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BULLYING AWARENESS DAY
Many Burnaby Schools students dressed in pink on February 25, to raise awareness about bullying and bullying prevention. This year students at Burnaby Mountain, Seaforth and Parkcrest enjoyed a presentation by Travis Price, one of the cofounders of Pink Shirt Day. He shared with the students the origin of the day, how a new student at his school had worn a pink shirt and been teased for it. In solidarity he then rallied the students at his school to wear pink shirts. His message to students is that its up to each of us to be the change we want to see in the world, and that one small act can make a difference in someone’s life.      SAFE & CARING SCHOOLS LETTER TO PARENTS

EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD

Burnaby North Secondary presents  the Tony award winning musical THE WIZ! The show runs from Wednesday February 25th – Saturday February 28th at 7pm in the North Gym, with a matinee performance Friday February 27th at 12:30pm. Tickets are $10/ student and $12/ adult and can be purchased in advance from the school office. Enjoy the show!

MATH IS THEIR GAME
Earlier this month a team of grade 8 students from Moscrop Secondary won first place at the Math Challengers Regional Competition. Additionally six students were amongst the top 10 in their division of 60 students. They included Sophia Zhao, Jerry Zheng, Michael He, Josh Zhang, Brendan Wu and Vlad Liksutin. Congrats for a job well done!

BACK TO THE FUTURE
This past weekend, forty teams from BC were at École Alpha Secondary to participate in the VEX Robotics Championship. The Teams were tasked with designing and building a robot, competing against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. It was a fantastic event that had everyone engaged and focused all day long – including five school trustees. Congrats to both teams from Alpha who made it into the semi-finals and their teacher Russell Evanisky.

INSPIRING EXCELLENCE - BURNABY'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS
In Burnaby’s public schools, we work together to provide engaging, inclusive and welcoming learning environments. We embrace the rich diversity found in our school communities, and we support the unique needs of each child. We are making a difference. It is evident in the many local, provincial, national and international scholarships and awards won by our students, teachers and schools. Success is measured one student at a time, and our teachers and staff are dedicated to providing the support needed to inspire each child to succeed. We invite you to learn more about Burnaby’s exceptional public schools. LEARN MORE

REGISTER IN FEBRUARY FOR FALL 2015
Is your child starting kindergarten this fall? Or will they be new to the district? Perhaps they are interested in changing district schools, attending a district school for the first time? Registration starts in February.  Priority placement for the upcoming school year will be given to applications received during the month of February. Applications are also being accepted for entry into the district's language programs (Early & Late French Immersion or Mandarin Language Arts). LEARN MORE

SO MANY PROGRAM OPTIONS AT BURNABY SCHOOLS
MANDARIN LANGUAGE ARTS
 is an option for students entering K to gr 5 at Forest Grove Elementary. LEARN MORE

FRENCH IMMERSION is an option for students entering Kindergarten or grade 1. It is offered at  7 elementary schools. A Late Immersion Program for students entering grade 6 is offered at 3 elementary schools. LEARN MORE

A MINI-SCHOOL FOR HIGH ABILITY LEARNERS entering grade 8 will begin in the Fall of 2015. It will be at Alpha Secondary.  LEARN MORE     Click here for an article on the program.

The AP CAPSTONE DIPLOMA PROGRAM is a two-year program for grade 11 students who are seeking a greater challenge. Students from all schools are welcome to apply for  the program that is offered at Burnaby North and Burnaby South. LEARN MORE

ACE-IT, INDUSTRY TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIP are options for students entering grades 10-12. A variety of choices are offered at secondary schools throughout the district. LEARN MORE

BURNABY'S GOT TALENT 2015
Are you set for another year to find out who or what is the most talented student act in Burnaby Schools? We are! Burnaby's Student Advisory Council presents Burnaby's Got Talent on Wednesday, April 8, at the Michael J Fox Theatre. Showtime is 6:30 pm.  Enjoy live performances, a silent auction and concession. Tickets $8 for students and $10 for adults available at any secondary school or online until April 1st. All proceeds go to Kinbrace Refugee Housing & Support (kinbrace.ca).

BUDGET 2015/16
The Burnaby Board of Education is committed to ensuring that the community continues to be kept informed and consulted regarding board decisions. The Board values the sup­port of the Burnaby community and we encourage you to get involved as we prepare the 2015/2016 operating budget. A public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 9, 7 pm at Burnaby Central Secondary. LEARN MORE

 BURNABY BOARD OF EDUCATION
The next public meeting of the Burnaby Board of Education will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 7 pm at the District Office, 5325 Kincaid Street. All are welcome. LEARN MORE

 

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