Netflix Recommendations for spring break


If you’re bored during the break and have Netflix, here are some recommendations:

TV shows:

  • The Crown – drama
  • Terrace House – Japanese reality show
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – comedy, mystery
  • Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – comedy
  • Abstract: The Art of Design – documentary
  • The Office – comedy
  • Stranger Things – drama, mystery
  • Sherlock – drama, mystery
  • Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – comedy
  • Arrested Development – comedy
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – comedy
  • Broadchurch – drama, mystery
  • Downton Abbey – drama
  • Derek – comedy



  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople – comedy
  • The Imitation Game – drama
  • Philomena – drama
  • inside Out – cartoon
  • The Martian – drama
  • Warm Bodies – comedy
  • The King’s Speech – drama
  • Back to the Future – classic
  • Enchanted – musical, cartoon and real-life actors

Celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday with cake!

If you love cake, then you’re going to love this opportunity!

On Friday April 22, the English department will be celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday with birthday cake in Ms Britney’s room (A214). All you have to do is memorize a line from one of his plays (and not just Romeo, Romeo Wherefore art thou, Romeo!) or a piece of trivia for your slice of the cake.

Dance auditions for Macklemore video

All of you dancers may have already heard about this, but just in case…

Macklemore is holding an open call audition for dancers in their upcoming music video for “Dance Off.” They are looking for dancers of all ages, shapes and sizes. They are also looking for people with special talents like acrobats, martial arts or athletic skills.

Basic audition details:

Friday April 1


Harbour Dance Centre in downtown Vancouver


Go here for more details and the registration form.

Finding Your Voice: Diversity in YA Fiction

I sent an email out tonight about an upcoming writers’ workshop at City Centre Library led by Fleetwood Park parent, Sabina Khan.

For all your burgeoning writers, she will be leading a two-part series on March 15 and 22 from 1:30-3:30pm in the Teen Lounge of the library. The focus of the workshops will be on finding an authentic voice  from different cultural perspectives.

The workshop is for students aged 12-18. To register, you can call 604-598-7427 or at the Information Desk of the library.

More information at:

Extra credit will be given to students who attend the workshops and can show proof of their participation!

It’s not you. Bad doors are everywhere

Continuing on our conversation about good and bad design, I thought this video on poorly designed doors would strike a chord with some of you. Ever try pushing a door that’s meant to be pushed? Well, it’s not your fault! It’s all because of the Norman Door, or the poorly designed, unintuitive door. Vox Media teamed up with Roman Mars of 99% Invisible (he’s from the first podcast/video we watched about flags) to discuss the design of doors.