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"Hot Off The Press!" - January 2018

It’s hard to believe that it is now the year 2018!  We hope that the new year marked a fantastic beginning for all of you.  There is something magical about a new year - it’s the time of rebirth, of starting fresh, of sweeping bad times and misfortunes away.  May your new year be filled with health, happiness and good fortune.  It’s also a time for starting fresh at school, after a well-deserved and needed break.  The year ahead holds many fun activities and learning for your children.  The staff at Burkevale is looking forward to sharing these with our…

"Hot Off The Press!" - December 2017

The laughter of children and the smiling faces in the anticipation of  Santa Claus can be seen throughout the corridors of the school.  In an elementary school, you can feel the excitement as you enter each and every classroom!  This part of Christmas is something that students need no reminder of by parents, caregivers or teachers.  Advertisements, shopping malls and street corners are constant reminders in the holiday season - not to mention the anticipation of Christmas gifts!  Unfortunately, sometimes during this time of the year, we forget about the true meaning of Christmas.  I stumbled upon this poem when…

"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…

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