Important Changes to our Milk Program (effective November 19, 2018)
We are making changes in how we manage our milk program. These changes are being implemented in order to make our program more effective.
As of November 19th, 2018, milk will now cost $1.00.
Milk punch cards and/or tickets are being made available for your convenience online through your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Milk can be purchased at a cost of $1.00. When purchased we will ensure the punch cards and/or tickets are properly labelled so that your student will be the only one that is able to utilize the punch card and/or tickets. The punch card and/or tickets will be kept in the front sleeve of your students’ agenda.
Milk punch cards and/or tickets are still available for purchase at the office. Please have exact change.
Please contact the office if you have additional questions.
Are You Interested in Renaming Wye Elementary?
Construction of the replacement school for Wye Elementary—which will be located in the Heritage Hills area of Sherwood Park—is scheduled to begin in fall 2018. When a replacement school is built, the opportunity exists to consider renaming the school.
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is looking for input from Wye Elementary families and members of the local community on whether or not you support the renaming of the replacement school. Whether you want to keep the school name just as it is or would like to see the replacement school have a new name, we want to hear from you!
If the Board decides to proceed with renaming the school, we would like to consider name suggestions from our families and the community. As such, we are also collecting name suggestions from anyone who has one they would like to submit. Suggested names should reflect the criteria outlined in EIPS Administrative Procedure 541, Naming of Schools and Other Division-Owned Facilities and include a brief rationale. If the Board considers a new name for Wye Elementary, EIPS will seek additional feedback from the public on a shortlist of suggested names.
Please take a minute to complete the short survey to share your thoughts. This survey will remain open until Nov. 9, 2018.
Wee Reads comes to Wye
Wee Read Volunteers Needed
EIPS is expanding the “Wee Read” program to 22 schools this year. The eight-week program was designed by Alberta Reads to help kindergarten and Grade 1 children strengthen the foundations for reading and school success, and to help children develop a love for books.
We’re looking for volunteers who can visit one of the schools for about 30 minutes—once each week—for eight consecutive weeks to read with children, talk about books and play games that support literacy skills. If you’re interested or know someone who might be interested in being part of this fun and meaningful opportunity, there are five volunteer training sessions available for you to attend.
Running Club will continue to practice on Tuesdays during lunch, and on Wednesday mornings at 7:45 A.M.
Families are invoiced for school fees at the beginning of every school year. Fees are due within 30 days of the invoice date. The simplest, and most convenient, way to pay schools fees is by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and clicking on "Student Fees." If circumstances exist where you are unable to pay your students fees, you can apply to have fees waived by submitting an Application for a Waiver of Fees.
Land and People Acknowledgement
We acknowledge with respect the history and culture of the peoples with whom Treaty 6 was signed and the land upon which Elk Island Public Schools reside. We also acknowledge the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation.
We recognize our responsibility as Treaty members and honor the heritage and gifts of the First Peoples.
We commit to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation. Click here to learn more.
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Posted on Jun 11 2018
It is hard to believe that the school year has come to end. It has been a great year for all of us at Wye and I have enjoyed working with the students, staff and parents. The staff would like to thank all of the parents for their support during the past…
School Emergency Plan
Posted on Jun 14 2017
DURING ANY EMERGENCY, OUR FIRST PRIORITY is the safety of our students and staff. Click here for more information.
EIPS School Bus Safety Week: Building a culture of safety and respect
Posted on Oct 22 2018
Sherwood Park, AB. — Schools across Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating School Bus Safety Week from October 22–26. The theme this year: “School Bus…Bully Free Zone,” which is all about promoting the importance…
EIPS students score high marks on PATs
Posted on Oct 18 2018
Sherwood Park, AB. — Students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating another year of strong results on the 2017-18 Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs). Earlier today, Alberta Education released its provincewide PAT…
Wye or Wye not? Community input on school name sought
Posted on Oct 18 2018
Sherwood Park, AB. — Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is looking for the community’s input on whether or not they support the renaming of Wye Elementary when the replacement school is built. Construction of the replacement school—which…