Halloween Celebrations and Costumes

Dear Parents:

Halloween celebrations are just around the corner and we have many students with wonderful, creative ideas about what costumes to wear.

What’s important to remember, though, is costumes that portray stereotypes about a specific group, culture or race can be hurtful.  While we’re confident our students wouldn’t intentionally try to offend their classmates or teachers, we need to be sensitive to the fact that having one’s background or identity depicted as a costume can be viewed as disrespectful. 

Elk Island Public Schools is committed to providing welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning and working environments.  It is important that celebrations being held at our schools can be enjoyed by everyone—please help us ensure Halloween is fun for all of our students! If you have any questions about whether or not a costume would be appropriate, please contact me at 780-467-5930 to discuss.

Mr. Weylin Gilewich, Principal

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Take Our Kids to Work Day will take place on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017!

Take Our Kids to Work is an annual program in which Grade 9 students spend the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer experiencing and learning about the world of work. Held on the first Wednesday of November, the program supports career exploration and career readiness among Canadian public school students. Experiencing a “day in the life” of a professional within a workplace allows students to explore the world of work and helps them make informed educational decisions.
 
Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work is the most recognized career readiness program in Canada with more than 200,000 students visiting workplaces every year on Take Our Kids to Work Day.

School Photos - Order Deadline Oct 12th

We have received a few questions regarding online photo ordering for our school photos through Lifetouch. Our students received their proof sheets today, Wednesday, October 4th. Your portrait ID and Access Code are on the proof sheet should you wish to view and/or order online.

Deadline for photo orders in to the school is Thursday, October 12th to avoid any handling fees.

Questions?

1-866-457-8212 or mylifetouch.ca

Photo retakes will be Friday, October 27th.

 

School Fees

School fee information is now available on your PowerSchool Parent Portal. An invoice was sent home with all students on Wednesday, September 27th.

Fees are due within 30-days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay schools fees is using ACORN by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.

For more information:
EIPS fees and waivers
Sherwood Heights Junior High fees and waivers
Student Transportation fees

Hot Lunch

It's here! Time to get your hot lunch orders in. Every Monday volunteers from our Band Parent Association do an awesome job in having hot lunch from various businesses delivered to the school for those who have signed up and pre-ordered.  You are able to register at any time. The deadline for each order is the Wednesday before.

October 16 will be Edo and Booster Juice.

October 23 will be Opa and Booster Juice

October 30 will be Boston Pizza pasta, Booster Juice, and Confetti Sweets cookies as a Halloween treat!

Don't miss out!

www.healthyhunger.ca

click on "Register Now" in the above link and get started!

 

School Council Meetings

Please join us in the library for our School Council Meetings (all meetings will be at 7:00 pm).

Sept 26 School Council Agenda

November 28

January 30

March 20

May 29

School Connects

Ongoing communication with our families is important to us.

In order to ensure that we continue to comply with federal anti-spam legislation, parents/guardians are required to subscribe in order to receive routine emails from schools and the Division.

Please look at the link below for more important information about subscribing. 

http://www.eips.ca/contact/synrevoice 

Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy

Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy

As part of Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) ongoing efforts to enhance the literacy and numeracy of students in all grade levels, the Division is once again planning to administer two assessment tools during the 2017-18 school year—STAR 360 and Math Intervention/Programming Instrument (MIPI). For more information click the "Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy" link on our HOME page or contact Deb Barron, the director of Learning Supports, at 780-464-3477.

Newsletter

Click here for the most recent school newsletter.

For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2017-18 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar.

 

All families using EIPS Student Transportation services for the 2017-18 school year should have already received a tentative route schedule. Those required to pay applicable transportation fees should have also received a separate invoice outlining payment information—we encourage parents to pay pay fees online.

If you haven’t received a letter from Student Transportation yet, and would like to inquire about busing for your child, contact Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Look for bus passes and any updated route information in your mail in August.

New attendance boundaries for the northeast quadrant of Sherwood Park

Effective 2018-19 school year, new attendance boundaries have been approved for the northeast quadrant of Sherwood Park.
Students in the following schools may be affected by this change:

  • Glen Allan Elementary
  • Lakeland Ridge
  • Mills Haven Elementary
  • Pine Street Elementary
  • Woodbridge Farms Elementary
  • Clover Bar Junior High
  • F. R. Haythorne Junior High
  • Sherwood Heights Junior High

More details on the new boundaries are on the EIPS website.

Project of the Heart

This is a district wide initiative to increase the awareness and understanding of how residential schools have impacted our Canadian culture.  All grade 7 students are taking part in this initiative.  For more information please see projectofheart.ca

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