The PTSA Would Like to Thank The Clothingline!
The PTSA would like to thank the Clothingline in Berwick for their continued support of Stinger Gear for the school. Not only do they provide the product to staff, families and students of Berwick and District School but they also give back to the school. They have donated 20% of the sales of the November Promotion (approx.$185) back to the school. And we can’t thank them enough. The Clothingline once again proves there is a benefit to ‘keeping it local’. ~ PTSA executives
BDS Speaker Series: January 28th
Please see the attached file for more information on our upcoming Speaker Series with Frankie Bent Community Support Worker (Child and Youth) titled, "Kids Don't Come with a Manual."
AVRSB to Use Alert Solutions for Unplanned Early Dismissal Notices Starting February 1, 2016
When an unplanned early dismissal happens during the school day, schools work with AVRSB to notify parents/guardians and school community members. Unplanned early dismissals are caused by worsening weather conditions, power outages, etc.
Starting February 1, 2016, AVRSB will use Alert Solutions in addition to our current ways of communicating about unplanned early dismissals. AVRSB will communicate unplanned early dismissals by:
- Twitter messages (follow @avrsb)
- Announcements on local radio (AVR Network, Magic 94.9, K-Rock 89.3, and CBC Radio 1)
- Information on the AVRSB website (www.avrsb.ca)
- Alert Solution messages by text, email and/or phone for affected school(s)
- AVRSB’s “Notify Me” text/email service, in cases where the dismissal affects a large number of schools (subscribe or unsubscribe at http://avrsb.ca/content/notify-me)
Some schools may also continue to use their own processes to notify parents/guardians about unplanned early dismissals. AVRSB will continue to communicate early morning notices and cancellations related to weather and/or road conditions by: - Twitter messages - Announcements on local radio - Information on the AVRSB website - AVRSB’s “Notify Me” text/email notice service For schools that are new to Alert Solutions, information will be sent home to parents/guardians before February 1 with details on how to update your contact information and communication preferences. If your child’s school has been using Alert Solutions but you have questions or need help updating your contact information and preferences, please contact your child’s school.
Snow Rules for BDS
Students and Parents please note the Snow Rules at BDS. Click on the document below, at the bottom of the page, for the specific details.
AVRSB Website Survey—Share Your Thoughts
The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board would like your feedback about its website, www.avrsb.ca.
We strive to ensure the AVRSB website is user-friendly and its content is informative for students, parents/guardians, staff and community members. We invite you to share your thoughts on the AVRSB website by completing a brief online survey.
The survey takes about two minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous. A link to the survey is available at www.avrsb.ca, or it can be accessed directly at www.avrsb.ca/webform/avrsb-website-survey until January 29, 2016. Your input is appreciated!
Winter Clothing and Parking at BDS
Now that we are back at school we need to remind students how to play and manage themselves positively in this snowy environment. Please make sure your child is dressed in snow/winter wear every day-all ages. Hoodies are not considered winter coats. Anyone that wants to play on the snow hills as they accumulate needs to have snow pants and boots – no matter how old you are, playing in the snow is super healthy and fun but appropriate clothing is still required!
Speaking of accumulating snow…where to park when at our school is a really important thing to think about. Please know that parking at the Apple Dome and having your children walk over on the new sidewalk and cross walk is the absolute best plan. You can also park in our parking lot if there is room but only in designated parking spots. Parking along the sidewalks, driveway, in front of the school on Veterans Drive or in other no-parking zones is unsafe for our kids, staff and visitors. Thanks so much for your help.
-Berwick and District School
Berwick and District Visitor Policy Reminder: Please remember to make contact with the office when arriving at Berwick and District. If you are looking to touch base with your child's teacher or needing to pick up your child, once you check in at the office we are requesting that you wait there until your child arrives at the office, or until the teacher comes to meet you. This procedure helps us maintain safety within our school in case of an emergency. We thank you for your support.