Notable Dates

(Days parents need child care highlighted in red.)

  Oct. 9:  Thanksgiving Day--NO SCHOOL

  Oct. 11: Picture Day

  Oct. 16: Home & School, 6:30 p.m. Library

  Oct. 19:  Early dismissal at 11:30.

  Oct. 20: AEES Walk-a-thon

  Oct. 23: Rain date for Walk-a-thon

  Oct. 27: Provincial Conference day--NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

  Oct. 28: Vendor Fair at AEES (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

  Oct. 30: Montly assembly, 1:15 p.m.

What's Happening?

Housing: now and into the future

We know that having a safe and affordable place to live that meets  your needs is important to you. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us understand what your housing needs are now and into the future. The survey should take you about 15 minutes to complete.

We want your voice to be heard! We would like to hear your stories and experiences related to finding suitable housing. This information will be used to highlight the housing needs in our communities. It will also inform municipalities, builders, service providers and others about what would help people find and keep the housing they need.

The survey can be found here.



Mi'kmaq History Month

October is Mi’KMaq History Month and we hope to be able to share many of the successes of our First Nations Peoples with our students. Events and celebrations will be taking place across the province, and a schedule will be posted on the Office of Aboriginal Affairs website:

15th Annual AEES Walk-a-thon

Our Walkathon will take place on Oct. 20th at 1:30pm.  Each student will be asked to get sponsors and it is our hope that each participant will get a minimum of $12.00 in pledges.  This year it is our desire to match or exceed $6000.  If students are successful, Mrs. Illsley and Mrs. Connell will kiss a big stinky pot-bellied pig!  Also, the top 2 sellers will get to be the principal/vice-principal for an hour while Mrs. Illsley and Ms. Connell go to their class and do their work.  Oh my!  Students are asked to please bring all monies in by October 25th to be considered for top seller.  Parents/Guardians who would like to walk with us will need their criminal records and child abuse registry checks completed. 


First School Social

On Friday, October 20, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, the Home & School will be hosting a social at the school.  Admission is $3.00.  Activities will include dance, music in the gym, games in the cafeteria and snacks for sale in the cafeteria as well. 

All students must be signed in by a parent/guardian, which includes a telephone number where they can be reached during the hours of the social.  Pick up time is 8:00 pm sharp.  Children are expected to follow the respectful dress policy, particularly regarding hats, strapless or spaghetti strapped tops.  Also, please remember AEES is peanut and nut sensitive and scent sensitive.



We do not have traditional Halloween parties here at the school.  While we are happy to acknowledge the various holidays and celebrations of our community, our priority has to be to the provincial curriculum.  Parties with costumes, etc. simply consume too much of the day.  Also, if a costume is left at school, it can lead to huge tears at home. 


Christmas Shopping Party donations

We are taking donations now for our Christmas Shopping Party.  If you have new or gently used items that you can donate to this cause, please bring them into the school and we will store them until the sale.  This is a great way to clear yourself of those extra items you no longer use and they will go to a good cause.  Items for Dads and teen boys are a particular challenge.


Ticket Auction and Vendor Fair at AEES

On October 28, AEES will be hosting a vendor fair. Doors open to the public at 10am; ticket auction draws begin at 4 pm and vendors will be done selling at 4 pm.

  • To purchase a table, contact Maryanne Wagstaff via Facebook or phone 902-363-2124
  • Doors open for vendors at 8:30 am
  • Cost: Tables are $40 for a 7 1/2 ft table OR you can rent half a table for $20 and we will pair you with a non-competitor. Tables are limited. Vendors are asked to donate an item to our ticket auction, valued at least $30. Your business will be advertised on Facebook
  •  Please note, only one vendor per company will be accepted (for example, one Avon table, one Epicure table) and it will be on a first come basis.
  • To secure your spot, payment must be made within 3 days of registering.

September Bucket Fillers

Here are our first Bucket Fillers of the year! Thank you all for your kindness and helpfulness around AEES.


Grades 3-5

Primary Registration 2018-2019

If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2018, please contact the school at 902-825-5330.

Bus Information

If you would like to find out about bus stops and times, you may call the Bus Garage at 902-825-5300.

Parents may also chick online using the Bus Planner Parent Portal  which provides access your child's personalized bus information. You can find a link to the portal (with instructions on how to access it) here: School Bus Information 2017-18.