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May 6 BUZZ

Oilers Won!!

Happy Monday!

Today is Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Join us as we recognize and thank our school bus operators for keeping the safety of our students their first priority. We encourage you, and your children, to take a moment to say thanks to our bus operators—who go above and beyond to provide safe and timely transportation to our students.

This week is Mental Health Week. The theme for this week is Compassion Connects. More information about Mental Health week can be found in today blog post. We also want to wish our Grades 4, 5, and 6 relays teams good luck. If you want to cheer them on, join us Thursday at 4:00 pm at Strathcona Athletic Park.

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

  • So Much Glen Allan Fun!

WEEK AT A GLANCE - May 6 - May 10


  • THANK YOU! Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • Compassion Connects - Mental Health Week starts today
  • Grade 6 Birch Bay Field Trip
  • Kindergarten Safety City Field Trip


  • Happy Birthday Mr. Mital!
  • Grade 5 DARE Program


  • Hats On! for Mental Health


  • FitKids - Swoosh Basketball
  • Elementary Track Meet 4:00 pm at Strathcona Athletic Park


  • Grade 1 Arbour Day Field Trip


Call for Volunteers: Sports Day!

It's that time of year again! Our annual Sports Day is coming up (Friday, June 7th) and we're looking for volunteers to help make the day a success. By volunteering for the morning (8:40-11:40am), you'll be one of two adults running stations. If you are able to help out, please fill out this form by Friday, May 24th! If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Camp (

Compassion Connects: Mental Health Week runs May 6-12

Mental Health Week takes place May 6-12. To mark the week, Glen Allan Elementary has a series of activities and lessons planned for students, all centred on Mental Health Week’s theme, “Compassion Connects.” We all have the capacity to be compassionate, and we know that doing so can make an enormous difference. Some of the school activities planned include:

  • Daily announcements about compassion
  • Classroom lessons and conversations about compassion and ways to demonstrate compassion
  • Hats on for Mental Health on Wednesday, May 8

Collectively, students will learn about community-based mental health care champions, programs and communities while showcasing the importance of securing universal mental health care, what it can look like and how mental health care can be expressed and nurtured, such as within art, music and dance. In addition to school activities, students and staff can also share messages about their personal journey on various social media platforms using the hashtag #CompassionConnects.

For more information:


Strathcona County Library Cards for Kids

Strathcona County Library will be sending their Youth Services Library Specialist to our school at the beginning of June to talk to students about summer reading and library programs. If you would like to have your child receive a library card, you can fill out this form and return it to the school. They will drop cards off to our office to distribute to students.

Caregiver Series: May and 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 May and June 2024 sessions is now available.


Literacy Corner - LitBits Episode 4

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 Switch It

Numeracy Corner

  • Check out Math Before Bed (K-6). Explore many prompts and questions designed to engage students in rich math discussion at school or at home! 
  • SolveMe Mobiles engages students in interactive puzzles to strengthen mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills. These mobiles are great in supporting the Algebra!


Red Dress Day

Across Canada, May 5th marks the acknowledgement of Red Dress Day-- a day to remember and honour the many missing and murdered Indigenous women. EIPS will be recognizing this day today, on May 6th. While this topic is a heavy one and isn't one we directly discuss with our younger elementary aged students, wearing read and discussing the importance of all voices in our classroom, school, and community are ways we introduce students to the topic, preparing them for deeper conversations and connections to Red Dress Day, as they get older.



So Much Glen Allan Fun!

  • So many shoes!
  • Swoosh - Fit Kids Basketball
  • Kindergarten Connie Kulhavey Projects
  • Announcements - Oilers Win! & Playground Schedule updates
  • D & D Club


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