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November 27 BUZZ

Happy Monday!

While we bid farewell to November and welcome December we'd like to thank our Glen Allan community for their generous contributions to our 4th Annual Strathcona Food Bank Drive. As you can see in the photos below, we collected a lot of food - 772 pounds in total!! Way to go Glen Allan!

We would also like to thank our Glen Allan School Council for their work on Art Cards. Our GASC volunteers have been working each day to scan artwork, organize orders, and print cards so families will have them in time for the holidays. The time gifted to our school community does not go unnoticed!

Also, a reminder that on Friday report cards will be published to PowerSchool. More information about accessing report cards can be found in the blog post articles below. 

It's a great week for a great week!

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


Upcoming Events and Important Dates




First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Information

Photo Galleries

  • Glen Allan's 4th Annual Strathcona Food Bank Drive
  • Fish Scale Art with Cheryl & Assembly Time with Mr. Spencer
  • Parachute Fun & Recycled Projects

WEEK AT A GLANCE - November 27 - December 1


  • Kindergarten Conferences


  • Grade 5 Fish Scale Art Project


  • Read-a-Thon Class Prize Day - Kindergarten Maker Space Time
  • Read-a-Thon Class Prize Day - Class 5-1 Maker Space Time


  • Grades 4-6 Dungeons and Dragons Club at Lunch


  • Report Cards Published

Upcoming events and important dates:

  • December 1: Report Cards Published to Power School
  • December 6: Early dismissal
  • December 11: Self-Identified Indigenous Students Invited to Smudge with Leaha
  • December 20: Winter Showcase
  • December 22: Pajama Day and Last day before Winter Break
  • December 25 to January 5: Christmas Break (schools closed to staff and students)
  • December 25 to January 1: Central Services Christmas closure days
  • January 8: Welcome Back! 
  • January 8: Self-Identified Indigenous Students Invited to Smudge with Leaha
  • January 10: Early dismissal


Report Cards are Coming

Term 1 report cards will be published December 1. On Friday report cards will be available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal—simply log in to your account and click on the “Report Card” button in the left hand sidebar. 

The report card marks are reflective of what would be expected of students in their grade at this time of year and is based on curricular outcomes covered to this point in the year. 

Check out the Report Card FAQs from last week's blog post for more information about report cards.

Counsellor's Corner - Lunch Club Update

Picnic lunches in the counsellor's office have become increasingly popular. Students seem to enjoy the quiet space, small group conversations, and the chance to play games together.

To ensure all students have an opportunity to enjoy a special lunch together, I have created a new club called "Meet and Eat."  Student names will be placed in a random draw each week. Those who are chosen will be invited to come for lunch. Depending on my schedule, I am hoping to host these lunches once or twice a week.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Marks

Fee Waiver Application Deadline

If circumstances exist where you’re unable to pay school or transportation fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees. The application deadline is Dec. 15, 2023. If you’re new to the Division, the deadline is the latter of Dec. 15, 2023, or 45 days after registration.

To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.” There you can view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard or debit card—when available from your financial institution. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted.

Don’t forget to also log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal regularly throughout the year. Fees are often added to your child’s account to cover the cost of various school activities such as field trips, class projects, extracurricular activities and more.

For more information about school fees, waivers and payment deadlines, visit . Alternatively, contact Shauna Delainey, 780-467-5519.


Spread the Word: EIPS is Hiring Substitute Educational Assistants 

Do you know someone who may be interested in part-time, flexible work as a substitute educational assistant (EA)? Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is hiring—spread the word! 

EAs are integral to the school team, assisting teachers with instructional and non-instructional tasks in the classroom and other school activities. Whether it’s working one-on-one with individual students or with a small group of students in a class or special program, EAs provide support and assistance to help students achieve success.  

Substitutes are needed to fill positions at all school locations until the end of the school year. The application deadline is December 8. If you know someone who’d be great in this role, encourage them to apply today. 


Caregiver Series: December sessions

Alberta Health Services offers free online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Sessions are offered through Zoom. Upcoming topics include parenting strategies for positive mental health and understanding depression. The list of December 2023 sessions is now available.

Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health Newsletter

The December edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on talking to children about drugs and alcohol. Newsletter

Themes include:


This week, our students benefited from classroom instruction that included use of our Inuit Edu-Kit, provided by Elk Island Public Schools.

Additionally, our Grade 4 students participated in an art project using dyed fish scales, led by one of our consultants, Cheryl Devin. Please see the photo gallery for some evidence of this wonderful learning opportunity. 

Grade 5 students will be engaging in the same fish scale art, this week!


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