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May 28 Update

It's Not too Late to Order Your Yearbook!

Yearbooks are available to order through your Parent Portal until May 31. The cost is $18.00 and they will be delivered to the school in September.  

Wheel Week

Get Wheelin' DCE! Wheel Week is next week, May 30 - June 6. It is like Walk or Wheel Wednesday, but every day. Bike, rollerblade, scooter, skateboard, or walk to school, work, or play. With the fantastic weather, let's keep up the great momentum with active school travel. Last event we had 69% participation. We will not record the numbers every day, but let's see if we can reach 70% this Wednesday, June 2.

Please join us for the School Council’s Annual General Meeting! 

At this meeting, we will be voting in the new Executive Members for the 2021/2022 school year.

Date: June 8, 2021

Time: 6:30pm

Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86362289728

Our School Council is looking for some new people to join the team:

The School Council Chair:

  • chairs all the meeting
  • communicates with the Principal regularly
  • is the spokesperson of the School Council
  • have general responsibilities for all School Council activities

The Vice-Chair:

  • works with and supports the Chair
  • fulfills the Chair’s responsibilities in the Chairs absence
  • manages any personal information collected on behalf of the School Council

The Secretary:

  • records minutes of the meetings
  • distributes agendas, minutes, and notices

The Communications Officer:

  • manages social media platforms
  • prepares newsletter submissions
  • assists the Chair by proofreading and editing reports and correspondence
  • develops promotional material for events, projects, and programs

School Council is a great way to be involved in school activities, meet other parents, and form great relationships with the teachers and administration.

EIPS Stuff-A-Bus Campaign

Beginning Monday, May 31, Elk Island Public Schools’ Student Transportation department is launching its new Stuff-A-Bus campaign—collecting much-needed items for families in the community who have been hit hard by the pandemic.

“EIPS bus drivers were telling us about kids and families in our communities who were really struggling to afford some of the basics,” says Lisa Weder, director, Student Transportation. “We decided to ask participants in our annual Bus Road-eo to consider donating items during the event, but word spread quickly and before we knew it, members of the public were asking how they could help out too. It’s incredibly heartwarming to see how people pull together to support one another during difficult times, and we’re happy to be able to assist in making that happen.”

Items being collected include:

  • new clothes for children (infants to young adults)
  • toiletries
  • non-perishable food
  • school supplies
  • new or gently used books and toys

Drop-offs can be made on the following dates, times, and locations:

May 31, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • EIPS Central Administration Office, 683 Wye Road, Sherwood Park

June 1, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Vegreville Composite High, 6426 55 Avenue, Vegreville

June 2, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Heartland Alliance Church, 53105 Highway 21, Sherwood Park

June 3, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Moyer Recreation Centre, 4, 54569 Range Road 215, Josephburg

June 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.       

  • EIPS Central Administration Office, 683 Wye Road, Sherwood Park

Items collected during the campaign will be donated to families in communities served by Elk Island Public Schools including urban and rural Strathcona County, Fort Saskatchewan, Lamont County and County of Minburn.

Little Elk Island Adventure: Registration 

Elk Island Public Schools is once again planning to run the Little Elk Island Adventure, a fun and informative program for first-time school bus riders.  

Annually, Student Transportation offers the Little Elk Island Adventure to new riders and their parents. The program’s aim: To help introduce families to busing so they feel comfortable and at ease before even starting school. Through a series of activities, riders learn about school bus safety, danger zones, tips on boarding and how to sit properly on the bus. After that, both the children and parents hop on the bus to practice what they’ve learned by venturing out on a short ride.  

 The Little Elk Island Adventure is for first-time school bus riders entering the 2021-22 school year. The tentative session dates and times are as follows:  

Location                      Date             Time  

EIPS Central Services     August 16     6 p.m. 

EIPS Central Services     August 17     6 p.m. 

EIPS Central Services     August 18     2 p.m. 

EIPS Central Services     August 19     2:30 p.m. 

EIPS Central Services     August 19     6 p.m. 

EIPS Central Services     August 23     9 a.m. 

EIPS Central Services     August 24     6 p.m. 

EIPS Central Services     August 26     6 p.m. 

SouthPointe School        August 25     2:30 p.m. 

SouthPointe School        August 25     6 p.m. 

Dates and times may change depending on the province’s public-health measures. 

IPS Central Services is located at 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park 
SouthPointe School is located at 11 SouthPointe Blvd., Fort Saskatchewan 

Register Now  
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.  

More information about busing for kindergarten children is available at: eips.ca/transportation/kindergarten-busing-faq. 

Updating Your Contact Information
Have you recently moved, or has your contact information changed throughout the past year? EIPS encourages families to review the information it has on file to ensure it’s up to date. Using the Correction and Verification Form, available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal, families can review the current information on file for each student—addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, parent and guardian information, emergency contacts, medical details and other related information—and submit any updates needed. 

Reviewing and updating the form ensures the Division has the most up-to-date information regarding your child. Your review is especially important if there’s any communication the Division or school needs to send out over the summer months related to classes next year.

All EIPS families are asked to review their child’s Correction and Verification Form by Monday, June 14 at noon. After this time, the form will be turned off for the remainder of the school year and not available again to families until the start of the 2021-22 school year.

NOTE: Only submit updates for the changes that have already taken place. If you’re moving this summer, you’ll submit the necessary updates to your address through the Correction and Verification Form at the start of next school year after you’ve moved.

If you have questions about the form or are having trouble with your PowerSchool Parent Portal account, contact the school at 780-467-5557.

Please see the Calendar for upcoming events.

Announcements

Wellness Wednesday

First Nations Friday

AHS Caregiver Education Series

AHS, in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation, is proud to offer FREE online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth.
Sessions are offered online through the Zoom conferencing application. A link to access the online session will be sent by email to those who have registered for the session.

Pictures by Pixabay

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