2018-19 EIPS Parent Survey Results Report
2018-19 EIPS Parent Survey Results Report
The results are now available for the 2018-19 EIPS Parent Survey conducted in March. Thank you to all families who took the time to share their feedback with the Division. The survey included 21 questions related to the three priorities outlined in the EIPS 2018-22 Four-Year Education Plan:
- Priority 1: Promote growth and success for all students
- Priority 2: Enhance high quality learning and working environments
- Priority 3: Enhance public education through effective engagement, partnerships and communication
The overall Division results represent 3,713 responses from parents and guardians across the Division. This was an increase in responses from 2,918 in the previous year.
The survey results for Wye Elementary School have helped us identify the following areas of strength and opportunities for growth.
Areas of strength:
- My child is demonstrating growth in literacy.
- My child is demonstrating growth in numeracy.
- The school staff care about my child.
Opportunities for growth:
- Communicating leadership and character education opportunities to Wye parents.
- Improve communication of student progress and achievement.
- Communicating the variety and depth of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit culture and history programs at Wye.
The feedback gathered will help our school and the Division measure its progress toward meeting the priorities and goals outlined in the EIPS 2018-22 Four-Year Education Plan and develop strategies to better serve students and the wider community moving forward.
Parent Survey Results: Wye Elementary
Wye School Parent Recipient of Alberta-wide Distinction Award
Today, Marlene Crippin, a volunteer parent with Wye School, was presented with the Alberta School Council Parent of Distinction Award. Well done Marlene and very much deserved!
Wye School wants to help lighten our carbon footprint! We have registered our school for Crayola's ColorCycle Program! Teachers, staff, and students are collecting old felts, dry erase markers, and highlighters of ANY BRAND. These old plastic felts will stay out of the landfill by being sent back to Crayola, where they will be recycled into asphalt, roof shingles, or they are used to generate electricity to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles! The ColorCycle Program has re-purposed more than 70 tons of expended markers since 2013!
With the help of our Wye School families, we can make a difference!
Please send your old felts to our school! We have a collection box, inside at the front entrance. Let's take care of the planet, together! With the help of parents like you across Canada and the USA, the Crayola ColorCycle Program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills every year.
For more information, please visit:
Crayola C o l o r C y c l e. Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment.
Media Smarts Presentation
For those who were unable to attend the Media Smarts Presentation, here is the presentation for you to review.
When Can My Child Start Kindergarten?
To register for kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year, your child must be five years old on or before Dec. 31, 2019.
On-line registration begins February 1, 2019. Details are available at www.eips.ca/registration/kindergarten
WYE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE: Thursday May 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
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.
EIPS 2019-20 Division Calendar: Now available!
The official 2019-20 EIPS calendar is now available online. The calendar includes important dates during the 2019-20 school such as school-closure days; breaks; the first and last day of classes; professional learning days; and early dismissal days.
Highlights from the 2019-20 EIPS calendar include:
- September 3 First day of classes (after long weekend)
- November 11-15 November break
- December 23 to January 3 Christmas break
- January 31 Second semester begins
- February 6-7 Teachers’ Convention
- March 30 to April 3 Spring break
- June 26 Last day of classes
- June 29 Schools close for the Summer break
To view the 2019-20 calendar, visit www.eips.ca. Also available online: the current school calendar and the 2020-21 calendar.
Did you know you can sync the Division calendar to your own personal calendar? You can. Simply, visit www.eips.ca/calendar and click on “subscribe to calendar.” It’s that easy.
Another way to stay connected: Follow EIPS on Twitter and Facebook
With 42 schools and close to 17,150 students there’s a wealth of events, activities and stories taking place across the Division every day. You can find these stories and more by following Elk Island Public Schools on both Facebook and Twitter. Each use the combination of news articles, videos and photograph that showcases the latest news, updates, events and alerts taking place across the Division.
Plus, if you’re a member of an EIPS school community and want to share in the storytelling, simply tag the Division using the hashtag #EIPS.
NOTE: The Division Facebook and Twitter accounts are managed by EIPS Communications Services. The account is updated and monitored intermittently during regular office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The Division welcomes feedback and ideas from followers but does ask everyone interacting on the EIPS Facebook page to be respectful. Personal attacks and offensive language will not be allowed and may be deleted.
Running Club will continue to practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the mornings from 7:45 - 8:20 a.m.
**Last practice is on Tuesday April 30, 2019.**
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.
With the winter season well underway, we want to remind parents to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and ensure your child is prepared for changing conditions.
If inclement weather conditions occur, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will advise parents of any bus cancellations using various communications tools including: automated-telephone messages, alerts posted on www.eips.ca and school websites, Twitter, Facebook, local radio stations, and on Versatrans My Stop.
Decisions regarding bus cancellations are guided by EIPS administrative procedures that states: “school bus service may be suspended when…Environment Canada reports a temperature of -40 C.” Other reasons for suspending or delaying school bus services include adverse weather and poor road condition.
When school bus services are suspended, schools will remain open to students. EIPS believes parents have the right and responsibility to make choices for their children based on their beliefs and perceptions of safety during times of inclement weather.
For more information, contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151.
Peer Relationship /Bullying Presentation
Wonderful presentation by our School Counsellor, Ms. Theresa DeRosier, on Peer Relationships, what is bullying, ways to handle bullying, and a list of resources to get further assistance. Click on the link to review the presentation.
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Posted on Apr 29 2019
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EIPS Students Stand Up and Speak Out at Young Speakers Invitational
Posted on Apr 17 2019
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Elementary Students Get a Feel for School-Based Sports at EIPS Basketball Tournament
Posted on Apr 12 2019
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