Namwayut --- We Are All One --- Nous Sommes Tous Unis
Greetings Kilmer Community,
The weather these past few days is a solid reminder that we are moving from early autumn celebrations towards winter. In these next few weeks we will collectively observe Remembrance Day, Diwali, and Day of the Dead - Die de Muertos.
Families are invited to the Remembrance Day Assembly on Thursday November 9th, 9:00-10:00am. Please wear a uniform if you are a veteran or police. We also invite students in cadets, beavers, cubs, sparks and brownies to wear their uniform for this special assembly.
Thank you to our KPAC committees for organizing the Halloween Party, Popcorn Days, Subway Lunches and more! Our next KPAC events include: KPAC Meeting Nov. 6th, Craft Fair Nov. 17th, Created by Kids Art Fundraiser, Purdy's Fundraiser and Santa Breakfast Dec. 9th.
Students are engaged in classroom learning, outdoor activities and look forward to special events for November and December:
- Art Starts Performance
- Lunch Box Theatre Performance
- Grade 5 Volleyball Jamboree at Citadel Middle School
- Vancouver Warriors Presentation
- Candy Bags for Seniors
- Scholastic Book Fair
- Gingerbread Houses
- Holiday Show
We very much enjoyed meeting with parents at the Fall Conferences in late September. The formal report card is at December 19th. Between now and then we are meeting with parents of students with IEPs and other learning plans. At any time, please contact your child's teacher with concerns or questions you may have about their learning - there's no need to wait to ask. We are happy to converse with parents as we go through the school year.
Theresa Roberts, Principal
Winter Weather Ahead!
Schools are not routinely closed due to snow or other inclement weather conditions. All schools in School District 43 (Coquitlam) will remain OPEN, if 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 schools may occur due to the very different geography within our school district. If there is a partial-district closure affected schools will be identified.
The decision on schools remaining open or needing to be closed, because of extreme weather, occurs before 6:30 a.m. so that families can plan and make alternate arrangements.
Any district-wide or partial-district closure will be decided and communicated by 6:30 a.m. via the School District 43 website www.sd43.bc.ca and CKNW AM 980 radio, CKWX 1130 radio and CBC (690) radio.
Extreme weather can also impact transit. Transit schedules may face significant changes or cancellations due to the weather conditions. Parents seeking information on transit schedules need to consult the Translink website: http://www.translink.ca/
We encourage families to continuously check the School District 43 website for updates and changes: www.sd43.bc.ca
Learn more about SD43’s process for emergency and inclement weather status updates at: http://www.sd43.bc.ca/NewsEvents/Pages/EmergencyInformation.aspx
Fall Calendar Dates
The École Kilmer calendar is online – all events that have been confirmed are available for you to see at a glance. Please revisit our site as we will continue to add dates as they are confirmed.
November 2 Rainbow Dance Theatre Performance
November 5 FALL BACK - Time Change
November 6 KPAC Meeting
November 7 SFU Students Visit Kilmer
November 9 Remembrance Day Assembly
November 10 School Closure Day
November 13 Remembrance Day Statutory Holiday
November 21 Grade 5 Volleyball Jamboree at Citadel Middle School
November 22 Lunch Box Theatre Performance
November 27- Dec., 1 Scholastic Book Fair
November 29 Vancouver Warriors Presentation 1-2pm
December 9 KPAC Breakfast with Santa
December 19 Term 1 Report Cards issued
December 19 Holiday Show Dress Rehearsal 9:00-10:00 am
December 20 Holiday Show Performance Family Surnames A-L 9:00-10:00am
December 21 Holiday Show Performance Family Surnames M-Z 9:00-10:00am
December 22 Last Day of School
December 23-January 7 Winter Vacation period
January 8 First Day of School
ÉCOLE ÉLÉMENTAIRE KILMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Reach for the Stars - Un peu plus haut, un peu plus join.
Location: 1575 Knappen St. Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2P8
Phone: (604) 941-3401