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Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 school year starts Monday January 22nd!http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/607Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 school year starts Monday January 22nd!<p dir="ltr"><strong class="ms-rteStyle-scdsbnormal" style="font-size:1.1em;">Is your child turning </strong><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-0" style="font-size:1.1em;"><strong>FOUR</strong></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-0 ms-rteStyle-scdsbnormal" style="font-size:1.1em;"><strong> in </strong></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-6-0 ms-rteStyle-scdsbnormal" style="font-size:1.1em;"><strong>2018</strong></span><span class="ms-rteStyle-scdsbnormal"><strong style="font-size:1.1em;">? If so, it is time to register for Kindergarten!</strong><br><br>Beginning on January 22, 2018, Birchview Dunes will be registering children for Junior Kindergarten classes for the 2018-19 school year. <br><br>You can fill out the <a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/Programs/Program%20Documents/RegistrationForm-ParentQuestionnaire.pdf" target="_blank">parent questionnaire and registration form</a> and the <a href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/docs/default-source/topic-immunization/school-immunization-history-form_dec-2016_final.pdf?sfvrsn=2" target="_blank">immunization history</a> form ahead of time and bring it to to the office along with your child's birth certificate, updated immunization record and proof of address. <br></span></p>
Birchview Dunes has gone cashless! Please pay for Pizza coupons, Milk tickets and Field trips online.http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/518Birchview Dunes has gone cashless! Please pay for Pizza coupons, Milk tickets and Field trips online.<p>School Cash Online saves time, reduces paper within our schools and provides a secure payment option for parents, it eliminates the need for students to carry cash to school.</p><p>Birchview Dunes has gone cashless. You can purchase Milk Tickets, Pizza Coupons, as well as pay for field trips and donate to fundraisers through School Cash online. You can even give permission for your student to take part in school trips, presentations and events with one click!<br></p><p>If you need any assistance with your account, please do not hesitate to call the office.<br></p><span></span><p><span><span>Thank you for your support in making Birchview Dunes a cashless school!</span></span><br></p>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/657Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Thursday, April 19, 2018</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Pop, Pop, Pop corn will be on tomorrow in the front foyer during second </span><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">nutritional break.  The cost is one dollar a bag and there are three flavors to choose from - Dill Pickle, Kettle Corn and Butter Salt today. Bring your loonies! </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Tomorrow is Earth Day at Birchview. Remember to wear blue or green. If you haven’t started your "love the earth" door decoration with recycled material, you still have time. Judging takes place tomorrow afternoon. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Students who brought in books to the Swippity Swappity Book Swap should take a book at the beginning of first nutrition break today.  Starting at second nutrition break any student from Kindergarten to grade 8 can just stop by the library hall and take a free book. The Eco Team thanks everyone for their effort in protecting our environment.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Remember to bring in old cell phones and all your plastic shopping bags to be recycled.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Waste Free Wednesday winners will be announced tomorrow.</span><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Birchview water bottles are available for sale in the office at first break for just $5.00 each. Black, silver and orange to choose from.</span></li></ul>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/656Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Friday, April 13, 2018</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Pop, Pop, Pop corn will be on sale today in the front foyer during second nutrition break.  The cost is one dollar a bag and there are three flavors to choose from - Dill Pickle, Kettle Corn and White Cheddar. Bring your loonies! </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Please have a look at the numerous lost and found items we have collected since March break in the lobby. Anything from boots to coats have been found. They will be donated TODAY! There are also jewelry items in the office that have been found!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Track and Field Day is quickly approaching.  This year’s high jump event will be run a little differently. You will still be required to qualify to jump during the school track meet however the qualifying jumps will not take place during gym class but after school.  The dates for the after school tryouts will be Monday, April 30 for grade 6,7,8 students and Wednesday, May 2 for grade 4,5 students. In order for you to attend these tryouts, you require a signed permission form to stay after school.  Your permission form can be picked up from Ms. Ewaskiw or Mrs. Duits. Send all forms to room 230 as soon as possible. They must be returned to school no later than Thursday, April 26, 2018. Thank you.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Just a reminder, that there is NO TGIF Youth Night event in April due to the hall being booked for another event.<span>  </span>The next TGIF Youth Night will be held on May 11<sup>th</sup>!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Attention Grade 7 & 8 students interested in Rugby. There will be a second tryout on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:00am for the Co-ed Rugby Team.  Please make sure you arrive on time and you are dressed to practice outside. If it is raining out we will practice in the gym.  Mr. Edwards and Ms. Ewaskiw look forward to seeing you on Tuesday morning.  </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">There will be intermediate dodge ball in the gym today for the FIRST HALF of first break from 10:35 to 10:55.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Junior Indoor Soccer will kick off this afternoon when The Riptides play The Typhoons at 12:55. Afterwards The Wave Runners will meet the undefeated Heat Waves at 1:15 to settle the score to see who will take over first place in the junior indoor league. Be sure to double check your team roster posted outside the junior doors. Also remember to show up on time and ready to play. Don’t let your team down.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Attention all Jungle Book cast members and Drum Line.  This week cast will be working together with Drum Line in the Library.  Could all cast members from scenes 9 and 10 and Drum Line meet in the Library first break, and all cast members from scenes 1 and 3 and Drum Line meet in the Library second break.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Yesterday, the entire school's waste from Wednesday was weighed, and checked to see how we are doing as a school with putting items in the correct bins. A pie chart has been shared with your teachers. When we use recycling bins, we put the right things inside 84% of the time, 15% is garbage in our recycling bins, mostly plastic cutlery which is garbage. When it comes to our garbage bins, only 40% is actually garbage. We need to stop putting food, napkins and containers, especially yogurt containers, into the garbage. Special mention goes to the following classes which, when checked last week, had all their waste sorted perfectly, even garbage! Mr. Sammons, Mrs. Baumgarten, Mrs. Elton, Mr. Brooks, and Mrs. Wojcik. Let's all try avoid using the garbage can and start using the right bins more often. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">1 out of every 10 people in our school brought in a Waste Free lunch on Wednesday and we have new Eco Warrior Champions! Mr. Brooks' class wins the trophy this week with 9 earth friendly lunches. Red came in first with 13, Yellow 12, Pink Purple and Grey with 8, Blue and Orange with 6, and Green with 5. Congrats everyone!</span><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;"> And in case you didn't know...it's cool to care about our planet!  <br></span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Teachers, a wellness committee representative will be visiting your class this morning to tally random acts of kindness slips for this week</span></li></ul>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/655Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Thursday, April 12, 2018</span></p><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Please have a look at the numerous lost and found items we have collected since March break in the lobby. Anything from boots to coats have been found. They will be sorted and donated TOMORROW! There are also jewelry items in the office that have been found!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Pop, Pop, Pop corn will be on tomorrow in the front foyer during second nutritional break.  The cost is one dollar a bag and there are three flavors to choose from - Dill Pickle, Kettle Corn and Butter Salt today. Bring your loonies! </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Friday is our next Spirit Day- it’s Decades day.  Pick your favorite decade (60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s) and dress in the perfect outfit!  Earn points for your Dunes Pack and get your groove on!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There is pick-up intermediate boy’s basketball during second nutrition break today. </span><span></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Track and Field Day is quickly approaching.  This year’s high jump event will be run a little differently. You will still be required to qualify to jump during the school track meet however the qualifying jumps will not take place during gym class but after school.  The dates for the after school tryouts will be Monday, April 30 for grade 6,7,8 students and Wednesday, May 2 for grade 4,5 students. In order for you to attend these tryouts, you require a signed permission form to stay after school.  Your permission form can be picked up from Ms. Ewaskiw or Mrs. Duits. Send all forms to room 230 as soon as possible. They must be returned to school no later than Thursday, April 26, 2018. Thank you.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black;">Attention all Jungle Book cast members and Drum Line.  This week cast will be working together with Drum Line in the Library.  Could all cast members from scenes 10 and Drum Line meet in the Library first break, and all cast members from scenes 4 & 5 and Drum Line meet in the Library second break. </span><span style="color:black;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention all Primary Students, Thank you to all of the students who participated in the Jungle Book Program Cover Design Contest. The entries were very well done, making the judging a very difficult task. The following students will have their design on the Jungle Book program: </span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">The winning entry from Grade 1 was designed by Shaye C. </span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;"> The winning entry from Grade 2 was designed by Abby W.</span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;"> and the winning entry from Grade 3 was designed by Zora P.</span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;"> Congratulations on your Winning Entries! Would these students please see Mrs. Elton sometime today.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Just a reminder, that there is NO TGIF Youth Night event in April due to the hall being booked for another event.<span>  </span>The next TGIF Youth Night will be held on May 11<sup>th</sup>!</span></li></ul>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/654Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Wednesday, April 11, 2018</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention grade 7 & 8 students who are interested in trying out for the Rugby Team. We will have our first try out at 8 am on Thursday April 12, 2018.  Please come prepared to practice outside. If it is raining, we will practice in the gym.  Dress for outdoor weather. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Friday is our next Spirit Day- it’s Decades day.  Pick your favorite decade (60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s) and dress in the perfect outfit!  Earn points for your Dunes Pack and get your groove on!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Please have a look at the numerous lost and found items we have collected since March break in the lobby. Anything from boots to coats have been found. They will be sorted and donated this Friday! There are also jewelry items in the office that have been found!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black;">Attention all Jungle Book cast members and Drum Line.  This week cast will be working together with Drum Line in the Library.  Could all cast members from scenes 9 and Drum Line meet in the Library first break.</span><span style="color:black;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There is a junior girls volleyball practice today during second nutrition break. Please bring your lunches and meet in the gym at 12:55. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Today is Waste Free Wednesday. We are helping change climate change when we reduce our waste. Thank you to everyone who brought a waste free lunch today. The world needs more people like you. Point collectors please come to portable 698 at first bell. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Eco Team can come to Mr. Pinkerton’s portable at second break to work on projects. Don't forget to bring in those old cell phones and plastic shopping bags to be recycled.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black;">Attention all Jungle Book cast members and Drum Line.  This week cast will be working together with Drum Line in the Library.  Could all cast members from scenes 9 and Drum Line meet in the Library first break.</span><span style="color:black;"></span></li></ul>

 

 

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