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.
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.
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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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.
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/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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Albert McMahon Elementary
32865 Cherry Avenue
Mission, BC, Canada
Tel: (604) 826-0274
Fax: (604) 826-1760
Secretary: Crystal Mulholland
September 2016 newsletter (please note under "Mark your Calendars" - typo: October 10th is Thanksgiving, not the 11th)
Wednesday, Octboer 26th - Deadline to reserve movie tickets and place food and drink orders
Thursday, October 27th - PAC meeting at 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 27th - Div. 14, 15 and 16 to Willow View Farms
Friday, October 28th - Div. 12 & 13 - Willow View Farms
Monday, October 31st - Hot Lunch - Booster Juice
Tuesday, November 1st - Photo Re-takes
Friday, November 4th - Family Movie Night - click here!