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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

Firewire Newsletter

Sept 2014 Firewire

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.

Hot Lunch On-line

Our Hot Lunch and Hot Dog Lunch Programs have entered the 21st Century… You can now access your order forms online.  By using this program we hope to eliminate the numerous hours spent counting money and the inevitable errors made when tabulating totals. 

Please refrain from contacting the offices as volunteer parents run this program. You can contact Joanne Emter at emter48@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 SO EVEN IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO ORDER HOT LUNCH, PLEASE REGISTER TO BE NOTIFIED OF UPCOMING EVENTS! AS PLEASE PLAN TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PAPER WE USE, THERE MAY NOT BE FUTURE NOTICES OR FORMS SENT HOME….

 Step 1: Please choose the REGISTER tab at www.fultonvale.hotlunches.net

School Access Code (case sensitive): FSAC

Complete your registration information; full instructions are available for viewing under the HELP tab, PARENTAL INSTRUCTION GUIDE

Step 2: Login and choose the ‘students’ button to register your child(ren)

Step 3: Choose ‘Manage Orders’ – fill out what your child(ren) wish to eat for each lunch date. Orders cannot be altered after payment has been made (PRESS ORDER BUTTON)

(Payment Options: Payments can be made in one lump sum payment by cash or cheque. Cheques must be made out to ‘Fultonvale School Advisory Council’ and be sent to class with your child on or before Friday, September 19th. Please print a remittance copy of your orders to accompany your payment. If you are not able to print a remittance, you can print your username in the memo section of your cheque.

Please refrain from contacting the offices as volunteer parents run this program. You can contact Joanne Emter at emter48@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Emergency Fire Drill

On September 15th at 9:35 am, Fultonvale School underwent an Emergency Fire Drill designed to prepare and practice the actions our school community must take in the event of a real life scenerio. Each of our classes were asked to respond to our Alarm signal and act accordingly as outlined by our procedures. We would like to thank all of our students and staff for undergoing the drill in a quiet and deliberate manner. Please take some time to discuss the drill with your child and why it's important that we work together to ensure each other's safety during an emergency.

A guide for Parents and Guardians on School Emergency Preparedness can be found on the following document:

School Emergency Preparedness

QSP Magazines 14-15

 

Fultonvale will be selling QSP magazines and photobooks this year. An envelope with the catalogue of magazines was given to each student with an order form on Wednesday, September 3rd.  Elementary students will be eligible to receive a number of prizes that include a variety of prizes with the Paws-i-abilities theme and some mystery prizes.  Junior High students will be eligible for prizes such as bluetooth speakers and Gift Cards.  An information letter has been included in each envelope.  Magazines is a fundraiser that benefits the whole school.  Please use the online codes for Fultonvale at www.qsp.ca All monies and/or orders on line need to be returned to the school by Tuesday, September 30th.  Winners will be announced at the student assembly on October 10th. We are raising funds to support our students and families with extra trips to support the learning, technology and for a Mini-bus.  Happy reading!!

 

Elementary student code:3768363

Junior High student code:3778909

Collection Days: Every Tuesday in September.

Need for Noon Supervisors

 

With our students returning within the week we are currently in need of noon hour supervisors for the 2014/2015 school year. Noon Hour Supervisors watch over our students during our 11:45 am to 12:36 pm noon hour break. If you are interested in working with a great group of students in a rewarding environment please contact Mr. Fiddes at 780-922-3058.

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.

 

 

EIPS Calendar for the 2015-16 School Year

Fall 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Enclosed in this message is a link to a video and a short survey for your feedback about the EIPS Calendar for the 2015-16 school year. Your input is very important to us as the decision the Board will make in December will be guided in part by survey responses.  Ideally using a Chrome browser, please watch the video, and then answer the short survey.  All survey responses must be completed by November 15.  Thank you for your time and contribution. 

This presentation works best if you copy the link below, open the Chrome Browser, and insert the link at the top of that page.  

Calendar Consultation Background Notes

Each year, the Board votes on the following year’s school calendar at their December meeting.  Three years ago, the board voted to maintain a calendar with the same number of operational and instructional days for the following three years.  Instructional days are school days when students attend.  Operational days are staff working days but students are not in school.   

The Board has asked for a consultation process for the EIPS school calendar for the 2015-16 school year.  A consultation committee was established last spring, consisting of 27 people representing students, parents, certificated staff (teachers), classified staff, principals, assistant principals, directors, and trustees.  Additionally representatives from Elk Island Catholic Schools and New Horizons served on the committee since both of these school divisions also follow the EIPS calendar. 

The committee met five times last spring, discussing authority and guidelines for developing division calendars and exploring the relationship between teacher professional learning and student achievement.   The committee used the results from a 2011 calendar survey and consultation process to guide this year’s work.  In 2011, more than 2900 individuals responded to the calendar consultation meetings and survey questions.  The results of that survey strongly supported a Fall Break of five days.  Additionally, the survey supported a winter and spring break coinciding with Edmonton Public’s.  77% of parents surveyed supported full day professional learning days for staff.  3% supported ½ days for professional learning, 10 % supported two monthly early dismissal days.  In the 2011 calendar survey, 71% of EIPS staff also supported full day professional learning.  Therefore the options presented include either the status quo, or full days for professional learning on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.

From the committee’s research, the average Alberta school division days of instruction is 182 and average professional learning and operational days is 14, making the average Alberta school division total calendar days 196.  All EIPS calendar models present 181 instructional days.  The status quo model presents a total of 192 total days (the current number of days in this year’s calendar).  The Monday, Wednesday and Friday calendar versions present full days for staff meetings and professional learning and these calendars all add three days, making the total proposed calendars at 195.

In the 2015 school year, Labour Day falls on September 7.  Because of this, school cannot start school after Labour Day next year if the Fall break was to be maintained as well as a two week Winter Holiday because diploma and provincial exams are scheduled by Alberta Education during the last few weeks of January and our high school semester ends with exam administration.

Minutes of instruction between the status quo calendars vary slightly between calendars due to the change in an early dismissal day to a full day of instruction each month.

Comparison of average  minutes of instruction

Between calendar models

Status Quo Calendar Option (early dismissal calendars)

Monday, Wednesday, or Friday Calendar Options (full day instruction – no early dismissals)

Elementary and Junior High

Senior High

Elementary and Junior High

Senior High

320 minutes per day for regular day

260 minutes of instruction for monthly early dismissal days

335 minutes per day first semester

336 minutes per day second semester

317 minutes per day all year

338 minutes first semester

328 minutes second semester

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Survey link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EIPS2015-16

Supply Information

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School supply list available under "ABOUT US"

Farewell and Welcome

 

 

As we move into the final days of our school year learnings, we will be saying farewell to Mme Lynn Marshall who is retiring onto new adventures.  Mrs. Irene Deatcher who is sharing her teaching passion to Lakeland Ridge School, Ms. Sarah Rajewski who will continue her work with Pine Street students and Mrs. Leona Blattner who will have an opportunity to work in the library at Ministik School within Elk Island Public Schools.  Mrs. Jennifer Baerg who is adding to her family.  Also a fond farewell to Mrs. Karen Kuntz and Mrs. Tanis Jex-Blake for their work in supporting students and staff.

 

We would like to welcome to Fultonvale in the 14-15 school year, Mme Amanda Homeniuk who will be our French as a Second Language teacher from Ecole Campbelltown, Mr. Jason Jefferies who will be joining us in Grade 6 from Glenn Allan School, Ms. Amy Mitton who is joining us in Math from NWT, Ms. Chelsea Evans who is joing us in Grade 5 and Mrs. Shelley Vasseur our grade 3 teacher from James Mowat School.  Welcome to our family.

 

 

 

 

Powerschool Portal- Junior High

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Stay tuned for some excitingPowerSchool information coming after the break.

PowerSchool Portal. 

Portal Video Description

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

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

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.

Student Access to their Fultonvale Gmail accounts shall be inaccessible over the summer holiday.  The accounts shall be back up and running at school start up in September.  Thank you.

Fultonvale G-Mail Access

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RT @Principal_ftv: Wow! @Fultonvale raised $9 500 for Terry Fox. Together we can beat cancer. #eips

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