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After-School Programs

After-School Programs

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 educational, emotional, and physical learning opportunities to help motivate our children.

For more information about these programs, please contact Craig Mitchell, program manager, community connections and healthy living, at 604.837.2384 or craig_mitchell@sd42.ca.

Please note: All SD42 after-school programs operate under the provincial COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 School Settings.

 

 

 

 

Albion FC After-School Soccer Program
Registration on Perfectmind begins 10 a.m. on September 8, 2022

This fall program will provide children in grades 4-7 an opportunity to develop their soccer skills through a variety of soccer drills, games, and fun challenges.

Registration on Perfectmind begins at 10:00 a.m. on September 8, 2022. There will be no waitlists. Flyers for individual schools, including registration instructions, are below:

Family Education & Support Centre Zoom Classes

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42, in partnership with the Family Education & Support Centre, is offering evening Zoom workshops. Class materials will be emailed to you before the session. All courses follow a workbook format, so please print the materials or have them available on another device during the class. Pre-registration is limited to one parent/caregiver as spaces are limited; however, more than one parent/caregiver may participate in the Zoom meeting. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required for a refund. 

Conflict Resolution Workshop for Parents

The Family Education and Support Centre is thrilled to present a workshop that will provide knowledge and skills for dealing with conflict as a parent/guardian. Some learning tools will include “I” statements, conflict management styles, trigger scale, active listening, paraphrasing, and open questions for parenting. This workshop will take place via Zoom. A Zoom link and booklet will be emailed to you when you register.

Facilitator: Nikki
Cost: $10
Location: Zoom link will be provided
Sept. 13, 2022 (6-8 p.m.)
Jan. 11, 2023 (6-8 p.m.)
April 12, 2023 (6-8 p.m.)

Home Alone Workshops

The Family Education and Support Centre is excited to present an opportunity for parents/guardians who want to prepare their nine-year-old child for staying at home when they turn 10 years old. This workshop looks at what works for your family unit in relation to safety and making wise choices when your child is home alone. We will look at topics such as earthquake preparedness, fire preparedness, power outage preparedness, key safety, door safety, phone safety, and much more. Parents/guardians must participate with the child. A Zoom link and booklet will be emailed to you when you register. 

Facilitator: Nikki
Cost: $10
Location: Zoom link will be provided
Nov. 9, 2022 (6-8 p.m.)
March 8, 2023 (6-8 p.m.)
June 14, 2023 (6-8 p.m.)

Parenting Resilient Children

The Family Education and Support Centre is excited to present an online workshop that will help parents/guardians better understand resiliency and how to foster it within their households. We will look at the four aspects of resiliency, including optimism, emotions, relationships, and competency. A Zoom link and booklet will be emailed to you when you register. Please print off your booklet so you can follow along with Nikki and make notes.

Facilitator: Nikki
Cost: $10
Location: Zoom link will be provided
Oct. 12, 2022 (6-8 p.m.)
Feb. 15, 2023 (6-8 p.m.)
May 10, 2023 (6-8 p.m.)

 

I Am Kind

The Family Education and Support Center is excited to present a two-part Zoom workshop that promotes empathy and conflict resolution among students, family, and community through interactive activities with the facilitator and the children. We look at what is empathy, what it is not, and how it impacts you and others around you. Children will need something to colour with and one piece of white paper and a parent/guardian participating with them.

The second part of the workshop is conflict resolution, which will look at emotions, triggers, what to do with our negative feelings, what is conflict resolution, and useful tools for your “pocket” for when you are in a conflict. The facilitator uses examples to demonstrate conflict resolution and skills for each age group (grades 1 to 4). All children will need a parent/guardian participating with them.

Cost: $10
Date: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 (5:30 to 7 p.m.)

 

I Am Inspiring

The Family Education and Support Centre is excited to present a two-part Zoom workshop on optimism and gratitude. This workshop enables children in grades 1 to 4 to feel good about themselves and remember that they are special and important in this world. The facilitator will be discussing how to switch your thinking from pessimistic to optimistic, and an activity around “I can” that promotes awareness of what the child can do that makes them unique and special. Children will need something to colour with, one white piece of paper and a parent/guardian participating with them.

The second part of the workshop is on gratitude. We will be looking at what is gratitude, how can we show gratitude in our community, with our friends, family, school and creating an action plan. Children will need something to colour with and two pieces of white paper and a parent/guardian participating with them.

Cost: $10
Date: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023 (5:30 to 7 p.m.)

 

How to register

  • Go to http://schooldistrict42.perfectmind.com
  • Create an account if you are new to the site
  • Login
  • Click on the ‘Schedule’ icon at the top left of the screen
  • Click on District Program Registration (Under Program Registration)
  • Click on Virtual Online Sessions
  • Click on your course of interest then enroll
  • A Zoom link will be emailed to you after you register For more info contact Craig Mitchell: 604.837.2384 or craig_ mitchell@sd42.ca.
Yoga Classes for Kids

Let’s Learn Yoga (Highland Park Elementary)

Come and learn all about yoga through curiosity and exploration of breath, movement and stillness. Yoga philosophy will be introduced as tools we can use on and off the mat. Yoga has many benefits including:
• body awareness
• balance and flexibility
• communication and leadership
• greater self-acceptance and development of self-care practices
• emotional awareness, needs and empathy
• better sleep and tools to self soothe
• encourages creativity and critical thinking
• improves focus, memory, concentration and self-discipline Everyone is welcome!

Tuesdays, Oct. 4 to Nov. 29, 2022 (nine weeks)
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $81
Instructor: Virginia Paquete
Grades 4 to 7

To register go to schooldistrict42.perfectmind.com. For more info: Craig Mitchell, 604.837.2384 or craig_ mitchell@sd42.ca.

• See flyer: Highland Park Elementary

Let’s Play Yoga (Edith McDermott Elementary)

Join us to explore breath, movement and stillness. Yoga philosophy will be introduced, such as Ahimsa (kindness), through games and sharing ways to practice with ourselves and off the mat. There are many benefits to yoga practice including:
• body awareness
• balance
• communication and leadership
• greater self-acceptance and development of self-care practices
• emotional awareness, needs and empathy
• better sleep and tools to self soothe
• encourages creativity and critical thinking
• improves focus, memory, concentration and self-discipline
Everyone is welcome!

Wednesdays, Oct. 5 to Nov. 30, 2022 (nine weeks)
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $81
Instructor: Virginia Paquete
Grades K to 3

To register go to schooldistrict42.perfectmind.com. For more info: Craig Mitchell, 604.837.2384 or craig_ mitchell@sd42.ca.

• See flyer: Edit McDermott Elementary

Learn to Code

Intro to coding

Are you new to coding or want to brush up on your skills? This is the perfect way to get the basics of computer science. We will program and play games in different digital environments. Students will learn about block coding and will be trained on how to think like a programmer. Kids Innovative unique classes use a combination of interactive and student curated activities to make learning complex concepts and advanced programming skills fun!

Maple Ridge Elementary

Fridays, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Oct. 7 to Dec. 9, 2022 (eight sessions) *No class on Oct. 21 or Nov. 11
Cost: $150
Instructor: Hillina
Grades 2 to 4

Whonnock Elementary

Wednesdays, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Oct. 5 to Nov. 23, 2022 (eight sessions)
Cost: $150
Instructor: Hillina
Grades 2 to 4

To register go to schooldistrict42.perfectmind.com. For more info: Craig Mitchell, 604.837.2384 or craig_mitchell@sd42.ca.

• See flyer: Maple Ridge Elementary
• See flyer: Whonnock Elementary

Game Creation: Ping Pong

The Ping Pong is a program for students interested in getting an introduction to Scratch. Students will learn about block programming and will be trained on how to think like a programmer. They will code fun animated projects and automatically be part of a global community. Kids Innovative unique classes use a combination of interactive and student curated activities to make learning complex concepts and advanced programming skills fun!

Hammond Elementary

Tuesdays, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Oct. 4 to Nov. 22, 2022 (eight sessions) Cost $180
Instructor: Hillina
Grades 4 to 6
Level: Intermediate

Pitt Meadows Elementary

Mondays, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Oct. 17 to Dec. 12, 2022 (eight sessions) *No class on Oct. 31
Cost $180
Instructor: Hillina
Grades 4 to 6
Level: Intermediate

To register go to schooldistrict42.perfectmind.com. For more info: Craig Mitchell, 604.837.2384 or craig_mitchell@sd42.ca.

• See flyer: Hammond Elementary
• See flyer: Pitt Meadows Elementary

I Am Awesome

I Am Awesome (Grade 4-6) at Eric Langton

The Family Education and Support Center is thrilled to present “I am Awesome”. This course is de- signed to help young individuals with communication styles, triggers, “I” statements, looking at their special inner qualities, how to deal with stress, and how to be a friend. We believe that if young peo- ple today have the knowledge and skills to believe in themselves then their capabilities are endless.

Mondays, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Oct. 17 – Nov. 14, 2022 (no class Oct. 31)
Eric Langton Elementary

Grade Range: Grades 4, 5, and 6
Registration Fee: $25 (includes four lessons)

To register: http://schooldistrict42.perfectmind.com. For more info: Craig Mitchell, 604.837.2384 or craig_mitchell@sd42.ca.

• See flyer: Eric Langton Elementary

Online Activities for Kids

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. 

Physical Literacy

Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

GoNoodle (movement and mindfulness videos): https://www.gonoodle.com/

Just Dance: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Vlhde7N5uGDIFXXWWEbFQ

Zumba with Dovydas: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOjZigyo_fg2V7JdGwePSwg

Kidz Bop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHd2s_saYsQ&t=126s

 

Space and Science

Storytime from Space: https://storytimefromspace.com/

NASA image and video library: https://images.nasa.gov/

Smithsonian Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens: https://www.si.edu/kids

Coding with LEFT: https://www.left.io/kids-coding

 

Virtual Tours of Museums and Art Galleries

Vancouver Art Gallery: https://bit.ly/2MkwyDs

National Museums of Canada: https://www.historymuseum.ca/exhibitions/#online-exhibitions

Art Gallery of Ontario: http://boxwood.ago.ca/

 

Active Kids Club

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

The Active Kids Club (AKC) program is a licensed after-school program that operates in partnership with School District 42 in local elementary schools. Children in grades K-7 are supervised by trained City of Maple Ridge Children’s employees. AKC offers daily snacks and a safe, fun, active, and inclusive environment for children after school until 6 p.m.  

To find out more about the Active Kids Club program please visit the City of Maple Ridge Active Kids Club webpage at Active Kids Club – After School Program | Maple Ridge, B.C.Option2PRC

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