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 14,630 students of all ages in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. We have developed numerous skilled trades training partnerships with colleges and universities, and are committed to educational choice and an inclusive, local approach to special education.

 

 

Your Voice, Your Neighbourhood Centre

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The Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Board of Education and the City of Maple Ridge invite you to a community consultation workshop from 6pm to 9pm on February 10 at Albion Elementary. The consultation will explore ideas for a school, a neighbourhood learning centre and a potential community centre in the Albion area of Maple Ridge.

NOTE: Because parking at Albion Elementary is limited, shuttle service will be available from Albion Sports Park to the consultation workshop. Shuttle service will start running at 4:45 pm, and will run throughout the night until all parties have returned to their vehicles. Learn more >>>

 

2016/17 & 2017/18 Draft School Calendars

The Board of Education invites your feedback on the draft calendars for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 school years. Review the calendars and give us your input here.

 

2015/16 School Calendar change

Download a letter from Superintendent Russell regarding a change to the 2015-2016 school calendar and the implementation of the new provincial curriculum.

 

Hockey Academy Survey

The Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District is gauging public interest in the establishment of a Hockey Academy in the eastern Maple Ridge area. If you have one or more children born between 2000 - 2006 and would be interested in enroling your child(ren) in this academy, please take our short survey.

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District Highlights:         

Kindergarten Registration: GENERAL REGISTRATION opens at noon, February 4, 2016. Learn more.
Your Voice, Your Neighbourhood Centre: Public Consultation 6pm, February 10 at Albion Elementary. Learn more.
Late French Immersion:  Registration begins February 11, 2016 (Golden Ears Elementary).
Grade 7 Information Nights:  Grade 7 Information nights begin January 27. See the complete list here.
Alouette CyberSchool Information Night:  February 23, 2016 at 7pm, Alouette Elementary School.
Policies and Procedures:  The following new procedures have been uploaded to the district website: 9601.1 Anaphylaxis, 9610.1 Medical Intervention, 9610.2 Seizures, and 9610.3 Type 1 Diabetes. Review these procedures here.
Board Highlights:  For highlights from public board meetings, click here.
 

Announcements and Accolades: 

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Thank you to all students and staff who added their voice to the January 27th Student Forum! Read about the forum here.

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 The WorkBC Find Your Fit tour stopped at Maple Ridge Secondary on January 7 and January 8 and was a big hit. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the event. 

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Congratulations to SD42 students across the district for raising $3406.67 for the Christmas Hamper Society this year!

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Thank you Harry Hooge elementary, Thomas Haneysecondary and principal Kristi Blakeway for your amazing work on this important project! Project HELLO Christmas cards connect lonely Vancouver residents with lost loved ones.

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Minister of Education Mike Bernier visited Albion Elementary and Thomas Haney Secondary on Monday, November 30, 2015. See our pictures on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MapleRidgePittMeadowsSchoolSD42/

bullet_ball_glass_green.pngThomas Haney Secondary Bricklaying students showed off their skills at last month's Bricklayer 500 competition. This year they volunteered; next year they will compete. As these students found out: Masonry not only builds rock solid foundations, it cements a high paying career!

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Ministry of Education letter to parents regarding new curriculum: click here to view/download letter in PDF.

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What a coup for Westview Secondary and for the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District. All three of our boys - Nash Taylor, Phillip McBride, and Trevor Dean - placed in the TOP FIVE in the Microsoft world competition, with Nash Taylor winning SILVER. Congratulations!

In the News

Student voices heard at Maple Ridge education forum

by Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

Kids brought some good ideas to the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district student forum, including what a proposed new school in Albion should look like.

Joint Community Consultation for the Potential New Albion School and Community Centre Begins on February 10

 

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows School District and the City of Maple Ridge will kick off a joint community consultation with a public workshop on Wednesday, February 10 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Albion Elementary. This workshop will explore ideas for a potential new school housing a neighbourhood learning centre and a potential community centre for the fast growing Albion neighbourhood of Maple Ridge.

Maple Ridge Launches “Strong Kids Team”

The Maple Ridge Resilience Initiative Strong Kids Team was formed to ensure that children and youth in our community have the best environment to grow up and thrive in. The team is inviting the community to participate in two surveys that will provide the foundation for a community forum to take place in the spring of 2016.

Project HELLO Christmas cards connect lonely Vancouver residents with lost loved ones

CBC News

The Christmas season is often about spending time with family and loved ones, but that can be a difficult task for some residents of Vancouver's impoverished Downtown Eastside.

"I'm missing home. I haven't, in two years, spent Christmas with anybody," says Janet Brown. "I've been by myself. It's very lonely."

But thanks to Kristi Blakeway, principal of Harry Hooge Elementary in Maple Ridge, B.C., Brown now hopes to connect with her family with a Christmas card.

Eric Langton meal program gets boost from Maple Ridge Community Foundation Grant

Eric Langton Elementary has received a generous $2,750 grant from the Maple Ridge Community Foundation to support the school’s meal program.

The program feeds hungry children a nutritious breakfast and lunch, and also provides access to recess snacks as needed.