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  • Registration

    Registration

    Mandarin Kindergarten 2020/21

    Meadowlark School did not go to Random Selection for Mandarin Kindergarten for the 2020/21 school year. If you pre-registered your child during pre-enrollment period (February 3rd- April 15th), then your child will have a space in the program in the fall. If you have any questions, please contact the school at 780-489-5200.

    Please note that Meadowlark School is full in planned classes for Mandarin Kindergarten

     Grade One and Grade Three Mandarin

    The Grade 1 and Grade 3 Mandarin Bilingual Program for the 2020/21 school year is now full and closed. 

    We are still accepting registrations in all other grades and in the regular program.

     

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION 

    Because schools remain closed to students and visitors due to COVID-19, new student registrations will now be submitted online. If your child is new to the Division, you must complete our online form, fill out and upload the Student Registration form and submit supporting documents before your child(ren) can be registered for the upcoming school year. 

    Our school will no longer accept printed registrations. Do not drop off student registration forms at the school. 

    Submitting a registration package after the deadline of April 15, 2020 may limit your options to schools with available space.Learn more about registration dates and deadlines

    Families who need to register their child(ren) for school are welcome to do so over summer break. If you register over the summer, you will be contacted after staff return to school on August 17th. See more information on this page about registering new students using our online form.

    HOW TO REGISTER

    STEP 1: FILL OUT THE ONLINE FORM

    You will need to use an existing Gmail account or set up a free Gmail account to fill out the online form. This helps us protect the privacy of your personal information.

    STEP 2: UPLOAD A COMPLETED STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

    Upload copies of the following documents:

    • a completed, signed Student Registration form (fill out the form electronically, print a copy and scan the completed copy, or print and take clear photos of each completed page.)
    • confirmation of address for the student's parent/guardian (see below)
    • legal proof of the student’s name, citizenship and birthdate (see below)

    All documents must be uploaded in order to submit the form. Please ensure that you are providing clear photos and the entire page is visible for each document submitted. 

    Examples of accepted documentation:

    Legal proof of student’s name:

    • Canadian provincial birth certificate
    • Canadian citizenship document
    • passport
    • student visa

    In some cases, immigration documents (e.g. landed immigrant documentation or a Permanent Residence Card) may also be required. Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information.

     Confirmation of address: 

    • driver’s license
    • utility bill
    • home insurance
    • property tax bill

    In some cases, you may be asked to provide more than one of the above. 

     

    OTHER WAYS TO REGISTER

    Families who are unable to register online can mail their completed Student Registration form and copies of their supporting documents to the following address:

    Central Records
    18004-116 Avenue NW

    Edmonton  AB T5S 1L5

    To be part of Edmonton Public Schools pre-enrolment process, we strongly suggest families register online to ensure their documents are received before 4 p.m. on April 15, 2020, in case postal service is interrupted.

    CONFIRMING REGISTRATION SUBMISSION

    Once you have submitted your completed student registration form and supporting documents, we will review all of the documents. This does not mean your child has been enrolled at the school—we will contact you to let you know once your child is enrolled.

    We will contact you if we need clarification about any of the documents you submit. 

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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 2019-20 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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Division Re-entry Strategy


Read our COVID-19 Division Re-entry Strategy for information about how we’re welcoming students and staff back into schools this September.We’re preparing to welcome students and staff back into schools this September.

   

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,

As acting principal of Meadowlark School, I am committed to maintaining a positive, welcoming environment.  I am dedicated to ensuring a community that is safe and inclusive.

At Meadowlark School, we provide high quality learning experiences which meet the individual needs of students, as well, fosters the development of the whole child while cultivating a joy of learning.  We cherish our relationships with parents and appreciate their partnership. 

Sincerely,

Sharilyn Purych

Acting Principal, Meadowlark School

780-489-5200