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The Winner of our Win a Day with a Chef Raffle is...

Patricia Bullock

Congratulations to our winner …

Ticket # 0585

Sold at Andy’s Valleyview IGA

The winner has been contacted and will be chatting with the chef about their special day.

Our sincere thanks to everyone who purchased tickets and to all of our students, parents and teachers that helped to sell them. A special thank you to Capilano Safeway, Bonnie Doon Safeway, Riverbend Safeway, Sunterra Lendrum and Andy’s Valleyview IGA for allowing us to sell at your stores. Your contribution and support is much appreciated.

Your contributions make special field trips like the one to Vancouver Island’s Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre possible. Our grade 9 girls are there right now exploring marine biology with scientists from four universities.


Win a Day with a Chef Raffle

Patricia Bullock

Our raffle draw is today!

Please stay tuned to this page and our social media accounts for the winner.

Win A Day With A Chef Raffle AGLC License # 527659

Please note the following tickets are ineligible as they are unaccounted for:

0371; 0375; 0511-0530; 0661-0670; 0731-0740; 0844; 1291-1300; 1421-1440.

NLMES: Notice of Meeting

Patricia Bullock

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Members of the Nellie L. McClung Educational Society has been called for Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Oliver School, 10227 118 St NW.


Motion to adopt a Special Resolution to replace the Bylaws of the Nellie L McClung Educational Society.  The proposed bylaws can be viewed here.


  • The current NLMES Bylaws are outdated and need to be revised.

  • Using an example of a template from Alberta School Councils Association, a draft set of bylaws has been under development for the last few months.

  • The draft bylaws have been reviewed by interested members, and were presented to the Board of the Nellie L McClung Educational Society on April 11, 2019.

  • The Board has accepted the draft Bylaws, but a Special Resolution is needed to adopt these bylaws.

  • A Special Resolution must be passed at a Special Meeting of the Members, to be held on May 13, 2019.

  • We need at least 3 non-Board members to be in attendance at this meeting.

  • The Special Resolution will require the support of 75% of the voting members in attendance at the Special Meeting.

Raffle 2019: A Day with a Chef!

Patricia Bullock

Win a Day with a Chef and help support the students of the Nellie McClung Program.

Have a Cordon Bleu and a Red Seal Chef, Patricia Bullock, elevate your cooking skills or bring out the chef in you.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make pasta or learn more about European cuisine?

Have you wondered about experimenting with cake decorating or specialty cookies or had the desire to make a decadent dessert for a special occasion?

This is also a great opportunity to learn and host a dinner party, or a cocktail party with wine pairings.

It’s a fabulous chance to give mom a break and “fill the freezer with meals” or create a delicious meal for someone special.

If you want to cook with family or friends, that’ll work too, up to 3 guests can be accommodated.

All in the comfort of your home or at Patricia’s kitchen!

Patricia Bullock’s passion for cooking is fulfilled by sharing her experiences and knowledge. She believes the essence of cooking is acquired in the recipes handed down, in the search for food, in the aromas and tasting, and lastly, in the presentation. Patricia uses food photography to capture the moment and materialize the experience.

There are no mystery ingredients or baskets and you won’t be judged!

Proceeds from the “A Day with a Chef” raffle will support educational fieldtrips for the students of the Nellie McClung Program.

Tickets are $5 each and there are 2,000 tickets available for purchase - tickets may only be purchased or sold within Alberta.

A Day with a Chef prize has a $2,000 value and will include:

  • Cooking instruction/assistance to a maximum of 8 hrs.

  • A consultation to confirm expectations and parameters.

  • Prize must be accepted as awarded, no cash value and not redeemable for cash.

  • If the holder of the winning ticket does not reside in Edmonton, the location and format will be at the discretion of the chef.

The draw will take place at 10:00 am on May 10, 2019 at Oliver School, 10227 118 ST NW Edmonton, AB T5K 2V4. The winning ticket number will be posted at and the holder of the winning ticket will be contacted by phone. Raffle winners have one year from the date of the draw to claim their prize.

This raffle is administrated by the Nellie McClung Educational Society (NLMES) -  AGLC Raffle Licence 527659.

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A Meeting, Some Greetings and Pie (oh my!) NLMES Meeting and AGM

Patricia Bullock

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Hello !

I hope the school year is off to a great start for everyone.

Just wanted to give you a quick reminder that the first Nellie L. McClung Educational Society meeting of the year is coming up this Monday, October 1st from 6:30 to 8:30 at Oliver School 10227 118 Street NW

It’s a great way to find out what’s going on, share your thoughts and meet other parents. Since this is also our Annual General Meeting we kick it up a notch on the refreshments and are planning to sweeten the offer with coffee, tea and homemade pies.  

The NLMES was formed over 20 years ago with the idea that a collaborative partnership among students, staff, parents, community, business and learning institutions will maximize student learning. Today we continue to offer fundraising and volunteer support to help the program deliver the best possible experience for our girls. 

Whether you are interested in a seat on the board or just want to have your say on whom the representatives are; we would love to see you there. Agendas, minutes and a description of board positions are attached for your perusal; copies will also be available at the meeting. 

Your input is welcomed and we encourage you to get involved in whatever way your schedule will allow.   We always need parents to volunteer for various school activities, particularly for CEEDS activities, school trips, casino fundraisers, public relations and special events.  Even a few hours can make a big difference.

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in helping out but can’t make it to the meeting, feel free to get in touch with me directly at 780-907-4775 or

Looking forward to seeing you, and to another great year at Nellie!  

Patricia Bullock

Vice Chair

Nellie L. McClung Educational Society

School Supply List for Oliver School Junior High 2017/2018

Patricia Bullock


(It is highly recommended that families reuse supplies from previous years if possible)

 4 highlighters (various colors)

1 pkg of 24 pencil crayons

1 pkg of fine line felt markers

1 backpack, name inside

2 zippered pencil cases

3 pkgs sticky notes

2  2” binders

3  1” binders


1 Scientific Calculator

1 Geometry set with protractor

1 Journal

1 pair of indoor running shoes, Velcro (unless they can tie) (No black soles please)

2 Combination Locks (No Keys)

Headphones  (Oliver School does have some available for student use)

Uniform Fittings

Alex Armstrong

For all new and returning students:

On May 31 and June 1, Top Marks Uniforms will be set up in the gym at Oliver School 10227-118 street to help you find all your uniform pieces for next year.

All students are asked to make an appointment for their uniform fitting.  

Call Top Marks Customer Service at 1-800-667-7105
Book online.
Visit the Top Marks website at and click “Online Orders”.
In order to book an appointment, you must first create a family profile. Please note that if you have already created an on-line profile, simply login to the system and skip directly to # 3.
1.      Enter NEL01 as your school specific password.

2.      Complete the registration form.

3.      Under the section titled “Appointments”, click “Book Now”.

4.      For each girl that requires an appointment, please select from the drop down menu whether they are a new student or returning student and click “Verify Availability”

5.      Select your desired appointment time and click “Book Now” directly below.

Pink Tea

Alex Armstrong

The Nellies host a pink Tea at Oliver school library with special guest Laurie Blakeman.

The Nellies host a pink Tea at Oliver school library with special guest Laurie Blakeman.

On Oct 18, 1929 women were declared 'persons' under the law and forever changed the face of Canadian politics.  To commemorate this anniversary, Oliver students hosted a Pink Tea, a tradition developed over a century ago to engender solidarity among suffragists.  These gatherings were a way for women to organize the pursuit of women's rights.

Laurie Blakeman delivered a rousing talk on the history and future of women's rights.  Messages of support were read from Premier Rachel Notley, Mayor Don Iveson, City Councillor Bev Esslinger and Nellie McClung program founder Bob Hopchin.

Photos (thank you FOPhotography) Pink Tea, Oct 16, 2015

Marjorie Carter - 2015 Women of Distiction

Alex Armstrong

We are thrilled and proud to announce that our very own Marjorie Carter was named 2015 Women of Distinction - Educator at the YWCA gala on May 28, 2015 at the Expo Center.  The Women of Distinction are nationally recognized as one of Canada's most prestigious awards for women.  Several students, friends and family members also attended the gala to show their support.  See the full story here:

"Marjorie Carter is a dedicated, patient, funny and supportive teacher in the Nellie McClung Program at Oliver School. She provides the momentum and environment for every student to realize their potential. She makes her students wonder, laugh, question, criticize, play, connect, take risks, write, read and show their work. They leave her classroom more curious, more courageous and with more understanding.  She makes a positive difference in every person she encounters and her students love her for it.

She works tirelessly mentoring, educating, volunteering and training while staying current with professional teaching practices.

Marjorie has taught every grade from kindergarten to second year university and spent 11 years working with Aboriginal communities before joining EPSB. Marjorie and her husband have four adopted special needs children. Marjorie advocates for adoption and has presented at FASD conferences and through the media."


Thank you casino volunteers!

Alex Armstrong

Thank you for the generous donation of time and effort to make our April 15 and 16th casino a success!  Because of you, the Nellie girls at all three sites will have enriched educational experiences.  Thank you so much!

Shadow Day - spend a day at Junior High!

Alex Armstrong

Have your daughter spend a day getting to know the Nellies!

Shadow Day is a great opportunity to experience junior high before September: meet the students and teachers, tour the school and join the girls in the classroom.  Call the school to register.

Avonmore School Shadow Day        call   780 466 2976

                              Thursday, April 9,     8:30am to 12:00

Oliver School Shadow Day               call  780 488 1221

                             Thursday April 9,      8:40 am to 11:40am


Congratulations Pom Team!!

Alex Armstrong

The Nellie Pom Team has cleaned up in competitions, winning four firsts! Congratulations!

1st place   Cold Snap Classic

1st place  Junior High Edmonton Zones

1st place ACA Cheerleading Championships

1st place  Ross Sheppard Cheer Championships

Kerry Washington: "I was really lucky because I went to an all girls school."

Alex Armstrong

How did Kerry Washington learn to value her intelligence over her looks?

By attending an all girls school.

The "Scandal" actress opened up about her experience at an October 2 panel at the Paley Festival in New York. She told the audience:

"I was really lucky because I went to an all-girl school and that single sex education really helped me because I really learned to bond with women and to not compete with or compare myself as much because we were all allowed to be ourselves and be unique and kind of have our unique strengths. But I always felt like my value was much more in my intellect than it was in my appearance, and so that’s what I spent time cultivating. And some of that I get from my mother, some of that comes from the schools that I went to, and some of that comes from probably insecurity. This feeling that my value is what’s on the inside, because what’s on the outside can’t really compete with other people, so I’ll place my focus there. Which I think has been a blessing for me. Because I’m not stupid."

Read the full article here:


Casino volunteers needed.

Alex Armstrong

The Nellie McClung casino is happening on April 15 and 16, 2015 at Casino Edmonton located at 7055 Argyll Road. 

This casino is a vital source of funding for the Nellie program so please help out and volunteer for at least one shift!

Follow the link and choose your available shifts and days:

It’s always a fun two-day event for our staff, parents, board and volunteers; food and beverages are provided and it's a great chance to get to know each other.

Thank you for supporting our girls and we hope you can join us on April 15 and 16!


Welcome to our OPEN HOUSES !

Alex Armstrong

Attend any or all of the three Nellie Open Houses.  You will be able to chat with the Nellies, alumni, teachers and parents and learn more about this innovative program.

Avonmore School (7835-76 Avenue) from 6pm to 8pm,                                 Wednesday March 4, 2015 

Bannerman School (14112 - 23 Street) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm,                        Thursday March 5, 2015

Oliver School (10227 - 118 Street) from 7 to 8:30pm,                                   Thursday March 26, 2015