Term 3 Report Cards were distributed to students at the end of the school day on Wednesday, April 27th
The Alpha PAC would like to invite parents and students to join in an open discussion with Brenda Laface, Burnaby School District’s Substance Abuse Prevention worker. Her visit will provide valuable information and resources on alcohol and drug use, misuse and trends for students, staff and parents. Brenda works with youth to encourage general health promotion and harm reduction practices. Brenda also assists families in accessing support services for youth at risk of, or currently using substances.
More than ever before our children are faced with increasingly alarming options that often result in tragic consequences. Please join us in the library on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 PM for this open discussion and presentation.
Alpha Students did a spectacular job at the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair that was held recently at UBC. Here are the final results:
Gold – Danté Wong (gr.11) “Harvesting Energy from a Water Hammer”
Bronze – Maya Siemens (gr. 8) “How much gas do certain beverages produce in your stomach?”
Bronze – Catherine Wang, Jenny Chan (BETA mini-school-gr.8) “How people’s focus is enhanced by a hungry state of mind”
Honourable Mention- Emma Do (gr.8) “Using a fresnel lens to magnify sun’s radiation to heat water”
By winning Gold in the Senior level Danté Wong will be one of 16 students selected to represent Greater Vancouver schools at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Montreal May 14-21! He also received a UBC Science Entrance Award of $2,000 for Best Earth & Environmental Sciences project at GVRSF 2016 and a nomination for a BC Hydro award (nominated, still has to compete with 13 other students across BC for the one BC Hydro award).
Danté’s project explored the harvesting of energy from water hammer in household pipes. He built a prototype that doubles as a water hammer arrestor to take the thud out of pipes when you shut the water off too fast. The device also captures some of the energy of that thud when flowing water suddenly hits a closed valve.
Click Here to see a video of him testing his device.
Burnaby Summer Session – Registration delayed to April 25
PLEASE NOTE: We are experiencing technical issues with our online registration system. At this time we are delaying Burnaby Summer Session registration until Monday, April 25. We expect that we will have the technical issues resolved at that time.
PLEASE DO NOT PHONE THE SUMMER SESSION OFFICE TO REGISTER – ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE DELAYED UNTIL APRIL 25.
Thank you – we are sorry for the frustration and inconvenience this may cause.
Click Here to view the Summer Session 2016 brochure..
Burnaby School District is currently reviewing our contract for food services in secondary schools. We are looking for your feedback about our current cafeteria service so that we can help to plan for the future.
Click Here to complete a survey to help inform our decision making process.
Zeynab Asadi Lari, a grade 12 student from Alpha, was one of 50 students from across Canada selected to participate in the “Gene Researcher For A Week” Program. This program is intended to allow students who show an interest in Science, Human Genetics and Human Genetics Research, the opportunity to be placed in the labs of influential scientists for one week during Spring Break. Zeynab was fortunate to work with Dr. Chow Lee from UNBC in Prince George on his project looking at local mushrooms as potential diabetes and cancer fighters.
.Help us plan for the future – tell us about your education experience. Students in Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12, their parents and all staff in B.C. public schools are invited to participate in an annual online satisfaction survey about their school experience.
The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and confidential.Parent surveys are available in 16 additional languages and completing the survey does not require any special access code.
Click Here to complete the parent survey.
Our new app, Alpha 2 Go is ready for you to download or access on your Web Browser. Alpha 2 Go provides students and parents with a single place to find everything to do with the school, their classes, and their extra-curricular activities. It’s the digital replacement for the paper student agenda planner. It can also be used by teachers, coaches and club sponosors to communicate homework and other news items to their classes, teams or clubs.
Click Here to see the app flyer with more detailed information.
The app is available as a free download in the Apple Store, Google Play Store or on the web at https://alpha.appazur.com