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7502 2nd Street
Burnaby, BC, V3N 3R5
March 2, 2016
Principal: Mr. Mark Harding
Head Teacher: Ms. Barbara Henderson
Coordinator: Ms. Vicky Malito
At Second Street Community School, we are committed to be a respectful,
joyful, and safe learning environment where we all strive to be our best.
March is Internet Safety Month
At school we regularly engage students in discussions about responsible and ethical online use of
technology. Our code of conduct and behavioral expectations also extend to the virtual world of the
internet. We invite you to work with us in spreading the message to your children about staying safe and
appropriate while using the internet and social media. Many students regularly bring electronic games, as
well as iPods, MP3 players and telephones to school. Recently we are experiencing ongoing issues with
cellphones that include texting, calling and taking photos/videos while at school. We would like to remind
all families that we request that students NOT bring any electronic equipment to school. If brought to
school, cell phones are not to be used during school hours.
We realize that students sometimes need their telephone to contact parents at the end of the day (not
during the school day). This is, of course, a safety consideration. There is a telephone available in the office
for student use with a telephone pass from their teacher. We thank you for your assistance and
cooperation with these issues.
Talk with your family.
When teaching your children about social media, please consider these questions:
What images might be ok to post? What might not? How will children deal with images that are
posted by friends? How can a family empower children with knowledge to make wise and safe
Know the Facts.
Instagram (or Finstagram, Rinstagram) is an online mobile photo, video and social networking service that
allows public or private sharing on the app, as well as through other social networking platforms, such as
Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Flickr. Questions to think about:
How is using this connected to instant feedback?
What might be potential risks using this app?
Relationships are the most important factor in keeping communication lines open between yourself and
your child. Please continue to find time to have ongoing discussions about digitial citizenship and safe use
of techonolgy and social media with your child (it’s never too early). Click here for Tips on Internet Safety:
GRADE 7 PUBLIC SPEAKING CHALLENGE FINALISTS
On February 24th Manveen Cheema and Cecily Sheehan-Klassen represented 2nd Street Community
School at the Burnaby District Public Speaking Challenge in the Zonal Finals at Armstrong Elementary. All of
us at 2nd Street are extremely proud of both finalists.
PRIMARY DAYS OF MUSIC
Grade 2 and 3 students will be participating in Primary days of Music on
Monday, March 7th from 1:00-2:00 at Gilmore Elementary School. Students
will be leaving 2nd Street by bus at 12:30 and returning by 3:00 pm for this
fun district event.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING (PAC)
Come join Mr. Harding, Ms. Malito, Ms. Henderson, parents and other community members at our next
Community Council meeting on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Community Room.
Our next spirit day is on Friday, March 11th – wear green to show your school spirit for
St. Patrick’s Day. Be prepared for a Shamrock hunt!
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Don’t forget to change your clocks one hour ahead on Sunday, March 13th in the morning!!!
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS – SPRING 2016
After school programs are a wonderful way for your child to get involved. They provide children with
important socializing time with peers, foster self- esteem and confidence, and are just “good old fashioned
fun!!”. Flyer and registration forms for Spring Programs can be found on our school website
http://secondstreet.sd41.bc.ca/eastside-opportunities/ Please visit the Community Office of see Ms.
Friedrich for more information.
Spring Break takes place from March 14th through to March 25th and due to Easter Monday falling on
Monday, March 28th, students are back in school on Tuesday, March 29th. Have a wonderful break!!
SECOND STREET READING BUZZ
Congratulations to the following students who have completed 25 nights of reading:
Agumpreet – div. 5
Congratulations to the following students who have completed 50 nights of reading:
Gabrielle – div. 5 Mya – div. 7 Ishaan – div. 11
Congratulations to the following students who have completed 75 nights of reading:
Mya – div. 7
Marcus – div. 8
Katerina – div. 8
Sam – div. 14
Congratulations to the following students who have completed 100 nights of reading:
Araz – div. 7
Leo – div. 8
Maya – div. 9
Brandon – div. 11
Lawrence – div. 11
Hannah – div. 12
Congratulations to the following students who have completed 125 nights of reading:
Hannah – div. 12
REMINDERS FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE
1. If you have any changes to your child’s information (address, home phone, email, cell, your work
number or emergency contact changes) please let the school office know as soon as possible. This
information is critical if the school needs to contact you in an emergency. You can send this information
via a note with your child. If your address has changed then we will need a document to copy for your
child(ren)’s school files. These documents could be a phone bill, hydro bill, electric bill, rental or purchase
agreement, driver’s license with current address.
2. If your child is going to be absent due to illness, has a medical appointment, vacation etc., please call
the school before 9:00 a.m. 604.664.8819. You are able to leave a voice message if the school office is
closed or if Ms. Sanders is busy and can’t answer the telephone. Please be sure to state your child’s name,
teacher and reason for absence. If your child arrives late, please have them check in at the office before
going to class. Please call the school office and not email the classroom teacher.
3. There are many items in the LOST and FOUND! Please check for any items that your child may have lost.
Small items such as jewellry, glasses or keys are in the office. Lost & Found items will be placed on display
in the hallway outside the gym door March 10th to March 11th. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
JEANS DAY – Thursday, April 28th - On Jeans Day we will be wearing jeans for BC’s kids!
The Jeans Day buttons will be here again. Mark your calendar: On April 28, 2016,
thousands of people across British Columbia and the Yukon will participate in one of the
easiest and most fun fundraisers ever - Jeans Day!!
What is Jeans Day? Jeans Day is the ONE day of the year when WEARING YOUR JEANS will
raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital. Special buttons are purchased that entitle you to the
“right” to wear jeans for the day.
Where does the money go? All the funds raised will go directly to the BC Children’s Hospital
to provide the treatment and special care that ill or injured children require.
What’s the cost? Second Street will be selling the buttons for $5.00 each. Please watch out for the forms to
come home in April.
COMMUNITY SHRED DAY – SAVE THE DATE Saturday, May 7th
Do you have boxes full of documents, photos, credit cards that you
need to dispose of? Watch your items be shredded and recycled in
seconds when 1-800-SHREDDING comes on site while helping raise
funds for 2nd Street’s Earthquake Preparedness equipment. There is
no need to remove the paperclips, staples or even take items out of
the binders!! Don’t miss out on this upcoming opportunity, it’s only a
donation of $5 per bankers box.
Community School Coordinator
In the office on:
Monday, Wednesday – Friday
Hours vary weekly – please check her
schedule with Penny
In the office from:
Monday – Thursday
8:00am – 2:30pm
The Burnaby School District invites applications for the following
casual, on-call positions:
STUDENT SUPERVISORS &/OR CROSSING GUARDS
Student Supervisors provide support for students during the
lunch break, ensuring student safety in and around our schools