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Bison Tales - April 9, 2021

Posted on April 9 2021

Did you see the great blue Alberta sky today? It was the perfect weather for Western Day!  Now that spring is here, we are taking advantage of the nice weather to get outside as much as possible. This…

Bison Tales - March 25, 2021

Posted on March 25 2021

Félicitations! We have all made it to Spring Break! What an accomplishment! A year ago, we were bagging up student belongings and trying to figure out how to teach everyone online over night. This March,…

Bison Tales - March 19, 2021

Posted on March 19 2021

What a fun week full of French, leprechauns and delicious treats!  Our students continued to have fun learning all about French language and culture with our word of the day contest. Students won tickets…

Bison Tales - March 12, 2021

Posted on March 12 2021

This week was full of French fun as students continued to celebrate les Rendez-vous de la francophonie!  On Wednesday, we were treated to a school full of mustachioed students and staff! I was impressed…

Bison Tales - March 5, 2021

Posted on March 5 2021

Do you know what I love about March? Each day I get to see more and more sunlight as I drive to work! As the days are getting longer and warmer, spring feels like it is just around the corner! This week…

Bison Tales - February 26, 2021

Posted on February 26 2021

March is almost upon us and we are thrilled!  March brings with it some important French celebrations such as les Rendez-vous de la francophonie and Carnaval! In this edition of the Bison Tales, you…

Bison Tales - February 19, 2021

Posted on February 19 2021

Thank goodness for warmer weather! We had bus service and we were able to go outside for recess almost all week! Nothing like coming out of a deep freeze to make you appreciate the balmy -20 degree weather! …

SCHOLASTIC VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR

Posted on February 17 2021

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Bison Tales - February 12, 2021

Posted on February 12 2021

Yet again, the Bison community does not disappoint! On a long week, when we have all been stuck inside during the deep freeze, we could not be more grateful to our parent community for their help with…

Bison Tales - February 5, 2021

Posted on February 5 2021

Hey Bisons! Did you know that February is Random Acts of Kindness month?  With so much happening in our daily lives with Covid-19 safety measures and a never ending barrage of events taking place in…

Bison Tales - January 28, 2021

Posted on January 28 2021

Why is it that short weeks feel jam-packed with all sorts of fun? This week we celebrated Hats On for Mental Health Day by wearing a variety of fun and fashionable hats. We watched videos on the announcements…

Bison Tales, January 22, 2021

Posted on January 22 2021

As we are about to enter another deep freeze in the coming weeks, I wanted to share with you a story that might help to warm up your heart. Today, I was reminded of why I love being a member of the Ardrossan…

Bison Tales - January 15, 2021

Posted on January 15 2021

Today's sunny and beautiful day was a perfect way to end a colourful week! We loved seeing our students dressed up in the colour of the day! Those brightly coloured outfits cheered us up and reminded…

Bison Tales - January 8, 2021

Posted on January 8 2021

Welcome to the year 2021! 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…

2020

Bison Tales - December 18

Posted on December 18 2020

Welcome to the last Bison Tales of 2020! Who could have imagined what 2020 had in store for us? As a community, we faced many challenges such as learning how to expertly use virtual meeting platforms,…

Bison Tales - December 11, 2020

Posted on December 11 2020

Only one week and two days to go before we are all ready to enjoy the Christmas break! Although we know that this holiday season may be not be the one you had originally planned, we hope that you are…

Bison Tales - December 4, 2020

Posted on December 4 2020

We have made it to December! Congratulations everyone! This week we enjoyed the beginning of the holiday season with Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, preparation for our virtual Christmas concert, and the…

Bison Tales - November 27, 2020

Posted on November 27 2020

With so much going on in our lives with new public health guidelines, preparing for a holiday season like no other, and the regular everyday challenges we face, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. We are…

Bison Tales - November 20, 2020

Posted on November 20 2020

This week, we were so happy to welcome back several of our students to in person learning! It was great to see those smiling faces back in our classrooms. We know that deciding between staying home or…

Bison Tales - November 6, 2020

Posted on November 6 2020

Today was such a special day at Ardrossan Elementary. I had the privilege of participating in our virtual Remembrance Day program with our Bison community. Although it was a different kind of ceremony…

Bison Tales - October 30, 2020

Posted on October 30 2020

This year is a year like no other with health and wellbeing at the front of our minds at all times. We have many new procedures and processes that we follow to ensure that our schools can stay open and…

Bison Tales - October 22, 2020

Posted on October 23 2020

Can you believe that three years ago this month, we were celebrating the Grand Opening of our new building? It feels like it was only yesterday when Mrs. Whetstone, Mrs. Harding and I were attending regular…

Bison Tales - October 16, 2020

Posted on October 16 2020

When I looked out my window to discover snow on the ground this morning, I was not a happy camper! How could there be snow already? I love fall with the pumpkin spice, the cozy sweaters and the pretty…

Bison Tales - October 9, 2020

Posted on October 9 2020

What a fun week! We spent time reading, thinking about heroes and even dressing up as one! Frederick the Bison visited many classrooms with a good book for the class to read. We listened to read alouds…

Bison Tales - October 2, 2020

Posted on October 2 2020

This week I've had some time to think about Mr. Frederickson and to enjoy some memories of him. I remember one day in particular when I sat in his classroom in the old building and we were talking about…

Bison Tales - September 25, 2020

Posted on September 25 2020

The first three weeks of school have been full of many exciting moments from the first day of having kids back in the building to getting used to the many new procedures involved in safely sharing our…

Bison Tales - September 18, 2020

Posted on September 18 2020

Another week is in the books and we are becoming even better at having fun while staying safe at school! Students have mastered the art of mask wearing as well as following the directional arrows and…

Bison Tales - September 11, 2020

Posted on September 11 2020

As I walked back to the school after the buses left today I was filled with a profound sense of happiness. I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't tired! We are all experiencing that kind of tired that you…

Bison Tales - September 4, 2020

Posted on September 4 2020

Today was a special day for our staff as we welcomed back all of our students at the same time! We are so proud of each and every student who came to school with a positive attitude and a willingness…

Special Edition Bison Tales: Ardrossan Elementary…

Posted on August 27 2020

Dear Bison Families, Welcome back to another exciting year of learning at Ardrossan Elementary. This school start up will definitely be a memorable one as we learn new ways of having fun at school while…

Back to School 2020

Posted on August 24 2020

Find everything you need for back-to-school planning! Supply lists School calendars Registration details Busing information And more! Back to School 2020

Bison Tales - Year End June 2020

Posted on June 26 2020

It is finally here! The last Bison Tales of the 2019-2020 school year! We have enjoyed this last week at school seeing many of our students as they returned materials or got their graduation certificates…

Bison Tales June 19, 2020

Posted on June 19 2020

It hard to believe that we have finished our last week of learning for the school year! Who would have guessed that we would end the school year online? In this edition of the Bison Tales, we have included…

Bison Tales - June 12, 2020

Posted on June 12 2020

Hello Bison Families! Did you know that the month of June is National Indigenous History Month? This month allows us to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. In this…

Bison Tales - June 5, 2020

Posted on June 5 2020

Hello Bison Families! As the year comes to a close, I've been thinking a lot about traditions and the impact of this pandemic on the many rituals and routines we enjoy as we end a school year. One person…

Bison Tales - May 29, 2020

Posted on May 29 2020

Hello Bison Families! Can you believe that June is already upon us? This week, we have been thinking about how quickly time passes and about how important it is to stop and appreciate the little moments…

Bison Tales - May 22, 2020

Posted on May 22 2020

Hello Bison Families! This week, Mrs. Harding and I have been thinking a lot about all of our families and wondering about how you are holding up? We have heard stories of how many of you are making the…

Bison Tales - May 15, 2020

Posted on May 15 2020

Hello Bison Families! We hope that life at home is becoming more enjoyable now that the weather is warming up! We are getting easily distracted by seeing the birds outside or the students riding bikes…

Bison Tales - May 8, 2020

Posted on May 8 2020

Hello Bison Families! We hope that you have enjoyed another week of mostly sunny weather! To all of our fabulous mothers, we'd like to wish you a huge Happy Mother's Day! We hope that your children make…

Bison Tales - May 1, 2020

Posted on May 1 2020

Hello Bison Families! This week has been a mix of emotions. We have enjoyed the sunny weather and the opportunities to connect with our students online. It was also a sad week as we said goodbye to some…

Bison Tales - April 24, 2020

Posted on April 24 2020

Hello Bison Families! Thank you to all families who participated in our #AELWellnessChallenge this week. We hope you enjoyed seeing some of our families having fun exploring a body of water!  Remember…

Bison Tales - April 17, 2020

Posted on April 17 2020

Hello Bison Families! We hope that this message finds everyone well and safe at home! Have you had a chance to scroll down and watch our Bison Tales video yet? Did you enjoy listening to our rendition…

Bison Tales - April 9, 2020

Posted on April 9 2020

We hope you enjoy our first ever video episode of our Bison Tales at the end of this post!  We miss you! Love, Mme Hewitt & Mrs. Harding (on behalf of the Ardrossan Elementary Staff) Action Watch for…

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…

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…