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2260 Central Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 1V8| Phone: 604-941-0355| Contact Us
Central Community Elementary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
StrongStart

STRONGSTART IS NOW LOCATED IN ROOM 102

PLEASE ENTER BY THE MAIN KINDERGARTEN DOOR JUST ACROSS FROM THE STAFF PARKING.

Please email Ms. Jo at jorose@sd43.bc.ca for any questions regarding our StrongStart program here at Central.  For other inquiries please email strongstart@sd43.bc.ca or call 604 937 6381.​

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CHANGES TO SD43 STRONGSTART CENTRES PROGRAMMING

Please read below for information

It has been wonderful welcoming families back to StrongStart this Fall. While the centres have looked different from the past, we have been striving to continue to offer playful, child-centred experiences for families to enjoy in a safe way. Thank you for understanding our new policies in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Starting January 2021, we are making some changes to our programming. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Due to COVID-19, please note the following changes to support safe and healthy spaces:

  • Pre-registration is required for each session.
  • Each session is open to a maximum of 6 families (1 adult and up to 3 children per family), up to maximum of 15 people during in-person visits.
  • Strict physical distancing is no longer required.  However, centres will be utilizing available space to spread people out where possible.
  • All families will compete a daily health assessment and confirm attendance upon entering.
  • A small individually packaged snack will be provided during each session.  If you have dietary needs, please be prepared to provide your own snack.
  • Masks are mandatory for adults. *Note: Please bring your own as they won't be provided* ​
  • Please refer to the SD43 StrongStart Website for updated Healthy and Safety protocols (indoor and outdoor)


Central StrongStart New Hours of Operation


9:05 am – 11:05 am (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday).


Classroom SessionOutdoor/Indoor Play

Registration is required please email strongstart@sd43.bc.ca or call 604-937-6381  

Classroom schedule 

9:05 am - 9:25 am Outdoor/Indoor time

9:25 am - 10:20 am free play, exploration 

10:25 am - 10:40 am gym time

10:40 am - 10:50 am snack time

10:50 am - 11:05 am story time 


Wednesday Virtual Circle Time, Virtual Teatime 

Online Circle Times* Invitation required, please email Ms. Jo  at jorose@sd43.bc.ca if you are interested.


How to Register for a Session

Sign up will be open every Wednesday at 9:00am for the following week.  Families can register for a session by emailing strongstart@sd43.bc.ca and indicating the following information:

1. Name and phone number of parent/caregiver attending

2. Name and age of each child attending

3. Location you would like to attend

4. Date you are requesting

An email will be sent to confirm your space at the session requested. Due to the reduced capacity and hours, families are welcome to attend one session per week.

New Families​

If you are interested in joining StrongStart, please email strongstart@sd43.bc.ca to register. To register, you will be required to email the following documents:

• A completed and signed StrongStart application form –  http://www.sd43.bc.ca/Programs/StrongStart/Documents/StrongStart%20Registration%20Form.pdf

 • A photocopied/scanned proof of your child's birthdate (as listed on the application form)

• A photocopied/scanned parent's proof of residency (as listed on the application form)

 *If you have no access to the internet or printer, please email strongstart@sd43.bc.ca or call 604-937-6381 for an alternative.


Environments

HYGIENE, CLEANING AND DISINFECTING

  • Masks are mandatory for all adults. Adults are required to bring their own.
  • StrongStart teachers will wash their hands frequently.
  • StrongStart teachers and participants will practice physical distancing whenever possible.
  • Families are encouraged to use the bathroom at home before arriving.
  • Signs are posted to inform families of precautions. Please read these.
  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted.

ENTERING AND EXITING THE STRONGSTART CENTRE

Meet at the predetermined location and time.

  • StrongStart teachers will wait for all participants to arrive. There will be no late entries. Please arrive on time.
  • If you are unable to attend, please contact strongstart@sd43.bc.ca ASAP.
  • All families will complete a daily health assessment and confirm attendance upon greeting.
  • Participants will sanitize their hands and adults will wear masks for the duration of all StrongStart sessions.
  • Participants will enter and exit all indoor sessions while maintaining physical distancing.

Calendar 

StrongStart Calendar – 2021/2022

​Tuesday, September 7thFirst Day of School
Thursday, September 9thConnecting to Kindergarten Kick-off PD (1-3pm)
Monday, September 20thCentres Closed: Staff Meeting (8:30-12pm)
Friday, September 24thCentres Closed: PD Day
Thursday, September 30th Centres Closed: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Monday, October 4thFirst Day of StrongStart
Wednesday, October 6thCentres Closed
Monday, October 11thCentres Closed: Thanksgiving Day
Friday, October 22ndCentres Closed: Provincial PD Day
Thursday, November 4thCentres Closed
Wednesday, November 11thCentres Closed: Remembrance Day
Thursday, December 9th Centres Closed
Thursday, December 16thLast Day of StrongStart before Christmas Break
Friday, December 17th – Tuesday, January 4th StrongStart Closed: Winter Break

      
​Announcement

Registration for classes in the new year will open up on Tuesday, Jan 4th for the first week, and then Wednesday, Jan 5th from the week of the 10th​


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Storytime with Ms. Jo

'The friendly Pirate Captain aka Ms. Jo' written by Jovita Rose and illustrated by Jackson Kleim (9 years old). I wrote this story while looking at a group picture of our Central StrongStart family last Halloween 2019. Hopefully, when you listen and read this story you remember the fun we had during our Halloween party 2019.

Read by Ms. Jo https://video.link/w/0S8pb

Virtual Copy to read out loud to your child https://video.link/w/YV8pb

'See you later Alligator' written by Jovita Rose. I wrote this story and made this video for our Central Elementary StrongStart families last June. Each of these beautiful animals represents the children in our StrongStart families. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed remembering and writing about your wonderful children.

Read by Ms. Jo https://video.link/w/cxgjb

Virtual Copy to read out loud to your child https://video.link/w/vC9jb

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Central Community Elementary School

2260 Central Avenue, Port Coquitlam BC
V3C 1V8
604-941-0355 604-937-8009 central@sd43.bc.ca
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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