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Exciting news: The Buddy Bench installation has begun! Tuesday they poured the concrete and set the purple frame. Once that is complete, the remainder of the bench will be assembled. Have a peek if you're by the play ground and start a conversation with your kids about what is the purpose of a Buddy Bench. Kids that are feeling lonely or looking for a new friend to play with can sit on this bench. Another child that sees them sitting there can go over, talk to them and invite them to play. It's a good addition to teaching kids about empathy and looking out for one another. After all "Mustangs Choose Kind!"
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Little Elk Island Adventure: Registration
Elk Island Public Schools is once again running 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 is to help ease any anxieties a family may have about riding the bus 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 and then venture out on a short ride.
The Little Elk Island Adventure is for first-time school bus riders entering the 2019-20 school year. Sessions and times are available at these locations:
Location Date Time
A.L. Horton Elementary August 20 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 20 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 21 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 22 2 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 22 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 26 9 a.m.
EIPS Central Services August 26 6 p.m.
EIPS Central Services August 28 6 p.m.
SouthPointe School August 27 2:30 p.m.
SouthPointe School August 27 6 p.m.
A.L. Horton Elementary is located at 5037 48 Ave, Vegreville
EIPS Central Services is located at 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park
SouthPointe School is located at 11 SouthPointe Blvd., Fort Saskatchewan
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
More information regarding busing for kindergarten students is available at www.eips.ca/transportation/kindergarten-busing-faq.