It is hard to believe that the month of May is upon us. With the nice weather now here we have great opportunities to enjoy spending some time outside. The staff appreciates your continued support at home to ensure that homework, studying and reading programs are being completed. I would like to thank all of our parent volunteers that have given their time to help out the Wye School Community this year. Your support has been phenomenal and is much appreciated. Teachers and students are continuing to work hard to ensure all of the learning outcomes are covered by year’s end. Our grade six students will be starting to write their Provincial Achievement Exams in May and all of our students will be completing their third STAR reading assessments.
One of the events that we have planned for May is to create a record breaking domino effect outside with the macaroni boxes we have been collecting for the food bank. We will share this date with you so that you can participate in this exciting event. In the meantime our students are taking what they have learned about structures and are building a new Wye School from the boxes we have collected. This is being displayed in the front foyer. Please stop by anytime and see their work. So far we have collected over 4000 boxes. Thank you for your support and participation in this project.
I hope everyone enjoys the May long weekend and you have the opportunity to rest and relax with family and friends.
The New Wye School
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is pleased to announce Wye Elementary has been approved for a replacement school by the Government of Alberta. The announcement was made at a news conference earlier this week. Click here for more information.
Parent Survey Results
2016–2017 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 voices are heard is by conducting regular surveys.
The Division invited parents and guardians to participate in an online parent survey. They were asked 15 questions about the quality of teaching, school leadership, parent engagement, and more. Throughout the coming months, we will use the results of the parent survey to help inform its school and Division planning.
The complete results report, including summaries of participation and responses by question, is now available.
Mumps Information for Parents/Guardians
Click here for information about Mumps.
Report cards will be released June 29, 2017.
Click here for more information about report cards.
Elk Island Public Schools has compiled a wealth of information on its website http://www.eips.ca/programs-services/kindergarten.
NOTE: To be eligible to attend Kindergarten in the 2017–2018 school year, children must be five years of age on, or before, December 31, 2017.
Wye School 2016-2017
Important Dates and Times
For a complete list of holidays and school-closure days during the 2016–2017 school year, refer to the EIPS Division Calendar; school-specific dates and activities are available on our School Calendar. Wye Schools’ Bell Schedule is also available to assist you with future planning.
School Supply Lists
To assist with the purchasing of school materials, we have compiled a School Supply List.
Families will be 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 school fees is by using ACORN. Simply login to PowerSchool and go to “Student Fees,” there you will be able to view your fees and pay them online using Visa, MasterCard, or INTERAC—when available from your financial institution.
You can find more information about school fees at www.eips.ca/schools/school-fees.
Wye School Council & FAWS Update
The next WSC meeting will be held May 1, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm.
The next FAWS meeting will be held May 11, 2017 from 2:00-3:00pm.
Quick Facts for Grade 6 PATs
Click here for more information on the Grade 6 PAT's.
School Emergency Plan
DURING ANY EMERGENCY, OUR FIRST PRIORITY is the safety of our students and staff. Click here for more information.
Allergy and Anaphylaxis Plan
Click here for information on the Wye School Allergy and Anaphylaxis Plan.
PowerSchool Parent Login Video
To set up your Parent PowerSchool Login, click here.
Parent Portal Sign-in
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EIPS Students Learn from Scratch
Posted on May 12 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — Sometimes the best way to learn is to meet, build and share. That’s the premise behind this year’s Scratch Day and Jour du Scratch, two fun-filled days of coding aimed at introducing students to computer-programming.…
EIPS Students turn Real-Life Problems Into “Aha! Moments”
Posted on May 4 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — With their self-created gadgets and products, market-wise slogans and well-rehearsed elevator pitches, young inventors from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are sure to impress at the second annual Invention…
EIPS School Bus Driver Celebrates 45 Years of Wheels Going Round and Round
Posted on May 1 2017
Sherwood Park, AB — When Rick Gabert first drove a school bus, Sherwood Park residents could buy five loaves of bread for $1.00 at the local Safeway, fans watched Paul Henderson score the Summit Series-winning goal against the Russians,…