Morley Elementary School is located in Burnaby, B.C. We have approximately 340 students representing more than 25 spoken languages. We actively live by our motto of "safe, welcome and responsible" as we interact on a daily basis. Our aim is to empower all learners to achieve their personal best.
Registration: We are welcoming registration of students born in 2010 for September 2015 kindergarten starting Monday, February 2nd. Grade 7 students in our catchment are automatically enrolled in their catchment high school. If you are wanting to access any of the cross district programs please note that the cross district form is due in to Morley for signature by the principal during the month of February. Registration as well as acceptance into cross district schools and special programs is based on school board policy. Morley turned away a number of families who wanted to attend our great school this past fall so please be aware and register early.
Strong Start: Morley's StrongStart - is a parent/caregiver participation drop-in program. Regular hours are Monday-Friday from 8:45:11:30 in Room 26. The easiest way to get to Strong Start is through the outside door on the east side of the building. There is no parking on the school grounds. For safety reasons, please leave strollers and buggies outside. To register, bring your child's birth certificate, passport or immigration papers with you. There is a great program with lots of activities for parents and their children to participate in as well as free snacks. Burnaby’s StrongStart Centres are open Monday to Friday when schools are open for instruction. NOTE: The Burnaby Strong Start centres will be closed on the following additional days for the 2014/15 school year: October 10 &24, November 7 & 28, December 18 & 19, January 9, February 6 & 20, April 10 & 27, May 15, June 12 & 25.
Winter Weather Closures District Policy
As winter weather approaches, we want to remind parents/guardians, students, and staff about Burnaby School District weather related school closure announcements. All schools will remain OPEN, unless there is heavy snowfall, damage or other circumstances (eg. power outage) that make it impossible to operate safely. The district will do its best to communicate school or district-wide closures and bus changes or cancellations by 6:30 am. This information will be posted on the front page of the district website. Closure information will also be provided to the media (radio and tv stations). PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE THAT SCHOOLS ARE OPEN. Parents/guardians are responsible for their child's safe travel to school. Please walk elementary children to the door of their school if you are uncertain whether the school is open or not. If for any reason you feel that your child cannot travel safely to school then you should notify the school that your child will be absent. Student safety is a shared responsibility. With your cooperation and support related to winter weather procedures, we can achieve safe conditions for all.
Grade 5 Active Pass
The City of Burnaby provides a special pass for Grade 5 aged children that provides free access to:
• Public / Family / Loonie Swim – indoor / outdoor pools
• Public / Family / Loonie Skate – equipment provided
• Sports Drop-in – gymnasium-based sports activities
• Driving Range – club use and 1 bucket of balls per visit
To receive a pass you simply fill out a form for this program at one of the community centers or online. Further information about this program is available online at burnaby.ca/grade5beactive In the blank that asks for their teacher’s name please put the teacher’s name from this past year. Also, our PAC is wanting to make further use of this pass by setting up a yearly swimming lessons program for grade 5 students during school time and we are hoping to do that this coming year.
Online Payment for Hot Lunch and Young People's Concerts: Parents who are paying the full amount for hot lunch are able to do so online. We will also be providing the same service for our Intermediate students attending Young People's Concerts. If you are needing to make financial arrangements for partial payment of Hot Lunch, please return the Hot Lunch Envelope with your payment. For arrangements for Young People's Concert please see your child's classroom teacher.
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Burnaby Parks and Rec have a variety of programs available for students at the Edmonds Community center as well as after school programs right here at Morley. For more information on Morley programs and to register go to the online registration and select Children then select Morley as the location. Morley is also home to a Burnaby Family Life Daycare, Preschool and Before and After School Care center. (604-659-2235 www.burnabyfamilylife.org)