June Beacon


June 2018

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Wow, it is hard to believe that the last month of our 2017-2018 school year is upon us.  Time has certainly flown by!


I want to thank our Beacon Hill school community - parents, students, and staff for all your support in my first year as Principal of this amazing school. 


To our students who are leaving us this year, we wish you all the best as you continue your journey in learning.


I wish everyone a wonderful summer filled with sunshine and memories. 


A huge thank you to our staff for providing an incredible number of after school activities this year - from archery, robotics, drama, knitting, running, snowshoeing,  basketball, badminton, and the list goes on!


Many of our guest speakers and field trips have been possible this year because of the tremendous support of our school council and parents plus-  thank you!


A special year end edition of The Beacon will be published during the last week of school.




  • Mrs. Nancy Ball, Principal






Registration for 2018 - 2019

Parents are asked to register their children for the upcoming school year.  You can go to www.fmpsdschools.ca and click on  Register Here.  You will need to register using your Parent Portal information.  If you do not have this information, please give our office a call and we will provide your login information for you.  You can always drop by our office to pick up registration forms if you don’t wish to register online.

Staffing Update

Please join me in welcoming  Mrs. Jen Saxton as our new head secretary of Beacon Hill School.  An arrangement has been made for Mrs Saxton to work at our school in the mornings until a replacement for her position at District Office has been filled.  Mrs. Puga accepted a position with Fort McMurray Public School District finance department, and although it was sad to see her go, we wish her all the best in her new position with the district.

Additional staffing announcements will be made as teachers and classes are determined for the 2018-2019 school year. 


Construction Zone at our School

Over the next month,  roofing work for our school gym will commence.  Student safety will be focus #1, and areas will be fenced to ensure everyone is safe. 


Aboriginal Week

Aboriginal awareness week will take place from June 18 - June 22nd at Beacon Hill Public School.

Among many activities planned, students will be participating in making FNMI themed arts and crafts. They will be speaking and interacting with Elders from the community. 

They will also be increasing their knowledge of First Nations in Canada during this week.




Fine Arts Extravaganza and Multicultural Night

We are pleased to be hosting the 1st Annual Beacon Hill School Multicultural Night, which will be held in conjunction with our annual Fine Arts Extravaganza.  


This is an opportunity to celebrate all the unique cultures that make up our fabulous community along with our student's artwork. 

This will all take place on Thursday, June 21st from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Apart from showcasing our wonderful student talent, another highlight of the evening will be a tasting of foods from all different cultures.  One of our EAs has offered to make a traditional Greek dish, our Custodian, Mrs. Saballas is making her world famous spring rolls, while Mrs. Saunders and Ms. McDonald promise some yummy Newfoundland toutons.


We are inviting any other parents or community members to bring their own cultural dishes so that we can experience a variety of tasty morsels. 

If you would be willing to provide food (or drink!) for our event, please email Mrs. Saunders at krista.saunders@fmpsd.ab.ca and let her know what you would be making.

We will need the name of the dish, origin, and list of ingredients.

We are also looking for students who know a dance or performance from their culture. If your child would like to perform the night of please let us know.

We would greatly appreciate hearing from you by Friday, June 8th, so we have enough time to complete a delicious menu!  Please email  Ms McDonald at alisha.mcdonald@fmpsd.ab.ca







KEEP- Kindergarten Extended  Program

Please join us on Thursday evening!



School Volunteers
As a thank you to our parent volunteers, our staff will host a Coffee and Muffin Drive Through on Monday, June 11th.  Coffee and muffins will be served through our school ‘drive through’  from 7:15 am - 8:15 am.  Look for the signs! 






Beacon Hill Parents Plus Advisory Association

Beacon Hill Parents Plus group was busy in the month of May!  The ‘Mother of All Sales’ was held on May 12th  - home based businesses, garage sale items, fundraising tables from Ms. Kanarek’s Gr. 6 and the Parents Plus group were in attendance.  In addition, the Scholastic Book Fair was held and all proceeds from the sale of the books will go back into resources for our school library.  A big thank you to all who supported this fundraising event!!  Vesey’s Spring Fundraiser is complete – thank you to everyone who purchased items – the proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly back to Parents Plus to help support activities at our school.   The gardens at the school will be planted again before the end of June – if anyone is interested in participating with the planting and maintaining of these gardens, please contact our Volunteer Co-coordinators, Katrina Jaycox or Shauna Clarke.


Staff Appreciation was held – thank you to all of our volunteers who assisted to help us show our appreciation of our amazing teachers and administration here at Beacon Hill School.


On Monday, June 4th, School Council and Parents Plus will be holding a meeting to review our council by-laws.  School Council will be conducting a complete review of the by-laws, followed by amendments to the by-laws for our Parents Plus group. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting which will be held in the Community Room at 6:00pm.


Please watch for dates for our upcoming annual AGM.  Enjoy the last month of the 2017/2018 school year!



As always, if there are ever any questions or concerns please get in touch with us at beaconhillparentsplus@gmail.com.

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Calendar of Events



















No School for students





School Council & Parents Plus meeting regarding bylaw changes.






Running Club


Beacon Hill School KEEP Information Session - 6 - 7 pm



No School for students.

11 Volunteer Appreciation Drive Through


Gr 6 PAT- ELA Part B



Running Club







Gr 6 PAT Science




Aboriginal Week






Aboriginal Week


Gr 6 PAT  Social Studies


Running Club


Aboriginal Week


Multicultural and Fine Arts Extravaganza



Aboriginal Week







Aboriginal Week





Beacon Hill School Sports Day for


Last day of school for Kindergarten and ECDP.

28Year End Assembly - 9 am


Last day for students





Last day for staff.