Friday, April 27, 2018

Author Janet Wilson is Coming to FHPS!!

We are so excited to be hosting award winning Canadian Author, Janet Wilson, on Thursday, May 17, 2018.  She writes books that tell true stories of children from Canada and around the world who are activists for peace, and environment, indigenous and social justice.  We are sure that she will inspire the hearts and minds of our Grade 1 to 8 students.  We ask for $2 from each student to cover the cost of her inspirational presentation.  Please make your payment through cash online.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Phoenix Rising Talent Show 2018

What a night!   Thank you to all our students for the amazing evening!  A special thank you to Ms. Park and the Talent Show Team of teachers for volunteering hours of their time to pull this event off!

Here are some pics of the evening!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

We love you!

Dear Families:

In honour of Administrative Professionals Day today, we would like to recognize the efforts and contributions of our administrative staff!  We could not do all that we do without the support of Mrs. Flynn and Mrs. Luchetta!

We thank you for the work that you do every day to support the achievement and well-being of our students!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Maple Mosaic 2018

Ridvan Greetings

Ridvan (pronounced Riz-wan) is a twelve-day festival, the most important one of the Baha'i year. Ridvan, which means "paradise", is the name of the garden in which Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, proclaimed His identity as a Messenger of God. This happened in 1863 as Baha'u'llah was about to be exiled from the city of Baghdad.

The twelve days of Ridvan, April 21 to May 2, commemorated the twelve days that Baha'u'llah spent in the Garden of Ridvan, on an island in The Tigris River. The First, Ninth, and Twelfth Days of Ridvan are considered significant holy days by Baha'is. The First Day (April 21) was the day that Baha'u'llah identified himself as a Messenger of God. On the Ninth Day (April 29), His family joined Him in preparation for the journey into exile. The Twelfth Day (May 2) represents the day that Baha'u'llah and His family were banished from Baghdad to Constantinople.

On the three holy days of Ridvan, Baha'is all over the world gather together to remember this joyous time in Baha'u'llah's life (He spent the majority of His life in prison, and was exiled four times). Baha'is recite prayers, sing, read from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, and celebrate His life and teachings. Because of the global nature of the Baha'i Faith, rituals are discouraged. There are no specific foods, or activities associated with Ridvan, or any of the other Baha'i Holy Days.

An aspect of Baha'i administration is associated with the time of Ridvan. There is no clergy in the Baha'i Faith, so local Baha'i communities are administered by nine-member Local Spiritual Assemblies which are elected each year. These elections take place on the First Day of Ridvan.

We extend good wishes to all staff, students and members of the Baha’i community who will be celebrating Ridvan.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

School Council Tonight @ 6:30 p.m.

Fossil Hill Public School
School Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 6:30

Agenda Items

Welcome & Acceptance of Current Agenda             
Adoption of Minutes from February 27 meeting      
Treasurer's Report
Discussion Items:
 Fundraising Update                                      
 Parent Symposium                                        
 Cyber bullying and Internet Safety             
 Homework Policy Update                                                
·         Edsby Update                                              

Other Business (Proposed future agenda items):

Summarize meeting's actions                       

Our Healthy Eating Ambassadors!

Today Nancy Bevilacqua, (MHSc, RD), a Public Health Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian came to visit our Health Eating Ambassadors to discuss what healthy eating means to us.

We look forward to sharing our learning and to model healthy eating behaviors with our school community.

Nancy will join us on May 29 at our next School Council Meeting.

Thank you Mr. Colosimo for your leadership on this initiative!

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Put out your sticks

Ms. Lisi’s class put out their sticks in support of the Humboldt community. #putyoursticksout

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Showing our support to the Humboldt Broncos community

Wearing our jerseys.

Mrs. Selemidis and Ms. Belpulsi's class showing their support! 

Grade 8 Volunteers Needed

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To all grade 8 students, Tommy Douglas Secondary School will be hosting their 3rd annual Engage in Change event on May 2nd, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. 

If you are interested in getting a head start on your community service hours this summer, there will be over 25 non-for-profit organizations present looking for volunteers.  

Additionally, there will also be speakers on how to find your dream job! 

Hope to see you then!

Diamando McLarnon
Guidance & Career Education
Tommy Douglas Secondary School
4020 Major Mackenzie Drive
Woobridge, Ontario
L4H 4E9
289-342-0001 ext 308

Happy Vaisakhi - April 13 - Diamond Day

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Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year, is celebrated in April every year. Vaisakhi is also celebrated in some other parts of India, particularly in some of the northern and eastern states.

For Sikhs, Vaisakhi celebrates the birth of the Panth Khalsa order (the Order of the Pure Ones) established by Guru Gobind Singh. It is at this time that Guru Gobind Singh gave the Khalsa order the five distinct symbols of purity and courage which would make Sikhs identifiable: the Kesh (unshorn hair); Kangha (the wooden comb); Karra (the iron bracelet); Kirpan (the sword) and Kachera (underclothing).

Some of the ways that this day is traditionally honoured include visiting a place of worship, participating in a mela (fair), indulging in mithai (sweets), fruits and lassi (a sweet yogurt drink), and taking a ritual bath or renewal.

We extend good wishes to all staff, students and members of the Sikh and Indian communities who will be celebrating Vaisakhi.

Happy Vaisakhi!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Spirit Days this Week!

Sorry for the short notice, families, but we have a couple of Spirit Days coming up this week!
Wednesday, April 11th is the day of PINK!!  We'll wear pink to celebrate diversity and stand up to bulllying.
Thursday, April 12 is Jersey Day.  Students are encouraged to wear jerseys of any kind - hockey, baseball, basketball, soccer (whatever they have) - to show our support for the Humboldt Broncos team and families.  We'll leave it up to our families how much you want to tell your kids about the trajedy in Saskatchewan, but please do encourage them to wear a sports jersey if they have one.

And, Friday, April 13th is PAJAMA DAY since the 15th of this month is on a Sunday and we don't want to miss our chance to wear our PJ's!

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Orthodox Easter Wishes

Best wishes to all those who commemorate Holy Friday.

Holy Friday on April 6th, commemorates the passion of Jesus Christ. The Eastern churches focus on the burial. Many of the traditions that bond generations together in the Orthodox tradition occur during the celebration of Easter. 

One of the most prominent rituals of the Orthodox Easter is the forty-day Lenten fast, where no meat or dairy is eaten. The fast is typically broken on Sunday morning at 1 or 2 a.m. following the evening Church service where candles are lit and a celebratory hymn is sung in the honour of the resurrection of Christ.

To all our families who celebrate Easter in the Orthodox tradition, we would like to wish you a very happy celebration.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Annual Regional Parent Symposium – “Parent Voice Matters!”

Annual Regional Parent Symposium – “Parent Voice Matters!”

April 4, 2018
All families are invited to join us tonight online for live streaming of the Regional Parent Symposium – “Parent Voice Matters” opening ceremonies starting at 6 pm and the two workshops below.

1.   How Families and Schools Can Together Promote Belonging (Gr. K-12) – Michelle Cassidy (Live Streamed at 6:40 p.m.) 

2.   Town Hall (Gr. K-12) – Paul Woods and Scott Milne (Live Streamed at 7:50 pm)

We hope you can join us online tonight for some great learning.

Kind regards,

Joan Lachhman
Inclusive School and Community Services
York Region District School Board
Phone:  905-884-2046 Ext. 252
Phone:  1-877-280-8180 Ext. 252


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