A Parent's Guide:
Fall Events at Meadowridge
On any given day, our school is host to all sorts of events and activities. Whether you're joining us for your first year or your thirteenth year, you may find yourself from time-to-time wondering what in the world is the [insert event here]?!
This guide will be your answer. So before we're all buzzing around, ferrying our children from one thing to the next, take a moment to learn about some events you can plan for and look forward to. We want to see you! Please be sure to join us at one, two, or every single one of our upcoming events.
Thursday, September 7 at 7:00pm
MYP/DP Parent Info Night
Join us for the MYP and DP Information Sessions, where you'll get a chance to meet with our programme directors and learn more about the year ahead.
MYP Information Session: The MYP Evening is a chance to meet your child's teacher for the year, learn a bit about some of the major activities the kids will participate in (CWOW and WWOW trips), build communication links, and share ideas about how to most effectively support your child through the MYP years.
DP Information Session: Grade 11 students and parents will be with advisors to learn about details of the year (WWOW trips, classes, etc.). Grade 12 students and parents will meet with post-secondary counselors and advisors.
Saturday, September 9 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Welcome Back Fair
Start the new school year with some fun! Bouncy castles, live music, crafts and food. Invite your friends, your neighbours and your grandma – it is always a good time.
Thursday, September 13 at 6:00pm
PYP Parent Info & Meet the Teacher Night
A full evening of everything PYP: meet your child's teachers to discuss curriculum, review routines and procedures, and learn about field trips. There is no set schedule, so you'll be free to visit all your children's classrooms as you need to. The French, Art, Music, and PE Specialist teachers will be available in the flex room across from the Grade 5 classrooms.
Last Thursday of (Almost Every) Month
Deputy Headmaster and Parent Coffees
For those who wish to meet other parents and converse with staff, attending our monthly Deputy Headmaster and Parent Coffees is a perfect opportunity to meet others, learn more about the school and quite simply, "talk about any item related to your school experience".
All parents from across the grades are invited to attend these sessions which take place monthly on the last Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am in our cafeteria. Drinks and light snacks are provided. You can expect anywhere from three to 30 parents to attend. Please join us on the following days and join the discussion on the morning's topic:
Thursday, September 28
Thursday, October 26
Thursday, November 30
Thursday, January 25
Thursday, February 22
Thursday, April 26
Thursday, May 31
Evenings in the Fall
Gather at the Headmaster's home for a casual evening of conversation, and get to know your fellow grade parents, your Director, Deputy Head, and Headmaster. Please arrange childcare for the evening.
Grade 10 to 12 Parent Social
Thursday, September 28
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 Parent Social
Friday, September 29
Grade 7 to 9 Parent Social
Thursday, October 5
Grade 4 to 6 Parent Social
Friday, October 6
Join us in the Theatre to celebrate Diwali. Experience the colours, sounds, and tastes of the Festival of Lights with our parents. Everyone is welcome! Interested in volunteering? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday October 21
Child Haven Fundraising Dinner
Organized by our own students, the dinner will support the registered charity Child Haven International. They assist children and women in developing countries, who need food, education, health care, shelter and clothing, emotional, and moral support.
Tuesday, October 31
Family Pumpkin Carving Contest & PYP Halloween Parade
Get your creative juices flowing, and enter our family pumpkin carving contest. In the afternoon, the PYP students will have their annual Costume Parade, and the pumpkin carving winners will be announced! Stay tuned for details and pumpkin categories.
Friday, November 10
Remembrance Day Assembly
Parents are invited to join the whole school assembly in honour of Remembrance Day.
Saturday, November 25 at the Vancouver Club
This annual black-tie event sells out every year. Be sure to get your tickets (and your dress!) early. Invitations should arrive in your mailbox in early October.
Friday, December 15
Parents are encouraged to join the whole school assembly for a raucously fun holiday assembly, including our annual, school-wide rendition of The Thirteen Days of Christmas.