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s UMMER Edson’s

Fun for Kids

new School

Trustees discussed the naming process for the new K to 5 replacement
EDSON BOYS & GIRLS school that is currently under construction in Edson.
Names for the new school will be forwarded to a School Naming
CLUB NEWS Committee with members including school representatives, local trustees,
administration and school council representatives who will forward three
names in order of preference to the Board for their consideration.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada The selection of the final name will be approved by the Board at the
Public Board Meeting on December 14, 2016. More information on how to
Upcoming Summer Camp Outings; submit a name will be available by September 26 and the deadline for
· Jasper Palisades The Edson Playschool has some new board members and they are looking name submissions is Monday, October 31.
Join us for a day of Forensics forward to being involved throughout the school year. They had a busy “We are looking forward to engaging with the Edson community on
mystery, helping out to catch the registration night on September 7, at the A.H. Dakin School. Meet the board
poacher! All in the beautiful for the Edson Playschool in the front row: Cassie Lengyel, Stacie Eldstorm, selecting a name for our new elementary school and hope that the Naming
landscape of the Jasper Palisades Clarissa Willamson, and Stacey Gardiner. Back row: Stephanie Fossheim, Committee receives a large number of submissions for them to review,”
Education Center! Amber Ritchie, Amanda Joly, Stephanie Simms, and Ashley Starkevick. commented Vice-Chair and local Edson Trustee Joan Zaporosky. “This is a
Bus leaves 8:30am and returns Missing from the picture is Ginette Martin and Kay-Amber Spreen. photo wonderful opportunity for community members to have an active role in
5:00pm August 24th Deanna Mitchener recognizing local history with others in nominating a name for a facility
that future generations will enjoy.”
Raffle Tickets Time! Other News in Brief
The raffle tickets are now due back at the The Learning Services department developed and implemented an
Boys and Girls Club. The draw will be live Inclusive Education strategic plan focused on the Collaborative Response
on The Eagle, August 31 . Thank you to Model during the 2015-16 school year. They will be continuing to refine
everyone who helped sell the tickets and the plan as well as the roles and responsibilities of the School Link Team to
good luck to everyone! ensure that GYPSD students receive the supports and resources they
require to be successful in their learning. In addition, the Learning and
After School Program Starts September 6 th Technology team will be collaborating with the College of Alberta School
Register your child for our After School Superintendents to develop an implementation strategy for the division
Program, programs run Monday – Thursday based on the Learning and Technology Policy Framework developed by
3:00pm-6:00pm and Fridays 2:00pm- Alberta Education in 2013.
6:00pm. Limited amount of spots. A Practice Standards Advisory Committee is being established with
Government subsidy available. members to provide guidance, advice and leadership to facilitate the
appropriate and successful implementation of the upcoming Teaching
Kinder Club Program Starts September Quality Standards and Principal Quality Standards that are anticipated to be
9th. Programs run every non-kindergarten part of a new ministerial order by Alberta Education in the fall of 2016.
school day from 8:00am-3:00pm and can join Membership may include teaching staff, administrative staff, parents,
into our After School Program from 3:00pm- students, and senior administration.
6:00pm Trustees approved Superintendent Gray’s attendance at the AASA
National Conference on Education from March 2-4, 2017 as part of his
Registration Packages available on our professional development plan.
website. The Board reviewed their Annual Work Plan to ensure that monthly
activities planned for the year continue to align with various school events
A good place to be and celebrations that require trustee attendance and/or recognition.
A total of 762 field trips taken by GYPSD students across the division in
723-7240 Playschool teachers Miss Brenda and Miss Alannah are excited to start 2015-16 included a wide range of activities from taking part in athletic
classes with all the new students coming in this year. The playschool is
team travels to experiential learning adventures. Hinton Trustee Shirley located in room 14 on the North side of the A.H. Dakin School. The playschool Caputo offered a sincere appreciation on behalf of the Board to all school
has moved this year, so it is taking a bit to get everything set up and ready to go
councils and community members who continuously provide significant
after the move. Brenda has been teaching for close to 20 years, and they assistance, including volunteer work and financial help, in ensuring
Proud Sponsor of the welcome Alannah for her first year teaching. photo Deanna Mitchener students are able to participate in these valuable and enjoyable
Edson Boys & Girls Club KIDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

ANCHOR who enjoys spending time at the Edson she is in grade five at Vanier Community
The eekly Jayde Zimmer is a sweet five year old Kadence Smith is a sweet 10 year old.
Catholic School. Kadence’s favourite
Boys & Girls Club. Jayde’s favourite
5040 3rd Avenue 780-723-5787 colour is purple, and she loves to eat subject in school is art. “I’m glad to be
back in school with all my friends, and to
macaroni and cheese whenever she
can. “I want to be a COP when I'm learn new stuff plus we get root beer
bigger. I have a dog and a cat for pets. floats.When I grow up I want to be a
I really like playing with living sand. teacher. My favourite food is Taco’s,
I have one brother and sister, both favourite colours are white, purple and
older than me.” hot pink. The best part of summer was
travelling to New Brunswick.”

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