You may have received our Alpha Eagle Eggs last month letting you all know how very excited we are to welcome you for not only a visit in May, but also a five-year stay for what will be the most exciting high school experience. Please see the attached letter for all of the information for the upcoming ALPHA EAGLE FOR A DAY visit on May 26th, 2022.
Here is some information about your one-day visit to the school:
Alpha Eagle for a Day will be held here at Alpha Secondary School on Thursday, May 26th, 2022 from 9:30am-2:45pm.
We ask that you arrive to our Alpha front entrance and look for your school name on a welcome sign held by one of our Leadership students. Larger groups will be attending with their classmates. Please go to your school first and then make your way to Alpha together. If you are arriving independently that day, simply use our front doors on Alpha Avenue and find your school sign.
Students will receive an Alpha T-shirt either prior to coming, or upon checking in. It will be worn for the day. We ask that students please keep their name tag on their shirt for the event day.
We will be providing a barbecue hotdog lunch but ask that students bring a water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day. Other drinks will not be provided. Should this lunch not be suitable for your child, please be sure that they bring a packed lunch for the day. We also ask that students bring sunscreen for possible outdoor activities.
Part of our day will include a panel discussion of students from varying grade levels. Should you or your child have a question you would like to ask about Alpha and student life in advance of the event, please fill out the electronic form linked here that can be copied and pasted into your web browser:
Click Here to Fill Out the Form
Our shape of the day includes:
- 9:30-9:35: Welcome!
- 9:35- 9:50: Counselor & School Safety Specialist Introductions
- 9:50- 10:05: Grade 12 Slideshow
- 10:05- 10:20: Locker World- Combo Lock Trials
- 10:20- 10:40: Ice Breaker Activity
- 10:40- 10:50: BREAK
- 10:50- 11:30: School Tours
- 11:30- 11:50: Theatre Improv 10-minute Rotations
- 11:50 to 12:45: Lunch
- 12:45- 1:30: Jeopardy
- 1:30- 2:15: Outdoor Activities (weather depending)
- 2:15- 2:45: Alpha Student Panel Discussion
- 2:45: Dismissal
We cannot wait to meet you! Questions? Not to worry! Email Mrs. Cristina McAllister and she will do her best to answer any questions and concerns that you may have! Cristina.McAllister@burnabyschools.ca
See you there future Eagles!
On Friday, May 6, 2022, we will have an altered bell schedule (as outlined below) to accommodate the Grade 12 students’ Capstone presentations. There will be no FLEX time – Period 5 begins at 8:40 am, and students in Grades 8, 9, 10, and 11 will be dismissed at 1:46. Grade 12s will begin their Capstone presentations at 2:05.
||8:40 to 9:41 (61 minutes)
||9:41 to 9:56 (15 minutes)
||9:56 to 10:56 (60 minutes)
||11:01 to 12:01(60 minutes)
||12:01 to 12:46
||12:46 to1:46 (60 minutes) (Grades 8 to 11 dismissed at 1:46)
|Capstone Prep Time
||1:46 to 2:05
|Capstone (Grade 12s only)
||2:05 to 3:05
Are you curious about post-secondary learning opportunities available at SFU?
Burnaby Schools has once again partnered with SFU to offer another Explorations Day! SFU Explorations Day allows students in grades 10-12 the opportunity to explore potential paths and post-secondary opportunities for the future. SFU Explorations Day is comprised of virtual sessions put on by Graduate Students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science.
SFU Explorations Day will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 10.
Students who are interested in participating, must register for their sessions of interest and complete a Field Experience Form available from Ms. Lo and Ms. Gillam in Student Services. (Students will be attending virtually from home.)
Please see Ms. Lo and Ms. Gillam in Students Services for more information.
This May, Alpha Theatre Company presents Robert Fulghum’s “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten”, a play written by Fulghum based upon his best-selling novel, and conceived and adapted by Ernest Zula. The show reminds us in these unsettled times in our world, that essentially, everything we ever needed to carry through life was imprinted in our minds at the age of five. Also featured is an Alpha Art Exhibit not to be missed! Tickets go on sale starting April 26th on School Cash Online and at lunch in the Cafeteria. Get yours before they are sold out! Show dates May 11th-13th. Doors Open to General Seating at 6:30pm, with the show starting at 7:00pm. Come and learn the best lessons ever needed! We hope to see you there!
Dear Alpha Community,
Next week’s schedule has been modified in order to accommodate the Literacy 12 and Numeracy 10 Provincial Assessments. An email was sent to all grades 10 and 12 students, and their parents/guardians, with their scheduled date and time. If you did not receive this email, a copy of the assessment schedule has also been posted outside the Library Learning Commons.
Please note that FLEX TIME as well as START and END times will follow the REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE for all students not writing an assessment.
Grade 12 students writing the Literacy Assessment on Wednesday and Friday morning, must report to their assigned room no later than 8:35am. The assessment will begin at 8:45am.
Grade 10 students writing the Numeracy Assessment on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, must report to their assigned room no later than 12:25pm. The assessment will begin at 12:36pm.