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  • Lunch & Nutrition

    Lunch & Nutrition

    1. Lunch Program

    2. Nutrition Program

    3. General Nutrition

    LUNCH PROGRAM

    Our school provides a supervised lunch program on a regular or drop-in basis as a service to parents.  However, we encourage parents if at all possible to make other arrangements for lunch.  Children benefit from a break in school routine.

    Lunch program fees collected cover the costs of the noon hour supervision, additional custodial services and equipment.  For example, all outdoor play equipment used during the noon hour, videos and games for rainy days, microware ovens, soap, paper towels and other supplies are paid for with the fees.  Students typically eat in their classrooms.

    Students staying for lunch are expected to behave in a respectful, responsible manner.  Students who are not cooperative will be asked to eat their lunch with another class or they may be temporarily or permanently suspended from the lunch program.

    Students not in the regular lunch program who stay for lunch to attend a scheduled extra curricular activity will pay the daily fee to attend and be supervised within the lunch program.

    FEES:  $15/child/month         $25/family/month        or $2.00 per day

     

    NUTRITION PROGRAM

     “Evansdale’s Nutrition Program” is such an important part of learning at our school.  Having students with full stomachs promotes a healthy attitude toward learning.  In order to provide nutritious snacks to our students, we must be thankful to those who help us make this happen: Evansdale PAC , local businesses , Edmonton Food Bank, Breakfast for Learning.  Without the help of these wonderful people and organizations our students would not be afforded every advantage to achieve at school.

     Breakfast for Learning  provides partial funding towards our nutrition program so we can offer our students a healthy start to their day.

    Breakfast for Learning, founded in 1992, aims to educate and empower communities to start and sustain child nutrition programs to enhance learning and healthy development of Canadian children and youth.

    As the country’s first national charity dedicated to child nutrition programs, Breakfast for Learning provides program funds, nutrition education resources and research to promote and demonstrate the vital link between child nutrition and learning.

    In the 2012/13 school year, Breakfast for Learning funded 3,363 programs, providing almost 54 million meals and snacks to over 349,500 children across the country.

    For more information and additional resources, visit www.breakfastforlearning.ca

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    GENERAL NUTRITION

    In the interest of promoting good nutrition and dental care, the consumption of gum, candy, soft drinks, and “junk food” is not encouraged in the school or on the playground.  We encourage parents to support our efforts and not include such foods in students’ lunches.  We wish to help our students make wise choices in their selection of foods.  Your assistance in helping your child make healthy food choices and in supporting this focus on nutrition by not sending such foods would be most appreciated.

    Each year, we have a number of children with severe allergies that may result in life-threatening conditions.  As a result, certain precautions may be taken in the classroom and specific school areas, including the identification of a classroom “allergy friendly”.  Parents and students are expected to adhere to the guidelines laid out in these instances.

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  • Regular K-6

    Regular K-6

    Our regular program at Evansdale features two kindergarten, two grade 1s, one grade 2, a grade 2/3, grade 3, grade 3/4, grade 5, and one grade 6 classroom. Evansdale also offers three Behaviour Learning Assistance classrooms which help students to achieve academically and to develop and apply acceptable behavior and social skills in the classroom, school, and community.

    All students receive specialized music instruction, and have access to a library learning commons that offers a wide variety of both regular and electronic resources to accommodate the many learning needs of our diverse school community including our many English Language Learners. A great deal of learning occurs in our classrooms through the use of guided questions, dialogue and problem solving.  Our teacher-Librarian supports staff in providing a collaborative setting in which students are encouraged to think more deeply as the discover more about the world around them.

    Evansdale School is committed to supporting the literacy growth of our students. To this end we offer Leveled Literacy and Reading Recovery which are specialized programs designed for our younger children.  All students benefit from an hour of dedicated guided reading work each day which aims to ensure they arrive at Junior High with the necessary skills to be highly literate students!

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  • Special Education Programs

    Special Education Programs

    Evansdale houses a large in-school Early Education program to help support the diverse needs of the community. Early Education supports children with severe delays, aged 3 to 5 years.  Programming focuses on cognitive, self-help and social skills, speech and language, and motor develpment.  Parents and staff work together to support each child.

    Children need to be assessed through Alberta Health Services in order to qualify for this program.   Should you have any questions  please speak to Danette Brooks at Evansdale school.

    Evansdale also offers 3 Behaviour and Learning Assistance classrooms with programing available to students in grade 1 through grade 6.  This specialized program helps students to achieve academically and to develop and apply acceptable behaviour and social skills in the classroom, school, and community.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Evansdale is the First United Nations Rights Respecting School in Alberta.  We received our final certification (Level 2) in June or 2012.  We are starting with our first full year plan in 2012 and 2013 and look forward to student and parent participation.  This initiative fits perfectly with our Restorative Conduct model, and recognizes the rights and responsibilities of the immensely varied student population at Evansdale.  We are inclusive of all cultures and learning styles, and strive to provide the best education for all our students.  

    We focus on programming for our many English Language Learner students, and look forward to continued excellent cooperation with Edmonton Public Personnel, and our community partners including The Family Center, The Mennonite Center, and the Mulit-Cultural Health Brokers.  We are guided by the tremendous work our District has done in laying out the Literacy Plan for the 21st Century.

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  • Volunteering

    Volunteering

    Volunteers are also always welcome.  Our community has changed significantly since the school opening in 1972, but one thing remains the same in all schools - children love to have adult attention and assistance. If you can volunteer even for an hour a week, please do not hesitate to call the office at 780476-3314.

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  • Parent Groups

    Parent Groups

    Our Parent Advisory Council is a huge help to all students.  The group is very small, so anyone interested is encouraged to join.  All children reap enormous benefits from this dedicated group.  Field trips, technology, library books and special school events and materials are all part of the support offered.  Please plan on joining.

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Welcome

Welcome to Evansdale! 

We are pleased you will be joining us for the 2014/2015 school year.  

As a staff we will strive to create a safe environment where you are actively involved in your learning, where you have fun while you learn, where staff and parents feel committed to a shared set of values and goals, where staff and students feel valued and appreciated; and where parents work as partners in the education of their children.  

We look forward to working with each of you. Let's work together to "be the best we can be."  

School Message August 2014

Classes will begin for Early Education as well as grade one to six students on Tuesday, September 2nd.  Kindergarten students have received a letter from their teachers explaining the special start date for each child. 
 

School Zone

If you do not know your School Zone password please call the school at 780-476-3331

Security

 Please use the buzzer next to the front door to contact the office for admittance.