School News

2019

Kindergarten Info for September 2019

Dear Kindergarten Parents, You will be hearing directly from our Kindergarten teachers soon, regarding the staggered entry date for your child. All Kindergarten students will attend school for half a day, between September 3 - 6, 2019. This will also…

Summer Hours at Elk Island Public Schools

Throughout the summer break, Win Ferguson is closed and will reopen on August 26 at 8:30 am. If you have any school-related questions or concerns while the school is closed, contact EIPS Central Services—the office is open all summer to complete…

Junior High Journey

Transitioning from elementary to junior high school is exciting and can be stressful. Learn basic information on how to support your teen transitioning to junior high school at a free workshop hosted by Strathcona County for parents and caregivers.      When:…

Year End Assembly and Hand Bell Concert

We are holding our year end assembly on Monday, June 24 at 9:00 am. Please join us to celebrate an amazing year!

Donations Accepted

Elder Wilson has taught us that we are all relations and that when one of us is hurting, all of us are hurting. He has taught us that when we help one of us, we help all of us. The forest fire in High Level has forced many communities to evacuate and…

Parent Council and PTA (Parent Teacher Association) Information

This is a sincere call-out to parents to consider volunteering for the Win Ferguson PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and School Council. We have a few key executive roles still to fill for the 2019/20 year.  In the past years, the efforts of the PTA/School…

Little Elk Island Adventure: Registration

Elk Island Public Schools is once again running Little Elk Island Adventure, a fun and informative program for first-time school bus riders. Annually, Student Transportation offers the Little Elk Island Adventure to new riders and their parents. The…

Student Transportation 2019-20

Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2019-20 school year? If so, make sure your child is registered so Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) can plan routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school. All students who indicated…

2018-19 EIPS Parent Survey Results Report 

The results are now available for the 2018-19 EIPS Parent Survey conducted in March. Thank you to all families who took the time to share their feedback with the Division. The survey included 21 questions related to the three priorities outlined in the…

Check out Win Ferguson on Twitter

Did you know Win Ferguson has a Twitter account? Follow along for the latest news and updates from the school, details about upcoming events and a glimpse into the great things happening in our classrooms every day. Find us at www.twitter.com/Win_Ferguson.

THANK YOU! Driver Appreciation Day is May 6

Join us on May 6 as we recognize and thank our school bus operators for keeping the safety of our students their first priority. We encourage you, and your children, to take a moment to say thanks to our bus operators—who go above and beyond to provide…

Little Elk Island Adventure: Registration

Elk Island Public Schools is once again running Little Elk Island Adventure, a fun and informative program for first-time school bus riders. Annually, Student Transportation offers the Little Elk Island Adventure to new riders and their parents. The…

Student Transportation: 2019-20 registration is now open

Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2019-20 school year? If so, make sure your child is registered so Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) can plan routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school. All students who indicated…

7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids Show

Steve Harmer will be at Win Ferguson on Monday April 15 at 9:00am.  In his exciting and innovative magical way, Steve Harmer reviews how these excellent 7 Habits can help guide students to success in every area of their lives: 1.Be Proactive,  2. Begin…

Continuing Education Summer School Catalogue

Gearing up for Kindergarten

Do you have a child registered in kindergarten next year? If so, make sure to attend our upcoming Kindergarten Information Night on May 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm. tour the school; meet the teachers; gain insight on play-based learning; and see what a typical…

New Bus Status App Available

A new version of the Bus Status app is now available. If you haven’t already, we encourage all families to download the new version from the App Store or Google Play. After downloading, make sure to delete the older version from your device. All information…

Jump Rope for Heart Update

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first ever Jump Rope for Heart campaign. Our Win Ferguson families and community collectively raised $8563.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We had the option to have 10% of our earning returned to…

Speech Competition

Please join us Wednesday March 20, 2019, at 12:45pm in the school gymnasium for Win Ferguson’s annual speech competition.  Our Grades 4, 5, and 6 students are proud to present their informative, persuasive and entertaining speeches.  Our guest judges…

Rudolph Hennig Jr. High Information Night

Rudolph Hennig Jr. High is hosting an information night on Wednesday, March 7 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. If your child is going into grade 7 this is a great event to attend.

Parent Council Meeting March 18

Please join us Monday, March 18 at 6:45 in the Learning Commons for a Parent Council/PTA meeting. Items on the agenda include fundraising initiatives, fees for the 2019/20 school year and more. Check out the School Council/PTA website at http://winfergusonparents.com.…

Parent/Teacher Interviews

We are looking forward to our upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences next week. You will be able to book times using the School Interview website beginning on Thursday, February 14 at 9:00 am. The booking site will close Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00 pm.…

Complete the Returning Student Registration: February 1-28

Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) Returning Student Registration Process is now open. On February 1, all EIPS families received an email from the Division asking them to confirm their child’s enrolment in a school for the upcoming year by completing…

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 www.eips.ca/kindergarten. To help families prepare, Elk Island Public Schools has…

Next Step Continuing Education Summer School and Youth Camps: Registration opens March 11

There’s something for everyone Summer School: Open to students entering grades 10-12With more than 25 credit courses, there are lots of ways to get ahead. Students can earn high school credits, upgrade marks and finish pre-requisite courses. Courses…

Measuring our Success: Complete the Accountability Pillar Survey

Once again, Alberta Education is conducting its Accountability Pillar Survey—an annual check up on the province’s education system. Every year, Alberta Education conducts the survey to gather information about the quality of education provided by…

Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon

Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon! Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2019? If so, it’s almost time to register for kindergarten. Kindergarten registration opens for the 2019-20 school year on Feb. 1, 2019. To help families prepare,…

Returning Student Registration for 2019-20

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2019-20 school year. Families of all returning students will need to complete this process to confirm the…

Jump Rope For Heart

Students at Win Ferguson are embarking upon their first ever Jump Rope For Heart Campaign. We will be raising money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Students will be bringing an envelope home on Monday January 7. Please send envelopes back to school…

Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather With the winter season well underway, we want to remind parents to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable…

2018

Elk Island Public Schools 2019-20 Registration Drive

Elk Island Public Schools 2019-20 Registration Drive All student registrations for the 2019-20 school year—including kindergarten registration, returning student registration and new student registration—will take place online commencing on Feb.…

Winter Break

Winter Break Win Ferguson will close for the winter break at the end of the day on Dec. 21, 2018 and will reopen on Jan. 7, 2019. During this time, if you have any school-related questions or concerns, contact Central Services at Elk Island Public Schools.…

Winter Concert Tickets

It is that time of year again, Christmas Concert time!  In order to book your tickets please go to the following link and follow the steps.  A note will also be coming home with your child on Thursday, December 6.  The booking link will be open on…

School Safety

For the safety of all students and staff, we are required to keep the outside doors of the building locked during the school day.  They will be unlocked before school at 8:10 am and locked right after 8:25 am when the first bell rings for students…

Rudolph Hennig Band Presentation

The Rudolph Hennig band will be performing at Win Ferguson Monday, December 17 at 9:15 am.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy this performance.

Inclement Weather

With the winter season already here, we want to remind parents to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout the day, so please select suitable outerwear and…

Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon

Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon! Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2019? If so, it’s almost time to register for kindergarten. Kindergarten registration opens for the 2019-20 school year on Feb. 1, 2019. To help families prepare,…

Fall Break Reminder

Win Ferguson students and staff would like to thank all of our guests that attended our Remembrance Day assembly.  The students worked hard and did an amazing job speaking and performing. We would also like to wish all of our families a great Fall Break,…

Remembrance Day Assembly

Please join us for our Remembrance Day assembly this Friday, November 9 at 10:30 am.

Pointsetta Orders

A reminder to parents, Wednesday, October 31 is your last day to hand in your poinsettia/live wreath order forms. Order forms will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon and can be dropped off at the office. Please make any cheques payable to…

SchoolMessenger Number

New SchoolMessenger Call-display Number Effective November 1, all phone calls going out through SchoolMessenger will display one of the following toll-free numbers rather than the school or Division number. Messages programmed from Student Transportation:…

Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews

We are looking forward to our upcoming Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences next week. It is always an exciting time for the students to share their learning with their parents and teachers. These can be very powerful conversations and I strongly encourage…

Wee Read Volunteers Needed

Elk Island Reads is continuing to grow, and everything that happens in schools rests on the foundation of the community working together with research-based practices for engaging children with reading.  Win Ferguson is looking for volunteers to read…

Playground Opening BBQ

Please note that the playground opening BBQ will be taking place Friday, September 21.  Students will be eating outside, please dress appropriately for the weather.

Orange Shirt Day

Orange shirt day at Win Ferguson is Thursday, September 27.  If you can, please wear an orange item of clothing in the spirit of reconciliation and to stand in solidarity with survivors and all those impacted by residential schools.

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 2018-19 school year—STAR 360 and…

Hot Lunch Update

Dear Win Ferguson Elementary Families: We have encountered an issue with the system our hot lunch coordinator uses to communicate with parents about hot lunch days.  As such, our hot lunch program will be delayed.  Please stay tuned for further communication.…

Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff Morning Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018 8:00 am - 8:30 am Dear Win Ferguson Families, We would like to invite you to attend our Meet the Staff morning. Our teaching and support staff in our Grades K-6 will be in their classrooms to give you an…

Welcome to Win Ferguson for the 2018/19 School Year

Welcome to Win Ferguson for the 2018/19 School Year! I am so excited to be the new principal of Win Ferguson this year.  Even though I have been here for a short time, the welcoming culture of students, staff and community has been overwhelming.  I…