ECS Parent Information Night - May 30
Parents and Guardians,
Join us at 6:00 p.m. on May 30 for an orientation to our Kindergarten program for 2019-2020.
EIPS Parent Surveys
The results are now available for the 2018-19 EIPS Parent Survey conducted in March. Thank you to all families who took the time to share their feedback with the Division. The survey included 21 questions related to the three priorities outlined in the EIPS 2018-22 Four-Year Education Plan:
- Priority 1: Promote growth and success for all students
- Priority 2: Enhance high quality learning and working environments
- Priority 3: Enhance public education through effective engagement, partnerships and communication
The overall Division results represent 3,713 responses from parents and guardians across the Division. This was an increase in responses from 2,918 in the previous year.
Once again, the Ardrossan school community responded overwhelmingly. Please check the link below to find the results of the parent survey.
Areas of strength:
- My child is demonstrating growth in literacy (96.32%)
- My child is demonstration growth in numeracy (94.92%)
- My child is developing a richer understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit culture and history (89.52%)
Opportunities for growth:
- As a school community, our goal is to intentionally build upon positive results across all survey dimensions.
The feedback gathered will help our school and the Division measure its progress toward meeting the priorities and goals outlined in the EIPS 2018-22 Four-Year Education Plan and develop strategies to better serve students and the wider community moving forward.
Parent Survey Results: Division Results
Parent Survey Results: AEL Parent Survey Results
Hats on for Mental Health
When Can My Child Start Kindergarten?
To register for kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year, your child must be five years old on or before Dec. 31, 2019.
Summer School & Summer Camps!
Plan now for July!
Share Your Love of Reading! Volunteer for Wee Read!
Share Your Love of Reading! Volunteer for Wee Read!
Our Wee Read has been a wonderful success! Volunteers read English picture books to our ECS and Grade 1 students, helping them work on the pre-reading skills necessary to become a great reader. Fifty-six ECS and Grade 1 students participated in the program during our first round and forty-two students worked with our parent and community volunteers during the second round. Mr. Morgan Coates’ Grade 9 English Honours class has just joined us and will be reading with forty-seven students.
We are looking for volunteers for our second round of reading beginning in April. We still have some ECS and Grade 1 students who have not yet had the opportunity to participate in this amazing program.
Volunteers are the heart of the program. They come to the school for 60 minutes once a week for eight consecutive weeks. If you deliver Hot Lunch or pick up your child after school, there are 30 minute sessions that can fit into your schedule! Volunteers read with two groups of two students. Each group works with the volunteer for 30 minutes. During the 30 minute session, volunteers read an English picture book, talk about the book they read, and play games that support literacy skills. Because each volunteer reads with the same children each week, a bond is developed. This makes the time together special, helping the children believe in themselves as readers.
For detailed information, check out Mme Kulmatycki’s Literacy Support eTeacher Page.
Interested in becoming a Wee Read volunteer?
Fill out the google form Wee Read Volunteer Sign Up.
Where: Learning Commons
When: Volunteers who have not previously attended a training session must attend one of the training sessions. (If you’re already part of the Wee Read program, you do not need to attend a training session.) If you are unable to make one of these training sessions, please contact Mme Kulmatycki to make other arrangements.
- Tuesday, April 2nd from 9:00 am to 10:00 am or
- Friday, April 5th from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Great Happens Here!
Be a Wee Read volunteer and join in the fun!
Families are invoiced for school fees at the beginning of every school year. Fees are due within 30 days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay schools fees is by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and clicking on "Student Fees." If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.
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MONTHLY UPDATE: May 2019
Posted on May 3 2019
Our school community is indeed remarkable in so many ways. On Friday, April 26th students, parents, staff and community members thanked our magnificent volunteers. We also said "Farewell" to our former school building which is now being disassembled…
AEL Parent Survey Results
Posted on May 2 2019
Once again, the Ardrossan school community responded overwhelmingly. Please check the link below to find the results of the parent survey. AEL Parent Survey 2018-19
EIPS Celebrates Learning During Education Week 2019
Posted on Apr 29 2019
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EIPS Students Stand Up and Speak Out at Young Speakers Invitational
Posted on Apr 17 2019
Sherwood Park, AB. — More than 70 of the top student speakers from 25 elementary schools in Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are getting set to compete in the ninth annual EIPS Young Speakers Invitational on April 18. Over the last…
Elementary Students Get a Feel for School-Based Sports at EIPS Basketball Tournament
Posted on Apr 12 2019
Sherwood Park, AB. — Media, families and community members are invited to join elementary students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) as they go head to head during the second annual Sherwood Park Invitation 3-on-3 Basketball…