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January 22 BUZZ

Happy Monday and welcome to our last full week of January!

As you will see in the blog post articles below, we are nearing the mid-point of our school year. As we plan forward for the second half of our school year we are also beginning our preparations for next year. 

At our Glen Allan School Council meeting this past week, we began the 2024-25 school fee consultation. We will be gathering feedback from our parent and caregiver community to help us determine next year's fees. The link to our fee consultation survey can be found here. 

We are also asking for mid-year feedback from our parents and caregivers. Your feedback and suggestions are valuable and will influence the decisions we make for this year and next. We really appreciate you finding time to share your thoughts with us. Glen Allan Elementary Mid-Point Request for Feedback

Take time to review Glen Allan Elementary's Mid-Year Review Infographic for a summary of the work we are doing at our school.

Thank you for the continued support you extend to our school and in advance for the feedback you will provide.

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

  • Announcement Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
  • Grade 1 Snowy Art
  • Gym Time! Grade 2 and 5 Buddies
  • Library Sphero Indi Challenges

WEEK AT A GLANCE - January 22 - January 26


  • Mindful Mondays Club
    • Morning Recess Grades 3 & 4
    • Afternoon Recess Grades 5 & 6
  • Hot Lunch orders close at Noon


  • Numeracy Consultants at Glen Allan



  • Grades 1-6 Hot Lunch
  • Numeracy Consultants at Glen Allan
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club


  • A great day to share your feedback by complete the Fee Consultation Survey and Mid-Year Feedback Survey!


Clubs and Activities

There are many clubs that are up and running at Glen Allan and a few more that will be starting in the coming weeks. Some of these clubs include: Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), Mindful Mondays, Announcements Club, Badminton, Basketball, Friendship Club, Meet and Eat, and a crochet club!

If you have any crocheting materials that you would be willing to donate, that would be a huge help in getting this club up and running. Please send any materials in to Mrs. Delainey. 

Glen Allan Mid-Point Request for Feedback Survey

We are almost at the mid-point in the year and wanted to 'pause' to gather some feedback from our school families. As life-long learners, seeking feedback and reflecting on what we are doing helps us grow, learn and ultimately make Glen Allan Elementary the best school that it can be. Your responses will help us to inform our planning for the rest of this school year and next. 

Glen Allan Elementary Mid-Point Request for Feedback

2023-24 School Fee Consultation Survey

Glen Allan Elementary School is seeking input on school fees as we plan for the 2024-25 school year. We value your opinion and would like you to have the opportunity to provide your input. Please take a moment to complete this survey as the data collected will guide our planning.

Glen Allan Fee Consultation Survey

All fees charged are at cost recovery. If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Ference at 780-467-5519 or


Book Fair Volunteers

From February 12-16, we will have Scholastic Book Fair happening in our library.  

We will need volunteers for: 

  • Tuesday, February 13: 1:15-3pm and 4-8pm 
  • Thursday, February 15: 930-12pm, 1-3pm, and 4-8pm  

Volunteers would be helping students find what they're looking for, restocking items, and being a cashier for purchases. If you are interested in volunteering to help out during Book Fair, please email your availability to Mrs. Appleby (Assistant Principal and Library Teacher) 


Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health Newsletter

The February edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on kindness. Newsletter

Themes include:


We are all treaty people

WHAT IS A TREATY? (taken from We Are All Treaty People, Walking Together Teaching Resource developed by Alberta Teachers' Association)

A treaty is a binding agreement between sovereign states that outlines each party’s rights, benefits and obligations.

Across Canada, there are 11 numbered treaties between the Crown and First Nations, with Treaties 6, 7 and 8 encompassing most of Alberta.

The two signatory groups had differing reasons for entering into these agreements.

The British Crown, and later the Canadian government, wanted land for agriculture, settlement and resource development, so Crown representatives signed treaties in order to transfer land title from the Indigenous people to the British Crown, provisions for which had been set out in the Royal Proclamation of 1763.

For Indigenous people, treaties were built on an assumption of respectful, co- operative and bilateral relationship, and their provisions were expected to last “as long as the sun shines, the grass grows.” The First Nations in the territory now known as Alberta were concerned about the spread of disease, such as smallpox, and the dramatic disappearance of the bison, a main food source.

They believed that signing the treaties would ensure the survival of their people.

All treaties included the surrendering of large parcels of land to the Crown, with small parcels set aside for reserve. In many cases, the treaties were very disadvantageous to First Nations people, who often didn’t understand the implications of what they were signing. Much reserve land was lost to dishonest deals with government agents. Band councils that were struggling economically were often tricked into selling off some of their land or signed deals that resulted in the loss of mineral and natural resources on their land.

With the signing of treaties, many aspects of First Nations life, such as the nomadic following of buffalo herds, were changed forever. First Nations lost the power to determine their own future and to have an equal role in building the province.

Today, First Nations people view the treaties as a sacred covenant that applies to all the land in the treaty area, not just reserve land. “We are all treaty people” means we all have rights and obligations with respect to the treaty areas.


Dungeons and Dragons Club

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