News Archive

Safety Incident – May 14th

Dear Cascade Heights Elementary Parents/Guardians:

The safety of our students and staff is always our priority and keeping you informed is a key part of this process.

This is to advise that this morning at approximately 11:00 am there was a small fire in the kitchen adjacent to the gym at Cascade Heights Elementary School. The fire was quickly extinguished and its cause is under investigation.

All students and staff exited the building safely and calmly. Students remained outside until the Burnaby Fire Department could assess the water damage caused by the sprinkler system. Classes will resume as normal tomorrow morning (Tuesday, May 15th)

As the gym kitchen is not available at this time, please ensure that your child(ren) pack snacks for recess as the Snack Bar will not be open on Tuesday, May 15th.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their immediate response and attention to safety protocol. If you have any further questions, please contact me directly.


Anthony Yam, Principal
Cascade Heights Elementary School