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

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 – Day

Parent Teacher Interviews:

Band:  

  • Grade 8 brass meet tomorrow morning at 7:45.
  • Grade 7 brass meet tomorrow at lunch for rehearsal.

Outdoor adventure club: 

  • The OAC will meet today in Mr. Dohoo’s room at 11:55 to discuss the downhill skiing outing. New members are always welcome.

2020/21 Yearbooks:

Pink Shirt Day:

  • Pink Shirt day today.

Sports:

  • Basketball:
    • It’s playoffs!  Please keep a close eye on the Instagram page as well as listen to announcements for updates.  All games are subject to results of other games so we will provide information as soon as possible.
    • Schedule: http://peisaa.pe.ca/master_sched_league.php?lang=1
      • Wed, Feb. 24
        • AB – meeting at break.  Game in Souris at 4:30pm.  
        • 3:30 AG host Grace Christian.  Come to the gym immediately at the bell to set up and warm up.
        • AAB Practice 5:15-6:45.  Mo & Ziyad, please come to the gym at break
        • AAG Practice 6-7:30
      • Thurs, Feb 25:
        • 4:30 AAB host Stonepark
        • AAG travel to Stonepark – time to be confirmed
        • A teams – TBA
      • Fri, Feb 26
        • TBA

Girls Spring Volleyball:

  • All Grade 7 & 8 girls who are interested in playing in a 6 week league this spring, please see Ms. Morrison for more information or go to www.volleyballpei.com  Cost is $70/player

Riddle of the day:

  • It is an insect, and the first part of its name is the name of another insect. What is it?

Birchwood Grade 10 Registration

Please see important information related to grade ten registration.

  • On Thursday, February 25th, staff from Charlottetown Rural and Colonel Gray High Schools will provide information to our grade 9 students about grade ten registration.
  • Between February 25th and March 3rd, students should consult with school staff and their family to select their courses.
  • All grade 9 students have activated their Myblueprint accounts which they will use to submit their course selections electronically. You may use this website to explore their options at any time. Please look these over with your child prior to March 3rd.
  • Between the dates of March 3 and March, 8 students will register for their courses online using software called My Blueprint. This time also coincides with parent-teacher interviews.
  • Students will complete their online registration at school with their homeroom teacher and once the courses have been selected, we will send a hard copy of their courses home for parents to sign and return to their homeroom teacher.
  • Charlottetown Rural has provided the following resource.
  • https://docs.google.com/document/d/1clfvWgfX43S79bDeHS4D8Mn7OGTWC3uIpU5Rdl02Jnk/edit
  • Please do not hesitate to contact Rob MacAdam rpmacadam@edu.pe.ca, Ms. Forbes sjforbes@edu.pe.ca, or your child’s homeroom teacher if you have any questions

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 – Day 3

Parent Teacher Interviews:

Band:  

  • Guitar club meets at lunch today.
  • Grade 9 Brass and low woodwind players meet tomorrow morning at 7:45am.
  • Grade 7 Woodwinds meet tomorrow at lunch for rehearsal.

Outdoor adventure club: 

  • The OAC will meet today in Mr. Dohoo’s room at 11:55 to discuss the downhill skiing outing. New members are always welcome.

2020/21 Yearbooks:

Pink Shirt Day:

  • Pink Shirt day is February 24.

Sports:

    • Basketball:
      • It’s playoffs!  Please keep a close eye on the Instagram page as well as listen to announcements for updates.  All games are subject to results of other games so we will provide information as soon as possible.
      • AA Boys won their final league game in Montague on Friday to finish the season 10-0.
      • Schedule: http://peisaa.pe.ca/master_sched_league.php?lang=1 
        • Mon, Feb 22:
          • 2:55 – AB & AAB
          • 4:30 – AG & AAG
        • Tues, Feb. 23:
          • 4 AG host Grace Christian – team members can come to the gym at the bell to set up the gym before warm-up.  Reminder:  Doors open for spectators 15 mins prior to game time.
          • 4:30 AAG @ Stonepark
          • 5 AB travel to Souris – please discuss rides with your coaches
          • 6 AAB practice 
        • Wed, Feb. 24 *tentative*
          • 2:55 AAG
          • 4:30 AB
          • 6:05 AG
        • Thurs, Feb 25:
          • TBA
        • Fri, Feb 26
          • TBA

Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 – Day 2

Diversity Club:

  • Students we are starting a Diversity Club at Birchwood and would love to hear your ideas on how to celebrate different cultures at Birchwood. If you are interested, please sign up on the sheets posted outside the office.

Outdoor adventure club:

  • Outdoor adventure club members coming tubing are asked to head to the art room after school as soon as possible. Don’t forget to have your mask on!

Band:  

  • Rock Band meets at lunch today for a short meeting.

2020/21 Yearbooks:

Shirt Orders:

Sports:

  • Fri, Feb 19
    • The AAG pulled out a victory last night in Summerside as a result of some terrific team defense! Excellent job girls. Practice this evening from 2:55-4:30.
    • A Girls won 46-30 over Souris and are moving on to the next round of the playoffs.  Congrats to Akari for sinking a 3 pointer and to Molly, who had 14 points and lead the way on the court.  Practice tomorrow at 12:30.
    • AA Boys are heading to Montague today.  Please meet in the gym at 3pm.
    • Extra special shout out to Arun and Ziyad who did an amazing job at setting up before yesterday’s game.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 – Day 1

2020/21 Yearbooks:

Band:  

  • Grade 7 Brass players meet at lunch today in the band room.
  • Rock band will meet tomorrow at noon for a short meeting.  Students do not need to bring instruments to this meeting.

Duke of Edinburgh: 

  • There will be a very quick meeting in Ms. Dunn’s room at 11:55 today for those students who still need volunteer ideas. Ms Dunn has a list of places for you.

Shirt Orders:

Library:

  • Please return all overdue library books today and tomorrow. 

Sports:

  • Basketball
    • Schedule: http://peisaa.pe.ca/master_sched_league.php?lang=1 
      • Thurs, Feb 18
        • AB were victorious 54-50 yesterday 
        • AAB 3-5
        • AAG @ SIS 5pm
        • AB @ Belfast 4:30.  The AB won over Gulf Shore 54-50.  Meeting in the caf. At break
        • AG Host Souris 6:30
        • *please arrive no later than 5:45 to set up for tonight’s game
      • Fri, Feb 19
        • 4:30 AAB @ Montague
        • 2:55 AAG
        • No AB or AG practice
      • Sat, Feb 20
        • 12:30 AG

Birchwood Late French Immersion Zoom Meeting Tonight – 7:00

There is a virtual parent meeting for parents/guardians of students who are considering attending the Late Immersion Program at Birchwood Intermediate tonight at 7:00. At the virtual meeting there will be an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.
The virtual meeting starts 7:00 – 7:30pm tonight. Click the Zoom link below to enter.
Upon entering the meeting please mute your microphone.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91421880108?pwd=SWpSS1ZpTUQ2OEI2ME1WUHhqdGQwdz09

Meeting ID: 914 2188 0108
Passcode: J7SLF3

Please find below, a link to a video that has been created by personnel at the Department of Education. This video reviews the basic elements of the LFI program (what it is, the vision/goal, the expectations, how parents can support, guiding and frequently asked questions as well as a review of some of the important parts of the updated registration form). Please watch the video attached below before attending the virtual meeting.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 – Day 6

Grad Picture retake:

  • Grad Picture retake today.

Band:  

  • Grade 8 woodwinds meet tomorrow at 7:45am for rehearsal.
  • Grade 7 brass players meet at lunch in the band room tomorrow.

2020/21 Yearbooks:

Shirt Orders:

Outdoor adventure club:

  • The outdoor adventure club will meet today at 12 noon in Mr. Dohoo’s room 223 to discuss this week’s outing tubing. New members are always welcome.

Sports:

  • Wrestling:
    • Anyone who wrestled last year and would like to order a hoodie, please meet in the gym today at break.  
  • Basketball
    • Schedule: http://peisaa.pe.ca/master_sched_league.php?lang=1
      • Wed, Feb 17 – it’s the playoffs!
        • 4:30 A Boys host Gulf Shore
        • 6:30 A Girls host Souris
      • Thurs, Feb 18
        • AA Girls travel to Summerside Intermediate – 5pm
      • Fri, Feb 19
        • AA boys travel to Montague – 4:30

Hockey Academy:

  • Hockey Academy for Grade 7’s.  Please excuse students from class at 1:40

Family Violence Prevention Week 2021:

  • This week is Family Violence Prevention Week.  This year’s theme is Connecting Differently.
  • Today is ‘wear purple day’:  Islanders are encouraged to wear purple to raise awareness of the campaign, to remember victims of violence and their families and to demonstrate that violence in any relationship is not acceptable.  Purple ribbon temporary tattoos have been distributed to homeroom teachers and all staff will find a purple ribbon badge in your mailbox.