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Calendar Amendment -Truth and Reconciliation Day

March 30, 2022
​The 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
​Dear 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...

2020 Kindergarten Registration Information

December 13, 2019
​For more information on SD43 Kindergarten Registration, please visit https://www.sd43.bc.ca/Schools/Pages/KindergartenRegistration.aspx#/=

Funding Announcement for New Elementary School and Three Additions

May 10, 2019
​The 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...

No sledding- Wednesday, Feb. 20th

February 19, 2019
Tomorrow's forecast calls for rain, so our hillside will be too wet and icy for sliding.  Please leave sleds at home.​

Lunchbox Theatre update correction

February 11, 2019
Registration for Kilmer's Lunchbox Theatre will be open between ​March 5th at 7 pm and March 7th at 7 pm. at www.theatrixyouththeatre.com

KHL update

February 11, 2019
Please see the revised schedule posted in our documents section for rescheduled KHL games.

Kindergarten Registration

January 21, 2019
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION Begins February 4th, 5th and 6th at catchment schools. See "Funding Eligibility Checklist" for information on what you need to bring.  Students entering Early French Immersion must apply online  via www.sd43.bc.ca  by 4 pm on January 23rd. 

Kindergarten Registration - February 5, 6 and 7

February 01, 2018
​See the documents section for documents needed, and then come to Kilmer on February 5, 6 or 7th to register children born in 2013 for Kindergarten this September! 

Kindergarten Information for 2017

December 06, 2016
Please see the documents section for news on Kindergarten registration for September 2017, as well as information on both the Early (Kindergarten) and Late (Grade 6) French Immersion programs.​

First Days of School

September 02, 2016
Welcome!  Kilmer opens on Tuesday, September 6.  Students beginning Grade 1 to 5 will attend from 8:55 am to 9:30 am on the first day and will begin full days on Wednesday.  Returning students should go to their last year's lineup and new students who are already registered should go to the...

Final Day of School

June 29, 2016
Wednesday June 29 th – 10:50pm Yearend Assembly      Saying goodbye to students and staff not returning next year      Memories of 2015-2016 slide show        Report card distribution follows assembly      12:00pm dismissal for all students

Popcorn Day postponed

June 10, 2016
With apologies, our PAC has had to postpone popcorn day - very sorry for the short notice. 

Popcorn Day moved

May 03, 2016
Popcorn Day has been moved to Thursday, May 12th.  Students may bring $1 to buy popcorn at recess.

After-school Practices cancelled Thursday, March 10th

March 09, 2016
Como Lake Relay practice and Maypole dance practice are cancelled after our early dismissal on Thursday, March 10. 

Saleem Noon Workshop Schedule

October 08, 2015
Areas shaded must have parent or designate attend with child   Tuesday, Oct. 13 th     Wednesday, Oct. 14 th   1:00-2:00pm Gr. 4/5 students Division 1 & 3    53 students Gr. 4/5 students Division 2, 4, 5    47 students 2:00-2:45pm Gr. 3 students Division 4, 5, 6, 7    50   students Kindergarten Division 11,...

Start-up Information for September

June 30, 2015
  We will re-open on Tuesday, September 8th at 8:55 am.   New grade 1 to 5 students who are already registered should go to the library, and all our returning students should go to their last-year’s lineup.   They will attend only for half an hour.   This first day, new Kindergarten students will...

Munchalunch button workaround

February 12, 2015
If the munchalunch button doesn't work for you and you would like to register for the KPAC Movie Night, please go directly to www.munchalunch.com .

English Kindergarten Registration

January 13, 2015
Kindergarten registration for English program takes place Tuesday February 3rd to Thursday February 5th starting at 9am in the Kilmer office.   Should you wish to go to another school, you must register first, then the cross catchment process starts on Friday February 6th - this is online and accessed via...

Winter weather

December 07, 2014
As we near more challenging weather, we would like to remind you that the Coquitlam School District has specific protocols in place for extreme weather conditions. Schools are not routinely closed due to snow or other weather conditions. All schools in the Coquitlam School District will remain OPEN, if at all...

First Term Reports and Early Dismissal for Interviews

December 01, 2014
First Term Reports will be coming home with students on Friday, December 5th.  We will be dismissing students one hour early, at 1:50 pm, on Wednesday, December 10th to provide an opportunity for parent-teacher interviews.

Chicken Pox notification November 13th

November 13, 2014
Please note that we have confirmed cases of chicken pox in one family in our school.   Should you suspect chicken pox with your child please see your doctor to confirm then inform the school by phone or Mr. Corbould by email acorbould@sd43.bc.ca   ...

Photo Retakes Monday November 24th

November 03, 2014
Individual photos were taken on October 14th.  If your child missed that opportunity or you would like a retake done, our retake day is Monday November 24th.   Please return all order forms by Tuesday November 4th.  Either indicate your choices or that a retake is requested.   Any students can have a...

Early dismissal October 21st

October 17, 2014
Interim reports went home on October 15th. Parent/teacher interviews are scheduled for Tuesday October 21st with a 1:50pm early dismissal that day.

Newsletter calendar correction

October 09, 2014
Friday, October 24 is a Professional Development Day, schools closed

Fire Chief for a Day contest

October 03, 2014
Students can return their entry forms to the office by Wednesday October 8th to be entered in the draw.  Our fire chief for the day will happen on Friday October 10th.

2014-2015 School Supplies

September 15, 2014
Students in Grades 1-5 who ordered school supplies will receive them on the first day of school. Lists of required supplies are available under the Publications heading adjacent to these announcements.

Kindergarten supplies are bulk purchased by the school. Parents will be asked to pay in the first week of school....

Kilmer Office Hours

August 19, 2014
The school office will re-open on Monday August 25th at 9a.m. and be open each day from 9:00a.m. til 3:30p.m..   Families new to our school community are encouraged to come in this week to register if you haven't done so already.   Please contact Kilmer Principal Mr. Andrew Corbould via email if...

Track and Field

April 29, 2014
Students in grades 3 to 5 have now begun extra-curricular practices for the various track events.  Please see the Practice Schedule in the documents section of our site for details on times, coaches, and locations.

Early Dismissal for Parent-Teacher interviews

April 03, 2014
Don't forget!  Students will be dismissed at 1:50 pm on Tuesday, April 8th for Parent-Teacher Interviews.  If you would like an interview, please indicate on your child's report cover.

Grade 4 Parent Ministry Satisfaction Survey

March 12, 2014
Grade 4 parents have been sent a code on an information sheet about the Ministry satisfaction survey.   Click on the link http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm   to access the logon page

PINK Shirt Day today

February 26, 2014
Wear pink to show your support of efforts to learn social skills that help prevent bullying!

Kindergarten for September 2014

January 10, 2014
Please see attached registration information for Kindergarten in both our French and English Programmes.

Coat Drive

January 09, 2014
Just a friendly reminder that our Kindergarten students are collecting warm coats, boots, hats and mittens until January 24th.  Please bring any donations to the office area. Thanks for helping!

Santa Jackets and Black Suit Jackets Needed

December 02, 2013
For our Christmas Concert: Some of our dance numbers require the boys to wear black suit jackets, and some require Santa jackets - if you can help us with the loan of a boy's size black suit jacket or sport coat, or a Santa jacket, please send it to the school...

BEAR update: Thursday Nov. 28th

November 27, 2013
There have been no reported sightings of the bear today.  Yesterday the conservation officers searched for the bear but did not find it.  From community reports the bear headed in a westerly direction away from the school area after a sighting on Pooley on Wednesday.   We will continue to monitor the...

Christmas Concert Dec. 17th 9:30am and 7:00pm

November 21, 2013
Come on out and join us for the Kilmer Christmas Concert - "Dancing Through the Ages". All classes will perform in both the morning and evening concerts. Grandparents and other guests are encouraged to attend the morning concert.

Breakfast with Santa

November 21, 2013
Let’s get into the Holiday Spirit!!   Come out and have breakfast with your family and friends at our “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, December 14 th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.   Have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy pancakes, sausages, juice, and coffee.  

Candy Bags for Seniors

November 14, 2013
Thursday November 28th in the afternoon our students will be making 800 Christmas goody bags for the local Senior Center residents in our community.

Halloween Family Dance at Kilmer

October 10, 2013
Please join us for our KPAC Halloween family dance.    Food order form is attached.

Parent Notice Re: Volunteering and Criminal Record Checks

September 01, 2013
Are you thinking about volunteering in a school for the 2013-2014 school year? If so, the Coquitlam RCMP is encouraging all would-be school volunteers to start the criminal record check process as soon as possible. Policy changes introduced in previous years require anyone planning to work, either professionally or in a...

RCMP Name The Foal Contest

July 05, 2013
Ottawa, May 30, 2013 –Canada’s national police force is asking for help from children and youth 14 years old and under to name six foals that will be born this spring at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario. Some of these horses may one day be...

September information

June 28, 2013
We will re-open on Tuesday, September 3rd at 8:55 am. New grade 1 to 5 students who are already registered should go to the library, and all our returning students should go to their last-year’s lineup. They will attend only for half an hour. This first day, new Kindergarten students will...

Kilmer Office Hours

June 28, 2013
  The school office will be open from 9:00-3:00 pm August 26 to 30th.

Personal Items Left at School

June 28, 2013
We have many personal items belonging to students that have been left behind at Kilmer.  Anything labelled with your child's name has been reserved for pickup at the office.  The Kilmer office will be open Friday, Sept. 28th and Tuesday, July 2 to Friday, July 5th, from 8 am to 3...

Talent Show Run-Through

June 14, 2013
We will have a talent show run-through on Monday, June 17th at 10:45 in the gym.  All students must bring their music and be prepared.  This is not a dress rehearsal.

Sports Day June 14th

June 14, 2013
SPORTS DAY is ON!! Please ensure children are dressed for the weather - we don't expect sun so children should wear a sweatshirt or light jacket.

Lacrosse Day

June 10, 2013
Tuesday June 11th is Lacrosse Day at Kilmer.    Supervised play will happen at recess and lunch.   Students may bring their lacrosse sticks but must also bing gloves and helmets .  Please label equipment.   Any questions should be directed to Mr. Corbould.

June 3rd Early Dismissal 1:50pm

May 31, 2013
Early dismissal today at 1:50 pm

CLass photos

May 15, 2013
Kilmer students will be having class photos and our whole school photo on Thursday May 16th.

Summer school information

May 15, 2013
Summer Learning 2013  - ONLINE Registration Dates   Elementary Skill Building – May 28th Middle Skill Building - May 30 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 www.summerlearningcoquitlam.ca

Track & Field Update

April 30, 2013
Students who have qualified for the District Track Meet on Tuesday, May 21st  will receive a permission form today.  The form is due by Friday.   A schedule of events is posted under the publications section.  Practicies will continue until Friday for those who are attending the meet. 

PINK SHIRT DAY

February 26, 2013
Wear a pink shirt on Wednesday, February 27th to show your support for kindness and consideration of others.

2013-2014 Calendar feedback requested

January 29, 2013
Principals have been asked to assist the school district in collecting feedback to the proposed school calendar for 2013-2014. Please read the following summary and complete the survey via the link below. The School Act requires public consultation on school calendars. A board must make public a proposed school calendar one...

Jan 26 Team Kieran Fundraiser @ Sung Hang Do

January 24, 2013
We wanted to take the opportunity to let you all know about a Fundraiser being organized for Kieran and her fight against cancer….   Sung Hang Do (in the same complex as K&S Dance) is holding a Movie, Pizza & Martial Arts Night!

Saturday, January 26 th   from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Organized...

Pajama Day

January 23, 2013
Thursday is Pajama Day at Kilmer - we are wearing our PJs to school, bring a stuffie too!

February Calendar Correction

January 11, 2013
The February KPAC Hot Lunch will be on February 15th and our online calendar, which originally showed the wrong date, has been corrected.  Pink order forms that were sent home are correct.  Orders for January and February are due Friday, January 18th.

Coat Drive

January 08, 2013
Coat Drive
During the month of January, the Kindergarten classes will be having a coat drive.  We are asking for donations of warm coats, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, snow pants and boots – adult and child sizes.  This is a community service project to help out the needy in neighboring areas....

Snow update Dec 19 9:15am

December 18, 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...

SD#43 response to Connecticut shooting

December 14, 2012
The Coquitlam School District was saddened to hear about this tragic event. We recommend parents limit their child’s exposure to the media footage of the incident and limit any discussions to the basic facts while acknowledging their feelings and providing reassurance . We also ask that parents watch for any changes...

Amanda Todd donation collection

November 22, 2012
Amanda Todd Donation Collection Sunday November 18 th was marked by the celebration of life for Amanda Todd. We have been waiting for further information before proceeding with a plan to honour her memory. After consultation with the Todd family, the schools in the south side of Port Coquitlam will be...

Bey Blade Tournament

November 06, 2012
Tuesday, November 27 th for Grade 3, 4 & 5
Thursday, November 29 th for Grade K, 1 & 2 students See notice under publications - all participants must sign up by November 23rd with Mr. Corbould.

Remembrance Day Ceremony

November 05, 2012
We will be holding our Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, November 8th. We would like to invite students who are in Sparks, Brownies, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to wear their uniforms for the ceremony. The ceremony will start at 10:45am.

Halloween Parade 1pm

October 30, 2012
Parents are asked to come to our gym to view students in our annual Halloween parade.   We have a few requests when it comes to costumes at Kilmer.   If there are weapons that go with the costumes we ask that you have your child leave them at home.   As a general...

Photo retakes - Tuesday November 6th

October 30, 2012
Please send a note to your child's teacher, or pick up a form form the office if you would like a photo retake done.  The retakes will happen on Tuesday November 6th at 9am.

Thank you to Yardworks!

October 16, 2012
On behalf of our Gardening Club we would like to than k Yardworks www.yardworkssupply.ca for their generous donat ion of two yards of topsoil last week , with free delivery, for our courtyard garden .  

1:50pm Early Dismissal Tuesday, October 16th

October 15, 2012
Interviews may be requested by parents and teachers after the Interim Report goes home with students on October 10th.

Parent education October 29th

October 03, 2012
See the flyer under Documents for the parent education session on October 29th. Don Lasell will speak about anxiety and self-esteem. Presented by the Southside Family of Schools Parent Education committee.

Terry Fox Run Day

September 14, 2012
Congratulations Kilmer community!  Our final total was $4291.16

Open House Tuesday September 18th

September 12, 2012
Come out to this year's Open House at 6:30pm on Tuesday September 18th.  All parents, students and staff will start in the gym.  The evening will finish at 7:30pm.

Moving to classes

September 10, 2012
Our students will be moved into classes on Monday, September 10th.  At the end of the day students will be lined up outside in their new line up positions for parents to pick up their children.   Maps of the location of grade level classes will be posted.

Kilmer office open

August 21, 2012
Our office will be open from 9a.m. until 3p.m. during the week of August 27th to 31st.

First Day of School

August 21, 2012
First Day of School – Tues., Sept. 4 th , 2012 Please note that students will attend for 35 minutes on Tuesday, September 4 th , from 8:55 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Parent Thank You

June 21, 2012
We are offering a Thank You tea and coffee morning in the Kilmer Gym on Wednesday June 27th starting at 8:45 and will continue until around 10 am.  If you are able to attend please fill out the form at the link below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dEc1NWtXZDZJVWFkckVSaGEycHplWkE6MQ

Kids in Control

June 21, 2012
Please see the attached information for families affected by mental illness.

TRYING AGAIN FOR SPORTS DAY

June 08, 2012
Our huge rain shower has ended so we are having another try at an outdoor sports day - the parachute station will move to the gym and the bean bags station moves to the front covered area.

Summer School Reminder

May 31, 2012
Attention Parents: Registration for Elementary & Middle classes begins at 6:00 a.m. on June 5th.   Tuition-Free* Classes include:  Reading & Writing (1-5), Mathematics (1-8), French Immersion (1-5), Fine Arts (1-8), English (6-8), Science (6-8), and Band (Gr 6-8).   If you haven’t created your account yet, please visit www.summerlearningcoquitlam.ca for...

Summer School registration begins soon!

April 30, 2012
Set up your online account at www.summerlearningcoquitlam.ca  now to allow quick registration on opening day, June 5th.

Important Notice regarding withdrawal of teacher services

March 01, 2012
Teachers will be withdrawing their services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5 to 7.  The School Board therefore requests that parents please keep their children home from school.  Please see www.sd43.bc.ca announcements for complete details.

Tuesday Evening Program for Boys aged 5 to 11

February 24, 2012
Register your son soon for a program designed to boost your child's skills in Personal Space and Boundaries, Compliments and Put-downs, Making and Keeping Friends, Dealing with Emotions, and Coping with Teasing and Bullying.  Full information can be found in the Documents section under " Our Neighbourhood Club".

Attention Parents of Grade 5 English Students

February 22, 2012
Citadel Middle School Parent Orientation Evening will be on Wednesday, February 29th at 7 pm.  If your child will be attending Citadel for grade 6, please come.

SFSPE - Southside Family of Schools Parent Education

November 24, 2011
Please see the flyer in our documents section for more information on the SFSPE Workshop for supporting your child's self esteem

First week schedule

September 07, 2011
Students in Grades 1 to 5 will be in class for a full school day, 8:55 to 2:50, starting today.

New Date! Welcome to Kindergarten, June 2nd

May 30, 2011
We have moved our Welcome to Kindergarten evening to Thursday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm, in the gym

Jeans Days for Children's Hospital

April 18, 2011
Kilmer will be selling Jeans Day buttons (with a bonus Alex Burrows hockey card) for $2 each, and Jeans Day stickers for $1.  Jeans Day is April 28th!

Kilmer PAC Annual General Meeting

April 14, 2011
the KPAC AGM has been moved to May 9 to accommodate the Federal Election

CPVPA 10th Annual “In Motion” for Cancer Research

April 11, 2011
Sunday, May 15th 9:00 a.m. at Terry Fox Secondary School
The Coquitlam Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association is hosting its 10th Anniversary “In Motion” run for Cancer Research.  You are invited to join staff, students, and community members from our Tri-Cities schools and neighbourhoods to walk, run, cycle, rollerblade, or jog for...

TRACK AND FIELD PRACTICES START APRIL 19TH - LUNCH

April 08, 2011
TRACK AND FIELD FOR GRADES 3 TO 5 WILL BEGIN TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH AT LUNCHTIME Students will bring home a detailed schedule for practices in each event.    Parents are welcome to help coach, measure, and record run times.  Please see Mrs. Togno or Mme O'Grady if you can volunteer.

COMO LAKE RELAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE

April 08, 2011
Grade 4 practices are Mondays at 3 to 3:30 pm with Mrs. Togno and Thursdays at 8:20 am with Mme O'Grady   Grade 5 practices are Tuesdays at 8:20 am with Mme O'Grady and Wednesdays at 3:00 to 3:30 pm with Mrs. Togno   Practices are outdoors, rain or shine, but may be...

Kindergarten Registration for Sept 2011

January 25, 2011
February 8, 9, 10 starting at 8am Please see details in our documents session.

Christmas Open House

December 09, 2010
Tuesday, December 14th 6:30 - French sing-along in gym 7:00 - English sing-along in gym   While others are singing in the gym, please tour the school, emjoy some treats, and see all the arts and crafts.

Newsletter by Email

November 08, 2010
Dear Kilmer Parents & Guardians, We sent the November newsletter via email for the first time today.  If you have submitted your email address to the school, but you don't receive a newsletter email from Mrs. Hardy, please contact the school office.

Halloween Candy

October 25, 2010
Every year Kilmer has a tradition of making Christmas Treat Bags for seniors.  We use donated Halloween candy from the kids trick or treating or any donation of trick or treat size candies.

Halloween Parade

October 25, 2010
The Halloween Parade will take place on Oct 29th in the afternoon.  The parade will start at around 1 pm.  We ask that students who have costumes with weapons or a lot of blood leave those parts of the costume at home.

Pitt River Middle School Plans for the Future

October 25, 2010
Pitt River Middle School will soon be re-built, and you’re invited to an Open House to see the new school design. The Open House will run from 6:00-7:30 pm on Wednesday November 17 th at Pitt River Middle School, in the school library. The format will be ‘exhibit style’, so please...

Centennial School Meals Program for October

September 17, 2010
If your child would like to have a cold, packed lunch arrive daily, you may order this through the school meals program, on a monthly basis.  Menus will be sent home on Sept. 20th and are due Sept. 23rd for October, or print off a menu from documents on this site....

New Bell Schedule

September 08, 2010
Regular school hours are now 8:55 to 2:50!  The warning bell for students to line up in the morning will ring at 8:53.

First Week of School

August 31, 2010
Tuesday September 7, 2010 9:00 - all returning grade 1-5 students report to last           year's class         - all new grade 1-5 students are to check in at the office            and then meet in the library         - parents are invited to the gym for tea, coffee and food 9:30 - Students are...

Plan Ahead for September!

May 31, 2010
Our new bell schedule will incorporate extra minutes to the school day.   This is to make up for extra days off in November and March.   Please see the new schedule under the documents section.   You can also view important dates on our next-year calendar.

Meet the Teacher

September 29, 2009
We are having our Meet the Teacher Night on September 29th from 6:30 -7:30.  It is a chance to put a face to a name and have a chance to meet your child's teachers.  If you have some questions about your child's progress, please feel to make an appointment with the...

École Kilmer Elementary School

1575 Knappen Street, Port Coquitlam BC
V3C 2P8
604-941-3401 604-937-8019 kilmer@sd43.bc.ca
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