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Bison Tales 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 payments can be accepted.

Orders and payment are done in your Parent Portal: the fee is not immediately visible when you log into your parent portal account. You will need to add this “Optional Fee” to your account. Here are some instructions to help you place your order in the Parent Portal.  

It looks like we have some beautiful weather approaching, whatever your plans are this weekend, we hope you have fun and enjoy the sunshine.

Thank you everyone, have an amazing weekend.


Lana Lastiwka and Tandy Atchison 

Principal and Assistant Principal



May 1 - 5, 2023

  • Classes 3B and 3D Field Trip to St. Albert Museum
  • June Hot Lunch orders open
  • Bus Driver Appreciation Day!
  • June Hot Lunch orders open
  • Early Dismissal 2:16 p.m.
  • Hats on for Mental Health day
  • June Hot Lunch orders open
  • June Hot Lunch orders open
  • Grade 1 Arbor Day Field Trip
  • Professional Learning Day - School closed for students
  • June Hot Lunch orders open


Upcoming Dates

May 8 - CPF meeting 6 p.m. at Ardrossan Junior Senior

May 10 - Flower Orders close - AEPSA (see ordering info below)

May 11 - June Hot Lunch orders close

May 12 - Grade 1 Mother's Day event

May 15 - School Council and AEPSA meetings 6:30 p.m.

May 15 - Grade 6 French Language Arts PAT

May 16 - Yearbook Orders close

May 17 - Grade 6 English Language Arts PAT

May 18 - 5A and 6A Field Trip to Rundle Park

May 19 - School Closure Day - no school

May 22 - Victoria Day - no school

May 24 - School Spirit Day - Anything but a Backpack Day


THANK YOU! Bus Driver Appreciation Day is May 1

Join us on May 1 as we recognize and thank our school bus operators for keeping the safety of our students their first priority. We encourage you, and your children, to take a moment to say thanks to our bus operators—who go above and beyond to provide safe and timely transportation to our students.

On behalf of Ardrossan Elementary THANK YOU to all of our school bus operators for a job well done.


Nut Aware School

A friendly reminder that we have a number of individuals with severe allergies to nuts. Thank you in advance for sending treats or snacks that are nut free with your children. the Stop Sign

We have had a couple close calls between drivers, as they exit the drop off zone. For everyone's safety, please ensure that you stop and look for other cars and pedestrians before proceeding. Thank you!


My Story: Mental Health Week runs May 1-7

Mental Health Week takes place May 1-7. To mark the week, Ardrossan Elementary has a series of activities and lessons planned for students, all centred on Mental Health Week’s theme, “My Story.” We all have different, yet equally valuable stories which can be used to share one key message: universal mental health care is important and needed now! 

Collectively, students will learn about community-based mental health care champions, programs and communities while showcasing the importance of securing universal mental health care, what it can look like and how mental health care can be expressed and nurtured, such as within art, music and dance. In addition to school activities, students and staff can also share messages about their personal journey on various social media platforms using the hashtag #MyStory.

For more information:

Mental Health Week

Alberta Health Services: Help in Tough Times


Flower Orders - AEPSA


WHAT: Growing Smiles


PICK - UP DATE: MAY 26TH, 2023 at Three Seasons Landscaping


PAYMENT: E-transfer to or credit card on website

Paper order forms will not be sent home as we are trying to be more environmental!


Bison Bravo a Staff Member

Did you know that the Ardrossan Elementary Parent Support Association has started a staff bravo initiative?  As you might know, Ardrossan staff regularly give out Bison Bravos to students to acknowledge acts of citizenship, kindness or excellence.  

AEPSA is offering the chance for students and families to Bravo a staff member!  All you have to do is click on the the Bravo a Staff Member box on the right side of the school webpage to fill out an electronic Bravo form.  Then our amazing AEPSA parents write you message on a note which is delivered to that staff member along with a sweet treat!  


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Ardrossan , AB T8E 2M8

Phone: 780-922-2066