THE CURTAIN GOES UP IN BURNABY SCHOOLS
Burnaby students show off their talent. Read the story from the Burnaby Now.
- GREASE - Mar 5-8 @ 7 pm, Burnaby North $12/$10 at door
- GUYS & DOLLS, Mar 12-14 @ 7pm, Burnaby South $20/$15 at door (NOTE CORRECTED DATES)
- ZOMBIE PROM, Mar 10-14 @ 7pm, Moscrop $10/$7 at door
- GR 7 PUBLIC SPEAKING CHALLENGE, Mar 12 @ 7pm, Byrne Creek FREE EVENT
- PLAY TO LEARN EVENTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS - various dates & locations in April LEARN MORE
SPRING BREAK OPPORTUNITIES IN BURNABY
PROPOSED 3-YEAR COMMON METRO SCHOOL CALENDAR
Provincial regulations require school districts to submit their upcoming proposed school calendar by March 31. As the District's budget planning process is a 3-year cycle, to ensure stability, the District is proposing the following 3-year school calendar. It includes a two-week Spring Break model (5 days vacation/5 district closure days) that aligns the timing of Spring Break with most Metro-districts.
We have just completed a survey requesting input and a recommendation will be made to Burnaby's Board of Education on March 11 and the proposed calendar submitted to the Ministry of Education by March 31. While it is unfortunate that this timing has not allowed us the opportunity to review this years pilot of a two-week Spring Break, we will conduct a review in April. Results of this review will be shared with the Board to guide them in their planning.
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
Metropolis and Maywood Community School had fun collaborating on a unique kindness activity. On Tuesday, February 18, 42 leadership students visited the mall to perform some impromptu random acts of kindness to shoppers! They were surprised at some of the reactions – some people refused their “acts’ while others burst into tears of joy. All in all it was a wonderful learning experience that made them feel good inside. They hope that their random acts of kindness encouraged those people that they touched to pay it forward and do a kind act to someone else. LEARN MORE
DANCING TO PROMOTE ACCEPTANCE
Almost 30 schools, 3000 students and the Vancouver Giants came together in recognition of Bullying Awarness Day, February 26. The Acceptance flash dance mob took place at the Giants game on Family Day. Participating Burnaby schools included Burnaby North, Alpha, Chaffey-Burke, Confederation Park, Cascade Heights, Kitchener, and Montecito. This is the 4th Acceptance Project using social media to spread a positive message. Acceptance happens every day in Burnaby Schools. WATCH IT
The Burnaby Board of Education is seeking community input to develop priorities for the District's 2014/15 operating budget. A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 pm. The location will be determined soon. You can also send a written submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
WALKING FOR WATER
Marlborough Elementary students have been learning about the dire need for access to clean drinking water in Africa. Determined to make a difference, during the chilly frosty weather last week, students carried jugs of water around their oval track on a "WALK 4 WATER" walk-a-thon. The event raised awareness and $1,400 for Free the Children to build wells in Africa.
BURNABY BOARD OF EDUCATION
The next public meeting of the Burnaby Board of Education will be held Tuesday, March 11, 7pm at the District Administration Office, 5325 Kincaid Street. LEARN MORE
MORE DISTRICT NEWS/INFORMATION
- NEW PROGRAM FOR FALL 2014! MULTI-AGE CLUSTER CLASSROOMS
- NEW PROGRAM FOR FALL 2014! AP CAPSTONE DIPLOMA PROGRAM
- GOVERNOR GENERAL'S ACADEMIC MEDAL RECIPIENTS 2012/13
- DISTRICT BUDGET 2013/14
- 2012/13 WORDS ANTHOLOGY
- TOP TEN REASONS TO BE PROUD OF BURNABY SCHOOLS
- BURNABY SCHOOL DISTRICT'S ACHIEVEMENT CONTRACT