Update: Welcome Back Carson on Thursday

The following is from Mr. Carson’s Roll Across Ontario Facebook Page:
“Hope to see everyone on Thursday – we are leaving Armco Dairy shortly after 9, skating past the Stars Arena onto Main Street, over the bridge, down Beach Drive, and up Old Mosley to the Pita Pit on Mosley and arriving between 10 and 10:30! There will be donated sales of food and beverage, a silent auction, and an opportunity for autographs, photos, and much more! Have a great night everyone, and thank you for your support! “

Birchview Community – Welcome Back Carson this Thursday

Mr. Carson will be coming back into Wasaga Beach via Hwy. 92, starting from Crossland Road at 10 a.m.  He’ll skate down Main Street to Mosley and finish up at the Pita Pit at the Riverbend Plaza (just west of the Schoonertown Bridge).  He’s expected to arrive at Pita Pit at 11 a.m  Come out along this route to cheer him on!!

Mr. Carson’s fundraising page on the Canadian Cancer Society’s website can be found at www.convio.cancer.ca/goto/RollAcrossON. The campaign is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RollAcrossON

You can E-mail Mr. Carson at [email protected].

Follow Roll Across Ontario on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at RollAcrossON.

First Rider Program at Birchview on Sat., August 23rd

The SCSTC has scheduled a number of First Rider Program presentations throughout Simcoe County. This program gives JK/SK/Primary students and their parents a basic understanding of safety, rules, and procedures on the school bus. The SCSTC, with the support of local bus operators, will staff the entire program.

The format for the First Rider Program is as follows:

1. The program starts every hour on the hour from 9:00 am -11:00 am (9, 10 & 11 am)

2. Topics covered in the program include: Bus Driver responsibilities; Parent responsibilities; Student responsibilities; School responsibilities; School bus facts and information; Safety rules on and around the bus.

3. View a First Time Rider school bus safety video.

4. Go for a short bus ride to review safe loading, unloading and bus riding procedures.

For updates on the First Rider Program including dates and locations visit the “Home” page of the SCSTC website and click on the “Safety” tab at www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca.

Please contact Sean Levasseur at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Daily Announcements

Friday June 27, 2014

  • We are very proud to announce that we have collected over 750.00 dollars for the Angus Tornado fund.  You have once again been very generous.  The No Frills in Angus has promised to match whatever we collect, so the grand total for the victims of Angus will be $ 1,536.20!!!!   Way to go students – we can always count on Birchview Giving Back!

Daily Announcements

Thursday June 26, 2014

  • Yesterday we had the traditional Staff vs Student softball game. For the first time since I can remember having this game, the students led in the 3rd inning by a score of 8-6.  But the teachers at Birchview are resilient and they dug their heels in and headed for victory with a final 20-9 score.  Thanks to all the staff that participated and supervised and to the students for displaying great sportsmanship.  Thanks also to the scorers Erika, Dominic and Jamie. Grade 7′s you better start thinking about your strategy for next year!
  • Could all Peace Promoters come to Ms. Winstone’s room for a brief but very important meeting today at 12:55. That’s Peace Promoters come to Ms. Winstone’s room today at 12:55. Thank you.

First Rider Program – A program for first time JK/SK/Primary bus riders

We invite you and your student to take part in the FREE informative First Rider Program - a school bus safety program for first time school bus riders, which includes a ride on a real school bus!


 This FREE program is provided by the SCSTC, in partnership with our school bus operators, to educate students and their families of the rules and responsibilities on and around the school bus. Each identical session will run for approximately one hour. Parents or Guardians and their students attending ANY school in Simcoe County may attend ANY of the sessions.

First Rider Program

SCDSB seeks volunteer instructors for the 2014-15 Roots of Empathy program

​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is recruiting volunteer instructors for next school year to facilitate the internationally recognized Roots of Empathy (ROE) program in elementary schools.
The program invites a neighbourhood infant and parent to visit an elementary school classroom several times over the school year. A trained ROE instructor coaches students to observe the baby’s development and label the baby’s feelings. The instructor delivers all aspects of the ROE curriculum in the classroom and builds relationships with the participating family, classroom teacher and students.
“The Roots of Empathy program has been a wonderful addition to curriculum in our schools,” says John Legere, Superintendent of Education. “Local volunteer instructors, along with the parent and baby who visit the classroom, help our students develop empathy and respect while learning about caring for others.”
The SCDSB and Roots of Empathy are looking for volunteer instructors from diverse professional backgrounds. Experience in education, health, social work, counselling, speech therapy and recreation are assets to volunteer for this program. The program also welcomes retired principals, school board superintendents, and police officers. Classroom experience and knowledge of infant development are major assets. Click here for more information on volunteering for the program. Click here to view the program poster.
All training and materials are provided and instructors must be willing to make a two-year commitment to the program. Instructor training will take place at SCDSB’s Education Centre (Midhurst) in September and instructors will be placed in schools within their geographical area in Simcoe County.
Email [email protected] if you are interested in becoming an ROE volunteer or for more information.
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