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Bison Tales 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. Way to go! We also celebrated our Kindergarten students accomplishments and successes at our Kindergarten Farewell assembly. The students put on a fantastic performance. 

We wish the following staff members all the best as they leave our Bison herd: Mme Atchison, Mrs. Belcourt, Mr. Campbell, Mrs. Gabert, Mrs. Johnston, Mrs. Lastiwka, Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. McFadyen, Mrs. Ruptash, Ms. Steinbring, Mrs. Trohan and Mrs. Ulliac.  We also extend a congratulations to Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Sikora on their retirements.

As this is the last Bison Tales of 2022 - 2023, we wanted to thank everyone for an incredible year. This is truly an amazing school and community, and we will miss you all.

We hope you all have an amazing weekend and summer.


Lana Lastiwka and Tandy Atchison 

Principal and Assistant Principal



June 26 and 27, 2023

  • Grade 6 Social Studies PAT
  • Bottle Drive - Drop off your empties in the trailer at the front of the school
  • Grade 6 Science PAT
  • Bottle Drive - Drop off your empties in the trailer at the front of the school
  • Year End BBQ
  • Division 2 Water Fight
  • Report Cards Posted - Check Your Parent Portal
  • Last Day of Classes for Students


Upcoming Dates

August 24 - School Office Opens

August 30 - Meet the Staff from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

August 31 - First Day of School grades 1-6

August 31 - Kindergarten Staggered Entry

September 1 - Kindergarten Staggered Entry

September 5 - Kindergarten Staggered Entry

September 6 - Kindergarten Staggered Entry

September 6 - Early Dismissal 2:16 p.m.

September 7 - First Day for Kindergarten Group C

September 8 - First Day for Kindergarten Groups A and B

September 12 - School Council and AEPSA Annual General Meeting - All Welcome



Bottle Drive - June 26 and June 27

Our AEPSA will be running their last bottle drive of the year.  The trailer will be parked near the bike racks at the front of our school on Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27.  Please save your empties for us! 


Save the date!  We will be hosting a Movie Night on Friday, September 22.  Details to be shared in the new school year.  


Playground Replacement and Installation Timeline

This summer playground 2 (the smaller playground on the hill) will be replaced.  Our Ardrossan Elementary Parent's Support Association worked tirelessly to support this replacement and we thank them immensely for their work!  The approximate timeline for the replacement of this park will be:

  • July 10: Playground closed
  • July 10-28: Demolition, site prep & retaining wall pour
  • July 29-Aug 13: New playground equipment install
  • Aug 14-25: Playground sand install & landscaping
  • Aug 25: Playground opens

Picnic tables and garbage cans will also be added in the area to creating a nice outdoor seating and learning space.


Indigenous Learning Space Enhancement

Our Indigenous Learning Space will also be getting some enhancements over the course of the summer. This enhancement will include the installation of more greenery, trees, rocks, seating spaces etc.  


School Supply Lists for 2023 - 2024

Supply lists are already one our website for next year for all of you eager beavers who like to get your school supply shopping done early! Please click on this link Supply Lists to get more information. You can also order through Write On Stationary and have the supplies delivered to your home address. 


Family Corner

Strathcona County has a variety of free summer programs available. Check them out!

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53131 Range Road 222
Ardrossan , AB T8E 2M8

Phone: 780-922-2066