• More Richmond students will learn in seismically safer schools January 21, 2021
    Nearly 700 more students in Richmond soon will be learning in safer schools when seismic upgrades are complete at James Whiteside and William Bridge elementary schools.
  • Joint statement on Black Shirt Day January 15, 2021
    Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, and Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education, have released the following statement to mark Black Shirt Day on Jan. 15, 2021:
  • New Westminster students benefiting from new school January 12, 2021
    The wait is over for students in New Westminster who have begun the New Year in a new, modern, engaging and inspiring secondary school that will benefit the community now and in the future.
  • Safer school for Aldergrove elementary students January 8, 2021
    Students and staff at Shortreed Community Elementary school in Aldergrove will be better protected in the event of an earthquake, thanks to planned seismic upgrades.
Link to CMSD School Options

 

Explore some of these great resources!

 

Websites

Wide Open School – Hosted by Common Sense Media, this is a large collection of learning opportunities available to families and teachers.

CBC Kids – Information, videos, and games

PBSKids.org – Videos and games

Scholastic Learn at Home

Lego: Let’s Build Together – Fun and games with Lego online!

Entertain Kids On a Dime – 100 activities to do at home; includes crafts and games

ABDOZoom – Online research for beginning readers includes a read-aloud option and vocabulary assistance [Free until the end of June]

Growing Book By Book – A list of “Online Read-alouds, Story Times, Singalongs, and Illustrating Tutorials To Do From Home”

National Geographic for Kids – Most of the site is accessible at no cost.

Oxford Owl for Home – Literacy and numeracy activities and games, plus free ebooks!

Fresh Air Learning – Outdoor activities and crafts

Funbrain.com – Games, videos, reading, playground, mathzone

Storytime from Space – Astronauts read to you from space!

Kidsactivities.com – Here’s a list of Education companies offering free subscriptions right now. Note: Many of these companies are American, and there may be restrictions for Canadians.

Audible Stories – Free audio stories right now

Brainpop.com – Activities for all academic areas

Starfall.com – Practice phonics skills with these read-along stories.

Highlights Kids – Articles, games, and cool science experiments

ABC YA – Math and reading games

Time For Kids – Register here for Time’s online magazine for kids. It contains news, worksheets, and quizzes.

This Reading Mama – Hands-on learning for home or school

The Measured Mom – Learning at home

Mystery Doug – Science info and videos for K-5. Also available on Facebook.

 

Stories

Dav Pilkey at Home – The author of the popular Captain Underpants and Dogman books, invites kids to draw and have fun with him.

Storytime with Ryan & Craig – Also available on Youtube, Facebook, and other social media platforms.

The French Experiment – Read-alongs in French

Storyline Online – A large collection stories read by celebrities. Also available as an app.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Willems helps children be creative.

If I Built a School – Chris Van Dusen reads his children’s book.

For more read-alouds by authors and celebrities, search #savewithstories on Instagram and #operationstorytime on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.

 

Fun

Watch penguins explore the aquarium

Romper.com – A list of virtual rides

Canada’s Wonderland – Free virtual rides!

Disney Virtual Rides – Disney’s Youtube channel

 

 

Coming Events

  • Jan 1: Happy New Year
  • Jan 4: Back to School
  • Jan 13: Business Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 13: Education Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 15: Student & Kindergarten Registration Opens
  • Jan 27: Regular (Public) Board Meeting (virtual)
  • Jan 29: Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)

Northern Health Info Line

COVID-19 Online Clinic and Info Line for Northern BC residents:

1-844-645-7811