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Christmas Concert Tickets

Posted on December 2 2019

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,…

I Love First Peoples Shoebox Campaign

Posted on November 19 2019

I Love First Peoples Shoebox Campaign  November 20 - December 11, 2019  Why are we doing a shoebox campaign?  The shoeboxes are a friendship campaign. They contain educational gifts that will be delivered…

Remembrance Day Assembly

Posted on November 4 2019

We will be having our Remembrance Day assembly this Friday, November 8 at 10:40 a.m. All families and community members are invited to attend. 

Caregiver Education Series

Posted on November 1 2019

The Division, in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Elk Island Catholic Schools, is hosting a series of caregiver information sessions focused on ways to support students’ mental health. The…

Inclement Weather

Posted on November 1 2019

With the winter season almost here, we want to remind families to dress children appropriately for the weather when getting ready for school or the bus. The weather often changes unexpectedly throughout…

3rd Street Beat and Halloween Dance

Posted on October 29 2019

We would like to thank our Parent Council and PTA for providing these two amazing experiences for our students and their families. Our Hip Hop dance residency was a huge success, and he Halloween dance…

Lost and Found

Posted on October 20 2019

Are your children missing their favourite hoodie, coat, shoes, hat or other items? Numerous articles will be on display at the front of the school for you to browse. In just two months we have a large…

Terry Fox Update

Posted on October 20 2019

Congratulations Win Ferguson students for raising over $500.00 during our 2019 Terry Fox Campaign. Your contributions will go toward further cancer research.

ME to WE at Win Ferguson

Posted on October 20 2019

Win Ferguson is becoming a ME to WE school! This is an incredible opportunity and initiative, and we so excited to be a part of it. The WE organization encourages its members to "Get Doing" and be the…

Root Seller Wreath And Poinsettia Fundraiser

Posted on October 20 2019

The wreath and poinsettia fundraiser organized by Win Ferguson Parent Council/PTA has returned. Please visit their website at http://winfergusonparents.com/fundraisers for further information.  

Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on October 15 2019

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…

Socktober

Posted on October 7 2019

We are so exited to start our first community action campaign in partnership with Rudolph Hennig! Our combined goal is to collect 1000 pairs of adult socks that can be given to members of our greater…

Third Street Beat Hip Hop Dance Group

Posted on October 3 2019

We are so lucky to have Third Street Beat at Win Ferguson for a week long residency, from October 21 - 25. The program provides students of all ages with the opportunity to experience and enjoy many different…

Grand opening- The Bridge Wellness Hub for Youth

Posted on September 29 2019

The Bridge is a youth-centered facility offering to help youth navigate the complicated world of health and social support services. Our programs will empower youth and young adults through easier…

Pay School Fees Online!

Posted on September 27 2019

School fee information for the 2019-20 school year is expected to be posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by late September. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information,…

P.E.A.R. Group workshop

Posted on September 23 2019

The Parent Education and Reflection (P.E.A.R.) Group is putting on a series of sessions in the theme of Resiliency in the Face of Stress and Anxiety.  This free parenting program is for parents and caregivers…

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day: October 5

Posted on September 23 2019

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day! Launched in 1994 by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually around the world to recognize…

Update Your PowerSchool Information

Posted on September 3 2019

The PowerSchool Correction and Verification Form is now available online, which replaces the paper form sent to families each fall. Families can use the form to access and update their child’s information—including…

EIPS Launches New Cellphone Policy

Posted on September 3 2019

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees has approved a new policy regarding cellphones. Policy 24, Personal Communication Devices outlines how students and staff use cellphones and personal…

Improving Home-School Communication

Posted on September 3 2019

To enhance communication between families and schools, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has developed a how-to guide entitled, “Communication Protocol for Schools.” Topics include appropriate channels…

Caregiver Education Series

Posted on September 3 2019

The Division, in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Elk Island Catholic Schools, is hosting a series of caregiver information sessions focused on ways to support students’ mental health. The…

Quick Facts: Video surveillance

Posted on September 3 2019

Did you know each EIPS bus is equipped with video surveillance? Video surveillance and equipment helps: ensure the safety of all students, drivers and property; and discourage destructive acts. On a regular…

Enhancing literacy and numeracy

Posted on September 3 2019

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 administering the STAR 360 and Math Intervention/Programming…

First Day of School

Posted on September 1 2019

Welcome back to a wonderful year at the School that Shines!  Before the first day, please take a minute to look up your child's homeroom teacher on PowerSchool.  If you are unable to check on PowerSchool,…

Orange Shirt Day

Posted on September 1 2019

Orange Shirt Day is coming up and we are giving our families an opportunity to order their own orange shirts.  The deadline to order a shirt is September 18. Order an orange shirt Learn more about Orange…

Kindergarten Info for September 2019

Posted on June 28 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…

Summer Hours at Elk Island Public Schools

Posted on June 28 2019

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…

Junior High Journey

Posted on June 17 2019

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…

Donations Accepted

Posted on May 30 2019

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…

Parent Council and PTA (Parent Teacher Association)…

Posted on May 23 2019

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…

Little Elk Island Adventure: Registration

Posted on May 21 2019

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…

Student Transportation 2019-20

Posted on May 21 2019

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…

2018-19 EIPS Parent Survey Results Report 

Posted on May 7 2019

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…

Check out Win Ferguson on Twitter

Posted on May 1 2019

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…

THANK YOU! Driver Appreciation Day is May 6

Posted on May 1 2019

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…

Little Elk Island Adventure: Registration

Posted on May 1 2019

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…

Student Transportation: 2019-20 registration is now…

Posted on May 1 2019

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…

7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids Show

Posted on April 2 2019

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…

Continuing Education Summer School Catalogue

Posted on April 1 2019

Gearing up for Kindergarten

Posted on March 18 2019

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…

New Bus Status App Available

Posted on March 18 2019

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…

Jump Rope for Heart Update

Posted on March 17 2019

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…

Speech Competition

Posted on March 10 2019

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…

Rudolph Hennig Jr. High Information Night

Posted on February 28 2019

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

Posted on February 27 2019

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…

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Posted on February 13 2019

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…

Complete the Returning Student Registration: February…

Posted on January 21 2019

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…

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

Posted on January 21 2019

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…

Next Step Continuing Education Summer School and Youth…

Posted on January 21 2019

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…

Measuring our Success: Complete the Accountability…

Posted on January 21 2019

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…

Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon

Posted on January 15 2019

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…

Returning Student Registration for 2019-20

Posted on January 9 2019

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…

Jump Rope For Heart

Posted on January 7 2019

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…

Inclement Weather

Posted on January 7 2019

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…

2018

Elk Island Public Schools 2019-20 Registration Drive

Posted on December 7 2018

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…

Winter Break

Posted on December 7 2018

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,…

Winter Concert Tickets

Posted on December 5 2018

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,…

School Safety

Posted on December 4 2018

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…

Rudolph Hennig Band Presentation

Posted on December 2 2018

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

Posted on November 28 2018

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…

Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon

Posted on November 26 2018

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…

Fall Break Reminder

Posted on November 9 2018

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…

Remembrance Day Assembly

Posted on November 6 2018

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

Pointsetta Orders

Posted on October 30 2018

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…

SchoolMessenger Number

Posted on October 22 2018

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.…

Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews

Posted on October 14 2018

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…

Wee Read Volunteers Needed

Posted on October 3 2018

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. …

Playground Opening BBQ

Posted on September 20 2018

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

Posted on September 20 2018

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…

Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy

Posted on September 17 2018

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…

Hot Lunch Update

Posted on September 13 2018

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…

Meet the Staff

Posted on September 8 2018

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…

Welcome to Win Ferguson for the 2018/19 School Year

Posted on September 8 2018

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,…