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  • Registration

    Registration

    2021 / 2022 Registration Information

    Meadowlark School is full in planned classes in Kindergarten to Grade 3 in the Chinese Bilingual Program.  The school is also full in Grades 4, 5 and 6 in the Regular Program.  We will now only accept resident students for Grades 4, 5 & 6 who newly move into the school's attendance area for the Regular Program.  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.

     

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

    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.

     

     

    MEADOWLARK SCHOOL - KINDERGARTEN MANDARIN PROGRAM

    Chinese Bilingual Kindergarten Information Video

    Thank you for your interest in Meadowlark School.  Kindergarten is an exciting time for families.  Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year begins on February 2nd and ends on April 15th.  The registration process will be online this year through Edmonton Public Schools.  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. Accept new students who live in the school’s attendance area. (AR #1). If space remains in planned classes, then
    2. Accept siblings of existing students provided the current student and the sibling will attend the school at the same time.  (AR #10). If space remains in planned classes, then
    3. Accept all other new students (out of attendance area)

     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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  • 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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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.

 

Meadowlark Virtual Open House

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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