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Raise the Dough Fundraiserhttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/1482Raise the Dough Fundraiser<p>​Tomorrow, <span class="ms-rteBackColor-4 ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-0" style=""><strong style="">Wednesday, May 11th</strong></span> is our Raise the Dough Fundraiser at Domino's Pizza. Please order using the code <span class="ms-rteBackColor-4 ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-0" style=""><strong>6014</strong></span> and name your child's teacher. The class with the most orders wins a pizza party!!<br></p><p>2 medium pizzas with 2 medium toppings and cheesy bread for $20.99. $5 of each order goes directly to our school initiatives.<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Raise%20the%20Dough.JPG" alt="Raise the Dough.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
Welcome to Kindergarten Orientationhttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/1481Welcome to Kindergarten Orientation<p>​<span style="color:#0f1419;font-family:twitterchirp, -apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:23px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;">Welcome to Kindergarten IN PERSON Orientation Thursday May 26th from 3:30 - 4:30! RSVP form linked <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuY68WDoS5bFmbUu1f6hjVkltKElIREJjY6XuRtX7IPtSIHA/viewform">HERE</a>.<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Kindergarten%20Orientation.png" alt="Kindergarten Orientation.png" style="margin:5px;" /></span><br></p>
Mental Health Awareness and Education Weekhttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/1480Mental Health Awareness and Education Week<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;white-space:pre-wrap;">May</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12pt;white-space:pre-wrap;"> 3 - 6 is Mental Health Awareness and Education Week. The following opportunities will be available:</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;"><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Daily announcements to link calming strategies and community supports.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Optional Yoga is being hosted by Ms. Burns in the library during first break. A daily schedule will be shared on the announcements.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Students showing kindness in classrooms and on the yard will be entered in a draw for daily special prizes.</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" aria-level="1" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:12pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">On Friday, staff and students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and participate in a Mental Health Walk. </span></p></li></ul><div><font color="#000000" face="arial"><span style="font-size:16px;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></font></div><div><font color="#000000" face="arial"><span style="font-size:16px;white-space:pre-wrap;">Please see the following resources for support:</span></font></div><div><font color="#000000" class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-4"><span style="white-space:pre-wrap;"><a href="https://newpath.ca/">New Path</a><br></span></font></div><div><font color="#000000" class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-4"><span style="white-space:pre-wrap;"><a href="https://smho-smso.ca/">School Mental Health Ontario</a><br></span></font></div><div><font color="#000000" class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-4"><a href="https://cmhastarttalking.ca/" style="white-space:pre-wrap;">Canadian Mental Health Association</a><br></font></div><div><font color="#000000" face="arial"><a href="https://www.kinark.on.ca/"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-4">Kinark</span></a><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/MHAE.JPG" alt="MHAE.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></font></div><div><br></div>
School Vehicles CANCELLED Wednesday, March 30thhttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/1478School Vehicles CANCELLED Wednesday, March 30th<p>​<strong style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">**Wednesday, March 30, 2022**</span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">All school buses and vans in <strong>Simcoe County</strong></span></span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">have been cancelled due to Environment Canada’s warning forecasting significant freezing rain, ice accretion and icy road conditions throughout the school day.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><br></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Schools remain open for student learning.<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Capture.JPG" alt="Capture.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p><br></p>
Inviting you to WEAR BLUE FRIDAY!http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/1479Inviting you to WEAR BLUE FRIDAY!<p>​<span style="color:#050505;font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;">Inviting our Blazers to illuminate our school blue and help increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Please wear blue on Friday to recognize a more kinder, more inclusive world. </span><span class="pq6dq46d tbxw36s4 knj5qynh kvgmc6g5 ditlmg2l oygrvhab nvdbi5me sf5mxxl7 gl3lb2sf hhz5lgdu" style="margin:0px 1px;height:16px;width:16px;display:inline-flex;vertical-align:middle;font-family:"segoe ui historic", "segoe ui", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#050505;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;"><img width="16" alt="&#128153;" src="https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/tc5/1.5/16/1f499.png" height="16" style="border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;" /></span><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Blue.JPG" alt="Blue.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
School Vehicles CANCELLED Monday, March 28th, 2022http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/1477School Vehicles CANCELLED Monday, March 28th, 2022<p>​<strong style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">**Monday, March 28, 2022**</span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">All school buses and vans in the <strong>West and South Weather Zones</strong></span></span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">have been cancelled due to current poor road and visibility conditions and the forecast for poor conditions to continue throughout the school day.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><br></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Schools remain open for student learning.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Capture.JPG" alt="Capture.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><br></span></p><p><br></p>
School Buses and Vans CANCELLED Wednesday, March 23, 2022 http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/1476School Buses and Vans CANCELLED Wednesday, March 23, 2022 <p>​<strong style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">**Wednesday, March 23, 2022**</span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">All school buses and vans in <strong>Simcoe County</strong></span></span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">have been cancelled due to Environment Canada’s forecast for significant freezing rain, ice accretion and icy road conditions throughout the school day.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Schools remain open for student learning.</span></p><p><br></p>
Return from March Breakhttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/1475Return from March Break<p>​<span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">We hope</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#000000;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">this email finds you and your family well. It was so nice to see more of the sunshine this week and even a glimpse of spring temperatures! </span></p><div data-ogsc="rgb(0, 0, 0)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#000000 !important;background-color:#ffffff !important;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><br aria-hidden="true"></span></div><div data-ogsc="rgb(0, 0, 0)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#000000 !important;background-color:#ffffff !important;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">As we return to school with new COVID protocols on Monday, we want to </span><span data-ogsc="rgb(0, 0, 0)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;display:inline !important;">recognize that everyone is feeling differently about these changes. Change is not always easy, but we want you to know that we are in this together. We are here to support families and staff as we grow and learn together. </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Please encourage your child(ren) to be respectful and understanding of everyone’s choice with respect to these changes so that Birchview Dunes remains the safe, inclusive, and welcoming teaching and learning environment that is meant to be for all. </span></div><div data-ogsc="rgb(0, 0, 0)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#000000 !important;background-color:#ffffff !important;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><br aria-hidden="true"></span></div><div data-ogsc="rgb(0, 0, 0)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#000000 !important;background-color:#ffffff !important;">Information and announcements made by the Simcoe County District School Board on March 10th can be found using this <a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" title="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19" data-linkindex="2" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;">link</a>.</div><div data-ogsc="rgb(0, 0, 0)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#000000 !important;background-color:#ffffff !important;"><br aria-hidden="true"></div><div data-ogsc="rgb(0, 0, 0)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#000000 !important;background-color:#ffffff !important;">Kind regards,</div><div data-ogsc="rgb(0, 0, 0)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#000000 !important;background-color:#ffffff !important;">Jennifer and Charlotte<br></div><p><br></p>
Monday, March 21st ROCK your SOCKS!http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/1474Monday, March 21st ROCK your SOCKS!<p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1">Please join us on Monday, March 21st in advocating for the rights of people with Down Syndrome. Please wear your colourful and/or silly socks to raise awareness, promote inclusivity, encourage advocacy, and support the wellbeing of those living with Down Syndrome. @WorldDownSyndromeDay @BirchviewDunes<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/RocksYourSocks.JPG" alt="RocksYourSocks.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p>
Spirit Days March 9th, 10th & 11thhttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/1473Spirit Days March 9th, 10th & 11th<p>​Let's keep the Blazer spirit alive as we count down to the March Break. This week we will recognize the following <strong>SPIRIT DAYS</strong>...<br></p><p><strong>Wednesday</strong> - Wear your favourite <strong>HAT</strong>!<br></p><p><strong>Thursday</strong> - Wear your favourite <strong>PATTERN</strong>...or many patterns!<br></p><p><strong>Friday</strong> - <strong>BEACH</strong> day! Wear your beach gear!<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Capture.JPG" alt="Capture.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>