Parkcrest and Chaffey-Burke Schools are celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday by completing an exciting project. This project involves recognizing the contributions of a group of iconic Canadian musicians, Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip. Their songs are all about Canadian identity and culture.
Gord Downie is a Canadian hero. On Monday, June 19th, he was appointed to the Order of Canada for his work on Indigenous issues. Gord was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Parkcrest and Chaffey-Burke sold t-shirts to raise money for cancer research on Gord’s behalf. Altogether both schools have raised over $700.
Parkcrest and Chaffey-Burke Elementary also learned one of the HIP’s songs “Ahead by a Century”, which was videoed by the Burnaby Learning Technology team and has been submitted as our contribution to the “Canada 150th” event. The song was also performed by the grade two and three students at Primary Days of Music. When Mr. Downie first heard about this project he was so impressed and happy he actually phoned Ms. Chow, one of the people who came to film us, in person to ask about how he could get a copy of the link to add to the Tragically Hip’s Facebook page.
Chaffey is HIP
Kids Guide to Canada
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA!
Thank you for the freedoms, opportunities and choices we all receive from living in this great country of our!
Dear Parents of Chaffey-Burke,
We are hoping that you can take some time to answer a few questions about the recent reporting period and process we are undertaking at Chaffey-Burke. This information is important to us as we work on improving the way we communicate with parents and learning for our students.
Chaffey-Burke Communicating Student Learning Survey
Claudio Bortolussi, Principal
We are striving for a better way to communicate with parents in a formal way to talk about the assessment going on in the classroom. The 3 way conference will get a conversation started about supporting your child and their learning in the future, beyond the next term but with a continuous mindset of learning for success in society and adulthood. It also makes students more involved in the learning they are being asked to participate in; Self-Assessment is key in the growth of student learning.
- Using clear, straightforward language
- Providing information about the growth, progress and achievement of their child
- Outlining specific interventions and supports that are needed and/or enhance the child’s learning
- Helping parents understand the next steps in their child’s learning and development and ways they can further their child’s growth
- Including information about the child as a member of the learning community, their contributions, how they approach learning and that you know and care about their child
We are encouraging parents to bring a friend or translator with them if they feel that language will be an issue in the conference. Although your child could act as a translator, sometimes the message gets confused when they are trying to tell their parents something.
Chaffey-Burke has settlement workers who are here to help parents with translations of information, if as a second language parent you would like some more information, you are encouraged to get a hold of our settlement workers for clarifications. They have been involved and informed with updates about how we are reporting differently during the second term. Out two contacts are Caren.Yu@sd41.bc.ca & Leila.Nemati@sd41.bc.ca , these support workers are valuable resources and if they cannot answer your questions, will direct you to someone who can.