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  • 2020-21 School Supplies Order Information

    2020-21 School Supplies Order Information

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  • Leader In Me

    Leader In Me

    Ormsby School implements The Leader in Me program.  This leadership model is based on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me life principles are integrated into our school’s core curriculum and everyday language.

     Ormsby School has achieved positive results through this program. Students meet in Family Groupings monthly to learn about the 7 Habits.                            

    • Students develop skills and self-confidence to become leaders
    • Improved academic achievement
    • Raised levels of accountability and engagement in students, parents and staff

    Ormsby is inspiring greatness, one child at a time.

    Check out the Leader in Me website at http://wow.theleaderinme.org/

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    Habit 1: Be Proactive
    I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
    Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
    I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision and look for ways to be a good citizen.
    Habit 3: Put First Things First
    I spend my time on things that are most important.  I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
    Habit 4: Think Win-Win
    I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for alternatives.
    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. 
    Habit 6: Synergize
    I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us alone. 
    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
    I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. 

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Extra curricular activities are an important part of the elementary school experience. They teach students to become involved citizens and they motivate students to try new experiences.

    Our Student Council is a driving force at O‌rmsby. They coordinate activities for our student population. 

    Other clubs/activities include (but may vary each year):

    • Recycling Club
    • Running Club ~ Cross Country
    • Craft Club
    • Intramurals
    • Art Club
    • Book Club
    • Card Making Club
    • AMA Patrols
    • Cooking Club
    • Knitting Club 
    • Lego Club
    • Cello Club
    • Handbell Club
    • Choir


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  • Registration



    Please note that Ormsby School is full from Grade 1 to 5. We are still accepting registrations for these grade levels if you are a resident of Edmonton Public Schools and have newly moved into our attendance area after April 15, 2020.  A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian that is a non-Roman Catholic and who resides within the City of Edmonton. 




    Because schools remain closed to students and visitors due to COVID-19, new student registrations will now be submitted online. If your child is new to the Division, you must complete our school’s online registration form, fill out and upload the Student Registration form and submit supporting documents before your child(ren) can be registered for the upcoming school year. 

    Our school will no longer accept printed registrations. Do not drop off student registration forms at the school. 

    Submitting a registration package after the deadline of April 15, 2020 may limit your options to schools with available space.Learn more about registration dates and deadlines

    Learn more about schools that have implemented a lottery process, and how it might impact new student registration.



    You will need to use an existing Gmail account or set up a free Gmail account to fill out the online form. This helps us protect the privacy of your personal information.


    Upload copies of the following documents:

    • a completed, signed Student Registration form (fill out the form electronically, print a copy and scan the completed copy, or print and take clear photos of each completed page.)

    • confirmation of address for the student's parent/guardian (see below)

    • legal proof of the student’s name, citizenship and birthdate (see below)

    All documents must be uploaded in order to submit the form. Please ensure that you are providing clearphotos and the entire page is visible for each document submitted. 

    Examples of accepted documentation:

    Legal proof of student’s name

    Confirmation of address

    • Canadian provincial birth certificate

    • Canadian citizenship document

    • passport

    • student visa

    • driver's license

    • utility bill

    • home insurance

    • property tax bill

    • In some cases, immigration documents (e.g. landed immigrant documentation or a Permanent Residence Card) may also be required. Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information.

    • In some cases, you may be asked to provide more than one of the above. 



    Families who are unable to register online can mail their completed Student Registration form and copies of their supporting documents to the following address:

    Central Records
    18004-116 Avenue NW

    Edmonton  AB T5S 1L5

    To be part of Edmonton Public Schools pre-enrolment process, we strongly suggest families register online to ensure their documents are received before 4 p.m. on April 15, 2020, in case postal service is interrupted.


    Once you have submitted your completed student registration form and supporting documents, we will review all of the documents. This does not mean your child has been enrolled at the school—we will contact you to let you know once your child is enrolled.

    We will contact you if we need clarification about any of the documents you submit. 


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  • Mission Statement

    Mission Statement

    At Ormsby, we provide a safe, caring and supportive environment where all children can learn, grow and experience success. Students are inspired to learn and encouraged to take risks. Through intentional, high quality learning experiences, we support Ormsby students to become confident, lifelong learners and leaders.  

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  • Instructional Focus

    Instructional Focus

    Ormsby School community is committed to academic excellence, with an ongoing focus on literacy and numeracy. A focus on problem solving and differentiated instruction drives teaching in all core areas. We are committed to a strong literacy program, Literacy Interventions and the use of technology.

    All staff receive additional literacy training and professional development.  Our literacy program engages students in daily guided reading, shared reading, word work, Word Wall activities and meaningful writing. A strong home reading program supports students’ reading growth.

    Ormsby School provides students additional learning opportunitites to enhance their school experience. All classes attend field trips as well as each year we bring in artists in residence and special performances for our childtren.

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  • Volunteering


    Volunteers are always welcome! 

    Adult volunteers are important members of our school community. Volunteers may become involved in paired reading, or working directly with individual or small groups of students, and carrying out various other tasks in support of the school.

    We value the role that volunteers play at Ormsby! Our children benefit greatly from all contributions of time that you can give.

    Please ask your child’s teacher or someone in the office for a volunteer registration form.

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Ormsby School provides a strong learning environment made possible by dedicated staff, great students and committed parents. We are a 7 Habits ~ Leader in Me School.

Ormsby staff is committed to:
• meeting the academic needs of students
• providing quality curriculum-based instruction
• providing learning support using technology
• providing a positive, safe, caring  environment and teaching responsible behavior
• providing all students with authentic leadership opportunities
• maintaining open communication with parents, our most important partners in learning


Principal's Message

Welcome to 2020-21!

 As we plan for a beginning like no other we have seen in the past, our focus at Ormsby will be to ensure that:

  1. The safety and well-being of students, families and staff remains our greatest priority. We will collectively share the responsibility with the Ormsby School community to follow safety protocols that are laid out by Alberta Health Services. 
  2. Throughout the year, at 4 different times, we’ll give families a choice whether your child attends in-person classes or online instruction at home. No matter which option you select, students will remain enrolled at Ormsby and we will work together to support your child’s learning and well-being.
  3. We are committed to high-quality teaching and learning and have a dedicated staff excited and ready to welcome your children back into the school!

I am thrilled to be joining Ormsby School this year and am eager to share this journey with your children and family. Together we will find new ways to connect and stay safe. Our doors may be less accessible to parents but our hearts are not. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of our staff throughout the year. It is more important than ever that we all find creative ways to stay involved and engaged because a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. We cannot do it without your help!


In partnership,

Ms. Crystal Sinclair