Wednesday, January 28th will be the latest you can submit an order for a personalized yearbook for only $50.00. If orders are received after this date, the yearbook will not be embossed with your child's name. Order forms are in the office.
There will be an important information session for parents who have children moving into secondary school for the 2015-2016 school year. Save the date for January 27, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Winslow Centre. For more information, please review the attached document. Good luck!
Anti-Bullying Day is fast approaching. Citadel Peer Facilitators came around to your classes to promote Terry Fox' t-shirt for this year's Pink Day. T-Fox's Leadership classes have designed new pink shirts with black text, "Stand Up to Bullying", with the hopes of raising awareness and money to provide needed funds to the Kidsport Program here in the Tri-Cities.
In case you missed it, there is an example shirt hanging in the main office window. You can also pick up order forms at the office. Order forms need to be returned to the school no later than January 30th.
A reminder to all grade 8 students interested in Honours at Riverside, you need to get your "Intent to Write and Permission" form to Karen by this Friday, January 16th, at noon.
Also, if you weren't able to make it to the Riverside Honours Info Night, Karen also has copies of the Honours application form available.
Extra copies of all these forms are outside Karen's office.
Just a reminder to all grade eight parents that there is an information meeting for the Riverside Honours Program Tuesday, January 13th at 7:00pm AT RIVERSIDE.
There are now 4 options for Honours: English, Socials, Science and Math. Students can apply for and write the exam for as many as they want.
Parents need to attend and pick up an application at this meeting.
Students are to attend a follow up meeting with Karen at Citadel, Wednesday, January 14th, in the library at lunch.
ATTENTION ALL GRADE 8 Students!
Are you interested in applying for HONOURS courses at Riverside? This year there will be four different course options - English, Science, Socials and Math. There is also an information night and an application form that you will need to fill out, as well as write an assessment.
Interested students need to attend a meeting this FRIDAY at LUNCH in the Library with Karen.
Attention all grade 8 parents - this is a reminder that there is a Grade 8 Parent Info night Tuesday, January 6, at 7pm in the library. It will be a chance for you to learn about some of the unique programs and courses offered in our district. See attached for more details.
Please review the attached document for detailed information about the various programs offered at the secondary level for students in School District 43 (Coquitlam). More information will be provided as schools begin to look ahead to the next school year and plan for a smooth transition for students into their programs of choice and/or feeder schools. Good luck!
Would Rahul Shrestha from Team Air and Noel Illing from Team Earth please see Karen at some point today. Congratulations, you are this week's EXTREME ELEMENTS!
Christmas is around the corner and the parent committee thought it is a great opportunity to let our teachers and support staff members know how much we appreciate them!
There will be a staff luncheon on Thursday, December 18th and we need the help of our parent community.
Please see attached notice. It can be turned in to the office.
Thank you for participating!
Foundation Skills Assessments will be completed between mid-January and early February. Please see the attached letter from Mr. Tom Grant, Superintendent, which outlines information about the testing for grade 7 students only required by the BC Ministry of Education. If parents would like to exempt their child from writing the test, please send an e-mail or written note to Mrs. Angst as soon as possible at email@example.com
. Thank you!
School District 43 is going Green!
“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 schools, buildings and locations. Bins are presently being rolled out, and staff and students are preparing for the changes. Important in the process is shifting behavior. To do this, the Board of Education is proud to support our “Organic Recycling Awareness Campaign”. In this campaign we will disseminate information via school newsletter, social media, digital creatives and scheduled “green focused” events. This campaign will focus on informing students, parents, staff and the community about the on-going effort our schools are contributing to this mandate.
Please watch for further information about organic waste recycling in your area. If you would like to volunteer to support your neighbourhood school with their green waste transition, please contact your school administrator.
The Family and Individual Support Program along with SD43 Learning Services are pleased to present an information session for parents who have children with intellectual and developmental disabilities entering middle school in September 2015. The event is on Tuesday, January 20 from 6:20-8:30 p.m. Please review the attached flyer for more information on how to register. Good luck!
Congratulations to Tanish Shah and Ryan Triggs from Team Earth, you are this week's EXTREME ELEMENTS! Please see Karen at some point today for your award.
Attention all Citadelians. What are you doing to get in the Christmas mood? Join the Peer Facilitators this Wednesday after school in the music room to watch the classic Christmas movie, Home Alone Two. The movie is completely free. Pop and popcorn will be sold for a dollar at the concession. All proceeds go towards future Peer Facilitators projects and events.
The movie starts at 3:15 and should be over by 5:15. See you there :-)
Congratulations to Ethan Chan and Jordan Sutherland, both from TEAM FIRE. You're this week's EXTREME ELEMENTS. Please see Karen to get your award!
A few weeks ago, a link was shared about how to incorporate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into family life outside of school. This time, try this link about how to incorporate SEL in an academic way into your daily lives as the holiday season pace picks up! What better way to combine some face-to-face conversation with your child while supporting two of our school initiatives (mathematics AND SEL! Good luck!
Attention all students. Marshmallow Mondays are back! Come in from the cold, and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa covered with marshmallows. The Peer Facilitators will be serving it up in the mornings from 8:00 until 8:30 and again at Nut Break for the following three Mondays. Cost is one dollar per cup. Come in, sit down, drink up and enjoy. See you there!
Proceeds go towards other Peer Facilitator projects and events in the school community.
At the recent PAC meeting, a link was shared for parents on talking about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) with our children. Please check out this link that highlights the 5 competencies of SEL and simple tips and suggestions for taking action as a family. Do you know what an "Affirmation Jar" is or who your child's trusted adult is at school? Visit parent toolkit.com at http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=3544A980-3375-11E4-8B640050569A5318
Congratulations to Manrico Pecchia from team Water and Mario De Greiff Meraz from team Air - you are this week's EXTREME ELEMENTS!!
See Karen after school to get your award!
Please note that the October meeting minutes have been added to the PAC folder under "Publications". Thanks for reading!
Watch the We Day Vancouver 2014 broadcast at 8E/5P on MTV!
Congratulations to Krisin Caktas from Team Earth and Ethan Michaud from Team Fire, you are this week's EXTREME ELEMENTS!
Please see Karen at Nut Break or after school for your award.
A special thank you to all parents and famliies that were able to make it out to our Interview event as well as our Open House event tonight. It was a pleasure having friends and family within the building discussing supportive ways to move student learning forward!
This is a reminder to parents to call the school and book an interview time with your child's teacher. Students will be dismissed early at 1:50 p.m. and interviews will run from 2-5 p.m. followed by an Open House from 6-7:30 p.m. starting in the gym. See you at the school! (Interim Reports were sent home last week Wednesday.)
Karen Kelt, PAC President, would like to invite parents to attend a presentation by the SSFS (South Side Family of Schools) featuring Don Lasell, at Riverside Secondary from 6:45-8:30 p.m. ($5 single/$8 couple) on November 20, 2014. Please see the attached flyer for more information. See you there!
Looking for something to do after school today? Come and watch Caroline! The Peer Facilitators are putting on this after school movie for staff and students. The movie is completely free. There will be pop and popcorn at the concession. Show starts at 3:15 and will be over by 5:00. See you there!
Don't forget - This Wednesday after school, the Peer Facilitators will be showing the movie "Coraline". The movie is absolutely FREE and open to all Citadel students and staff. Pop and popcorn will be sold at the concession with all proceeds going to future Peer Facilitator events.
The show starts at 3:15. See you there!
Do you like movies? Do you like pop and popcorn? If you're looking for something to do after school next week, come check out the Peer Facilitator's first of many AFTER SCHOOL MOVIE's for Citadel students.
In the spirit of Hallowe'en (and based on student input), we will be showing CORALINE next Wednesday after school in the music room. The show will run from 3:15 until 5:00.
The movie is absolutely FREE. Pop and popcorn will be available for a dollar each. Proceeds go toward other Peer Facilitators projects at the school. See you there!
A reminder to grade 7 boys involved in the GAME ON program, it starts today! Please meet in room 102 immediately after school.
Also a reminder to all girls participating in GO GIRLS, it also starts today. Please meet in room 109 after school.
Who are this week's EXTREME ELEMENTS?
Drum roll please...
Congratulations to Dante Pecchia of Team WATER and Danny Yu of Team AIR. You are this week's EXTREME ELEMENTS! Please see Karen at Nut Break or Lunch to get your award.
It is that time again when we are challenged to design a creative, expressive and meaningful Yearbook cover. The theme this year is "Citadel Turns 20".
Pick up a criteria sheet from the office, or check with your core teacher.
Entries are due Monday, October 27th, 2014. All entries will be featured in our yearbook, even if they are not chosen for the cover design. Get involved!
Attention all students. Do you think you are an EXTREME ELEMENT? Do you have what it takes to be nominated for this award? Get caught in the act of being an EXTREME ELEMENT, and you will get your name put in a draw for weekly prizes. Also, all weekly winners will get to participate in a monthly pizza lunch to celebrate their etreme awesomeness. Brought to you by the Peer Facilitators.
First draw this Thursday.
Ask your teacher for more details.
We are so excited about finally being able to offer this Big Brother sponsored and run program at our school.
If you're a grade seven guy interested in participating in the 8 week after school GAME ON program, see Karen and get your forms in ASAP. There are only two spots left!
See attached for more details.
The first Citadel PAC meeting of the year is coming up on Monday, October 20th and we'd love to see you there! Please join us at 7pm in the school library for coffee and a casual, informative meeting on what is happening in our school. Mrs. Speight and our new Vice Principal, Ms. Jung will bring us their report and we will be reviewing and voting on our new budget for 2014/15 school year. Please find the meeting agenda and June meeting minutes attached to this message. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Hope to see you there!
Citadel Middle PAC Chairperson
There will be an information session on Tuesday in the main foyer for all students in all grades interested in field hockey. We will be establishing our game schedule for 5 on 5 play on Fridays as well as practices at a new time. Come meet our new coach!
Attention all students: Do you have some great ideas for events or projects to do at Citadel? Do you enjoy contributing positively to people around you? Would you like to be a LEADER in creating a fun and welcoming school community? If so, then consider becoming a PEER FACILITATOR. Join this new and growing group that brought you last year's popcorn and movies, hot chocolate mornings, students gifts and more.
Our first meeting is THIS WEDNESDAY, October 8, during block 2 in room 109. See you there!
For more details, see Karen in the counselling area.
We are looking forward to welcoming students, families, support staff and teachers back to school on Monday, September 22nd, 2014.
Please look under “Publications” on our website for some information regarding opening day procedures.
Should you have specific questions, please contact Mrs. Speight (Principal) or Ms. Jung (Vice Principal) via email.
Wow! Who knew that giving our students the opportunity to choose a music elective would generate such excitement?
If you have not already done so, please complete the attched form and submit it to school asap to ensure that your son/daughter will be able to participate in the course of their choice!
As you may know, a student walkout being promoted by students for the morning of Wednesday, June 4, has received a significant amount of media attention.
Coquitlam schools will be in session and it is our expectation that students will be in class. We fully respect student voice and their legitimate right to share their concerns. However, if your teen is considering being part of the walkout please have a conversation with your teen that once off site there will be no supervision and the school district is no longer responsible for your teen. Parents and students should be aware of concerns regarding student safety.
Any Grade 8 student that has not yet handed in their permission form and $15.00, please do so as soon as possible. Citadel PAC requires the guest information.
Forms are available in the office if you require one.
A reminder to all students in grade 6 and 7, if you are interested in attending the full day Peer Mediation training with other middle school students in the district on June 5, see Karen asap. There are limited spaces available. If you have already picked up a form, hand it in by next week.
This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet other middle school leaders. It is also highly recommended if you wish to become a Citadel Peer Facilitator and/or Peer Mediator next year.
Permission form attached.
Anyone interested in joining the district mountain biking team should see Karen in the counselling area for further details, or - grab an information sheet from outside her office.
Rides begin April 30!!
DON'T FORGET - TODAY AFTER SCHOOL - The Peer Facilitators are bringing you another FREE movie event. "Now You See Me" is showing from 3pm - 5pm in the music room. Pop and popcorn will be sold at concession. All students welcome.
The Odyssey of the Mind Club will be having a pizza party tomorrow for all club members in our usual room. You won't need to bring a lunch, but please bring your own drink.
The "Love is LOUDER than Bullying" shirts are IN! Peer Facilitators will be coming around Monday, block seven, to hand out the shirts. If any students are away, tell them to come see Karen to get their shirts any time after block seven on Monday.
Sign up for a series of 4 workshops Wednesday mornings from February 12 - March 5.
Attention all grade 8's: Staff and students from the Jumpstart Secondary Program at Gleneagle will be presenting tomorrow (Wednesday January 29) at lunch in the library. Bring your lunch. Don't miss this opportunity to find out more about this unique Fine Arts program option for grade 9.
Attention all grade 8 students and their families. There is a hard copy of important upcoming dates regarding secondary programs posted on the STORM BOARD. Karen and your teachers also have copies. If you would like your own copy, visit the "grade 8 info" section of the Citadel counselling website. Parents are reminded of the upcoming Secondary Program Info Night happening Monday, January 13, at 7pm in the Citadel library.
An event organized by BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services in partnership with the Vancouver Canucks.
It is a free, one-day workshop for youth (13-18) in BC to learn about mental health and engage in fun activities and thoughtful dialogue. Balancing Our Minds 2014: Tools for Youth Wellness will be hosted at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Attention all Grade 8 students: There will be an information session on the Inquiry Hub program next Monday, January 13, at lunch in the library. Bring your lunch. The Inquiry Hub is a Secondary Program option for students who share a passion for knowing and investigation and have an interest in using technology to seek answers to their questions. If this interests YOU, come to the info session or speak with Karen or your teacher for more details.
This information session is for students only. Please contact Inquiry Hub directly to find out when the parent session is.
"Smart, but Scattered" workshop. Please see flyer to sign up.
Attention all Citadelians! On Tuesday, December 17, after school, the Peer Facilitators will be showing a FREE movie for all Citadel students. You will also be able to by popcorn and pop to enjoy with the show. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" will start promptly after school in the music room at 3pm and will run to approximately 4:30. See signs around the school for more details.
The Safe Schools Task Force has 2 more presentations with Kevin Cameron, titled "Parenting our Kids in the 21st Century": Feb. 4th (Coquitlam Alliance Church) and May 15th (Charles Best) from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Please find attaached an important information sheet about this year's Club Day, including registration process and club offerrings.
DPAC43 invites all interested parents, educators, staff and community members to an evening of thought provoking presentations and conversation.
We will consider some big ideas in education and schools, discuss what these ideas mean in real, every day ways and learn from each other
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Place: Gallery Room, Winslow Centre – 1100 Winslow Ave, Coquitlam
Time: 6:30-9 p.m. (doors open at 6)
Register online at: http://dpac43parentorientation.eventbrite.ca to reserve your seat.
Any grade 7 or 8 interested in training to become Citadel Peer Facilitators, otherwise known as Storm Patrol, should attend a brief meeting at lunch this Tuesday in room 109. See Karen Leeden, counsellor, if you are interested but cannot make the meeting.
Just a reminder that the cafeteria is now open for nutrition break and lunch every day!
Attention all grade 7 and 8 students! This year's training for new STORM PATROL recruits begins on October 8th. If you are interested in becoming a part of this growing group of amazing students, pick up an application form from outside Karen Leeden's office (in counselling area), or print off the attached form. There will be a brief meeting next Tuesday at lunch in room 109 for anyone interested.
See Karen if you have any questions.
My Terry Fox Memory is from the year that Mrs Fox came to the school I was working at to say thank you for remembering Terry and continuing his legacy in the community. She was so happy that all the students and staff took such pride in running and raising money in memory of her son and in helping to find a cure for cancer. I remember Mrs Fox being brought to tears by the overwhelming support of evryone in the school community when we presented her with the fundraising cheque. She was so appreciative of everyone's efforts. I have to say that she is truly one of the most remarkable people I have ever had the honor of meeting in my life.
My Terry Fox Memory – Mrs. Speight
I was teaching a Grade 3 class at Porter Elementary School in Coquitlam in 1980 when Terry Fox announced his intention to run across Canada to increase our awareness of and to raise funds for cancer research.
My Grade 3 students were so excited to follow Terry’s journey because in Grade 3 we study the geography of Canada. From the time that Terry dipped his toes in the Atlantic Ocean on April 12th, we followed his journey from province to province. We traced his route on a big map in our classroom, and the boys and girls brought in newspaper and magazine articles to discuss during current events. We hung the clippings up on a gigantic bulletin board in our classroom and marveled at his strength and determination.
It was a sad day when we returned to school in September to learn that Terry had to stop his run. Although my students had moved on to Grade 4, they came back to our classroom to share their sadness and disbelief.
Terry’s bravery inspired Canadians young and old. I am proud that his legacy lives on today.
There will be a Red Cross Babysitting Course held at Citadel on Friday, September 20th, 2013 (Pro D Day) from 8:30am-2:30pm. Cost is $63.00 total.
You can register online, or registration forms are available on the front bulletin board or from Renee, our Youth Worker.
Register early, don't miss out!
ALL Choir students should attend our FINAL PRACTICE of the year at lunch on Monday, June 10th. The concert is on June 11th and it is extremely important that everyone attend the Monday lunch rehearsal.
This is the last week of library book circulation. All books must be returned beginning Friday. Please check your lockers, desks and home to bring your library books back. Thanks!
Peer Facilitators: If you haven't got your shirt yet, bring your 10 dollars to Karen ASAP.
Attention all students. Look out for Citadel's new STORM PATROL during NUT break and lunch. STORM PATROL is a group of students that will be available to help other students with just about anything. Just come ask us! You will know it's us by our light blue shirts with our logo on the back. See you out there!
Congratulations to the Grade 7 Badminton Team for an amazing performance at the District Tournament held at Moody Middle School last night. We had a boys and girls pair who finished in the top 4 in their respective categories.
Mr. Pather and Ms. Evans would like to thank the entire team for a wonderful season and encourage each and every member to continue practice and improve their skills for next year!
In our Publications section to the right you will find our school calendar for the 2013-2014 school year. A copy will also be included in our June newsletter.
There is a little less than 2 weeks until the final music concert of the year. There are only 2 Wednesday practices left! All choir students should plan to attend lunch and afterschool rehearsals the first week of June. Isabelle Trainor, Hira Lalani, Jenna W., Sarah McCrady, Yinling, Jamie Son, Jessica Kim, Vivian, Stefanie Garrett, Esther Kim this means you too!
We briefly experienced a power outage this morning, but power is back on at the school. We will provide further updates as needed.
Attention all Peer Facilitators:
You must attend this Wednesday's class. There will be important information regarding the upcoming schedule. Also, make sure to bring 10.00 for your t-shirt!
Are you ready to do the Du? It's only 4 sleeps away. Whether you are participating as a team or individual it is time to plan your superhero costume and prep those bikes. Check brakes, air pressure and don't forget all superhero's wear helmets. Only 4 more sleeps!
Our team was amazing last night at the District Grade 8 Tournament held at Moody Middle. Notable mentions go to Anson Wu and Clarence Liu who placed second overall for boys. The pairs of Cynthia Wang, Wendy Feng and Mitche Frers and Mindy Wu also made the semi-finals in the girls category.
Our practice for this evening is cancelled. Our last practice will be held on Tuesday with the Grade 7 District Finals on Wednesday at Moody. Please check the roster posted on Mr. Pather's door.
Please see the Staff Appreciation Notice in our Publications to find out how you can help out with the Staff Appreciation break on May 27th, or luncheon on June 14th.
We are still missing a number of track and field jerseys. Please return them to Mr. Raz a.s.a.p.
Attention all grade 8 students: Get your leaving ceremony forms in by Friday, May 24th to be eligible to win a $30 Cineplex Gift card! Don't delay, turn it in today!
Choir students, chocolate fondue and singing too. Because there is no school on Monday or Tuesday, Wednesday will be the only rehearsal this week. Please make every effort to come on Wednesday afterschool! Solos / duets to be confirmed.
Reminder to Grade 8's that our tournament is on Wednesday May 22nd. We have an early dismissal on this day for 2:30. Please meet in front of the office on time and in strip. Team Roster has been posted on Mr. Pather's door.
Thank you all coaches and parents that help at the district track and field meet yesterday. Our team demonstrated great sportsmanship and team spirit throughout the day. Please return your jerseys to Mr. Raz a.s.a.p. It does not need to be washed.
Practice today (Thursday) afterschool.
There will be one final practice session for the GAUSS math contest on Wednesday this week. A reminder that students who have not yet attended two sessions, need to do so. Please bring your pencil and calculators.
No practice on Tuesday. Grade 7's going to the District Tournament Tuesday at Moody Middle are asked to get an early dismissal and meet outside the office at 2:30 to arrange rides. Team roster is posted on the door to Mr. Pather's room.
Just a reminder to all track and field athletes competing at the district championships next Wednesday, make sure you check the list outside room 206 for your events. You must pick up a district permission form from Mr. Raz at nutrition break and return it to him by tomorrow (Friday). If you did not make the district team and you still have a track jersey, please return it to Mr. Raz today at nutrition break.
The library will be closed at lunch today (Thursday) for a Battle of the Books celebration, sorry for the inconvenience. BoB students, please bring yourselves and your money to Ms. Percevault in the library.
A reminder to all track and field athletes; please check the list outside room 206 today at nutrition break today to see if you made the team for the district championships. If you made the team, you will need to pick up a permission form from Mr. Rasmussen in room 206 at nutrition break today.
Practice session for GAUSS math contest will be today (Wednesday) in the library at lunch. Please bring your lunch, pencil and calculator with you.
Practice tomorrow (Tuesday) afterschool. We'll need to arrange teams and drivers for our match versus Maillard.
Congratulations to our track and field athletes that participated at the mini meet yesterday at Minnekhada. If you signed out a track jersey, please keep it until after the districts. Your coach will be selecting district teams over the next few days. On May 8th, the district team will be posted outside Mr. Raz's room.
A reminder to all participants attending the mini meet today at Minnekhada, please meet in P.E. strip at 2:50 p.m. in the cafeteria for rides.
Practice session for GAUSS math contest will be on Thursday this week in the library at lunch. Please bring your lunch, calculator and pencil with you. Remember that in order to take the contest, you must come to at least two sessions. Please see Ms. Percevault if you have a conflict in your schedule.
Practice tomorrow (Tuesday) afterschool.
Aa reminder to our javelin throwers; javelin has been added to the mini meet next week.
Congratulations to our track team that participated yesterday at Maple Creek. Great sportsmanship! Thank you to all parent drivers. The mini-meet next Wednesday will be at Minnekhada.
Tsunami team students need to go to their enrolling class after reach today.
All members of the Debate Team need to meet in Ms. Shaw's room (212) tomorrow, Friday, April 26th at lunch. Please bring your smiles because we need a group picture. Thank you!
Our Championship Odyssey of the Mind Team is raising funds to attend the World Championships in Michigan after winning gold at the Provincials for the third time in a row! Well done team! They are holding a bottle drive on Saturday May 4th from 9:00-3:00 at Castle Park Elementary School, so please help out the team if you are able to contribute to this great cause. See our newsletter for more information on the team.
Our PAC fund-raiser clothing drive drop-off for the grade 8 leaving ceremony is tomorrow, from 7:30-9:00 a.m. We are accepting donations of gently used clothing and household items (see complete list in Publications), and request whenever possible that full garbage bags be dropped off, to the front of the school. We thank everyone in advance for their support.