Grade 9 Trip Final Fundraiser

Dear Parents,

Our final fundraising activity is scheduled to start, Monday, November 4. It will run from November 4 to November 25. All students are welcome to participate, please read the information below, which outlines the detail of the fundraiser.

Cindy Bowring will be the lead on this fundraiser. Please contact her by email at: cindyhookey@hotmail.com, if your child would like to participate.

Thank you!
Grade 9 Travel Team

Smith’s Christmas Trees

Fundraising Information Sheet

Organization sells certificates for $40 which are redeemable
for an island grown balsam fir tree during the month of October.
Pick up between December 1st and December 20th, 2019.
Locations: Farm in Mayfield (U-cut/Pre-Cut) or Charlottetown Canadian Tire tree lot location—Pre-Cut only)
The fundraising organization keeps $10 from every certificate redeemed.

Smith’s Wreaths

Kevin: 902-316-1870
Stephanie: 902-940-5795
Email: knskreations@ymail.com
Fundraiser Information Sheet
Wreath Specs:
Handmade balsam fir Christmas wreaths. Decorated with hand-picked pine cones, handmade red velvet bows, and holly berries. Wreaths are approximately 14 inches.
Pre-sell certificates (template provided by us for you to print). Certificate purchasers can pick out their own wreath at the farm in Mayfield or our Charlottetown Canadian Tire tree lot location beginning December 1st until December 15th. Sell each certificate for $20. Keep $5 for each certificate sold for your organization. Payment of $15/certificate sold is due upon completion of fundraiser.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 – Day 5

School Pictures:

  • School picture retakes will be on Monday, Nov. 4.

Outdoor Adventure: 

  • There will be an extremely important outdoor adventure club meeting today at noon in Mr. Dohoo’s room. All members interested in this week’s outing must attend.

Band:

  • Grade 7 band tomorrow at lunch.  Band shirt money due for grade 7 and 8.

Future Goals:

  • Today after school.

Athletics:

  • Athletic fee is overdue.  Please pay your $20 asap. birchwood@edu.pe.ca Fees must be paid in full before basketball season starts.

Volleyball:

  • AA Girls – host Stonepark today in a playoff match.  It’s a very important game! Go Cobras!
  • AA Boys – 5:30pm against ME Callaghan @ ME Callaghan. To be dismissed at 2:30pm.
  • Please note: Volleyball players owe their tournament fee ($15 for AA, $10 for A).  Pay your coach or Ms. Morrison in PE Office.

Soccer:

  • Good luck to the Boys A Soccer team as they head to Montague for their semi-final game.  A true underdog story in the making! Please confirm rides at the morning break with Mr. Chaisson.  Teachers please excuse players from class at 2:30 to meet by the gym and leave for Montague. Go Cobras!
  • A Girls travel to Rustico to face off against Gulf Shore in the 2nd game of a 2 game, total goal series.  Game time is 3:30pm. The winning team advances to provincials. CO COBRAS! Please excuse the girls at at 2pm to get ready to leave.
  • AA Girls soccer – Kirsten & Akari, please return your jersey to Ms. Morrsion after announcements.

Girls Field hockey:

  • Good luck to the girls as they play in the Gold medal game at 4:45 in Cornwall. All girls please meet in Mme. Walsh’s room at 3:00 to organize drives for 3:40.

Wrestling:

  • Yesterday was a great first practice!  Several of you have talked to Ms. Morrison about joining – see you on Wed 3 – 4:30.

Hockey Academy

  • Gr. 8/9 – Hockey Academy goes to Synergy Fitness today.  Please Dismiss students at 1:45.

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 – Day 4

School Pictures:

  • School pictures retakes are next Monday, Nov. 4

Outdoor Adventure: 

  • The outdoor adventure club will meet today at 12:15 in Mr. Dohoo’s room to discuss this week’s outing. New members are always welcome.

Band:

  • Grade 9 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45.
  • All grade 7 and 8 band students are reminded that band shirt money is due right away.  Please give the payments to Mr. Langille.
  • There will be a short meeting at 10:40am this morning for band students in the cafeteria.  Thank you to teachers for your patience.

Future Goals:

  • Future goals today after school

Fry Truck:

  • The fry truck is back, Thursday, October 31. Bring your toonies!!

Athletics:

Volleyball:

  • Boys practice @3:00-4:30
  • Girls had a HUGE 3-0 win at Queen Charlotte on Friday.  Thanks to all the fans who came to support the team! Practice today at 4:30.  Playoff game here tomorrow vs Stonepark at 4pm.

Soccer:

  • Girls A soccer will practice today 3:15 to 4:30. A very important tie breaking game tomorrow at Gulf Shore!  The series is tied and the winning team moves on to provincials this weekend. It’s key that everyone be there!  Go Cobras!
  • A Boys Soccer will have practice today and have a meeting in Mr. Chaisson’s room at the first break.  The team travels to Montague tomorrow to play in the semi-final with the hope to advancing to the finals.  Best of luck boys!

Girls Field hockey:

  • Final practice today – 3:00-4:30 at UPEI. Gold medal game tomorrow in Cornwall at 4:45 against EWS.

Hockey Academy

  • Gr. 8/9 – Hockey Academy will takes place Tuesday at Synergy Fitness

Wrestling:

  • Today’s the big day!  First practice will take place in the cafeteria on Monday, Oct 28.  Practices will run Mon and Wed for Oct and Nov. All are welcome.

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 – Day 3

Birchwood Spirit Week:

  • Friday October 25: Funky Hair Friday!
  • Prizes for the class with the most participation!

School Pictures:

  • Picture retakes is on Nov. 4.

Volleyball:

  • Boys 5:30 against Summerside @ BW
  • Girls play their final league game today, at Queen Charlotte, at 4:00.  Playoffs start on Tuesday, Oct. 29

Soccer:

  • Congrats to the Boys A Soccer team on their big 2-0 quarter- final win against Stonepark.    Mikah, Nathaniel, and Kian provided the spark and energy needed to control the game, and Ryland and Laith provided the scoring. Cohen Campbell had the shutout.  Good luck in the semis next week.
  • Despite carrying the play for the game, the girls came up short 1-0 in their quarterfinal game. Congrats to all the players, especially to the Grade 9s.  Good luck in high school!

Girls Field hockey:

  • Congrats to the girls on their win last night. They will be playing in the finals on Tuesday against EWS!!!

Wrestling

  • First practice will take place in the cafeteria on Monday, Oct 28.  Practices will run Mon and Wed for Oct and Nov. All are welcome. We will add Thursday practices in Dec.

Library: 

  • Lots of students had fun in the library yesterday at lunch making bookmarks and they turned out great! Head to the library at lunch today to do a scavenger hunt and play some Jeopardy to wrap up our celebration of, “School Library Week!” Winning teams will get some treats!

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 – Day 2

Birchwood Spirit Week:

  • Thursday October 24: Throwback Thursday! First School Dance: 7-9
  • Friday October 25: Funky Hair Friday!
  • Prizes for the class with the most participation!!!

Outdoor Adventure: 

  • Outdoor adventure club members who are coming on today’s activity are reminded to meet in the cafeteria after school by 3:10.

Volleyball:

  • Boys 5:30 against Stonepark @ SP
  • Girls play at 4:00 at Stonepark.  Please meet at the gym doors, ready to leave at 3:10
  • Please pay your tournament fee to your coach asap or online birchwood@edu.pe.ca

Soccer:

  • A boys soccer today at 3 pm ….  Please allow the boys to be dismissed at 2 pm.
  • AA girls will now be played at 4:30 pm !!
  • AA boys soccer meeting today in Mrs. Gavard’s homeroom at 9:45 break.  Semifinal game today at SP…. Players are asked to be dismissed at 2:30 pm…

Girls Field hockey:

  • Please excuse the girls at 2:00pm. Girls have a semi final game against QC at 3:00pm in Cornwall.

Wrestling

  • First practice will take place in the cafeteria on Monday, Oct 28.  Practices will run Mon and Wed for Oct and Nov. All are welcome. We will add Thursday practices in Dec.

Library:

  • It was awesome to see the library packed yesterday at lunch with students getting cozy with a good book and a warm cup of hot chocolate! Head to the library at lunch today to make some bookmarks!

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 – Day 1

Hockey Academy

  • Hockey Academy today for Gr. 8/9.  Students will dismiss at 1:45

Athletics:

Volleyball:

  • Boys Practice @ 4:30.  Boys play tomorrow at Stonepark and host Summerside Friday at 5:30pm
  • Congratulations to the AA Girls on defeating East Wiltshire 3 games straight. Game day tomorrow at Stonepark at 4:00pm.   Practice at 3:00 – 4:30 today.
  • Please pay your tournament fee to your coach asap or online birchwood@edu.pe.ca

Soccer:

  • Girls A Soccer practice from 3:15 to 4:30. The girls will play their first play-off game tomorrow against Gulf Shore at home.
  • Boys A Soccer practice 3:15-4:30
  • Girls AA Soccer practice today 3-4:30.  Playoff game tomorrow at home – tima TBA.  All girls received a note yesterday with the details of the rest of the season.
  • Boys AA Soccer:  yesterday was an epic day for the boys’ team.  HUGE win for the Cobras 2-1 over QC. Demmoy and Matt MacLean scored.  Cam Walsh had an outstanding game. It’s off to the playoffs, where anything can happen!  Meeting in Mme. Gavard’s room today at break

Only a handful of athletic fees are outstanding.  Thanks in advance for paying up!

Girls Field hockey:

  • Practice 3:00-4:15 at Birchwood

Wrestling

  • First practice will take place in the cafeteria on Monday, Oct 28 3-4:30 with Ms.Morrison.  All are welcome! Practices will run Mon and Wed for Oct and Nov with more practices being added.  There will be a camp at Col Gray on Nov 9/10.
  • Library: Congrats to the 2 winning trivia teams yesterday everyone had a great time! Today at lunch we will be serving hot chocolate to anyone who is reading in the library!

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 – Day 6

Birchwood Spirit Week:

  • Awesome spirit everyone!! Nice to see everyone looking cozy and comfy!! A Leadership student will be by this morning to count the number of participants in each class. Thanks for your cooperation! Don’t forget that tomorrow is Tropical Weather!!!
  • A reminder that our first dance is this Thursday!! Halloween themed so dress up in your best costume!! Prizes awarded! And so much fun to be had!! 7-9 in the Cafeteria. Admission 5$.
  • Tuesday October 22 Pyjama Day!
  • Wednesday October 23: Tropical Weather Day!
  • Thursday October 24: Throwback Thursday! First School Dance: 7-9
  • Friday October 25: Funky Hair Friday!
  • Prizes for the class with the most participation!!!

Duke of Edinburgh: 

  • If you couldn’t make the meeting last week, please drop by Ms.Dunn’s office this week and pick up some information.

Band:

  • Grade 7 band tomorrow at lunch.  Band shirt money due for grade 7 and 8.

Future Goals:

  • Today after school.

Athletics:

  • Athletic fee is overdue.  Please pay your $20 asap. Volleyball players owe their tournament fee ($15 for AA, $10 for A).  Players will receive a notice today. birchwood@edu.pe.ca 

Volleyball:

  • AA Girls Volleyball play @EW at 4:00 pm today.  Please meet by the gym doors, ready to leave at 3:00.
  • Boys 5:30pm against East Wiltshire @ EW

Soccer:

  • AA boys soccer meeting today in Mrs. Gavard’s homeroom at 9:45 break.  Game today at QC at 4:15 pm
  • A girls soccer team host their last regular season game today at 4:15 against Gulf Shore. Please be ready and at the field no later than 3:50. There will be practice tomorrow as our first play-off game may be this Thursday! Will update with play-off schedule as soon as the games are determined.
  • Congrats to the Boys A Soccer team for a 4-3 win over Francois Buote.  David Xu opened the scoring. Ryland and Laith scored, as well as Little Mo Khudor who scored his first to round out the scoring. The boys end the season with a 3-3 record and are getting ready for the playoffs Thursday.  Practice Tuesday and Wednesday after school.
  • AA Girls Soccer team have a workout in the cafeteria today after school 3 pm – 4 pm.  Practice tomorrow 3-4:30

Girls Field hockey:

  • Practice 3:00-4:30 at UPEI

Wrestling

  • First practice will take place in the cafeteria on Monday, Oct 28.  Practices will run Mon and Wed for Oct and Nov. All are welcome. Any questions, please see Ms. Morrison.

Library:

  • Congrats to Dasha Ellis on winning the “Guess how many books are in the library” contest! Please see Mrs.Fortier in the library at break to get your prize! Grab some friends and head to the library at lunch today for some trivia! Winning team will get some treats!

 

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 – Day 5

Birchwood Spirit Week:

  • Monday October 21 : Twin Day!
  • Tuesday October 22 Pyjama Day!
  • Wednesday October 23: Tropical Weather Day!
  • Thursday October 24: Throwback Thursday! First School Dance: 7-9
  • Friday October 25: Funky Hair Friday!
  • Prizes for the class with the most participation!!!

Outdoor Adventure: 

  • The outdoor adventure club will meet today at 12:15 in Mr. Dohoo’s room to discuss this week’s outing. New members are always welcome.

Band:

  • Grade 9 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45.  All grade 7 and 8 band students are reminded that band shirt money is due right away.  Please give the payments to Mr. Langille.

Future Goals:

  • Future goals today after school.

Cross Country:

  • A big congratulations to our Cross Country runners who participated in the Provincial Meet this weekend in Mill River.  Special recognition to Brooke Walsh who took home GOLD and Bella Doyle with the BRONZE.
  • Also congrats to the Girls Intermediate team who won GOLD as well.  Awesome Job Ladies!!

Volleyball:

  • Boys practice @3:00-4:30
  • Congratulations to Rebekah McGeoghegan on the AAVolleyball team.  Rebekah won the setting skills competition at the Bible Hill Volleyball tournament this past weekend.  Practice will be at 4:30 today.

Soccer:

  • Boys AA soccer will play against East Whiltshire today at 4:30 in Cornwall…  Team meeting in gym today at 9:45 am break to discuss drives.
  • Boys A Soccer team plays at Francois Buote at 4:15.  Make sure to make arrangements to be picked up after the game.  Please meet in Mr. Chaisson’s room at break for a short meeting.
  • Girls A soccer will practice today 3:15 to 4:30. Home game tomorrow.

Girls Field hockey:

  • Practice 3:00-4:30 at UPEI

Wrestling

  • First practice will take place in the cafeteria on Monday, Oct 28.  Practices will run Mon and Wed for Oct and Nov. All are welcome. We will add Thursday practices in Dec.

Library: 

  • Happy School Library Week! If your in the library at lunch reading make sure you fill out a ballot to guess “How Many Books Are In The Library?” Winner will get a $20 gift card to Indigo!

Leadership: 

  • Dance meeting at Lunch: Bring your creativity machines!

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 – Day 4

Next week is Spirit week at Birchwood!

  • Monday
    • October 21 : Twin Day!
  • Tuesday
    • October 22 Pyjama Day!
  • Wednesday
    • October 23: Tropical Weather Day!
  • Thursday
    • October 24: Throwback Thursday!
    • First School Dance: 7-9
  • Friday
    • October 25: Funky Hair Friday!
  • Prizes for the class with the most participation!!!

Duke of Edinburgh: 

  • A reminder of the meeting for ALL Duke of Ed students about the online record book at 1pm today in Room 225. Please let your period 7 / 8 teacher know.

Volleyball:

  • Girls AA team will be leaving just before noon for a tournament in Truro.  Good luck Girls!
  • A Girls team is playing in the Kevin Campbell Tournament at Stonepark this weekend.  The team will be leaving at 1:15 for their first game. Remember to get any work you will miss, girls!

Soccer:

  • AAB at Cornwall Turf 4:30 Monday
  • AB at Francois Buote 4:15 Monday
  • AAG practice Monday

Girls Field hockey:

  • Game today against EWS – 2:00pm at UPEI. Please excuse the girls at 1:20.

Cross Country:

  • Good luck to everyone competing at Provincials tomorrow at Mill River!

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 – Day 3

Election Day Poll Station at Birchwood:

  • As in previous years, Elections Canada has designated Birchwood as a location for a single election poll for the upcoming Federal election being held on October 21st. Processes are in place to limit interaction between voters and the student population. Elections Canada will be providing additional security and our school day will function as normal.

All after school activities are cancelled today because of weather.

Athletic Fees:

Cross Country:

  • Provincials are on Saturday at Mill River