Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 – Day 2

  • Meet the Teacher night is tomorrow night, Sept. 18, 6:30.
  • Grade 9 Trip Parent info meeting is tomorrow night, Sept. 18, 7:30.
  • Breakfast Program will be starting Tuesday, Sept. 18.
  • Picture days are Sept. 20, & 21
  • Birchwood Terry Fox run, Sept. 27

Breakfast Program:

  • Our Birchwood Breakfast Program will be starting this Tuesday morning. We are accepting donations of Items such as cereal, strawberry jam, granola bars, apples would be greatly appreciated. All items must be nut and shell fish free. Monetary donations are also accepted.
  • We are also in need of volunteers for our breakfast program on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays. We would ask that any volunteers be at the school from 7:50 – 8:40. Please contact the school at 9023686870 or email Michelle MacDonald at mkmacdonald@edu.pe.ca if you are interested.

Grade 9 Trip fundraiser:

  • The Cavendish Fry Wagon will be in the courtyard today at noon. Buy some fries to support our grade 9 school trip to Ottawa and Quebec!  $2 each!

Grade 9 Trip Meeting:  

  • An information session will follow “Meet the Teacher” on Tuesday, September 18, at 7:30. We will be reviewing the itinerary, cost, date, and fundraising opportunities.

Glee Club:

  • Anyone interested in singing this year is invited to come to our first Glee Club meeting in Mr. Underhay’s room at 12:10 TODAY. New members welcome, returning members welcome! All grades, boys AND girls, French and English, band and non-band are all welcome.

Jazz Band:  

  • Anyone interested in playing in jazz band this year is invited to come to our first Jazz Band meeting in the band room at 12:10 TOMORROW. New members welcome, returning members welcome! Usually open to band students in grade 8 and 9, come tomorrow for more information.

Golf:

  • Meeting today at break, 9:45, in room 224.

Cross Country:  

  • Those interested in doing cross country please sign up at the gym office.  There will be a practice today after school @ 3:00.

Field Hockey:

  • Practice 3-4:30. Pick up at UPEI

Girls’ A & AA soccer:  

  • Practice today 3-4:30

Boys’ soccer:  

  • Practice 3 – 4:30
  • Soccer A Girls & Boys play their first games on Thursday, Sept 20.  More info will be given out at practice

Girls’ Volleyball:

  • Practice today 3 – 4:30.

Boys’ Volleyball:

  • Practice 3-4:30.

Library:

  • Library Monitor shifts start today. The library will be open at break ONLY to check out books. If you are needing a book for class, please make sure you grab your book at break or lunch.

Band:

  • Grade 9 band tomorrow morning 7:45.

Birchwood is now Adopted!

Dear Parents,

I would like to personally invite you to join me in making a difference in the lives of the children at Birchwood Intermediate by supporting us in the upcoming Indigo Adopt a School program.

We’re thrilled to announce that our school has been adopted by Indigo Charlottetown! From September 15 to October 7, this store is going to fundraise on our behalf.

We’re also going to be raising funds to support our library through our Adopt a School online fundraising platform, which you can find at adoptaschool.indigo.ca.

There are three ways that our community can support our school online at adoptaschool.indigo.ca.

  1. Book Bonus: For every two books you donate to our school online, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate a bonus book, up to 100 books!*
  2. Tell a Story, Give a Story. Every time you post a story to our Adopt a School profile, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate one book in support of our school library, up to 20 books!
  3. Adopt a School Story Contest: “Heart” your favourite story to help a school for a chance to win* big!  The five most-loved stories in each province will be entered into a random draw for a chance to win a $2,500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books for their adopted school. The remaining four top “hearted” schools in each province will win a $500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books! Choose wisely because you only get one shot to “Heart” a story!

Our school is going to receive every dollar raised to support our library and a 30% discount off books when we shop at Indigo, Chapters and Coles using program donations.

Through the Adopt a School program, we are hoping raise enough money to put one new book into the hands of each and every one of our students!

Please visit adoptaschool.indigo.ca from September 15 to October 7 to show your support for our library! I look forward to surprising the staff and children at Birchwood Intermediate with all the new library books this year!

Sincerely,

Sherrise Gairns-Birchwood Library Contact

 

* The Love of Reading Foundation values a book at $10. To learn more, see our Program Overview and Contest Details pages.

 

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 – Day 1

  • Meet the Teacher night is Sept. 18, 6:30.
  • Picture days are Sept. 20, & 21
  • Birchwood Terry Fox run, Sept. 27

Field Hockey:

  • A Field Hockey Goalkeeper Clinic will be held Saturday, Sept 15 at UPEI Turf Field from 9:30-  11:00 am… sponsored by PEIFHA and UPEI Field Hockey team. Instructors are Sheila Bell and UPEI goalie Jacklyn MacKinnon. Goalies should bring their own equipment and be ready to go by 9:30. Coaches are welcomed to attend

Grade 9 Trip fundraiser:

  • The Cavendish Fry Wagon will be in the courtyard Monday, September 17. Buy some fries to support our grade 9 school trip to Ottawa and Quebec!  $2 each!

Boys V-Ball:

  • Mr. MacKay and Mr. Blacquiere want to thank everybody who tried out. It takes a lot of courage. The final list is posted outside the gym doors. There will be a practice on Monday at 3:00pm. If you didn’t make the team, don’t let it discourage you. Make sure to come out next year if you are in Grade 7 or 8 and if you are in Grade 9 make sure to tryout for the highschool team.

Girls volleyball:

  • Reminder girls are practicing today at 3-4:30 and Monday 3-4:30.

Library:

  • Can all Library Monitors please meet in the library at break to discuss tasks and scheduling.
  • Exciting News!  Birchwood has been Adopted by Indigo Charlottetown! From September 15(this Saturday) to October 7, Indigo will fundraise on our behalf. Help us spread the word and raise some money for our Birchwood Library.

Band:

  • All early morning rehearsals for band students in gr 8 and 9 will begin next week.  Gr 9 rehearsals are on Tuesday mornings. Gr 8 rehearsals are on Wednesday mornings.  Both begin at 7:45am.
  • All gr 7 band students

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 – Day 6

  • Meet the Teacher night is Sept. 18, 6:30.
  • Picture days are Sept. 20, & 21
  • Birchwood Terry Fox run, Sept. 27

Baseball:

  • Practice Thurs 3:15 – 4:30 at Spring Lane.  Parents pick up there!

Field Hockey:

  • A Field Hockey Goalkeeper Clinic will be held Saturday, Sept 15 at UPEI Turf Field from 9:30-  11:00 am… sponsored by PEIFHA and UPEI Field Hockey team. Instructors are Sheila Bell and UPEI goalie Jacklyn MacKinnon.  Goalies should bring their own equipment and be ready to go by 9:30. Coaches are welcomed to attend

Girls Soccer:

  • 3 – 4:30 today.  You must have your forms signed to attend.

Field Hockey:

  • 3-4:30. Girls are to meet at the gym doors by 3:10 ready to go.

Volleyball:

  • Girls volleyball practice is today at 4:30-6   Girls who made the team are on a list posted by the gym.
  • Coaches would like to thank all girls who tried out. Making cuts in never easy.  There are many capable young girls who we would like to keep working with so if we can get a second team going we will try. We are looking for coaches for an A team.  If anyone has a name of someone interested please let us know.
  • Alina Crockett & Morgan Reid – please hand your forms in today (before practice)

Band:

  • All early morning rehearsals for band students in grade 8 and 9 will begin next week.  Grade 9 rehearsals are on Tuesday mornings. Grade 8 rehearsals are on Wednesday mornings.  Both begin at 7:45am.
  • All grade 7 band students have rehearsal at lunch today.  This begins at 12 noon. Teachers please allow these students early dismissal at 11:45 to eat lunch.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 – Day 5

  • Meet the Teacher night is Sept. 18.

Baseball:

  • Meeting at break TODAY in Mr. Daley’s class – Room 154.  Practice Wed & Thurs 3:15 – 4:30 at Spring Lane. Please have your parents pick you up there!

Boys Volleyball:

  • Practice today from 4:30-6pm. Reminder: Don’t forget to get your forms signed and handed in to Mr. MacKay.

Girls Volleyball:

  • Practice today 3 – 4:30.  Please hand your signed forms into Mrs. MacAdam

Girls Soccer:

  • 3 – 4:30 today.  You must have your forms signed to attend.  Please hand your forms into Ms. Morrison

Boys Soccer:

  • Practice today 3-4:30.  Please hand your forms into Mr. MacVicar

Field Hockey:

  • Tryouts today 3-4:30. Girls are to meet at the gym doors by 3:10 ready to go. Please have parents pick up at UPEI.

Band:

  • All early morning rehearsals for band students in grade 8 and 9 will begin next week.  Grade 9 rehearsals are on Tuesday mornings. Grade 8 rehearsals are on Wednesday mornings.  Both begin at 7:45am.
  • All grade 7 band students have rehearsal at lunch today.  This begins at 12 noon. Teachers please allow these students early dismissal at 11:45 to eat lunch.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 – Day 4

Meet the Teacher night is Sept. 18.

Baseball:

 

  • meeting at break on Wednesday in Mr. Daley’s class – Room 154.
  • Practice Wed & Thurs 3:15 – 4:30 at Spring Lane.  Parents pick up there.

 

 

Girls’ soccer:   

 

  • Tryouts will start today after school 3 – 4:30 @ Orlebar Park.

 

Boys soccer:

 

  • Tryouts start today after school 3 – 4 pm and everyday this week.

 

Field Hockey:

 

  • Tryouts today 3- 4:30. Meet at gym doors at 3:10. Parent pick up is at UPEI.

 

Library:

 

  • Library Monitor Meeting at break today. Please bring your schedule with you.

 

Girls Volleyball:

 

  • Tryouts continue today. Time is 4:30

 

Boys volleyball:

 

  • Tryout start today at 3-4:30

 

 

Outdoor adventure club:

  • Meeting today at lunch in room (225). The club will run from Sept until Dec and late Feb until May or June. The focus is on getting students outside and active through a variety of activities. We had quite a large group of students last year, with transportation being provided by parent volunteers and staff. If you’re interested in helping out, either ‘full-time’ or ‘part-time’, or have some suggestions for activities you think would be interesting, drop Mr. Dohoo an email jdohoo@edu.pe.ca.

Friday Sept. 7, 2018 – Day 2

  • School forms will go out early next week. 
  • Meet the Teacher night is Sept. 18.

Library:

  • Mrs. Gairns is seeking responsible grade 8 and grade 9 students to help upkeep our library. If you are interested in becoming a library monitor please see Mrs. Gairns in the library at 12:10.

Fry’day news:

  • Bring your toonies! The Cavendish Fry Wagon will be in the courtyard Monday, Sept. 10. Buy some fries to support our grade 9 school trip to Ottawa and Quebec! $2 each!

Soccer:  

  • Tryouts will start Monday after school.
  • Try outs start Monday after school 3 – 4 pm .
  • Try outs will be everyday after school next week.

Girls Volleyball:

  • Tryouts will start after school on Monday 3-4:30.

Welcome Back Birchwood Students

Please be advised that Birchwood Intermediate has become a Seafood, Shellfish, and Nut Free school. If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact the school.

Thursday’s Schedule:

Upon arrival:

Grade 7 students will go to the Cafeteria.

Grade 8/9 students will go to the Gym

Classes will be called out by homeroom teachers and taken back to their rooms for the morning. Regular class schedule in the afternoon. Grade seven students will be given five minutes at the end of the day to get organized to go home.

Our bell schedule has changed slightly this year. Check it out from the link below.

Daily Bell Schedule