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    Registration

     

    Our office will be closed from June 28th - August 20, 2019.  We will be happy to assist you starting Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  Have a wonderful summer!

     

    We will be having our "New Student Orientation" and "Meet the Staff" on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM.  This is a great opportunity to come in, meet the staff, bring your supplies to your classroom and answer any questions you may have.  Everyone is welcome!

     

    DDM REGISTRATION INFORMATION 2019-2020


    Please note that Dr. Donald Massey School is closed from Kindergarten to Grade 2 for families OUTSIDE of Matt Berry, Hollick Kenyon and Brintell neighbourhoods.  We are closed from Grades 3-9 for families OUTSIDE of Matt Berry and Hollick Kenyon neighbourhoods.

    We are STILL  accepting registrations for Kindergarten to Grade 2 if you have moved into our primary or secondary attendance area AFTER April 15, 2019.

    We are STILL accepting registrations for Grades 3-9 if you have moved into our primary attendance area AFTER April 15, 2019.

     

     Our school is for students in grades K-9 and would love to have you come and be a part of the DDM family!  We would be happy to speak with you about our school demographics & layout, our school vision & mission, student supports, the bell schedule, and FAQs.    Come out and see what it is like to be a Maverick!  

    Here is a question often asked by parents.....Stay tuned for more questions!

    Can my child attend Dr. Donald Massey School if we live in Brintnell?

    Dr. Donald Massey School has a primary attendance area which includes the neighbourhoods of Hollick-Kenyon and Matt Berry.  Students residing in our primary attendance area will be guaranteed spots at Dr. Donald Massey School if registration/pre-enrollment is received prior to April 16, 2019.

    Our school has a secondary attendance area which includes the Britnell neighbourhood.  Students living in this area will only be accepted to Dr. Donald Massey School after we have first considered students from our primary attendance area.  If space still remains, we will accept students from the Britnell neighbourhood.

    Any students from the neighbourhoods outside of our primary and secondary attendance areas are welcome to register/pre-enrol at our school but will only be accepted if space still remains afer we have accepted students from the designated attendance areas.

     

     

     

    General Registration Information

    We are Now Accepting Registrations for Kindergarten for September 2019!!

    2019-2020

    Kindergarten Registration

    • Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 year begins FEBRUARY 4, 2019
    • Children who were born on or before March 1, 2015 are eligible to register for kindergarten
    • Please bring your child’s birth certificate and three (3) documents as proof of address
    • If your child was not immunized in Edmonton, please bring their health records
    • If you would like to find out more about registering your child with Edmonton Public Schools please visit www.epsb.ca.
    • Our Open House is currently scheduled for April 3, 2019 beginning at 6:30 PM.  Please watch the website for more information.

    *** For those who are already with Edmonton Public Schools you will have the opportunity to select your school between March 11 - April 15th by going onto School Zone and selecting your school***

     

    Supply Lists 2019-2020

     

    Parent Supply Letter 2019-2020

    Kindergarten AM Supply List 2019-2020

    Kindergarten PM Supply List 2019-2020

    Grade 1 Supply List 2019-2020

    Grade 2 Supply List 2019-2020

    Grade 3 Supply List 2019-2020

    Grade 4 Supply List 2019-2020

    Grade 5 Supply List 2019-2020

    Grade 6 Supply List 2019-2020

    Junior High Supply List 2019-2020

     

     

    Registration & Pre-enrolment for the 2019-2020 School Year

     

     

    Dr. Donald Massey School has a primary attendance area which includes the neighbourhoods of Hollick-Kenyon and Matt Berry.  Students residing in our primary attendance area will be guaranteed spots at Dr. Donald Massey School if registration/pre-enrolment is received prior to April 16, 2018.

     Our school has a secondary attendance area which includes the Brintnell neighbourhood.  Students living in this area will only be accepted to Dr. Donald Massey School after we have first considered students from our primary attendance area.  If space still remains, we will accept students from the Britnell neighbourhood.

    Any students from neighbourhoods outside of our primary and secondary attendance areas are welcome to register/pre-enrol at our school but will only be accepted if space still remains after we have accepted students from our designated attendance areas.  

    Students that cannot be accommodated at Dr. Donald Massey School will be notified after April 16 and will be guaranteed space at their current school (if currently enrolled in EPSB), at their primary designated school, or at any EPSB school with open boundaries and space.

    Parents of students currently enrolled at Edmonton Public Schools can pre-enrol in SchoolZone between March 12 and April 16, 2019.  Simply select your child's preferred school using a computer, or with the mobile version of SchoolZone to complete the process directly from your smartphone!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Dr. Donald Massey School, we believe we must ensure all our students achieve the high levels of learning required for success in schools and in life. Our learning environment is grounded in a culture of collaboration. We value classrooms which are diverse in worldview, culture, language and interests. We strive to build strong relationships between staff, students, families and the community.

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  • Volunteering

    Volunteering

    ‌Dr. Donald Massey School values the contributions of our parent group and parent volunteers.  Together we work to promote the well-being and effectiveness of our students and programs.  Our Administrative Assistant, Angele deBoer, will coordinate the efforts of our volunteers.  If you can spare even a half hour a week, or a day once a month – let us know what your interests are.  We value any contribution you are able to make.  Volunteering in our school is one way for parents to show their children that they value their education.

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  • School Profile

    School Profile

     

    Dr. Donald Massey School is named after Donald Massey, whose lifelong commitment to education in Edmonton and Alberta has made a significant impact on generations of students.

    Donald Massey is a native Edmontonian. He completed undergraduate work at the University of Alberta and graduate studies at the University of Kansas. He was a professor in the Elementary Education Department at the University of Alberta.

    Dr. Massey also served as a Trustee on the Edmonton Public School Board. He was first elected in 1977 and served until 1989. In addition, Dr. Massey served as a Liberal MLA for Edmonton-Millwoods from 1993 - 2004, during which he undertook the role as Education critic for a period of time.

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Welcome

Welcome to Dr. Donald Massey School!

  Student Drop-off and Pick-up/Parking

The Dr. Donald Massey School community serves students in Grades K-9 and  wants to ensure the safety of all our students. We require that all our parents/guardians follow safety standards when dropping off or picking up their children from school. 

A declaration, which acts as an agreement between Dr. Donald Massey and parents, must be signed and returned to the office. Parents without a valid pass will not be allowed to use the drop off zone in front of Dr. Donald Massey School. Please click the link for a copy of the ‌Drop Off Zone Agreement.

Parents are still welcome to use one of several drop off areas near our school.  Make arrangements to pick-up your child at the same location as drop-off. These include:

  • The south side of 162 avenue
  • The west side of 55 street
  • The east side of 54B street
  • The corner of 54 street and 159 avenue (by the Hollick-Kenyon Park sign - students would walk across the school field)

If using these alternate areas, there is no need to sign this agreement. If using the drop off zone on school property, this agreement must be signed and your license plate number(s) registered. Once this form is received, you will receive a placard to display on the right side of your dashboard.

Parents are not allowed to use the staff parking lot when dropping off students.

 

 

Principal's Message

Welcome to Dr. Donald Massey School.

At Dr. Donald Massey School we believe that every student has the right to an excellent education and the responsibility to develop their talents and abilities while learning to live peacefully, protect the environment, and respect others.  Our school ls proud to have grades K-9 with a population of 925+! Our learning environment is positive and caring and thus supports individual differences, allowing all students to take risks in pursuit of excellence.  We strive to build strong relationships between staff, students, families, and the community.

We continue to challenge students to be the best that they can be.   We help them to accept their own and others' strengths and challenges and celebrate each other’s successes.  We endeavor to help students to see mistakes not as failures, but as essential parts of the learning process.  We help students to become accountable for their conduct and the development of positive relationships with others as well as to assume their rightful responsibilities as learners.

At Dr. Donald Massey School we strive to be environmentally friendly. The structure of our building and practices that we use have been designed to Lead Silver standards.  Teachers and students have also put routines into place to ensure that we support our environment. With this goal in mind, to help cut down on paper use, please remember to check SchoolZone regularly.  Passwords are sent out at the beginning of each year so that all parents can access Schoolzone for each child in their family.  Throughout the school year we create opportunities for our families to participate in meetings, celebrations, after school activities and special days.  Parents and students will receive information about these events through SchoolZone.  It is very important that parents have current and valid email addresses on file with us in order to receive notice of postings relative to their children. SchoolZone also gives families access to school information, report cards, attendance information, and specific classroom news.  If you require assistance with Schoolzone, please contact our school office.

You will find a copy of our student and parent information guide on this website. We created it as a framework for working together as a school community and continue to revise it based on our needs and experiences. Our handbook contains much information related to our expectations, processes and procedures. We ask that all parents review this document with their child(ren) each year.

The relationship between home and school is essential in completing the circle of success for students.  We truly appreciate parents for the support of their sons and daughters and of Dr. Donald Massey School. We look forward to continue working together as we embark on each new school year.

Sincerely,

Camille Loken, MEd

Principal

Dr. Donald Massey School