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Daily Announcements - December 14, 2018http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/810Daily Announcements - December 14, 2018<p><strong>Date: Friday December 14, 2018 </strong></p><p><strong>Day: </strong>(SCDSB 5 Day Cycle) <strong>Day 1</strong></p><ol><li>Get your pop, pop, popcorn in the front foyer today during first nutritional break. There are three flavors to choose from, dill pickle, kettle corn and white cheddar. Each bag costs $1.00. Bring your loonies!</li></ol><p>2. -  Today is the <span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">TENTH </span>day of Christmas for our Food Drive. </p><p>- Today we are collecting <span style="text-decoration:underline;">JUICE (LIKE APPLE, PEACH AND FRUIT PUNCH!)</span></p><p>- Helpers will be coming to your class immediately following these announcements to collect todays donations. </p><p>- We are encouraging all donations be brought to school with you in the morning – the office can't accept donations all day long. If you miss a day and would like to bring something in – simply bring it in the next morning. Thank you!</p><p>- On Monday -  "on the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">ELEVENTH </span>day of Christmas Birchview students brought in <span style="text-decoration:underline;">CANNED BEANS</span></p><p>- Don't forget your <span style="text-decoration:underline;">CANNED BEANS </span>on Monday Birchview!</p><p>3. Have you got your Holiday letters ready to mail on Monday?  The Holiday Post Office will be opening on Monday Dec. 10th.  Be sure that all your letters are posted with the proper addresses.</p><p>4. This coming Monday is RED, GREEN & WHITE DAY! Please remember to wear your brightest – most festive RED, GREEN & WHITE and CHRISTMAS THEMED ATTIRE and ACCESSORIES!</p><p>5. Good Morning Birchview Dunes</p><p>We are your holiday elves, who have been working hard to deliver your letters in time for Christmas. We have a few things to remind you about: remember to start your letters with a greeting, make your addresses clear so we can read them and remember to put your mail in the correct mail slot outside of the library. Keep writing those letters to spread the holiday cheer. You have 1 week left, so get writing.</p><p>6. Attention all Intermediate Boys interested in trying out for the basketball team. There will be a practice on both Monday and Wednesday next week at first break. If you have been unable to make the other tryouts, please make sure you attend these two tryouts.  We look forward to seeing you in the Gym second break on Monday and Wednesday of next week.</p><p>7. Attention all students next Monday and Tuesday Candy Grams will be sold. Send your friends and family a holiday note with a treat.  Students from the grade 7 classes will be around to your homeroom in the morning to sell the candy grams and help you fill out the candy gram message sheets. The candy canes will be delivered to on Wednesday.  The cost of the candy gram is 50 cents per candy gram.</p><p>8. Announcer 1: Hey, do you know what's red, green and white all over?</p><p>Announcer 2: Is it the Grinch eating strawberry ice cream?</p><p>1: No, it's our hallways on Monday when everyone dresses up for red, green and white day!</p><p>2: So if I wear something red, green or white on Monday, I can earn spirit points for my class?</p><p>1: That's right! So don't forget your red, green and white on Monday blazers to show your school spirit!</p>
Daily Announcements - December 13, 2018http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/809Daily Announcements - December 13, 2018<p><strong>Date: Thursday December 13, 2018 </strong></p><p><strong>Day: </strong>(SCDSB 5 Day Cycle) <strong>Day 5</strong>   </p><p>Today is the <span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">NINTH </span>day of Christmas for our Food Drive. </p><ul><li>Today we are collecting <span style="text-decoration:underline;">JAMS OF ANY KIND!</span></li><li>Helpers will be coming to your class immediately following these announcements to collect todays donations. </li><li>We are encouraging all donations be brought to school with you in the morning – the office can't accept donations all day long. If you miss a day and would like to bring something in – simply bring it in the next morning. Thank you!</li><li>Tomorrow "on the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">TENTH </span>day of Christmas Birchview students brought in <span style="text-decoration:underline;">JUICE OF ANY KIND!"</span></li><li>Don't forget your <span style="text-decoration:underline;">JUICE </span>tomorrow Birchview!</li></ul><p>2. Grade 2 craft club members please come first nutrition break to gather your crafts. </p><p>Grade 3 craft club members please come second nutrition break to gather your crafts </p><p>Both groups please bring your lunch.</p><p>3. There is a science fair meeting today at the beginning of second break for any students in grade 4 to 8 who would like to participate in the school science fair. Meet in Ms. Hughes' portable at 1:35 today.</p><p>4. "Calling all singers and musicians in Grade 6, 7 and 8! If you are not already a cast member, and would like to be involved in the choir and music ensemble for the play, please see Ms. English in her class during 2nd nutrition break at 1:55. Thank you to those who have already signed up!"</p><p>5. Eco Team students participating in the winter birds project are asked to meet in Mr. Pinkerton's room today during the 1st nutrition break.  Please bring your lunch.</p><p>6. Yesterday was Waste Free Wednesday here at Birchview. Here are our waste free warrior trophy winners. In the kindergarten division, Mrs. Degagne's class won with 7 waste free lunches. The primary trophy goes to Mrs. Baumgarten's class with 5 waste free lunches. The junior trophy goes to Mr. Pinkerton's class with 8 waste free lunches. Finally, the intermediate trophy goes to Mrs. Carr's class with 3 waste free lunches. Great job, Birchview! Please send the trophies to this week's winners this morning. Who will reduce their plastics and win on the next Waste Free Wednesday?</p><p>7. Intermediate girl's volleyball tryouts will take place at first break today in the gym!</p>
Daily Announcements - December 12, 2018http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/808Daily Announcements - December 12, 2018<p>​<strong>Date: Wednesday December 12, 2018</strong></p><p><strong>Day: </strong>(SCDSB 5 Day Cycle) <strong>Day 4</strong></p><p>1.  Today is Waste Free Wednesday. Did you use containers to pack your lunch? The Eco Team will be visiting your class to record spirit points for doing your part to reduce your waste. Eco Team point collectors please be sure to come to Mr. Pinkerton's room at first break.</p><p>2. - Today is the <span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">EIGTH</span> day of Christmas for our Food Drive. </p><p>Today we are collecting <span style="text-decoration:underline;">CRACKERS OF ANY VARIETY</span></p><p>Helpers will be coming to your class immediately following these announcements to collect todays donations. </p><p>We are encouraging all donations be brought to school with you in the morning – the office can't accept donations all day long. If you miss a day and would like to bring something in – simply bring it in the next morning. Thank you!</p><p>Tomorrow "on the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">NINTH </span>day of Christmas Birchview students brought in <span style="text-decoration:underline;">JAMS OF ANY VARIETY!</span></p><p>Don't forget your <span style="text-decoration:underline;">JAM </span>tomorrow Birchview!</p><p>3. The Science Fair Club is starting up again for the school year. If you are in grade 4 to 8 and would like to participate in this year's science fair, come to Ms. Hughes' portable (number 885) on Thursday, December 13th at the beginning of second break (1:35). This is an informational meeting where you will receive a permission form. If you can't make it, please see Ms. Hughes or Mrs. Fleming before Thursday.</p><p>4. There are a limited number of Smencils for sale today at the 2nd nutrition break. See you in the front lobby for your last chance to get Holiday Smencils.</p><p>5. The Grade 8 bake sale will be back today, 1st breaks only. Make sure to get permission to visit us in the front foyer and get hooked up with sweet treats.</p><p>6. "Are you in Grade 6, 7, or 8? Do you love to sing? Do you have musical talent just waiting to be discovered? If so, and you are interested in being in the choir or musical ensemble for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, please meet Ms. English briefly in her classroom, room 134 at the beginning of first break at 10:55. No Golden Ticket Required."</p><p>7. We have brought in almost 2000 items of food already for the 12 days of Giving! Remember, each item of food you bring in equals one spirit point for your class. The class with the most spirit points by next Wednesday will get a Holiday Treat next Friday. The leaders are:</p><p>3<sup>rd</sup> place: Degagne's class with 169 points</p><p>2<sup>nd</sup> place: White's class with 187 points</p><p>1<sup>st</sup> place: Tiessinga's class with 213 points</p><p>Keep bringing in those items to put under our Giving Tree and don't forget about our great spirit days next week too! </p>
Daily Announcements - December 11, 2018http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/806Daily Announcements - December 11, 2018<p>​<strong>Date: Tuesday December 11, 2018 </strong></p><p><strong>Day: </strong>(SCDSB 5 Day Cycle) <strong>Day 3</strong></p><p>1.    Tomorrow is Waste Free Wednesday. </p><p>Why bother packing a Waste Free Lunch? Reducing our waste is essential if we expect future generations to live in a world with clean air and land to grow food. New research shows that plastics emit powerful greenhouse gases as they degrade, contributing to climate change. Plastic pollution is a major local and global problem that we need to take responsibility for now. Buying groceries in bulk, and packing your lunch in containers reduces many pounds of plastic that you produce each year. Think about it. Do your part. Now get packing Birchview and earn points for your class. Who will win the Eco Warrior Trophy this week?</p><p>2.    - Today is the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">SEVENTH</span> day of Christmas for our Food Drive. </p><ul><li>Today we are collecting <span style="text-decoration:underline;">PASTA SAUCE </span></li><li>Helpers will be coming to your class immediately following these announcements to collect todays donations. </li><li>We are encouraging all donations be brought to school with you <span style="text-decoration:underline;">in the morning</span> – the office can't accept donations all day long. If you miss a day and would like to bring something in – simply bring it in the next morning. Thank you!</li><li>Tomorrow "on the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">TWELFTH </span>day of Christmas Birchview students brought in <span style="text-decoration:underline;">CRACKER OF ANY VARIETY"</span><br><br>Don't forget your <span style="text-decoration:underline;">CRACKER OF ANY VARIETY</span> tomorrow Birchview!" <br></li></ul><p>3. The Science Fair Club is starting up again for the school year. If you are in grade 4 to 8 and would like to participate in this year's science fair, come to Ms. Hughes' portable (number 885) on Thursday, December 13th at the beginning of second break (1:35). This is an informational meeting where you will receive a permission form. If you can't make it, please see Ms. Hughes or Mrs. Fleming before Thursday.</p><p>4. Attention primary choir!</p><p>There will be a practice at 2nd break today. Bring your snack to the library hallway at 1:35.</p><p>5. Smencils are for sale today during the 2nd nutrition break in the front lobby.</p><p>6. The grade 8 bake sale will be on again both breaks today! </p>
School Climate Survey! http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/807School Climate Survey! <p style="text-decoration:underline;">​<span class="ms-rteFontFace-7 ms-rteFontSize-3">2018-2019 Elementary School Climate Survey</span></p><br><p style="text-align:justify;">The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) aims to provide a safe, supportive learning environment that supports all students in being successful. Between January 7 and January 25, 2019 <em>all students in Grades</em><em> </em><em>4</em><em> </em><em>to</em><em> </em><em>8</em><em> </em>will be asked to complete a confidential on-line survey about how they feel about their school. Teachers will supervise the class during the survey's completion and can answer any questions or concerns your child may have.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">This year, <em>parents/guardians of students in Grades 4 to 8 </em>will also be asked to complete an anonymous on- line survey about how they feel about their child's school.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The survey results will provide valuable feedback to staff related to our SCDSB Strategic Priorities and will help schools to develop and refine their School Action Plans.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Students, parents/guardians and staff will <span style="text-decoration:underline;">not </span>be asked to provide their names and all responses will be combined to ensure confidentiality.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Similar to prior SCDSB school climate surveys, the questions cover a range of topics, such as:</p><ul style="text-align:left;"><ul><ul><li>the overall tone of the school, often referred to as school climate;</li><li>mental health and well-being;</li><li>equity, diversity and inclusion;</li><li>experiences of school safety and bullying or harassment; and,</li><li>questions to assist the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit in their Healthy Schools Initiative.</li></ul></ul></ul><h3><strong class="ms-rteFontFace-7 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="text-decoration:underline;">Student Survey <br></strong></h3><p><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">A sample version of the student survey is available at <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/">www.scdsb.on.ca</a>. A paper copy of the student survey is also available in your school's office. Please call your school if you have questions about how the student survey will be administered.</p><h3 style="text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteFontFace-7" style="text-decoration:underline;">Parent/Guardian</span></h3><p><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">To complete the SCDSB 2018-2019 school climate survey for parents/guardians, please go to <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/">www.scdsb.on.ca </a>and click on the link to the survey. If you do not have access to the internet and/or prefer to complete a paper version of the survey, copies of the parent/guardian survey are available in your school's office. Questions about the parent/guardian survey can be directed to SCDSB's Research and Decision Support Services team at <a href="mailto:research@scdsb.on.ca">research@scdsb.on.ca</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The information that is collected will be used to help guide our school in creating and maintaining safe and supportive learning environments for all students.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Thank you for your support!</p>
Daily Announcements - December 10, 2018http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/805Daily Announcements - December 10, 2018<p>​<strong>Date: Monday December 10, 2018 </strong></p><p><strong>Day: </strong>(SCDSB 5 Day Cycle) <strong>Day 2</strong></p><ol><li>- Today is the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">SIXTH </span>day of Christmas for our Food Drive. </li></ol><ul><li>Today we are collecting <span style="text-decoration:underline;">DRY PASTA!</span></li><li>Helpers will be coming to your class immediately following these announcements to collect todays donations.<br>Tomorrow "on the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">SEVENTH </span>day of Christmas Birchview students brought in <span style="text-decoration:underline;">PASTA SAUCE"</span><br>Don't forget your <span style="text-decoration:underline;">PASTA SAUCE</span> tomorrow Birchview!"</li></ul><p>2. Do you want to send your best friend a holiday message?  Then buy them a candy gram. For 50 cents you can send your friends in different classes a holiday message and a treat.  The grade 7 students will be around to your classrooms on Dec 17 and 18 to take your orders and your special message with a candy cane will be delivered on Dec 20.   Happy Holiday Wishes.  </p><p>3. The Holiday Post Office officially opens today.  All cards and letters can be dropped off in the mailboxes located in Christmas Court just outside the library.  Tis the Season to be writing.</p><p>4. There is an intermediate girl's volleyball tryout at first break today in the gym.</p><p>5.   This announcement is for members of the Writing Club.  The Writing Club will have a brief meeting today at morning recess outside of the French office.  That's Writer's Club, outside French office, Today, Morning Recess.  WOOT WOOT!</p><p>6. The Science Fair Club is starting up again for the school year. If you are in grade 4 to 8 and would like to participate in this year's science fair, come to Ms. Hughes' portable (number 885) on Thursday, December 13th at the beginning of second break (1:35). This is an informational meeting where you will receive a permission form. If you can't make it, please see Ms. Hughes or Mrs. Fleming before Thursday.</p><p>7.  Come one, come all to our Holiday Smencil Sale!</p><p>For only $2.00 you could purchase one of five fantastic scents. </p><p>We've got SNOW BERRY, HOT COCO, CANDY CANE, SUGAR PLUM, and last but not least GINGERBREAD!</p><p>Buy one, buy them all!</p><p>These fantastic stocking stuffers will be for sale Tuesday and Wednesday during the SECOND nutrition break at the front lobby.</p><p>Holiday Smencils sell out quickly, so get them while you can!</p><p>8. Attention Intermediate Boys interested in trying out for basketball. We will have our first tryout today at second break. Please make sure you bring proper gym attire, Shoes, and a change of clothing.  If you do not have a change of clothing for today's practice, please attend anyway as it is very short notice. We will also have a second tryout on Wednesday Dec. 12, 2018 at second break.  See you on the court.</p><p>9.  Love cupcakes? Rice Krispies? or perhaps you love brownies. Well, all this week during first and second break, the grade 8's will be hosting a bake sale down in the front foyer. Each baked good will cost $1. So come down and purchase your favourite treat and support the grade 8's grad trip.</p>
CANCELLATIONS FOR FRIDAY DECEMBER 7th...http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/803CANCELLATIONS FOR FRIDAY DECEMBER 7th...<p>​Due to significant snow fall amounts and current road and visibility conditions, all buses and vans in our zone - the West Zone - are cancelled for today.<br></p>
Daily Announcements - December 6, 2018http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/799Daily Announcements - December 6, 2018<p>​<strong>Date: Thursday December 6, 2018 </strong></p><p><strong>Day: </strong>(SCDSB 5 Day Cycle) <strong>Day 5</strong></p><p>1. The Holiday Post Office will be opening on December 10th. This a reminder that each classroom will need to have a mailbox outside their classroom to receive letters.  "Tis the season to be writing"</p><p>2.  - Today is the <span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">FOURTH </span>day of Christmas for our Food Drive. </p><p>-     Today we are collecting <span style="text-decoration:underline;">CEREAL OF ANY KIND!</span></p><ul><li>Helpers will be coming to your class immediately following these announcements to collect todays donations. </li><li>We are encouraging all donations be brought to school with you in the morning – the office can't accept donations all day long. If you miss a day and would like to bring something in – simply bring it in the next morning. Thank you!</li><li>Tomorrow "on the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">FIFTH </span>day of Christmas Birchview students brought in <span style="text-decoration:underline;">COOKIES OF ANY KIND!"</span></li><li>Don't forget your <span style="text-decoration:underline;">COOKIES </span>tomorrow Birchview!</li></ul><p>3.         Announcer 1:  Hey friend!</p><p>Announcer 2:  Hey what?</p><p>1:  Are you ready?</p><p>2: For what?</p><p>1: Birchview Movie night!</p><p>2: When?</p><p>1: Tonight - Thursday at 6:00 in the gym!</p><p>2: Oh yeah!! Popcorn & a drink for $1.50 I'll be there.</p><p>Both:</p><p>My hands are high my feet are low & this is how we watch a show!!!</p><p>Paddington 2 TONIGHT in our gym.</p><p>*Remember – we are collecting Cereal today – so feel free to bring a box of cereal with you to the movie! Thanks Blazers! *</p><p>4. Yesterday was Waste Free Wednesday here at Birchview. 106 students cut out plastic waste and brought a waste free lunch. AWESOME! And now, here are your Eco Warrior trophy winners. In Kindergarten there was a tie with 6 lunches each, between Mrs. Degagne's and Mrs. Wonta's class. The Primary trophy goes to Mrs. Baumgarten's class, with 9. The Junior Trophy has been reclaimed by Mr. Pinkerton's class, with 11. And, Mrs. Ewaskiw's class hangs on to the Intermediate trophy with 4. Great job, Birchview. Please send the trophies to this week's winners this morning. Who will win next week?</p><p>5. Speaker 1: Mmmmmm!  What's that delicious smell?</p><p>Speaker 2: It smells like hot coco, BUT that is just one of the 5 fantastic Smencil scents that will be sold on Dec 11th and 12th during the second nutrition break.  You can get your own for only $2.</p><p>6. The eco team will be meeting today during the 1st nutrition break in Mr. Pinkerton's room.  Please bring your lunch.</p><p>7. Grade 3 Craft club will be today during first nutrition break please bring your lunch.</p>
Smecils are Back! http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/800Smecils are Back! <p>Smencils are back!! Holiday Smencils are available in 5 scents:<strong> Hot Cinnamon, Candy Cane, Holiday Cheer, Sugar Plum and Gingerbread. </strong>They are $2 each, collect them all before they are sold out:) </p><p>Smencils will be on sale during <strong>the week of December 10th</strong>, so start saving your toonies!! Thank you :) </p><p> <img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Holiday%20Logo-500x500.png" alt="Holiday Logo-500x500.png" class="ms-rtePosition-4" style="margin:5px;width:327px;" /></p>
Holiday Post office is back! http://bir.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/801Holiday Post office is back! <p>​Greetings!</p><p>Our Librarian, Mrs, Kaufman is hosting her annual Holiday Post Office again this year!</p><p>Our school will be celebrating goodwill and literacy through a <strong>Holiday Post Office</strong>, located in the <strong>Birchview Dunes Library</strong>. </p><p>Our students (<strong>Kindergarten to Grade 6</strong>) will be encouraged to write letters, postcards and cards to each other and send them through our "post office" for distribution.  Student helpers will be transformed into <strong>Holiday Postal ELVES</strong> and they will be ensuring all letters have stamps and proper addresses. Our Elves will be delivering mail to classroom's mailboxes daily.</p><p>Students will be writing positive holiday messages to each other in proper letter writing format. Old Christmas cards can be cut in half and the back of the picture can be used as a post card, or students may use regular paper to write a letter and fold it in half to make its own envelope.  Placing the correct sender and return address format on the message will be encouraged to ensure letters arrive at the proper destination.  "Stamps" (stickers, hand-drawn facsimiles etc.) can be affixed to the upper right hand corner</p><p> Parents and family members are encouraged to send their children's mail through our system.  "Big Buddies" and "Reading Buddies" from older classes will be encouraged to write messages to our younger students.  </p><p><strong>The classroom addresses are on a separate sheet.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>Students can deposit the letters in our</strong> <strong>library mail box.</strong> </p><p>Thank you, in advance, for your enthusiastic support of our literacy initiatives through our Holiday Post Office.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 429-2251.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Judy Kaufman</p><p>Holiday Post Mistress and Teacher-Librarian</p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Holiday%20Post%20Office(Parent2018).pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Holiday Post Office(Parent2018).pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Holiday%20Post%20Address%20Sheet.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Holiday Post Address Sheet.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Holiday%20Post%20Address%20Sheet%202.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Holiday Post Address Sheet 2.pdf</a><br></p>