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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 Lloyd and the legions of parents assisting with the planning, preparation and implementation of the BBQ created another memorable event. Bravo et merci!

Reminder, class placement information is found in the Report Card published today. Please be aware that there may be changes over the summer depending on enrollment, staffing, budgets, etc. therefore the student placement is tentative. Log in to your Powerschool Portal to access the report cards. Contact Mrs. Shackleton should you require assistance. 

Please note, students can only be registered in one school at a time.  As we are not accepting any outside boundary students, it is essential that we have current enrollment numbers to budget and staff accordingly. If your children will not be attending AEL for the 2017-18 school year, contact Sandy Shackleton as soon as possible at 780.922.2066.

It's this time of the year we take a moment to celebrate all our accomplishments as a school community. Please see the link for a brief summary of our year. We are so proud of our students.  

Finally, we wish all of our school community, a heartfelt summer filled with family and friends. Best wishes to those students, staff and families who are leaving us. We wish you only the best moving forward.  For those families joining us next year, a big bison welcome to our new students! We can hardly wait for August! 


  • Student Registration 2017-18
  • Save the Date - Meet the Staff /School Council and AEPSA Meeting - September 12th
  • Math Is Marvelous! - Join us for the 2nd Annual Family Math Games Night - September 19th


  • Student Class Placement
  • Our Little Friends/Les Petits Amis Preschool
  • Student First Day of School


  • Summer Camp Opportunities


Student Registration

We look forward to welcoming new and returning students for 2017-18.  New registrations will be accepted 8:30 – 3:00 from Tuesday August 22 onward. Please bring a completed registration form and a copy of the birth certificate.  Please browse through our website for registration, programs, calendar and other information to help you plan for next year including the supply list. For general information about Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) and back to school you may also visit the division website at:   

Save the date: September 12, 2017

Meet the Staff is the best time to meet your child's teachers. Join us between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.  Immediately after Meet the Staff,  School Council and Ardrossan Elementary Parent Support Association fundraising group (AEPSA)has an annual general meeting in the Learning Commons (Library) at 7:00 p.m. All are invited!

Math is Marvelous!

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 19th for an evening of fun and math games. Free popcorn for the first 100 students! John Felling along with Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks will once again lead the activities with lots of fabulous prizes to win!


Student Class Placement

We thank you for trusting in our expertise, experience and professionalism as we determine the classroom lists for the upcoming school year. We consider many factors when creating classroom configurations. Please note, movement of students from one class to another will not be considered after September 15th and then, only in extenuating circumstances.

Our Little Friends/Les Petits Amis Preschool

Our Little Friends/Les Petits Amis preschool is a not for profit preschool in Ardrossan that offers both classes in English, as well as classes with a gently introduction to French. Registrations are accepted for the fall. Contact Kari at 780.922.4447 or check out the website at Ardrossan French Playschool

Student First Day of Class

Grades 1 to 6 classes will commence on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Kindergarten orientation will also begin this week.  Kindergarten classes will begin student orientation on a staggered schedule beginning Wednesday, August 30th.  Please check the letter mailed in June for your Kindergarten child’s scheduled orientation time.  As well, please visit the EIPS' system calendar for a complete list of holidays and school closure days throughout 2017-2018 at:


Centre de la nature Lusson Summer Camp
The Centre de la nature Lusson is a summer camp in Alberta for francophones and French immersion students aged 7-13 years old. Children will have the chance to spend a week in nature with four adult facilitators. The participants will sleep in tents, hike, tell each other stories around bonfires, explore the small island in the middle of the lake and meet other children from Alberta that also speak French. They will learn to canoe, identify certain plants, gardening tricks, and will come back with beautiful memories engraved in their heads forever. Learn more 

Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton Summer Camps and Activities
Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton has many activities running throughout the year, including groups and support programs. The organization also offers summer camps over the summer. Learn moreSummer Camps 

Communicating Success Summer Speech and Language Camps
Communicating Success Speech and Language Pathology Services offers summer speech and language camps focused on specialty skill building. Learn more 


Great Happens Here!  Happy Summer 2017!  

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!


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