Calendar

PALS session: Transitioning to Kindergarten

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Virtual

The EIPS Early Learning team has planned a number of sessions for current pre-kindergarten families registered in the Play and Learn at School (PALS) program. Sessions are designed to help children and families continue building on the skills they’re learning in PALS classrooms and prepare for the transition to kindergarten.

We invite you to join us for any or all of these upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Many sessions have both a daytime and evening option. Some sessions are designed for parents/caregivers while other are meant for PALS students to join in as well. Sessions will take place virtually, and the links to join will be sent directly to all registered families.

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Transitioning to Kindergarten
Audience: Parents/Caregivers

Moving from PALS to kindergarten is an exciting step in your child’s educational journey! Join us as we explore ways to support your child in making the transition into a new classroom/school setting.

The link to register was sent directly to all current PALS families or contact your school for more information.

PALS session: Rhyme Time with Intellidance

Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Virtual

The EIPS Early Learning team has planned a number of sessions for current pre-kindergarten families registered in the Play and Learn at School (PALS) program. Sessions are designed to help children and families continue building on the skills they’re learning in PALS classrooms and prepare for the transition to kindergarten.

We invite you to join us for any or all of these upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Many sessions have both a daytime and evening option. Some sessions are designed for parents/caregivers while other are meant for PALS students to join in as well. Sessions will take place virtually, and the links to join will be sent directly to all registered families.

View the full list of sessions

Rhyme Time with Intellidance
Audience: Parents/Caregivers and PALS students
Date: Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m., May 14, 28, June 11

Get ready for a lively, 30-minute, online series of classes in which caregivers and children can experience the joy of music and dance together! There will be songs, rhymes, props and simple choreography to keep your kiddos moving the whole class.

May/June Sessions: Body Parts and Rhythm
In the three sessions, we’ll discover and explore the movement and musical concepts of body parts and rhythm. The foundational movement patterns we explore in these sessions are fundamental for increasing our little ones’ physical literacy.

The link to register was sent directly to all current PALS families or contact your school for more information.

Preparing for kindergarten session: Fine-motor development

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Virtual

The EIPS Early Learning team has planned a series of general information sessions for families with children entering kindergarten in fall 2021. The sessions are designed to provide parents and caregivers with basic tools to help prepare children for kindergarten, to give families a bit of an overview of what children will be learning in kindergarten and to answer questions you may have.

Register for any or all of the upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Sessions will take place virtually, and the links to join will be sent directly to all registered families the day before each one.

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Fine-Motor Development
Many fine-motor tasks develop in a predictable sequence. We’ll go over the stages of fine-motor development in young children and give ideas for activities and play at home to help children feel more confident moving into kindergarten. We’ll discuss when children are ready to learn to print and activities that will work on pre-printing if they aren’t quite ready yet.

The link to register was sent directly to all families with a child registered for kindergarten this fall as of June 1. Contact the school for more information.

Preparing for kindergarten session: Speech-sound development

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Virtual

The EIPS Early Learning team has planned a series of general information sessions for families with children entering kindergarten in fall 2021. The sessions are designed to provide parents and caregivers with basic tools to help prepare children for kindergarten, to give families a bit of an overview of what children will be learning in kindergarten and to answer questions you may have.

Register for any or all of the upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Sessions will take place virtually, and the links to join will be sent directly to all registered families the day before each one.

View the full list of sessions

Speech-Sound Development
By the time children reach the age of seven, they’re usually making all of the speech sounds of their first language. As children's speech develops, the number and type of errors they make changes. Many parents have questions about whether their child's speech-sound errors are typical or whether they should be concerned. This interactive session, hosted by two EIPS speech-language pathologists, will provide information about the progression of speech-sound development and strategies parents can use to support this development.

The link to register was sent directly to all families with a child registered for kindergarten this fall as of June 1. Contact the school for more information.

Preparing for kindergarten session: Self Help and Building Independence

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Virtual

The EIPS Early Learning team has planned a series of general information sessions for families with children entering kindergarten in fall 2021. The sessions are designed to provide parents and caregivers with basic tools to help prepare children for kindergarten, to give families a bit of an overview of what children will be learning in kindergarten and to answer questions you may have.

Register for any or all of the upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Sessions will take place virtually, and the links to join will be sent directly to all registered families the day before each one.

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Self Help: Building Independence
Join an occupational therapist to learn strategies to help your child build independence. The session aims to increase your child’s successful participation with self-help skills and daily routines. We’ll touch on ideas for self-help skills such as dressing, managing their snack and organizing belongings.

The link to register was sent directly to all families with a child registered for kindergarten this fall as of June 1. Contact the school for more information.

Preparing for kindergarten session: Literacy in kindergarten

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Virtual

The EIPS Early Learning team has planned a series of general information sessions for families with children entering kindergarten in fall 2021. The sessions are designed to provide parents and caregivers with basic tools to help prepare children for kindergarten, to give families a bit of an overview of what children will be learning in kindergarten and to answer questions you may have.

Register for any or all of the upcoming sessions that fit your schedule. Sessions will take place virtually, and the links to join will be sent directly to all registered families the day before each one.

View the full list of sessions

Literacy in Kindergarten
Literacy is an exciting part of a child’s early years in school. Join us to explore what literacy looks like in kindergarten. We’ll also discuss fun and easy ways to incorporate important early literacy skills in your everyday activities over the summer. Part of the session will include a review of materials available on the EIPS website for parents to access to learn more about the different aspects of early literacy.

The link to register was sent directly to all families with a child registered for kindergarten this fall as of June 1. Contact the school for more information.

Last day of school

Time: All Day

Last operational day for teachers

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Little Elk Island Adventure - Sherwood Park

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: EIPS Central Services, 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park

EIPS Student Transportation program for first-time bus riders and their parents. Pre-registration is required. 

Learn more & register

Little Elk Island Adventure - Sherwood Park

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: EIPS Central Services, 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park

EIPS Student Transportation program for first-time bus riders and their parents. Pre-registration is required. 

Learn more & register

Little Elk Island Adventure - Sherwood Park

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: EIPS Central Services, 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park

EIPS Student Transportation program for first-time bus riders and their parents. Pre-registration is required. 

Learn more & register

Little Elk Island Adventure - Sherwood Park

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: EIPS Central Services, 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park

EIPS Student Transportation program for first-time bus riders and their parents. Pre-registration is required. 

Learn more & register

Little Elk Island Adventure - Sherwood Park

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: EIPS Central Services, 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park

EIPS Student Transportation program for first-time bus riders and their parents. Pre-registration is required. 

Learn more & register

Little Elk Island Adventure - Sherwood Park

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: EIPS Central Services, 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park

EIPS Student Transportation program for first-time bus riders and their parents. Pre-registration is required. 

Learn more & register

Little Elk Island Adventure - Sherwood Park

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: EIPS Central Services, 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park

EIPS Student Transportation program for first-time bus riders and their parents. Pre-registration is required. 

Learn more & register

Little Elk Island Adventure - Fort Saskatchewan

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: SouthPointe School, 11 SouthPointe Blvd., Fort Saskatchewan

EIPS Student Transportation program for first-time bus riders and their parents. Pre-registration is required. 

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Little Elk Island Adventure - Fort Saskatchewan

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: SouthPointe School, 11 SouthPointe Blvd., Fort Saskatchewan

EIPS Student Transportation program for first-time bus riders and their parents. Pre-registration is required. 

Learn more & register

Little Elk Island Adventure - Sherwood Park

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: EIPS Central Services, 683 Wye Rd., Sherwood Park

EIPS Student Transportation program for first-time bus riders and their parents. Pre-registration is required. 

Learn more & register