December 4, 2017 – News from the Bobcat’s Den

In this edition
• IN THE CLASSROOM • GERMAN CLUB •
• PE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH • SPORT UPDATE  • GRADE 12 INFORMATION •
• FESTIVE FLEX • PARENT FUN • STUDENT FUNDRAISERS/INITIATIVES •
• BOBCAT DATES & EVENTS •

Not sure if your eyes are deceiving you?  Us, either!  The fall here at Brookswood simultaneously went by at its usual pace, yet seems to have flown by at the same time.  Whether it it seemed to take forever, or has come up by surprise, December is here and we have already had some fun events (ice skating) and are preparing for even more before Christmas break.

IN THE CLASSROOM

FRIMM 8/9 Students went ice skating this week!  An excellent way to get into the winter spirit!

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GERMAN CLUB

This week our German Club made some Advent Wreaths!

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PE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

SPORT UPDATE

Have you heard the news? Brookswood now has a Lacrosse Team!

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GRADE 12 INFORMATION

MyBlueprint was DUE December 1st.  Any students with outstanding Grad Transitions will be contacted this week with next steps for completing missing work.  NEW ASSIGNMENT is now online, complete with forms, logs, etc.

WILL YOU NEED VOLUNTEER HOURS?  

The Salvation Army are looking for volunteers for the Christmas Kettle drive.   For more information visit the Career Centre in Room 205.  For Grades 11/12.

In other Grad News, there is a new order of Grad Wear happening ASAP.  See Ms. McGowen.

Grad Comments are going out this week, along with other voting items.  Please return to your teachers as soon as possible.  Please read all the requirements for your Grad Comment, as comments that do not follow those instructions run the risk of being cut and not replaced.

FESTIVE FLEX

Do you want to learn knitting?  How about curling?  Are you interested in building a snowball catapult?  Then check out your options for Festive Flex, happening December 11-21.  Only 30 students per session, so sign up soon!

PARENT FUN

This week at Brookswood, we had a small but fun-loving group of parents come out and show our students that being a parent doesn’t take all of the fun out of life! And, perhaps more importantly, it ‘might’ actually be a part of a parent’s role to embarrass their kids?!? Thanks to Ms. Dawn Ritchot and others for this uplifting Friday afternoon performance!

FUNDRAISERS/STUDENT INITIATIVES

-Save on Foods Gift Cards

BSS Girls Basketball Fundraiser.   If you are a Save On customer (or even if you aren’t) the Girls Basketball teams are selling gift cards through December 10th, where they get a percentage back for our fundraising efforts  Forms at the office.

SANTA RUN FOR WATER

The Leadership class is EXCITED to have you join us on Saturday, December 9 at Belmont Elementary Gym for a Circuit Workout going to SEVERAL great causes! Please join us at 9:15 am in raising awareness and money towards developing water wells and filtration sites for over 1 BILLION people that do not have access to clean water. Learn how the simple process of recycling batteries can save children’s lives in these developing areas (1 AA battery can save up to 6 babies’ lives). Not only will you be taken through a challenging workout on a Saturday morning, you will have the opportunity to win some great prizes, OXYGEN YOGA has generously donated several UNLIMITED memberships (up to $200 value), THE RUNNING ROOM has donated running jerseys, TIM HORTONS has donated gift cards and care packages, PENINSULA RUNNERS has donated running gear and gift cards and several WE DAY gift packages will also be onhand! And finally, to start your Saturday off right, refreshments (muffins/coffee/fruit) will be provided to all participants! Registration form attached, please register by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7th. Send all registration forms to Ms. Yun at lyun@sd35.bc.ca. For further information, please contact Ms. Yun.

Registration Fee: $5 min donation (for Run for Water) + 1 can food (for Sources Food Bank) + old batteries. FORM IS HERE: SANTAS WORKOUT FOR WATER

Upcoming:

During the next few weeks, students from various groups will be fundraising in the foyer at lunch, with gifts, baked goods and more–all for a good cause.  Encourage your student to bring an extra dollar or two to participate in these causes.

Leadership classes sponsoring families for the Holidays

If you would like to support our Junior and Senior Leadership classes in their commitment to making the holidays special for some local families, please contact Lenny Yun at lyun@sd35.bc.ca.

BOBCAT DATES AND EVENTS

December 4: BUCKETS Intramurals begin
December 4: Zoo Crew Meeting in the gym
December 7: Genocide Studies Field Trip to BC ALPHA Symposium (Surrey, BC)
December 7-9: Sr. Boys’ Basketball – Host the Mark Tamblyn Invitational Tournament
December 8: Santa’s Workout for Water @ Belmont Elementary
December 8-9: Sr. Girls’ Basketball Tournament in Victoria, BC
December 11-21: Festive Flex
December 13: Jr. & Sr. Boys’ Basketball host Chilliwack
December 15: STRIVE Annual Christmas Party
December 14-16: Gr. 8 Boys’ Basketball – Host the Ivan Adrian Invitational Tournament
December 22: Last day prior to Winter Break