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1331 Fraser Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3B 1M5| Phone: 604-941-3428| Contact Us
Birchland Elementary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Elementary to Middle School Transition

The process of articulating our grade 5 students into their respective Middle Schools is going to start in January.  Through our newsletters we will provide information for both Kwayquitlum and Minnekhada, if your child will be attending a different middle school next year please contact that school to obtain the dates of these meetings.

 Minnekhada visit to Birchland - April 13 to 15/15

Parent Information Meeting @ Minnekhada - April 23rd @ 6:30 - 8 pm

Open House for new Grade 5 parents and students @ Kway this Thursday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m.


We will be preparing a slide show as we have done in previous years.  It will include candid photos from throughout the year, individual school and baby photo’s.

·         Baby pictures; if you would like your child’s baby picture included in the slide show please provide it by Friday, May 1st.  Any pictures received after this date, may not be included. 

I have started a “Where’s your hoodie been?” concept.  Our first one is a picture on the beach at Parksville. 

Please feel free to email your child’s or children’s photo (baby or “Where’s your hoodie been?”) Directly to or have your child bring them in and we will scan and return it. 

In the past, Birchland tradition has had a variety of events for the grade 5 students and parents.

UPCOMING EVENTS: (Student and Parent Participation Needed)

·         Saturday, June 13th; Family Fun Fair – Community event that has already secured a number of vendors who have graciously donated items for us (Grade 5’s) to raffle.   We will need students to attend and volunteer time (hopefully we have lots and only a short time will be needed allowing for time to enjoy the fair).  This is a family event and children will need a parent present.   More information coming soon. 

·         Friday, June 19th; Cultus Lake Water Slides.  Permission form coming soon.  

·         Tuesday, June 23rd:  Leaving Ceremony (between recess & lunch – approx. 10:45 am).  There will be a student and staff luncheon at approximately 12 pm.  There will be time after the ceremony and before lunch for pictures. 


Birchland Elementary School

1331 Fraser Avenue, Port Coquitlam BC
V3B 1M5
604-941-3428 604-937-8004
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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