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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.