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SD43 2022/23 Budget and Multi-Year Fiscal Plan

April 08, 2022
‚ÄčDear members of our school communities, The Board of Education appreciates and recognizes your many and valuable contributions to our school communities. With that in mind, we wish to invite you to participate in the 2022/23 Budget Process.
The School District's 2022/23 Budget and Multi-Year Fiscal Plan can be found...

Calendar Amendment -Truth and Reconciliation Day

March 30, 2022
‚ÄčThe provincial government recently announced that K-12 public schools will observe Friday, September 30 th as a statutory holiday in recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day. As a result of this announcement, SD43 will be amending the 2022-2023 School Calendar to include Truth and Reconciliation Day as a non-instructional day. As...

Superintendent's Spring Break Update for Families

March 24, 2022
‚ÄčDear SD43 families, I hope you had an enjoyable spring break with family and friends. As the weather warms and the days grow longer, we are also seeing an easing of COVID-19 restrictions in our communities, and this includes a gradual transition in schools.
The Ministry of Education and the BCCDC...

Sock Fundraiser for Street Feet

October 05, 2021
‚ÄčMountain Meadows is collecting new socks for Street Feet Society. Our wrap up celebration is on November 5th where we will celebrate by wearing our wackiest socks!

Program Registration Information 2021-2022

December 01, 2020
‚ÄčPlease see the attached brochure containing information regarding programs of choice, Kindergarten registration and the cross catchment process.  Programs of Choice Brochure 2021-2022.pdf

Winter Weather Information

November 09, 2020
‚ÄčPlease see the attached information regarding winter weather information for 2020-21.‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč Winter Weather Information 2020 2021.docx

Indigenous Student Self-Identification

September 16, 2020
‚Äč Self-identifcation letter 2020-21.pdf Please see the attached with respect to Indigenous student self-identification.  Ensuring students and families self identify as having ancestry allows us to better address the diverse needs of all our Indigenous students. Coquitlam School District 43 is committed to the academic success, cultural connection and socio-emotional development...

Registration Enquiries

March 30, 2020
‚ÄčFor information on how to register your child at Mountain Meadows Elementary, please email

Office Opening Hours

August 26, 2019
Mountain Meadows' office will be open the following hours for the week of August 26 - August 30: Monday, August 26: 8 am to 12 pm Tuesday, August 27: 8 am to 3:15 pm Wednesday, August 28: 8 am to 12:00 pm Thursday, August 29: 8 am to 3:15 pm Friday, August 30: 8...

School Reopens

August 26, 2019
‚ÄčSchool re-opens on Tuesday, September 3rd and students will be in attendance from 8:50 - 9:20 am.   ‚Äč Students in grades 1 - 5 should report to last years classroom. Kindergarten students and their parents should report to the gym. Students who are new to the school should report to the Multi-Purpose...

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...

Body Scientist Presentation Information

February 08, 2019
Please see the attached information regarding our upcoming Body Scientist Presentation.‚Äč

Winter Weather Information

December 06, 2018
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. Partial-district closures...

It's Time to Talk About Middle School 2018

December 01, 2017
‚ÄčPlease see attached flyer for parents of children who have developmental challenges, with regards to transitioning to Middle School.

MME Opening Week Instructions / Schedule September 2017

August 23, 2017
‚ÄčPlease find attached an explanation of our opening week schedule starting Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

MME School Supply Lists 2017-2018

August 23, 2017
Please find attached the school supply lists for students in grades 1-5 at Mountain Meadows.  Kindergarten teachers will purchase supplies for their students and then communicate with families in September what the cost per student is.

Kindergarten Korner Newsletter

August 21, 2017
‚ÄčThe attached Kindergarten Korner newsletter will assist families of incoming Kindergarten children in understanding the gradual entry groupings, welcome conversation opportunities and scheduling for K children during the first two weeks of the school year.

Mountain Meadows School Calendar for 2017-2018

May 15, 2017
‚ÄčAttached is our school calendar for 2017-2018, showing common District-wide dates (holidays, ProD days etc.) in addition to our two school-based ProD days.

Letter to the Mountain Meadows Community on Daycare Provision

April 25, 2017
‚ÄčPlease read the attached letter to the Mountain Meadows Elementary School community on daycare provision at the school.  

Mountain Meadows Elementary unveils new mural

March 13, 2017
In an effort to support its ongoing multi-year theme of "Building Community", Mountain Meadows Elementary School commissioned the services of artist, Lauren Albrice, to support the school's community members in creating a mural in the gymnasium that depicts the physical landscape of the MME area. Each student, staff member, many parents...

Letter from SD43 Superintendent re. Inclement Weather Conditions (Jan.2017)

January 05, 2017
Please find attached a letter from SD43 Superintendent of Schools, Patricia Gartland, regarding the inclement cold, icy and snowy weather.  Efforts being made to keep conditions safe for everyone, both from the District and at the school, are shared, as are recommendations to families about getting to and from school safely. ‚Äč

Programs of Choice in SD43

January 05, 2017
The following programs of choice are offered at certain elementary and middle schools in the Coquitlam School District:  early and late French Immersion, the Mandarin Bilingual Program, early and late Montessori, the Reggio Emilia Program.  Details regarding information nights for each of the programs and registration procedures can be found in...

June 2016 Newsletter - Hot off the Presses

June 20, 2016
Please look under the "Publications" heading for our school newsletter for June 2016 in the "Newsletters" folder.

School Opening Procedures September 2016

June 19, 2016
Attached is a pdf file that explains opening procedures for September 2016.

Registration 2016-2017

June 19, 2016
Our school office will be closed for the summer from July 1 - August 30.  Should you move into the area and wish to register your child for school (K-5), please email the Principal, Mrs. K. McMeiken, at  She will reply to you within 3-4 days. ...

March / April 2016 Newsletter Now Available

March 28, 2016
Please take a look at our school's newsletter for March / April 2016 in the "Newsletters" folder of the "Publications" column, hot off the presses!

SD43 Emergency Preparedness and Student Release Letter

March 14, 2016
Letter explaining planned District-wide release of students the afternoon of Wednesday, May 4th, 2016.

Updated Registration and Cross-Catchment Application Documents Available

January 03, 2016
Please look under the "Publications" heading for updated documents about registration for programs of choice, information nights and the cross-catchment application process.  These are also available on the School District website at

Foundation Skills Assessment - Info for Parents of Grade 4

December 21, 2015
Please find attached a letter from SD43 Superintendent, Patricia Gartland, about the upcoming FSA assessment, undertaken annually with students in grades 4 and 7.  This information was sent home as well December 18th  in paper form to the families of all MME grade 4 students.

Season's Greetings from Superintendent of Schools SD43

December 14, 2015
Please find letter attached from Patricia Gartland, Superintendent of Schools, SD43.

November Newsletter - Hot Off the Presses

November 17, 2015
Our school newsletter for November 2015 is ready for your reading pleasure.  You can find it in the Newsletters folder under the Publications heading.

SD43 Introduces New Online Fee Payment System

November 16, 2015
Our School District is introducing a new online payment system that will allow you to view and pay your child's student fees safely and vonvenient online starting in Janujary.  You are encouraged to register your account online now!   Here's how to get started:   1.  Go to 2.  Click on "Get...

Inclement Weather / School Closure Procedural Letter to Parents

November 01, 2015
Please find attached a letter from our School District outlining procedures that parents are to follow in determining the status of schools during inclement weather (snowy) days.  Please contact Mrs. McMeiken if you have any questions or concerns.

Halloween 2015 Letters to MME families

October 25, 2015
Attached please find three letters regarding Halloween 2015.  The first is from MME regarding costumes and the schedule for Friday, October 30th.  The second is from the Children of the Street Society.  The third is from the School District and local law enforcement regarding "Vandal Watch" and keeping schools safe and...

October 2015 Newsletter now available for viewing

October 25, 2015
Please take a look at our October newsletter by searching under the "Publications" heading and then under "Newsletters".

ZUMBAthon for MME Parents & Caregivers

October 25, 2015
See details attached regarding a fun ZUMBA event for adults in the MME community.

September 2015 Newsletter Now Online

September 04, 2015
Please take a look at the school newsletter for September 2015 in the "Newsletters" folder under Publications.

June 2015 Newsletter now online!

July 06, 2015
Look for our June 2015 school newsletter, hot off the presses, under the "Publications" button to the right.

School Opening Info - September 2015

July 03, 2015
Please refer to the pdf file attached for information regarding our week one school opening schedule for September 2015.

Contact Info for Summertime Registration at Mountain Meadows

June 11, 2015
Although our office will be closed from July 1-August 31, if you move into our catchment area and wish to register your child for the 2015-2016 school year at Mountain Meadows, please email the Principal, Kate McMeiken, at  The Principal will respond to email inquiries within 2-3 days of receiving...

May 2015 Newsletter now available

May 31, 2015
See the May 2015 newsletter in the Newsletter Folder.

April 2015 Newsletter now available

April 21, 2015
See the Newsletter section for the Mountain Meadows newsletter for April 2015.

SD43 Budget Consultation Process 2015

March 27, 2015
Please find attached details of the budget consultation process.

February 2015 Newsletter Now Available

February 19, 2015
Look under Newsletters folder.

Port Moody Centre for the Arts - ProD Opportuny February 20th

January 19, 2015
Attached is an opportunity for children interested in spending the February 20th ProD day dabbling in art at the Port Moody Centre for the Arts.

Letter from Superintendent of Schools Patricia Gartland

January 16, 2015
Please find attached a letter from our new Superintendent of Schools, Patricia Gartland.

Cross-Catchment Application Procedures

January 14, 2015
Please look under the "Publications" heading in the "Registration Information" folder for information regarding the SD43's cross-catchment application process.

Registration Info for the 2015-2016 School Year

January 14, 2015
Program information for the SD43 programs of choice (French Immersion, Mandarin Bilingual, Montessori and Reggio-Influenced) can be found under the "Publications" heading, in the "Registration Information" folder.  Several registration related documents are attached for your convenience.


January 12, 2015
A case of (treated) head lice has been reported this morning in our school.  Please take the time to check your child/ren's heads and treat appropriately, according to the attached Fraser Health Guidelines, if required.

Code Yellow Lockdown Lifted in Port Moody - 1:00 Concert at Mountain Meadows Going Ahead

December 16, 2014
Our school's Assistant Superintendent has given us the green light to proceed with our afternoon concert starting at 1:00, as the Code Yellow lockdown, affecting many schools in Port Moody, has been lifted by the Port Moody Police.  Thank you for your patience.

Incident in Port Moody

December 16, 2014
Mountain Meadows School is not impacted by the police incident in Port Moody.  We are not in a precautionary lockdown and all school activities are proceeding normally.   Incident in Port Moody There is a police incident in Port Moody. Schools are functioning as usual and classes are in session, however, the...

December 2014 Newsletter Now Posted

December 02, 2014
Please read our school newsletter in the "Newsletter" section of the webpage.

Holiday Market 2014 is Approaching

November 03, 2014
Please refer to the attached pdf file for a description of how Mountain Meadows families can support the annual PAC-sponsored Holiday Market event.


October 29, 2014
Student Leaders will be visiting all classrooms beginning Monday, Nov. 3 to collect Poppy donations for the Port Moody Legion #119.  All students will receive a poppy just before our Remembrance Day Assembly at 10:50 on Thursday, November 6th.  All welcome. 


October 29, 2014
Students photographed on October 14th were sent home with their proofs this week.  You can order online at or complete the order form provided & return to school with payment.  Please make cheques payable to LIFETOUCH CANADA INC.    RETAKE DAY IS NOVEMBER 17TH for students absent on our original photo...

September 2014 Welcome Back Newsletter

September 19, 2014
Please see the MME Welcome Back Newsletter under the "Newsletters" tab under "Publications".

Letter from SD43 Superintendent Tom Grant re. School Opening September 22nd

September 19, 2014
Please see the most updated letter from SD43 Superintendent, Tom Grant, re. School Opening on September 22nd.

Port Moody Arts Centre Open House - Saturday, September 27th

September 17, 2014
Please see attached invitation to an open house at the Port Moody Arts Centre, Saturday, September 27th.

Letter re. School Opening (September 22 - TENTATIVE)

September 16, 2014
Please refer to the attached letter from SD43 Superintendent, Tom Grant, that outlines the District's tentative plans to have schools open Monday, September 22nd, if a contract is ratified by Friday afternoon.

Grade 5 Get Active Letter 2014-2015

September 09, 2014
Please see letter under "Publications" for all grade 5 students wanting to apply for a "Get Active" card.

Learning Resources for Parents and Students

September 08, 2014
The following LearnNowBC and Learning Resources sites may be of interest to parents and students: ¬† ¬† - includes more resources, often grade specific, including digital activities and videos ¬† ‚Äď offers free online tutoring services (beginning Sept 7 th )

Scout Day Camp for Youth Aged 8-13 - Sept.8-12 and 15-19

September 04, 2014
Attached are two week-long scout camp opportunities for youth aged 8-13 at Camp McLean in Langley.

Kerrigan Gymnastics Day Camps -September 2014

August 31, 2014

Bricks 4 Kids Day Camps -September 2014

August 31, 2014

Day Camp Offerings for Families (September 2014)

August 28, 2014
Attached are some offerings for families looking for day camp options for their children should schools be closed in September.

School Photo Day

August 21, 2014
Mountain Meadows Elementary's school photo day will be Tuesday, October 14th, the day after the Thanksgiving long weekend.

School Supply Order Forms for 2014-2015

August 01, 2014
Any parents who did not purchase stationery supply packages through our school in the spring can find the list of items needed per grade in the folder entitled "School Supply Order Forms for 2014-2015" under the "Publications" heading.

Please read important announcement re: Summer School

July 03, 2014
Posted July 3, 2014

Mountain Meadows Code of Conduct 2014-2015

June 20, 2014
Please visit the "About Mountain Meadows" tab and click on "Code of Conduct" to find the school's updated Code of Conduct for the 2014-2015 school year.  There was a limited ability to collaborate about the Code of Conduct review process this spring.  We will involve our school community in a conversation...

June 2014 Year-End Newsletter Available!

June 17, 2014
Please read our year-end June newsletter.  It can be found under the Publications heading in the Newsletters folder.

School's Out - Weeklong Day Camps at Port Moody Recreation

June 12, 2014
please see attached pdf for details of two week-long day camp options being offered at Port Moody Recreation.

Jabber-Wacky Summer Camp

June 10, 2014
please find details in the attached pdf file.

June 13th - Day Camp Offering at Port Moody Rec Centre

June 10, 2014
please see attached pdf for details

Come Try Ringette for Free! - Saturday, June 14th, 2014

June 07, 2014
Please refer to the attached pdf file for details of a "Come Try Ringette for Free" opportunity being offered to boys and girls aged 5-12 who are interested in trying the game of ringette.  The event is free of charge and there is no experience necessary.  This event is Saturday, June...


June 06, 2014
The 2014 Panorama Photo and the Class of 2014 Grade 5 Photo are on display in the lobby showcase and available for order up until Tuesday, June 10.   8 X 10 photos are $12 each.  Please complete an order form (available in the school office) and make cheques payable to Lifetouch...

Letter from Superintendent Tom Grant about Teacher Strike Friday, June 13th

June 06, 2014
Please find attached a letter from our Superintendent of Schools, Tom Grant, regarding a scheduled strike next Friday, June 13th 2014.  SD43 schools will be closed.

Place Maillardville One Day Camp - June 5th

June 03, 2014
Please see another daycamp opportunity for June 5th attached.

Kids on the Move Daycamp -June 5, 2014

June 01, 2014
Kids on the Move (7-12yrs) Join us for a filled day of fun, games, swimming and various other activities. Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm Date- Thursday, June 5th Cost: $32.00 Barcode: 487880 Location- Drop off at Centennial Pavilion- Youth Centre at 9am, Pick up at Poirier Community Centre- MacDonald Room at 3pm. To...

Kerrigan Gymnastics Day Camp June 5th 2014

May 31, 2014
The attached pdf includes details of a day camp being offered by Kerrigan Gymnastics on June 5th, 2014.

School's Out Kids Camp - June 5th 2014

May 29, 2014
Please see attached pdf file for a day camp opportunity scheduled for Thursday, June 5th 2014.

2014-2015 School Calendar

May 28, 2014
Please look under the Publications heading for a copy of Mountain Meadows Elementary's school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. 

Updated Information Sheet from Tom Grant

May 27, 2014
Please find attached a pdf file that provides updated information about the BCTF strike.

Douglas College Day Camp - May 28, 2014

May 23, 2014
Please refer to the attached pdf file for information about a day camp being offered at Douglas College May 28, 2014

Bricks 4 Kids Camp - May 28, 2014

May 23, 2014
Please see the attached pdf file for a camp being offered on May 28, 2014

Kerrigan Gymnastics Day Camps - May 28, 2014

May 23, 2014
Next Wednesday May 28, 2014 Schools in Coquitlam will be closed. Not to worry we have Full & Half Day Camps ready to go!

Half Day 8:30am ‚Äď 12:00pm $28 per child
Full Day 8:30am ‚Äď 3:30pm $40 per child

For children aged 3 years and up. After...

Sasamat Day Camp Opportunity - May 28th, 2014

May 23, 2014
Sasamat Outdoor Centre is offering a 1 day camp on Wednesday May 28, 2014 during the SD43 teachers strike. Register now as spaces are limited. Bus transportation will be provided from the Port Moody Rec Centre departing at 8:30 am and returning 3:30-3:45 pm. Go to our website under Special...

School's Out Kids Camp (Port Moody Recreation) - May 28th, 2014

May 23, 2014
Please refer to the attached pdf file that offers an option to parents for their kids for this Wednesday, May 28th, 2014.

Letter from SD43 re. Teacher Strike Action

May 21, 2014
Please refer to the attached pdf of a letter written by Superintendent Tom Grant for all parents, regarding teacher strike action in the Tri-Cities next week. 


May 06, 2014
Wear your Mountain Meadows smile on Wed. May 21st.  Lifetouch Photographers will be here, beginning at 9:00,  to take Classroom and Panorama (whole school) photos.  Each student will receive 1 complimentary class photo and will have the opportunity to order a Panorama picture for a fee TBA. 


February 27, 2014
A case of (treated) head lice has been reported this morning in our school.  Please take the time to check your child/ren's heads and treat appropriately.   A case of hand, foot & mouth disease was reported this morning.  Please be aware that this communicable disease is a concern for those with...

Summer Elementary Courses!

February 16, 2014
copy and paste this link to see what courses are offered for students over the summer!

The Buddy Bench- Coming to a school near you!

February 01, 2014
Copy and paste the following link into your address bar.

Summer Learning- Online Registration

February 01, 2014
Summer School Course Registration begins May 27


January 29, 2014
Staff Changes There are a number of staff changes at Mountain Meadows. Mrs. Jensen - After 16 years, Mrs. Jensen our noon hour supervisor, educational assistant and first aid designate at our school will be retiring this Friday. Mr. Caverly, our educational assistant has accepted a position at Eagle Ridge Elementary....

Parenting Courses

January 18, 2014
Please find some parenting courses offered , " under publications"

January 27th is Family Literacy Day

January 12, 2014
Please see the attached document under publications which outlines some amazing activities and program to support Family Literacy Day

Cross Catchment Informtion and Kindergarten Registration

January 12, 2014
Under publications, there are a number of ads regarding our school district's registration process for a number of programs in our schools.


December 18, 2013
As head lice continue to be a nuisance, parents are reminded to check their children's head on a regular basis.   Should your child contract head lice, it is important they be treated immediately and using appropriate methods and products.  Please consult your pharmacist and/or refer to  Look under Health tab,...


December 18, 2013
Please take a look in our school's lost and found.  All clothes will be donated to SHARE on Friday.


December 16, 2013
Grade 1 - 12 students wishing to attend a school out of their catchment for September must complete the Cross Catchment Application Process (attached).   Mountain Meadows Grade 5 students will be automatically transfered and registered to their catchment middle school based on the home address we have on file.  Students with...

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