Albert McMahon is a busy and vibrant learning environment, offering a well-rounded program of academics, fine arts and athletics to a population of 411 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.
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.
Please be aware that there are two days that have been mandated by the Ministry of Education in order for teachers and district staff to have the opportunity to learn about the new curriculum and plan for its implementation. These two new non-instructional days will be February 22nd and May 2nd. School will not be in session on these days.
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.
Click here to view the 2015/16 Growth Plan
Families are advised that registration of students for bus transportation for the 2016-17 school year will run from May 3rd through June 30th, 2016. In order to ride a district school bus, all new and returning riders must complete a registration form each year.
Registration can be initiated by using our online bus registration form, (CLICK HERE), or in person at the Transportation Department (NEW LOCATION) located at 33919 Dewdney Trunk Road., during regular business hours (9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday). Please note, registration is not considered complete until full payment is received. If you are using the online form, you will be contacted directly by the Transporation office regarding payment arrangements.
Students who qualify to use district transportation services, but have not registered by June 30th, or students who are cross boundary students, are not guaranteed transportation as it will depend on availability of service. Any registrations received after the June 30th deadline will incur a 20% surcharge.
The Transportation office will be closed between July 1st and August 19th, 2016. Online registrations may still be submitted during this time.
CLICK HERE to view a very resourceful website created by the Ministry of Education on bullying. "Expect respect and a safe education".
In case of problematic weather arriving and causing school closure decisions, district-wide or partial, please click on this link: http://www.mpsd.ca. ***NEW*** You will see an area where you can now sign up with the school district to get an email when the schools are closed. Please take advantage of this new service. 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.
You can also listen to the following radio stations:
Albert McMahon Elementary
32865 Cherry Avenue
Mission, BC, Canada
Tel: (604) 826-0274
Fax: (604) 826-1760
Secretary: Crystal Mulholland
Unscheduled School Closures
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Monday, May 2nd - Non instructional day - NO SCHOOL
Thursday, May 5th and 6th - Track meet hot lunch - Red's Grill - order form available on-line
Thursday, May 5th - Track and Field meet - Grades 5/6
Friday, May 6th - Track and Field meet - Grade 4
Monday, May 9th - Hot lunch - MK Sushi
Monday, May 16th - Hot lunch - Pita Pit
Wednesday, May 18th - Class pictures and grade 6 group picture
Friday, May 20th - Non instructional day - NO SCHOOL
Monday, May 23rd - Victoria Day - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, May 24th - Hot lunch - Panago Pizza
Thursday, May 26th - Last PAC meeting of the year - 8:30 a.m.
Monday, May 30th - Hot lunch - Subway
Monday, June 6th - Last hot lunch of the year! Sangham Sweets
Now offering online ordering and payments for Hot Lunch Orders and other school fundraisers! Our new online program mcmahon.hotlunches.net is up and running. Click here for ordering information. Access code is AMHL (case sensitive).