"Hot Off The Press!" - November 2017

Because Remembrance Day falls on a Saturday this year, we will be honouring this special day on Friday,  November 10th at 9:00 am.  As time goes by, it seems harder for students to understand the importance and significance of Remembrance Day.  We owe it to those who served our country to honour and remember how their efforts contributed to the wonderful and free country that we call Canada.   Please feel free to join us in this day of remembrance.

"Hot Off The Press!" - October 2017

As always, we collected coins for cancer in September.  This year, we decided to allocate our coin collection to the Terry Fox Foundation and the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre.  In addition to our traditional nickel, dime, quarter, loonie and toonie collection, daily activities were planned the week leading up to the school wide walk that took place on Thursday, September 28th.  A huge thank-you to Ms. Moloney, Mrs. Rodaway and Ms. Landry  for organizing the event and activities, and to students and families for supporting the cause.  We would be hard pressed to find someone that has not had…

"Hot Off The Press!"- September 2017

Summer has flown by in the blink of an eye.  I hope you all had the opportunity to relax, rest and recharge for the upcoming school year.  The dedicated and skilled staff has been planning and working tirelessly to prepare for the arrival of students and to ensure another incredible and productive experience.  We are so delighted that you are a part of this amazing learning community and are looking forward to another positive partnership with families, as students embark on the next phase of their academic journey.   In addition to agendas, Seesaw and Google Classroom will continue to be…

"Hot Off The Press!" - June 2017

I remember my parents  telling me on more than one occasion, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”  Now that I am older, I think the message they were sharing was a valuable one.  Change is never easy, but worth it.  We cannot remain stagnate, or we get left behind.  We owe this to our children, to  the students at Burkevale.  We must provide an environment where students are self-regulated, creative, collaborators, communicators, thinkers, problems solvers and entrepreneurs.  2017 has marked a great deal of change at Burkevale.  From the transformation of our library to a learning commons…

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