School Community Gathering
Families are invited to join us for our Pink Shirt Day
Community Gathering at 2:00pm on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.
The opera is inspired by the story of Ruby Bridges, a civil rights activist and the first black child to integrate into a New Orleans’ all white public school system. (https://www.rubybridges.com/)
We are honoured to bring this story to the stage. You are welcome to attend either performances on February 29th at 1:30 or 7:00 pm.
Tickets are not required.
Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities. The 2024 theme for Black History Month is: “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build”. This theme celebrates the rich past and present contributions and accomplishments of Black people in Canada, while aspiring to embrace new opportunities for the future.
Kindergarten registrations, new registrations, Cross-District, Out-of-District and Language Program applications will be accepted in the month of February 2024. Applications received after March 1st will be placed on a waitlist.
All registrations are done online at https://burnabyschools.ca/registration/
Students born in 2019 will be entering Kindergarten in September 2024 and must register at their attendance area school. To find the school that your child is eligible to attend, click School Locator.
Please submit any Cross-District or Out-of-District applications to your desired school via email. To submit to our school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Transfer application forms can be found at this link (click here) starting February 1, 2024.
With the winter weather heading our way, we wanted to remind you of our “West Coast Recess and Lunch” program. The Fraser Health Authority considers being outdoors and getting fresh air to be the most beneficial for students’ mental and physical wellbeing.
Students will be going outside at recess and lunch (rain, snow or sunshine), so please ensure your child comes to school dressed appropriately for the weather (please see suggestions below):
Being prepared for the weather – we encourage students to:
Thank you for helping to keep your children warm and dry.
All schools will remain OPEN unless there is heavy snowfall, damage, or other circumstances – such as a power outage – that make it impossible to open for instruction.
We do our best to communicate school or district-wide CLOSURES by 6:30am.
Please note that no announcement will be made that schools are open, except under extreme circumstances.
The information about closures will typically be posted on both the District website and X/Twitter account. However, please keep in mind that there may be situations where this is not possible, such as a power outage. Another way to learn about school closures is through local news stations (online, radio, and TV). Generally, only closures or delays are announced.
Student safety is a responsibility we share with families. Please walk your child to the door of the school if you are unsure whether the school is open. If for any reason you feel that your student cannot travel safely then please, as you normally would, notify the school that your child will be absent.
If weather conditions deteriorate throughout the day and create a concern for the safety of students returning home, a decision may be made to dismiss students early. This will be communicated to parents in the best way possible through the schools’ normal communications channels.
If weather conditions result in a decision to cancel evening classes, this notice will be made mid-day and posted on the Burnaby CCE website.
Additional information can be found in our Policy Statement.
Updated November 2023
Thank you to our school community for making the
Art Show Fundraiser on Friday night such a huge success! A special THANK YOU to our amazing PAC executive members who started working on this project last June and the many volunteers that helped before, during, and after the actual event!
We are fortunate to have such a generous and supportive school community.
We have chosen this fundraiser in memory of our beloved Miss Jackie Fischer. You can make donations online through this link. In addition, we will be selling candles and cards at the Art Show’s Marketplace. All funds raised will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation.
Mornings can be dark—especially with unpredictable weather. We are asking families who drop off and or pick up their children to be aware and reminded of the following:
Please help us make the local area safer for all of our students, staff and community members.