Today’s Bulletin

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Monday, November 30, 2020

The first five minutes of Period 1 is 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.


Photo Retakes be on Friday, December 4th between 8:30AM to 10:30AM for students who were absent on the first photo day, the first retake day, and those who have photographic or processing errors in their original photos. Students will be called down in alpha order. Student ID may be required for photo retakes.

Congratulations to Alex Logan and Annie Lu: This past weekend, two grade eleven students, Alex Logan and Annie Lu, virtually went to the chilly province of Alberta to attend the British Parliamentary National Debate Championships. We are very proud to announce that they overall placed as the second top team in the whole country! On top of that, both Alex and Annie impressively placed within the top five speakers as well. These results have qualified them to compete at international tournaments held by Oxford and Cambridge University next spring. We want to congratulate both students and wish them luck at their future competitions!

Attention: Quarter 2 AP Students: Please remember to sign up for your Q2 AP classes via https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/ using your join code AND… if you plan on taking the AP exam for that class, make sure to play for it via SchoolCash https://burnaby.schoolcashonline.com/ before your course ends. Although you technically have until February to pay, your AP teachers will only check with you before the end of Q2 so don’t put it off! Pay today!!                                              (Ms. Mihic)

Attention: Quarter 3 and 4 AP students: Are you intending on writing AP exams for these courses? If so, you can start early by paying for your AP exams now via SchoolCash https://burnaby.schoolcashonline.com/. Join codes for these courses will be released in early February during the Q2 turnaround so stay tuned! Either way, the exams will happen. If you have any other questions, see Ms. Mihic.

When: Morning of Thursday (8:45am-10:15am), February 4th, 2021
Where: Gallery
Format: 25-question, 75-minute multiple-choice contest. No calculators.
Cost: To be determined by number of students that register (approx. $12)
Website: https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-1012  (for more information)

Please sign up using the link below if you want to write this math contest. If you sign up, you must pay $12 to Ms. Young (in room 305) by November 30th, otherwise a contest will not be ordered for you.  The link can also be found on the school website.
*PLEASE NOTE:  If the schools close as a result of Provincial Health guidelines during the contest date, we will not be able to run this contest and you may not receive a refund.

Do You Love to Write?  Write a story or poem for this year’s Words Writing Project. It might be chosen to be printed in the 2020/2021 WORDS Anthology! Open to all grades. Submit your written work in English or French by March 5, 2021. For more information https://burnabyschools.ca/blog/words-writing-project-2020-21


UBC Presidential Scholarship– available to students who are entering UBC. These awards recognize students who excel across the board and who have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, and school.  Multiple one-time award of approximately $5,000, and renewable awards of up to $40,000 on the Okanagan campus, and $80,000 on the Vancouver campus, each payable over four years. Apply to UBC by December 1st, 2020 and includes paying the admission fee and completing all sections of your online application.

Beedie Luminaries Scholarship – This (up to) $40,000 scholarship is offered by a local company and we won 2 of them last year! Criteria -PR or resident since 2018; min. overall grade average of 75% for grade 11 and available grade 12; demonstrate financial adversity; and use funding towards a post-secondary institution, trade school or college in which you will be enrolled full-time.  Two letters of reference required (1 teacher; 1 community-based) in addition to transcript and application. Eligibility details at: https://beedieluminaries.ca/eligibility/An application with all supporting documentation must be submitted electronically by January 13th, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. PST. More details on BNSS Scholarship Blog.

Schulich Scholarship – check the BNSS Scholarship blog TOMORROW for details on this scholarship. https://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/north-scholarships

Burnaby North Scholarships – Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards and more!

Criteriawize is providing a $500 Academic Support scholarship to a Canadian High School student between Grades 9 – 11. This scholarship is intended to provide a student with resources that will make them a strong candidate for applying to college or university in the future.




2020/21 Clubs: Hey Vikings! Are you interested in joining a club this year? The 2020/21 Book of Clubs with all the info you need to join is finally here! It will be posted soon under the STUDENTS tab on the school website so keep checking back, but if you just can’t wait, come to student services to look at a paper copy at Student Services front desk.

WE Charity Club: Hey everyone! WE Charity Club is excited to be back in action. We will be having our first meeting on Tuesday, December 1, at 4 PM on Zoom. Whether you are a returning member, a new member or simply interested in the club, we highly encourage you to come to this meeting. The Zoom link will be posted in our Instagram bio @wecharitybns closer to next week. Hope to see everyone there!       (Ms. Versteeg)

Burnaby North Dance Club: Hey Vikings! Are you interested in dance? Always wanted to try dance? An experienced dancer? Join the Burnaby North Dance Club today by signing up in the link in the @bnss_danceclub Instagram bio! We hope to see you in the upcoming dance sessions!    (Ms. Hodanic)


Want a part-time paid job? Boys and Girls club is offering free online training over the Winter Break (with a $300 bonus when complete).                                                                                   (Mr. Carey)

New volunteer spots now open for Shoppers Drug Mart and London Drugs.                  (Mr. Carey)

Capitol Hill Medical Clinic – PAID JOB: Capitol Hill Medical Clinic located at 4695 Hasting Street (Hastings & Beta) is looking for 2-3 students in grade 11 or 12 to work at their medical clinic. This is a paid position $14.60/hour. The work hours are flexible and can be arranged around your class schedule. The clinic is open from 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday. A successful candidate is someone who is organized, has excellent communication skills, is comfortable working on a computer, is professional and can work independently. If you are interested please prepare a cover letter and resume and bring it to Career Programs, 116A by Tuesday December 1, 2020 at 3:00 PM.