Hawk's View

February 8, 2023

Important Upcoming Events and Dates

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

February 13: Open House Ardrossan

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

FRH Staff Recognition Form

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

Missed exams

We have updated our practice with students who are missing exams. Students will now be given a space either at lunch or the end of the day. Individual teachers will meet with students to set up a time that works.

Students please make sure you are checking your email to see if teachers have contacted you to set something up.


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.

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.

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.


Calling ALL chocolate-lovers!

The FSL 9 Quebec Trip students are teaming up with Purdys Chocolatier to fundraise for our trip this May. Stock up on your favorite Purdys Easter treats and support a great cause at the same time—it’s the best of both worlds. All fundraising profit raised will directly support our trip so every order makes a great difference to us. 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.

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

Book of the Week - Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals

This essential autobiographical account by Melba Pattillo Beals (of the Little Rock Nine) explores not only the oppressive force of racism, but the ability of young people to change ideas of race and identity. In 1957, Melba Pattillo Beals and eight other teenagers became iconic symbols for the Civil Rights Movement and the dismantling of Jim Crow in the American South as they integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in the wake of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education. Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob’s rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down. Warriors Don’t Cry is a must read – see Mrs. Getschel to get a copy today.

It's Just a Crush

On Valentines Day we will be selling "Crush" pop in the front entrance way for $1.

Orange Crush - Grape Crush - Rootbeer - Cream Soda

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


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.

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Congratulations to our basketball teams on their great performances last weekend in the Riverbend tournament. It was a great showing by all!

Jr & Sr teams have a bye this week - NO LEAGUE GAMES

Srs are competing in the Salisbury Highschool Sabre Shootout Classic Feb 16-18


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.

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