Weather Related School Closures
The latest white fluff in the air last week is reminding us that winter is on its way! That means it is time to remind you of how you might learn of any weather related school closures.
All schools will remain OPEN, unless there is heavy snowfall, damage or other circumstances (e.g. power outage) that make it impossible to operate safely. In the event there are certain schools or the entire district closed due to snow, or any other weather-related issues, announcements will be made on local radio stations by 7 a.m. on the day of the closure. Please do not call the radio station – tune in and listen for the announcements, or check the radio station websites.
Closure information will also be posted on the district website at www.burnabyschools.ca and on Twitter @burnabyschools (please follow us!). However, keep in mind that there may be situations where this is not possible, for example, if there are power outages or technical problems. The most reliable way to get school closure information is to listen to the local radio stations.
Information will only be provided on school closures. If there is no closure information, our schools are open for learning! However, the decision to send your child to school or not is ultimately a family decision.
For more detailed information on weather related school closures, please click here
Now it’s time to get back to doing my Sun Dance.
We’d like to invite parents, Brantford families, and community members to attend our upcoming Remembrance Day Assembly which will be happening on Thursday, Nov. 9th @ 10:45 a.m. We would love to see you there.
As we enter our second school year of having full implementation of the new curriculum, teachers will be using Monday, Oct. 23rd as a day to further explore the curricular changes and collaborate with fellow staff. This day is slightly different than a “regular” Pro-D Day in the fact that it is solely devoted to working with the new curriculum, whereas a Pro-D Day is devoted to delving into any area a teacher might be passionate about or want to further develop skills, strategies, and understanding.
Burnaby Parks & Rec will be running “Brantford Family Gym” starting in October.
The program is for Brantford families, and provides the space and the gear for families to run, kick, throw and tumble together. Or, if you’d prefer, a spirited game of hockey, soccer or basketball. The program will have a large variety of toys for our youngest athletes. All toys and equipment provided. An adult must accompany children.
Must be 5 and up.
Runs: Wednesdays October 4—November 29
5:00pm-6:30pm Barcode: 458142
Fee:$38.60 per child for 9 sessions
Orange Shirt Day? What is that?
Well, Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. Many people are unaware of the history of Residential Schools and the impact these had on the Aboriginal Cultures of Canada…Orange Shirt Day is a small step towards acknowledging this part of our history and working towards reconciliation. For more information, visit http://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Officially, Orange Shirt Day is held on Saturday, Sept. 30th, but due to a Pro-D Day and the weekend, Brantford will be acknowledging Orange Shirt Day on Thursday, Sept. 28th. We encourage everyone to wear Orange that day.