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April 29 BUZZ

Happy Monday!

Wow, Glen Allan families: You never cease to amaze us. Thank you for your generosity donating gently used shoes for Strathcona County's Shoe Drive. Mrs. Camp and her student helpers were hard at work bagging them up, as you can see! 513 pairs of shoes were donated!!

The first week of May is already here and it's a short week, with both early dismissal and Professional Learning on Friday.

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

Photo Galleries

  • Go Oilers Go! Shoes & More Shoes! What? A Lego Wall!!
  • Projects with Connie Kulhavey
  • Elementary Badminton Tournament

WEEK AT A GLANCE - April 29 - May 3


  • Mindful Monday groups


  • Grade 5 DARE


  • Early Dismissal (2:08pm)


  • Swoosh Basketball visits for Fit Kids
  • Dungeons and Dragons


  • Professional Learning Day (no school for students)

Upcoming events and important dates

  • May 1: Early dismissal
  • May 3: Professional Learning Day (schools closed to students)
  • May 5: Red Dress Day
  • May 6-12: Mental Health Week
  • May 6: Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • May 6: Circle of Security Parent Course
  • May 8: Hats On! For Mental Health
  • May 10: Bear Witness Day
  • May 13: SCA Grades 8 & 9 Band Performance at Glen Allan
  • May 13: Kindergarten Open House 6:00 pm
  • May 16: Moose Hide Campaign Day
  • May 16 and 17: School closure days (schools closed to staff and students)
  • May 20: Victoria Day
  • May 23: Glen Allan School Council AGM
  • May 24: Hot Lunch
  • May 29: Class Photos for all Grades
  • June 5: Early Dismissal 
  • June 7: Glen Allan Sports Day (AM)
  • June 11: Grade 5 DARE Grad
  • June 19: Grade 6 Social Studies PAT
  • June 21: Lunch on the Land Family Picnic
  • June 25: Grade 6 Farewell
  • June 26: Final Instructional Day
  • June 26: Report Cards Published


2024-2025 School Supply Lists

The 2024-2025 school supply lists for all grade levels and kindergarten are now available!  2024-2025 School Supply Lists and Write On Stationary Information.

You may purchase supplies on your own, or order with Write On Stationary. For Write-On Stations Orders:

  • Go to
  • Click on “PARENTS – Order Here”
  • School Name: Glen Allan School - SHERWOOD PARK
  • Choose your grade and place your order.
  • Complete your order by clicking ‘PLACE ORDER’
  • You will receive an automatic email confirmation to confirm your order has been received
  • VISA, MC, AMEX, Visa Debit and Interac On-line are accepted


Glen Allan School Council - Open Executive Positions 

Parent engagement is a big part of building a strong school community and getting involved with your child's school council is a great way to stay informed and provide valuable input. The time commitment is manageable but the value is high!  

Available immediately: 


  • Position available for next school year (2024/25); can be elected at May 2024 meeting
  • Key tasks include: Taking council meeting minutes

Positions currently filled, but willing to transition early/offer shadowing: 

Fund development chair

  • Key tasks include: Planning fundraising events, working with Budget Chair on council finances 

Budget chair

  • Key tasks include: Managing council budget, preparing monthly/yearly financial statements 

If you're interested, GASC would love to hear from you. Please reach out to us via email to and they can answer any questions you may have. 

The final school council meeting, GASC's Annual General Meeting will be held Thursday, May 23.


Literacy Corner - LitBits Episode 3

EIk Island Public Schools Supports for Students Literacy team has created a series of videos with quick tips and tricks to help you child improve at reading and writing at home. This week's video is called High-Frequency Words

Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter

The May edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on Mental Health Week, which takes place May 6-12. Newsletter

Themes include:

EIPS Annual Education Results Report

Every year, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) publishes an Annual Education Results Report, which outlines the Division’s Four-Year Education Plan, opportunities for growth and how it’s supporting students to achieve the best possible outcomes. Read through this year’s EIPS Annual Education Results Report 2022-23 and discover how EIPS fosters learning environments for all students to learn, grow and thrive—and why it matters.

May Spotlight: the EIPS Annual Education Results Report: Overview. Learn about EIPS’:

  • mission and belief statements
  • Alberta Education Assurance Measures results
  • successes and challenges;
  • four-year education plan;
  • plus, more.

EIPS Four-Year Education Plan: 2022-26
EIPS Three-Year Capital Plan: 2025-28


This week our classes had the opportunity to continue their learning alongside Metis artist, Connie Kulhavey. From beading to Indigenous games to artwork and creating personal story sticks, our students and staff engaged in a variety of hands on ways to learn about Indigenous perspectives. Hopefully you have a chance to check out some of the photo galleries from this week to see how much enjoyment our students got out of their time with Connie. 


Go Oilers Go! Shoes & More Shoes! What? A Lego Wall!!

So many great things happening at Glen Allan! 

  • Thank you to all our families who donated shoes for the Strathcona County Shoe Drive.
  • The Oilers fans were all decked out this week. Students are invited to wear their favourite team jersey/shirt on game days.
  • Our Lego wall has been installed in the school library! A huge thank you to Mel and Mike from EIPS Facilities for helping us bring this to life.
  • Mrs. Camp's announcement volunteers continue to be amazing - sharing the land acknowledgement and the playground schedules.
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