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​Transitioning to High School​http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/85​Transitioning to High School​check out a SCDSB transitioning to High School v​​ideo​​ at <a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cJJMtQbv6ro">https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cJJMtQbv6ro</a>​<div>Download our Parent's Guide to High School: <a title="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Parents/Parents%20Documents/Parents-Guide-to-High-School.pdf" class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Parents/Parents%20Documents/Parents-Guide-to-High-School.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Parents/Parent...</a> or visit <a title="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/highschool" class="yt-uix-redirect-link" dir="ltr" href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/highschool" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.scdsb.on.ca/highschool</a> for more info.​​<br></div>
Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardianshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/71Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardians<div>​​Recently there has been significant media coverage of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show is a fictional account of one teen’s suicide and the factors leading to it.  <br><br>The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has advised staff that they are not to use the series as a teaching tool. This decision is based upon the advice of mental health professionals from across the province, who have stated that the material is graphic and potentially triggering for vulnerable young people. While the themes in this series may not pose a risk or potential harm to most students, for those struggling with mental health issues and/or suicide ideation, this series includes graphic content, glamourizes suicidal behaviours and portrays helpers (school guidance counsellors) in a negative way.  <br><br>We recognize that your children may watch the series on their own. If they do, we encourage you to talk with them about their thoughts and feelings. The SCDSB has supports in place for students and staff, and there are many community resources you can access as well. More information and contact details are available on the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Programs/Safe-and-Healthy-Schools/Pages/Mental-Health.aspx">SCDSB website​</a>.  <br><br>The National Association of School Psychologists has also developed <a href="http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing-youth-suicide/13-reasons-why-netflix-series-considerations-for-educators">information regarding the series​</a>. You may also find this helpful in discussions with your children about suicide and mental health.   <br><br>If you have questions or concerns please contact your principal.</div><div><br></div>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/474Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Thursday, April 27, 2017</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">THIS FRIDAY Birchview Dunes is going back in time to the 80's!<span>  </span>Dress up in your florescent, scrunchies and sweat bands. Earn points for your colour team and have fun, while looking like a student from 30 years ago. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">There will be a brief meeting this morning at 10:55 in Ms. Winstone's room for all Student Wellness Committee members. That is Grades 7/8 that are on the Committee. There will be a special guest at the meeting!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention Junior choir members.  We will have an important practice today during 2nd nutrition break in room 207.  Please bring your lunches and your signed permission forms for the trip next week. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Hello Blazers! Yesterday it was Waste Free Wednesday here at Birchview. This week we did a great job on remembering to bring in reusable containers! Pink took the Waste Free Warrior trophy AGAIN with 15 waste free lunches. Wow! If Yellow team took the Battery Challenge from Red, then surely there must be a colour team ready to take on the Pink team. Orange came close with 13, Blue with 10, Yellow and Red with 8, and finally Purple, Grey, and Green each with 6. Great job Blazers! Next week try your best to bring in a Waste Free lunch with reusable containers and maybe even leftovers to try and beat the Pink team! You got this!<span> </span></span><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black;"> This weeks winner is Alexis G.! Congratulations! Please go down to Mr. Pinkerton’s portable at 1st break to claim your prize.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black;">This is a reminder that the Recycling depots are supposed to close at 1:45pm. So, bring your perfectly sorted bins down in time every day. </span><span style="color:black;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">The Jr. Boys Volleyball team traveled to Stayner Collegiate yesterday afternoon to play in a three game tournament. They played really well as a team, focusing on 3 hits, calling and encouraging each other. It was a great day to end the season and Mr. Osborn, Ms. Leimegardt and Ms. MacDonald are very proud of each and every one of you. A huge thank you to our amazing Intermediate <span> </span>volunteers: Paityn, Riley, MacKenzie and Rachele. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">The Junior girls were at SCI yesterday for the final volleyball tournament.  They represented Birchview well, showed team spirit, and played amazing!  Great job girls!  Mrs. Elton and Mrs. Wakelin are so proud of you all.  A big thank you goes out to Rachel and Mackenzie for coming out and helping and also cheering the girls on.  Could all junior girls meet in the front lobby today at the beginning of first break for a very quick meeting.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Popcorn will be available for sale today at second break in the front foyer. Flavours include white cheddar, butter salt and kettle corn. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Water bottles will be available for sale in the office at first nutrition break.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Drop by the school to check out the many lost and found items on display in the foyer. Items not claimed by tomorrow will be donated. </span></li></ul>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/473Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Wednesday, April 26, 2017</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">We wish the Junior Girls and Boys volleyball teams all the best today during their area tournaments at Stayner Collegiate. A reminder staff to not mark the players absent today. Junior Boys are reminded of their final practice today at first recess and to be in the front hall at 12:05 pm today to leave for their afternoon tournament.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">THIS FRIDAY Birchview Dunes is going back in time to the 80's!<span>  </span>Dress up in your florescent, scrunchies and sweat bands. Earn points for your colour team and have fun, while looking like a student from 30 years ago. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">There will be a brief meeting on Thurs. morning at 10:55 in Ms. Winstone's room for all Student Wellness Committee members. That is Grades 7/8 that are on the Committee. There will be a special guest at the meeting!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Birchview will be selling popcorn tomorrow at second break in the front foyer. Just $1.00 a bag.  Choose from White Cheddar, Dill Pickle, Light Butter Salt or Kettle Corn.</span><span></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Today is Waste Free Wednesday. Did you pack a litter less lunch to earn points for your Dunes Group and help cut down on waste in our landfills? All Waste Free Wednesday Crew members please come to Mr. Pinkerton's portable. Bring your lunch if you need to eat in Mr. Pinkerton's class. </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;"><br></span></p>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/472Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Tuesday, April 25, 2017</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Junior girls volleyball team are to meet in the lobby at first break for a quick meeting regarding the tournament at Worsley tonight.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Junior boys volleyball meeting in room 228, Mr. Osborn’s room at 12:55 today.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Please make sure to take a look at the lost and found in the lobby.<span>  </span>Everything will be donated at the end of the school day on Friday, April 28</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">We are selling Birchview water bottles in the office at first break for $5.00 each.  </span><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:black;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Tomorrow is Waste Free Wednesday. Write an agenda note to remind yourself to pack a lunch only using reusable and refillable food and drink containers. Win points for you team and help our environment at the same time. Which team has the spirit to become this week's Waste Free Warriors? Get packing Birchview!<span>  </span></span></li></ul>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/471Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Monday, April 24, 2017</span></p><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Go Girls! returns to Birchview today to work all week with Ms. McCartney’s group at morning break in the Library and Mr. Osborn’s and Mrs. Bain’s groups at afternoon break in the Library as well.  Students are asked to bring their lunch or snacks with them and meet in the Library at the beginning of nutrition break.</span><span style="font-size:11pt;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention Junior Choir members.  We will have a practice today in room 207 at second nutrition break.  It is important that all members attend.  Please bring your lunches and your signed permission forms.  </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Attention all Students and Staff!!!<span>  </span>Tomorrow is our Dunes Pack Activity Day, so wear your Dunes Pack Colours proudly and help your team earn more points! </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;"> </span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">All intermediate boys and girls interested in trying out for the Rugby team, please meet Mr. Smith and Ms. Sims on the field tomorrow (Tuesday) after school at 3:15 pm.  Tryouts and practices will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:15-4:30 pm.  See you then!  </span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">The Junior boys volleyball team will have a meeting today at 12:55 (second break) to arrange rides to Wednesday's area tournament. Please be on time so that we can let you go enjoy your recess or nutrition break following the brief meeting at 12:55 today in Mr. Osborn's room; room 228.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">We are selling Birchview water bottles in the office at first break for $5.00 each.  </span></li></ul>

 

 

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