Welcome to Our School!
Welcome to Fort Saskatchewan Elementary School. We hope that you enjoy our website and visit us often. Check out our school newsletter and our school calendar to keep on top of all of the events that are happening.
We have begun our Thanksgiving food collection for the food bank. From September 26 to October 5 we will be collecting food donations in the front foyer and they will be delivered to the Food Bank on October 6. Thank-you, in advance, for your support.
Would You Like to Provide Input Into Our School Education Plan?
Every year the schools in Elk Island Public report on their School Education Plan (SEP) Goals – successes and challenges. Fort Elementary’s Goals are listed below. The SEP is a working document; goals and strategies may be modified as needed.
Our 2015 – 2018 SEP has the following goals;
- Students will achieve a minimum of one year’s growth in literacy and numeracy.
- More students will be given the opportunity to participate in citizenship and leadership activities.
- Maintain parent engagement and increase community engagement, within the school and the classrooms.
We have now completed Year 1 of our SEP and over the next month the staff will reflect upon the success of each of these goals and which strategies were successful (worked well) and which were not (need to be removed).
We would like to provide YOU with the opportunity to provide input (suggestions, ideas, concern) as to what strategies you would like to see, to support one or all three of these goals.
We welcome any and all feedback from you. We will then consider your feedback when we develop our strategies for Year 2. We will need to have this completed by October 12 so if you have any ideas for us, please go the link below, print the form and return it to the office. You could also send an email to email@example.com
Thank you, in advance, for your feedback.
Orange Shirt Day is Coming!
Orange shirt day is a movement that officially began in 2013 but in reality it began in 1973 when six year old Phyllis Webstad entered the St. Joseph Mission Residential School, outside of Williams Lake, BC. Young Phyllis was wearing a brand new orange shirt for her first day of school – new clothes being a rare and wonderful thing for a First Nation girl growing up in her grandmother’s care - but the Mission employee quickly stripped her of her new shirt and replaced it with the school’s institutional uniform.
On September 30 Fort Elementary is joining in the movement of Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together is the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. If you would like to support this activity please wear an orange shirt, orange scarf or an orange bandana to school on September 30.
Hot Lunch 2016 - 2017
As we get ready for another exciting year at school, it is also time to get the Hot Lunch Program up and running. We will be doing online ordering for all orders so as to ensure accuracy with the orders and to make the process as easy for everyone as possible.
Here's how to get started...
- Go to www.fse.parentcouncil.net
- Click on "Click Here to Register"
- Enter Access Code FSE
- Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address will ensure you receive reminder emails about hot lunch order deadlines, and your child's hot lunch order for the upcoming week)
- Click the "Register Now" button at the bottom
- Follow the instructions to add each child in your family who attends Fort Saskatchewan Elementary School
- Once your child(ren) are registered, click on "Orders"
- Proceed to order hot lunch for your child(ren)
Oct. - Jan. - Hot Lunch order form
Oct. Hot Lunch order form - orders due Oct. 5 @ 5:00 pm
School Council and Other Updates
Our next Parent Council meeting is on Thursday, October 13. It will be held in the staffroom, starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
For more information go to the Parent Council page.
We are also looking for one Parent Rep for each classroom. This parent would be responsible for contacting other parents to help when volunteers are needed by the teacher or the parent council. If you are interested, please contact your child's teacher.
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