Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – Day 1

Outdoor Adventure Club:

  • “The outdoor adventure club will meeting today at 12:15 in room 225 to discuss spring outings. All members are encouraged to attend, and as always new members are welcome.”

Band:

  • Jazz band will meet at lunch today.
  • Grade 8 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45am.
  • Grade 7 band will meet at lunch tomorrow.

Duke of Edinburgh:

  • All of Duke of Edinburgh applications are due May 2nd. Please see Mrs. Dunn at break if you have any questions.

Badminton:

  • Good Luck to Shanice SIngh , Carter Sigsworth, Evan Nicholson, Matt Hebert, Aidan Arsenault and Kimmy Chen as they represent Birchwood at the BADMINTON PROVINCIAL Championships in Summerside.  Please excuse these students today at 2:30 pm.

Wrestling:  

  • There will be no wrestling club this week.

Flag football

  • Girls practice today from 3:15-4:15
  • Boys practice tomorrow from 3:15-4:15 outside dress properly bring your cleats

Hockey Academy:

  • Any students who still have a hockey academy jersey could you please hand in to either Mr. James or Mr. Brioux.

Monday, April 29, 2019 – Day 6

Wrestling:

  • Bantam Boys and Intermediate Girls are Provincial Champions!
  • Bantam Girls and Intermediate Boys came 2nd.
  • Next practice – tba.
  • HUGE thanks to everyone who helped out and to all the wrestlers, who were awesome ambassadors for Birchwood.

Badminton:

  • Badminton Team meeting today at 9:45 in the gym!  Good luck to all players playing in the provincial finals tomorrow afternoon!

Flag Football:

  • Boys flag football practice today after school 3:15-4:15.
  • Girls flag football practice tomorrow after school 3:15-4:15.

Spring League Volleyball:

  • Congratulations to the Girls’s Spring League Volleyball team on finishing 3rd at Provincials!

Band:  

  • Grade 9 band meets tomorrow morning.
  • Jazz band at lunch.
  • Please ensure all students are in attendance for these rehearsals.

2020 Grade 9 Trip:

  • All Vessey seeds fundraising forms to Mme. Connolly today.

Duke of Edinburgh:

  • All of Duke of Edinburgh applications are due May 2nd. Please see Mrs. Dunn at break if you have any questions.

Outdoor Adventure Club:

  • “The outdoor adventure club will meeting tomorrow at 12:15 in room 225 to discuss spring outings. All members are encouraged to attend, and as always new members are welcome.

Thank You

Dear Parents,

We would like to thank all the parents who donated food and their time to support our staff during this difficult time. It was greatly appreciated and heartwarming to know we have such strong support from you. We continue to have supports in place for our students. As well, we feel it is important that they have opportunities to show their support. With that in mind, we are going to have our entire school do an outdoor clean up in honor of Mr Underhay who had such a ‘passion for the environment’. We will have designated areas for the students to clean and staff supervision. Gloves will be provided. Should any parent want to come to assist, he or she would be more than welcome. We will heading out approx 1:30 tomorrow.

Thanks again and perhaps we will see many of you at the “Celebration of Life” which will take place at Stonepark school tomorrow evening at 6pm.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 – Day 4

Swim Day:

  • Swim day tomorrow, Friday April 26.  Those students involved in the CARI swim program, please remember to bring your swim bag to school tomorrow.

Band:  

  • Grade 9 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45am.
  • The band room will be closed at lunch today. The rock band will be rehearsing at this time.
  • Reminder for grade 9 band members to return permission forms.

Wrestling

  • LAST Practice today after school.  Practice will take place in the gym today.
  • Please let Ms. Morrison know today what jobs you’re able to help out with this weekend.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – Day 3

Celebration of Life for Josh & Oliver Underhay:

  • The Celebration of life for Josh & Oliver Underhay will be taking place Friday April 26, from 6:00 – 11:00 at Stonepark School.
  • The planning committee has requested that Birchwood’s School community help with food donations. They are asking that the food donations be vegetarian dishes.
  • For the children Juice and cookies would be appreciated.
  • Juice and cookies can be dropped off at Stonepark at 4:00 & potluck food can be dropped off at 5:30.

Hockey Academy:

  • Any students who still have a hockey academy jersey could you please hab in to either Mr. James or Mr. Brioux.

Math Gauss:

  • Reminder that there will be a meeting today after school in Mr. Brioux’s room (162) for students interested in writing the math Guass contest.

Birchwood Green Shirt Day Tomorrow in Memory of Josh Underhay

In memory of our colleague Josh Underhay, we encourage all students and staff to wear a green shirt tomorrow. Josh’s positive impact on the students and staff was significant and will never be forgotten.

There will be regular classes for students tomorrow. Counselling supports and additional Public Schools Branch staff will be available to assist Birchwood students and staff as they grieve and cope with this loss. We encourage you, as parents and guardians, to also feel free to use our resources.

We have enclosed some information that may be useful to you in helping your child at home. If you would like additional information or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact school personnel at 902-368-6870.

Please refer to the following link for facts and tips related to grief:

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/schoo

Sincerely,

The administration team at Birchwood Intermediate

Loss of a Beloved Member of Birchwood School Community

Loss of Beloved Member of Birchwood School Community

April 20, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is with deep regret that we inform you about a recent loss to our school community. On April 19, 2019, Josh Underhay, a French Immersion teacher at Birchwood Intermediate, and his son died as a result of fatal canoeing accident. Josh was a passionate educator and is much loved by students and colleagues alike. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially our students.

There will be regular classes for students on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Counselling supports and additional Public Schools Branch staff will be available to assist Birchwood students and staff as they grieve and cope with this loss. We encourage you, as parents and guardians, to also feel free to use our resources.

Funeral and visitation information is not available at this time, but we will communicate further when we have more information.

We have enclosed some information that may be useful to you in helping your child at home. If you would like additional information or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact school personnel at 902-368-6870.

We are saddened by the loss to our school community and will make every effort to help you and your child as you need. Our deepest condolences are with Josh’s family and friends.

Sincerely,

The administration team at Birchwood Intermediate

Please refer to the following link for facts and tips related to grief:

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/addressing-grief

Thursday, April 18, 2019 – Day 1

Badminton:     

  • Great results yesterday at Zone 3 badminton finals!
  • Congrats to Alanna Mabey, Shanice Singh, Kimmy Chen & Carter Sigsworth.
  • Good luck to all players moving on to the provincial finals !!!
  • All finalists moving on to provincials, see Ms Morrison in the gym today.

Wrestling:

  • No practice today.  Provincials are Fri, April 26.

Band:  

  • Grade 7 band today at lunch.

Duke of Edinburgh:

  • There will be a meeting for current grade 8 students interested in learning about the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Medallion program.  This will take place this today at 12:10 in Mr.MacEachern’s room.