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  • Welcome

    Welcome

    Welcome

    Escuela Mill Creek is proud to be an International Spanish Academy. At Escuela Mill Creek, we believe that student excellence can be acheived through the Spanish Language. Our bilingual program operates with 50% of instruction is in Spanish and 50% in English. Core subjects such as Math, Spanish, P.E, and Health are instructed in Spanish, and Social, Science, and English Language Arts are instructed in English.  We understand the importance of learning a second language in the development of the student cognition and students skills. Our goal is for all students, as they leave school at the end of grade six, to be capable of conversing in Spanish and are motivated to pursue further Spanish programming.   

    Bienvenido

    La Escuela Mill Creek tiene como objetivo crear un ambiente propicio para el aprendizaje del idioma español, en sus diferentes expresiones del gran abanico de pueblos y culturas hispanohablantes.

    La Escuela Mill Creek es una Academia Internacional de Español designada por el Ministerio de Educación del gobierno de España. Esta fue la primera escuela que se le dió el rango de tal en la provincia de Alberta y por lo tanto, la mejor establecida con años de experiencia en la enseñanza bilingüe.

    La Escuela Mill Creek ofrece, el único programa bilingüe de inglés y español en Edmonton.

    Aquí los niños y las niñas aprenden hablar, leer y escribir en español e inglés. Usan estas dos lenguas en el estudio de diferentes asignaturas.

    El alumnado de ésta escuela crece considerablemente cada año. Muchas familias escogen Mill Creek para educar a sus hijas e hijos y así asegurarles un mejor futuro. Los invitamos a registrar a su hijo o niña de inmediato.

    Nuestra escuela está recibiendo ahora estudiantes para Kindergarten y Grado 1. Para mayor información llame al teléfono (780) 433-5746

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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    Escuela Mill Creek serves the students and parents south of the river and Millwoods.  The district will provide busing for students within our areas, that are outside of the maximum walking distance. The school is vibrant with the many different cultures that have come together for the common purpose of learning Spanish.  

    International Spanish Academy

    Escuela Mill Creek School is a designated International Spanish Academy. Escuela Mill Creek School is the first school in Alberta to receive this designation from the education ministry in the government of Spain. Escuela Mill Creek School is unique in that all students are enroled in the Spanish Bilingual Progam. We have recently grown to fill our school's capacity of 350 students. 

    The Spanish Bilingual Program operates where half of instruction is in Spanish and half of the instruction is in English. The subjects that are taught in Spanish are Spanish Language Arts, Math, Health, Art, and Physical Education. The subjects that are taught in English are English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. 

    Why Learn Spanish?  

    1. In the Americas (outside NAFTA) Canada exports nearly $6 billion in goods and commercial services annually.
    2. Mexico is Canada’ 4th largest trading partner.
    3. Canada is the 2nd largest foreign investor in Chile.
    4. Exports to South America in 2000 grew 13% to over $3 billion.
    5. Canadian export growth of close to 20% was recorded to Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.
    6. Canada became a member of the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1990. Canadian relations with Latin America have been expanding and Canada has been part of the process to create a free trade zone in the Western Hemisphere.

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  • Program

    Program

    Mill Creek is a Spanish Bilingual Program. If students and parents choose Mill Creek as their school they will be in the Spanish Bilingual Program. We accept students in kindergarten and (space permitting) grade one. Students wishing to enter the program in grades two - six must prove Spanish language equivalency skills.

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Please check back later for more information about student clubs in 2021-2022.

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  • Community

    Community

    Escuela Mill Creek is located on 9735 80 Ave which is two blocks from Whyte Avenue. This close knit community sees our school as a hub of vibrant and exciting energy. The community is also going through a revitalization as more young families are moving into the area. Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, every year in May we held our renowned Fiesta, a gathering of community members, parents, friends and family members to celebate Latin American and Hispanic culture and to see our students perform. We hope to continue this vibrant tradition virtually.

    Our Learning Community is centred around our students. Parents and extended family are active and engaged through our school council and in many other ways. The School council hosts fundraiser events, creates communication and support opportunities with classroom teachers, and works alongside school administration to build a vibrant and inclusive school culture. Currently, the school council and fundraising society are building a new expansion to our school playground. 

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Escuela Mill Creek we believe in the following:

    1. That the Parent and school partnership is essential in ensuring that your children receive the best possible education
    2. Open and Honest communication regarding your child's learning is essential to student success
    3. That all children are capable of learning at a high level
    4. That each child be treated with dignity and respect
    5. Creating a safe and caring learning environment is an active and ongoing process

    Vision and Mission Statements. Escuela Mill Creek culture is focused on: 

    1. Español, Academics, and Art
    2. Celebrating our Latin American roots and Hispanic heritage
    3. Representing the International Spanish Academy
    4. Music, art, and culture are experienced by all students
    5. Always Choosing Kindness
    6. Physical activity is essential for health and learning
    7. Todos Juntos

    We remain committed to: 

    1. Ensuring the achievement of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students.
    2. Helping all students to walk alongside our First Nations, Métis, Inuit communities towards truth and reconciliation.
    3. Creating an anti-racist school system. 
    4. Supporting the mental health of our students and families. 

     

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  • Registration information 2022-23 - Full in Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3.

    Registration information 2022-23 - Full in Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3.

    Thank you for your interest in Escuela Mill Creek. As of April 19, 2022 we are now full in our kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 classes for the 2022-23 school year. 

    Registrations are still being accepted in grade 4,5, and 6 with Spanish language equivalency criteria in place. This means that new students in grades 4,5, and 6 will have to transfer from a Spanish school or pass a Spanish language equivalency assessment. 

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

    If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.

    Please call 780 433-5746 or email millcreek@epsb.ca if you have any questions regarding registering for the for the 2022-23 school year. 

     

    Sincerely, 

    David Close - Principal. 

     

     

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  • Volunteering

    Volunteering

    Escuela Mill Creek Volunteering Opportunities

    We appreciate and welcome all forms of volunteers at our school. If you can help in the library, read to a student, assist in the office, share a talent,  please let us know. Contact the school office to participate in this essential program.

    A sure sign of a successful school is one in which students; staff, parents and community are involved in daily routines and special activities.

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Welcome

Welcome

Escuela Mill Creek is proud to be an International Spanish Academy. At Escuela Mill Creek, we believe that student excellence can be acheived through the Spanish Language. Our bilingual program operates with 50% of instruction is in Spanish and 50% in English. Core subjects such as Math, Spanish, P.E, and Health are instructed in Spanish, and Social, Science, and English Language Arts are instructed in English.  We understand the importance of learning a second language in the development of the student cognition and students skills. Our goal is for all students, as they leave school at the end of grade six, to be capable of conversing in Spanish and are motivated to pursue further Spanish programming.   

Bienvenido

La Escuela Mill Creek tiene como objetivo crear un ambiente propicio para el aprendizaje del idioma español, en sus diferentes expresiones del gran abanico de pueblos y culturas hispanohablantes.

La Escuela Mill Creek es una Academia Internacional de Español designada por el Ministerio de Educación del gobierno de España. Esta fue la primera escuela que se le dió el rango de tal en la provincia de Alberta y por lo tanto, la mejor establecida con años de experiencia en la enseñanza bilingüe.

La Escuela Mill Creek ofrece, el único programa bilingüe de inglés y español en Edmonton.

Aquí los niños y las niñas aprenden hablar, leer y escribir en español e inglés. Usan estas dos lenguas en el estudio de diferentes asignaturas.

El alumnado de ésta escuela crece considerablemente cada año. Muchas familias escogen Mill Creek para educar a sus hijas e hijos y así asegurarles un mejor futuro. Los invitamos a registrar a su hijo o niña de inmediato.

Nuestra escuela está recibiendo ahora estudiantes para Kindergarten y Grado 1. Para mayor información llame al teléfono (780) 433-5746

 

Principal's Message

Welcome back to all our students and families as we head into another school year at Escuela Mill Creek! Our staff is excited to open the doors to students on September 1st. We hope everyone has enjoyed a restful summer break with family and friends and refilled our tanks as we look toward a year of learning and growth. 

 

At Escuela Mill Creek, we believe in the success of all our students and in providing an environment where students feel welcome and comfortable to take risks in their learning. This has been challenging over the last 2 years as Covid 19 has been a dark cloud of uncertainty for us all. Society has felt the isolation and the fear and frustration that comes when forces beyond our control influence our daily lives in such a dramatic fashion. In schools, protocols that were put in place left students with a pale experience when compared to what was the norm in years past. Recess zones, limited collaboration, and a ban on off-site field trips and in-house gatherings deteriorated the overall student experience. Teachers worked very hard within these constraints to provide students with the best possible learning environments however, knowing what could and should be possible added to their own frustration and stress.  I am optimistic about renewing our identity as a school this year and refreshing some of the values that have made Escuela Mill Creek such an amazing place to learn!

 

I look forward to getting to know the community and students better as the year progresses and I believe that the work we will carry out this year will help us to turn the corner on the pandemic resulting in a richer learning experience for all. 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or would like to chat. I am confident that if we work together and do what is best for kids, we will achieve great things!

 

Sincerely,

David Close

Principal 

Escuela Mill Creek School 

9735 - 80 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB

Phone (780) 433-5746 | Fax: (780) 439-7394

Email: david.close@epsb.ca