Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School
Grades: Early Learning-Grade 6
Vulcan, Alberta T0L 2B0
Phone: (403) 485-2074
Fax: (403) 485-6352
Mrs. Tracy Inaba
School Education Plan
Empowered Minds Building Strong Community
We believe that all students can learn.
Together we will build a safe and caring learning community that values respect, community, family, honesty and caring and embodies these values in our daily actions.
Programs & Services
Vulcan Prairieview Elementary supports an inclusive education model for students who have exceptional needs. This model is achieved through a collaborative team approach involving the school administration, classroom teachers, the learning support teacher, students and parents. Our goal is to ensure success for every student. We strive to reach this goal based on the diagnosis and assessment of student needs and on-going collaborative planning and the development of appropriate educational programs to meet these individual needs. Other members of the collaborative team may include our family school liaison counsellor, our making connections worker, a behaviour specialist, a speech-language pathologist, an occupational therapist, a technology integration specialist, educational assistants, and other community members. For more information on our how to access learning support and inclusive education opportunities for your child, contact Mrs. Kirk.
EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM
Palliser School Division is dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment where children from the ages of two and a half to the age of 6 can experience, learn and grow in the five developmental areas outlined in the Early Developmental Instrument, created by the Early Childhood Development Community. Those five areas are:
- Social Competence where your child learns to play and get along with others, are curious and like to explore, where they learn to control there own behaviour and respect adult authority.
- Language and Thinking Skills where your child is interested in reading and writing, and can count and recognize some shapes and colours.
- Physical Health and Well-being where your child is well-rested, well-nourished and can sustain energy levels during Kindergarten and Early Leaning activities. Your child will learn to become physically independent by learning to look after their own basic needs. Your child will develop gross motor skills such as learning to catch and throw a ball, and fine motor skills, such as proper grip and learning to handle scissors, crayons and pencils.
- Emotional Maturity where your child is able to express their emotions at an age-appropriate level and to learn to empathize with others.
- Communication Skills and General Knowledge Where your child will be able to communicate needs and wants in socially appropriate ways, he/she will be able to tell stories and have a general knowledge about the outside world that is age appropriate.
Vulcan Prairieview and Palliser School Division is committed and dedicated to the ongoing development of your child through fun-filled learning through adventure, play, inquiry and exploration, provided in a safe and caring learning environment.
FAMILY SCHOOL LIAISON COUNSELLING PROGRAM
Palliser's Family School Liaison Program provides qualified, professional counsellors to support student and family needs throughout the district. The goals of the program are to:
- Strengthen and stabilize school and family life
- Promote healthy relationships among family, child/youth and school
- Increase mental health capacity in children and youth.
Individual counselling is available to deal with an array of needs including separation/divorce, grief/loss, self-esteem, mentoring/positive role modeling, school attendance, parent/child conflict, violence, abuse, depressions, anxiety, peer/friendship issues, and problem solving. Referral information is also provided to those families wishing to access community resources and services, or for students requiring supports outside of the scope of the Family School Liaison Counselor.
How is counselling accessed? A request for counselling can be initiated one of two ways:
- Through staff members such as the classroom teacher, consulting teacher, or administrator, or
- Students or parents/guardians can directly contact our FSLC, Miss Angela Hill, and request counselling services.
Once the counsellor has received a referral from the staff or parent/guardian, an intake appointment will be arranged to discuss concerns and possibilities. Involvement in the Family School Liaison Program is voluntary and parents/guardians and students have the right to stop counselling by notifying the counsellor. (Palliser Regional Schools, 2014)
Our students are able to access the library at least once per week. (Due to COVID, Mrs. Eisler takes the library, via portable carts) to students right in their classroom. Students are also able to access the library and request books via our online portal in Destiny. Parents should have this information in an email from Mrs. Eisler.
Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (closed during lunch).