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PAC 101 Orientation Night

Dear Parents On October 4, 2017 it is time for our 2017 PADC 101 Orientation Night. Please see the attached PDF file for more detail WHEN: October 4, 2017 6:20 – 9:00 PM WHERE: Gallery room, Winslow Centre, 1100 Winslow Ave, Coquitlam PAC Orientation flyer  

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Meadowbrook Elementary Community Carnival

Meadow Brook Elementary is hosting a Community Carnival on May 12 from 4:00 – 8:00.  They are located at 900 Sharpe Street in Coquitlam. Activities include: Pony Rides Bouncy Castles Relay Races Carnival Games Cake Walk Balloon Twisting Face Painting For more information visit www.pacatmeadowbrook.com  

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Scott Creek Parent Night

Please join us for a special Parent Presentation, supported by our middle schools and the Scott Creek PAC, on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 in the Scott Creek Gym.  We will be bringing a special guest speaker – Andy Thibodeau to present to parents: “Laughing and Learning!  The Power of Parenthood” Andy uses powerful and

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Be Smart About Social Media

Free Parent Seminar for interested adults in SD43 (Coquitlam) online registration is required SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS: Jesse Miller, Social Media Expert Carol Todd, Founder of the Amanda Todd Legacy Society DATE: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 TIME: 7:00—8:30pm (doors open 6:30pm) LOCATION: Centennial Secondary Theatre 570 Poirier Street, Coquitlam   SEE THE ATTACHED PDF FLYER FOR MORE

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Parents Information Nights

Parents as Partners in Prevention-Substance Use Information Nights   As part of SD43’s ongoing focus on safe, inclusive schools and building school community connections, we are offering a district session, for all parents within each Family of Schools, on Substance Use Education.  For more information, please see the attached flyer Parents as Partners in Prevention: 

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Host an International Student

Canada Homestay Network (CHN) has a number of homestay hosting opportunities coming up. We invite you to welcome an international student studying at various secondary schools in the Coquitlam School District into your family for one semester or a full academic year.   You provide: a private bedroom, three meals per day, an English-only environment

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Applications for 2017 grants, bursaries and scholarships

The Coquitlam Foundation has begun accepting applications for 2017 grants, bursaries and scholarships   As published by the Tri-City News: Applicants have until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 to submit their completed e-forms, which can be found on the foundation’s website, www.coquitlamfoundation.com. And it will have plenty of cash to hand out. Over the

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Directions 2020: Strategic Goals and Objectives of SD43

The school board has released their strategic plan entitled Directions 2020 which is the fulfillment of Learning Without Boundaries strategic framework that was created through the consultation of many stakeholders, including parents and DPAC.  The document includes the School District’s mission statement and strategic goals to provide the guiding framework for the School District’s plan

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Explore the Refreshed Curriculum

Minnekhada Middle School, in partnership with Kwayhquitlum Middle School, will be hosting an event for parents to explore the refreshed curriculum and communicating student learning.  The event is meant to be informal and offer parents a quick study of the structure of the new curriculum, a peek into what we’re exploring in the area of

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Computer Programming and Web/Game/App Design Program

The Confucius Institute, through SD43, is offering a program to students, from elementary to high school aged, on computer programming and web/game/app development skills.  Lessons are taught in English and run once a week.  The next session starts in February and runs through to June.  Check out the attachment or contact Lucie Wee (778-868-4498 or

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Your Kid’s Progress

The Education Ministry has a website to provide information to parents about how assessment will work under the new curriculum.  More than just providing parents with information, however, this site is also a place where parents can provide feedback to the ministry.  It also has information on upcoming Community Meetings where parents can learn more,

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Parent Ed: RULER Approach with Tamara Banks

Please Join Tamara Banks as she gives a parent education seminar on the RULER Approach.  The event will take place on November 7th at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30) in the Gallery room at 1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam.  All are welcome to attend this free event.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Register at

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PAC 101 Orientation Presentations now Available

The presentations and other documents have been uploaded and are now available!  head on over to the Documents section and scroll down to the “Presentations and Resources” section.  When you click on the PAC 101 Orientation folder it will open up the folder and you can scroll back down to where the “Presentations and Resources”

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Seismic Safety for BC Schools NOW

On Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 there will be an informational night on schools at risk during a seismic event.  All are welcome, the event will take place at Irvine Elementary. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SeismicSafetyBCSchools/

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PAC 101 Orientation Night

Come join us on September 28, at 6:45 (doors open at 6:20) for PAC 101.  Topics to be covered include: DPAC Overview + How can DPAC support parents Learn valuable tools on taking minutes & proper record keeping Hear how other schools operate their PAC Tips on finances and gaming grants Understanding your Constitution and

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SD43 School Calendar Survey

The School District 43 has a survey looking for feedback from parents and guardians on the school calendars for school years 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.  Please take a moment to click on the link below and fill out the survey before May 20th, 2016 to have your opinion count on what the future school calendars should

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DPAC Executive Elections

DPAC Executive Elections will be happening at the AGM on May 25th.  All positions are up for election.  If you are interested in being involved at the executive level for DPAC in School District 43, please fill out the nomination form and submit it to the office, or bring it with you to the meeting

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The new website is live!

The new website is live!  Now this is still a work in progress, and we are constantly adding new content, but for now, welcome to the new site!  Have a look around and explore the new look.  Check out the documents section for Newsletters and meeting minutes.  We will soon have presentations from speakers who

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Mission Statement

Here to Inspire parents, families and caregivers to get involved, learn about our education system and work as partners to create great schools and success for ALL children!

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2016 BCCPAC Spring Conference and AGM

The 2016 BCCPAC Spring Conference and AGM will be held Friday April 29th to Sunday May 1st, 2016 at the Coast Capri in Kelowna. George Abbott will be a featured speakers – focusing on the vital role of parents within the schools system. Lisa DeBoer  will be speaking on conflict resolution skills within the PAC and

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