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Daily Announcements Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Friday, February 5, 2016</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Could all Aladdin storytellers please meet in Mrs. Wakelin's room at the beginning of second break with their lunches and scripts? <span> </span><span style="color:black;">Aladdin Scene 4 cast will meet at 1st nutrition break in the library.<span>  </span></span>Scene 7 and 8 meet at first break in library.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Reminder of the Gr. 6-8 ice hockey tryout on Tuesday February 9<sup>th</sup> at 3:30pm at the outdoor rink by the Rec Plex.  Bring your full equipment, including neck and mouth guards, and make sure you have a ride!</span><span></span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Wasaga Snowman Mania is back!  Celebrating 11 years, this Family Day, Monday February 15<sup>th</sup>, is Snowman Mania.  We have buttons available in the office for $2 that will provide you with an official Program event guide and free Wasaga transit all weekend long!  There are many fun and exciting events planned for the weekend.  We hope all our families and community members enjoy this festive celebration!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Last night the boys’ basketball team travelled to Connaught. The blazers played strong defense and had good passing plays but were defeated by the sharp shooting Cougars.  High scorers for Birchview were Evan C. and Corbin B.  All team members are to be congratulated on their sportsmanship.  Players are reminded of their practice today during first recess. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">The science fair club is meeting today at second break in the library for a work period. Please come to check in and bring your lunches if you have work to do.</span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"></span></li></ul>
Daily Announcements Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Thursday, February 4, 2016</span></p><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Friday is a spirit day, it is going to be HAT DAY. </span><span></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">It is National Sweater Day!<span>  </span>Congratulations to everyone who is wearing a sweater today.   This small action can have a huge impact on the environment. </span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Did you know that if ALL Canadians lowered their thermostats by just 2 degrees this winter it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 4 mega tons.  That's the equivalent of taking nearly 700 000 cars off the road!  Small action. Big change. Imagine the possibilities!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Hey Blazers, yesterday was the wonderful Waste Free Wednesday, and here’s our results:<span>  </span>For the kindergarten division, Mrs. Tiessinga’s class won with 9 waste free lunches.<span>  </span>For the primary division, Mr. Brooks’ class won with 9 waste free lunches.<span>  </span>For the junior division, Mr. Pinkerton’s class won with 10 waste free lunches.<span>  </span>For the intermediate division, with no classes skiing, Mr. Besley’s class won with 7 waste free lunches.<span>  </span></span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Great job this week Blazers! Keep it up! Keep bringing in your batteries to win the scrumptious donut party in April. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Aladdin cast in scene 3 will meet in the library at 2nd nutrition break.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Last night our girls volleyball team travelled to Nottawa to play in their first mini tournament of the year. Our girls got off to a great start against Mountainview. With great serves from Kyla C. and Soulaira Y., they won the first game 25 to 9. Next up was a very strong Nottawa team. Our girls got off to a slow start, but battled back to make it a very exciting game in the end. They played their best game of the year losing 25-21, with a great block by Soulaira and a powerful spike by Riley M.  Mr. Brooks and Mrs. Baumgarten were very proud of the improvement the girls showed last night and their determination to play hard against the toughest team they have played this year. Great job girls!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Good luck to the Intermediate Boy's basketball team who will be playing their second away game against Connaught after school today.  Please meet Ms. Ewaskiw, Ms. Sims and Mr. Smith in the lobby at 3:15 to ensure that your driver knows where you are going.  We also have an important practice at first break. Bring your running shoes and gym clothing.</span></li></ul><p style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;"> </span></p>
Daily Announcements Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Wednesday, February 3, 2016</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Today is Waste Free Wednesday. Did you remember to pack your lunch with only reusable containers? Stay tuned tomorrow for the results. Eco Team please come to Mr. Pinkerton's portable at the bell. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Good luck to our intermediate girl’s volleyball team who travel to Nottawa to play in a mini-tournament tonight against Nottawa and Mountainview Public schools. The girls are to meet in the front foyer after second bell. Girls are also reminded of their practice today at second nutrition break.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There is a science fair meeting today in Mrs. Hughes’ portable at the beginning of 2<sup>nd</sup> break today. Grade 4 and 5 students bring your lunches and your outdoor gear.</span><span></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">There will be a short meeting at first recess for members of the school hockey team in Mr. Besley's room to discuss our first practice next Tuesday at the outdoor rink.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There will be no boys’ basketball practice today.  There will be a practice tomorrow during first break. </span><span></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Could all Aladdin storytellers please meet in Mrs. Wakelin's room at the beginning of second break with their lunches and scripts? </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">You may wonder, what does a sweater have to do with climate change? </span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Well, National Sweater Day is a day to think differently about how we use energy and how we all play a role in tackling climate change.<span>  </span>So, on February 4th wear a sweater and turn down the heat, because a SMALL action can create BIG change.</span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;"><br></span></p>
Daily Announcements Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Tuesday, February 2, 2016</span></p><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black;">Tomorrow is Waste Free Wednesday. Do your part to help our environment by using only reusable containers to pack your lunch. You will earn spirit points for yourself and you might win a trophy for your class. Good luck and get packing, Birchview!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">There will be a meeting at second recess (12:55pm) in Mr. Besley's room to discuss a first practice date. All prospective players need to attend the meeting.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There is a boys’ basketball practice today during first break. </span><span style="font-size:11pt;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">The Eco Team is calling on YOU to put on a sweater and turn down the heat in support of National Sweater Day. On Thursday February 4th put on your favourite, warmest, or maybe your wackiest sweater and help bring awareness to energy conservation.  Spirit points will be collected!  <br></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">The Eco Team will be meeting today during the 1st nutrition break in Mrs. Fleming's portable.  Please bring your lunch. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention all Cross Country Ski Club members.  If you will be skiing at Blueberry Nordic after school with the club, please come to Mrs. Wakelin's room, room 215, at the beginning of first break to sign in.  Again, ski club members must sign in with Mrs. Wakelin in room 215 at the beginning of first break.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There will be a science fair meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, February 3<sup>rd</sup>, in Mrs. Hughes’ portable at second break. </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Aladdin scene 2 cast will meet in the library at 2nd break today.</span></li></ul>
Daily Announcements Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Monday, February 1, 2016</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Senior Kindergarten and Grade 8 grad photos will take place on Tuesday, February 2<sup>nd</sup> in the change rooms.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">This Thursday is NATIONAL SWEATER DAY.  What is that you ask? Well, on February 4th we are ALL encouraged to put on a sweater so that we can turn down the heat and reduce our use of energy.  So remember, wear a sweater this Thursday to LOWER our energy consumption and GAIN spirit points.  </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">The Intermediate Girls played their first home game against Worsley last Thursday.  The girls played hard during the games with great serving and net play.  They are showing improvement at playing with three hits. Soulaira and Kyla are both setters in the making.  Great effort by all the girls.  See you at practice on Tuesday. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Rehearsal for Aladdin cast in scene 3 and 4 is at 2nd nutrition break in the library.<span>  </span>A</span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">ll Aladdin storytellers please meet in Mrs. Wakelin's room at the beginning of second break with their lunches and script. </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">This is an announcement for the Eco Team.  There will be a meeting in Mrs. Fleming's portable during first nutrition break on Tuesday.  </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Games club is cancelled this week and will resume next week.</span><span style="font-size:11pt;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There is a boys’ basketball practice today during first break. </span><span style="font-size:11pt;"></span></li></ul>



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