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Veteran Albert Swash was so grateful to receive a hand-written note from students at Meadowridge School last Remembrance Day, that he put pen to paper in reply.

“I want to thank you for remembering all of the brave service men – army, navy, and air force – who scarified their lives so that we can live in peace,” he wrote back to the kids.

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Brick by brick, can by can, box by box, they spent weeks building a wall.

But it wasn’t just any wall, it was a Wall Against Hunger, and it stood large in a quest undertaken by young students in Maple Ridge to feed the less fortunate in this community...

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We are very excited to welcome students back on campus next week for our hybrid program and to continue to serve other families with our at-home learning program. Safety remains our top priority and we continue to follow and exceed all the recommendations made by our public health officials and governing bodies.

Before Monday, there are a couple of important safety items families should take note of:

Read More about Hybrid Program Begins Monday, June 1

New programs, technologies, and ways of teaching and learning have taken some getting used to, but they’ve also provided lots of new and unique opportunities. For Grade 6 teacher Ms. Christina Reis, this meant mastering new programs like Procreate and ShowMe, while also collaboration with her peers to learn even more...

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Congratulations to our Grade 8 Boys Basketball team who not only headed into the GVISAA Final Four with a perfect regular season, but also took home the Championship Banner and gold medals! Our Grade 6 and 7 Girls Basketball team also headed into their Finals with no losses and, after a long day against some challenging competitors, finished the season in third place and took home bronze!

Read More about Two Teams, Two Undefeated Regular Seasons: Grade 8 Boys & Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball

The swimming season is just about to begin, and the Grade 3 to Grade 7 Swimming Team is accepting new members! Students need to be swimming regularly outside of school and able to complete two lengths (50 metres) while demonstrating a proper stroke, without stopping or pausing to catch one’s breath, and without the use of any flotation device. 

Read More about Grade 3 to 7 Swim Team

Ms. Hops invited families to join her at the Burnaby Village Museum’s Haunted Village. For three nights straight, she awaited students for a night of Halloween fun. For Ms. Hops, these non-curricular nights (she volunteers her time to meet families there) are a chance for students to run free – to “return to our childhood pursuits of imagining dynamic, colourful, impossible worlds and inviting our friends to share in the adventure.” Ms. Hops shares more about the three nights of fun »

Read More about Hanging Out with Ms. Hops at Burnaby Mountain

Each year, Meadowridge hosts the ISEA Grade 5 Soccer PlayDay, a wrap-up event celebrating the soccer season. Meadowridge students represented us well, not just as athletes, but as referees too; this year, we had 12 students step up to share their love and expertise of soccer. Mr. Spurgeon shares all the details from the day.

Read More about A Meadowridge Undertaking: Hosting, Playing and Refereeing the ISEA Grade 5 Soccer PlayDay

The Organics and Compost Bin is where you put… food without the wrapper (no plastic or foil bags or wraps); compostable paper and cardboard products (paper towel, Kleenex, paper plates, checkered food wrap, McDonald’s boxes, paper bags, paper baskets, and cafeteria and salad containers); and any products that say “compostable” or have a leaf stamp.

Read More about Recycling 101: What Goes in the Organics and Compost Bin?

Welcome back to all our students and families! There has been such a positive energy in the school throughout the first few days. After a long but busy summer, it is great to be back doing what we do best: learning with each other.

As we all settle in during these first few weeks, please be reminded of a few routines and expectations:

Read More about Friendly Reminders for the First Week Back: Parking, Supervision, and Answering Questions

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Learning at Home From a Student

What would I have felt on March 13, the day we all left school for Spring Break, knowing that I might not return until the start of grade 12?  As bad as it sounds, I was relieved. I was happy to hear I would no longer have to wake up early or wear a uniform each day, and that I would be, instead, learning in the comfort of my own home. But I was wrong to feel relieved.  

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