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R.C. MacDonald Elementary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Calendar Amendment -Truth and Reconciliation Day

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...

Superintendent's Spring Break Update for Families

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...

Thank you Volunteers- Summer Tree Watering

June 30, 2020
Thank you to our volunteer summer watering team! The trees will be nurtured all summer by families who water twice weekly- rain or shine!​

Thank You Tree Canada

June 30, 2020
​ Thank you Tree Canada for supporting our reforestation initiative. We are planting native trees and shrubs to replace over 50 cedars that we lost due to changing climate conditions.

Thank you to our volunteer summer watering team! The trees will be nurtured all summer by families who water twice...

Funding Announcement for New Elementary School and Three Additions

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...

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...

2017-2018 School Calendar (Amended)

January 10, 2018
​This attachment shows days when students do not attend, plus the bell schedule.

Coping with Back to School Anxiety

September 15, 2017
Please CLICK HERE for information from​

Helping your Kindergartener with Separation Anxiety

September 15, 2017
Please CLICK HERE for video from  

Terry Fox Run September 29th 11:00

September 19, 2016
​We hope you are able to make a donation to help raise funds to find a cure for cancer. Students received pledge forms last week that also explain how you can collect donations online for our school. We will collect donations until the end of September with our school goal to...


January 06, 2016
Click on the URL for the latest Kindergarten and Programs of Choice information:

Congratulations RC Mac

October 14, 2015
Congratulations RC Mac! Your hard work and generous donations have allowed us to donate over $1500 to the Terry Fox Foundation. This is the most valuable haircut I have ever received. Thank you all! Sincerely, Mr. Watkins

Order Spirit T-Shirts

September 30, 2015
Order T-Shirts here:  

Urgent Event Info

February 02, 2015
“Our School strives to keep our community informed. However, during urgent events, please refer to  for up-to-date information.”

Recognition Assembly: Mr. Hall's Farewell

December 01, 2014
Friday, December 19th 1:15 in the gym. We will recognize student achievement for the month of December and say farewell to Mr. Hall after four decades of teaching!

Counsellor's Website

October 03, 2014
RC MacDonald is excited to have Mike Pledge as our new counsellor. He is regularly updating his website which contains valuable information and links for our parents. Have a look for yourself at:

RC Mac Clothing Order

October 02, 2014
If you are interested in ordering an RC Mac t-shirt or hoody please view the attachment. There are sizing samples available for you in the entrance hallway until Oct. 15th.

Lost and Found

September 22, 2014
All Lost and Found items collected by our caretakers in June will be on display this week at lunch (for students) and at 3:00 (for parents) in portable #215. Please take a look so we can reunite some long lost items with their owners. Thanks, Mr. Watkins

R.C. MacDonald Elementary School

2550 Leduc Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3K 5W6
604.936.0447 604.937.8035
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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