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2017

Orange Shirt Day

Breton Elementary participated in Orange Shirt Day on September 28.   Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis'…

Mrs. Kathleen Wiltzen joins the staff of Breton Elementary

Please help us welcome Mrs. Kathleen Wiltzen to the staff of Breton Elementary.  She is joining us as our second Grade 1 teacher.  Mrs. Wiltzen and Mrs. Gatzke have been working very hard this weekend to get the new classroom set up and ready to go.…

Breton Elementary Facebook Page

Our Breton Elementary Facebook Page is one of our best communication tools.  If you have not yet "liked" us on Facebook, please do.  You will find upcoming events, interesting activities and fun things we do at BES.  

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome back to Breton Elementary.  We are all very excited about the new school year starting.  The custodians have cleaned every nook and cranny and teachers have been busily getting their classrooms ready.   School starts on Tuesday, September…

School Cash Online

Making payments just became easier! School Cash is now available online to use multiple forms of transactions. You can still pay by check or cash at the school. Click this link to learn more.-----> SCHOOL CASH

Breton Elementary Choir recieves a Silver at the D.V. Performing Arts Festival

Silver for Choir Our choir received a silver standing at the Drayton Valley Performing Arts Festival today. The kids got a chance to work on both our songs (Clouds and Firefly by Andy Beck) with the adjudicator Sara Brooks (http://www.sarabrooks.ca/about.html).…

2016

Leader in Me Parent Sessions

We are currently arranging Leader In Me parent sessions at Breton Elementary and need your input. These sessions would be once a month beginning in January. Every session you attend will put your name in for a chance to have once of your children's 2017/2018…

Blessing Bags

"Blessing Bags" Breton Elementary builds ties to the larger community through service projects. This year, one such project is "Blessing Bags": large Ziploc freezer bags filled with items that would be useful to the homeless. For example: a pair of warm…

Book Fair Success! (As in the event was a success, not it was only a 'fair success'...

Book Fair Achieves Goals       This years Scholastic Book Fair was a HUGE success, surpassing the goal of $3200! Thank-you to all the community members, families and students who have help to bring a new selection of books to our reading commons.…

Food Drive Begins at Breton Elementary

Our winter food bank drive begins today and will continue until October 14th. Alberta food banks are being used more than ever. Let's make this winter a full one for everyone. Donations can be made at Breton Elementary.   

Aware of the Past: Orange Shirt Day and Residential Schools

Orange Shirt Day On Friday Sept.30th Breton Elementary School joined with other schools across Alberta to remember a dark and shameful time in our history.  Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration…

Winter is coming... but so is Book Fair!

Come one, come all to the Book Fair at Breton Elementary! Never to soon to grab a Christmas gift, or just a literary treat! Reading is the gift that lasts a lifetime!

Cultural Day at Breton Elementary School

David Bouchard  The morning began with the return of author, musician, and First Nations advocate David Bouchard. David spent the morning speaking to the students on topics from love, respect and passion to difficult conversations about residential…

Grade 4 Class Raises Money for Disaster Relief in Fort McMurray

On May 9 and 10th, 2016, the Grade 4 class held two hot dog sales to raise money for emergency disaster relief in Fort McMurray.  Their original goal was to raise $300.00.  As word of the fundraiser spread,  volunteers fromt he community came to help…

Leadership Day March 22, 2016

Breton Elementary hosted our first Leadership Day on March 22, 2016.  The students showcased their leadership skills through an informative assembly, leadership team tri-folds, school tours,  classrooms visits, a Q&A panel and school wide songs.  We…

Breton Elementary Leadership Day Coming in March 2016

Staff and students at Breton Elementary are getting excited about, and starting to prepare for, a very special event in March—our very first Leadership Day! We have now been a Leader in Me school for 4 years, and feel we are ready to showcase and share…

Seven Habits Training for Staff Compelted!

We were proud to host the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Signature 3.1 training at Breton Elementary.  We were joined by staff from Breton High School and Warburg School.  All our staff now have the foundational training for our Leader in…

2015

School Supply Lists

Looking for school supply lists?  They are on this website.  Go to "Breton Elementary" and then go to "documents" and they will be there. 

Back to School September 1st

Welcome back!  We hope everyone had a terrific summer. Students will be back to school on September 1st.  The staff are looking forward to a wonderful school year.  If you need any help with anything or have any questions, the school office is open…

Breton Elementary Grade 6 Concert Band Wins Gold

Congratulations to our Grade 6 Concert Band for winning Gold at the Drayton Valley Performing Arts Festival on Friday, April 24, 2015.  They also won an adjudicators medal for their performance of "The Tenth Planet" and "Alpha Squadron".  Thank you…

Breton Archery Club Finishes an Exciting Year at Provincials

Our Breton Elementary Archery Club and their coaches Mrs. Markham, Mr, Dusterhoft and Ms. Bakos finished off an exciting year of archery by attending the provincial tournament at Drayton Valley on Friday, April 24, 2015.  Thank you to all the parents…

Breton Elementary Choirs Receives Gold

Our Breton Elementary Choir received a gold standing at the Drayton Valley Kin Club Performing Arts Festival on April 16, 2015.  Thank you to Mrs. Lindsey, our accompanist, and to all the parents who came along to support their children.

Breton Elementary Rocks Pink Shirt Day

Students of Breton Elementary look “Pretty in Pink” on last week’s Pink Shirt Day! The majority of staff and students at BES were able to round up something pink to wear on Wednesday, February 25 in support of anti-bullying.Pink Shirt Day was originally…

Inline Skating a Big Success

Students at BES are very fortunate to have access to fun and interesting activities lately.  Throughout late January and early February classesgot to head to the outdoor rink and enjoy the crisp winter air while ice skating for an afternoon or two.…

Winter Walk Day February 4, 2015

The Health Action Team at Breton Elementary School would like to invite you to come and get some exercise! On Wednesday, February 4 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm, we challenge the people of Breton and businesses to join in the Alberta wide Winter Walk. The students…

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Training Course a Success

Six more staff members have completed training in the "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People".  There were three days devoted to training, facilitated by Mrs. Kolody and Mrs. Feist.  This training is key to the success of our Leader in Me school.

Grade 5 and 6 Ski Trip January 2015

The Grade 5 and 6 classes had a wonderful time skiing at Rabbit Hill.  Some chose skiing and some chose snowboarding, but everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed a beautiful day outside.

2014

Christmas Concert

Dear Breton Elementary Parents:  With our annual Christmas Concert upon us, we would like to share a few reminders and changes to our concert this year.  Our concert is tomorrow, December 18.  We will be holding our dress rehearsal at 1:15 in the…

Local Author to Visit Breton Elementary

Local Author to Visit Breton Elementary!          On Wednesday, October 15, students at Breton Elementary get the privilege of meeting local author and inspirational speaker, Nicole Brook.  Nicole grew up in the Warburg area and attended Breton…

Food Bank Drive a Huge Success

Way to show community leadership!  On Friday, October 3, our Grade 6 class counted the final tally of our food bank drive and helped load all items for delivery.  We collected 567 items and some cash donations for our local food bank.  Thank you s…

Leader In Me Food Bank Drive

Our food bank drive for the Breton Food Bank is finishing tomorrow, Friday, October 3.  As of Thursday, we have collected 470 items for the food bank.  We had set individual, classroom and a school goal for collecting items.  Our school goal was 200…

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL

Welcome back to school.  The staff of Breton Elementary are very excited to be working with your children this year.   We are a Leader in Me School.  You will find posted all around the school the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and leadership…

New School Website to Launch September 2014

Mr.Farrow has begun training with the new website software. We are now in the process of moving and updating information from our previous version of the site. Look for changes coming soon.