The bank will be open alternating Tuesdays at lunch for students to open accounts (pick up application forms from Mme Hayden at anytime) or to deposit money.
Our ÉPK senior students have opened a bank at ÉPK through ATB Financial. It's a small-scale bank, operated by grade 4 students and modelled after the ATB Financial Institution. Students have named the branch, and are now responsible for its management and operations (under the guidance and supervision from an ATB team member and Mme Hayden). Junior ATB will open alternating Tuesdays, accepting deposits from students that are held in real ATB accounts. Students occupy various bank positions including greeters and tellers, as well as a Board of Directors that includes a CEO, Treasurer, Marketing Manager and more. The program teaches children the value of saving money in a practical, yet fun way. Your child will not only build their own savings but also gain many practical skills like public speaking, accountability, customer service, respecting privacy and marketing.
Since 2009, the Junior ATB Program has taught financial knowledge and life skills to elementary students within the walls of their own schools. The Junior ATB branch introduces students to the basics of money management and financial literacy as they create their specific savings plan and goals. By working together as a team, students will learn the value of being a trustworthy employee and working together, while enjoying the rewards of running their own business.