Elmwood Parents' Financial Association (EPFA)
Elmwood School Council (ESC)

Supporting Elmwood School

Important Dates👀 

Saturday, December 9th - Fun Lunch Boston Pizza Orders Due 🍕

Thursday, December 14th - Fun Lunch Boston Pizza 🍕

Monday, January 8th - Fundraising Committee Meeting 🤝

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Sunday, January 14 🥤  - Bottle Drive from 11-2 pm

Wednesday, January 17th - EPFA/ESC Meeting 📋

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Monday, February 12th - Bingo Night 🎲

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Explore Our Website!

Please click around and explore our website! Did you know that the meeting minutes and materials are all posted in the About section? If you missed a meeting or what to know what is happening, feel free to check it out!

Purdy's Chocolate Fundraiser

Do you enjoy chocolate? Are you looking for Christmas treats or gifts? Look no further! Our Purdy's fundraiser is on now! 

Please visit the Purdy's website, click Join a Campaign, and enter the following Customer Number: 34621. Orders are due Saturday, December 2nd. Your treats will be available for pickup on Saturday, December 16th. 

Please email melanieldgreen@hotmail.com for help or any questions. 

EFPA Bingo - NEW LOCATION and Positions

The EPFA is pleased to announce we will now be participating in Bingo fundraisers at Caesar's Bingo in West Edmonton Mall! In addition to a more convenient location, we will require less volunteers, and have the opportunity to participate in VBingo. VBingo requires two volunteers to stay late, earning us an additional Bingo fund pool allocation (Friday & Saturday Bingos only). 

This year we'll also be trying grade themed bingo nights, allowing parents to meet new parents in their child's grade. Of course we still welcome volunteers from other grades! For November we will be encouraging our kinder parents to volunteer, and February will be grade 1's. (March - Div 2, April - grade 2/3, and May - everyone, dates will be released in December) 

EPFA Bingo - Monday, February 12, 2024 5-9pm https://volunteersignup.org/H78TJ

Welcome and 欢迎 to the new Elmwood Families!

The ESC/EPFA would like to extend a huge and warm welcome to all the new Elmwood families. We are excited to include the new Mandarin program families along with the STEM and ISP program families - this is going to be an exciting year and we look forward to including all families in our ESC/EPFA activities. If you have any suggestions on how we can be more inclusive, please feel free to reach out to info@supportingelmwoodschool.org - we are happy to learn and grow!

Make Donations/Payments Online!

The ESC/EPFA now has the ability to accept payments online for fundraising and other events.  

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Nurture our Naturescape!

The Naturescape is a place that has been loved by Elmwood as an outdoor classroom and learning space. Over the years, it has had some additions and maintenance but it is time for an overhaul to ensure it works for all students at Elmwood. Thanks to the incredible donation of time and skill by an Elmwood parent, Katharina Kafka, we have a plan in place. 

This plan will blend science, First Nations, Metis, Inuit perspectives and our love of environment to our own backyard. The updated Naturescape will feature a teepee, grassy open area, plants that will show changes in Spring and Fall, composters, and a water feature creekbed. 

There will be many curricular connections made by each class but here are just a few: 

Kindergarten - Play Based Learning, Exploring Environment and Community, Personal and Social Responsibility
Grade 1 - Seasonal Changes, Needs of Plants and Animals, Colours, Senses, Community
Grade 2 - Small Crawling and Flying Animals, Hot and Cold Temperatures, Boats and Buoyancy, Exploring Liquids, Prairie
Grade 3 - Rocks and Minerals, Testing and Design, Hearing and Sound, Animal Life Cycles, Global Citizenship, Quality of Life
Grade 4 - Waste in Our World, Light and Shadows, Plant Growth and Changes, Wheels and Levers, Alberta
Grade 5 - Wetlands, Weather, Canadian landscape and Indigenous Peoples
Grade 6 - Trees and Forests, Air and Aerodynamics, Crime and Investigation 

About Elmwood School

Elmwood School is a diverse school that offers three excellent programming options: STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Individual Support Program, and Chinese Bilingual. It is important to note that Elmwood School is not a community school and only offers Alternative or Special Education programming options. 

Elmwood is the first elementary school in Edmonton Public to offer the STEM Program starting in the  2023/24 school year! This is a shift from the Sciences program that Elmwood has provided for many years however we feel that this is simply an evolution of the work that we already do with the students and school community. The STEM program supports students in learning with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students will learn to research and solve real-world problems in innovative ways, and gain a deeper understanding of each of the STEM fields and how they work together. 

We are very excited to continue to grow our Chinese Bilingual Program at Elmwood School and will be accepting registrations for Kindergarten and Grade 1 for the 2023/24 school year. 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. Please contact the school office for information about registering for this school year. 

Elmwood School also offers an Individual Support Program that supports students with severe to profound developmental disabilities in grades 1-6. Elmwood's inclusive school community provides numerous opportunities for all students to interact with one another - through classroom activities, buddy groups, school-wide assemblies, and special events.