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Bison Tales - June 24, 2022

Posted on June 24 2022

With only a few days left to go we are taking a moment to reflect back on the school year. This year gave us opportunities to experience a "closer to normal" school year. We were able to start some fun…

Bison Tales - June 17, 2022

Posted on June 17 2022

Did you know that our grade 4 to 6 students have been rehearsing all month to march in the Ardrossan Parade tomorrow morning? We have been treated to an excellent musical feast all week while the students…

Bison Tales - June 10, 2022

Posted on June 10 2022

Another week of fun is in the bag! This week we had some incredible learning opportunities taking place at our school! Mrs. Hill's class published a book that was written by all of the students and we…

Bison Tales - June 3, 2022

Posted on June 3 2022

The month of June is upon us and we are enjoying some incredible end of year activities! Classes are off on field trip adventures and we have loved seeing the parents and caregivers joining us for some…

Bison Tales - May 27, 2022

Posted on May 27 2022

Today was a fun day for many reasons! First of all, our staff felt the love as the parent community spoiled us with coffee and home made baked goods in the staff room. Then they served us a delicious…

Bison Tales - May 19, 2022

Posted on May 19 2022

The highlight of our week was the Kindergarten Information Night where our littlest bisons came with their families to the school to learn all about next year. We were very proud of our Grade 6 leaders…

Bison Tales - May 13, 2022

Posted on May 13 2022

This week was full of excitement as our Grade 6 students competed in their second tournament! Students wowed us with their mad volleyball skills all while raising money for gym equipment and the playground…

Bison Tales - May 6, 2022

Posted on May 6 2022

This week we were able to enjoy an old tradition once again! Our Grade 1 students were excited to welcome their mothers and other special guests for a Mother's Day Tea. Students made flowers for their…

Bison Tales - April 29, 2022

Posted on April 29 2022

After two long years of no special events, we were thrilled to host our first ever in-person Spring Musical this week. Students in Grades 5 and 6 had the opportunity to help write, rehearse and stage…

Bison Tales - April 22, 2022

Posted on April 22 2022

Today was a special day for several reasons. First of all, we officially thanked our incredible volunteers with our appreciation event in the Gathering Area this morning. Like the days before the pandemic,…

Bison Tales - April 14, 2022

Posted on April 14 2022

This week, our Grade 6 students were busy preparing our Habit 6 Synergy assembly. This made us notice just how much our community works and plays together to make our school such a fun place! Speaking…

Bison Tales - April 8, 2022

Posted on April 8 2022

Our bison community just got one person bigger! This week we officially learned about the new principal who will lead the herd in the 2022-2023 school year. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Mrs.…

Bison Tales - March 24, 2021

Posted on March 24 2022

As I was preparing my opening message for this week's Bison Tales, I struggled with what to write. It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that I have accepted the position of principal at Davidson…

Bison Tales - March 18, 2022

Posted on March 18 2022

Bonjour les bisons! We have finished another great week of French-themed fun as part of our Rendez-vous de la francophonie celebration! As we've been visiting classes in the school and chatting with students…

Bison Tales - March 11, 2022

Posted on March 11 2022

We have just finished the second week of our Rendez-vous de la francophonie celebration! Students sang the song "Le français c'est super!" in music class and they participated in a contest to guess the…

Bison Tales - March 4, 2022

Posted on March 4 2022

Vive le Carnaval!  This week ended on a high note as we celebrated French culture with our Ardrossan Elementary Carnaval! This year was a return to our traditional Carnaval with a few improvements! Students…

Bison Tales - February 25, 2022

Posted on February 25 2022

The last week of February was packed full of fun events! We kicked off the week with Twosday where students and staff acknowledged the 22nd day of the 2nd month of the 2022nd year! It was great to see…

Bison Tales - February 18, 2021

Posted on February 18 2022

This week began with Valentine's Day! Love and kindness were in the air everywhere you looked! We enjoyed watching the many heart-themed activities taking place all over the school. Mrs. Harding and I…

Bison Tales - February 9, 2022

Posted on February 9 2022

Although it was a short week, we were busy! We hope our families had a chance to sign up for a student/parent/teacher conference this week. We truly value the opportunity to celebrate the successes and…

Ardrossan Elementary Mid-Point Review 2021-2022

Posted on February 8 2022

Do you wonder what we've been up to so far this year?  How are we progressing in learning? How have we maintained health and safety this year? How are we doing with integrating our knowledge about First…

Bison Tales - February 4, 2022

Posted on February 4 2022

As February rolls forward with a mix of snowy and rainy weather I have been thinking about how the constant changes in temperature are very similar to the ups and downs we are facing as a community. …

Bison Tales - January 28, 2021

Posted on January 28 2022

Another great week has gone by at Ardrossan Elementary. This week gave us more of a return to normal with buses running every day and no extreme weather! I saw many great things happening in classrooms!…

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…

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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…