• 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.
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Coast Mountains School District welcomed new District Literacy Coordinator, Anne Dopson, in early September 2013.   Anne’s training is in Special Education and she has been a Learning Support Teacher at the primary, elementary, middle school and secondary levels.  She has also taught Kindergarten to Grade 5 and ELD/ESL including the role of District Reading Consultant for several years.

Anne’s goal as the Literacy Coordinator for Coast Mountains School District is to achieve literacy success for all learners by helping to provide support and resources to both teachers and students.  Her office is located in the First Nations Education Centre at the Suwilaawks Community School.  Anne’s contact information is as follows:

Direct Dial Tel:  250-638-6394 / Local 7653
Fax:  1-888-811-1257
Email:  anne.dopson@cmsd.bc.ca

Anne looks forward to visiting your school in the near future, but in the meantime please feel free to contact her for support or assistance as needed.

To introduce herself in her new role, Anne published a newsletter entitled “The Reading Connection”.   She hopes to publish a newsletter monthly to keep everyone informed about what is happening “literacy” wise in the district, as well as dates of upcoming workshops, non-instructional days, new resources, literacy tips, projects happening in the district, inspirational quotes, etc.

For your information, please find the September 2013 and October 2013 issues of The Reading Connection:

Please note …. The Reading Connection Newsletters can be easily accessed via Quicklinks located on the CMSD82 website home page or under the new CMSD82 website menu tab entitled, District Literacy Coordinator.

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)

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