Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42, in partnership with United Way of the Lower Mainland, has embarked on an exciting new path for our community, focusing on sustainable, educational and fun after-school programs.
The after-school programs we offer provide expanded learning opportunities both educationally and emotionally to help our children and youth to be ready, able and motivated to learn.
For more information about these programs, please contact Drea Owen, program manager, community connections and healthy living, at 604.346.9815 or email@example.com
The Family Education and Support Center and The United Way are excited to bring you Kids Helping Community – a program that inspires children to look for ways they can act locally in their community.
Participating children will learn how they can address issues in their community and become part of the solution. They will explore the theme of local poverty, guided by Indigenous teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth.
Children will also have the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to their own school communities by identifying a school-based need and working together to help find solutions. Participants will come to understand the impact of their actions. All school projects will be child-led initiatives.
For a detailed program description and registration information, please see the flyer.
Advantages of After-School Programs
After-school programming has a number of benefits, including the following:
It increases the use of local public school facilities
It maximizes communication between school and community
It enriches and enhances learning through formal and informal activities
After-School Programs Components
After-school programs cover the following seven areas:
Physical Activity: Programs that stress the development of fundamental movement skills and sport skills that permit a child to move confidently and with control.
Arts and Exploration: Programs that allow children to develop their creativity and express themselves through a variety of visual and performing arts.
Literacy: Out of school programs that support school BC curriculum.
Leadership: Programs that include topics like communication skills, group dynamics, self-awareness and teach life and leadership skills.
Social Responsibility: Programs that create opportunities for children to explore their community, solve problems in peaceful ways, value diversity and human rights, and exercise democratic rights and responsibilities.
Resources for Children, Youth and Families: Connections to information and services that support families.
Health and Wellness: Programs and services that support healthy child youth and family development.
Zoom classes for parents and students (Family Education & Support Centre)
This fall and winter, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42, in partnership with the Family Education & Support Centre, is offering evening Zoom courses this year for both parents and students.
Looking for fun, educational and interactive online activities kids can do from home or in the classroom? Here’s a list to get you started – from virtual museum tours and yoga to coding classes, and more.
Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 has partnered with Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture to offer a variety of after-school programs designed to encourage and support children with their development in play, fitness, creativity and sense of curiosity.
The Active Kids Club Program
A licensed after-school program for K-7 offered at Albion, Eric Langton, Hammond, Highland Park, Laity View and Yennadon elementary schools from 2:20 pm to 6 pm.