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Community Open House Start Time Change

October 10, 2019 2:56 PM

Please note that start time for the c’usqunela elementary community open house has been changed from 1:00 pm to 11:30 am. The open house is now scheduled to run from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 15 in the school gymnasium.

To attend this event, please RSVP to register@sd42.ca

11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
c’usqunela Elementary School (Gym)
24093 – 104th Avenue, Maple Ridge

 

c̓əsqənelə Elementary StrongStart Centre Opening Delayed

October 10, 2019 10:38 AM

Please note that the opening of the new StrongStart Centre at c̓əsqənelə Elementary has been temporarily delayed. We will post an update to the school district website and the c̓əsqənelə Elementary website as soon as an opening date has been confirmed.

In the meantime, parents are welcome to take their pre-kindergarten-aged children to nearby StrongStart Learning Centres at Glenwood Elementary, Eric Langton Elementary and Garibaldi Secondary.

For more information about StrongStart Learning Centres at the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District, please visit: https://www.sd42.ca/program/strongstart/

Community Open House: c’usqunela elementary

October 1, 2019 3:35 PM

Join us on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at a community open house to celebrate the opening of our new elementary school, c’usqunela.

11:30 am * – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
c’usqunela Elementary School (Gym)
24093 – 104th Avenue, Maple Ridge

Please RSVP to: register@sd42.ca

* Please note the community open house start time has changed from 1:00 pm to 11:30 am.

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New youth vaping education resources for parents

September 19, 2019 11:18 AM

The use of vaping products by youth and young adults is on the rise. To help parents have informed conversations with their children about the health risks of vaping, Fraser Health, BC Lung Association and Vancouver Coastal Health have created a package of resources and information.

You can download the Vaping Prevention Toolkit free from the BC Lung Association. The toolkit includes a Vaping Product Education for Parents Guide.

The guide includes tips on how to start conversations with youth, potential questions that parents may be asked by their child, and responses to each question.

In addition to this new toolkit, Fraser Health has online resources on these topics for parents at Fraserhealth.ca:

Global Climate Strike rallies

September 25, 2019 9:02 AM

Dear parents/guardians,

As you may know, Global Climate Strike rallies are being held across North America this upcoming Friday, September 27. These rallies are timed to coincide with the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York and are being organized online under the hashtag #FridaysForFuture.

In recent days, school districts have begun to acknowledge the likelihood of student participation in these rallies, and to formally offer their support for this call to action.

Here in the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District, personal and social responsibility is one of our key defining values. We are committed as a district to acting as responsible stewards within our community, and we seek to develop the leadership and citizenship capacity of all learners.

Over the past several years, we have encouraged our students to engage in various environmental sustainability initiatives and have been proud of their achievements in this area. In the last school year alone, student-led initiatives during our annual SD42 Energy Challenge resulted in energy savings of 43,624 kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity and 169 gigajoules (GJ) of natural gas – enough to power five residential homes for an entire year. This is extraordinary work. We have also seen an increase in the number of “green teams” in our schools, resulting in tangible, student-driven solutions that have had a measurable impact on our community.

As a district, we also recognize the importance of student engagement and student leadership in important issues that affect our communities. That said, the decision to participate in a climate rally should always be an informed one and should only be made after a thorough discussion within individual families. To learn more about the Global Climate Strike initiative, visit https://www.fridaysforfuture.org.

If after a family discussion your child chooses to attend a climate rally, we ask that you please notify the school of their absence. Students who participate in a rally will have an opportunity to make up any work they miss.

Our school district remains deeply committed to environmental sustainability and will continue to ensure that our students have many opportunities throughout the school year to take on a leadership role in this important area.

Sincerely,

Sylvia Russell
Superintendent

School Safety Notification System

August 30, 2019 11:04 AM

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 has developed a School Safety Notification System in collaboration with Ridge Meadows RCMP to keep students, staff and volunteers safe. While it is impossible to anticipate all eventualities, the notifications below are used as a guide to conduct these procedures effectively. (more…)

Updated timeline for opening c̓əsqənelə Elementary: September 25, 2019

August 16, 2019 3:11 PM

The opening of c̓əsqənelə Elementary will be delayed until September 25, 2019 to allow time for thorough testing of the new building’s mechanical systems. A short-term contingency plan is in place that will ensure the learning needs of all students are met and that disruptions for families are minimized. For more information, visit the school’s website.

 

 

UPDATE: Provincial Assessment Results

July 31, 2019 11:16 AM

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District has been advised that the Ministry of Education has now resolved the issue with student assessment marks and the revised student transcripts will be posted online today (July 31, 2019). (more…)

Immunization Status Reporting Regulation

June 15, 2019 11:26 AM

The BC government has approved the Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation requiring parents or guardians to report the vaccination status of their school-age children. This regulation comes into force on July 1 and public health units will begin implementation of the regulation in September of 2019. (more…)

Leading-edge mental health supports coming for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows students

July 17, 2019 6:55 PM

Press release: Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

Monday, July 8, 2019

Students in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District will have a clearer, easier-to-understand path to mental health and substance use services.

A “one care plan” approach is a new service delivery model being introduced in their school district.

Integrated teams will work closely with school and team-based primary care and specialized services providers to offer wraparound care to children, youth and their families. This means individuals experiencing mental health and substance use challenges and their families will no longer need to retell their stories to different care providers or search on their own for the supports they need. 

“For too many years, a fragmented and unco-ordinated system of care has left many families struggling to find the right mental health and addiction supports for their children before things reach a crisis point,” said Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. “Integrated child and youth teams are one way we are making it easier to connect children and youth to the right care, where and when they need it at school and in the community.”  (more…)

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