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​Youth Offering Listening Opportunities

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:30-8:45pm

SHARE - to register call 604-936-3900

2615 Clarke Street, Port Moody


​Saturday, November 25th, 2017

10am - 4pm


​Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Riverside Secondary School  6:45 - 8pm


​Saturday, November 18th, 2017


​Register today to pay student fees online.

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- register your account now

- view and pay fees online





Summer is in full swing and if you're looking for something to sink your teeth into, check out our Student Handbook, our Code of Conduct or our Action Plan for Learning documents! The first two links are on the main page (bottom right) and the Action Plan for Learning (APL) is under the link "About"! Have fun reading! Our updated school supply list is already avaialble, too! Can you find that one (under "Parents")?

A warm welcome to Mr. Dhaliw​al as he moves into the Citadel Community as our new Vice Principal as of July 1st!

The new year ahead promises to be enriching as we work to build community amongst staff, students, parents and our greater community.

All the best for a relaxing and rejuvenating summer, everyone!


​Recently, Telus and SD43 came together with a contest. Students entered their artwork on the theme of community and Canada's 150th birthday! Two students from Citadel earned top honours and you can see their artwork on the boxes in our own community! Bonita Shao's "Canada Livin Life" is on Citadel Drive at Colonial and Izabela Fabbro's " Geese Over Flag" is at Pitt River Middle (address TBA). They are among 5 other winners of 4 other boxes near Terry Fox Secondary (2), MInnekhada Middle School and Kwayquitlam Middle School. At the Unveiling event put on by Telus, the students were surprised with a further gift of a new iPhone 7! Congratulations to our talented artists! Please take time to find all the boxes over the summer and be sure to share your photos with Ms Jung at!

Check out for the full news story - you can see each students' art work in the photos, too! They are very impressive!

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


​Two evening performances:

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017  7:00pm MPX

Thursday June 8th, 2017  7:00pm MPX

Ticket prices $5.00

Available online at or at the schoolDisney's Cinderella KIDS.jpg


SFU's Science Rendezvous & International Astronomy Day

May 13, 2017, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm @ SFU Burnaby


Free Science Activities at SFU for K- 12 Students!


The 2017 event takes place on Saturday, May 13th in conjunction with International Astronomy Day, the Burnaby Festival of Learning and Science Odyssey.


​Tuesday, April 25th, 2017


Kwayhquitlum Middle School Gym

3280 Flint Street, Port Coquitlam

See attached flyer for further information


Please join us for a special Parent Presentation, supported by our middle schools and the Scott Creek PAC, on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 in the Scott Creek Gym.  We will be bringing a special guest speaker - Andy Thibodeau to present to parents:

"Laughing and Learning!  The Power of Parenthood"

Andy uses powerful and hilarious stories to highlight the power of the individual to make a difference.  He challenges leaders in the lives of young people with the statement, "if care is contagious, it has to start with you!"  He will be presenting during the day to Banting and Hillcrest staff and students.  We would like to share his message with our parents to deepen the learning.

Andy understands the challenge of balancing work, family and volunteering.  Andy loves to make people laugh…and think.

We would like to invite all SD43 Middle School Parents that may be interested to attend.  Please ask parents to RSVP to including the number of people.


​Thursday, April 6th, 2017

6:45 pm

Riverside Secondary School

$8 per couple/$5 per single

April 4th (2:00pm to 6:30pm)

April 5th (2:00pm to 4:00pm)​

Report cards will be sent home on March 31st.  To learn more about your child’s progress and how s/he is constructing and reconstructing knowledge,  please come to our April 4th or April 5th Communicating Student Learning afternoons.  For appointments, kindly contact the office (604-945-6187).


​This is a final call out to purchase your own copy of Citadel's 2016-2017 yearbook. Staff and students have been hard at work to ensure this year's book captures the multitude of events and memories that are unique to this year. Please visit: . For more information, contact Ms Jung at . Thank you!


​Whistler ski & snowboarders had a great day on the mountain.

Buses have been loaded and they have left for home at 3:05pm

Expected arrival back at Citadel Middle is 6pm.


Basketball Games for Wednesday, Feb. 8/17 -  The CMSAA Executive has decided that in light of the incoming weather forecast all basketball today will be canceled. 


​Students are reminded to arrange transportation to/from their tour of the high school in their catchment area, which is on Friday, January 27.  Students in Riverside's catchment who are not going in the morning for Honours Exams will be transported from Citadel to Riverside at 11:20 on the Riverside Bus.  Those students will be dismissed from Riverside at 3:05, and are responsible for making their own way home.


Our 3rd annual pancake breakfast is this Tuesday, December 13th from 7:50-8:50 a.m. Please bring your own plate, fork and cup along with a food or monetary donation to support our local families in need. Be sure to stop in for a photo with Santa!


Thanks to our parents for stepping up to volunteer and to donate all the food items to our pancake breakfast. Special mentino to our PAC President Mrs Karen Kelt for her hard work in supporting the event. She has been instrumental in organizing volunteers and donations.

Wear something festive (red and green?! Santa hat?)


This information evening is especially for parents whose children with intellectual or developmental disabilities will begin Secondary School in  September, 2017.

January 25, 2017


The Gallery Room, Winslow Centre

1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam



​Unfortunately this morning the SD43 website went down for a short period of time.  SD43 takes a multiple integrated communications approach during emergency and inclement weather situations to provide additional communications channels to ensure our messages get out.  In these situations other communications channels for students, parents and staff to monitor or use include Twitter, Facebook, radio stations, TV stations, call their schools, or ask a friend who accessed one of these other communications channels.  We encourage everyone to review our Emergency and Inclement communications procedures at : SD43 we will be working with our website service provider to improve performance.


Dear Parents/Guardians,

The weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon through Friday is for snow.  Please check the district website or our school site for information about school closures.  A decision will be made before 6:30am and it will be on the website by 6:30am.  Your children's safety is a family decision and parents can choose to keep their children at home even if schools remain open.



 The winter music concert scheduled for Thursday, December 8th, 2016 EVENING PERFORMANCE has been postponed.



Back in October, we posted a note about the School District's protocol for school closures due to inclement weather. Please take some time again, to review the protocol for such situations so that our community is prepared to be flexible as the weather turns colder with ample moisture in the air in the form of rain, sleet, or snow. Thank you.​​


Back in October, we posted a note about the School District's protocol for school closures due to inclement weather. Please take some time again, to review the protocol for such situations so that our community is prepared to be flexible as the weather turns colder with ample moisture in the air in the form of rain, sleet, or snow. Thank you.​


Inquiry Hub Open House

Thurs. Jan. 12th, 2017 at 7pm

Please RSVP

Learn more

Inquiry Hub at Millside Centre

1432 Brunette Ave

Coquitlam BC V3K 1G5

Tel: 604-936-4285










This year, all teachers and staff are involved with integrating the newly revised curriculum into all areas of academics with students. All students and parents are encouraged to browse the B.C. MInistry of Education's website for information about what has changed about the way students are being asked to learn and to think about their own learning. Please visit the following link which leads to further links. Learn about the core competencies and give the Ministry some feedback about what you think reporting should entail for our students. Have more questions? Feel free to contact Ms Soh, Ms Jung and your core teacher. Stay tuned as there will be updates for you to browse from time to time. Check out our monthly newsletter for information about the direction that Citadel is heading in line with helping students be excited about their own learning. Thank you!

International Baccalaureate Program

Information Meeting for Grade 8 Students and Their Parents

Wednesday, January 4th or Thursday, January 5th, 2017

7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Port Moody Secondary School

Students interested in entering the IB Program for talented and highly motivated students should attend one of these meetings to receive all pertinent information.  There will be an opportunity for students and parents to ask teachers and students questions about the IB Program.  All registration information will be available at these meetings.  Information about Port Moody Secondary and the IB Program can be found on the web at and


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Citadel PAC is pleased to announce that Jesse Miller, of Mediated Reality, will be returning to Citadel on November 29th to dialogue with students about social media safety and digital citizenship.  He will also present to our Citadel community at 7pm on November 29th.  We hope you will be able to attend this very valuable presentation and conversation on wisely navigating our increasingly connected world.  We look forward to a community dialogue.



​Parenting in the 21st century - not the way mom and dad did it.

Thursday, November 24th, 2016


Terry Fox Theatre

Register at:


​Have Your Say on Report Cards

Details:               February 8, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm @ Cambie Secondary School

4151 Jacombs Rd., Richmond, B.C. V6V 1N7

5:00-7:00pm OPEN HOUSE

7:00-8:00pm Facilitated Discussion


​The PAC Meeting scheduled for this evening is cancelled do to the power outage. There is no word on when the power will be back on as of yet (3:30p.m.). Stay tuned for a rescheduled date. Thank you.

Please call the office at 604 945 6187 to book an appointment on either Wednesday, October 19th 2:00-6:30 p.m. or on Thursday, October 20th from 2-4 p.m. Take this opportunity to meet your child's core teacher and take part in our first informal reporting session of the year. "Come See My Learning" is an opportunity for students to be "Communicating Student Learning" with parents as we are trying a new way of informal reporting to conincide with the B.C. Ministry of Education's Revised Curriculum.
*Note that interview times vary from team to team. Call the office to inquire about the times still avaialble.
**We will be dismissing students early at 1:45 p.m. each day to accommodate our conferences!

We look forward to seeing as many parents and students out for either day! Thank you for taking an interest in your child's learning!

The school district is expecting inclement weather over the next few days and that all students should be mindful of the danger of fallen wires on the ground.  See the BC Hydro Power smart link below:


​Southside Family of Schools Parent Education is proud to present Screenagers - Growing up in the digital age

Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:45-8:30pm

Riverside Secondary School $8 percouple/$5 per single

See attached flyer.


​Message from Education Minister Mike Bernier

There will be an Advanced Band practice for students with instruments on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:40 a.m. See you there!

Remember to order/pick up your instrument at Instrument Rental Night on Wednesday, September 14th from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Music Room upstairs.

See you there!


​Our first PAC meeting of the year happens tonight, Monday, September 12th at 7pm in the school library.  We would love to see you there!  Please join us to see what is happening in the school, meet our school administration and have a voice in your child's school year.  Everyone is welcome!  Please feel free to contact the PAC chair at if you have any questions or concerns.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!



Welcome back!
We hope our families all had a memory filled summer vacation and are ready to return to routines and learning!

Students only attend school from 9:00-9:45am on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 is the first full day of school. Students will need a snack and lunch starting on Wednesday. Students are asked to report to their group location again on Wednesday and Thursday. Note that fees in the form of cash or cheque are not being collected until Monday, September 12.

Please see attached notice for further details. We look forward to getting to know our new grade 6s, new students and to hear from our returning students as well!

See you soon!

Ms Soh and Ms Jung

If your child is unable to pick up his or her report card, reports will be available at the office after noon on Wednesday, June 29th until July 8th. Alternatively, a self-addressed envelop large enough to fit letter sized paper without folding it, is required. Extra postage is likely required. Thank you!
Changes to Provincial Assessment Chart
Questions and answers
​Tickets are now on sale at lunch outside the library, and online by clicking on "online payments" from our Citadel website. We have two 7pm performances on June 8th and June 9th-get your tickets now and support your hard working and talented friends! Parents, family and friends are welcome to attend this event which is taking place in our Multi-Purpose Room (Cafeteria). Tickets are $5 each. Enjoy the show!
Please donate, you can make a difference!

Thank you for supporting The Fort McMurray Toonie Tuesdays Campaign!

The government is matching donations up to the 31st of May.   

*New Speaker*
Thursday, May 26, 2016
6:45-8:30 - Citadel Middle School
Friday, May 27th, 2016
Holiday Inn, Vancouver Centre
PAC elections will be held this Monday, May 9th.
PAC Meeting starts 7:00pm in the school library.
All parents welcome.
Parents, please read the attached document carefully as it pertains to the Emergency Release Drill we have planned for Wednesday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m. Only students with completed Emergency Release information on file will be released if the caregiver (with photo ID) named on file is present to pick up the student. Please pick up your oldest child first and come through the front doors only. Thank you! (For more information, please see Ms Jung.) *Note that the driveway will be closed for the duration of our drill. For students with special needs, the protocol may look different and May 4th will allow us to practice the planned protocol. There will be a Communications Area at the front of the school where questions will be address. Thank you.
May 6th, 2016  5:30-7:30pm
Southside Family of Schools Parent Education - Discipline with Dignity, April 21, 2016 has been cancelled.
Notice will be given when the speaker has been re-scheduled.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Coquitlam Centre Mall
The power was restored in the early afternoon today and students were welcomed back to school. Friday will be a full day of school as Citadel Middle is open again. Thank you to our school community for working together with us to ensure our students' safety during the power outage. All the best to our families for a restful Spring Break whether near or afar! The Citadel Staff
Cedar Drive Elementary, Castle Park Elementary, Irvine Elementary and Citadel Middle are currently without power and have compromised lighting. As a result, students will be dismissed to parents or with parent permission. The school will support students that are unable to leave the school safety. We do not know at this time when power will be restored. Please check back for regular updates. Thank you.
Grade 8 Leaving Celebration Fundraiser! 
Clothing Drive - One Day Drop off
Thursday, February 25th - 7:30 - 9:00am
It's so easy - just drive through & drop off.  We will help you unload!  See attached notice for details.
This is your FINAL chance to order a yearbook for $50 at school! Unless you have ordered a book online or placed an order form in the office in the last 3 weeks, you have NOT ordered a yearbook this year. Previous years yearbooks were ordered at the beginning of the school year with school fees. This year, you MUST order it NOW to get the $50 sale price. Order now! You won’t be disappointed! Parents may visit to pay by credit card until Sunday, January 31.

Attention Citadel Middle School Parents! 

We will be having 21 student and 4 teacher guests from our sister school in China arriving on February 13th.  Harmony Homestay is looking for homes for these students to stay in during their time here.  The dates are February 13 - 21st, double occupancy (they can share a room but must have their own beds) and remuneration is $32 per student per night.  You would be responsible for meals and transportation to and from school.  This is a great opportunity for your children to make new friends and learn about a different culture.  Please email if you are interested in hosting.


Please find attached a letter from Superintendent Patricia Gartland about the BC Ministry of Education's Foundation Skills Assessment for grade 7 students only. There is a link for parents who would like more information as well as information for parents about how to exempt your child from the FSA Survey 2016. For more information, please contact Ms Soh or Ms Jung at the office at 604 945 6187. Thank you.

SD43 is pleased to be able to provide students with access to Microsoft Office 365 for Education to support the ability to create, upload, store, and share learning document from school and home as part of classroom assignments. All students have received forms which are to be returned as soon as possible. Office 365 provides students with web-based access to Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint as well as personal OneDrive storage space and email.  Information stored on Office 365 will be held in the student’s private account but may be shared by the student with other students for the purpose of classroom collaboration. Attached is a consent form to allow students access to O365 with content being stored outside of Canada. For more information, please contact Ms Jung at

Breakfast is now being served daily from 8-8:30 a.m. except Tuesdays (8:30-8:50 a.m.) in the cafeteria. Buy a reusable mug for $1 or bring your own and get hot chocolate for $1. Two pieces of toast is $0.50. Start your day off right and connect with Monica, some new friends and maybe even get a little work done?!
The BC School Fruit and Vegetable Program is now at Citadel. Once or twice month, fresh BC grown fruits or vegetables are brought to our classes. If you do not want your child to participate, please complete the attached form and return it to Ms Jung at the office. For more information, look out for our first newsletter of the year! Thank you.
Student verification forms and immunization forms (most grade 6s) and various forms have gone home. Please complete them and return them as quickly as possible to your child's core teacher. Many of the forms may also be completed on-line under "Parent eForms" Good luck! You will need the following information: Mrs. Hughes/Mr. Mann (Division 1); Ms Lewis (Division 2); Mrs. Jensen (Division 3); Mrs. McDonnell (Division 4); Mrs. Del Bianco/Mrs. Sayers (Division 5); Mr. Tjosvold (Division 6); Mrs. Angst (Division 7); Mrs. Cameron/Mr. Van Sickle (Division 8); Mr. Rasmussen (Division 9); Mrs. Freeman (Division 10); Mrs. D'Alfonso/Mrs. Sayers (Division 11); Ms Brant (Division 12); Mrs. Leach/Mrs. Sayers (Division 13); Ms Houle (Division 14)
Playland forms for grade 8 students have gone home. Please look for the forms so that you can return them completed by June 12th with payment. This is a regular day of instructions and all students who are unable to attend are to report to school.
This year's Action Plan for Learning is now complete. Our two goals this year were Numeracy and Literacy. Look under "About Citadel" and click on the appropriate link to read and understand about why we have these two goals, how we fared this year and how we plan to move forward! Special thanks to our School Planning Council members, Mrs. Kelt, Mrs. Bettesworth and Mrs. Lawson for reviewing the documents with Mrs. Speight, Ms Jung and Ms Angst.
Thank you to parents for sending completed forms and $18 for the school-wide field trip taking place on May 26th. We appreciate the volunteer support we received as we work to make this day memorable for all. French Canadian culture is an important part of Canadian culture. Students who are unable to attend the trip are required to be at school for the regular day as they will be involved in a similar kind of rich experience!
The Tri-City News features our very own Renee Boldut who is raising awareness on National Child and Youth Mental Health Day! She is aiming to lessen the stigma around mental health and eating disorders! Join her and Citadel's youth this Thursday as we learn, celebrate, share and walk in recognition of youth and child mental health. See you at Citadel from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7th!
Please take 10 minutes to fill out this important satisfaction survey from the Ministry of Education and our school district. It's always a great idea to let your voice be heard. (Look below the parent log in section for a direct log in without a username and password.)
Citadel's PAC is updating their constitution and welcome input and feedback from our parent community. You can find the document in the Publications list on this website.
Are you in grade six?  Looking for something fun to do after school once a week?  Game On! is a group mentoring program through Big Brothers.  We are extremely excited to be offering this program at our school this year.  Through fun activities, games, conversation and peer support, Game On!'s goal is to positively influence the lifes of participants.
See attached document for more details.  Applications must be handed in to the office no later than Thursday, April 16.
This Wednesday, February 25, 2015 is Pink Shirt Day. The Peer Facilitators are encouraging everyone to wear something pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, in our communities and online. Be a leader in our school community and help promote inclusion, respect, and empathy and put an end to bullying behaviours.​
If you need a leadership application or a new course selection form, there are forms outside Karen's office. Also, if you are going to a different school, or are in a different catchment area, then you need to fill out the form for that school. There are also copies of these forms as well. Course selection forms for Riverside are due into your MATH teacher by Wednesday, February 18. Forms for other schools can be dropped off to the school directly, or handed in to Karen.
This week is REAL ACTS OF CARING week. The Peer Facilitators have set up a Kindness Pledge wall for you to make your pledge to show a real act of kindness and caring this week. ​ Of course, spreading kindness isn't just about one week, but this is your week to go all out. Whether you make a pledge or not, take some time this week to reflect on the ways you show caring and kindness to others, and not only to your friends and family, but to everyone you encounter. Happy RAC'ing!
Letters went home with grade 8 students today outlining the 'shape of the day' for school tours this Thursday, February 5. These letters have also been uploaded under "PUBLICATIONS" in the 'grade 8 to 9 transition info' folder.
​attention all grade 8's!! Are you a student who: - is always drawing, doodling, and thinking visually? - wants to find connections between English, Social Studies, and Visual Arts? - is interested in big ideas like freedom, identity, and independence? - is looking to express your learning in a variety of ways? contributes to group projects and discussions? Then JumpstART might be the place for you. JumpstART 9 is a thematic program integrating Humanities (English 9 & Social Studies 9) and the Fine Arts where students are given the chance to think outside, inside, and around the box. Come to the library at lunch tomorrow to learn more about it from current students. Bring your lunch and your curiosity.
Attached please find information on the upcoming iPad Evening for Parents on Tuesday, February 17th. It will be held at Winslow Centre from 6:00-7:30pm. This free event is for parents of students who have a ministry designation and who uses, or is considering using, technology in the classroom to complete assignments and projects for reading and writing. There will be students from around the district demonstrating their knowledge on a variety of apps that they use regularly for productivity. There will also be a station for beginners who are new to iPad technology and who need the basics.
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.
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