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2nd Annual Galaxyland Family Night


December has arrived already!  The weather seems almost balmy, doesn’t it?  This month is filled with learning as well as the excitement of the season including the Giving Tree, caroling and concerts as outlined in this update. The academic, physical…

The Giving Tree - An Ardrossan Tradition

Once again, Ardrossan Elementary is collecting items for the Giving Tree in support of the Strathcona Christmas Bureau. Although any donation is much appreciated, the following list highlights items that each grade group can bring: Nov. 27    ECS …

Remembrance Day 2017

MONTHLY UPDATE: November 2017

Thank you to the many parents who attended the recent Student-Parent-Teacher conferences.  It is a pleasure to recognize the learning accomplishments of students and to jointly establish goals to assist children to achieve their personal best. We are…

AEL PAT and Accountability Results

Recently released PAT and Accountability Results (October 2017) for Ardrossan Elementary.  School Education Plan AEL School Education Plan Year 3

MONTHLY UPDATE: October 2017

September has just flown by for students, parents and staff.  The mornings are increasingly a little darker and the sun sinks a little earlier each day.  At the same time, students and their families are very busy re-establishing school routines as…

Ardrossan Family Fun Math Night

  We had a terrific turnout for our Annual Family Fun Math night. Check out Box cars and One-Eyed Jacks for lots of other fun math games to play at home. Check out the website BoxCars and One Eyed Jacks and Youtube channel Boxcars Education Videos.…

MONTHLY UPDATE: September 2017

The 2017-18 school year has arrived!   It is indeed wonderful to catch up on the exciting adventures and happenings of our returning students, parents and staff.  A Special Welcome to those new students and parents who are joining our Bison Family.…

MONTHLY UPDATE: Year End June 2017

Once again, hats off to the tremendous dedication and effort of our parent volunteers to support a community of learners.  CPF Annual Family  BBQ, with the leadership of JP Grebenc, Alisha Spence, Allison Usher, Jenny March, Connie Hamelin, Vania…

Celebrating a Great Year!

Take a peek at our many adventures and accomplishments this year! AEL Year-End Review 2016-2017


June is a busy month with field trips and final assessments taking place in the various grades in addition to provincial examinations for Grade Six students.  The longer hours of evening sunlight are so welcome, and yet at the same time, make it harder…


It was one year ago that citizens, throughout the province and across the country, came together to assist the families of Fort McMurray.  Some of those families chose to temporarily live in the Ardrossan area and register their children at our schools.…

MONTHLY Update: April 2017

Welcome back:)  We know from chatting with students, parents and staff that Spring Break was a welcome change of pace and an opportunity for rest, relaxation and renewal.  Where has the school year gone?  We are already counting down the last three…

Get Ready for La Fureur Ardrossan 2017!

Our French Karaoke Competition is back! Join our Grade 4-6 French Immersion students at they perform a contemporary French song during our La Fureur Ardrossan 2017 competition on March 23 @ 9:30 a.m. in the gym. *Please note that this is a time change!…

Crazy Hair Day at Ardrossan

Check out the elaborate "hair-dos".


March already!  The longer, sunny days are certainly making the drive to and from work and attending clubs and sports events more enjoyable.  Daylight Savings is just around the corner! Thank you to all the parents and caregivers who attended our…

MONTHLY UPDATE: February 2017

February, albeit short, is a busy and exciting time for student learning and growing. With increasing sunlight each day, Balzac Billy, the notable Alberta groundhog, saw his shadow. So, we might expect from that "prediction" to prepare for another six…

Mid Point Review 2016-17

What have we accomplished so far? Let's check out the Mid Point Review!

MONTHLY UPDATE: January 2017

We wish you and your family a Happy New Year and Welcome to 2017! New Year’s always comes with a somewhat bittersweet feeling – we look back at all the wonderful things that have happened and also look forward with anticipation and excitement to…

Christmas Concerts a Huge Success!

Stellar Performances by Ecole Ardrossan Elementary Students We'd like to thank all of our families and community members for joining us for our amazing Christmas Concerts yesterday. Our students dazzled us with their songs, dances, and impressive dramatic…



The sights and sounds of the Holiday Season are upon us.  The stores and malls are full of music and sales are capturing our gift giving imaginations.  Staff and students are balancing concert preparations as well as sing a longs celebrating the season…

Join us for Galaxyland Family Fun Night

 Tickets will be available at the office in January. 

School Education Plan and Accountability Results

  Please click on the following links: AEL School Education Plan AEL Accountability Summary Oct. 2016  


There are many wonderful opportunities for parents and guardians this month. Two opportunities, in particular, are significant. Following the School Council and AEPSA meetings, please consider joining us on November 8th at 7:30 p.m. for the Blanket Exercise…

MONTHLY UPDATE - October 2016

September was an exciting month with children renewing and making new friendships and settling into their learning programs.  We so enjoyed connecting with each of you at Meet the Staff night and appreciate your interest and support in our wonderful…

Bison Family Games Night - Resounding by the Numbers!

Over 150 students and parents participated in the first annual family games night dedicated to math! Complete with free popcorn, who knew we could count on math to be fun? Thanks to Ardrossan Elementary Parent Support Association who donated prizes including…

MONTHLY UPDATE - September 2016

So… the journey of building a new school begins with the demolition of the old.  It seems fitting, somehow, that a quote from Lao Tzu, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” was located in the former Ardrossan Primary School…

Demolition Derby at Ecole Ardrossan Elementary

Year End Newsletter

  Click here for the final edition of Bison Tales. Happy Summer! June 2016 Year End Bison Tales  

June Bison Tales

June Bison Tales just published! Click here for the most current edition of the newsletter:   June 2016

May Bison Tales

Click here to view May Bison Tales:  May Bison Tales

April Bison Tales

April Bison Tales just published! Click here to open: April Bison Tales

CSL Report Cards Published!

Term 2 Report Cards will be published after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. To view your child’s expanded digital report card, go to your PowerSchool account (you may need to set one up if you have not already done so) at Powerschool and…

Ecole Ardrossan Elementaire Celebrates Les Rendez-Vous de la Francophonie 2016!

A Celebration of French Language, Culture and Bilingualism! Next week, Ecole Ardrossan will join the National celebration of Les Rendez-Vous de la Francophonie. Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie translates into "the get together of the Francophones…

March Bison Tales

Hot off the press! March edition of Bison Tales is now available.  Click here to view:  March Bison Tales

Booking for Student Led Conferences – February 24 & 25, 2016

We are looking forward to celebrating your child’s success with you on February 24 and 25th from 4:30-7:30 p.m.  Online registration opens on February 11th and closes on February 23 at 9 a.m. To register visit  School code:…

French Immersion Parent Presentation with Dr. Callie Mady

Come join Edmonton Public Schools Institute for Innovation for Second Language Education and Canadian Parents for French Alberta Branch for an evening with Dr. Callie Mady. Her presentation is entitled "I suspect my child is struggling in learning a second…

February Newsletter now available

Bison Tales Our February 2016 Bison Tales is hot off the presses! Click below to read the latest Ecole Ardrossan Elementary news! February Bison Tales

2015–2016 Parent Survey

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is committed to ensuring all parents and guardians of students within the Division have a chance to share their thoughts on the overall performance of their school and the Division. One of the ways EIPS ensure its parent’s…

Free French Online Homework Help

Need Help with French Immersion Homework? EIPS is registered with Voilà Learning - free online homework help in French! Elk Island Public Schools has registered with Voilà Learning to ensure that French Immersion students have access to high quality…

Update on New Horizons Modulars

           We are excited to announce... Starting January 26, New Horizon modulars will be relocated to the  gravel parking lot on the west side of Range Road 222. The units will be located between the Strathcona County pump house and the gravel…

School News Blog

This is a blog posting on our new School News Blog. Click on this box to see the full posting. You can check old blog postings at the School News section of this website: School News.  This is a great opportunity to stay up to date and provide feedback.…

Mid-point Review

Celebrate our many accomplishments by reading about all of our school activities and events up to and including January 2016. Mid-Point Review

January Newsletter Now Available

Bison Tales Our January 2016 Bison Tales is hot off the presses! Click below to read the latest Ecole Ardrossan Elementary news! January 2016