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Welcome to Albert McMahon Elementary School

Albert McMahon is a busy and vibrant learning environment, offering a well-rounded program of academics, fine arts and athletics to a population of 396 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. We are situated in a growing neighbourhood and we welcome new students regularly. Visitors to our school routinely comment on our excellently behaved and courteous students. We take pride in our inclusive school culture, and we have programs in place to meet the needs of all students. Albert McMahon's behaviour support program is entitled the S.H.A.R.P. Program, an acronym for Safe, Helpful, Accountable and Respectful and Positive. Our SWAT (Students with an Aptitude for Teaching) grade 5 and 6 leaders can be found with their little reading buddies each day for fifteen minutes of reading tutor time. The Peer Counselling program involves training senior students in communication and leadership skills. The Peer Counsellors act as friends, helpers and resource people to students in the school. In addition, students who help others benefit by developing a greater sense of responsibility, self-confidence, and an understanding of others. Extra-curricular sports are popular at McMahon, with cross country running, basketball, volleyball, and track and field teams. We also have a busy schedule of intramural floor hockey for junior and senior students.

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BC CURRICULUM CHANGE

Currently, there is a lot of change taking place with the direction of learning in British Columbia. Part of this change has to do with the B.C. curriculum and the change from outcome focuses to competency based focus. Parents should be watching and listening to what is happening by visiting the ministry website https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca and getting some background information on what these changes might look like. Check out the faq page that gives parents some rationale for the changes in the curriculum.

As schools change to the new curriculum in September 2016, there is much excitement that teachers will be able to dig deeper into learning making it more meaningful, engaging and connected to the real world through skills that students can apply as they grow up and become citizens in our society.

 

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM

Mission is currently in need of nurturing host families who want to provide a caring “home away from home” for our elementary and secondary international students.  Student placements can range from two weeks to two years or more!  These paid positions are a wonderful way to learn about another culture and to share Canada with students from another country.  Most international students are looking for a host family that includes mom and dad as well as school age children.  We are particularly in need of families with children in grades 4 – 7.  If you are interested in hosting students, please apply on-line: http://www.studyinmission.ca/ Homestay; New Host Families; click On-line Application Form.  Please complete all 5 sections of the on-line application form. For more information, call the International Program Office at 604-826-6286 ex. 3336. 

 

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GROWTH PLAN

Click here to view the 2016/17 Growth Plan

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BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR 2016/17 SCHOOL YEAR

 

Registration can be initiated by using our online bus registration form, or in person at the Transportation Department (NEW LOCATION) located at 33919 Dewdney Trunk Road, during the business hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F. Please note, that no bus fees are being charged this school year. Once the registration form has been completed and returned to the transportation department, parents will be contacted with route information. Please note that students are ONLY eligible to ride the bus once they have been placed on a bus manifest and contacted with the above information.

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bullying

E.R.A.S.E BULLYING

CLICK HERE to view a very resourceful website created by the Ministry of Education on bullying. "Expect respect and a safe education".

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Inclement Weather

In case of problematic weather arriving and causing school closure decisions, district-wide or partial, please click on this link: http://www.mpsd.ca/districtinformation/closures_view.aspx Decisions about school schedules and bus route changes are generally made before 6:30 a.m. This allows for the most current weather information to factor into the decision. The final decision to send students to school resides with parents since they best know the road and weather conditions in their respective areas.

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Contact Us:

Albert McMahon Elementary
32865 Cherry Avenue
Mission, BC, Canada
V2V 2V1

Tel: (604) 826-0274

Fax: (604) 826-1760

Principal Dave Cyr
Vice Principal Cyndie Anderson

Secretary: Crystal Mulholland

News:

Unscheduled School Closures:

http://www.mpsd.ca/districtinformation/closures_view.aspx

 

November 2016 newsletter

 

Events 2016/2017:

 

SAVE THE TREES! PLEASE RETURN YOUR CHILD(s) REPORT CARD ENVELOPES AND PROGRESS CARD(s). WE RE-USE THEM EACH TERM. THANK YOU!!!!!!

 

 

Friday, December 9th - Div. 2, 3, 5, & 6 - Bowling

Friday, December 9th - Deadline for collecting items for the homeless and underprivileged

Monday, December 12th - Hot Lunch - Subway

Wednesday, December 14th - Christmas Concert (tickets will be sent home with OLDEST AND ONLY on Dec. 9th)

Friday, December 16th - Div. 2, 3, 5 & 6 - Bowling

Friday, December 16th - Last day before winter vacation! Students dismissed at 2:23 pm

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 - Students return to school

Monday, January 9th - Hot Lunch - Little Caesar's Pizza

Tuesday, January 10th - PAC Meeting at 8:30 am

Tuesday, January 10th - French Immersion Kindergarten and Grade 1 information night

Monday, January 16th - Hot Lunch - Chili and a Bun

Monday, January 23rd - Hot Lunch - Taco Del Mar

Monday, January 30th - Hot Lunch - Subway

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADULTS ON GROUNDS

 

 

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