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April 2 BUZZ

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome back from spring break, everyone! I trust you had a restful and enjoyable time off. While we were away, Glenda was busy building her nest in our school courtyard! We are excited to welcome Glen and Glenda back to Glen Allan!

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Don't forget about our ongoing playground fundraisers - every contribution brings us closer to our goal of creating a vibrant and safe space for all students to enjoy. Additionally, mark your calendars for this Friday's Welcome to the Jungle family dance! It's an opportunity for our school community to come together, celebrate, and create lasting memories. It's sure to be a roaring good time for the whole family! Let's make it a night to remember!

It's a great week for a great week!

Please read through the following blog post articles for important Glen Allan information. 


Upcoming Events and Important Dates




First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Information

WEEK AT A GLANCE - April 2 - April 5


  • Easter Monday - No School



  • Early Dismissal - Students Dismissed at 2:08 pm
  • Grade 6 Badminton Team Tryouts



  • Glen Allan Spirit Day - Wear anything animal themed
  • Associate Superintendent visit to Glen Allan
  • Grade 6 Badminton Team Tryouts
  • Glen Allan Family Dance 6-9pm

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

  • April is Autism Awareness Month
  • April 2: Junior High Presentation for Grade 6 Students
  • April 3: Early Dismissal
  • April 5: Glen Allan Spirit Day - Wear anything animal themed
  • April 5: Glen Allan Family Dance - "Welcome to the Jungle"
  • April 9: F R Haythorne Parent Information Session for Grade 6 Parents - CANCELLED
  • April 10: Clover Bar Open House
  • April 13: Young Authors’ Conference
  • April 14-20: National Volunteer Week
  • April 15-19: Education Week
  • April 16: F R Haythorne Open House
  • April 16: Sherwood Heights Information Night
  • April 18: Glen Allan School Council Meeting
  • April 24: Administrative Professionals’ Day
  • May 1: Early dismissal
  • May 3: Professional Learning Day (schools closed to students)


Glen Allan Family Dance - Welcome to the Jungle!

We are happy to announce the return of the Glen Allan Elementary Annual Family Dance!  It will take place in the school gym on Friday April 5, 2024 from 6-9pm. Tickets are currently on sale at

Single tickets are $5 and a family (up to 6 people) is $20. 

There will be a photo booth, concessions, face painting, temporary tattoos, games, prizes and some super wild tunes!  Please bring cash as there will be no debit or credit accepted. 

To make the night an extraordinary experience for the students we will need a lot of help.  If anyone is able to volunteer a little of their time, please contact Sheila Connolly at for more information. 

We encourage everyone to dress as their favorite jungle animal or in anything with a jungle animal print.  Best dressed will get a special treat from the Queen of the Jungle.  Keep in mind that the black lights will make anything neon glow!

50/50 Playground Fundraiser - win up to $10 000!

GASC's 5050 raffle is live!  Here is the link:

As a non-profit organization, GASC has the ability to fundraise and apply for grant funding to increase the available budget that the county has allotted for the playground replacement.

Net funds raised by the 50/50 will contribute to our overall fundraising goal of $25,000. We are nearly halfway to our goal with two months before the May 31 deadline.

The 50/50 Sales will run from Tuesday, March 12 until Friday, April 5. The winner will be drawn on Monday, April 8. 

Download the new My Ride K-12 app

The student transportation routing and planning software used by the Division is getting an app update! The new My Ride K-12 app, which is replacing Ride 360, helps families stay up to date on your child’s bus schedules, route times and scans. Download My Ride K-12 from the App Store or Google Play by April 30.

For more information, visit If you have any questions, contact Student Transportation at or 780-417-8151.


Junior High Information Nights: Running April and May

Junior high schools across EIPS are hosting information nights for all Grade 6 students and their families—taking place in April and May. Make sure to attend to learn everything you need to know about the junior high programs at your child’s school. Those who attend will also have a chance to:

  • meet the teachers;
  • tour the school and classrooms;
  • learn about the upcoming curriculum; and
  • ask questions.

For specific dates and times, see: EIPS Junior High Information Sessions 2024

Get ready for Kindergarten

Do you have a child registered in kindergarten next year? If so, make sure to attend Glen Allan Elementary's upcoming Kindergarten Information Night on Monday, May 13 at 6:00 pm. You’ll get to:

  • tour the school;
  • meet the teachers;
  • gain insight on play-based learning; and
  • see what a typical day looks like.

Kindergarten Information Night 2024:

Date: Monday, May 13

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Glen Allan Elementary School, starting in the gymnasium

To make the transition to school as smooth as possible, Elk Island Public Schools has put together a toolkit for families. The kit includes information about registration, important dates, programming options, what to expect, eligibility, finding your designated school, transportation and more. Find it at: Welcome to EIPS Kindergarten.

Additional information about Glen Allan Elementary's kindergarten program is available on the school website: 


Pre-kindergarten Programming at EIPS

Is there a preschooler in your life experiencing developmental delays or challenges with speech-language or motor-skill development—big or small? If so, Elk Island Public School’s Play And Learn at School (PALS) program could help.

Early learning lays the foundation for success in primary grades and beyond. As such, EIPS offers the pre-kindergarten PALS program in five of its elementary school locations—including . Applications are now open for free speech-language assessments for those interested in registering in the PALS program this fall. The assessment helps determine if PALS is appropriate for your child.

If you know a preschooler, born in 2020 or 2021, who could benefit from pre-kindergarten programming or want to book an assessment, fill out the PALS Program Request Form or call 780-417-8219. For more information, visit

Watch for Thin Ice

Remember, be aware of thin ice this time of year. Depending on changing temperatures, ice can form and melt to varying degrees on outdoor bodies of water. Try to remind your child about the dangers of thin ice, obey all posted signs, take proper care and remain a safe distance from the ice. 

For more information about ice safety, visit the Canadian Red Cross.

Did you know?

The colour of ice may be an indication of its strength. Clear blue ice is the strongest. White opaque is half as strong as blue ice. And, grey ice is unsafe—greyness indicates the presence of water.


Have you ever thought about learning Michif? There is a unique online opportunity to learn from Elder Mary SkyeBlue Morin, a Metisse Cultural Knowledge & Language Carrier. If you're interested, it's free for you to join online. 

Date: Every Thursday from April 4th-June 13th

Time: 6-730pm

Login info: Go to Google Classroom and enter the code: vv7bdub

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