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Bison Tales 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 have a video/door bell system installed.  This means our front doors will be locked from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning on Monday, April 24

To access the building visitors will ring the buzzer (located on the wood panel wall).  The front office will then receive the notification and determine whether to let the person enter, or not. When entry has been granted the accessible door will automatically open for the visitor. They can then proceed into the office. 

Thank you everyone, have an amazing weekend.


Lana Lastiwka and Tandy Atchison 

Principal and Assistant Principal



April 24 - 28, 2023

  • Kindergarten Information Night 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (for registered families)
  • Shelter in Place drill
  • Grade 6's to AJS for lunch
  • Classes 3A and 3C Field Trip to St. Albert Museum


Upcoming Dates

May 1 - Classes 3B and 3D Field Trip to St. Albert Museum

May 1 - June Hot Lunch orders open

May 3 - Hats on for Mental Health day

May 3 - Early Dismissal 2:16 p.m.

May 5 - Professional Learning Day - School closed for students

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

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 17 - Grade 6 English Language Arts PAT

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

May 18 - Grade 4 Field Trip to Metis Crossing

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


Shelter in Place Drill

In our ongoing efforts to keep families informed, you will receive regular communication from the school regarding all emergency preparedness drills the school conducts.

Ardrossan Elementary will be having a shelter-in-place drill later today.

As this is a drill, there is no action parents/guardians need to take. In the event of a shelter-in-place in response to an actual incident, we would provide information on any actions parents/guardians need to take to co-operatively support our emergency response procedures.

A shelter-in-place is used when it is safer to be inside the building than outside. It is most commonly used during a severe weather event. It can also be used to control movement inside the building due to situations such as an injury incident or chemical spill. Depending on the situation that triggers the shelter-in-place, any people outside are directed back into the building, and all students, staff and visitors move to the nearest designated shelter-in-place area of the building. For more information about Elk Island Public Schools’ emergency preparedness planning, visit


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!


Spring Parent Engagement Events - RVSP Now

We are very excited to share two upcoming free parent presentations with our school communities. We hope to see you there. 

Date/Time:  April 26, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. 

Topic: How to Communicate with Your Youth 

Location:  Wes Hosford Elementary (207 Granada Blvd.)

Details:  (In Person) A presentation for parents and caregivers on having healthy parent-child relationships and talking about healthy relationships with youths. Topics ranging from: healthy and unhealthy relationships to pornography and abuse. The last hour focusses on Parent and Child relationships at different ages and the presentation is designed for parents of elementary students from K-6.


Date/Time:  May 17, 2023 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Topic:  No Such Thing as A Bad Kid. 

Presented by:  Strathcona Family & Community Services (SFCS)

Location:  Glen Allan Elementary (106 Georgian Way, Sherwood Park)

Details: (In Person) Kids do not come with instruction manuals. Most parents may feel puzzled by their children's feelings and behaviors at some point in their parenting journey. Join Strathcona County Family Resource Network in a presentation that helps parents understand what's behind children's behaviors and learn how to support children with emotional and behavioral challenges.

RSVP for the Parent Sessions here


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!


PowerSchool Parent Portal

Don't forget to log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year.  Fees may be added to your child's account throughout the year to cover the cost of various school activities, such as field trips and extracurricular events.  If you require any assistance logging in the Portal, please contact the school office at 780-922-2066.


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