January 24, 2020
Update: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The B.C. Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry has just announced that the first case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in B.C. A man in his 40's who is isolated at home. The Ministry of Education will continue to work closely with the Ministry of...
January 23, 2020
BC's new Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation (VSRR) came into effect on July 1, 2019. It supports the gathering of immunization records by Public Health. The regulation applies to all students in all schools within the Province's jurisdiction, including those that are home-schooled. It does not apply to children attending schools in...
January 23, 2020
SD43 invites the community to read the latest Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board presented at the Board Meeting on January 21 , 2020 by clicking here
Superintendent's News and Events Report to the Board contain information on news and events, and the many successes and achievements of our schools, students, teachers, administrators,...
January 23, 2020
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) graduation rates are consistently above the provincial average and Board of Education Chair Kerri Palmer Isaak commented, “Once again, we celebrate the students of SD43 and their achievements. Six-year completion and graduation rates that are above the provincial average are a testament to the hard...
December 16, 2019
On behalf of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam), I would like to wish a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our students, parents and employees! As we approach the holiday season after a busy fall, it is important to reflect on the year that has passed...
November 26, 2019
Please see attached for change of location information.
November 04, 2019
BC's new Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation (VSRR) came into effect on July 1, 2019. It supports the gathering of immunization records by Public Health. The regulation applies to all students in all schools within the Province's jurisdiction, including those that are home-schooled. It does not apply to children attending schools in First Nations...
October 29, 2019
October 29, 2019 A Message to Parents and Guardians: Halloween Appropriateness
Halloween across all schools in SD43 is a fun and festive day which brings the school community together. Typically, the time around Halloween is incident-free and very respectful. From time to time, a few students “in character” push...
August 23, 2019
All grades one through five meet at 9:30 am (dismissed at 10:00 am). Meet in your last year's classroom. New students will meet in the library. All K's will meet at 10:15 am (dismissed at 10:45).
May 10, 2019
The Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Education today announced funding for a new elementary school in Coquitlam's Burke Mountain and three classroom additions for other School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) schools. Totaling $73.3 million, the announcement includes a new elementary school for the Sheffield-Partington area of North Coquitlam...
February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019
Dear Students, School Staff, and Parents,
As you have heard, there is a measles outbreak at three schools in Vancouver. Please note that this is a localized outbreak and that students who are attending schools not connected to the outbreak have not been exposed. There is no evidence of...
August 21, 2018
Students will be returning to Ecole Westwood Elementary on September 4th. For students starting Grades 1 through 5 will meet outside their last year's rooms at 9:30 am and will be dismissed at 10:00 am. Any new students in grades 1 through 5 will meet in the library. All new Kindergarten...
October 18, 2017
With water turned off until 11:00, we will have a delayed start today to the school.
We will welcome students at 11:00. Please contact the princpal if you have questions through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 28, 2017
Westwood Elementary will be open for new registrations starting Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 from 9:30 to 2:30.
January 18, 2017
Parents can apply for a school outside of 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". Approval of applications is based on availability of space and facilities....
December 03, 2015
Orders are due to the office by 9:00 am, Friday, December 11th, 2015 - Sorry, Late orders will not be accepted.
November 13, 2015
Orders are due to the office by 9:00 am, Monday, November 23, 2015 - Sorry, late orders will not be accepted. December school Meals $56.00. Please make cheques payable to Westwood Elementary.
October 19, 2015
Orders are due to the office by 9:00 am, Thursday, October 22nd, 2015. Sorry Late orders will not be accepted. November Lunches: $76.00. Please make cheques payable to Westwood Elementary School.
September 18, 2015
Orders are due to the office by 9:00 am, Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - Sorry, late orders will not be accepted. Cash or Cheque payable to Westwood Elementary.
June 30, 2015
Westwood Elementary is now closed for the summer. The office will be open for registrations Sept. 1-4 - 9:30-2:30 daily.
The first day of the 2015-16 school year is Tuesday, Sept. 8.
We look forward to serving you in the fall.
Have a great summer!
June 26, 2015
Please find attached September School Meals Menu. The fee for September is $48.00 for 12 Lunches. Orders are due to the office by 9:00 am Thursday, September 10, 2015. Please make cheques payable to Westwood Elementary. Lunches are delivered everyday to the main office for pick up.
June 17, 2015
Dear Grade 5 Parents/Guardians,
REMINDER: Grade 5 Graduation Class Photos
GRADE 5 GRADUATION PHOTO SAMPLES HAVE ARRIVED.
We are very sorry for the very short notice.
Orders are due Friday, June 19 th , 2015 by 12:00 noon . Students should order either Pose A or Pose B (Proofs are available...
June 10, 2015
Please find attached information regarding the upcoming Grade 5 Leaving Celebration on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015.
May 14, 2015
Attached is the June School Meals Menu. Orders are due to the office by 9:00, Friday, May 22nd, 2015 - Sorry, late orders will not be accepted. June Cost $72.00. Please make cheques payable to Westwood Elementary School.
April 15, 2015
May 2015 School Meals menu is attached. Orders are due to the office by 9:00 am, Thursday, April 23rd, 2015. Sorry, Late orders will not be accepted. Please Make Cheques Payable to : Westwood Elementary School. May Lunches: $76.00
April 02, 2015
Beyond the Bell at Westwood - Spring Flyer
March 05, 2015
Please find attached the Menu for April School Lunches. Orders are due by Tuesday, March 24th, 2015. Please make cheques payable to Westwood Elementary. $76.00
February 12, 2015
Orders are due to the office by 9:00 am, Thursday, February 19th, 2015 - Sorry, late orders will not be accepted. March Lunches: $48.00. Please make cheques payable to Westwood Elementary.
February 03, 2015
Just a reminder....the next PAC Meeting is Thursday, February 5th at 7:00 PM in the library. Everyone is welcome
January 19, 2015
Please find attached the most up-to-date Cross Catchment information.
January 16, 2015
Please see attached menu for Februrary. Orders are due to the office by Thursday, January 22, 2015. Sorry, late orders will not be accepted. Cost for February Lunches is: $72.00 Cash or Cheque. Please make cheques payable to Westwood Elementary School.
December 18, 2014
The December Newsletter - Safe Schools & Communities for our Students is attached. This notice includes guidelines for Parents regarding screen time and gaming.
December 17, 2014
Important information regarding upcoming Registration, Kindergarten Registration, Programs of Choice, and Cross Catchment, along with the Eligibility check list of required documents.
December 16, 2014
Please find attached, FSA information on behalf of Tom Grant, Superintendent.
December 10, 2014
January School Meals Menu - Orders are due to office by 9:00 am, Friday, December 12, 2014 - Sorry, Late orders will not be accepted.
December 05, 2014
**If you missed returning your photo retakes and would still like to order. Please contact Mountain West Studios directly at 604-433.0551 for further information on how to place your order.**
December 01, 2014
If your child had a photo re-take, the order form is due back to the office by Wednesday, December 3rd.
November 18, 2014
Westwood Students and their families are invited to a Christmas Skating Night on Wednesday, December 17th, 4:00 - 6:30 pm at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex. Please return the attached form by Wednesday, December 10th.
November 13, 2014
December School Meals Menu is now available. Orders are due to the office by 9:00 am Friday, November 21st, 2014. Sorry, late orders will not be accepted. December Fees $60.00 Cheques made payable to Westwood Elementary.
November 05, 2014
Just a reminder to Westwood Families - we will be collecting donations for our Remembrance Day Poppies - we are asking families to send your donations of either $1.00 or $2.00. Thank you.
November 05, 2014
There is a PAC Meeting tomorrow evening, Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 PM in the Library. All Westwood Parents/Guardians are Welcome to Attend.
October 15, 2014
Please find attached the November School Meals Menu. Orders are due to the office by 9:00 AM, Thursday, October 23, 2014. Please make cheques payable to Westwood Elementary. November's Fee is $72.00.
September 24, 2014
Please see the attached welcome letter from SD#43 Tom Grant.
September 22, 2014
Orders are due to the office by 9:00 am, Thursday, September 25th, 2014 - Sorry, Late orders will not be accepted. Thank you.
August 29, 2014
Dear Parents & Guardians,
Please see the attached update from Superintendent Grant about the impact of the labour dispute on school opening on September 2.
August 27, 2014
Dear Parents / Guardians,
The first day of school will be Monday, Sept. 22. The schedule will be as follows:
9:30-10 am - Gr. 1 - 5 students in last year's classes
& New Gr. 1 -5 students to the Library
10:15-10:45 am - New K students
Tuesday and subsequent days...
July 03, 2014
Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Grant.
June 27, 2014
Dear Parents / Guardians,
Please note the letter attached regarding Report Cards, Summer Learning, and Provincial Exams.
June 06, 2014
Please find attached a copy of School Holiday Calendar for 2014 - 2015. The full calendar will be available in September.
June 04, 2014
Please find attached the Prices for the Sports Day Ice Cream Truck!!!
May 26, 2014
If parents are aware of any parents that do not have access to a computer, please have them come to the main office to obtain a copy of this notice. Thank you for your assistance.
May 23, 2014
Please find attached a copy of the Letter issued by Thomas Grant, Superintendent of Schools.
May 16, 2014
Please find attached the menu for June School Meals. Orders are due to the office by 9:00 am, Friday, May 23rd, 2014 - Sorry, late orders will not be accepted.
May 15, 2014
Please return the attached Class Placement Information form to the school by Friday, May 23rd, 2014. Thank you.
April 28, 2014
Please plan to attend this upcoming event at Dr. Charles Best Secondary School 2525 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam.
Seating is limited to 700. Child minding will be provided.
Please not that Kevin has requested questions from parents. If you have questions, please email them to Myra Crosley,
April 22, 2014
Please review the attached letter from Superintendent Tom Grant about Phase 1 of Teacher Job Action.
Contact Mr. Leonard - Principal, if you have any questions or concerns.
April 14, 2014
Orders are due to the office by 9am, Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Sorry, late orders will not be accepted. Thank you.
April 07, 2014
Please find attached information regarding the upcoming
PAC Plant Sale.
February 28, 2014
April School Meals Menu - Orders are due to the office by 9 am Friday, March 7th, 2014. Please make cheque payable to Westwood Elementary.
February 19, 2014
Please find attached the March School Meals Menu. If you would like to participate, please make your cheques payable to Westwood Elementary. Orders are due to the office Thursday, Feb 20th.
February 03, 2014
3-4 Year-Olds, and their families are invited to a free Neighbourhood Ready, Set, Learn Event!! Nestor Elementary Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 1 - 3:30 pm
January 30, 2014
February's Hot Lunch due date was incorrect on the form...please note the proper return date is Friday, February 7th, 2014. Thank you.
January 27, 2014
Kindergarten Registration Begins February 4th - 6th, 2014.
Please see the attached information sheet for further details.
January 16, 2014
Orders are due to the office by 9am Friday, January 24th, 2014 for the February Lunch Program. Please make cheques payable to the school. February Lunches: $72.00 per student.
December 20, 2013
32 GB Apple iPad Mini
WINNER: Karen Mason
16 GB Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation
WINNER: Lisa Tatarnikov
$100 Coqutilam Centre Gift Card
WINNER: Bev Tyler
Cimeplex Family of 4 Night Out
WINNER: Son Nguyen
December 12, 2013
Dear Westwood Parents/Guardians,
Please find attached to this message a letter from Superintendent Grant about the 2014 Foundation Skills Assessment for all Gr. 4s.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
December 03, 2013
Orders are due to the office by 9:00 AM, Friday, December 13, 2013 - Sorry, Late orders will not be accepted. $76.00 Cash or Cheques made payable to Westwood Elementary.
November 15, 2013
Orders are due to the office by 9:00 Friday, November 22nd, 2013 - No late orders will be accepted. Thank you.
November 05, 2013
The number of students enrolling in the school district is growing -- in the next decade there will be 5,000 more students. New schools will need to be built and others refurbished or enhanced to meet growing demand. In addition, building on the work done last year, the board is reviewing...
October 17, 2013
Orders are due by 9:00 am, Thursday, October 24, 2013
$76.00 per student Cash or Cheque (made payable to Westwood Elementary)
September 19, 2013
If you would like your child to participate in the School Meals Program, the fee for October is $84.00 per student. Please send your cheque or cash to the main office by Monday, September 23rd, 2013.
September 18, 2013
SD43's Safe Schools Task Force is inviting the community to:
Parenting Our Kids in the 21st Century, Thursday, Sept. 26 from 7 - 9 pm.
Seating is limited!
September 05, 2013
As we do not anticipate being able to go to regular classes on Monday, Sept. 9th, so don't send your child's school supplies on Monday as planned. We will remind your children as to which day to bring their supplies to school. Most likely on Tuesday.
August 30, 2013
Welcome to the 2013-14 school-year.
Start times on Sept. 3:
Gr. 1 - 5 @ 9:30 - 10 AM
Ks @ 10:15-10:45
Returning students, please go to your last year's class.
New students, please go the Library
New K's meet in the Kindregarten play area.
Sept. 4 - 6...
June 28, 2013
The 2013-14 School Supply Lists are now posted to the Parent section of this website, and attached.
May 21, 2013
If you wish to have input regarding your child's class placement for the 2013-14 school-year, please complete the attached form.
Note: We will not be accepting requests for specific teachers.
April 03, 2013
The PAC sponsored, and hugely popular plant sale details are attached and just in time for Mother's Day.
Orders are due by Tuesday, April 30 @ 9 am.
Details are included within the attachments:
1) Notice & details;
2) Order Form Pg. 1;
3) Order Form Pg. 2
February 26, 2013
Westwood PAC is having a Purdy's chocolate fundraiser.
Orders due March 7th.
February 15, 2013
Our School Meal Program order forms for March are due Monday, February 25th. See attachment.
February 12, 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 Friday, February 8th at...
February 08, 2013
Westwood Gr. 4 students will be writing the FSA between Feb. 1-20.
January 23, 2013
Westwood Elementary will be accepting registrations for Kindergarten for Sept. 2013. on Feb. 5, 6, & 7.
Please check the information bulletins attached to this notice, or call the school office at 604-464-2421.
December 21, 2012
Our staff wish all of our students and families a restful and safe holiday. We hope you get to share the spirit of Christmas with friends and family. School returns on Monday, January 7. If the weather conditions are poor in January please listen to CKNW, News 1130, or CBC, or...
December 19, 2012
The district decision to close needs to occur by 6:30 a.m. so that families can plan and make alternate arrangements should schools be closed. While the District tries to make the best decision with the information we have the weather changes quickly for the worse or for the better.
October 22, 2012
Dear Westwood families,
You will find attached to this notice a letter about bullying from Superintendent Tom Grant, as well as some recommended resources from the Ministry of Education.
October 18, 2012
Parents wishing to participate in the Elementary Lunch Program for the month of November, the menu is attached.
Orders are due Wed. Oct. 24.
September 25, 2012
will take place on Wednesday September 26 in the morning at approximately 10am. All are welcome to come and celebrate our new Red Maple in the Kindergarten area near the front of the school.
September 19, 2012
The Oct. Lunch Pgm. Info. is now available.
Orders for Oct. are due Monday, Sept. 24.
Please see the attached forms.
August 28, 2012
The schedule for the first two weeks, and some other helpful information is attached to this notice.
We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday, Sept. 4th.
July 05, 2012
The 2012-2013 School Supply Lists are now uploaded onto the school website (by Grade).
Westwood's PAC has a fundraising partnership with a company called Mabel's Labels for school supplies. Please see the attached notice with website info. for details.
June 28, 2012
The Final newsletter of the 2011-2012 year is attached and contains a calendar of holidays, pro-d days, and closure dates for the 2012-2013 school year.
Have a great summer everyone!
June 06, 2012
The June newsletter is now uploaded to the website and contains important dates for the remainder of the year, as well as the 2012-13 holiday & Prod-D dates.
May 30, 2012
Coquitlam Summer Learning 2012 registration info. is attached to this email. Registration is online only, and takes place June 5 - 28th.
May 25, 2012
If parents would like to provide the school staff with information to help wth class placment for September, please complete the attached form.
We do NOT accept requests for specific teachers, but do accept information about your child's learning needs or style.
Forms due Monday, May 28.
May 10, 2012
Now on website & attached.
April 12, 2012
The PAC sponsored Plant Sale / Fundraiser is now underway.
Please see the order form with this announcement.
Orders are due Tuesday, May 1 @ 9 AM.
Pick-up available Friday, May 11th - 1:30-3:30pm
April 05, 2012
Westwood Marathon Club for 2012 is now underway. The details shared with the students is attached.
March 09, 2012
A message from Superintendent Grant regarding scheduled March Report Cards.
March 07, 2012
Please be aware that Fraser Health is advising that whooping cough (pertussis) has spread to most communitites within the Fraser Health region.
An important notice with advice to parents and staff is attached to this announcement.
March 01, 2012
We are requesting that parents keep their children at home on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (March 5, 6, and 7), as per Superintendent Grant's information letter with recommendations for parents (attached).
February 01, 2012
Kindergarten Registration for Sept. 2012 will take place on Feb. 7, 8, & 9 at the school office.
January 10, 2012
The PACs Jan. newsletter is now posted to the Parents>PAC section of the website.
Check out the great new format!
November 22, 2011
School is back in session
November 08, 2011
Superintendent Grant's important notice about reporting is attached to this message.
All parents should read this notice and contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress.
September 02, 2011
Teachers will commence Job Action on Sept. 6th, and this will result in the withdrawal of some duties by teachers. Superintendent, Tom Grant, has supplied a letter for parents(attached) from the District about the Job Action and its impact.
June 08, 2011
Please see our June newsletter for important dates for the end of the year, and our 2011-2012 calendar.
May 24, 2011
If you wish to have input regarding your child's class placement for the next school year, please print, review and complete the attached form by Monday May 30, 2011 .
Completed forms must be submitted to the office.
Blank forms are also available at the school office.
April 15, 2011
Westwood PAC's annual plant sale is on now.
Order forms are attached to this message, and are due back on Tuesday, April 26th.
Order pick-up is on Friday, May 6 between 1:30 - 3 PM in the Gym.
Why not order some plants in time for Mother's Day?
March 15, 2011
We have some Japanese familes in the Westwood community. In addition, many have expressed an interest in providing support to the people of Japan grappling with the twin massive natural disasters of last week.
A parent has generously provided some information about how to provide some support.
Please see the attachment...
February 28, 2011
The March newsletter has now been uploaded.
February 08, 2011
If you have a child who will be five years old by December 31, 2011, you can register them for Full-Day Kindergarten.
Please see the attachments for details and registration information.
Parents wishing to attend a school out of their catchment must register at their "home" school, and complete an online...
February 07, 2011
Celebration of Spring Festival 2011 - Feb. 12 12 Noon- 4 PM -details included in attachment.
January 11, 2011
The Westwood PAC invites adults members of the community to a fundraising night at SAMZ Pub on Feb. 12th 4 - 7 PM. Please read the attachment for details.
January 07, 2011
Public input sessions for the 2011-12 budget are scheduled.
If you would like to offer input, or attend, please read the attachment for information.
December 09, 2010
This year our Christmas Hamper drive will have a daily theme. Please check the attachment for today's theme.
December 08, 2010
The PAC sponsored Christmas Gift Basket Raffle draw will take place at the Christmas Sing-A-Long Assembly on Dec. 17th. You will find attached the list of Gift-Baskets.
November 24, 2010
Winter is upon us!!
For updates about school closures due to weather, please check the SD43 website and / or read the following announcement attached.
November 22, 2010
We have had several cases of chicken pox reported to the school. Please read the important announcement regarding chicken pox.
August 31, 2010
During the week of Wed. Sept. 8 - 10, Gr. 1 - 5 students attend daily (8:50 AM - 3 PM) for StartSmart.
Students meet daily in the Gym @ 8:50 AM in their Family Group, and are dismissed from the Gym @ 3 PM daily.
Family Group info will be...
August 31, 2010
The first day back at school is Tuesday, Sept. 7th. Students attend for 1/2 hour and return to last year's teacher for the morning. During this half hour students will receive Family Group information for the StartSmart program running for the rest of the week.
Gr. 1 -5 should attend 9:30...
August 17, 2010
School Supply Lists for the 2011-2012 school-year are now available in the "Parents" section of the website under "School Supplies."
June 24, 2010
School supply lists (in PDF format) for the 2010-11 school year are now posted in the "Parent" section, under "School Supplies"
May 28, 2010
Westwood students invite you to their annual Talent Show. Details are included with this message. Please join us!
April 06, 2010
The Ready, Set, Learn event for 3 year-olds (and their parents) will be held on April 15, 2010. Please read the attachment for details.
February 05, 2010
Westwood Elementary will be hosting Full-Day Kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year. The Ministry of Education has developed an informative web-site and pamphlet to help parents better understand the full day kindergarten program. A copy of the pamphlet is attached to this message. The web site is: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/early_learning/full_day_kindergarten.htm
February 02, 2010
We will be dismissing early on Feb. 11th for Student-Led Conferences. Please see the attached notice to confirm the early dismissal time for your child, and the conference times.
January 25, 2010
This year all kindergarten children must be registered at their neighbourhood catchment school - Feb. 2, 3 and 4, 2010. Should parents wish to choose a school other than your neighbourhood catchment school you must submit a "Cross Catchment Form." Please see the attached letter outlining the procedure, or go to...
January 20, 2010
Kindergarten registration will take place on Feb. 2 - 4, 2010.
Parents need to register for kindergarten at the home school of their child.Westwood Elementary will be providing Full-Day Kindergarten for the 2010-2011 school year. Cross-boundary transfers to or from schools will be handled online via the School Board website. Details...