templates for any of your own reminders you’d like to send to families on any other dates in February. The more families who complete the online form in February, the fewer schools will need to follow up with by phone in early March. Refer to the Registration 2023-24: Process and Timelines on StaffConnect for additional information and links to all messages going out throughout the registration process.

School Fees 2023-24

We discussed school fees at the January School Council meeting. Click on the link if you would like to see what was discussed and provide feedback on the fees as we move through the planning process in the month of February. The proposed school fees for 2023-24 will be presented at the March meeting. Please direct all feedback to Ms. Smith.

For your reference, below is a link to the school fees information located on the F.R. Haythorne School website. The webpage includes the current School Fees Schedule for 2022-2023, as well as information on waiver of fees, refunds and student transportation fees.


Hawk's Nest Now OPEN

We are officially up and open every day of the week. The Hawk's Nest is cash only.

Monday- Chicken Fingers and Fries & Soup

Tuesday- Hotdogs

Wednesday- Chicken Burgers & Soup

Thursday- Hotdogs

Friday- Pizza


High School Information Nights

To help you make an informed decision about high school, senior high schools throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are hosting information sessions for all Grade 9 students and their families. The sessions allow students and families to meet the staff; tour the school; learn about the curriculum, course offerings and alternative programming available; discuss diploma requirements and various career paths; plus, more. Decisions about whether each event will take place virtually or in-person will be made closer to each date. Refer to the event calendar on each school website for details in the coming weeks. Make sure to take part to learn everything you need to know about the Division’s senior high programs and courses.

EIPS senior high programming and information night details

Bev Facey Instagram

Instagram is a great way to find out information about the different High School options, courses and sports.

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The Overture with the Arts will be presenting their 2023 Black History Month Presentation for us again this year. This presentation will be held on February 17 for grade 7's and March 17 for grades 8 & 9s.

This year's grade 7 presentation is titled "Tracking Black Canada", which will take participants around the country while focusing on the often-forgotten histories of early Black communities in Canada. Using OWTA’s trademark edutainment style that combines video, slam poetry, stand-up comedy, and audience participation & interaction, "Tracking Black" Canada will highlight the contributions and achievements made by prominent residents in these forgotten communities, illuminate the conditions that led to their systemic demise, and highlight how their impact is still felt today.

The grade 8 & 9 presentation is “Unpacking the N-Word”, which 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.




All four teams are competing in the Riverbend Tournament this weekend.

Good luck Hawks!!!

Games This Week

Tuesday, February 7

Sr Boys - 4:00 @ FRH

Sr Girls - 5:15 @ FRH

Jr Boys - 4:00 @ OLPH

Jr Girls - 5:15 @ OLPH


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 - PAID Position

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. Roper.



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.

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Parent Resources

Support Information

Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

The Distress line 780-482-4357

Family and Community Service

(FCS) call-in hours 780-464-4044

Kickstand Connect (https://mykickstand.ca); a free online portal and mobile app where young people aged 12 to 25 can attend same day or pre-booked appointments (up to a week in advance) with a mental health professional, peer support worker, employment specialist or participate in group activities and workshops.

Based on a single session model, Kickstand Connect offers on-line same day and pre-booked services, none of which require a healthcare card, referral, or any form of payment. Anyone interested in making an appointment or joining a group workshop can visit connect.mykickstand.ca/booking.

Strathcona Food Bank

To apply for a hamper, please phone their office at 780-449-6413. They are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., except for statutory holidays and can usually get hampers to families within 3-5 days with same-day hampers available upon request before 10 am. See https://strathconafoodbank.ca/ for more info.

Saffron Centre & Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC)

Saffron Centre is available to support families and individuals who have been affected by sexual violence.

CASASC has a 24hr Crisis Line: Call or Text 1-866-956-1099

Boys and Girls Club Strathcona County

Boys and Girls Club has teen and child programs running throughout the holidays that are free or low cost.

Phone: 780-416-1500



Alberta Health Services(AHS) has a great resource called Help in Tough Times with a huge amount of organizations and helpful numbers to call if you are in need of support. Mental health concerns, financial support, emergencies, grief and stress are all mentioned in this resource: