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"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…

Mental Health Week

As I scoured the internet for pictures for this month’s newsletter, this one spoke to me.  There is something about the carefree nature, innocence and effortless happiness of children that can make the worst of days seem not so bad.  When children routinely lack these characteristics, we worry.   This week is mental health week. We know the importance of mental health and well-being for us all.  Feel free to participate in some of the activities on our website! Check out this free resource mental health created by the Thunder Bay Catholic Distric School board and the many other mental health resources for…

Media Release: Major Addition and Renovations to our Local School

APRIL 13, 2017 - PENETANGUISHENE, ON: Burkevale Protestant Separate School in Penetanguishene has received Ministry of Education funding for a classroom addition as well as facility upgrades. The $3.5 million project includes the replacement of a temporary porta-pac facility with four new permanent classrooms as well as upgrading the existing HVAC, lighting and other building components. Since the Protestant Separate School Board of the Town of Penetanguishene (PSSBP) has limited staff and experience with construction projects, it has entered into a partnership with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) to assist with design developments, tendering and project implementation. "We…

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