February 12th (Tuesday)–DAY 1

MUSIC:
-The Musical Spoons Group will hold their first practice next Tuesday after school until 3:45 p.m. Interested students are asked to pick up their Permission Forms.
-Glee Club practice tomorrow until 3:45 p.m.
Please remember drives must be pre-arranged prior to arrival at school. We encourage students to pack an extra snack!
PHYSICAL EDUCATION:
 “After School Badminton Club” will run from 2:30-3:30 p.m. from January 29th until March 7th:
Tuesdays-Grade 5
Thursdays-Grade 6
Reminder: Students must have after school transportation arranged prior to arrival at school.
 First Recess–Intramurals-None today
Sports Field–Field 1-; Field 2-
Sleds–
Hill-
Due to the icy conditions, students will remain inside.
UPCOMING:
February 18th (Monday)–
Statutory Holiday–No Classes
February 25th (Monday)–Professional Learning Day–No Classes
March 4th-8th–Late French Immersion Registration
March 5th (Tuesday)–Interim Learning Reports Go Home
March 5th (Tuesday)–
Science Fair
March 8th (Friday)–Parent-Teacher Interviews–No Classes
March 27th (Wednesday)–Provincial Science Fair
March 18th-22nd–March Break–No Classes
UPCOMING FUNDRAISER:
Today-Thursday (Feb. 12th-14th) a candygram fundraiser will be held in support of our Farmers Helping Farmers twinned school, Michaka Primary. Funds raised will be donated to purchase mosquito nets and to support the school garden. Leadership students will be visiting each classroom to present details surrounding this event. Each candygram will cost $1.00 and will be on sale at lunchtime.
GRADE 6 TRANSITIONING:
Information went home with students on January 31st regarding upcoming meetings for parents with students transitioning to Grade 7 next year. Also included on this note was information of student events as well.
-Tonight there will be a meeting at Birchwood Cafeteria at 6 p.m. for parents with students interested in signing up for Late French Immersion (Storm Day: February 13th).
WELCOME:
We welcome Leo Phalen & Sawyer Trainer, former students, to our school. They are sharing their Late French Immersion experience with our Grade 6 Core French students this morning.
STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK:
Our staff is feeling exceptionally special these days! Thank you to our Home & School committee for organizing daily treats and meals! A huge thank you to parents for supplying these tasty items!!

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