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Grade 7 Cross Country skiing for Tuesday, January 23, 2018 ​is postponed due to expected freezing rain.http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/609Grade 7 Cross Country skiing for Tuesday, January 23, 2018 ​is postponed due to expected freezing rain.
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/608Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Friday, January 19, 2018</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Pop, Pop, Pop corn will be on sale today in the front foyer during second nutrition break.  It costs one dollar a bag and there are three flavors to choose from - Dill Pickle, Kettle Corn and White Cheddar. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There is a boys’ basketball practice today during second break.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">All Junior and Intermediate students wanting to participate in cross country skiing after school are reminded to attend the VERY IMPORTANT meeting today at 12:55 in portable 698.  </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Please note that effective Monday, January 22, 2018 the small parking lot at the west side of the school is reserved strictly for the YMCA Childcare. Thank you for your co-operation.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There will be a science fair meeting this coming Wednesday (January 23<sup>rd</sup>) at first break in the library. If you are skiing on Wednesday morning, please see Ms. Hughes or Mrs. Fleming beforehand, to talk about your project. Be ready to discuss your progress on your project thus far.</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;">Attention all Jungle Book Cast members:</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">All cast in scene 7 will rehearse in the library at 1st nutrition break. All cast in scene 5 will rehearse in the library at 2nd nutrition break. Please remember your script and your lunch.</span></li></ul>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/606Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Thursday, January 18, 2018</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Pop, Pop, Pop corn will be on sale every Friday 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 White Cheddar. Bring your loonies! </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Please note that effective Monday, January 22, 2018 the small parking lot at the west side of the school is reserved strictly for the YMCA Childcare. Thank you for your co-operation.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">This is a reminder for students in grades 4 to 8.  If you are interested in joining the after school cross country ski club please come to the information meeting this Friday at 2nd nutrition break in Mr. Pinkerton's portable. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Boys’ basketball practice today is cancelled. </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Attention all Jungle Book cast members. Cast members in scene 4 are asked to meet Mrs. Wakelin in the Library at the beginning of second break.<span>  </span>Please bring your scripts and lunches with you. </span></li></ul>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/604Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Wednesday, January 17, 2018</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Pop, Pop, Pop corn will be on sale this Friday in the front foyer during second nutritional break.  It costs one dollar a bag and there are three flavors to choose from - Dill Pickle, Kettle Corn and White Cheddar. Bring your loonies on Friday! </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:#212121;">The next <strong>Caribou Math Contest </strong>will be taking place <strong>Wednesday January 17th.</strong>  Grades 7/8 will be at 11:15 and Grades 5/6 will be at 1:35. Grades 7/8 please bring a Chromebook up when you come to do the test. The next interactive question will be Chess which you can practice now on our games page. For grades 3-8 the problem will be a Checkmate in 1 move. There is no history question. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There will be dodgeball in the gym today at second break, starting at 12:55 for any junior students interested.<span>  </span>Don’t forget your indoor footwear!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Students from grade 4 to 8 who are interested in joining the after school ski team, please come to an information meeting this Friday.  The meeting will begin promptly at 12:55, which is the start of the second nutrition break, in Mr. Pinkerton's portable. Mr. Pinkerton and Mrs. Fleming are looking forward to seeing you there! </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Yesterday the Intermediate Boys' Basketball team hosted their first home game against Worsley.  The boys play a fantastic first half and were able to create a large lead.  During the second half of the game the boys were able to continue the lead with the improvement of the offensive plays.  In the end the Birchview Dune was able to keep their lead and win their first home game.  Thanks to Mr. Carson for refereeing, Kaitlyn B. and Mackenzie S. for running the score table. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Attention band members, please meet first break in Mrs. Weiss’ room for a quick meeting. </span><span></span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">What are you wearing!<span>  </span>Oh, you mean my socks? I’m getting ready funky sock day! Because of the snow day, funky sock day is this Friday. Isn’t it dunes colours day too? It sure is! Don’t forget to wear your house colours and funky socks this Friday. </span></li></ul>
Parking Change at Birchviewhttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/605Parking Change at Birchview<p>​Please note that effective Monday, January 22, 2018 the small parking lot at the west side of the school is reserved strictly for the YMCA Childcare. Thank you for your co-operation.<br></p>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/603Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Tuesday, January 16, 2018</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Today is Trash Free Tuesday! Will you be sending plastic wrappers and baggies to the landfill to sit for 500 years or did you pack your lunch with reusable containers? The Eco Team will be visiting you this morning to collect spirit points for your awesome participation in protecting our environment. Eco Team point collectors please come to Mr. Pinkerton's portable promptly at the bell. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention Grade 3 students in Mr. Edwards class who are interested in trying out for the drum line. Please meet Ms. Ewaskiw in the Library at first break on Friday January 19, 2017. Bring a light tidy snack as you will be in the entire recess auditioning for the drum line. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There is a boys’ basketball practice today during second break.  Good luck to the team tonight as they play their first game against Worsley after school.  </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;">Attention all Jungle Book cast members! </span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">There will be a rehearsal for all cast member in scene 3 and scene 8 at 2nd nutrition break today. Please bring your lunch and your script to the library.</span></li></ul>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/602Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Monday, January 15, 2018</span></p><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There will be intermediate dodgeball in the gym at first break today.  Don’t forget to wear your indoor footwear. The student wellness committee will also meet in the gym at 10:35 for a very quick meeting.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Tomorrow is Trash Free Tuesday. Try not to bring any garbage in your lunch or recycling items to earn spirit points and help your environment. The plastic you throw out today will still be here in 500 to 1000 years. Show you care by eliminating throw away plastics from your lunches every day.</span><span></span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Attention all Jungle Book cast members!<span>  </span>Please pay attention to the following announcement. Cast members in scene 2 are asked to meet Mrs. Wakelin in the library at the beginning of first break.<span>  </span>Cast members in scene 6 are asked to meet Mrs. Elton in the library at the beginning of second break. Please bring your scripts and lunches with you. </span></li></ul><ul><li> <span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">There is a boys’ basketball practice today during second break. </span></li></ul>
Daily Announcementshttp://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/601Daily Announcements <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Thursday, January 11, 2018</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Pop, Pop, Pop corn will be on sale every Friday 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 White Cheddar. Bring your loonies! </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Start looking for those Funky socks-you will need them for tomorrow!</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;color:black;">Hey Blazers. Yesterday was Waste Free Wednesday here at our school. Mother earth thanks everyone who brought in Waste Free Lunches. The Waste Free Warrior champion this week is Red and Orange, both with 9 waste free lunches. In second place is yellow with 6, then purple and blue, both with 4. Lastly, Pink, Green and Grey all with 3. Names were drawn from the students who showed their spirit during the last two Waste Free Wednesdays. Sydney Northey and Mikaela Millington can come to Mr. Pinkerton's portable to receive a prize. Next week will be Trash Free Tuesday. Remember to reduce your waste every day for a cleaner future.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;">Attention all Jungle Book cast members who are in Scene 1! Please meet Mrs. Wakelin in the Library today at the beginning of second break. That's all case members who are in scene 1. Please bring your scripts and lunches. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">There will be a meeting of the student wellness committee at second break 12:55 tomorrow in room 132.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span lang="EN-CA">Library will be closed this morning.</span></li></ul>