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September 25 BUZZ

Happy Monday!

We hope all families had a wonderful fall weekend. We had a great wrap up to the week with our Terry Fox Run. Thank you to everyone who brought in a Toonie for Terry and to families who joined us outside for our Terry Fox loops. Our school community raised $786.00!!

As our wonderful MC's said at our assembly, "We all have challenges we must overcome each day. Some are major and some are minor bumps along the road but pushing through and inspiring others is what Terry did best. We can all follow his example, and be a guiding light for others to do the same."  There are some great photos from Friday afternoon at the end of the blog post. 

In addition to other important information in this week's blog, the steps to ordering your child's school photos can be found in an article 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

  • Terry Fox Run
  • Terry Fox Activities and Assembly
  • Learning with Jeremy - It's not goodbye, it's see you soon.

WEEK AT A GLANCE - September 25 - September 29


  • A great day for learning at Glen Allan!


  • Grades 1-6 Bus Evacuation Drill


  • Little Elk Island Adventurers - Kindergarten Bus Safety and Evacuation Practice
  • Division 2 BE Paws Assembly


  • Saffron Parent Information Session - Cyberworld 5:30 pm 


  • Wear your Orange Shirts as a reminder that Every Child Matters

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

  • September 29: Orange Shirt Day at Glen Allan Elementary
  • September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • September 30: Orange Shirt Day
  • October 2-6: Read In Week
  • October 4: Early dismissal
  • October 4: Glen Allan Spirit Day - Read My Shirt Day
  • October 5: World Teachers’ Day
  • October 6: Professional Learning Day (schools closed to students)
  • October 9: Thanksgiving Day (schools closed to staff and students; Central Services closed)
  • October 10-31: Indigo Love of Reading Campaign
  • October 15-21: School Bus Safety Week
  • October 18: Picture Retakes
  • October 19: Glen Allan School Council Meeting
  • October 25 & 26: Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 31: Glen Allan Spirit Day - Halloween Costumes and Assembly
  • November 1: Early dismissal


2023-24 School Fees 

Your 2023-2024 School Fees have now been posted. Fees include a Noon Supervision fee of $110 for full time students and $55 for kindergarten students.  If you consented to purchasing a school agenda, the $4.25 Agenda fee has been added to your student’s account. Field trips fees are charged throughout the year as field trips are planned. 

Please note, if you had a credit on your account from a previous year, your balance would reflect that credit.

Please log into your Parent Portal account to view and pay these fees.  If you have any difficulty accessing your account, please call the school office at 780-467-5519.

For more information about Glen Allan's approved school fees please go to our school fees website page - 

Correction Verification Form – Past Due

Thank you to all families who submitted the Correction and Verification Form for your students.  Responses were requested to be completed by Friday, September 22, the form has been left available to families who have not completed this task for each student who attends an EIPS school for a short time.

The form is available near the top of the left-hand menu in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To ensure we have the most accurate information for the year, please review and submit the form for each child in your family. Filling out the form is easy and takes only a few minutes to complete. The form provides families with the opportunity to review and update their child’s information—including address, parent and guardian information, emergency contacts, medical details, parent consents and other related information. Simply, review the form and each of its sections, make revisions where required, and then select “Submit” for school office staff to review.

Even if you don’t have any changes to make, when you “Submit,” the Division has a record that you’ve reviewed the data, and we know we still have the most up-to-date information on file for your child.

If you have questions about the form or are having trouble with your Parent Portal account, contact the Glen Allan Elementary School office.

Ordering School Pictures

The process for ordering your student photos is a bit different this year.


  • Visit the website
  • Click on the Student ID tab
  • Enter your information as prompted
  • Enter your school name
  • Enter your student information
  • You will need your student ID from Parent Portal

Picture retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, October 18. 

Cyberworld Presentation is This Week

On Thursday, September 28, Glen Allan is hosting a presentation for parents and caregivers on practicing Internet safety with children and youth and on responding to technology-facilitated sexual violence. 

This two-hour presentation from Saffron begins at 5:30 p.m.. We will be exploring strategies to promote safe Internet usage by children and youth. Covering a variety of topics from social media to gaming and chatrooms to live streaming, we will discuss ways to promote boundary-setting and options to protect privacy online. The presentation includes a discussion on pornography and the sexually explicit content that youths may be exposed to, focusing primarily on the effects this has on their developing brains and relationships, as well as on strategies for navigating these difficult conversations. We will also discuss sexting and review the Criminal Code. The presentation includes content on relevant trends in technology-facilitated sexual violence – such as sextortion, grooming, luring, and child sexual abuse material. The goal is to encourage parents and caregivers to feel equipped to both prevent and respond to these issues by identifying the warning signs, creating a dialogue with youths, and recognizing the resources available to support them.

Please RSVP by clicking on the link below


Indigo Adopt a School- Love of Reading Foundation

Our school has been selected to partner with Indigo Sherwood Park for their Love of Reading Foundation fundraiser. From October 10-31, donations will be accepted at the Sherwood Park store, as well as online. Our school will then receive the dollars later this fall to add books to our library's collection! In our next couple of BUZZ communications, there will be more information on how you can support the fundraiser, and how to share with your family and friends!

Book Fair Volunteers

From October 23-27, we will have Scholastic Book Fair happening in our library. If you are interested in volunteering to help out during Book Fair, please email Mrs. Appleby (Assistant Principal and Library Teacher) 


Respiratory Illness Guidance

The health and safety of staff, students and visitors is a top priority. Continue to reinforce the following hygiene habits to protect staff and students from spreading respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.

  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces regularly.
  • Wear a mask if you get sick or develop symptoms while at school or work.

As per Alberta Health guidelines, staff, students, contractors and visitors who have symptoms of respiratory Illness or test positive for COVID, should stay home until:

  • symptoms have improved,
  • they feel well enough to resume normal activities, and
  • they have been fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medications. 

For anyone who has a respiratory illness or has tested positive for COVID, it is recommended that they wear a mask for a total of 10 days from the onset of symptoms—even if the symptoms have resolved or improved—when in indoor settings with other individuals.

Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health Newsletter

The October edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on language. Newsletter

Themes include:

Caregiver Education Sessions

Alberta Health Services hosts a variety of virtual caregiver information sessions throughout the year focused on ways to support students’ mental health. The sessions are free and geared toward parents, caregivers, teachers and community members who want to learn more about challenges impacting children and adolescents. Session topics include anxiety, ADHD, depression, self-harm, technology, teens and teaching leadership skills, communication, resiliency and more.

Visit Caregiver Education to see the monthly caregiver sessions.


Orange Shirt Day is being recognized at Glen Allan on Friday, September 29. It is a day for remembrance and is an act of reconciliation. Students will be learning that this is not a celebratory or joyous occasion, but rather one where we focus on empathy and understanding. Some of the activities that we will be doing during the week are: 

  • orange shirt designs
  • written reflections
  • read alouds of age-appropriate books
  • art led by Metis artist, Connie Kulhavey

We encourage you to have conversations with your child(ren) about the meaning behind National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, wearing Orange Shirts, and how to respond to the Calls to Action.

Strathcona County has events planned at Broadmoor Park on Saturday, September 30 from 1-3pm if your family is interested in attending.


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