Hawk's View

November 19, 2021

Up Coming Dates and Events

November 20 - National Child Day

November 22- Hot lunch Orders Due

November 23 - Your Future: Post-secondary and Career Fair

November 26- Hot lunch

November 28- Purdy's Orders Due

November 29- Western Beef Jerky Orders Due

December 1- Early Dismissal - Staff Meeting

December 10- Hot lunch

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

December 22- January 4 - Christmas Break

January 19- School Council 6pm

Purdy's Chocolates- School Fundraiser

It’s your final week to purchase chocolates through our Purdys Fundraiser! All orders need to be completed by November 28th (If you have a pending order, don’t forget to complete your purchase). Thanks to all of those who ordered already – orders will be ready for pickup on or before December 14th. Want to see what’s available? Check out the online catalogue here: https://fundraising.purdys.com/780246-86461.

Western Beef Jerky Fundraiser

F.R Haythorne Junior High School's Western Beef Jerky Fundraiser is currently underway! If you would like to place an order, please log in to your PowerSchool parent portal account (https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html).

Order deadline is November 29, 2021. A time will be scheduled for pick-ups prior to December 21 (to be communicated at a later date).

Thank you for supporting F.R. Haythorne Junior High School! We are grateful for your support!

Hot lunch- New items

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

The hot lunch form is available online now. It is open until Monday, November 22.

Nitza’s Pizza

Hot Lunch - Nov 26 - 2 Chicken Fingers/Plum Sauce/Garlic Toast/Raw Carrots $6.50

Hot Lunch - Nov 26 - Gluten Free Pasta $6.00

Hot Lunch - Nov 26 - Lasagna with Garlic Toast $6.50

Hot Lunch - Nov 26 - Mac N Cheese with Garlic Toast $6.50

Hot Lunch - Nov 26 - Spaghetti with Garlic Toast $6.50

2021-2022 Yearbook

If you would like to place an order for the 2021-2022 yearbook, please log in to your PowerSchool parent portal account (https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html).

Click on student fees, select your student, then click on the yearbook icon.

First Chapter Friday – Netflix November!

The 100 is the first novel in a four-book dystopian series written by Kass Morgan. Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents—considered expendable by society—are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission. What’s even better? All seven seasons are now available to stream on Netflix. If you’ve already read The 100 series you should check out her latest novel, Supernova (now available in our library).

PowerSchool Student Portal Login Credential Update

After early dismissal on the afternoon of November 3, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) updated the student log in process for the PowerSchool Student Portal. Now that the updates are complete, students will use their EIPS credentials to login to the PowerSchool Student Portal or the PowerSchool mobile app. Student access to the portal and app may be intermittently unavailable while updates are taking place. Effective November 4, students will use the new EIPS login credentials to access the portal or app. Students who use the mobile app will be required to log out and back in after the updates are complete.

If students are having trouble logging in to PowerSchool after the change, they can contact their teacher or a school office staff member for assistance. This update does not affect the log in process for parents or guardians for the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

National Child Day

National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20 in recognition of our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children. This year’s theme is children have the right to survive and thrive!

For more information on how to celebrate National Child Day go to www.facebook.com/SCChildandYouthCoalition

Strathcona County Child and Youth Coalition has put together an awesome family prize basket for you to win! Enter your name at participating locations (Strathcona Library, Strathcona Bookmobile or Ardrossan Recreation Complex) from November 10-20 for your chance to win!

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Congratulations Ryker

Ryker, one of our grade 9 students at F.R. Haythorne has received the National Philanthropy Day Award for his work with Autism Edmonton!

We are very proud of Ryker and the hard work that he has done to promote the welfare of others and ensure that others like him feel included, understood and accepted in this world.

Strathcona Food Bank Donations

With Christmas just around the corner, the board of directors for the Strathcona Food Bank knows some EIPS schools may be hosting food drives in their schools. If schools wish to host a food drive, the food bank requests they conclude by December 17—before the food bank closes for the holidays. While the food bank had very successful food drives this year, there are always a few items that we don't get enough of. Current high-needs items include canned mushrooms, canned green or yellow beans, canned fruit, pancake mix and syrup, Stove Top stuffing, Hamburger Helper, bar soap, paper towels, facial tissue, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, disposable razors, conditioner and dry food for small/medium dogs. Thank you very much for your continued support of the Strathcona Food Bank. We are so very grateful to EIPS schools for the many years you’ve held food drives for us. Contact the Strathcona Food Bank office at 780-449-6413 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon) to arrange for a donation pickup.

Christmas Sponsorship for Families in Need

AT Safety Training, in partnership with Salisbury Greenhouse, is sponsoring up to 20 families in need this holiday season. Sponsorship includes:

  • Christmas meal – all necessary items to have a fantastic Christmas dinner
  • Extra items to help ensure the family has extra food through the holidays
  • Christmas hamper
  • Christmas food
  • Gifts for the family
  • Christmas stockings

Generally, AT Safety Training requests schools reach out to the family and, upon receiving consent, provide AT Safety Training with the family’s contact information so they can hand pick wanted items for the children. Contact Veronica Mcleod with any questions or to pass along family contact information.

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Thinking about attending post-secondary school after graduation? Exploring career options? Not sure on the career or sector? Plan to attend this year’s hybrid Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021—the event is free and recommended for all students in grades 9 to 12.

The in-person portion of the event brings together a wide variety of colleges, universities, polytechnic and private schools, and sector experts in one place. The in-person event will follow the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program, as well as adhere to Alberta Health Services and local guidelines. As such, guests will need to show proof of vaccination and identification to attend. The virtual component will include additional opportunities to attend sessions from numerous colleges, universities and career sector experts.

Participating students and family members in either the in-person or virtual sessions will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from post-secondary and career vendors, ask questions, talk to experts about various career sectors, learn about future career trends and much more.

Event Details:

Date: Nov. 23, 2021
In-person: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Strathcona County Agora
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Virtual: Times and schedule to be confirmed

A detailed list of vendors will be posted on the Division website as soon as it’s finalized.

Fee Waiver Applications

For the 2021-22 year, the deadline for receiving fee waiver applications is Dec. 15, 2021. Please reach out to families and independent students who need the help and remind them to apply for a waiver of fees. The application form and information can be found on the Waiver of Fees page of the Division website. The only applications that will be accepted after the deadline will be from families new to Elk Island Public Schools.

Parent to Parent – Finding Digital Balance, Cyberworld: What Happens when youth press send? – For Parents and caregivers for youth grades 6 and up.

Want to know more about how to support your youth with their time online? Come out as a family to learn from others and end the afternoon together at the CanTeen Youth Hub to enjoy some pizza and bonding time!

For more info, please click here.

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