Monday, March 8, 2021 – Day 6

Band:  

  • Grade 9 woodwinds will meet tomorrow morning at 7:45 for rehearsal.
  • Grade 7 woodwinds will meet for rehearsal tomorrow at lunch.

2020/21 Yearbooks:

Outdoor Adventure Club: 

  • The outdoor adventure club will meet today in the art room to discuss this weeks downhill skiing and snowboarding outing. All members who wish to come skiing must attend this meeting. New members are always welcome, please wear your mask in the art room.

Library: 

  • March Madness, ‘Read to Shoot’  is happening in the library. Check out a book, and receive a basketball for your homeroom’s scoreboard. Receive another point if you sink 1 out of 3 shots on the library’s basketball net. This event will be available in the mornings before class, break, and at lunch.

Sports:

  • Basketball
    • March Break Basketball Camp https://www.pikbasketball.net/
    • Monday
      • 2:55 AAB
      • 4:30 AG
    • Tuesday
      • 2:55 AAG
      • 4:30 AAB
    • Wednesday
      • 2:55 AAG
      • 4:30 AG
    • A Boys – Griffin, Brennan, Charlie, Aidan & Rowan – please return your unis!
    • Tues & Thurs early morning basketball is back on for this week.
  • Volleyball:

PEI Science Fair

Please help support two of our students in collecting data to complete their science fair project. We are very proud of them for taking the initiative to look at such an important topic and putting in the necessary work and time to compete at the provincial science fair.

The following is a message from our two students as well as a link for youth to complete their survey.

Hey everyone! We are two grade eight students who need the help of Birchwood in the 2021 PEI Science Fair! We want all of the opinions and thoughts from the students of Birchwood about social media and its impact on teens. All answers will be used anonymously in our final project. Please click the link to access our survey. Thank you so much:)

https://forms.gle/iDEsm6X1o2t6LUsg9

Thursday, March 4, 2021 – Day 5

Band:  

  • Grade 7 Brass will not meet at lunch today.  We will meet next Thursday at lunch.

2020/21 Yearbooks:

Outdoor Adventure Club: 

  • The outdoor adventure club will meet today at noon in Mr Dohoo’s room 223

Library: 

  • Please get your overdue library books returned to Mrs. Gairns today. Can all library monitors please meet at break in the library for a short meeting.

Sports:

  • Basketball:
    • Last Thursday, A Girls won a big game over Grace Christian 49-40.  Top scorers were Lilly MacVicar with 23 points and Ella McEntee with 10.
    • Practice Schedule for today:
    • 2:55 AAG
    • 4:30 AAB
    • 6:05 AG
    • A Boys – team meeting & photo TODAY at break in the gym.  Bring your uniforms!
    • March Break Basketball Camp https://www.pikbasketball.net/
  • Volleyball:

PSB Message

Dear Parents & Guardians,

We look forward to welcoming our students back into school tomorrow for in-person learning. As we return to classes, some modified measures are needed to align with the Circuit Breaker and current public health guidelines. They include:

  • All school-related sports games are paused. However, existing practices may continue, as can existing before and after school activities.
  • All community use of school facilities will be paused, effective immediately and until March 21, 2021 (end of March Break). 
  • All field trips involving busing are canceled until further notice.
  • Daycares and early learning centers operating out of schools will continue as normal, including the before and after school programs.

As we communicated earlier this week, parent-teacher interviews will be held virtually or by phone. Your school will be in touch with you to make arrangements if they haven’t already. 

Please note that there are no classes on Friday. 

We will be following the same masking guidance as before the Modified Red Alert. You can find the details at https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/2020/12/30/back-to-school-masking-guidance/

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

 

Norbert Carpenter

Acting Director of the Public Schools Branch

Birchwood Parent Teacher Interviews Update

Dear Parents,

Homeroom teachers have sent an email out explaining the phone interview process. Report cards will be going out next week pending the CPHO decision tomorrow. Grade 10 registation will also take place next week. We look forward to seeing our students soon. Stay tuned for more information. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher or a member of our admin team from the link below.

Staff Directory

 

 

Parent Teacher Interviews Update

Dear Parents and Guardians,

While we expect to be back in school on Thursday, March 4, we anticipate some public health restrictions may continue. As a result, parent-teacher interviews WILL continue as planned on Thursday, March 4 and Friday, March 5, however, they will NOT be held in-person.

You can opt for either a phone interview or Google Meet interview. Your school will be in touch with you to provide more information on these changes.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Norbert Carpenter
Acting Director of the Public Schools Branch

 

Meal Support for Students During School Closure

As per the most recent COVID-19 update, meals ordered between Monday, March 1 and Wednesday March 3 will be canceled.

Those families who placed meal orders for these days can expect to see a meal credit(s) on their account during the next ordering cycle.

With all schools closed until at least Wednesday, March 3, we understand that this may leave families who depend on school meal programs in a difficult situation.

If you are a family in this situation, the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning would like to extend the offer of a healthy meal for each school day beginning Tuesday, March 2 until Wednesday, March 3. Meals will be delivered directly to families’ homes daily.

If you would like to enroll in this program, please contact us by Monday, March 1 at 4 PM by email: peischoolfood@edu.pe.ca or by phone: 902-438-4895.

Thanks,

-PEI Healthy School Food Team

PSB Message

Dear parents,
This evening, Premier Dennis King and Dr. Heather Morrison announced the implementation of a three-day, province-wide Modified Red Alert, as a result of the increased number of COVID cases and to give Public Health sufficient time for COVID-19 test results to come in. Effective Monday, March 1 at 12:00am through Wednesday, March 3, a number of new restrictions are in place: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/covid-19-alert-level-system-pei-0
Among the new measures, Islanders are strongly encouraged to stay at home as much as possible, only going out for essential purposes.
This means all PSB schools will be closed to students Monday through Wednesday.
Details include:
– Child care facilities that operate inside schools will remain open.
– We will not be permitting student/parent entry to the buildings at this point (except child care facilities) and we will not be permitting student retrieval of items at this point.
– Please note that we will not be moving to remote learning over the next three days.
– We will communicate further about parent-teacher interviews in the next couple of days.
We have been working closely with the Chief Public Health Office. There is no indication that any school has been affected in the recent COVID-19 cases. The current plan is to re-open schools on Thursday and any necessary modification of that plan will be communicated as needed.
Take care,
Norbert Carpenter
Acting Director of the Public Schools Branch

Birchwood Home & School Thank You

Dear Birchwood Community,
On behalf of Birchwood Home and school I would like to thank all the parents who donated to teacher appreciation week. Due to COVID restrictions it looked a little different but we were able to treat our teachers very well thanks to your generosity. Wednesday they were treated to coffee and muffins, Thursday was build your own tacos from Taco Boyz and we ended the week with pizza from Papa John’s. We are so fortunate to have such a great parent/guardian community.

Paula
Paula.pollard@hotmail.com