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Calendar Amendment -Truth and Reconciliation Day

March 30, 2022
‚ÄčThe 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
‚ÄčDear 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...

Late French Immersion

November 24, 2021
Starting in Grade 6, the Late French Immersion program is an alternative program that offers students whose first language is not French the possibility of completing the prescribed B.C. curriculum and learning French at the same time. The Late French Immersion Program:
helps students develop strong communication skills...

Lifetouch ordering of student Photos

October 21, 2020
‚Äč Please direct the parents to our online ordering system at  to minimize collecting orders at school. This online system is very user friendly and links parents orders to the "MyLifetouch" reward program. This helps parents save money on future orders. Parents can find the detailed information on the proof packages.

Health and Safety Protocols

August 28, 2020
‚Äč‚ÄčPlease find attached important Health and Safety Protocol information.  If you know someone who needs a copy translated please email me so I can arrange that (‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč Health Safety Protocols Parents Final (6).pdf

Central Elementary Restart Plan - including parent survey

August 28, 2020
‚ÄčThis is a copy of an email sent out to parents August 31st. If you haven't already done so, please read the information provided.  There is an important survey near the end of the parent letter.

Central School Supply Lists (Gr.1-5) 2020-2021

June 26, 2020
Please find attached a school supply list for students in grades 1-5 for the 2020-2021 year.  Please note that certain items (those highlighted in yellow) are for certain grades only.  Please buy only those items that you do not already have at home.  Supplies still in good shape from this past...

Central Community School Calendar for 2020-2021

June 04, 2020
Please find attached our school calendar for 2020-2021.  All statutory holidays, holiday weeks and ProD days are reflected in the calendar below.  Special events and other information will be added to the online calendar on this webpage throughout the course of the year. Central School Calendar 2020-2021.doc

Kindergarten Korner Newsletter - July 2019

July 04, 2019
This newsletter is intended to explain to the families of all incoming Kindergarten students details of the opening two weeks of the next school year.  Included is a schedule for Welcoming Conversations and Gradual Entry. Kindergarten Korner Newsletter Central August 2019.pdf‚Äč

Central Community School - School Opening Procedures September 2019

June 28, 2019
‚ÄčAttached is a pdf file that explains opening week procedures for students Kindergarten to grade 5 at Central Community School, September 2019

2019-2020 Central School Calendar

May 25, 2019
Attached is our school's calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.  It includes all ProD (Non-Instructional) Days, holidays and school closure days.  The online calendar for next school year will be created and updated in the coming months.‚Äč

Fraser Valley Regional Library Summer Reading Program Information

May 23, 2019
‚ÄčPlease see the attached file for more information on the library's summer reading program. FVRL Summer Reading Program Info.pdf

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...

September 12 Newsletter

September 13, 2016

Central's 100th Birthday Reunion Registration

May 12, 2014
Central Elementary School opened in October, 1914, and we will be celebrating our 100th birthday on Friday, October 10th, 2014. Attached is the registration form (or look in the documents section of this page). This will be an opportunity to get together with old and new friends, sharing stories and memories....

Fun Day Early Dismissal

June 03, 2013
Reminder, as in year's past, students will be dismissed at 1:45 on June 7th.

Information meeting regarding Pitt River Middle for Parents of Grade 5 Students

February 08, 2013
This is an informal meeting to ask questions and receive general information about Pitt River Middle School. It will be held at Central in room 229 at 8:40 on Wednesday, February 13th. If you are unable to attend and have some questions, please contact Mr. Clerkson, Principal, or Ms. Becker, Vice-Principal...

Anti-Bullying T-Shirt Information

February 08, 2013
The "I Am Someone" anti-bullying campaign is well on its way. If you are interested in supporting this initiative by purchasing a t-shirt for $10 or a bracelet for $2, please contact Leanna Smith at or put you information into the PAC box in our office. The order is due...

SFU School of Wonderstanding Spring Break Camp

February 05, 2013
Parents/Guardians Please get your registrations in as soon as possible. There are limited spots available and the registrations have gone out to every Elementary School in our District and spots are filling up fast.  Registrations can  not be processed until payment is made.   Thank You

Winter Weather Warning

December 18, 2012
Dear Parents,    F urther snow accumulations are expected this evening and overnight.  Parents should check the school district web site and CKNW AM 980 in the early morning to find out if schools are closed.

December Newsletter

November 29, 2012
Newsletters will be moving to online versions only in 2013!


November 15, 2012
To all parents and students,    Please be advised that Karate Classes on November 20th and 22nd are cancelled. I am going away to the Karate World Championships in Paris and unfortunately been unable to find a substitute during my absence.    I sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.      Kind regards,   Nicole Poirier TOP...

Afterschool Programs

September 27, 2012
Afterschool Program News   Dear Parents   There have been some changes to our programs this year.   Cooking For Kids   We would like to thank Midori Walter who has run the cooking program at Central and Pitt River for many years. Midori has moved on and obtained a full time job that will...

September 19, 2012 Stranger Danger

September 19, 2012
Over the lunch hour, two of Central’s grade 5 students were approached by a stranger. Police were contacted and they have confirmed that this was not an attempted abduction.   Parents are encouraged to talk to their children tonight about stranger awareness, and to report to an adult if they see anything...


September 17, 2012

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