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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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PARENTS AS CAREER COACHES WORKSHOP NOW FULL!

January 24, 2017
PARENTS AS CAREER COACHES WORKSHOP NOW FULL! - The 2017 presentation of this 2-part workshop series at PINETREE SECONDARY SCHOOL on February 21 & February 28 is now full.  To enter your name on a waitlist, email organizer Carmen Moorhouse at cmoorhouse@sd43.bc.ca . ...

Bus Service Changes Start December 19th

December 08, 2016
​As a result of the opening of the ​Evergreen Extension there will be changes to Translink's bus services. The service changes specific to students using the 97-B Line can be found here: http://www.translink.ca/servicechanges These changes take effect on December 19 th . Students and staff can do personalized trip planning by going to...

Emergency and Inclement Weather Information

December 04, 2016
​Please review the information relating to winter weather conditions at: Inclement Weather Info.​

A Message from Aboriginal Education Sept 2016

September 20, 2016
​Please read the attached document for more information.

PMSS Grads of 1986 Reunion

September 07, 2016
​ The Reunion will take place on Oct. 22, 2016 To get more information, email: Portmoodyclassof86@gmail.com ...

School Start Up Information

August 30, 2016
​Please see the attachment.

July 2016 Summer Newsletter

July 14, 2016
​Parents, Guardians and students, Please find our summer newsletter for your reference.  We hope this information will help you plan for school start-up in September 2016.

PMSS Calendar for 2016-2017

June 15, 2016
Parents, Guardians and Students, Please find the 2016-2017 Port Moody Secondary School Calendar.

PMSS Day Activities -Friday, April 22nd, 2016

April 21, 2016
To parents and guardians,   Friday, April 22nd is our PMSS Day where students are in session completing different aspects of the curriculum.  We are expecting all students at school on Friday.    Grade 9 -11 students are participating in the Healthy Living curriculum and an assembly from 8:30 -11:30 am.  Students go...

PMSS Day Activities -Friday, April 22nd, 2016

April 21, 2016
To parents and Guardians, PMSS Day Tomorrow! – Friday, April 22 nd The information regarding this day was communicated through our Synervoice Phone/Email System on Monday 18 th .   Parents and Guardians will have received a letter outlining the day and activities.   This day is our PMSS Grad Interviews for our...

PORT MOOY IS OPEN -We have power! March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016 PMSS has power and we are open for regular classes.

GRADE 12 ALERT! STUDENT SECURE WEB SERVICE OUTAGE

March 03, 2016
Grade 12 students wanting to print an unofficial transcript from their account on the Ministry of Education Student Web Access system should be aware that the system will be SHUT DOWN for scheduled maintenance beginning at 4 pm, Friday, March 4 , and will be operating again no later than 8...

Attention all 1996 Graduates!

February 22, 2016
Open the attached file for more information

PSAT 2015 TEST RESULTS NOW IN!

February 03, 2016
Students may pick up their test results from October’s test - beginning today in the Career Centre.

DISTRICT AUTHORITY AWARDS 2016: Application Procedure Change

February 01, 2016
In order to provide every opportunity for students to be considered for these awards, listed in the Local Scholarship Package, students are now being advised to APPLY FOR EVERY CATEGORY YOU FEEL YOU QUALIFY FOR!   You must still provide a Nomination Form for each category, signed by a teacher in the...

PARENTS AS CAREER COACHES WORKSHOP

January 08, 2016
SAVE THE DATE! The Career Coaching workshop is now being offered to District 43 parents at Heritage Woods Secondary School – The workshop series originally scheduled in early December at Port Moody Secondary (and cancelled due to low enrollment) is now being offered at Heritage Woods Secondary School on Monday, Feb....

February 9 and May 13th Two Additional Non-Instructional Days

November 20, 2015
Please read the attached letter from Superintendent Patricia Gartland regarding additional TWO non-instructional days.

Police Alert -November 18, 2015

November 19, 2015
Parents, Guardians and students,   Please review the Port Moody Police alert regarding an adbuction and release of a 14 year old girl after school on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 3:20 pm.   Please see the attachment.

Translink Survey for change of Bus Routes for Port Moody Secondary -Deadline Friday, November 6th Midnight

November 06, 2015
Hello parents, guardians and students,   This is a message from Port Moody Secondary regarding Translink Bus Service. Translink is planning to make changes to bus service resulting in the cancellation of the 97 bus service and changes to the C24. Information gathered to-date indicates that there will not be enough bus...

Economics of Staying at School

October 23, 2015
Parents or guardians of gr. 10 students, please read the attached file for more information.

Career Day, Nov. 4th

October 23, 2015
Parents or guardians of gr. 11 students, please read the attached letter.

Take Our Kids to Work Letter

October 23, 2015
Please read the attached file for more information.

Take our kids to work Consent Form

October 23, 2015
Please click on the attached file to open the  Take Our Kids to Work Consent Form .

First Week Schedule-September 8th-11th

September 04, 2015
Tuesday, September 8th - First Day of School * Gr. 9's and 10's 10:00 am -11:00 am * Gr. 11's and 12's 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   Wednesday, September 9th - Phoenix Bell Schedule * All students in attendance   Thursday, September 10th - Phoenix Bell Schedule * All students in attendance...

Office Hours: August 4th-7th

July 17, 2015
The office will be closed from Tuesday, August 4th until Friday, August 7th.  Regular office hours resume on Monday, August 10th.

PMSS Commencement Information for students -Saturday, June 20th at 11 am -Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver

June 20, 2015
Students and Parents,   The PMSS Commencement is Saturday, June 20th, 11 am at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.   All gradutes must be at the Orpheum by 10 am please.   Please find the attachment for further details.

Congratulations from IB

June 16, 2015
Please read the attachment for more information.

2015-2016 Port Moody Secondary School Calendar

June 02, 2015
Students, Parents and Guardians,   Please find the attachment that outlines our PMSS Calendar for 2015-2016

Port Moody Awards Ceremony -2 Assemblies on Wednesday, June 3rd.

June 01, 2015
Parents and Guardians,   On Wednesday, June 3rd  the Port Moody Secondary staff and students will be celebrating our students' accomplishments this year.  Parents and guardians are welcome to joing us.   We have two assemblies that will occur in the afternoon.     Grade  9 & 10 Assembly     12:15 -1:30 pm Grade 11 &...

CAMP IGNITE 4-DAY SUMMER CAMP FOR GIRLS

May 29, 2015
If you’re a girl age 16 – 18, sign up for Camp Ignite’s introduction to the world of firefighting this summer.   Explore a future of limitless opportunities – regardless of your gender, anything is possible!   Learn about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork with women firefighters from Greater Vancouver and the Lower...

Student Council Elections

May 13, 2015
Student Council Elections Friday, May 29 th . Positions open for President, Vice President and 2 Grade, 10, 11 and 12 representatives (this includes 1 IB programme  rep and 1 Dogwood Programme representative). Interested students pick up nomination forms from the office counter May 14 th to be returned to the...

NEWCOMER ORIENTATION AND WELCOME TO SD43 - Port Moody Secondary, May 19 from 6 – 8 pm

May 11, 2015
Come learn about your school and schedules, expectations, student ac ti vi ti es, EAL programs, report cards, and support systems for parents and students. Meet school staff and the Se tt lement Workers in Schools (SWIS) who will be available year- long to help you se tt le into your...

Parent-Teacher Interviews on May 7th -afternoon and evening interviews

May 05, 2015
To parents and guardians,   On Thursday, May 7th we shall be hosting Parent-Teacher interviews.  We have two interview times: 1:30-4pm Afternoon interviews by appointment -please call the school office at 604 939 6656 to book your afternoon interview with your child's teachers. 6:00-8:00 pm Evening interviews are "drop-in" at the main...

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS – BC HYDRO SCHOLARSHIP – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

April 17, 2015
BC Hydro offers PMS students two, $500 scholarships for students who demonstrate a balanced lifestyle and will attend a Canadian public post-secondary institution in 2015.  A simple application form must be completed along with a 300-word essay describing a project or paper completed that relates to BC Hydro’s goals of energy...

Post-Secondary Parent Seminars

February 25, 2015
Douglas College is offering an evening just for parents on Tuesday, March 24th at the Coquitlam Campus, from 7 – 9 pm to gather information, ask questions, and alleviate some of the confusion regarding post-secondary education.   The event will offer an introduction to the world of post-secondary education in BC &...

SD 43 Parents as Career Coaches Workshops

February 25, 2015
If you weren’t able to attend the January Port Moody Secondary Career Coaching workshop for Parents, mark your calendars for another series to be held at Terry Fox Secondary School in March: Part One, March 25 , and Part Two, April 1 - both from 6:30 – 8:30 pm . To...

SFU – Applications Info Session Wednesday Feb 18

February 17, 2015
Students who are intending to apply to SFU, and those who already have, are invited to the SFU Applications and Course Registration Info Session, Wednesday, Feb. 18 at LUNCH in the Drama Room.   Get admissions details, including how and when to self-report grades, admissions offers, deadlines and dates, and course registration....

Evening with the fossils of British Columbia's Burgess Shale!

February 06, 2015
The Port Moody Rock and Gem Club and PMSS have teamed up to host an intimate evening with the fossils of British Columbia's Burgess Shale (a World Heritage site) on Tuesday, February 10.  Retired SD43 earth sciences teacher Erica Williams will be presenting throughout the evening and a science lab will...

SEMESTER 2 BEGINS on Friday, February 6th -REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE

February 05, 2015
  Parents, Guardians and students,   Semester two begins on Friday, February 6th.  Friday is a Regular Bell Schedule.   Please bring your student schedule you received earlier in your Phoenix class on January 19th.  If you have misplaced your timetable the cousellors and vice principals will be in the multipurpose room to assist...

Cross Catchment Registration Begins February 6th at 9 am

February 05, 2015
Parents, Guardians and Students,   Friday, February 6th at 9 am, District 43 will open the On-line Cross Catchment process.  Please go to www.district43.bc.ca and look for the Cross Catchment link.   Paper applications can be picked up at your child's school.  You must deliver the paper application in person to the Coquitlam...

Clubs Information

January 20, 2015
Click on the attached file for a list of all PMSS clubs.

Parents as Career Coaches: WORKSHOPS NOW FULL!

January 06, 2015
Port Moody’s career coaching 2-part workshop for parents is now completely full: 120 participants will be taking the workshop on Tuesday , January 20 and the following Tuesday , January 27.   This workshop may be offered again later this spring at another secondary school; please watch for announcements on the school...

IB Parent Information Meeting for September 2015 -presentations on January 5th and 7th at 7pm

January 05, 2015
Hi parents and students,   Port Moody Secondary is hosting an IB Parent Information Night on two evenings.  The evenings are:   Meeting #1:  Monday, January 5th at 7pm in the main gym Meeting #2:  Wednesday, January 7th at 7pm in the                    multipurpose room at the front of the school   We hold two...

IB Parent Information Night -January 5th and 7th at 7pm

January 05, 2015
To parents and students,   Port Moody Secondary is hosting two IB Information Nights for parents and students to attend.  This meeting provides information so families can learn more about the IB Diploma Programme (grade 11 and 12) as well as the intake of students in grade 9 and 10.   The meeting...

PRO-D Day dates for 2014-2015 (Revised)

December 17, 2014
Students, Parents and Guardians,   The pro-d days for 2014-2015 are listed below:   Semester One : Friday, September 19, 2014  -not held due to job action Friday, October 24, 2014 Friday, November 21, 2014   Semester Two: Friday, February 20, 2015 Friday, April 17, 2015 Friday, May 8, 2015 (Change of date from...

District 43 (Coquitlam) Safe Schools Newsletter -December 2014

December 17, 2014
Please find the latest newsletter from District 43 on "Safe Schools" information.  This newsletter focuses on student gaming activities and tips for parents.

Post-Secondary Information Night for Art, Digital Media & Animation

December 10, 2014
15 colleges and universites in attendance! Open the attached file for more information.

2015 GRAD WEAR CATALOGUE ARRIVED!

November 27, 2014
Grad wear can be ordered by downloading the order form (link below) or picking an order form up in the office and paying at the office. Orders will ONLY BE ACCEPTED from Thursday, November 27 th until the end of the day December 2. Students can see sample sizes every day...

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Traffic Flow (Please Read!!!)

October 15, 2014
There is a specific drop-off/pick-up flow that parents are asked to adhere to; it ensures better traffic flow, pedestrian safety and employee access in and out of the upper lots. Starting immediately we ask that you please adhere to the following rules: Parents are to use the lower loop ONLY (by...

Grade 12 Scholarship Opportunity -Loran Scholarship as of September 6, 2014

September 08, 2014
Grade 12 students, parents and guardians,   Please find a letter regarding the Loran Scholarhip application.  The applications open online on September 8th.  Please read the attachment for more information.   Application deadline to PMSS care of Ms. Karen Jensen by October 1, 2014 at noon.

DATE CORRECTION: PSAT Testing on OCT. 15, 2014 -Registration Information as of September 23/14

September 08, 2014
Students, parents and guardians,   Students interested in writing a practice test for the SAT called the PSAT please view the attachment.  The SAT is a requirement for students entering United States universities.

Letter to Parents from PMSS as of September 6, 2014

September 08, 2014
To students, parents and guardians, Please see the letter attached to this announcement regarding: Strike/Lockout Update Preparation at home and on-line resources Registration Day process & information -start up package and PMSS Newsletter (on website)

Letter to Parents re: September 2, 2014 School Opening

August 29, 2014
To students, parents and guardians,   Please find the August 29th Letter to Parents regarding the September 2nd School Opening attached to this announcement. 

Postponed -Grade 9 Orientation Day scheduled for Thursday, August 28th, 2014

August 27, 2014
Students, parents and Guardians,   The Grade 9 Orientation Day has been postponed and will be rescheduled for the first day of school when we open.   Grade 9s will attend their Phoenix Class at 10 am to 12 noon.  This will involve grade 9 registration, locker distribution, student timetable distribution, collection of...

International Education Welcome -Tuesday, August 26th at 9 am

August 25, 2014
Welcome to our International Educations students, parents and guardians,   On Tuesday, August 26th from 9am to 11 am, Port Moody Secondary will be welcoming all of our International Students from around the world.   On Tuesday 26th the administration will be receiving all of our new students.  During this two hour meeting...

Port Moody Secondary START - UP Package for September 2014

August 22, 2014
Parents, guardians and students,   The Port Moody Secondary Start-up Package for September 2014 includes important information and documents that must be completed by parents and returned to school in the Phoenix Class (homeroom class).   Our school mailed out in the second week of August the several documents that parents will need...

School Start-up Information -Letter from the Superintendent August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014
Parents, guardians and students,   Please find the September 22, 2014 letter from Mr. Tom Grant, District 43 Superintendent regarding information about school start-up in relations to the job action.

Teacher Strike Letter from the Superintendent as of June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014
Parents and Guardians,   Please find the letter written from Mr. Tom Grant, Superintendent of District 43 regarding provincial exams, report cards, and summer learning.   Attachment below.

Important Announcement on Provincial Exams

June 23, 2014
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians, To ensure the quality and validity of marking for Grade 10 and 11 Provincial exams, the Ministry of Education has decided to alter sections of exams that students will have to complete.   ENGLISH 10 Students will complete multiple choice questions in Part A and B of...

Teacher Strike Action Letter from the Superintendent June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014
Parents and Guardians,   Please find an attached letter sent from Mr. Tom Grant our Superintendent regarding the Teacher Strike Action and student issues.

Provincial Exams Schedule and the Teacher Strike Information June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014
Students, parents and guardians,   The Provincial Exams are on across the province.  The exams are considered an "Essential Service" by the Labour Relations Board.   Student and parents will have access to PMSS's grounds and facility as per the terms of the Essential Services directions.   Please find the attachment with detailed information...

Port Moody Commencement Information for Saturday, June 21, 2014

June 17, 2014
To Graduates, Parents and Guardians,   Our Port Moody Commencement Ceremony is Saturday, June 21st at 11:00 am a the Orpheum Theatre.  All Graduates must arrive at the Granville Street entrance by 10 am wearing your Cap and Gown.    Parents and family can enter the the Orpheum at 10:15am. Tickets can be...

Year end Information for Parents as of June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014
Parents and Guardians,   Port Moody Secondary is communicating with our families to keep you informed  about year end activities and dates from June 12 to June 27.   Please find a letter from the principal, Ms. Karen Jensen and the Special Phoenix Bell Schedule for Monday, June 16, 2014.    

Parent Letter re: Rotating Strike on Friday, June 13, 2014 from the Superintendent

June 11, 2014
Dear Parent and Guardians,   On Friday, June 13th the Coquitlam School District is impacted by the BCTF Rotating Strike.  There are not classes in session.  Please see the letterattached from  Mr. Grant our Superintendent.

Parent Notice from the Superintendent -Student Walk Out

June 04, 2014
Dear parent and guardian,   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...

Port Moody Secondary School Calendar 2014-2015

May 30, 2014
Parents, guardians and students,   The attachment outlines the schools general calendar for 2014-2015.  The professional days are in bold.

Teacher Strike Action Letter from Superintendent, May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014
Parents, guardians and students,   Please find a letter from Mr. Tom Grant, Superintendent, regarding the Teacher Strike Action in District 43, Coquitlam.  (Dated May 30, 2014)     School District 43 (Coquitlam) will be impacted during the rotating strikes on Thursday, June 5, 2014 .    Please open the attachment and read the letter...

Teacher Strike Action Letter from Superintendent as of May 21, 2013

May 21, 2014
Parents, guardians and students,   Please find a letter from Mr. Tom Grant, Superintendent, regarding the Teacher Strike Action in District 43, Coquitlam.  (Dated May 21, 2014)     School District 43 (Coquitlam) will be impacted during the rotating strikes on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 .    Please open the attachment and read the letter...

Parents are Career Coaches Workshop

February 26, 2014
The workshop dates are: March 4th and 11th, 2014.   For more information and to find out how to register, click on the attached file.

Cross Catchment Process

February 06, 2014
District 43 (Coquitlam) Cross Catchment Application Process 2014-2015 Parents and guardians are able to apply for a school outside their neighbourhood catchment school. Should you want to choose a school other than your neighbourhood catchment school, you must be registered at your catchment school and then submit a “Cross Catchment Application”...

Aftergrad Newsletter 2014

January 24, 2014
The next After-Grad meeting is on February 18th at 7:00. Please see the accompanying attachment for dates and events regarding the Grade 12 After-Grad event!

Exam schedule and "In Progress" Week January 24th - 30th

January 23, 2014
Please read the attached document for more information.

Invitation to particpate in meeting re: school vision and Purpose

January 08, 2014
We would like to invite parents and guardians of a Port Moody Secondary student to a meeting on Tuesday January 14th. The purpose of the meeting is to develop a new school vision and common purpose that reflects our school community and the BC Education Plan. If you have any questions...

Safety for Students in the TriCities communities

December 19, 2013
Parents please read the attached document. It is a district letter that provides information from the district and various support agencies to all of our families.

RCMP Youth Academy 2014

November 07, 2013
The 201 Youth Academy is a great opportunity for students in Grades 11 & 12 to participate in a simulated RCMP training environment, role playing the realities of policing, for 10 days this spring ( April 16 - April 24, 2014 ).   The Academy replicates activities that an RCMP Cadet would...

DATE CHANGED TO DEC. 4th! SD43 Visual Arts/Film/Digital Media Post-Secondary Event

October 17, 2013
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 4 , 2013 Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm ​Location: Gleneagle Secondary School 1195 Lansdowne D. Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y8

CUE - Canadian University Event

September 12, 2013
The Canadian University Info Fair comes to Port Moody  – Wednesday , Oct. 2 from 8:30 – 10 am –  Grades 11 & 12 and interested parents are invited to talk with representatives of over 35 universities from Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic and Western provinces – see attachment for a complete...

Port Moody Secondary School Calendar 2013-2014

June 04, 2013
Click on the PDF file below to open the calendar.

Commencement Tickets

May 29, 2013
Commencement Tickets will be on Sale Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at lunch time in the foyer for $8 each - unlimited. Commencement Date - Sunday, June 23rd, at 11:00 am at the Orpheum Theatre 884 Granville Street, Vancouver

CAPILANO UNIVERSITY VISUAL EFFECTS OPEN HOUSE

May 23, 2013
Do you have an eye for detail, a desire to create worlds and a desire to become a technical wizard?  Check out the Visual Effects Open House at Cap U on Saturday, June 1 from 12 pm – 2 pm or Monday, June 10 from 6 pm – 8 pm and...

NEXT AFTER GRAD MEETING

May 15, 2013
Next Meeting Wednesday, May 22nd 6:30pm in the School Library.

Emily Carr University Drawing Course applications are being accepted.

May 07, 2013
Just a reminder that today (May 7, 2013) is the first day that Emily Carr University is accepting applications for the first year Drawing Course which takes place at Gleneagle in the fall.  Students can send their completed application to Emily Carr University at csdirector@ecuad.ca .   Students will be accepted...

Grade 12 Letter to Parents -GRAD Pranks and Vandalism

May 01, 2013
 Parents and Guardians,   Please read the attachment from District 43 Trustees regarding the Graduation Pranks and Vandalism.   Every year our school district experiences damage done to schools through Graduation Pranks.  The vandalism in the school, to the buildings and grounds is so severe that it totals tens of thousands of dollars...

Coquitlam Summer Learning Registration Information

May 01, 2013
    Coquitlam Summer Learning Registration Coquitlam Summer Learning 2013 have published their Registration Dates. Registration start dates are: ·          Grade 10 Courses   -May 7 th ·          Grade 11 and 12 Courses –May 9 th   Remember, all students must have an account with Coquitlam Summer Learning online system before registering for a course....

PMSS Day on Friday, April 26th, 2013 -Grade 9, 10 and 11 Healthy Living Seminars & Assembly * Special Bell Schedule

April 18, 2013
PMSS DAY for Grade 9-11 Students   Port Moody Secondary every year holds seminars for students in grades 9, 10 and 11. Friday, April 26th is our PMSS DAY.  Our students will participate in Healthy Living Seminars with differrent themes for each grade followed by a Cyber Bullying Prevention Assembly.    Grade  9s...

PMSS DAY on Friday, April 26th, 2013 -Grade 12 EXIT INTERVIEWS *Special Bell Schedule

April 18, 2013
PMSS Day is a yearly event for our school.  Our Grade 12 students engage in their Graduation Transition Exit Inteviews through scheduled interviews from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.  The interviews are 20 minutes in length.  Grade 12 students present to staff.  Interview times and student names are posted at the...

Valedictorian Speeches on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

April 18, 2013
Valedictorian Speeches! On Tuesday, April 30th our grade 12 students will listen to the several grade 12 students present their case to be the Valedictorian who shall represent the Grad Class of 2013 at the Commencement on Sunday, June 23rd at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.   Stay tuned for the announcement...

Parent-Teacher Reporting Interviews on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

April 18, 2013
  The Port Moody Secondary Parent-Teacher Reporting Interviews is scheduled for Thursday, May 2nd.  We have afternoon and evening Parent-Teacher Reporting Meetings.   From 1:30pm to 4 pm teachers are available to meet with parents or guardians by appointment. Please call the main office at 604 939 6656 to book and appointment with...

Report Cards Distributed on Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 18, 2013
The Semester Two Midterm Report Card is being distributed on Thursday, April 25th in a "Walk Through Phoenix Class".  This midterm report provides students and parents an academic progress report which includes a Letter Grade for grade 9s and a Percentage Mark for grades 10-12, as well as a Work Habit...

PMSS Pro-d Day on Friday, April 19, 2013

April 18, 2013
April 19th is a district wide professional development day for all schools in District 43 (Coquitlam).  There are no classes  and the school is closed for students.

District 43 Budget Letter to Parents and Guardians from the Superintendent

April 12, 2013
The Board of Education and our Superintendent, Mr. Tom Grant, has requested that all schools communicate the Budget Update Letter to parents and guardians.  As of April 12, 2013 all parents and guardians with a registered email address will receive the letter through email.  Please find the the Budget Update Letter...

Budget Update Letter from the Superintendent, Tom Grant

April 12, 2013
The Board of Education and Tom Grant have asked schools to communicate with parents and guardians the information on the District 43 (Budget).  The letter was sent to parents electronically who have email addresses at Port Moody Secondary. Please find and attachment with the letter.

District 43 (Coquitlam) Budget Update from Tom Grant, Superintendent

April 12, 2013
The Board of Education and our superintendent, Mr. Tom Grant, has asked for this parent letter to be distributed to our parents.  As of April 12, 2013, Port Moody Secondary has emailed this letter to all parents listed in our computer sytem.  The letter is attached.

S-Trip Information -Not an Authorized Port Moody Overnight Trip

April 11, 2013
Parents and Guardians, We have had a number of conversations with parents over the last few weeks regarding the S-Trip Company who is inviting our Grade 11 students to participate in a week long overnight trip in July 2013 to Pacific Mexico.  There can also be other trips organized by S-Trips...

Assembly Schedule for tomorrow cancelled

March 05, 2013
Wednesday March 6th will be a regular school day schedule. The assemblies are rescheduled for next Wednesday march 13th

Design a Mascot for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games - Deadlne is March 8

February 17, 2013
Deadline is on March 8! Open the attached document for more information or visit: http://www.toronto2015mascot.ca/

Cross Catchment Forms 2013

February 08, 2013
District 43 has a Cross Catchment Application Process for any parents who would like to transfer their child to another school other than the neighbourhood catchment school. There are two applications: Kindergarten cross catchment forms and Grades 1 to 12 cross catchment forms. Applications are online starting 8am at 9am and...

Police Mock Exercises near Port Moody Secondary School

January 22, 2013
Today, the police will be conducting mock training exercises in the vicinity of Port Moody Secondary School. They will be using mock firearms that may sound like gun shots, however, there is no threat or danger to anyone. They will also be acting out scenarios as part of their training. We...

Police Mock Exercises near Port Moody Secondary School

January 16, 2013
The police will be conducting mock training exercises for the next 4 days in the vicinity of Port Moody Secondary School. They will be using mock firearms that may sound like gun shots, however, there is no threat or danger to anyone. They will also be acting out scenarios as part...

January 7th, 2013 - school re-opens and....

December 20, 2012
we will be on REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE.

Early release for Wed. Dec. 19 at 2:00 pm

December 19, 2012
The school will be releasing all students today at 2:00 pm due to a power outage.

The Music Department Christmas Concert moved to Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, 7:00 pm

December 19, 2012
The Music Department Christmas Concert is now moved to Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, 7:00 pm.   Save the date!!  

Orchestra Performance on Dec. 20, 2012

December 12, 2012
Please join the orchestra on Dec. 20th at Henderson Mall from 12:00 - 2:00pm. Seasonal and classical favourites will be featured. See you there!  

Report Cards distributed on Monday, November 19th, 2012 in the Phoenix Class

November 06, 2012
Our first Formal Report Card is distributed on Monday, November 19th.   The report card includes letter grades for grade 9s and percentages for grades 10-12, as well as work habit symbol of "Good, Satisfactory or Needs Improvement" and behaviour/academic comments.  The report card reflects the student's academic progress from September 4th...

Career Day at PMSS -Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

November 06, 2012
Port Moody every year holds a Career Day in November for all students in the school.  Each grade has a unique event.    Grade 9 students are involved in the "Take Your Kid To Work" Program.  This allows students to shadow or work alongside a parent and learn about their parent's career....

Port Moody Senior Sail on October 26, 2012 Harbour Cruises in Vancouver, boarding 7:15 pm; Cruise is 8-11 pm

October 26, 2012
Senior Sail is on Friday, October 26th at the Harbour Cruises in Vancouver.  Students are to be at the boat by 7:15pm.  The crusie is from 8-11 pm.  Parents are responsible to pick up their child or make arrangement for safe travel there and back.  There is a parking lot at...

4th Annual Field Hockey Game for the Cure for Cancer on Sunday November 4th at 4pm

October 26, 2012
The 4th Annual Field Hockey Game For the Cure of Cancer will be held on November 4th at  4pm on the Cunnings Turf Field #7 in Town Centre Park.  This field hockey match is between the All-Start High School Team and the Tri-City Eagles Field Hockey Club.   Their goal is to...

PMSS Halloween Letter to Parents and Students -Selecting Appropriate Costumes

October 16, 2012
Please find the letter that was sent home through the Port Moody Times as well as with the Report Cards on October 15, 2012.    Please discuss with your son or daughter the appropriate selection of their Halloween Costumes that will ensure a safe and appropriate costume for our school event on...

Halloween Costume Appropriateness: Children of the Street Society

October 16, 2012
Diane Sowden from the Children of the Street Society advocates for appropriate Halloween costumes for children and youth.  The letter attached outlines the importance that students do not glamorize sexual exploitation and gang-like costumes.    Our school and District 43 are in support of appropriate costumes for Halloween.    On October 31st our...

Report Cards distributed on Monday, October 15, 2012

October 16, 2012
Students received their Report Cards in Phoenix Class on Monday, October 2012.  This report card is a "snapshot' of the first 20 classes of semester one.  Work habits and academic performance comments are included in this report card.   If you have not seen the report card, please ask your son or...

Report Cards Distributed on Monday, October 15th, 2012

October 16, 2012
Students received their Informal Report Cards for Semester One -Term One on Monday, October 15th in their Phoenix classes.  The Informal Report Card is a "snapshot" of the student's work habits and academic learning over the first twenty days of school.    This report card includes work habits (Good, Satisfactory or Needs...

The Port Moody Orchestra is involved in the production called "The Dare"

October 15, 2012
The Port Moody Orchestra is involved in the production called The Dare, presented Saturday Oct 20th @7:30 at the Surrey Bell Centre.

Inlet Jazz Band and Harmony Choir performance

October 15, 2012
Inlet Jazz Band and Harmony Choir perform at Evergreen Cultural Centre on Friday November 2 @7:30

Autumn Nocturne - Fall Concert

October 15, 2012
It is on Tuesday October 23 at 7PM in the school's gym.

Parent-Teacher Meeting -"Building Connections Together" at PMSS on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm

September 19, 2012
Dear Parents of a Port Moody Secondary Student,   This Thursday – September 20 th at 6:00 – 8:00 pm we are providing an informal setting and opportunity for Parents and Teachers to meet called “Building Connections Together.”   We are encouraging you to come out and participate in this program.   At 6:00...

Exit Interview Final Schedule

April 24, 2012
This is the Exit Interview schedule.  Assigned interview areas are the Multipurpose area, library and Drama Room. 

Grad Commencements

March 28, 2012
Grad Commencements will be Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7pm at the Orpheum .

PAC MEETING POSTPONED

March 06, 2012
The PAC meeting scheduled for March 6th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

PAC MEETING FOR MARCH 6TH POSTPONED

March 06, 2012
The PAC meeting scheduled for March 6th has been cancelled and will be reschedued. Date to be announced.

March Interim Report Card

February 24, 2012
There will not be an Interim Report Card sent home to parents his March as scheduled on our calendar.  The next reporting periods are at midterm in April and the semester end in June.  More information regarding the April and June report cards will be communicated through the PMSS Times.

Bell schedule change for Tuesday January 31, 2012

January 30, 2012
Tuesday January 31, 2012 has been changed from a Phoenix Bell Schedule to a Regular Bell Schedule.

Stepping Up to Secondary School

January 04, 2012
Do you have a child with special needs?  So do we!   Secondary School Parent Information Evening Tuesday January 31st, 2012 6:30pm to 8:30pm The Gallery Room at Winslow Center 1100 Winslow Avenue Coquitlam

It's Time to Talk About Middle School

January 04, 2012
Do you have a child with special needs?  So do we!   Middle School Parent Information Evening Thursday January 19th, 2012 6:30pm to 8:30pm The Gallery Room at Winslow Center 1100 Winslow Avenue Coquitlam

Making The Most of Secondary School

January 04, 2012
Information session for parents and students in grades 9 and 10 who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.   Tuesday January 24, 2012 6:00pm to 8:30pm Gallery Room at Winslow Center 1100 Winslow Avenue Coquitlam

Port Moody BLUES WEAR order form

November 23, 2011
Orders due by December 14, 2011 in order to receive clothing by mid-January 2012.

DISTRICT 43 CAREER FAIR

November 10, 2011
Grade 11 & 12 students are invited to attend this year’s Career Fair Friday, November 18/11, from 9 am – 12, at Gleneagle Secondary School .  Over 48 representatives from industry, public and private post-secondary institutions will be on hand to assist students in preparation for life after high school: see...

Grads can book photo appointments with Artona. Read more here.

November 03, 2011
To book an appointment, go to http://www.artonagroup.com/ search for "Port Moody Secondary", create an account, (Don't use your PMSS's user name and password!) and book an appointment.

Technical difficulties with Subscription email list

October 18, 2011
Dear parents, We have recently had some problems with our email subscription list. The district technology department is working on a solution and we hope to have everything working within the next week. Sorry for the delays and thank you for your patience while we work out the software conflict.

Email subscription technical difficulties

October 18, 2011
Dear parents, We have recently had some problems with our email subscription list. The district technology department is working on a solution and we hope to have everything working within the next week. Sorry for the delays and thank you for your patience while we work out the software conflict.

Can all of Mr. McMahon’s English 11 IB/TOK 11 students please return their textbooks and novels to him ASAP.

June 21, 2011
Can all of Mr. McMahon’s English 11 IB/TOK 11 students please return their textbooks and novels to him ASAP. If you cannot locate him, bring him to the office instead. It was an oversight that they were not collected, as the incoming grade 11 students need these books.

THINK YOU’RE GOING TO POST-SECONDARY?

June 15, 2011
Think again: 199 Grade 12 students have NOT yet made their PSI Selections for their final transcript.   If you don’t know what a PSI Selection is, you’re probably in the 199! You must authorize the Ministry of Education to send your final transcript to the Post-Secondary Institution ( PSI ) of...

VOLUNTEER ACTORS NEEDED!

June 09, 2011
Port Moody Station Museum is looking for student volunteer actors, ages 13-18, for heritage parts in the Museum’s celebration of Canada Day & Golden Spike Days, July 1 – 3 .   Volunteers will train with a professional heritage actor in a two hour workshop June 27, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, with...

Spring Fling - Friday May 27th

May 11, 2011
Spring Fling:   This year’s Spring Fling will take place on Friday May 27 th from 10:45-12:40pm.   We will be on an assembly bell schedule and students will attend the first Block 2 class and then proceed on to enjoy the SPRING FLING for the second Block 2 and all through lunch....

Athletic Banquet Date Change

May 10, 2011
Our Athletic Banquet date has been changed from May 26th to May 18th.  The event begins at 5pm with dinner in the cafeteria and awards to follow.  Following the awards, there will be a slideshow of the years event for everyone to enjoy in the gym.  Tickets will be available beginning...

Business and Individuals that have donated to After Grad!

May 03, 2011
The After grad committee would like to thank the following supporters of PMSS After Grad! Basic Eyewear Bart Aldrich, Notary BC Safety Authority Sony Glenayre Community Association Rockwells Bar & Grill Reid Point Marina Dr. Douglas Macadam Heads Up Lougheed Mall administration O Soleil Soleil RBC bank, Newport Tan de Soleil...

Business and individuals that have donated to After Grad!

May 03, 2011
Basic Eyewear Bart Aldrich, Notary BC Safety Authority Sony Glenayre Community Association Rockwells Bar & Grill Reid Point Marina Dr. Douglas Macadam Heads Up Lougheed Mall administration O Soleil Soleil RBC bank, Newport Tan de Soleil Scotia Bank, St. Johns Street Dairy Queen, St. Johns Angelo's Salon, St. Johns Brunette Insurance...

After grad needs you!!

May 03, 2011
The After-grad committee is a small group of volunteers who needs your support both through donations and volunteering your time to help out. This committee works hard to provide graduating students with an opportunity to celebrate after graduation in a safe environment. Attached are donation letters in 4 languages if you...

After-grad Volunteers and donation letters

April 29, 2011
The Aftergrad committee comprises a handful of parents who fundraise and volunteer their time to provide graduating students with an opportunity to celebrate in a safe environment. The committee works diligently and needs your support both in donations and in volunteering to help. Attached to this announcement are donation letters in...

S” Trips are NOT SANCTIONED!

April 28, 2011
  S” Trips are NOT SANCTIONED! Over the last few years, secondary schools in our school district are being impacted by agents outside of our school and district who are promoting trips for students in our schools.   None of these trips are sanctioned by the school district or Port Moody Secondary.   Unfortunately,...

Port Moody Day Friday April 29th

April 28, 2011
  Grade 12 Exit Interviews -interviews are scheduled by appointment: Our 2011 Graduates will be concluding part of their academic journey by completing their Grad Transition or IB CAS Exit Interviews on Friday, April 29 th .   Our students will engage in a conversation or story telling about their educational experiences and...

Persian Parenting Course

April 27, 2011
Please see the attached document from the Iranian Educators Society offering parenting courses for Persian speaking families during the month of May

Coquitlam Summer School Brochure 2011

April 26, 2011
Please find attached the summer school brochure outlining the courses, locations and costs of programs offered this year.   Registration dates are as follows:   Elementary & Middle:  June 7th, 2011   Secondary:  May 17th, 2011 (Grade 10)                    May 18th, 2011 (Grade 11/12)   Remedial:  In-person June 21st, 2011   All accounts must be set up...

Commencement Ticket Sale

April 19, 2011
Commencement Tickets:   Tickets will be on sale in the office beginning Monday May 16th.  They will be $8 each and there is no limit on number of tickets available for purchase.  Graduating students do NOT need to purchase a ticket.   Cap and gown order forms were due last month.  Make sure...

Grade 12 Dinner/Dance Ticket Sales:

April 19, 2011
Grade 12 Dinner/Dance Ticket Sales : Ticket sales will begin Monday May 2 nd for the Grade 12 Dinner/Dance and the Aftergrad party.  Tickets for the Dinner/Dance will be $100 and the Aftergrad will be $30 in advance and $40 at the door.  Tickets will be on sale in the MPR...

Parent/Teacher Interviews Thursday April 28th

April 13, 2011
PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS – A reminder that Parent/Teacher interviews will take place on Thursday April 28 th .   Appointment times with teachers are available in the afternoon from 1:30-4:00pm.   Please call the school to book your appointment at 604-939-6656.   We will also be offering drop-in session in the gym from 6:00-8:00pm.   If...

IB Exam Schedule May 2011

April 13, 2011
Please see attached IB Exam Schedule for our upcoming May exams.

Blues Bell Schedule

April 12, 2011
Tuesday April 26th will be a Blues Bell schedule.  Report Cards will be distributed this day in a walk through Phoenix.

April 29th Exit Interview Rubric 2011

April 07, 2011
Grade 12 students should look at the Exit Interview rubric when planning for their exit interview

TRI -CITIES JOB FAIR AT PMSS, PRO-D FRIDAY, APRIL 21

April 05, 2011
Meet employers from a wide range of sectors, including business, financial services, and food, janitorial, and retail service industries.   Employers attending include: T & T Supermarket, Safeway, Royal Bank of Canada, Denny’s, Dairy Queen, Orange Julius, Alpine Building Maintenance, Hon’s Coquitlam, and many more.   The fair is from 10 am to...

April 29th 2011 Exit Interview Schedule

April 04, 2011
The exit interview schedule is available online under programs and services, Graduation Transitions.

Port Moody Music Department's Annual Spring Concert

March 01, 2011
Please read the attached pdf file for more information.

Police Fan Out

February 21, 2011
The Port Moody Police Department has provided the attached fan out notice.

Student Course Request Verification Information

February 16, 2011
Dear P.M.S.S. Parent, A course verification sheet indicating the courses that your son/daughter has chosen for our next school year will be sent home on Thursday, February 17 th .   This sheet also contains their chosen alternate courses. Please look through the Verification Sheet, ensure that at least 8 courses are...

Meet the Maestro

February 08, 2011
All parents and members of the Port Moody Community are welcome to come and hear Maestro Bramwell Tovey, conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  He will be addressing the student body March 3, at 1:45 in the Gym.  Parents and members of the public are welcome to attend.”

After Grad Committee Meeting

February 02, 2011
There will be an After Grad Committee meeting Tuesday February 8th, 2011 at 7pm in the Library of PMSS.

Phoenix Walk Through Jan 31st and Feb 3rd

January 21, 2011
Walk Through Phoenix – We will be having two walk through Phoenix classes during the first week of semester 2.  The first walk through will be Monday January 31 st between blk 0 and blk 1 .  The purpose is for students to collect their semester 2 timetable and for our...

Ministry of Education Parent Satisfaction Survey

January 11, 2011
Parents of grade 10 and 12 students are encouraged to participate in the online survey.  Please see the attachment for more information

Budget Presentations

January 06, 2011
The Board of Education invites public input into the 2011-2012 budget at the following Board meetings:   January 11th, February 1st, and March 15th 7:30pm School Board Office 55 Poirier St., Coquitlam   To appear as a delegation, please contact Gail Dowler at gdowler@sd43.bc.ca or 604-939-9201, ext. 261 ...

Student Documentation Needed From Parents

January 04, 2011
Please see the attached document for instructions needed to provide us with the correct documentation to complete your child's student records.  We really need to have these documents in to the office by January 21. 2011.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at 604 939 6656.  Thank you...

Blues Schedule Friday December 17th, 2010

December 14, 2010
On Friday December 17th we will be having a Blues Bell Schedule and all students will be dismissed at 2:05pm. Happy Holidays!

VSO ticket voucher

December 08, 2010
Would the person who received the VSO ticket voucher at the Music Concert December 7th please contact Mrs. Sluyter at the Music Department.    I need to pass along information in order for you to redeem the tickets.  Thank you.   asluyter@sd43.bc.ca ...

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE: INFO MEETING #3, Dec. 1

December 02, 2010
If you missed the third information meeting on the Local Scholarship package, open the attachments to view and print the Scholarships and Bursaries Listing as well as the Universal Application Form.  The Application Form is a 'printable' PDF file, which can be filled in either by typing in the fields provided...

Science World Field Trip

November 30, 2010
The Science World Field trip has been re-scheduled for Friday December 3rd.  Students are asked to meet in the small gym at 8:30am to load onto the buses.  Any questions or concerns please contact Joni Tsui at 604-939-6656.

Science World Field Trip CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

November 25, 2010
The trip to Science World to see Body Works has been cancelled due to the weather and road conditions.  Students are to attend regular classes today.

Inclement Weather

November 24, 2010
Just a reminder to parents and students regarding winter weather conditions...please listen to the radio and check the school district web-site at www.sd43.bc.ca for updates on school closures should there be signficant snowfall.  You can also find out information on school closures on the radio at CKWX 1130 AM, CKNW 980 AM...

School Bell Schedule for Parent/Teacher Interviews

November 16, 2010
The attached bell schedule indicate the start and end times of each block and the time students will be dismissed this Thursday November 18th for Parent-Teacher Invterviews.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school at 604-939-6656. 

2011 Exam and Activities Schedule for the week of January 24th-28th

November 15, 2010
Please check out our exam and activities schedule for the end of semester 1.  For grade 9 students, there will be some final exams and a Health and Careers Day.  For students in grades 11-12, there are some provincial exams to write.  Grade 11 and 12 IB students are required to...

GRAD Photos - November 23rd to November 28th

November 10, 2010
Grade 12 students and their parents are reminded to sign up on the Artona Photography website: www.artonagroup.com and click on My School , to book their photo sitting for their Graduation Photos.  All graduating grade 12 students should book an appointment to ensure their graduation photo will be in the yearbook...

Port Moody Pro-D Day - Friday, November 19th

November 10, 2010
Port Moody Secondary staff shall be meeting on Friday November 19th for our school based professional development day.  Our school will be closed and no students are in session.  Please note this is a school based professional day for Port Moody Secondary only and our neighbourhool schools are in session.

Parent-Teacher Interviews on Thursday, November 18th - afternoon or evening

November 10, 2010
Students will be dismissed at 1:15pm in order to accommodate the afternoon Parent-Teacher Interviews.  A special bell schedule will be arranged for classes on the 18th so students will attend all classes that day.   Parents and guardians are reminded of the Parent-Teacher Interviews on the 18th to discuss your child's academic...

PMSS Scholarship Info Session #2 - November 17th

November 10, 2010
Coming up on November 17th at 3:10pm in the Multipurpose Room:  an outline of the Universal Application Form for PMSS's Local Scholarship Package of Provincial, District, Community & Local Scholarships.  Students will find out what they need to research and organize to complete their application for up to approximately 38 scholarships....

Report Card Distribution - Monday, November 15th

November 10, 2010
Semester one formal report cards are being distributed in Phoenix Class on Monday, November 15th.   Students are responsible to take the report cards home to their parent or guardian.  This is an opportunity for students and parents to discuss their child's academic performance and plan educational goals for the latter part...

August 2010 Newsletter

August 27, 2010
For your convenience we have dropped our August Newsletter on the front page of our school web site.  In future, please sign up to have the monthly newsletter sent to you via your email address. You will find the button to do this below the telephone number on the home page...

Conduct of IB examinations

April 26, 2010
Click on the attached file to open the it.

How To Access and Use the On-Line Course Registration System

January 25, 2010
The attached document will take students through the on-line course selection process.  This is only to be used for current grades 10-12 students who intend to take courses at Port Moody Secondary School in the 2010-2011 school year.  On-line course selection is available from February 11-17.  Please ensure that you follow...

Winter Weather and School Closures

December 14, 2009
There are times during a school year when schools may be closed due to extreme weather, such has a heavy snowfall.  Announcements of school closures will be made on the radio and posted to our school web-site.  Our school district will attempt to make the decision to close schools prior to...

Graduation Transitions Program

October 16, 2009
All students are required to complete the Graduation Transitions Program at Port Moody Secondary.  It is important that both parents and students understand the components of this program.

Port Moody Secondary School

300 Albert Street, Port Moody BC
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