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Jazz Performance and Curriculum Day on Friday, School Closed

November 20, 2017
Tiny Islands Jazz Performance on Tuesday, November 21st at 1:30pm.

Walton Elementary will be closed on Friday, November 24th for Curriculum Day.  School will re-open on Monday, November 27th.
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School is Closed Friday and Monday

November 07, 2017
Remember that school is closed Friday, November 10 th and Monday, November 13 th . Walton re-opens on Tuesday, November 14th.
 
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Walton's Fall Newsletter now on-line

November 02, 2017
​Click the attachment to read Walton's Fall newsletter! Walton Wildcat Newsletter, Fall 2017.pdf
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Remembrance Day Ceremony

November 02, 2017
Walton will honour Remembrance Day on Thursday, November 9th at 10:40am.  Parents are welcome to join.
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Walton's Wicked Halloween Parade

October 26, 2017
Parents are invited to join the Walton community for our Wicked Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 31st at 9am.
Parents will watch from the gymnasium as each class parades through! The parade should end by 9:30am!​
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Outdoor Day on Wednesday, October 25th! Rain or Shine!

October 06, 2017
​ Wednesday October 25th is Outdoor Day at Walton!

19 of our classes will be participating in a one hour station that celebrates learning in outdoors!

Many classes will be going outside to enjoy learning stations in the great outdoors on our school grounds! This is a rain or...
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Happy October

October 02, 2017
Picture Day, Monday, October 2nd Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 9th (School Closed) Interim Report Cards, Thursday, October 19th
Professional Day, Friday, October 20th (School Closed) Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st
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Professional Day Today

September 22, 2017
Walton is closed for students  today!  We re-open Monday, September 25th!

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Open House and PAC BBQ TODAY!

September 20, 2017
Tomorrow is an exciting day for us at Walton! We are hosting our Open House and PAC BBQ on Thursday, September 21 st ! It’s a chance to strengthen the sense of community at our school! The Walton PAC is hosting a BBQ between 4:30-6:00pm in our main parking lot for...
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Upcoming Events!

September 13, 2017
​   We’ll host a short Welcome Back Assembly this Friday (September 15), 9:00-9:30am.  It’s a chance for our school community to come together for the first time this year. Parents are welcome to attend.  Maybe I’ll show off one of my latest model kits.  Maybe I’ll show a vacation photo!...
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eForms Are Now Live!

September 11, 2017
All parents are asked to complete the School Policies eForms.  They can be found on this website.  Look for "Parent eForms" on the homepage.


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Grade 1-5: Bring Lunch and Snack today!

September 06, 2017
​Students will need to bring a lunch and snack today!  Kindergarten Gradual entry begins today.
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The Big Day! Tuesday, September 5th

September 01, 2017
We are set to open on Tuesday, September 5th.  Walton is fully staffed and ready to go!   Returning Grade 1 to Grade 5 students will report to their classroom from last year between 8:50-9:20am.   Students (Grades 1 to 5) new to Walton will report to the library.  Any students...
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The Final Week

June 23, 2017
​ We are about to enter our last week of school.  Here are some things you need to know.   Tuesday, June 27 th is our Canada 150 Spirit Days.  We’d like the children to come to school wearing colours that represent Canada to them!  This event is planned by our...
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Hawaiian Sports Day this Friday!

June 07, 2017
​SUNNY DAY PLAN
8:50 Bell rings.  Attendance 9:00 Classes begin loading into gym. 9:10 Assembly Begins. 9:20 Move out to first station 9:25 Stations Begin (4 x 10 minutes) 10:15 Indoor Recess 10:30 Move back out to resume stations (4 x 10 minutes) 11:30 Lunch.  Parents will have a concession stand...
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The Upcoming Week

May 25, 2017
Wednesday, May 31 st will be a special day at Walton.  We’ll be presenting our Walton Wildcats with their track and field ribbons during Morning Fitness at 9am.  Our students represented our school so well!!!!!  I’d like to thank the coaches who dedicated so much of their time to prepare our...
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Spring Break

March 08, 2017
The last day of school before Spring Break is Friday, March 10th.
Walton Elementary will be closed for Spring Break beginning Saturday, March 11th through Sunday, March 26th.  School will re-open Monday, March 27th.
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February and March Newsletter on-line!

March 08, 2017
Click the attachment to read our latest newsletter! Walton Wildcat Newsletter, FebruaryMarch 2017.pdf
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Our Mandarin Bilingual Document

January 06, 2017
In anticipation of our Mandarin Bilingual kindergarten registration, please click on the link to view our program document. SD43 Mandarin Bilingual Program Guide Dec 2015.pdf
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Mandarin Bilingual Program Information Session, Tuesday, January 10th

January 04, 2017
Walton Elementary will host an information session for parents regarding the Mandarin Bilingual Program.  The session will be hosting the gymnasium, 6:00-7:00pm.  Please click on the attachment for more information.
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School Re-Opens Tuesday, January 3, 2017

December 26, 2016
Walton Elementary will re-open Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017!​ Please notify the school if your children will not be in attendance this day due to illness or extended holidays.
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Mandarin Bilingual Program Info for 2017-2018

December 13, 2016
Click on the link to view information about the Mandarin Bilingual Program for 2017-2018.
http://www.sd43.bc.ca/Programs/Mandarin/Pages/default.aspx
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Foundation Skills Assessment Information for Gr. 4

December 08, 2016
​Click on the attachment to read a letter from our Superintendent Patricia Gartland regarding the FSAs.
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The 9 Days of Giving: Walton Food Hamper Drive

December 02, 2016
We’re going to try and different approach to food donations: The Nine Days of Giving.   Walton has a long history of being a generous school to the SHARE Food Bank!

We'll provide a focus for each day of giving.  There are collection boxes in each classroom.  Please use the list...
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Winter Concert Schedule Times

November 23, 2016
​ Morning Performance 9:15-10:15am Doors open at 8:30am   Mrs. Thompson & Mrs. Greer Ms. Howells Mrs. Dupuis & Ms. Cui Mr. Ross & Ms. Zhou Ms. Wegrich/Ms. Hussein & Mrs. Hoang/Ms.Charles Mrs. Friend Ms. Biedka & Mrs.Wong/Mrs.Cimaglia   Afternoon Performance 1:00-2:00pm Doors open at 12:00pm   Mrs. Palmer & Mrs....
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A Message from Principal Senna

November 23, 2016
Hi I am ​principal Senna. I made a newsletter about the kids at Walton because, you could say it was one of my priorities of being principal for a day. I had fun making it and I promise I wrote it truthfully. Thanks,                  Senna newsletter from Principal Senna.pdf
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October Newsletter On-Line

October 14, 2016
Click the attachment to read our latest newsletter!

Walton Wildcat Newsletter, October 2016.pdf
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Professional Day on Friday, September 23rd.

September 22, 2016
School is closed on Friday, September 23rd.  We will re-open on Monday, September 26th.​
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Terry Fox Information

September 19, 2016
Dear Parents: This notice contains important information regarding our Walton community’s Terry Fox assembly, run, and fundraising efforts this year.   Assembly – Wednesday, September 21 st  @ 10:40 a.m.
Please join us for our annual assembly as Division 3 students share Terry Fox’s inspirational story of courage and determination....
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September Newsletter On-Line

September 15, 2016
Click on the attachment to view our September newsletter. Walton Wildcat Newsletter, September 2016.pdf
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Opening Day Information

August 30, 2016
​ SCHOOL OPENING PROCEDURES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6   School begins 8:50 a.m. for students entering Grades 1-5. Dismissal at 9:20 a.m. New kindergarten students meet in the gym at 10:00am.   The Walton PAC will host a coffee reception for parents in the morning while your children are in class.  ...
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Walton PAC Afterschool Activities Announcement

August 30, 2016
​ Attention! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Fall after school activities. Please find all available programs here http://www.waltonpac.ca/after-school-activities.html

**Please note that since you will not know you child's new division number you can refer to their old division for this time. Once divisions are assigned, we kindly ask that you...
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School Supply Orders

August 22, 2016
Click on the link to view school supply lists.  Please note that bulk orders have been done on behalf of students for Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3.  https://www.sd43.bc.ca/elementary/walton/Publication%20Documents/Pages/default.aspx
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Happy Summer! Walton is Closed for Summer Break

July 13, 2016
Walton Elementary is closed for summer break.  Our school office will re-open on Monday, August 29th.  The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 6th.  Please read the attachment for further information. Walton Elementary is Closed for the Summer.pdf
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June Newsletter On-Line

June 22, 2016
Click on the attachment to view our latest newsletter!
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Grade Five Farewell Assembly, Friday, June 24th

June 17, 2016
Walton Elementary will honour our Grade 5 students with a special assembly on Friday, June 24th at 10:40am.
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Professional Day on Monday, June 13th

June 12, 2016
School will be closed on Monday, June 13th but will re-open on Tuesday, June 14th!
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Western and Pioneer Themed Sports Day, Friday, June 10

May 31, 2016
Shape of the Day
8:50 Attendance
9:00 Assembly and Line Dancing in the Gym
9:30 Stations (5 ten minute stations).
10:25 Recess. Indoor Recess
10:40 Stations (3 ten minute stations)
11:15 Clean Up and return to classrooms
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Return to Grass Field for Tug of War
1:30 Clean...
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Track and Field Ribbon Presentations tomorrow!

May 26, 2016
The students that participated in the Track and Field meet will receive their ribbons on Friday, May 27th at 9am.
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Victoria Day and Track Meet

May 19, 2016
School will be closed on Monday, May 23rd for Victoria Day. Walton Elementary will participate in the District Track and Field Meet on Wednesday, May 25th. 87 students will represent our school.
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Hearts and Mind Index: A Parent's Perspective

May 10, 2016
Click on the attachment to read the results of our Parent survey using the Hearts and Mind Index.
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Curriculum In-Service Day, Friday, May 13

May 09, 2016
School will be closed on Friday for Curriculum In-Service Day!
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District Wide Emergency Release Drill, Wednesday, May 4th

May 03, 2016
Please read the attachment for details on tomorrow's Emergency Release Drill.
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Learning Celebration Class Charter Video On-Line!

April 30, 2016
Watch the students of Walton explain their Class Charters! http://youtu.be/pLUHy1naJ9A
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April Newsletter On-Line

April 20, 2016
Click on the attachment to read our April newsletter!    
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80's Day on Wednesday

April 15, 2016
Walton will host an 80's Day on Wednesday.  We're encouraging students, staff and parents to dress up as if it were the 1980's!   We will have a special 80's themed Morning Fitness!  Parents are welcome to attend!
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April Calendar Dates

April 05, 2016
Wednesday, April 6.   PAC Pizza Hot Lunch.   Families had to pre-order their pizza last week.   Monday, April 11, PAC Meeting.   The PAC will meet at 6:45pm in the library.   All parents are welcome.   Wednesday, April 13, Como Lake Relay.   Our Grade 4 and 5 team will be participating in the annual...
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The Big One! Emergency Release Drill on May 4th

March 29, 2016
What happens if "The Big One" happens while the children are at school?   We will be sending our reminders about the May 4th Emergency Release Drill but I thought I'd remind everyone that the district-wide event is coming!   Our school community will practice our emergency release procedures.   In short, we need...
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Spring Break

March 11, 2016
Walton Elementary will be closed from Monday, March 14-Monday, March 28 for Spring Break. School will re-open on Tuesday, March 29.
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District Wide Emergency Release Drill, Wednesday, May 4th

March 09, 2016
Please read the notice regarding the district-wide Emergency Release Drill on Wednesday, May 4th.
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March Newsletter is On-Line!

March 09, 2016
Click on the link to read our March newsletter!
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Report Cards

March 04, 2016
Please note the two upcoming Early Dismissals at 1:45 for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  
Wednesday, March 9, 1:45 dismissal for Mandarin Bilingual Students  
Thursday, March 10, 1:45 for ALL students
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Garden Bed Construction

February 24, 2016
Construction on the four garden beds began yesterday. The garden beds support the school's participation in the Richmond School Yard Society's Garden program. Four of our classes have been participating in the program. The garden beds are being constructed next to the Tot Lot. For the time being, we are keeping...
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February Newsletter On-Line

February 08, 2016
Click on the attachment to view our latest newsletter!
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The Readathon Hair Cut

February 02, 2016
Thanks to everyone for making our Readathon a success!  We have surpassed our goal of $12000 and reached an astounding $13030!  All the money will be used to support our library!  We accomplished this in four weeks!  Special thanks to parent Ms. Sing, for spearheading the event!    We will celebrate our...
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Readathon Success! We did it!

January 25, 2016
Walton Elementary met the goal of $12000!  Well done everyone!   The "Hair Cut" will be Wednesday, February 3rd at 9:00am!   https://chimp.net/campaigns/walton-read-a-thon  
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On-Line Payment system is live!

January 14, 2016
Our on-line payment system is now live. http://www.sd43.bc.ca/elementary/walton/Announcements/DispForm.aspx?ID=194&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Esd43%2Ebc%2Eca%2Felementary%2Fwalton%2FAnnouncements%2FAllItems%2Easpx It is important that you sign up for your child. This is a district wide program. Once created, your account will follow your child through his/her time in a Coquitlam School. Please be aware, that we soon start asking for payment through KEV...
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Cross Catchment Information

January 14, 2016
Click on the link below to read about the Cross Catchment Process. http://www.sd43.bc.ca/elementary/walton/Publications/Cross%20Catchment%20Application%20Process.pdf
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Kindergarten Registration Information

January 05, 2016
This message is intended for families with younger siblings about to enter kindergarten in September 2016.
I have included information for our neighbourhood Kindergarten program and our Mandarin Bilingual Program.

Kindergarten Registration begins February 2, 3 and 4 http://www.sd43.bc.ca/Programs/Documents/School%20Registration%20Ad%202016.pdf

Mandarin Bilingual Program (Kindergarten and Grade 1 intake) Information...
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Read-a-thon Begins today! January 4th

January 04, 2016
https://chimp.net/groups/walton-read-a-thon

Happy New Year! I hope that you've all had a great break with the kids. If the kids got any books over the holidays they'll be all set to start the read-a-thon that's starting up today!


We're holding a read-a-thon this month with an aim to raise $12,000...
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Mandarin Bilingual Program Document now available!

December 15, 2015
Click on the link to view our first edition of our Mandarin Bilingual Document! http://www.sd43.bc.ca/elementary/walton/Publications/SD43%20Mandarin%20Bilingual%20Program%20Guide%20Dec%202015.pdf   Information Session for parents interested in registering for Kindergarten or Grade 1 is Tuesday, January 11, 7:00pm.    
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Early Dismissal, Wed, Dec. 9 (EVERYONE) & Thurs, Dec. 10 (MANDARIN PROGRAM)

December 01, 2015
Your child will be receiving his/her report card on Friday, December 4 th .   Please return sign and return the card and envelope to school.   Teachers may request a meeting with you by checking the box.   Parents can also request a meeting to discuss questions or concerns about the report.   Walton...
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A Message From Principal Tanner B.

November 27, 2015
Hi Parents,   Please read the attached letter from Principal Tanner!   Thank you.   Principal Tanner
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Winter Concert Times! Thursday, Dec. 17th

November 26, 2015
Read the attachment for our Winter Concert Performance Times!
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Litterless Lunch in One Week, Monday, Nov. 30th

November 23, 2015
The students and staff will begin bringing home food scraps and juice box or yogurt recycling containers to be disposed. The purpose is to reduce the amount of compost, recycling and garbage that the school manages on a daily basis. The process of recycling and composting at a large school has...
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Inservice Days: Feb. 9 and May 13

November 19, 2015
Please find attached a letter from Superintendent Patricia Gartland regarding the 2 days of inservice school staff will be receiving for the new BC Curriculum implementation. In short, schools will be closed for students on: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (The day after BC Family Day) Friday, May 13, 2016 We are...
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Winter Weather Procedures

November 16, 2015
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 affecting individual...
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Winter Concert Update

November 15, 2015
We are in the preliminary stages of planning the concert. It will be held during the day of Thursday, December 17th. Your child's class will be performing in either the morning or afternoon. We are aiming to balance each performance. Each concert will have a mix of our neighbourhood and Mandarin...
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Walton Remembers: Poppy Fund

November 05, 2015
Many thanks for the families who have contributed a photo for our Walton Remembers display case!  There is still time to bring in a photo or item that shows a personal connection between your family and Remembrance Day.   We will be collecting donations for the Poppy fund on Tuesday, November 10...
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Litterless Lunch beginning November 30th

November 03, 2015
Walton Elementary is moving towards a "Litterless" lunch practice.   Children will be asked to bring home all of their litter, including juice boxes and food scraps, on a daily basis.   In short, kids pack home what they pack to school.   It's like camping in the woods!   Our goal is to reduce...
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New On-Line Payment Coming!

November 02, 2015
The Coquitlam School District is implementing a new online payment system that will allow you to view and pay you child’s student fees safely and conveniently online starting in January 2016.  These fees could include planners, field trips, school supplies, etc.

We encourage you to register your account online now!

Here’s how to...
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Happy Halloween

October 30, 2015
I’d like to wish your family a safe Halloween!  Our day is ending after a morning full of station activities and a Halloween Sing-Along this afternoon.  Halloween is an exciting day for the kids!  You can see some of the pictures on our Twitter site: http://www.twitter.com/@waltonSD43     The Halloween Monster...
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Walton Remembers: Remembrance Day at Walton

October 19, 2015
Our Remembrance Day Ceremony is Tuesday, November 10 th at 10:45am.  School will be closed to honour Remembrance Day on Wednesday, November 11 th .     The staff of Walton Elementary would like to make our Remembrance Day ceremony more meaningful for families.   We would like to dedicate our display cabinet to...
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The Week of October 19-23

October 16, 2015
Monday, October 19 th , Election Day.  School is open but the traffic will be epic.   Wednesday, October 21 st , Morning Fitness at 8:50am. Kindergarten classes are joining.   Thursday, October 22 nd , Interim Report Cards go home. The PAC will also sponsor a Popcorn Sale afterschool!  Each bag is...
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October Newsletter is On-Line

October 09, 2015
Click on the link to view our October newsletter.  
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Halloween at Walton!

October 06, 2015
Walton Elementary will celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 30th. All classes (Kindergarten to Grade 5) will rotate through activity stations in the morning. We will then celebrate Halloween with a Primary Sing-Along between 1:00-1:30pm. Families are welcome to join! • Children choosing to wear a costume must come to school dressed...
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Thanksgiving Day! School closed Monday, October 12th

October 06, 2015
Walton Elementary is closed for Thankgiving Day on Monday, October 12th.  We will re-open on Tuesday, October 13th.
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Walton Halloween Dance

September 28, 2015
Walton Elementary's First Ever Halloween Dance: The Monster Mash Friday, October 30th 7:00-10:00pm Tickets will be sold exclusively to Walton families until October 14th. Afterwards, tickets will be sold to the community. Get your tickets now! Tickets are limited! https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/36088/chk/50a1 The Walton Monster Mash Family Dance is a family-friendly event and...
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Professional Day, Friday, September 25th

September 23, 2015
School is closed for students on Friday, September 25th due to a professional day.  School re-opens Monday, September 28th.
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Terry Fox Run, Wednesday, September 30, 1:45pm

September 23, 2015
Dear Parents:   This letter contains important information regarding our Walton community’s Terry Fox assembly, run, and fundraising efforts this year.   Assembly – Wednesday, September 23 rd @ 10:40 a.m. Please join us for our annual assembly as Division 1 students share Terry Fox’s inspirational story of courage and determination....
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Terry Fox Assembly on Wednesday!

September 22, 2015
Walton Elementary will host a Terry Fox Assembly tomorrow (Wednesday, September 23 rd ) at 10:40am.  Parents are welcome to attend.   Our actual Terry Fox Run Assembly is on Wednesday, September 30 th at 1:45pm.  Parents are welcome to attend.  More details to follow!
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Open House, Thursday, September 24, 5:30-6:30pm

September 17, 2015
Please read the flyer regarding our Walton Open House!
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PAC Swap Meet! October 1st

September 16, 2015
Please read the attachment regarding the upcoming PAC swapmeet.
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Parent eForms are now live!

September 16, 2015
All Walton families are asked to complete 1 eform per child. Click on the button "Parent eForms" to complete the process.
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Monday News

September 11, 2015
Students will return to former classes on Monday, September 14th.    Kindergarten Welcoming Conversations begin!
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Daycare parking Passes

September 11, 2015
The Walton PAC help supervise the pick up/drop off zone at the end of the day.  In order to ensure a safe and orderly environment, we limit the number of vehicles that come into this area.   If you have witnessed our parking situation after school, you’ll understand how busy this area...
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School Opens Tuesday, September 8th

August 31, 2015
First day of school is Tuesday, September 8th: Grades 1-5, 8:50-9:20am. Students will report to their former classrooms. All students new to Walton will report to the library. Kindergarten, 10:30-11:00am. New kindergarten families will come to the gym to sign up for their Welcoming Conversation. The Walton PAC will host a...
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Summer Information

June 26, 2015
Walton Elementary is closed for the summer.  Our office will re-open August 31st, between 9:00-3:00pm.   Please email walton@sd43.bc.ca should you need to contact the school.  Email will be checked periodically over the summer.       ...
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Summer Farewell Video

June 23, 2015
What does the staff Walton do the moment school ends and summer begins? Find out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm9rGOl3pCc Video originally shown at our Grade 5 Farewell Ceremony! Thanks Mrs. Friend!
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The Final Week

June 21, 2015
Monday, June 22nd Grade 5s will visit Scott Creek in the morning.

Wednesday, June 24th Farewell Assembly for departing staff at 9am. There will also be presentations to the Junior Traffic Patrollers and Youth Leadership course. All parents welcome!

Thursday, June 25th Last day of school for...
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Upcoming Dates!

June 10, 2015
Monday, June 15 th , Professional Day. Tuesday, June 16 th , Partners in Education Luncheon at noon. Friday, June 19 th , Grade Five Farewell Assembly at 10:45am. Wednesday, June 24 th , Staff Farewell Assembly (Parents welcome!) at 9:00am.  Thursday, June 25 th , Last Day of School for...
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Mandarin Bilingual Info Session: Edmonton re-visited!

June 08, 2015
Hi Parents of the Mandarin Bilingual Program,   At our December PAC meeting, I showed a slideshow that documented our trip to the Edmonton School District to check out their Mandarin Bilingual program.   We’re going to offer another opportunity to see the slideshow as it gives a point of reference for the...
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Sports Day Concession Prices

June 03, 2015
Concession will be hosted in the Gymnasium! Hot dogs (all beef) $2 Bottled water $1 Lemonade $1 Watermelon 50 cents Carrots and celery $1 Popcorn small $1 large $2 Banana Bread $1 Cookies $1 Seaweed $1 Freezies $1 Coffee (adults only) $1
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The Big Top: Sports Day, June 5th

May 25, 2015
Click on the attachment to read our Sports Day Flyer!    
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Partners in Education Luncheon, Tuesday, June 16th

May 15, 2015
Dear Parents,   We would like to invite all Walton parents to join the Walton Staff for an end of the year celebration.    The staff of Walton would like to co-host a luncheon with our wonderful parent group.   The Partners in Education luncheon will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 12:00 -...
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Friday is a Professional Day!

May 12, 2015
1.        Friday, May 15 th is a Professional Day.  School is closed for students.  The focus for our day will be examining the Hearts and Mind Index for all students.  Stay tuned for the next newsletter for more information. 2.        Monday, May 18 th is Victoria Day.  School is closed. 3....
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Walton Turns 25 Featured in Snap Coquitlam

May 11, 2015
Click on the link to view pictures from our 25th Birthday Celebration! https://coquitlam.snapd.com/event/815764#/
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Mother's Day Tea, Saturday, May 2

April 27, 2015
Dear Walton Community, We are very pleased to announce that tickets to our Mother's Day Tea are all sold out! Thanks to everyone for their amazing support. We were able to put together some fantastic auction baskets with all your donations.  We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday! Walton...
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Update on this week and next!

April 15, 2015
Walton Elementary will support the Heart and Stroke Foundation by participating in the Jump Rope for Heart program.   We will feature an introduction assembly on Wednesday, April 22 nd after morning fitness.  This will involve pledge collecting and prizes.  We will combine both primary and intermediates to hear about the Jump...
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Parking on Tuesday, April 7th

April 01, 2015
Walton Elementary will be celebrating its 25 th Anniversary on Tuesday, April 7 th .   A few things for you to know.   There will be an assembly at 1:30pm.  Parents are welcome to attend the assembly but seating will be limited.   Parking will be extremely limited on Tuesday.  The main parking...
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March Newsletter On-Line

March 31, 2015
Click on the attachment to read the latest newsletter.
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Mother's Day Tea Theme Baskets

March 30, 2015
The Walton PAC will be hosting a big fundraising event on Saturday, May 2 nd at the school.  It will be a Mother’s Day Tea Celebration!   Each class will be putting together a theme basket that will be auctioned off at this event.   Please read the attachment and see if you...
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School Calendar for 2015-2016

March 25, 2015
Attached is the Board Approved School Calendar for next year.  Walton still needs to choose 2 additional Professional Development Days.  
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Report Card Pilot

February 18, 2015
Want a Sneak Peak at our new Report Card? Monday, February 23rd PAC Meeting at 6:45pm or Friday, February 27 8:50-9:15 Gymnasium
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Lunar New Years Activities

February 17, 2015
Click on the PDF file to view our Lunar New Year schedule!
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Walton Turns 25

February 12, 2015
Walton Elementary will celebrate it's 25th Birthday on Tuesday, April 7th. We will host an assembly at 1:30-2:15 and officially open our two new classrooms. The original 1989 staff have been invited back.
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Ready Set Learn, Thursday, Feb. 12th

February 10, 2015
Nestor Elementary will be hosting our Ready Set Learn event on Thursday, February 12th, 1:00-3:30pm. This event is aimed at pre-school children or children preparing to enter Kindergarten.   Click on the attachment for more information.    
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January Newsletter now on-line!

January 19, 2015
Our January newsletter is now posted.  Click on the attachment to read.  
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Cross Catchment Information

January 19, 2015
Please read the attached memo regarding applying to a cross catchment school.
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Mandarin Bilingual Registration Form

January 14, 2015
Click on the link to access the Mandarin Bilingual Program registration form for Kindergarten and Grade 1. http://www.sd43.bc.ca/PROGRAMS/MANDARIN/Pages/default.aspx  
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Mandarin Bilingual Information Session, Tuesday, January 13

January 05, 2015
Walton Elementary is hosting an information session for families interested in registering in the Mandarin Bilingual Program at Kindergarten or Grade 1.   http://www.sd43.bc.ca/Programs/Mandarin/Pages/default.aspx   The information evening is Tuesday, January 13 th , 6:30-7:30pm in our gymnasium.   Walton families are welcome to attend if they have a...
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Winter Break

December 19, 2014
Walton Elementary is closed for the Winter Break between December 20th to January 4th.  School re-opens Monday, January 5th.    
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Mandarin Bilingual Kindergarten Open House, Tuesday, January 13th, 6:30pm.

December 11, 2014
Walton Elementary will host an information session for new parents interested in registering for Mandarin Bilingual Program for Kindergarten or Grade 1 in 2015-2016.   Location: Walton Elementary, 2960 Walton Avenue, Coquitlam Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Time: 6:30pm -7:30pm   This event is an information session intended for parents only.  Please do...
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Winter Concert Notice

December 09, 2014
Please read the attached Winter Concert notice.  There will be a paper form of this notice sent home today.  
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District Email and On-Line Absence Reporting still not working

December 07, 2014
Please call the school to report your child's absence. Email and on-line systems still not restored as of 4:00pm Monday.  Please do not rely on on-line absence reporting.  Call the school if your child will be away on Tuesday.
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Tot Lot Donation Notice (Chinese)

November 27, 2014
Please find a translated copy of the Tot Lot Donation notice attached below.  
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Scholastic Book Fair Coming! December 2 and 3

November 24, 2014
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school.   We invite you to share in this celebration of books and reading with us.   On Tuesday, December 2nd and Wednesday, December 3 rd the book fair will be open from 2:45pm to 6pm in our school gym.     Don’t forget to enter our...
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Walton PAC Movie Night, Friday, November 28th

November 21, 2014
Please click on the attachment to view our next movie night flyer!
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Winter Concert, Thursday, December 18th

November 14, 2014
  Morning Performance (9:15am) Mrs. Friend Mr. Finlay & Ms. Ji Mr. Ross Mrs. Palmer Ms. Wegrich & Mrs. Haworth Mrs. Shum Mrs. Howells Ms. Heath Mrs. Dupuis Ms. Cui Miss Biedka Ms. Sciascia   Afternoon Performance (1:00pm) Mrs. Rajwani & Mrs. Korbely Mrs. Jeanneau Mr. Greveling Ms. Zhou Mrs. Dane & Mrs....
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Movember at Walton

November 12, 2014
*Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21, we will be collecting coins for Cancer Research and students can vote on which staff member will win the best stash. As students donate money, they can vote on who they think will win the best stash. Four students will have their names drawn...
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Walton Tot Lot Replacement Information

November 05, 2014
Please click on the flyer to learn about our Walton PAC Tot Lot fundraiser.  
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Interim Report Cards, Friday, November 7

November 05, 2014
Walton students will be receiving their first Interim Report Cards, Friday, November 7th.  This is an informal report that will comment on student work habits and behaviours.
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Remembrance Day Assembly, Friday, November 7

November 05, 2014
Our school Remembrance Day Assembly is Friday, November 7th at 10:50am.
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Terry Fox Run, Thursday, October 30th at 1:45

October 27, 2014
We have rescheduled our Terry Fox Run for Thursday, October 30th at 1:45.    
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Parking Lot Closed this Wednesday

October 27, 2014
The concrete truck returns this Wednesday morning.  The trucks will be pouring both at the back of the school (by the gymnasium) and the front (by the kindergarten rooms).   The parking lot that includes the pick up/drop off zone will be closed again this Wednesday morning.   Students in Ms. Howell, Ms....
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Terry Fox Run Postponed (Thurs. Oct. 23)

October 23, 2014
Due to poor trail and field conditions, we have postponed our Terry Fox Run.  Please watch for an announcement regarding a new day.  
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October Newsletter On-Line!

October 20, 2014
Click on the attachment to read the latest newsletter!
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Professional Day, Friday, October 24th

October 18, 2014
Walton Elementary will be closed to students on Friday, October 24th for the Provincial Professional Day.
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Information for New Parents from our Walton PAC

October 14, 2014
Invitation to New Parents’ Information Night                                                 Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m .   Dear new Walton parents,   Now that you have a child enrolled in our school, you are members of the Walton Elementary Parent Advisory Council (PAC) - a very active and involved group that we cordially want to...
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Mandarin Middle School Annoucement!

October 03, 2014
Scott Creek Middle School will host the Mandarin Bilingual Program beginning September 2015 for Grades 6, 7 and 8.   http://www.tricitynews.com/news/277899281.html    
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September Newsletter is On-Line!

September 30, 2014
Click the attachment to read our newsletter!
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School Opening Letter from Tom Grant

September 19, 2014
Click on the letter to read about School Opening.
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Newest letter from Superintendent Tom Grant regarding School Opening

September 16, 2014
Please read the attached letter carefully. More information will be coming. Watch your inboxes, Twitter or our school website.
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Latest letter from Superintendent Tom Grant (Sept. 16, 2014)

September 16, 2014
Please read letter from Tom Grant regarding today's news.  
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September 8th Update from Superintendent Tom Grant

September 08, 2014
Click on the link to read Superintendent Tom Grant's update.
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September 2nd Update from Tom Grant

September 01, 2014
Parents or guardians; Schools will not open for instruction on Tuesday, Sept 2nd. We believe that teachers will not report for work and the strike will continue. Unfortunately the negotiators for the BCTF and the BCPSEA could not reach a negotiated settlement over the weekend. The parties met with the assistance...
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First Day Procedure

August 29, 2014
SCHOOL OPENING PROCEDURES First Day to be Determined     School begins 8:50 a.m. for students entering Grades 1-5. Dismissal at 9:20 a.m. New kindergarten students meet in the gym at 10:30am.   Attendance on this day is very important as we confirm our enrolment numbers for the district.   If your child will not...
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Letter from Superintendent Tom Grant Re: Tuesday September 2nd

August 29, 2014
Please read the attached letter regarding Tuesday, September 2nd.  
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Moving into the Walton Catchment?

August 25, 2014
Please read this page regarding registration. http://www.sd43.bc.ca/Schools/Registration/Pages/default.aspx  
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August 25-29th Office Hours

August 25, 2014
Walton Elementary's office is scheduled to open, Monday, August 25th to Friday, August 29th between 9:00pm-3:30pm.  
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Letter Regarding September 2nd

August 22, 2014
Please read attached letter from Superintendent Tom Grant
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Letter from Superintendent Tom Grant, June 26th

June 26, 2014
Click to read the latest letter from Superintendent Tom Grant.
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Moving into Walton Catchment?

June 18, 2014
Please check our school locator to determine your catchment school. http://mybaragar.com/index.cfm?event=page.SchoolLocatorPublic&DistrictCode=BC43   Walton Elementary is projected to be at capacity next year.   Please email walton@sd43.bc.ca to inquire about space for your child.
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Letter regarding June 17th Strike Action

June 17, 2014
Please read the attached letter from Superintendent Tom Grant.
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June Newsletter is now on-line

June 13, 2014
Click on the link to read the latest newsletter!
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Letter from Tom Grant re: Full Teacher Strike

June 12, 2014
Please read this important message re: Teacher strike
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Letter from Tom Grant regarding upcoming Strike, June 13

June 06, 2014
Please read the attached letter regarding the teacher strike on Friday, June 13th.
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Long Weekend!

May 16, 2014
Walton Elementary will be closed for students on Monday, May 19th (Victoria Day) and Tuesday, May 20th (Professional Day).  We will re-open Wednesday, May 21st.
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May Newsletter On-Line

May 02, 2014
Attached is our May Newsletter!  Enjoy!    
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April Newsletter now on-line!

April 11, 2014
Click on the link to read our latest newsletter! http://www.sd43.bc.ca/elementary/walton/Publications/Newsletters/2013-2014%20School%20Year%20Newsletters/Walton%20Elementary%20Newsletter,%20April%209,%202014.pdf
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Happy Spring Break

March 14, 2014
Walton Elementary is closed for Spring Break.  School will re-open Monday, March 31st.   For inquires regarding registration or other information, please email walton@sd43.bc.ca.      ...
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Another March Newsletter!

March 11, 2014
There is so much going on at Walton!  Here is another newsletter this month!
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Pink Shirt Day, Wednesday, February 26th!

February 25, 2014
Wear the colour pink to show your support for kindness and respect!
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Congratulations to our Public Speaking Finalists

February 18, 2014
Congratulations to Julie, Gr. 4. for her speech on "Top 5 Interesting Foods Korean Kids Bring to School" and Ricky, Gr. 5. for his speech on "Uranium".  Both students will represent Walton at the District Public Speaking Festival on Thursday, February 27th, 9:00-12:00pm.   Our other presenters included Alex, Aidan, Tiger, Teagan,...
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Come Try Ringette for Free! - Sunday March 9th

February 17, 2014
This event is for kids aged 5-12.  No skating experience required.  Come and enjoy the fun.  Get to know the excellent sport of ringette.  The attached PDF contains all pertinent details.
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Early Dismissal, Thursday, February 20th for Student Led Conferences

February 13, 2014
Please notify your daycare provider of our early dismissal at 1:45 on Thursday, February 20th.
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February Newsletter now on-line

February 13, 2014
Click the attachment to read the February newsletter!
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Walton PAC Sip N Savour Fundraiser Evening

January 20, 2014
Walton parents are encouraged to attend a fundraising event being organized by the Walton PAC.  It is a fine food and wine tasting event that will feature local vendors offering samples of their edible delicacies, in addition to opportunities for participants to bid on highly sought auction items and purchase tickets...
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Date change for Lunar New Year concert

January 16, 2014
Please note the new date for Walton's Lunar New Year concert.  It will now be held in the school gymnasium at 1:15pm on Thursday, February 6th rather than on February 5th, as originally advertised.
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Registration for Minor League Baseball

January 10, 2014
Please refer to the document attached for information regarding registration for minor league baseball.
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Parenting Our Kids in the 21st Century - an Evening with Kevin Cameron

January 09, 2014
Consider attending an evening with Kevin Cameron on Tuesday, February 4th (7:00 - 9:00 pm) at the Coquitlam Alliance Church.  Kevin is a dynamic speaker, with extensive experience helping organizations deal with traumatic situations.  Kevin will focus his February 4th session on parenting children in the 21st century.  See the attached...
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Student Led Conferences - Early Dismissal at 1:45pm Thursday, February 20th

January 06, 2014
Walton's student led conferences will be held on Thursday, February 20th from 2:00 - 6:00pm.  All students will be dismissed early at 1:45pm.   See the calendar for more details about the student-led conferences.
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Anti-Bullying T-Shirts for Sale

January 06, 2014
Terry Fox Secondary School's Leadership class has designed anti-bullying T-shirts once again, in an effort to raise awareness about the significance of the pink t-shirt campaign and to raise funds for Kidsport in the Tri-Cities.  T-shirts feature the slogan "Love is Louder Than Bullying 24/7" ... and they are a nice...
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Mandarin Bilingual Program 2014 Registration Ad

December 05, 2013
Attached is the ad explaining the registration process for the Mandarin Bilingual Program in 2014.  It provides registration procedures and deadlines, and advertises a Mandarin Bilingual Program orientation evening starting at 6:30pm on January 14, 2014 at Walton Elementary.
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The Heroes Among Us: An Inspirational Evening with Chris Tse

November 18, 2013
  Please consider joining SD43 families, educators, students, leaders and community members at an inspirational evening featuring Chris Tse, an SD43 alumnist.  Date: Tuesday, December 10 th at 7pm (Doors open at 6:30) Where: Dr. Charles Best Secondary – Gym (2525 Como Lake Ave. Coquitlam B.C.) Entrance Fee: Donation at the door...
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It's Mo-vember on Friday, November 22nd!

November 18, 2013
Please encourage your child to wear a moustache to school this Friday, November 22nd as part of Walton's "Mo-vember" event.  Donations will be collected for the Canadian Cancer Society.  Moustaches can be drawn on, they can be made of paper ... whatever your child would like.  Encourage your child to show...
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December 2013 District Lunch Menu

November 18, 2013
Please refer to the menu for District Lunch during the month of December.  Orders are due to the Walton office by 9:00am Friday, November 22nd.
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Come Try Ringette for Free (Boys and Girls Ages 5-12)

September 21, 2013
The Coquitlam Moody Ringette Association is holding a "Come Try Ringette for Free" event on Saturday, September 28th from 1:30-2:30pm at Planet Ice in Coquitlam.  The event is for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12.  No experience is necessary.  See the attached pdf file for more details....
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Science World Coupons for SD43 Students

June 10, 2013
Please find attached 2-for-1 coupons for the Telus World of Science "Science of Sexuality" and "Creativity in Motion" exhibits.  Both expire September 2, 2013.
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KidSport Used Sports Equipment Sale

June 04, 2013
Please refer to the attached pdf for details about the KidSport used sports equipment sale being held August 17th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.
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Come Try Ringette - an opportunity for boys and girls aged 5-12

May 22, 2013
Please refer to the attached pdf file that introduces an opportunity for boys and girls, aged 5-12, to try ringette for free!  Equipment can be borrowed with pre-registration.  All details regarding the date, time and location are attached.
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Theatrix 2013 Summer Camps

May 22, 2013
Please find attached information regarding summer camp offerings with the Theatrix Youtheatre Society.
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Coquitlam Summer Learning Brochure 2013

April 24, 2013
Please find attached a brochure that outlines the courses being offered in Coquitlam's Summer Learning program in 2013.
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SD43 Summer Learning 2013

April 04, 2013
All parents interested in registering their children for Coquitlam's tuition-free summer classes are encouraged to read the attached pdf file that explains account creation details needed for registration.
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Walton School Spring Activity Flyer

March 05, 2013
Please refer to the attached activity flyer that outlines PAC-sponsored activities for Walton students.  Activity details are included in the attached pdf file.
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Place des Arts Events in the Spring 2013

February 04, 2013
Don't miss out on a variety of exciting activities and camps at Place des Arts this spring.  There are activities for school-aged children and for entire families.  Details can be found in the attached pdf file.
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Foundation Skills Assessment - Letter to Parents

January 11, 2013
Please see attached a letter from SD43 Superintendent Tom Grant regarding our District's participation in the Foundation Skills Assessment, in accordance with the School Act.
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SD43 Night School Courses for Parents - February 2013

January 08, 2013
Please refer to the attached jpeg for information about credit courses being offered by SD43 for parents.  Courses start on February 7, 2013.

Walton Elementary School

2960 Walton Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3B 6V6
604.941.1962 604.937.8040 walton@sd43.bc.ca
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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