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Fultonvale Elementary Junior High

  • 52029 Range Road 224
  • Sherwood Park, AB T8C 1B5
  • Phone: 780-922-3058
  • Fax: 780-922-3061

Welcome!

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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      

Fultonvale Map Directions

Class Photo Update

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Class Photos

On Thursday, April 23rd, class photos will be taken for KT first thing in the morning. On Friday, April 24, there will be class pictures for KM through to Grade 9.  Every child will receive one free class picture.  If you would like extras, they will be available online at a cost of $6.00 plus 4.95 shipping (directly to your home).

Grade 9 Farewell group pictures will also be taken on April 24th. They are 8x10 in size and will be available at the cost of $12 each.  Order forms for these will be sent home on April 24th, 2014.  Weather permitting: Pictures will be taken outside on the front steps.

 

Annual Volunteer Tea

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Fultonvale VIPs – Our Volunteers

Fultonvale School enjoys the benefits of many volunteer hours in a school year.  Parents, grandparents and community people supervise field trips, organize fundraisers, cook hot dogs, plan hot lunches, laminate, copy, read, tie skate laces and so much more!

Volunteers are invited to the gymnasium Thursday, April 23rd at 1:30 for our Annual Volunteer Tea.    Volunteers will be treated to some entertainment, coffee, tea and snacks and have a chance to visit.  We ask you to RSVP to the office to help us prepare the right amount of supplies.  If you are unable to attend please know that Fultonvale students and staff appreciate your time and energy!

 

Drama Production

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This year’s Drama production is coming along well! Tickets will be available shortly after spring break. The show opens April 29th and we look forward to your attendance. You will not want to miss this show! If you have not yet seen our play’s description… here it is!

It is the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are after you. What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? Turn to this handy and hilarious guide to survive the apocalypse! (Hint: sacrifice the weak is step number one.) Join us April 29th and 30th!

WARNING!!!

This show may cause intense smiling and fits of laughter. Please consult a physician before attending.

 

VIP Fundraiser

Footz’s Forum: Questions about Grade 10 Registration?

 Grade 10 registration is a very exciting time for our students.  Grade nines have already visited with high school counsellors in February. We encourage you to attend the ‘Grade 10 Information Evening’ at your child’s high school on Tuesday April 14th. Students should be aware of these key basics:

  • A minimum of 8 courses are needed in Grade 10 (more if a student is taking a class that is “off the timetable” such as before or after the typical school day).
  • Core classes are chosen based on the student’s current marks and teacher recommendations.  Ask your teacher what their recommendations are.  Parents can check on this by sending an email.  Remember, these recommendations are made with a great deal of consideration and expertise on the teacher’s part.  We aim to set students up for the most successful grade 10 year possible based on the evidence they have provided this far.  (You can also find flowcharts explaining recommended marks in each of the high school registration guides under each core subject area.)
  • Students are encouraged to get very curious about what complementary (option) courses they feel passionate about.  Check out the school website, registration book, talk to friends or siblings already in high school, and BE SURE TO ATTEND & ask questions at the April 14th Information Night.
  • After Spring Break, students will receive a course selection form. This is to be filled out, signed by parents, and returned to Mr. Brzezicki by Friday April 17th.
  • High School Counsellors from Ardrossan, Bev Facey & Salisbury will return to Fultonvale on April 22nd to support our students with their grade 10 registration. Mr. Brzezicki, Ms. Footz and school admin will supervise this process and assist the students as required.  Students will bring a print out of their course REGISTRATION home for parents to sign.  This must be returned to Fultonvale as these are sent along to the high schools for their records. 
  • The high schools then build a master timetable based on student requests.  In order to give them the most accurate data possible, it is important to know what you want before you submit your course requests. It becomes quite difficult to make course changes after timetables and course sections have been determined.
  • Once a master time table is built, schedules are created for individual students and sent to them during the summer.  Students are able to request changes on their registration day at the end of August, but changes at this time can be difficult to accommodate.

If you have specific questions regarding your child’s transition to high school, please feel free to contact Ms. Footz at the school.

Youth Speaker Invitational

Dear Families,

 You are cordially invited to come and support your school’s three representatives at this year’s 7th Annual EIPS/ATB Young Speakers Invitational.

 By participating in the speech program, each school will have first and foremost helped students develop an understanding of the benefits and styles of speaking, focusing on the ability to persuade, inform and entertain listeners. All the students involved, either at the championship or at the school level, have gained life-long skills.

 Members of the various school communities comprising the 24 participating schools will be drawn together to support their students on April 30th.  Cooperation and connectedness between the schools and the community is greatly enhanced by this event, as students from all walks of life can step forward and voice their opinions.

 At the event there will be a silent auction with proceeds going the Robin Hood Association. Just some of the items are:

 -          Electronics                 

-          Family vacation packages      

-          Rexall Place Sky Suites                     

-          Eskimo and Oilers Tickets                 

-          Spa and Health club services

-          Professional Teeth Whitening            

 And many others ……..

 There will also be a raffle where speakers and guests can drop their ticket in hopes of taking home one of the many themed baskets provided by participating schools.

 We hope to see you at the Agora in County Hall on Thursday, April 30th.  Doors open at 4:00 pm when food service and the auction commence.  Speakers begin at 5:15 with the final round starting at 7:30.

 For more information please contact Jordan Smith at Brentwood School.

Jordan.smith@eips.ca

Communicating Student Learning

Deb Barron, the director of Innovative Learning at EIPS, recently updated everyone on the Communicating Student Learn project (new elementary report cards). For those of you interested in reading the CSL April Update that was presented, it’s available at:

At the end of the presentation, you are asked to participate in an online survey to gather feedback on the category descriptions and the comment structure being proposed for the new report cards. Category descriptors are snapshots of what each category represent; the comment structure offers insight about an individual student’s learning, strengths, and what he/she can work on for further growth. To offer your feedback please visit:

Grade 9 Farewell

Each year, we reluctantly say goodbye to our grade nine students, and wish them well as they move on to high school.  This year will be no exception.  We are beginning to plan our Grade Nine Farewell which will take place on Friday, June 12th.  We are establishing a committee of students, staff and parents to help us do this.  If any parents are interested in helping to plan and/or volunteer to assist with the Grade Nine Farewell event, please contact Mrs. Engel as soon as possible.  Thanks in advance for your help! 

Junior High Orientation and Information Open House

Current students in grade 6 that are planning to attend Fultonvale next year as grade 7 students have received the course selection booklets at their elementary schools.  The selection form will be out on Wednesday, April 15th.  Please ensure that the complementary course selection sheet is returned to the office by Friday, April 24th.  Parents of designated Grade 6 students will receive an information letter highlighting the format of the Grade 7 Orientation evening.  Please book the evening of Monday, May 4th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. for this important event to prepare your child for Grade 7.  You will hear about program offerings and have an opportunity to tour the school, as well as participate in hands-on activities and meet the staff.  Current Grade 7’s and 8’s will be registering for their next grade in April.  Keep the focus and the learning going!

Fultonvale Volunteers

Feel the H.E.A.T. with Fultonvale Volunteers

Fultonvale School is fortunate to work with dedicated volunteers who exemplify our school motto of H.E.A.T. (demonstrating heart, excellence, positive attitude and teamwork).  We are a mindful community, avoiding distractions to be fully present with our students.  Volunteers extend and enhance student learning and act as positive role models for our students.  Fultonvale has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of volunteering.  Volunteers positively impact the learning environment in a variety of ways.  Volunteers share their time, talents and energy and are important partners in our school community. 

 Volunteers are required to:

  • Complete Elk Island Public Schools Volunteer Confidentiality Form.
  • Sign in and out at the office. 
  • Ensure name tag (available at office) is visible for students and staff.
  • Respect the privacy/confidentiality of the students you are working with
  • Familiarize themselves with the posted fire escape routes.
  • Respect that we are a nut aware environment and ensure food/snacks are safe for our school family.  This applies to all school activities.
  • Refrain from smoking on school grounds and during school activities.
  • Avoid the use of digital devices/cell phones except for emergencies.
  • Refrain from taking photos on personal devices.
  • Refer inappropriate student behavior to Fultonvale staff.  Staff will correct student behavior.
  • Be aware that younger siblings cannot attend field trips – check with your teacher regarding other school events.
  • Schedule your visit in advance with the teacher and be punctual.  Notify the teacher if you cannot attend.
  • Ask the teacher for assistance when needed.

 Fultonvale is required to:

 Outline duties and provide demonstration/training to operate equipment.

  • Ensure equitable opportunities for all volunteers.
  • Give as much notification as possible so volunteers can arrange work schedules or babysitting.
  • Prepare for the volunteer prior to visit.

 Fultonvale appreciates our volunteers!

Fultonvale Volunteers:

In Class

In School

On Field Trips

One on One Literacy & Numeracy (training necessary)

Hands on assistance with centers

Change bulletin boards

Hands on assistance with centers

Scribe student stories

Assist with celebrations

Shelve library books

Assist with supervision

Read to students

Organize celebrations

Photocopy

Assist with transportation (see waiver, insurance & permission forms)

Track student reading

Assist with arts and crafts

Laminate

Assist with overnight programs (outdoor education)

 

Donate items to the classroom

Decorate

Assist with equipment (tie skates)

 

Care for classroom pets

Organize fundraisers

 

 

 

Assist with school wide events (Terry Fox)

 

 

 

Assist with sporting events (tournaments)

 

 

 

Assist with Grade 9 Farewell

 

 

 

Assist/Organize cultural presentations

 

 

 

Assist/Organize with charitable drives

 

 

 

Make/mend costumes

 

 

 

Character Education

Wonder & Creativity

Fultonvale is exploring creativity and wonder in the months of March and April.  When adults model creativity, encourage the questioning of assumptions, define and redefine problems and encourage idea generation our creativity and problem solving skills grow stronger.  Join our school in looking at the people and things around us with wonder and joy!

 

Thank you!

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. 

Modernization

Modernization

Our new modulars for our grade 1, 2, and 3 classes have arrived and they are in place. Our Division I students have moved into their new and permanent classrooms.  Also, 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 was the Division I classes during the week of March 6th.  A mini-version of the library has been 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.

With the Phase II move for Division I now complete, please note that these students will continue to enter and exit the school via the front door as they have for the last while.

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 

Restorative Practices

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.

Powerschool Portal- Junior High

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Stay tuned for some excitingPowerSchool information coming after the break.

PowerSchool Portal. 

PowerSchool Parent Login Video

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.

 

 

 

Nut aware

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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.

 Nut Aware Information & Procedures

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
           peacefully.

      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:

FTV School Education Plan 2013 - 2015

PAT Results

My Child's Learning: A Parent Resource

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 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:

My Child's Learning

Website Fees

Website Fee Information 2014/15

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.

  1. Login to the Parent Portal
  2. Under the navigation menu, click on the student fees icon – the green dollar sign – to access the fee summary page for your child
  3. Click on the appropriate student name to review a detailed summary of fees to date
  4. 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.

 

 

Career Cruising

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HOW EIPS STUDENTS LOG INTO CAREER CRUISING

  OPTION 1: ACCESSING THE DISTRICT LOGIN PAGEhttp://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 WEBSITEwww.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.

Twitter: @fultonvale

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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!

Tweets by @Fultonvale

Fultonvale G-Mail - Access Link

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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.

Fultonvale G-Mail Access

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