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Alderson Elementary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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First Week Information

August 30, 2019

School starts on Tuesday, September 3.  Here is what you need to know…

Tuesday, September 3

All Grade 1 through 5 children will attend school from 10-10:45 am.  All students in Grades 1-4 will meet in the same classroom they were in last year. All Grade 5 students will meet in Mr. Borle’s classroom. For children who are new to the Alderson Community, please meet me in the front hallway outside the library.

Parents of Kindergarten Students please come to the Library at 9:00 for information about gradual entry and to sign up for a Welcoming Conversation with your child’s teacher. Information about the gradual-entry schedule for your child was sent out to all Kindergarten families in June and again yesterday – if you have any questions this will be a time to ask them. If you don’t have that information please let me know.

Wednesday, September 4 – Friday, September 6

Kindergarten Students will attend school on the days listed in the letter we sent in June and again yesterday.

Grade 1 through 5 will be assigned to ‘family groups’ for the first week of school. We will explain how this will work to all students on Tuesday. On Wednesday, there will be lists posted on the windows at the front entrance of the school and on each of the classroom windows to let children know what room their family grouping will meet in for the week.  This is the room your child will report to each morning and be dismissed from at the end of each day during the first week. 

On the first full day of school (Wednesday) please send your child with their pencil box, a snack for recess, and some lunch.

Monday, September 10

Our hope is to have classroom placement for the year finalized by Monday, September 10 and to let students know which classroom they are in. At the end of the day they will be dismissed again from their family group classroom along with a note to let you know who your child’s new teacher is. On Tuesday they will enter and leave from their new classroom.

As always – if you have any questions please send me an email. We are looking forward to another great school year!

See you soon J


Alderson Elementary School

825 Gauthier Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3K 7C4
604-939-8301 604 937-8000
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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