Daily Announcements

Wednesday October 22, 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.
  •  Attention all Eco Team Recyclers…that is all students who signed up for a shift at the recycling depots. All students who signed up for a recycling shift need to review the sign up page posted outside the gym doors or upstairs by the elevator and make sure they show up each day for their 2 week shift.
  • Remember to bring in your or your family’s old or broken cell phones and deposit them into the blue box in the front foyer.
  •  ​Just a reminder for Youth Club tomorrow after school for those students who have signed up.
  •  There is an anti-bullying team meeting tomorrow in Mrs. Napasney’s room at 10:35. Remember to bring your lunches!
  • ​The junior girls played in their third mini tournament of the season last night. They played two games against Worsley and New Lowell. They played very well as a team; passing and using set plays taught in practice. Congratulations girls you displayed true sportsmanship and represented your school well. Special thanks to Reece B. for time keeping and Kirk F. for taking photos.
  •  Intermediate girl’s basketball today at second nutrition break. Please wait for Ms. Czaikowski before entering the gym.​
  •  Yesterday 8 students participated in the county cross country race at Duntroon Highlands. They endured a variety of weather conditions – from heavy fog, to constant rain, and wind as well. The trails were very muddy which made walking the trails tricky, so running the races was extremely difficult. However, our team did a fantastic job and should be very proud of themselves. Some top performances were: Michael G placed 40th, Meghan H came in 13th, Josh F was 12th, and Lauren M finished 15th. Congratulations also to Sami L, Patrick P, Riley M, and Owen M. You all should be proud of yourselves for making it to the final cross country race. Thanks for a great season!!
  •  A reminder that photo orders are due Friday to the office please.
  •  LAST CALL FOR PIZZA COUPONS! CHECK YOUR LUNCH BAGS AND BACKPACKS NOW PLEASE.

Daily Announcements

Tuesday October 21, 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!
  • ​It’s Ontario Waste Reduction Week Birchview. Do you have any old cell phones lying around your house. The batteries and parts used to make cell phones can damage our environment if thrown in the garbage. You can make a difference and have a chance to earn our school $500 by bringing in your old cell phones. A box will be placed in the front foyer where you can deposit used phones.
  •  THE FIRST ECOSCHOOLS EXECUTIVE TEAM MEETING TAKES PLACE TODAY AT 10:55 IN MR. PINKERTON’S PORTABLE. This is a reminder for Rhea, Mariah, Emily, Rayne, and Emma C.
  •  Congratulations to the jr boys’ basketball team who played their first game of the season last night against Byng. The boys played a strong game with great team defence, accurate shooting, and some excellent passing. Mr. Brooks and the players would like to thank Mr. Carson for being our ref last night. The boys are reminded of their practice tomorrow after school.
  •  Congrats to all of the Birchview students that competed in the Caribou Math Test last week.  There were over 15 000 people in the world that competed in this test from Grades 3-12.  At Birchview, our best results were in Grades 7/8 Brodi D. 1st and 19th in Simcoe County, Rayne H. 2nd and Victoria W. 3rd.  In Grades 5/6 1st from Birchview was Isabelle T. and 5th in the board, 2nd was Owen R. and 3rd was Katie W.  If you have not had a chance to access your code and see your results please see Ms. Winstone. The next test will be November 12th.​
  •  Mr. Charman is looking for recyclers to help him please.

Daily Announcements

Monday October 20, 2014

  •  ​There will be a meeting in the computer lab at 10:35 today to discuss and review the results from the Caribou Math students that participated in the contest last Wednesday. Please, All Caribou Math students report to the computer lab at 10:35 today.
  •  Good luck to the junior boy’s basketball team who play their first game of the season tonight as they host Byng after school. Go Blazers!
  •  On Tuesday, 8 students will be participating in the county cross country meet at Duntroon Highlands. Runners are reminded to be prepared for all types of weather – dress in layers and be prepared for rain (hopefully not snow!) Good luck to Sami L, Michael G, Meghan H, Patrick P, Riley M, Lauren M, Josh F, and Owen M.  Go Blazers Go!!

Daily Announcements

Friday October 17, 2014

  • Just a reminder to order your Barrie Colts Adopt a School tickets for Birchview Night on October 25th against the North Bay Battalion.
  •  Recycling is cancelled today.
  • Congratulations to the junior girls’ basketball team that played two games in a mini tournament last night against Cameron Street and Connaught. The girls used their set plays, passed, and played like a team to demonstrate their basketball skills. They represented Birchview with great sportsmanship. Thank you to all the parents for driving these young athletes.

Daily Announcements

Thursday October 16, 2014

  •  A reminder to those students who have signed up for youth club to meet in the gym after school today.
  •  There is an anti-bullying team meeting today at first break in Mrs. Napasney’s room at 10:35. Make sure to bring your lunches!
  • The following announcement is brought to you by the Birchview Dunes Eco Team.   Next week is Waste Reduction Week in Ontario. Schools and businesses everywhere will be acting for the planet by eliminating the millions of pounds of garbage we produce every day. You can participate by bringing a Waste Free Lunch every day next week.   And the winners of this week’s Waste Free Lunch challenge are…Mrs Tiessinga’s Kindergartener’s 7 lunches narrowly beats Mrs. White’s class with 5. In primary, Mrs. Elton’s class keeps the Eco Kids trophy with 11 lunches, beating out Mr. Brooks with 8. In Junior, Mr. Pinkerton’s class tied Mr. Underhill’s class, each with 11. The Intermediate Eco Warrior trophy would have been a tie at 5 between Mr. Pike and Mrs. Ewaskiw, but Mrs Ewaskiw’s lunch packing skills gives her class the win with 6. No pressure Mr. Pike!  Congratulations to everyone who brings containers. You are making a difference in the world.
  •  Let’s hope the rain holds off as Mr. Pinkerton’s class plans to plant a native species garden near the front of the school. Teachers, feel free to check out the action during middle block.
  •  The Jr. boy’s basketball team are reminded of their practice today at 2nd nutrition break.

Daily Announcements

Wednesday October 15, 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.
  •  There is an anti- bullying meeting tomorrow at first break in Mrs. Napasney’s classroom. Please bring your lunch and come right for 10:35.
  • There will be an important Flag Football meeting today at 10:35 in room 133. Please come dressed to go outside as the meeting should not take the whole break.  Please make sure you bring your permission forms as we will be finalizing ride arrangements for tomorrow.
  •  The Junior Girls’ Basketball team played in a mini tournament at Birchview last night against St. Mary’s and Byng. The girls demonstrated team play and sportsmanship.  A very special thank you to Mr. Carson for being our referee, to Sabrina for being our time keeper, and to John for photography. Good luck to the girls when they play tomorrow night at Connaught.
  •  Intermediate girl’s basketball practice today at second nutritional break.
  •  Attention all students who have qualified for next week’s county cross country meet at Duntroon Highlands. Permissions forms are due to Mrs. Duits by Friday this week. Please drop them off to her as soon as possible. Also, thank you to Owen M who was the only student who listened to the announcements and attended yesterday’s meeting at first break. If you did not meet Mrs. Duits yesterday please go to her room at 10:35 today for some important information. Thank you!
  •  All junior boys basketball players are reminded of their brief meeting with Mr. Brooks at first nutrition break (10:35) in room 217 today. Also, there is a junior boy’s basketball practice today after school. Please wait in the change room until Mr. Brooks arrives.

Daily Announcements

Tuesday October 14, 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!
  • Attention Flag Football team members.  There will be an importance practice today at 3:30 to 4:30.  This is the last practice before Thursday’s tournament. Please bring your permission forms.  We will meet in Ms. Ewaskiw’s room after the first bell at 3:15.   Mr. Edwards and Ms. Ewaskiw look forward to seeing you then.
  •  Junior Girls basketball practice will be held today at second nutrition break (12:55 to 1:35). Good luck tonight in your first, of three, mini tournaments tonight here at Birchview.  Intermediate Girls basketball will practice tomorrow.
  •  There will be a quick meeting for all students who have qualified for the county cross country meet next Wednesday. Please meet Mrs. Duits in room 230 at 10:35. Thank you!
  •  Recycling is cancelled for today.

Daily Announcements

Friday October 10, 2014

  • Attention all cross country runners:  There is a final and brief meeting in Mr. McLean’s room today at 1st break.  The meeting will only take a couple of minutes, so please come right away at the bell.  The team and coaches would like to thank C. Brooks for all of the inspiration this season.
  •  Next week’s recyclers will be Sophia and Pamela from Mr. Pinkerton’s class.
  •  Could the students that are participating in the Caribou Math Contests next week please come to Ms. Winstone’s room for a brief meeting at 1:15 today.  That’s Caribou Math Participants please come to a meeting at 1:15 in Room 222. Thank you.