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Early Intervention (PUF) Program

Sandhills Elementary School offers a very successful Early Intervention Program designed for 3 and 4 year old children who would benefit from some level of intervention prior to attending Kindergarten.

We are currently seeking children who may qualify for our upcoming 2024-2025 program.

Early Intervention provides its students with a structured, language enriched environment that will support the development of language, fine and gross motor skills, social skills and other areas of need identified by specialists. The classroom teacher, with the help of a team of assistants, will implement a hands-on, interactive style of programming.

The program curriculum is completely designed to meet the diagnosed needs of the children in the classroom and support the development of social and academic skills needed for Kindergarten.

Programming will include group activities, centers (ie. puzzles, dramatic play, crafts, building, etc.), writing, read alouds, music and much more.

For further information regarding Early Intervention (PUF) at Sandhills Elementary, please contact one of the following individuals at 780-928-3947 or by email (click their name to open an email window).

Julie Gallant
Assistant Principal / Inclusive Education Coordinator

Wendy Morris

Parents MUST present a birth certificate in order to register their child for early intervention. As well, a specialized assessment that indicates a moderate to severe level of delay/disability must be provided. Areas of need may include language, articulation, and/or a medical diagnosis, with priority given to 4 year old's with speech/language delays.

Alberta Education’s eligibility requirements include:

  • Have completed specialized assessment within the last six months
    that indicates an area of moderate to severe need;
  • MUST BE 3 years of age as of December 31, 2024 if results indicate a severe delay;
  • MUST BE a resident of the community of La Crete or Mackenzie County.

Sandhills Elementary has a number of activities and programs for students! Read more about each by clicking on the headings below.

Our Librarian is Mrs. Peters

Sharing Books Together! 

Students enjoy one library period during the week where they can sign out books. Students have a second library period where they can sign out books and enjoy a storytime with Mrs. Peters. There is also a well stocked classroom library in each of our classrooms at Sandhills Elementary School.

Clubs at Sandhills School

Throughout the year Sandhills offers many clubs and activities for students.  

A few of these clubs are:

  • Art Club

  • Cross County Running

  • Music Showcase

  • Track & Field

  • Soccer

  • Basketball

  • Badminton