Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 – Day 4

School Survey:

  • Parents! The OurSCHOOL survey will run again this year from February 19 to March 15 for students, parents and teachers. It’s an opportunity for you to express your views on your child’s experience at home and at school, on topics such as communication between school staff and parents, homework, school support for your child’s learning, and inclusion and safety at school.  An information/permission form was sent home with your child on Tuesday. Please check your email next week for the link to the parent survey.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wed. February 20th
    • Pyjama Day – Stay cozy all day!
  • Wed. February 27th
    • Pink Shirt Day! Support Anti-Bullying!
    • School Dance
  • Thur. March 7th
    • Tropical Thursday – Bring on Summer
  • Fri. March 15th
    • Winter Carnival
    • Throw Back Spirit Day – Wear something from the past!!!

Heritage Fair:

  • Mrs. Breedon is sick today, so the meeting for anyone interested in participating in this year’s Heritage Fair, will be rescheduled to tomorrow at lunch, in room 313.

Yearbook:

  • Deadline for ordering yearbooks is February 28th. You can order your yearbook from our school website
  • Birchwood Yearbook Orders
  • Cost is $30

Music:  

  • Grade 8 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45am.  
  • Rock band will meet after school from 3-4pm.
  • Grade 7 band will meet at lunch tomorrow for rehearsal.

Basketball:

  • Tuesday:
  • AA Boys play at 4pm today at QC in a playoff game.  Go cheer on your COBRAS!
  • A Boys host QC today at 4.  Come to the game & cheer on the COBRAS!
  • Playoffs are just around the corner – we will have the A Boys first game confirmed once we have final standings, upon completion of the league.

Wrestling:

Staff Appreciation Week & Canada Games

Dear Parents & Guardians,

I big thank you to all for making our staff appreciation week exceptional!

A shout out to four of our Birchwood students who will be competing at the Canada Games in Alberta over the next two weeks.

  • Simon Hughes – Male Hockey
  • Gabe Ing – Gymnastics
  • Liah Mah – Gymnastics
  • RJ Hetherington- Judo

Best of luck to all four of you!

 

Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 – Day 3

School Survey:

  • Parents! The OurSCHOOL survey will run again this year from February 19 to March 15 for students, parents and teachers. It’s an opportunity for you to express your views on your child’s experience at home and at school, on topics such as communication between school staff and parents, homework, school support for your child’s learning, and inclusion and safety at school.  An information/permission form was sent home with your child on Tuesday. Please check your email next week for the link to the parent survey.

Upcoming Student Events:

  • Friday, Feb. 15.
  • Cobra Spirit Day!! Wear your Cobra Gear!!
  • Birchwood Night at UPEI in support of UPEI Panthers Basketball
    • 4:30 Tour of UPEI, Pep Rally, Face painting
    • 6:00 Women’s Game
    • Pizza
    • 8:00 Men’s Game

Wed. February 20th

  • Pyjama Day – Stay cozy all day!

Wed. February 27th

  • Pink Shirt Day! Support Anti-Bullying!
  • School Dance

Thur. March 7th

  • Tropical Thursday – Bring on Summer

Fri. March 15th

  • Winter Carnival
  • Throw Back Spirit Day – Wear something from the past!!!

Basketball:

  • Playoffs:
    • Tues Feb 19
    • A Boys host QC
    • AA Boys travel to QC

Swimming:

  • Swim day on Friday February 15th.  Those involved in the CARI swim program, please remember to bring your swim bag for tomorrow’s outing.  Teachers please allow students involved to leave class at 9:05 to catch the bus at 9:10

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 – Day 2

School Survey:

  • Parents! The OurSCHOOL survey will run again this year from February 19 to March 15 for students, parents and teachers. It’s an opportunity for you to express your views on your child’s experience at home and at school, on topics such as communication between school staff and parents, homework, school support for your child’s learning, and inclusion and safety at school.  An information/permission form was sent home with your child on Tuesday. Please check your email next week for the link to the parent survey.

Upcoming Student Events:

  • Friday, Feb. 15.
  • Cobra Spirit Day!! Wear your Cobra Gear!!
  • Birchwood Night at UPEI in support of UPEI Panthers Basketball
    • 4:30 Tour of UPEI, Pep Rally, Face painting
    • 6:00 Women’s Game
    • Pizza
    • 8:00 Men’s Game

Wed. February 20th

  • Pyjama Day – Stay cozy all day!

Wed. February 27th

  • Pink Shirt Day! Support Anti-Bullying!
  • School Dance

Thur. March 7th

  • Tropical Thursday – Bring on Summer

Fri. March 15th

  • Winter Carnival
  • Throw Back Spirit Day – Wear something from the past!!!

Music:  

  • Grade 7 band will not be meeting at lunch today.  Grade 9 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45.

Wrestling:

  • Practice today 3-4:30

Basketball:

  • AA girls basketball practice – 3:00-4:30
  • A boys basketball practice – 4:30-6:00
  • Playoffs:
    • Tues Feb 19
    • A Boys host QC
    • AA Boys travel to QC

Library:

  • “Sweet Reads” week in the library! We will celebrating our readers in the library. If you are caught reading in the library at lunch time you will receive a Valentine treat before you leave.

Yearbook :

  • Reminder the yearbook committee will be working on yearbook in Mr. Vaive’s room today during lunch.

OurSCHOOL Survey :

  • Homeroom teachers, please ensure information sheet regarding ourSCHOOL survey is passed out to students. Survey will start next week. Students only need to return form if they are NOT participating in the survey.

Swimming:

  • Swim day on Friday February 15th.  Those involved in the CARI swim program, please remember to bring your swim bag for tomorrow’s outing.  Teachers please allow students involved to leave class at 9:05 to catch the bus at 9:10

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 – Day 1

French Immersion Info Night Change of Time:

  • The French Immersion Info Night was originally schedule for 6:00 tonight. It has been changed to 7:00.

Staff Appreciation Week Update:

  • Please take note re: changes to this week’s Staff Appreciation activities schedule.
  • Due to pending weather on Wednesday, it has been decided to move the Staff Luncheon from Wednesday to Thursday.  If you signed up for a food donation for Wednesday, we hope it can be prepared for Thursday, instead. If school is not cancelled on Wednesday, the pizza lunch will be ordered for that day.  Please see the changes on the attached document:
  • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zsqyM63PPwRQm3PwXnm9gVUatGzo5JnOmX3lRS7RgZg/edit?usp=sharing
  • Thank you. Home & School

Yearbook:

  • Deadline for ordering yearbooks is February 28th. You can order your yearbook from our school website
  • Birchwood Yearbook Orders
  • Cost is $30

Music:  

  • Grade 8 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45am.
  • Rock band will meet after school from 3-4pm.
  • Grade 7 band will not be meeting tomorrow at lunch.  They will meet for rehearsal on Thursday at lunch.

Basketball:

  • Tuesday:
  • AA Boys & Girls – 3-4:30
  • A Boys – 4:30-6
  • Playoffs are just around the corner – we will have the A Boys first game confirmed once we have final standings, upon completion of the league.

Wrestling:

  • Awesome turnout at yesterday’s practice – great job!  Practice Wed & Thurs. Reminder of Wrestling Camp Feb 23/24!

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 – Day 6

Staff Appreciation Week Update:

  • Please take note re: changes to this week’s Staff Appreciation activities schedule. 
  • Due to pending weather on Wednesday, it has been decided to move the Staff Luncheon from Wednesday to Thursday.  If you signed up for a food donation for Wednesday, we hope it can be prepared for Thursday, instead. If school is not cancelled on Wednesday, the pizza lunch will be ordered for that day.  Please see the changes on the attached document: 
  • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zsqyM63PPwRQm3PwXnm9gVUatGzo5JnOmX3lRS7RgZg/edit?usp=sharing
  • Thank you. Home & School

Yearbook:

  • Deadline for ordering yearbooks is February 28th. You can order your yearbook from our school website or pay at the office
  • Birchwood Yearbook Orders
  • Cost is $30

Code Club at Birchwood:

  • Code Club today after school in Ms. Squires’ room

Music:

  • Grade 9 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45 for rehearsal.
  • Jazz band at lunch tomorrow.
  • Grade 7 band will not be meeting on Wednesday at lunch.  They will be meeting on Thursday at lunch for this week.

Basketball:

  • AA GIrls – 3-4:30
  • A Boys & AA Boys 4:30 – 6
  • Congrats to the A Girls on the completion of their season and thanks to the coaches!

Wrestling:  

  • Practice Mon, Wed & Thurs 3-4:30

Gymnastics:

  • Congrats to everyone who participated at the Provincials on Saturday!!! Birchwood had several top results and personal bests, including sweeping the Bantam Boys category.

Library:

  • Roses are red violets are blue-renew or return-your book is overdue 🙂
  • Sweet Reads” week in the library! With Valentines’ Day upon us, we will celebrating our readers in the library. If you are caught reading in the library at lunch time this week, you will receive a Valentine treat.
  • There will be a library monitors meeting during break today

Birchwood Teacher Appreciation Week

Dear Parents & Guardians,
Your Birchwood Home and School is organizing a show of appreciation for school staff next week. They have asked us to send out this google.doc with the hope of garnering some support from our broader school community. Using the following link, please indicate where you are able to contribute.

Birchwood Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you!!

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 – Day 5

Yearbook:

  • Deadline for ordering yearbooks is February 28th. You can order your yearbook from our school website
  • Birchwood Yearbook Orders
  • Cost is $30

Varicella (Chicken Pox):

  • The grade 7 students will be receiving their vaccination today

Music:  

  • Grade 9 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45

PEI Science Fair

  • Anyone who is interested in competing at the PEI Science Fair and did not pick up an information sheet, please see Mme Bernard in room 306

Basketball:

  • A boys host François Buote at 4:15
  • A girls host François Buote at 5:45

Wrestling:

  • No wrestling practice today
  • Very important meeting today at break in the gym

Gymnastics

  • Practice Friday 3-4
  • Provincials on Saturday!

Destination Imagination

  • Meeting today at lunch in Mr. Murphy’s room

Swimming

  • Swim day is tomorrow (Friday) for those students who participate in the CARI swim program. A reminder for those students who have been previously selected to bring their swim bags to school for tomorrow’s swim.  Please dismiss these students at 9:05 to catch the bus at 9:15.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 – Day 4

Yearbook:

  • Deadline for ordering yearbooks is February 28th. You can order your yearbook from our school website
  • Birchwood Yearbook Orders
  • Cost is $30

Varicella (Chicken Pox):

  • The grade 7 and 8 students will be vaccinated on:
    • Grade 7 Varicella vaccine, Thursday, Feb. 7.

Grad Pics:

  • Grade 9 Grad Pics are postponed to Tuesday Feb. 5 & Wednesday Feb. 6.

Music:  

  • Grade 7 band at lunch today.
  • Rock band after school.

PEI Science Fair

  • Anyone who is interested in competing at the PEI Science Fair and did not pick up an information sheet, please see Mme Bernard in room 306 at break

Basketball:

  • AA Boys and Girls, 3:00-4:30.
  • A Boys and Girls, 4:30.

Wrestling:

  • No Practice today

Hockey Academy:  

  • Please dismiss students at 1:40 for hockey academy today.

Leadership

  • Meeting today at lunchtime in Mme Gavard’s Room