Birchwood Grade 9 Trip Update

Dear parents,
As most of you have probably noticed, there is a major storm system headed our way.  At this point, we can’t predict what the outcome will be, however, we are monitoring it closely with John Dunphy at Target Tours.  There is a possibility the itinerary will shift one day, meaning we leave Sunday morning, and return Thursday.   As soon as a decision has been made, we will communicate with you through email, Birchwood website, Target Tours twitter and radio.
Due to the fact that the season of sickness is among us, we would encourage students to pack the following:
*tylenol/advil
*gravol
*hand sanitizer
*and anything else you feel your son and daughter will need to be comfortable.
Thanks,
Grade 9 Trip Team

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 – Day 2

Band:  

  • Rock band will not be meeting today after school.  We will start our regular rehearsals next Wednesday.  Grade 7 band meets at lunch today. Grade 9 honors band will meet tomorrow at 12:15 for practice.

Wrestling:

  • Practices this week:  Mon, Wed & Thurs 3-4:30

Hockey Academy:

  • Reminder hockey academy will begin for gr. 7 today

GSA:

  • The GSA which stands for Gender and Sexuality Alliance is a group that meets to discuss ways to promote education and become allies for the LGBTQ community. Any students who are interested in continuing a GSA group this year are asked to go to the counselling area for a short meeting at recess today.

Birchwood Expressions Group:

  • Starts again today after school in the art room, new members are welcome.
  • Students are invited to attend the Expression after school Junior Youth Programme at Birchwood Art Room.  The group will be for junior youth to develop their power of expression through discussion, arts and sports, and design service projects to help their community.
  • For more information on the Junior Youth Programme: http://web.uvic.ca/~tanderso/JYEP.Presentation.pdf
  • Details : Art Room | 3:00 – 4:30pm | Wednesdays
  • Register by email at peijunioryouth@gmail.com or Guidance Counsellor.

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 – Day 1

Band:  

  • Grade 8 band rehearsal tomorrow morning at 7:45 am.  Grade 7 band at lunch. Rock Band after school.
  • Jazz band rehearsal at 12:00 noon in the band room.  Students have permission to leave class to eat at 11:45 so they can arrive on time.

Basketball:

Wrestling:

  • Practices this week:  Mon, Wed & Thurs 3-4:30

Hockey Academy:

  • Reminder hockey academy will begin for gr. 7 tomorrow

Library:

  • Please return all overdue library books.

Math Club:

  • Will have a quick meeting today at break time in Mr. Craig’s Room #237.

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 – Day 6

Band:  

 

  • Grade 9 band rehearsal tomorrow morning at 7:45.

 

Hockey Academy:

 

  • Grade 7 hockey academy this Wednesday

 

Basketball:

 

  • A Girls & A Boys – 3-4:30
  • AA Boys 4:30 – 6

 

Wrestling:

 

  • Practices this week:  Mon, Wed & Thurs 3-4:30

 

Gymnastics:

 

  • Tues & Thurs 3-4:30 in the GYM (all bball teams are on the road)

 

Leadership students please hand in your permission forms to Mrs.Gairns by Tuesday morning.

Library:

 

  • The library will be closed today after school.

 

Soccer Hoodies

 

  • A Girls – see Mrs. Bernard in room 306
  • AA Girls – see Ms. Morrison in the gym

 

Future Goals will be held today in Mr. James’ room immediately after school

Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 – Day 5

Destination Imagination

 

  • Meet at noon in Mr. Murphy’s room

 

HOODIES!  

  • They’re in.  Please pay your team coach to get your hoodie.
  • Field hockey team can pick up their hoodies in Ms. Walsh’s room at break.  Bring your $45!
  • A & AA Girls Soccer – please see Ms. Morrison & Mme. Bernard in the gym at break.  Bring your $45.

FIRST GYMNASTICS PRACTICE:  

  • Tuesday, January 15th 3-4:30 in the Caf.

Wrestling:

  • Practice Monday, Wed & Thurs 3-4:30

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018 – Day 3

  • The Student Habits for Success night originally scheduled for January 15 2019, has been rescheduled for Tuesday Feb. 5. This change is because of a conflict with Stratford Elementary’s Home & School meeting.
  • This activity invites parents and our student body to participate in an evening of learning together. This night is designed for parents and their children to work together to create new habits that will lead to success.
  • Here is the link for the signup:Student Habits for Success Sign-Up

Basketball

  • Games Tuesday:
  • A Boys host Grace Christian at 4pm; A Girls host Grace Christian at 5:30pm
  • AA Boys & Girls travel to East Wiltshire
  • For those basketball players who have not yet paid their $50 athletic fee, please pay your coach or online https://birchwood.payschoolfees.net/admin/?sid=&un=0

Wrestling:

  • Practice tomorrow and Thursday 3-4:30

Leadership:

  • All leadership students please meet in the library at break.

Library:

  • Please return all overdue library books.

Volleyball:

Monday, Jan. 7, 2018 – Day 2

Grade 9 Trip Meeting tonight at 6:30. All Grade 9 parents and students are welcome

Band:  

  • All early morning, lunch, and after school rehearsals will begin next week.
  • The skills due on Friday are in Google Classroom and written on the whiteboard in the band room.
  • Grade 9 Honors Band students will meet for rehearsal on Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch.  These practices will begin at 12:15pm sharp.

Hockey Academy:

  • With teachers permission can all grade 7 students who are participating in hockey academy please meet in the cafeteria at 2:40 for a very important meeting.
  • Also, any Gr. 8/9 student who has not yet handed in their jersey please do so ASAP….

Basketball:

  • Monday’s Practices:
  • AA Girls 3-4:30
  • A Girls & A Boys 4:30 – 6:00
  • Games Tuesday:
  • A Boys host Grace Christian at 4pm; A Girls host Grace Christian at 5:30pm
  • AA Boys & Girls travel to East Whilshire
  • For those basketball players who have not yet paid their $50 athletic fee, please pay your coach or online https://birchwood.payschoolfees.net/admin/?sid=&un=0

Wrestling:

  • Practices this week: Mon, Wed & Thurs 3-4:30

Library:

  • Please return all overdue library books.

Yearbook :

  • Yearbook today at lunch. Could all photographers please attend as well.

Volleyball: