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 Mr. Bill Suter
Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal
Register for Kindergarten
Do you know a child who will start Kindergarten in fall 2014? Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is underway. Children are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten for the upcoming school year if they will be five years old on or before December 31, 2014.
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 2014-2015 Kindergarten guide, Countdown to Kindergarten, is also available online and in free magazine racks throughout the community. Our school website, www.fultonvale.ca also provides specific details about our Kindergarten program.
Register today and join us on April 8th at 6:30 p.m. for our Kindergarten Information Night to meet the staff and take a school tour. Contact us today.
March 2014 Newsletter
Boundary Exemptions Request Process
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) reminds families that the boundary exemption request process will take place February 18 to March 14, 2014 for students who want to attend a non-designated school in the 2014-2015 school year. During this time, interested families must fill out and submit the Boundary Exemption Request Form (found on the EIPS website at the beginning of February) to the requested school.
More information about the boundary exemption request process, key dates, a list of schools with closed boundaries, and frequently asked questions will be available on the division website (www.eips.ca/boundary-exemptions) in January 2014
Implementation of New School Boundaries in Rural Strathcona County 2014-2015
As a result of the rural Strathcona County boundary review consultation process, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has revised school boundaries in a portion of rural Strathcona County immediately south of Sherwood Park. These new boundaries will take effect at the start of the 2014-2015 school year, and EIPS is currently working to keep affected families informed throughout the transition process.
All families affected by these boundary changes will receive a letter in the mail by mid-February from EIPS outlining important information about the process and details specific to your family. We encourage you to review this information as it will be helpful when making a decision about next year.
If your child is already attending a non-designated school or is enrolled in an alternative program, he/she will not be affected by these boundary changes; however, you will still receive a letter for information purposes. As it has been in the past, once a student is granted a boundary exemption for grades 1-12, he/she is allowed to remain at that school until he/she finishes the grades offered there. There is no need to resubmit a boundary exemption request to continue at the same school.
Please refer to the division website at www.eips.ca/rural-strathcona-county-boundary-review for more information about these changes.
Character Education January & February 2014
Fultonvale will be exploring excellence (the “e” in our school motto - heart) in January and February. “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation: we do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have these because we have acted rightly; we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” So says Aristotle. Excellence emerges as a result of small acts performed well, consistently and over time. Expertise, mastery, competence, greatness, genius – whatever other name you want to call it, excellence is the result of consistent work. Remember the four R’s to help build excellence. Repetition: We are what we repeatedly practice, what we repeatedly do. Response: We have to have models to imitate, and we have to have feedback from coaches, teachers and, most importantly, parents. Respect: When we’re training, the most effective child-adult relationships are the ones wherein there is mutual respect for the person and the content. Rhythm: It’s important that we establish a rhythm. Try to establish a routine for whatever it is your training in – a routine time, place, and/or procedure. Applying these basic principles will set you on your way to Aristotelian Excellence so join our teachers and students in understanding, recognizing and building excellence.
Elementary Recreational Skating 2014
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.
**Please note that there has been a change to the Schedule on March 13 for Grade 4 and 6 in order to better balance the number of times for each Grade Level**
Drama Production - Love Rides the Rails
Rehearsals are underway for ‘Love Rides the Rails!’ In this production, the villainous Simon Darkway seeks to control the Walker Valley, Pine Bush & Pacific Railroad for his own vile purposes. Assisting him are Dirk Sneath, a viper of a man, and Carlotta Cortez, the sultry siren with a heart of gold. Fortunately, the gallant Truman Pendennis, the beauteous Prudence Hopewell, the Widow Hopewell, and staunch Harold Standfast oppose the sinister schemes of this wicked trio. Swiftly and hilariously, the classic melodramatic plot unfolds, leading to a tremendous climax when the hero is inescapably bound by the villains to the tracks of an onrushing train. Will our hero survive? Join us May 1st, 2nd and 3rd to find out! If you are interested in helping with costume design or in becoming a sponsor of this production to advertise in our program and/or poster, please contact Mr. Buchert at the school for sponsorship details.
Grade 9 Farewll
As we are slowly starting up our planning for the end of the year, we are asking for parent volunteers to help our grade nine students with the planning and implementation of Grade Nine Farewell. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Engel.
Modernization December Update
We are well on our way into the planning stages of our modernization project. A key component of the process is visioning and brainstorming the look, feel, and atmosphere of our modernized school. A schematic design process with Group2 Architecture and Interior Design, Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Education and Elk Island Public Schools has taken place and the design was presented on November 28th in our library. Please take a peek at the Modernizing tab on our Fultonvale website for more details. Please take a look at the new beginnings on the panels in front of the office.
Accountability Pillar and Tell Them From Me Surveys
As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school jurisdictions to ensure we are equipping students for success.
The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators consisting of surveys of students, parents, and teachers on various aspects of quality; student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates; and provincial assessments of student learning. Over the last number of years, many school jurisdictions have also used the Tell Them From Me student survey as part of their accountability process. This year, Alberta Education offered an opportunity for school jurisdictions to administer a student survey consisting of both the Accountability Pillar questions and selected measures from the Tell Them From Me survey. EIPS is pleased to be a part of this project.
In January, parents of students in grades 4, 7, and 10 should have received an Accountability Pillar survey from Alberta Education in the mail. In February, students in grades 4 will complete the Accountability Pillar survey online while students in grades 7-12 will complete the combined Accountability Pillar and Tell Them From Me survey. All teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.
New Fee payment and Powerschool information
New School Fee Invoicing System – ACORN
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has implemented a new school fee management system, ACORN, to streamline the payment process for parents and school administrators. The new system synchronizes with all aspects of PowerSchool, our division student information system. ACORN also includes a number of features that parents have been requesting, such as online payments.
These new features include:
- Online payment options for parents to pay with Visa and MasterCard.
- The ability to view all students in EIPS and make one payment.
- The ability to make payments when and where you want 24/7.
- One-stop point of contact through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
- The ability to pay additional field trip fees online throughout the year.
Important dates for families:
- EIPS will send out student fee invoices on September 23.
- Online payment through the Parent Portal will be available starting September 23.
- Fees are due October 31.
- Please note: Fee payments will be applied to educational fees first. Therefore, payments are first applied to the Learning Resource Fee, followed by Non-Core Fees, and finally Non-Instructional Fees.
Accessing the Parent Portal
Previously, the Parent Portal was only available for parents of junior and senior high students. Beginning this year, the Parent Portal enables parents to create a single sign-on for all elementary, junior high, and senior high students in one family. If you have already registered on the Parent Portal with junior and/or senior high students, you will now be able to add your elementary-aged student.
All parents of elementary students and those who are brand new to the division in any grade will receive a letter from the school outlining the information needed to link the elementary student to the existing parent account and/or set up a new parent account. Once the parent account is created, you will not need to create a new account each year. The account information will follow your students as long as they are enrolled in an EIPS school.
If you have difficulty creating a new Parent Portal account, an instructional video is available on the Parent Portal login page at https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html or on the division website at http://www.eips.ca/powerschool.
Please note that at the elementary school level, only student attendance and student fees will be available through the Parent Portal. Ongoing assessment will continue through the eLuminate program outside of PowerSchool.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the school 780-922-3058.
Welcome Student Teachers
Fultonvale welcomes four University of Alberta Student Teachers to our school. These students are in their final practicum of completing their Bachelor of Education Degrees. Miss Scarlet Larson will be with Mrs. Kihn in Grade 1K, Miss Kara Mackie will be with Mrs. Moroziuk in Grade 2M, Miss Karly Melnyk will be with Mrs. Hornofluk in 4H and Miss Kayla Smith will be with Ms. Jackson in 6J. Mr. Shaun Anderson will be in with some of the Junior High classes. We are looking forward to having these student teachers join our school. They will be with us from February 18 to April 25. Welcome to our learning family!
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:
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.
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.