SUGARPLUMS AND GINGERBREAD
Byrne Creek students recently baked, created and decorated their way to 1st and 2nd place in the Hyatt Regency Hotel's "Gingerbread Lane" gingerbread contest. Chloe Sison and Sylveina Siu took 1st place. Aya Jimenez and Stephanie Yu took 2nd place. There were 24 entries from across the Lower Mainland. The students won scholarships, training sessions with the Hyatt's chef and a meal for 8 at the hotel.
JINGLE ALL THE WAY
Do you live near Brantford Elementary? Please consider putting a non-perishable food item or a winter coat out on your doorstep on Dec. 13 so that students can come and collect them for the food and clothing bank. Or drop something by the school. It's all part of their 10th Annual Jingle Bell Walk. And thank you for the generousity of neighbours near Ecole Westridge Elementary and Lakeview Elementary who have already participated in walks that these schools have put on.
This year more than 60 public holiday performances are taking place at District schools and local venues. Get yourself in the holiday spirit and take some of them in! You can even watch Vancouver's Santa Claus Parade this weekend that features Burnaby North's Marching Band (City TV/Omni on Saturday and Sunday) LEARN MORE
BURNABY SCHOOLS RAISE ALMOST $35,000 FOR
Burnaby students raised almost $35,000 to aid the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The grand total will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.
Burnaby Central grade 11 student, Amy Lin has won first prize for Secondary Schools in the National Forest Week poster contest. More than 200 entries were received from across Canada. Amy is in the Art Club working under teacher sponsor Anto Steko. This contest was her first attempt at art so she was surprised by her win! We anticipate more winnings by this aspiring artist in the years to come.
WHEN THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS
Very soon the rain will be upon us - rain that could very well turn to snow. This is just a reminder of District procedures in case we need to close a school or schools due to weather related conditions. A decision would be made by 6:30 am and a notice put at the top of the front page of the District website. It would also be announced on local radio and TV stations. LEARN MORE (Weather Alert button)
A CAREER IN TRADES
A thought-provoking read in the Burnaby Now by syndicated journalist Keith Baldry asserts, "It's high time students considered trades." The demand for trade workers in BC is expected to outpace growth in the supply of workers with labour shortages predicted by 2016. This according to the BC government's Labour Market Outlook report.
Students considering a career path in trades have many options in Burnaby schools. Grade 11 and 12 students gain "on the job" skills and industry knowledge while at the same time earning graduation credits and industry certification. Both in-class training and work experience is offered. LEARN MORE
BURNABY BOARD OF EDUCATION
The next public meeting of the Burnaby Board of Education will be held Tuesday, December 10 at 7 pm at the District Administration Office, 5325 Kincaid Street. LEARN MORE
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