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    2023 / 2024 Registration Information

    For the 2023 - 2024 school year, Meadowlark School is now full in planned classes in:

    • Full in all grades for the Mainstream program

    • Grades 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 in the Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual program

    For the mainstream program, a Kindergarten student who is a resident and lives in the school's attendance area may still register. We will also now only accept resident students for Grades 2 and 3 who have newly moved into the school’s attendance area. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

    If you are registering for Kindergarten or if you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.

    If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.

    For more information with regards to Student Transportation and Yellow Bus services, please click here.


    2023/2024 Chinese Bilingual Kindergarten Information Video

    Thank you for your interest in Meadowlark School.  Kindergarten is an exciting time for families!  Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year will begin on February 1st and ends on April 14th at 4:00 PM.  The registration process is available online via the EPSB website.  You may only register your child at one school within one school district. 

    For Mandarin Kindergarten registration we will be following the Division's protocol which is below:

    Elementary Chinese Bilingual**

    1. Resident students who live in the attendance area, and who are currently in the alternative program in a Division school.
    2. Resident students who live in the attendance area.
    3. Resident students who live in the program enrolment boundary, where applicable.
    4. Siblings of students currently in the alternative program at the school and who will be returning the following year.
    5. Other resident students.
    6. Non-resident students currently enrolled in the same alternative program elsewhere in the Division.
    7. Other non-resident students.

     Things to Consider:

    1. Should your child be accepted but you live outside of our transportation area, transportation will be parent responsibility.
    2. Should Meadowlark School exceed the number of applicants, a random draw selection would take place. Parents will be contacted to advise them of their next steps.
    3. If your child is unsuccessful, then you are welcome to contact the other Mandarin programs
    4. If space is not available, then your designated school’s mainstream program must accept your child.

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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 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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  • Parent Resources

    Parent Resources


    2023-24 School Supply Lists

    English Program

    English Gr K & 1 Supply List 2023-24

    English Gr 2 & 3 Supply List 2023-24

    English Gr 4 & 5 & 6 Supply List 2023-24


    Mandarin Program

    Mandarin Gr 1 Supply List 2023-24

    Mandarin Gr 2 Supply List 2023-24

    Mandarin Gr 3 Supply List 2023-24

    Mandarin Gr 4 Supply List 2023-24

    Mandarin Gr 5 Supply List 2023-24

    Mandarin Gr 6 Supply List 2023-24            


    Supporting Your Child’s Learning

    Here are some of the ways parents can support their child’s learning.

    • ‌Make sure your child gets the most out of the school day by helping him/her to arrive at school on time, healthy, and well rested.
    • Encourage your child to take part in school activities and education and to take pride in the school community including its building and grounds.
    • Be supportive of your school. Communicate with your child’s teacher and principal by visiting the school, phoning, or sending notes. If you have a concern, ask for a meeting.
    • Encourage your child by talking about and showing your interest and appreciation for his/her efforts at school and at home.
    • Attend school events such as orientation nights, parent-teacher meetings, and concerts.
    • Help in the classroom, on field trips, or on committees when volunteers are requested. Also, you may wish to participate in your School Council.
    • Read your school newsletter.
    • Read with your child regularly from a wide variety of books.
    • Reinforce self-esteem by listening to and praising your child.

    Attendance and Punctuality

    Good attendance habits are extremely important. If, however, your child will be late or cannot be in attendance, please email the school office, or call 780-489-5200 before 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. We operate a telephone check program if a child is absent and no notification has been received. The purpose of this program is to ensure that no child has become lost or had an accident on the way to school. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that we have current home and work phone numbers and the numbers of babysitters and day care centres.

    Students who are late are required to report to the school office. A child is considered late if he/she arrives after attendance check at 8:25 a.m. or 12:05 p.m. You will be contacted with a concern if your child has an unusual number of late arrivals as this is disruptive to the whole school.

    Student Homework

    We recognize the value of homework in furthering students’ learning, improving academic achievement and developing good study habits. All students must work on developing good study habits.

    Some of the reasons your child receives homework are:

    • to give students extra practice in an area such as math facts  
    • to teach students to budget their time
    • to help students develop self-reliance and good study habits  
    • to enable parents to see their child’s progress and to show interest in their child’s education  
    • to give experience in research techniques  
    • to strengthen the ties between home and school, particularly when parents can help with assignments in some way

    Homework will vary but could include things like doing ten questions that reinforce a new math concept, practicing basic facts, reading an assigned selection or writing a paragraph. The amount of homework that students have varies according to many factors including the grade level of the child, the time of year, the child’s overall achievement and his/her ability to finish work during class time. The priority is always on reading at home silently, aloud, with a family member or being read to by another.   Homework will be posted on SchoolZone or students will write assignments in their student agenda. If homework is not assigned, then time could be spent on review, reading or discussion with a parent about some current event issue.

    Your child’s teacher will clarify specific homework expectations. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

    Curriculum Links

    Programs of Study from Alberta Education


    Alberta Education Parents Section


    Alberta Education Resources for Parents



    IISLE/Confucius Institute in Edmonton

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  • School Hours   2023-24

    School Hours 2023-24


                      Grades 1-6 Kindergarten
    Warning Bell 8:22 AM 8:22 AM
    Instruction Begins 8:25 AM 8:25 AM
    Recess 9:55 - 10:10 AM 9:55 - 10:10 AM
    Lunch 11:21 AM - 12:01 PM 11:21 Dismissal
    Warning Bell 12:01 PM  
    Instruction Begins 12:04 PM  
    Recess 1:34- 1:49 PM  
    Dismissal (MTWF) 3:09 PM  
    Dismissal (Thurs.)  2:05 PM  


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Meadowlark Elementary is a Kindergarten to grade six school located in west Edmonton.  It has approximately 400 students enrolled in both the Mainstream and Mandarin Bilingual programs.  There is an on-site out of school care 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.


Meadowlark Virtual Open House

Watch the Yellow Bus Basics Video

Meadowlark Kindergarten Open House Video

Chinese Bilingual Kindergarten Information Video



Principal's Message

Welcome to Meadowlark School!  We offer regular English programming and a Chinese Bilingual program from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Our staff are committed to helping students discover their passions, explore their interests and uncover their strengths.  We will challenge students to be the best that they can be; to accept their own and others' strengths and weaknesses; to celebrate successes, and to see mistakes not as failure, but as an essential part of the learning process. They will be asked to be accountable for their conduct and the development of positive relationships with others; and to assume their rightful responsibilities as learners.  At Meadowlark, we hold high expectations for students in both areas of academics and behavior.

Our staff supports all learners through an educational strengths-based approach where we collaborate, refine teaching practices and build engaging learning environments. Meadowlark staff is committed to continuous improvement and we are dedicated to a collaborative culture.  Each day we work together to achieve the collective goal of academic success for all of our students!   With the dedicated efforts of an exemplary staff, and supportive parents, we can support our students through our shared expectations of academic, social and emotional success. 

I am excited and proud to be the Principal of Meadowlark School and welcome the opportunity to be a part of your child's educational journey.  I believe it takes a community to raise a child and together we succeed! 

Working together,

Mrs. Pocklington