News

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…

Bison Tales - March 26, 2020

Posted on March 26 2020

Another week has gone by in the blink of an eye and our staff is still adjusting to a "new normal" of working through video meetings and online communication. Even at my busiest times, I have never had…

Alternative Learning

Posted on March 23 2020

While in-school classes are cancelled because of the provincial health emergency, Elk Island Public Schools is providing alternative instruction to students through Google Classroom. Visit eips.ca for…

Bison Tales - March 20, 2020

Posted on March 20 2020

I would never have guessed that I would spend this week learning all about how to best set up distance learning opportunities for our students. I'm happy to report that I am now an expert at using Google…

Student Belongings

Posted on March 17 2020

Dear Bison Families, We hope that this message finds you well and safe during these unprecedented times. Our staff are thinking of each and every student and their families as we are planning and preparing…

Bison Tales - March 13, 2020

Posted on March 13 2020

With the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, this has certainly been a whirlwind of a week! With so much information circulating in the media and our natural worry over the health of our loved ones,…

2019-20 EIPS Parent Survey: We Want to Hear from You

Posted on March 9 2020

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is committed to ensuring all parents and guardians of students within the Division have a chance to share their thoughts on the overall performance of their school and…

Bison Tales - March 5, 2020

Posted on March 5 2020

Say "bonjour" to French! We are thrilled to participate in a month full of French language and cultural fun as we celebrate Les Rendez-vous de la francophonie. Les Rendez-vous gives us occasion to rejoice…

Bison Tales - February 28, 2020

Posted on February 28 2020

I'm sometimes surprised by how small things can have such a huge effect on people. Every morning, Mrs. Harding and I get hugs from students as they get off the bus. That one little hug and the friendly…

Bison Tales - February 21, 2020

Posted on February 21 2020

As this month draws to a close, I have had much opportunity to think about the word "love". With Valentine's Day and Jump Rope for Heart, love is everywhere in February. Hearts and roses and all other…

Bison Tales - February 13, 2020

Posted on February 13 2020

When you look back at your childhood days, who positively influenced your life? Did you have a favourite teacher who would talk with you endlessly about your interests? A librarian who noticed you or…

Bison Tales - February 5, 2020

Posted on February 5 2020

Today, Mrs. Harding and I were lucky enough to spend some time in a Grade 4 classroom. While we were talking with students we were so impressed with how they are growing into the future citizens of Ardrossan.…

Bison Tales - January 31, 2020

Posted on January 31 2020

February is the month of kindness. It is the random acts of kindness month and contains important events such as Jump Rope for Heart and Pink Shirt Day. This month is also time for us to focus on Habit…

Bison Tales - January 24, 2020

Posted on January 24 2020

Did you know that we have great kids here? Not just good. Not just nice. Our kids are exceptional! The other day, I witnessed a student accidentally barrel into another student as he rushed down the hallway.…

Bison Tales - January 17, 2020

Posted on January 17 2020

We hope that everyone survived the deep freeze! Although we missed many of our students this week, we stayed busy and kept the learning going. We were able to take some time to reflect upon all we have…

Bison Tales - January 10, 2020

Posted on January 10 2020

Welcome to the year 2020! This new year provides us with 365 new chances to do something incredible. 365 days in which, to take risks, to make mistakes, to learn new skills and to build the citizens of…

2019

Bison Tales - December 20, 2019

Posted on December 20 2019

It has been an amazing month of giving and compassion in our school family. We demonstrated our citizenship through our Giving Tree donations for the Strathcona Christmas Bureau. We bagged up left over…

Bison Tales - December 13, 2019

Posted on December 13 2019

The holiday season is an important time of year. It is a time for us to gather together and spend time with those we love. It is a time to remember those who are with us both in our day to day lives as…

Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon!

Posted on December 11 2019

Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2020? If so, it’s almost time to register for kindergarten. Starting school is an exciting time, for both children and parents. Although exciting, it…

Bison Tales - December 6

Posted on December 6 2019

It is the most wonderful time of the year! Time for our annual Christmas concert!  Our Christmas concerts provide students with opportunities to learn about the world of the performing arts. They get…

Bison Tales - November 29, 2019

Posted on November 28 2019

"Mathematics may not teach us to add love or subtract hate, but it gives us hope that every problem has a solution." (Anonymous) Thank you to all of the families who joined us for some math fun last night…

Bison Tales - November 22, 2019

Posted on November 22 2019

Welcome back to school! There is nothing better than seeing all of those smiling student faces as they walk back into the school after a break. We always think that they will say that they wished that…

Bison Tales - November 8, 2019

Posted on November 8 2019

Today was such a special day at Ardrossan Elementary. I had the privilege of participating in our Remembrance Day program with our Bison community. I could not be more proud of our students today. They…

Bison Tales - November 1, 2019

Posted on November 1 2019

November is a month of remembrance. It offers us the opportunity to reflect upon those we love and value and to consider the important contributions made by those who came before us.  This year, Canada…

Bison Tales - October 25, 2019

Posted on October 25 2019

It was such a treat to see all of the smiling faces at our Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences this week. We heard many celebrations of student success as well as great conversations about ways in which…

Bison Tales - October 18, 2019

Posted on October 18 2019

This month we are focused on Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind. This habit is all about setting a long term goal or vision that guides your day to day choices and helps you to focus your resources on…

Bison Tales - October 11, 2019

Posted on October 11 2019

This past week I was inspired by watching students helping other students. I saw parents consoling other parents, staff members and students. I witnessed staff members believing the best in each other…

Bison Tales - October 4, 2019

Posted on October 4 2019

This has been a very difficult week for our Bison community. No one could have predicted that we would experience the loss of a cherished teacher so unexpectedly.  Mr. Frederickson was a beloved colleague,…

New Kindergarten Assessment Tool

Posted on September 27 2019

Elk Island Public Schools is switching to a new assessment tool for kindergarten students! This tool will help gauge kindergarten children’s progress and development through the course of the year.…

Bison Tales - September 27, 2019

Posted on September 27 2019

As the first month of school draws to a close, I've been thinking a lot about student success. I wonder what factors are at the heart of success. Is it the raw talents and skills that students possess…

Bison Tales - September 20, 2019

Posted on September 20 2019

This week was special for many reasons!  Our Hot Lunch parents treated us to a day of corny fun! They purchased, cooked, and served each class in the school some delicious corn on the cob for our Épluchette…

Ardrossan Outdoor Movie Night This Friday!

Posted on September 17 2019

Join us for a double feature outdoor movie sponsored by Three Seasons Landscaping in partnership with Ardrossan Elementary Parent Support Association (AEPSA) and Elk Island Public Schools! Concession…

Bison Tales - September 13, 2019

Posted on September 13 2019

This week I've been thinking a lot about Habit 1: Be proactive. This is my very favourite of the 7 Habits. Why Habit 1?  Be proactive is the super power of the Habits. This is the Habit that proudly…

Meet the Staff & School Council/AEPSA Meetings Tonight!

Posted on September 10 2019

We are looking forward to seeing you tonight at 6 p.m. for our annual Meet the Staff evening.  Meet your child's teacher, see the school, and then stay for our first School Council meeting of the year…

Welcome to Bison Tales - Our Weekly Blog!

Posted on September 5 2019

Bison Tales - September 6, 2019 Welcome back to another exciting year at Ardrossan Elementary! We were thrilled to see those smiling faces on the first day of school! We were so proud of our entire community…

Come to Our Habit 1 Assembly Tomorrow!

Posted on September 5 2019

Our Grade 1 students cannot wait to teach you all about the 7 Habits of Happy Kids tomorrow morning at 9:30!  Join us in the gym as our Grade 1 leaders teach us how to sit in a rainbow circle, how to…

An Amazing First Day!

Posted on September 4 2019

What a difference a year can make! We had such a smooth start up this week. We were thrilled to see the smiling faces, contagious laughter and boundless energy of our students! We are grateful to work…

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Getting Ready for the First Day!

Posted on September 2 2019

Welcome back to all of our Bison Families! Ardrossan Elementary staff are excited to see our students on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 3, 2019. In order to make the first day back to school…

Year End June 2019

Posted on June 27 2019

How did this first year in the new school fly by so quickly?  Perhaps it was the nonstop learning in an action-filled year of family events, student clubs and a variety of classroom projects and activities.…

Year End Review 2018-19

Posted on June 24 2019

Check out our review here.

MONTHLY UPDATE - June 2019

Posted on June 7 2019

June is here!  The countdown to the last day of school is upon us.  Students still have much to accomplish in their learning.  Grade Six students are also completing the Provincial Achievement Tests…

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…

AEL Parent Survey Results

Posted on May 2 2019

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…