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2018

MONTHLY UPDATE - October 2018

I will never forget the first time I stepped through the doors of Ardrossan Elementary school. Mrs. Whetstone had invited me to drop by the school so that I could meet her and see the school before starting as assistant principal. I had never been to…

MONTHLY UPDATE - September 2018

As students walked into our new school for the first time on September 4th, we watched their faces light up with excitement. After many years of planning and preparing as well as many months of packing and unpacking, it was incredibly rewarding to share…

MONTHLY UPDATE: Year End June 2018

As the dust settles on another incredibly productive year, we are so proud to see our Ardrossan students successfully complete a year of learning and growth. You don't have to look far to see evidence of an amazing year filled with family events, student…

MONTHLY UPDATE: June 2018

We can hardly believe that we are now at the start of the month of June! This month is packed with field trips, special events and Grade Six Provincial Achievement Tests. Although it is a busy month it is also a time for reflection upon another successful…

MONTHLY UPDATE: May 2018

The old adage, "April showers bring May flowers" seems particularly appropriate as we begin a new month full of hope and the possibility of blue skies ahead. In light of the many difficult events that have touched our community of the past month, our…

MONTHLY UPDATE: April 2018

Welcome back! We hope that the break afforded you opportunities to rest, relax and to spend time with those you love. Now that we had a chance to catch our breath we are primed and ready for the next three months of adventure on the horizon. April is…

MONTHLY UPDATE: March 2018

How incredibly invigorating it is to feel the promise of warmer weather and to enjoy the longer days of sunlight. With much relief we appreciate, as do the students, the days when outdoor recess is the norm! The only request to Mother Nature is we still…

MONTHLY UPDATE: February 2018

February, while the shortest month of the year, is one of the busiest! February embraces Valentine’s Day, Family Day, Habit 4 "Think Win-Win" student led assembly, student-led conferences, Teachers' Convention and Pink Shirt Day. Students and staff…

Carnaval moved to March!

Friday, Feb. 2nd is the Annual Carnaval Celebration at Ardrossan Elementary. Normally this event takes place outside. Given the current weather forecast, Canadian Parents for French, in consultation with Ardrossan Elementary and Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High,…

Mid-Point Review 2017-18

Replacement School Update

 As you know, EIPS had originally planned to move students into Ardrossan Elementary’s replacement school this spring. After further discussion, however, we feel it would be far less disruptive for both students and staff if the move takes place over…

Free Parent Sessions January - May 2018

See the following free sessions for parents, caregivers, teachers and community members: Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety Technology and the Teenage Brain Supporting Self-Regulation in Elementary School Children More than Just a Bad Day Keeping Scattered…

Save the date: APRIL 21st Galaxyland Family Night

MONTHLY UPDATE: January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome back!  We hope that students, parents and families had a relaxing break and an opportunity to both celebrate the season and strengthen the bonds of love and caring for others.  As a school community, we had a chance to do…

2017

MONTHLY UPDATE: December

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