Parent – Teacher Interview On-Line Registration

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Your child(ren) will have brought home a letter outlining how to schedule your appointment.  You will be able to schedule appointments from today (Oct 28) at 7:00pm to Monday, November 10th at 11:30

Instructions:
1. Go to the Birchview Dunes scheduling website at https://bdes.parentinterview.com (click on this link)
You can also use the link on the school’s website (go to Interview Page)
2. Enter your 6 digit code (printed on the form sent home) and click “Login”
3. Fill in your contact information and click “Continue to Make Appointments”
4. Click on the name of a teacher with whom you wish to schedule an appointment
5. Click on “Available” for a time at which you wish to meet with that teacher
6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until you have scheduled all the teachers you wish to see
7. Click on “My Schedule” (top left of the page)
8. Print out (or copy down) your schedule and bring it with you

Please make an appointment for your homeroom teacher.  In the notes you can request that the Sp Ed teacher join.  Parents of all students are to set up an appointment with their homeroom teacher.  If you would like to speak to a teacher your son/daughter has on a rotary schedule, please contact that teacher directly.

 

Daily Announcements

Thursday October 30, 2014

  • A reminder to those students who have signed up for youth club to meet in the gym after school today.
  •  This Friday will be our next Spirit Day.  Dress in black, orange and purple to show your school spirit and earn spirit points.
  •  We are also having our 1st dance of the year to celebrate Halloween and good work habits.  We are also holding a food drive for our local food bank.  Please bring in a can good or a loonie to donate as your admission to the dance.
  •  This is another EcoTeam reminder to help our environment by bringing in your old cell phones. Look on the school blog in the near future for links with more information about what other items you can bring and common questions, like: “how do I erase the memory first?” Place the cell phone in the box in the front foyer and tell Mr. Pinkerton in order to claim your spirit points.
  •  Spirit points will also be awarded for recycling batteries here at Birchview. Make sure you put masking tape over the positive leads on all rectangular 9 volt and 6 volt batteries. You can find tape attached to the white deposit bucket in the front foyer. Then, come see Mr. Pinkerton to claim your spirit points. We are on our way to becoming a certified EcoSchool! Let’s dedicate ourselves to taking action for a healthy planet.
  •   Yesterday was Waste Free Wednesday!  The Kindergartens could not participate this week because they were on vacation!  For the primary division Mr.Brooks’ class won the crown with 9 Litter-less lunches!  For the Junior division, Mr. Underhill’s class had the most lunches with 12 litter-less lunches! Way to go!!   For the Intermediates our winner is Mrs. Ewaskiw’s class!  We would also like to congratulate Mr. Pike for bringing in a waste free lunch himself.  Thank you to all students to brought in a waste free lunch yesterday, it really helps our environment.
  •  Birchview’s junior boys basketball team travelled to Nottawa yesterday afternoon for their area tournament. The boys played strong teams from Nottawa, Creemore, and Byng. Our team showed tremendous effort and great improvement from the start of the season, having a great tournament. They displayed excellent sportsmanship by working together and cheering on their teammates throughout each game. Mr. Brooks is very proud of the boys commitment through the season and how they represented their school yesterday in Nottawa. Great job!
  •  The intermediate leadership team needs to meet in Mrs Dea’s room right after the announcements today for a quick meeting.
  •  ​The junior girls basketball team travelled to Nottawa yesterday morning to compete in the area tournament. The girls played 3 games against schools from the area, and had a very successful day. Special mention goes out to a few of the players: Lauren for her drives to the basket, Aaliyah for her rebounding, Riley for her awesome defence and great show of sportsmanship, Paityn for her quick passes and…Mikayla for her shots on net!   Thank you to all of our volunteer drivers who got us to and from the tournament. As well we would like to thank to Mr. Osborn, who was missed at the tournament, for his dedication to the team this year!  Thanks for a great season girls!

October 31st

Students are encouraged to come to school in black, orange, and purple clothing.  Students are not to bring costumes.

Note: Parents of kindergarten students will receive information from their teacher regarding Halloween activities for the kindergarten classes.

Daily Announcements

Wednesday October 29, 2014

  • Today is Waste Free Wednesday. Did you remember to eliminate garbage and recycling from your lunch today? Whose class will win the trophies this week? Stay tuned tomorrow for the results. Eco Team Projects crew please come to Mr. Pinkerton’s class following announcements.
  • ​Just a reminder for Youth Club tomorrow after school for those students who have signed up.
  •  This Friday will be our next Spirit Day.  Dress in black, orange and purple to show your school spirit and earn spirit points.
  •  We are also having our 1st dance of the year to celebrate Halloween and good work habits.  We are also holding a food drive for our local food bank.  Please bring in a can good or a loonie to donate as your admission to the dance.
  •  Good luck to junior boys’ basketball team who travel to Nottawa this afternoon for their area basketball tournament. The boys will be playing teams from Nottawa, Creemore, and Byng today. All players are reminded to meet Mr. Brooks in the front foyer at 11:45 today so we can be in Nottawa for our first game at 12:30. Also, please meet outside Mr. Brooks’ room at first nutrition break today (@10:35) to pick your jersey number.  Go Blazers!
  •  Today, we welcome Gabriella from The County of Simcoe Waste Management Division. She has brought the Mobile Education Unit, an interactive trailer parked in front of our school. She is here to talk to the grade 4′s about how to take proper care of the waste that we all produce. Teachers are invited to visit the trailer during their planning or break times.  ​

Daily Announcements

Tuesday October 28, 2014

  • Tomorrow is Waste Free Wednesday. Earn spirit points, win a trophy for your class, and help our environment at the same time by only using reusable containers for your lunch. So, get packing Birchview. Good luck!
  • ​This Friday will be our next Spirit Day.  Dress in black, orange and purple to show your school spirit and earn spirit points.
  • We are also having our 1st dance of the year to celebrate Halloween and good work habits.  We are also holding a food drive for our local food bank.  Please bring in a can good or a loonie to donate as your admission to the dance.
  • ​Birchview’s EcoTeam wants to remind everyone to recycle their old cell phones that are lying around your house, or tucked in drawers. Ask for permission before bringing them to school. Each cell phone you bring in will be worth one spirit point.
  • There will be an Eco Team meeting today in the library following announcements at 10:35. All Eco Team members, including Projects Crew and Recycling Crew should be present. We will be discussing projects, making campaign teams and creating posters.
  • There will be a brief meeting for all junior boy basketball players today at first recess. We need to discuss our tournament tomorrow, rides, and when we will be leaving Birchview. Please meet outside Mr. Brooks’ room at 10:35.
  • Junior Girls’ last basketball practice is today at second break. Please be sure to have all permission forms with you for tomorrow’s Junior Girls” area tournament. See you at 12:55 girls.Intermediate Girls’ basketball team will practice tomorrow at 12:55. Please make sure to tell your coaches ahead of time if there is some reason that you can’t make the practice.
  • Intermediate Girls basketball team will practice tomorrow at 12:55. Please make sure to tell your coaches ahead of time if there is some reason that you can’t make the practice.
  • November Pita orders should come home today.
  • On line Interview  set up instructions will be coming home today with each student

Daily Announcements

Thursday October 23, 2014

  • A reminder to those students who have signed up for youth club to meet in the gym after school today.
  •  A reminder that photo orders are due tomorrow-Friday please.
  •  There is an antibullying team meeting today at 10:35. Make sure to bring your lunches!
  • Waste free Wednesday results are in!!!!!!!  For kindergarten division the winners are Mrs. Tiessinga’s class with 8 waste free lunches!! Way to go!   For our primary division Mr. Brooks’ class has won with 11 litter-less lunches.. Good job guys!!  For the junior division we have a tie between Mr. Pinkerton’s class and Mr. Underhill’s class with 13 litter-less lunches!! Wow!  Lastly, for the Intermediates, continuing to Beat Mr. Pike’s class, is Mrs. Ewaskiw’s class with 8 Waste free lunches!  C’mon Mr. Pike’s class, let’s get them next week!    Congratulations to all of the winning classes, great job Birchview!