Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 – Day 2

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!!!

Music:  

  • Grade 7 band will not be meeting at lunch today.  Grade 9 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45.

Wrestling:

  • Practice today 3-4:30

Basketball:

  • AA girls basketball practice – 3:00-4:30
  • A boys basketball practice – 4:30-6:00
  • Playoffs:
    • Tues Feb 19
    • A Boys host QC
    • AA Boys travel to QC

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.

Yearbook :

  • Reminder the yearbook committee will be working on yearbook in Mr. Vaive’s room today during lunch.

OurSCHOOL Survey :

  • Homeroom teachers, please ensure information sheet regarding ourSCHOOL survey is passed out to students. Survey will start next week. Students only need to return form if they are NOT participating in the survey.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 – Day 1

French Immersion Info Night Change of Time:

  • The French Immersion Info Night was originally schedule for 6:00 tonight. It has been changed to 7:00.

Staff Appreciation Week Update:

  • Please take note re: changes to this week’s Staff Appreciation activities schedule.
  • Due to pending weather on Wednesday, it has been decided to move the Staff Luncheon from Wednesday to Thursday.  If you signed up for a food donation for Wednesday, we hope it can be prepared for Thursday, instead. If school is not cancelled on Wednesday, the pizza lunch will be ordered for that day.  Please see the changes on the attached document:
  • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zsqyM63PPwRQm3PwXnm9gVUatGzo5JnOmX3lRS7RgZg/edit?usp=sharing
  • Thank you. Home & School

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 not be meeting tomorrow at lunch.  They will meet for rehearsal on Thursday at lunch.

Basketball:

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

  • Awesome turnout at yesterday’s practice – great job!  Practice Wed & Thurs. Reminder of Wrestling Camp Feb 23/24!

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 – Day 6

Staff Appreciation Week Update:

  • Please take note re: changes to this week’s Staff Appreciation activities schedule. 
  • Due to pending weather on Wednesday, it has been decided to move the Staff Luncheon from Wednesday to Thursday.  If you signed up for a food donation for Wednesday, we hope it can be prepared for Thursday, instead. If school is not cancelled on Wednesday, the pizza lunch will be ordered for that day.  Please see the changes on the attached document: 
  • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zsqyM63PPwRQm3PwXnm9gVUatGzo5JnOmX3lRS7RgZg/edit?usp=sharing
  • Thank you. Home & School

Yearbook:

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

Code Club at Birchwood:

  • Code Club today after school in Ms. Squires’ room

Music:

  • Grade 9 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45 for rehearsal.
  • Jazz band at lunch tomorrow.
  • Grade 7 band will not be meeting on Wednesday at lunch.  They will be meeting on Thursday at lunch for this week.

Basketball:

  • AA GIrls – 3-4:30
  • A Boys & AA Boys 4:30 – 6
  • Congrats to the A Girls on the completion of their season and thanks to the coaches!

Wrestling:  

  • Practice Mon, Wed & Thurs 3-4:30

Gymnastics:

  • Congrats to everyone who participated at the Provincials on Saturday!!! Birchwood had several top results and personal bests, including sweeping the Bantam Boys category.

Library:

  • Roses are red violets are blue-renew or return-your book is overdue 🙂
  • Sweet Reads” week in the library! With Valentines’ Day upon us, we will celebrating our readers in the library. If you are caught reading in the library at lunch time this week, you will receive a Valentine treat.
  • There will be a library monitors meeting during break today

Birchwood Teacher Appreciation Week

Dear Parents & Guardians,
Your Birchwood Home and School is organizing a show of appreciation for school staff next week. They have asked us to send out this google.doc with the hope of garnering some support from our broader school community. Using the following link, please indicate where you are able to contribute.

Birchwood Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you!!

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 – Day 5

Yearbook:

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

Varicella (Chicken Pox):

  • The grade 7 students will be receiving their vaccination today

Music:  

  • Grade 9 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45

PEI Science Fair

  • Anyone who is interested in competing at the PEI Science Fair and did not pick up an information sheet, please see Mme Bernard in room 306

Basketball:

  • A boys host François Buote at 4:15
  • A girls host François Buote at 5:45

Wrestling:

  • No wrestling practice today
  • Very important meeting today at break in the gym

Gymnastics

  • Practice Friday 3-4
  • Provincials on Saturday!

Destination Imagination

  • Meeting today at lunch in Mr. Murphy’s room

Swimming

  • Swim day is tomorrow (Friday) for those students who participate in the CARI swim program. A reminder for those students who have been previously selected to bring their swim bags to school for tomorrow’s swim.  Please dismiss these students at 9:05 to catch the bus at 9:15.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 – Day 4

Yearbook:

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

Varicella (Chicken Pox):

  • The grade 7 and 8 students will be vaccinated on:
    • Grade 7 Varicella vaccine, Thursday, Feb. 7.

Grad Pics:

  • Grade 9 Grad Pics are postponed to Tuesday Feb. 5 & Wednesday Feb. 6.

Music:  

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

PEI Science Fair

  • Anyone who is interested in competing at the PEI Science Fair and did not pick up an information sheet, please see Mme Bernard in room 306 at break

Basketball:

  • AA Boys and Girls, 3:00-4:30.
  • A Boys and Girls, 4:30.

Wrestling:

  • No Practice today

Hockey Academy:  

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

Leadership

  • Meeting today at lunchtime in Mme Gavard’s Room

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 – Day 3

Yearbook:

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

Grad Pics:

  • Grade 9 Grad Pics are postponed to Tuesday Feb. 5 & Wednesday Feb. 6.

Varicella (Chicken Pox):

  • The grade 7 and 8 students will be vaccinated on:
    • Grade 8 Varicella vaccine, Tuesday, Feb. 5.
    • Grade 7 Varicella vaccine, Thursday, Feb. 7.

Home & School:

  • Home & School meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:30.

Birchwood Study Skills Night, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 – 7:30.

  • Birchwood 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. Click the link below for more info and to sign up.
  • Study Skills Night

Late French Immersion:

  • Feb. 12, Late French Immersion Info meeting – 6:00

Music:  

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

PEI Science Fair

  • Students interested in participating in the PEI Science Fair please see Mme Bernard in room 306 at break

Basketball:

  • AA boys 3-4:30
  • AA girls 3-4:30
  • A boys 4:30-6
  • NO A girls practice today

Library:

  • Please return all overdue library books. We have a number of new books that have not been returned yet. Please make an effort to get all your books in as soon as possible.

Leadership:

  • Tomorrow leadership students will meet during lunch in Mme. Gavard’s Room.

Wrestling:

  • Please listen to announcements re: practices on Wed & Thurs of this week – Ms. Morrison will confirm as soon as possible.

Hockey Academy:

  • Reminder no on-ice session tomorrow. Hockey academy students will be going to synergy fitness on Wednesday.  Please remember to bring a change of clothes.

Gymnastics:  

  • Congrats to all the Cobras who participated in yesterday’s Zone 3 meet. Provincials are on Saturday in Kensington. Please see Ms. Morrison in the gym for the notice.  Practice today 3-4:30. Some highlights include:
  • Arun & Ella Drake – first on vault, floor and all around
  • Jack Hansen – 2nd on floor
  • Hunter Piece – 2nd all around
  • Daniel FitzGerald – 3rd all around
  • Ada Toprak – 3rd on floor
  • Kayla MacDonald – 3rd on floor & vault

Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 – Day 2

Yearbook:

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

Grad Pics:

  • Grade 9 Grad Pics are postponed to Tuesday Feb. 5 & Wednesday Feb. 6.

Varicella (Chicken Pox):

Home & School:

  • Home & School meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:30.

Birchwood Study Skills Night, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 – 7:30.

  • Birchwood 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. Click the link below for more info and to sign up.
  • Study Skills Night

Late French Immersion:

  • Feb. 12, Late French Immersion Info meeting – 6:00

Lost and Found for Grade 9 Trip Students:

  • We have numerous articles of clothing that were left after the grade 9 trip. If anyone is missing any, please come and take a look in the office.

Code Club at Birchwood:

  • Students who are interested in computer programming and electronics, the Code Club will be held on Monday afternoons after school from 3 – 4:00 pm, beginning today, February 4, today. This is a free program. Please register and pick up the permission form from Ms. Squire in room 221.

Music:

  • Grade 9 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45 for rehearsal.
  • Grade 9 students please pass in your form for band trip.

Basketball:

  • AA Boys 3-4:30; AA Girls – no practice
  • A Boys & Girls 4:30-6
  • Congrats to the AA Boys and Girls teams on their participation in the Stonepark tournament over the weekend.

Wrestling:  

  • HUGE Congrats to Holly Coffin & Margie DesRoches on their results this past weekend in Nova Scotia.  Both girls came home with a silver medal, defeating some very tough opponents. Great job!
  • No practice today (Monday).  Will confirm Wed & Thurs practices

Library:

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

Gymnastics:  

  • Zone 3 Competition is on today.  All gymnasts, please be dismissed at 2:15.

Birchwood Update

Dear Parents & Guardians;

Grade 9 Grad Pics Monday Feb. 4 & Tuesday Feb. 5.

Varicella (Chicken Pox):

Home & School:

  • Home & School meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:30.

Birchwood Study Skills Night, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 – 7:30.

  • Birchwood 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. Click the link below for more info and to sign up.
  • Study Skills Night

Late French Immersion:

  • Feb. 12, Late French Immersion Info meeting – 6:00

Lost and Found for Grade 9 Trip Students:

  • We have numerous articles of clothing that were left after the grade 9 trip. If anyone is missing any, please come and take a look in the office.