Team Aldergrove test
We are a K-8 school located in Markham. Aldergrove is a Performance Plus school, which the York Region District School Board characterizes as a school with a large number of students who are impacted by poverty. Our school has a strong focus on social justice and community activism. We are also part of the « Healthy Schools » initiative and we offer healthy snacks to students free of charge at any time of day. Our Eco Team runs a « You’re The Chef » program for students in Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. All the items that are prepared by students are vegetarian, fresh, healthy and cost-effective. Students have the opportunity to learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet while also gaining valuable life skills in a fun and safe environment, all free of cost to them. Since a large majority of our students are English Language Learners, a cooking program gives them a chance to practice and learn new vocabulary in a non-formal academic setting. Our staff team works very hard to provide our students with various non-formal educational experiences because we recognize the long lasting impact of learning by doing and all the ways that it helps us raise conscientious and contributing members of society.