Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 – Day 4

Birchwood Ourschool Survey:

  • An email was sent to all parents today with info and a link to the survey
  • If you have not received the email, contact Ron Vaive at: rwvaive@edu.pe.ca

Yearbook:

  • Deadline for ordering yearbooks is today, Thursday, February 28th.
  • Cost is $30 and you can order your yearbook 3 ways:
  • From our school website, Birchwood Yearbook Orders,
  • Email money transfer it to birchwood@edu.pe.ca. If you email money transfer please include in note, it is for yearbook, & your son or daughters name.
  • Pay in the office.

Upcoming Events:

  • Thur. March 7th
    • Tropical Thursday – Bring on Summer
  • Fri. March 15th
    • Winter Carnival
    • Throw Back Spirit Day – Wear something from the past!!!

Music: 

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

Wrestling:  

  • Practice today 3-4:30

Library:

  • Please return your overdue library books.

Leadership:

  • On behalf of the leadership team thanks to all the students and staff that came out to dance the night away. We had a great time. Thank you.

Grade 9 Girls Spring Volleyball: 

  • All Grade 9 Girls interested in playing Spring volleyball at Charlottetown Rural should contact Ellie Beck –  ebeck@upei.ca

Swimming:

  • A reminder that tomorrow is swim day for those who take part in the CARI swim program.  Please remember to bring your swim bag and teachers please dismiss those students at 9:10 am to catch the 9:20 bus.

Birchwood Ourschool Survey

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Students, Teachers and Parents/Guardians across PEI are participating in the OurSCHOOL Survey. Further to the information that was sent to you about your child’s participation in the OurSCHOOL Survey, please note that the Parent/Guardian Survey is now open until March 15th.

The information collected through this survey will provide current information about our school and learning, will help us to inform our school goals, identify successes and areas for improvement, inform policies and programs, and share results with parents and the community.

The survey allows you to express your views about your child’s experiences at home and at school.

  • The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete.
  • Your responses should be based on this current 2018-2019 school year.
  • If you have more than one child in our school, you may complete the survey more than once.
  • Your responses are anonymous and confidential as they are recorded on a secure site without personal identifying information.
  • You may skip any questions you do not wish to answer.
  • Check your email for the The link to the survey.
  • If you have not received the email, contact Ron Vaive at: rwvaive@edu.pe.ca

Results will be used only for the purpose of achieving goals in our school and the PEI education system. The information is collected under Section 31 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and under Section 3.1(c) of the Education Act.

For more information about the OurSCHOOL Survey program, you can visit The Learning Bar Inc.’s website: www.thelearningbar.com.

Should you have any questions about the survey, you may contact Ron Carragher.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 – Day 3

Yearbook:

  • Deadline for ordering yearbooks is Thursday, February 28th.
  • Cost is $30 and you can order your yearbook 3 ways: 
    • From our school yearbook website, Birchwood Yearbook Orders,
    • Email money transfer it to birchwood@edu.pe.ca. If you email money transfer please include in note, it is for yearbook, & your son or daughters name.
    • Pay in the office.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wed. February 27th
    • Pink Shirt Day! Support Anti-Bullying!
    • -School Dance – 7:00 – 9:00
  • Thur. March 7th
    • Tropical Thursday – Bring on Summer
  • Fri. March 15th
    • Winter Carnival
    • Throw Back Spirit Day – Wear something from the past!!

Music:  

  • Grade 7 rehearsal today at lunch.
  • Rock band after school today.
  • Grade 8 band will rehearse tomorrow morning at 7:45am due to the delay in school today.

Hockey Academy:  

  • Please dismiss students at 1:40 for hockey academy today.

Grade 9 Girls Spring Volleyball: 

  • All Grade 9 Girls interested in playing Spring volleyball at Charlottetown Rural should contact Ellie Beck –  ebeck@upei.ca

Wrestling:

  • Today and Thursday 3-4:30

Badminton:

  • Tryouts start next week Monday and Tuesday, March 4 & 5

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 – Day 2

Yearbook:

  • Deadline for ordering yearbooks is Thursday, February 28th.
  • Cost is $30 and you can order your yearbook 3 ways: 
    • From our school yearbook website, Birchwood Yearbook Orders,
    • Email money transfer it to birchwood@edu.pe.ca. If you email money transfer please include in note, it is for yearbook, & your son or daughters name.
    • Pay in the office.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wed. February 27th
    • Pink Shirt Day! Support Anti-Bullying!
    • -School Dance – 7:00 – 9:00
  • Thur. March 7th
    • Tropical Thursday – Bring on Summer
  • Fri. March 15th
    • Winter Carnival
    • Throw Back Spirit Day – Wear something from the past!!

Library:

  • Please return all overdue library books today at break or lunch.

Music:  

  • Grade 8 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45am.
  • Rock band will meet after school from 3-4pm.
  • Grade 7 band will meet at lunch tomorrow for rehearsal.

Basketball:

  • The basketball season is officially over!  Our AA Girls lost a heartbreaker on Saturday by one point, to settle for 4th.  Congrats o Shanice Singh on her all star award.
  • The A Boys fell to Montague on Friday evening.
  • All the best to our Grade 9 players, moving on to high school.  Huge thanks to our volunteer coaches!
  • Tues & Thurs bball 7-8:15am continues!
  • A Boys – hoodies – please pay $45 to Ms. Morrison in the gym

Wrestling:

  • Huge shout out to members of the Cobras Wrestling Team, who trained w/ a former national team athlete and coach all weekend.  Great job!
  • Next practice – Wed & Thurs 3-4:30

Math:

  • The Grade 9 Pascal Math Competition will be held today during Periods 3 & 4 in Mr. Craig’s Room #237. Students who signed up to write this exam can arrive at breaktime. Make sure to bring $10 if you haven’t already done so.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 – Day 1

Yearbook:

  • Deadline for ordering yearbooks is Thursday, February 28th.
  • Cost is $30 and you can order your yearbook 3 ways: 

Upcoming Events:

  • Wed. February 27th
    • Pink Shirt Day! Support Anti-Bullying!
    • School Dance
  • Thur. March 7th
    • Tropical Thursday – Bring on Summer
  • Fri. March 15th
    • Winter Carnival
    • Throw Back Spirit Day – Wear something from the past!!!

Wrestling:  

Basketball:

  • AA girls game at Stonepark against Summerside – 5:30
  • A boys game tomorrow in Montague – 4:00
  • Quick meeting today at break in Mr. Craig’s Room #237
  • Members of the Boys A basketball team are asked to leave class at 2:15 and meet by the gym doors to leave for today’s game in Montague.

Math Club:

  • Quick meeting today at 12:15 in Mr. Craig’s Room #237 if you are planning on writing the Pascal Math Contest next Tuesday.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 – Day 6

All after school activities are cancelled for today.

Yearbook:

  • Deadline for ordering yearbooks is February 28th. You can order your yearbook from our school website, Birchwood Yearbook Orders, or pay in the office.
  • Or you can email money transfer it to birchwood@edu.pe.ca. If you email money transfer please include in note, it is for yearbook, & your son or daughters name.
  • Cost is $30

Music:  

  • A quick reminder to grade 9 band students  — no rehearsal tomorrow morning.

Wrestling:  

Basketball:

  • AA girls game at Stonepark against Summerside – 5:30
  • A boys game tomorrow in Montague – 4:00

Library:

  • “Sweet Reads” week in the library! We will celebrating our readers in the library. If you are caught reading in the library at lunch time you will receive a Valentine treat before you leave.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 – Day 5

School Survey:

  • Parents! The OurSCHOOL survey will run again this year from February 19 to March 15 for students, parents and teachers. It’s an opportunity for you to express your views on your child’s experience at home and at school, on topics such as communication between school staff and parents, homework, school support for your child’s learning, and inclusion and safety at school.  An information/permission form was sent home with your child on Tuesday. Please check your email next week for the link to the parent survey.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wed. February 20th
    • Pyjama Day – Stay cozy all day!
  • Wed. February 27th
    • Pink Shirt Day! Support Anti-Bullying!
    • School Dance
  • Thur. March 7th
    • Tropical Thursday – Bring on Summer
  • Fri. March 15th
    • Winter Carnival
    • Throw Back Spirit Day – Wear something from the past!!!

Music:  

  • Grade 7 band tomorrow at lunch.
  • Rock band after school today.

Basketball:

  • AA Boys had a close game against QC but came up a bit short.  Congrats on an amazing season, boys!  All the best to the Grade 9 players moving on to high school next year.
  • A Boys won!!!  The final score was 55-45 over QC.  They practice today at 4:30 and head to Montague tomorrow for their next playoff game.
  • AA Girls – practice today 3-4:30
  • Wrestling: Practice today and tomorrow 3-4:30.  Camp this weekend at Colonel Gray.
  • https://wrestlingpei.ca/2019/01/25/2019-kickoff-camp/

Hockey Academy:  

  • Please dismiss students at 1:40 for hockey academy today.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 – Day 4

School Survey:

  • Parents! The OurSCHOOL survey will run again this year from February 19 to March 15 for students, parents and teachers. It’s an opportunity for you to express your views on your child’s experience at home and at school, on topics such as communication between school staff and parents, homework, school support for your child’s learning, and inclusion and safety at school.  An information/permission form was sent home with your child on Tuesday. Please check your email next week for the link to the parent survey.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wed. February 20th
    • Pyjama Day – Stay cozy all day!
  • Wed. February 27th
    • Pink Shirt Day! Support Anti-Bullying!
    • School Dance
  • Thur. March 7th
    • Tropical Thursday – Bring on Summer
  • Fri. March 15th
    • Winter Carnival
    • Throw Back Spirit Day – Wear something from the past!!!

Heritage Fair:

  • Mrs. Breedon is sick today, so the meeting for anyone interested in participating in this year’s Heritage Fair, will be rescheduled to tomorrow at lunch, in room 313.

Yearbook:

  • Deadline for ordering yearbooks is February 28th. You can order your yearbook from our school website
  • Birchwood Yearbook Orders
  • Cost is $30

Music:  

  • Grade 8 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45am.  
  • Rock band will meet after school from 3-4pm.
  • Grade 7 band will meet at lunch tomorrow for rehearsal.

Basketball:

  • Tuesday:
  • AA Boys play at 4pm today at QC in a playoff game.  Go cheer on your COBRAS!
  • A Boys host QC today at 4.  Come to the game & cheer on the COBRAS!
  • Playoffs are just around the corner – we will have the A Boys first game confirmed once we have final standings, upon completion of the league.

Wrestling:

Staff Appreciation Week & Canada Games

Dear Parents & Guardians,

I big thank you to all for making our staff appreciation week exceptional!

A shout out to four of our Birchwood students who will be competing at the Canada Games in Alberta over the next two weeks.

  • Simon Hughes – Male Hockey
  • Gabe Ing – Gymnastics
  • Liah Mah – Gymnastics
  • RJ Hetherington- Judo

Best of luck to all four of you!

 

Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 – Day 3

School Survey:

  • Parents! The OurSCHOOL survey will run again this year from February 19 to March 15 for students, parents and teachers. It’s an opportunity for you to express your views on your child’s experience at home and at school, on topics such as communication between school staff and parents, homework, school support for your child’s learning, and inclusion and safety at school.  An information/permission form was sent home with your child on Tuesday. Please check your email next week for the link to the parent survey.

Upcoming Student Events:

  • Friday, Feb. 15.
  • Cobra Spirit Day!! Wear your Cobra Gear!!
  • Birchwood Night at UPEI in support of UPEI Panthers Basketball
    • 4:30 Tour of UPEI, Pep Rally, Face painting
    • 6:00 Women’s Game
    • Pizza
    • 8:00 Men’s Game

Wed. February 20th

  • Pyjama Day – Stay cozy all day!

Wed. February 27th

  • Pink Shirt Day! Support Anti-Bullying!
  • School Dance

Thur. March 7th

  • Tropical Thursday – Bring on Summer

Fri. March 15th

  • Winter Carnival
  • Throw Back Spirit Day – Wear something from the past!!!

Basketball:

  • Playoffs:
    • Tues Feb 19
    • A Boys host QC
    • AA Boys travel to QC

Swimming:

  • Swim day on Friday February 15th.  Those involved in the CARI swim program, please remember to bring your swim bag for tomorrow’s outing.  Teachers please allow students involved to leave class at 9:05 to catch the bus at 9:10