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May 24

Important Dates

Canada Pancake Breakfast

Next Friday we will be celebrating Canada Day (a month early) with a pancake breakfast!  It is also "Dress in anything with a maple leaf day" or "Dress in red and white day".  Please make sure your child has a light breakfast as they may get pancakes a little later in the morning.  

School Travel Planning

DCE is partnering with Everactive Schools through Active Schools Travel and Stepping Towards a Greener Tomorrow.  This is a process that involves school staff, parents and students working with transportation/traffic staff, police and public health to develop a plan to address parental concerns and challenges about school routes, and get more students walking and cycling for the school journey.

Please take a moment to fill out this survey to tell us more about how your children get to school and the concerns you have regarding how they do so.

Please click here for more information.

Wellness Update

With May long weekend bringing much needed warmth and sunshine and the threat of snow hopefully behind us, many of us begin to plant flowers and vegetable gardens. Gardening is a wonderful exercise for people of all ages. It is also a great way to enjoy the outdoors and excite children about nature. When you and your children are gardening this spring and summer, remember:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking water
  • Wear sunscreen (at least 30 SPF), a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses to help protect against both UVA and UVB rays
  • Stretch before gardening and rotate tasks to avoid repetitive strain
  • Use a wheelbarrow to move dirt and other heavy items
  • Store seeds, bulbs, garden chemicals, tools, and equipment safely and out-of-reach of young children

Check this out for more safe gardening strategies.

Community News

Strathcona County Library - Prevent the Summer Slide

Parents of elementary students, the "summer slide" is what happens when students lose some of the learning of the previous grade over the summer break.  Learn how to combat this trend and improve your child's school success.  Adults only, please.  

Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00- 8:00 pm.  

Register online ( ), by phone (780-410-8600) or in person at 401 Festival Lane.

Kindergarten Kids

In fall 2019, Strathcona County is offering a new, registered, play-based program to supplement the full-day, kindergarten schedule. Parents can register their child for applicable days to match their unique kindergarten schedule.

For more information, contact Doreen at 780-467-2211. Full details will be available in the Fall Recreation Guide coming in July.

Strathcona Wilderness Centre Programs

Enhance student learning with curriculum-based programs like Discover Forest and Trees or Discover Wetlands. Check out the Enrichment Guide for more information.

Time Travelling Science Camps

Have fun discovering, learning and adventuring this July! Grades 4-6 students can travel through time in the new Time Travelling Science Camps at the Strathcona County Museum and Archives. Learn more

Vaping 101

Learn basic information on vaping and strategies to support healthy choices for youth at a free workshop for parents, caregivers and youth.

When:     May 23

              6-7:30 p.m.

Where:    Lakeland Ridge

               101 Crimson Dr. Sherwood Park

Learn more/register





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