Birchwood Christmas Concert Links

Birchwood Family,
Below are the links to this year’s Christmas Concert. Enjoy and happy holidays to all.

Special thanks to Mr. Langille for pulling this all together and Mel Guray for the outstanding video and audio work.

Birchwood Seasons Greetings

Parent and Guardians,

A few items to share as we head into the holiday break…..

The PEI Healthy School Food Program will be offering a new menu.

Ordering will begin December 28th and close January 1st at 9:00 AM.

www.peischoolfood.ca

After the holiday break, our current mask guidelines will remain in place.

The Birchwood staff would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays. We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year!

Birchwood Staff

Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 – Day 1

2019/20 Yearbooks:

  • Last years grade 9 students (now in grade 10) can pick their yearbooks up at the front door of Birchwood. See the link below for all those last year grade 9 students who ordered one.
  • We have extra yearbooks for sale as well, $30 cash at door or e-transfer to birchwood@edu.pe.ca. If e-transfer please state students name and what transfer is for.
  • Grade 9 Birchwood Yearbook List
  • Please forward any questions regarding yearbooks to Ron Vaive at rwvaive@edu.pe.ca
  • Early in the new year we will be releasing info on our 2020/21 yearbook. We have some exciting new features this year so stay tuned.

Birchwood Spirit Week

  • Dec. 14-18
    • Friday, Dec. 18 – Cobra Spirit Day

Shirt Orders:

Sports:

  • Bball forms – only 4 left to hand in!  Miller, AJ, Eamon, Ethan.  If you paid your athletic fee, please pick up your receipt in the gym.  

Library:

  • Please return or renew any overdue library books. 

Band:  

  • Students please pick up your instruments today or tomorrow to take home for the holidays.  New Christmas joke:  Why was the snowman looking through the carrots?  He was picking his nose!!

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 – Day 5

Birchwood Spirit Week

  • Dec. 14-18
    • Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Holiday Colours/Twin Day
    • Thursday, Dec. 17 – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
    • Friday, Dec. 18 – Cobra Spirit Day 

Birchwood Sock Drive:

  • From December 7-16 please donate a new pair of socks in time for Christmas. Socks will be collected from your home room class and delivered to the food bank. Help make someone’s Christmas a little cozier!

Shirt Orders:

    • Cobras and sports teams: link to order hoodies and t-shirts below.  A Girls volleyball and basketball have been added to the webstore:

Sports:

  • No early morning or after school basketball for the next 2 weeks.  We are hoping bball will begin as soon as we come back in Jan.  Please get your forms in so that you’re eligible to attend: Ethan, Eamon, Ryan, Miller & AJ

Library:

  • Please return or renew any overdue library books. . 

Band:  

  • Wonderful job to all students who performed yesterday in our Virtual Christmas Concert!!  Students played very well and much fun was had by all.  Thank you to staff for your patience in students moving around the building and also to those who helped decorate the cafeteria in a festive way.  Band students  —  instruments and music now need to be gathered and taken home for the holidays.  Instruments will not be needed for the remainder of the week.  One last thing.  What type of motorcycle does Santa drive??  A HOLLY Davidson!!

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 – Day 4

Birchwood Spirit Week

  • Next week: Dec. 14-18
    • Monday, Dec. 14 – Pj/ Comfy Clothes Day
    • Tuesday, Dec. 15 – Christmas Hat Day
    • Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Holiday Colours/Twin Day
    • Thursday, Dec. 17 – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
    • Friday, Dec. 18 – Cobra Spirit Day 

Birchwood Sock Drive:

  • From December 7-16 please donate a new pair of socks in time for Christmas. Socks will be collected from your home room class and delivered to the food bank. Help make someone’s Christmas a little cozier!

Shirt Orders:

Sports:

  • No early morning or after school basketball for the next 2 weeks.  
  • Overdue Bball forms – Ethan, Eamon, Ryan, Naomi, Miller & AJ

Library:

  • Please return or renew any overdue books.
  • A big congratulations to our book trailer contest winners. Lauren Walsh grabbed first place with her outstanding trailer for Harry Potter. Mia Hall and Annie Kennedy will also receive prizes for their trailer on the Red Queen. Great job girls. Please see Mrs. Gairns on Wednesday for your prizes. The book trailers will be posted to the Library’s google classroom. 

Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 – Day 3

Band:

  • All band students make sure you have your instruments at school tomorrow for the recording of our school Christmas concert.

Birchwood Spirit Week

  • This week: Dec. 14-18
    • Monday, Dec. 14 – Pj/ Comfy Clothes Day
    • Tuesday, Dec. 15 – Christmas Hat Day
    • Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Holiday Colours/Twin Day
    • Thursday, Dec. 17 – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
    • Friday, Dec. 18 – Cobra Spirit Day 

Birchwood Sock Drive:

  • So far 195 pairs of socks collected.
  • From December 7-12 please donate a new pair of socks in time for Christmas. Socks will be collected from your home room class and delivered to the food bank. Help make someone’s Christmas a little cozier!

Shirt Orders:

    • Cobras and sports teams: link to order hoodies and t-shirts below.  A Girls volleyball and basketball have been added to the webstore:

Sports:

  • No early morning or after school basketball for the next 2 weeks.  
  • Overdue Bball forms – Ethan, Eamon, Ryan, Naomi, Miller & AJ

Library:

  • Get your Book Trailer Contest submission into Mrs. Gairns by the end of today. Good luck!

Christmas Families:

  • Thanks to all the students and staff who supported our Christmas families. Candy cane sales raised $720 and our Christmas basket raised $590!!!!

Birchwood Yearbooks

The 2019/20 Birchwood Yearbooks were handed out to the grade 8 and 9 students today who ordered one last year. Last years grade 9 students (now in grade 10) can pick their yearbooks up at the front door of Birchwood starting Monday December 14. See the link below for all those last year grade 9 students who ordered one last year.

Grade 9 Birchwood Yearbook List

Please forward any questions regarding yearbooks to Ron Vaive at rwvaive@edu.pe.ca

Early in the new year we will be releasing info on our 2020/21 yearbook. We have some exciting new features this year so stay tuned.

Birchwood Yearbook Committee

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 – Day 2

Funeral Home Parking:

  • We would like to remind parents, students and staff not to park in the funeral home parking lot or block the entrance/exit. Our neighbours at the funeral home are very supportive of the school, but recently vehicles have been blocking grieving family members and funeral processions.  There are also apartments in the building and their parking needs to be respected.  Please use the drop off/pick up lane on Birchwood street.  If this lane is full, please access the side staff parking lot beside the cafeteria doors.

Birchwood Spirit Week

  • Next week: Dec. 14-18
    • Monday, Dec. 14 – Pj/ Comfy Clothes Day
      • Tuesday, Dec. 15 – Christmas Hat Day
      • Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Holiday Colours/Twin Day
      • Thursday, Dec. 17 – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
      • Friday, Dec. 18 – Cobra Spirit Day 

Birchwood Sock Drive:

  • From December 7-12 please donate a new pair of socks in time for Christmas. Socks will be collected from your home room class and delivered to the food bank. Help make someone’s Christmas a little cozier!

Shirt Orders:

Sports:

  • No early morning or after school basketball for the next 2 weeks. 
  • Please get your bball forms in – these were due a month ago!  !  If you’ve already paid your athletic fee, pick up your receipt from the gym.  If you haven’t paid yet, please wait until January.

Basketball:

  • A Girls – Ryan, Naomi, Gabi 
  • AA Girls – Mia 
  • A Boys –  Ethan C, Eamon 
  • AA Boys – AJ, Miller   

Library:

  • The Book Trailer Contest is well on its way. Choose your favorite book and create a book trailer(similar to a movie trailer) in hopes of persuading someone else to read it. Get your submission into Mrs. Gairns by December 14th. Good luck!

Christmas Families:

  • Candy Canes for sale at break and lunch on your grade level floor. 25 cents for small and 50 cents for large. Lots of different flavours available. All proceeds go to our Birchwood Christmas Family drive.

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 – Day 6

School Pictures:

  • School picture orders are due tomorrow.

Birchwood Spirit Week

  • Next week: Dec. 14-18
    • Monday, Dec. 14 – Pj/ Comfy Clothes Day
    • Tuesday, Dec. 15 – Christmas Hat Day
    • Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Holiday Colours/Twin Day
    • Thursday, Dec. 17 – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
    • Friday, Dec. 18 – Cobra Spirit Day 

Duke of Ed Students:

  • 9A. 9B, and 9F please go to Mr.Vaive’s room at 12:10 today to sign up for the online program. 
  • Tomorrow will be 9G and Friday is 9H. 

Birchwood Sock Drive:

  • From December 7-12 please donate a new pair of socks in time for Christmas. Socks will be collected from your home room class and delivered to the food bank. Help make someone’s Christmas a little cozier!

Shirt Orders:

Sports:

  • No early morning or after school basketball for the next 2 weeks.  The following basketball players still owe their permission form:
    • A Girls – Ryan, Naomi, Gabi (3)
    • AA Girls – Thea, Mia (2)
    • A Boys –  Ethan, Eamon (2)
    • AA Boys – AJ, Miller, Evan (3)
    • Forms are located on the table outside the gym.

Library:

  • The Book Trailer Contest is well on its way. Choose your favorite book and create a book trailer(similar to a movie trailer) in hopes of persuading someone else to read it. Get your submission into Mrs. Gairns by December 14th. Good luck

Christmas Families:

  • Candy Canes for sale at break and lunch on your grade level floor. 25 cents for small and 50 cents for large. Lots of different flavours available. All proceeds go to our Birchwood Christmas Family drive.