Beacon Hill Public School Where Individuals Count!

Parents

“Words Their Way”

program we’re using that encourages children to pay closer attention to the spelling of words by sorting according to sounds and meaning. 

Watch a video here to learn more.

Be a Foster Parent

Have you ever considered opening your home to a child in need? We need more foster homes in Fort McMurray and would welcome any questions you may have about this rewarding experience.

For Foster Care information, please contact:

Laura Niven
Foster Care Support Worker
Northest Alberta Child And Family Services
Phone: 780-743-7234
Fax: 780-743-7225
Email: laura.niven@gov.ab.ca

APPLE Schools

Beacon Hill is an APPLE School and is therefore committed to the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles among all members of our school community. This means that Beacon Hill staff will work with our designated APPLE Schools facilitator to help make healthy choices, easy choices.

See our school’s recently developed Beacon Hill School – Health and Wellness Guidelines for more details as well as the APPLE Schools website.

Beacon Hill School "Health Champion" - Krista Saunders

Tips For Success at School

Be generous with praise

Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.

Encourage “personal best”

Help your child by encouraging him or her to do the best in school and at home. Remember, “personal best” does not mean “perfect”, and learning is not the same as high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.

Make learning a priority

Your attitude toward school attendance, education and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority.

Show interest in school work

Studies show that kids do better at school when parents are more involved in their education

  • Talk about school each day.
  • Ask to see classwork.
  • Have your child read aloud to you.
  • Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
  • Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
  • Show appreciation for good efforts.

Offer suggestions for success

Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:

  • Read the assignment when it is given.
  • Keep a list of new vocabulary.
  • Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.
  • Review notes before a test.

Schedule study time

Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates.