Black Gold School Division
East Elementary School

Archives > January 2016

January 29, 2016

Library Fun

Library fun: Grade 6 had a special treat in Library this week. Mrs. Hicks has been reading Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat, and she treated the class to homemade bannock!

January 29, 2016

Anti-bullying Awareness: Pink Shirt Day

February 24 is Pink Shirt Day- a day to promote kindness: “We encourage everyone to openly express that “Kindness is one size fits all”. We all have the capacity to spread kindness and that is the underlying philosophy behind our anti-bullying movement: a movement we hope lives year round beyond Pink Shirt Day. After all,… Read more »

January 27, 2016

Update: BGRD Leduc Family of Schools Configuration

Attached is a new Grade Configuration Information Table.  There was a change made: Central Business District was added to Willow Park School’s associated neighbourhoods. Blackgold’s website has been updated to reflect this change as well.  Please destroy your old copies of this table.  See the news release here, and the configuration table here.   

January 26, 2016

The Bunny

I think that children have a natural affinity with animals. When children see a new animal, it is so exciting and wondrous for them.  They often want to touch the animal, hold it, or get as close as they can to it. As adults, I question why we stop taking the time to admire and wonder about new things.  Is it… Read more »

January 25, 2016

BGRD Leduc Family of Schools Configuration

Background In 2006, Black Gold Regional Division No. 18 (BGRD) included a request for a new school in the Division’s 2006 capital plan submission and, in 2011, it had become the Division’s number one priority for a new school. The request for a new school was supported by projected enrollment data, compiled because of the… Read more »

January 23, 2016

Rabbit Hill Fun

Wednesday, our grades 4, 5 and 6 classes spent our first of two field trip days at Rabbit Hill. Students choose between skiing or snowboarding, and all participate in lessons before being advised where to play for the rest of their afternoon. The breeze was cool, but the kids were working hard to improve their… Read more »

January 19, 2016

AHS: Children and Adolescents with Anxiety

Children and Adolescents with Anxiety:   Thorsby Elementary School is pleased to be offering a session through Alberta Health Services related to Children and Adolescence with Anxiety. This session will distinguish between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders. It will help caregivers to identify signs that a child or adolescent is experiencing problems with anxiety. Caregivers… Read more »

January 15, 2016

Changes to Pre-Kindergarten Programs 2016-17

Please read the following document for information regarding the Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2016-17 school year.  PDF link here.

January 05, 2016

ED-Ucate: Eating Disorder Awareness Symposium

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and yet they are surrounded by myths, misunderstandings and secrecy. ED-ucate is a chance for educators, parents, fitness instructors, coaches and healthcare professionals to learn more about this complex illness. Teachers are often the first to notice signs of disordered eating, but may not be clear… Read more »

January 03, 2016

Curling and Surveys

Happy New Year Everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Break and that you are rested up and ready to Rock, and when I say “Rock”, I am referring to the exciting event we have happening this week at East Elementary. As a way to get our school rolling in 2016, we have… Read more »