Burnaby Mountain Literacy

"Fostering an educated, responsible and reflective community of Digitally Literate Citizens"


LITERACY WEEK 2023 runs next week from November 20th-November 23rd!
Exciting activities will be offered all week for a chance to explore all areas of Literacy!
Monday: Spelling Bee (Kahoot style) in the Commons at lunch! A digital spin on the classic Spelling Bee!
Tuesday: Language Cafe in the library! Explore different cultures and learn key phrases in languages of your choice from your peers and teachers!
Wednesday: Coding and Design Online lunch workshop in Lab #108!
Thursday: Zine Making at lunch in the library with Ms. Lucken!
Additionally, our updated digital choice board is filled with fun, informative and interactive activities to do with your classes whenever it works for you!

The White Hatter Returns!

The White Hatter will be back on January 31st via Zoom to present to our grade 8 & 9 students!

The presentation, discussing on-line bullying/harassment, digital privacy and responsibility, will take place in your period 3/7 classes from 12:30-1:45. There will be time at the end for your questions. Resources will also be made available. https://thewhitehatter.ca/


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Grade 8 Retreat-Part 2!


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Join us for a fun-filled day of activities hosted by your two school goal committees (Literacy & Healthy Schools) on Tuesday, January 24th!

Throughout the day you’ll circulate through several practical and fun activity stations, ranging from a Harry Potter-themed Escape Room to an “organize your life” session to tips for managing your stress (just to name a few)!

Arrive in the Commons before 9:00 so that you have time to find your nametag and grab a seat where you’ll hear the day’s schedule.

A pizza lunch will be provided but remember to bring your own water bottle!

We are looking forward to seeing you all there on Tuesday!

Literacy Week Reflections

Literacy Week 2022 Award Winning Posters by Ella Ly and Vy Dang!

Another successful Literacy Week is in the books (so to speak…)!

A fun-filled week full of activities from the choice board, a Stranger Things themed escape room, a bookmark design competition and a create-a-poster challenge!

As chosen by their peers, Ella Ly and Vy Dang were the winners of the Literacy Week 2022 poster contest!

Winners of the most engaged teachers prizes (new this year!) went to: Ms. Cardamone, Ms. Dunne, and Ms. Barsky!

The Grand Prize winners of the class pizza party are Ms. Cardomone’s Period 4 for most engaged class!

Congratulations to all of our winners and also huge thanks to the many people who worked hard to make this year’s Literacy Week so enriching and fun!

Drop Everything And Read

Spot The Fake!

More photos to come!

Literacy Week 2022 Has Arrived!

Kahoots, Haikus, and Contests…Oh My!
Today is the kickoff of our annual Literacy Week! Many activities are on offer to classes through our choice board. Check it out: https://bbysec.com/mtn-literacy/
Participate often for a chance to win fun prizes…even a class pizza party!
The “Stranger Things” escape room is almost full but check the schedule for current availability on Wednesday.
Vote for your favourite Literacy Week poster found around the halls on each floor.
Don’t forget to grab a friend and enjoy popcorn and a movie in the Multi Purpose Room on Thursday for wrap-up.
Have a fun and fabulous week!


International Literacy Day 2018 | Jain College

Your annual Literacy Week is right around the corner, running November 21st-24th!
If you are in grade 8 and new to our school, you can expect a classroom visit from Ms. Smith sharing all the ways you can participate in Literacy activities throughout the week and how to be eligible to win prizes!
Back by popular demand is our Library Escape Room but with a new theme: “Stranger Things”!
Also back will be the choice board filled with activities where you can choose your own literacy challenge with your classes.
Remember: the more you participate, the more chances you have of winning fun prizes…even a class pizza party! Remind your teachers to submit pictures of your participation to the Literacy Week thread so you are included in the prize draws.
Have fun!
#bmsslegitlit2022 #bmssliteracyinaction2022

Literacy Week 2022: A True Celebration of Literacy In All Forms!

Thank you to students and staff who enthusiastically participated in Literacy Week 2022!

A huge “thank-you” also to the Literacy Committee and Student Committee who organized such engaging and meaningful activities throughout the week. On offer were many choices to engage with this year and our school community participated in these activities across their curricular areas in very creative ways!

Congratulations to Ms. Moore’s ELL period 8 class for most engagement! They are the recipients of a class pizza party!

Congratulations, also, to Ms. Wu’s grade 11 Science class for winning the Word Scramble! They are the recipients of an array of sweet treats!

See a sampling of images below of our community’s Literacy-In-Action.



Literacy Week is ready to run from April 11th-14th!! Our committee has designed several fun activities to participate in throughout the week and there are chances to win prizes 🙂

We will be providing your teachers with a Choice board once again this year for you to engage in activities throughout the week, so be sure to ask them to participate!
We are also hosting a few in-person activities this year: popcorn and a movie will take place in the library on Thursday and we are also excited to present our Harry Potter themed escape room!
Our student committee is also hosting a “Create your own Spell” challenge through Operation Ink and they will be sharing this information with our grade 8 community!

A reminder to ask your teachers to take photos of your classes engaged in your activities. The more they submit, the more chances you’ll have to win prizes! There will be opportunities for individual prizes and also a class pizza party (for most engagement)!

You can check out your photos at #bmsslegitlit2022

Thank you for your support and have a great week ahead!

Literacy Week 2022!!!

‘Literacy’ spelled out in block letters surrounded by other letter blocks.

We are excited that Literacy Week 2022 is just around the corner!

Running from April 11th-14th, this annual event will feature many opportunities for our school community to engage in and have fun with literacy activities from across the curriculum.

Further details about how you can participate in the week and even win prizes are coming soon!

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