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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

November 29, 2017
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on November 28, 2017 by clicking here. The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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Updates and Information on Catchment Areas and Programs of Choice

November 30, 2017
​Update on Proposed Changes to Catchment Areas and Programs of Choice Locations (December 14, 2017)
The school district presented proposals on changes to catchment areas and Programs of Choice locations at public information sessions two weeks ago with a request for written feedback on those proposed changes. The feedback received was passionate...
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Building Stronger Communities Through Partnerships

November 29, 2017
School District 43's Board of Education has approved the sale of a small piece of unused land to the City of Coquitlam to support several school improvement projects at schools in Coquitlam benefiting both students and the community-at-large.  
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Building Stronger Communities

November 15, 2017
​We want to hear from members of the community as we seek to make improvements and provide benefits to multiple school sites in Coquitlam, including Glen Elementary and Centennial Secondary. To do so, SD43 proposes to sell the surplus 1.2 acres of land at 3064 Glen Drive to the City of...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

November 08, 2017
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on November 7, 2017 by clicking here. The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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SD43 Board of Education Election Outcomes

November 08, 2017
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) wishes to congratulate Trustee Kerri Palmer Isaak (Anmore/Belcarra) on her re-election by acclamation as Chair and Trustee Michael Thomas (Port Coquitlam) on his election as Vice-Chair of the Board of Education at the November 7, 2017 public board meeting. Trustee Thomas also served as Board Vice-Chair...
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Burke Mountain Schools Information Session

October 06, 2017
Burke Mountain Schools Information Session
Looking for information and updates about Burke Mountain schools? Attend the SD43 Information Session on: Thursday November 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30pm) Leigh Elementary (in the Gym) 1230 Soball Street, Coquitlam   The purpose of the information session is: To communicate background information...
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Ministry update on the Redesigned Curriculum

November 03, 2017
​Read an update from the Ministry of Education on the redesigned curriculum and its extended  transition period for grades 11 and 12.
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

October 26, 2017
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on October 24, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of...
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Coquitlam Continuing Education Open House November 9

October 23, 2017
Coquitlam Continuing Education (CCE)   is hosting an Open House on Thursday, November 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 380 Montgomery St. Coquitlam. CCE students may now take High School Credit courses tuition-free! Registration for Fall courses is now open at www.CE43.com
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

October 04, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on October 3, 2017 by clicking here .

The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

September 20, 2017
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on September 19, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and...
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Welcome Back Letter from the Superintendent

September 11, 2017
​Read the attached welcome back letter to parents from SD43 Superintendent, Patricia Gartland.  
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Students return to school on September 5!

August 31, 2017
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) welcomes everyone back to school on Tuesday, September 5. See the information, tips, and helpful links below to make your return to school as simple and smooth as possible. New to the district or have a child ready for kindergarten?  Ensure they are registered by contacting...
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Have a safe and happy summer break! School resumes on September 5.

June 30, 2017
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) welcomes everyone back to school on Tuesday, September 5. See the information, tips, and helpful links below to make your return to school as simple and smooth as possible. The final day of school for students before the summer break is Thursday, June 29. Classes are...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

June 28, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on June 27, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

June 07, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on June 6, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of our...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

May 17, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on May 16, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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New District Administrative Appointments

May 17, 2017
​See the attachment for the new District Administrative appointments effective July 1, 2017.
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

April 26, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on April 25, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of...
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SD43 Board Approves Positive Budget for 2017-2018

April 26, 2017
The School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Board of Education is pleased to announce it has approved the 2017-2018 budget which includes adding positions to enhance teaching and learning in classrooms and schools for all students. Guided by Directions 2020, the district’s strategic vision and goals, the Board of Education passed the...
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Letter from the Superintendent on new mobile-friendly ministry website

April 13, 2017
​Read the attached letter from SD43 Superintendent Patricia Gartland regarding the new B.C. Ministry of Education mobile-friendly website.
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SD43 Proposes to Eliminate Teacher Layoff / Recall Process for 2017-2018

April 11, 2017
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is proposing to eliminate teacher layoffs for the coming school year. SD43’s Board of Education and District Leadership Team have discussed a proposal to reduce or eliminate the teacher layoff / recall process within the limitations of each year’s budget framework. The District Leadership Team initiated...
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SD43 Board Eliminates Debt Adding to Positive Budget for 2017-2018

April 11, 2017
The School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Board of Education is pleased to announce it has eliminated its debt as of the end of this school year. This is ahead of schedule and contributes an additional $1.25 million to the annual operating budget for 2017-2018 and on an ongoing basis. The $10...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

April 05, 2017
​​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on April 4, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of...
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2017-2018 budget process begins

April 05, 2017
​You’re invited to be part of SD43’s 2017-2018 budget process. Information and consultation events take place April 11-25. To learn more please visit the 2017-2018 budget process page
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Have a safe and happy spring break! School resumes on March 27

March 10, 2017
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) wishes everyone a safe and happy spring break! Read important dates and other information here. The final day of school before the spring break is Friday, March 10. Schools are not in session during the spring break from March 13 to 24. The board office hours...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

February 22, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on February 21, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of our...
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Letter from the Superintendent

February 15, 2017
​Read the attached letter from SD43 Superintendent Patricia Gartland regarding the Supreme Court of Canada decision interim measures.
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

February 08, 2017
​​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on February 7, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements...
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SD43 receives $33.3 million for a new Minnekhada Middle School

February 08, 2017
​Today, Minister of Education Mike Bernier announced $33.3 million of funding for School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) to seismically replace Minnekhada Middle School in Port Coquitlam. Minister Bernier made the announcement at the site of the current school alongside the SD43 Board of Education Chair Kerri Palmer Isaak, SD43 Superintendent Patricia...
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Kindergarten registration opens January 31

January 26, 2017
​Kindergarten registration will be held from January 31 to February 2 in all elementary schools. The cross catchment application process will begin on February 3 at 9 a.m. and close on February 9 at 4:30 p.m. For more information on Kindergarten registration, click here . For more information on Cross...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

January 26, 2017
​SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on January 24, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and...
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Read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board

January 12, 2017
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on January 10, 2017 by clicking here . The Superintendent’s News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of...
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SD43 student experiment going to International Space Station announced

December 16, 2016
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is proud to announce that Grade 12 students Alexa Durand and Brenda Shen from Riverside Secondary School have been selected as the school district's finalists of the Student SpaceFlight Experiments Program (SSEP) for their proposal titled "The effect of microgravity on concrete used in building structures"...
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Have a safe and happy winter break! Students return to school on January 3

December 16, 2016
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) wishes all students, parents and employees a safe and happy winter break! Read important dates and other information here. The final day of school before the winter break is Friday, December 16. Schools are not in session during the winter break. The board office hours during...
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Community Consultation: Proposed Parcel Disposition at Leigh Elementary

December 16, 2016
​SD43 seeks community consultation on the proposed parcel disposition at Leigh Elementary School. As part of the Victoria Drive Improvement Project, the City requires an 1107.36m 2 strip of land at Leigh Elementary School to accommodate the construction of the new multi-use pathway, new street lighting, as well as some road...
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Season's Greetings from the Superintendent

December 13, 2016
Season's greetings from the Superintendent - see the attached PDF.​
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PISA results rank B.C. students among the best in the world

December 08, 2016
​ Read a letter from SD43’s Chair of the Board of Education regarding the PISA student assessment outcomes.
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10-12 Curriculum Timeline

November 29, 2016
​Read a letter from the Minister of Education regarding changes in the 10-12 Curriculum timeline.  
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New District Administrative Appointments

November 16, 2016
​See the attachment for the new District Administrative appointments effective February 1, 2017.
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Smiling Creek Elementary Construction Celebrated

November 16, 2016
SD43 celebrated construction and unveiled designs for the new Smiling Creek Elementary School on Burke Mountain at a special event on Thursday November 16. The event featured Education Minister Mike Bernier, Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Linda Reimer, Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, and SD43 Board of Education Vice-Chair Michael Thomas along with several...
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Delegation travels to Korea

November 04, 2016
Canadian Senator Yonah Martin (representing British Columbia), Chair of the Board of Education (SD43) Judy Shirra, Superintendent of Schools (SD43) Patricia Gartland, and City of Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart will be traveling to Korea with the aim to deepen Canada Korea relations through highlighting the legacy of Canada's Korean War Veterans; expanding...
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Update on RCMP warning of ‘virtual kidnapping’ scheme

August 12, 2017
Second Release - August 30, 2017  Surrey, BC: A joint task force has been created to address and coordinate information about an ongoing fraudulent scheme targeting Chinese foreign nationals in the Lower Mainland.

In July 2017, a telecommunication fraud trend targeting Chinese foreign nationals emerged in the Lower Mainland. Numerous incidents...
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SD43 unveils Directions 2020

September 13, 2016
(September 13, 2016) - The Board of Education of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is proud to unveil Directions 2020, a strategic vision to guide the district. It is the fulfilment of the Learning Without Boundaries strategic framework created by the school district through consultation with and feedback from several thousand...
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Welcome back letter from Superintendent

September 09, 2016
Read the attached welcome back letter from SD43 Superintendent, Patricia Gartland.
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Message from the Minister of Education

September 06, 2016
Read the attached  welcome back to school letter from Minister of Education Mike Bernier.
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New Student Registration

August 11, 2017
On Tuesday, September 5, over 32,000 students in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody (including the villages of Anmore and Belcarra) will be returning to school. School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) welcomes all students and wishes all of them the very best for the year ahead.

If you are new to the...
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Letter to Parents and Guardians from the Provincial Health Officer

June 19, 2017
Please read the attached letter to parents and guardians from the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, regarding talking to youth about substance use.

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SD43 Extreme Inclement Weather Update

January 05, 2017
​Please read the attached extreme inclement weather update letter from SD43 Superintendent Patricia Gartland.
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Winter Weather Is Coming - Be Prepared

December 04, 2016
​​Prepare for winter weather by reading these SD43 inclement weather procedures.
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SD43 Board Chair and Vice-Chair Election Results

November 29, 2016
​School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) wishes to congratulate Trustee Kerri Palmer Isaak on her election as Chair and Trustee Carol Cahoon on her election (by acclamation) as Vice-Chair of the Board of Education.  Both Trustees were elected at the November 29, 2016 public board meeting after former Chair Judy Shirra declined to...
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Students return to school September 6

August 26, 2016
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) welcomes students back to school on September 6. See the information, tips, and helpful links below to make your return to school as simple and smooth as possible. New to the district or have a child ready for kindergarten?  Ensure they are registered by contacting your...
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New Student Registration

August 15, 2016
On Tuesday, September 6, over 31,000 students in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody (including the villages of Anmore and Belcarra) will be returning to school. School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) welcomes all students and wishes all of them the very best for the year ahead. If you are new to...
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SD43 Summer Hours

July 11, 2016
During July and August schools are not in session and the school district main office and schools provide limited or no services. The SD43 main office will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday and closed Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays and offering limited services during these...
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New District Administrative Appointments

May 20, 2016
See the attachment for the new District Administrative appointments effective July 1, 2016.
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School Calendar Public and Partner Group Survey

May 05, 2016
Parents/Guardians and SD43 staff: In preparation for future school years, we are asking for your feedback on our proposed calendars for the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years. Below are two links, one is to our district website that has the proposed calendar and the other link is to an online...
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SD43 Board Approves Budget for 2016-2017

April 27, 2016
The School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Board of Education is pleased to announce it has approved the 2016-2017 budget. Read the attached announcement.
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Minnekhada Middle Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) Consultation: Survey and Open House

April 11, 2016
In anticipation of Provincial approval and funding for the seismic replacement of Minnekhada Middle School, we are consulting with stakeholders through both a survey and an open house. Participants are asked to provide feedback to School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) regarding the Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) development for this school.   Please visit the following...
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Framework for Enhancing Student Learning at SD43

April 11, 2016
The purpose for the School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Framework for Enhancing Student Learning is to engage learning communities in an authentic and collaborative dialogue to enhance learning for every learner.   Please read the attached document to learn more about the process and timeline.      
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Emergency Preparedness Practice

March 10, 2016
SD43 schools will be practice a school emergency preparedness student release during the week of May 2 – 6, 2016. See attached letter for completed details.
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Virtual tour of future elementary school

February 02, 2016
Enjoy this architect’s rendering virtual tour of the future elementary school in Coquitlam’s Smiling Creek neighborhood of Burke Mountain in Coquitlam, B.C.   This joint elementary school, field and park site is a partnership between School District No. 43 (Coquitlam), the City of Coquitlam, and the B.C. Provincial Government. The 3,700-square-metre two-story...
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Coquitlam Science Expo 2016

January 21, 2016
The City of Coquitlam is offering a great opportunity to students in grades 3-12.  In celebration of the City's 125 birthday, the Coquitlam Library is offering a science expo that is open to students.   Application date is Friday April 1, with the expo date being held on Thursday May 12th....
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Find Your Fit - Career Exploration Event

January 11, 2016
The WorkBC Find Your Fit Tour is an interactive student based event, generally for middle school-aged children, taking place at the two middle schools below from 3:15pm - 7:00pm for students and parents.

Pitt River Middle School
DATE: January 19, 2016
TIMES – Parents and Families:  3:15pm-7:00pm   Como Lake Middle...
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Blakeburn Open House on Detached Addition

December 30, 2015
See attachment for details on an Open House on the Blakeburn Elementary School Detached Addition...
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Information for Parents & Guardians on Foundation Skills Assessment

December 16, 2015
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is proceeding with district participation in FSA, in accordance with the School Act. Within the school district, four sources of student assessment data help to inform the decisions of the Board of Education regarding student achievement. Each year, student assessment information is collected from classroom teachers,...
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​Season's Greetings from the Superintendent

December 14, 2015
​Season's greetings from the Superintendent - see the attached PDF.
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SD43 Board Chair and Vice-Chair Election Results

December 14, 2015
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) wishes to congratulate Trustee Judy Shirra on her election as Chair and Trustee Michael Thomas on his election as Vice-Chair of the Board of Education.  Both Trustees were elected by acclamation at the December 8, 2015 public board meeting.
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Port Coquitlam School Design Wins Prestigious Award

December 10, 2015
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) and design partner Perkins+Will Architects are pleased to announce that the design of École Pitt River Community Middle School in Port Coquitlam has received the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Merit Award from the Architectural Institute of BC. Established in 1920, the Architectural Institute of...
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Funding received for a new elementary school on Burke Mountain

November 30, 2015
Today, Minister of Education Mike Bernier announced $20.5 million of funding for School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) to build an elementary school in the Smiling Creek neighborhood of Burke Mountain. Watch a video here.   Minister Bernier along with school district Board Chair Judy Shirra, Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Linda Reimer and...
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Non-instructional Days for Redesigned Curriculum Training

November 19, 2015
Read the attached letter to parents about non-instructional days for redesigned curriculum training.
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Extreme Weather Closure Information

November 18, 2015
Schools are not routinely closed due to snow or other inclement weather conditions. All schools in School District 43 (Coquitlam) will remain OPEN, if at all possible, during winter weather, including snowfall.   However, on occasion, a district-wide or partial-district closure is required due to extreme weather. Partial-district closures affecting individual...
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SD43 Smiling Creek School Update

November 06, 2015
Please see attached file below for an update from the School District 43 Board of Education on an elementary school in the Smiling Creek neighbourhood.
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SD43 Letter to Select Standing Committee on Finance & Gov't Services

October 27, 2015
SD43 presented the attached letter to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services at an oral presentation to advocate for added funding for our district.
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Update on the Mountain View Co-op Housing Complex Fire

October 08, 2015
Port Moody Fire Rescue responded to an apartment fire at the Mountain View Co-op Housing Complex at 900 Clarke Road in Port Moody shortly after noon on October 7, 2105. Impacted residents were transported by bus to the Kyle Community Centre at 125 Kyle St. in Port Moody where emergency services...
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Welcome Back Letter from Superintendent Gartland

September 16, 2015
Please read the attached letter below from Superintendent Gartland welcoming everyone back to the new school year 2015/16.
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SD43 Year End Financial Position for 2014/15

September 16, 2015
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is pleased to announce a stable budget overall for the 2014-15 fiscal year, with a slight positive balance of approximately 1.3% of the total overall budget of $284 million. Budget variances within 2% are considered to be within business norms and the expectations of the Ministry...
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New Curriculum - Letter from the Minister

September 02, 2015
Parents and students in School District 43, the BC Ministry of Education has announced a three-year plan to transition to a new curriculum. Please read the attached letter below from Minister of Education Mike Bernier, and view the Timeline for Change graphic also attached below.   Over the coming months more...
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Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

August 14, 2015
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is offering you the opportunity to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.   Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance provides protection against unexpected costs arising from accidental injuries.   The program is especially...
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School Registration Information for Fall 2015

July 22, 2015
For registration at any grade level you will need to contact your catchment school during the first week of September.    To determine the school designated for your catchment area, please access our School Locator tool. Simply type in your street name and follow the instructions.  Registrations beyond September may result...
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Smiling Creek Elementary Open House and Neighbourhood Learning Centre Consultation Presentation

June 26, 2015
On June 24th, SD43 hosted an Open House and Neighbourhood Learning Centre Consultation for Smiling Creek Elementary. The goals of this evening were to share: our collaborative work with the City of Coquitlam on this joint school/park site, a summary of the conceptual design process so far and next steps, and...
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Burke Mountain (Smiling Creek Neighbourhood) New Elementary School Open House and NLC Consultation

June 23, 2015
In anticipation of Provincial approval and funding for a new elementary school on Burke Mountain in the Smiling Creek neighbourhood, School District No. 43 would like to invite the community to an Open House and Community Consultation.

Our goals are to share:

The results of the Neighbourhood Learning Centre programming consultation process...
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Thank You Letter to Burke Mtn Community Members

June 23, 2015
Please see attached letter from the Board Of Education
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Burke Mountain School Site Announcement

June 17, 2015
In an unprecedented partnership between School District 43, the Government of British Columbia, City of Coquitlam and private partner Wesbild, land is secured to accommodate five new schools for the fast-growing Burke Mountain community.  See attached news release for more information.
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Burke Mountain School Sites - Public Presentation

June 17, 2015
On June 16, 2015 SD43 hosted a public information session providing updates on future school sites in the Burke Mountain area. Attached is a copy of SD43's presentation.
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Letter to Minister of Education RE: Burke Mtn School Sites

June 17, 2015
On June 16th, Judy Shirra, Chair – Board of Education School District 43 (Coquitlam); Douglas Horne, MLA – Coquitlam-Burke Mountain Riding; Richard Stewart, Mayor – City of Coquitlam; and Kevin Layden, President and CEO – Wesbild Holdings Ltd, signed the attached joint letter to Education Minister, Peter Fassbender regarding school sites on Burke...
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Request for Proposal - RFP 15-36S Food Service Operation Contractor

June 12, 2015
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
RFP 15-36S
FOOD SERVICE OPERATION CONTRACTOR

The Board of Education of School District No 43 (Coquitlam), hereinafter referred to as (the “Board” or “School District”), is collecting submissions from qualified and experienced food service contractors able to provide all labour, materials, food, equipment, supervision and the means of...
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Burke Mountain (Smiling Creek) Elementary Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) Survey

May 28, 2015
In anticipation of Provincial approval and funding for an elementary school on Burke Mountain in the Smiling Creek Neighbourhood, School District No.43 would like to ask you to fill out this survey so we can receive your suggestions and feedback regarding the development of the Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) for this...
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Community Information Session on Burke Mountain School Sites

May 27, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Information Bulletin Community Information Session on Burke Mountain School Sites   COQUITLAM, BC, May 27, 2015 – Members of the community are invited to attend an information session regarding future school sites on Burke Mountain.   The session will be hosted by School District 43, along with participation...
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SD43 Organic Waste Recycling Awareness Poster Contest Winners have been Announced

April 22, 2015
In honour of Earth Day 2015, Coquitlam School District is pleased to announce the winners the SD 43 Organic Waste Recycling Awareness Poster contest. The elementary, middle and secondary level winning posters were chosen from hundreds of inspiring entries and assessed on design, creativity, and clarity of message. Each level entry...
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Organic Recycling Awareness Poster Contest Spring 2015

February 23, 2015
As of January 2015 a Metro Vancouver mandate established that all organic waste must be processed separate from other garbage waste. In response, School District 43 has implemented organic recycling procedures in all its schools across four municipalities to meet the Metro Vancouver requirements. To increase awareness around this, SD 43...
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Appointment of Gerald Shong as Assistant Superintendent

February 20, 2015
The Coquitlam Board of Education (SD43) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gerald Shong to the position of Assistant Superintendent. Gerald will be a vital part of the District Leadership Team and will share in the overall leadership and future direction of the School District. He will share in...
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Appointment of Mr. Paul McNaughton as Director of Instruction - Learning Services

February 20, 2015
The Coquitlam Board of Education (SD43) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul McNaughton to the position of Director of Instruction - Learning Services. Paul will be a vital part of the District Leadership Team and will share in the overall leadership and future direction of the School District....
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School District No.43 and the City of Port Moody Approve the Joint Use Field Agreement

February 18, 2015
School District No.43 (Coquitlam) and the City of Port Moody are pleased to announce that the Master Field Use Agreement between City Council and School Board Trustees has been approved for a term of five years by both parties.
Over the last few months, School District Staff and the City of...
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Progress on Burke Mountain

February 18, 2015
School District No.43 (Coquitlam) has been working collaboratively with the Ministry of Education, the City of Coquitlam and Wesbild to build schools in the Burke Mountain area that will meet the needs of the Burke Mountain community. This project has been a number one priority for the School District’s capital planning...
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2nd Quarter Financial Report - We are on Budget

February 18, 2015
Tonight the School District presented its 2nd Quarter Financial Report and is pleased to announce that we have balanced our operating budget and repaid our local capital debt. We are on budget for 2014 /2015, and are expecting a status quo budget for the 2015/2016 school year.
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Cross Catchment Applications will be Accepted on Feb. 6th at 9am

February 05, 2015
The Cross Catchment registration button will be added to the District homepage at 9am. Please refresh your browser at 9am to see the Registration button.
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The Como Lake Avenue Frontage of Parkland Elementary Offer has been Accepted

February 04, 2015
February 3rd, 2015 – The Board of Education of School District No.43 (Coquitlam) passed the Parkland School Site Surplus Land Disposal Bylaw and gave direction to staff to proceed with the sale of a portion of land to create eight single family residential lots along Como Lake Avenue frontage of the...
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Cross Catchment Opens on Friday February 6th

February 03, 2015
The cross catchment process opens on Friday February, 6th at 9:00 a.m.  If you will be registering using the on-line form, please remember to refresh the SD 43 webpage at 9:00 a.m. to view the on-line registration button, as the button can not be viewed until this time.
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Request for Daycare and Before/Afterschool Service Provider Eagle Mountain MIddle

January 30, 2015
The Board of Education of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam), invites Proposals from interested Proponents who are Licensed Daycare Operators for the use of Space equivalent to 3 separate licensed rooms located at Eagle Mountain Middle. The purpose is for the successful Provider to provide daycare, infant toddler care, preschool and...
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Cross-Catchment Information for Friday February 6th, 2015

January 16, 2015
Please refer to the attachment for the Cross-Catchment process.
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January 2015 Superintendent's Letter

January 15, 2015
Welcome back to the New Year! We have much to look forward to in 2015. Please see attachment for the full letter.
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Early French Immersion Registration Opens Jan. 15th, 2015 at 9am

January 14, 2015
Early French Immersion Registration Opens Jan. 15th, 2015 at 9am. Registration buttons will be added to the district homepage for parents to register their student. Parents are asked to refresh their browser at 9am to see the Registration buttons on the District homepage.    
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École Banting Middle School Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) Survey 2015

January 13, 2015
The École Banting Middle School Neighbourhood Learning Centres (NLC) is online and ready for students, parents, staff and community members to have a voice in the next École Banting Middle School. Please start the survey here: Banting NLC Survey This Survey is open until Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 11:59pm. Background...
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Graduated Adults Update for Spring 2015

January 06, 2015
COQUITLAM, BC – Jan.7, 2015 – On Thursday December 4, 2014, the provincial government announced that “beginning May 1, 2015, the Ministry of Education will no longer provide funding for tuition-free upgrading courses for adults who already hold a high school diploma”. In response to this announcement, Coquitlam Continuing Education (School...
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School District 43 is going Green!

December 16, 2014
“Food isn’t waste, so put it in its place” Starting January 2015, School District No.43 (Coquitlam) is joining Municipalities, public and private organizations throughout Metro Vancouver to reduce waste in local landfills. School District No.43 (Coquitlam) is taking action and enforcing the mandate of recycling all organic waste in all District...
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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS Foundation Skills Assessment

December 11, 2014
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is proceeding with district participation in FSA, in accordance with the School Act. Within the school district, four sources of student assessment data help to inform the decisions of the Board of Education regarding student achievement. Each year, student assessment information is collected from classroom teachers,...
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School District No.43 (Coquitlam) is pleased to announce the official opening of École Pitt River Community Middle School

October 27, 2014
Coquitlam, BC, Monday, October 27, 2014 - School District No.43 (Coquitlam) is pleased to announce the official opening of École Pitt River Community Middle School. The grand opening was held on Oct. 27, 2014. The Ministry of Education and the School District decided to build a replacement school for the City...
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Announcement: Patricia Gartland Named New Superintendent of Schools

October 22, 2014
October 21, 2014 ... Coquitlam, BC … The Board of Education of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is pleased to announce Mrs. Patricia Gartland as the new Superintendent of Schools effective January, 2015. Coquitlam School District enrolls over 30,000 students in 65 schools and serves the communities of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam,...
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Future Site Identified for Joint Elementary School and Park in Coquitlam

October 20, 2014
The City of Coquitlam and School District 43 have announced their intent to purchase land in the Smiling Creek neighbourhood as the future site of a joint elementary school and park.
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Replacement Banting Middle School announced for Coquitlam

October 09, 2014
VICTORIA – A new $22.5-million project agreement was announced today for the replacement of École Banting Middle School in Coquitlam under the Seismic Mitigation Program. École Banting is a dual track school with both French Immersion and English programs.
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Preparation Day - September 19th, 2014

October 07, 2014
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) has passed a motion to meet with the Ministry of Education to resolve the recent issue regarding teacher payment for the September 19th preparation day.
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School District No. 43 annual financial audit released: We are on budget

October 01, 2014
The Board of Education recognizes that Coquitlam school district and surrounding community has had a challenging year. After a robust community budget consultation in the Spring of 2014, the Board of Education welcomes the opportunity to share the results of its annual independent audited financial statements with the community. Each school...
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Sylvia Russell named Superintendent of Schools for the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District

September 29, 2014
The Coquitlam Board of Education and the School District Leadership team would like to congratulate Sylvia Russell on her selection as Superintendent of Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadow School District.
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Welcome Back to School - 2014/2015 school year

September 23, 2014
Superintendent Tom Grant issues a letter on behalf of the Board of Education welcoming everyone back. The Superintendent wishes students, parents, teachers, and staff a great year.
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Parent Letter - Schools Open Monday Sept 22

September 19, 2014
As a result of the agreement between the BCTF and BC government, schools will open for students on Monday, September 22nd.  Please see the attached letter from Superintendent, Tom Grant for further details.
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September 9th Board Meeting Cancelled

September 04, 2014
The Board of Education would like to advise the public that, as a result of the ongoing teacher labour dispute, the Public Board Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 9th has been cancelled.
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Letters to Parents re Sept 2nd, 2014 School Opening (Aug 29)

August 29, 2014
Translated versions of this important letter can be found by clicking here.
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Letter to Parents/ Guardians and Students Re: Sept 2 School Opening

August 25, 2014
Please see the attached letter to Parents/Guardians and Students from Superintendent Tom Grant regarding the provinicial education labour dispute and its impact on our September 2nd scheduled start of the school year.
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Aug 7 - Press Release: Put Students First Campaign

August 08, 2014
School District 43 Board of Education calls on the BC government and BCTF to Put Students First!
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Aug.8, 2014 - Open Letter to Minister Fassbender on Funding Shortfalls

August 08, 2014
School District 43 Trustees have written Minister Fassbender on issues related to the ongoing teacher dispute. To view the letter, click on the attached link.
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July 8 Letter to Education Minister Peter Fassbender - Funding

July 14, 2014
School District 43 Trustees have written Minister Fassbender on the issue of school district funding.  To view the letter, click on the attached link. 
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July 11 Letter to Education Ministry Peter Fassbender - International Education and September Opening

July 14, 2014
School District 43 Trustees have written Minister Fassbender on issues related to the ongoing teacher dispute.  To view the letter, click on the attached link. 
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7RFP No. 15-02S Child Minding Service Opportunity

July 11, 2014
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL No. 15-02S
Child Minding Service Opportunity at Montgomery and Vanier Centre, Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)   The Board of Education of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam), invites Proposals from interested Proponents including but not limited to Licensed Daycare Operators to provide child minding services to newcomer children age...
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Summer Learning 2014 Cancelled

July 08, 2014
Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Tom Grant regarding the cancellation of Summer Learning due to teacher job action.
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Teacher Strike Action Letter to Parents - June 26, 2014

June 27, 2014
Please view the attached letter from SD43 Superintendent, Tom Grant, for a Teacher Srike Action Update
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Important Announcement RE: Social Studies 11, English 10 and Sciences Humaines 11 Exams

June 23, 2014
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians, To ensure the quality and validity of marking for Grade 10 and 11 Provincial exams, the Ministry of Education has decided to alter sections of exams that students will have to complete.   ENGLISH 10 Students will complete multiple choice questions in Part A and B...
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Cancelled: June 24th Board Meeting

June 20, 2014
Given the uncertainty of negotiations at this time and in an attempt to be sensitive to the current labour dispute, the Board will cancel its Regular Board Meeting scheduled for  Tuesday , June 24.  Please continue to check the website for further updates on upcoming scheduled events and activities.
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Board of Education Letter to Minister of Education RE: Teacher Strike

June 19, 2014
Please view the attached letter from the Coquitlam Board of Education sent to the Minister of Education regarding the Teacher strike.
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BCTF Job Action Update - June 17

June 17, 2014
Please view the attached letter from SD43 Superintendent, Tom Grant, for information on provincial exams, final marks and other updates regarding BCTF Job Action.
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BCTF Job Action Update - June 16

June 12, 2014
BC teachers are engaged in strike action beginning Tuesday, June 17, 2104 and until further notice. We remain hopeful that the parties will resolve their differences at the bargaining table. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our parents and school communities during this time.
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BCTF Rotating Strike Action - Week 3

June 06, 2014
The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation has announced that its members will continue with rotating strike action throughout the Province of BC next week. School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) will be impacted on Friday, June 13, 2014. As a result of the strike action, teachers will not be reporting for duty on...
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BCTF Rotating Strike Action - Week 2

May 30, 2014
The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation has announced that its members will continue with rotating strike action throughout the Province of BC next week.  School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) will be impacted on Thursday, June 5, 2014.  As a result of the strike action, teachers will not be reporting for duty on...
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Information for parents during BCTF strike action - Issued May 25th

May 26, 2014
Please find attached the letter sent to all parents drafted by the Ministry of Education on May 25, 2014. 
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BCTF Rotating Strike Action

May 22, 2014
The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation has announced that its members will begin rotating strike action throughout the Province of BC next week. According to a May 20th BCTF News Release: “The rotating strikes will begin on Monday, May 26 and continue May 27, 28, and 29. All school districts will be impacted...
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RFP No. 14.26S RFP Land Value Capture Project Team

May 16, 2014
RFP No. 14.26S Request for Proposals Land Value Capture Project Team
Please be advised that there is an opportunity, Land Value Capture Project Team, for the Board of Education of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) as advertised on BC Bid website at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca

The Board of Education of School District #43(Coquitlam),...
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Notice for Parents: Before and After School Bussing

May 13, 2014
Please see the attached notice to parents regarding before and after school bussing changes for the 2014-15 school year.
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Kevin Cameron presentation cancelled

May 09, 2014
The 3rd of a three series event, which was to be held on May 15th, has been cancelled.
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Add sd43.bc.ca to your safe list

April 22, 2014
Some individuals are reporting that School District 43 e-mails have not reached their mailboxes. This problem is often due to spam and junk mail filters accidentally identifying email from @sd43.bc.ca addresses as spam. To ensure you are able to receive emails from us, please add sd43.bc.ca to your safe list, and/or contacts. If you are expecting...
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Annual Pension Seminar

April 04, 2014
Annual Pension Seminar for all members of SD43’s Non-Teaching Retirement Plan will be held in Centennial Secondary’s Theatre from 9:00 to 12:00 on April 12, 2014.
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Draft calendars approved

March 14, 2014
On March 11, 2014 the Board of Education approved three calendars for the next three school years. The draft calendar will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for approval. The Ministry finishes the approval process by the end of April.   View the calendars here.
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You Talk. We're Still Listening!

March 12, 2014
The Board of Education enhanced the budget process for the 2014-2015 year. We invite you to participate in the following survey in order to help the school district in determining whether this year's process was more or less assistive to members of the community in participating in the budget process. The...
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Request For Proposal - RFP No. 14-15S Surplus Space Opportunity

February 18, 2014
Request For Proposal
RFP No. 14-15S
Surplus Space Opportunity Invitation
The Board of Education of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam), invites Proposals from Proponents interested in leasing the property and improvements of College Park Elementary located in Port Moody, B.C. The intention is to secure a single, master lease agreement, up to five...
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District Spring Break Camps are now open for registration!

February 14, 2014
For more information on the camps and the Community Schools program, visit our Community Schools Program webpage.
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Parenting our Kids in the 21st Century - Presented by Kevin Cameron

January 27, 2014
School District No. 43 Safe Schools Task Force
An invitation to the School District Community
Parenting our Kids in the 21st Century
Presented by Kevin Cameron
Director: Canadian Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response Tuesday Feb. 4th from 7-9 pm
Coquitlam Alliance Church, 2601 Spuraway Ave, Coquitlam, B.C. The 2nd of a Three...
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Planning for Life After High School

January 21, 2014
The Family & Individual Support Program is pleased to present Planning for Life After High School on Feb 11 or 18, 2014.   This information evening is especially for parents who have a son or daughter in High School (aged 15 to 19) who has an intellectual/developmental disability.
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Learning Services information meeting for questions about secondary schools

January 15, 2014
There will be several information meetings for parents who have sons and daughters that have intellectual or developmental disabilities and will be transitioning to new schools in September 2014. Please see dates and locations below. The Family & Individual Support Program and School District 43 Learning Services are pleased to present:...
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Community Open House - New Moody Middle

January 07, 2014
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) will be hosting an Open House to review plans for our new Moody Middle School on Jan. 15, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.   As our “School of the Arts” in the “City of the Arts” attendees will receive information on: School Vision and Programming Plans on the...
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Coquitlam School District completion rates highest in Metro Vancouver

December 30, 2013
The results from the Ministry of Education’s Report on Student Achievement are in and School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) has topped the Metro Vancouver charts for Six Year Completion Rates for all students. Coquitlam topped the provincial charts for completion rates of Aboriginal students, at a 90% completion rate.
 
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Request For Proposal - RFP No. 14-13S Surplus Space Opportunity

December 12, 2013
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 
RFP No. 14-13S
Surplus Space Opportunity Invitation The Board of Education of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam), invites Proposals from interested Proponents including but not limited to Licensed Daycare Operators for the use of Space equivalent to two classrooms located at James Park Elementary.  If Proponent’s services are those...
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Cross Catchment Application Process 2014 - 2015

December 10, 2013
Parents can apply for a school outside of their neighbourhood catchment school. To do so you must complete a “Cross Catchment Application.” Placement is based on space availability.   Cross Catchment Process: Information on the cross catchment process can be obtained from the district website www.sd43.bc.ca.   The District is encouraging...
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Request For Proposal No. 14-12S - Surplus Space Opportunity

December 06, 2013
​REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
RFP No. 14-12S
Surplus Space Opportunity Invitation
 
The Board of Education of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam), invites Proposals from Proponents interested in providing a Before and After School Care Operation for the licensed use of a single classroom at Hazel Trembath Elementary located in Port Coquitlam.  This opportunity is...
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Update on the land management community consultation process

November 22, 2013
At the Jan. 14, 2014 meeting of the Board of Education the following motions were made and carried by the Board in regards to the Learning, Land and Neighbourhoods Community Engagement initiative: A portion of Parkland Elementary – motion to continue with the sale of the portion of land was made...
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Tri-Cities District Literacy Plan

June 19, 2013
2013-2014 Action Plan and Progress to Date  
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Bright Ideas Gallery June 2013

June 11, 2013
Featuring innovation in SD43 classrooms. This month's additions include: BYOT – the strategies, challenges and successes of running a Bring Your Own Technology classroom. Boat Designs –  taking a class from foundational discussions and experiments about what floats to creating working designs that students can actually ride across a pool. Smart Fashion...
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Moody Middle School Neighbourhood Learning Centre Community Consultation

April 17, 2013
The design process to rebuild Moody Middle is underway.  School District 43 is planning to include a Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) in its newly rebuilt school. NLCs bring together education and community services under a single roof.  Services may include child care programs, office space, health clinics, sports programs, family resources and...
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Budget Update from the Board of Education

April 12, 2013
At the April 16th Special Budget meeting of the Board of Education, proposed budget reductions were were presented by Superintendent Tom Grant, on behalf of the District Leadership Team. Previously, preliminary budget figures had been presented. For more details, please read the attached Proposed Budget Reductions, Budget Figures and view the Budget presentation....
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Bullying Prevention Series: Continuing the discussion

January 18, 2013
Tricities Joint Family Court & Youth Justice Committee wishes to continue the discussion at a series of 5 sessions that will run January 24 to March 7. Topics will include: Response to Audience Questions*
Bully Beware Workshop
Youth Perspective
Emotional Learning
Restorative Justice
Safe Schools
Gender Issues
Pre-Register on Eventbrite: www.bullyingpreventionseries.eventbrite.ca
For more...
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Planning for Burke Mountain

March 08, 2012
SD43 is planning for the future.
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In the Event of Snowfall Accumulations

November 17, 2011
On days of heavy snowfall, any school closures will be announced on this website page by 6:30 a.m. or as soon as possible. When checking back, be sure to hit Refresh to obtain any updates.
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What Do School Trustees Do?

September 22, 2011
When civic elections are held, voters also elect School Trustees to the Board of Education: http://www.sd43.bc.ca/Board/Pages/default.aspx

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

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