Cannabis Presentation, Wed. Sept. 26, 6:30

In collaboration with Queen Charlotte, Stonepark and East Wiltshire, ” We invite all  Intermediate parents to an Information Session on Cannabis at Birchwood School this coming Wednesday at 6:30. We welcome our guest speakers, Tim Keizer, Police Liaison at Colonel Gray,Maliqi Fatdarth, Drug Recognition Expert, and Carmina Gaite, coordinator for mental health and addictions speaking about mental health implications.
The purpose of our gathering is to respond to any further questions you may have about the Cannabis Talk Kit which was passed out at Meet the Teacher night. Those who haven’t received the booklet will receive it next Wednesday at the start of the meeting. Also to raise awareness to parents as cannabis becomes legal next month and the implications it may have with your son/daughter.
Looking forward to seeing you next Wednesday at 6:30 at Birchwood School!

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 – Day 6

  • Picture day is finishing up today,  Sept. 21.
  • Birchwood Home & School meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30.
  • Birchwood Terry Fox run & Orange Shirt Day, Thursday, Sept. 27.

Orange Shirt Day: 

  • Sept. 27 is Orange Shirt Day, an opportunity for us all to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for future generations. It is a day that raises awareness of the history of residential schools for the Indigenous peoples and honours the thousands of survivors of residential schools. We encourage all students and staff to wear an orange shirt on this day.

Future Goals:

  • The Future Goals program will begin Monday Sept 24, right after school in room 311.

Grade 9 Trip:

  • Please see Mme. Connolly, in room 309, for Vesey’s Bulb fundraiser. Today during Break.

Library:

  • Persuasive Writing Contest! Develop a persuasive piece of writing explaining why our new OFFLINE ROOM will benefit students here at Birchwood. Submit your writing to smgairns@cloud.edu.pe.ca for a chance to win an exciting prize.

AA Girls’

  • Soccer: Practice today 3-3:45

Baseball:  

  • Boys Baseball team is asked to meet in Mr. Daley’s room this morning at break.

Golf:

  • There will be a meeting Monday at break.

Hockey Academy:

  • Today during 10th period there will be an important meeting for all grade 7,8,9 students participating in hockey academy. Please attend.

Outdoor Adventure Club:

  • Any students with permission sheets or questions about the outdoor adventure club are asked to see Mr. Dohoo in room 225 today at break or at the beginning of lunch.

Terry Fox Run:

  • Terry Fox Run will take place next Thurs. Sept. 27.  Birchwood has always been a huge supporter for the run for the cure.  Today students will be called to their home rooms at 255 to pick up their pledge sheets from their homeroom teachers.  Top 3 fundraisers will receive awesome gift cards to local restaurants!!! Pledges are due back next Thursday.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018- Day 5

  • Picture days are today and Friday, Sept. 20, & 21.
  • Birchwood Home & School meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30.
  • Birchwood Terry Fox run, Thursday, Sept. 27.

Glee Club:

  • Glee Today in Mr. Underhay’s room! New members are welcome, don’t worry if you weren’t at the meeting the other day. Students may eat at 11:45, start at 12 sharp.

Baseball:  

  • Practice at Spring Lane from 3:15- 16:30

Field Hockey:

  • Game at 3:35 against QC in Cornwall. Please dismiss girls at 2:45.

Cross Country:

  • Practice today at 3:00

Hockey Academy:

  • On friday during 10th period there will be an important meeting for all grade 7,8,9 students participating in hockey academy.

Library:

  • Our first writing contest to jumpstart the year here at Birchwood begins today. Develop a persuasive piece of writing explaining the reasons how our new OFFLINE ROOM will benefit students here at Birchwood. Submit your writing to smgairns@cloud.edu.pe.ca for a chance to win an exciting prize.
  • The first group of friends to enjoy the Offline room today at lunch, will find a little treat to enjoy during their tech free break.

Girls’ soccer:

  • Goodluck to the A girls’ soccer team who will be hosting their first game against Gulf Shore at 4:30. Girls please be ready at the gym by 4 to get your jersey before heading to the field.

Boys’ Volleyball:

  • Game at 5:30 against Queen Charlotte at Birchwood.

Boys Soccer:

  • A boys at home game today.
  • AA Boys’ at the Mount

Golf:

  • There will be a short meeting in room 224 at break today for all students who signed up for golf tryouts.

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 – Day 4

  • Picture days are tomorrow and Friday, Sept. 20, & 21
  • Birchwood Terry Fox run, Sept. 27

Breakfast Program:

  • Our Birchwood Breakfast Program has started. We are accepting donations of Items such as cereal, strawberry jam, granola bars, apples would be greatly appreciated. All items must be nut and shellfish free. Monetary donations are also accepted.
  • We are also in need of volunteers for our breakfast program on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays. We would ask that any volunteers be at the school from 7:50 – 8:40. Please contact the school at 9023686870 or email Michelle MacDonald at mkmacdonald@edu.pe.ca if you are interested.

Glee Club:

  • Glee Club will meet TOMORROW, THURSDAY at Lunch in Mr. Underhay’s room rather than today. The Glee Club will not be meeting today.

Library:

  • The library will be open at break for students to check out books for their classes. With the permission of their homeroom teacher, can the grade 9 leadership students please meet in the library after break.

Field Hockey:

  • Game at 3:30 against EWS in Cornwall. Please dismiss girls at 2:45. Mme. Walsh would like all girls to meet in her room at break for a quick meeting.

Cross Country:  Practice today at 3:00

AA Girls’ soccer:   practice Wednesday 3-4:30.  No practice Thursday.

A Girls’ soccer: practice today 3-4:30. Home game tomorrow vs. Gulf Shore

Boys’ soccer:

  • No A boys soccer practice today.
  • Boys AA practice today.

Girls’ Volleyball:

  • practice today at 3

Boys’ & Girls Volleyball:

  • Practice today 3:00 – 4:30.

The Expressions Junior Youth Empowerment Program will start after school today and run from 3:15-4:30 in the Art Room. Please make sure to have your completed registration forms.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 – Day 3

  • Meet the Teacher night is tonight, Sept. 18, 6:30.
  • Grade 9 Trip Parent info meeting is tonight, Sept. 18, 7:30.
  • Breakfast Program will be starting today, Sept. 18.
  • Picture days are Sept. 20, & 21
  • Birchwood Terry Fox run, Sept. 27

Breakfast Program:

  • Our Birchwood Breakfast Program will be starting this Tuesday morning. We are accepting donations of Items such as cereal, strawberry jam, granola bars, apples would be greatly appreciated. All items must be nut and shell fish free. Monetary donations are also accepted.
  • We are also in need of volunteers for our breakfast program on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays. We would ask that any volunteers be at the school from 7:50 – 8:40. Please contact the school at 9023686870 or email Michelle MacDonald at mkmacdonald@edu.pe.ca if you are interested.

Grade 9 Trip Meeting:  

  • An information session will follow “Meet the Teacher” on Tuesday, September 18, at 7:30. We will be reviewing the itinerary, cost, date, and fundraising opportunities.

Picture day is this Thursday and Friday

Library:.

  • The library will be open at break ONLY to check out books. If you are needing a book for class, please make sure you grab your book at break or lunch.
  • The Adopt a School Program started on Saturday and our Library has already received close to 50 new books. Thank you to everyone for your support. The fundraiser is running until October 7th.

Glee Club:

  • At our meeting, we agreed to rehearse every day 4 in Mr. Underhay’s room. If you missed it, you are still more than welcome to come tomorrow.

Band:  

  • Grade 8 band students meet for rehearsal tomorrow morning at 7:45.

Jazz Band:

  • Anyone interested in playing in jazz band this year is invited to come to our first Jazz Band meeting in the band room at 12:10 TODAY. New members welcome, returning members welcome! Usually open to band students in grade 8 and 9, come at lunch for more information.

Baseball:  

  • Boys Baseball team has been posted.  We would like to thank everyone who tried out.  There will be a meeting in Mr. Daley’s room this morning at break.

Field Hockey:

  • Game at 4:50 against Stonepark in Cornwall. Girls are to be picked up in Cornwall at 6:00. Please be in Mme. Walsh’s room at 3:10.

AA Girls’ soccer:   

  • No practice today.  Next practice Wednesday 3-4:30.  No practice Thursday.

A Girls’ soccer:

  • Practice today from 3-4:30. Listen to announcements after lunch in case of rain.

A & AA Boys’ soccer:

  • Practice today 3-430.  Listen to announcements after lunch in case of rain.

 

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 – Day 2

  • Meet the Teacher night is tomorrow night, Sept. 18, 6:30.
  • Grade 9 Trip Parent info meeting is tomorrow night, Sept. 18, 7:30.
  • Breakfast Program will be starting Tuesday, Sept. 18.
  • Picture days are Sept. 20, & 21
  • Birchwood Terry Fox run, Sept. 27

Breakfast Program:

  • Our Birchwood Breakfast Program will be starting this Tuesday morning. We are accepting donations of Items such as cereal, strawberry jam, granola bars, apples would be greatly appreciated. All items must be nut and shell fish free. Monetary donations are also accepted.
  • We are also in need of volunteers for our breakfast program on Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays. We would ask that any volunteers be at the school from 7:50 – 8:40. Please contact the school at 9023686870 or email Michelle MacDonald at mkmacdonald@edu.pe.ca if you are interested.

Grade 9 Trip fundraiser:

  • The Cavendish Fry Wagon will be in the courtyard today at noon. Buy some fries to support our grade 9 school trip to Ottawa and Quebec!  $2 each!

Grade 9 Trip Meeting:  

  • An information session will follow “Meet the Teacher” on Tuesday, September 18, at 7:30. We will be reviewing the itinerary, cost, date, and fundraising opportunities.

Glee Club:

  • Anyone interested in singing this year is invited to come to our first Glee Club meeting in Mr. Underhay’s room at 12:10 TODAY. New members welcome, returning members welcome! All grades, boys AND girls, French and English, band and non-band are all welcome.

Jazz Band:  

  • Anyone interested in playing in jazz band this year is invited to come to our first Jazz Band meeting in the band room at 12:10 TOMORROW. New members welcome, returning members welcome! Usually open to band students in grade 8 and 9, come tomorrow for more information.

Golf:

  • Meeting today at break, 9:45, in room 224.

Cross Country:  

  • Those interested in doing cross country please sign up at the gym office.  There will be a practice today after school @ 3:00.

Field Hockey:

  • Practice 3-4:30. Pick up at UPEI

Girls’ A & AA soccer:  

  • Practice today 3-4:30

Boys’ soccer:  

  • Practice 3 – 4:30
  • Soccer A Girls & Boys play their first games on Thursday, Sept 20.  More info will be given out at practice

Girls’ Volleyball:

  • Practice today 3 – 4:30.

Boys’ Volleyball:

  • Practice 3-4:30.

Library:

  • Library Monitor shifts start today. The library will be open at break ONLY to check out books. If you are needing a book for class, please make sure you grab your book at break or lunch.

Band:

  • Grade 9 band tomorrow morning 7:45.

Birchwood is now Adopted!

Dear Parents,

I would like to personally invite you to join me in making a difference in the lives of the children at Birchwood Intermediate by supporting us in the upcoming Indigo Adopt a School program.

We’re thrilled to announce that our school has been adopted by Indigo Charlottetown! From September 15 to October 7, this store is going to fundraise on our behalf.

We’re also going to be raising funds to support our library through our Adopt a School online fundraising platform, which you can find at adoptaschool.indigo.ca.

There are three ways that our community can support our school online at adoptaschool.indigo.ca.

  1. Book Bonus: For every two books you donate to our school online, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate a bonus book, up to 100 books!*
  2. Tell a Story, Give a Story. Every time you post a story to our Adopt a School profile, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate one book in support of our school library, up to 20 books!
  3. Adopt a School Story Contest: “Heart” your favourite story to help a school for a chance to win* big!  The five most-loved stories in each province will be entered into a random draw for a chance to win a $2,500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books for their adopted school. The remaining four top “hearted” schools in each province will win a $500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books! Choose wisely because you only get one shot to “Heart” a story!

Our school is going to receive every dollar raised to support our library and a 30% discount off books when we shop at Indigo, Chapters and Coles using program donations.

Through the Adopt a School program, we are hoping raise enough money to put one new book into the hands of each and every one of our students!

Please visit adoptaschool.indigo.ca from September 15 to October 7 to show your support for our library! I look forward to surprising the staff and children at Birchwood Intermediate with all the new library books this year!

Sincerely,

Sherrise Gairns-Birchwood Library Contact

 

* The Love of Reading Foundation values a book at $10. To learn more, see our Program Overview and Contest Details pages.

 

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 – Day 1

  • Meet the Teacher night is Sept. 18, 6:30.
  • Picture days are Sept. 20, & 21
  • Birchwood Terry Fox run, Sept. 27

Field Hockey:

  • A Field Hockey Goalkeeper Clinic will be held Saturday, Sept 15 at UPEI Turf Field from 9:30-  11:00 am… sponsored by PEIFHA and UPEI Field Hockey team. Instructors are Sheila Bell and UPEI goalie Jacklyn MacKinnon. Goalies should bring their own equipment and be ready to go by 9:30. Coaches are welcomed to attend

Grade 9 Trip fundraiser:

  • The Cavendish Fry Wagon will be in the courtyard Monday, September 17. Buy some fries to support our grade 9 school trip to Ottawa and Quebec!  $2 each!

Boys V-Ball:

  • Mr. MacKay and Mr. Blacquiere want to thank everybody who tried out. It takes a lot of courage. The final list is posted outside the gym doors. There will be a practice on Monday at 3:00pm. If you didn’t make the team, don’t let it discourage you. Make sure to come out next year if you are in Grade 7 or 8 and if you are in Grade 9 make sure to tryout for the highschool team.

Girls volleyball:

  • Reminder girls are practicing today at 3-4:30 and Monday 3-4:30.

Library:

  • Can all Library Monitors please meet in the library at break to discuss tasks and scheduling.
  • Exciting News!  Birchwood has been Adopted by Indigo Charlottetown! From September 15(this Saturday) to October 7, Indigo will fundraise on our behalf. Help us spread the word and raise some money for our Birchwood Library.

Band:

  • All early morning rehearsals for band students in gr 8 and 9 will begin next week.  Gr 9 rehearsals are on Tuesday mornings. Gr 8 rehearsals are on Wednesday mornings.  Both begin at 7:45am.
  • All gr 7 band students

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 – Day 6

  • Meet the Teacher night is Sept. 18, 6:30.
  • Picture days are Sept. 20, & 21
  • Birchwood Terry Fox run, Sept. 27

Baseball:

  • Practice Thurs 3:15 – 4:30 at Spring Lane.  Parents pick up there!

Field Hockey:

  • A Field Hockey Goalkeeper Clinic will be held Saturday, Sept 15 at UPEI Turf Field from 9:30-  11:00 am… sponsored by PEIFHA and UPEI Field Hockey team. Instructors are Sheila Bell and UPEI goalie Jacklyn MacKinnon.  Goalies should bring their own equipment and be ready to go by 9:30. Coaches are welcomed to attend

Girls Soccer:

  • 3 – 4:30 today.  You must have your forms signed to attend.

Field Hockey:

  • 3-4:30. Girls are to meet at the gym doors by 3:10 ready to go.

Volleyball:

  • Girls volleyball practice is today at 4:30-6   Girls who made the team are on a list posted by the gym.
  • Coaches would like to thank all girls who tried out. Making cuts in never easy.  There are many capable young girls who we would like to keep working with so if we can get a second team going we will try. We are looking for coaches for an A team.  If anyone has a name of someone interested please let us know.
  • Alina Crockett & Morgan Reid – please hand your forms in today (before practice)

Band:

  • All early morning rehearsals for band students in grade 8 and 9 will begin next week.  Grade 9 rehearsals are on Tuesday mornings. Grade 8 rehearsals are on Wednesday mornings.  Both begin at 7:45am.
  • All grade 7 band students have rehearsal at lunch today.  This begins at 12 noon. Teachers please allow these students early dismissal at 11:45 to eat lunch.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 – Day 5

  • Meet the Teacher night is Sept. 18.

Baseball:

  • Meeting at break TODAY in Mr. Daley’s class – Room 154.  Practice Wed & Thurs 3:15 – 4:30 at Spring Lane. Please have your parents pick you up there!

Boys Volleyball:

  • Practice today from 4:30-6pm. Reminder: Don’t forget to get your forms signed and handed in to Mr. MacKay.

Girls Volleyball:

  • Practice today 3 – 4:30.  Please hand your signed forms into Mrs. MacAdam

Girls Soccer:

  • 3 – 4:30 today.  You must have your forms signed to attend.  Please hand your forms into Ms. Morrison

Boys Soccer:

  • Practice today 3-4:30.  Please hand your forms into Mr. MacVicar

Field Hockey:

  • Tryouts today 3-4:30. Girls are to meet at the gym doors by 3:10 ready to go. Please have parents pick up at UPEI.

Band:

  • All early morning rehearsals for band students in grade 8 and 9 will begin next week.  Grade 9 rehearsals are on Tuesday mornings. Grade 8 rehearsals are on Wednesday mornings.  Both begin at 7:45am.
  • All grade 7 band students have rehearsal at lunch today.  This begins at 12 noon. Teachers please allow these students early dismissal at 11:45 to eat lunch.