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Parkland Elementary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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I Choose Kindness T-Shirt Order Forms

January 10, 2017
I Choose Kindness tshirt ordering form.pdf Please see the attached information regarding ordering. Orders will be taken at the office until January 27.

Let's Talk - Revised Curriculum

January 10, 2017
Please see the attached flier for information about this opportunity to learn about and discuss the new curriculum. Let's Talk.pdf

Foundation Skills Assessment Letter

December 08, 2016
​Please find attached information about the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) from Patricia Gartland our Superintendent of Schools. All Grade 4 students in BC will be involved in this assessment in the new year. Please let me know if you have any questions. FSA Letter to Parents from Superintendent - Dec 2016.pdf...

Centennial Christmas Market - Friday

December 06, 2016
​Centennial Business Club is holding a Christmas Market this upcoming Friday, December 9th, at 570 Poirier St, Coquitlam, BC V3J 6A8 and would like to invite your student body, along with their family, to come and visit. Our event will be held after school from 3:15pm-7:30pm. We would like to ask if you...

November Newsletter

November 10, 2016
Please see the latest newsletter by clicking on this link: Parkland November Newsletter . This newsletter includes information about: Upcoming Events The Revised Curriculum Information about the redesign of report cards Pi of the Tiger Math Camp (for Grade 5 students)

Winter Weather Ahead!

October 23, 2016
Schools are not routinely closed due to snow or other inclement weather conditions. All schools in School District 43 (Coquitlam) will remain OPEN, if at all possible, during winter weather, including snowfall.  However, on occasion, a district-wide or partial-district closure is required due to extreme weather. Partial-district closures affecting individual schools...

Letter from Minister of Education re: Communicating Student Learning

October 05, 2016
Please see the attached letter from Mike Bernier, Minister of Education. The ministry is seeking community feedback regarding the process for communicating student learning. The deadline for providing feedback is February 28.

First Week Back Information

September 06, 2016
​Please see attached the notice sent home with students on Tuesday explaining the events of the first week.

Kindergarten Gradual Entry

August 30, 2016
Information about gradual entry group placement will be sent out to all Kindergarten Families on Wednesday, August 31.

School Calendar Public and Partner Group Survey

May 05, 2016
May 6, 2016 Re: School Calendar Public and Partner Group Survey Parents/Guardians and SD43 staff: In preparation for future school years, we are asking for you feedback on our proposed calendars for the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years.   Below are two links, one is to our district website that...

Upcoming Events & New Principal's Blog Post

February 04, 2016
Please see attached information about upcoming events and a link to my new Principal's Blog post.

Kindergarten Registration

January 21, 2016
If your child is five years old on or before December 31, 2016 he or she is old enough to enter school in September 2016. You may defer your child’s enrolment until September 2017. The registration days this year are February 2. 3. and 4. It is important that you register...

Upcoming events and other Parkland Happenings

January 07, 2016
Please see the attached information

Foundation Skills Assessment - Grade 4 students

December 16, 2015
All Grade 4 students will be involved in the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) in the  new year. Please see the attached letter from our Superintendent of Schools.

Additional Non Instructional Days

November 18, 2015
Please see the attached letter from our Superintendent of Schools regarding the placement of two non-instructional days provided by the Ministry of Education to provide in-service for teachers regarding the new curriculum.

Winter Weather Ahead!!

October 28, 2015
Please read the attachment so that you are aware of the district process that is followed in the rare situation that schools need to be closed due to extreme weather situations.

Halloween Costumes

October 17, 2015
Please see the attached message about Halloween Costumes from the Children of the Street Society

PAC Orientation

September 20, 2015
The District Parent Advisory Council Executive invites all District 43 parents to a Parent Advisory Council 101 Orientation session on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  The evening is open to all parents, grandparents, caregivers and other stakeholders of education in the district, and we encourage those...

Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter

September 16, 2015
The attached letter is sent on behalf of Patricia Gartland, Superintendent. 

District Email Difficulties

September 13, 2015
Please be aware that the district email has had some difficulties for the past week.  I have been able to answer emails but am concerned that some may not have made it through. If you have emailed me or any other staff over the past week and have not heard back...

New Principal's Blog Post - "Welcome Back and Class Placement"

September 13, 2015
I have posted a new blog post. Usually I send out an email to all families when I do this but due to email difficulties currently I have not been able to send email to the community. I will send an email out tomorrow in this regard. Welcome Back and Class...

School Supplies

September 13, 2015
Students may now bring all of their school supplies.

First Week Plans (Wednesday to Friday)

September 08, 2015
Please see the attached letter that was sent home with all students today.

School Supply Lists

August 21, 2015
In preparation for school start-up please know that our supply lists are posted on our website here:   Kindergarten Supplies: There is no school supply list for Kindergarten students. Our Kindergarten teachers will be requesting an amount of money from you and will purchase all of the supplies your child...

Kindergarten - First Week Schedule

July 18, 2015
Please see the attached information. I sent out an email in July letting people know which group their child is in. If you didn't receive it or have forgotten which group your child is in for the first week please email me and I will remind you: ...

Summer Learning

March 30, 2015
SUMMER LEARNING 2015 ONLINE Registration Dates (6:00 a.m. Opening) Elementary Skill Building:   May 26 th   Students must have an account with our online system BEFORE registering for courses.   Please visit our website and create/update your account now .   To create an account you will need your child’s PEN number, which is...

SD43 Budget Consultation Process

March 29, 2015
Please see the attachment for details about the Public Consultation Process in Coquitlam.

Kindergarten Registration

January 09, 2015
Kindergarten registration for September 2015 will be held throughout the district on February 3, 4, 5, 2015.   Parents should register their children at the elementary school serving their neighbourhood/ catchment.   Please bring the following documents: Proof of citizenship for parent & child (one of): birth certificate; passport; PR Card; Canadian Citizenship...

Making Sense of Anxiety

January 06, 2015
Please see the attachment for more information. I hope to see many Parkland families at this presentation. Colleen is a fantastic speaker and will help us all gain a better understanding of how to support our children in our Anxiety provoking world!!

Registration Information 2015-2016

January 03, 2015
Please click here to find detailed information about the process for Registration for the 2015-2016 school year. This includes information and dates about: Kindergarten Registration, Middle School Registration, Middle School Information Meetings for Grade 5s, Cross Catchment Application Process, Registration for various Programs of Choice (French Immersion, Montessori, etc).

Santa Breakfast!!

November 17, 2014
Please consider volunteering for this wonderful Christmas Tradition at Parkland!! The volunteer form is attached to this message.

Welcome Back to School - 2014-2015 school year

September 23, 2014
Superintendent Tom Grant issues a letter on behalf of the Board of Education welcoming everyone back. The Superintendent wishes students, parents, teachers, and staff a great year.

Notices sent home on the first day

September 22, 2014
Please find the not sent home with our Kindergarten students and our Grade 1-5 students attached.

Kindergarten - Plans for the First Week

September 19, 2014
Please see attached the plans for the first week of school for our Kindergarten Students. We are excited to welcome our newest students to our school!!

Grades 1 - 5 - Plans for the first week of School

September 19, 2014
Please see the attachment for details about our plans for the first week. We are excited to see everyone on Monday!!

Letter to Parents re: September 2

August 29, 2014
Please see the attached letter from Tom Grant (Superintendent of Schools)

Letter to Parents/ Guardians and Students Re: Sept 2 School Opening

August 25, 2014
Please see the attached letter to Parents/Guardians and Students from Superintendent Tom Grant regarding the provincial education labour dispute and its impact on our September 2nd scheduled start of the school year.

REVISED: Kindergarten School Start-up Information

August 18, 2014
**Please Note location change for new Kindergarten Students - meeting in the Library Please see the attached information.

REVISED: First Week of September & Registration Information

August 18, 2014
**Please Note location changes for new Kindergarten Students (now in the Library) and Students new to Parkland (Room 23) Attached please find information about what students will be doing during the first week of school this year. I am hopeful that the current labour dispute will be resolved at the bargaining...

School Supplies

August 18, 2014
Lists of school supplies your child will need can be found under the "Parents" tab above or by clicking here: Parkland School Supply Lists

Registration Week

August 18, 2014
If you have just moved to our neighbourhood - welcome to Parkland! To register at our school, please bring your documentation on Tuesday, Aug 26, Wedesday, Aug 27th or Thursday, Aug 28th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.   For information about the documentation we need when you register please go...

BCTF Job Action Update - June 17

June 19, 2014
Please view the attached letter from SD43 Superintendent, Tom Grant, for information on provincial exams, final marks and other updates regarding BCTF Job Action.

Teacher Job Action Update

June 12, 2014
BCTF president, Jim Iker, has announced that BCTF members, our teachers, will be escalating their strike. There will be a “rotating strike” on Monday, June 16, 2014. On this day, teachers will be attending a study session. On Tuesday, June 17, 2104, and into the future, Mr. Iker has stated that...

BCTF Rotating Strike Action - Week 3

June 08, 2014
The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation has announced that its members will continue with rotating strike action throughout the Province of BC next week. School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) will be impacted on Friday, June 13, 2014. Please click here for more information.

BCTF Rotating Strike Action

May 25, 2014
For details please click here: BCTF Rotating Strike Action

BCTF Rotating Strike Action

May 23, 2014
Please follow this link for information regarding the upcoming BCTF job action: BCTF Job Action Announcement

Teacher Job Action Information

April 22, 2014
Please see the attached letter from Tom Grant (SD#43 Superintendent of Schools) regarding Teacher Job Action that begins Wednesday, April 23.

SD #43 Public Consultation Process

April 04, 2014
Community consultation events take place from April 1 - 15th Please go to this site for more info about dates and times:

District Budget Input Opportunities

March 29, 2014
Please see the attachment for information.

The Bears are Awake!

March 27, 2014
Public Advisory Coquitlam – A recent encounter with a bear has prompted the local Mounties to issue an advisory. Read more>>>

The bears are awake!

March 27, 2014
Public Advisory The bears are awake! Coquitlam – A recent encounter with a bear has prompted the local Mounties to issue an advisory. Read more>>>

Ready Set Learn

January 13, 2014
If you have a three year old child please plan to attend. See attachment for more info!!

Social and Emotional Learning - Miriam Miller

January 13, 2014
You are invited to a PARENT INFORMATION EVENING with   Miriam Miller Thursday. February 27 th 7pm to 8:30pm Hillcrest Middle School Gym   Miriam Miller is an educational consultant working with educators and researchers and specializes in Social / Emotional Learning. Miriam works in several research labs: Social, Emotional and Educational Development...

Parenting our kids in the 21st Century

January 13, 2014
Please see the attached information about a parenting presentation that will be happening in our district on February 4th. I have attended a few sessions with Kevin Cameron and his message is a very important one for all of us who are raising children in today’s world. Some Parkland parents attended...

FSA 2014 (Foundation Skills Assessment)

December 15, 2013
Please see the attachment for information about the FSA. This test it to be written by our Grade 4 students.

2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration Information

December 08, 2013
If your child is registering to begin Kindergarten next year please visit our webpage for detailed information about registration dates: Kindergarten Registration Information   Please understand that registration for Kindergarten during the February dates is very important so that our school can pass along important information about our Welcome to Kindergarten...

SD#43 Extreme Weather Plans

November 23, 2013
Please see the attachement for information about Extreme Weather Plans and the protocol for school closures due to extreme weather.

Community Dialogue for Victoria Park as a part of Learning, Land and Neighbourhoods

November 13, 2013
Join School District 43 at the upcoming Victoria Park community workshop to share your ideas and concerns for the future of a portion of Victoria Park. Children are welcome to attend.   Community Workshop #2: Victoria Park   Location: Leigh Elementary School Gymnasium, 1230 Soball Road, Coquitlam   Start Time: 11/19/2013 6:30 PM  ...

Safe Schools Task Force - Final Kevin Cameron Presentation

November 09, 2013
Don't miss the final Safe Schools Presentation for this school year! Parents who have attended throughout the year have spoken very highly of this opportunity.   Please see attached for more information.

Tom Davies - Celebration of Life

October 28, 2013
Please see the attached information for details.

Consultation Process: Learning, Land and Neighbourhoods

October 27, 2013
Please see the attached letter to parents inviting them to these public consultation sessions.   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...

Scholastic Book Fair

October 13, 2013
Please see attachment for information and our calendar for dates.

Town Centre Fire Station Open House

October 07, 2013
Please see attachment for details.

Hallo"green" Costume Contest

October 05, 2013
Get creative and use your imagination to make a Halloween costume with reusable or recycled materials that creates zero waste. The top three costumes will each earn a prize and will be featured on the City’s website. Please see the attached document for details.

PAC Page

October 01, 2013
Please check out our PAC Page. Information is being added frequently that may be useful to parents. The latest addition is a resource site: Stay on the Path: Teaching Kids to be Safe and Ethical Online"

Parkland PAC Meeting

September 22, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 All parents are automatically PAC (Parent Advisory Committee) members and are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings. Please see attached agenda.

Parenting our Kids in the 21st Century

September 18, 2013
Please see the attached information about a presentation being held in our district next Thursday, September 26 th . It has been set up by the School District No. 43 Safe Schools Task Force and will be the first in a series of three events sponsored by The Ministry of Education,...

Emergency Forms

September 16, 2013
Please click on the link below for a detailed explanation of how to complete the Emergency Forms: Emergency Form Instructions

PAC Orientation Session

September 09, 2013
The District Parents Advisory Council (PAC) will be hosting a PAC Orientation session on Wed. September 25 from 7-9 pm in the Gallery Room at Winslow Centre.   T his evening is very beneficial for PAC Executive & all parents.

Welcome Back!!

September 03, 2013
Please see the attached information about the first week of school. We hope you all had a fantastic holiday and we look forward to seeing everyone again!

Last Day of School

June 23, 2013
Last Day of School – Thursday, June 27 th Thursday, June 27 th is the last day of school for students . Please note the format for the day: 10:30 – 11:30 ~ Year-end assembly 11:30 – Report Cards handed out to students 11:30 – Students who have provided a note...

Blissful Parenting Workshop

February 10, 2013
Please see attached flier for more information and registration details.

School Calendar 2012-2014 Survey

January 27, 2013
The proposed School District #43 calendar is currently being designed. The district is looking for public input and has posted a survey here: School Calendar Survey.  The calendar will then be submitted to the Board on February 26 th for their approval during a public meeting.  Following Board approval it will...

District Message about Snow and School Closures

December 19, 2012
The district decision to close needs to occur by 6:30 a.m. so that families can plan and make alternate arrangements should schools be closed.  While the District tries to make the best decision with the information we have the weather changes quickly for the worse or for the better.   Schools are...

Procedure for weather related school closures

December 18, 2012
The district makes decisions about weather related school closures in the morning and posts it on the district website by 6:30 AM : School District 43 Website . Announcements are also run on various local radio stations: CKWX (1130) AM, CKNW (980) AM or CBC (690). The announcement on the...

Link to FSA Student Login

January 09, 2012
Click on this link to access the ministry FSA site.

Lunch Lady

November 09, 2011
New orders for Jan and Feb. plus two special Dec. lunches are available on the table across from the Library or you can order at

Swimming at Chimo Pool - Wren/Augustine Classes

June 24, 2011
Students will need to bring a bathing suit and towel for Monday, June 27th.  We will be walking to the pool and back.

Scientist from High Touch High Tech comes to visit Grade 1's

May 03, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011 The scientist is coming to present a workshop called, "Get Buggy". We will learn about bugs and get to see, hear, touch, and possibly smell them! We had an awesome time in March and we are REALLY excited to have them come to our classroom again.

Parkland Public Speaking Festival on Thursday March 3 at 10:45 a.m in the Gymnasium

February 22, 2011
Three students from each of the Grade 4 and 5 classes will give their speech to the rest of the Grade 3, 4 and 5 students and guest judges in the gymnasium.  Parents are welcome to attend.  One grade 4 student and one grade 5 student will be chosen by the...

Student Led Conferences - Feb 10 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

January 25, 2011
Any alterations to this schedule will be sent home by individual teachers.

Breakfast with Santa/PJ Day - 8:00 a.m. in Parkland Gymnasium

December 02, 2010
Come have some pancakes and have your picture taken with Santa Clause

Student Safety during drop-off and pick-up

October 05, 2010
In order to ensure the safety of our students, their siblings and parents, we ask that you follow the directions from our traffic safety parent-volunteers. Please avoid making u-turns on Regan Avenue and please refrain from moving the traffic cones. We also ask that you avoid parking in the staff parking...

Class Lists for 2010-2011

September 13, 2010
Class lists will be posted outside the front of the school and the courtyard at 8:30 am on September 14/2010. Students need to bring their school supplies.


August 30, 2010

September 7, 2010: All students attend from 9:00-9:45

July 02, 2010
Signs will be posted regarding where students report for attendance. Pre-packaged school supplies (if you ordered) will be handed out on this day.

School Supply Lists 2010-2011

July 02, 2010
School Supply Lists have been posted to the Parkland Website in the PARENT section. 

Olympic Spirit Assembly #3 February 8th

January 27, 2010
We will have another Olympic Spirit Assembly on February 8th at 1pm

Olympic Presentation, Feb 22nd, 11-12

January 19, 2010
We are pleased to announce that Katherine Weatherston, Canadian Oylmpic hockey player, will be at Parkland on Feb 22nd from 11-12. She will be displaying her Olympic medals and a very motivational presentation.

Olympic Spirit Assembly #2 on Jan 25th

January 19, 2010
Our second Olympic Spirit Assembly will take place on January 25th at 10:50 in the gym. Students will display their Olympic Banners. We will also have Olympic Torch Bearer, Bob McNary present.

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