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January 15 BUZZ

Happy Monday!

While this past week had its challenges with bitterly cold temperatures and indoor recesses, it was so heartwarming to be a part of the Metis Kitchen Party held by our EIPS team in our gym on Wednesday. It was so special to see some of our self-identified families and allies come together to share traditional food, enjoy fiddle music, and learn to jig. The energy was contagious.  

Our next Glen Allan School Council (GASC) meeting will be on Thursday evening. Included in the agenda will be a conversation about 2024/25 school fees. All caregivers are invited to attend at 6:30pm in our library.

It's a great week for a great week!

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





First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Information

Photo Galleries

  • Indoor January Fun!



  • Mindful Mondays Club returns!
  • Announcement Club begins
  • Students continue exploring Indi Sphero coding in Library
  • Hot Lunch Orders Open


  • Temperatures warm up and students get back outside for recess!


  • Paws-itive Referral Nitza's Pizza Lunch for this round's winners (parents were notified via email)
  • Lockdown Drill 1pm



  • A great day to engage in literacy and numeracy rich tasks



On Thursday, January 25, GASC will be hosting hot lunch from Nitza's Pizza. The Kindergarten class will have their hot lunch on Wednesday, Jan 24.

Log on to to order. The Access Code is GLEN if anyone has not yet set up their account this year. Ordering is now open and will close on Monday, January 22 at noon. All orders must be paid through the website. Carted but unpaid items, as of the cut-off time, will not be ordered. We are unable to accept late orders.

We are looking for volunteers to come help the day of. You can sign up to volunteer on the website at the time of purchase. If you run into any problems, please contact Drie @

Glen Allan School Council Meeting & Fee Consultation - Thursday, January 18 @ 6:30 pm

We are grateful to have a strong Glenn Allan School Council (GASC) who are committed to learning about the school, providing support to our programs and resources for students, and sharing input and feedback to the school for growth and improvement.

At this meeting we will be holding our first fee consultation for next year's school fees. Under Alberta Education’s School Fee Regulation, schools must consult with parents prior to setting school fees for the upcoming school year. We’ll be sharing information about our current fee structure, posing specific questions about priorities, and asking you to provide your feedback as we plan for the 2024-25 school year. While many of these activities and services enhance students’ educational experience, we want to ensure these fees aren’t cost prohibitive for families.

We understand not all families will be available to attend the meeting but it’s still important we get as much input from the school community as possible. Following the meeting, materials will be shared on our website ( ) for your review, and an email address provided so you can submit a written response 

GASC is open to all parents and guardians of children who attend Glen Allan Elementary. The agenda can be accessed here. 


Caregiver Series: January and February sessions

Alberta Health Services offers free online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Sessions are offered through Zoom. Upcoming topics include sleep, body image and understanding anxiety. The list of January and February 2024 sessions is now available.


Saffron Resources

Did your child(ren) recieve new technology for Christmas? Here are some great resources from Saffron to keep parents and caregivers updated on what is happening both online and offline.

  1. "I Just Got my Kid a Cell Phone" Sheet
  2. Cyberworld Pamphlet
  3. A Parent's Guide to Technology
  4. Parental Controls

Literacy at Home

If you're looking for some resources to support your child at home, here are some Lit Bit videos you can watch:

Numeracy at Home

Take breaks

If you’re helping your child with math homework, it’s important to prioritize healthy brain breaks to keep their mind sharp and their motivation high.

At regular intervals, take a quick 5-minute break together to play outside, have a dance party, grab a snack or whatever else your heart desires! Make sure to plan for breaks ahead of time to keep your child from getting overwhelmed.

Find fun math games

During playtime or screen time, choose a fun math game that will help your child build new skills in a relaxed environment, whether independently or as a family. Try these:


We had well over 130 people dancing, eating and laughing in the Glen Allan gym- a wonderful turn out for such a cold night. Rupertsland Institute for Metis Education provided SWAG as part of our give-away as well. Alex Kusturok and Brianna Lizotte did an amazing job playing for us and teaching some fun dance steps. 

We received our EIPS Transportation EduKit this week and teachers will be using it in their classrooms over the next couple of weeks. 


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