Friday, June 18, 2021
Daily Health Check: Have you done your daily heath check? ✔
Vikings Athletics Appreciation & Awards Slideshow and Highlight Videos: Our year of athletics has now been posted on the front page of our website: www.bnsathletics.ca You can check out the awards slideshow as well as the Junior and Senior Highlight Videos!
Raffle Draw Winners! Congratulations to Mr. Roberts, Ms. Yee (Office), Mr. Fung, Mr. Blackwell, Pia Sung, EJ Launio, Emilio Rodriguez-Sanin, and Annabelle Chen, and Ella Vose for winning the Senior Leadership Class Raffle. In total, we raised enough money to plant over 350 trees! Thank you for your support. Senior Leadership Class (Mr. Sokugawa)
Indigenous Peoples Day – Monday, June 21st : Monday is Indigenous Peoples Day. Please wear orange, if you can, and come out and meet Xwalacktun who is carving our House Post, and Lorelei who will be drumming. Both events will be in the horseshoe.
Japanese Club Year-End Party: Japanese Club will be hosting their year-end party on Monday, June 21st at lunch in Room 116 with a karaoke session! Everyone is welcome and singing in any language is fine. Treats will also be provided. Have a great summer!
Frozen Treat Sale: Grade 8 Council is having a second frozen treats sale, hopefully this time it won’t hail! Come out to buy some Popsicles and Freezies today, June 18th in the Horseshoe! (Mr. Fung)
Cotton Candy Sale: Hi Vikings! Karing 4 Kids is having another cotton candy sale on Tuesday, June 22nd. $2.50 per bag or 2 for $4! All the funds will go to Make-a-Wish Foundation. Stop by the North Foyer at lunch. Thank you!
Clothing Drive! Christmas Cheer is hosting a clothing drive in partnership with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. Each donation will go towards Big Brothers and benefit Christmas Cheer. Please bring unwanted clothing and materials to our “Clothing Drive Drop Off” box at the entrance by the school’s main office from Monday, June 21st to Wednesday, June 23rd! *Please note that items will not be accepted if they are soiled, torn, or unsafe. Items must be suitable for resale and in working order. (visit www.bigclothingdonation.com for more information on where the clothing goes!)
List of accepted items: All clothing; Accessories (belts, hats, scarves); Shoes and boots; Towels, tablecloths, curtains and linens; Undergarments, nylons and socks; Blankets, bedding and pillows; Housewares (dishes, cutlery, pots; Toys, books, games and video games; Videos, records, CD’s and DVD’s; Small tools, Small appliances
Dear Lake: Letter to the Lake Project by North teacher and poet, Claire Davis (Room 218): I am looking for students, teachers, their families, and the community to participate in a community memory project called Dear Lake: Letters to the Lake. I will record your stories about Deer Lake Park, Shadbolt, Oakalla Prison Farm, the Burnaby Art Gallery, or Heritage Village Museum and use them to inspire poetry for a book publication and an audio installation around Deer Lake Park. I will be an artist in residence at the lake from August 3-8th if you would like to record in person. Consent forms for minors are necessary. See www.Letterstothelake.ca for more information. Follow the project on FB and Instagram @letterstothelake Project supported by the Deer Lake Artist Residency Program. (Ms. Davis)
Year-End Concert: The Burnaby North Music program is holding its Year-End Spring Concert via Zoom on Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:00 PM. Join in to hear amazing performances from Burnaby North’s Orchestra, Choirs, Marching Band, Jazz band, and many more. Hope to see you there! More info the performance on @bnsmusiccouncil’s Instagram bio or on the school website! (Music Council & teachers)
Burnaby North Theatre Company has performances ready for viewing! For $10 you will have access to 2 shows: “13 Ways to Ruin your College Interview” is a one act play filled with wacky characters. “Lockdown” is also a one act drama about high school students not sure if their school lockdown is a drill or real. *Warning: language is inappropriate for younger viewers. Payment should be made in person to Room 114. Shows are available to watch next week, June 20-26. (Ms. Agnew)
AP Seminar Class 2021/22: To all members of the new AP Seminar class for next school year, please check your email regarding an important introductory (Virtual) meeting after school on Wednesday, June 23rd. If you have not yet received the email regarding this meeting, please contact Mrs. Hardjowasito as soon as possible (either send her an email at email@example.com or come by Room 18). The following Grade 10 students should also please contact Mrs. Hardjowasito directly as soon as possible to confirm their enrollment in the course: Bailey Ling, Elsie Li, EJ Launio, Kathryne Zong, Zee He, Matthew Wong, Marianna Cai, Kevin Xu, Leo (Haoxiang) Zhang, Brian Shao, Elise Chen, and Param Shelar. Thank you.
ELL Students: If you wrote the ELL Assessment and would like to know how you did, please contact Ms. Stokes. As I am in different rooms at different times of day, email might be the easiest: Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! (Ms. Stokes)
Yearbooks Available For Purchase: School Cash Online only until today! Cash Only in Room 114 from Monday, June 21st to Thursday, June 24th.
Scholarship Offers: Reminder that School Leaving is coming up and if you have been offered a scholarship, big or small, whether you plan on accepting it or not, let us know via forms! https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=LV7swROUrEqeab99Ida2Qu3b8VU8TXJGvG8_ykbBYI5UMjNNVVM3STc0OUtZOTdXVU0yOVRKTUtTOC4u
TIME SENSITIVE CityLine Scholarship for BIPOC Women: The aim is to provide access to post-secondary education and reward youth who demonstrate financial need and want to pursue a career in Media studies. The scholarship will also include a one-on-one mentorship with CityLine host Tracy Moore. Value $5,000. Requires a video resume. DUE JUNE 25th. Details: http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/north-scholarships/?p=471
VOLUNTEER / WORK EXPERIENCE
Attention Musicians: The Ambit Cafe is looking for a student to play in the cafe for a few hours on weekends. See Mr. Carey.
Leadership Work Experience: Are your mother and father bustin’ your chops to do something this summer? We now have two LEADERSHIP based work experiences available. See Career Programs.
Starbucks & Shoppers Drug: These two placements are 90% full, so hurry in to grab the final summer work experience spots. (Mr. Montgomery)
White Spot Kensington: Summer work experience available in the kitchen or front-of-house. Group orientation is June 24th at 2:30 PM. (Mr. Montgomery)
Angels Playhouse Daycare: Do you enjoy working with young children? Summer work experience available at a daycare located near Lake City Way Skytrain. (Mr. Montgomery)
SFU Summer Camp students: Come into Career Programs and tell us your hours for the summer so we can make your paperwork. (Mr. Carey)
Summer Ultimate Program: For the first time ever, Summer “Club” Ultimate is being offered in the Burnaby/NW/Tri-Cities area, via an expansion of the Vortex (VUL)program, based out of Surrey. Vancouver Ultimate League is one of Canada’s oldest and most celebrated youth ultimate programs. Each year, they send teams to compete both regionally and at the national championships. They are now expanding in order to help foster the growth of the sport in the Fraser North region.
The program gives students from schools that don’t yet have established ultimate programs a chance to learn about the sport and bring their knowledge back to their schools. It also, of course, gives students at schools with established programs a chance to improve their skills and compete at the highest level.
Registration for the Vortex program is now open, with practices starting in late June/early July (field location TBD but will be in Burnaby or New Westminster). Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no tryouts in 2021. Special priority will be given to Fraser North students from schools without Ultimate programs who are committed to bring their knowledge back to the schools.
Students can learn more, and register, at: https://www.vul.ca/vortex
FUN FACT of the DAY
Dogs can smell cancer. Researchers have found that dogs are able to pick up on a specific scent that cancer produces in a person – undetectable to humans.