October-November 2022 Newsletter

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Fulton is in full swing, and lot of activities are happening. Orange Shirt Day was well recognized at Fulton. Students learned about the 94 calls to action of the TRC. They learned which calls have been started and which have not.

This year all grade 10 and 11 English classes will focus on indigenous learning. The government has made taking an indigenous-focused course a new graduation requirement. The requirement is mandatory for this year’s grade 11 students.

Our FREE breakfast program has begun. Each morning from 7:45 – 8:20 volunteers work hard at providing a healthy breakfast to all our Fulton students. Please encourage your children to stop by the cafeteria for breakfast.

If you haven’t done so already, please pay your child’s student fees. If you are sending a cheque, please write your child’s name and the reason for the payment on the memo line of the cheque. All unpaid fees or lost book fees from previous years are overdue. Please see Mrs. Redl in the office if you have any questions about school fees. Fees can be paid online and, of course, cash and checks are accepted.

Mid-Course Reports
All students will be receiving a mid-course report on November 21. In Grades 8 and 9, a proficiency level will be reported on the scale of Emerging-Developing-Proficient-Extending. The comment will let you know what your Fulton student can do and what they can work on to improve their learning. Grade 10-12 students will receive a letter grade and a comment that explains what they are able to do and areas of continued development.

Graduation Information for all Students
Below is a link to the website on the current graduation program. It will help students navigate graduation and course selections. Over the course of this year, each student in grade 9-12 will review a graduation plan to create their three-year grad plan. More information on the three-year grad plan will be outlined in your students’ CE9, CLE and CLC classes. Graduation Info

It has been a busy fall for sports at Fulton. The energy in the gym and on the fields has been fantastic. Big THANKS to all our coaches this season.

  • Carli Denton – Grade 8 Girls Volleyball
  • Nick Jensen and Ricky Faulhaber – Grade 8 Boys Volleyball
  • Chloe Rose Scabar and Nicole Bargaso – Junior Girls Volleyball
  • Connor Podmorow and Dan Curtis- Senior Boys Volleyball
  • Sharon Shaigec and John Neilson- Senior Girls Volleyball
  • Sean Boal- X-Country Coach

Thanks to all the coaches who step up to help with both our football teams.

Junior and Senior Football Coaches

School District 22 – Ministry of Education-District Project Scholarship Competition

Grade 12 students can apply to showcase their learning and talents in the following 6 categories:

  1. Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music, etc.)
  2. Applied Design, Skills & Technologies (Business Ed., Technology Ed., Home Economics, Information Communication Technology)
  3. Physical Activity (Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics. A project that spans a 1-year period and that is beyond the scope of the physical education class or participation in extracurricular or community level activities)
  4. International Languages -with IRPs or External Assessments, including AP and IB (must be a creative, practical application of the language and must be an original piece of work)
  5. Community Service (Volunteer activity, which includes awareness of local, global, and cultural issues)
  6. Indigenous Languages & Culture (demonstrated at school or in the community)

District Project Scholarships are presented and judged on May 3-4-5, 2023 Student Application Form can be picked up in the office.
**Due Date for the application form is Nov. 25, 2022**

Graduation 2023- Events

Thanks to the Super Grad Parent group that has met twice this year to help organize Super Grad activities.The next Super Grad parent meeting is Tuesday November 29th at 6:30

  • Grad Photos  Tuesday, Jan. 31st – Thursday, Feb. 2nd @ Fulton –
    • Sign up to take place in December
  • Thursday, June 22nd – Grad Rehearsal 9-11 KTP
  • Saturday, June 24th – Grad KTP –Grads arrive 2PM Ceremony 3PM

Numeracy and Literacy Assessments
Students in BC must complete three assessments as part of the graduation program. Students will take the Numeracy 10 assessment and the Literacy 10 assessment in grade 10. Students will also need to take the Literacy 12 assessment in grade 12. We have just completed the first sitting of these assessments. Make up sessions will take place the week of January 23rd, 2023. If you have a grade 12 student is very important to check that they have completed the 2 grade 10 assessments and are scheduled to complete their grade 12 assessment with their English Studies 12 class. Students can check with their counselor to ensure they have met these requirements.

Patrick Alexandre -Performance
Métis roots, blues, country and Rock n’ Roll powerhouse singer Patrick Alexandre exploring the various roles his ancestors played throughout the Red River Resistances of 1869 and the North- West Resistance of 1885. He will be at Fulton for a presentation to some students on November 15th

Fulton Wetland Center of Excellence
We have partnered again with Ducks Unlimited Canada to promote the conservation of wetlands and to educate future generations on the role wetlands play in ecosystem preservation.  Fulton Wetland Center Mentor Students have worked with students from Ellison Elementary and will continue collaborating with other schools and students in the spring.

Parent Advisory Committee

The first PAC meetings of the year were held on September 27th and October 25th. Several parents attended, and we discussed how the PAC can help enhance student life at Fulton. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st. We welcome any parents who may have been unable to attend our first meetings and who may yet be interested in building something special in our Fulton community. The meeting will be at 530pm in the Fulton Library.

Questions can be directed to fultonpac@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

  • November 2nd & 3rd                                        Grade 10 Numeracy Assessments
  • November 2nd & 3rd                                        Grade 10 Literacy Assessments
  • November 2nd & 3rd                                        Grade 12 Literacy Assessments
  • November 9th                                                  Remembrance Day assembly
  • November 10th                                                Pro D Day – no school in session
  • November 11th                                                Remembrance Day holiday
  • November 15th                                                Patrick Alexandre Performance
  • November 17th                                                Grade 8 Activity – BB Block
  • November 21st                                                Mid Term Report cards available online @ 3pm
  • December 22nd                                                Christmas Assembly
  • December 23rd                                                  No School – Winter Break Starts January 9th 2023, School Reopens