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Walton Elementary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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The Week of October 7-11

October 04, 2019

Last Monday, we hosted our Orange Shirt Day assembly.  The message was ‘every child matters’.  There were messages of acceptance, understanding and learning that we gather from our First Nations’ peoples.  We were fortunate to have Mr. MacKay from our Aboriginal Education department speak to our students. 

We are just shy of raising $5000!  Although Mr. Mah and Ms. Kemp won’t likely get a pie in the face (our goal is $10000), but the students might get an extra recess!  Please consider donating as we do our final push to raise as much money for cancer research!  Here are three opportunities for donating:

  1. Toonie Tuesday for Terry!  Please bring a toonie to school!
  2. On Wednesday we will host our final Freezie sale!  Each Freezie will be $00.
  3. You can also donate online:


Our school goal continues to be developing our social emotional learning abilities in our students.  We would like for parents to start using the language at home as well.

Here is a summary of the four colours that we use:

The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions.  A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone. 

The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions, however one has more control when they are in the Yellow Zone.  A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.  

 Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone.  This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.  

 Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.  



You will be receiving your child’s interim report on Friday, October 18th.  This is a checklist that covers basic work habits and behaviour.  You will receive the first formal report card on Friday, December 6th.

Thanksgiving Day is Monday, October 14th.  School will be closed.

The Mandarin Bilingual classes have been using a new program to help with their instruction!  It’s called the AIM program.   Mrs. Shum piloted the program last year and now we want to use it in all of our Mandarin classes.  Thanks to Mrs. Shum for leading the Mandarin teachers to help implement the program.

The Walton PAC has generously funded three special performances for our school!  Parents are welcome to join us for these events.

  • West My Friend (Canadian Folk Songs and Stories) - November 21, 2019 at 01:30 PM
  • Vancouver TheatreSports League (Improve Comedy) - February 13, 2020 at 09:15 AM
  • The Walrus (The Beatles Songbook) - May 15, 2020 at 01:15 PM

Upcoming Dates:

Thanksgiving Day, (School Closed) Monday, Oct. 14

Walton Turns 30, Friday, Oct. 18

Interim Reports, Friday, Oct. 18

Election Day, Monday, Oct. 21 (Walton’s gym will be used)

Provincial Pro. D., (School Closed) Friday, Oct. 25

Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31

Walton Elementary School

2960 Walton Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3B 6V6
604.941.1962 604.937.8040
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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