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4250 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam, BC, V3E 3E5| Phone: 604-942-0241| Contact Us
École Coquitlam River Elementary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

 River Review

The River Review, CRE's On-line Newsletter

March 2014

 Community News

Click here for a listing of Community events and programs:

- a four-part Parenting Course ("S-E Development") will be offered at CRE in Feb. and Mar.  It's free!

- PCSMA Softball Reg'n

- No Fun Fridays at PoCo

 What's Happening Around CRE


CRE Swim-a-thon Fundraiser - Grade 4&5 Students.(for Heart & Stroke Foundation): On the morning of Friday Feb. 14th, Valentine's Day, our Grade 4 and 5 students are going to do what's good for the heart! Divisions 1, 2 & 3 will be heading over to Hyde Creek for about an hour's fun in the pool. Admission is a $2 (or more) donation to Heart & Stroke. A few details, all of which will go home in a notice soon:

  • Students will be riding a school bus to and from the pool
  • This is a morning activity.  Exact times will be given in the permission notice to go home soon.
  • Parent volunteers are not needed as pool staff and volunteers will provide all required supervision in the pool.  Parents who wish to attend may do so, by admission.
  • In addition to using the leisure pool and water slide we will ask interested students to volunteer to swim a length in the lap pool.  The goal is to keep Hyde Creek's "Swim-a-Thon" going by having continuous lap swimming.
  • All students will be at the school that afternoon for classroom Valentine's activities

CRE has a proud tradition of supporting the Heart & Stroke Foundation and we are excited to participate in this fundraiser!

Sexual Health Education ("Body Science"): the CRE PAC is once again sponsoring talks by Dr. Brandy Wiebe (associate of Saleema Noon) for all students at CRE. A permission notice with complete information went home on Thurs. Jan. 30th, all students must return the permission slip to indicate whether they will or will not be attending.

Congratulations to our STARS Award Recipients for December and January:

Div 1: Farhan, Akisha, Ellie, Kelsea, Brandon, Danielle, Vaya

Div. 2:  Eugene, Aidan B, Annalid, Aiden V., Cole, Kylar 

Div. 3:  Jonathan, Ellie, Ty, Jasmun, Dalton

Div. 4:  Matteo, Emma, Cole, Sabrina, Justin

Div. 5:  Sophie, Nick, Jenna, Trey, Megan, Rebecca

Div. 6:  Jax, Drew, Ian, Dylan, Madison

Div. 7:  Kayden, Luca, Jolie, Kale, Alexis, Anthony

Div. 8:  Dane, Garrett, Rory, Alexis, Nyara 

Div. 9:  Sophia, Manbir, Hunter, Stefano, Kyle, Hayley


Lunar New Year:  Thank you to Mrs. Coral Chen and her team of parent volunteers for leading all classes in making Lunar New Year decorations.  The beautiful red "window flowers" will line the hallways for the first two weeks of February!

 Some reminders...

You can enter your child's absence 24/7 using the simple Absence Report e-form available on our school website.  This saves you the trouble of phoning our school office.  The form can be viewed here.

If bringing a lunch to the school for your child, please help us maintain a safe, orderly school by bringing your children's lunches to the office counter, where we will make sure it gets delivered to your child.  This is better that attempting to take a lunch directly to your child's classroom.

A reminder to ensure that your child has a complete change of clothing at school (kept in a plastic bag on their coat hook).  Rainy weather means puddles and wet fields where students play. Changing into dry clothes if necessary will help your child be comfortable and better able to learn in the classroom.

 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for September 2014 will be held throughout the district on February 4, 5, 6, 2014.

Parents should register their children at the elementary school serving their neighbourhood/catchment. Please bring the following documents:

Proof of citizenship for parent & child (one of): birth certificate; passport; PR Card; Canadian Citizenship Card.

Proof of BC residency for parent (one of): rental contract; property purchase contract; income tax statement; property tax statement; and 2 of the following documents: utility bill; BC driver’s licence; BC vehicle registration; Canadian bank or credit card statement; BC ID.

Only those students who are five years of age on or before December 31, 2014 can be accepted for September 2014.

Further information on the Kindergarten program may be obtained by phoning your neighbourhood elementary school.

 PAC News!

The CRE PAC (Parent Advisory Council) is actively involved in supporting students' school experience.  Hot lunch days, "fun-raisers", and special events are just some of the ways our PAC supports our school.  All CRE students benefit from the work of our PAC.  All parents are encouraged to even attend just one PAC meeting a year.  PAC meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm

Please click here for PAC News!

 Upcoming Events!!


STARS Assembly, Fri. Mar. 7th @ 9:00 am.  All parents are warmly invited to our monthly recognition assembly.  We are now hosting these on Thursdays and Fridays, the days our music teacher Mrs. Tepes is here.

Reading Links!, Mon. Mar. 10th @ 11:00-12:00.  Grade 4 and 5 students in the Reading Links program will square off in their teams in a "battle of the books".

Performance Assembly, Thurs. Mar. 13th @ 1:15-2:15 pm.  Our next performance assembly of the year will be Spaced Out, an entertaining production that teaches students about astronomy.  Thank you to the PAC for assisting us with the cost of these assemblies again this year.

Term 2 Report Cards, Thurs. Mar. 13th.  All students bring home report cards for the second term.

Friday Mar. 14th will be the last day before Spring Break.  School reopens on Mon. Mar. 31st. 



Click here for our complete School Calendar

 Our Mission...

Our Mission, at Coquitlam River Elementary, is to encourage all learners to realize their individual potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to prepare them to become socially responsible citizens.

Our school goal this year is to improve students' socio-emotional learning by developing self-regulation skills.  You can read our Action Plan for Learning to learn more about this goal... click here!

École Coquitlam River Elementary School

4250 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam BC
V3E 3E5
604-942-0241 604-937-8010
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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