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Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2019? If so, it’s now time to register for kindergarten. To register, simply complete the online registration form at

To help families prepare, Elk Island Public Schools has put together an online toolkit—available at—to make the transition as smooth as possible. The kit includes information on registration, important dates, programming options, what to expect, eligibility, how to find your designated school, transportation and more.

Additional information regarding kindergarten can be found on our school website at

Have your say! EIPS Parent Survey Opens March 11

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) wants to hear from you. Make sure to complete the 2019 Parent Survey—open from March 11-29.

Annually, EIPS conducts a parent survey to gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families are asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and the school their child attends, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement. The survey feedback helps the Division develop new strategies to better serve students and the wider community.

Plus, new this year, the survey includes questions about cellphones and personal devices. Your feedback will help the EIPS Board of Trustees develop a policy about cellphones and their use within the classroom.

Survey opens March 11, 2019
Survey closes March 29, 2019

NOTE: The survey is anonymous and only takes a few minutes to complete. If you want to share the experience of more than one child attending an EIPS school, simply complete the survey again.


Young Authors’ Conference: Thirty years of writing

On February 23, the Division is hosed its 2019 Young Authors’ Conference. The conference was a long-standing collaborative event that welcomes students from both EIPS and Elk Island Catholic Schools for a fun-filled day of storytelling, idea generation and effective communication skills. Students were grouped into two streams—grades 4 to 6 and grades 7 to 9—and attended three breakout sessions throughout the day. Each session was led by an author or illustrator who offered industry know-how to both encourage and inspire students. To mark the conference’s 30th, Pembina generously donated $2,500 to ensure each participant walks away with a t-shirt commemorating the event.

Looking Ahead

Professional Learning Day                                      March 8 (schools closed to students)

International Women’s Day                                    March 8

Substitute Appreciation Week                                March 11-15

Week of Inspirational Math                                    March 11-15

Pi Day                                                                      March 14

World Poetry Day                                                    March 21

Day-in-lieu for Parent-Teacher Interviews             March 22 (schools closed)

Spring Break                                                            March 25-29 (schools closed)

World Theatre Day                                                   March 27


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