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

Supporting Elmwood School

Important Dates👀 

Feb 9, 2023 (Thursday) @ 4:45-9:30pm 🧑🏽‍🤝‍🧑🏻
EPFA Bingo - volunteers needed to work shifts! Kensington Bingo Hall 12538 132 Ave NW

Feb 15, 2023 (Wednesday) @ 6:30pm 📅
ESC/EPFA Meeting (meet.google.com/cwa-aonu-cfr)

Feb 15, 2023 (Wednesday) 🍕
Panago Pizza night! Order from Callingwood Panago using code School15Oct 18, 2022 

Feb 26, 2023 (Sunday) @ 4:45-9:30pm 🧑🏽‍🤝‍🧑🏻
EPFA Bingo - volunteers needed to work shifts! Kensington Bingo Hall 12538 132 Ave NW

March 12, 2023 (Sunday) @  10:45am-3:30pm🧑🏽‍🤝‍🧑🏻
EPFA Bingo - volunteers needed to work shifts! Kensington Bingo Hall 12538 132 Ave NW

Bingo Volunteers Needed

Starting February 2023, the EPFA will be partnering with Kensington Bingo Hall to raise funds in support of students in Elmwood School. This is similar to the casino fundraisers; we provide volunteers for a scheduled shift and in return receive a portion of the pooled funds from that month. The EPFA needs to look for additional fundraising opportunities due to a combination of delayed casinos dates, increased costs, and a growing student population.

Bingo events are:
February 9 (Thurs) 4:45-9:30pm   
Sign-up: volunteersignup.org/7E3WQ

February 26 (Sun) 4:45-9:30pm   
Sign-up: volunteersignup.org/PLXB7  

March 12 (Sun) 10:45am-3:30pm   
Sign-up: volunteersignup.org/M7HTW 

Please click here for more information or contact fundraising@supportingelmwoodschool.org  

Fundraising Activities for 2022-23 School Year

The EPFA Fundraising Committee worked hard last school year to plan the fundraising activities for this school year. Some of the feedback we received last year was that families would like to know an overall plan of fundraisers and also get involved.

Please CLICK HERE for the Fundraisers Planned for 2022-23. If you want to put your name on the list to help or get involved with the Fundraising Committee, please TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF. If you want to help with one event or you want to join the Fundraising Committee, we'd be happy to have you!

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 Sciences 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.