Mary’s Journey

Mary MacDonald is a grade 7 student in Ms. Myers’ homeroom. Every day, for over the past year, Mary receives an anti-fungal medication that protects her lungs from getting an infection. Mary is being treated for acute myloid leukemia. Her story will be among many told during the annual QEH/Eastlink Telethon later this month. The telethon will highlight the high level of care provided at the hospital. Birchwood students are collecting recyclables and some of these proceeds will be going towards the QEH Telethon in Mary’s honour. As part of a language arts project, Ms. Myers asked Mary to summarize a novel. Mary did better than that. She had her friend Eddy Quinn, of Fiddler’s Sons, help to create this song called, “I am Your Brother”.  Mary and her family have been huge fans of Eddy’s band, and he’s helped along the way with fundraising efforts for Mary. As a result of their friendship, a beautiful song was created for her class, 7-1. Please have a listen. These lyrics are based on the novel, Terror 9/11, and it is about a strong bond between a brother and little sister.
(Book summary by Mary MacDonald & song lyrics by Eddy Quinn)
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – Day2

Birchwood is hosting the Ford Drive 4UR School fundraiser on June 8th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Please pre-register by clicking link below:

Ford Drive 4ur School

Sports:

  • Intramurals: Open gym.
  • Girls flag football practice after school today from 3:00 – 4:00.
  • Good luck to the Grade 7/8 Boys flag football team as they take on Vernon River and Stonepark today in Cornwall. Players are asked to meet in the gym @ break for a quick meeting.

Miscellaneous:

  • YEARBOOKS are on sale for $30. There are less than 20 left. If you are interested see Miss Betts ASAP as they will go quickly. You may put a $5 deposit down to save a book for yourself.

Music:

  • Great job to those attending early morning band today.
  • Anyone interested in performing in the spring concert must be prepared by June 1st to perform for Mr. Langille.
  • Grade 7 band Wednesday at lunch.
  • Jazz band Thursday at lunch.

Cafeteria: 

  • Monday: No school.
  • Tuesday: Mac & Cheese with garlic bread & salad.
  • Wednesday: Lasagna with salad and garlic bread & Sub day.
  • Thursday: Chicken Stir Fry with Rice & veg.
  • Friday: Baked fish.
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Friday, May 20, 2016 – Day 1

Birchwood is hosting the Ford Drive 4UR School fundraiser on June 8th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Please pre-register by clicking link below:

Ford Drive 4ur School

Sports:

  • Intramurals: Open gym
  • Congratulations to all our competitors at the track and field event yesterday. We had a number of great performances and we were very impressed with how all our students conducted themselves. The following athletes are advancing on to Provincials:
  • Bantam Boys: Andrew Carmichael-4th high jump
  • Bantam Girls:  Kaleigh Martell-1st high jump & 3rd triple jump & Riley Garnum-2nd shot put
  • Midget Boys: Ahn Tran- 3rd high jump.
  • Honorable mention goes to Ronald Chech for 5th in the 80M and to Jacob McNeil for his great performance!! Well done everyone!
  • The girls flag football team will practice Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
  • The grade 9 football team will play today after school. The team is asked to meet in the gym at break for a quick meeting.

Miscellaneous:

  • YEARBOOKS are on sale for $30. There are only a few left. If you are interested see Miss Betts ASAP as they will go quickly. You may put a $5 deposit down to save a book for yourself.
  • There will be bowling today. The helpers who signed up for April 22nd day which was cancelled are welcome to go with subject teacher permission.
  • The Prince Street Home and School will be helping their annual Spring Fling and would love any student Volunteers. It will be held at Prince Street School on Friday June 3rd from 5:30-7:30. If you would like to volunteer please email princestreethomeandschool@gmail.com.
  • Happy Birthday to Cameron Watts today from Sergey, Colby and all his friends and teachers here at Birchwood!!
  • Happy Early Birthday to Abby, we hope you have a great day tomorrow!! From Maddie, Gabriel, Zoey and everyone in 8-1!!!

Music:

  • Anyone interested in performing in the spring concert must be prepared by June 1st to perform for Mr. Langille.
  • There will be a short meeting for any students wishing to perform in our spring concert at noon today. If you plan on performing, please make sure you are in attendance!!

Cafeteria: 

  • Monday: Mac & Cheese with garlic bread & salad.
  • Tuesday: Sweet & sour chicken with rice and eggroll plus sub day.
  • Wednesday: Soft taco with rice & corn.
  • Thursday: Chicken Stir Fry with Rice & Sub day.
  • Friday: Baked fish, mashed potato, and vegetable.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016 – Day 6

Birchwood is hosting the Ford Drive 4UR School fundraiser on June 8th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Please pre-register by clicking link below:

Ford Drive 4ur School

Sports:

  • Intramurals: Open gym
  • Good luck to all the students participating in the Track Meet today!!!

Miscellaneous:

  • YEARBOOKS are on sale for $30. There are only a few left. If you are interested see Miss Betts ASAP as they will go quickly. You may put a $5 deposit down to save a book for yourself.
  • There will be bowling tomorrow. The helpers who signed up for April 22nd day which was cancelled are welcome to go with subject teacher permission.
  • Happy Birthday today to Cameron Gordon!! From Zoey, Maddie, Jacob and all your friends and teachers here at Birchwood!! We hope you have a great day!!
  • The Prince Street Home and School will be helping their annual Spring Fling and would love any student Volunteers. It will be held at Prince Street School on Friday June 3rd from 5:30-7:30. If you would like to volunteer please email princestreethomeandschool@gmail.com.

Music:

  • Anyone interested in performing in the spring concert must be prepared by June 1st to perform for Mr. Langille.
  • No Jazz Band today, you will meet Monday at noon instead!

Cafeteria: 

  • Monday: Mac & Cheese with garlic bread & salad.
  • Tuesday: Sweet & sour chicken with rice and eggroll plus sub day.
  • Wednesday: Soft taco with rice & corn.
  • Thursday: Chicken Stir Fry with Rice & Sub day.
  • Friday: Baked fish, mashed potato, and vegetable.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – Day 5

Birchwood is hosting the Ford Drive 4UR School fundraiser on June 8th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Please pre-register by clicking link below:

Ford Drive 4ur School

Sports:

  • Intramurals: Open gym
  • Track & Field practice today, 3:00 – 3:45. Warm up gear needed for track meet tomorrow. All athletes should have warm clothing, sunscreen, and money or food as they will be gone for most of the day.
  • Good luck to the Grade 9 Boys flag football team as they play in Cornwall today.

Miscellaneous:

  • YEARBOOKS are on sale for $30. There are less than 20 left. If you are interested see Miss Betts ASAP as they will go quickly. You may put a $5 deposit down to save a book for yourself.
  • Reminder that Expressions group will meet today in Library at 3:00.

Music:

  • Anyone interested in performing in the spring concert must be prepared by June 1st to perform for Mr. Langille.
  • Grade 7 band today at lunch.
  • Jazz band Thursday at lunch.

Cafeteria: 

  • Monday: Mac & Cheese with garlic bread & salad.
  • Tuesday: Sweet & sour chicken with rice and eggroll plus sub day.
  • Wednesday: Soft taco with rice & corn.
  • Thursday: Chicken Stir Fry with Rice & Sub day.
  • Friday: Baked fish, mashed potato, and vegetable.
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Birchwood Ford Drive 4UR School Fundraiser

Birchwood is hosting the Ford Drive 4UR School fundraiser on June 8th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Please pre-register by clicking link below:

Ford Drive 4ur School

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Monday, May 16, 2016 – Day 3

Birchwood is hosting the Ford Drive 4UR School fundraiser on June 8th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Please pre-register by clicking link below:

Ford Drive 4ur School

Sports:

  • Intramurals: No intramurals today at lunch.
  • Girls flag football in the gym @ lunch. Good luck to them today as they play after school in Cornwall.
  • Any girls in grade 7/8 wanting to run the 80 m for track team are asked to go to the gym at lunch today for tryouts.
  • Grade 9 Boys flag football tryouts begin today after school.

Miscellaneous:

  • YEARBOOKS are on sale for $30. There are less than 20 left. If you are interested see Miss Betts ASAP as they will go quickly. You may put a $5 deposit down to save a book for yourself.

Music:

  • Grade 8/9 band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45. All students must be in attendence.
  • Anyone interested in performing in the spring concert must be prepared by June 1st to perform for Mr. Langille.
  • Grade 7 band Wednesday at lunch.
  • Jazz band Thursday at lunch.

Cafeteria: 

  • Monday: Mac & Cheese with garlic bread & salad.
  • Tuesday: Sweet & sour chicken with rice and eggroll plus sub day.
  • Wednesday: Soft taco with rice & corn.
  • Thursday: Chicken Stir Fry with Rice & Sub day.
  • Friday: Baked fish, mashed potato, and vegetable.
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