Here are all the attachments and messages from our school ListServ. Not all details may be posted here, depending on the size of the message, so please refer to the original message in your email for more information. We will generally keep only the last month’s worth of attachments and messages on this site.


Adult ELL Conversation Circle




Welcome Back BBQ and Terry Fox Run Information
Sept 23rd

Welcome Back BBQ

We are looking forward to seeing all of you this Wednesday from 5-7 pm. Thank you to everyone who has placed their orders.  If you did not get a chance to order, please still come out and join us!  You are welcome to pack your own dinner and meet us out on the playground.  See you there!

Terry Fox Run

Stoney Creek will be honouring Terry Fox on Friday, September 29th.  We will begin with our assembly at 9:00 am with a special guest speaker from the Terry Fox Foundation.  At approximately 9:45 am we will begin our Terry Fox Run.  We invite you to join us at the assembly and are also looking for approximately 12 parent/community volunteers to help supervise and cheer on our students along the route.  Please contact Taryn Briscoe if you can volunteer ( or fill out the tear-off form which you will receive.   Students are also invited to bring a “Toonie for Terry” any time next week as part of our fundraising efforts.

Orange Shirt Day- Tuesday Sept 26th

Sept 22nd

Students are invited to wear an orange shirt ( or any orange clothing or accessory  ) to school on Tuesday, September 26th. Orange Shirt Day commemorates the residential School experience and honors the healing journey of the survivors and their families.

At 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 26th , we will have a brief school wide assembly. Some of our leadership students, and our Librarian Mrs. Good will be reading the book- When we were alone By: David A Robertson. You are invited to attend our assembly.

Immediately following the assembly, students will be working with their buddy class to complete an  activity that relates to our theme of Every Child Matters.

Keeping Cool for Parents Program

Sept 21st


Keeping Cool for Parents

For parents and caregivers who would like to respond to their children in constructive ways during stressful situations and increase the frequency of positive interactions.

You will learn how to

·       communicate effectively

·       encourage your children to express their feelings

·       parenting strategies and techniques for dealing with parental stress.

Free childcare available if pre-registered.

Time:             6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

Starting:        Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 (6 sessions)

Where:           Stoney Creek Community School

2740 Beaverbrook Crescent, Burnaby, BC V3J 7B6

(In the Staffroom)
Facilitator:     Roland Boutin

To Register:   Call (604) 296-9031 ex:651011                                                         or email

                     (Child care available – please advise Franca upon registering)

Fees:                  $30/person or $50/couple, (Paid in advance – Cheque or

Cash only please –Please make cheques to Burnaby Family Life”)

Financial Assistance:   Please contact Taryn Briscoe at if you require financial assistance or phone the above number.

Babysitters Program for Ages 11+ Sept 20th

Do you want to keep your children busy on the Pro D days coming up?   Then the Babysitters Program is for your child.   This course is for children ages 11 and up.  Children will learn valuable skills, emergency procedures and tips on childcare. Certificates will be awarded to those who successfully complete the program.

Please see the attached poster for all the details.

Babysitters Program 2017

Community Newsletter from SD 41

Sept 19th

Fall is back to school time  – and  a time when other activities get up and running too. We’ve put together a community newsletter of some of these activities, and it also includes some District information. CLICK HERE to view this newsletter – topics listed below.

For additional community resources, please check out the community page on the District website.  CLICK HERE

 District News

>MACC Program Info Evening

>BETA Mini-school Info Evening

>Walk for Reconciliation – Join us!

>Burnaby Community & Continuing Education

>STRONGSTART BC Early Learning Centres

>International Week of the Deaf

Community Partners

>Kids Ride the Bus for FREE:  I LOVE TRANSIT WEEK- OCT 2-6, 2017

>Celebrate Burnaby 125!

>Burnaby Fall Leisure Guide

>Fraser Health Resources for Parents

Sports Organizations

>Wesburn Soccer

>South Burnaby Metro Club Soccer

>Burnaby Girls Soccer Club

>Ballaholics Basketball

>Thunderbirds Cross Country/Track & Field at Swangard

>Try Water Polo

Other Opportunities

>Vivo Children’s Choir

>Seeking Foster Parents

>Child care Resources

>Immigrant Women’s Support Groups

>Multi-Cultural Community Cooking Classes for Adults

BBQ Orders Due Wednesday (Tomorrow)
Sept 19th Just a quick reminder that all Community BBQ orders are due into the Community Office by end of day Wednesday (tomorrow).Get your tickets and don’t miss out on this fun event.   We will not be accepting any orders after Wednesday. You are always welcome to bring your own picnic dinner and join your neighbours and friends at the BBQ.
The Reconciliation Walk

Sept 18th

The Reconciliation Walk is quickly approaching on September 24th. Those interested in walking as a member of the Burnaby School District Community in support of reconciliation is welcomed to register to join our team. Registration will assist us in communicating directly with participants regarding where we will meet as a group and any other details leading up to the day. Staff, students and community members are encouraged to register via the link below:

Event Details
8:45-9:30 – Look for the Burnaby School District flags and banners – we will meet in front of the CBC in the plaza at Hamilton and Georgia
Walk will be opened with a welcoming at 9:30 and should be completed by 10:30 at the Reconciliation Expo where people are invited to enjoy the entertainment and vendors.

Further information on the walk including posters, route map, etc. can be found here:

We look forward to walking with all members of our community in support of reconciliation.

Early Dismissals  for Meet the Teacher Night
Sept 18th

This is a reminder that we will have Two Early Dismissals next week in order to accommodate Meet the Teacher Night:Please note the different dismissal times-

Wednesday,  September 27 at   1:10 pm

Thursday, September 28 at   1:50 pm

 More information will be sent home with your child tomorrow.

Breakfast Program Volunteer
Sept 14th

Thank you to those of you who have already offered to volunteer for our Breakfast Program!  All we need now is a volunteer for Friday mornings (Fridays we serve cereal + milk).

Also, we wouldn’t mind having a couple of parent volunteers who could be substitute breakfast program servers in case one of our volunteers can’t make their scheduled date.  If you may be able to help out occasionally and wouldn’t mind being a backup, please also let us know.

Thanks again and we hope to get the breakfast program up and running next week.  Just a reminder, the program runs from 8:30 – 8:55 in the Community Room.  If you would like your child to have breakfast from the program, please ensure that they arrive no earlier than 8:30 am and that they are aware of  what the menu item is. (M/W/F – cereal + milk, T/Th – bagels OR waffles with jam, butter, or cream cheese).

Notice of Community Council AGM Sept 11th

You are invited to attend the Stoney Creek Community Council AGM on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room (parent social begins at 6:30 PM).  All adults who live and work in the Stoney Creek community are voting members of the Stoney Creek Community Council and are welcome to attend meetings.  The Council Constitution is on the Stoney Creek School website, and describes the composition of the Executive and the associated duties of the main positions. Childcare will be provided for those that require it.

The following positions are open for nomination:

Chair (2-year term, replacing Jools Trasler)

Vice Chair (2-year term, replacing Angela Bucher)

Secretary (replacing Katie Warboys)

DPAC Representative (replacing Kristin Schnider)

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Vice-Chair Angela Bucher ( or any of the current incumbents through the Community Office to discuss the duties and time commitments.

At the September 13th AGM, the Council will also be reviewing and voting on the proposed bylaw changes that were circulated and posted on the Stoney Creek school website last June. A copy of the proposed changes is available at

To be part of the Stoney Creek Community Council, you do not need to be on the Executive or attend all the meetings. Please consider volunteering for one of our sub-committees, such as the Fundraising Group, Staff Appreciation, Publishing House, School Planning, Safety or Fun Lunches. More details will be available at the AGM on September 13th.

Breakfast Program Volunteers Needed Sept 11th

Stoney Creek is fortunate to receive donations from community organizations to offer a free drop in Breakfast Program to Stoney Creek students who may not have had breakfast before arriving at school or are in need of a little extra nutritional boost in the mornings before school.

This program is funded entirely by donations from the Tzu Chi Foundation and the Burnaby Empty Bowls Grant, and is run by parent and community volunteers.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help us run our program this year.  The program runs from 8:30 – 8:55 a.m., Monday – Friday.  If you have a few minutes to spare on one of those mornings, we would greatly appreciate your help.   The breakfast items are very easy to serve (M, W, F: cereal + milk, T/Th: Bagels with jam or cream cheese) and no experience is necessary.  In the past we have had a couple of parents take 1 day a week and rotate their schedule with each other if that makes it easier.

If you can spare time on 1 of these mornings, please let us know by Friday, September 15th by emailing Taryn Briscoe at or phone 604-296-9031 extension 651011.  We are hoping to have the program up and running by Monday, September 18th.

Fall After School Programs at Stoney Creek Sept 6th Parents Fall After School Programs 2017
We Need Your Help Sept 6th

Just a quick reminder that we are looking for at least 8 or more parent volunteers to help with hanging the wooden fish on Friday, September 8th.  The students are painting fish this week as part of the Stream of Dreams project.  The fish will be wired onto the tennis court fences, and all materials will be provided (no experience necessary.)  We are looking for parents to volunteer  in the morning or afternoon for a few hours.  Refreshments will be provided

If you are able to volunteer, please email the Community Office at or send in the form you received yesterday.  We truly appreciate your help.

Also please note that the Welcome Back Pancake Breakfast for students which was scheduled for this Friday, September 8th will now be rescheduled to Friday, September 15th.

Please Be Bear Aware Sept 5th We have had a number of reports that bears have recently been spotted in our community and near Stoney Creek School. Please be extra aware of your surroundings when walking to and from school with your children. For more information on bears please visit
Gentle Yoga at Stoney Creek Sept 5th

Burnaby Community & Continuing Education is offering Gentle Yoga classes to be held at Stoney Creek beginning Sept 21st.

How to register:

  1. online at
  2. by phone Monday through Friday 604-296-6901
  3. In person at Burnaby CCE Admin office, 5325 Kincaid St.
Bear Update Sept 5th Thank you to the many community members who reported  bear sightings to  Bear Conservation . I followed up with them this morning. Due to the high number of calls from our community members, bear conservation came out today. They are currently patrolling the neighbourhood, and have set up a trap at the end of Capella Drive.