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  • Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual

    Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual

    The English-Chinese Bilingual Program at Meadowlark School was established in 1992. The program is designed to provide children an opportunity to learn the Chinese language, in addition to the regular curriculum and to experience the richness of both western and eastern cultures. Students in the program study the provincially approved curriculum with approximately fifty percent of instruction in Chinese.

    The school has adopted an integrated approach which facilitates social and academic interaction with students in the English only program. Entrance into the program is available to all children at the Kindergarten and Grade One level. Students are not required to have prior knowledge of the Mandarin language.

     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual provides students with opportunities to acquire and maintain language skills in both Chinese (Mandarin) and English.

    GOALS

    • Develop language and literacy skills in Chinese (Mandarin) and English, and use both to communicate
    • Learn about Chinese culture

    BENEFITS

    • Proficiency in English and Chinese
    • Improved academic achievement
    • Improved skills in the student’s first language
    • Knowledge and appreciation of different cultures
    • International language certification opportunities

    ELIGIBILITY

    • To register in Kindergarten or Grade 1, no previous knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin) is required.
    • Students entering the program after Grade 1 are considered on an individual basis.

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  • REGISTRATION

    REGISTRATION

    For the 2024 - 2025 school year, Meadowlark School is full in planned classes in Grades 2, 3 and 5 in the Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual program AND full in all grades in the regular program. We will no longer accept enrolment requests for Grades 2, 3 and 5 in the Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual program. For the regular program, a Kindergarten student who is a resident and lives in the school's attendance area may still register. We will now only accept resident students in Grades 1 to 6 whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have newly moved 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.

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


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    MEADOWLARK SCHOOL - KINDERGARTEN MANDARIN PROGRAM

    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. 

    Chinese Bilingual Open House Information Night- January 31st @ 6:30pm.  This event will be held at The Centre for Education.  Free parking will be available for this event.

    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.


    Meadowlark Kindergarten Open House Video

     

     

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  • Mainstream English Program

    Mainstream English Program

    What characterizes the programming at Meadowlark School more than anything is our strong focus on academic achievement with LITERACY and Critical Thinking Skills as the keys to learning in all subject areas. Strong literacy skills are critical for learning. All subjects require students to have a strong literacy foundation. Critical thinking skills also help students to understand and apply the knowledge that they have learned in different subject areas.

    A Mainstream English program is offered at Meadowlark for students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The main focus of our programming is academic achievement in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. In addition to the core subjects, students receive instruction in music, physical education, health, art and computers. We have a music specialist who teaches grades 1-6 classes and provide students with an opportunity to participate in a choir. Computer technology is integrated into curriculum areas with access to Chromebooks and iPads.

     

     

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Welcome

For the 2024 - 2025 school year, Meadowlark School is full in planned classes in Grades 2, 3 and 5 in the Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual program AND full in all grades in the regular program. We will no longer accept enrolment requests for Grades 2, 3 and 5 in the Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual program. For the regular program, a Kindergarten student who is a resident and lives in the school's attendance area may still register. We will now only accept resident students in Grades 1 to 6 whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have newly moved 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.

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

Meadowlark Elementary is a Kindergarten to grade six school located in west Edmonton.  It has approximately 435 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 School has joined social media!  You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for important information as well as fun updates!

 

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