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October 23 BUZZ

Happy Monday!

We made the EIPS News! Check out the EIPS article highlighting the Indigo Love of Reading Campaign with Glen Allan students' quotes:  EIPS Schools Turn Pages During Indigo’s Adopt a School Program Fundraiser. We're also one week into the Read-a-thon, we hope students and families are having fun doing their reading and collecting sponsors. This is an important fundraiser for our Glen Allan School Council. Let's have a strong final week with students proudly meeting the reading goals they've set for themselves!

This week Glen Allan will be hosting Parent Teacher Conferences and the Book Fair. Students will have time to make book fair purchases during the school day. During both conference evenings, the book fair will be open to families. The class shopping schedule can be found below in the Week-at-a-Glance.

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

  • Patterns, Partners, and Playground Fun!
  • Take me outside day

WEEK AT A GLANCE October 23 - 27


  • Final Week of the GASC Read-a-Thon
  • Book Fair Preview KA, 1-2/2-1, 1-1, 2-2, 3-1, 3-2


  • Book Fair Preview 4-1, 5-1, 5-2, 6-1, 6-2
  • Giant Floor Map in the gym for classes to explore and learn


  • Book Fair Shopping KA, 4-1, 1-1, 6-2
  • Giant Floor Map in the gym for classes to explore and learn
  • Book Fair Open for Families 4-630pm
  • Parent Teacher Conferences 


  • Book Fair Shopping 2-2, 1-2/2-1, 3-1, 6-1, 5-2, 3-2, 5-1
  • Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons Club (Division 2) at lunch
  • Book Fair Open for Families 4-630pm
  • Parent Teacher Conferences


  • Heading into the final weekend of the Indigo Love of Reading Campaign 


Scholastic Book Fair

While you're at the school for Parent/Teacher Conferences, be sure to stop by the Library to check out our Scholastic Book Fair! Every purchase puts money directly back into our library program, to help build and diversify our collection.

Check out these Book Trailers for a taste of what you can find when shopping, this week!

Halloween at Glen Allan

Halloween is almost here and we are ready for some spooky fun! In order to make sure that this event is safe and fun for all here is what you can expect!

Halloween Assembly

We are hard at work preparing for our Halloween assembly in the afternoon on October 31. During the assembly, students will have an opportunity to show off their costumes if they choose to do so.

Halloween Costumes

Students are welcome to come dressed in their costumes for the day. Please help us out by making sure that costumes are not too scary/grotesque for our youngest students and that students leave weapons at home for their evening Trick-or-Treating! 

We ask that student costumes allow students to be able to sit in their desks or at their tables as this exciting day will still be a day of learning. We also ask that all inflatable costumes stay at home for trick-or-treating as they do not fit well in desks and unfortunately there have been incidents in the past when those delicate costumes spring a leak and end up getting damaged.

Halloween Treats - Staying Safe

While students may bring a treat or two to school on Halloween for themselves, we ask they they not bring treats for their whole class. We will ensure students have a fun day at school and know they will likely get many treats if they go trick-or-treating in the evening. 

Please remember that we are a Nut Aware school and we request that students not bring food items that contain nuts to school. This is make sure that all of our students are safe! We have Glen Allan students with severe nut allergies. Thank you for your cooperation in making sure everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!


Remembrance Day Service: Friday, November 3

Please join us on Friday, November 3rd at 10:30 a.m. for our annual Remembrance Day Service.  Our service will pay tribute to the countless men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. 

Parents are welcome to join us for the service. We would like to extend a special invitation to any war veterans, members of the military or any other service groups (fire fighters, police officers, paramedics, etc.) to join us, in uniform, if applicable. There will be reserved seating available for these honored guests.  Please RSVP here if you are planning to attend.

Students are invited to wear their club uniforms to school as well, e.g. Cubs, Scouts, Cadets, Brownies, Guides, etc.

Glen Allan Spirit Wear

You may have noticed many staff sporting some cool Glen Allan Spirit Wear. This is a reminder that you can order Glen Allan Spirit Wear anytime during the school year. You can order sweatshirts, t-shirts, hoodies and more in any color you choose! You get to choose your logo and the placement of the logo. There are amazing features such as customizable naming, so we know who the item belongs to when it is in the lost and found bin! Sizing charts are also available online.

These can make great gifts for birthdays and other celebrations!  

Visit our Glen Allan Entripy shop today:


Inclement Weather

With the winter season almost here, we want to remind families to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.

If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) advises families of any bus cancellations using various communications tools—automated-telephone messages, email, SMS, alerts posted on and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations, and notification through both the Bus Status and the Ride 360 apps. Morning bus cancellations are posted on by 6:30 a.m.

Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that state, “school bus service may be suspended…when there is a forecast or current temperature of -40 C, including wind chill factor, in one or more regions.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road conditions. When school bus services are suspended, schools remain open to students. EIPS believes families have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.

For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.


The Giant Floor Map has arrived at Glen Allan. It is a representation of Turtle Island. This map shows the locations of Indigenous communities, residential schools, reserves and more. Rather than showing political borders, Canada is broken up into Indigenous language groups. Each class will participate in a lesson to engage with the map and learn more!


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