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June 3 BUZZ

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Happy Monday! Happy June!

As we enter the final month of the school year, I want to take a moment to highlight some exciting upcoming events.

June is filled with activities that showcase the hard work and achievements of our students. We are eagerly anticipating our Sports Day, where students will have the chance to engaged in fun field activities. Thank you in advance to all our volunteers who will be running various stations Friday morning. We have an extra special surprise for students to wrap up the event. You'll definitely want to check out next week's BUZZ for the photo gallery!

Coming up this month Grade 5 students will be celebrating their DARE Graduation, recognizing their commitment to making safe and responsible choices. We are also excited for our Kindergarten Celebration, honoring our youngest learners as they prepare to move on to Grade 1.

For our Grade 6 students, we will be hosting a special Farewell Ceremony to commemorate their time at Glen Allan and wish them success as they transition to junior high. Additionally, various field trips are planned throughout the month, providing enriching and fun experiences for our students.

Let's make the most of these last few weeks and celebrate the wonderful community we have built together. Have a fantastic June!

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

  • Last Week of May at Glen Allan



  • Hot Lunch Orders Open for June 13 Hot Lunch (The Access Code is GLEN if anyone has not yet set up their account this year)
  • Strathcona County Library Presentations all week
  • Evacuation Drill 2:30pm (weather permitting)


  • Grade 5 DARE


  • Early Dismissal @ 2:08pm


  • Pilates High Fitness joins us for FitKids
  • Sidewalk Art at Lunch


  • Sports Day! (morning only)


Lost and Found

All lost and found items will be on display beginning Thursday, June 6 on the tables near the front office. We will be asking teachers to bring 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.

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!

Glen Allan Spirit Wear - Farewell 2024 Logo available!

A perfect year-end surprise for a loved one might be a piece of Glen Allan Spirit Wear! 

Our Glen Allan Entripy Shop is open and ready to take orders. - 

There are great customizable features when designing your spirit wear. You get to choose your logo, the placement of the logo, and can even add your child's name....(so we know who the item belongs to when it is in the lost and found bin!) Sizing charts are also available online. 

Thank you for your continued support. Glen Allan Elementary receives 10% of your Entripy Shop orders!

Below are a couple examples of how you can custom design your spirit wear!

Tools for School

Glen Allan Elementary has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2024-25 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks and school supplies to students in kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. If you’re a parent or know a parent who needs access to the program, contact the school directly. Staff will discretely provide the backpack to the child at the beginning of the 2024-25 school year.

Alternatively, if you’d like to donate to the program, you can pick up a few extra supplies when you’re out shopping for back to school in August. Drop-off boxes are located at the EIPS Central Services office, many Staples locations and various businesses in the community. Any supplies donated within the community are invested back into the region.

For more information about Tools for School, contact our school office at 780-467-5519 or call EIPS Central Services at 780-464-3477.

Tools for School Requests: 2024-25 Family Orders


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 still 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

Scholastic BOGO Book Fair

Next week week, students will have a chance to visit one final Scholastic Book Fair. This one is Buy One Get One Free (the free item must be equal or lesser value). Parents are welcome to come during any of the shopping times on Wednesday and Thursday, if they would like to purchase books as well. These BOGO fairs are a great way to stock up on books to keep your student(s) reading throughout the summer!

Book Shopping Times:

  • Wednesday, June 12th 9am-12pm and 1-2pm
  • Thursday, June 13th 9am-11am


Caregiver Series: June Sessions

Alberta Health Services offers free online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Sessions are offered through Zoom. Upcoming topics include understanding anxiety, wellness exchange, test anxiety and silver linings. The list of June 2024 sessions is now available.


Did you know? Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning and Working Environments

EIPS is collectively committed to ensuring all members of the school community are provided with welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments that respect diversity and foster a sense of belonging.

Specifically, the Division believes that all individuals within EIPS have the right to learn in settings that promote equality of opportunity, dignity and respect regardless of race, age, ancestry, place of origin, colour, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, family status, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation. Learn more:

Counsellor Corner

During June each year, there are a lot of opportunities to celebrate Pride Month in our communities. We can participate in activities that are fun, informative, and most of all, show the importance of inclusion and belonging. Elk Island Public schools celebrates Pride Week June 3-7.

At Glen Allan Elementary, our focus all year has been on creating a safe, caring and welcoming school environment, embracing diversity and inclusion. Mrs. Marks, Mrs. Appleby and Ms. Ference will be reading a book to classes, titled "Our Pool" by Lucy Ruth Cummins. This story provides an excellent springboard to review the importance of community and diversity and inclusivity within that community. We will also invite any students interested to join us to write and draw positive messages on the sidewalks around our school and playground Thursday at lunch recess.


In June, we recognize National Indigenous History Month. Throughout the month, we will be taking time to celebrate the rich history, culture, and diversity of the Indigenous peoples, culminating with our Lunch on the Land on June 21. Please mark your calendars, as we'd love to have you join us. This link shares information about events happening in Strathcona County. Check out this short video to learn more about National Indigenous History month. National Indigenous History Month


Last Week of May at Glen Allan

  • Announcement Club
  • Grade 5 Art on Display at County Library
  • FitKids
  • Transition to Junior High Workshop
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