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Bison Tales May 18, 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 Chapter will be hosting the Ardrossan Elementary Year-End Family BBQ on Tuesday, June 27 at 11:15 a.m. This event is for all students and families to enjoy. Orders can be made for parents and siblings under student hot lunch account, and extras will be for sale the day of the BBQ.

In order to make this event possible we rely on the help of volunteers. Sign up for a position here and if you have any questions please contact

Thanks for your support.


Have a great long weekend, 


Lana Lastiwka and Tandy Atchison 

Principal and Assistant Principal



May 22 - 26, 2023

  • Victoria Day No School
  • Grade 6 DARE grad p.m.
  • Evacuation Drill
  • Kindergarten C Field Trip to the Zoo
  • Anything But a Backpack Day - Day 2!!
  • Kindergarten A and B Field Trip to the Zoo
  • Grade 6 to AJS for lunch
  • Grade 6 Volleyball Tournament p.m.
  • 5B and 5C Elk Island National Park Field Trip


Upcoming Dates

May 29 - Grade 2 Fort Edmonton Field Trip

May 31 - 4C to Strathcona County Council Chambers

June 2 - 5A Elk Island National Park Field Trip

June 2 - School Spirit Day - Beach Day

June 5 - Grade 1 In school field trip

June 7 - Early Dismissal 2:16 p.m.

June 8 - 5A and 6A French Immersion Trip to Rundle Park - rescheduled

June 9 - Grade 6 Farewell Celebration


Ardrossan Elementary Staff Appreciation Day - June 2nd 

Help us thank the staff of Ardrossan Elementary for their time and effort with our children.  We want to show them how much we appreciate all the extras they have undertaken this school year.

The appreciation day will be June 2nd.  We will need to collect by May 28th to have everything sorted.

Anyone who has a donation to provide for the gift bags click here to Participate in our Staff Appreciation Event. Or you can give a monetary donation to help with the pizza lunch which will be supplied by Nitzas you can donate to A box will be left at the school in the office to collect items or gift cards.  You can also contact Vania Lloyd for drop off after school hours.

Thank you, 



Grade 6 Volleyball Tournament

Our grade 6 students will be having a badminton tournament on Friday, May 26. As always, our wonderful volunteers will be having a concession, as classes all have an opportunity to purchase a treat and watch the tournament for a period of time.


Chocolate Bars - $2.00

Chips - $1.00

Gatorade (grade 4 - 6 students only) - $2.00

Thank you in advance for sending a maximum of $5.00 with your child. This will help the line go quicker as well as limit the amount of treats students are consuming.


Music Program - Can You Help?

Grade 6 is busy preparing a STOMP inspired performance for their farewell assembly.   We are looking for either donations or to borrow some items so that all 95+ students can play together. If you can help us, please bring them to the school ASAP, or call the school and I can arrange to pick up from you.  If you want them returned, please make sure they are labelled.

9 – Rubber Mallets

12 – 15 barbecue racks or oven racks

3 - rain barrels or large industrial rubber garbage cans


Thanks for supporting our music program!

Mrs. Pretzlaff


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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