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√Čcole Mary Hill Elementary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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Winter Weather Ahead!

October 30, 2023
‚ÄčSchools are not routinely closed due to snow or other inclement weather conditions. All schools in School District 43 (Coquitlam) will remain OPEN, if possible, during winter weather, including snowfall.  However, on occasion, a district-wide or partial-district closure is required due to extreme weather. Partial-district closures affecting individual schools may occur...

Winter Weather Ahead!

October 28, 2021
‚ÄčSchools are not routinely closed due to snow or other inclement weather conditions. All schools in School District 43 (Coquitlam) will remain OPEN, if possible, during winter weather, including snowfall.  However, on occasion, a district-wide or partial-district closure is required due to extreme weather. Partial-district closures affecting individual schools may occur...

Summer Office Hours

July 06, 2021
‚ÄčOur school office is now closed for the summer.  We will re-open on Monday August 30th to accept new registrations.  Regular office hours are 8:00 am - 3:30 pm  Monday - Friday.  

Summer Camps at Community Schools

April 30, 2021
‚ÄčCommunity Schools are excited to announce that the registration for summer camps at Miller Park, Central, Pitt River and James Park is opening on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 . The spots are limited and we encourage families to register early. 

Ready, Set, Learn Virtual Parent sessions for Kindergarten 2021-22

April 13, 2021
‚ÄčThis year, we have pivoted part of our Ready, Set, Learn events to an online platform to support families of children who are registered for Kindergarten for Fall 2021.

Literacy Week at Mary Hill - Feb 16-19

February 08, 2021
F ebruary 16-19 is Literacy Week at Mary Hill!
Tuesday:   School-wide Drop Everything and Read at 9am
Wednesday:  Read Canada Spirit Day!  Dress in Red + White ‚Äď spirit wear! Learning about Canadian Authors and illustrators
Thursday :  Read aloud ‚Äď Teams broadcast from Mme Medan
Friday :  Read...

Cross Catchment Application and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

November 30, 2020
Cross Catchment Application and Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 school year starting in September 2021 occurs soon.
KINDERGARTEN Kindergarten registration will be held throughout the district on January 27 ‚Äď February 4, 2021.  As before, new kindergarten students who have a sibling at a school outside their catchment will be accepted...

Spirit Day Fridays

November 24, 2020
‚ÄčSpirit Day Fridays are here.   Please mark your calendar: Friday, Nov 27 -  PJ day
Friday, Dec 4 - Holiday Hats Friday, Dec 11 - Fancy Friday
Friday, Dec 18 - Christmas Sweaters
‚ÄčShow your school spirit.

Fire Prevention Week October 4 - 10, 2020

October 02, 2020
Fire Prevention Week is from  October 4 ‚Äď 10, 2020.  We have scheduled a school fire drill at 9:15am on Thursday, Oct 8, 2020 (weather permitting).  ‚ÄčAttached is a letter for your review from Port Coquitlam Fire and Emergency Services.

The Rain Is Coming!

September 22, 2020
‚ÄčDear Parents, The forecast is calling for a rainy week ahead! Please be sure to send your children to school dressed for the weather (rain boots, rain coat, spare dry clothes).  We plan to be outside for recess and lunch breaks, rain or shine! 

September 15 Air Quality Update

September 15, 2020
‚ÄčWe will continue with our indoor recess and lunch option today due to the continued Air Quality Advisory

Air Quality Update- September 14

September 14, 2020
‚Äč An Air Quality Advisory is still in effect for our area so we will plan for our students to remain indoors, in their classrooms, during their recess and lunch breaks today.  It is advised that children and adults do not participate in strenuous physical activity at this time so please keep this...

Air Quality warning

September 13, 2020
As you know, our lower mainland has been experiencing less than ideal Air Quality conditions these past few days.  Schools will be open o n Monday September 14th, 2020. We will be following the Medical Health Officer health and safety guidelines related to AIR QUALITY warnings and Covid-19.  Please check the District Website tomorrow...

Sept 10th and 11th Schedule

September 04, 2020
Dear Mary Hill Parents,
As you are aware, Registration Day will be on Thursday September 10th this year, followed by a Health and Safety Orientation for students on Friday September 11th.  In order to accommodate social distancing and our Stage 2 Health and Safety protocols, this requires us to create smaller...

Learning Options Parent Info

September 02, 2020
Information for parents regarding learning options.‚Äč

Summer Reading Program at Terry Fox Library

June 17, 2020
The Summer Reading Club at the Terry Fox Library launched yesterday!   There is an online club for all ages ‚Äď kids, teens and adults.    

Aboriginal Self Identification Form

September 19, 2019
‚Äč Please see the attached with respect to Aboriginal Self Identification.  Ensuring students and families self identify as having ancestry allows us to better address the diverse needs of all our Aboriginal students. Coquitlam School District 43 is committed to the academic success, cultural connection and socio-emotional development of all Aboriginal...

Tuesday, September 3, 2913 Registration Day Information

August 28, 2019
Registration day is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  Last year's students will go to their former classrooms.  New Grade 1-5 students go to  he LIBRARY. New Kindergarten students come to check in from 9:30 to 10:30am. ‚ÄčInformation for the rest of the week will be given on Tuesday morning.

Change to Student Accident Insurance

July 02, 2019
‚Äč Change to Student Accident Insurance   For some time now, School District 43 has been offering our families the opportunity to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance thru the Kids Plus Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.   We were recently notified by the provider...

Bring on Summer 2019

May 29, 2019

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...

Challenger Baseball

April 10, 2019
‚ÄčPlease see attachment Challenger2019Flyer.pdf

2019-2020 Preliminary Budget and Multi-Year Financial Forecast

April 08, 2019
‚ÄčPlease see the attachment for details on the 2019-2020 budget

Summer Camp Opportunities in SD43

April 04, 2019
‚ÄčSummer Camp opportunities in SD43.  Please see attachment for details.

SD43 School Traffic Safety information session

March 04, 2019
‚ÄčDate: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7 p.m. ‚ÄĒ 8:30 p.m. Where: Gallery Room, Winslow Centre, 1100 Winslow Avenue, 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...

Summer Learning

February 19, 2019
‚ÄčPlease see the attachment for information on Summer Learning opportunities for students.  Registration will take place in April.


December 20, 2018
‚Äč To the Mary Hill Community, We have had an eventful afternoon with our Christmas Concert.  Despite the power going out literally 2 minutes before the concert was to start our community rallied with generators, extension cords and a ton of help/expertise and the show went on. A huge thank you...

Registration & Cross Catchment Information 2019-2020

December 13, 2018
‚ÄčPlease see the attachments for information if you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year (Birth Year 2014).  Information for Programs of Choice as well as regular neighborhood kindergarten are attached.  Also find information for Cross Catchment and for Grade 6 Programs of Choice, Late...

Will Stroet concert- Fundraiser for Castle Park

November 20, 2018
‚ÄčWe are helping out a another local school, Castle Park is fundraising to set up  their outdoor classroom. This is a fun event for families that would be in support of this.

Amendament to the 2019/2-120 School Calendar

November 13, 2018
‚Äč Amendment to the 2019/20 School Calendar The school district would like to inform students, parents and SD43 staff that the 2019/20 school calendar has changed the date of the October Professional Development Day.  The date of October 18 th , 2019 has been moved to October 25 th , 2019...

Student Accident Insurance

August 29, 2018
‚ÄčIf you are interested in student accident insurance please see the attachment for information and a link to the website.

Opening Week Procedures

August 23, 2018
‚ÄčAn email has been sent to all parents with the information in this attachment.  2018 Opening Day Procedures - email to parents.doc   If you did not receive this email them please see the attachment here.  As well this may mean we do not have your correct email address.  Please contact the school...

Track Meet - May 25, 2018

May 22, 2018
‚ÄčPlease find attached the information of students who will participate in the various events at the track meet this year.  As always we have a great turnout and it is good to see so many students wanting to participate.  We try to get as many students as we can to be able to...

Jacky Essombe - FREE concert on May 10, 2018

April 30, 2018
‚ÄčCanadian Parents for French are hosting a free concert in our gym on May 10, 2018.  Eveyoneis welcome.

Emergency Preparedness Week PAC Fundraiser

April 24, 2018
‚ÄčWe are pleased to announce that we will be kicking off a unique and one of a kind fundraiser where we can make an IMPACT in our community by ensuring you are prepared in case of an emergency. From April 30 ‚Äď May 18 purchase a home emergency kit* from

2018 Creek Classic Challenge Triathalon

April 04, 2018
‚ÄčPlease see the attachments for information on the creek classic and registratio form and participation form.   2018 CCSC Triathlon.pdf Student Form 2018.pdf

Summer Learning

April 04, 2018
‚ÄčPlease see the attachment for information around summer programs in SD43.

Changes to the New Curriculum Implementation grades 10-12

November 03, 2017
‚ÄčPlease read the attachment for more info on gr 10-12 curriculum implementaiton

Winter Weather Infomation

November 01, 2017
‚Äč Winter Weather Ahead! Schools are not routinely closed due to snow or other inclement weather conditions. All schools in School District 43 (Coquitlam) will remain OPEN, if at all possible, during winter weather, including snowfall.   However, on occasion, a district-wide or partial-district closure is required due to extreme weather....

2017-2018 School Supply lists

May 29, 2017
‚ÄčPlease find the suggested items list for each grade/program level. Order online and have items delivered directly to your home.     Dear Parents/Guardians:   Your teachers at Ecole Mary Hill Elementary are excited to offer you the opportunity to purchase your school supplies through School Start for the 2017/2018 school...

FSA -Grade 4 Parents

December 07, 2016
‚ÄčPlease read this letter from our superintendent around the upcoming Foundational Skills Assessment that the grade 4's will be writing in January/February.

Winter Weather

December 02, 2016
‚ÄčPlease see attachment for info on inclement weather and school closures due to weather.

Leadership - Halloween Candy for seniors.

November 04, 2016
Hello Mary Hill!  The leadership group has a new project we are working on.  Please donate some of your Halloween candy over the next week, so that we can make gift bags for the seniors homes.  We all know how much candy we get each Halloween, and we really don't need to...

Letter from the Superintendent on the recent incident in Abbotsford

November 03, 2016
‚ÄčPlease read the attached letter from the superintendent

Ministry of Education - Information Meeting on Reporting

November 02, 2016
‚ÄčPlease see the attachment for information about an information meeting on reporting of the revised curriculum.

Looking for Donations of Clothing etc for visiting Kenyan students.

October 13, 2016
‚ÄčWe will be having two Kenyan students visiting our school in Nov-Dec.  They are here on cultural exchange for a couple of months and will need clothing/shoes etc to adapt to the Canadian weather.  Please see the attached letter for information on what they will need.  Any donations are greatly appreicated....

Parent Advisory - Clown - October 7, 2016

October 07, 2016
‚ÄčPlease read the attached letter from SD43.

Peer Conflict, Mean Behaviour and Bulling What is the difference??

September 09, 2016
‚ÄčChildren will often get into conflict and it is important to know the difference between what peer conflict, mean behaviour and actual bullying is.  I encourge parents to read the attachment for information and definitions of these types of behaviour. 

Letter to parents from Education Minister Bernier

September 06, 2016
‚ÄčPlease read the attached letter from Education minister Bernier

School Start school supplies - order form and letter to parents for ordering.

May 13, 2016
Please view the attachments if you are interested in ordering school supplies through School Start for next year.  Note that this is a service which is separate from Mary Hill and the orders will be delivered directly to your home. 

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