Please view our Virtual Kindergarten Open House for 2022/2023.
“Early childhood is a significant period in human development. Independence, initiative, decision making, creativity, the ability to learn, the ability to relate to others and feelings of self-worth all have their beginnings in early childhood. What young children learn at this stage will have a major impact on successful learning experiences in school, on personal development and on future participation in society.
Early Childhood Services (ECS) refers to a continuum of programming that is developmentally appropriate and meets the diverse needs of young children and their families. In ECS programmes, young children participate as active learners, build a shared set of experiences, and develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that prepare them for subsequent learning.
Kindergarten refers specifically to the education programme for children in the year prior to Grade 1 and is part of the ECS continuum. The Kindergarten learner expectations describe learnings that are appropriate for young children and are part of a learning pathway. Some children are already developing, or have developed, some of the learnings described in the Kindergarten Program Statement. Most children will achieve these learnings before they enter Grade 1. Others will continue to develop them during the primary school years. The Kindergarten programme not only helps prepare children for entry into Grade 1, but also provides a foundation for later success.” (Alberta Education, 2008)
Aldergrove School offers Kindergarten as a half-day programme. Parents may register their child for a morning or an afternoon class. Kindergarten has learner expectations in the following areas:
1) Early Literacy / English Language Arts
2) Early Numeracy / Mathematics
3) Community and Environmental Awareness
4) Citizenship and Identity / Social Studies
5) Personal and Social Responsibility
6) Physical Skills and Well-being
7) Creative Expression
If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.
You will need to pre-enrol on SchoolZone to tell us the school you’d like your child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrolment, which opens between March and April each year.
If you have questions about registering for school, contact the school office.
Thank you for visiting our school’s website. We hope you find it helpful in helping to see how special a school community we belong to. I am pleased to be Aldergrove’s new Principal as we start the 2021-2022 school year. We send a big thank you to Dr. David Kun for his years of service both to this school and our school division. We wish him lots of happiness in his retirement. My hope is to engage with our staff, parents and students and continue the efforts that have made Aldergrove such a special school.
Our school is an inclusive school setting built on citizenship and a dedicated effort to enhance students in both their academic and social-emotional growth. Along with a traditional Kindergarten to Grade 6 program, Aldergrove has two classrooms that honour the unique needs of students in the Behavior Learning Assistance Program. This diversity of programming shows our dedication to ensuring we are a safe home for a diverse group of learners. This includes our English language learners and those students who just need that extra bit of attention who are both developing their literacy and numeracy skills as well as those who have these skills mastered.
Professional Learning is the core of what our staff engages in to enhance the opportunities for your children. With this as a focus, three questions drive our work:
How do we know what we do makes a difference?
What do we need to adapt to ensure what we do is making a difference?
How do we build on the positive difference that we have made?
We are a school who values and leverages community volunteers and partnerships. These organizations serve to enhance our students both academically and socially as contributing members of our school community. We could not do our important work without their help! Additionally, we value our parents as partners in the work we do. We love seeing you work with your child’s teachers and School Administration to ensure the safest and most promising learning environment is maintained for your child.
Enhancing School Citizenship is a key component of the work our staff will do with our students. This year, we will build off our past efforts of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Students and incorporate the Seven Sacred Teachings to honour our First Nations, Metis and Inuit culture through appreciation and awareness.
I will be working with a dedicated School Council to explore ways we can continue to enhance the school experiences for our students. We welcome any new members at any time to join this team. Just contact the school! In addition, if at any time parents have comments, ideas or concerns relative to Aldergrove School, I invite you to reach out and share this with me. I know that collectively, we can make the best decisions to support what’s best for our students.
Looking forward to a rewarding partnership!
Dr. Arief Ebrahim, Principal