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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.

 

 

 

 

After-School Programs (2021/22)
  • House of Dreamers Theatre Class

    Do you like performing? Do you like telling stories? Do you like to transform into a new reality? The House of Dreamers theatre class will help students find their powerful voice and confident posture. Through improvisation, puppetry, movement, and storytelling exercises, students will be able to create and perform true and/or imagined stories. It’s a time for students to connect with each other and develop their imagination, humour, and communication skills. These classes are designed for all levels and abilities for students interested in acting and theatre.

    Edith McDermott Elementary

    Wednesdays, April 13 to June 8, 2022 (eight weeks) *No class May 11
    2:30 to 4 p.m.
    Cost $105
    Instructor: Sarvin Esmaeili
    Grades 4 to 7
    Registration #36365

    Laity View Elementary

    Mondays, April 11 to June 13, 2022 (eight weeks)
    *No class on April 18 and May 23
    2:30 to 4 p.m.
    Cost $105
    Instructor: Sarvin Esmaeili
    Grades 4 to 7
    Registration #36362

    Registration will open at 6 a.m. on March 8, 2022. Register by phone (604-467-7422) or online with the City of Maple Ridge (https://www.mapleridge.ca/1484/Program-Registration).

  • Resiliency Through Recreation

    This United Way funded program put on by The Family Education and Support Centre will focus on fun activities around the different elements of resiliency such as optimism, competency, emotional development and relationships. Students Kindergarten to Grade 7 are welcome and we have mentors on site to help with any additional needs.

    Pitt Meadows Elementary

    Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
    April 12 – May 31, 2022
    Room: Library

    Eric Langton Elementary

    Thursdays, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
    April 14 – June 2
    Room: Gym

    Golden Ears Elementary

    Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
    April 13 – June 1
    Room: Gym

    Registration Cost: FREE
    To register: Call Grace at The Family Education & Support Centre, 604.467.6055 (ext. 1010), or visit www.familyed.bc.ca.

    Please note: After School Programs will operate under the Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings. Due to COVID-19, course formats may change. There will be no sessions on Pro-D days or on days when school is not in session.

    See flyer for more details. 

  • Shotokan Karate (Gr. 1-7)

    Pitt Meadows Shotokan Karate offers classes at École Pitt Meadows Elementary. Shotokan is designed to teach self-defense, build self-confidence, stimulate a sense of well-being and provide a greater sense of self-awareness when faced with difficult situations. The program’s primary goal is to teach respect for one’s self and others, as well as basic self-defense techniques. This program is taught in French, English and Japanese, giving students the opportunity to develop basic language skills.

    Click here to see the flyer.

  • Family Education & Support Centre Zoom Classes

    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 3, grades 4-6, Grade 7). All children will need a parent/guardian participating with them.

    Cost: $10
    Thursday, Jan. 27 (6 to 7:30 p.m.)
    Thursday, March 31 (6 to 7:30 p.m.)
    Thursday, May 26 (6 to 7:30 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 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
    Thursday, Feb. 24 (6 to 7:30 p.m.)
    Thursday, April 28 (6 to 7:30 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.

  • Creative Arts

    The ACT Arts Centre, in partnership with School District No. 42, is happy to be delivering our programming at your school! Join Miss Shelly in these fun art classes, where students will explore drawing, painting, mixed media, and sculpture art forms. Masterpieces will be created while expanding creativity and curiosity during these 1.5 hour classes.

    HAMMOND ELEMENTARY

    Mondays, Jan. 17 to Feb. 28, 2022 (six weeks)
    (No class on Feb. 21, Family Day)
    2:30 to 4 p.m.
    Cost $80
    Instructor: Shelly Davies-Conley
    Grades 4-7
    Registration #34065

    ERIC LANGTON ELEMENTARY

    Tuesdays, Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, 2022 (six weeks)
    2:30 to 4 p.m.
    Cost $80
    Instructor:  Shelly Davies-Conley
    Grades 4-7
    Registration #34066

    Registration will open on December 14, 2021. Register by phone (604-467-7422) or online with the City of Maple Ridge: https://www.mapleridge.ca/1466/Parks-Recreation-Culture-Program-Guide

  • Artistic Play

    The ACT Arts Centre, in partnership with School District No. 42, is happy to be delivering our programming at your school! Join local artist, Kathryn Wadel, in this after-school art program, where students will create a series of artworks, explore drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and more. Students will develop their artistic expression through fun games and creative exercises.

    WEBSTER’S CORNERS ELEMENTARY

    Fridays, Jan. 21 to Feb. 25, 2022 (six weeks)
    2:30 to 4 p.m.
    Cost $80
    Instructor:  Kathryn Wadel
    Grades 4-7
    Registration #34109

    Registration will open on December 14, 2021. Register by phone (604-467-7422) or online with the City of Maple Ridge: https://www.mapleridge.ca/1466/Parks-Recreation-Culture-Program-Guide

  • United Way multicultural program (K-7)

    Do you want to learn more about unique and exciting cultures from around the world? Join the Family Education and Support Centre for a weekly after-school program for students in kindergarten to Grade 7 designed to develop greater knowledge of different countries through crafts, activities, and food. Each week will feature a new theme and provide for structured group activities that promote active participation and exploring. Participants will taste traditional foods and engage in an experiential activity that provides an opportunity to explore and discover. We will learn about a different country or culture each week and kids will get a snack, activity, and short video.

    Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
    Nov. 2 to Dec. 14, 2021
    Pitt Meadows Elementary

    To Register: Call The Family Education and Support Centre at 604-467-6055.

    • Click here to view the flyer

After School Programs (2020/21)
  • Learn to Dance

    Virtual dance party

    Join us for this fun and upbeat virtual dance class that will get your kids moving and burning off energy. Focused particularly on ballet and hip hop, students will learn a variety of dance styles that will increase their coordination and balance while dancing to some of their favourite tunes. No materials required, just a small space to dance in & comfortable clothes you can move in.

    Virtual budding ballet dances

    Put on your dancing shoes and join us for this virtual dance class focused on ballet. Students of any ability will have a great time in this interactive program, learning new skills and dancing to music. No materials required, just a small space to dance in & comfortable clothes you can move in.

    Click here to view the flyer.

     

  • Shotokan Karate at Pitt Meadows Elementary (Gr. 1-7)

    Pitt Meadows Shotokan Karate offers classes at École Pitt Meadows Elementary. Shotokan is designed to teach self-defense, build self-confidence, stimulate a sense of well-being and provide a greater sense of self-awareness when faced with difficult situations. The program’s primary goal is to teach respect for one’s self and others, as well as basic self-defense techniques. This program is taught in French, English and Japanese, giving students the opportunity to develop basic language skills.

    Click here to 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:

    1. Physical Activity: Programs that stress the development of fundamental movement skills and sport skills that permit a child to move confidently and with control.

    2. Arts and Exploration: Programs that allow children to develop their creativity and express themselves through a variety of visual and performing arts.

    3. Literacy: Out of school programs that support school BC curriculum.

    4. Leadership: Programs that include topics like communication skills, group dynamics, self-awareness and teach life and leadership skills.

    5. 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.

    6. Resources for Children, Youth and Families: Connections to information and services that support families.

    7. Health and Wellness: Programs and services that support healthy child youth and family development.

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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