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.
Information:
Email [email protected] if you are interested in becoming an ROE volunteer or for more information.
click here for news story

Board the Bus

Due to the rain this afternoon Elephant Thoughts will be here tomorrow morning.

Spirit Point Winners were given a note that went home.  Congratulations to them all!

Daily Announcements

Tuesday June 24, 2014

  •  There are only 2 days left to bring in your books for the BOOK SWAP that is happening this Wed. at 10:00am.
  • On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 a tornado caused significant damage to the property and lives of the residents in Angus, Ontario. As a final effort in our “Birchview Gives Back” campaign, our School Council is asking for your support of a Coin Drive to assist those affected by the tornado in our neighbouring community of Angus.  Students are asked to bring any donations to school between Tuesday June 24th and Thursday June 26th, 2014.    On Friday June 27th, 2014, the collected funds will be directed to the Sobey’s Store in Angus.  This store will match each dollar raised by Birchview and contributions will be used to assist those families affected by the storm.

Daily Announcements

Monday June 23, 2014

  • Any teachers in the primary and junior divisions who have students that would like to submit their entry for the colouring contest sponsored by Anytime Fitness, are asked to kindly place them in Mr. Carson’s mailbox on or before this Thursday. Thank you.
  • Recycling is cancelled today.  Because we have lots of visitors in the school during recycling time today I thought it would be best not to be set up in the front lobby. Business as usual tomorrow.
  • On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 a tornado caused significant damage to the property and lives of the residents in Angus, Ontario. As a final effort in our “Birchview Gives Back” campaign, our School Council is asking for your support of a Coin Drive to assist those affected by the tornado in our neighbouring community of Angus.  Students are asked to bring any donations to school between Tuesday June 24th and Thursday June 26th, 2014.    On Friday June 27th, 2014, the collected funds will be directed to the Sobey’s Store in Angus.  This store will match each dollar raised by Birchview and contributions will be used to assist those families affected by the storm.
  • This Wed. is the Book Swap. You can bring in books  in until to Wed. @ 9:00 am.