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SD43 2022/23 Budget and Multi-Year Fiscal Plan

April 08, 2022
‚ÄčDear members of our school communities, The Board of Education appreciates and recognizes your many and valuable contributions to our school communities. With that in mind, we wish to invite you to participate in the 2022/23 Budget Process.
The School District's 2022/23 Budget and Multi-Year Fiscal Plan can be found...

Calendar Amendment -Truth and Reconciliation Day

March 30, 2022
‚ÄčThe provincial government recently announced that K-12 public schools will observe Friday, September 30 th as a statutory holiday in recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day. As a result of this announcement, SD43 will be amending the 2022-2023 School Calendar to include Truth and Reconciliation Day as a non-instructional day. As...

Superintendent's Spring Break Update for Families

March 24, 2022
‚ÄčDear SD43 families, I hope you had an enjoyable spring break with family and friends. As the weather warms and the days grow longer, we are also seeing an easing of COVID-19 restrictions in our communities, and this includes a gradual transition in schools.
The Ministry of Education and the BCCDC...

Second term Reports will only be available via myed. See documents section below right for how-to.

March 06, 2022
‚ÄčAs we move to electronic report cards, parents will need to set up and activate their myed portal accounts.  Please see emails from the school as to how to do the set up and activation or contact Ms. Baratto at ibaratto@sd43.bc.ca‚Äč The set up instructions can be found in the Document section in...

SCHOOL START UP INFORMATION September 2021

September 03, 2021
‚Äč ‚Äč Emails have been sent to families indicating when and where to go on  Tuesday, September 7 th .   If for some reason, you did not receive one, you can do one of the following: Call the office Tuesday morning between 8:45 and 10:15 @ 604-942-0267 Please do not...

MDI Log In

December 21, 2020
‚Äč https://mdi.ubc.ca

Aboriginal Self Identification

September 12, 2019
‚ÄčPlease see the attached with respect to Aboriginal Self Identification.  Ensuring students and families self identify as having ancestry allows us to better address the diverse needs of all our Aboriginal students. Coquitlam School District 43 is committed to the academic success, cultural connection and socio-emotional development of all Aboriginal Learners....

Change to Student Accident Insurance

June 28, 2019
For some time now, School District 43 has been offering our families the opportunity to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance thru the Kids Plus Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.   We were recently notified by the provider that they will be discontinuing the Kids...

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...

Basketball Schedules 2019

January 23, 2019
‚ÄčAttached are the schedules for Grade 7&8 basketball. Basketball Schedules.pdf
Please be aware that rides to away games need to be arranged by the players and games start at 3:30pm. 

BCCPAC Parent Voice info session

December 14, 2018
This session will focus on educating parents to better equip them to navigate and understand the process, protocols & procedures of the district; why positive relationships with teachers & admin staff at the school level are important, & clarity on the roles & responsibilities of all involved.   

Riverside Secondary- Important dates for current grade 8 students

December 12, 2018
Please see below for infomation about dates related to transitioning to Riverside for the 2019-2020 school year.  Important Riverside Dates for Grade 8 Parents 2019  
January 7th -  Grade 8 online honours applications open (on Riverside website)
January 15th -  Parent Info Evening re: Hockey Academy /Honours/ FRIM programs at...

Jan. 15 MDI Parent information

December 03, 2018
‚ÄčGrade 7 students will be taking the MDI beginning January 15, 2019. 
The MDI (Middle Years Development Instrument) is run by UBC to understand more about children's thoughts, feelings, and experiences inside and outside of school. 

FSA Letter to Parents from Superintendent

September 28, 2018
‚ÄčPlease see the attached letter from the Superintendent regarding Grade 7 FSA's.

National Cupcake Day - SPCA Fundraiser

February 27, 2018
‚ÄčPitt River Middle's WEB Crew is pleased to participate in Canada's National Cupcake Day(s). We are selling baked goods on February 27 and March 1st at lunch hour, items are $1-$2 each. You don't have to buy items at the bake sales to support the local SPCA, you can make a...

Satisfaction Surveys

February 21, 2018
Satisfaction surveys are being run at the school for grade 7 students.  Parents are invited to complete the survey as well at the following link.  No sign in information is required.

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm

Stepping Up to Secondary

December 01, 2017
This information evening  is especially for parents whose children with intellectual or developmental disabilities will begin Secondary School in September 2018
Our panel of teachers, counselors, principals and student services will provide information and answer your questions about  secondary schools in School District 43, the transition process, and what parents should...

Winter Weather Information

November 28, 2017
Please see the attached document for SD43 winter weather policy information. Winter Weather Information 2017 18.docx‚Äč

Terry Fox Fundraiser

September 07, 2017
Our school run for Terry is scheduled for Thursday September the 28th. We hope to increase our fundraising efforts and so we invite our parent community to make donations online by clicking on the following link. http://www.terryfox.ca/PittRiverMiddleSchool Thanks for your support‚Äč

School Start Up letter

August 16, 2017
Please see the attached‚Äč letter for information related to welcome back activities and information related to the first week back. ‚Äč Start-up Letter 2017.pdf‚Äč

Letter to Parents and Guardians from the Provincial Health Officer

June 19, 2017
Please read the attached letter to parents and guardians from the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, regarding talking to youth about substance use.

District Track Meet- Wednesday May 17th

May 15, 2017
Please see the attachment for a rough schedule of event times for the meet at Town Center. ‚Äč Ken_Borkowsky_schedule_2017.doc‚Äč

Science Rendezvous and International Astronomy Day

May 05, 2017
SFU's Science Rendezvous & International Astronomy Day May 13, 2017, 11:00 am ‚Äď 3:00 pm @ SFU Burnaby Free Science Activities at SFU for K- 12 Students! https://www.sfu.ca/science/programs---events-for-the-general-public/science-rendezvous.html The 2017 event takes place on Saturday, May 13th in conjunction with International Astronomy Day, the Burnaby Festival of Learning and...

Riverside Secondary Presents: Parents as Proactive Partners (Substance Use)- Feb 21st 7:00 at Riverside

February 15, 2017
‚Äč Tuesday   Feb. 21st, 2017 7:00 pm Riverside Secondary This information session is the first of a series of parents substance use prevention workshops that will be hosted by all secondary schools in the district.   The presentation is open to all parents but   will be of particular interest for...

Let's Talk Revised Curriculum- January 26th

January 18, 2017
‚ÄčPlease see the attached poster for more information on a District hosted information evening regarding the revised curriculum.  Lets Talk Revised Curriculum Symposium Jan 26 2017.pdf

Community School Programs

January 04, 2017
Reminder to Register classes are filling! Hello, Pitt River Community!   The Winter 2017 After School Programs brochure is here!  See the attachment for this session's program brochure and registration information. The programs are starting January 4 and run until March 3, 2017. Registration is now open. Visit the Community Programs page on...

French Immersion - Parent Information for the 2017-2018 school year

December 08, 2016
Please click on the Link below  for LFI entrance information for next school year French Immersion Ad 2017

Pitt Wear- School clothing is back for a limited time

November 29, 2016
‚ÄčWe are re-opening the clothing order form for a limited time. If interested please click on the link to order http://www.ecolepittriver.t-shirtprinting.ca/Pitt_River/Products

South Side Family of Schools Parent Education opportunity

November 01, 2016
‚ÄčPlease see the attachment for information related to the release of the film Screenagers, SFSPE _SCREENAGERS_Flyer.pdf

Terry Fox Run Fundraising Link!

September 16, 2016
Pitt River is once again raising money for the Terry Fox Foundation and its continuing mission to raise funds for research in the fight against cancer.   You can help our fundraising efforts by donating through this link directly.  Your kindness and generosity will impact so many people who are living with...

Ministry Curriculum Revision- Ministry Documents

June 06, 2016
Please see the following documents from the Ministry of Education regarding the revised curriculum.

Grade 6 for a half day

June 06, 2016
Please see the attachment for information about our upcoming grade 6 for a half day, on Thursday June 9th from 8:40 until 11:30.

Fort McMurray Campaign

May 16, 2016
One of our classes (Ms. Chand's math class) is leading a district wide initiative to collect donations for Fort McMurray.  The goal is to have every student in the district donate a toonie. If you could please help spread the word about this to as many people as possible that would...

Grade 6 Immunizations

April 13, 2016
Grade 6 immunizations are now complete.  Our catch-up immunization session scheduled for April 22, 2016 has been cancelled.  If your son or daughter was away today, please contact the Public Health Office to make arrangements for immunization.

March PAC meeting cancelled

February 11, 2016
Please note that the PAC meeting originally scheduled for March the 9th has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on April the 13th at 7:00 in the Library.

South Side Family of Schools Parent Education

February 05, 2016
Please see the following attachments for information regarding an upcoming Parent Education opportunity.

Secondary Opportunities

December 14, 2015
Please see the following attachment for information on secondary school program offerings in the district. 

Report Cards

November 27, 2015
Reports were intended to go home this afternoon, however the report cover sheets, which need to go out with reports, arrived to the school late yesterday afternoon. The issue is that we need to attach 425 labels with student information to the covers and then get them to teachers to collate...

Additional Pro-D days -new curriculum implementation

November 26, 2015
Please see the attachment for information from the district about the addition of two Professional Development days this school year.

Winter Weather- District Process

November 16, 2015
Please see the attachment for information on SD43 policy and process regarding winter weather and the possibility of school closure due to extreme weather.

Halloween

October 23, 2015
As we get closer to halloween please take a moment to read the following attachment from Children of the Street Society.

Interim Reports and Parent Teacher Conferences

October 15, 2015
A reminder that interim reports are coming home with your child on Friday. As well we have our Parent Teacher Conferences on October the 22nd. Please note that there is an early dismissal on that day at 1:30. If on the interim report your child's teacher is indicating that there are...

WELL AHEAD

October 15, 2015
What is Well Ahead? A 5-year philanthropic initiative aimed at improving child and youth mental health by integrating wellbeing into school communitiesStarting in BC, WellAhead will use a lab approach to see how a process that engages multiple stakeholders to co-design and prototype everyday practices can lead to greater integration of...

MDI & School Satisfaction Surveys

October 05, 2015
In November the MDI (Middle Years Development Instrument) and the School Satisfaction Surveys will be offered to grade 7 students to gain insight into the strengths and needs of the school community.   The information gained from both of these surveys help us to find ways to support our students.   While the...

PAC 101 orientation- information evening regarding PAC processes and procedures

September 28, 2015
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015  Place: Gallery Room, Winslow Centre 1100 Winslow Ave, Coquitlam  Time: 6:30-9:00pm (doors open at 6:30 - session starts at 7:00pm)  RSVP : Monday, September 28, 2015 online at http://dpac43pacorientation2015.eventbrite.ca or by phone 604.939.3690 ( include your name, phone number & the number of...

OUR TERRY FOX RUN GOALS (AND REWARDS)

September 18, 2015
The milestone rewards are in.  Here are what we have decided upon for reaching particular milestones with our Terry Fox Run Fundraising:   $500        Pajama Day $750        Double-long nutrition break $1000     No Homework Day (to be arranged by team) $1250     Dress up your teacher day! $1500     Duct Tape a staff member (Ms....

Week One Update- classroom assignments, Pancake breakfast update

September 10, 2015
Good afternoon, we are close to wrapping up week one of the new school year and on the student front it has been a very positive and energizing start up. I wanted to take a couple of minutes to provide some information and updates.   We are in the midst of the...

K-9 Cirriculum Changes

August 31, 2015
Please find attached a letter from the Deputy Minister of Education.

New Student BBQ- Friday September the 4th

August 25, 2015
For all our incoming 6’s and other students who may be new to Pitt River, you are invited to the school on Friday September the 4th from 12-2pm for a BBQ. This is another opportunity to come into the building and familiarize yourselves with the school and to get to know...

Rethinking Dyslexia

February 26, 2015
Please see the attached information from SD43 DPAC.

Celebration of Success

February 26, 2015
You are invited to the annual Celebration of Success in support of STOP Sexual Exploitation Awareness week and Children of the Street Society’s prevention/education programs. See attachements for more detail.

Upcoming South Side Family of Schools Presentation

February 05, 2015
Featuring Stephen Whiffin MEd, District Manager of Information Services and former Principal in SD43 Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6:45 ‚Äď 8:30 p.m.

Leadership Fundraising at Pitt River

January 29, 2015
This year Leadership will be running several campaigns to raise money for an alternative income project in Kenya. We Create Change is a competitive coin drive between classes happening Feb 3-6, followed by a bake sale Feb 10-13. In April, we will host We Are Silent (1/2 day vow of silence)...

Important Dates for Future Riverside Students

January 08, 2015
Tues. Jan. 13 th - Riverside Honours Information Parent Meeting@ Riverside 7:00 pm - Applications made available to parents Mon. Jan 19 th - ¬† Names of students writing honours assessment reported by Grade 8 teacher to Mrs. Simpson ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ssimpson@sd43.bc.ca Mon. Feb. 2 nd - Hockey Academy Open House ‚Äď...

Stepping up to Secondary and Time to talk Middle- Parent information evenings

December 12, 2014
These two evenings are designed for parents of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities who will be starting Middle or Secondary in September of 2015. please see the appropriate attachment for more detail.

Education Forum with local MLA's Dec. 2

November 25, 2014
Join local MLA's to talk about Education. Please see the attachment for more information.

Pitt River's Official Opening

October 15, 2014
Please see the attached invitation to the official opening ceremonies for the new building. The ceremony will be held on October 27th at 11:00 in the gymnasium.

Terry Fox Run Fundraising!

September 29, 2014
The challenge is on!  If you want to see Mr. Roos and M Mackenzie go full "chrome dome" then please support our Terry Fox Run fundraising efforts.  If our students meet the following criteria, rewards will be given for each goal interval:   ·          Challenge: Raise 2400$ (1221.70$ raised last year) ·...

School Opening

September 16, 2014
Please read the latest communication form the Superintendent. I have also included the letter that was sent out at the end of August regarding our first week schedule. I have not changed the dates in the letter as the deal is not yet been ratified, although I am confident that it...

PAC meeting postponed

September 02, 2014
Please be advised that the first PAC meeting of the year, originally scheduled for September the 10th, has been postponed until further notice. An update on the website along with an email to our parent community will be provided as soon as a new date is determined.  

September Start-up Letter

August 25, 2014
As you are aware there is uncertainty about the official start day for the upcoming school year. The attached letter provides a tentative plan for start-up for September the 2nd. We are optimistic that we will be in session at that time and our staff is anxious to be in the...

Student Walk-Out June 4

June 03, 2014
Dear parents,   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...

Important Parking Info for Parents--PLEASE READ!!!

September 05, 2013
Important Info for New Parents/Reminder for Returning Parents: Parking/Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Now that the curbs have been installed in front of the school on Tyner, there is even less space for parking, drop off, and pick-up. While the design doesn’t make much sense now, it will when the new building is complete as...

Late French Immersion Info Night & Registration Date

January 11, 2013
Info night is Feb. 20th at Pitt River (7-8:30 PM) On-line registration begins Feb 21st at 9 am (www.sd43.bc.ca)

School Closure Info (Weather)

December 19, 2012
The district decision to close schools 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...

Appropriate Halloween Costumes

October 16, 2012
Please read this article.  Long story short, if you think the costume might be considered appreciate, don't wear it.  If any adult at the school feels a costume is inappropriate, the student will be asked to take it off.  Thanks for your support.

Inappropriate Halloween Costumes

October 14, 2010
As we approach costume wearing season it is necessary to remind students that the school has a higher standard when it comes to costumes.  Costumes worn to school must not be sexual in nature, nor may they include references to violence, gangs, prostitution, alcohol, or drugs. *No simulated weapons are to...

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