Today’s Bulletin

THURSDAY, December 12, 2019   

Flex Day Schedule

Day 1

8:40 – 9:49        Period 1

9:55 – 10:41      Flex Time

10:41 – 10:50    Break

10:56 – 12:01    Period 2

12:01 – 12:40    Lunch

12:46 – 1:51      Period 3

1:58 – 3:03        Period 4

The first five minutes of blocks 1 and 5 are set aside to read the headlines of the bulletin. We build a stronger community when students are aware of all the activities and events taking place at North. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.



The School Store is now selling 2 full size frozen yogurt tubes for only $1 at lunch.  Offer ends on the 13th December.  Hurry up, while supplies last!                                                                      Mr. Johnson

SANTA-GRAMS:  Santa-grams are on sale at the North and South foyers for $2.00 from December 10 – 16th at lunch.   Hope to see you there!                                                                                  Mr. Johnson

COATS FOR KIDS FUNDRAISER:  Hi Everyone!   Winter is on its way to town!  Want a cup of hot chocolate to kick of the Season?  Come to the North foyer at lunch time Friday, December 13th to get a hot chocolate for only $1.00 and candy canes for 50 cents.  All proceeds will go towards buying new coats for children in Burnaby!                                                                                                       Ms. Bryne


Students!  We need your feedback about Flex-Time.  Complete the online survey by the end of Flex on Thursday, December 12th to share your opinions–good or bad–and help us improve Flex.  To complete the survey, you will need to log in to Office 365.  Remember that your login is: yourstudentnumber@edu.burnabyschools.ca  and the password is the same as for the school computers.  The survey can be found by following the links on the Burnaby North Website main page

NaNoWriMo: Congratulations to all our novelists from November.  The grand prize in our school competition for most words submitted goes to Erika Lieu.  Please claim your prize in room 17.

Ms Cowley

WINTER CONCERT:  On Monday, December 16th starting at 6:30 pm.   All of the Bands will be performing.  Bring your friends and family members who are interested in the Concert.   You may get tickets from any members from the Music Dept. for free!                                         Ms. Steiger

Christmas Cheer Collections Update – After the fourth day of collections, we have new leaders in some of the grades.  Ms. Jolliffe’s class has taken over the lead in the Grade 8 competition.  Mr. Seehagen’s class leads the Grade 9 competition. Ms. Wong’s class leads all Grade 10’s.  Ms. Lehtonen class has taken the overall lead in the school!  Mr. Sokugawa’s class still leads the Grade 12 race.  The top class in each grade will win a pizza party in the New Year.  All donations go towards the Burnaby Christmas Bureau.

Donations of over $20 are eligible for a tax refund.  Thank you for “Spreading the Cheer”!   Only 3 more collection days remain! – CHEX 2019/Mr. Sokugawa

Grade 12 Grade 11 Grade 10 Grade 9 Grade 8
Sokugawa, C $153.60 Lehtonen, M $188.65 Wong, B $127.70 Seehagen, L $118.40 Jolliffe, F $90.50
Tooley, K $75.35 Paterson, K $184.70 Parker, N $101.65 Gabriel, B $102.25 Dos Reis, T $87.15
McPhee, D $74.60 Smith, H $153.25 Young, J $87.30 Macrae, J $72.30 Malito, V $49.00
Mushens, B $57.15 Lynch, C $66.50 Du, T $63.90 Wilson, K $17.40 Bettles, D $35.30
Roberts, D $54.05 Versteeg, S $64.85 Byrne, E $56.10 Laurita, T $16.00 Cowley, J $22.20

FESTIVE FRIDAY!  This is the second week of Festive Friday!  Show your school spirit and wear pajamas to school for free pancakes in the North foyer.  First come, first serve.  See you all there!

Ms. Tooley

LOST AND FOUND:  Please come and claim your lost and found clothing, jackets, shoes, pencil cases, water bottles… in Room 114 across from Main Office.  Anything not claimed by December 20 will be donated to charity.  Thank you:)


HOLIDAY BREAK SCHOLARSHIPS – get your New Year’s resolution in order and apply for scholarships! Don’t know where to start? Check out Scholartree’s  Holiday Break Scholarships (go to online bulletin to check out link) Not all awards will apply to all students. For students to get a list customized to them and weekly email reminders of deadlines, they should create a profile on ScholarTree. At the top left, they can use the filter “Applications Open” to only see those scholarships that are currently accepting applications.

YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP –  ScholarTree has partnered with York University to create content to give away 1 free year of tuition. If any of your students are interested in going to York tell them to apply to the contest here: https://scholartree.ca/scholarship/year-of-free-tuition/NIr0gLEGza (this offer is open to students across Canada, not just Ontario students as shown on the ScholarTree page). Due Date: January 15Will be posted again in FAB #5.

Chinese Government Scholarship Program – Want to study abroad… for free!?!?! The People’s Republic of China, in agreement with the Province of British Columbia, is offering full and partial scholarships to interested students seeking to earn their degree at a Chinese University. Applicants must be Canadian citizens who reside in BC and are in good health and completed high school with good grade. More details can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/post-secondary-education/international-education/chinese_government_scholarship_program_-_application_procedures_final.pdf and will be posted in FAB #5. Due date for applications: February 14, 2020.

Western’s National  Scholarship Program – looking for high-potential applicants who excel in the classroom and in their extracurricular pursuits. Here’s a sampling of what’s on offer: One Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Scholarship valued at $72,000; Five President’s Entrance Scholarships valued at $65,000 and up to 15 more at $50,000; Three International President’s Entrance Scholarships valued at $50,000 for international (visa) students; Up to 15 Faculty Entrance Scholarships valued at $30,000; Up to 50 National Merit Awards valued at $2,000 for one year. More details can be found at: https://registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/admission/ and will be posted in FAB#5.

Schulich Applicants – remember to work on those nomination packages and have them ready for submission to Student Services January 8th!


GINGERBREAD HOUSE EVENT – Build and decorate a gingerbread house after school TODAY, Thursday, December 12th in the North Cafeteria. Houses, snacks and pizza will be provided. To reserve your spot for this event, please see Ms. Teng-Davis in room 309 or Mr. Archibald in room 116A.

September 2020 Renewal Form: For all grade 8 to 11 international students, please see Ms. Chow for your September 2020 renewal form during break and after school if you haven’t done so already. The deadline for both the form and school fee is January 30, 2020! 


CANTONESE CLUB will be having a Pizza Sale TODAY in the North and South foyers at lunch.  Come get yourself a pizza before we run out – 1 for $2.50 and 2 for $4.00!                                        Mr. Chan

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS CLUB:  The Mental Health Awareness Club Yearbook photo will be at lunch TODAY in the Gallery                                                                                             Mr. Sandhu

LIBRARY WINTER CLUB PARTY:  The Winter Party will be at lunch on Wednesday December 18th.  Please sign up on the pink sheet by the service hour binders to pre-order your pizza   Remember you must have worked your shifts regularly in order to attend (if you’re not sure what that means, check with us).  Sign-up closes Dec.12th. (Ms Cowley, Ms Gladwin, & Mr. Chahal)

HACK PREP:  Become a Hackathon Pro – Are you interested in coding?  Come sign up for Hack Prep at VikingsDev, our premiere set of workshops designed to prepare you for hackathons!  For more information, visit vikingsdev.ca/hackprep   We’ll see you there!                                            Mr. Janetka

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:  Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift?  Come to the North foyer at lunch anytime this week and check out Amnesty’s Candle sale!  All proceeds will go towards Amnesty International, an organization dedicated to fighting for human rights worldwide.  Plus, with every purchase, you’ll be entered for a raffle prize of a gift card!                                            Ms.  Bernabei

WHISTLER SNOWCLUB: Student attending the Saturday, December 14th trip to Whistler please look at the attendance list posted outside Career Programs and verify that your details are correct.


TABLE-TENNIS TEAM:  All Students interested in being on the Burnaby North Table-Tennis Team, you must attend, sign-up and demonstrate your skills. Tryouts are every Thursday and Friday at 3:15 – 4:30 in the Aux. Gym… Please wear proper gym shoes and we can loan you a paddle if needed.                  Mr. Seehagen