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GPPSD Celebrating 10 Years Long Service Awards

December 16, 2020
GPPSD Celebrating 10 Years Long Service Awards - The Board of Trustees of the Grande Prairie Public School Division values the great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the excellent staff who work in our School Division. Especially within these complicated COVID times, the Board is incredibly thankful for the opportunity...
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GPPSD Staff Recognition 2019–2020 School Year - Retirement Recognition

December 15, 2020
GPPSD Celebrating Retirement Recognition - The Board of Trustees of the Grande Prairie Public School Division values the great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the excellent staff who work in our School Division. Especially within these complicated COVID times, the Board is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to show their...
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GPPSD Education Foundation receives a grant of $34,150 from the CFNWAB

December 15, 2020
The Grande Prairie Public School Division Education Foundation is grateful to have received a generous grant of $34,150 from the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta from the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to support student health and wellness.
The Executive Director of the GPPSD Education Foundation, Shaundra...
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GPPSD Staff Recognition 2019–2020 School Year - Exemplary Service Awards

December 14, 2020
GPPSD Celebrating Exemplary Service Awards - The Board of Trustees of the Grande Prairie Public School Division values the great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the excellent staff who work in our School Division. Especially within these complicated COVID times, the Board is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to show...
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GPPSD Education Foundation supports classroom needs with $50,688 in grants to 17 schools

December 09, 2020
Seventeen schools within the Grande Prairie Public School Division have just received additional funding support from the Grande Prairie Public School Division Education Foundation. Each year the Foundation calls for applications for funding aimed at supporting programs and projects that will enhance the learning opportunities for our students.
GPPSD Education...
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Grassroots Realty Group donates $500 to support the GPPSD Nutrition Program

December 03, 2020
GPPSD thanks Grassroots Realty Group for their $500 donation to support our nutrition program. The initiative is part of their '12 Days of Giving' to support local organizations during Christmas time.


In photos: Riley McLaughlin (right) and Chris Moore (middle) of Grassroots Realty Group presented a cheque to...
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GPFFCF donates $15,000 to GPPSD Nutrition Program

November 27, 2020
The Grande Prairie Public School Division (GPPSD) was very pleased to learn that the Grande Prairie Firefighters Charitable Foundation had donated $15,000 to supplement the GPPSD Nutrition Program.
Figure 1 - Justin Davidson, Chairperson of the Grande Prairie Firefighters Charitable Foundation, accompanied with other members from the foundation, hands cheque...
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Date correction to December 2020 Newsletter

November 26, 2020
​Correct date for School Spirit - PJ Day is Friday, December 18th
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Operation Warm at Avondale School

November 26, 2020
Students at Avondale School will be a little bit warmer this winter thanks to a donation of 150 brand new winter jackets from Money Mart, in support of Operation Warm.  Operation Warm is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing new winter jackets to support the physical and emotional well-being of...
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Letter to parents from Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Deena Hinshaw,

November 05, 2020
Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers, the attached letter below has been sent out by your school principal. The first part is a letter from Alexander McDonald, Superintendent of Schools and attached after, is a written letter from Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health, explaining the changes made to the screening questionnaire...
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Welcome to Kindergarten Orientation

June 07, 2017
​June 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm
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Bell Times have changed for the 2016/2017 school year

August 19, 2016
​first bell is now 8:20 am and dismissal is at 2:55 1/2 day Fridays students are dismissed at 11:25
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Welcome to Kindergarten Evening May 31st

May 30, 2016
​for students/families attending Kindergarten in Sept 2016 6:15 pm in the Avondale School Gym
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Alexander (Sandy) McDonald selected as the District’s new Superintendent

May 26, 2016
​The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Mr. Alexander (Sandy) McDonald has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2016. “Throughout his career with GPPSD, Sandy has proven his leadership and commitment to our students. And we are fortunate to have...
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Welcome, Fort McMurray Families

May 09, 2016
In this time of need, we want to share that the doors of our Grande Prairie Public Schools are open to you and your children. Engaging with our community is an essential priority at each of our schools, and if you have made your way to the Community of Grande Prairie,...
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Kindergarten Registration starts March 17

March 14, 2016
please bring - Proof of Address, Birth Certificate, Health Care Card Registration fee is $50
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Parent Teacher Interviews Mar 8th and 9th

February 23, 2016
​Please call 780-532-3230 to book an interview time
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Now available: Registration Packages, Exam Schedules & 2016-2017 School Calendar

February 19, 2016
Please click here​ to view the registration packages, the 2016-2017 school calendar and exam schedule(s). Please contact the school admin if you have any questions. ​

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Feedback Requested for Draft Policies

January 29, 2016
​ The Board of Trustees want your feedback on draft Board Policy 20 and draft of Administrative Procedures Policy 359.1. Please review the document titled "Gender Identity Information Package" and complete the online survey by visiting   www.gppsd.ab.ca. ​


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Oct 2015 Newsletter

October 01, 2015