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1 J.N.BURNETT PROGRAM PLANNING MEETING AND OPEN HOUSE FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS GOING INTO GRADE 8 J.N.BURNETT PROGRAM PLANNING MEETING AND OPEN HOUSE FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS GOING INTO GRADE 8 Tuesday, Feb. 11, :00 p.m. ( Meeting in Theatre) 8:00 -8:30 p.m. OPEN HOUSE ( Walk through School)

2 WELCOME !! We are pleased that you have been able to take the time to join us this evening. We are pleased that you have been able to take the time to join us this evening. The primary purpose of our meeting is to provide you with important information about our program planning process and the choices that you will want to discuss with your child. The primary purpose of our meeting is to provide you with important information about our program planning process and the choices that you will want to discuss with your child. We would also like to give you a sense of what to expect of us at Burnett and the many opportunities available for your child. We would also like to give you a sense of what to expect of us at Burnett and the many opportunities available for your child.

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4 COUNSELLING DEPARTMENT Ms. TakadaA to H Ms. TakadaA to H Ms. Schneebeli I to P Ms. Schneebeli I to P Mr. ReidQ to Z Mr. ReidQ to Z

5 2014 PROGRAM PLANNING TIMELINE Jan. 27 – Jan 29Counsellors first visit to Elementary Schools for course selection Jan. 27 – Jan 29Counsellors first visit to Elementary Schools for course selection Feb Counsellors second visit. Programs due. Feb Counsellors second visit. Programs due. Feb. 11 7:00 p.m. Parent Information (in Theatre) 8:00 p.m. Open House (walk through school) Feb. 11 7:00 p.m. Parent Information (in Theatre) 8:00 p.m. Open House (walk through school) March 1 Deadline for submission of transfer application March 1 Deadline for submission of transfer application

6 2014 PROGRAM PLANNING TIMELINE March Breaker Classic Basketball Tournament March Breaker Classic Basketball Tournament March 11Humanities Incentive Screening – at Burnett (pen &pencil) 3:30 p.m. March 11Humanities Incentive Screening – at Burnett (pen &pencil) 3:30 p.m. March 6Math Incentive Screening – at Burnett (bring a pen, pencil and calculator) 3:15 p.m. March 6Math Incentive Screening – at Burnett (bring a pen, pencil and calculator) 3:15 p.m. Friday May 30Grade 7 Orientation and tours (10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.) Students will tour the school, take part in activities and have a hot dog lunch. Friday May 30Grade 7 Orientation and tours (10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.) Students will tour the school, take part in activities and have a hot dog lunch.

7 Elementary Visits 2014 First Visit Second Visit Blair Tues. Jan. 28 Thurs. Feb. 6 Grauer Tues. Jan. 28 Thurs. Feb. 6 McKay Wed. Jan. 29 Fri. Feb. 7 Spul’u’kwuks Mon. Jan. 27 Fri. Feb. 7 Thompson Mon. Jan. 27 Fri. Feb. 7

8 PROGRAM PLANNING OVERVIEW FIRST VISIT – Jan , 2014 Give overview of courses Give overview of courses Go over course selection sheet so that students are able to make wise decisions and have good discussions with their parents Go over course selection sheet so that students are able to make wise decisions and have good discussions with their parents Parents can phone counsellors for clarification Parents can phone counsellors for clarification Students can request changes up to September providing there is space in the requested course Students can request changes up to September providing there is space in the requested course Course selection sheet requires parent signature Course selection sheet requires parent signature

9 PROGRAM PLANNING OVERVIEW SECOND VISIT – FEB. 6 – 7, 2014 Multi-media presentation of J.N. Burnett Secondary School Multi-media presentation of J.N. Burnett Secondary School Collect signed course selection sheets Collect signed course selection sheets Answer student questions Answer student questions More information about Burnett – Student expectations, Breaker Classic, and the May orientation and tour of the school More information about Burnett – Student expectations, Breaker Classic, and the May orientation and tour of the school

10 J.N. BURNETT SECONDARY SCHOOL 5011 Granville Avenue, Richmond, B.C. V7C 1E6 Phone: Fax: Elementary School___________________________________ Student No.________ Burnett Catchment: Yes No Male Female Birthdate:Yr___Mo___Day___ Name_______________________________________________________________________ LastFirstMiddle Address_____________________________________________________________________ StreetCityPostal Code Home Phone_____________________________ Work Phone_______________________ 1. This is a request sheet only and does not guarantee a student’s placement in any course. 2. Circle clearly the course name and number requested. 3. Be sure to select an alternate elective.

11 COURSE NUMBER REQUIRED COURSES COURSENUMBER Humanities 8 or Humanities 8I Humanities 8I PHE 8 PHE 8 Math 8 or Math 8I Science 8 or Science 8I French 8 Home Ec./Tech. Ed 8 ELL ELL 1 PHE 8 ELL 1 Ma 8 or 8I ELL 1 Hec/Tech Ed 8 elective elective ELL ELL 2 PHE 8 ELL 2 Ma 8 or 8I ELL 2 Hec/Tech Ed 8 elective elective ELL ELL 3 PHE 8 ELL 3 Ma 8 or 8I Sc 8 Sc 8 French 8 French 8 Hec/Tech Ed 8 Hec/Tech Ed 8 elective elective ELECTIVE COURSES (choose one ) ELL ELL 4 PHE 8 Hum 8 Ma 8 or 8I Sc 8 Sc 8 French 8 French 8 Hec/Tech Ed 8 Hec/Tech Ed 8 elective elective Art 8 Drama 8 Guitar 8 Choral Music 8 Band 8 Beginner’s Band 8 Projected ELL Level for September ELL Teacher Initial ELL Teacher Initial ALTERNATE ELECTIVE ___________________________________ __________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature

12 Projected ELL Level for September ELL Teacher Initial ELL Teacher Initial PARENTS – please read before signing: I have read the course planning booklet and understand the requirements of the Intermediate Program (grades 8-9) as well as the individual course requirements. Parents who have questions/concerns with regard to the above are asked to contact the school for clarification. __________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature

13 COURSE NUMBER REQUIRED COURSES Humanities 8 or Humanities 8I Humanities 8I PHE 8 PHE 8 Math 8 or Math 8I Science 8 or Science 8I French 8 Home Ec/Tech Ed 8

14 ELECTIVE COURSES (choose one ) Art 8 Drama 8 Guitar 8 Choral Music 8 Band 8 Beginner’s Band 8 ALTERNATE ELECTIVE 17Band 8

15 SPECIAL PROGRAMS OVERVIEW English as a Second Language ( District Program ) Level 1 3 blocks of ELL ELL 1 Elective choices: Art, Band, Guitar and Choral Music ELL 1 P.E. 8 Math 8 elective Hec/Tech 8 elective

16 Level 2 3 blocks of ELL ELL 2 Elective choices: Art, Beg. Band, Band, Guitar, Choral Music, Keyboarding 9 and French 8 ELL 2 Math 8 P.E. 8 Hec/Tech 8 electiveelective

17 Level 3 2 blocks of ELL ELL 3 Elective choices: Art, Beg. Band, Band, Guitar, Choral Music, and Drama Science 8 Math 8 P.E. 8 French 8 Hec/Tech 8 elective

18 Level 4 1 block of ELL ELL 4 Hum 8 Elective choices: Art, Beg. Band, Band, Guitar, Choral Music, and Drama Science 8 Math 8 P.E. 8 French 8 Hec/Tech 8 elective

19 INCENTIVE SCREENING TEST HUMANITIES 8I Monday March 11 (Humanities Wing) Bring Pen and Pencil 3:30 pm MATH 8I Thursday March 6 (Math Wing) Bring Pen, Pencil and Calculator 3:15 pm

20 STUDENT TIMETABLE SEMESTER – school year divided into two five month segments SEMESTER – school year divided into two five month segments SEPTEMBER to JANUARY – enrol in four courses SEPTEMBER to JANUARY – enrol in four courses FEBRUARY to JUNE – enrol in four more courses FEBRUARY to JUNE – enrol in four more courses Easier organization for students – same 4 courses every day Easier organization for students – same 4 courses every day Humanities 8 is taken in both semesters Humanities 8 is taken in both semesters

21 STUDENT TIMETABLE Because students receive each course everyday, absences should be avoided if at all possible ( like holidays and booked appointments ) Because students receive each course everyday, absences should be avoided if at all possible ( like holidays and booked appointments ) If absent for 3 days and probably will not return that week, please call the school to get homework If absent for 3 days and probably will not return that week, please call the school to get homework “Buddy Up” with someone in each class, so that if you miss a class, you can contact your buddy to find out what you missed “Buddy Up” with someone in each class, so that if you miss a class, you can contact your buddy to find out what you missed

22 SAMPLE GRADE 8 TIMETABLE FIRST SEMESTER SEPT. to JAN SECOND SEMESTER FEB. to JUNE HUMANITIES 8 MATH 8 SCIENCE 8 FRENCH 8 P.E. 8 ELECTIVE HEC/TECH 8

23 J.N. BURNETT TIMETABLE EARLY CLASS: 7:05 - 8:15 WARNING BELL: 8:20 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDnesDayTHURSDAYFRIDAY 1FRIDAY 2 A 8:25 - 9:44 B 8:25 - 9:44 A 8:25 - 9:44 B 8:25 - 9:44 A 8:25 - 9:44 B 8:25 - 9:44 B 9: :09 A 9: :09 B 9: :09 A 9: :09 B 9: :09 A 9: :09 RECESS 11: :19 C 11: :43 D 11: :43 C 11: :43 D 11: :43 C 11: :43 D 11: :43 LUNCH 12:43 - 1:28 D 1:33 - 2:53 C 1:33 - 2:53 D 1:33 - 2:53 C 1:33 - 2:53 D 1:33 - 2:53 C 1:33 - 2:53

24 EVALUATION AND REPORTING Students earn their grade: Students earn their grade: A 86 – 100C B 73 – 85C C+ 67 – 72 I 0 – 49 INTERIM REPORTS – Oct. and Dec. ( at risk ) INTERIM REPORTS – Oct. and Dec. ( at risk ) - March and May ( at risk ) - March and May ( at risk ) REPORT CARDS – November, February, April and June REPORT CARDS – November, February, April and June

25 INVOLVEMENT Get involved in teams, clubs, student council or extra curricular sports Get involved in teams, clubs, student council or extra curricular sports Be a volunteer, scorekeeper at games or peer tutor Be a volunteer, scorekeeper at games or peer tutor Listen to announcements or view the monitors around the school and go to the meetings—find out if you would like to join, if not try something new Listen to announcements or view the monitors around the school and go to the meetings—find out if you would like to join, if not try something new

26 SHIFT OF RESPONSIBILTY Not like elementary where Grade 7 teachers closely monitor you. Books and lockers – personal property Not like elementary where Grade 7 teachers closely monitor you. Books and lockers – personal property Now you must take control of your learning: do HOMEWORK, go for extra help, study for a quiz or test, learn to manage your time, etc. Now you must take control of your learning: do HOMEWORK, go for extra help, study for a quiz or test, learn to manage your time, etc. Organize all your work – pages are dated and in sequence. Share with your parents what you are learning and doing at school. Organize all your work – pages are dated and in sequence. Share with your parents what you are learning and doing at school. Grade 8 students should do about ONE HOUR of homework each night Grade 8 students should do about ONE HOUR of homework each night


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