The process of articulating our grade 5 students into their respective Middle Schools is going to start in January. Through our newsletters we will provide information for both Kwayquitlum and Minnekhada, if your child will be attending a different middle school next year please contact that school to obtain the dates of these meetings.
Minnekhada visit to Birchland - April 13 to 15/15
Parent Information Meeting @ Minnekhada - April 23rd @ 6:30 - 8 pm
Open House for new Grade 5 parents and students @ Kway this Thursday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
We will be preparing a slide show as we have done in previous years. It will include candid photos from throughout the year, individual school and baby photo’s.
· Baby pictures; if you would like your child’s baby picture included in the slide show please provide it by Friday, May 1st. Any pictures received after this date, may not be included.
I have started a “Where’s your hoodie been?” concept. Our first one is a picture on the beach at Parksville.
Please feel free to email your child’s or children’s photo (baby or “Where’s your hoodie been?”) Directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or have your child bring them in and we will scan and return it.
In the past, Birchland tradition has had a variety of events for the grade 5 students and parents.
UPCOMING EVENTS: (Student and Parent Participation Needed)
· Saturday, June 13th; Family Fun Fair – Community event that has already secured a number of vendors who have graciously donated items for us (Grade 5’s) to raffle. We will need students to attend and volunteer time (hopefully we have lots and only a short time will be needed allowing for time to enjoy the fair). This is a family event and children will need a parent present. More information coming soon.
· Friday, June 19th; Cultus Lake Water Slides. Permission form coming soon.
· Tuesday, June 23rd: Leaving Ceremony (between recess & lunch – approx. 10:45 am). There will be a student and staff luncheon at approximately 12 pm. There will be time after the ceremony and before lunch for pictures.