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Welcome to Glen Allan School

Hi there,

My Name is Mr. Arbuthnott and welcome to the Glen Allan Elementary School. At Glen Allan School we believe that each child is unique, that all children can learn and that all children can succeed. We nurture excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. Our safe and caring learning environment promotes student growth in citizenship and character education. Glen Allan is known as the school that challenges and cherishes every child.

While our students are our pride and joy, we also take great delight in the close bonds and mutually supportive relationship that our highly professional staff has established with our parent community. Our school council actively promotes excellence in learning and helps to enrich the school experiences of students through a number of school programs.

Again, welcome to our school. Enjoy your visit.

Tracey Arbuthnott
Glen Allan Elementary School

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

Is your child turning five on or before December 31, 2017? If so, it’s time to register for Kindergarten.

Glen Allan Elementary School is accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2017-2018 school year. To register, bring your completed Student Registration Form to the school along with proof of your child’s name, residence, date of birth and citizenship.

We will be offering half day classes - AM or PM, Monday to Friday.  The Kindergarten Information night for Glen Allan Elementary School will be held on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.  Parents who have registered their child prior to the Information night will receive an e-mail with the time they should attend.  Parents who have not registered prior to the information night should attend at 6:30 p.m.

Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences - February 2017

Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on February 22 and 23, 2017.  Click here to view the letter that was sent out with instructions on booking conferences.

Key Glen Allan School Council (GASC) Volunteer Roles Available for the 2017/2018 School Year

Three key volunteer roles at Glen Allan Elementary will be available for the 2017/2018 school year - the Chair and Programs Vice-Chair positions on School Council and the coordinator role for the hot lunch program. 

The Glen Allan School Council (GASC) Chair is responsible for how GASC is run overall and chairs the monthly evening meetings. This is a perfect role for a parent or guardian who works outside the home during the day as daytime availability is not required of the role. The time commitment, including meetings, is approximately three to five hours a month. 

The Programs Vice-Chair works with various volunteer program coordinators and serves as a liaison with school council. This person determines, with administration, calendar dates for programs during the year and helps find volunteers to assist with the various annual school programs organized by GASC. The time commitment, including meetings, is approximately two to eight hours a month. Day time availability is not required of the role, but it's preferable.  

The hot lunch coordinator is responsible for determining dates, coordinating with food vendors, managing student orders and being available onsite on hot lunch days.  

At Glen Allan Elementary, students and staff rely heavily on volunteerism. Programs such as the year end barbecue and family dance are run exclusively by volunteers. Fundraising events such as the book fair, silent auction and gift card sales pay for these events. Dollars raised through fundraising are also reinvested into the school to help pay things such as cultural programs, field trips and the Science Olympics. If every parent volunteered a bit of time each year, it would help ensure the success of every program. Unfortunately, if these key volunteer roles are not filled, the programs we have grown to love at Glen Allan may not be able to continue. 

If you are interested in running for one of the roles, or have any questions, please contact Karen Tomnuk, Chair, at kjvkjt@gmail.com or Jenn Dyer, Programs Vice-Chair, at jenoli@shaw.ca or 780-499-4100.



Public Meetings: Ministik School

As you may be aware, in December, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees approved the motion to consider the possible closure of Ministik School.

To ensure a fair and transparent process and that a decision be made in the best interests of both students and the Division, a public-meeting process is being undertaken as outlined in the province’s School Act “Alberta Regulation 238/1997: Closure of Schools Regulation.” 

A comprehensive information package is being provided to all Ministik School families. The package is also available online at www.eips.ca/schools/ministik-school

Two public meetings are being held which will offer insight and information regarding the school’s possible closure. Parents, guardians and community members will have the opportunity learn about what is being considered, ask questions and offer feedback.

Meeting details:

Date: February 7 and February 15
Time: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) 
Location: Ministik School gymnasium
Address: 21246 Highway 14, Sherwood Park, AB.
*child care provided  

 More information about the meeting and related updates are available at www.eips.ca.

Glen Allan Elementary School Hot Lunch Ordering for December 2016 to March 2017

It is time to place Hot Lunch orders for December 2016 to March 2017. 

To view the letter on how to order hot lunches please click here.

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Under the leadership of our amazing students, Panda TV Ltd. is busy creating magic! Our innovative students produce, direct and air our awesome TV News Show, highlighting Glen Allan's exciting, upcoming events. 


November 3, 2016 Issue


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