BTPS Newsletter

April 3, 2023

Superintendent's Memo

HI Team,

This week is the Superintendent’s Public Speaking competition. I am very much excited to hear our students and listen to their speeches. This is an amazing event showcasing our students. I want to thank all staff who support this even at the schools so our students have this opportunity. Also, a huge thank you to Bri for organizing and collecting all the information, the facilities team for setting up, the tech team for supporting us with sound and online viewing, MW and JT, the MCs, and the other central office staff who helped in planning and supporting this event. Stay tuned for the results.

As you prepare to take a well-deserved break, I encourage you to take this opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and spend time doing the things you love. Whether it be catching up with family and friends, or just enjoying some quiet time alone, make sure to take care of yourselves!

I do love Spring as it is a season of new beginnings, growth, and renewal. The best part of me is the melting of the snow (and I can’t wait for this to happen!!). The trees begin to bud, the flowers bloom, and the grass turns green and blooming flowers.I generally take so many pictures of the changes in this season as I do enjoy the beauty of it.

Take care and have a great break,


Superintendent's Public Speaking Competition

Tomorrow, Tuesday April 4, is the 11th Annual Superintendent's Public Speaking Competiton!

It is hosted at JR Robson School and will begin at 9:30am.

For those who wish to join us virtually, the event will be live streamed. Please look for the livestream link on our website the morning of the event.

We are looking forward to hearing the speeches from our very talented students!!

Green Shirt Day

April 7th is Green Shirt Day. BTPS will be wearing green on Thursday, April 6, in honour of the Logan Boulet Effect, in support of organ donor awareness and registration across Canada. #GreenShirtDay #LoganBouletEffect

We hope you will join us in lighting up the division in Green on April 6! Please send Bri any photos :)

For more information on Green Shirt Day and how to get involved, please visit their website:

CASS Connection Spring 2023

The CASS Connection is the official magazine for the College of Alberta School Superintendents.

CASS Connection Spring 2023: Continuing the Journey: Opening Doors and Expanding Opportunities.

BTPS is featured in this edition of the Spring 2023 CASS connection with an article submitted by Rhae-Ann Holoien, Superintendent, and Michelle Webb, Deputy Superintendent, titled "Leading Learners Through a Growth Culture Lens".

Check out the article on Pages 20 and 22 of the CASS Connection.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Education Kit and Floor Map

Royal Canadian Geographical Society has worked collaboratively with several Indigenous and ally educators and organizations from across Canada to create the Indigenous Peoples

Atlas of Canada Education Kit and Floor Map. Rather than political borders, this map shows the locations of Indigenous communities, residential schools, reserves and more. The map shows Canada as being broken up into Indigenous language groups rather than provinces to represent the precolonial movements of indigenous peoples and provide imperative education to all. This resource will assist students and teachers alike in understanding the past, present, and future of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

PSBAA has received a copy of this kit and floor map, which is 10.7m (35.1’) x 7.9m (25.92’), to be utilized by our members for free. The kit contains a floor map, teacher’s guide and hard

copies of the learning activities.

To request to utilize this map at your school please contact the PSBAA Office!

For more information on the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, please visit:

Inclusive Learning

The Caregiver Education Team

AMH Education Services, Edmonton Zone, is proud to offer free addiction and mental health virtual programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth, as well as sessions for all adults. Visit our website for tip sheets, videos, and more!

To register for a session, follow the links found in the attached newsletter or visit:

AHS Children’s Rehabilitation Services Resources

AHS offers pediatric rehabilitation services for children and youth who have

developmental, neurodevelopmental, and/or medical conditions. Services focus on early intervention for health and developmental needs of infants and children. We provide services at home, in community, and in outpatient settings through our multidisciplinary and specialized teams. Our goal is to help children and youth live well, build resiliency and take part in activities meaningful to them and their families. We want to ensure you and the families you serve are aware of all the services available.

Attached are posters promoting our programs, including:

o Children’s Rehabilitation Services

o Early Childhood Intervention

o Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

o Goodbye Mealtime Struggles

Buffalo Trail Public Schools

Location: 1041 10A Street, Wainwright, AB, Canada
Phone: 7808426144
Twitter: @BTPS28