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January 18, 2023: Notice of personal information shared

January 18, 2023 7:47 PM

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District (SD42) is investigating and mitigating an incident involving the public release of the following information: first name, last name; school/department; district email address; student grade (K-12).

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DPAC Grade 8 registration online information night

January 15, 2023 9:30 AM

Do you have a child going into Grade 8 next year? The District Parent Advisory Council is inviting parents to join its annual secondary school online information session on January 26 (7 p.m.).

The Zoom portion is limited to the first 90 participants, however the presentation will also be broadcast live and saved on the DPAC YouTube channel for all to see.

Register in advance here: https://bit.ly/3iBcW1A

Watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3iAvWxd

SD42 invites you to our annual Trades Showcase

January 10, 2023 10:01 AM

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District invites you to attend our annual Trades Showcase. The event will feature panel discussions with industry professionals and former students followed by a trades fair and a dedicated breakout room for woman interested in exploring their options in the trades.

  • When: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
  • Where: Thomas Haney Secondary (23000 116 Ave, Maple Ridge, B.C.)
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Click here to register.

The Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows School District offers seven dedicated Trades Training programs in partnership with BCIT, KPU and VCC. In addition, we also reserve seats in programs that we cannot run directly at our facilities. This year we were able to offer 137 first year apprenticeship seats students in the district. 

SCHEDULE

  • Doors Open: 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Opening Remarks: 6 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • Industry Panel Q & A: 6:15 p.m.  – 7:15 p.m.
  • Trades Showcase / Meet the instructors: 7:15 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m.
  • Women in Trades Break out Session: 7:15 p.m.  – 7:45 p.m.

Note: Refreshments will be provided by our PC1 Culinary class. Corporate attendees are encouraged to bring any media/promotional material that you would like to share.

 

Info night: International Baccalaureate Program

January 9, 2023 4:19 PM

Garibaldi Secondary is hosting an information night for families interested in the school’s International Baccalaureate Program (Diploma Programme – Grade 11 entry). Additional information is below:

7 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Garibaldi Secondary School library

This information session is for grade 9 and 10 students and families.

Learn more about the International Baccalaureate Program.

A joint statement from the provincial government on Black Excellence Day

January 13, 2023 3:06 PM

Premier David Eby, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives Mable Elmore, and Minister of Education and Child Care Rachna Singh have released the following statement in honour of Black Excellence Day:

Today, we celebrate the many contributions of Black people and communities throughout our province.

The term Black excellence was born out of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. All too often, the achievements of Black Canadians and the ongoing civil rights struggle still go unacknowledged in our history books and school curriculum. When we celebrate Black excellence in our schools, workplaces and communities, our whole society benefits. When the voices and experiences of Black Canadians are amplified, all British Columbians benefit from powerful mentors they can look up to.

This is the second year our province has proclaimed Black Excellence Day and its part of our ongoing commitment to build a more inclusive, just and fair province. To meet our governments goal of serving all British Columbians equitably, we must reform the systems and structures that have disproportionately disadvantaged Indigenous, Black and people of colour since colonization.

We’re working to equip B.C.s young people with the skills they need to be actively anti-racist in their schools and communities. The K-12 Anti-Racism Action Plan will improve outcomes for racialized students and create a culture of belonging for all students and staff. It will include resources for the K-12 sector to understand and promote anti-oppressive systemic practices, such as improved school supports and greater skills and resource-sharing.

Black Excellence Day is an opportunity to learn more about Black role models in history and those who are actively making our province a better place today. We encourage everyone to join us in including and amplifying the voices and stories of racialized British Columbians in our daily lives. A more diverse and inclusive B.C. is a better B.C. for everyone.

Montessori information night held on Jan. 11

January 5, 2023 10:43 AM

Is Montessori right for your child?

Join our information night at Hammond Elementary (11520 – 203rd St., Maple Ridge) to learn more about this exciting SD42 program.

The event will be held at the school Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 between 7 and 8 p.m.

See our Montessori page for more information.

Information nights: Wheelhouse & Late French Immersion

December 30, 2022 1:36 PM

Information nights are coming up for the following district programs. Registration for both programs opens on the Parent Portal at noon on February 15, 2023.

For additional information about these programs and about the registration process, visit  https://www.sd42.ca/student-registration/.

WHEELHOUSE

Online Information Nights:

Thursday, January 12, 2023 (6:30 p.m.)
Preregistration required: https://bit.ly/3Wjg3tl

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 (6:30 p.m.)
Preregistration required: https://bit.ly/3BFCj8Z

Wheelhouse Program

The Wheelhouse is a classroom where Grade 6 and 7 students are both challenged and supported in becoming life-long learners and responsible citizens. Program highlights include the following:

  • Weekly field study days during which 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; 
  • A strong focus on building individual skills to be successful learners.

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 

Registration for The Wheelhouse opens online at noon, February 15, 2023. Registration will be via the Parent Portal. Please ensure you have created a Parent Portal account and have familiarized yourself with the platform well in advance of the registration date and time. To learn more about creating a Parent Portal account, please visit: https://parents.sd42.ca.

The program runs out of Alouette Elementary, 22155 Isaac Crescent, Maple Ridge. 

LATE FRENCH IMMERSION

Online Information Night:

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 (7 p.m.)
Preregistration required: https://bit.ly/3Fv95La

Late French Immersion

The SD42 Late French Immersion program is an excellent opportunity for students who want to learn a second language or are looking for a challenge. Students who are currently in Grade 5 are eligible to begin Late French Immersion in September 2023, at Golden Ears Elementary. This two-year elementary program continues at Maple Ridge Secondary School.

For more information about our French Immersion program, please contact Laura Brandon at 604.463.9513 or laura_brandon@sd42.ca.

Registration 

Registration for Late French Immersion opens online at noon, February 15, 2023, and closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 24, 2023. Registration will be via the Parent Portal. Please ensure you have created a Parent Portal account and have familiarized yourself with the platform well in advance of the registration date and time. To learn more about creating a Parent Portal account, please visit: https://parents.sd42.ca.

The Late French Immersion program runs out of Golden Ears Elementary (23124 – 118 Avenue, Maple Ridge).

 

December 16, 2022: Winter holiday message from Superintendent Harry Dhillon

December 16, 2022 3:26 PM

Dear families,

On behalf of the Board of Education and staff with the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District, I want to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. In the coming days, I hope you enjoy some much-deserved time with your family and loved ones and are able to take advantage of the joy and merriment the holidays have to offer.

Our school communities are looking forward to welcoming students back to their classrooms on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, after this well-deserved break.

Sincerely,

Harry Dhillon
Superintendent of Schools

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Transitioning to kindergarten and K registration info session

November 30, 2022 10:56 AM

SD42 DPAC, in collaboration with SD42 Early Learning, is pleased to announce an upcoming presentation: Transitioning to Kindergarten and K Registration Q&A information session.

Open to all parents, guardians and caregivers in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows registering a Kindergarten student for 2023/2024.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Virtually on Zoom and Live on YouTube

Free Zoom registration is required and is available to all parents/guardians of SD42. You must register in advance or you may not be able to access the Zoom portion.

Zoom Registration Link:

Transitioning to Kindergarten and K Registration Q&A Zoom Registration

The Zoom portion is limited to the first 80 registrants, but will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel with an option to also ask questions via YouTube chat:

SD42 DPAC YouTube Channel

Please feel free to share this on social media with other parent groups!!

Additional Information and Resources

Sibling Registration is the first phase and will open at noon on January 4, 2023.

Eric Langton elementary will be replaced with safer, expanded facility

November 22, 2022 3:03 PM

MAPLE RIDGE – Students, families and staff in Maple Ridge can look forward to a new and expanded Eric Langton Elementary school now that funding to replace the school has been approved.

“I’m proud of the work our government is doing to build safer schools, and work with school districts to find beneficial solutions to help meet the demands of enrolment growth,” said Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education and Child Care. “The new neighbourhood learning centre at the school will include child care space and is a great example of how schools are integrating services that benefit families.” (more…)

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