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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
Student Life & Athletics

Thursday, October 26
Volunteering & Other Giving Opportunities

Thursday, November 30
Post-Secondary Counseling

Thursday, January 25
IB Programming

Thursday, February 22
Technology in Education: Opportunities & Dangers

Thursday, April 26
Outdoor Experiential Ecological Education

Thursday, May 31
Parents' Choice

Learn more about each of the topics


Evenings in the Fall

Grade Socials

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



October

Diwali Celebration

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 carolyn.laba@meadowridge.bc.ca.


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

The Gala

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

Holiday Assembly

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.


Be sure to mark your calendars and join us! Don't forget to check the weekly eGryphons for any amendments or additional details.

Questions? Carolyn.Laba@Meadowridge.bc.ca

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About Meadowridge

Learning to live well, with others and for others, in a just community.

Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12

International Baccalaureate Continuum World School, PYP, MYP, DP

Located in the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada on 27 acres in Maple Ridge

Challenging academic, inquiry-based curriculum, arts, athletics, experiential education

Founded in 1985 with an original enrolment of 85 students