Welcome to School District No. 42

Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their full potential.

School District No. 42 meets the learning needs of approximately 15,000 students of all ages in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The District is committed to educational choice and an inclusive, local approach to special education. It has developed numerous skilled trades training partnerships with colleges and universities.

 

Survey: Facilities and Learning for Today and Tomorrow
If you were unable to attend our June 10, 2015 Open House, you can still give us your feedback on the facilities planning options we presented there through our online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MWXDFHK. This survey will be open from Monday, June 15 to Monday, June 29, 2015 (4 pm). See highlights from our Open House at http://facilitiesreview.sd42.ca/open-house/

Elementary Summer Learning 2015 
Registration for Elementary Summer Learning 2015 is now CLOSED. The program runs from July 7 to July 24, 2015, 9 am to 12 pm. If you have questions about this program, contact Riverside Centre at 604.466.6555.

Please note: Due to recent flooding at Laity View Elementary, the French Immersion elementary summer learning program has been moved to Eric Langton Elementary School. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Approved School Calendars 2015-2016
At the Public Board Meeting on March 25, 2015, the Board of Education approved the 2015/16 School Calendars. In accordance with the School Calendar Regulation, the calendars will be submitted to the Minister of Education for approval. Click here to review the approved calendars.

Upcoming:         

Policies for Public Input:  New policies have been posted for public input. Review policies here.   
Summer Holidays:  Last day for students June 24, 2015. Schools reopen for students September 8, 2015.
Elementary Summer Learning:  July 7 - July 24, 2015. Learn more.
 

accolades.jpgAnnouncements and Accolades: 

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Congratulations to Albion Elementary's Bouncy Bookworms on winning the Reading Link Grand Challenge. Out of 127 schools and 538 teams, our Bouncy Bookworms earned the top prize! 

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Samuel Robertson Technical students dominated the Skills Canada Middle Lower Mainland Regionals. Congratulations to Amanda Billings who won gold in the culinary category and who will be moving on to the provincials; congratulations also to Scott Murdoch and Beatrice Baldueza who won in the metal fabrication category. Beatrice won silver and Scott will be moving on to the provincial event. Last but not least, congratulations to Vlad Pavel, who earned silver in the carpentry category.

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Kindness counts at Eric Langton Elementary and in all Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows schools! This year's pink shirt sales across the district have raised $2,650 for Children's Hospital.

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Congratulations to Emerald UnRuh of Westview Secondary and Joanne Banh of Maple Ridge Secondary for each winning a $100,000 Loran Scholarship through a rigorous application process. Only 30 Loran Scholarships are awarded across Canada each year. 

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Westview Secondary receives a plaque to go with its Microsoft Showcase School designation. Congratulations, Wildcats! 

bullet_ball_glass_green.png Huber realty team granted Christmas wishes to eight Samuel Robertson Technical students this past Friday. The eight students were selected from among 120 other SRT applicants. Close to 300 applications in total came from the greater community. The gifts included Canucks tickets, a sewing machine, cameras, an iPad, a dress manikin, a meeting with the BC Lions, and a stack of gift certificates to hand out to the community. Thank you to the Huber Team

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Congratulations to SD42 Environmental School on earning an ArtStarts grant in the Traditional Aboriginal Drum-Making, Stories & Song category. A big thank you to Natalie Robertson for making this possible. The grant has a value of $7,990.

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Congratulations to Golden Ears Elementary students and staff on a magical production of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. If you're wondering about the value of a strong fine arts program, wonder no more... To see pictures from the production, visit us on Facebook.

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Congratulations to new and returning SD42 trustees, who were sworn in on December 3, 2014. Click here to see photo. From left to right: Dr. Dave Rempel, Susan Carr, Lisa Beare, Eleanor Palis, Korleen Carreras, Mike Murray, Ken Clarkson.

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Congratulations to Westview Secondary on its new designation as a Microsoft World Tour School!

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A big THANK YOU to God's Little Acre farm for its generous donation of 50 pumpkins to students in Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows schools!  

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The Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District has been awarded the Apple Canada Distinguished Program Award for its work on the student inquiry program. A huge thank you and congratulations to our teachers, students and staff!

In the News

Elementary summer school popular in Maple Ridge

By Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

The little boy was weeping openly as his mom signed him up for the inaugural season of summer elementary school in Maple Ridge.

Kim Bondi, the school district administrator who is responsible for getting the program off the ground, and indirectly for the little guy’s perceived misfortune, consoled him.

But it won’t be all about worksheets and tests, Bondi told him. He described the “learning camp” style that local educators intend.

Two possible child luring incidents

By Maple Ridge News

In the last few days, two men have called out to two different children in Maple Ridge, leading police to ask the men to call them and explain their actions.

Last Friday, June 12, at about 4:30 p.m., an 11-year-old boy was on Cook Avenue, just west of Laity Street, when a man in a green car called out to him. The boy reacted by running straight home and the man drove away.

Suspicious Person Alert

May 21, 2015
File# 2015-11769

Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a suspicious incident that occurred at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 on Ritchie Avenue near 228th Street, directly behind the McDonald’s restaurant on the corner of Lougheed and 228th Street.

Agreement signed during ceremony on Katzie First Nation reserve Thursday

 By Eric Zimmer

An important, historic, and “happy” event took place Thursday inside the Swan-e-set Longhouse on the Katzie First Nation reserve.

It was where the fourth Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement between School District 42 and the Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee was signed.

Maple Ridge intergenerational garden given infusion of cash

by Roxanne Hooper, Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Times

Maple Ridge's interngenerational garden will keep growing, in large part thanks to a cash infusion of $10,000 from the provincial government.

The announcement was made Friday, at the garden, with Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Doug Bing presenting the cheque on behalf of the B.C. ministry of community, sports, and cultural development.