Start-Up Information for September 2019

Hello MPE Parents and Guardians,

I hope that you are all having a wonderful and relaxing start to the summer.

First Day back is SEPTEMBER 3rd 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..

Please see the attached for the 2019/20 school calendar  MPE-2019-20-Calendar-1

For all 2019/2020 Kindergarten students:

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

Tuesday September 3rd 2019 — 11:00-12:00
All Kindergarten students will come for a 1hr. session on Tuesday September 3rd. 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 4th & Thursday September 5th 
There will be no school for Kindergarten Students on Wednesday and Thursday. We will have our staff calling parents individually on Thursday to set up a child centred dialog/family interview time for Friday or Monday.  Please except a call on this day.

Friday Sept 6th and Monday Sept 9th
Child centred dialogs 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 conversations 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 10th
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 3rd 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 26th, however I will be periodically accessible during the summer.  


For all returning students in grades 1-7:
School will begin on Tuesday, September 3rd 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 4th 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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