Student Bulletin - Alpha Secondary School

Monday, January 5, 2015
Day 1
Warning Bell: 8:35 am
8:40 – 9:59 am
9:59 – 10:12 am
(Warning Bell 10:07 am)
10:12 – 11:31
11:31 – 12:21 pm
(Warning Bell 12:16 pm)
12:21 – 1:40 pm
1:47 – 3:06 pm
TERM ONE HONOUR ROLL – First draft of Term 1 Honour Roll is
posted outside the office. Please check the list and if you think
there has been an error, you have till Friday, January 9, 2015 to
report this.
Yearbooks: There are only 60 yearbooks left. We’re almost sold out!
If any student is new to the school and missed photo day or retake
photo’s, please see Ms. Lopez in room 320 immediately to make sure
your picture makes it into the mugshots.
The Yearbook Crew
Thank you Alpha and the textiles 10-12 class for your generosity!
We’ve raised $287.15 for Free the Children! That’s enough money
for a school to provide almost 3 months of healthy lunches!
Ms. Radmacher
CALLING ALL TALENTED ALPHA STUDENTS: Star Search (Alpha's annual talent show) auditions will be held
soon after Winter break, after school on Jan. 13, 14, and 15. The auditions sign-up sheet is posted next to
the dance studio, along with an information sheet. Sign up now and practice your act during the break!
Questions? Email or see Ms. Borders in room 224.
Gene Researcher Opportunity
Reminder to all students that the deadline for the Canadian Gene Cure Foundation's Gene Researcher for a Week
program is December 31st and that teachers' reference letters must be submitted by January 7th, 2015.
For more information visit,
Ms. Rai
Attention Grads! Get your Grad Profiles completed this week. Pick up a profile in room 103 and hand it in to Ms.
McChesney before Christmas break.
Ms. McChesney
Attention Grade 11 Students Planning on Applying to UBC Next year: Please stop by and see Ms. Hodgson in
Student Services for important information.
Ms. Hodgson
If you are considering a UBC education in Engineering, Commerce or Media Studies, there are upcoming
Open Houses on UBC's Vancouver Campus:
 Faculty of Arts, Bachelor of Media Studies* - mid January
This is an exciting opportunity to get inside the facilities and classrooms and to meet students, staff and
Ms. Cordoni
Attention all Grade 11s and 12s, remember your DPA log-ins. If you have created a new log-in please end it
Nov. 4th 2014. Ms.Perizzolo would like everyone to begin logging DPAs for this semester Nov. 5th to January 31,
2015. At the same time, please update your profile and PEN numbers if you can.
Ms. Perizzolo
Alpha Scholarship Blog Information: Check out the new Alpha scholarship blog for information on scholarships,
bursaries, how to request reference letters, and other helpful hints!
Ms. McChesney
Attention Grade 12s! Do you need more hours to complete your work experience? There are many volunteer
placements that are available right now to choose from and can get you started in completing your mandatory
hours. Here are some ideas:
NEW Opportunities!
Grade 11s, and 12s! Looking for community service hours? Teen Reading Buddies are needed at Burnaby Public
Library this winter. Reading Buddies is a program where teens and children are paired up for one-on-one reading
in a safe, fun and friendly environment. You will gain leadership skills, community involvement, and hours you can
use towards your community service hours requirement. The program will run every Tuesday at the McGill Branch
Library from February 3 – March 3. Visit Ms. Perizzolo in the Career Centre for more information
The 23rd annual Wellness Fair: Please some to the Career Center to sign up for voluntary opportunities to the
Wellness Fair. There are a variety of positions and times.
Artspace Children’s Arts Center: Are you a mature and reliable youth looking for a fun volunteer opportunity to
gain valuable work experience? If you are a student you is interested in working with kids and teach about visual
and performing arts come to the Career Center.
BCIT Broadcast Work Experience Opportunity (Grade 11 and 12)! Any grade 11 or 12 students interested in
acquiring work experience in the field of broadcast, please come to the Career Centre ASAP, spots fill quickly so
drop in over the next day or so!
Snow School Volunteer Opportunities: Mt. Seymour requires volunteers to assist their professional instructors
with their lesson programs for skiers and snowboarders ages 4-6. For more details about the details and
benefits come see Ms. Perizzolo
Vancouver Aquarium Work Experience Opportunity (Grade 11 and 12)
Any grade 11 or 12 students interested in acquiring work experience in the Vancouver Aquarium should come to
the Career Centre for specific details and to sign up for this amazing opportunity.