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Clubs & Activities

Choir and ORFF Ensemble:  Choir membership is open to students in grades 3 to 6.  The ORFF Ensemble provides students in grades 4 to 6 the opportunity to further develop their musical talents through singing, movement, and playing instruments.

Intramurals:  Various intramural activities are held for students throughout the winter months.

Running Club:  Parent volunteers help organize and coach our popular running club, beginning with the outdoor season in the fall and the indoor season which starts after Christmas. Practices are held after school and the Running Club takes part in regular competitions with other schools throughout the year.

Drama Club:  Drama Club is an opportunity for students in grades 4 to 6 to develop public speaking, performance and theatre production skills.  The group produces at least two plays a year.

Student Council:  Student council is a group of grade 5 and 6 students who organize various school activities and fundraisers that benefit the school population and many charities.  All members work together to promote school pride and participation in special events.

Lego Club: Students in the Lego Club develop their skills to build and create objects using various Lego pieces. 

Chinese Culture Club: A club available for all students to learn more about Chinese culture, arts and crafts.

Chinese Dance Club: Lead by visiting teachers from the Confucius Institute Edmonton, students learn a variety of dances which often leads to performances at school assemblies and outside events.

 

Special Events

Our learning and community spirit are enhanced by Special Events. These can be evening social events or a learning focus we share school-wide for a day or a week. Some involve our parents and community; others include special guests to share their expertise. These are some of the events we have at Parkallen:

 

Welcome Back & Meet The Teacher BBQ - Parents and staff collaboratively plan a family event that includes a Barbecue and a chance to meet our School Staff.  This BBQ is typically held in early September. It is a great chance to re-connect and to meet new friends and neighbours.  

Read In Week -The first week of October we invite our parents and community in to share their favourite stories and celebrate a love of Reading.

Christmas Concert - All our students participate in this special performance that celebrates Christmas and other cultural celebrations from around the world.

Career Pathways Week - We will invite the community in during a week in April to build awareness of many different careers, and the many possible pathways children can experience on their way to a life of dignity and contribution.

Family Dance - In the spring, the parents plan a family dance with an engaging theme. We have great music, costume contests, treats, games and a chance to re-connect with friends and neighbours. A popular spring event.

School Fun Day - At the end of the year, children gather in cross-graded or class groups and travel through many stations to play games! A fun and active day in the sun.