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Kindergarten late registration start date changed to March 29

February 27, 2017 11:18 AM

Kindergarten Late Registration start date has been changed from Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The late registration process now begins at noon on March 29 on the parent portal.

More information about Kindergarten Registration.

Board receives procedures for information

February 24, 2017 10:55 AM

At its regular public meeting on February 22, 2017, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education received the following procedures for information:

8901.1: Level 1 Field Trip Procedures (Including Extra Curricular Activities)
8901.2: Level 2 Field Trip Procedures (Including Extra Curricular Activities)

These procedures have been posted to the district online policy manual.

Board approves new policies

February 10, 2017 10:15 AM

At its regular public meeting on February 8, 2017, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education approved the following policies:

Policy 4410: Travel Expenses
Policy 4600: Purchasing Goods and Services
Policy 8912: Independent Directed Studies
Policy 9500: Suspension and Exclusion of Students from School

These policies have been posted to the district online policy manual.

Board of Education meeting time change (Feb 8)

February 8, 2017 8:52 AM

Due to the forecasted snow storm, the time of the February 8 Board of Education meeting has been changed from 6 pm to 1 pm.

Join us for the meeting at the District Education Office, 22225 Brown Avenue, Maple Ridge

Ministry of Education seeks parent input on K-9 student reporting

January 5, 2017 9:22 AM

How do you want to learn about your child’s progress at school?

With the new curriculum now implemented for K-9 students across BC, the Ministry of Education is now gathering feedback from parents to guide the development of a new student reporting approach.

The next community engagement meeting takes place Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Abbotsford Senior Secondary. The session includes a drop-in open house between 5-7 pm and a one-hour facilitated workshop from 7-8 pm.  (more…)

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Potential Disposal of Alouette River Campus

January 30, 2017 2:14 PM

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education (SD42) has initiated the process for the potential disposal of Alouette River Campus, 23121-132 Avenue, Maple Ridge. The site is not currently used and is too small to accommodate a new school.

As a part of the process, the board is undertaking a broad consultation and would like to receive your input on the potential disposal of this property and/or hear about your interest in acquiring the site.

Please address all comments before February 28, 2017 to the attention of Karen Yoxall, executive assistant to the Board of Education at yourinput@sd42.ca.

All comments will be summarized and presented to the board. Once the board has reviewed all feedback, it may apply to the Minister of Education for approval to dispose of the site. Should the board apply to the Minister and receive approval to proceed, a public disposal process will be undertaken. Any person or agency who has expressed an interest in acquiring this property will be notified of the process steps and timelines at that time.

More information about this site.

Update on B.C.’s New Curriculum from Education Minister Mike Bernier

November 29, 2016 1:18 PM

November 29, 2016

Dear Parent,

The world is changing and B.C.’s new curriculum is critical in making sure your child is connected with the skills he or she needs to succeed in this changing world. We have just announced important updates on B.C.’s new curriculum – on how it will be implemented in grades 10-12, and on the Foundation Skills Assessments (FSA) written in grades 4 and 7. (more…)

New BC Early Years Centre opens in Maple Ridge

November 25, 2016 4:22 PM

Parents of young children in Maple Ridge will be able to access a range of early learning, health and family services in one convenient location now that a new BC Early Years Centre has opened at Blue Mountain Elementary to serve families with children aged 0-6.

“As host agency, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District is proud to partner with community members in establishing a school-based Early Years Centre at Blue Mountain Elementary in East Maple Ridge. We are excited to collaborate with our early learning community partners to support families by connecting them to valuable program options available in our community,” said District Helping Teacher Janet Smith. (more…)

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The Youth Wellness Centre is looking for your input

November 15, 2016 3:32 PM

You are important to us. The Youth Wellness Centre is working to make mental health and substance use services better in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows for children, youth, and their families. Please help us by completing this survey and share this link with others. All survey responses will remain anonymous. Survey closes Nov 30, 2016.

Youth Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RMYWCyouth
Parent Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RMYWCparent

 

 

Message from Safer Schools Together regarding “creepy clown” threats

October 7, 2016 2:54 PM

See message below from Theresa Campbell of the Safer Schools Together team, sent on behalf of the Ministry of Education, addressing the provincial and country-wide issue of the “creepy clown” threat as it relates to school districts in B.C.

As you have been made aware throughout media and social media we have had a number of ‘Clown’ specific threats. These threats are typically referencing kidnapping or targeting schools with threats of violence.  (more…)

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