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Minnekhada Movie Day

November 06, 2023
Minnekhada is going to the Movies Friday December 22nd. Registration opens this Thursday November 9th‚Äč. Go‚Äč to‚Äč‚Äč to register! Please register by December 12th!

Yearbook Orders Due by May 18th!

May 18, 2023
The deadline for orders is May 18th. ‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčYearbooks are available on Schools Cash Online for $25. Login to your account and it should be available for order if you have not ordered one.  Yearbook Orders - School Cash Online‚Äč‚Äč

Yearbook Orders!

October 31, 2022
‚Äč Minnekhada Yearbook orders are now available and will be done through Schools Cash Online. There is a link to the Cash Online website on this Minnekhada Website on the right-hand side.‚Äč
Login in as per usual and the yearbook order form option will be there. ‚Äč


Volleyball Team Photographs are this week, Make sure you come to practice in the morning to be part of the picture!

October 11, 2021
‚Äč Grade 8 Girls Volleyball ‚Äď October 13 th , Wednesday Morning 8:15am   Grade 6 Volleyball ‚Äď October 14 th , Thursday Morning 8:15am   Grade 7 Girls Volleyball ‚Äď October 15 th , Friday Morning 8:15am   Grade 7 Boys Volleyball ‚Äď October 18 th , Monday Morning 8:15am...

MDI Log In

December 21, 2020

Yearbook Orders are Live!

November 16, 2020
Once again, we are hard at work creating our school yearbook. They are now available to purchase online for the low price of $25.00. Below are the instructions for how to purchase.

Go to the Lifetouch yearbook purchase website:

Enter our following school code: 13847622 .Make sure it says Minnekhada...

Report Card Pick Up

June 17, 2019
Report card pick-up is for all students on Thursday, June 27th from 9-10:00am.  Please report to enrolling classrooms.  We are unable to mail documents so please arrange for pick up.  Report cards will be held in the office until July 5th when our office closes for then summer.‚Äč

Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony

June 17, 2019
Doors open at 11:00am with the event scheduled to start promptly at 11:30am.  Please deliver potluck items to the cafeteria prior to the event in marked containers.  Looking forward to seeing you all for the celebration!‚Äč

Sheffield Partington Design Open House

June 17, 2019
‚ÄčAttached please find event information.

Road Works Update

May 30, 2019
‚Äč Dear Minnekhada Community,   As a part of our new school project, contractors will be working on the sidewalks for Laurier Avenue and Ulster Street over the next month.  SD43 staff will work with the contractors to ensure appropriate safety measures and access to the school will be put in...

Announcement - Administrative Change

May 22, 2019
‚ÄčPlease find attached an announcement regarding administrative change effective July 1, 2019.

2019-2020 School Calendar

May 22, 2019
Please find attached a notice publishing our district and school non-instructional days for the 2019-2020 school year.‚Äč

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...

Ski and Snowboard Update - Feb. 19th

February 19, 2019
‚Äč Mt. Seymour Information: We have issued a refund of $44.75, to all ski/snowboard club members, due to the lack of instructors for the Feb 1 st  session at Seymour.  You should see the refund on your statements from SD43.   Our final session is this Friday Feb 22.  It is...

Wildlife Sightings

February 07, 2019
We have had reports of wildlife sightings in the surrounding neighbourhood over the past few days.  Staff is reminding students to avoid trails when walking to and from school.  Please have conversations at home regarding safety, routes to school and walking in pairs or groups.‚Äč

Cross-Catchment Process information

January 16, 2019
‚Äč Parents can apply for a school outside of their neighbourhood catchment school. To do so you must complete a "Cross Catchment Application." Placement is based on space availability.  Cross Catchment Process:   Information on the cross catchment process can be obtained from our website at . The district is...

Ski & Snowboard Club Update

January 15, 2019
‚ÄčOur final three dates are:  January 25th, Feb. 1st & Feb. 22nd (this is the rescheduled Feb. 15th date)
Whistler pricing info correction:
Sunday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 9th
Lift, lesson & transportation - $200 ($100 per day)
Lift, lesson, transportation & rentals - $250 ($125 per day)
Lunch voucher...

Grade 8 Transition Letter to Parents

January 09, 2019
‚ÄčGrade 8 Parents/Guardians, In January we begin the process of transitioning our grade 8 student to secondary school. Based on the address we have on file for each student, most of our students are assigned to Terry Fox Secondary School. If a student is assigned to any other secondary school, according...

Terry Fox Parent Night - January 10th

December 10, 2018
‚ÄčTerry Fox is hosting a Grade 8 parent night on January 10th at 6:30 in the Terry Fox Theatre.  A tour will follow from 7:30-8pm.

Collaboration Date Reminders

November 15, 2018
For your calendars, here is a reminder of the dates for our remaining late start (9:20am) days:‚Äč
November 21st, January 23rd,  February 13th, April 17th and May 15th

School District Inclement Weather Information

November 15, 2018
Attached is a bulletin from School District #43 regarding inclement weather procedures.‚Äč

Remembrance Day Assembly Nov 8th @ 10:45am

November 06, 2018
Everyone is welcome at our November 8th Remembrance Day assembly.  10:45am in the gym.‚Äč

Coquitlam District Career Fair for Public - Nov. 29th

November 06, 2018
‚ÄčPlease see attached flyer for information on a district career fair for the public.

Minnekhada Mustang Wear

October 16, 2018
Available for purchase now is a variety of Mustang wear.  From socks to shirts to hoodies, please visit your schoolcashonline account or pick up a paper copy order form from our school office.  Deadline for purchase is Friday, October 26th.‚Äč
Minnekhada Wear.pdf

Horse Club Fundraiser

October 09, 2018
‚ÄčThe Horse Club is fundraising with Neufeld's Frozen Foods.  Order forms will be available for pick up in the library or front office.  

Collaboration Day Schedule - October 3rd

September 18, 2018
A reminder that October 3rd is a 9:20am start day as our Colaboration Day Schedule is in effect this day.  Teachers will be on site working together on Assistive Technology use in the classroom.‚Äč

Three Way Conferences/Early Dismissal October 11th

September 18, 2018
‚ÄčStudents will be dismissed at 1:30pm on Thursday, October 11th for our Three Way Conference event.  We are looking forward to connecting students, teachers and parents on this evening.   A notice home is upcoming.

Terry Fox Run Fundraising

September 18, 2018
‚ÄčMinnekhada is a proud supporter of the Terry Fox Foundation.  This year we have a fundraising goal of $1000 .  Students and families are encouraged to bring donations to their classroom teacher or our school office.  Go Minnekhada!  We will celebrate Terry's legacy as a school and community at our Perseverance...

School Opens Tuesday, September 4th

July 03, 2018
‚ÄčStudents will attend for 30 minute attendance sessions only.  All students please report to the gym at the times noted below by grade.    Supply kits will be available for students who pre-ordered. 
Grade 6 - 9am
Grade 7 - 10am
Grade 8 - 11am

Lacrosse Box Official Opening Event

June 06, 2018
‚ÄčMinnekhada welcomes the community to the official opening of our Lacrosse Box an d Sports Courts on Thursday, June 14th at 11am.  

Minnekhada Middle School/Lacrosse Box Celebration

June 05, 2018
‚ÄčYou're Invited! Attend the celebration of the re-opening of the Lacrosse box on the grounds of Minnekhada Middle School as part of the major new school construction project.

When:   11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018

Where: Minnekhada Middle School
                   1390 Laurier Avenue (Lacrosse Box)
                   Port Coquitlam, BC, V3B 2B8


School Supply Online Ordering is now available!

June 01, 2018
Please follow the link to the right under Quick Links to be directed to the ‚ÄčSchool Start online order page. We will also have hard copies of the lists available in the office if you prefer to purchase supplies yourself.

Yearbook Orders due June 1st

May 23, 2018
Yearbook orders are due to the office by June 1st.  Orders can be placed on-lin at or in the Library with Ms. Sinclair.  Hard copies of order forms are available from Ms. Sinclair as well.‚Äč

Horse Club

April 26, 2018
We will be having a parent meeting for Horse Club participants on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 in the library.  All participants must attend.‚Äč

Three Way Conferences Feb. 22nd/Early Dismissal at lunch

January 23, 2018
‚ÄčOur annual Three-Way Conference event is being held on February 22nd.  Students are bringing home information notices and sign-up forms due back to school on Friday, Febuary 16th.  An early dismissal is scheduled for 11:55am (lunch) on conference day.    We're looking forward to seeing students and parents here to celebrate...

Social Media Parent Info Session Feb. 8th

January 20, 2018
‚Äč Social Media Parent Info Session - Free.pdf
School DIstrict #43 will host a free parent information session on social media awareness and youth on February 8th at Heritage Woods Secondary.  Please see the attached flyer.

Horseclub Christmas Fundraiser 2017

November 04, 2017
‚ÄčOrder Deadlines November 24th, Item Delivery December 5th @ 3 pm

ParticipACTION Invite letter

October 31, 2017
‚Äč A  fun-filled evening of physical activity! Please see attachment for more information.

Social Media Awareness Presentation NOTES

October 24, 2017
‚ÄčYou can also find these notes in the Newsletter and Parent Info section of this website.

Exploring our Enhanced Report Card

October 10, 2017
‚ÄčCollaborative Parent Information Session

Letter to Parents and Guardians from the Provincial Health Officer

June 19, 2017
Please read the attached letter to parents and guardians from the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, regarding talking to youth about substance use.


January 04, 2017
‚ÄčInformation for Grade 8 Parents and Students for transitioning into Grade 9

Family Resources Homework Support program

November 16, 2016
‚ÄčPlease see attached documents for information about the Homework Support Program.

Exploring our Refreshed Curriculum

November 03, 2016
‚ÄčPlease see the attached invitation for our Parent Community to attend an information session about BC's Refreshed Curriculum. The session will take place on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:30 pm in the Library.

Red Cross Babysitting Registration Form Nov 14th

October 26, 2016
‚ÄčThis course is running on the ProD November 14th from 8:30 - 3:30 pm

Understanding Gaming Addictions Presentation

October 25, 2016
‚ÄčPlease read attachment for more information!

Horse Club Fundraising Information Letter

October 03, 2016
‚ÄčPlease see the attached file for details about the 3 fundraisers for this years Horse Camp.

Horse Club Meeting Sept. 21st

September 19, 2016
‚Äč‚Äč Horseclub information (1).docx ‚ÄčParents interested in learning about our Horse Club are invited to attend an information meeting this Wednesday, September 21st at 7pm in our school library.

September Newsletter

September 11, 2016
‚ÄčThis letter was sent home with students on September 9th, 2016.

Tobacco and Vapour Control Act

September 07, 2016
‚ÄčAs many of you have heard the government has added Vapour Products to the Tabacco control act. Please read the attachement from our Superintendent, Patricia Gartland. We will be updating our schools Code of Conduct to reflect the new act.

Summer Camp Registration!

April 21, 2016
Click on the Community Programs button above!

Minnekhada NLC Survey

April 12, 2016
Although awaiting ministry approval - plans are underway for a new Minnekhada. Follow the link to add input on community learning centre space:

Horse club

March 07, 2016
The next set of lessons are listed below: April 3, April 10 and April 24. In May we ride on May 1 and May 15. All lessons start at noon. See you there.

Horse club: we ride at 12:00 and not at one.

January 25, 2016
We ride February 14 and the 28th. See you there.

Vancouver Giant Tickets

January 04, 2016
The horse club is selling tickets to the March 4th game against the Victoria Royals.   Tickets cost 15.00 or 4 for 50.00.   All proceeds to go the horse club.   Thanks for your cooperation.

Horse club

October 22, 2015
We ride on January 10th, 24th and 31 at 1 pm. Remember to dress warmly as it can get very cold. See you there.

Horse club: please get your deposits in by next Friday October 30.

October 20, 2015
Thanks for your cooperation.

Horse club riding

October 05, 2015
Next Lesson is Sunday October 18 at 10 am.  See you at the Capriole Stables.

Horse club

September 28, 2015
Further lessons will be determined and posted dates after the first lesson. Thanks  

Horse Club

September 28, 2015
Riding lessons are scheduled for this Sunday at Capriole Academy.  Please have forms filled out, proof of membership in the BC Council of Horses and fees for the lesson.  Each lesson is 35.00.  Minnekhada will issue one check.   See you at Capriole Academy, 500 Laurie Avenue Port Coquitlam. Thanks for your...

Must Rock!

June 18, 2015
Show Thursday, June 18th 7pm. Tickets at the door - $2 students / $5 adults!

Grade 5 Open House

April 20, 2015
On Thursday April 23rd, we will hold our annual grade 5 open house. The school will be open between 6:30-8. During this time students will be given a 'Minnekhada Passport' and encouraged to look around the school with the help of some of our leadership students. Parents are invited to attend...

Lockdown as reported in news

April 14, 2015

Lockdown information

April 14, 2015
At 10:43 we were asked to move into a Code Red Lockdown by the RCMP. We followed protocol. Locked doors and made sure students were safe (and accounted for) in their classrooms. At approximately 11:25 we were contacted by the RCMP and were told we were to lift the lockdown. I...

Minnekhada Splash and Dash

March 30, 2015

All guests are welcome to attend the Minnekhada School's Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday, November 7th at 10:45am in the school gym.

October 31, 2014
The Colour Guard will make an entrance; the Senior Band and the Mustang Choir will perform; and we have a guest speaker.

For the Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday, November 7th, all guests are welcome to attend the Ceremony at 10:45am in the Minnekhada Gymnasium.

October 31, 2014
Senior Band and Mustang Choir will perform.  There will be a guest speaker.  The Colour Guard will be making their entrance. 

Band and Choir Fundraising

October 23, 2014
Gift Card Fundraising orders are due Tuesday, October 28th. If anyone needs a copy of the orange order forms, there are some available at the school office for pickup. Orders will be filled within two weeks' time.

No Open House Thursday

October 16, 2014
Just a reminder there is no Open House Thursday, October 16th. The event has been changed to a two day parent-teacher interview opportunity scheduled for November 5th and 6th. See the October 10 ENews under publications for more info.

School Pictures - Oct 2nd

September 26, 2014
School Pictures will be thursday Oct 2nd.

Office Open for Registrations - Wednesday August 27

August 25, 2014
If you are new to the community, we would love to have you at Minnekhada. Registration forms will be available at the office starting on Wednesday, August 27th at 9am.

Lost / Forgotten Items

June 19, 2014
Has your child lost / forgot something at school? We have cleaned lockers out to make sure we did not have food going bad or attracting small critters. We have collected items left in lockers and secured those items in bags (labelled with names and/or locker numbers) in the office. We...

Grade 8 Camp Refund Cheques

June 19, 2014
Grade 8 Camp refund cheques will be available for pick up at the same time as the yearbooks: Thursday, June 26th from 10:00-11:30 at the lacrosse box on Ulster or at the grade 8 leaving ceremony at Leigh Square on Friday, June 27th from 10-12.

Grade 8 Ceremony

June 19, 2014
A Grade 8 Leaving Celebration is being planned by parents. It is scheduled to take place at Leigh Square on Friday, June 27th from 10-12. Information has been emailed to grade 8 parents (but we may not have all grade 8 parents email) Contact: or for more information.


June 19, 2014
Yearbooks are scheduled to be delivered to the school on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. We are making arrangements to have them delivered to a site that is not behind picket lines. I plan to be available to give out yearbooks (to those that have purchased them) on Thursday, June...

Student Walk Out: Part 1

June 03, 2014
From Mr. Macmillan: I have told the students that we are aware of the student walk-out being discussed for Wednesday, June 5th. The information I have provided is as follows: 1. It is a regular school day, and we are expecting kids to be in class 2. If students are considering...

Student Walk Out: Part 2

June 03, 2014
From Tom Grant: Dear parent, As you may know, a student walkout being promoted by students for the morning of Wednesday, June 4, has received a significant amount of media attention. Coquitlam schools will be in session and it is our expectation that students will be in class. We fully respect...

Student Walk Out

June 03, 2014
From Tom Grant: Dear parent, As you may know, a student walkout being promoted by students for the morning of Wednesday, June 4, has received a significant amount of media attention. Coquitlam schools will be in session and it is our expectation that students will be in class. We fully respect...

Horse Club Riding Lessons

November 25, 2013
Here are some dates for Horse Club riding lessons: Dec 5, Jan 9, Feb 6, March 6, April 3, May 1. Lessons start at 3:30pm and take place at Krystal Creek Riding (Pitt Meadows). Students need to be picked up at 5:30pm.

Grade 8 Camp Survey!

September 19, 2013
The grade 8 teachers want to plan a year end culminating activity! Please complete the survey by clicking here, and attend the Camp Meeting on Tuesday, October 1st 7pm for all grade 8 parents.

Grade 8 Camp Survey!

September 19, 2013
The grade 8 teachers want to plan a year end culminating activity! Please complete the survey by clicking here, and attend the Camp Meeting on Tuesday, October 1st 7pm for all grade 8 parents.

Please complete forms online!

September 12, 2013
Click on Parent EForms


June 23, 2013
Any grade 6/7 leadership students interested in helping out with the grade 8 leaving ceremony must attend an important meeting in block 7 today in the sewing room.

Important meeting at Nutrition Break today.

June 23, 2013
The following students must see Miss. Bell today at nutrition break: Dade Motz, Moon Young Yun, Liam Higgs, Jeric Patricio, Michala Desrosiers, Mariah Symchych and Daniel Shypilov.

Freezie Sale

June 20, 2013
Freezie sale today at lunch in the foods room! Only $1.


June 18, 2013
When cleaning out your lockers, think of students less fortunate than yourself. Before throwing away any of your school supplies, STOP and give them to your teacher. Heather will come around and collect the items from your teachers on Wed the 26th.

After School Survey for Parents

June 17, 2013
Parents - Please take a few minutes to complete the following online survey to assist us in bringing more of the After School Programs you sons and daughters like to Minnekhada.  Thank you for taking the time to support Minnekhada's After School Programs.   Parent survey:

Terry Fox libray and the Fraser Valley regional libraries have a new contest.

June 17, 2013
Sign up for a chance to win Chapter gift cards, and Samsung Galaxy tablets. See Ms Sinclair in the library for more information.

Sewing open lab

June 17, 2013
Today at lunch!

Grade 8 Leaving Ceremony

June 12, 2013
All grade 8's must submit a baby photo for the grade 8 leaving ceremony ASAP. You can email the photo to Miss. Bell or give her a hard copy.

Sewing Open lab

June 12, 2013
Today at lunch!  

After School Programs

June 05, 2013
Today - Kids Kitchen, Drama Club and the last day for Red Cross Babysitters.  Drama Club does their year end performance today - all welcome.

Twin Day Tomorrow

June 04, 2013
Don't forget to dress up for our last theme day of the year!

Dance Tickets

June 03, 2013
One of the winning dance prizes has not been claimed yet!! The number is written on the white board outside of the office. 

Freezie Friday

June 03, 2013
The next three fridays in June will be freezie fridays! Leadership students will be selling freezies for a dollar in the foods room at lunch. Enjoy a tasty treat!

Last Theme Day of the year!

June 03, 2013
Wednesday will be the last theme day for the year...and it is twin day! Last chance to participate!


May 28, 2013
Students signed up to help out with the Spring Dance...must attend a meeting today at lunch in the sewing room

Horse club: all members must attend a brief meeting in the library at nutbreak. No Exceptions!

May 28, 2013
This meeting will be on Wednesday May 29 at nut break!

Year books: you are quickly running out of time. Get your order in before it is too late.

May 28, 2013
Year books orders due June 7.  There will be no extensions!

After School Programs Today

May 28, 2013
The Deluxe Homework Club and School's Out are both on for this afternoon.  See you there.

Spring Dance

May 27, 2013
Spring Dance will be held this Thursday May 30th.  Students are asked to bring a toonie or a non-perishable food item for the food bank.  Leadership students wanting to help, please attend an important meeting at lunch today in the sewing room.

Rugby this week

May 22, 2013
7 aside tourney today. First game at 3:20 last one at 5:00 12 aside tomorrow. First game no earlier than 3:20 Both games at Scott creek.

Leadership Bake Sale

May 22, 2013
Bake Sale today at lunch in front of the library...all proceeds to charity! Come out and show your support!

Leadership Bake Sale

May 14, 2013
There will be a bake sale for charity on Wednesday May 22nd at lunch!

It's Election Day - After School Programs

May 13, 2013
The Deluxe Homework Club will be on today - however homework support will be limited you are still welcome to use the room for homework.  School's Out will be on today.


May 13, 2013
Students interested in helping with the bake sale and freezie sale coming up...please attend an important meeting Tuesday at lunch in the sewing room.

Year books: get those orders in! Don't be late.

May 13, 2013
Only 20.00 buy you a great keepsake.  

BC Elections come to Minnekhada

May 12, 2013
The BC election will be taking place at Minnekhada on Tuesday. Set up will be taking place Monday at some time. Expect the gym to be closed Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday for the event.

Rugby Tourney @ Scott Creek

May 07, 2013
3:20 - Minnekhada vs. Banting
4:20  - Minnekhada vs. Scott Creek Practice tomorrow morning at 7:30 Get ready to leave the school by 2:45

Leadership Fundraising Crew

May 05, 2013
Leadership students wanting to help with the last fundraising efforts of the year please attend an important meeting at lunch Tuesday in the sewing room.

Rugby Tourney @ Scott Creek Thursday May 9th

May 03, 2013
Check for Rides for that day.

After School Programs

May 02, 2013
On today Guitar Plus and Cheer.

Leadership Students

May 02, 2013
Any Leadership students that want to help out with the POCO Youth Carnival tomorrow at Minnekhada...please attend an important meeting today at nutrition break.

Year book orders due in the libary.

May 01, 2013
Please get your forms in for the year book.  Only 20.00 buys a great book.  Colored photos and pages to write messages.  Don't miss out.  Forms are due by June 7th.

After School Programs

May 01, 2013
Kids Kitchen will be cancelled today and there will be a make-up session in June. Bike Garage, Drama Club and Roller Hockey are all on today.  Tbe Babysitters program begins in two weeks.  Mr. Brown-John for details.


April 29, 2013
Any leadership students able to help with marshalling and concession at the track meet tomorrow please attend an important meeting at nutrition break today in the sewing room.


April 29, 2013
Would the following students please see Miss. Bell today at Nutrition Break: Kelsey Towers, Kendra Torjusson, Dakotah Hoffer, Jasmine Grewal, Joanne Oh, and Madison Lever.

Theme Day

April 29, 2013
The next theme day is Wednesday May 1st...and the theme is 80's! So break out all of your flourescent attire!

After School Programs Today

April 29, 2013
Bricks 4 Kidz is cancelled today - the Instructor is ill.  We will add a make-up session in June.  Kids Kitchen is on today.  Questions: please see Mr. Brown-John. 


April 28, 2013
Any grade 7 and 8 leadership students interested in helping out with the track meet being held at Minnekhada on Wednesday, please attend an important meeting today at lunch in the sewing room. 20 Volunteers are needed for set up and concession.

Successful day for Minnekhada Rugby

April 26, 2013
Minnekhada won two games and tied one.  An excellent start to the season.  The next game will be next thursday .  Team practice Monday. 

Today's After School Programs

April 25, 2013
Sadly the Soccer program has been cancelled due to low registration.  Roller Hockey is definately on.  Mr. Brown-John for details.

Music Monday is one week away today! Minnekhada has joined the National Event with music events of our own. You can also check out the "Is Someone Singing" song by Cdn. astronaut Hadfield & lead from Barenaked Ladies Ed Roberston online.

April 25, 2013
Between 8am and 8:30 the Beginner Band will hold their regular practise, but also these students will be in a hallway peforming: Tracey Ng, Kaitlyn Sum and Chantal Wok.  At Nutrition Break these performers will be found making music in our hallways:  Mariah Symchych, Cassie Staad, Justine Kessler, Tracey Ng, Kaitlyn...

Spring League Volleyball

April 25, 2013
Practice is cancelled today due to the grade 5 open house.

Grade 5 open house and Leigh mom and son night

April 24, 2013
If you volunteered for either one of these events, please attend an important meeting Thursday at lunch in the sewing room

Today's After School Programs

April 23, 2013
Kids Kitchen, Bike Garage, Roller Hockey and the Drama Club are happening today.  There is still time to join - please see Mr. Brown-John for more information.


April 22, 2013
If you have signed up for Soccer on Fridays after school please see Mr. Brown-John for a short meeting at Nutrition Break in the Art Room.

Today's After School Programs

April 22, 2013
Bricks 4 Kidz and Pop Art are both on this afternoon.  Up tomorrow: the Deluxe Homework Club and School's Out.  There is still space in all programs so come and join us.  Mr. Brown-John for details.

Rugby for this week!

April 21, 2013
Boys rugby tourney is this Thursday. Practices will be on Monday afternoon and Wednesday and Thursday mornings. A possible practice Tuesday could occur if enough interest. Girls first tourney will be on Tuesday of next week. We need drivers to Scott Creek for both events

Today's After School Programs

April 18, 2013
Cheer and Guitar Plus are on after school today.  Still time to join.  See Mr. Brown-John.

Spring League Volleyball meeting

April 17, 2013
At Nutrition Break today....for all grade 6-8 girls volleyball players!

Today's After School Programs

April 17, 2013
Kid's Kitchen, Bike Garage, Drama Club and Roller Hockey are all on today.  Tomorrow Cheer and Guitar Plus are up.  There is still time to join any program.  Mr. Brown-John for details.

Spring League Volleyball

April 16, 2013
Any grade 6-8 girls volleyball players interested in playing Spring League Volleyball please attend a brief meeting at Nutrition break Thursday in the sewing room. 

Today's After School Programs

April 15, 2013
The Deluxe Homework Club and the School's Out program are on again.  Come on by and check them out - in the Hub.  Bike Garage is on tomorrow - remember to bring your bikes!  Questions: see Mr. Brown-John.

After School Programs Starting Today

April 14, 2013
The Bricks 4 Kidz Stop Motion Animation will be in Room 16 - the Hub and the Pop Art program wil be in the Art Room begin today.  There is still spaces so please come by if you have not registered but would like to get involved.  Questions: to Mr. Brown-John...

After School Programs Begin Next Week

April 11, 2013
Please bring you completed registration forms for After School Programs to the office.  Thank you.  Questions please see Mr. Brown-John.

After School Programs

April 11, 2013
Reminder the Cheerleaders Program is on this afternoon in the Mat Room.  Also please get your registration forms in to the office - all programs will take place next beginning next week.  Questions to Mr. Brown-John

30 Hour Famine Meeting

April 10, 2013
Thursday at lunch in the sewing room! All must attend!

THe student Drive is getting full. Please delete files you no longer need from your folder, especially video or photos.

April 09, 2013
Next week, all term 1 and 2 exploration photoshop files and videos will be deleted from these folders to make space. If you want to keep any of your files, email them or put them on a USB flash drive this week.

Sewing Open Lab

April 09, 2013
Come in and work on your sewing projects today at lunch!

Badminton Practises

April 09, 2013
Grade 8 team today and Friday at lunch.  Grade 6/7 Thursday at lunch.

30 Hour Famine

April 08, 2013
Meeting today at lunch in the sewing room!

Music Monday on Monday, May 6th

April 05, 2013
Musicians who would like to play their instruments as a solo performer in the school hallways on Music Monday are asked to let Mrs. Olsen know of their plan.  Minnekhada would like to have many corners of the school with performers before school (8am to 8:25am) and at Nutrition Break.  In...

Poco North Bball

April 04, 2013
Any grade 6-8 girls interested in working on their basketball skills in the off season must attend an important meeting at lunch Friday in the Sewing room.  Important information will be given out...please bring your lunch and arrive on time!

30 Hour Famine

April 02, 2013
The 30 hour Famine will take place next Friday April 12th. Any grade 7 and 8 students wishing to participate must attend an important meeting at lunch today in the sewing room.

Grade 8 Girls Basketball

April 02, 2013
Washed jerseys still need to be returned to Miss. Bell!! Get them in ASAP!


March 12, 2013
Students wanting to help out with the Wellness Conference tomorrow please attend an important meeting at lunch today in the sewing room

Litearcy/Wellness Day is now only one day away!

March 12, 2013
Our special day is almost here! Students, don't forget to wear comfortable clothes so that you will be able to participate in all activities! Thank you!

After School Programs

March 11, 2013
The Drama Club is meeting this afternoon and they will be offering two short performances to end their current program.  Drama will begin again after the break (April 17).


March 11, 2013


March 10, 2013
Those students willing to help with Wellness Day on Wednesday please attend an important meeting after school today in the sewing room!

Grade 8 Girls Volleyball

March 08, 2013
Would all grade 8 girls volleyball players please attend an important meeting in the sewing room today at nutrition break!!


March 08, 2013
Any students wanting to help out with the Wellness Day next week please attend an important meeting after school today in the sewing room!! The more the merrier!

Grade 8 Girls Basketball

March 06, 2013
Congratulations to the grade 8 girls basketball team for a great run in the regular season and districts! Unfortunately we were unable to move past Maple Creek yesterday but the girls put forth an amazing effort!! Clean jerseys need to be returned to Miss. Bell before we can have a wind...

Grade 7 Boys BB

March 05, 2013
Grade 7 Boys BB will have a practice wed from 3 - 4:30 &Thursday 12 - 12:30. Attendance is mandatory as we have to get our rosters for next weeks district champs finalized.

Senior Band will be away on Thursday, March 7 in the morning for a field trip to Summit Middle School.

March 01, 2013
The band leaves at 8:45am and will return by noon. 


February 27, 2013
Forms are outsisde Ms. Hightower's room -27, first running practice Wed. March 6 afterschool. To join us you must have returned permission forms by then but not the registration forms.

Hyde Creek Triathlon

February 26, 2013
Any students interested in participating in the hyde creek triathlon at the end of April either individually or as a team come to an info. meeting wed. Feb. 27 at lunch in Ms. Hightower's  room 27.


February 14, 2013
Last chance to purchase a Valentinegram will be today at Nutrition the sewing room.


February 12, 2013
Valentinegrams go on sale today at lunch! For just $1, you will get a valentine card and a bag of goodies!

Pennies for Change

February 12, 2013
Minnekhada raised 47,500 pennies or $475 for the Pennies for Change initiative! Congratulations! Also a big kudos to the We Day students that tirelessly counted them all!

Grade 8 Girls Basketball

February 06, 2013
All girls playing in the basketball game after school must attend an important meeting in the sewing room at lunch today.

Leadership Fundraising Crew

February 05, 2013
Important meeting in the sewing room at lunch today. All members must attend!


January 30, 2013
Just a reminder to all grade 8 girls or boys wanting to play football for Terry Fox Secondary next year, please come to an important meeting at 12:15 pm Friday in the Multipurpose room with coach Lehman.

Grade 8 Girls Basketball

January 29, 2013
Important meeting for all grade 8 girls basketball players at lunch today in Mr. Welch's room. If you are playing in the game after school, you must attend!!

Soccer After School Today

January 25, 2013
Still space in today's soccer program after school.  Join the fun with awesome Alex.  Any questions about After School Programs please see Mr. Brown-John.

Pink Anti-Bullying Shirts

January 23, 2013
If you ordered a pink shirt in December...they have arrived! Please see Miss. Bell in the sewing room for pick up!

Heather's Posse Group

January 23, 2013
Heather's girl Posse group scheduled for Thursday will be cancelled and rescheduled for Friday Jan 25th Period 7

KID SPORT Spring Sale

January 21, 2013
If you have any USED SPORTS EQUIPMENT and/or SPORTS CLOTHING that is in good condition. Please bring it to the "R" room before March 1st so we can pass it on to KID SPORT for their annual Spring sale. Ask friends, neighbors, relatives and friends from work. Help Kid Sport help...


January 21, 2013
Please come and check the lost and found, on the table in the front hall. All items left on Friday January 25th will be taken to SHARE.

After School Programs Day 4

January 16, 2013
SFU's Science Alive in the Art Room and Cheerleading in the Multi - Purpose Room - both at 3:15  Still spaces available in Science Alive.  Questions: see Mr. Brown-John.

After School Programs - Day 3

January 15, 2013
Today's programs are the Red Cross Babysitters meeting in the Corral -Room 15 3:00 - 5:00pm and the Drama Club will begin today in th eDrama Room 3:00 - 4:30.  If you are interested in the Drama program please come in at 3pm and see what it is all about -...

Giant's hockey tickets for sale. Get your tickets soon!

January 14, 2013
Game: March 9 at 7 pm.  See them play against Victoria.  Tickets are 15.00 each. For more information see Ms Sinclair in the library.

Horse club cupcake sale on Thursday and Friday, Jan 24 and 25.

January 14, 2013
Sale starts at nutbreak, infront of the library.  Please support the horse club.  Thanks

Lost and Found

January 10, 2013
Could teachers ask students to stop by and check the Lost and Found. Any articles remaining on Friday will be taken to Share in the PM

Leadership Students

January 09, 2013
Important meeting for all leadership students Friday at lunch in the drama room! All must attend!

Grade 7 and 8 Girls Basketball

December 20, 2012
Important meeting today at lunch in the sewing room. If you are playing grade 7 or 8 girls basketball this season you MUST be there!!

Snow information

December 19, 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 are...

Snow information

December 19, 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 are...

Anti-Bullying T-Shirts

December 06, 2012
If you would like to purchase a Pink "Love is louder than Bullying" t-shirt in support of anti-bullying day, they will be on sale friday at lunch outside the library. If you're interested to know what they look like...see Miss. Bell

Grade 7 Boys BB sign-up

December 03, 2012
There is a sign-up for grade 7 boys BB on Thursday at noon in the gym. Please Bring your strip as we will be scrimmageing after we have a brief meeting.

Horse Club

November 29, 2012
Please see the attachment for the latest information.  Thanks

Breakfast/Lunch Programs

November 26, 2012
Breakfast will continue to be open Monday-Friday 7:15-8:20 am Lunch club will continue to be open Monday-Friday 11:55 am- 12:15 pm


November 26, 2012

Book fair: Friday November 23 through until Wednesday November 28th.

November 23, 2012
Time:  In the morning before classes start, at nut break, at lunch and after school.  See you there.  

Breakfast/Lunch Club

November 21, 2012
Starting Monday November 26th the Luch Club in the cafe will be open from 11:55 am - 12:15 pm only but will remain open for breakfast from 7:15 am-8:20 am. Then starting January 7th, the lunch program only   will move out to the HUB permanently

Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

November 06, 2012
Do you need Christmas gifts?  Why not check out the Scholastic Book fair.  The book fair will be on  from Friday November 23 through to Wednesday November 28th from 8 am until 4 pm.  See you at teh bookfair!

Minnekhada Middle will hold its annual Remembrance Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 8th at 10:45am in the school gym. Community members are welcom to join our audience.

November 01, 2012
Senior Band and Mustang Choir members are reminded to wear their black pants and black socks & shoes for that concert.  Have your music and instruments at the school.

Recycle you Batteries in Room 21

October 29, 2012
We are continuing our battery recycle program this year. Bring any and all household batteries to room 21 so we can recycle them properly. The acid inside batteries is toxic to our earth, and should never be thrown in the garbage.

Cross Country

October 26, 2012
Come to Ms. Hightower's room, 27, today at lunch for our wind up...don't forget your twoonie.

Cross Country

October 23, 2012
Please come to an important meeting in Ms. Hightower's room -27 at lunch Wed. to discuss our wind up.

Any overdue QSP magazine and gift shop orders can be given directly to Mrs. Olsen in room 29!

October 22, 2012
If you ordered online (group number 3020), you can order your magazine subscriptions at any time during the year, and not just at campaign time.

Cross country

October 18, 2012
Congratulations to all the runners who braved the downpour and participated in districts on Thursday despite the weather. Everyone did extremely well with many personal bests. Cassandra G placed 2nd out of all gd. 7 girls. Special thanks to our volunteers: Mrs. Towers, Mrs. Niemec, Quinton Niemec and Mr. N. for...

Cross Country

October 18, 2012
District meet today at Mundy Park! Please ask your teacher to be dismissed by 2:45. We will meet in the cafeteria to assign rides.

cross country

October 16, 2012
Cross country shirts are in. Pick them up from Mr. N in room 28. Last practice tomorrow after school then districts thurs. Remember to ask your teacher to at 2:45.

cross country

October 12, 2012
congratulations cross country on another great meet -we had good finishes by all runners! Please come to an important meeting at lunch today -Friday in room 27 to get info. on Districts next week.

cross country

October 10, 2012
Please ask your teachers if you can leave 5-10 mins. early from school to get ready for our meet at Maple Creek. We will meet you and drivers in the cafeteria. Thanks Ms. Hightower and Mr. Nishimura

Grade 6 volleyball today-

October 03, 2012


October 02, 2012
x-country practice wed. afterschool. Next meet is this thurs. -be sure to ask about rides.

Terry Fox Dedication Submitions

September 28, 2012
Anyone wishing to submit an entry for the dedication book needs to give their written entry to Ms. Shong in room 3 at lunch time. Your submission may be from more than one person, and or family. Please proof-read your entry!

Congratulations X-country athletes!

September 28, 2012
All the x-country athletes had great finishes at our first meet! Cassandra G. placed 1st for gd. 7 girls -come to Ms. Hightower's for your ribbon. As well, many of our runners placed in the top 10 and 15 for their category, which was exceptional given the large number of runners!...

Grade 7 Girls Volleyball

September 25, 2012
Congrats to girls for a great start to the season on Tuesday night at Kway. Between the two teams the girls won 5 of their 8 games. Next practice is on Friday morning at 7.45. Thanks to Ms. Shong for coming out to help. Way to go girls!

Grade 6 Volleyball Today (Monday) at Lunch

September 24, 2012
There will be a grade 6 volleyball practice today at 12 sharp. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your permission forms tool. See you there!


September 19, 2012
Hello everyone: the leadership group is holding a bake sale at lunch on Wednesday September 26th. The cost of each cupcake is $.50 and all proceeds to the Terry Fox Foundation. Please encourage your students to support this cause. Thanks Heather

Terry Fox Hometown Run

September 16, 2012
Big thanks to Kate, Reggie, Kiara, Mr. & Mrs. Nishimura and Nathan Nishimura for supporting the Terry Fox Run by running the start/finish water table and bring Marty to the run. Congratulations to the many Minnekhada students, families and teachers who participated, well done!

School Pictures

September 13, 2012
School Pictures will be happening on Wednesday Sept. 19th. Please refer to the attached file for a reference guide as to what to wear, etc. You can also find the guide under publications.

Grade 7 Girls Volleyball

September 12, 2012
Grade 7 girls who are interested in joining the volleyball team this year there is a meeting in Mr. Welch's room (34) at nut break on Thursday Sept 13.

Minnekhada Swimming Team

September 10, 2012
Ant student interested in joining the Mustangs Swim Team, please come to Mr Van's room for more information. He will be having a meeting on Tuesday Sept 11, in room 35 at the beginning of lunch to give out permission forms and answer an questions you may have. If you are...

Meet the Teacher Night

September 05, 2012
Thursday, September 20th from 6:30-7:30 will be our Meet the Teacher Night. All parents are invited to come and see your child's class and meet the teachers working with your children on a daily basis. Please note this will be drop in only - no formal meeting will be held in...

Tuesday, Sept 4th - First Day of School!

August 13, 2012
On Tuesday, Sept. 4th school will be starting for the new year. The first day of school is a short one ‚Äď less than 1 hour! Students will gather in the gym at the times listed below. In the gym they will be welcomed, receive some information for home and hear...

Tuesday, Sept 4th - First Day of School!

August 13, 2012
On Tuesday, Sept. 4th school will be starting for the new year. The first day of school is a short one ‚Äď less than 1 hour! Students will gather in the gym at the times listed below. In the gym they will be welcomed, receive some information for home and hear...

Your library materials are now due. Please return them.

June 13, 2012
Your school library account will follow you.  Do the right thing and return your library books.

Monday is the last day to get your orders in. The year book order will be placed by noon!

June 01, 2012
We will not be ordering any extras.  If you want one, please get your order in by noon!

Library circulation closes on Friday June 8th.

May 31, 2012
The library would like all books returned.  Do the right thing and return your books.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Gauss math test

May 17, 2012
All students who wrote the Gauss math test need to return their result forms to Mrs. Angst's room as soon as possible.

Year book: If you have misplaced your form, extra copies available in the library.

May 17, 2012
20.00 is a great price for one the best year books in the district.  Order deadline is May 31.  Don't miss out!

Year book photos

May 15, 2012
Please submit school year book photos no later than Friday, May 17th.  Please turn them in on cd.  If you need help, please see Mr. Weibe.

Yearbooks: costs 20.00.

May 14, 2012
Loaded with lots of color snap shots.  Order yours before its too late.  Yearbooks are a great way look back on the memories you created.  Deadline for orders is June 1.

Bottle Drive

May 14, 2012
Please bring in your rinsed bottles to Room 23. We will collect the bottles to support the Hair Razing event. All proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation!  Thanks ! ~Ms Jackson's class

Gauss Math Contest

May 14, 2012
We are writing the test at 9 am on Wednesday May 16th. Due to a shipping glitch, we still have spaces available to write. I am opening the contest to all grades now - any grades 6, 7, or 8's who would like to participate, please see Mrs. Angst in room...

Hair Razing Fundraiser - Starts Today.

May 07, 2012
Minnekhada’s Hair Razing Event
As we all know, Cancer affects most people, whether it is personally or a friend or family member. Some of our students and teachers are dealing with the effects of cancer this year; some have dealt with it in the past. So our staff got together and decided...

MUSIC MONDAY will be here on Monday! Musicians, remember to bring your instruments to perform LIVE in our hallways either before school or at N.B.! There will be an informal CONCERT at 1:30pm either outside or inside the Caf (dependent on weather).

May 03, 2012
Teachers, at the informal concert, you may stay for the full performance, or only part of it, depending on your schedule.  Two of our feeder schools will also be attending. 

GAUSS Math Contest

April 24, 2012
Attention grades 7 and 8 students: Are you interested in challenging yourself to write an internationally recognized math contest? If so, see Mrs. Angst in room 3 to register by Thursday. First come, first served - spaces are limited!

Reminder: final payments for horse camp is due by this Friday, March 30.

March 26, 2012
There will be a horse club meeting at lunch this Friday, March 20th.  All members must attend.  Bring your lunch.  Thanks

Senior Band practise minutes for February are now due... get them to Mrs. Olsen.

March 02, 2012
don't forget to add 90 minutes from our extra practise last week in blocks 6 & 7 to your practise minutes for February!

Mustang Bands & Choir Spring Concert will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at 2pm ONLY (in the Minnekhada Gym)!

February 27, 2012
Musicians will need their instruments, black pants and music... choir members need sunglasses!

Grade 6 math tutoring

February 21, 2012
Any grade 6 student that need some help in math, come down to room 27 on Thursday and Friday at lunch for help from grade 7 students. Happy RAC week!!

Horse Club meeting at lunch on Wed Feb 15. Please be on time.

February 13, 2012
Bring your lunch.  See you there. Thanks

Valentine Candygrams

February 03, 2012
Mrs. Nishimura's class will be selling Valentine Candygrams starting Monday February 6.  They will be on sale in front of the office for$1.00 each.  Send a candygram to a friend on Valentine's Day!!  All proceeds go to Make Change for Africa.

Bake Sale Success!!

January 30, 2012
A big thank you to all those that came out to support the Bake Sale!! We raised $300 for the Dididaht First Nation! Way to go!

Bake Sale

January 26, 2012
Bake Sale at lunch today to support the Dididaht First Nation! All items are $1! There will also be a cake draw for 50 cents!

Horse club

January 25, 2012
Horse club meeting on Wednesday Feb 1 at lunch in the library. All member must attend.  Bring your lunch.

Battle of the books

January 13, 2012
Those students who signed up for Battle of the books, the school games start on Monday Jan 16.  Bring your lunch to the library and let the games begin!

Minnekhada Spelling Bee

January 12, 2012
The Spelling Bee is coming. Wednesday January 18 at 2:00 for the grade 6/7 finals! Contestants prepare!

Zen Assembly Leaders

December 11, 2011
There will be a meeting for all Zen assembly leaders today (Monday) at 12 in Ms. Royle's room. All must attend, as we will be dividing up jobs. Thanks.

Energizing Africa - Recycling Batteries

November 21, 2011
Putting old batteries in the garbage creates a hazardous waste. Bring you old batteries to Mr. Wiebes room 21 so we can recycle them properly. Some of elements of the batteries can actually be remanufactured to make medicine, so we are going to pass them on to a company who does...

Injury report

November 04, 2011
As was reported yesterday, one of our students received injury from the volleyball pole yesterday. We are happy to report he is fine (except for a couple stitches and a bump). Thanks to everyone for their concern. Remember - be careful when you are moving the poles - but also that...

Zen Results!

October 13, 2011
Congrats to the following classes who got all 10 questions right on Friday's Zen activity: Mr. Van's,  Ms. Royle's, Ms. Angst's, Miss Bell's, Ms. Allan's and Mr. Lore's. Your prizes will arrive tomorrow! Again, congratulations!

SFU Math Enrichment Program

September 23, 2011
Registration closes September 30th. See Mrs. Angst if interested.

SFU Physics Outreach Program

September 23, 2011
On Saturday October 29th, the SFU physics department is hosting Science SPOOKTACULAR - demo shows and science activities for families with children in grades K-6.

Hyde Creek Triathlon

September 14, 2011
For students interested in participating in the Hyde Creek Triathlon on April 30 I have info. on training sessions which will be run out of Hyde Creek. If you are interested come see Ms. Hightower in room 27. This is only for the training sessions not about participating in the triathlon....

Grade 6 Vaccinations

September 13, 2011
Students were given an information package for parent on Friday.  Parents are asked to review the Immunization material and return the completed Vaccination forms to the office as soon as possible. Thank you 

Minnekhada Swim Team

September 13, 2011
Anyone interested in participating on the Minnekhada Swim Team, Please come to Mr Vanstaalduinen's room ASAP to signup. Practices start Wed Sept 14th, at 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm.

Sr. Band Helpers Needed

September 12, 2011
Any Band members from last year willing and interested to help the Beginners get started this year, please see Ms. Lee in Room 1.  Thanks!

Horse club--interested in orientating on a horse! Going on long trail rides. Grooming horses, perhaps vaulting, visiting a facility that treats large animals...

September 08, 2011
Any student who might be interested in a horse club, please see Ms Sinclair in the library.  There will be some new activites this year. 

Classroom placements

September 06, 2011
Finalized class placements will be communicated by Friday morning. Some adjustments to teams will need to be made Wednesday and Thursday due to class size and composition issues, new students coming into the school, students leaving and our desire to make sure all classes are balanced.

New exciting opportunity that you may be interested in - too hot to miss!

June 22, 2011
There is a very cool and exciting opportunity in our community that some of you may be interested in if you were born in 1998, 1999 or 2000 and are not busy from August 2, 3, 4. I can only give the details in person so please come see me! This...

Overdue library books still out - please return ASAP!

June 22, 2011
Please return outstanding library books ASAP. As you are cleaning your bedrooms, you may find books that do not belong to you. The school is open into early summer and we appreciate having all our books returned. Thank you!

POCO Soccer student members

June 21, 2011
Thank you to all my volunteers who stepped up to help out. But, the POCO Soccer Association has decided that they do not need our help any longer. Good luck with your upcoming soccer games!

Julius Caesar the Musical - Monday @ 3:15 in the MPR

June 17, 2011
Come out and support your fellow Minnekhada students as they showcase their hard work and talent. The students in Division 17 put together a musical production based on Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar. You are cordially invited to attend the world premiere in the Multipurpose Room at 3:15 today. Come meet the...

Drama Club

June 16, 2011
We have our final practices today and tomorrow in the drama room from 3:15-4:30. Please be on time.

Coquitlam River Elem. volunteers meeting Library during Advisory on Wednesday

June 10, 2011
Please attend an important meeting during Advisory on Wednesday in the library if you have volunteered to help out at Coquitlam River Elementary's sport day. Remember, lunch is provided and the event is on Friday morning. Find your own way there for 8:45 a.m. and return at noon. (I can bring...

Vote Today!

June 10, 2011
Today is the last day to vote for next year's school-wide read. If you have not done so, please vote and give your ballots to Ms. Royle before 3 pm. Thanks everyone!

The YEAR-END BAND/CHOIR CONCERT is on Tuesday, June 7th at 2pm and at 7pm.

May 31, 2011
Bring your music & uniforms & instruments to both concerts.  Certificates & draw for flowers will be happening again!

Time is running out to order yearbooks!

May 26, 2011
Please hand in forms and money no later than this coming Monday, June 30th. 

NaNoWriMo Newspaper Interview

May 26, 2011
Attention all WriMos! If you participated in NaNoWriMo this year AND GOT YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED the Tri-City News wants to meet you. The News is coming in block three on Wed June 1st to do a story on students who wrote novels this year. If you wrote last year as well...

Yearbook Orders due May 30th.

May 24, 2011
Yearbook orders are due May 30th.  Once the books go to print we cannot order any more.  Get your orders in so you're not disappointed!


May 18, 2011
Equipment pickup this week, Thursday, May 19th at 330 at Fox.  Please  bring $65 for your spirit pack.  $25 for new practice pants - $10 for used ones.  First practice is Tuesday the 24 at 330.

Would ALL band & choir members please come to Ms. Lee's Room to pick up their box of Simply Delicious Chocolates to sell.

April 26, 2011
All bars are DELICIOUS, $2, and Canadian-made.  We have two types: the caramel/almond original, and the Crispie with no nuts.

Roller Hockey

April 19, 2011
Here is the schedule for Wednesdays Exhibition Games (weather permitting): Game 1:  3:30 - 3:55 Orange Vs Pink and Yellow Vs Purple Scorekeeping/reffing - Green and red Game 2: 4:00-4:25 Pink Vs Red and Green Vs Yellow Scorekeeping/reffing - Purple and Orange   Make sure you are wearing a t-shirt that matches...

track -afterschool today

April 14, 2011

Make Change for Africa Bake Sale

April 12, 2011
Mrs. Nishimura's class will be holding a bake sale for Make Change for Africa on Tuesday April 19 and Wednesday April 20th in front of the office.  Bring in your change and enjoy the goodies!!

Golf Club

April 04, 2011
There will be a golf meeting during Nut Break Tuesday April 5th in the Tech ed room.  If you can't attend see Mr. Gould.

Roller Hockey

April 04, 2011
There will be a roller hockey meeting after school Tuesday April 5th in the Tech Ed Room.  This is a very important meeting to decide teams and captains so everyone must attend.  If you can't attend see Mr. Gould during the day.

Missing Bike

March 17, 2011
A bike was found outside the Tech Ed room.  If you are missing your bike see Mr. Gould.

Hyde Creek Triathlon

March 13, 2011
Do you like to run, bike or swim? Why not consider training for the Hyde Creek triathlon. An info. meeting will be held at lunch on Tues. in Ms. Hightower's room (27). You can compete as a team or individually -come out and find out more!

FM Receiver

March 08, 2011
An FM receiver that is used to amplify the teacher's voice has gone missing from Mrs. Nishimura's room.  It is very expensive and is of no use to anyone except the individual who needs it to hear.  Please keep an eye out for it.  It is black and about the size...

Golf Club

February 23, 2011
There will be a Golf Club meeting at lunch on Friday in the Tech Ed room.  Anyone who is interested in golf can attend.  Bring your lunches.

Giant's jersey winner is Christien Savage. Please see Ms Sinclair in the library to collect this. Congratulations!

February 16, 2011
Reminder: the Giant's game is Saturday, March 5th.  See you there!

Horse club: the new date for the riding lesson is Monday Feb 14. Riders please be on time.

February 09, 2011
Accounts will be credited if paid and unable to attend.

Skateboard Club

February 03, 2011
Skateboard Club is cancelled Thursday after school.

Drama Club

February 01, 2011
There will be a drama club meeting, in the drama room, Friday at lunch time. We will begin looking at the Heroes and Villains script. If you are interested in participating in the Spring Production please come and join us!

Minnekhada YouTube Site

January 19, 2011
Check out our new YouTube site for student work at

Grade 8 IB info Night at Port Moody Secondary

January 10, 2011
January 12 and 13 from 7-8:30

Port Moody IB Information Night - January 12 and 13

January 10, 2011
Parent info night regarding IB at Port Moody Secondary January 12 and 13 from 7 to 8:30


January 05, 2011

Cineplex Movie Passes

November 23, 2010
We are taking orders for Movie Passes at a discounted price. Open the attached file to see the prices and options. You can order for friends and family as well. Deadline for orders is Dec 3rd, 2010. Contact Mr. Wiebe by email for more information.

WE DAY Bake Sale

November 05, 2010
We Day kids are raising food for SHARE by holding a bake sale Mon, Tue, & Wed. Bring in your non-perishable food items to buy your cookies, cupcakes, and other goodies!

Parent Interviews / Early Dismissal Thursday

November 03, 2010
This Thursday we have our first early dismissal to allow for parent interviews following our Interim Reports. If you would like to book an appointment, please call the office Tuesday or Wednesday. Early dismissal will be 2:00pm on Thursday.

Unwrapped - A Charitable Night of Shopping

October 25, 2010
Check out the event.  $10 per person.  It looks like a fun event.  Parents only - no kids.       Unwrapped - A Charitable Night of Shopping EVENT INFORMATION
Unwrapped is coming back with a bang! After last year’s success (with 6,000 event attendees, raising over $66,000 for charities) and...

A Charitable Night of Shopping at Coquitlam Centre

October 20, 2010
We have a fundraiser for the school at Coquitlam Centre.  On November 23rd, 7pm to 11pm, there will be opportunities for food samples and reduced Christmas present prices.  Check out the attached form.  It is open to parents only!

We Day - Hallowe'een For Hunger Meeting Wed at lunch in the library

October 19, 2010
Hallowe'en is fast approaching and we'd like to do our best to help our community. Please join us to plan our food collection campaign.

The Red Cross Babysitters Certificate Course - Now Registering

September 29, 2010
To attend this course students must be between 11 & 15 years of age.  The tuition for this eight hour/4 evening course is $50.00, which includes all course materials.  Students must successfully complete a final exam to achieve their Certification.  The program will be held at Miller Park Community School (Temperary...

Pro-D Day Friday

September 19, 2010
Remember there is no school this Friday, September 24th.

Open House: September 22nd from 7-8pm

September 19, 2010
Please join us for our Open House on Wednesday from 7-8pm. A short meeting in the gym will be followed by time to meet your child's teachers in their rooms.

School Assembly: Get Involved

September 17, 2010
11:45 opportunities to get involved!

School Photo Day - September 16th

September 13, 2010
Be prepared to have your picture taken for your Go- Card and in our Year Book!

Picture Day this Thursday!

September 12, 2010
Remember picture day is this Thursday!

First Day of School - Tuesday, September 7, 2010

August 30, 2010
Our first day is coming up fast.  All students will be expected to attend Tuesday starting 10:00 am  for an hour.  This is a one hour, one day only.  Wednesday we will be starting at 8:30 am and finishing at 3:00 pm.  Don't be late!

Summer Message from Minnekhada Admin

July 29, 2010
Follow the link to your summer message starring Mr. Lageston, Mr. Macmillan our new principal and Mr. Carabine!   Welcome Back Video

Lost And Found Clothing

June 16, 2010
Lost and Found Clothing is being displayed in the hall. Come by and claim your missing belongings! Clothing will be packed up and sent off Friday after school.

Clothing Drive

June 07, 2010
Division 15 is conducting a Clothing Drive (small household items and toys also accepted) until June 16th. All donated items to be sent to the Developmental Disability Association, and after 75 bags of donations, they will pay us $2.00 per bag. Any money raised will be donated to the food bank....

Lost Flash Drive

June 04, 2010
A light pink flash drive with a Breast Cancer logo was left in the downstairs computer lab during block 3 on Friday.  If you found it, please turn it in to Mrs. Nishimura in room 24.  Thank you!

Yearbook Orders! The last day to order it tomorrow, June 8th. Please bring all orders to the library.

June 04, 2010
All yearbook orders are due tomorrow, June 8th.  Please bring order forms and payments to the library.

Girls Rugby Game

May 12, 2010
Tuesday May 18:
Banting (1w) vs Minnekhada/Maple Creek (2e)

Need for volunteers to go to Blakeburn and Leigh Elementary Schools

May 10, 2010
Please see the office for permission forms.   The two elementary schools need help from Minnekhada to run their activity days .

Girls and Boys Rugby Games

May 08, 2010
Girls are playing Tuesday, May 11 at Kway.  Boys are playing Thursday, May 13 at Scott Creek.  Be prepared!!

Girls Rugby Tourney on Tuesday, May 4

April 30, 2010
The tourney is at Centennial High School, Poirier Street in Coquitlam.  Confirmation needs to occur by lunch on Monday.

Rugby info for next week!

April 30, 2010
We are proud of our girls and boys rugby teams.  They represented Minnekhada extremely well the last week of April.  We are looking forward to the next set of games on the first week of May.  Girls will be informed by lunch today where their game on Tuesday will be.  Boys...

Please do not use lacrosse equipment outside the lacrosse box. Damage to property and injury to others must be prevented.

April 27, 2010
Cars, windows and human bodies need to be protected.  Please use equipment inside the lacrosse box, not outside of it!

Must Rock meeting Wednesday Nut Break

April 26, 2010
All Must Rock members need to attend a meeting during nut. break in the music room on Wednesday, April 28th, if they want their bands to be added to the May calendar and also if they want to request extra block 6 practices. Please contact Mr. Erickson if you have any...

Track and Field

April 23, 2010
Our first mini-meet is coming up this Wednesday at Maple Creek! Please try to arrange rides.

games day wed. room 27

April 13, 2010

Rugby Exhibition Game

April 13, 2010
Kway will be coming over on Wednesday after school to play some rugby.  Please ensure all gear and paperwork are in order for you to play tomorrow.  See you at a short practice today.

New Photos have been posted on our Minnekhada Public Site! Enjoy! More, coming soon!

April 07, 2010
New Photos have been posted on our Minnekhada Public Site! Enjoy! More, coming soon!

Badminton T-Shirts

April 06, 2010
See Mr. Budai to purchase a Minnekhada Badminton T-shirt.    Cost: $10

Games room Wed. room 27

April 06, 2010

Rugby Practice Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday This WeeK!

March 22, 2010
Come out prepared for practice with cletes, shorts and mouthguards.  Mr. Murgatroyd and Mr. Richardson will be leading today.  Tuesday will be a "contact and tackling" practice at lunch or after school (schedule depending).  Wednesday will be game scenarios.  If you are interested in a rugby T-Shirt we will need it...

Rugby Practice

March 17, 2010
Fantastic practice yesterday afternoon!  We did passing drills, simple contact and basic field positioning.  We had 40 students out yesterday - we still have room for more.  Mr. Murgatroid and Mr.Richardson will be running practice today with simple rugby "games".  Our team looks good this year.

Games day Wed. room 27.

March 16, 2010

Rugby Practice After School.

March 15, 2010
Rain or shine, we will be running practice after school.  Come out and join us - Rugby is a lot of fun

Report Cards

March 15, 2010
Minnekhada Report cards will be available on March 24th. Parents please return any necessary report card forms to the teachers by April 6th.

Rugby Sign Up Available in the Office! Practice on Monday

March 12, 2010
Please use the forms located @ the office to sign up for Rugby.  Practice will happen on Monday right after school.  Please ensure you have filled out the Rugby form for contact, bring your cleats and a mouthguard.

Basketball District Champions!!

March 10, 2010
The Minnekhada Middle School Grade 7 Girls Basketball Team won the district finals.  Our school community is very proud.  Thank you to Ms Ternan and Ms Allan for coaching this team.

Mustang Rugby

March 08, 2010
It is coming close to the re-start of Rugby in the school.  We will have three teams available - 6/7 Boys, 7/8 Boys and 6/7/8 Girls. Players need cleats, shorts, and most importantly, a mouth guard.  Mr. Lageston has some for $2. Last year we were successful coming in second in...

FSA Information

March 05, 2010
The FSA scores for our students have been completed.  The forms will be sent home with your child within a week.  Please complete the parent survey available on the FSA website.

Possible Breakdance Lessons

February 15, 2010
Please see the attached if you are interested.  It is hoped that it will take place here at Minnekhada as an after school rental group.

Bus Schedule for Thursday, February 11, 2010

February 10, 2010
Just a reminder that the regular bus schedule is in effect tomorrow.  There is no early pick up.

Games Day Wed. Rm. 27 Lunch

January 26, 2010

Basketball T-Shirts

January 06, 2010
See Mr. Budai or your coach to order a basketball t-shirt.   Cost: $10   The last day to order is January 15th.

Basketball T-Shirts

January 06, 2010
See Mr. Budai or your coach to order a basketball t-shirt.    T-shirts are $10.    The last day to order is Friday, January 15th.   Don't miss out.

Leadership Meeting

January 05, 2010
There will be a Leadership Meeting at lunch on Wed. Jan. 13.  All members please attend.  New members still welcome.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 23, 2009
Minnekhada wishes the best of the holidays to everyone.  We look forward to seeing students return in the New Year.

Food Drive

December 04, 2009
The final five days of the food drive begins!  Last week, we reached the 1000 items mark, which means we still have at least 3000 to 4000 items to collect!  Please bring in as many items as you can spare to show what a great giving spirit Minnekhada has!

Ski and snowboard Club

December 02, 2009
Attention snow enthusiasts! We require 29 more skiers and snowboarders to go to Blackcomb. The Lar day for forms is December 11th. Unfortunately, we will have to cancel the trip if there are not enough students! 

Choir Field Trip

November 30, 2009
The Mustang Choir will have an concert at 1pm on Monday, December 7th at Kwayhquitlum Middle.  We will be walking to this field trip. 

Christmas Concert

November 30, 2009
The Band & Choir Christmas Season Concert will be held at 2pm and 7pm on Tuesday, December 8th in the Minnekhada Gymnasium. 

Horse club

November 27, 2009
Please pick up your frozen cookies and pies after school on December 7 in the cafeteria. Thanks

Hosre club social

November 27, 2009
We will gather after school on December 10th.  Please let Ms Sinclair or Ms Royle know if you can attend.  Remember to bring appies to share.  Thanks

Minnekhada visiting Kway for Christmas Carol Recitals on Dec 7/09

November 26, 2009
The Minnekhada Choir will be performing with other schools at the Christmas Carol Concert for Middle and Elementary Schools.

Frozen Pies and Cookies Pick Up

November 23, 2009
frozen pies and cookies order can be picked up after school on Monday, December 7th.

Minnekhada Middle School

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