Kindergarten Registration


Children who are four years of age on or before March 1, 2015, may register in Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. You will need to complete a district registration form. Information on how to register a child who is new to the district is available at:

Step 1: Download our Student Registration form.

Step 2: Fill out the form, print and sign in the designated area(s)

Step 3: Bring the completed forms to the Esther Starkman School office to register, along with appropriate documentation required to complete your registration:

  •  Verification of legal name and age (usually a birth certificate or passport)
  • Confirmation of address for the student's parent or legal guardian (driver's license, utility bill or in the case of a new address a copy of the purchase or rental agreement showing address and name)
  • In some cases, immigration documents may also be required, such as landed immigrant documentation or a Permanent Residency Card
  • A parent or guardian needs to present some legal proof of the child's name, citizenship and birth date the first time that the child registers in a school or kindergarten. The following is a list of vital statistics documents that are deemed acceptable for this purpose:

  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate
  • Canadian Adoption Certificate
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Permanent Landed Immigrant/Residence Document
  • When applying for Kindergarten, please indicate your preference for morning or afternoon Kindergarten. Although consideration is given to preference, it is likely that assignment of morning kindergarten spaces will be based on a random selection process.

    Kindergarten is not funded as a full day program by the province. Esther Starkman School only offers half-day kindergarten programming.



Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Students,

For the school year 2014 - 2015 Esther Starkman School will be Kindergarten to Grade 8 and the following year Kindergarten to Grade 9 for Terwillegar Towne ONLY.  Please view the attendance maps under the Registration tab to ensure you live within our area if you are planning on registering.

It is the mission of Esther Starkman School to “ensure high levels of learning for ALL of our students.” We want our students to think, problem solve and apply the knowledge they learn so that they are exceptionally well prepared to succeed in our ever changing world. To that end, our staff works as a professional learning community engaging in job embedded professional development on a weekly basis. Our teachers are learners themselves, constantly improving their instructional practices and collaborating to create a diverse and rewarding classroom experience.

Esther Starkman is a community school that places great value on creating positive relationships with our parent community. We believe education is a partnership between parents and the school, we therefore strive to provide parents with up to date and relevant information regarding their child’s learning. Daily, through SchoolZone, our parents will receive all the information they require to participate in their child’s school experience.  

On behalf of the staff,  I welcome you to Esther Starkman School.  We hope that your experience at Esther Starkman is rewarding and will cause you to believe as we do, that this truly is a school of “Excellence!”


Greg Kushnir

"Ensuring High levels of learning for all students"


The 3 Big Ideas: 

Focus on Learning

- something is not taught unless the student has learned it. 

Focus on Collaboration

·   we are not an isolated collection of teachers under one roof, rather we are a team that works interdependently to achieve common goals 

Focus on Results

·   it is the results of our efforts that we are concerned with.  If we are not getting the results in student achievement that we are expecting, then we will change our actions to get different results.

4 Key Questions:


1.   What do we want students to know?

2.   How do we know if students have learned what we want them to?

3.   What do we do when students do not learn what they are supposed to learn?

4.   What do we do when students already know what they are supposed to learn?


ASAP Information

  • ASAP refers to the Alberta Schools Alternative Procurement project
  • The P3 Initiative is a provincial Public Private Partnership
  • Six Edmonton Public Schools ASAP schools opened in September 2010
  • Three more ASAP schools opened in September 2012.
  • Consolidated schools into single package: design, construction and maintenance (30 years)
  • Owned and operated by school boards
  • Contractor does all maintenance for 30 years
  • Available for Joint Use Agreement (community use) after hours

2014 - 2015 Supply Lists

Parents attending Esther Starkman in September 2014 have the choice to order their supplies as per the lists below from Write-on Stationary.  They will supply, package and deliver to the child's classroom all the school supplies for next year.  Here is the letter from Write-on. Please click on the followoing link to go to Write-On's webpage, select the Parents Tab, select Esther Starkman and then select the grade you need to purchase with a credit card.

The lists below can be printed off for you to go shopping with should you wish to purchase our own supplies.


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Junior High


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