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 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.
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.
Student Righst and Responsibilities
I am honored to have you as part of our Elizabeth Finch family. Students, parents and caregivers, family, staff and community members are all important and valued participants in our world of learning. You all matter a great deal to our Elizabeth Finch family. Welcome to a year of opportunity, growth, greatness, success and of course, learning!
Learning is a priority at Elizabeth Finch School and learning will take place in many ways. Literacy and numeracy skills are vital and will be part of learning in every subject. The characteristics of kindness, caring, respect, inclusiveness and responsibility are only a few of those attributes that will also be a part of the learning in every class and every subject. Elizabeth Finch is a safe place where students are encouraged and supported in their drive to reach their greatest potential. Every adult is responsible for every child in the building and we will work as a team to do what is best for all of the children in our care.
What can you do as a student to make your school year the best ever? Be Kind! Care! Look after each other every day! And most of all, come to school each and every day prepared to learn. There are so many things in our big world to inquire about and engage in. Be passionate! Ask Questions! Research! Collaborate! Take risks and challenge yourself! Push yourself to achieve those learning goals. This is your time to be great and be someone who makes a difference in our world.
For our parents and caregivers, I am always open to great conversation and engaging questions. Please feel free to contact me when the need arises. You are your child's advocate. You are important and your input matters. Your children are the greatest asset in this world and their success depends on all of our support.
The Very Proud Principal of Elizabeth Finch School
Ms. Kelly Davis