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Rescheduled: January 15 Board of Education Meeting

January 15, 2020 6:06 AM

Due to inclement weather, the January 15, 2020 public board meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The meeting will take place at the District Education Office, 22225 Brown Avenue, Maple Ridge.

Agenda packages for public board meetings are posted on the Monday before the meeting at http://www.sd42.ca/board-of-education/board-meeting-agendas/

Postponed: Wheelhouse Information Night

January 14, 2020 2:48 PM

The Wheelhouse Information Night scheduled for January 14 has been rescheduled to Monday, January 20 due to inclement weather. Details are below.

 

WHEELHOUSE
 
Information Nights:
7:00 pm
Monday, January 20, 2020 &
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
 
Alouette Elementary (portable classroom)
22155 Isaac Crescent
Maple Ridge
 
The Wheelhouse is a classroom in which grade 6 and 7 students are both challenged and supported in becoming life-long learners and responsible citizens. Some of the highlights of the program include:

Weekly Field Study Days where students learn outside the regular class setting;

A classroom of care and discovery that is well supported by staff, parents and community mentors;

Leadership activities that improve confidence, citizenship, and social responsibility;

Wheelhouse students are also part of the school district 1-to-1 program, where each student is assigned an iPad for use throughout the school year.
For more information, including a more in-depth look at the program, dates and times for student interviews, and details on how to become a Wheelhouse student, please visit The Wheelhouse online at https://wheelhouse.sd42.ca/.
 
REGISTRATION for The Wheelhouse opens online at noon, February 6, 2020. Registration link: https://bit.ly/2s2LEqG

Date Change: Grade 8 Registration Information Session

January 14, 2020 2:05 PM

The DPAC Grade 8 Registration Information Session scheduled for tomorrow night, Wednesday, January 15, has been moved to next Wednesday, January 22 due to anticipated inclement weather. The details are below:

DPAC GRADE 8 REGISTRATION INFORMATION SESSION
7:00 pm, Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Thomas Haney Secondary (Rotunda)
23000 – 116 Avenue
Maple Ridge, BC

Time Change: Public Board Meeting, January 15, 2020

January 13, 2020 1:49 PM

The time of the public board meeting for Wednesday, January 15, 2020 has been moved from 6:00 pm to 2:00 pm due to anticipated snowfall that evening. The meeting will be held at the District Education Office, 22225 Brown Avenue, Maple Ridge.

Information Nights: Wheelhouse, CyberSchool, Late French Immersion

January 10, 2020 3:05 PM

Information nights and online registration coming up for the following district programs: (more…)

Canadian Parents for French (CPF) Ridge-Meadows Chapter Presents French Immersion Parent Survival Night

December 11, 2019 10:35 AM

Learn new tips, strategies and practical advice on how to survive your first years as a French Immersion parent and, more importantly, how best to support your child. This presentation will be of particular interest to parents with children in Kindergarten through Grade 2.

Presenter: Sandra Turbide, Conseillère Pédagogique for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows School District
Location: Pitt Meadows Elementary Library, 11941 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
Date and Time: January 15, 2020 at 7 pm
RSVP: cpf.ridgemeadows@gmail.com

CPF Members Free, Non-CPF Members $10 at the door

Be sure to take advantage of education savings opportunities

November 25, 2019 3:50 PM

Education Savings Week is from Nov. 18 to 22, 2019.

Almost 80% of job openings in British Columbia over the next decade will require some form of post-secondary education.

Families can open a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) and the Government of British Columbia will deposit $1,200 into the RESP for their children. No additional money is needed to receive the $1,200 B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant. Families can ask their local financial institution if they are one of the 56 official promoters of the grant, and are urged to not be part of the 40% who leave this grant unclaimed.

The grant allows parents and families who may not be able to currently afford to put money aside to start a RESP. Studies indicate that children with RESPs are more likely to pursue higher education. Students can use the money to pay for their education expenses (e.g., books, tools, rent or transportation) in an apprenticeship program, a trade school, college or university.

Applications are open to eligible children between six and nine years old. Eligibility deadlines:

Children born in 2010 have until the day before their ninth birthday to apply.
Children born in 2011 have until their ninth birthday in 2020 to apply. 
Children born in 2012 have until their ninth birthday in 2021 to apply.
Children born in 2013 have until their ninth birthday in 2022 to apply.
Children born in 2014 can start applying on their sixth birthday.

The Government of Canada also offers eligible families with modest incomes up to $2,000 for each child’s RESP from the Canada Learning Bond. As well, the Canada Education Savings Grant matches RESP contributions up to a maximum of $7,200 per child. More information can be found at: www.Canada.ca/education-savings

Learn More:

B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant: https://www.gov.bc.ca/BCTESG

New Policy Approved: Provision of Menstrual Products to Students

November 25, 2019 9:15 AM

At its November 20, 2019 regular public meeting, the Board of Education approved Policy 9605: Provision of Menstrual Products to Students. The policy can be found online at https://www.sd42.ca/assets/media/9605-Provision-of-Menstrual-Products-to-Students.pdf

SD42 Board chairperson and vice-chairperson re-elected

November 21, 2019 10:19 AM

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education re-elected trustee Korleen Carreras as chairperson and trustee Elaine Yamamoto as vice-chairperson during its November 20, 2019 regular meeting. Both positions are elected annually.

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Requirements under BC’s new vaccination status reporting regulation

November 4, 2019 8:59 AM

Dear parents/guardians,

Please see the attached letter from medical health officer Dr. Ingrid Tyler regarding requirements under BC’s new vaccination status reporting regulation.

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