Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – Day 2

Sports:

  • Badminton intramurals at lunch in the gym today.
  • Badminton Team practice after school today 3pm-4:30pm.
  • Could the following students please see Mr. MacVicar sometime today: Will McLeod, Christian Macdonald, Ty Keizer, Cliff Doucette and Prithi Gurung.

Miscellaneous:

  • Yearbooks will go on sale on Monday. Miss Betts will be in the lobby at lunch time to take your order. The cost of the book is $30.00. If you want to put a down payment of $5.00 and pay the rest later, that is fine. Bring your money and get a yearbook!!
  • Grade 9 Yearbook Quotes are due today. Please give them to the class Rep:
  • 9-1- Katie Hunter
  • 9-2- Tegan Misener
  • 9-3- Emilie Blagdon
  • 9-4- Max Arsenault
  • Class Reps need to type these up and email the document to Ms. MacPherson.
  • April 8th-Grad Retakes.
  • Happy Birthday Today to Estefania from all your friends from 8-1!!!

Music:

  • Great work to Birchwood Concert Band this morning. Mr. Langille was impressed!
  • Birchwood Concert Band flutes meet at 12:15 today.
  • Grade 7 band will meet tomorrow at lunch.

Cafeteria: 

  • Tuesday: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice & Egg Roll $5:00, $5:45 with Milk.
  • Wednesday: Sub & Salad, $5:00, $5:45 with milk.
  • Thursday: Meatloaf with Mashed Potato & Veg, $5.00, $5.45 with milk.
  • Good Friday: No School 

Monday, March 30, 2015 – Day 2

Sports:

  • Badminton intramurals at lunch in the gym today.
  • Spring League Basketball today after school at 3pm.
  • Boys Basketball “WARM UPS” are down in the gym. Please pay Mr.MacVicar.

Miscellaneous:

  • Yearbooks will go on sale on Monday. Miss Betts will be in the lobby at lunch time to take your order. The cost of the book is $30.00. If you want to put a down payment of $5.00 and pay the rest later, that is fine. Bring your money and get a yearbook!!
  • Grade 9 Yearbook Quotes are due today. Please give them to the class Rep:
  • 9-1- Katie Hunter
  • 9-2- Tegan Misener
  • 9-3- Emilie Blagdon
  • 9-4- Max Arsenault
  • Class Reps need to type these up and email the document to Ms. MacPherson.

Music:

  • Birchwood Concert Band clarinet and saxophone sectional at lunch today. Starts at 12:15.
  • Birchwood Concert Band meets tomorrow morning at 7:45. Please be on time.

Cafeteria: 

  • Monday: Mac & Cheese & Garlic Slice, $5:00, $5:45 with Milk.
  • Tuesday: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice & Egg Roll $5:00, $5:45 with Milk.
  • Wednesday: Sub & Salad, $5:00, $5:45 with milk.
  • Thursday: Meatloaf with Mashed Potato & Veg, $5.00, $5.45 with milk.
  • Good Friday: No School 

Transportation Plan

Birchwood School continues to have all of our buses operating.

Home and School Luncheon

We will be hosting a Home and School Luncheon for any parent who is interested in discussing upcoming resolutions as a group. Luncheon will take place on Wed, April 1st at Birchwood. Please contact the school by Tuesday if you are interested in attending.

Shapes Survey

Reminder to parents of grade seven and eight students to complete and return the “Shapes” permission forms that were sent home with your children.

REGISTRATION FOR GRADE 10 ( Colonel Gray)

WHEN?    Thursday April 02

WHERE?   Birchwood Library

*Teachers will send home appointment times on Monday, March 29th. If you do not get this sheet of paper from your son or daughter, please call or e-mail his or her homeroom teacher. There will be staff from Colonel Gray present to answer questions. Appointment times are expected to run 15 minutes. Students will leave their classes for appointments then return to regular classes. Please ensure that they have completed the orange planning sheet and take it to the appt time.

*Registration for Charlottetown Rural will be determined and parents contacted.

 SHAPES-PEI

Permission forms have been mailed out. Please read the letter and contact the SHAPES survey number given if you do not want your child to participate. The survey will take place on April 21st.

Intermediate Literary Assessment for Grade Nine Students

The assessment (ILA) will be held over 4 days. It will take approx an hour each day to complete and includes reading passages as well as a writing component. It will be worth 10% of the overall mark for the year. No special study is needed to prepare for the assessment. Parents can help by ensuring their students arrive at school well rested and ready to participate. Please encourage them to do their best. The Assessment will be held April 14 & 15 and the 21 and 22.

Friday, March 27, 2015 – Day 1

Sports:

  • Badminton intramurals at lunch in the gym today.
  • Reminder: Boys Basketball team warm ups are in!!
  • Spring League Basketball at Birchwood starts Monday after school 🙂 !

Miscellaneous:

  • Happy Birthday to Maddie McKenna today!!!

Music:

  • Percussion sectional at lunch today for Birchwood Concert Band
  • Instruments go home today for the weekend for all band students.
  • Clarinet and Saxophone sectionals on Monday at lunch.

Cafeteria: 

  • Friday: Baked Chicken Burger with Baked Fries, $5.00, $5.45 with milk.

Home and School Update – April 2015

 PEI Home and School Federation Annual General Meeting

Saturday, April 11, 2015, Rodd Charlottetown Hotel

Please register now!

  • Up to 5 voting delegates per school can register.
  • No limit to non-voting members you can bring in addition!
  • Parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff are all welcome.
  • Complete details about the meeting are online at: http://peihsf.ca/2015agm

Registration fee is $30 per person, which includes buffet luncheon. This link takes you to the registration

brochure:   http://peihsf.ca/sites/default/files/2015%20AGM%20Registration%20Brochure_0.pdf

2. Feedback about storm closures

Parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff who have feedback about storm closures, and about the school calendar in general, are encouraged to contact the PEI Home and School Federation office at: peihsf@edu.pe.ca.   The Federation has a representative on the School Calendar Committee and we can bring your concerns forward to that group.

 3. Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Education and Early Childhood Development has updated high school graduation requirements to

help ensure students are ready to transition to post-secondary education and the labour force.

New graduation requirements will better prepare students for future success

4. 2015-2016 School Calendar

Next year’s School Calendar is on-line at:

http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/eecdcalendar15.pdf

Other:

  • National Volunteer Week 2015is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s volunteers. The week takes place April 12 – 18 and marks the 12th consecutive year for the national campaign.
    Find more info at:  http://volunteer.ca/nvw2015

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015 – Day 6

Welcome Back Everyone!!!

Sports:

  • Badminton intramurals at lunch in the gym today.
  • Badminton team will practice after school today 3pm-4:15pm.
  • Boys/Girls Spring League  Basketball starts next Monday after school.

Miscellaneous:

  • There will not be Homework Club today.
  • Happy Birthday today to Wanda-Lea!!!

Music:

  • Birchwood Concert Band meets today at noon for rehearsal.
  • Grade 8 band meets tomorrow at 7:45am.  Please be on time!

Cafeteria: 

  • Thursday: Mac & Cheese with a garlic slice, $5.00, $5.45 with milk.