The District has been experiencing email disruption on and off over the past month. This means that you may have missed emailed information from your child’s school or your email to a school/district employee may not have been received.
As email is one of our primary methods of communication, resolving this issue is our priority. If you were expecting email communication and have not received it, please check your school’s website or call the school directly. Thank you for your patience.
Ecole Marlborough Elementary students and staff are keen to make a difference in the lives of Syrian refugees. When a drum-a-thon was proposed to raise funds for the cause the entire school came on board. The school will host a 12-hour drum-a-thon on November 25, from 8 am to 8 pm, to raise money for Syrian refugees, with groups of students taking turns on a class set of African djembe drums. The public is welcome to come by and support their campaign from 6 to 8 pm – or donate online through the Red Cross at www.redcross.ca/marlboroughrhythmsforlife LEARN MORE
The BCAMT (BC Association of Mathematics Teachers) annually recognizes outstanding teachers in BC. Recently they singled out one of Burnaby’s finest, Daryl Goeson, Burnaby North’s Math Department Head. He received the prestigious Ivan L. Johnson Memorial Award, an award established to honour this long time BCAMT executive member – and coincidently had been a math teacher in Burnaby. Since the award was established four years ago two Burnaby teachers have received this award for inspiring teachers to try new ideas and seeking innovative practices in the math classroom. Congratulations Daryl!
Public Education means that every child is given the opportunity to learn and to be inspired to reach their potential. People like Jacqueline Shen who was an integral leader of the Burnaby Youth Sustainability Network and is now at MIT majoring in Biological Engineering. Or Carlena Britch who discovered her passion for dance in elementary school and is now in LA “living her dream on stage.” Read their stories and others that illustrate how in Burnaby’s public schools, we work together to provide engaging, inclusive and welcoming learning environments, supporting the unique needs of each child. LEARN MORE