BBMS Students – Headed to WE Day Vancouver!!! 

Students are entering a journey heading to WE Day Vancouver this week.  Students will be part of a unparalleled celebration of young people committed to making a difference; locally, nationally, and globally.  This is a springboard event for our year-long WE Schools program that offers the tools and inspiration to take social action, empower others and transform lives!  Watch with us LIVE on October 18, 2017 – www.WE.org/watchweday

Rik Leaf at BBMS

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/

 

YEARBOOK DEADLINE EXTENDED

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

 

Foundation Skills Assessment – Grade 7

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.

fsa-parent-brochure

Meeting Regarding Report Cards

Parents/Guardians,

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.

Parent Letter regarding changes to reporting practices