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Grade 8 Retreat–Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018

  • Grade 8 Retreat Info & Consent form (.pdf) –Return the signed permission form to your PHE Teacher by Sept. 11, 2018

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On Tuesday September 18th, Grade 8 students will have an exciting opportunity to participate in
Burnaby North’s annual Grade 8 Retreat. The retreat will take place at Mount Seymour in North

The purpose of the retreat is to provide Grade 8 students with an opportunity to get to
know one another, to develop a sense of connectedness with classmates, and to learn about the expectations and responsibilities of Burnaby North students.

On the day of the retreat, students should report to the South Gym by 8:00 a.m. At this point,
students will be arranged into groups and loaded on to buses that will take them to the
mountain. The retreat will take place rain or shine, so be sure to bring weather-appropriate
clothing: a rain jacket, sunscreen, bug repellent, and plenty of water. Regardless of weather,
please bring supportive and comfortable footwear (i.e. running or hiking shoes) as a significant
portion of the day will be spent outdoors. Students will also need to bring their own lunch, as
food is not available for purchase at Mount Seymour. For the duration of the retreat, we ask
that all electronic devices (including iPods and cell phones) be left at home as they can be
easily lost.

Please complete the field trip form (see reverse) for this event and have your son or daughter
return it to his or her P.H.E. teacher no later than Tuesday, September 11th, 2018. Be sure
to note any medical concerns on the field trip form and send students any personal medical
items (e.g. inhaler, epi-pen) if required. Alternative learning activities will be provided for
students who do not attend the retreat.