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  • Registration

    Registration

    Would you like to learn more about our school?

    We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

    Give us a call at 780-489-5200.

    Chinese Bilingual Parent Information Night

    Here is the parent information night for the six Mandarin Bilingual K-6 Schools:

    When: Wednesday, January 29th at 6pm

    Where: Center for Education- 1 Kingsway NW, Edmonton

    Parking: underground parking

     

    Chinese Bilingual Program Registration Important Messages:

    The Mandarin Bilingual Kindergarten for 2019/20 went Random Selection. We have now contacted ALL parents of students that were registered before April 15th. If your child was successful in the Random Selection Process, we will be mailing out school information to you by the beginning of June. If you have not seen it by the middle of June, please call the school.

    The Mandarin Bilingual Kindergarten program is now full.

    The Mandarin Bilingual Grade One program for 2019/20 went to Random Selection. We have now contacted all the families that registered and participated in the Random Selction Process.

     The Mandarin Grade One program is now full.

    The Mandarin Bilingual Grade Two and Grade Five programs for 2019/20 are full. We are unable to accept anymore registrations in these grades for the 2019/20 school year.

    Pre-enrollment 2019/20 Chinese Bilingual Kindergarten is now closed:

    • Children who will be five years of age on or before March 1, 2020, may register to attend Kindergarten for the 2019/2020 school year.  Pre-registration for 2019/20 school year is now closed.

    • Please bring your child’s birth certificate, Alberta Health Care card and immunization record.
    • Please bring 2 documents for proof of residency (e.g., lease agreement with your address, a utility bill with your address, etc.)
    • If the child was born in Canada, you will need to bring in their original birth certificate.
    • If the child was born outside of Canada, you will need to bring in citizenship documents (id: PR. Card, Temp. Res. paperwork, etc.)
    For convenient out of school care, Edmonton After School Care Association (EASCA) is located in Meadowlark Elementary School. EASCA will be offering both a morning and afternoon kindergarten program this year. For information on their programs visit their website at EASCA.org.
     
    English Kindergarten Registration
    • Children who will be five years of age on or before March 1, 2020, may register to attend Kindergarten for the 2019/2020 school year.  Please complete, review and print the registration form.  Registrations will be accepted February 4th until April 15th between the hours of 9:15 am and 3:00 pm.
    • Please bring 2 documents for proof of residency (e.g., lease agreement with your address, a utility bill with your address, etc.)
    • Please bring your child’s birth certificate, Alberta Health Care card and immunization record.
    • If the child was born in Canada, you will need to bring in their original birth certificate.
    • If the child was born outside of Canada, you will need to bring in citizenship documents (id: PR. Card, Temp. Res. paperwork, etc.)
    Please note that the school is now closed for for Kindergarten to Grade 6 in the English program for families outside of the Meadowlark Community. We are still accepting for these grade levels if you have moved into our attendance area after April 15, 2019.
     
    For convenient out of school care, Edmonton After School Care Association (EASCA) is located in Meadowlark Elementary School. EASCA will be offering both a morning and afternoon kindergarten program this year. For information on their programs visit their website at EASCA.org.
     
     

    General Registration

    For registration inquiries for grades 1-6, please contact us.

    If you would like to find out more about registering your child with Edmonton Public Schools please visit us at www.epsb.ca

     

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  • Volunteering

    Volunteering

    Thank you for being a part of the success of our students.

    Meadowlark School encourages and welcomes parental involvement. Volunteers are always needed for regular or special tasks and their assistance is greatly appreciated. Please let your child’s teacher or the office know if you are interested in volunteering. We ask that each volunteer sign into the office each time and wear a nametag so we can easily identify you and so we can know who is in the building at all times.

    We recognize that it is impossible for most parents to volunteer due to work schedules so we greatly appreciate any time you can give. Non parents are welcome as well, so please encourage grandparents and other family and friends to volunteer if they can.

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs

    Choir (Grades 3-6)

    Students meet during the lunch break on Wednesdays through the months September to December.  They have one performance fieldtrip and perform in school at the Remembrance Day and Christmas concerts.

    Environment Team (Grades 4-6)

    Students work with a teacher mentor to promote environmental responsibility throughout the year.  The students work in teams and each week a different team is responsible for collecting the recycled materials from each classroom.  They use this and other factors to award the "Golden Garbage Can" award to the classroom they deem to be the most responsible for that week.

    Erhu (Grades 5-6)

    Grade 5 students wishing to join the Erhu club audition in the fall and must make a two year commitment.  Students sign out an Erhu instrument which they will be responsible for those two years.  Practices are weekly for the entire year and the club performs at various school assemblies, concerts and functions.  In addition, they perform in public for Chinese New Year celebrations and other cultural events.

    School Patrols (Grades 5-6)

    Students patrol throughout the school year with new recruits joining in May.  They are on duty from 8:20 until the entrance bell in the mornings and after school for 15 minutes.

    Skipping Club (Grades 1-2)

    Runs in the gymnasium twice a week through the months of January and February during the afternoon recess.

    Walking Club (Grades 2)

    This club operates on Thursdays for 6 - 8 weeks beginning in May and is weather permitting.  Students walk for 20 minutes during the lunch hour through the community under the supervision of staff volunteers.

    Library Club (Grades 5-6)

    This club runs during the school days at recesses. Students come into the library and get to see first hand how a library is operated.

    Student Leadership

    There are two students per class in grades 4-6 that come together to help organize inschool activities throughout the year. Some of the things they have done in the past are backwards day, crazy hair day, pajama day and planted flowers in a healing garden. They have also delivered Christmas cards and Valentines cards to our Meadowlark neighbours.

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  • Parent Participation

    Parent Participation

    At Meadowlark School we believe that education is a joint responsibility between home and school. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged and appreciated. Parents can become involved by:  

    • Encouraging your child to talk about what they have learned and celebrating their achievements.  
    • Becoming acquainted with the teacher and other school staff.  
    • Attending the various functions provided for parents and students at the school.  
    • Assisting with fieldtrips and special events.  
    • Attending student progress conference and talking to the teacher when you have a question or concern anytime during the school year.  
    • Contacting the principal if you have a concern or wish to share a special event in your child’s life.
    • Attending School Council meetings.

    Meadowlark Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

    The Meadowlark School Council gives parents an opportunity to provide advice and input into the operation of the school. Our active School Council facilitates the school/home/community partnership and helps to develop an atmosphere of mutual cooperation through active participation in the school. Everyone is welcome at monthly meetings so please look for the school newsletter for meeting dates.

    Meadowlark has a Parent Advisory Council (PAC) that meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month in our staffroom starting at 7:00pm to discuss school activities, provide support to school initiatives and collaborate!   Please join us at these monthly meetings as this is another avenue for enhancing school involvement and parent, community school partnerships which we know supports student success!

    Edmonton Chinese Bilingual Education Association

    Membership in the ECBEA is comprised strictly of parents with children enrolled in the English-Chinese Bilingual / Chinese Language Arts continuum in the Edmonton Public School system.

    The purpose of the ECBEA is to:

    • promote the learning and understanding of Chinese language and culture;
    • assist in establishing new programs and expansion of the English-Chinese Bilingual / Chinese Language Arts continuum of studies;
    • coordinate student recruitment campaigns;
    • serve as a collective voice on behalf of parent members;
    • liaison with Edmonton Public Schools on all matters pertaining to Chinese bilingual education;
    • promote Chinese language education through available public media; and,
    • provide volunteer support where required.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    It is Meadowlark School's vision to be a diverse community of successful learners, growing toward a bright future. Meadowlark School is committed to provide meaningful learning, pursue excellent achievement, practice good citizenship, promote health and wellness, and prepare all students to face the challenges of tomorrow.

    Meadowlark 2018-19 Goals

    -Success for Every Student

    -A Focus on Student Well-Being and Citizenship

    -Families as Partners

    Where Learning Soars!

     

    Meadowlark's Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Welcome

Meadowlark Elementary is a Kindergarten to grade six school located in west Edmonton.  It has approximately 400 students enrolled in both the regular and Mandarin Bilingual programs.  There is an on-site daycare as well as busing service from a variety of locations to the school.   Lunch supervision is available on a user pay basis.

Meadowlark School offers a strong academic program in English and Mandarin as well as support for Early Literacy Learning and English Language Learners.  Students in the regular program also take French as a second language instruction from grades 4-6. 

Meadowlark School has a dedicated staff who provide a nurturing academic and extra-curricular environment.  Learning is often enhanced with Artist-in-Residence programs as well as other cultural activities.

 

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Meadowlark School continues to be an exciting place to be for students, parents and our community. The rigour, attention to detail and collaborative environment we have at Meadowlark create student learning and experiences that foster development of the whole child.  Thank you to our supportive parent community and the relationships we forge together to honour our school vision to be a diverse community of successful learners, growing toward a bright future.

 If you are a visitor to our website, we encourage you to explore and learn more about our collective commitment to achievement and success for every child.

 Sincerely,

 Heather Langenhahn, M. Ed

Principal

Meadowlark School, EPSB

780-489-5200