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Field Fun Day, Spring Safety, & EIPS Annual Report

Many special events and field trips are happening at this time of year. Thank you to parents and caregivers for the support and volunteerism!


  • The Spring Vesna Ukrainian Concert took place on May 3 in the evening. The group performances, solos, duets, and trios entertained families and community members. Dyakuyu to Mrs. Miller as lead planner of the event as well as Pan Maskal, Panni Fedorouk, & Panni Bombak for their work preparing students to sing, dance, and recite poetry about spring, love, food, travel, and the determination of the people of Ukraine. 


  • Congratulations to Miss Billingsley who was nominated by Elk Island Public Schools for the Edwin-Parr first year teaching award.


  • Many thanks to the Education & Mental Health Week committees - Miss Leclair, Mrs. Semeniuk, Mrs. Kozak, Ms. Giebelhaus, Miss Konieczny - for an “uplifting” week of door decorating, career day laughs, guest readers, and mental health tips. Gratitude to Trustee Footz, Mrs. Busenius, and retired librarian Mrs. Menzak for uplifting students with stories in classrooms. 



Save the date for this year’s outdoor sports and activities event on June 8. The committee is hard at work planning a variety of active tasks to challenge students of all levels. Parents and caregivers are invited to join their child(ren)’s class(es) and assist with events around the field area.

The Friends of A.L. Horton Fundraising Society is hosting a snacks/treats concession at this year’s Field Fun Day and needs your help. 


  • Fundraising Event - Field Fun Day Concession


    • Needed: 2-3 committee members to help plan and organize the concession
    • Tasks: assist with food planning and pickup, recruiting and organizing of volunteers to work at the concession
    • Additional volunteers: 6-10 parents/caregivers to help set up, serve foods, handle monies, and clean up between 9 AM - 3 PM
    • The more the merrier to celebrate the year end with the kids!
    • Email Kelly D., lead organizer, at 



A reminder to everyone that bicycles and scooters must be walked through the school grounds before and after school. The sidewalk alongside the buses is a busy traffic area with students embarking and disembarking and the front grassy area of the school is also host to many adults and young children. We want to keep everyone safe.



Students have been reminded to exit school grounds at the end of each school day and to check in with adults at home prior to returning to school to play. Discuss with your child ways to play kindly and how to problem solve with other children at local parks and recreation sites this spring and summer. 



Every year, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) publishes an Annual Education Results Report, which outlines the Division’s Four-Year Education Plan, opportunities for growth and how it’s supporting students to achieve the best possible outcomes. Read through this year’s EIPS Annual Education Results Report 2021-22 and discover how EIPS fosters learning environments for all students to learn, grow and thrive—and why it matters.

May Spotlight: cultivating high-quality learning environments and experiences

  •   Power of Kindness: Creates welcoming, inclusive, respectful, and safe learning environments in schools
  •   Building Blocks: How effective planning, management and infrastructure is supporting learning
  •   Raising the bar: Evidence-based practices that are enhancing teaching and learning in EIPS

EIPS Four-Year Education Plan: 2022-26
EIPS Three-Year Capital Plan: 2024-27



Families needing daytime care for children between 7:15 AM and 5:15 PM can register for summer out of school care. The Out of School Care program will run July 3 to August 18. This program runs independently from school operations, is not funded by Alberta Education, and is a non-profit program. Please call 780-603-7101 to reserve a spot for the summer. Priority will be given to working parents and caregivers. 



Please see the attached newsletter or view it online here to learn more about mental health programming supporting students in all schools.



May 11 - Grade 3 to Telus World of Science

May 12 - Kindergarten Tea for “B” class


May 15 - Kindergarten Tea for “A” class

May 17 - Grade 6 Provincial Achievement Test - Writing Part A Language Arts 

May 18 - Leah Atcheynum working with students on important Indigenous plants

May 19 - School closure day (all schools closed)


May 22 - Victoria Day; schools closed

May 23 - Leah Atcheynum working with classes on Indigenous teachings

May 26 - Backwards spirit day

May 26 - Grade 5 swimming

May 26 - Grade 6 to Birch Bay Ranch


May 29 - School Council & Fundraising Society meeting 6:30 PM in library (and online)

May 31 - Have Lunch with Your Children Day - 12:20 PM; outside picnic lunch - Bring

Your Own Blanket and adult lunch

June 1 - Grade 6 to Alberta Aviation Museum


June 6 - Volunteer Lunch

June 7 - early dismissal for staff meeting at 2 PM

June 8 - Field Fun Day event with concession

June 9 - PALS Program Open House (children ages 2-4)


June 12 - Kindergarten to Pleasant Ridge Colony

June 13 - Kindergarten to Pleasant Ridge Colony

June 16 - Combined ceremonies: Kinder Moving On Up! & Grade 6 Moving On…


Check the school calendar for field trip information as well.


Keri Busenius                Chloe Giebelhaus

Principal                        Assistant Principal

Connecting to foster the minds and hearts of leaders

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