November 5, 2017–News from the Bobcat’s Den

In this edition
• HAPPY HALLOWEEN • IMPORTANT DATES FOR GRADS • IN THE CLASSROOM •
• STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES • HOMEWORK CLUB REFERRALS • JUNIOR LEADERSHIP FUNDRAISER •
• PE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH  • BOBCAT DATES & EVENTS •

November is here!  It is both exciting and unbelievable that we have been in classes for over two months, with the end of Term 1 in sight.  It feels that every week we talk about how full it was with activities and excitement–but the truth is, it seems EVERY week at BSS is full of fun and excitement!  This past week was no exception, with Spirit Week, Halloween and Parent-Teacher Interviews to name just a few events our students, staff and even parents were participating in!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Halloween has always been celebrated in style at Brookswood, with a traditional “parade” down the main stairs.  Some of our staff recall their years as students at BSS and participating in the parade even then!  We had a variety of costumes around the school this Halloween–some creative, some scary–and some silly!  From science Minions to cartoon video game characters, even game show contestants and Gilligan and Skipper too –thank you to staff and students for making Halloween 2017 a fun and safe event!

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IMPORTANT DATES FOR GRADS

Keeping on top of deadlines and important dates is a good lesson in adulthood!  Make sure that your Graduates are aware of these important dates and deadlines:

Graduate Photos: Nov. 27-Dec.1  Book your appointment online:  www.mountainwest.ca 

*Please take one EVEN if you are not certain of ordering–they are used for the ceremony and in the yearbook*

Grad Transitions Deadline (MyBlueprint): Dec. 1 GET IT DONE EARLY: www.myblueprint.ca

Grad Baby Photos: Dec. 1 to the OFFICE or email mgoldsack@sd35.bc.ca

*Please see Mrs. Allen in room 239/238 for help at ANY TIME.  If you fail to hand in your MyBlueprint by the deadline, you will lose your Graduate Transitions “study block.”

Graduation Ceremony: June 18th, 2018.  This is different than previous years–please make a note of the earlier date.

Graduation Dinner/Dance: June 28, 2018.  

IN THE CLASSROOM

Students this week enjoyed a number of fun activities in the classes.  Some of our French students enjoyed a trip to Cora Restaurant for some oral speaking practice, our PE students enjoyed new technology in the weight room and our Art students created some beautiful art installations for the Remembrance Day assembly/theatre.  Mr. Ocampo’s classes designed and built working marble rollercoasters this week–complete with loops, turns and velocity calculations!

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STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Fraser Valley Library has opened up a Teen Advisory Group that will be meeting starting next week (November 7) at the Langley City Library.  This is an opportunity for teens to get involved, and also to earn volunteer hours.  Click on the poster below for more information.

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HOMEWORK CLUB REFERRALS

As we stated last week, please be aware that the Homework Club is up and running for the 2017-2018 school year. Students are able to come in for extra help as per the schedule below either by being referred by teachers or through self-referral, or *NEW* by parental referral!  

Monday                 3:05PM – 3:50PM
Tuesday                 7:50AM – 8:20AM & 3:05PM – 3:50PM
Wednesday          3:05PM – 3:50PM
Thursday               7:50AM – 8:20AM & 3:05PM – 3:50PM

Please use the link below to refer your child to homework club sessions. During each session, our SEAs are available to work with students individually or in small groups to help them understand their class work or progress on assignments they are working on.

IN ORDER TO REFER A STUDENT to the Homework Club, please use the following link:  http://bit.ly/2xBJ5xB

LEADERSHIP FUNDRAISER

The Junior Leadership students are taking part in the Willowbrook Mall shopping fundraiser event this year!  Tickets are available at the office.

The $10 ticket will get you into the mall (doors open at 6:30 pm) and you will have access to SPECIAL DEALS throughout the mall … stores will have discounts of up to 50% off!!There will be over $20 000 in prizes, complimentary snacks, refreshments and LIVE entertainment! What a way to kick off the holiday shopping season! And for a great cause!

PE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Every month, our PE staff likes to highlight 6 PE students for their exemplary attitude and work ethic in PE classes.  Typically teachers nominate students from Grade 8, Junior and Senior PE.  Photos are posted outside of the gym.  Congratulations to these students, who are our September/October PE Students of the Month!

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BOBCAT DATES AND EVENTS

Nov. 8                         Last of Rotation #1 for Grade 8s (Woodwork/Computers/Textiles/Music)
Nov. 10                       Fall Break – Students do not attend.
Nov. 13                       Remembrance Day
Nov. 15                       Coffee House Fundraiser for Hurricane Awareness
Nov. 20                      Grad Parent’s Night @ 7pm
Nov.27 – Dec 1:         Grad Photos
Dev. 1                         Grad Transitions: MYBLUEPRINT is due