Birchwood Grade 9 trip Update

Dear Parents/Guardians,
As you are aware, we have moved our departure to Sunday, January 20, at 5:00am. We are asking students to arrive at the school by 4:30am to load the buses. We have been monitoring the weather closely, and we will be stopping in Edmundston, NB. We have rooms booked in Fredericton, NB,  if we are only able to travel that far. The tour operator and drivers will decide how far we go. Remember to pack warm gear.  Extreme cold temps right now.
We do appreciate your patience and understanding, and we are looking forward to a great week with the students.
Target Tours will be updating travel and activities on Facebook and Twitter while we are away.
Thank you,
Birchwood Grade 9 Trip

Community Reinforcement and Family Treatment Program (CRAFT)

Community Reinforcement and Family Treatment Program (CRAFT)
The CRAFT program teaches the skills needed to meet the challenge of a loved one’s problematic substance use/gambling.  This program is offered at the Provincial Addictions Treatment Facility in Mr. Herbert.  The next session will begin on February 7th, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and it will run for 8 weeks.  To register, call Wilfred Butler at 902-368-4296.  Please see brochure for further details about the program.
Click the link below for more info:

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 – Day 4

Grade 9 Trip:
  • As most of you have probably noticed, there is a major storm system headed our way.  At this point, we can’t predict what the outcome will be, however, we are monitoring it closely with John Dunphy at Target Tours.  There is a possibility the itinerary will shift one day, meaning we leave Sunday morning, and return Thursday.   As soon as a decision has been made, we will communicate with you through email, Birchwood website, Target Tours twitter and radio.
  • Due to the fact that the season of sickness is among us, we would encourage students to pack the following:
    • tylenol/advil, gravol, hand sanitizer, and anything else you feel your son and daughter will need to be comfortable.

Basketball:

  • AA Boys – lost by 13 vs Stonepark in a well-played game.  No practice today.
  • AA Girls – lost by only 6 points at SIS.  They are closing the gap and will be a force to be reckoned with!  Practice today 3-4:30
  • A Boys & Girls faced 2 very tough teams in Montague last eve, and had to settle for a loss.
  • For those basketball players who have not yet paid their $50 athletic fee, please pay your coach.

Wrestling:

  • Practices next week – Mon, Wed & Thurs 3-4:30

Gymnastics:

  • Practice Tuesday 3-4:30

Birchwood Grade 9 Trip Update

Dear parents,
As most of you have probably noticed, there is a major storm system headed our way.  At this point, we can’t predict what the outcome will be, however, we are monitoring it closely with John Dunphy at Target Tours.  There is a possibility the itinerary will shift one day, meaning we leave Sunday morning, and return Thursday.   As soon as a decision has been made, we will communicate with you through email, Birchwood website, Target Tours twitter and radio.
Due to the fact that the season of sickness is among us, we would encourage students to pack the following:
*tylenol/advil
*gravol
*hand sanitizer
*and anything else you feel your son and daughter will need to be comfortable.
Thanks,
Grade 9 Trip Team

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 – Day 2

Band:  

  • Rock band will not be meeting today after school.  We will start our regular rehearsals next Wednesday.  Grade 7 band meets at lunch today. Grade 9 honors band will meet tomorrow at 12:15 for practice.

Wrestling:

  • Practices this week:  Mon, Wed & Thurs 3-4:30

Hockey Academy:

  • Reminder hockey academy will begin for gr. 7 today

GSA:

  • The GSA which stands for Gender and Sexuality Alliance is a group that meets to discuss ways to promote education and become allies for the LGBTQ community. Any students who are interested in continuing a GSA group this year are asked to go to the counselling area for a short meeting at recess today.

Birchwood Expressions Group:

  • Starts again today after school in the art room, new members are welcome.
  • Students are invited to attend the Expression after school Junior Youth Programme at Birchwood Art Room.  The group will be for junior youth to develop their power of expression through discussion, arts and sports, and design service projects to help their community.
  • For more information on the Junior Youth Programme: http://web.uvic.ca/~tanderso/JYEP.Presentation.pdf
  • Details : Art Room | 3:00 – 4:30pm | Wednesdays
  • Register by email at peijunioryouth@gmail.com or Guidance Counsellor.

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 – Day 1

Band:  

  • Grade 8 band rehearsal tomorrow morning at 7:45 am.  Grade 7 band at lunch. Rock Band after school.
  • Jazz band rehearsal at 12:00 noon in the band room.  Students have permission to leave class to eat at 11:45 so they can arrive on time.

Basketball:

Wrestling:

  • Practices this week:  Mon, Wed & Thurs 3-4:30

Hockey Academy:

  • Reminder hockey academy will begin for gr. 7 tomorrow

Library:

  • Please return all overdue library books.

Math Club:

  • Will have a quick meeting today at break time in Mr. Craig’s Room #237.

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 – Day 6

Band:  

 

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

 

Hockey Academy:

 

  • Grade 7 hockey academy this Wednesday

 

Basketball:

 

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

 

Wrestling:

 

  • Practices this week:  Mon, Wed & Thurs 3-4:30

 

Gymnastics:

 

  • Tues & Thurs 3-4:30 in the GYM (all bball teams are on the road)

 

Leadership students please hand in your permission forms to Mrs.Gairns by Tuesday morning.

Library:

 

  • The library will be closed today after school.

 

Soccer Hoodies

 

  • A Girls – see Mrs. Bernard in room 306
  • AA Girls – see Ms. Morrison in the gym

 

Future Goals will be held today in Mr. James’ room immediately after school