School fee information for the 2017-18 school year is expected to be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal shortly and you will receive notification from your school. For more information visit www.eips.ca/schools/fees.
School Council / PTA Meeting September 18 at 6:45 PM
Please remember that the first meeting of School Council / PTA for the 2017-18 School Year, will take place on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm. At this time, elections will take place for the positions of Council and PTA Chairpersons, Vice-chairpersons, secretaries, and treasurer. Committee members will also be appointed, at this time. We encourage you to attend this important meeting, as all WFG parents are members of our School Council and the PTA.
EIPS NUTRITION ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE SUPPORTS SCHOOLS IN CREATING A HEALTHY EATING ENVIRONMENT.
Classroom education, foods served or sold, special events, classroom rewards or celebrations and fundraising are all considered within the Division Nutrition AP. It takes the whole school community to be successful in making healthy changes in schools. Parents play an important role in supporting healthy initiatives in their child’s school.
Teachers will play a role by monitoring what they bring into the classroom and school to use as rewards and incentives.
We ask parents to play their role, by not bringing “Choose Least Often” foods to schools for birthdays, holiday celebrations and class parties. Instead of doughnuts, cupcakes and cookies, consider fruit or a food from the “Choose Most Often” category. Treats that are not food related could also be a possibility. Parents could consider sending in a “Birthday Book” to be added to the classroom library with an inscription in it to commemorate their child’s special day. Be creative, while trying to ensure that you follow the new guidelines.
Click on the links below, for more details.
Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth (ANGCY) Learn more about eating healthy and food selection choices in the following categories:
Choose Most Often
Choose Least Often
Healthy Food Checker This tool allows individuals to check the nutritional information on single serving packaged food against the ANGCY. By entering the information from the nutrition label, the food will be categorized into CMO, CS or CLO foods.
Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy
As part of Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) ongoing efforts to enhance the literacy and numeracy of students in all grade levels, the Division is once again planning to administer two assessment tools during the 2017-18 school year—STAR 360 and Math Intervention/Programming Instrument (MIPI). The tools focus on literacy and numeracy, are digitally based and offer an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning. The goal: to provide timely information to teachers, help enhance classroom instruction and ensure student learning needs are identified.
In September and May, EIPS students in grades 2 through 12 will complete the STAR 360 assessment, which evaluates reading comprehension. Grade 1 students will take the STAR 360 exam in October. The assessment takes approximately 20 minutes and can be taken on any digital device. Also in September, students in grades 2 through 10 will complete the MIPI assessment, which is a mathematical screening tool used to inform teachers about a student’s math skills. For students in grades 7 through 10, the MIPI takes approximately 50 minutes and for students in grades 2 through 6 it takes approximately 20 minutes. The results of each offers the teacher a clearer picture about a student’s learning needs and helps determine if subsequent instructional planning is required.
The scores of the assessments are not used towards a student’s grade and there is no need to study ahead of time. They simply provide the teacher with information to better understand where each student is in terms of reading comprehension and mathematical ability. If, after analyzing the results, it’s determined a student can benefit from extra support, the teacher will contact the family to discuss possible support strategies.
For more information about the Division’s STAR 360 and MIPI assessment tools, contact Deb Barron, the director of Learning Supports, at 780-464-3477.
September 2017 Newsletter
Check out September's Edition of "The LINK" here. September 2017 Newsletter
All newsletters are available online only, all year.
Reminder - No Smoking on School Property
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 using ACORN by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. 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.
School Council/PTA - Organizational Meeting 2017-18
Please be advised that the first meeting of school council for the 2017-18 School Year will take place on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm. At this time, elections will take place for the positions of Council and PTA Chairpersons, Vice-chairpersons, secretaries, and treasurer. Committee members will also be appointed, at this time. We encourage you to attend this important meeting, as all WFG parents are members of our school council.
Take a moment to check out the great things our School Council and PTA do for students at our school. Because your child goes to WFG, you are automatically a member of the School Council and PTA.
Check out the School Council/PTA website link at http://winfergusonparents.com/
Join the Win Ferguson School Council and PTA meetings to get involved in the ongoings and decisions of our great school! Meetings start at 6:45 PM in the Learning Commons.
Check out Ms. Lindsay's Learning Common Page
If you want to find out more about our Learning Commons (formerly known as the library), click on the link below. Ms. Lindsay has all kinds of great info about what's new, lending policies, timetables, etc.
Take the time to have a look!
Click hear for the Learning Commons Page
Superintendent Message: Remember the time
Posted on Jul 13 2017
Time. It never ceases to amaze me where it goes. It feels like just yesterday the school year was beginning. And, now we’re getting ready to start another one. For me, this is one of my favourite times of the year. There’s so…
Summer 2017: Office Hours for Elk Island Public Schools
Posted on Jun 30 2017
Sherwood Park, AB. — During the summer break, June 30 to August 29, all schools within Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will be closed. The Central Administration building will remain open throughout the summer to complete year-end…