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February 26 BUZZ

Happy Monday!

Get ready to wear pink and stand up for kindness and against bullying on Pink Shirt Day this Wednesday! Let's come together as a school community to show our commitment to our Glen Allan BE Paws: Be Kind, Be Helpful, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.

Pink Shirt Day originated in Canada in 2007, sparked by an act of kindness when two high school students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, stood up against bullying by wearing pink shirts in support of a fellow student who had been bullied for wearing pink. Since then, Pink Shirt Day has grown into an international movement, reminding us all of the power of empathy, compassion, and standing together against bullying in all its forms.

We encourage all students and staff to wear their favorite pink shirt and join us in spreading kindness, positivity, empathy, and acceptance. Together, we can make a difference and create a safe, supportive environment for all.

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

  • Glen Allan Fun! Maker Space, Music, FitKids, Announcement Club, Pizza Lunch...
  • Science Demos with Dr. G

WEEK AT A GLANCE - February 26 - March 1


  • Mindful Mondays
    • Grades 3 & 4 morning recess
    • Grades 5 & 6 afternoon recess
  • Boys Basketball Practice at Lunch


  • Last day to complete squares on the Math-a-Thon Bingo Sheet
  • Girls Basketball Practice at Lunch



  • Dungeons & Dragons Club at Lunch


  • Professional Learning Day for Staff- School Closed for Students

Upcoming events and important dates:

  • February 28: Pink Shirt Day
  • March 1: Professional learning day (schools closed to students)
  • March 6: Early dismissal
  • March 11-15: Substitute Appreciation Week
  • March 11 -15: Week of Inspirational Math
  • March 13: Kindergarten Pi-Day and Math-a-Thon Celebration
  • March 13: Kindergarten Parent Teacher Conferences
  • March 14: Pi Day & Math-a-Thon Pie-a-Staff-Member Wrap-Up Assembly
  • March 15: Report Cards Published
  • March 21: Pajama Day
  • March 22: School closure day (schools closed to staff and students)
  • March 25-29: Spring break (schools closed to staff and students)
  • March 29: Good Friday (Central services closed)
  • April 1: Easter Monday (schools closed to staff and students; Central Services closed)
  • April 2: Junior High Presentation for Grade 6 Students
  • April 3: Early Dismissal
  • April 5: Glen Allan Family Dance
  • April 9: F R Haythorne Parent Information Session for Grade 6 Parents
  • April 10: Clover Bar Open House
  • April 16: F R Haythorne Open House
  • April 16: Sherwood Heights Information Night



We hope everyone is having fun working through their Math-a-Thon Bingo Cards. There are 2 more days to complete as many squares as possible. Pledge collection and submission will take place February 29 - March 4. The deadline for students to submit pledge money is March 4. 

Please use the following links for more information about the Math-a-Thon and copies of the student packages:

Which One Doesn't Belong

Which One Doesn't Belong is a fun way for students to explain their reasoning and build their numeracy skills. The best part about these puzzles is there is no correct answer. The best is when each person has a different answer and you all try to convince one another which is the “right one” 

Creating Which One Doesn't Belong problems at home can be a fun way to work on numeracy skills and reasoning at home.

Below is a Which One Doesn't Belong featuring Mrs. Appleby.

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Yearbook Orders

YAY!  It’s time to order the 2023-2024 YEARBOOK. A paper copy of the order form was sent home with students last week. If you need another copy you can download it here.

Orders due by February 28. Yearbooks are $25 each

How To Place Your Order:

  1. Complete the order form and return it to the school. Send it with your child or drop it off at the office.
  2. Ordering is available from February 20th to February 28th
  3. Make your payment online:
    1. Visit website and pay online via PayPal.

If you have a Hot Lunch online ordering profile, simply log in using the same credentials. If you do not have a profile, directions to create one are on the website. Access code is GLEN.


Kindergarten Registration is Open!

Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2024? If so, it’s now time to register for kindergarten. To register, simply complete the online registration form at

To help families prepare, Elk Island Public Schools has put together an online EIPS Kindergarten Tool kit to make the transition as smooth as possible. The kit includes information on registration, important dates, programming options, what to expect, eligibility, how to find your designated school, transportation and more.

Additional information regarding Glen Allan Elementary's kindergarten program is available at

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. 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


Numeracy At Home

Taken from: Acing Math (One Deck At A Time!) A Collection of Math Games

Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health Newsletter

The March edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on breathing. Newsletter

Themes include:

Did you know?

Alberta Education provides funding to EIPS. The provincial government’s funding framework allocates funding directly to the Division, who then allocates funding to individual schools. Every year, EIPS prepares a budget in the spring based on projected enrolment, funding and student-focused initiatives directed by the Board of Trustees. Learn more about K-12 Education Funding in Alberta and the EIPS Budget.

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.

March Spotlight: cultivating high-quality learning environments and experiences

  • Power of Kindness: Creates welcoming, inclusive, respectful, and safe learning environments in schools
  • Building Blocks: How effective planning, management and infrastructure is supporting learning
  • Raising the bar: Evidence-based practices that are enhancing teaching and learning in EIPS

EIPS Four-Year Education Plan: 2022-26
EIPS Three-Year Capital Plan: 2024-27


Shelter Edukit

Our next Edukit has arrived from our lending library. Teachers and students will be interacting with the kit over the next few weeks, learning about the many ways shelter has evolved and the various types of shelter that were/are used in Indigenous groups. 


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