|Jennie Elliott School|
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t | (403) 777-8350
f | (403) 777-8352
School Hours: AM: 8:20 ~ 11:35 PM:12:25 ~ 2:45
| School Location
3031 Lindsay Drive SW
| Jennie Elliott School is located in the southwest Calgary community of Lakeview and serves the communities of Lakeview, North Glenmore and Discovery Ridge. Registration in the school is limited to those students living within our CBE designated boundaries.
Bussing is provided for students who live outside of the 1.2 kilometer walk limit. For details on these walk limit boundaries, we ask that you please call the office.
| Jennie Elliott School is a dynamic learning community that is characterized by academic excellence, the building of responsible student behavior and strong partnerships with families. Students are both challenged and nurtured to develop their own learning strengths and are constantly encouraged to take on leadership roles within the classroom and school at large. Teachers, support staff and administration recognize the importance of ongoing focused professional development to ensure that all students receive quality instruction in all areas of their learning.
Although the school was initially built in 1962, significant renovations were made and additions added during the 1970's. Today this large two storey school has 23 classrooms for Kindergarten through Six, plus two TASC classes for students with severe disabilities. Kindergarten is offered in both the morning and the afternoon.
In addition to having large well equipped classrooms with computers and Smartboards, the school has a very spacious technology centre/ library and an extensive collection of both narrative and expository text. The art and music program are well supported and the music room is a self-contained classroom. The physical education program is taught by a specialist who also ensures that a quality intramural program runs during the lunch hour. The physical structure of the school allows excellent opportunities for large group Learning Celebrations and Assemblies, as well as quiet areas for small group instruction and resource work.
The school site itself is very large (6.36 acres) and is equipped with an expansive creative play centre, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and courtyard areas. Students enjoy these play areas during their fifteen minute morning recess and one hour lunchbreak.
Jennie Elliott School offers a well supervised lunch program for both bussed and walking students. After finishing their lunch, a broad range of clubs are offered , inclusive of French, computers, intramurals, choir, handbells, leadership, crafts and art. All students are encouraged to join these activities or to come forward with new ideas for clubs that could be offered. While some of the school clubs are purely for student interest, others have a strong service component. These 'working clubs' include library helpers, patrols, gym helpers, TASC buddies (support for students with severe disabilities), lunchroom and school leadership.
There is a privately run Before-and-After School Care Program in the school that also caters to Kindergarten children attending school for half-a-day. Services are available to parents from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm, on non-student school days and during the summer months.
One of the defining elements of the school is the level of parent participation in the classrooms and the school as a whole. Parents are highly valued members of our learning community - students, teachers, administration and parents are our collaborative team.
| The school was named after Jennie Elliott who was a well known teacher in Calgary. Last year, student researchers discovered that Ms. Elliott's real name was Mary Jane!
Ms. Elliott was born in Ontario on December 20, 1876. She began teaching in her home community, but later moved to Alberta where she taught for forty years. After her teaching career, Miss Elliott was elected to the Calgary Public School Board on which she served for three terms. She was known for her deep sense of humanity and her wide range of knowledge. Miss Elliott convened the Education Group in the Canadian Federation of University Women. Throughout her career she was dedicated to the upholding of high standards and the establishment of good relations between teachers and the community.
A portrait of Ms. Elliott hangs in the library of the school. She is a strong symbol of the school's commitment to excellence.
| The Mission of Jennie Elliott Elementary School
Jennie Elliot School is committed to being a safe and caring school environment, where every student is provided with the opportunities to achieve excellence in academics, citizenship, character and personal development.
Jennie Elliott School seeks to develop compassionate, principled young people. Students will achieve both personal and academic excellence through inquiry and engagement in in the local and global community. Jennie Elliott students will embrace lifelong learning and make significant contributions to our complex and changing world. Parents, students, teachers, support staff and administration will work as partners. Their shared goal is to provide the best possible learning opportunities for children and to ensure that they develop leadership skills that serve them today and in the future.
School Development Plan
At Jennie Elliott School, we have a strong sense of purpose and community. We are guided by our school mission statement "to provide quality learning within a safe and caring educational community."
The staff and parents at Jennie Elliott School work hard to provide the best possible environment for the students. The School Development Plan is a critical component in the ongoing work of school improvement. Our major goals are:
A copy of the School Development Plan is posted on our website.
| Learning and Leading... Today and Tomorrow
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Enrolment (September 2013)
Total Enrolment: 493
|| Chris Aylesworth
|School Board Trustee||Sheila Taylor|
|CBE Ward||Ward 11|
|Chief Superintendent||Naomi Johnson|
|Director (Area)||Calvin Davies|