Bayview Community School

Strength in Numbers

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

BCS STUDENT BELONGING PICK-UP PLAN:

Dear Students & Families,

Since the announcement that formal learning will end on June 5, we know there is considerable interest in retrieving your belongings from the school.

Staff have returned to school to put students’ things together for pick-up. Parent/Guardian access & pick-up will start the week of June 8 to coincide with the end of formal learning. We know many of you have school items to return to the school. This date will allow people to return items following the learning period at the same time as picking up your belongings. If you have library books, textbooks, technology, school sports uniforms, band uniforms, scripts for the Jr. High play, or other school owned items, we ask that you return those items when you come and pick up your belongings. Mrs. Lohnes will contact individuals about band instruments.

We have a plan that ensures we maintain Public Health protocols during this pick-up time and ask that people coming to BCS follow our social distancing and pick-up expectations.

  • Parents will be asked to come in on the following days for their students to pick-up belongings:
    • JUNE 8:
      • 9-11:30: Pre-primary and Primary
      • 12-3: Grades One (1), Two (2) and Three (3)
    • JUNE 9:
      • 9-12: Grades Four (4), Five (5) and Six (6)
      • 1-3: Grades Seven (7) and Eight (8)
    • JUNE 10:
      • 9-11: Grade Nine (9)
      • 12-3: Anyone who has not been able to collect their belongings

PLEASE NOTE: If you have multiple students at BCS, you can pick-up all of their belongings at the same time. Please choose one of the times that is more convenient for you.


The plan for pick-up is:

  • Parents/guardians are asked to drive through either the bus loop or the parking lot loop. Someone will be there to take your name, relay it to the gym, where belongings have been bagged and tagged and bring the items out.
  • Staff want to say goodbye during grade level pick-ups and will be at the loops if students accompany parents/guardians in vehicles. We want to stress that students should remain in the vehicle.
  • We ask that you please remain in your cars. Students can come with parents/guardians to say goodbye to teachers who will be outside at the loops.
  • If you have library books, textbooks, technology, school sports uniforms, band uniforms, scripts for the Jr. High play, or other school owned items, we ask that you bring and drop those off when you come and pick up your belongings.
  • For lost and found items, we will have tables outside for anything collected and 1 person from the car can take a look.

* If Items are not picked up and/or arrangements aren’t made, belongings will be given to local charity


Again, if you have more than one child at BCS, you will be able to pick it all up at one time. If you are unable to make any of these days/times or if you have questions or concerns, please e-mail bcsprincipal@ssrce.ca

Take care and stay safe.

Mr. Eason, Mrs. Stewart and BCS staff



Pre-Primary and Primary transportation:

Are you starting pre- primary and or primary? Are you moving to a new school? ex. Elementary to Jr. High and or Jr. High to High School.


Reminder to all parents who have students who will be starting pre-primary and or primary or attending a new school in September. Please ensure you apply for a new bus stop for your children. Students bus stops do not automatically move with the student, parents should contact the SSRCE transportation department by phone at 902-541-8252 email wzinck@ssrce.ca or SSRCE Transportation messenger to inquire about busing arrangements for September 2020.


PLEASE NOTE: If your child will be attending the same school as last year, then your transportation will remain the same unless you are contacted by a transportation department representative.​


BCS access of e-learning:

Hello BCS families,

Starting tomorrow, April 8, families will be able to access learning P-9 on our website. In addition, we will be adding the learning packets from SaltWire to our page as well. To access this learning tomorrow, go to the school website at:

All learning will be under the tab at the top titled "Covid19 E-learning" (see attached image). Here you will be able to access learning in order to continue your childs education in these difficult times. We also have a tab for social well being and physical activities. Please do not underestimate just how important these two things are. You and your students well being is so very important.


In addition, remember that staff is here to support you. Each teacher has office hours that they are available for support.


BCS wants to reach out to you and remind you that we miss you all. If you need something, please don't hesitate to reach out. If food is a concern, please reach out to our local food banks or reach out to BCS staff as we have access to supports for our families.

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

· Chester Food Bank open Wed. & will stay open as long as they have food

· Bridgewater food bank open Tues. and Fri. 1-3:30pm

· Liverpool food bank is open (Tues 10-1)


​BCS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS!

LEARN TOGETHER, GROW TOGETHER


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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