Montroyal Elementary
North Vancouver School District
Frequently Asked Questions

​​1.  What year did you open? 

1964

2.  What grades attend your school? How many enrolling classrooms?

Kindergarten to Grade 7

13 enrolling classrooms (7 intermediate; 6 primary)

3.  How many students in your school?

308

4.  What high school does Montroyal feed into?

Handsworth Secondary School (Grades 8-12)

5.  What specialized programs or services does your school provide?

Music (Winter and Spring Concerts)
English Language Support
Learning Assistance Support
Behaviour Support Worker
Education Assistants
Language Support Worker
Language Support Teacher
School Counselor
Speech and Language Pathologist
School Psychologist
School Nurse
Liason Officer
StrongStart
 

6.  Do you have one playground?

No, we have two separate playgrounds with play structures, forest, gravel field, hockey/basketball courts
Kindergarten to Grade 2 = lowers
Grade 3 to Grade 7 = uppers
 

7.  What kinds of leadership opportunities do students have?

Buddy Classes
Global Learner Workshops
Peer Leaders
Lunch Monitors
Computer Lab Monitors
Traffic Safety Monitors
Set-up Squad
Morning Messages
Paper Patrol
Environmental Club
Gardening Club
Spirit Club
Free the Children Club

8.  What extra-curricular activities do students have?

Cross Country Running (for Grades 4-7)
Basketball in the fall (for Grade 7s)
Volleyball in the winter (for Grades 6-7)
Track and Field in the spring (for Grades 4-7)
Band (for Grades 5-7)
Strings (for Grades 4-7)
Choir (for Grades 4-7)
 

9.  What does a typical day look like?

8:30 doors open; students wait in front foyer
8:45first bell
8:48 second bell – morning announcements, music listening program, classes begin
10:20 recess bell
10:40 end of recess bell and classes begin
12:00 lunch bell
Primary students eat until 12:20
Intermediate students eat until 12:15
12:55 end of lunch bell
1:00 second bell – classes begin
3:00 end of school bell
    

10.  How is 21st Century Learning supported at Montroyal?

         Through 4 avenues:
I.  Differentiated Instruction
Student-centred
Different ways for students to acquire content
Combination of whole group, small group, individual instruction
Continuous and on-going Professional Development for staff
                                    
II.  Global Learner Workshops
Three Themes
1.  Children of the World (Term 1)
2.  Leaders and Leadership (Term 2)
3.  Global Stewardship (Term 3)
 
         Three Areas of Focus
1. Fine Arts (Term 1)
2. Literacy (Term 2)
3. Science and Technology (Term 3)
                                      
III.  Digital Literacy
SmartBoards in all enrolling classrooms
Class set of laptops
Class set of computers in computer lab
                                     
IV.  Social-Emotional Learning
Code of Conduct
Monthly School Spirit Days
Daily morning announcements
Various programs in each classroom
“Mind Up” program and being mindful of self and others
 

11.  What ways can parents communicate with the school/staff?

Montroyal’s School Website
School Connects Messages via email for important information
Montroyal’s PAC (MPAC) Website
MPAC excellent at communication – email reminders/updates every week (usually on Sunday night)
Direct communication with staff via email, telephone, staff-parent meetings
Classroom Websites (some classrooms)
 

12.  Please tell me more about the MPAC.

Carol Sartor – MPAC Chair
MPAC Highly organized, very strong, very involved
Various Initiatives
Welcome Back BBQ
iWalk Week
MPAC Website
School Directory
Fundraising
Information Technology (ie SmartBoards)
Library (full renovations)
Presentations (iGirl, iGuy)
Meetings
Usually scheduled for the third Thursday of the month (check the school calendar for updates)
Start at 7:00 PM in the library
 

13.  How can I get involved as a parent?

Volunteer via MPAC
Speak to your child’s teacher for in-class support or during field trips
Coaching a team
Helping out in the library