Bayview Community School

Invitation to all Parents, Caregivers and Teachers


Bayview Community School and SchoolsPlus are excited to offer a FREE parenting program this spring designed to prevent and treat behaviour problems in young children and strengthen relationships between caregivers and their children.

Goals of the Incredible Years Parenting Program are:

Promoting child social competence, emotional regulation, academic readiness and problem solving skills

To prevent and reduce behaviour and emotional concerns in young children

To improve our parent-child interactions, build positive relationships and attachments, improve parental functioning by using more nurturing methods, and increase parental social support and problem solving

Incredible Years is proven effective and its effectiveness has been researched over 30 years.

When: Monday’s from 11:30am-1pm, beginning March 23rd, 2020 ( 5 weeks)

To Register or ask questions: Call/Text Linda Jensen at 902 521 9817 or email ljensen@ssrce.ca

Space will be limited to 14 adults! Register soon!!!!!

Snacks will be provided. Bring your own beverage!



Friday #1, March 13, 2020

Both ~ Elementary & Jr High


WOOD TICKET FUNDRAISER - Every year, Home and School does a wood tickets fundraiser. The draw date is April 17. There are prizes for individual students that raise the most and for classes that raise money. PLUS, this year any class that sells more than $250 will be treated to an ice-cream party. This is hopefully a way to get junior highs involved this year — so the individual in grade 7, 8 or 9 who sells the most tickets gets a whole pizza on Pizza Day in May. If you need extra, we have them in the office. All monies brought back go to the homeroom teachers.

Elementary

Jr High

BAND students are reminded to take instruments HOME when you leave today.

CAFETERIA

All hot meals MUST be pre-ordered in the morning, elementary by 8:30am and jr high by 9:30am. Cafeteria service is at recess and lunch times only.

Friday, March 13th – PIZZA Day, choice of Cheese, Veggie, The Works

UPCOMING 2020:

Fri. March 13th – End Term 2

MARCH BREAK – March 16th – 20th, 2020

Thursday, March 26th – Regional Science Fair

Friday, March 27th – No School for Students, Report Card Prep Day

Food Banks/options:

BCS recognizes that this can be difficult times for families financially. Please reach out to us if you need support as we have access to services that can help students/families. If we don't have them, we can always work to point folks in the right direction.

Food Banks/options:

· Chester Foodbank open Wednesdays and will stay open as long as they have food

· Bridgewater foodbank open Tuesdays and Fridays 1-3:30pm

· Liverpool food is open as normal (Tuesdays 10-1)

· Mahone Bay Food Bank (2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:00-11:00)


A message from Paul Ash Regional Executive Director of Education March 16th, 2020

Dear Students and Families,

As you may have heard, the Province of Nova Scotia has announced that all public schools will be closed for two weeks following March Break. This is one of several province-wide prevention measures to reduce the risk to public health caused by COVID-19.

March Break continues this week (March 16-20). Schools will remain closed to students from March 23 to April 3. This closure will be reassessed at the end of this period.

We understand that any change to school schedules can be disruptive to families, however, this is an important way to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

We also recognize that you may have questions about what this closure will mean for learning, completing courses, final exams, school calendars, etc. Please know that our staff and members of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development are working together to address these questions.

You can expect to receive an update from us by the end of the week. We will share any new information with you in several ways:

  • by Alert email
  • on our website – ssrce.ca
  • by social media:
    • Twitter – @SSRCE_NS
    • Facebook – facebook.com/SSRCENS

In the meantime, if you or your family need support, our Parent Navigator and SchoolsPlus teams can be contacted by phone or email:

  • Colleen Myra, Associate Facilitator/Parent Navigator – 902-523-4360 – cmyra@ssrce.ca
  • Linda Jensen, SchoolsPlus Facilitator – 902-521-9817 – ljensen@ssrce.ca

Please continue to follow all advice from Nova Scotia Public Health. Accurate, up-to-date information is available at:

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work together to help each other stay as healthy and safe as possible.

Sincerely,

Paul Ash

Regional Executive Director of Education



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