Welcome to the Fultonvale School website!
Fultonvale School is a Kindergarten to grade 9 school located just southeast of Sherwood Park, Alberta. We offer the best of the urban world with a warm sense of rural hospitality and friendliness.
Fultonvale's motto is "Feel the HEAT" and we like to encourage all members of the community (students, staff and parents) to embrace it on a daily basis.
Use the calendar and Firewire links on the side to see what's coming up and what's going on!
We are looking forward to a wonderful year of learning together.
Miss MJ Nam Mr. Grant Fiddes
Principal Assistant Principal
A Hero In Our Community- Fultonvale Elementary Junior High School
Staff and students at Fultonvale Elementary Junior High are superheroes as they celebrate being selected as a HERO on behalf of the Safe and Caring Schools and Communities of Alberta. This HEROES Award recognizes individuals and organizations who demonstrate a commitment to creating safe, caring, healthy, and inclusive schools and communities.
“We are very honoured to be chosen this year as one of the recipients of the HERO Award,” says Principal MJ Nam of Fultonvale Elementary Junior High. “Within our school family we have the understanding that everyone’s job is to keep themselves and each other safe, and the staff here at Fultonvale are great examples of achieving this.”
Fultonvale Elementary Junior High embraces a safe and caring vision through a number of programs during the school year. For example, they use restorative justice and sharing circles to positively promote communication, listening, understanding, and forgiveness. As well, they welcome presentations and workshops from community organizations that specialize in educating school communities on a number of social justice issues.
“Our school motto is Feel the H.E.A.T, which stands for Heart, Excellence, Attitude, and Teamwork,” explains Principal Nam. “This summarizes our basic belief that every student, staff member, and parent are part of a school that emphasizes caring for each other, caring for ourselves, and caring for learning.”
Safe and Caring Schools and Communities is a centre for knowledge that fosters effective networks and partnerships to improve the quality of life for all Alberta children. This Alberta organization offers numerous services dedicated to helping education partners and Alberta community leaders develop safe and caring spaces for children and youth. Fultonvale Elementary Junior High was honoured at a special ceremony on Wednesday, November 19 in Edmonton by Alberta Minister of Human Services, Heather Klimchuk.
2015 January Newsletter
We are into 2015 and we are awaiting our new modulars for our grade 1, 2, and 3 classes. Once they are in place, our Division I students will be moving into their new and permanent classrooms. As the work has progressed, the ceiling tiles were removed and in order to keep the school running, the construction team will be taking over the core of the school including the junior high classrooms, library and art room. We will then move the junior high classes into what is presently the Division I classes. A mini-version of the library will then be moved into our music room. Access to the hallways and lockers will be minimized by hoarding off (roof and wall) of half of the hallway so that construction can continue safely for students, staff and construction workers. CTS IA lab will also be under construction starting in February and the new gymnasium continues.
The phase II moves will begin once we take over the new modular, sometime in February, and we are slated to have the core back for start-up of the new school year in August.
Please continue to check back to the website
Join Fultonvale Reads and help unlock a child’s potential with Wee Reads.
Join us on Family Literacy Day to receive free training. Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
Wee Read is an eight-week program that matches small groups of adults volunteers with kindergarten children to share books and conversation. The read aloud program is designed to create a warm and inviting reading environment. Volunteers are matched with two children and for about 20-30 minutes each week during the school day. Volunteers read a story to their small group, talk about the book, and play games that support literacy skills. Because they meet with the same children each week, the volunteers get to know the children and develop a bond. This makes the time together enjoyable and special. Children develop positive attitudes about reading, and volunteers gain the satisfaction of knowing that they have made a huge contribution to their reading friend’s success both now and into the future. Training is quick, free and fun! Please RSVP
Fultonvale Elementary Junior High School
52029 Range Road 224 Sherwood Park 780-922-3058
Register for Kindergarten
Do you know a child who will start Kindergarten in fall 2015? Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will start early in January. Children are eligible to enrol in Kindergarten for the upcoming school year if they will be five years old on or before December 31, 2015.
Check out the Elk Island Public Schools division website at www.eips.ca/kindergarten for information about Kindergarten programs, registration details, and division information. The 2015-2016 Kindergarten guide, Kindergarten: It’s Only the Beginning will soon beavailable online and in free magazine racks throughout the community. Our school website, www.fultonvale.ca also provides specific details about our Kindergarten program.
Registration begins on Monday, January 5, 2015 and please join us later in the spring for our Kindergarten Information Night to meet the staff and take a school tour.
Our practice is based on Restorative Practices of creating and sustaining relationships.
We don't really use the terminology of bullying. We try and focus on the positive interactions and we deal with negative misunderstandings through repairing relationships by not casting blame but that everyone has a responsibility for their own actions, thoughts and words.
Through sharing circles, we promote communication, listening, understanding and forgiveness.
All the while, putting ourselves in the other person's shoes.
We repair relationships through listening, understanding and also asking all to reflect upon how they can repair and make it up to the other person or persons.
We are a family at Fultonvale where everyone's job is to keep themselves safe and each other safe. Our other job is to learn and to help others learn.
All classes practice sharing circles to share, celebrate and communicate if there are misunderstandings or poor choices. Elementary students practice sharing circles, sometimes daily or weekly. Our junior high students practice this at least every second Monday morning and also as needed. We give each of our students a voice.
Elementary Running Club
Elementary Relay Team Grade 4, 5 and 6
We are pleased to inform you that we are entering into the 37th Annual Running Room Indoor Games.
When: Wednesday February 18, 2015 (Evening)
Where: Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome)
We are able to take a maximum of 18 boys and 18 girls to the event which will make up two female teams and two boys teams with an alternate for each team. It is necessary to hold tryouts to choose our teams for the event. After the teams have been chosen practices will be held on Monday and Wednesday and on alternating weeks, Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning at 7:30 a.m. sharp and running until 8:05a.m. Your child must be here, changed and ready to go at the time that tryouts and practices start. Please see attached calendar.
Tryouts will be as follows and your child must be able to attend each one:
- Friday, January 16 afterschool from 3:00-4:00- Please arrange to pick up your child in the front foyer of the school. Please note that there will be no parking in front of the school due to the bus transfer.
- Monday, January 19 starting from 7:30-8:05am
- Wednesday, January 21 from 7:30- 8:05am
More information about the event will be sent when the teams have been selected.
Please fill out one of the following and return to Mrs. Soltys no later than Thursday, January 15th.
Elementary Recreational Skating 2015
As in previous years, we have been given the opportunity to recreational skate at the Strathcona Olympiette Centre. In the New Year, classes will begin to utlize the arena according to the schedule sent home with each elementary student. We have attached a master schedule to this document along with a permission form if you may happen to need another. Students will have the opportunity to skate throughout January, February, and March. We are in need of parent volunteers to be on and off the ice. Please contact us at the school if you have some available time.
Powerschool Portal- Junior High
Stay tuned for some excitingPowerSchool information coming after the break.
Other Parent Portal Information
Please note that as our school year continues, please "click" on the dashes to see work and learning.
EVERY Sunday between 9:00 and 10:00 pm, PowerSchool will be unavailable due to a scheduled regular maintenance.
Fultonvale Elementary Junior High is a "NUT AWARE" school. Please help us keep all our students safe. Click the following link for more information and lists of alternative snacks and treats.
Fultonvale School Education Plan 2012-2015
Thank you for your support with our three goals:
1.) The school community is engaged in positive interpersonal relations and resolving conflicts
2.) Student learning continues to improve in the areas of numeracy and literacy.
3.) The school is actively engaged in working collaboratively.
* For a more detailed outline of FTV's School Education Plan for the next three years please click the following link:
My Child's Learning: A Parent Resource
Be informed. Be involved.
Fultonvale Elementary Junior High School supports Alberta Education in it's commitment to creating an inclusive education system that inspires and enables all students to achieve success from Kindergarten through to High School.
We recognize that parents play an vital role in shaping the way their children view learning. As a parent, you understand more than anyone else how your child learns and processes information. The following link is an excellent resource that will provide you with a better understanding of Alberta's curriculum and how you can help your child. Here, you'll discover what your child is learning, how they're assessed and what resources are available to help them be successful. Please click on the following link:
Fee Invoices are Now Available
As of September 2014, families are able to view and pay their 2014-2015 school fees through our online payment system – ACORN – which is accessible through the Parent Portal.
- Login to the Parent Portal
- Under the navigation menu, click on the student fees icon – the green dollar sign – to access the fee summary page for your child
- Click on the appropriate student name to review a detailed summary of fees to date
- Pay your fees online
School fees are due October 31, 2014.
Families who have provided a valid email address during registration will receive an emailed electronic copy of the same fee invoices on September 15. Even after you’ve paid your initial fees, please continue to monitor your ACORN account as additional fees may be added throughout the year (e.g., field trip and athletic team fees).
If you have trouble logging into the Parent Portal or questions regarding ACORN, please contact the school office at 780-922-3058.
HOW EIPS STUDENTS LOG INTO CAREER CRUISING
OPTION 1: ACCESSING THE DISTRICT LOGIN PAGE– http://www.careercruising.com/login/eips
The above link is your District Login Page. It is a customized page with specific instructions that students can use to log into Career Cruising. We recommend posting this link on your school or district website so students can easily be directed to the link.
OPTION 2: AC CESSING THE CAREER CRUISING WEBSITE – www.careercruising.com
To log into Career Cruising, students can go to www.careercruising.com and type in their personal My Plan username (eips-student ID) and password (not their Birth Date but the new password they’ve selected). They then need to click the Log In button. If they have forgotten their username or password, they can click on the Forgot Password? link on the login page, or speak to a teacher or counsellor at their school. School staff with access to the Career Cruising administrative portal (CAMS) can print out access cards with students’ usernames and passwords.
Follow Fultonvale School activities and staff on Twitter!
We are in the process of establishing a profile on Twitter that will keep you posted of activities and teacher updates for Fultonvale School. If you have an account, you can follow us by searching for Fultonvale or looking for the user: @fultonvale .
The plan is to have updates for school sports, student council, fun days and teacher news all streaming through this one source.
Clcik on the linkbelow to see our recent tweets!
Fultonvale G-Mail - Access Link
Fultonvale Elementary Jr. High School's G-Mail domain is an email system for students and teachers. It allows users to upload, attach, send, assignments and information quickly and safely to each other. Please click the link below to access G-Mail.
As you may know, the Fultonvale School Advisory Council has been fundraising for a new Division One playground. We are getting close to our goal of $125, 000.00 and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who have been so generous!! We are on the home stretch now with only $55,000.00 left to go. Our deadline for raising these funds is March of 2015 because at that time we apply to the Alberta government for a grant that will match all of the money we have raised.