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    Registration

    General Registration Information

    Kindergarten Registration

    • Registrations for kindergarten will be accepted for students living in the neighbourhoods of Hollick-Kenyon and Matt Berry
    • Children who were born on or before March 1, 2013 are eligible to register for kindergarten
    • Registration forms are available in the school office or download here: Student Registration Form.
    • Please bring your child’s birth certificate and proof of address.
    • If your child was not immunized in Edmonton, please bring their health records.
    Grades 1-9 Registration
     
    Dr. Donald Massey School is full for the 2017-2018 school year.  
     
    We are only able to accept registrations for students who have moved into our attendance area after April 18, 2017.  Our attendance area includes the neighbourhoods of Hollick-Kenyon and Matt Berry.  Please visit the following website for more information about registering a child with EPSB:  http://epsb.ca/schools/register/ .  We require 3 pieces of ID showing an address in our attendance area prior to accepting registrations.  
     

    We are unable to accept students in grades 1-9 from any other neighbourhoods.  Students living in other neighbourhoods can find their designated school using the "Find a School' app on the district website at www.epsb.ca. 

    If you would like to find out more about registering your child with Edmonton Public Schools please visit us at www.epsb.ca.

      

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Dr. Donald Massey School, our learning environment is positive and caring and supports individual differences, allowing all students to take risks in pursuit of excellence. We are an inclusive Kindergarten to Grade 9 school. All students from Grades 4 to 9 receive French as a Second Language, and we offer a variety of arts and Career and Technology Studies courses. The school brings together people of diverse cultural backgrounds.

    The staff at Dr. Donald Massey are committed to providing the absolute best educational experience for each student who walks through our doors.  We also understand that learning doesn't stop at our front door, and are proud to provide supports to the families of our students.  It is our goal to become a focal point for the community, and to work with our neighbours and community partners to create a sense of family, collaboration and support for everyone who enters our building.

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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, Wendy Pylypow, 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

To reduce the traffic safety concerns and traffic congestion in front of our school, we ask parents to encourage their children to walk or bike to school on a regular basis.

If parents choose to drop off students, we ask that they use one of several drop off areas near our school.  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)

Make arrangements to pick-up your child at the same location as drop-off.  

The drop off zone in front of the school will still be available but we ask parents to use this only as a last resort.  This will reduce the traffic congestion at the front of our school and also decrease safety concerns.  

When dropping off students for school or picking them up at the end of the day, parents are asked to obey the parking and bus zone signs.  If using the student drop off zone in front of the school, parents are asked to follow the directions of school staff and/or parent traffic volunteers and to move along quickly so as to free up the area for other parents and students. NO PARKING is allowed in the drop off zone. Student safety is enhanced when patience is exercised and proper practices are followed.

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 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