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Happy Jersey’s Day

Who are you representing?

FEIA students and teachers are having fun with online Spirit Days!

Stay tuned for more of FEIA’s virtual activities.

Bell Let’s Talk!

When it comes to mental health, today more than ever, let’s talk and support one another.

For every text, call, or use of #BellLetsTalk on social media, Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health.

Falcons, let’s remember that feeling down or stressed is normal!

If you are feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or just want to talk, the FEIA family are always here for you.

Parent Workshop on Feb 16: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Parent Workshop: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Jan 27, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Letter to Parents and Guardians

letter to parents and guardians regarding the provincial lock down notice under the COVID-19

Dec 29, 2020 CONTINUE READING

Access to FEIA’s digital Library

FEIA library’s online resources are open and available for students to use whether they are learning from home or in school.

Dec 20, 2020 CONTINUE READING

Parent Workshop on Feb 16: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

COVID Safety at FEIA

Parent Workshop on Feb 16: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Greetings, Parents/Guardians:

COVID has had a significant impact on our student’s overall wellbeing, this has been compounded with the recent second lockdown extended by the premier. A series of workshops conducted by Austin White (PHN), and a team of fourth year student nurses, have been organized for students, teachers and parents to assist with managing COVID-related stress.

Please click for more workshop details.

Sincerely, 

FEIA

Take a look back at this past week at FEIA!

Jan 29, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Letter to Parents and Guardians

letter to parents and guardians regarding the provincial lock down notice under the COVID-19

Dec 29, 2020 CONTINUE READING

Access to FEIA’s digital Library

FEIA library’s online resources are open and available for students to use whether they are learning from home or in school.

Dec 20, 2020 CONTINUE READING

Letter to Parents and Guardians

Letter to Parents and Guardians regarding the provincial lock down notice under the COVID-19

Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff:

On the advice of health experts, Premier Doug Ford announced an Ontario-wide shut down effective 26 December.

This will impact school closures as follows:

  • Grades 6, 7 & 8 on site classes will resume 11 January
  • Grades 9-12 on site classes will resume 25 January

All students will engage in remote learning effective 4 January until a return to in-class instruction as indicated above.Detailed information regarding online learning was sent last week.

Students that will be travelling should adjust their return date accordingly. You are advised to contact Pearson International with respect to COVID testing and quarantine requirements when entering Ontario. 

The Niagara region is now in the “red control” region. You can obtain regular updates on the Niagara Region website.

You will be advised of any changes if announced.

Please remain within your familiar, protective circles during the holiday season to ensure everyone’s continued safety.

Be well.

Liliana Vani, Ph., D. OCT

Take a look back at this past week at FEIA!

Jan 29, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Parent Workshop on Feb 16: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Parent Workshop: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Jan 27, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Access to FEIA’s digital Library

FEIA library’s online resources are open and available for students to use whether they are learning from home or in school.

Dec 20, 2020 CONTINUE READING

Access to FEIA’s digital Library

FEIA’s students have access to digital library from home or anywhere they have internet connection

FEIA’s digital library online resources include quite a few research tools, but also allow access to sites such as “The National Film Board of Canada” & “Word Reference” , that encourage enrichment and offer some entertainment during this odd and often difficult time of COVID. Students also have access to a selection of worldwide newspapers. By utilizing the links available on our Library Homepage, everyone is able to keep up with events happening around the world. These services are available to any who would like to explore what our library offers.
 
Students will NOT need to utilize their usernames or passwords as we have made this portion of the website public.
 
How to access FEIA’s online resources:
 
  • Select “Click here to Access Catalog
  • Select “Fort Erie International Academy
  • Browse and explore links!

Take a look back at this past week at FEIA!

Jan 29, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Parent Workshop on Feb 16: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Parent Workshop: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Jan 27, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Letter to Parents and Guardians

letter to parents and guardians regarding the provincial lock down notice under the COVID-19

Dec 29, 2020 CONTINUE READING

This Week at FEIA-October 23th, 2020

/\ 4 /\ – CHANGE FOR CHANGE

Hunter G., Carter L., Zach V. and Taize D. all earned volunteer hours this past weekend by helping Vincent and the team at The Fort Erie Rotary Club pound the pavement to help collect ‘Change for Change’.

 Thank you gentlemen for living and breathing the FEIA Mission

of becoming change agents and leaders by supporting local fundraising efforts on such a gloomy day – we are all very proud of each of you!

Tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am-3pm, students are again invited to volunteer with The FE Rotary Club. Students are welcomed to support in collecting donations from local Fort Erie homes by meeting by 10:50am on Crooks Street near Horne Park. Interested students should reach out to Mr. Ford to confirm participation before 5pm on Friday, October 23rd. 

Students are encouraged to keep an eye on the student activity bulletin board (just outside the main washrooms) to sign up for any available volunteer opportunities.

 IT’S THAT TIME!

If you can believe it, we are already at the midway point of session one for our secondary school students.

Teachers and academic staff have been quite busy in assessing progress and detailing feedback for students and parents alike. With that, high school mid-term report cards are will be going home with students on Monday.

UNIFORMS ARE COMING!

We’re very pleased to share that we’ve had word that our school uniforms will be delivered to us next week. In that, we anticipate uniform allocation to happen by Friday, October 30th.  Each student will receive two long sleeved polos, two short sleeved polos, 1 dress shirt and two pairs of black dress pants. Track suits are not yet ready as they were on back order, but will be here before the end of November.

We’re looking forward to to seeing our students sporting their school uniforms as of November 2nd!

FEIA’S FARMERS MARKET IS COMING SOON!

Ms. Carrie has been secretly setting up a FEIA Farmer’s Market for our elementary students. The Marketplace will be brought to life next week for a series of experiential sessions that will cover integrated lessons in English, science, history, health, art and math – stay tuned next week for the big reveal and more detail around the FEIA Farmer’s Market experience.

IT’S GAME DAY x3

We’ve got a busy weekend for hockey coming up. Both the U16 & U18 groups left at the crack of dawn this morning to head out to Windsor to take on the A12 Academy again – this time at 1pm. The boys have been working really hard this week and we’re crossing fingers that all the hard work pays off for them on the ice. Keep your eyes on our Facebook Page, as we’ll be posting score updates as they come in.

Saturday, our U18 team will take on the TRC Wolves at our home rink again; this time at 8:30pm. A reminder again, that anyone not on the team will not be allowed into the rink; and the rink has now implemented a checklist that they’ll be using at the door. If your name isn’t on the list, you will not be admitted inside. Again, we’ll keep you updated on our Facebook Page as we receive updates.

Go Falcons!

A few other things of note: The Hockey Game Schedule has been added to the FEIA.ca website and will be regularly updated for your reference. We’re also working to add a ‘stats’ section to our hockey page, showcasing our player statistics; this should be live sometime next week.

Take a look back at this past week at FEIA!

Jan 29, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Parent Workshop on Feb 16: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Parent Workshop: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Jan 27, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Letter to Parents and Guardians

letter to parents and guardians regarding the provincial lock down notice under the COVID-19

Dec 29, 2020 CONTINUE READING

This Week at FEIA – October 16th, 2020

HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC UPDATE

Can you believe its already October! The first month of school has flown by and we are so happy to see both staff and students settling into the FEIA Campus nicely.

With COVID-19 ever so present, we’ve been extra diligent in monitoring the mental health and wellbeing of our student population. We have observed concern from our high school students about feeling overloaded in balancing both schoolwork and after school activities.

As a result, as of Monday, October 5th, FEIA will switch to a two course timetable. Students will continue on with two of their existing four courses until they complete the Ministry of Education requirement of 110 hours per course in late November. Then, on November 25th, they will pick up where they left off with the other two courses they are currently taking to then complete them by January 29th, 2021.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

STUDENTS CAN SUPPORT THE ROTARY CLUB OF FORT ERIE

In support of the Fort Erie Rotary Club, we have a couple of volunteer opportunities in the near future. Please encourage your high school children to sign up on the student bulletin board:

The first option is on Saturday, October 17th from 11am to approximately 2pm whereby volunteers will deliver 500 flyers to local homes in the Bridgeburg District. This opportunity does not require any personal communication or contact, and as such, is COVID safe.

The second option also takes place in the Bridgeburg District on Saturday, October 24th from 11am to approximately 3pm. Volunteers will be asked to collect donations. With that, this option involves knocking on doors requesting donations. Donations will be poured by homeowners into a container through a funnel so not contact need be made.

FEIA FALCONS UPDATE

Front Row Sports delivered our new pant shells, gloves and helmets this week. Head Principal Stella and Coach Jesse had some fun testing them out!

On Friday, October 9th the Falcons will be participating in their first away games. Our U18 Elite team will be visiting the A21 Academy in Windsor with Coaches Carson & Jon, while Coaches Jesse & Matt will take our U16 team to compete against Blyth Academy in Burlington.

Please note SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE ARENAS for the safety of our students.

We are working on being able to live stream our games in the near future so that we can all cheer on the Falcons at future games from the safety of our screens.

CALLING ALL CHEFS

We’re very excited to report that the brand new, state of the art kitchen at the high school is almost ready! In that, we are looking to bring on a Head Chef to take ownership of FEIA’s culinary needs.

If you have experience in designing nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, in establishing and managing supplier relationships, can hire and manage a culinary staff and are an expert in crafting and serving meals all while staying on budget, let us know by sharing your cover letter and resume with us at careers@feia.ca

With that, we humbly thank Your Farm Gate in Ridgeway for stepping up to have fed our students heathy AND delicious meals in the short term; our staff and students very much appreciate what you did for us & we wish you all the best.

FEIA FALCONS UPDATE

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. The events were designed to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of this project. 

FEIA Staff and students proudly wore Orange this past Wednesday in support.

Take a look back at this past week at FEIA!

Jan 29, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Parent Workshop on Feb 16: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Parent Workshop: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Jan 27, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Letter to Parents and Guardians

letter to parents and guardians regarding the provincial lock down notice under the COVID-19

Dec 29, 2020 CONTINUE READING

This Week at FEIA – October 9th, 2020

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

As we arrive at the first long weekend of the school year, I find myself reflecting on all that we as a FEIA Family have to be thankful for. 

Having worked in schools for more than a few decades, it always surprises me how quickly our students come to bond with each other each school year. We are blessed to have a wonderful group of young adults join FEIA this year and I couldn’t be prouder of the friendships I see continuing to blossom across all grade levels. To our students, thank you for living and breathing the positive and inclusive values of FEIA each and every day.

They say it takes a village to raise a family. The staff at FEIA prove day in and day out that we really are a Family here at the FEIA Campus. With so many new staff members joining us here in the last few months it has been so wonderful to see them going over an above to providing support and guidance to each other. Further to this, the interaction, attention and care they show our student body is inspiring, as I can already see the positive impact they are making. To our teachers, thank you for everything you do, day in and day out.

Finally, the parents and the community here in Fort Erie have and continue to be so supportive of each initiative we introduce, each change we make for the greater good and the patience and understanding they have shown as we navigate though the ever changing protocols we need to adopt as a result of COVID-19. Thank you! Without you all, we would not succeed in helping to nurture and grow these students into the next generation of innovators and leaders.

May the good things of life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.

FEIA FALCONS UPDATE

Both our U16 and U18 Teams are headed to Burlington today to take on the Blyth Academy Bruins at The Wave Twin Rinks.  We’re all crossing our fingers and toes and wishing the Falcons all the best in their inaugural games.

Please note SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE ARENAS, nor are we able to take any photos or video. Our coaches will do their best to capture some pre and post game images.

We’ve also been informed that the rink we are playing at is connected to www.LiveBarn.com and will showcase our games this afternoon.

You’ll need to download the app and, at minimum pay a $17.99 monthly fee in advance, to be able to access the games

HIGH SCHOOL TIMETABLE CHANGE

As we mentioned last week, we implemented a new timetable for our High School students this past Monday.

Instead of students focussing on 4 courses this semester, we’ve actually split the semester in half to allow for a lighter course load. Students are adjusting well and seem much more comfortable with the new approach.

The new timetable appears below and will be available on the Parent’s section of our website later today.

TERRY FOX RUN

While our original plan was to raise funds and complete a 1k walk in support of the Terry Fox Foundation last week, the weather did not cooperate with us.

Instead, this passed Tuesday, students were able to enjoy a sunny, but windy walk/run taking in the beautiful fall colours surrounding the FEIA Campus.

Thanks to our FEIA Family, we collected almost $100 to donate to the cause.

Take a look back at this past week at FEIA!

Jan 29, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Parent Workshop on Feb 16: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Parent Workshop: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Jan 27, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Letter to Parents and Guardians

letter to parents and guardians regarding the provincial lock down notice under the COVID-19

Dec 29, 2020 CONTINUE READING

Academic Update for Parents

September 29th, 2020 

During this first month of school, we have observed our students and become concerned that they were experiencing a sense of “overload”.  Students who are involved in hockey are up very early and on the ice by 7:00 am four days each week.  We understand that there are evening activities in place for students as well.  This means that they are returning home to complete homework assignments and are up very late doing so.

The teachers have expressed concern for the well-being of their students and we have determined that changes need to be made.

Beginning on Monday, October 5 we will switch to a two-course timetable with classes lasting 2.5 hours.  Students will be assigned two courses that they are currently enrolled in and work towards completion of these courses by November 23 when exams will be written.  They will be given credit for the 23.75 hours of course time that is already completed and will therefore require 34 days to finish the credit requirements.

On November 25, students will return to the other two courses they are currently taking.  We will give an additional day (35 days) to this course to allow teachers an opportunity to review the work they have already taught.  Marks already earned for these courses will be included in their final marks.  Including the Christmas holidays, students will write their final exams for these courses on January 27.

Although the students will have more work each day in the two subjects being taught, we hope this will be a more manageable workload both during school and after school hours.  It will also mean that they are being assigned homework in only two subjects rather than four.

For non-hockey students, this may mean a slight change to their day and require them for this semester to continue until 4:15 each day.  If parents wish to reconsider their early morning class, please contact the school.  Students will receive their updated timetable on Friday, October 2nd.

If you have any questions regarding these plans, please feel free to contact the school at info@feia.ca or 905.871.5721

September 29th, 2020 

During this first month of school, we have observed our students and become concerned that they were experiencing a sense of “overload”.  Students who are involved in hockey are up very early and on the ice by 7:00 am four days each week.  We understand that there are evening activities in place for students as well.  This means that they are returning home to complete homework assignments and are up very late doing so.

The teachers have expressed concern for the well-being of their students and we have determined that changes need to be made.

Beginning on Monday, October 5 we will switch to a two-course timetable with classes lasting 2.5 hours.  Students will be assigned two courses that they are currently enrolled in and work towards completion of these courses by November 23 when exams will be written.  They will be given credit for the 23.75 hours of course time that is already completed and will therefore require 34 days to finish the credit requirements.

On November 25, students will return to the other two courses they are currently taking.  We will give an additional day (35 days) to this course to allow teachers an opportunity to review the work they have already taught.  Marks already earned for these courses will be included in their final marks.  Including the Christmas holidays, students will write their final exams for these courses on January 27.

Although the students will have more work each day in the two subjects being taught, we hope this will be a more manageable workload both during school and after school hours.  It will also mean that they are being assigned homework in only two subjects rather than four.

For non-hockey students, this may mean a slight change to their day and require them for this semester to continue until 4:15 each day.  If parents wish to reconsider their early morning class, please contact the school.  Students will receive their updated timetable on Friday, October 2nd.

If you have any questions regarding these plans, please feel free to contact the school at info@feia.ca or 905.871.5721

Take a look back at this past week at FEIA!

Jan 29, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Parent Workshop on Feb 16: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Parent Workshop: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Jan 27, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Letter to Parents and Guardians

letter to parents and guardians regarding the provincial lock down notice under the COVID-19

Dec 29, 2020 CONTINUE READING

This Week at FEIA – October 2nd, 2020

HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC UPDATE

Can you believe its already October! The first month of school has flown by and we are so happy to see both staff and students settling into the FEIA Campus nicely.

With COVID-19 ever so present, we’ve been extra diligent in monitoring the mental health and wellbeing of our student population. We have observed concern from our high school students about feeling overloaded in balancing both schoolwork and after school activities.

As a result, as of Monday, October 5th, FEIA will switch to a two course timetable. Students will continue on with two of their existing four courses until they complete the Ministry of Education requirement of 110 hours per course in late November. Then, on November 25th, they will pick up where they left off with the other two courses they are currently taking to then complete them by January 29th, 2021.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

STUDENTS CAN SUPPORT THE ROTARY CLUB OF FORT ERIE

In support of the Fort Erie Rotary Club, we have a couple of volunteer opportunities in the near future. Please encourage your high school children to sign up on the student bulletin board:

The first option is on Saturday, October 17th from 11am to approximately 2pm whereby volunteers will deliver 500 flyers to local homes in the Bridgeburg District. This opportunity does not require any personal communication or contact, and as such, is COVID safe.

The second option also takes place in the Bridgeburg District on Saturday, October 24th from 11am to approximately 3pm. Volunteers will be asked to collect donations. With that, this option involves knocking on doors requesting donations. Donations will be poured by homeowners into a container through a funnel so not contact need be made.

FEIA FALCONS UPDATE

Front Row Sports delivered our new pant shells, gloves and helmets this week. Head Principal Stella and Coach Jesse had some fun testing them out!

On Friday, October 9th the Falcons will be participating in their first away games. Our U18 Elite team will be visiting the A21 Academy in Windsor with Coaches Carson & Jon, while Coaches Jesse & Matt will take our U16 team to compete against Blyth Academy in Burlington.

Please note SPECTATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE ARENAS for the safety of our students.

We are working on being able to live stream our games in the near future so that we can all cheer on the Falcons at future games from the safety of our screens.

CALLING ALL CHEFS

We’re very excited to report that the brand new, state of the art kitchen at the high school is almost ready! In that, we are looking to bring on a Head Chef to take ownership of FEIA’s culinary needs.

If you have experience in designing nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, in establishing and managing supplier relationships, can hire and manage a culinary staff and are an expert in crafting and serving meals all while staying on budget, let us know by sharing your cover letter and resume with us at careers@feia.ca

With that, we humbly thank Your Farm Gate in Ridgeway for stepping up to have fed our students heathy AND delicious meals in the short term; our staff and students very much appreciate what you did for us & we wish you all the best.

FEIA FALCONS UPDATE

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. The events were designed to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of this project. 

FEIA Staff and students proudly wore Orange this past Wednesday in support.

Take a look back at this past week at FEIA!

Jan 29, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Parent Workshop on Feb 16: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Parent Workshop: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Jan 27, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Letter to Parents and Guardians

letter to parents and guardians regarding the provincial lock down notice under the COVID-19

Dec 29, 2020 CONTINUE READING

This Week at FEIA – September 25, 2020

FEIA CARES

In support of the Fort Erie Fire Department’s food and bottle drive, FEIA has collected a trunk full of non-perishable food items.

Our Grade 7 & 8 students helped to package it all up today and VP, Mr. Ford dropped our donations off to the team at Central Fire Station this afternoon. A big thanks to all those who contributed!

COMING UP NEXT WEEK

On Wednesday, September 30th, staff and students will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run by donating a toonie for Terry and completing a 1km walk during 2nd period.

We’ll also be wearing Orange, affirming our commitment to raise awareness of the residential school survivors. Wearing orange shirts symbolizes defiance against those things that undermine any child’s self-esteem, and of our commitment to anti-racism and anti-bullying. 

A HUGE shout out to Carrie McNeill; our bulletin board fashionista. Carrie creates all the fabulous information boards you see around the school to keep our staff and students in the know. Thanks Carrie – you’re a FEIA RockStar!

FEIA FALCONS UPDATE

We’ve partnered with Front Row Sports for our on-ice gear! Check out Coaches Carson and Jessie showing off our new team sticks, and Head Principal Stella with a sneak peek of what our Jerseys will look like. Keep an eye out for our Falcon update in next week’s newsletter, as we’ll be revealing our 2020 game schedule 

FABULOUS FOOD

We mentioned last week that, based on student feedback, we were sourcing a new food supplier for our meals. We’ve teamed up with Shawn Murphy at  Your Farm Gate to develop healthy and nutritious meal plans for the school. It seems our students are pleased with the results!

A quote from our suggestion box reads “Food Has improved tremendously”, while another states “Well done and compliments to the Chef; portions and nutrition is great!”. Above, Shawn is prepping Monday’s lunch of bavette (flank steak) fajitas, rice, beans and vegetables.

Take a look back at this past week at FEIA!

Jan 29, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Parent Workshop on Feb 16: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Parent Workshop: Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Mental Health

Jan 27, 2021 CONTINUE READING

Letter to Parents and Guardians

letter to parents and guardians regarding the provincial lock down notice under the COVID-19

Dec 29, 2020 CONTINUE READING