Squeak & Squawk Night
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:45pm - 9:00pm
Porter Creek Secondary School
1405 Hickory street Whitehorse, YT
All FHC, PCSS and Vanier beginning and advanced Grade 8 students as well as students from Whitehorse elementary schools
All-City Sr. Wind Ensemble will be running this evening for the Beginners (some will direct traffic and move equipment, some will teach, etc.).
There is no cost for this event for Beginners from F.H. Collins Sec., Vanier Catholic Sec., Jack Hulland Elem., Whitehorse Elem., Hidden Valley Elem., Elijah Smith Elem., Selkirk Elem., Golden Horn Elem., Christ the King Elem., Takhini Elem. and Porter Creek Sec. schools. All participants will receive excellent information, the thrill of performing in a large ensemble and the connection to further events/instruction. This is the first time that most students receive their instruments and attendance is essential for all Beginning Band students and their parent/guardian. Your attendance is essential to moving to the next step in class (how to care for your instrument and how to use the equipment included).
This Annual Event has lovingly been referred to as “Squeak and Squawk Night” by the musicians who teach, as well as the Beginners who attend every year.
More information - https://allcityband.com/handbook#squeak
Notice to parents/guardians on school supplies
For the 2016-17 school year, the Yukon government provided one-time funding to School Councils to provide school supplies for Yukon students. This funding is now complete and will not be renewed. It took many hours of staff and volunteer work to administer, organize and distribute and we would like to thank all those who worked hard on this initiative. The total cost for the supplies was $569, 000.00 and after careful consideration, we did not feel it was the best use of resources to support Yukon students.
Schools will return to the previous process. Many provide a list of the school supplies that students will need in the fall with the end of year report cards or on their websites. Parents are responsible for ensuring their children have these supplies.
We are committed to making sure that any families that need help to provide supplies for their child will have support from Yukon Education. If you require assistance with providing school supplies for your child for the 2017-2018 school year, please contact your local school the week of August 22, 2017, or later if required. There will be plans in place at the schools to support your requests.
Many schools save extra school supplies at the end of the year and as last year’s initiative was unusual, we anticipate there may be some unused school supplies. All schools are happy to accept any unused school supplies and redistribute them for use as needed. We encourage recycling of any unused items. School superintendents will be connecting with their area schools to determine how best to provide any needed support in the fall.
Locker Item Removal
When school ends, we have students empty their lockers and ask that they leave them in the same clean condition they found them in. We then have to empty any leftover contents, which is sent to the Salvation Army. The next step is to switch all the locks around so next year’s students’ lockers are secure. To this end, we need students to empty their lockers by Monday, June 12. On June 13th, items left in a locker will be removed and donated. Talk to your child about planning ahead so that they are not left with too many items to bring home on the last day. Students may need a ride home, or a few extra bags to fill with their belongings. It is surprising what students will throw away instead of bringing home to reuse next year. Let’s all use our resources well!
Please contact the school if you have any questions
Attention parents – if you are not receiving emails regarding Grad 2017 it may be because FHC does not have your email on file. Please contact the school at 667 8665 and ask that your email be added. Thanks.
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The following links have maps to show students and staff the routes to use in the new school and while the Tech Wing is under construction.