Daily Announcements

Thursday April 24, 2014

  • Ten junior girls represented Birchview Dunes extremely well last night during their mini basketball tournament; “Battle of the Beach”. The girls played Worsley and St. Noel showing tremendous skill and sportsmanship. They made plays and worked well as a team. Congratulations on a great night. A big thank you goes to Jordan S. for staying after school and time keeping and to Sarah T. for her photography skills. Next practice will be Monday morning at 10:35; see you there!
  • It is Day 4.  Mr. McLean is here today in meetings.  Choir and band are both on.   This choir practice is an important one as we missed last week.  Please meet in Mr. McLean’s room at the bell. Band – we’ll see you after school today.  
  • There will be a junior boys basketball practice today at First Break.  
  • Congratulations to this week’s Waste Free Wednesday winners. In the primary division, Mr. Pinkerton’s class will be passing the Eco-Kids trophy to Mrs. Hackett’s class, who just squeaked by Mrs. Degagne and Mrs. Emond. The Intermediate Eco Warrior Trophy goes to…..Mrs. Dea’s class once again. Well done! The Junior Eco Warrior Trophy goes to…Mr. Sammons class, yet again, followed closely by Mrs. Duit’s class. The Kindergarten Earth Protector trophy will be announced tomorrow. Every container you bring helps to make our world a cleaner, better place to live. Happy Earth Week Birchview!
  • The movie REVOLUTION will be shown tonight at the Gayety theatre in Collingwood at 7pm. It is in support of the Collingwood seed library. Check it out if you can.


Daily Announcements

Wednesday April 23, 2014                      

  • Today is Waste Free Wednesday. Green Team please come to Mr. Pinkerton’s room following announcements.
  • We have now finished counting the donations for Jump Rope for Heart.  We are excited to announce that we raised $6699.15.  Thank you to all of you who helped us raise money for such a great cause.  We are looking forward to our Jump Rope for Heart Day on June12th.
  • Junior girls have a practice today in the gym at 10:35. Please make sure you have your permission forms for tonight’s mini-tournament at Birchview.
  • Thank you to all the students that participated in the Earth Day Swap out in the portable yesterday. We hope you enjoy your new toy or books. Special thanks to the crew that helped set-up, organize and take-down the swap, those students include:  Michael, Kaitlyn, Sheldon, Steven, Jacob, Riley, Dominic, Ethan and Jamie. The event could not have run so smoothly without your assistance! There are some free books outside the library so help yourself and if you didn’t participate this year, keep in mind to participate next year.


Roll Across Ontario Update

The next Pita Pit fundraiser for Mr. Carson’s skate is tomorrow night (Thursday) in Wasaga Beach. 20% of sales between 4-9 will be directly donated to Roll Across Ontario.

We will have a special Roll Across Ontario Day to support Mr. Carson’s skate here at Birchview in June – details to follow.

James Carson will be strapping on his in-line skates next summer to raise money for cancer research. Lana Turcic-Brandau/Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin

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Daily Announcements

Tuesday April 22, 2014

  • Attention Junior Boys Basketball Team:  There will be a basketball practice first break today – weather pending.  
  • Junior girl’s basketball practice today at 12:55 in the gym. Please wait for Mr. Osborn before entering.
  • It is Tuesday – drum line is on for after school today.  We will be practicing in the library after school.  This is an important drumline rehearsal – if you haven’t made transportation arrangements yet, please do so before the end of the day. 
  • Happy Earth Day Birchview! Our planet is the most important thing we’ve got. And, we only have one! Let’s make every day Earth Day.  Bring Waste Free Lunches all week and do your part to care for our planet, each and every day.
  • Intermediate talent show auditions – today is the last chance to audition in Mr. McLean’s room at 2nd break for grade 7 and 8 students.  


Daily Announcements

Thursday April 17, 2014

  • Congratulations to this week’s Waste Free Wednesday winners. With the most Kindergarten garbage less lunches ever…Mrs. Tiessinga’s class wins the Earth Protector Trophy. In the primary division, Mr. Pinkerton’s class wins back the Eco kids trophy. We all know who wins the Junior trophy…Mr. Sammons class wins and goes unchallenged, yet again. The Intermediate Eco Warrior Trophy will be finding a brand new home in Mrs. Dea’s class this week. Well done!  Every container you bring helps to make our world a cleaner, better place to live.
  • Next week is Earth Week! Use containers all week and do things to honour mother earth and all the wonderful things she gives to you every day, free of charge. The whole school will be forming a giant Earth on the tarmac Tuesday period 6, the day after Easter. So, grades k-3 don’t forget your green shirts and grades 4-8, please remember to wear blue shirts. An agenda note would be a good idea to help you remember.
  • There will be a junior boy’s basketball practice TODAY at first break.  Come prepared in your gym clothes and indoor shoes.  Bring your snacks as you will have time to eat AFTER practice.    
  • All junior girl’s basketball players must come to Mr. Osborn’s classroom, room 228, at 10:35 to get permission forms for next Wednesday night’s home tournament known as “Battle of the Beach”. See you at first recess.


Daily Announcements

Wednesday April 16, 2014                  

  • Today is Waste Free Wednesday. Green Team please come to Mr. Pinkerton’s room following announcements.
  • Tomorrow is the last day to bring in your gently used items for the Swap and Shop.  Why are we having a Swap and Shop anyway? Swapping or trading items means we are reusing instead of buying new STUFF and throwing out old STUFF. Plus, it’s lots of fun. Why is this important? The world gets dirtier and more polluted every day. Our water, soil and air needs to be clean for people to survive. Everyone needs to be responsible so people can avoid a dirty world and choose a healthy future instead.
  • During the 2nd break today in the library, any intermediate students in grade 7 and 8 who wish to audition for the intermediate talent show need to meet Mr. McLean.  See you in the library at 2nd break.  
  • Junior Girls basketball practice today at 10:35. We will be using half of the gym today so come prepared with all forms, lunches and shoes.
  • Junior Boys that have been selected to play on the basketball team will have practice today at 10:35, using the other half of the gym. Please see Mrs. Napasney in the gym for instructions.
  • All members of the leadership team please meet with Mrs. Dea in her classroom-134, at first break today.


Daily Announcements

Tuesday April 15, 2014

  • Tomorrow is Waste Free Wednesday. Please try to reduce your garbage and recycling. It’s one of the best ways to fight climate change and reduce your carbon footprint.  Next week our whole school is encouraged to bring Waste Free Lunches all week long.  If we are optimistic and we all work together, we can avoid serious environmental problems in the future.
  • Keep bringing in your Swap and Shop gently used items to help reduce garbage in our landfills and avoid buying more STUFF. One student’s used item may be another student’s treasure. Remember, each item you bring is worth one item at the Swap and Shop. Bring books, toys, cd’s, board games, action figures, dolls, movies, lego sets, and more. Each item should fit in a backpack.