You are invited to Fossil Hill’s Welcome Back BBQ and
Curriculum Night is an opportunity for families to come into our school, meet the staff, and learn about the curriculum. It is an early chance to establish the important 3-way educational partnership that must exist between parent-student-teacher, in order for success to occur.
Our staff is excited to meet you, and is looking forward to a prosperous academic year!
On Monday, October 1, FHPS will be honouring Orange Shirt Day.
Orange Shirt Day is
a day where we encourage staff and students to wear orange to honour the
strength and courage of children who experienced Canada's residential school
system. Furthermore, this day is an opportunity for First Nations, local
governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of
reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
For students who do not have
Orange shirts - we have you covered! Bill Hogarth SS has designed orange
"Every Child Matters" buttons. We will be selling these buttons in the morning, recess and lunch on Monday.
children to pick up a pin for a donation of 50 cents and show their support for
reconciliation. Funds raised will be donated to the Legacy of Hope Foundation
whose purpose is to educate, raise awareness and
understanding of the legacy of residential schools, and to support the ongoing
healing process of Residential School Survivors. Thanks for your support!
You are invited to Fossil
Hill’s Welcome Back BBQ and
Night is an opportunity for families to come into our school, meet the staff,
and learn about the curriculum. It is an early chance to establish the
important 3-way educational partnership that must exist between
parent-student-teacher, in order for success to occur.
Our staff is excited to
meet you, and is looking forward to a prosperous academic year!
To all families and staff who commemorate Yom Kippur, we would like to wish you and your families an easy fast.
Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement and the most solemn of the Jewish Holy Days. Before Yom Kippur, Jews perform the Kaparot atonement service. In the late afternoon they eat the
pre-fast meal, followed by blessing their children, light a memorial candle as well as the holiday candles
and go the synagogue for the Kol Nidrei service.
In the course of Yom Kippur, five prayer services are held. People ask for forgiveness of their sins and
forgive others of theirs. Jews refrain from all eating and drinking on this day.
As we start the 2018-2019 school year, we would like to remind and encourage families to consider walking or cycling with children to and from school.
There are many benefits to walking and/or cycling to school.
Improves student academic performance by making children more alert and better prepared to learn.
Contributes to the daily goal of 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous activity for children, improving their health and overall fitness.
Reduces traffic congestion and improves safety for everyone in school zones.
Promotes life-long habits that foster independence and active lifestyles, preparing children for their future.
For those who can’t walk or cycle to school every day, choosing active travel once, twice or a few days a week can still provide benefits. You can also consider parking a block away from the school and walking the rest of the way. Include active travel as part of your daily routine!
To all those celebrating Rosh
Hashanah, we would like to wish you and your families a very happy
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and begins a solemn ten-day period of contemplation and selfexamination
that ends with the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.
Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High
Holy Days, and the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration
beginning on the first day of Tishrei - the first month of the Jewish lunar year. According to the Hebrew
calendar, days begin at sundown. Hence Rosh Hashanah begins the evening before Rosh Hashanah day.
These High Holy Days are the most religious days of the year for many Jews, and is a time for reflection
and atonement. Many families attend synagogue, praying for peace among nations, among peoples, and
within themselves in the coming year. Many people have a special meal where blessings are recited over
different symbolic dishes including apples, honey, dates, and pomegranates