School News

2017

Christmas Concert Memo

A quick reminder our Christmas Concerts are this week: Wednesday, December 13 at 5:30pm – Students with the surname A-L Thursday, December 14 at 5:30pm – Students with the surname M-Z Please be sure to have your children at the school no later than…

FCC Hunger Drive

Thank-you for contributing to our FCC Drive Away Hunger Campaign. Families at ALH have donated 2139.8 pounds of food items which will be donated to our local Food Bank. Tis' the season of giving!

ENERGY CLUB NEWS

We have a very busy December planned – hope we don’t run out of ENERGY!!!!  Thanks to all the students and staff who have participated in our fun spirit days thus far this year. As we start December off, the Energy Club, will be selling candy canes…

Vegreville Canada 150 Winter Festival

Click on the graphic for more information.

Christmas Concert

Dear Parents or Guardians, The Christmas Season is rapidly approaching and so is the ALH Christmas Concert. Students at ALH have been diligently working on the performance this year and are getting very excited to showcase their talents. We have decided…

Report Cards

Our CSL (Communicating Student Learning) report cards go live this afternoon.  All students from grade 1-6 will bring home an abridged, paper version.  You will be able to access your child's full report card through the PowerSchool portal.  Kindergarten…

Parent Council Meeting

Our next Parent Council meeting takes place this upcoming, Monday, November 27th at 7:00 pm in the ALH library. Friends of ALH begins at 6:00 pm. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend.

FCC Drive for Hunger!

ALH is once again kicking off our FCC Drive Away Hunger Campaign. It begins today (November 20th) and will run until November 30th. Bags and letters were sent home with your child today. All donations will be donated to our local food-bank.Thank-you…

Twin/Triplet Day

ENERGY CLUB NEWS  At our last meeting, the Energy Club decided to host our third school spirit day.  On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 it will be twins and or triplet day. Find a buddy, sibling, adult to become your twin or triplet for the day.  Wear…

EIPS Calendar Survey

EIPS is looking for your input for the 2018-19 calendar. This survey will close on November 27th. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M8HHDPR

Report Card Information

We are pleased to be sharing your child’s report card with you on  November 24: “Communicating Student Learning”, or “CSL” was created by Elk Island teachers, administrators, parents, students, and central office personnel. To digitally access…

Ukrainian Bilingual Parent Council Meeting

Our next Ukrainian Bilingual Parent Council Meeting is this upcoming Monday, November 6th at 6:00 pm. It will take place in the ALH library. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from the staff and students at ALH!

No Child Without: Free MedicAlert for students

In our ongoing effort to provide safe and caring schools for our students, A.L. Horton is once again participating in the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation’s No Child Without program. The program is a national initiative that provides no-cost MedicAlert…

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…

Book Fair!

Mrs. Menzak has got our Book Fair up and running. Come and check it out this evening during Parent Teacher Interviews from 3:30-7:30 pm or tomorrow October 26 from 3:30-5:30 pm. The Book Fair ends this Friday, October 27th.

Parent Council

Parent Council Meeting takes place this upcoming Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm in the ALH library. Friends of ALH will begin at 6:00 pm. All parents are guardians are encouraged and welcome to attend.

ALH on Twitter!

A.L. Horton is now on Twitter.  Follow us @ALHortonSchool

Western Day!

WANTED ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS OF A.L. HORTON SCHOOL Howdy A.L. Horton Students and Staff Our second Grade 6 Energy Club school spirit day will be October 24, 2017. “Giddy-up” to our school in your western duds, and support our Western Day!!! We…

SCHOLASTIC “WILD WEST” BOOK FAIR – SADDLE UP AND READ!!

A.L. Horton will be hosting their fall Scholastic Book Fair from Monday, October 23RD., through Friday, October 27, 2017, 8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m..  The theme for the book fair this fall is “WILD WEST” –“ SADDLE UP AND READ!!!!” The library will…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on October 25 (3:30-7:30 pm) and October 26 (3:30-5:30 pm). This first round will be a traditional format. Bookings are now open and can be made in 15 minute blocks online through www.schoolinterviews.ca. The…

Chili Supper

The Vegreville Music Parents Association has their chili supper coming up on Tuesday October 24 from 5:00-7:00pm. $8 child (12 & under) and $12 general tickets.

School Bus Safety Week: October 15–21

Schools throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating School Bus Safety Week October 15–21. The theme: Rider Rules = Safe to School, which is all about teaching children about proper school bus safety. Throughout the week, various activities…

Pay School Fees Online!

School fee information for the 2017-18 school year is now posted on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and go to “Student Fees.”…

Literacy and Learning Day

This year’s Literacy and Learning Day Conference takes place at the Northlands Expo Centre on October 28. The event is a fun-filled day for both parents and teachers, and includes various keynote speakers and free workshops. Participants are guaranteed…

REMINDER: Make head checks for lice a regular routine!

Head lice is one of the most common problems faced by school-aged children and their families. Typically, head lice are tiny, greyish brown insects that live on the scalp and lay their eggs, or nits, in the hair close to the scalp—itching is the main…

Reezdvo/Vesna Survey

The Ukrainian Bilingual Parents Council and ALH staff are considering a possible change in regard to our traditional Reezdvo celebration. Staff and Council have felt that with the Christmas concert and a large Reezdvo celebration in early January it…

Pizza Orders

Just a reminder that Little Caesars Pizza Kit orders are due on October 10th at noon. Unfortunately, no late orders will be accepted. Please make cheques payable to: Friends of A.L. Horton. You may also place your orders online. The last day for online…

Picture Day

Get your biggest, brightest smiles ready!  Picture Day is coming!

Amanda Lamothe

Amanda Lamothe visited ALH yesterday. She was able to share aboriginal culture through stories, music and dance.

Ukrainian Bilingual Meeting

Just a reminder that our first Ukrainian Bilingual Parent Association Meeting takes place this evening at 6:00 pm, in the ALH library.

Terry Fox Walk

Our Terry Fox Walk took place today through the streets of Vegreville. ALH was fortunate to share this event with Vegreville Composite High School, St. Mary's and St. Martin's. All money raised will be donated to cancer research. A big thank-you to MODEL…

Orange Shirt Day

Wear orange this Friday, September 29th to honor families affected by residential schooling.  

Thank-you!

A big thank you to the Vegreville Dairy Queen! They have generously donated our school 400 ice cream coupons, for teachers to give out as reading incentive prizes. Your classroom teacher will be passing these out as children meet a reading goal, such…

School Fees Update!

2017-2018 School Fees are now online on the Parent Portal for parents to view.  Kindergarten students will have a zero balance due to no Kindergarten Fees.  If parents require a hard copy statement or require your Parent Portal Access to PowerSchool,…

Terry Fox Walk

We are currently collecting funds for the Terry Fox Foundation. Pledge forms should have already come home with your child. Our goal this year is to raise $5000.00! We will be collecting Toonies for Terry this Friday, September 22nd. Our Terry Fox Walk…

Welcome Elder Wilson

Elder Wilson made a visit to ALH today. Students sat on the edge of their seats as he told traditional stories, sang songs and invited students to dance. Elder Wilson Bearhead is Nakota and a member of the Wabamun Lake Indian Band in Treaty 6 territory,…

Traditional Gathering

We have planned a Traditional Gathering on October 3rd.  Please RSVP to attend.

School Oral Health Services

The Oral Health Program will be coming to your child’s school to offer free fluoride varnish for all children from Kindergarten to grade 2. We will also provide free dental sealants for all grade1and 2 students who need them. If your grade 3 child…

Parent Council

Looking to get involved in the decision making and aid in positive suggestions at ALH, then Parent Council is the place for you. Join us for our first council meeting this upcoming Monday September 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the school library.

Interested in Becoming a Trustee?

For more information visit:   http://www.eips.ca/trustees/election-2017

Sync the School Calendar to Your Personal Calendar

Did you know you can sync the school calendar to your own personal calendar? You can. Just visit www.alhorton.ca/about/calendar and click on one of the following calendar options you want to subscribe to:•Add to Google Calendar•Subscribe to Calendar…

Improving Home-School Communication

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 to use, standard formats and structures, timing…

Quick Facts: EIPS buses are all equipped with video surveillance

Did you know each EIPS bus is equipped with video surveillance? The video surveillance and equipment helps: ensure the safety of all students, drivers and property; and deter from destructive acts. On a regular basis, EIPS Student Transportation reviews…

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 2017-18 school year—STAR 360 and…

Guide to Reporting Student Achievement

Wish to know more about how we assess your child? Everything you need to know can be found in our 'Guide to Reporting Student Achievement.' It has been updated for the 2017/18 school year and can be found on the home page of our website: www.alhorton.caPlease…

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the 2017/18 school year at ALH! Students begin classes this Wednesday, August 30th. Our first bell rings at 8:30 am. Classes end at 2:55 pm. We would like to invite everyone to our 'Meet the Staff BBQ.' This event takes place on Thursday,…

Supply Lists 2017/18

Our supply lists for the upcoming school year are available.  Please click on the bottom link to be directed to the supply list page on our website:   Supply Lists 2017/18

Summer!

Thank-you students, parents, staff and community members for another fantastic year at ALH. Students enjoyed some fun activities today as part of their last day of school. Abridged, paper copies of report cards will be sent home with your child. The…

Tools for School

ALH has once again partnered with the United Way for the 2017-18 Tools for School campaign. Annually, Tools for School provides backpacks and school supplies to students in kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources. If you’re…

Blanket Exercise

Staff at ALH participated in a Blanket Exercise earlier this year. It is an educational, eye opening experience! For more information, see attached graphic. Please RSVP Josephine Galandy if you are interested.

Darmohrai

Darmohrai, a Ukrainian folk music group, visited our school today. Students enjoyed clapping to the beat and learning about interesting instruments.

Volunteer Luncheon

Thank-you volunteers for attending our Volunteer Luncheon on June 14th! You truly make the world go 'round. We couldn't do it without you. Staff and students at ALH appreciate your hard work and dedication!

Fundraiser!

The ALH Lighthouse Team has raised $2000 for the 'We Program.' This money will go directly to water projects and sanitation in Haiti. Thank-you everyone for your support!

Flag Football

Another season of flag football culminated yesterday afternoon with our students vs. adults game. Thank-you students, parents and staff for another wonderful season!

Summer Program!

For your information.  See attached flyer. 

Parent Council Meeting

Our Parent Council Meeting takes place this evening (May 29th) at 7:00 pm.  Friends of ALH will meet at 6:15 pm.  All parents and guardians are welcome to attend!

Energy Club News!

Hard to believe, but this school year is winding down.  Our enthusiastic, Grade 6 Energy Club, has planned their FINAL spirit for Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  Our students have decided CAREER DAY as the spirit day. What career paths will our students…

ENERGY CLUB NEWS

Our next Spirit day will be on Friday, May 12, 2017. It will be YAD SDRAWKCAB (BACKWARDS DAY).  Wear clothes, backwards, inside out, hat backwards, for fun let them write their names backwards for that day.Have FUN!!!! NUF EVAH!!!!!

ENERGY CLUB NEWS

Spring Time Raffle!!!!  On Friday, May 5, 2017, the A.L. Horton Grade 6 Energy Club will be hosting their annual raffle to raise funds for the Grade Six year-end field trip to West Edmonton Mall Water Park. Park.  The Spring Time Raffle prizes are…

Ukrainian Bilingual Meeting - May 1

There will be a Ukrainian Bilingual meeting on Monday, May 1st, beginning at 6:00 pm in the library. We would love to see you there!

THANK YOU! Driver Appreciation Day is May 1

Join us on May 1 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 on May 1 to say thanks to our bus operators—all of whom go above…

Parent Council Meeting!

Our next Parent Council Meeting takes place this Monday, April 24th at ALH, beginning at 7:00 pm. Our Friends of A.L Horton meeting will begin at 6:00 pm. All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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 April 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm.   tour the school; meet the teachers; and gain insight about a typical day in kindergarten…

Vegreville Composite Open House – Wednesday, April 26

Parents, families and Grade 6 students who are registered to attend VCHS in the fall are invited to attend our Open House on Wednesday, April 26 @ 6:30 pm in the gymnasium.  This will be a great opportunity to gain insight to the school’s programming…

Little Elk Island Adventure: Registration

Elk Island Public Schools is once again offering its 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.…

Student Transportation: 2017-18 registration is now open

Planning to use EIPS Student Transportation in the 2017-18 school year? If so, make sure to register your child as soon as possible. Families currently using student transportation services will receive tentative route schedules and invoices later this…

A Big Thank-You to all of our Volunteers!

On behalf of the Board of Trustees at Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS), please accept our heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers within the Division who help make our schools and programs successful. Whether it’s assisting at an athletic competition,…

Welcome Back - Spring has Sprung!

Welcome back!  Staff at ALH hope everyone had an amazing Spring Break!  With the excitement of spring, comes the inevitable melt of ice and snow.  We remind students to stay out of standing water where possible, and to bring rubber boots/extra clothes…

2016–2017 Parent Survey: Results

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is committed to ensuring all parents and guardians of students within the Division have a chance to share their thoughts on the overall performance of their school and the Division. One of the ways EIPS ensures its parent’s…

Report Cards Live!

Our Cloud based report cards go live today at 3:20 pm. You can access them through your PowerSchool portal.  https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.htmlStudents will also receive an abridged paper version that was sent home this afternoon. You will…

Parent Council Meeting

Our Parent Council Meeting takes place this evening at 7:00 pm in the ALH library.  All parents/guardians are welcome to attend!

Kindergarten Registration and Information Night

Join us on April 20, 2017 to see what A.L. Horton has to offer!

Ski Dates Rescheduled - March 13 & 14

We have rescheduled our ski dates for the beginning of next week - March 13th and March 14th. The class configurations are as follows: March 13 - 1H, 3P, 3S, 4M, 4B, 6G, 6HMarch 14 - 1Ku, 1Ko, 2Ba, 2Be, 2S, 3F, 5B, 5M, 5W If you have any questions, please…

Ski Dates Cancelled!

Due to inclement weather, both of our ski trips, originally scheduled for this week (March 9 and 10) have been cancelled. We are currently working on rescheduling these dates with Sunridge. Please stay tuned.

Used Book Sale!

Our A. L. Horton Library will be hosting a used book sale starting next week until the spring break.  Please let your children know.  Books are 4 books for $1.00 – for every 4 purchased they will get one free.  This will take place during their…

Ski/Snowboard Forms!

Just a reminder that ski/snowboard forms are due tomorrow, Thursday, March 2nd. Students head skiing next week at Sunridge:March 9 (gr. 1, 3 and 5) and March 10 (gr. 2, 4 and 6)

Fundraising (Ukrainian Food and Greeting Cards)!

Friends of A.L. Horton are excited to announce our fundraiser taking place March 1-22, 2017. We are selling greeting cards and Ukrainian food and cheesecake. We have provided pictures of the greeting cards and Ukrainian food and cheesecake order form…

Parking Changes

Please be advised, the parking hours have changed in front of A.L. Horton. Parking is prohibited from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm (on school days) in these marked areas. If you have any questions, please come see us in the office.

Watch for Thin Ice!

Elk Island Public Schools, along with our community partners, want to remind families about the dangers of thin ice during this time of year. Depending on changing temperatures, ice can form and melt to varying degrees on outdoor bodies of water. Please…

Boundary Exemption Request Process: Now open

The Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) boundary exemption request process for the 2017–2018 school year is now open. EIPS students—in kindergarten to Grade 12—wanting to attend a non-designated school in the upcoming school year can now apply to…

Parent Council Meeting

Our next Parent Council Meeting will take place this Monday, February 27th at 7:00 pm in the ALH library.  Friends of ALH will begin at 6:00 pm.  All parents and guardians are welcome to attend.  

Student Led Conferences

On Tuesday, February 28th (3:30-7:30 pm) and Thursday, March 2nd (3:30-5:30 pm) we will be conducting Student Led Conferences for all grades at ALH. At the conference the students will be responsible for demonstrating their learning over the second term…

ALH Concert Survey

We require your feedback for the planning of concerts in the future. This short survey should only take about 5 minutes. Your input is valued and appreciated. Results will be discussed at our next Parent Council Meeting. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H3GKRN3

Energy Club News!

At our last meeting, the Energy Club decided to host our sixth school spirit day.  On Friday, February 24, 2017 it will be twins and or triplet day. Find a buddy, sibling, adult to become your twin or triplet for the day.  Wear the same color shirt,…

Changes to Sharing Information via Email

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) appreciates the opportunity to stay connected with parents and one of the ways it does so is through email. However, federal law—Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)—requires that the Division must be given direct…

Ukrainian Bilingual Meeting

Our Ukrainian Bilingual Meeting takes place this Monday, February 6th at 6:00 pm, in the ALH library. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day is close.  See the attached graphic for more information, including details on how to order your own shirt.  

Parent Council Meeting

Our next Parent Council Meeting takes place this upcoming Monday, January 30th in the ALH library at 7:00 pm. Our Friends of ALH meeting will begin at 6:00 pm.  All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.

ENERGY CLUB NEWS!!!!

50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s December was a hectic, but very gratifying month.  The busy Energy Club made placemats for the Meal on Wheels recipients, sold decorated and plain candy canes at our school, assisted with the Food Bank collection,…

Boundary Exemption Request Process

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) boundary exemption request process for the 2017–2018 school year takes place from February 1 to April 7. The boundary exemption request process is the only time of year EIPS students—in Kindergarten to Grade 12—wishing…

EIPS 2017–2018 Division Calendar: Now Available

The approved EIPS 2017–2018 school year calendar is now available online. The calendar includes important dates during the 2017–2018 school year including: school-closure dates; holidays; dates for the fall, winter, spring and summer breaks; the…

Another Way to Stay Connected: EIPS on Facebook

Did you know Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) recently launched a Facebook page? With 42 school and approximately 17,100 students spread across the Division, there’s a wealth of events, activities and stories taking place every day. Using the combination…

Kindergarten Registration Starts January 16!

Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2017? If so, it’s now time to register for Kindergarten. Kindergarten registration opens for the 2017–2018 school year on Jan. 16, 2017. To register, bring your completed Student Registration Form…

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 outerwear and…

Welcome Back 2017!

Happy New Year everyone!  Hopefully everyone had a restful break with friends and family.  Just a reminder as the colder weather prevails to have your children wear ski-pants, toques, and gloves.  We are following the district recommended temperature…

Have your say: Take the EIPS Parent Survey

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is inviting all of our parents and guardians to complete a survey about your experiences with A.L. Horton Elementary and the Division. Annually, EIPS conducts a Parent Survey, which acts as a supplement to Alberta Education’s…

2016

Reezdvo - January 12, 2017

The Ukrainian Bilingual Program and Ukrainian Bilingual Parent's Association of Vegreville, along with the teachers and students invite ALL students, parents, siblings and grandparents to join us in a joyous Christmas celebration called "Reezdvo." Reezdvo…

Winter Break

A.L. Horton will close for the winter break at the end of the day on Dec. 23, 2016 and will reopen on Jan. 9, 2017. Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Central Office will be open January 3-6. If you have any school-related questions or concerns, please…

Happy Holidays from the Board of Trustees

With 2016 now winding down and the winter break just around the corner, I want to take this time to extend warm holiday wishes to all our students, staff and families. On behalf of the Elk Island Public Schools Board of Trustees, we hope you and your…

Breakfast Club News!

Make sure to wish the Breakfast Club volunteers a Merry Christmas!   Caryn, Tammy, Sabrina, Tracey, Colleen, Jing, Rachel, Heather, Alicia, Connie, Jeremy, Kyle, Brandon, Kim, Sandra, Jen, Melissa,  Robert, Verona, Lloyd, Danita, Kylene, Carol, Roger,…

FCC Drive for Hunger

Our FCC Drive for Hunger Campaign was an overwhelming success. Families at ALH donated over 2300 lbs of food items, which will be donated directly to the Food Bank! The top 2 classes from K-3 and the top 2 from 4-6 will receive a pizza party (Based on…

Concerts - December 14th

Concert Memo: Dear Parents/Guardians: As you are aware, our concerts are taking place this Wednesday, December 14th.  This is the first year we are attempting two concerts on one evening.  Concert 1 will run 5:30-6:30 pm and concert 2, 7:00-8:00 pm. …

New Grade 5 Teacher

Dear Parents/Guardians:             Many of you may already be aware that Mrs. Buhler has commenced her maternity leave effective until the end of this school year (June 2017).  She awaits the new edition to her family.             …

Little Caesars Pizza Kit Pick-Up!

Thursday, December 8th12:00-4:00 pm beside the gym doors. Thank-you all for your support!

Volunteers Needed!

We are searching for volunteers between 9am-1pm, this Saturday, December 10th at the AL HORTON school Kitchen (beside the gym) for Kolach Making for Reezvo... This is a Collaberative effort between Vegreville School of Ukranian Dance/Friends of AL HORTON…

Kindergarten Registration Starts Soon!

Is your child turning five on or before Dec. 31, 2017? If so, it’s almost time to register for Kindergarten. Kindergarten registration opens for the 2017–2018 school year on Jan. 16, 2017. To register, bring your completed Student Registration Form…

Boundary Exemption Request Process

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) boundary exemption request process for the 2017–2018 school year takes place from February 1 to April 7. The boundary exemption request process is the only time of year EIPS students—in Kindergarten to Grade 12—wishing…

Share your Thoughts: Report Card Survey

Elk Island Public Schools is asking all of our families to complete a brief survey regarding the new CSL elementary report cards currently being piloted at our school. The Division wants to fully understand: how well the achievement-level categories…

Concerts - December 14, 2016

Our concerts are quickly approaching. This year, we are having our 2 concerts on the same evening, December 14, 2016 (ALH Gymnasium). The first concert will take place 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. The second will take place 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Classes will be split…

ENERGY CLUB NEWS – November 29, 2016

We have a very busy December planned – hope we don’t run out of ENERGY!!!!  Thanks to all the students and staff who have participated in our fun spirit days thus far this year. As we start December off, the Energy Club, will be selling candy canes…

Parent Council Meeting

Just a reminder that our Parent Council Meeting takes place this evening at 7:00 pm in the library. All parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Report Cards!

Our CSL Report Cards will be published today. If you've signed the permission form to allow your child's information to be stored on the Cloud, you may access the report card through PowerSchool (and you will be receiving a short, abridged, paper version).…

FCC Drive Away Hunger!

Students at ALH will be collecting food items as part of the FCC Drive Away Hunger program. The top 2 classes in K-3 and the top 2 classes in grade 4-6 will receive a pizza party (based on food weight). Paper bags will be sent home today. Fill a bag…

Little Caesars Pizza Kits!

Friends of A.L. Horton would once again like to announce a fundraising initiative! It's time for you, your friends, and your family to stock up with Little Ceasars Pizza Kits. All money raised will go directly to our students (IPads, Musical Instruments,…

WESTERN DAY AND MOVEMBER - November 10, 2016

Our third spirit day is November 10, 2016 (Western Day and Movember) as we celebrate the CFR Rodeo in Edmonton and support male health issues. This is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness…

Remembrance Day Ceremony - November 7th

Our Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place somewhat early this year due to renovations occurring in the gym later in the week.  Join us on Monday, November 7th at 10:30 am to help commemorate our past, current and fallen soldiers.      

St. Joseph's General Hospital Vegreville Radiothon

The Student Lighthouse Team is rallying our school and community to collect loonies for St. Joseph’s General Hospital.  Together we CAN help to make a difference in our community. From November 4 – 10, we will be collecting loonies which will then…

Choir

I know it may be a bit early, but the Christmas Concert will be here before we know it.  In preparation for the festive evening, I have volunteered to organize a student choir that will focus on learning traditional and popular holiday songs in addition…

Prize Winners!

Congratulations to our lucky prize draw winners, Avery and Kenyen! Avery and his class are the proud recipients of $25.00 in books from the Scholastic Book Fair. Kenyen won a great looking RCMP shirt and his choice of some books. Thank-you Mrs. Menzak…

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is fast approaching and ALH will be filled with all sorts of weird creatures.  Join us for our Halloween parade and dance beginning at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 31st (in the gym).  Consult your child's teacher regarding individual classroom…

Download the PowerSchool App

Did you know there is a PowerSchool app? Download PowerSchool Mobile today on your Apple or Android device to stay connected with similar information available on the PowerSchool website. The same app can be used by both parents and students. You’ll…

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…

Curriculum Survey

Share your Thoughts on Alberta’s Curriculum  What do you want to see in Alberta Education’s new curriculum? Recently, the province launched a survey to find out exactly that. As many of you know, Alberta Education is currently reviewing and updating…

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Interviews take place October 25 (3:30-7:30 pm) and October 27 (3:30-5:30 pm). Collaborative Village takes place October 25 (3:30-7:30 pm) and October 27 (3:30-5:30 pm). Our Scholastic Book Fair began today and will run until October 28th.…

Breakfast Club News - November, 2016

Volunteers at The Breakfast Club are preparing just under 2100 snacks each week this year! Thank you Caryn, Tammy, Sabrina, Tracey, Colleen, Jing, Heather, Alicia, Connie, Jeremy, Kyle, Brandon, Kim, Sandra, Jen, Melissa, Kevin, Robert, Verona, Lloyd,…

Parent Council/Friends of ALH

Parent Council meeting takes place Monday, October 24th at 7:00 pm in the school library. All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.  Friends of ALH will meet at 6:15 pm.  

Service Dog

Our newest student! We are excited to have Champ, a retired service dog, visit our school and spend time with our students twice a week!

Ukrainian Shirt Exchange/Sale!

Bring your child's Ukrainian shirts into the office before Parent-Teacher Interviews. Let the office know how much you want for the shirt. A booth will be set up during interview time where parents/guardians may purchase lightly used shirts for their…

SCHOLASTIC “BOOKANEER” BOOK FAIR

A.L. Horton will be hosting their fall Scholastic Book Fair from Monday, October 24th, through Friday, October 28, 2016, 8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m..  The theme for the book fair this fall is “Bookaneer” –“ Where books are the treasure!!!!” The library…

October 19, 2016 – BLUE JAY DAY

As October begins, so do the baseball play-off!!!  Our Canadian team – the Toronto Blue Jays have made it to the second round of the play-offs.  We, the Energy Club would like to support and wish them the very best!!! We have declared October 19,…

Kinder Care

We wanted to send an update to let parents know that we still have some Kinder Care spots open, if anyone is interested.  We run the program every Monday, Wednesday and second Friday of the month.  The cost is $250.00 per month.  Approximately 10…

Drinking Water Study

Parents/Guardians of A.L. Horton: Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is currently conducting a study on the level of lead in the drinking water at all of its schools. The study is a proactive effort to ensure drinking water in all of its buildings is safe…

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Interviews take place at the end of the month on October 25th (3:30-7:30 pm) and October 27th (3:30-5:30 pm). You can book slots with your child's teacher at www.schoolinterviews.ca. Use event code: rjm9f*Book early to get preferred times*

Marty Chan

Author and playwright, Marty Chan will be visiting our school tomorrow morning (Oct. 12). He will run two presentations in the gym:Grade 4-6 - 9:00-10:00Grade k-3 - 10:20-11:20He will autograph if students have or purchase his books.

Ukrainian Bilingual Meeting

A Ukrainian Bilingual Meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 pm in the ALH library. All parents are encouraged to attend!

Picture Day!

Picture Day is close! Tuesday, October 11th, students at ALH will have their photos taken. Be sure to look your best! Don't forget there is no school October 6 and 7th due to Professional Development. October 10th is Thanksgiving. Enjoy the time with…

Terry Fox Celebration

Wow, ALH! We've raised $6620.50 from our Terry Fox Run! Thank-you very much to all of our fundraisers out there. These funds will be put directly towards cancer research. Students were treated to an assembly this afternoon where our top fundraisers were…

Breakfast For Learning

Our school’s nutrition program is proudly funded by Breakfast for Learning. Thanks to their support, we are able to offer our students a healthy meal or snack during the school day.Breakfast for LearningBreakfast for Learning is a national charity…

Read-In Week October 3-7, 2016

Read-in week is upon us once again, October 3-7th, 2016. We are extending this week to the following week as well. This year’s theme is “One World, Many Voices”. With this theme the committee has decided to expand our horizon and capture the love…

School Bus Safety Week: October 17–21

StaffConnect | Elk Island Public Schools - View Document Schools throughout Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) are celebrating School Bus Safety Week October 17–21. The theme: Know the Zone, which is all about teaching children the danger areas surrounding…

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day: October 5

StaffConnect | Elk Island Public Schools - View Document 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…

No Child Without: Free MedicAlert for Students

In our ongoing effort to provide safe and caring schools for our students, ALH is once again participating in the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation’s No Child Without program. The program is a national initiative that provides children—between the…

Literacy and Learning Day

The 14th annual Literacy and Learning Day Conference takes place on Oct. 22, 2016 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. The event is a fun-filled day for both parents and teachers, and includes various free workshops and keynote speakers. Participants are guaranteed…

Energy Club - Crazy Hair Day!

Welcome back to another new and exciting year at A.L. Horton Elementary.  We trust everyone had a wonderful, restful, relaxing summer.  Once again, this year the enthusiastic Grade 6 students have voted to have an Energy Club. They plan events and…

School Oral Health Program

The Oral Health Program will be coming to your child’s school to offer free fluoride varnish for all children from Kindergarten to grade 2. We will also provide free dental sealants for all grade1and 2 students who need them. If your grade 3 child…

Orange Shirt Campaign!

Bring awareness to the experiences of residential school students by wearing an orange shirt on September 30, 2016. See the attached poster for more details.

Terry Fox Walk

Students at ALH are currently continuing Terry Fox's campaign to raise money for cancer research. Students were encouraged to bring 'Twoonies' for Terry the beginning of this week. For every Twoonie donated, students received a paper shoe that they posted…

Parent Council Meeting - Sep. 19th

Would you like a voice in decision making at ALH? Would you like to get involved in your child's school? Would you like to network with other parents? Would you like to win a million dollars? If you've answered yes to any of the above questions, then…

Make head checks for lice a regular part of your child’s personal hygiene routine!

Head lice is one of the most common problems faced by school-aged children and their families. While head lice control is primarily a parent responsibility, parents, the school and community all have a role to play.  We strongly encourage you to speak…

School Health Nursing Immunization Program

Click the link below for some important information on the School Health Immunization Program: School Immunization Program

Provincial School Measles Immunity Reminder

Click the link below for important information on measles immunization: Measles Immunity Reminder

Early Dismissal

Wednesday, September 7th is our first staff meeting of the year.  Students will be dismissed at 1:55 pm.  

Pay School Fees Online

School fee information for the 2016–2017 school year will be available on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by Sept. 19, 2016. All fees are due within 30 days of being posted. To access your fee information, simply login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal…

Sync the School Calendar to Your Personal Calendar

Did you know you can sync the school calendar to your own personal calendar? Just visit http://alhorton.ca/about/calendar and click on one of the following calendar options you want to subscribe to:•Add to Google Calendar•Subscribe to Calendar (Outlook)•Download…

Updating Your PowerSchool Information

During the first week of school, families will receive a PowerSchool Correction Form for each student enrolled in A.L. Horton. The form ensures the school has the most up-to-date information regarding each of its students. When you receive the form,…

Literacy and Learning Day

StaffConnect | Elk Island Public Schools - View Document The 14th annual Literacy and Learning Day Conference takes place on Oct. 22, 2016 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. The event is a fun-filled day for both parents and teachers, and includes various…

Improving Home-School Communication

StaffConnect | Elk Island Public Schools - View Document To enhance communication between families and schools, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) has created a manual entitled, “Communication Protocol for Schools.” The manual provides a framework…

Quick Fact: Student Transportation

StaffConnect | Elk Island Public Schools - View Document All Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) buses are equipped with video surveillance equipment. The equipment helps to ensure the safety of all students, drivers and property; to deter destructive acts…

New to Elk Island Public Schools: Tools to enhance literacy and numeracy

StaffConnect | Elk Island Public Schools - View Document As part Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) ongoing efforts to enhance the literacy and numeracy of students in all grade levels, the Division is introducing two new assessment tools during the…

Welcome Back!

Welcome!   We trust everyone had a wonderful, restful, relaxing summer and is ready for another exciting year at A.L. Horton!   Our school has a few new changes this year and some reminders.   Welcome all new staff: Kim Harburn - Kindergarten Meaghan…

Breakfast Club News

BREAKFAST CLUB NEWS   The Community Association for Lasting Success (CALS) will offer The Breakfast Club school snack program Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings beginning on September 27th. This program is funded by donations, community based…

Party at the Playground

Summer vacation is slowly coming to a close. ALH will once again be hosting the 'Party at the Playground.' This event is geared for families of children entering Kindergarten this upcoming school year. It takes place on Monday, August 22nd from 5:00…

Summer!

The staff at ALH would like to thank everyone for another successful year. Today (June 28th) is our last day of school. We would like to wish everyone a safe and restful summer and hope to see everyone in August. The office opens for registrations on…

Student Awards

Our awards will have a different format this year.  Each class will hold their own award ceremonies.  It will take place on June 17th and will adhere to the following schedule: 12:45-1:00 - LINKS 1:00-1:15 - Grade 1 1:15-1:30 - Grade 2 1:30-1:45 -…

Energy Club News

The Energy Club extends a HEARTFELT thank you to everyone for your support during our Spring-time raffle. It was a huge success. A BIG thank-you to all the business people, families and individuals for your very kind and generous donations of items;…

Library News

LIBRARY NEWSThe A.L. Horton Library is winding down from another busy school year. Through both very successful Book Fairs held this year, our library was able to purchase approximately $2500.00 worth of books. We thank you for your support, as we believe…

Parent Council Meeting

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend our Parent Council Meeting this upcoming Monday, May 30th, starting at 7:00 pm. Friends of ALH will begin at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

Track Meet

This is a reminder that our Track Meet takes place this Friday, May 27th from 9:00-2:30 at the Veg. Comp. fields.  The following will be available for purchase: Potato Chips - $1.00 Goody Bags - $1.00 Pop/Water - $1.00 Freezies - $0.50

Fire Fundraiser

The Student Lighthouse Team will be fundraising next week so we can send money to the Red Cross for people affected by the devastating fires.Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - Frozen treats for $2.00. Wednesday - 'Wear a Cap for a Toonie.'

Parent Council Survey

ALH Parent Council would like your feedback. Please complete the following survey. It should only take about 5 minutes to complete. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7RC83MXYour opinion matters!

Energy Club News

Spring Time Raffle, Career Day On Friday, May 6th. 2016, the A. L. Horton Grade 6 Energy Club will be hosting their annual raffle to raise funds for the Grade Six year-end field trip to West Edmonton Mall Water Park.  The SPRING TIME RAFFLE prizes will…

Community BBQ

Kick off Mental Health Week with a free Community BBQ on Monday May 2nd, 5-7pm.  

Parent Council Meeting

Our monthly Parent Council Meeting takes place this evening at 7:00 pm. Friends of ALH begins at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Drumheller Field Trip Meeting

There is a Drumheller Field Trip meeting this evening (April 18th), starting at 6:30 pm in the library. Any grade 6 parents who are interested are more than welcome to attend.

Spring Bonnet/Wacky Hat Day

With wishing SPRING may be around the corner and needing a push to finally arrive, the Energy Club is hosting their Spring Bonnet or WACKY Hat Day on Wednesday, April 13th. Be creative and let’s RING SPRING in!!!!!! With Easter and Spring Break arriving…

April Newsletter

Our April Newsletter has just gone live on our website. You can find it under the 'Newsletter' tab. If you wish to receive a paper copy, please come see us in the office.

Community Connects Conference

AL Horton will be hosting a Community Connects Conference on Saturday, May 14th. There will be some fantastic sessions and lunch will be provided. For more information, see the contact information attached.

School Council Information Workshop - April 5th

In partnership with the A.L. Horton School Council We invite you to an interactive & informative workshop explaining the Purpose of School Council. This interactive workshop is being presented for information only. You will not be asked to volunteer…

Little Caesars Pizza Kits

Just a reminder that Little Caesars Pizza Kit orders are due this upcoming Tuesday, April 5th.

Ukranian Food Orders

Reminder - Friends of AL Horton, Destination Gardens Ukranian food pick up is today from 2-5 pm outside the gymnasium.

CSL Parent Suvey

Our report cards will go live tomorrow, Wednesday, March 23rd.  Please take a few moments to provide feedback on our new report cards: Parent Survey

School Councils Conference & Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Any Parents who may be interested in attending this conference please contact the school.  We would like to send two people.  These individuals would then report back to School Council at our April meeting.    School Councils Conference & Annual…

Parent Council Meeting

Join us for our Parent Council Meeting this evening (March 21st) at 7:00 pm in the library. Friends of ALH will be meeting at 6:30 pm.

School Speech Finals

Our students in grades 4-6 have been working hard on perfecting their speeches. Join us tomorrow, in the gym, at 9:00 am for ALH's school speech finals!

March Newsletter

Our March Newsletter has just gone live on our website.  You can find it under the 'Newsletter' tab. If you wish to receive a paper copy, please come see us in the office.

Collaborative Village

Collaborative Village events will take place at ALH during parent teacher interviews (March 9th only).  Agencies that provide services to children or families in our community will be present at our school to disseminate information about the work they…

Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser

Our Little Caesar's Pizza Kit Fundraiser kicks off today. The Link is as follows: http://www.pizzakit.ca/fundraising-products?shop=1&f=313000&s=122345 Orders and payments will be due April 5, 2016. Kit pickup will occur on April 20, 2016 at the ALH gymnasium.…

Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews take place this week on Wednesday, March 9th (3:30-7:30 PM) and Thursday, March 10th (3:30-5:30 PM). If you haven't booked a time yet, go to www.schoolinterviews.ca and enter event code: GBMMU Childcare is available if needed.…

"Feeling Groovy" Scholastic Book Fair

The “Feeling Groovy” Scholastic Book Fair is coming to A. L. Horton Library from March 7-10, 2016 between the hours of 8:30 – 3:30. The book fair will also be opened during parent teacher interview times – March 9, 2016 – from 3:30 p.m. to…

Lockdown Drill

At 1:45 pm today, we conducted a lockdown drill.  Typically, lockdowns are used when there is an imminent security threat inside the building.  These drills (including fire drills) are part of the EIPS Hour Zero Protocols.  Conducting these drills…

Pre-Kindergarten Fair

Join us at the Pre-Kindergarten Fair on February 26th, between 2-6 PM at the Vegreville Centennial Library Gym.  This is directed to children between the ages of 2-4 who are not yet attending Kindergarten.  

100 Day

Where has the time gone? 100 days of school already? Students will be participating in 100 Day activities tomorrow, organized by our Lighthouse Committee.

Parent Council Meeting

Our next Parent Council Meeting takes place this upcoming Monday, February 22. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you wish to add items to the agenda, please contact Brenda Forbes or Greg Probert.

Running Room Indoor Games

Some of our students will be competing in the Running Room Indoor Games today, at the Butterdome, in various relay events. We wish them the best of luck!

No Time for That: Anti-Bullying Presentation

Anti-bullying presenters will present to our students tomorrow, February 9th from 8:30-9:30 am in the school gymnasium.  

Jump Rope For Heart

Students will be treated to a Jump Rope for Heart presentation in the gym today at 1:00 PM. Attached is a video with parent information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvnFeXmcexA

Skiing January 27th

Due to the current weather and road conditions, our ski trip for today, January 27th is a go.  

Pre-Kindergarten Fair

A Pre-Kindergarten Fair is being held at the Vegreville Centennial Library Gym on February 26th from 2-6 pm.  See the attached flyer for more information.  

Skiing/Snowboarding

Our second group is headed to Sunridge tomorrow, January 27th.  The classes attending are as follows: Hyshka, Savchuk, Palamarek, Dyer, Bienert, Howell, Giebelhaus, LINKS  

Energy Club News

Thanks to everyone for your participation on Jersey/Sports Day!!! Wow, it was GREAT to see all the students and staff with their team jerseys and which team students and staff cheer for!! On Thursday, February 11th, the Energy Club will host its sixth…

Parent Council Meeting

Our Parent Council Meeting takes place this upcoming Monday, January 25th at 7:00 pm.  Friends of ALH will begin at 6:30 pm.  All parents/guardians are welcome to attend.  

PInk Shirt Day

Vegreville Pink Shirt Day is quickly approaching.  Order your t-shirts/sweatshirts now.  Follow the link http://vegreville.16.itemorder.com.     Access Code:  VEGREVILLE16

Skiing/Snowboarding

Our first Ski/Snowboard date takes place this Wednesday, January 20th at Sunridge.  The classes who will be attending our first ski date are as follows:   Kuhn, Kozak, Semeniuk, Barlott, Bombak, Melnyk, Skippen

Reezdvo

Reezdvo celebrations take place at 5:30 pm, Thursday, January 14th at the Vegreville Social Center.  Let the celebrations begin!

Hot Dog Wednesday

It is Hot Dog Wednesday tomorrow, January 13th.  Hot dogs are $2.00 each.

School Council Meeting Management

A.L. Horton School Council would like to invite you to an informative session explaining school council meeting management today, Monday, January 11th at 7:00 pm. See the flyer for more information. All parents/guardians are welcome!

Curling

Our first curling day begins next Tuesday, January 12th.  Grades Three, Four, Five and Six students at A.L. Horton Elementary School will be participating in a recreational curling activity.  Students will be walking to and from the Vegreville Curling…