Spring Fun Day 2016

Spring Fun Day is scheduled for June 21st. Students have signed up for various afternoon activities. This event helps promote a positive school community and spirit. Much effort has gone into planning the event. As in any other school day, we expect all students to attend. As in any other school day, if your son or daughter is unable to attend for a valid reason, please notify the office. Students attending events off school grounds and/or requiring a fee, must hand in consent forms and/or payment to the office by Tuesday, June 14th. Consent forms were given to students on Tuesday, June 7th. As part of the morning activities, students will be participating in groups in a scavenger hunt. Each group has at least one adult supervisor and the scavenger hunt will involve walking to off school grounds locations in the vicinity of the school and central Fort St. John. Should you not approve of your son or daughter participating in this event, please notify the office as soon as possible and alternate activities will be arranged.

 

 

Schedule:

  • 8:45 – 9:00 – Activity Meeting – attendance
  • 9:00 – 11:30 – Leadership Scavenger Hunt
  • 11:30 – 12:15 – BBQ Lunch on West field.
  • 12:15 – 2:20 – Afternoon Activities
  • 2:20 – 2:57 – Transportation back to school, slide show in gym, dismissal

 

 

Afternoon Events Include:

  • Slowpitch
  • Pottery
  • Skateboarding
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Geocaching
  • Wide Field Games
  • Soccer
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Golf
  • Bowling
  • Archery
  • Tennis
  • Water Games

2015-16 Year End Schedule

June 21st is our annual Spring Fun Day and June 22nd is the last regularly scheduled day of classes for this year.  Students will return on Thursday, June 23rd from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm for the last day. Please see the schedule below:

 

  • 8:45-9:30 – Pancake Breakfast
  • 9:30-10:00 – TAG class
  • 10:10-11:30 – Talent Show, Final House Points and Student Recognition Assembly in Gymnasium
  • 11:30 – 11:45 – Yearbook Slideshow
  • 11:45 – 12:00 Report Cards

 

 

Our last day is designed to be a school wide celebration of the year that was. As you can see, there will not be a traditional awards ceremony. Rather, we will on a wide scale recognize improvement, growth, learning, effort, and group contributions to a positive school community. Parents are more than welcome to join us at 10:10 for this celebration.

 

Please click on the links below to see some related articles that helped us design our Year-end celebration.

 

http://chriswejr.com/thoughts-on-awards-ceremonies/

http://www.joebower.org/2013/10/abolishing-awards-ceremonies-and-honour.html

http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/1079

Thanks for the RAK

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These wonderful ladies from Shell brought in coffee and treats for all of our staff. Thanks for the Random Act of Kindness! Everyone here greatly enjoyed the afternoon pick-me-up.

New Grade 7’s Parent Orientation Night

All parents and students entering into grade 7 in September are invited to attend the Parent Orientation Night at Bert Bowes from 5-6 pm on Wednesday June 8th. Meet the teachers here at Bert Bowes and familiarize yourself with the school. The evening will start off in the gym.

Grade 7 Course Calendar

Student support teachers and WEB students will be visiting Taylor, Baldonnel, Charlie Lake, CM Finch, and Central during the next two weeks to meet with the grade 6 students coming to Bert Bowes next year. Grade 6 students will be receiving a course calendar booklet and registration forms to be reviewed and filled out with their parents.

Attached is a course calendar for future grade 7 students. Extra registration forms must be picked up at Bert Bowes’ office.
Grade 7 Calendar 2016 2017

Grade 8 and 9 Course Calendars

All current grade 7 and 8 students have now received course calendars and registration forms for next year. Please review the information and fill out all of the required information on the registration form. The registration forms should be completed and handed into the office ASAP. If your son/daughter currently attends Bert Bowes but will be moving next year, please inform the office. Attached are course calendar booklets for future grade 8 and 9 students.

Grade 9 Calendar 2016 2017

Grade 8 Calendar 2016 2017

Digital Safety and Responsibility Education

The school continues its efforts to educate our students about digital safety and responsibility. On June 10, we will host “The White Hatter” presentation for all students. This is an Internet/Social Media and Digital Literacy Education presentation for teens by Personal Protection Systems Inc. For more information, please visit; http://www.personalprotectionsystems.ca/programs/internet-safety/internet-safety-schools.html

 

We would like to share a resource with parents to help you teach your children about these issues as well. A copy of “Parenting Tweens and Teens in the Digital World” from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection will be sent home this Wednesday with each Grade 7 and 8 student. If you didn’t receive the educational booklet for parents and wish to have a copy, please pick one up at the office. More information can be found at protectchildren.ca

My Strength Is Not For Hurting – Daniel Vecchio Student Presentations

Daniel Vecchio will be in School District 60 during the week of May 16th.  He will present to our Grade 8 and 9 students on May 18th.  Daniel’s presentation raises awareness of the issues related to abuse and violence towards women.  Please contact the school should you have any questions.

Daniel will also offer a parent presentation from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Band room on May 18th.   The band room is located at the south exit of the school.