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Bison Tales - January 21, 2022

Posted on January 21 2022

January can feel like a really long month! This is especially true with the up and down weather and the icy roads! In order to keep our spirits up, we had a fun week dressing in bright, beautiful colours!…

Bison Tales - January 14, 2022

Posted on January 14 2022

This week was the first time that I have wished I owned a Zamboni! Thank you to everyone, staff, students and families who braved the icy roads to come to school. For those of you who couldn't make it…

Bison Tales - January 7, 2022

Posted on January 7 2022

Happy New Year!  We are looking forward to seeing our students next week and we spent the last few days busily getting ready. Our staff took time to review their plans, to prepare for any possible situations…

2021

Bison Tales - December 17, 2021

Posted on December 17 2021

The highlight of my week was in a small act of kindness by a Grade 6 student. He saw a little boy in a younger grade having a very bad end of the day. The little boy didn't want to get on the bus and…

Bison Tales - December 10, 2021

Posted on December 10 2021

Welcome to our skating rink! This week's troublesome weather made for some exciting times on the playgrounds and sidewalks! Thank you to all for taking your time driving in the icy conditions! We would…

Bison Tales - December 3, 2021

Posted on December 3 2021

This week has been amazing for a few reasons. First of all, we have seen exceptional acts of generosity and kindness this week. Our Canadian Parents for French (CPF) and our Hot Lunch parents teamed up…

Bison Tales - November 26, 2021

Posted on November 26 2021

Today we are feeling particularly happy for a few reasons. First of all, this morning we were able to participate in the annual Elk Island Public Schools Assurance Review.   Essentially, this review…

Bison Tales - November 19, 2021

Posted on November 19 2021

This week our hallways were full of the sounds of tapping, clapping and drumming as we participated in a World Drumming virtual Artist in Residence program. We heard kids excitedly talking about their…

Bison Tales - November 5, 2021

Posted on November 5 2021

This week has been full of citizenship in action!  Our students were excellent leaders as they helped us to film and narrate the virtual Remembrance Day ceremony. Aside from our very eloquent French…

Bison Tales - October 29, 2021

Posted on October 29 2021

This week our students had a chance to learn all about bus safety! We are always amazed to see how quickly and efficiently our students get on and off the over twenty buses in our bus lane. Our children…

Bison Tales - October 22, 2021

Posted on October 22 2021

This week started off with an amazing surprise! As staff pulled into the parking lot for our professional learning day, we were treated to some amazingly positive messages written to us in chalk! My parking…

Bison Tales - October 15, 2021

Posted on October 15 2021

This week the Grade 1 students treated us to an adorable virtual assembly all about Habit !: Be Proactive. It's no secret that this is my favourite habit out of the seven we practice! Being proactive…

Bison Tales - October 8, 2021

Posted on October 8 2021

This week has been full of the excitement of Read In Week! We engaged in all sorts of fun reading activities from Drop Everything and Read moments, to read to your stuffy day!  We caught kids reading…

Bison Tales - October 1, 2021

Posted on October 1 2021

This week we had a chance to reflect on how we can all contribute to acts of Truth and Reconciliation as a part of Orange Shirt Day. Our students had opportunities to learn more about residential schools…

Bison Tales - September 24, 2021

Posted on September 24 2021

This week we practiced our first emergency evacuation drill of the year! We were incredibly impressed with how responsible our students were. All students took it seriously and exited the building calmly…

Bison Tales - September 17, 2021

Posted on September 17 2021

Today our school participated in the Terry Fox Run in a show of support for Cancer research. It was great to see our students out there running and remembering his legacy. As I watched our Terry Fox assembly…

Bison Tales - September 10, 2021

Posted on September 10 2021

What a great second week of school! We were so happy to welcome our littlest Bisons to school as our kindergartens joined us as a whole class this week for the first time! We were so proud of them as…

Bison Tales - September 3, 2021

Posted on September 3 2021

Welcome back, Bisons! We had a great first week of school! We loved seeing so many of our PALS and kindergarten students as they came to their orientation days throughout the week. We also enjoyed watching…

Ardrossan Elementary Re-Entry Plan 2021-22

Posted on August 27 2021

Welcome back for the 2021-22 school year! We imagine that you are experiencing a mix of emotions about the return to school ranging from excitement to nervousness. We hope that this communication will…

Back to School 2021

Posted on July 20 2021

Find everything you need for back-to-school planning! Supply lists School calendars Registration details Busing information And more! Back to School 2021

Bison Tales - Year End June 2021

Posted on June 25 2021

Beautiful weather, year-end celebrations and smiling kids made for a wonderful last day of school! You could hear the laughter and joy throughout the school as classes had fun together. Thank you to our…

Bison Tales - June 18, 2021

Posted on June 18 2021

Only five days left before this school year is officially over! It has been a rollercoaster ride of a school year but we are glad that we survived all in one piece! This week we enjoyed all of the colours…

Bison Tales - June 11, 2020

Posted on June 11 2021

When you hear the word "pride" you might associate it with feeling a sense of accomplishment or self-worth. Pride is that feeling you get when you did something really well or when you take a moment to…

Bison Tales - June 4, 2021

Posted on June 4 2021

This week was a mix of complex emotions for many of us as we processed the tragic news out of Kamloops. On top of an especially tricky year in which we have been forced to be more distanced from each…

Bison Tales - May 28, 2021

Posted on May 28 2021

As is our tradition with fun theme days, we visited all of the classrooms today to take pictures of our students with their crazy hair. We are never disappointed with the creative ways that students (and…

Bison Tales - May 20, 2021

Posted on May 20 2021

Today we did a happy dance at the news that our students are coming back to in person learning next week. Although we did enjoy our time with them through our computer screens, there is nothing quite…

Bison Tales - May 14, 2021

Posted on May 14 2021

This year has given us many opportunities to develop our technological skills as we have made use of online learning platforms and virtual ways of connecting. While technology gives us the chance to become…

Bison Tales - May 7, 2021

Posted on May 7 2021

We always boast that we are pioneers at Ardrossan Elementary! We enjoy innovating and being first in line to try out new ideas. We never thought we would pioneer a return to online learning! Thank you…

Bison Tales - April 30, 2021

Posted on April 30 2021

Although the calendar suggested it would be an uneventful week, you might have noticed that it was anything but! We know that getting notifications from the school can feel unsettling. With Covid-19 cases…

Bison Tales - April 23, 2021

Posted on April 23 2021

This month offers us an opportunity to appreciate all of the amazing volunteers who help to make our school a special place. Although opportunities to physically come into the school have not be available…

2020

COVID-19 Information

Posted on March 13 2020

Dear Ardrossan Elementary families, As information about COVID-19 is continually expanding, we to ensure all families are provided with up-to-date information from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS). Please…