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  • Div 1 Interactions Program

    Div 1 Interactions Program

     

    Interactions programming supports students in division 1 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD impacts how people understand what they see, hear and sense. Although some students with ASD achieve at grade level, many have uneven or delayed achievement.

    GOALS

    • Improve communication, social interaction and behaviour while developing academic skills

    BENEFITS

    • Demonstrate growth in communication skills
    • Demonstrate growth in building and maintaining relationships, and understanding social situations
    • Demonstrate growth in managing frustration and problem-solving
    • Improved ability to handle change or challenging emotions (e.g., anxiety)
    • Development of life skills to support independent living and employment

    PROGRAM DELIVERY

    • Structured environment with regular routines
    • Smaller classes for more targeted instruction
    • Visual aids, concrete examples and hands-on activities
    • Frequent praise and other meaningful rewards to help students adopt positive behaviours and attitudes
    • Opportunities to join other classes for instruction in a student’s areas of strength

    ELIGIBILITY 

    To be eligible for programming, students must be:

    • 5 ½ to 19 years old on September 1
    • Clinically diagnosed with ASD
    • Demonstrating stereotyped behaviours, and have severe impairment in social interactions and communication

    ALBERTA CURRICULUM

    All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Interactions will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.

    TRANSPORTATION

    Most schools offering special education programming have some yellow busing options available. For more information about busing, please contact us here at the office 780-489-5100 or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585. 

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  • Registration

    Registration

       Registration for 2019-2020 School Year is now available, please make sure to log in to School Zone and select your child's School for next year. 

     Please contact our school office at anytime to inquire about our programming, and what is available for your child. You may also go on www.epsb.ca to discover which school is your child's 'community school'. 

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  • Volunteering

    Volunteering

    Mayfield School is a successful and buzzing environment, and this is because of the active involvement of our students, staff, parents, and community members. We are ever grateful for our volunteers that help support classrooms with prep and activities, lunch supervision, reading programs such as 'Wee Reads', attending field trips and many other in-class supports. 

    If you wish to discuss volunteer opportunities, please contact our school office at any time! We have a special volunteer form/check that you are required to fill out for all volunteers (for safety reasons), and we are happy to provide you with one should you wish to spend some time at our school!

    Another option to volunteer, and a great way to support our school and students, is to volunteer your time and attend our monthly 'Parent Advisory Council' meetings. When attending, you have the ability to provide input and feedback on our school and education, as well as coordinate fundraising and special events throughout the school year.

     

     

     

     

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  • Pre-Kindergarten Program

    Pre-Kindergarten Program

     

    It is the goal of our Pre-Kindergarten Program to foster the necessary growth and development that will enable a child to deal competently with his or her environment and future learning experiences. As a program, we recognize that this is a reciprocal process involving both home and school. Families are viewed as an integral part of the education process and are invited to be involved in all aspects of their child's educational planning.

    Children in the Pre-Kindergarten Program are seen as young children first and children with special needs second. As much as possible, teaching occurs in the context of play situations and learning centres. We also recognize the need for developmentally appropriate learning and when necessary, individual instruction. Mayfield's Pre-Kindergarten Program provides a wide range of experiences that capitalize on a child's strengths.

    At Mayfield School, we have a multi-disciplinary team that work seamlessly together to create the best learning environment for our students. This team consists of a Teacher, Educational Assistants, Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Therapy Assistant. Every classroom in pre-kindergarten has a collection of staff that teach, assist, and educate through different programming, including one on one with students that require therapy. 

     

     

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  • Library Learning Commons

    Library Learning Commons

     

    This year our library has seen an 'overhaul' - Mrs. Eyo and Mrs. Cummins have both been very busy 'culling' books, recycling and prepping the library to become a space for classrooms to use as an enriching environment. 

    In the fall, we had another successful 'Scholastic Book Fair' and Mrs. Eyo was able to purchase many new books and 'wish list' items for our library. Culling is a very big job, but with recycling books it opens the ability to make room for new favorites, and finding old goodies that students can embrace. Thank you to everyone who has purchased books throughout the year, from the book fair and from our book sales!

    We are looking forward to renovations in the library coming to an end, and revealing a special space, or 'makerspace/learning commons' as we will call it - and having students and staff utilize the library for all of their learning and academic adventures. In the meantime, we have been so grateful that Mrs. Eyo continues library time with classrooms, in their classrooms. 

     

    Did you know?

    Did you know that we do 'Scholastic Book orders'? if you are interested in ordering books for your child from the scholastic book orders each month and have not received an order form, please call Mrs. Eyo and she can send a form home for you and your child. 

     

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  • Regular Programs

    Regular Programs

    Mayfield School is an inclusive Elementary where every child is welcome, and each classroom offers differentiated instruction to meet the needs of the students therein.  All students at Mayfield participate in regular music classes and students in grade 4-6 also participate in Spanish classes.  Three times a week students are regrouped based on their reading levels to target skills. 

    Mayfield Elementary School offers a
    'Half Day' Kindergarten Program.

    Our Kindergarten currently runs in the mornings Monday- Friday 8:40am-11:20am.

    Registration for 2019-2020 Kindergarten is now open, please contact our School Office to register (780) 489 -5100

    Kingergarten Open House is
    April 18th, 2019 6:00pm-7:00pm 

    For more information regarding our Elementary program please contact the school office at

    (780) 489-5100.

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  • Lunch & Nutrition

    Lunch & Nutrition

     Breakfast:

    They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and here at Mayfield we tend to agree.  A healthy breakfast, ideally, would include protein and be low in sugars.  We find that children that have a healthy breakfast are more likely to be ready and available for learning. We are thrilled to announce that this year E4C has selected Mayfield School to sponser a 'Breakfast Program'. Every morning 8:10am - 8:30am, the school is open to allow elementary students in grades K-6 to enjoy a breakfast complete with all the necessary food groups before attending class for the day. Our breakfast staff member, Heidi, preps healthy breakfast items daily, and for any students that arrive after 8:30am she has a trolley that is taken through the elementary wing for students to grab a snack should they need one. As a result, students have healthy nutrition and the ability to focus on academics and social skills. 

    Lunch Supervision Program:

    At Mayfield school we offer a lunch supervision program for those students that are not able to go home for lunch.  Lunch supervisors have been hired to provide supervision for this service and will do so in the children's classrooms.

    Lunchroom fees cover the costs of supervisors’ salaries, extra cleaning and administration costs. Lunchroom fees do not include the provision of food.  Lunch fees are due at the beginning of the month, or at the beginning of the school year and can be paid at the school office. If a student who regularly stays for lunch will be eating somewhere else or a certain day, it is important to let the office know

    Here at Mayfield we encourage all students to bring a healthy lunch that contains four food groups and is low in sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats as recommended by Alberta Health Services, for example fruit and yogurt would make an excellent snack while fruit juices tend to be higher in sugars and may not be a healthy choice.  If you have questions about nutrition guidelines for your child please check out healthyalberta.com

    Unfortunately we do not have a microwave available for student use, please ensure your child's lunch does not need to be heated to be enjoyed.

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  • Parent Information

    Parent Information

     Assembly of Students

    Assembly time for students is 8:30am and 12:10pm. We ask your cooperation in seeing that the students do not arrive sooner than 10 minutes before assembly time. An exception to this would be times when students are involved in a school activity. When the weather is favorable, students wait outdoors until the bell rings. During cold or inclement weather, they are permitted to enter the school and wait inside the entrances.

    Recess break (morning and/or afternoon) at Mayfield is usually cancelled if:

    • the weather is extremely wet because of heavy rain or snow
    • the temperature goes below -23 Celsius including wind chill

     Attendance

    Regular attendance is essential for student progress. It is important that all students arrive at school on time and be prepared for the day's lessons.

    We are concerned with the welfare of students; therefore, if a student is absent from school, parents are asked to please contact the school. The attendance of students is monitored each morning and afternoon. To assist us in accurately determining the presence and well-being of your child(ren), we have an automated answering system that will record absences between 4:00 pm and 8:00 am.

    Students Leaving School Early

    If a student needs to leave school early, a parent or guardian must pick them up and sign them out at the school office. Where possible, please inform your child's teacher that your child will be leaving early.

    Illness or Injury

    Normally children who are too ill to go outside for recess are too ill to be at school. A child's learning capabilities become limited and often, as with a cold, the illness is spread to others. Students who are ill should not be sent to school.

    If a student becomes ill at school, the parent will be contacted and expected to make arrangements for the child to go home or to a sitters.

    If a child is injured while at school, appropriate First Aid procedures will be administered. If the injury appears serious, the child may be taken to the Emergency Department of a nearby hospital by school personnel or ambulance. Parents will be contacted as soon as possible.

    Medical Information

    It is essential to forward pertinent student medical information to the school; please assist the school in ensuring that medical information is current. The school will keep a list of students with severe allergies, diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, etc. School personnel are not permitted to administer any kind of medication without WRITTEN ORDER from the parent and doctor.

    Telephone Numbers and Changes

    It is most important that the school have up-to-date home and work telephone numbers of the parents or guardians and emergency contact numbers. If changes occur during the year, please contact the school with the information immediately.

    Visitors/Locked Door

    Visitors are always welcome at Mayfield School. During school operational hours, only the front door entrance will be open for students arriving late or parents/visitors coming into the school. All guests are asked to check in at the office upon arriving to the building.

    Field Trips

    Field trips are an integral part of many programs. Parents will be notified of all field trips prior to their occurrence. Both a signed permission slip and money to cover the cost of transportation and admission are required. At Mayfield School, the Parent Council has historically been funding the cost of field trips and transportation throughout the year. Since field trips are an important part of the school programs, all students are expected to participate.

    Progress Reporting and Parent Conferences

    The purpose of the progress report is to inform students and parents of the student's progress towards meeting curriculum standards. The purpose of parent conferences is to discuss student growth in a non-threatening manner, ensure accurate communication, and involve the student in decision-making as it affects his/her progress and welfare.

    Three Progress Reports are issued during the year. The first report is issued in November after Parent-Teacher-Student conferences. The second report is issued in March and in conjunction with Student-led conferences. The third report is issued on the last day of school in June. Please refer to the Mayfield School calendar or the school assessment plan for exact dates.

    Appropriate Dress

    Mayfield is a two-shoe school. Footwear must be worn at all times in case of emergency (Fire Drills or school evacuations). Please ensure your child has footwear to wear outside as well as inside the building. We trust that families will support their students to dress appropriately according to the weather. If a child forgets mittens, scarves or hats, our school has a small supply of donated clothing that can be shared with families.

    Personal Property

    At the end of each school year, our lost and found boxes are bulging with unclaimed articles most of them good wearing apparel. Items that are clearly marked with a student's name are seldom taken or lost. Please label:

    1. children's footwear with felt markers
    2. outdoor clothing such as coats, jackets, rainwear
    3. backpacks and lunch kits

    Please take a few minutes on a regular basis to check the lost and found boxes. You'll be surprised what you'll find!

    Valuables

    Students should not bring valuables to school (e.g. money, toys, jewelry, etc.); these are too often misplaced. An exception is when students must bring money for hot lunch, lunch fees, bus passes, or some special event or activity.

    Home Reading

    Books have a massive power - they can change lives.  Students are encouraged to read each night for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Parents may read to their children, children may read to their parents or they may do silent reading. We hope that families will participate in this activity, which is fun and at the same time not only improves students' reading ability but also serves to stimulate imagination and many wonderful discussions. Levelled readers are also available through our subscription to www.raz-kids.com. Please talk to your child's teacher regarding log in details. 

     

    Other Resources;

    The following websites may also be helpful to you and your family:

    LearnAlberta.ca

    Discovery Kids

    Edmonton Public Library

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  • Parent Groups

    Parent Groups

     Parent Advisory Council

    Parents are an essential part of our school -

    If you would like to contribute to the Mayfield School Community, please consider joining us at the next Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting for the 2018-2019 school year.  This is a great opportunity to have support and to provide input into the education of our students.

    We have a very active Parent Advisory Council (PAC) that meets once a month. The purpose of the PAC is mainly to share ideas and thoughts with school administration on matters of school organization and policy. An arm of the Parent Council is the Mayfield Parent Society that supports the school through fundraising events. Historically, the PAC has organized and worked casinos every two years. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly meetings.

     The functions of the PAC include: 

    • To provide a liaison between the school and community.
    • To provide a support network between for the school and community.
    • To facilitate and assist with the implementation of school policies.
    • To provide input into the school's planning and budgeting process.
    • To assist with the planning and organization of school related events and activities.
    • Advice and support to school staff.
    • Fundraising. 

    For the 2018-2019 school year, the Mayfield PAC has committed to supporting our students with fieldtrips, arts enrichment events/presentations, music enrichment and ongoing upgrades to technology resources. The PAC has sponsored our "Welcome Back " BBQ. Mayfield School is very grateful for the financial support of our PAC, and the support of our parents who commit their time and input into bettering our school. 

    The Parent Council typically meets the first Monday of each month at 6:15pm in the school.

     

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  • Parking at Mayfield

    Parking at Mayfield

    Thank you for coming to Mayfield - when looking for parking options, it can be a challenge as we have a neighboring Elementary School, a daycare, and a bussling community. We ask any parents or visitors to the School, to park in the visitor parking behind the School (stalls #1-8 along the fence). Please remember, all doors are locked for student safety, and all visitors are to come in the front door entrance. We appreciate all visitors to check in to the school office before continuing into the school. 

    Unfortunately with our recent 'new' playground, we currently do not have a designated bike rack. Students are invited to lock their bicycles to the chain link fence that is on the tarmac. 

    Thank you!

     

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    At Mayfield School we know the importance of extra curricular activities and how they help to enhance our student's lives socially, emotionally, and physically! We have a wonderful team of teachers, staff, and other community members that help us provide these options for our children. Here are a few examples of the activities ongoing at Mayfield this 2018-2019 school year:

     'Running Club' - In the fall, Mrs. Wolfe runs 'running club'

    'Choir and Handbells' - Mrs.Bowering, our Music Teacher runs 'Choir and Handbells' on Tuesdays after school.  

    'Kids on Track' - Kids on Track is a community organization with a passion to offer hope, direction and support to children, youth and parents. They are purposeful in focusing on those families whose socioeconomic situations have made it difficult for them to access opportunities needed for optimal development of their young people. Kids on Track runs at Mayfield on Wednesdays after school from 3:30pm - 5:00pm. For additional information on their website, check www.kidsontrack.org  

    'Photography Club' - Students explore different photography elements during a variety of projects. Images can be shot with anything from a phone or iPad to a digital camera. Thank you to our Grade 1 teacher, and talented professional photographer, Mrs.Wolfe, for facilitating this club. 

    'Turtle Spirit' - Tuesdays at lunch, elementary students are welcome to join 'Elder Shirley' and our FNMI School Family Liaison, Dakota Mcguire, in a lunch session embracing culture and tradition of the indigenous...

    'Hot Lunch, Spirit Day' - Once a month Mrs. Spisak, Administrative Assistant organizes a hot lunch day and a 'school spirit' day. Students in Grade 5/6 help to promote the hot lunch by creating posters and posting information for other students to see. Spirit Day is a day once a month dedicated to showing your 'school spirit' through participation. This year we've had 'crazy hair day', 'crazy hat day', 'pajama day' etc - to come are 'favorite jersey/team', 'rock your mocs (moccasins)' and a few other special days! Money raised from our hot lunch program benefits our students in elementary and helps to purchase wish list items for classrooms, facilitate grade 6 grad and other special events such as 'fun day' at the end of the year. 

     

    Stay tuned for more information and sign-up opportunities from your Mayfield Staff!

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

     

    Mayfield School is a caring, inclusive school that strives for excellence in its aim to serve the intellectual, social, emotional and physical aspects of each individual while fostering self-esteem, dignity and uniqueness. There is a fundamental belief that individuals have different strengths as learners and staff endeavors to meet these needs on an individual basis. Citizenship is promoted through the nurturing of a strong sense of community with a supportive and collaborative relationship between students, staff and parents.

     

    Student Rights and Responsibilities Documents

    Student Rights and Responsibilities Documents

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Welcome to Mayfield

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Mayfield School is a warm, welcome learning environment that provides Kindergarten to Grade 6 inclusive classrooms for children in the Mayfield and High Park communities, as well as a large Pre Kindergarten program for students aged three to five. Mayfield has a wonderful and knowledgeable staff who are all committed to offering a stimulating, positive learning environment.


If you would like to consider becoming a part of our Mayfield School community please contact the school at

(780)489-5100 to arrange for a school tour.

 

Principal's Message

Welcome to Mayfield Elementary School!

 

The 2018-2019 School year promises to be an exciting and rewarding year!

Our staff are committed to helping students discover their passions, explore their interests and uncover their strengths.  We challenge students to be the best that they can be, to celebrate successes, and to see mistakes not as failures, but as an essential part of the learning process.

 

At Mayfield, we are fortunate to have Pre-Kindergarten, two ‘Interaction’ classrooms (for students with autism), and Kindergarten to Grade 6 Elementary programming.

This year we have just a few staffing changes at Mayfield School. We are excited to welcome Mrs. Wanda Cummins, Assistant Principal and Mr. Kyle Evans, Grade 5/6 Teacher, and new to Pre-Kindergarten is Ms. Brenda Easton.

 

Our entire Staff are dedicated to building School spirit and community through collaboration. This year we are proud to announce that we will continue to have monthly ‘Hot Lunches’, ‘Spirit Days’, Intramurals, noon-hour clubs and will continue ‘Milk Mondays’ in our Elementary program. Additionally, Mayfield has been selected to participate in a School Nutritional program. Details will be shared very soon, as the K-6 program gets underway. We will continue with our partnership with the Lion’s Club and Cob’s Bread that brings fresh bread for families across all programs and supplements our morning snack program currently.

 

As always, we are so very grateful for our Mayfield Parent Council. It will be an exciting year for the council as we just recently filled every council position with parent volunteers. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of this group, the students in the Elementary program will enjoy another year of field trips at no cost.

 

If you are willing to volunteer your time to support school initiatives, please come and visit us at the school office. We encourage our families to check Schoolzone regularly for school news, class news and district news.

 

Please feel free to contact our School Office at (780) 489-5100 with any questions you may have.

 

Have a wonderful year,

Maureen Winter