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May 13 BUZZ

Happy Monday!

Last week, we celebrated Mrs. Miles da Silva and Mrs. Robinson for the 25 years they've passionately worked as teachers for Elk Island Public Schools. We are so grateful for their care for students and dedication to student learning!

Big congratulations to our Grades 4, 5 and 6 relay teams who competed in the elementary track meet on Thursday. We would like to extend a huge thank you to Mrs. Westergaard, Mrs. Foley, Mrs. Robinson and Mr. Bush who coached our teams during many lunch hours to prepare them for the relays.

Last week, we also welcomed 5 goslings to our Glen Allan family! On Friday, WildNorth, a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organization, helped the goslings out of our school courtyard and reunited them with Glen and Glenda.

Remember, this is a 3 day week as Thursday and Friday are school closure days.

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

  • Glenda, Glen and the Goslings
  • Elementary Track Meet
  • Kindergarten Fun
  • Grade 5 Science Projects
  • Grade 6 Birch Bay Field Trip
  • Announcement Club and Happy Birthday Mr. Mital

WEEK AT A GLANCE - May 13 - 17


  • SCA Band Concert
  • Self-Identified Students Smudge with Leaha
  • Evacuation Drill
  • Kindergarten 2024-25 Open House 6:00 pm


  • Grade 5 DARE lessons


  • Paws-itive Referral Lunch for Students Drawn this round


  • School Closure Day - Enjoy your extra long weekend!


  • School Closure Day - Enjoy your extra long weekend!


Glen Allan School Council - Open Executive Positions 

Parent engagement is a big part of building a strong school community and getting involved with your child's school council is a great way to stay informed and provide valuable input. The time commitment is manageable but the value is high!  

Available immediately: 


  • Position available for next school year (2024/25); can be elected at May 2024 meeting
  • Key tasks include: Taking council meeting minutes

Positions currently filled, but willing to transition early/offer shadowing: 

Fund development chair

  • Key tasks include: Planning fundraising events, working with Budget Chair on council finances 

Budget chair

  • Key tasks include: Managing council budget, preparing monthly/yearly financial statements 

If you're interested, GASC would love to hear from you. Please reach out to us via email to and they can answer any questions you may have. 

The final school council meeting, GASC's Annual General Meeting will be held Thursday, May 23.


Class Placements 

With registrations and the upcoming school year on our minds, we'd like to share information on how we determine classroom placements. 

Our teachers collaborate with the administration and counsellor to develop balanced class lists as a team which consider several factors such as academic needs, behavioural needs, friendship/social groupings, access to support staff, matching personalities between teacher/student and a balance of genders. Teachers submit a checklist with each draft class list that addresses these considerations, including ensuring at least one friend for each student. As you can imagine, creating class lists is a complicated task.

It is our goal to create balanced classes that provide an excellent educational experience for each child. We appreciate your trust in our professionalism and our desire to do right by all students while balancing the various needs of each family. It is for that reason that we do not entertain requests for classroom placements. If there is an extenuating circumstance that will have a significant impact on your child or family that you feel we need to consider, you can share that information in writing via email to the principal, Jennifer Ference, by May 31, 2024.

2024-2025 School Supply Lists

The 2024-2025 school supply lists for all grade levels and kindergarten are now available!  2024-2025 School Supply Lists and Write On Stationary Information.

You may purchase supplies on your own, or order with Write On Stationary. For Write-On Stations Orders:

  • Go to
  • Click on “PARENTS – Order Here”
  • School Name: Glen Allan School - SHERWOOD PARK
  • Choose your grade and place your order.
  • Complete your order by clicking ‘PLACE ORDER’
  • You will receive an automatic email confirmation to confirm your order has been received
  • VISA, MC, AMEX, Visa Debit and Interac On-line are accepted


Literacy Corner - LitBits Episode 5

EIk Island Public Schools Supports for Students Literacy team has created a series of videos with quick tips and tricks to help you child improve at reading and writing at home. This week's video is called Invented Spelling


Moose Hide Campaign

A special announcement from the Moose Hide Campaign family! They are honoured to invite you and your students to join us in a day of ceremony, learning, and action for Moose Hide Campaign Day on Thursday, May 16, 2024.
This year, they are so excited to welcome our Keynote speaker, Larissa Crawford. Larissa proudly passes on Métis and Jamaican ancestry to her daughter, Zyra, and is a published Indigenous, anti-racism, and climate justice researcher, policy advisor, and restorative circle keeper with 15 years of experience. Larissa is the Founder of Future Ancestors Services, a youth-led professional services social enterprise that operates at the intersection of climate and racial justice. Larissa will speak on the grades 5-12 livestream and host her own video workshop.

Welcome Larissa and Canadians across the country who are standing together in solidarity for this cause!

Need more information? Please reach out. We are here to support you on this journey.





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Announcement Club & Happy Birthday Mr. Mitel

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