Councillors, residents dismayed school being closed despite joint-planning efforts

This article from the Edmonton Journal last week quotes our President and Vice-President, in response to the Edmonton Public School Board’s proposal to close Glendale school in our neighbourhood. Glendale is surrounded by the largest school age population in the study area, surrounded by new infill developments, and is within walking distance of two future LRT stops. All points that help make the case to save, modernize, or rebuild Glendale School.

We’ll be meeting with EPSB Trustees soon and will have more information for the community as it becomes available.

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Glenwood Community League vice-president Clayton Johnson is upset the school board plans to close Glendale School although future growth is expected in the community when LRT service is installed. LARRY WONG / POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Edmonton’s Glendale Elementary School could be within walking distance to two LRT stops before September’s kindergarten kids graduate from Grade 6.

But the city’s LRT plan got barely a mention this past spring when public school officials recommended the school be closed.

“We feel there’s no joint planning at all … I’m pretty sure they don’t have any clue what’s going on between the two of them,” said Clayton Johnson, vice-president of the Glenwood Community League, who was stunned when he saw a copy of the school district’s proposal.

“It’s super frustrating for everyone,” he said Wednesday, expecting the LRT will bring a population boom with a slew of new family-oriented duplexes, town homes and low-rise apartments in the area. “How do you not talk to each other?”

Read the rest at EdmontonJournal.com

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Nature Nights In and Around Edmonton – July and August

Learn about mushrooms, butterflies, birds, and mammals and the habitat we share with them right here in Edmonton’s green spaces. Join local nature enthusiasts and deepen the connection between your family and our beautiful, complex planet.

The mission of Family Nature Nights is to promote positive experiences for youth and their families with nature, science and urban wilderness.

Programming is designed for 6-10 year olds, but nature lovers of all ages are welcome.

Family Nature Nights are free 2 hour events that occur in locations across Edmonton. In 2017, there are a total of 6 events planned for Wednesday nights throughout July and August.

 

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Kids on Track Summer Day Camp

July 31st to August 3rd at the Glenwood Hall

WHAT DOES A KIDS ON TRACK DAY CAMP LOOK LIKE?

Each morning includes singing, drama, puppets, crafts, sporting activities, and character building lessons all around a central theme of the day. Character building themes such as conquering fears, kindness, patience, and perseverance through tough times are taught in an engaging and creative way. The Kids On Track summer program includes Christian content such as Bible stories, prayer, scripture verses, and Christian songs presented in a child friendly manner. Children from any faith background are welcome to attend.

Each afternoon includes fun-filled activities such as: swimming, biking, low ropes, archery, and trips to places such as the Edmonton Valley Zoo, John Janzen Nature Center, trampoline parks, and Fort Edmonton Park.

Field trips will be posted on our calendar as they are confirmed.

Parents are responsible for dropping off and picking up their children on time at the school site.

Field trips/activities are subject to change without notice due to weather and/or availability. The back-up activity is often swimming so please send your child with swimsuits every day.

Visit KidsonTrack.org for registration info.

Subsidized spots are available

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The Yeg Market – Every Wednesday

The Yeg Market is closed for the season. Thank you for supporting our local businesses and this great neighbourhood amenity!

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Every Wednesday until September 13th, take advantage of this west-end public market at 152 St and Stony Plain Road.

If you are looking for fresh and locally grown fruit and vegetables, authentic homemade food from around the world, arts and crafts and family entertainment, then this is the Market for you!

For info, visit YegMarket.com

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Got Junk and a Community League Membership?

Use your membership to get rid of the junk.

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Saturday, June 17th, use your Glenwood/Meadowlark/West Meadowlark community league membership to participate in our FREE Big Bin Event! We are sharing the costs of bins for our residents to dispose of furniture, left over bits of reno materials, broken furniture, yard waste, and anything NOT on the following list. It will run from 9am to 2pm at Jubilee Park – straight east of the Jasper Place Pool (92 Ave/162 Street).

Make as many trips as you need – memberships will be available for these three community leagues on site if you haven’t bought your 2016-2017 membership yet. $25/household, seniors 60+ are free in Glenwood.

No Electronics
No Paint
No Hazardous Household Waste
No Fridges or Freezers
No Firearms or Ammunition
No Tires