Fort Assiniboine School Week at a Glance March 13-17, 2023

Fort Assiniboine School Week at a Glance March 13-17, 2023

March 13-17 is Substitute Teachers’ Appreciation Week and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our Substitute Teachers!


K-9 Progress Reports will be sent home Thurs. March 16 


Mon. March 13 

  • David Bouchard, Metis poet/author, presentation  – More Than Words
    • Gr. 1-5 from 9:00 – 9:30;
    • Gr. 6-9 from 10-11 (Community Members welcome to join)

Tues. March 14 – Pi Day (3.14)

  • Gr. 6-9 Math Scavenger Hunt
  • Hot Lunch today
  • Free Pie served at last snack (thank you Co-op and Parent Society)

Wed. March 15

  • Gr.4-9 Basketball Wrap-up Family Night 7-8 pm

Thurs. March 16 – K-9  Progress Reports sent home

  • St. Patrick’s Day Buddy Lunch

Fri. March 17 – PD for staff 


Fort Assiniboine Bicentennial Update

  • We have been hosting meetings at our school, the latest being last Thursday. More people and groups are getting involved and events are starting to fall into place for the celebrations of 200 years since the Fort fur trading post was established on the banks of the Athabasca River
  • Pioneer Days June 5-9 – our local museum is hosting Swan Hills, Barrhead Elementary, Neerlandia Public, Neerlandia Private and ourselves (June 6)
  • July 6-9 Homecoming Celebrations – include the arrival of a Voyageur Canoe brigade from Whitecourt on their way to Athabasca, parade, free community BBQ and entertainment, guided historical walks, old time games for kids, and more.


Elementary Basketball 

  • It was great to have so many fans in the stands for our final home game last Tuesday!ort Alumni come to watch (Dusty Levy had a boy 
  • Thank you to our Parent Society for running a concession for our home games
  • Swan Hills did a spectacular job organizing and running the final tournament on Thursday! Each team had their own room to relax in inbetween games. The players received a complimentary Gatorade and wrist band. Each team received a “Compliments Board” that players wrote on throughout the tournament. The concession was awesome, as were the plethora of games supplied for students to enjoy in between games.

Farm Safety

  • Grade 1 did a session on evaluating safe vs dangerous activities on the farm (being aware of machinery and animals, one seat one rider, don’t play on grain/hay stacks, etc.)
  • Grade 2&3 learned about hearing protection. Ear protection should be worn for 85 dB or louder. We listened to many mystery sounds and tried to predict if we needed hearing protection (lawn mowers, generators, tractors, chainsaws, dirt bikes, etc.). They asked the presenter a lot of questions!
  • Grade 4&5 learned about safety on ice and ATV use


Next Week & Beyond

March 22 – School Council Meeting 6:00 pm in the Library 

March 23 – Nutrients for Life presentation of Plants Need to Eat, too (for K & Grade 1)

March 24 – Bear Day – NO SCHOOL

March 25 – Earth Day

March 24-31 –  Spring Break 

April 3 – Classes Resume

April 7 – Good Friday – NO SCHOOL

             – Green Shirt Day (Organ Donation)

April 10 – Easter Monday – NO SCHOOL

April 14 – Brass Band concert in gym 1:00 – 1:30, class visits 1:30 – 3:30

April 20 – Potential Badminton Jr. High Tournament

May 3 – Kindergarten Open House 10 – 2

May 11Class Pictures and K Grad pictures

June 5-7 – Dates for the Grade 6-9 Outdoor Ed. Canoe Trip

June 15 – Elementary Track Meet in Swan Hills (Gr. 4-6)

Mon. June 19 – our new alternate day (approved by the Board)

Fri. June 23 – School today due to PAT exams

June 27 – Student Last Day


Posted on: March 13th, 2023