Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 – Day 1

Shirt Orders:

Outdoor Adventure Club:

  • There will be an outdoor adventure club meeting at 12 oclock in Mr. Dohoo’s room 223. All members that are interested in rock climbing this week must attend, even if they have already signed up. New members are always welcome.

Basketball:

  • Tryouts continue this week!
    • Monday – BOYS 
      • Grade 7/8 – 3:00 – 4:15
      • Grade 9 – 4:25 – 5:40
    • Tuesday – GIRLS
      • Early morning bball 7:00am
      • Grade 7/8 – 3:00 – 4:15pm
      • Grade 9 – 4:25 – 5:40pm
      • COVID Reminders:
        • wash hands before and after
        • take all belongings out of change room into the gym and leave directly from the gym (can not re-enter change room)
        • Grade 8/9 students must leave the building and can not return until 4:20
        • parents/guardians can wait outside to pick up their son/daughter
        • wear a mask and social distance when possible
        • Return your signed forms to Ms. Morrison.  They are available in front of the gym.

Band: 

  • Grade 9 brass players meet tomorrow morning at 7:45am.
  • Grade 7 Woodwinds meet tomorrow at 12:10 for rehearsal.  

Future Goals:

  • Today and tomorrow after school..

Christmas Families:

  • The Candy Cane fundraiser starts today! Candy Canes will be for sale every day at break and lunch at a table in your grade level area. 25 cents for small and 50 cents for large
  • We will be holding a cupcake auction this year on December 10th. Like other years we will be looking for donations from families but this year we will keep our baked goods to single serve cupcakes or cookies. It will be a virtual auction into homerooms so each homeroom can decide how they want to team up to get the best sweet treats.
  • We will also be raffling off a Christmas basket this year. The basket includes a $50 gift certificate to Source for Sports, a bike tune-up worth $50 from Outer Limit Sports, a Kinder Mix Advent Calendar, a giant candy cane, reading socks and a cozy blanket, a chocolate cookie house kit, candy cane kisses, After Eights, a Twiddle crunch fidget toy, Mint M&Ms, an emoji Santa pillow, along with some Doritos and Cheetos. The total value of the basket currently stands at $260 but we expect even more gift certificates to be added to the basket this week. Tickets will be sold during homeroom starting tomorrow; one for $1 or three for $2. The more tickets you have in the pot, the better your chances to win!

Birchwood Parent/Teacher Interviews Door Entrances

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have created a video to help you find the correct door to enter for interviews: tonight 4:00 – 7:00; and 8:30 – 12:00 tomorrow. Please be cognizant of the guidelines in place and enter through your child’s correct cohort door and please wear a mask. Click the link below to view:

Birchwood Parent/Teacher Interviews Door Entrances Video

Thanks,
Birchwood Team

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 – Day 6

Parent/Teacher Interviews:

Duke of Edinburgh:

  • Grade 9 students who are interested in Duke of Edinburgh can get a form from Ms.Dunn, Room 202. Please return your completed form as soon as you can. There’s also a volunteer opportunity at Island HIll Farm this weekend. If interested, info is posted on Ms.Dunn’s door.

BAND:

  • Grade 7 Brass players meet at lunch today for rehearsal starting at 12:10.
  • Reminder to students to take instruments home to complete skills using Google Classroom.

Shirts:

Basketball:

  • Return your signed forms to Ms. Morrison.  They are available in front of the gym
  • Monday – BOYS 
    • Grade 7 & 8 – 3:00 – 4:15
    • Grade 9 – 4:25 – 5:40
  • Tuesday – GIRLS
    • Grade 7 – 3:00 – 4:15
    • Grade 8 & 9 – 4:25 – 5:40
  • Early morning basketball with Len Lang continues next week Tues & Thurs 7-8:15am.  Thanks to everyone who came out this morning to work on their game and get an active start to the day!

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 – Day 5

Outdoor Adventure Club:

  • All members who are coming rock climbing today, please meet in the art room after school.

Basketball:

  • ALL students must fill out permission forms. They are available in front of the gym.
  • Wednesday, November 18th – GIRLS
    • 3 – 4:15 Grade 7
    • 4:25 – 5:40 Grade 8/9
  • Thursday 7am – early morning bball with Len Lang begins tomorrow 
  • Tryouts will continue – schedule will be announced later today
  • COVID Reminders:
    • wash hands before and after
    • take all belongings out of change room into the gym and leave directly from the gym (can not re-enter change room)
    • Grade 8/9 students must leave the building and can not return until 4:20
    • parents/guardians can wait outside to pick up their son/daughter
    • wear a mask and social distance when possible

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 – Day 4

Basketball:
  • Basketball will start today, Tuesday, November 17!
  • Students must fill out permission forms. They are available in front of the gym.
    • Tuesday, November 17th – BOYS
      • 3 – 4:15 Grade 7
      • 4:25 – 5:40 Grade 8/9
    • Wednesday, November 18th – GIRLS
      • 3 – 4:15 Grade 7
      • 4:25 – 5:40 Grade 8/9
COVID Reminders:
  • wash hands before and after
  • take all belongings out of change room into the gym and leave directly from the gym (can not re-enter change room)
  • Grade 8/9 students must leave the building and can not return until 4:20
  • parents/guardians can wait outside to pick up their son/daughter
  • wear a mask and social distance when possible

Shirt Orders:

Fundraiser: 

  • Items from Santa’s Little Helpers have arrived. We will be distributing them over the next few days to the homeroom teachers. Congratulations to our top three sellers: Top Seller – Trinity Montigny (air pods), Shanna Heron and Rowan Walsh ( gift cards). Please come to the office to collect your prizes.

Band:  

  • Grade 7 Woodwinds meet today at 12:10 for rehearsal

Breaking News! Birchwood Basketball Starts Tomorrow!

Basketball:
  • Basketball will start Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17!
  • Students must fill out permission forms. They are available in front of the gym.
    • Tuesday, November 17th – BOYS
      • 3 – 4:15 Grade 7
      • 4:25 – 5:40 Grade 8/9
    • Wednesday, November 18th – GIRLS
      • 3 – 4:15 Grade 7
      • 4:25 – 5:40 Grade 8/9
COVID Reminders:
  • wash hands before and after
  • take all belongings out of change room into the gym and leave directly from the gym (can not re-enter change room)
  • Grade 8/9 students must leave the building and can not return until 4:20
  • parents/guardians can wait outside to pick up their son/daughter
  • wear a mask and social distance when possible

Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 – Day 3

Shirt Orders:

Outdoor Adventure Club:

  • The outdoor club will meet today at 12 in Mr. Dohoo’s room 223 to discuss this week’s outing. All members interested in rock climbing must attend, and new members are always welcome.

Basketball:

  • Everyone who’s interested in trying out for a basketball team or joining early morning basketball (Tues/Thurs 7-8:15) must sign up outside the gym.  There is no start date at this time.  Please listen to announcements for updates..

Band:  

  • Grade 8 brass players meet today at 12:10 for rehearsal.
  • Grade 9 Woodwind players meet tomorrow morning at 7:45am.
  • Grade 7 Woodwinds meet tomorrow at 12:10 for rehearsal.  

Future Goals:

  • Today after school..

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 – Day 2

Parent-Teacher Interviews:

A & AA Boys & Girls Volleyball & Soccer:

  • season wrap up exhibition games today!  What a beautiful day to get outside for soccer! 3:00 – 4:15

Volleyball

  • A Girls – 3 jerseys outstanding!
  • AA Girls – return your jerseys 

Shirt Orders:

Hockey Academy:

  • Reminder- Hockey Academy for Grade 9’s will take place today due to no school on Wednesday. 

Band:  

  • Grade 7 Woodwinds meet at 12:10 today for rehearsal.

Future Goals:

  • Today after school.

Basketball:

  • We are hoping basketball season can start soon.  We are asking all those interested in trying out as well as anyone interested in attending early morning basketball on Tuesdays to sign up outside the gym.  There is no start date at this time.