Black Gold School Division
East Elementary School

Archives > March 2016

March 23, 2016

Mind-Up at East!

Thank you to the Blackgold CAP team for visiting our school and hosting a Mind-Up afternoon. Students were put into groups who then were scheduled for 3 of 7 possible activities all designed to emphasize physical and mental health.  The centers were an Imagination Station, Mindful Eating, Drama, Yoga, Collaborative Art, Drumfit, and Self-Care Kit…. Read more »

March 23, 2016

AHS: Community Education Service – April 2016

Community Education Service is pleased to present its sessions for the current month. April 2016  (ten page PDF) To create an account: To register for sessions:    

March 23, 2016

CYF: ADHD Conference Information

In celebration of National Child & Youth Mental Health Day we are thrilled that Dr. Peter Jensen will be coming to Edmonton on May 7, 2016.   The morning session will be targeted at physicians, therapists, counselors and education professionals working with ADHD across the lifespan. This is a rare opportunity to update your knowledge… Read more »

March 21, 2016


Good Day East Families! Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer, and the geese are back!  I know many people enjoy all the seasons in Alberta, even winter, but my favorite for sure is summer.  Over the last few years, I tried to get back into snowboarding again to find something that I… Read more »

March 17, 2016

Lego Contest!

East Elementary’s Great Lego Contest is back and better than ever! Entries will be accepted and on display as of Monday, April 4​and the two winners will be announced during assembly on Friday, April 29. The competition is open to all students in grades 1 – 6.  Check out the PDF here.

March 15, 2016

AHS: Supporting Self-Regulation in Elementary School Children

Caregiver Education Sessions: Self Regulation:  Do you wish you had more information to help children handle strong emotions? Anxiety:  This session will distinguish between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders. Check out this session provided by Alberta Health Services:  PDF here. Alberta Health Services is hosting a series of Caregiver Education Sessions intended to provide parents,… Read more »

March 15, 2016

AHS: Substance Awareness/Depression

Caregiver Education Sessions: Substance Awareness:  Come and join us for a fun and interactive session to learn about drugs.  See what you know about the current drug trends in our community. Depression and Self Injury:  This session will help caregivers increase awareness about adolescents who might be experiencing sadness, depression and intentionally injuring themselves. Check… Read more »

March 15, 2016

AHS: Transitioning into Junior High

Caregiver Education Sessions:  Is your child going into Grade 7 and feeling nervous about it?  Is your child already in junior high and having difficulties adjusting to the demands of junior high school? Check out this session provided by Alberta Health Services:  PDF here.     Alberta Health Services is hosting a series of Caregiver… Read more »

March 12, 2016

Skip-A-Thon Kick-Off Assembly

The Connectivity skipping team joined us for our Jump Rope for Heart kick off party  yesterday. The team showed us some awesome new ways to skip while incorporating some of our grade 6 students. Donations have started to come in and our school has already raised $630 towards our $5000 goal! Jayda and Ryleah also challenged Miss Smith to… Read more »

March 12, 2016

Mental Health: from Blackgold’s CAP team

Does your child need more YOGA in their life:  Check this out from Blackgold’s CAP team: Our kids classes will be focuses on learning to develop a fun playful yoga practice, how to use the power of their breath, develop mindful listening and taking care of themselves. We will remind our students how to use… Read more »