Start-Up Information for September 2018

Hello MPE Parents and Guardians,

I hope that you are all having a wonderful and relaxing summer and finally enjoying some summer weather.

First Day back is SEPTEMBER 4th from 8:30am to 9:30am (please note that our first day back is just an hour).
Below is some important info regarding first few days back at MPE this coming September..


For all Kindergarten students:

Below is some information regarding the gradual entry process for our Kindergarten students this year.

Tuesday September 4th 11:00-12:00
All Kindergarten students will come for a 1hr. session on Tuesday September 5th. During this session they will be grouped with a other kindergarten students and will rotate through three different activities with all of our Kindergarten teachers.

Wednesday September 5th & Thursday September 6th 
There will be no school for Kindergarten Students on Wednesday and Thursday. We will have our EA’s calling parents individually on Thursday to set up an interview time for Friday or Monday.  Please except a call on this day.

Friday Sept 7th and Monday Sept 10th
Interviews will take place with the Teacher, Parents and student. If you can, please keep any siblings at home, and preferably all guardians can attend. The purpose of these interviews are about building a relationship with the teacher/student and family, and acquainting the child and family to the learning process of Kindergarten.

Tuesday Sept 11th
Class for Kindergarten students will take place from 8:30 – 11:30. This will be a one day gradual entry. There will not be bus service for K students on this day.

Wednesday Sept 12th
Students attend for the first full day of Kindergarten.


For any new student to MPE in grades 1 to 7:
All new students to MPE should report to the library on Tuesday morning, Sept 4th at 8:30. New students will be placed in a temporary classroom for the first week.

** If you are new to Whistler and still need to register your child at MPE, then please email me at Our office reopens on August 27th, however I am accessible from the 22nd of August.


For all returning students in grades 1-7:
School will begin on Tuesday, September 4th at 8:30 am. Students will be dismissed at 9:30am. The bus will be running to reflect this schedule on Tuesday the 4th.

Wednesday Sept 5th will be a full day with regular bus schedules.

Students in grades 1 to 7 will return to their last year’s teacher for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning. New classroom placements for this year will be done on Friday before the end of the day.   We have been working as a staff to make this week very purposeful with the students to develop their capacity as leaders and start their year with intention.

We will release more information about some of the learning intentions for that week later in August.

I truly hope you all have a wonderful Summer Vacation, and I look forward to seeing you all in September.


Jeff Maynard
Myrtle Philip Community School

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