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Baker Drive Registration Brochure- Important Deadlines (Kindergarten, Cross-Catchment, and Programs of Choice)

December 06, 2021
‚ÄčPrograms of Choice (including Montessori ALL new students and siblings) - 9 am Jan. 5th- 4pm 11th  ‚Äč‚Äč
Kindergarten - Submit all documentation to CATCHMENT school from 9 am Jan. 31st- Feb.. 4th 4 pm
Cross-Catchment Application Process - February 3rd 9 am to February 8th (4 pm). All applications are online. See info, under ANNOUNCEMENTS below for details and...

MDI Log In

December 09, 2020

Registration Brochure- Important Deadlines (Kindergarten, Cross-Catchment, and Programs of Choice)

November 30, 2020
Deadline's vary for all processes‚Äč.  Applications for Baker Drive Montessori are processed on a Random Draw Basis, with the exception of incoming Kindergarten children with siblings in the program, who will be given highest priority (providing the sibling will still be in attendance the following school year) if space is available. 
Questions: Visit to watch the online presentations,...


October 01, 2020
‚ÄčDue to change in staggered lunch schedule the new dismissal time will be 2:40 - NOT 2:50.

First Week Start-Up Information

September 04, 2020
‚ÄčSeptember Start Information for All Families and Kindergarten Specific Information

IMPORTANT: Baker Drive Elementary School Reopening Information

August 31, 2020
Good Afternoon Baker Drive Families,
I'm passing along some important information to review about the Baker Drive September Return to School. Included is:‚Äč
September start up information with health and safety information as well as organizational adjustments to be aware of for the return to school; A link to a survey...

Reading Videos by Teachers

May 01, 2020

Baker Bears Staff Video

April 15, 2020

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...

We Love Canada - MP3

March 01, 2017

Parent & Caregivers' Circle - starts January 26th

January 13, 2017
‚ÄčFree nine-week session for parents who are concerned about their youth and substance use.  Check out the attached flyer for registrations and other details.  

Let's Talk - January 26th 7 - 9 pm

January 13, 2017
‚Äč Let's Talk Curriculum Jan 26 2017.pdf  - r.s.v.p. required.  See attachment This is an oportunity to hear from and talk to many District partners about the revised curriculum.  Topic: How can the revised curriculum lead towards lifelong learning.

December's Tri-City Literacy News

December 06, 2016
‚ÄčFollow the like to the Tri-City Literacy Committee's December Newsletter

Letter to Parents from the Superintendent - Nov. 3

November 04, 2016
‚ÄčParents, In light of the incident in Abbotsford earlier this week, please see attached letter from Ms. Gartland, Superintendent of Schools. Letter from Superintendent Nov 2016.pdf

November's Tri-City Literacy News!

November 04, 2016
This month is Financial Literacy Month at the local libraries.  Follow the link to view the latest Tri-City Literacy News

October's Tri-Cities Literacy News has arrived

October 10, 2016
‚ÄčFollow the following link for info and upcoming events from our local libraries:


September 02, 2016
Baker Drive is pleased to offre online parent cosent form to parents for your convenience as well as a way to eliminate excess printing.  EForm will be available the second week of school, when classes are settled. ‚Äč

During our first week of school:

September 02, 2016
Grade 1 ‚Äď 5 learners will be working in multi-aged groups on school-wide, Canada and social responsibility themed activities. Welcome Conversations for K's and their parent/guardian (20 minute appointments on W & Th); attending only for their 20 minute assigned conversation time.  Gradual entry schedule for Kindergarten begins on Friday.           ...

Our first day of school is Tuesday, Sept 6th.

September 02, 2016
‚Äč All learners attend from 9:00 am to 9:30am and attendance is important in order to assure we have appropriate staffing for our school.  Returning Baker Drive learners return their last year's classroom for attendance.     Grade 1 ‚Äď 5 learners who are new to the school will meet upstairs to the...

Tri-City's Literacy June Newsletter has arrived

June 03, 2016
Click here for the latest summer info from our local Public Libraries in Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. 

Grade 4 Parents PLEASE READ: Letter from the Superintendent concerning Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

January 06, 2016
This letter was sent home with your child on December 18th. 

Kindergarten Parents PLEASE READ: Early Development Instrument (EDI) information (link to translated documents)

January 06, 2016
This link provides a brief introduction to the EDI which supplements the information letters has been sent home with your child on January 6th.  It also contains link to translations of the parent letter in 12 languages.

New To Baker Drive?

May 26, 2015
If you were unable to make it to our New Parent Orientation on May 13, 2015, please find a copy of  the powerpoint presentation on the folder to the right called "Parent Presentations". 

A Letter from our New Superintendent

January 15, 2015
Please read the attached letter.

Inside Out Day!

January 15, 2015
The grade 4/5 Spirit Council is inviting all students (and staff and parents) to put their clothes and jackets on inside out at School on Friday, Jan 16th.  A little more fun for a Friday!

Ice Skating Party Today - Tuesday Dec 9th!!

December 09, 2014
Baker Drive Students and their families are invited to join the staff for ice skating, crafts, popcorn and hot chocolate today between 4pm - 6pm at the Poirier Rec Centre - Main Arena.  Only cost for students/families is skate/helmet rental.  Thank you to the PAC for sponsoring this fun Christmas Activity!...

School District Email is not working currently

December 07, 2014
Due to a power outage and resulting equipment failure, SD43 is currently experiencing an email system outage impacting all email addresses. To contact a Baker Drive staff member or to report a student absence, please phone the school at 604 461-5323.

Nov 24th Parent Talk - Social Media

November 05, 2014
We highly recommend this talk for parents with Jesse Miller  - hosted by the Port Moody Police.  See attachment for details.

Oct 31st Parent Newsletter

October 31, 2014
Please find our most current newsletter in the folder to the right titled "Current Newsletters". This newsletter was also emailed to all families who have completed the necessary e-forms prior to October 30th.

Parent Newsletter

October 31, 2014
Please check out the Oct 31st parent newsletter in the "Current Newsletters" folder to the left.  This was also emailed to families who have completed their E-forms. 

Halloween Fireworks at Baker Drive Elementary

October 31, 2014
Please join us at 8:00pm on Halloween Night for a huge fireworks show!  We appreciate cash donations to help our PAC provide this annual event for our community.  Also, please bring non-perishable food donations for our "We Scare Hunger" food drive for SHARE. 

Welcome Back letter from Superintendent

September 23, 2014
Please find attached a welcome back letter from Tom Grant, Superintendent of Schools

Letter regarding possible September 22nd Opening

September 17, 2014
Please read the attached letter from our Superintendent.  This letter was emailed to Baker Drive Families on the morning of Sept 17th.

Sept 16th letter from Superintendent

September 16, 2014
This letter was also emailed to Baker Drive Families on Sept 16th.

Sept 8th letter from School Superintendent

September 08, 2014
Please read the attached letter from our Superintendent.

Learn Now BC - link

September 04, 2014
Please click here for a helpful student learning resource.

Please read the attached letter

August 24, 2014
Please read the attached letter from School Superintendent, Tom Grant re Sept 2, 2014 School Opening.

Office Hours - Registration Week

August 18, 2014
If you have just moved to our neighbourhood - welcome to Baker Drive! To register at our school, please bring your documentation on Weds Aug 27, Thurs Aug 28th or Fri Aug 29th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Please send any inquiries to the Principal at

School Supply Lists for September 2014

June 19, 2014
You may shop at any retail store to purchase these supplies (brand names are not important).  If you would like these supplies delivered to the school in September, feel free to contact Creative Children (contact information at bottom of order form).  Please ensure you have the correct list for your child(ren)...

Letter regarding current Strike Action

June 13, 2014
Please read this important letter from our Superintendent of School District #43. (This was also sent to all parents via email on June 12th). 

April 25th Newsletter

April 25, 2014
Please see "Current Newsletters" for the most recent newsletter and attachments. 

Have a Safe and Wonderful Spring Break!

March 14, 2014
See you on Monday, March 31st!

School District #43 School Calendar Survey

February 14, 2014
The School District is seeking input on proposed school calendars for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. Please access the survey at The survey is available until 4:00 p.m. March 3, 2014.

Before and After School Care?

January 27, 2014
Please click here to go directly to the information that may help you find before and after school care for Baker Drive Students:
/Parents/Resources/Pages/default.aspx ...

Early Dismissal & Power Outage

December 20, 2013
We have begun a gradual release of the students due to the current weather conditions. However due to the power outage, our phone system is not operational right now.  Parents can pick children up at their classrooms or contact Principal Stacey Parmar at ...

Dec 20th - School Open Today

December 20, 2013
Please see the message from our school board below.   If you do choose to drive here, please take extra caution and drive slowly.  If you choose to keep your children home, please use the absence report e-form or leave a message on the school voice mail.    All schools in School District...

Snow Play at Baker Drive!

December 10, 2013
SNOW PLAY We encourage lots of safe play in the snow at Baker Drive!  In order to ensure a safe environment for all, we will discuss the following with students in the event of snow play during recess and lunch!  Please help your child to be prepared.     a.        Sleds, sliding toys...

Sept 3rd Electronic Newsletter

September 03, 2013
Please find a copy of today's newsletter in the folder titled "Current Newsletters".  This was not emailed to parents today in error.  It will be emailed tomorrow morning.  Our apologies for any inconvenience!

Student Classrooms for Tuesday September 3

August 30, 2013
Welcome Back!! Students report to the following classrooms on Tuesday, Sept 3th at 9:00am.   Grade 5’s to Room 205 Grade 4’s to Room 106 (Neighbourhood and Montessori) Grade 3’s to Room 206 (Neighbourhood and Montessori)
Grade 2’s to Room 201 (Neighbourhood and Montessori) Grade 1’s to Room 203 (Neighbourhood) Grade 1’s to...

Spring Carnival 50/50 Winning Ticket

May 24, 2013
If your ticket # is 0575121, please bring to the office to claim your prize!!!

Como Lake Relays

April 12, 2013
Grade 4 and 5's involved attending Como Lake Relays


December 19, 2012
Due to poor weather conditions, Baker Drive is dismissing its students immediately.  We ask that you please walk to school to pick up your child from his/her classroom as soon as possible.  For the safety of your child, children cannot walk home alone today.  Mrs. Parmar and a few staff members...

Message from Board Office re Dec 19th

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...

Dec 19th - School Open Today

December 19, 2012
Please remember that conditions may make it difficult for some to get to school but that the families need to make a decision on the safety based on their streets and how far they have to travel.

Regarding possible Snow Closure on Dec 19

December 18, 2012
Dear Baker Drive Community,   We are expecting further snow accumulation in our area overnight and tomorrow morning.  Please review the ‚Äúinclement weather‚ÄĚ information below.  The school district will make a decision regarding a snow closure by 6:30am tomorrow.  Should schools be open tomorrow please remember that conditions could still make...

Classroom Location for Tuesday, Sept 4th

August 30, 2012
Welcome back!  Please see attachment for classroom location for your child/children for their first day of school.   Reminder that school is from 9:00 - 9:45am.   Please call if your child/children will not be attending.   Our PAC will be providing coffee and goodies for parents in the undercover area near the gym....

Parent eForms - due Sept 30th

August 19, 2012
Here is some helpful information for your completion of this year's E Forms.  This information will also be given to you on the first day of school.   School Policy Form Read the various policies and guidelines in this online form and discuss them with your child as you complete it. This...

School Calendar for Next Year

May 29, 2012
We have just updated (as of June 5) the district school calendar for next year (2012/2013) to the right, under Publications.  Please see it for days that school will not be in session and early dismissal days next year.   This includes the new Feb 11, 2013 Family Day Statutory Holiday. Also...

New to Baker Drive?

May 22, 2012
Please click on Parent Presentations (to the right) and open the Principal's presentation to new parents that happened on May 16, 2012 for some helpful information.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Principal or the office for more information.

Progress Report Cards Home on April 30th

April 27, 2012
Please check your child's backpack or planner on Monday April 30th for a progress report card. 

Summer Learning 2012

April 26, 2012
Summer Learning 2012 ONLINE Registration Dates (Start @ 6:00 a.m.) Elementary & Middle:   June 5 th to June 28 th You must have an account with our online system BEFORE registering for courses.   Please visit our website and create/update your account now .   Visit for more information.

Student Led Conferences

April 05, 2012
There will be Student Led Conferences and a 2:00pm Early Dismissal on Wednesday May 9 and Thursday May 10.  Please contact your child's teacher for appointment times. 

Baker Drive Elementary School

885 Baker Drive, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6W9
604-461-5323 604-937-8003
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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