March 30, 2022
The 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...
March 24, 2022
Dear 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...
March 06, 2022
As 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 firstname.lastname@example.org The set up instructions can be found in the Document section in...
September 03, 2021
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...
December 21, 2020
September 12, 2019
Please 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....
June 28, 2019
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...
May 10, 2019
The 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...
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...
January 23, 2019
Attached 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.
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.
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...
December 03, 2018
Grade 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.
September 28, 2018
Please see the attached letter from the Superintendent regarding Grade 7 FSA's.
February 27, 2018
Pitt 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...
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.
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...
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
August 16, 2017
Please see the attached letter for information related to welcome back activities and information related to the first week back. Start-up Letter 2017.pdf
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.
February 15, 2017
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...
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...
December 08, 2016
Please click on the Link below for LFI entrance information for next school year French Immersion Ad 2017
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...
June 06, 2016
Please see the following documents from the Ministry of Education regarding the revised curriculum.
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.
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...
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 09, 2016
Please see the attached letter.
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.
February 05, 2016
Please see the following attachments for information regarding an upcoming Parent Education opportunity.
December 14, 2015
Please see the following attachment for information on secondary school program offerings in the district.
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...
November 26, 2015
Please see the attachment for information from the district about the addition of two Professional Development days this school year.
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.
October 23, 2015
As we get closer to halloween please take a moment to read the following attachment from Children of the Street Society.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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....
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...
August 31, 2015
Please find attached a letter from the Deputy Minister of Education.
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...
February 26, 2015
Please see the attached information from SD43 DPAC.
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.
February 05, 2015
Featuring Stephen Whiffin MEd, District Manager of Information Services and former Principal in SD43
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6:45 – 8:30 p.m.
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)...
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.
November 25, 2014
Join local MLA's to talk about Education. Please see the attachment for more information.
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.
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)
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...
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.
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...
June 03, 2014
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
March 01, 2012
Please see attachment.
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...