Our Last Week

Good Morning,

Here is our weekly plan for the last week of classes.  Have a great summer!



  • Cohort 1 attends school today, not Tuesday, this week


  • Cohort 2 attends school today


  • Sign digital scrapbook and return library books if you have not done so already!


  • You can pick up your report card from the school, in the gym, at your assigned time (based on last name):
    • A-E   9:00 – 9:30
    • F-K   9:30 – 10:00
    • L-M   10:00 – 10:30
    • N-T   10:30 – 11:00
    • U-Z   11:00 – 11:30


  • Admin. Day (no school) – Summer vacation has begun for you!

Week 12

Hello, Div. 13 Students and Parents,

Thank you for your ongoing support of your child’s learning journey during this unprecedented time. Please know that whether your child is participating in home learning opportunities, in-class instruction, or a combination of the two, your child’s teacher and school staff are there to help.

Here are some possible learning opportunities for your child this week:


Library Books

Good Morning Div. 13 Students,

Here is a message from Mrs. Doerksen…

As you all know at this time of the year I need your help to get all the library books back. This year it is a bit trickier!

Here are the options:

1) You can bring them in if they are attending school and put them on the red table outside the library doors.

2) The books can be returned in a plastic bag and come to the school between:
9:15 and 10:00
2:00 and 2:30
and call the school secretary or principal to answer the door to take the returned books. Their numbers are posted on the primary doors out back and on the main front entrance doors. Parents or online students are not to come into the building, just phone and someone will pick up the books at the door.
3) If necessary return the books in a plastic bag when they pick up their child’s report card, the last week in June.

I will really appreciate your help on this matter,

Mrs. Doerksen

June. 8th-June. 12th

Dear Parents/Caregivers, Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times. This is the second week, where some students will be returning to school part-time on a voluntary basis while others will continue with home learning. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions regarding either in-class or home learning. As many of us have become more reliant on technology over the past couple of months, please remember that taking frequent, active breaks away from devices is an important part of staying healthy: 

  • put on some music and dance 
  • run up and downstairs
  • jump rope 
  • stretch 
  • take outside/nature breaks throughout the day

Here are some learning opportunities for your child this week: Week 11



Summer Reading Club!

The Burnaby Public Library will be having their summer reading club online this year!  Registration starts June. 12!

Here is the info:

Week at a glance week #10

Dear Parents/Caregivers,
This is a unique and challenging time for students, parents, and educators. Thank you for everything you are doing to support your child. We are doing our best to adapt to this new form of learning and every family is dealing with its own unique set of circumstances. Do what works best for your family and reach out to your child’s teacher if you are needing support. Here are some tips about how to further support home learning from the Ministry of Education’s Keep Learning website:
Encourage positive communication with your child (to give and accept instructions).
Encourage the development of good work habits and help your child take pride in work well done.
Be patient with your child and yourself. This is a new experience for everyone and will take some time to adjust to. The most important thing is for your child to feel safe, loved and supported.
Here are some possible learning opportunities for your child this week.
Please note that my schedule has changed with the return to school beginning this week. I will be teaching at school on Mondays and Tuesdays for a full day. For the remainder of the week, I will be teaching remotely with the same expectations as previous weeks and will continue for the rest of the school year. Weekly and daily assignments will be required in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy. Your child’s core competencies assessment is also required and will be in your child’s third term report card. I will be available during these office hours on Wednesdays to Fridays from 9-10:30am. Here are your weekly activities for Week #10:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Return to School and Remote Learning

I cant believe that today is already Friday! I hope you all had a great week and have been enjoying the sunshine.

I have titled this post Return to School and Remote Learning. As some students will be returning to school and others will continue learning from home remotely. For those of you returning to school on Monday morning I welcome everyone back. For those of you who will continue with the remote learning, my schedule has changed I will be at school on Mondays and Wednesdays for the full day so I will have limited access to technology. For the remainder of the week, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays my schedule will be used for remote learning opportunities. My office hours for those days will continue to be from 9-10:30 am. We will continue with the daily and weekly assignments each week for the remaining weeks left of the school year. The weekly learning assignments will be posted to the classroom blog on Monday mornings at 9 am.

If you have you have any further questions feel free to email me.
Enjoy the weekend!
Ms. Brancati

May Choice Board

Good Morning All,

This is the last week to complete your May Choice Board Activities. They are required, here is the link again https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hemZKB7fmXFPFTbwhazXROgZqsCoJCWI/view?usp=sharing

Enjoy the activities, they are a fun way to do some Science and SEL!

Stay tuned, new activities for the month of June will be coming soon!

Parents did you miss out on our survey?

Good Morning Parents and Caregivers,

SD41 recently sent an email and survey to all our parents (with an email listed with their children’s school). By any chance did we miss you?

With the positive news about the decline in COVID-19 comes recent direction from the Ministry of Education to re-open our schools effective June 1, 2020, to provide additional in-class instruction. Parents will still have the option of keeping their children at home, and some home learning opportunities will continue on-line until the end of the school year.

Stage 3 of the Ministry plan allows for students in kindergarten to grade five to attend up to two to three days per week, with students in grades six through twelve attending up to one day per week.

We are following all Health and Safety Guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer, WorkSafe BC and the Ministry of Education in order to ensure that our schools are safe places to learn and to work. These guidelines include having no more than 50% of students in attendance in grades K-5 and no more than 20% of students in grades 6-12 at any given time.

In order to meet all of the Health and Safety Guidelines, including the limits described above, we will need to know which students will be returning to schools.  If you have not already done so please complete the survey as today is the last day!   Here is the link to the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIr-tPYiILajPHcPWCMqap2-Y0fQCgiljAbITrKzzNgnd7uA/viewform

Welcome to Week#9: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14XkxF09SoRLGMKaXBskgXVyL7T-PPtvY1FbRZghKEL8/edit?usp=sharing

If there is a problem with the website links, please email me.

Thank you!

Week 8

Week of May 18 to May 22

Dear Parents/Caregivers, 

Thank you for everything you are doing to support your child during this unique and challenging time. We know that home learning is not easy; remember to give yourself permission to do what works best for you and your family. As always, please reach out to me if you have any further questions.  The May Choice Board activities will be submitted daily and the assignments in RED are required.  No math to be turned in this week!


May Choice Board: