FAWS is hosting the following Pizza Days. Please use the munchalunch.com/schools/Wye website to order and pay for your pizza lunch AS WELL, you can volunteer to help host these pizza days by signing up on the same site.
October 25th, 2019 - deadline to order is Friday October 18th.
Monday October 21, 2019: School photo re-takes for grades 1 to 6 , photos for Kindergarten Group Monday/Wednesday, and sibling group photos.
For the sibling group photos, please send a note to school with your children's names (first and last)and their classrooms. Have your child hand it to the photographer.
The proofs will be handed out to the oldest sibling when they are available.
Heritage Hills Playground Project
Thank you for helping us to build our playground!! All donations help us to reach our goal!
To make a donation (cash or cheque), visit us at our school office or send a cheque made out to Wye Elementary School to the following address:
Wye Elementary School
#163, 22560 Wye Road
Sherwood Park, AB
(Please state in the comments section that the donation is for the Heritage Hills Playground Project)
Charitable Donation Tax Receipts can be issued for donations over $25.00 that are delivered in person to the school office. A Donor Agreement Form will need to be filled out for donations over $1,000. Wye Elementary School will provide a general receipt for donations and Elk Island Public Schools will issue a Charitable Donation Tax Receipt (issued 3X/year). A Charitable Tax Receipt will be sent to all donors who provide their full name and full mailing address.
On-line donations will be available through the Parent Portal in the fall of 2019 – Stay tuned!
Terry Fox School Run Raised $1075.50
Wye Elementary School raised $1075.50 for The Terry Fox Foundation. Thank you to the students, parents, staff and community members who donated and participated.
Heritage Hills Playground Postcard
Running Club practices will go Monday and Wednesday mornings, starting at 7:45 a.m.
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.
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 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.
School News View All
Posted on Jan 16 2019
We would like to welcome everyone back to school after what was hopefully a great two week break. Although it was nice to have some time off and rest it is nice to come back to work and see our students, staff and school community. We would like…
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: Working Together to Ensure a Smooth and Safe Ride
Posted on Oct 22 2019
Sherwood Park, AB. — Schools across Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating School Bus Safety Week from October 21–25. The theme this year, “Ready to Ride,” emphasizes the steps students can take to become more responsible…
EIPS Students Celebrate Social Justice Achievements at WE Day
Posted on Oct 22 2019
Sherwood Park, AB. —Today, students from six different schools across the Division are heading to Rogers Place to take part in WE Day 2019, an annual event that celebrates the achievements of young change-makers, and challenges…
EIPS Students Are Digging into Stories During this Year’s Read In Week
Posted on Oct 7 2019
Sherwood Park, AB. — Students and staff throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are spending the week celebrating Read In Week 2019—an annual initiative that takes place Divisionwide to promote a lifelong love of reading in…