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  • Registration

    Registration

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    Kindergarten Registration

    • Children who will be five years of age on or before March 1, 2017 may register to attend Kindergarten for the 2016/2017 school year.  Please complete, review and print the registration form.  Registrations will be accepted between the hours of 9:15 am and 3:00 pm.

    • 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.)


    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 2-6)

    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.

    Ocarina (Grades 3-4) 

    Auditions for the Ocarina club are held every two years and students from both grades 3 and 4 are chosen.  They must make a two year commitment as well as purchase their own instrument.  Practices are throughout the year with the occasional down time.  The club performs during Chinese New Year, at some assemblies and during other cultural events.

    Orff Ensemble (Grades 4-6)

    This group runs from January to May for the purpose of singing, playing, moving and creating.  They perform at the Spring Concert and occasional school assemblies.

    Running Club (Grades 3-6)

    Students practice three times per week during September and October in preparation for the Harriers race and then again in January and February in preparation for the Running Room Indoor Games.

    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.

    Student Office Helpers (Grades 5-6)

    These students work in the office over the lunch hour answering the phones, forwarding messages and being ambassadors for Meadowlark School. 

    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 2-3)

    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.

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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.

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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

Welcome to Meadowlark!

The new 2016-2017 school year is about to begin!  We are excited to continue this learning journey with our students, staff and families.  We are hoping to meet many new community Kindergarten students this month! 

For more details about registration, age, Chinese Bilingual and our school in general, please visit the tabs above on our website or call the school.  We would love to hear from you.

Sincerely,

Heather Langenhahn, M. Ed
Principal
Meadowlark School, EPSB