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  • Registration

    Registration

     

    2017 - 2018 Registration Information for Kindergarten to Grade 9

    EF Attendance Area

    2017 - 2018 EF School Hours

    2017 - 2018 YMCA School-Aged Child Care

     

     

     

    The office will begin to accept registrations starting on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9 am.  

    NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION SESSIONS (2017-2018)

    New students to our school and their parents are encouraged to attend their respective orientation session.  Important information will be provided at the sessions.  Sessions will take place on the following dates and times:

    New elementary students:         Thursday, August 24 from 9 am to 9:45 am

    New junior high students:           Thursday, August 24 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am

     

    Meet-the-Teacher Night:  Thursday, August 31 (5 pm to 6:30 pm drop-in format)


    Parents and students are welcome to drop-in to meet their new teachers and to see their new classrooms.  Class lists will be posted at the front of the school at 4 pm.  Please do not enter the school before 5 pm.  We also kindly ask that you refrain from bringing younger siblings.  We look forward to seeing you then. 

     

    2017 – 2018 SCHOOL SUPPLIES LISTS

    Online orders will continue to be accepted until August 11, 2017.  Orders placed over the summer must be picked up Monday, August 21 from 9 am to 3 pm.  If you choose not to order online, below are the school supplies lists for next year:

    2017-2018 Kindergarten

    2017-2018 Grade 1

    2017-2018 Grade 2

    2017-2018 Grade 3

    2017-2018 Grade 4

    2017-2018 Grade 5

    2017-2018 Grade 6

    2017-2018 Junior High

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  • Transportation

    Transportation

    PARKING AND TRAFFIC

    Streets around our school are often very congested during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. To help keep our students safe, we need you to do your part by slowing down and following traffic safety laws. 

    30 km/h school zones

    Starting September 2, 2014, a lower speed limit in school zones came into effect in Edmonton. You must slow down to 30km/h around schools between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on school days where signs are present. 

    Speed limits will be strictly enforced by both the Edmonton Police Service and the City of Edmonton’s Office of Traffic Safety during posted hours.

    General safety reminders

    • Remain courteous and patient
    • Drive slowly and watch for students crossing the road
    • Abide all traffic signs and laws
    • Use designated crosswalks
    • Respect school staff and volunteers assisting with drop-off and pick-up
    • Park further away from the school and walk the rest of the way
    • Use Edmonton Transit or other ways to get to school (walk, ride a bike or roll!)

    For information about getting to school, visit epsb.ca/schools/gettoschool.

    BUS SERVICE

    As always, yellow bus service only supports elementary students attending their primary designated school.  This means, as of September 2014, grandfathered students who choose to continue at their current school, but do not live in the primary attendance area will not be eligible for yellow bus service. This is unchanged from how we provide bus service to students across the District.
     

    Service for Elementary Students

    • Regular program service
    As always, yellow bus service is only provided to elementary students at their primary designated school.

    • Alternative program service
    Yellow bus service may also be available for elementary students who choose to attend a school offering an alternative program. Contact a school offering the program for information about eligibility.

    Service for Junior High Students

    Edmonton Transit System (ETS) is the preferred way for junior high students to get to school.

    Ride times

    Minimizing ride times for students is our highest priority. We’ll work to make sure yellow bus service is as efficient as possible and meets the District’s ride time standards. We’ll also continue our ongoing work with the City of Edmonton to discuss how to best provide efficient ETS service for district students.

    Bus passes

    Students who receive bus service must buy a bus pass. Yellow bus, and subsidized ETS passes, can be purchased at your child’s school each month. 

    Applying for yellow bus service

    To ensure your child receives yellow bus service on the first day of school for the 2016 - 2017 school year, you must apply by:  May 27, 2016.  Contact your child’s school for a yellow bus service application form.  If your child has been approved for yellow bus service, you will be notified in mid-August with the route number, stop locations, pick up and drop off times and bus company contact information.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

     

    Our Vision
    Transforming the learners of today into the leaders of tomorrow.

    Our Mission
    We inspire student success through high quality learning opportunities, supported by meaningfully engaged students, parents, staff and community

    Our Values

    Supporting the Vision, Mission and Priorities are the District's cornerstone values of accountability, collaboration, equity, and integrity.

     

     

    Philosophy

    As a staff, we are creating a collaborative culture of professionals engaged in deepening our work in the areas of curriculum, assessment and learning interventions for students.  Positive relationships are a core value in our school along with ensuring the District's cornerstone values of accountability, collaboration, equity, and integrity are present in our work.  Our students are guided by the ideals represented in FURY that embrace personal excellence, maintaining healthy relationships and the importance of community.  We are an inclusive school and work hard to ensure all students are programmed in a way that honors individuality.

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Welcome

Our School

Elizabeth Finch School is a K-9 school located in the Carlton area in Edmonton, Alberta.  Our school values respectful, positive relationships, appreciates individual differences and believes  that every student can achieve success. Together with parents, students and the community we are building on these values to create an enjoyable learning environment that fosters personal excellence.

Our Logo

Our logo represents the school as a place that sets the foundation for students to build a positive future for themselves.  The logo symbol communicates flight and fluid motion, reminiscent of a “Finch” bird. Meanwhile, the swooping hand-drawn strokes of the initials taper in thickness and extend outside the box, representing the safe learning environment Elizabeth Finch School provides for students to grow and eventually soar on their own.

Background

Elizabeth Finch School is named after Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Finch, an exemplary educator and advocate.  Betty Finch made a profound difference to the staff and students of Edmonton Public Schools and to the educational community, particularly in the area of learning disabilities. She helped establish the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta and spent countless hours giving sessions across the province to raise awareness of learning disabilities.  In 1978, Premier Peter Lougheed presented her with an Alberta Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to Albertans. Betty remained active throughout her retirement until her death in 2002.  Betty’s legacy of service to students and families, the value she placed on respectful, positive relationships and her belief that every student can learn and succeed continues on in our school.