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October 1 Update

School Council

Thank you to those that were able to attend our first meeting of the year. School Council is a vital part of our children's education as it allows parents/guardians to work together with the school to effectively support and enhance our students' learning. School Council meetings are held every month on the Tuesday evening following early dismissal. The next meeting is Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 pm. Thank you to our new Council members, Heidi S., Stacey K., Breanne S. and Rochelle R. for taking on an essential role for our school. For more information on School Council, please check out the "Parents" tab on the school website.

Fire Drill

There was a fire drill today. The drill was very successful and the students and staff did an excellent job evacuating the school. We perform these drills a few times per year to ensure everyone's safety in the event there was a real need to evacuate.

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day: October 5

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day! Launched in 1994 by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually around the world as a way to recognize teachers and the integral role they play in providing quality education to students. On October 5, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) encourages all of its students, parents and community members to show their appreciation for their teachers and the positive impact they make on our lives.

EIPS extends its heartfelt thank you to all Division teachers for their dedication, hard work and commitment in guiding and educating students through their kindergarten to Grade 12 years.

Read In Week 2021 taking place October 4-8.

Read In Week returns on October 4. This year’s theme: “To Each Their Own Story.” Through various activities, students will spend the week learning ways to tell their own stories and how stories have the power to teach lessons, broaden perspectives and foster empathy. Some of the activities planned for Read In Week include:

  1. Global Read Aloud   
  2. The Sherwood Park Crusaders will visit and read to select classes. We will also plan a grade six floor hockey game with the Crusaders at lunch. 
  3. Cartoonist and author who will visit select Division Two classrooms during this week.
  4. Guess the Reader contest 

Read In Week is a division-wide initiative held annually to encourage a lifelong love of reading and to enhance literacy awareness among students, staff, families and community members. DCE invites all families to participate in Read In Week by reading yourself, with your child or with someone in the community.

Don’t forget to share what you’ve learned. Throughout the week, you can post your own stories about Read In Week using the hashtag #eipsreads.

For more information visit and

International Walk to School Day/Week

Next week, October 4 - 8, is International Walk to School Week. All families are encouraged to walk, bike, or scooter to school for this week. The official day is Wednesday, October 6. We will be keeping track that day to see how many students participated. If you must drop off your child by vehicle, we encourage you to park away from the drop off zone and have them walk further than usual. This will allow them to still participate. 

Municipal Election 2021: Vote October 18

The next municipal election, which includes the election of local school board trustees, takes place on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. It’s your opportunity to get involved in public education by casting your vote for a public school trustee.

     EIPS Trustee Election information

     EIPS Trustee Candidate List

Electors can cast their votes for municipal candidates—mayors, reeves, councillors, as applicable—and school board trustee candidates—public or separate. Voting stations are typically open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Each municipality conducts the election for its residents and establishes formal voting station hours and procedures.

To learn more about election day procedures in your area, including opportunities for advance voting and voting by special ballot, visit Strathcona County


Please see our school calendar for upcoming events.


Mission Monday

Wellness Wednesday

First Nations Friday

Pictures by Pixabay

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