• 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

To kick off the start of a new school year, we have several new reading kits available:

We have updated our Reading Power Tote, and it’s better than ever. It was put together with the help of Kathy Eades, District Literacy Coordinator. This kit contains 30 Aboriginal titles (up from 18 previously), and includes a copy of Reading Power: Teaching Students to Think While They Read by Adrienne Gear to make for easy lesson planning.

Eaglecrest Books are a set of primary-leveled books that reflect experiences of First Nations children involved in cultural activities and in everyday life at home and school. Our 4 reading kits contain up to 24 sets of 6 books per kit, and come with running records and activities relating to each book.

The Northern Learning-to-Read Series was specifically designed to teach reading skills to children in Canada. These Loon books explore Aboriginal and Northern Canadian themes with humour and illustrations that reflect contemporary daily experiences. The 3 different primary-leveled kits will serve as a great supplement to any reading program, and also come with running records and activities relating to each book.

The Grade 4 Metis Cross-Curricular Unit provides opportunities for all students to engage with Metis creative expression and explore the culture of the Metis people. Our Metis Culture Kit contains 3 CDs, 3 DVDs, a red sash, infinity flag, and 5 books, including a teacher’s resource book that contains 8 lesson plans.

I encourage you to browse our catalogue online for these kits and other resources.

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: