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December 20 Update

Important Dates

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our families from the staff at Davison Creek Elementary!

Basically Babies

Thank you everyone for your generosity! Our leadership team delivered all the items to Basically Babies today.  The photos are amazing and show what a wonderful charity BB is!

Inclement Weather

With the winter season well underway, we want to remind families to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.

If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will advise families of any bus cancellations using various communications tools, including automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations and on Versatrans My Stop.

Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS’ Administrative Procedure 131: Inclement Weather, which states: “school bus service may be suspended … when there is a forecast or current temperature of -40 C including wind chill, in one or more regions.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road condition.

When school bus services are suspended, schools remain open to students. EIPS believes families have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.

For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.

Wellness Committee

We would like to wish all the DCE families a very happy and healthy holiday and a very happy New Year! If you have some free time and would like to try some of the recipes we mentioned in past updates, here is the direct link to some of our yummy kid-friendly recipes such as Energy Balls, Black Bean Brownies, Chocolate Zucchini Muffins and more. Check this out for that extra fruit you may have, here are some fun ways to serve it for the holidays!

If you have any questions or comments, please email   

Active School Travel (AST)

With the mild winter temperatures still hanging around and the long break ahead of us, take some time and travel actively outdoors. Try walking to the closest tobogganing hill or go for a fun skate around skating pathways here in Sherwood Park. Across the street from our school, there is a skating rink on the basketball court that Strathcona County has been flooding this winter. Check out the skating pathways to find out more details

Winter Break

Davidson Creek Elementary will close for the winter break at the end of the day on Dec. 20, 2019. The school will reopen on Jan. 6, 2020. During this time, if you have any school-related questions or concerns, contact Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Central Services at 780-464-3477.

EIPS Central Services Winter Break Hours

Closed                  December 25-January 1
Open                     January 2-3                         8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*for location and contact information visit

From everyone at Elk Island Public Schools, we wish all of you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Board of Trustees

For many December is a time for reflection and gratitude. As we wind down 2019 and head into the winter break, I want to extend warm holiday wishes to all our students, staff and families on behalf of the Elk Island Public Schools Board of Trustees. I also want to sincerely thank of each you for the contributions you bring to the Division on an ongoing basis. You are our partners in education. And, because of that, we’re making a difference in the learning experiences and opportunities of all students within EIPS.

We hope all of you enjoy this special time of year and have a chance to attend some of the many school concerts and special events taking place Division-wide. To all of you, have a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with joy.

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, Jan. 6, 2019.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays,

Trina Boymook
EIPS Board Chair

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