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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>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/453Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Friday, March 24, 2017<span>                                            </span></span></p><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Drop by the school foyer to check out the lost and found items on display.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">The YMCA is having their annual Move to Give fundraiser on Sat. April 1st. Teams enter to pull a fire truck in the fastest time.  Our Birchview Dunes staff has put together a team and we need your support to raise $1000!  All donations go to the YMCA! Please bring in your donation by next Wednesday. And remember to come out to the Y on April 1st to cheer on some of your favorite staff members as they pull a fire truck for a great cause!</span><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:#212121;">Caribou Math Contest date is April 5th for Grades 5-8. The next interactive question will be the NIM game which you can practice now on our games page. This time we will have a history question about Euclid.  The game and history question are posted on the bulletin board outside the library.</span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:#212121;"> Intermediates will do the test at 9:00 and Juniors at 11:15. </span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><em><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:#212121;">Today we celebrate <strong>Earth Hour</strong> between 2 and 3pm this afternoon, or whatever time fits your schedule. Power down, open the blinds and work with the lights off, or get outside. Earth Hour is the largest climate change action in the world. You can do it at home tomorrow night too, along with many millions of people who also care about a brighter future. Remind your parents that Earth Hour begins at 8:30pm Saturday night. So turn off those lights and screens for an hour and play or just hang out for some real live face time with your loved ones or friends. <strong>Together, we can CHANGE climate change!</strong></span></em><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">A reminder to all students who ride bus 415 or 416 and received a bus note yesterday with changes that the changes start on Monday, March 27<sup>th</sup>. </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 style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Attention junior girls. Volleyball tryouts will continue today at second break in the gym for all junior girls who were at choir practice yesterday, all junior girls who made the first cut yesterday, and any junior girl who was absent yesterday. Please bring your lunches. See you there!!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There will be open gym time for members of the boys’ basketball team today during first nutritional break.  Please wear proper gym clothes and bring your lunch.  </span><span></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">All junior boys that signed up for volleyball should come to school Monday and Tuesday next week ready for tryouts. Tryouts will be first nutritional break, both days, from 10:35 to 11:15am. You should bring indoor shoes and your lunches to the gym on both Monday and Tuesday next week. See you there.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">For all students participating in the county science fair; there will be a meeting next Tuesday, March 28<sup>th</sup>, at 1<sup>st</sup> break in Mrs. Hughes’ portable. Please come with your permission forms signed from registering for the fair. If you don’t know what that means, be sure to see Mrs. Hughes before the meeting. We will be going over some important information.</span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"></span></li></ul>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/451Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Thursday, March 23, 2017</span></p><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Drop by the school foyer to check out the lost and found items on display.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Just a reminder of the volleyball clinic for the grade 6 and 7 girls today at first break.  Bring a snack and proper footwear.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Reminder to all students nominated for OELC, that your letter needs to handed in by tomorrow. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Did you know that the intermediates have been using their pedometers to see which class can walk to all the capital cities in Canada first?<span>  </span>Well the race has started and Mr. Pike's class has taken an early lead. They are right now in Nova Scotia visiting Halifax. Keep on stepping Birchview!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention Junior Choir Members.  If you love to sing and are in grade 4 - 6 - we need you in the junior choir. Our next practice will be today during Second Nutrition Break.   We meet in Room 207.  New members are welcome!  Remember to bring your lunch.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention all junior girls who signed up for junior girls volleyball tryouts, please listen carefully.  Tryouts will take place in the gym today at the beginning of second break for grade 4, 5, and 6 girls who are not a part of the choir. Girls who are a part of the choir will have their tryouts over the next few days.  Make sure to listen to announcements in the morning.   Again, all grade 4, 5, and 6 girls who are not a part of the choir are to come to the gym for volleyball tryouts at the beginning of second break today with their lunches.  See you there.</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 dill pickle, white cheddar, butter salt and kettle corn. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">The YMCA is having their annual Move to Give fundraiser on Sat. April 1st. Teams enter to pull a fire truck in the fastest time.  Our Birchview Dunes staff has put together a team and we need your support to raise $1000!  All donations go to the YMCA! Please bring in your donation by next Wednesday. And remember to come out to the Y on April 1st to cheer on some of your favorite staff members as they pull a fire truck for a great cause!</span><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><em><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:#212121;">Tomorrow is <strong>Earth Hour</strong> at all of Simcoe County's schools and many thousands of schools around the world. When we turn off our lights and devices between 2-3pm, let's remember our carbon footprint actions, and try to make a difference by fighting climate change every day. </span></em><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></li></ul>
Nominate an OUTSTANDING Youth - Wasaga Beach Youth Centrehttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/452Nominate an OUTSTANDING Youth - Wasaga Beach Youth Centre<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/School%20ANNOUNCEMENT-Outstanding%20Youth%20Award%20Nominations%202017.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />School ANNOUNCEMENT-Outstanding Youth Award Nominations 2017.pdf</a></p>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/450Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Wednesday, March 22, 2017</span></p><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:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">The YMCA is having their annual Move to Give fundraiser on Sat. April 1st. Teams enter to pull a fire truck in the fastest time.  Our Birchview Dunes staff has put together a team and we need your support to raise $1000!  All donations go to the YMCA! Please bring in your donation by next Wednesday. And remember to come out to the Y on April 1st to cheer on some of your favorite staff members as they pull a fire truck for a great cause!</span><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Any junior boys in grades 4, 5, and 6 interested in trying out for the school volleyball team are invited to sign up today at 10:35 in Mr. Osborn's room (Room #228). You may go outside OR eat after you sign up at 10:35 today in Mr. Osborn's room.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Attention all junior girls!!<span>  </span>If you would like to try out for a chance to participate in the Birchview Junior girls volleyball team, come to the gym at the beginning of second break today to sign up. See you there girls. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention Junior Choir Members.  If you love to sing and are in grade 4 - 6 - we need you in the junior choir. Our next practice will be on Thursday during Second Nutrition Break.   We meet in Room 207.  New members are welcome!  Remember to bring your lunch.</span></li></ul><ul><li><em><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:#212121;">It's <strong>World Water Day!</strong>  Today, we put a special focus on the importance of freshwater and the need to protect our freshwater resources and our watersheds. One way to help is to stop using plastic water bottles. They are bad for our environment and our communities. Please consider drinking healthy tap water using a refillable water bottle, like the ones for sale at the office. Fill up at our water bottle filling station. Remember,<strong> water is life!</strong></span></em><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></li></ul><ul><li> <span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;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>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/449Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Tuesday, March 21, 2017</span></p><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">All chocolate money is due today.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Grad photo orders are due in the office today please.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention Junior Choir Members.  If you love to sing and are in grade 4 - 6 - we need you in the junior choir. Our next practice will be on Thursday during Second Nutrition Break.  We meet in Room 207.  New members are welcome! Remember to bring your lunch.</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><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Birchview is now on Instagram. Some of you are already aware of that. If you have an account with Instagram you can follow Birchview Dunes for the latest events, announcements and fabulous pictures! If you would like to follow our page we are:<span>  </span>@birchviewdunes</span></li></ul>

 

 

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