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√Čcole Coquitlam River Elementary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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December 8 Coquitlam River newsletter

December 08, 2022
‚ÄčPlease see attached.
December 8.pdf

November 30 parent newsletter

November 30, 2022
‚ÄčPlease see attached:
November 30.pdf

Coquitlam River Elementary Update - January 13

January 13, 2022
‚ÄčPlease see the attached

January 13.pdf

December 16 Coquitlam River Elementary Update

December 16, 2021
Please see the attached. ‚Äč December 16.pdf

November 11 Coquitlam River Elementary Udate

November 11, 2021
Please see the attached. November 11.pdf‚Äč

September 29th Update

September 29, 2021
Please see the attached: September 29.pdf‚Äč

September 23rd Update

September 25, 2021
‚ÄčPlease see attached weekly update to Coquitlam River families.
September 23.pdf

September 16th Update

September 16, 2021
‚ÄčPlease see attached.
September 16.pdf‚Äč ...

April 29 Parent Email

April 29, 2021
Please see the attached parent email.
April 29 Parent Email.pdf

Flags at Half-Staff for National Day of Mourning April 28th

April 27, 2021
Our flags at Coquitlam River Elementary and all Coquitlam School District sites will be lowered to half-staff, Wednesday, April 28th, to acknowledge a "National Day of Mourning," organized by the federal government and the Canadian Labour Congress to remember the many workers who have lost their lives while employed at work...

Parent Caregiver Email April 8, 2021

April 08, 2021
‚ÄčPlease see the attached weekly update.
‚Äč April 8 Parent Email.pdf

Parent Caregiver Email March 5, 2021

March 04, 2021
‚ÄčPlease see the attached weekly update.
March 5 Parent Email.pdf

Parent Caregiver Email February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021
‚ÄčPlease see the attached weekly update. 

February 18 Parent email.pdf

Parent Caregiver Email February 4, 2021

February 04, 2021
‚ÄčPlease see the attached Weekly Update.
‚Äč February 4 Parent email.pdf


Parent Caregiver Email January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021
‚ÄčPlease see the attached files below for this week's messages from Coquitlam River.‚Äč
‚Äč January 28 Parent Email.pdf
Upcoming webinars for parents 2021.pdf

Parent Caregiver Email November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020
‚ÄčPlease click on the attached file for this week's Parent/Caregiver email.

November 19 Parent Email.pdf

Parent Caregiver Email November 6, 2020

November 06, 2020
‚ÄčPlease click the file below to see this week's update:

‚Äč November 6 Parent email 2020.pdf

Early French Immersion Catchment Changes Proposal

October 31, 2020
Please see the proposed changes to Early French Immersion catchment areas from the school district, and complete the survey at the bottom of the document.
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč Proposed EFI Catchment Changes For 2021-2022 - Northeast Quadrant.pdf‚Äč ...

Parent Caregiver Email October 29/20

October 31, 2020
‚ÄčSee this week's parent email by clicking the pdf file links below:

October 29 Parent Email.pdf
Online Programs - School Flyer (Fall, Oct 29).pdf


Parent/Caregiver Email October 15

October 15, 2020
‚ÄčPlease click on the PDF file "October 15 Parent Email" for this week's update. October 15 Parent Email.pdf

Parent/Caregiver Email - October 5-8

October 04, 2020
‚ÄčPlease see this week's email to parents and caregivers.‚Äč

October 5-8 parent email.pdf

Early Dismissal at 1:43 Wednesday and Thursday for Welcome Conversations

September 23, 2020
Please be reminded that pickup for students is at 1:43 on Wednesday and Thursday to allow for scheduled Welcome Conversations with parents.
Please wait outside your teacher's door and parents must wear a mask for the meetings

Read the School District 43 Learning Options for Parents Info

September 02, 2020
‚ÄčPlease click to read the district's document, outlining options for parents planning their return to school for September. Learning Options Parent Info.pdf

Return to School Parent Letter

August 28, 2020
Please see the Return to School Parent Letter‚Äč, also sent home by email on August 28, 2020‚Äč

Funding Announcement for New Elementary School and Three Additions

May 10, 2019
‚ÄčThe Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Education today announced funding for a new elementary school in Coquitlam's Burke Mountain and three classroom additions for other School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) schools. Totaling $73.3 million, the announcement includes a new elementary school for the Sheffield-Partington area of North Coquitlam...

Fraser Health Update re: Measles

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019
Dear Students, School Staff, and Parents,

As you have heard, there is a measles outbreak at three schools in Vancouver. Please note that this is a localized outbreak and that students who are attending schools not connected to the outbreak have not been exposed. There is no evidence of...

Before & After School Care

January 11, 2019
‚ÄčWe are epleased to announce that the City of Port Coquitlam will commence with our Before the Bell program from 7:45 to 8:45 AM Monday to Friday.
For after school care Katelsem, has started already and provides activities from 2:50 to 5:30 PM.

PAC Family Floor Hockey Night is back starting January 11

January 11, 2019
‚Äčalso on:  January 18, 25 & February 1 from 6:30 -8:00 PM

Strong Start is CLOSED today (Nov. 14)

November 14, 2018
‚Äčunfortunately there is a staffing shortage and there is no replacement for Miss Susan. 
sorry for the inconvenience. 

Into the Woods

September 19, 2018
‚ÄčCheck out this article in the Alive magazine about Mme Joy's Outdoor Education program.

Programming & Fees for 2018-19

May 28, 2018
‚ÄčDear CRE Families,
Every May/June I consult with our PAC about programming options and fee collection for various items.  I thank-you in advance for keeping your School Cash Online accounts up to date for all the great opportunities that our staff provides. PROGRAMMING:
For the 2018-19 school year, we have the following programming...

Popsicles with the Principal

August 18, 2017
‚ÄčFriday, Sept. 1 @ 12:30 PM Come by the main playground for a popsicle with Mr. Jacobsen. Catch up with old and new friends :) All family member are welcome!

Summer Office Hours

August 16, 2017
‚ÄčThe CRE office will be open for new registrations and questions on Wednesday August 30, Thursday August 31st  and Friday, Sept. 1st from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. For all other inquiries please contact Mr. Jacobsen at Thank-you ...

Beyond the Bell programming

September 01, 2016
‚ÄčCheck out the great programming being offered to ALL CRE students after school.

Early French Immersion Kindergarten Registration Feb. 11-13

February 03, 2015
9:00AM to 3:00PM   Please see the attachment for a list of approved documentation to bring to register.   No appointment necessary.   Early French Kindergarten registrants must already be approved by the district.    

English Kindergarten Registration Feb. 3-5

February 03, 2015
9:00AM-3:00PM   please see the attachment for a list of documentation needed to register.   no appointment necessary.   you must register in your catchment school first.

FSA Testing

December 16, 2014
Attention Gr. 4 Parents & Guardians

Good Morning Room: New Procedures

December 10, 2014
Beginning Jan. 5, 2015 Parents/Guardians will be required to sign-in their children in order to participate in this volunteer run activity. The Good Morning room opens at 8:30am. Thank-you, Ross Jacobsen

Adopt an Angel: Toy Drive

December 08, 2014
Please help us fill our Christmas hampers with toys!

Separation anxiety? Copy and paste the site below:

August 28, 2014

Strike Info

June 12, 2014
Starting Fri. June 13th parents are asked not to bring children to school due to the strike.  Contact for more info, please see the attached letter from the Superintendent. ...

CRE Updates: June calendar and new sports day date

June 06, 2014
CRE Parents/Guardians: Please make note of the following: -  the next strike day in our district will be: Friday June 13 th (see attached letter).   The following events are scheduled but please know they are still subject to cancellation due to further strike action: -  Sports Day:  Thursday June 12 th...

CRE Hip Hop Dance Night

May 20, 2014
A fun event for the whole family!

Usborne Book Sale at CRE

May 08, 2014
May 26-29th.  Please see the attached flyer!

Gr 5 Yearbook Photo info

May 08, 2014
Hi Grade 5 Parents, today your child brought home a small notice about how you can submit school event photos from your child’s Grade 5 year to our yearbook.  You can upload your photos to using the access code grade5grad   or by email to ....

Student Led Conference

April 30, 2014
Thurs. May 8th, 1:50-3:50 pm.  Please see the attached notice.

Ice Cream Treat Day (PAC)

April 25, 2014
please see the attached notice.

Movie Night: "The Incredibles" (PAC)

April 25, 2014
Please see the attached notice.

Updates and Important Info re: School Bussing for 2014/2015

April 16, 2014
CRE Parents/Guardians,   Please note the following updates: Tues. Apr. 22 is Earth Day , and we are celebrating in three ways:                - it is Recycling Day.  All students are invited to wear something (e.g., a hat, jewellery) they've made out of recyclables.  Hint:  milk jugs are a great starting...

After-School Tennis Program

April 10, 2014
A new set of tennis lessons has been planned, beginning the week of April 21st.  See the attached registration forms.

Clothing Drive

March 30, 2014
Our PAC is coordinating a clothing drive fundraiser, please see the attached notice.

Beyond The Bell - Spring 2014

March 06, 2014
Please see the attached flyer for info. Note that the Floor Hockey session ends June 10th, not June 17th as stated.

Grade 5 Math Club

February 28, 2014
See the attached

Grade 5 Math Club

February 26, 2014
Please see the attached info.

Sexual Health Presentations

February 26, 2014
Although notices have been out and received back already, you can still view the notice here (attached) and return it prior for this Fri. Feb. 28th if you haven't already.

Raffle Prizes

February 11, 2014
Our Grade 5s are fundraising for camp by holding a raffle during the Movie Night on Fri. Feb. 14th.  Please see the attached order form.

Gr 4 & 5 Swimming Trip

February 04, 2014
Please see the attached notice.

Parenting Workshops

January 22, 2014
Two two-part parenting workshops will be held in February and March at Coquitlam River Elementary.  These workshops will focus on helping parents understand socio-emotional development and support children's behaviour.  Please see the attached flyer.

Gaby Davis Fundraisers at CRE

January 13, 2014
Please see the attached info about our upcoming Hot Dog lunch fundraiser and marble guessing fundraiser, the proceeds from both going to the Gaby Davis Foundations.

Dance Week at CRE

December 31, 2013
Please see the attached notice, which went home in hard copy the week of Jan. 6th

Ready, Set, Learn for 3 year olds and their families

December 19, 2013
We at CRE are hosting the RSL event for this zone.  Please see the attached flyer for info.

After-School Programs at CRE

December 18, 2013
CRE Parents/Guardians: I am now able to give you a full listing of the after-school programs that will take place here at CRE starting in January:   Mon.-Fri.:  Math Tutoring (Rm. 2) "Classical Mental Arithmetic" (see posters attached)   Monday , 2:50-4:20 pm, starting Jan. 13:  Tennis for Kindergarten to Grade 2 students...

CRE Updates for Dec. 16th

December 16, 2013
CRE Parents/Guardians: A few info items as we begin our last week: -         Christmas Concert:  o    Thurs. Dec. 19 th ¬ß   1:30 Matinee:  Doors open at 12:45.  Green tickets only ¬ß   6:30 Evening:   Doors open at 6:05.  The line-up will begin at the outside doors by the...

Gr 5 Fundraising Update

December 06, 2013
Please see the attached notice, which went home in hard copy on Fri. Dec. 6th.

Gr 5 Volleyball tournament, at Pinetree Secondary

November 27, 2013
Important Information: ·         Date: Tues. Dec. 3, 2013 o     All teams to be at Pintree’s gym for our 3:20 pm welcome and review of expectations o     Games begin at 3:30 pm and the last game will end at 5:30 pm o     5:30 pm will be thank-you’s and the presentation of a...

Kway Movie Night Nov. 22nd

November 21, 2013
YOU ARE INVITED TO‚Ķ‚Ķ.. ¬† Family Movie Night ‚Äď Friday, November 22 nd at 6:30 p.m. - at Kwayhquitlum Middle Come join us for this fun family night sponsored by our Parent Advisory Council. The movie to be shown is ‚ÄúDespicable Me 2‚ÄĚ. The cost is $3 per person and includes admission...

Mid-November Updates for CRE Parents

November 15, 2013
CRE Parents/Guardians, please take a few minutes to read through these important updates. We want you to be informed!   1.       Microphones needed:  we are looking to borrow two microphones for our upcoming Christmas Concert, along with mike stands and an amplifier.  If you are able to help us out...

Grade 5 Bake Sale

November 12, 2013
Parents of Grade 5 students, please see the attached notice about the upcoming Bake Sale

Grade 3 Book Club

October 25, 2013
Please see the attached notice.

Learning, Land, and Neighbourhoods Initiative

October 24, 2013
"School District 43 is currently facilitating a community engagement process for the Learning, Land and Neighbourhoods initiative.   The number of students enrolling in the school district is growing -- in the next decade there will be 5,000 more students. New schools will need to be built and others refurbished or...

Halloween Community Activities

October 23, 2013
Please see the attached posters about various community-based Halloween activities.

Gr 5 Volleyball schecule

October 22, 2013
Please see the attached notice.

PAC Updates for parents

October 15, 2013
CRE Parents/Guardians, please take a few minutes to read over the following important updates from our PAC:   Bottle Drive - October 20th 11:30 to 3:00   All flyers have been delivered within the community, now we will need to coordinate drivers and sorters for the day of the drive.  Please contact ...

Meeting for Grade 5 Parents

October 15, 2013
Attention Parents of Grade 5 students ! It's our grade 5 children's last year at CRE.   Every year our grade 5's go off to Camp Sasamat with their teachers and classmates.   As a parent of a child who has gone to camp I can say this is truly an experience of...

CRE Clothing Sale.... ends Oct. 15th

October 07, 2013
Please see the attached order form.

Movie Night at CRE

October 07, 2013
This special family movie night will support the Gaby Davis Foundation, please see the attached poster.

Oct Hot Lunch Pizza Order Form

October 04, 2013
Please see the attached.

Parent presentation about social/emotional wellness

October 03, 2013
You are invited to an evening with Miriam Miller Tonight, Thursday Oct. 3 6:00 ‚Äď 7:30 pm Glenayre Elementary Gym ¬† Miriam Miller is a faculty member at the University of British Columbia and specializes in Social / Emotional Learning. She is working with our staff and other schools in the district...

CRE Choir Notice

September 26, 2013
Please see the attached notice

CRE Spirit Wear Clothing is now on sale

September 23, 2013
Please see the attached order form

Fundraising for Terry Fox Foundation at CRE

September 20, 2013
Next week we kick our Terry Fox Foundation fundraising into high gear. We again this year have some fun incentives to boost our fundraising goal to over $1200.  These will include a lengthened recess break for the whole school, a brave student dying his hair pink, and another brave student shaving...

Multi-cultural Luncheon

September 19, 2013
Please see the attached notice.

Parenting our kids in the 21st Century

September 19, 2013
Thurs. Sept. 26, 7-9 pm.  Please see the attached notice.

Ice Cream Treat Day

September 12, 2013
Please see the attached info!

Hot Dog Day (PAC) Order Form

September 12, 2013
Please see the attached form, also sent home with every student in hard copy.

Hog Wild Fundraiser

August 28, 2013
SD43 is a proud supporter of the annual Hog Wild Ride fundraiser, which will be on Sun. Sept. 8th.  See the attached items for full info.

CRE News Aug 26

August 26, 2013
Hi CRE Parents/Guardians, I hope each of you and your family have had a wonderful summer.  It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down so quickly and we’ll be back to school next week!   Please make note of the following info items: ·         All new and returning CRE students and...

CRE Update June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013
Dear CRE Parents/Guardians: As we begin our final week of school for the year I would like to share the following info items with you: ¬∑         Gr. 5 Pancake Breakfast, Tues. 8:15-8:45:  all Grade 5s are invited tomorrow at 8:15 for their pancake breakfast, sponsored by the staff of CRE....

Sports Day is a go

June 14, 2013
Hi, despite the gray skies and currently sprinkling, we plan to be outside for today's Sports Day.  Forecasts are for clearing as the day progresses.

Zumba Fundraiser at CRE!

June 05, 2013
Please see the attached poster

Subway Sports Day June 14th 2013

May 25, 2013
Please see the attached lunch order form.

Bike Rodeo!!

April 29, 2013
Please see the attached notice, which also went home the week of Apr. 29th!

PAC Hot Lunch for May 15

April 29, 2013
Please see the attached notice, which also went out in hard copy on Apr. 29th.

Summer Learning in SD43

April 22, 2013
Please see the attached information about "Summer School" opportunities for elementary students

CRE Summer Camp

April 18, 2013
Click the button on our home page to register.  Information attached!

Tennis Lessons, Apr 29 - May 3

April 17, 2013
Please see the attached notice!


April 16, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                        The word is getting out! The 2nd Cat N' Fiddle Pub Night Fundraiser is booked for Saturday, May 4th , starting at 6pm ! Here is the opportunity to purchase your tickets so come out join the fun! We will have a wonderful evening in support of a new playground that...

PAC Lunch Order for April

April 03, 2013
Please see the attached order form, which was also sent home with all students on April 4/5

Kids Helping Kids Swap Meet March 9th

February 26, 2013
Do you have old kids supplies, clothes, or toys that you are wanting to sell? Are you wanting to help create a positive change in the world? Do you want your kids to have fun at the same time? For the second year in a row, Gleneagle Secondary students are hosting...

Spring Break Opportunities

February 18, 2013
Please see the attached documents for info about children's activities during Spring Break.

PAC Bottle Drive

February 08, 2013
Help raise funds for our new school playground project by donating your bottles and cans this Sunday Feb. 10th in the afternoon!   Thanks very much!

Pro-D Feb 22 Camp

January 30, 2013

Student-Led Conferences Feb 5th

January 25, 2013
Please see the attached.

Hot Lunch Day: Pizza Hut: Wed. Feb. 13

January 25, 2013
Please see the attached order form (also sent out in hard copy on Mon. Jan. 28th)

May Day

January 09, 2013
To all Port Coquitlam students in Grades 1, 2, 4 and 5 ‚Äď represent your City as a May Day Royal Party member!¬†See the attached documents.

Art Programs

January 08, 2013
Evergreen Cultural Centre:  See attached   Port Moody:  see below Run by a non-profit charitable society, Port Moody Arts Centre is filled with creative opportunities for the entire community. Our regular arts classes begin in the third week of January.  Classes cover ages from preschool through adult in visual arts, theatre arts...

Hot Lunch Day - Jan. 23rd (PAC): Subway

January 05, 2013
Please see the attached order form.

CRE Concerts

December 18, 2012
Tonight's Christmas Concert is postponed until tomorrow (Wed. Dec. 19) at 1:00 pm.  Further snow accumulations are expected late this afternoon,this evening and overnight.  In the interests of everyone's safety this evening's concert will not take place. In lieu we will have a second concert tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 pm.  No...

Connecticut School Tragedy

December 17, 2012
SD43 has released a message at   Attached is info to help parents talk with their children about this incident.

Christmas Gift and Food Hampers

December 06, 2012
We are pleased to again be helping out families in the community.  Please see the attached notice, which was emailed to all families on Dec. 6th. Thank you!

Parent Teacher Interviews Notice

December 06, 2012
Sent home with report cards on Thurs. Dec. 6th.  See attached.

Canadian Tire Jump Start

November 24, 2012
SHARE Family & Community Services has been invited to partner with Canadian Tire JumpStart, a community-based program designed to help children participate in organized sports and recreation. Organizations and community groups working with children and families from the Tri-Cities are invited to identify families with economic barriers who might not otherwise...

Police Press Release

November 13, 2012
see attached


October 31, 2012
Dear Schools,   Please forward this information onto your students, Ringette is a maximum participation sport and we would like to  offer your students an affordable an easily accessible way to participate with the following information for a learn to play program for $25! Equipment is provided!   Coquitlam Parks and Rec is...

Spirit Wear Order

October 21, 2012
Please see the attached order form. Orders are due by Nov. 5th

Comfort Kits

October 15, 2012
We ask that every student be supplied a "comfort kit" that can be kept at school in case of an emergency:     The following Comfort Kit items are due the first Monday in September.   The purpose of the Personal Comfort Kit is to minimize stress, create calm, and hopefully ease the time...

Halloween Costume Guidelines

October 12, 2012
¬† ¬∑ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† No bare midriffs or ‚Äúrevealing‚ÄĚ clothing, appropriate shoes must be worn, etc. ¬∑ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† You must be able to sit, walk, breathe, see and hear! (Please use caution with masks that cover the face) ¬∑ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Costumes cannot promote use of drugs, alcohol or weapons of any kind! If at all possible...

Hot Dog Day is coming! Oct. 17th

October 03, 2012
Please see the attached order form

Tarzan Movie Night (Gaby Davis Fundraiser)

October 02, 2012
CRE is pleased to host a Tarzan Movie Night (Gaby Davis Fundraiser) on Friday Nov. 2, doors open at 6:30 pm. Please see the attached poster. Support this worthwhile and fun event!

Thanksgiving Multicultural Luncheon

September 28, 2012
Thurs. Oct. 4th is our annual Thanksgiving Multicultural Luncheon.  Please see the attached notice for all the details!

Gr 5 Volleyball starts Tues. Oct. 2nd.

September 28, 2012
Please see the attached notice, thanks.

Ice Cream Treat this Thursday

September 17, 2012
Our PAC is offering an Ice Cream Treat this Thursday, please see the info attached! Please note that there will be peanut/nut-free ice cream and a sorbet (non-dairy) option for students with food allergies. $1 per child, all proceeds will go to our PAC. Thank you for your support!

Bus service at CRE

August 28, 2012
Please note that there will  be no bus service on Tues. Sept. 4th.  Regular bus service before and after school will begin Wed. Sept. 5th.  Please contact our school office for more info:  604-942-0241

Opening week of school in September

August 16, 2012
Parents, please find attached an overview of our Opening Week (Tues. Sept. 4 to Fri. Sept 7).

√Čcole Coquitlam River Elementary School

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