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Welcome to Burkevale,
Burkevale Protestant Separate School is a unique and dynamic learning environment, with a historic involvement in the Town of Penetanguishene, on the shore of Georgian Bay, that dates back to the 19th century.
"If you forgive others the wrongs they have done to you, your Father in heaven will also forgive you." Matthew 6:14 (GNT)
Our school community has been, and will be, a buzz throughout April and May. From our Music Festival and Halifax trip, to our volunteer luncheon and spring concert, book and art fair, parents, staff and students have been actively engaged in school related events.
This year, Burkevale hosted the Y’s Men’s Music Festival on April 22nd and 23rd where all Burkevale student entries ended with gold and/or silver certificates. Also, a group of students from grade six to eight will be travelling to Halifax to perform in the Atlantic Band Festival there. The trip could not have been possible without the support of countless parent volunteers, many hard-working student hours, and extreme dedication and flexibility by all staff.
Our school community is also blessed with wonderful volunteers. In May, we take some time to thank these individuals for their selfless commitment supporting our students and school. Thank you for all you do!
We have listened to parent feedback regarding the spring project fair, and as a result, have decided to host “Art is All Around” in conjunction with our spring music concert and book fair. The event will take place on May 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you all that evening!
Spring officially arrived March 20th, but I think that many of us are eagerly awaiting the reality of spring. With that reality, will be the need for rubber boots and rain gear, as our yard tends to be a little mucky during this transition time.
Spring is also a time that reminds me of family. As I reflect about not only my immediate family, but also our extended Burkevale family, I cannot help but think of how truly blessed we are at this school. The most recent silent auction is evidence of the strength of the Burkevale family. From parents, teachers and students volunteering their time, to businesses supporting our great cause through donations and monetary support, we are there for one and other.
Thank you one and all!
In February, many families responded to our inquiry about a modified school year calendar. There were 57% of families in favour of the modified calendar and 43% not in favour of the calendar. Given our criteria of 67% of parents being in favour of the calendar, we have decided NOT to proceed with the modified calendar. Thank you so much for your valuable input.
This month, all students and staff will be enjoying a well deserved March Break from March 16th until March 20th. I hope you all have a relaxing and wonderful break with your family.
Mrs. Julia McLaren
Burkevale subscribes to a variety of websites for student use at school and at home. For a more extensive list check of our full list.
Google Classroom is where teachers display class activities, assign online assignements and share student work with parents (password required).
Glogster Edu is a site where students create inteactive poster projects for various subjects (password required).
BookFlix is a great site to read, listen and work with great books from scholastic for students in K-3 (password required).
Britannica School - Online Database categorized into levels to make research easier and more accurate for students (password required).
BitStrips is where our students use comics to improve their literacy skills (password required).
Mathletics.ca is where our students work on their math and reading skills at their grade level (password required).
Sumdog is where students can work on their numeracy skills by playing fun games against their classmates (password required)
Spelling City is a fun place for students to practice their weekly spelling words (password required).
TFO Kids to help improve students french skills at home.