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.
A reminder to all track and field participants; If you are attending the meet today at Maple Creek, you need to meet in the cafeteria at 2:50 p.m. for rides. Make sure you are in proper P.E. strip before 2:50 p.m.
GAUSS math participants! Practice sessions begin this week. Our first session will be Wednesday (today) at lunch in the library. Please bring your lunches, pencil and calculator with you. Our next sessions will be on Thursdays until the contest date. More details will be available at our first meeting.
We have another Red Cross Babysitting Course on Tuesday, May 21st here at Citadel. The Registration information and form can be found in our Publications section.
Badminton Club- Practice tomorrow (Tuesday) afterschool. We need to arrange drivers for our game against Maple Creek on Wednesday.
ALL choir students please come to the Music room at lunch Monday and Tuesday so that we can prepare for the Talent Show on Thursday. It is important that all members be there. Special reminders to: Yinling Chan, Hira Lalani, Sarah McCrady, Isabelle Trainor, Kelsey Vance, Jenna W, Vivian, Steffanie Garrett, Cassidy Yu and the afterschool troupe!!!! See you in the music room TODAY!!!!!
All talent show performers there is an important meeting Tuesday at lunch time. We will meet in Mr Kings room, 215. All Talent show groups must have at least one member present to particpate Thursday.
There is an important track and meeting today at nut break in room 206. We need to confirm rides for the mini meet this Wednesday at Maple Creek.
If anyone is interested in joining the Mountain Biking Team, but missed the meeting, see Ms. Leeden for important information and details of a district-wide information night.
Afterschool Choir students, please meet in Mrs. Elie's room #219 on Wednesdays.
Attention all students: Do you mountain bike? Are you looking to increase your biking skills? OR, have you always wanted to give it a try?
Citadel is starting up its very own Mountain Bike Team that will include trips to Burke Mountain, Burnaby Mountain and Heritage Woods. You don't have to be a pro, just be willing to challenge yourself and have fun.
There is a meeting Wednesday at NUT break in the small conference room for anyone who would like to find out more information. If you can't make the meeting, see Ms. Leeden for details.
Attention ALL choir students. There is an important special practice in the music room, Monday, April 15th, at Lunch. ALL choir students must attend: Isabelle Trainor, Hira Lalani, Chelsea Vance, Emily Sawchuck, Chiku, Jenna Price, Jenna W., Stefanie Garrett, Vivian Wu, Cassidy Yu, Sarah McCrady, Yinling Chan, please remember to join us in the Music Room at lunch today!
Badminton meeting today (Monday) at recess for grade 7's and 8's to choose students to play in our first home game against Como Lake tomorrow.
Grade 8 students and parents: Please see our Publications section for details on the Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony taking place Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 beginnning at 10:00 a.m.
Further to our recent announcement about the PAC clothing drive fundraiser on Wednesday, April 24th for our grade 8 Leaving Ceremony, please see the notice in our Publications section. There you will find a complete list of all items being accepted, including household goods, toys, games, electronics, and many other items. Now is the time to do that Spring Cleaning!
Just a reminder to P.E. Teachers that we begin badminton inside and/or outside activity on Monday.
Want to be a last minute talent show performer? If you do, see Mr King for an audition slot before its too late!
The Talent show auditions continue today with Jamie Son performing at lunch time and David Rathjeen and Tobby Guan playing after school. Joey Silas and company remember you "Song of Time" tomorrow at lunch booked!
May 15th is the day to write the Gauss Math contest. There will be practice sessions announced next week. Students wanting to participate should speak to their Math teacher or sign-up with Mrs. Elie by Friday, April 12th.
Come out and watch the Grade 8 Boys and Girls Basketball team take on the staff at lunch today in the gym.
Just a reminder to track athletes to hand in your permission forms to your coach a.s.a.p..
ALL CHOIR students come to Mrs. Elie's room at lunch. VERY IMPORTANT! Hira Lalani, Sarah Mc Crady, Yin Ling, Isabel Trainor, Vivian Wu, Stefanie G., Jenna W, this means YOU TOO!!!!
Reminder to bring your permission forms to practice on your assigned day:
Grade 7 practices on Tuesday afterschool.
Grade 8 practices on Thursday afterschool.
Our PAC is organizing a Clothing Drive on Wednesday, April 24th in support of the Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony. Students can pick up empty bags from their teacher, and full bags may be dropped off before school on the 24th starting at 7:30 a.m., with pickup by the Developmental Disabilities Association later that morning.
The Track and field schedule is up outside room 206.
Meeting today (Monday) at lunch in Mr. Pather's room (208). Permission forms and details of practice times and league play will be given.
On Tuesday we have talent show auditions! During Lunch is Thomas and David. And after school is Chiku Ngosi. Meet in the Band room. If you missed your morning time Bennet, try and join one of these two time slots.
Talent show auditions today at lunch include Sarah Stride, Jasper Huang and Wendy Feng. Meet in the Band room with Ms Speight and Ms Jensen.
Reminder to all basketball players to return their Jerseys.
All Sprinters come to a mandatory meeting in Ms. Jensen's room 213 at nutrition break today.
Today there are three talent show auditions running. Sarah Hughes has the lunch time slot and after school Karolina Chambers and Aiden Shulmeister are performining. This is a reminder to Sarah, Karolina and Aiden that they have a Talent show audition today!
Just a reminder to Science 6/7 teachers to pass on your units to the next team by Friday at 3 p.m.
There will be a meeting for all Sprinters in Ms Jensen's room 213 right after school today.
Grade 7 girls bball players...please return your clean jerseys to Ms. Lewis or Mme McInnes asap! Thank you!!!
Book club will resume this week for students who are interested in meeting, reading and discussing books. Join us in the library at lunch in the couch area on Wednesdays. Bring your lunch with you and get ready to discover some wonderful new books!
Attention choir students, remember there is a choir practice after school today in the music room if you missed yesterday's practice. There are only 4 afterschool practices until we perform on April 25th.
If you are interested in joining the Badminton Club this term, please attend a short sign up meeting today at lunch in Mr. Pather's room (208).
There will be a brief coaches meeting at nut break in Mr. Raz's room to create a track and field practice schedule.
There is a discus and shot put practice tomorrow morning at 7:45 a.m. on the upper field. Javelin practice will begin at 8:05 a.m.