On behalf of all the staff at UHE, we wish your families a safe, restful and enjoyable summer! See you all back September 6th!
|9:00-3:00 School is open for new registrations
|Tuesday, September 6
Returning students go to last year’s classes.
New students meet Ms. Driussi in main foyer.
10:00 a.m. Dismissal – at end of assembly (all welcome)
|Wednesday, September 7
First full day for Grades 1-7: Grade 1-7 Schedule
Kindergarten: 2016 Kindergarten Gradual Entry Calendar
September 2016 – Welcome Back Newsletter
Students organized a demonstration at a local bike park. With Emil as their commentator and Lucas as their support person, Max, Charlie, Stuart, Tom, and Kai wowed the crowd with tweaks, bar twists, whips and back touches. The chain was a big hit too!
A few students (Neriya, Sean, Kiarad, Norvin, Jaide, Jesse, Jerry and Kai), moved by the plight of the residents of Fort McMurray, quickly organized a very successful fundraiser through a Freezie Sale, as a way to offer assistance. Today we sent a cheque in the amount of $397.85 and a letter to the Canadian Red Cross: 2016 Letter to Red Cross re Alberta Fire Collection
A huge thank you goes out to:
- The incredible supportive parents of the students who put this together;
- The generosity of Nester’s for the donation of many of the Freezies;
- The amazing PAC for allowing students to set up a table at the Spring Fair;
- The wise Ms. Driussi for assistance with nuts and bolts of how these things work;
- Wonderful you! Those who purchased a Freezie for the cause. Thanks!
The WORDS Writing Project is a great display of how in Burnaby Schools, literacy is a priority. We know that literacy is the foundation for all learning and our teachers know this too. Our students are not only taught to read and write, they’re also encouraged to express themselves through the power of words. Congratulations to former student Suzanna B. for having her work published in the 2015/16 “A Way With Words” Anthology (selected works by students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in the Burnaby School District):
Tantalizing aromas spill from the pots and pans on the stove,
Banda music is lifted and carried all throughout the house,
While aunts, uncles, and cousins prance through the door that is never locked,
Everyone is welcome.
Abuela hums to herself as she mixes, churns and whisks her signature dishes,
Dancing breaks out in the living room and everyone moves with the music,
She is surrounded by the laughter and joy that is her family,
Everyone is delighted.
The children race around the kitchen, trying to get the first bite of the delectable dinner,
They skip, hop and run with glee from their mothers and their slapping wooden spoons;
The familia invades the kitchen with full stomachs and happy hearts,
Everyone is eager.
Chairs are pulled from every space as people cram to fit at the dinner table,
Stories are shared that spark laughter in us all,
The food is colourful, fiery and fresh,
Everyone is at ease.
Abuela looks around the table and smiles,
This is our family.
The BC Ministry of Education is building on one of the world’s most successful school systems in the world. Working together with more than 100 BC teachers over the past three years they have been refining BC’s curriculum with a focus on personalized learning.
As you are aware, during the 2015/16 school year, the redesigned curriculum was piloted from K to grade 9. Beginning September 2016 it will be fully implemented in these grades. Additionally, teachers of grade 10-12 students will have the option to use the redesigned curriculum in their classrooms.
At the same time, the Ministry of Education is also updating the graduation program and provincial assessment with implementation expected between 2016 and 2018.
The Ministry of Education has just provided some updated information. We encourage you to take some time to get familiar with the exciting learning journey that lies ahead for your child.
Click here to learn more.