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June 17 BUZZ

Happy Monday!

We hope all our Glen Allan fathers and father-figures had a wonderful Father's Day yesterday!

June seems to be flying by, we only have one more full week of school left!

This week at Glen Allan Grade 6 students will write their Social Studies and Science Provincial Achievement Tests and our Kindergarten students will hold their year end Celebration. On Friday, Grades 1 and 2 students will be on field trips to the Zoo and Elk Island National Park respectively. Also on Friday, in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, we are having Lunch on the Land. We invite all families to come to the school to eat lunch with their children outside on the school grounds. Should the weather not cooperate, we will move the picnic indoors. While you are visiting the school, please have a look through our lost and found tables as there are a lot of unclaimed items.

It's a great week for a great week!

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

Week-at-a-Glance 

Action 

Opportunity

Information 

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Information

Photo Galleries

  • Grade 5 DARE Graduation

WEEK AT A GLANCE - June 17 - 21

Monday

  • Final Paws-itive Referral Lunch

Tuesday

  • Final Evacuation Drill of the School Year

Wednesday

  • 9:00  Grade 6 Social Studies Provincial Achievement Test
  • 2:30  Kindergarten Celebration

Thursday

  • FitKids - Pilates/High Fitness
  • 9:00  Grade 6 Science Provincial Achievement Test
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club

Friday

  • Grade 1 Zoo Field Trip
  • Grade 2 Elk Island Field Trip
  • 12:02  Lunch on the Land

ACTION

Library Books

All library books were due back on Friday, June 14th. We still have 305 books that need to be returned, so it's time for a competition! 

  • The first class(es) to return ALL of their books will earn a treat for each student!

Please help your child(ren) have a good look for their books at home and send them back ASAP!

Lunch on the Land | June 21

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

To commemorate the day with our focus on relationship and connection, we are excited to invite family and caretakers to join us for our Glen Allan Community Picnic on June 21. Students, their families, and staff will take their lunches outdoors and enjoy time spent together in community. Lunch on the Land will be start at our normal lunch our time, 12:02. 

Should the weather not cooperate, we will move the picnic inside and families can gather in classrooms, hallways and throughout other spaces in the school.

Lost and Found 

All lost and found items are now on display near the front office. Teachers will be bringing students to look over the items and collect lost things several times before the year ends. We invite families to drop by and take a look through the items as well. You are welcome to pop into the building at any time - there are a lot of items!

At the end of the school year, we will bag up all of the items in good condition for donation. Come and find your things before the last day as they will be gone the following day!

Grade 6 Provincial Achievement Tests - How to Help Your Child

Grade Six students will write Provincial Achievement Tests in two subject areas this year:  Science and Social Studies. Students who are well rested and eat breakfast in the morning tend to set themselves up to perform better in testing situations. To ensure maximum performance we suggest you encourage your child to:

  1. Get plenty of rest the night before.
  2. Have a nutritious breakfast in the morning.
  3. Bring a snack for recess.

OPPORTUNITY

2023-24 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are in and for families who ordered them, will be sent home with students this week. There are a few extra that were printed for those who did not order one and are interested in purchasing one. If you would like to buy one of the extra yearbooks, please email GASC at yourgasc@gmail.com with your student's name and grade, along with the number of books you want. As a reminder, they are $25 each.

A huge thank you to our volunteer Glen Allan School Council member, Caitlin, for the countless hours dedicated to creating this wonderful keepsake for our school community.

2024-2025 Noon Hour Supervisors

We’re Hiring! Noon Hour Supervisors’ main responsibility is to provide supervision to children during the lunch hour. The schedule will be one hour each day (11:55 am - 12:55 pm), five hours per week, Monday to Friday, starting August 29, 2024 and ending June 25, 2025.

If interested in this opportunity, or if interested in filling in as a substitute when a noon supervisor is away, please email Chrissy Appleby, Assistant Principal chrissy.appleby@eips.ca

INFORMATION

Literacy Corner​

Summer is right around the corner! If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids reading throughout the summer, check out your local library. They run great programming, will help find books that are just right, and they run contests to help your child earn prizes for their reading. If your child has just finished grade 1, Strathcona County Library has a special gift for them.

Check out these great ideas to help your children stay engaged in literacy throughout the summer: 

FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS, AND INUIT INFORMATION

For generations, many Indigenous groups and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on June 21 or around that time of year because of the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

National Aboriginal Day, now National Indigenous Peoples Day, was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the Proclamation Declaring June 21 of Each Year as National Aboriginal Day. This was the result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups:

  • in 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood, now the Assembly of First Nations, called for the creation of National Aboriginal Solidarity Day
  • in 1995, the Sacred Assembly, a national conference of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people chaired by Elijah Harper, called for a national holiday to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous Peoples
  • also in 1995, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended the designation of a National First Peoples Day

Source: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1100100013718/1708446948967

PHOTO GALLERIES

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