Rik Leaf visited grade 7 and 8 classes from October 2 to October 6 to work with classes. He offers lessons in creative writing, slam poetry, song writing and filmmaking. Rik’s focus this year was on helping students create slam poems around different themes. We celebrated the end of his residency with a Poetry Slam. BBMS has some excellent artists and poets. Thank-you Rik and students! You can find out more about Rik at his website; http://rikleaf.com/
All BBMS students must have their PE Consent Form signed and returned in order to participate in off-site activities. A copy of the form can be found here!
Did you miss buying a yearbook? GOOD NEWS we have extended the deadline so you can receive FREE Personalization and FREE Icons on your yearbook until October 27, 2017. Don’t miss out on this because it will not last forever!
Here is the direct link to buy online: http://jostensyearbooks.ca?REF=A01110775
There will be a Gradeless Reporting Presentation in the Bert Bowes Middle School Library, September 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm
What is the FSA?
The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is a set of reading, writing, and numeracy assessments administered to BC students every year in Grades 4 and 7. They are the first two of four provincial assessments: Grade 4 FSA, Grade 7 FSA, and the graduation assessments in Literacy and Numeracy.
What is the purpose of the FSA?
The FSA provides a “snapshot” of how well BC students are doing in key foundational areas. The results help answer important questions, such as:
- Are all students learning vital skills they will need in school and in life?
- Is student achievement improving over time?
- Are there any trends in student performance at the school, district, or provincial levels?
Along with classroom assessment information, the FSA provides valuable information to parents on how their child is performing in reading, writing, and numeracy.
Grade 7 students at Bert Bowes Middle School will be completing the FSA between the dates of October 2 to November 10, 2017. In most cases, students will spend 60 minutes per day over five days to complete the assessments.
For more information, please click the link below to see the Ministry of Education’s Foundation Skills Assessment, Information for Parents brochure.
Back to School Yearbook deal $48.00 which includes FREE icons and FREE personalization. Good until September 29, 2017. Fees payable at the Office.
Your child will bring a letter home today, Thursday, September 21st, outlining a change to our reporting practices on many elective and Career Education courses. The letter provides more detail and is posted here as well. Please note the information session planned for next Tuesday, September 26th at 6:00 p.m in the Library. We look forward to hearing from you.
BBMS will be hosting a Terry Fox Run on September 28, 2017 at 8:45 am. We have set up fundraising pages to help collect funds for cancer research.
Bert Bowes Middle School Open House
We invite all parents and guardians to the Bert Bowes Middle School Open House. Our Open house will take place before the White Hatter Presentation from 5:45 to 6:45 pm. The focus of the event will be teacher introductions and community connections. We look forward to seeing you at the Open House and presentation!