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Kindergarten Registration Opens February 1

Posted on January 23 2024

Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2024? If so, it’s time to register for kindergarten. Starting school is an exciting time, for both children and parents. Although exciting, it can also…

Bison Tales, May 15, 2024

Posted on May 16 2024

Good evening AEL families,  I hope that everyone is enjoying, or getting ready to enjoy the May Long Weekend!  It is crazy how fast the end of the year is creeping up on us.  Here is your "Bison Tales"…

Bison Tales, May 10, 2024

Posted on May 10 2024

Good afternoon AEL families,  It has been so amazing to have some HEAT in our lives over the past few days!  It was great to see all of the grade 1 families who came in to celebrate our "Mother's Day…

Bison Tales, May 3, 2024

Posted on May 3 2024

Good afternoon AEL families! I hope that everyone gets a chance to get out and enjoy some sunshine this weekend!  Here is your "Bison Tales" for the week: Bison Tales, May 3, 2024 A big warm welcome…

Bison Tales, Apr. 26, 2024

Posted on April 26 2024

Good afternoon AEL families! I hope that everyone has had a good week, and that the playoffs haven't robbed you of too much sleep!  Here is your "Bison Tales" for this week: Bison Tales, Apr. 26, 2024…

Bison Tales, Apr 19, 2024

Posted on April 19 2024

Good evening AEL families,  I hope everyone has had an amazing Friday!  I can't say enough how grateful I am for all of the things that our volunteers have done for us at the school, it wouldn't be…

Bison Tales, Apr 12, 2024

Posted on April 12 2024

Good afternoon AEL families,  I hope that everyone has had a nice week. Here is a copy of your Bison Tales for the upcoming week: Bison Tales, Apr 12, 2024 I am looking forward to our "Volunteer Tea"…

Bison Tales, Apr 5, 2024

Posted on April 5 2024

Good afternoon AEL families! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Spring Break!  The winter just doesn't seem to want to let go here this year, but any moisture at this point is VERY welcome!!!!  Here…

Bison Tales, Mar 29, 2024

Posted on March 29 2024

Good morning AEL families!   I hope that everyone has had a wonderful Spring Break, and here's to a great Easter weekend!  Here is your "Bison Tales" for the upcoming week: Bison Tales, Mar 29, 2024…

Bison Tales, Mar 12, 2024

Posted on March 15 2024

Good afternoon AEL families! What a great week at the school! It has been so nice to get outside for recesses, and the grade 4-6 ski trip was a BLAST!  A significant date for me every spring is the return…

Bison Tales, Mar 8, 2024

Posted on March 8 2024

Good evening AEL families! I apologize for the later than normal Bison Tales this week, here is what we have going on in Bison Country this upcoming school week: Bison Tales, Mar 8, 2024 I am really looking…

Pre-Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

Posted on March 4 2024

Is there a preschooler in your life experiencing developmental delays or challenges with speech-language or motor-skill development—big or small? If so, Elk Island Public School’s pre-kindergarten…

Bison Tales, Feb 29, 2024

Posted on March 1 2024

Good afternoon AEL families,  Here is a copy of this week's "Bison Tales": Bison Tales, Feb 29, 2024 Have a great weekend everyone!   Daniel Verhoeff, M.Ed Directeur/Principal Ardrossan Elementary School…

Bison Tales, Feb 23, 2024

Posted on February 23 2024

Good afternoon AEL families! Another busy week this week at the school. The grade 2's did an amazing job this morning at their assembly. Big thanks to all of the people who came out and supported the…

Bison Tales, Feb 16, 2024

Posted on February 16 2024

Good evening AEL families! Sorry for such a late email this week, it was a busy day at the school, and then I had to rush off to the rink for a Friday night skate!  Here is your "Bison Tales" for the…

Bison Tales, Feb 9, 2024

Posted on February 9 2024

Good afternoon AEL families! I hope that everyone has an amazing weekend, it looks like we are back into some beautiful weather!  Here is the Tales for this week: Bison Tales, Feb 9, 2024 I hope you…

Bison Tales, Feb 2, 2024

Posted on February 2 2024

Good afternoon AEL families,  Here is a copy of your "Bison Tales" for this week: Bison Tales, Feb 2, 2024 Have an amazing weekend, I am looking forward to seeing our families during our upcoming Parent/Teacher…

Bison Tales, Jan 26, 2024

Posted on January 26 2024

Good afternoon AEL families,  I can't wait to get outside this weekend and enjoy some of this beautiful weather we are having, what a rollercoaster January has been!  Here is a copy of this week's "Bison…

Bison Tales, Jan 19, 2024

Posted on January 19 2024

Good afternoon AEL families,  I can't tell you how excited I am to have outdoor recesses next week, let's hope the current forecast holds!  Please take a few minutes to read this week's Bison Tales:…

Bison Tales, Jan 12, 2024

Posted on January 12 2024

Good evening AEL families! I hope that everyone has managed to stay warm this week!  Here is your Bison Tales for this week: Bison Tales, Jan 12, 2024 Have an amazing weekend!   Daniel Verhoeff, M.…

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Bison Tales, Dec 22, 2023

Posted on December 22 2023

Good Afternoon Everyone,  Here is our last Bison Tales for 2023: Bison Tales, Dec 22, 2023 I hope that everyone has an amazing break!     Daniel Verhoeff, M. Ed Directeur/Principal Ardrossan Elementary…

Bison Tales, Dec 15, 2023

Posted on December 15 2023

Good afternoon AEL families! It was a busy week at the school!  Thanks to all of the families who took the time to come and support the kids at their Christmas concerts. The performances were AMAZING! …

Bison Tales, Dec 8, 2023

Posted on December 8 2023

Good evening AEL families,  Sorry for the lateness of this email, I had to zip out after school to the rink! Here is our Bison Tales for the week: Bison Tales, Dec 8, 2023 I hope that everyone had a…

Bison Tales, Dec 1, 2023

Posted on December 1 2023

Good afternoon Bison families! Here is a copy of your "Bison Tales" for this week: Bison Tales, Dec 1, 2023 A friendly reminder that term 1 report cards are now available online through your Parent…

Bison Tales, Nov 24, 2023

Posted on November 24 2023

Good afternoon everyone!   I hope that you have had a wonderful week, it's still crazy to me that we haven't had a good dump of snow yet!   Here is your "Bison Tales" for the week: Bison Tales, Nov…

Bison Tales, Nov 17, 2023

Posted on November 17 2023

Good afternoon AEL families! It's not very often that I can supervise outside with no coat on November 17th, but that was the case today, and it was amazing!  Here is the Bison Tales for this week: Bison…

Bison Tales Nov 3, 2023

Posted on November 3 2023

Good afternoon AEL families,  I am so proud of how our students did this morning at our Remembrance Day ceremony.  I also want to acknowledge the amazing work that our music teachers have done with…

Bison Tales Oct 27, 2023

Posted on October 27 2023

Good Afternoon Ardrossan Families! I hope that everyone has had an amazing week, despite the cold reality that our beautiful fall colors have been replaced by a blanket of white!  Here is a copy of…

Bison Tales Oct 20, 2023

Posted on October 20 2023

Good afternoon families,  It was great getting to know some of our families a little better this week during parent/teacher interviews!  I hope that everyone found value in your meetings.  Here is…

Bison Tales Oct 13, 2023

Posted on October 13 2023

Good afternoon AEL families! I hope that everyone has had a wonderful week.  That cold wind outside seems to be letting us know that our run of good weather may be coming to an end soon, and that Halloween…

Bison Tales October 5, 2023

Posted on October 5 2023

Good afternoon AEL families,  Here is your Bison Tales for the week of October 5th, 2023:   Bison Tales October 5, 2023   I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving weekend!   Daniel Verhoeff, M.Ed…

Bison Tales September 29, 2023

Posted on September 29 2023

Good Afternoon Bison Families! We have made it to the end of September and time is flying by! Our students had another great week filled with a bus evacuation drill and engaging in different activities…

Bison Tales September 22, 2023

Posted on September 22 2023

Good Afternoon Bison Families! It was so nice to get to spend some time outside during the Terry Fox Run this afternoon.  Our kids did an amazing job at our assembly, and had loads of fun supporting…

Bison Tales September 15th, 2023

Posted on September 15 2023

Good afternoon AEL families!   I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Here is your "Bison Tales" for the upcoming week of school:   Bison Tales September 15, 2023   Daniel Verhoeff Principal/Directeur…

Bison Tales September 8th, 2023

Posted on September 8 2023

Good afternoon Ardrossan families! Here is your "Bison Tales" for the week.  I hope that everyone has the chance to get outside and enjoy some fresh air this weekend!   September 8th Bison Tales Daniel…

Bison Tales September 1, 2023

Posted on September 1 2023

Good Afternoon Ardrossan Families!!! I wanted to send out the "Bison Tales" this week via email, as well as posting it on the website to ensure that all of our new families know where to find it.  It…

Colourful school supplies laying on a flat chalk board with text reading Back to School

Back to School 2023

Posted on July 6 2023

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

Bison Tales June 23, 2023

Posted on June 23 2023

Good afternoon Bison families, It has been a busy time in our Bison community! Our division 2 marching band participated in the Ardrossan parade this last weekend, and hey won first place in their category.…

Bison Tales June 16, 2023

Posted on June 15 2023

Good afternoon Bison families, We welcomed quite a bit of rain this week, and had a few field trips. Believe it or not they were actually a go, and the rain cooperated. Hopefully we see the sun next week…

Bison Tales June 9, 2023

Posted on June 9 2023

Good afternoon Bison families, Today was a bittersweet day as we held our grade 6 farewell, honouring our grade 6 students and wishing them all the best as they move onto junior high. Thank you to all…

Bison Tales June 2, 2023

Posted on June 2 2023

Good afternoon Bison families, June? When did that happen? We have had an incredible year so far and it has flown by. The students, staff and greater community of Ardrossan are truly incredible. Thank…

Bison Tales May 26, 2023

Posted on May 26 2023

Good afternoon Bison families,   What a beautiful day and end to the short week. Our grade 6 students held their last volleyball tournament of the year this afternoon, always a success. We sent out a…

Bison Tales May 18, 2023

Posted on May 12 2023

Good afternoon Bison families, We have a bit of a shorter Bison Tales for you this week. We are happy to provide the following information about our year end family BBQ. Canadian Parents for French Ardrossan…

Bison Tales May 12, 2023

Posted on May 9 2023

Good afternoon Bison families, Today our Grade 1's hosted a Mother's Day Tea event.  It was so great to see how proud our grade 1 students were to spend time with their moms!  We wish everyone a Happy…

Bison Tales May 5, 2023

Posted on May 5 2023

Good afternoon Bison families, We are please to share that the The Ardrossan Running Team participated in the EIPS Invitational Relay event on Thursday, May 4th. This event hosted 16 schools and 2 events;…

Bison Tales April 28, 2023

Posted on April 28 2023

Good afternoon Bison families, Yearbook Orders - Now Open! Ardrossan Elementary yearbook sales are now open. The cost per yearbook is $18.00. The order and payment deadline is May 16. No late orders or…

Kindergarten Information Night

Posted on April 24 2023

We are aware that some of our families are unable to attend our Kindergarten Information Night this evening. The following link will provide you with the information that will be shared tonight. Kindergarten…

Bison Tales April 21, 2023

Posted on April 21 2023

Good afternoon Bison families, What an amazing assembly and volunteer appreciation event we had today. Thank you again to all of our volunteers for your dedication, you make a huge difference! We now…

Bison Tales April 14, 2023

Posted on April 11 2023

Good afternoon Bison families, We are so excited to be hosting our Volunteer Appreciation event after our Gr. 4 assembly on Friday, April 21 at 9:30 a.m.  If you've volunteered with us this year, we'd…

Bison Tales April 6, 2023

Posted on April 6 2023

Good afternoon Bison families, Spring has definitely arrived!  The sun is shining with even more strength to melt the bits of remaining snow away, however, the mud and water puddles are definitely coming…

Bison Tales March 23, 2023

Posted on March 23 2023

Happy Spring Break Ardrossan families,  Reminder! If you haven't already looked,Term 2 Report cards are in your Parent Portal.  We've had so many fun events and activities happening in our school this…

Bison Tales March 17, 2023

Posted on March 17 2023

Happy Friday Ardrossan families,  How great it has been to have the sun back with some warmer weather!  We have had lots of searches going on for leprechaun's here today.  I'm not sure that any have…

Bison Tales March 10, 2023

Posted on March 3 2023

Happy Friday Ardrossan families,  It was another busy week at our school this week.  Our students danced up a storm at our Girandole dance workshop on Monday, and today Isabelle Cliche entertained our…

Bison Tales March 2, 2023

Posted on March 2 2023

Happy Thursday Ardrossan families,  Today's Carnaval was an amazing event at our school.  Our students had a great time sleigh riding, and participating in all of the great games and activities. Thank…

Bison Tales February 24, 2023

Posted on February 24 2023

Happy Friday Ardrossan families,  Next week we kick off our Carnaval and Les Rendez-vous de la francophonie events. Our staff and our Canadian Parents for French association has been working hard to…

Bison Tales February 17, 2023

Posted on February 16 2023

Happy Friday Bison Families, This week we put the spotlight on recognizing the great acts of kindness that we all do for each other.  Our Gathering Area is now filled with hearts that students gave to…

Bison Tales February 8, 2023

Posted on February 8 2023

Happy Wednesday Bison Families, Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to our parent teacher interviews/demonstration of learning Monday and Tuesday. It is so nice to see you all engaging in…

Bison Tales February 3, 2023

Posted on February 3 2023

Happy Friday Bison Families, Well, if the groundhogs are correct, we have another 6 weeks of winter ahead of us. Who are we kidding? We live in Alberta, of course we have more winter. Also, it wouldn't…

Bison Tales January 27, 2023

Posted on January 27 2023

Happy Friday Bison Families, Another beautiful week weather wise we have had, and so lucky as we know how cold January can be. This said, it does look like we have colder weather approaching next week.…

Kindergarten and Grade 1 French Immersion Information…

Posted on January 20 2023

Are you interested in registering your kindergarten or Grade 1 child in French Immersion in 2023-24? Join EIPS for a virtual French Immersion Information Session to learn more about kindergarten and Grade…

Bison Tales January 20, 2023

Posted on January 20 2023

Happy Friday Bison Families, At the end of last school year, the Government of Alberta announced 2022-23 funding for school divisions to continue to address learning disruptions caused by the pandemic…

Bison Tales, January 13, 2023

Posted on January 13 2023

Happy Friday Bison Families, We had another great week of learning at Ardrossan. Aside from a few indoor recesses because of poor air quality, we were back into the routines of teaching and learning.…

School Council Meeting Virtual Link - January 10,…

Posted on January 9 2023

Hello families, If you are unable to attend in person, here is the link for our school council meeting on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. Look forward to seeing you there.   Microsoft Teams meeting…

Bison Tales January 6, 2023

Posted on January 6 2023

Happy New Year! Welcome back. We hope everyone had a wonderful and healthy break. Here we are in 2023, a new year filled with new opportunities! We are thankful for the beautiful weather, and if anyone…