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Daily Schedule

  • Period 1 & Homeform: 8:30 am - 9:47 am
  • Period 2: 9:55 am - 11:10 am
  • Lunch: 11:10 am - 12:00 pm
  • Period 3: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Period 4: 1:22 pm - 2:37 pm

Monday

Monday, December 9th
  • The Limestone District School Board is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee.  We acknowledge their enduring presence on this land, as well as the presence of Metis, Inuit and other First Nations from across Turtle Island.  We honour their cultures and celebrate their commitment to this land. 

  • Happy Computer Science Week Blazers!  Yes, from December 9th to the 15th is officially computer science week and Bayridge will be hosting lots of events for younger students from our feeder schools.  Today, Grade 6’s from Truedell will be here from 10-11, so be on the look out and show the youngsters how friendly our school is!  Your computer science fact of the day…Did you know that the most DISLIKED video on YouTube is Justin Bieber’s “Baby” wit hover 4.4 million dislikes?  Poor Beebs. 

  • Congratulations to the Senior Girls Volleyball team for an excellent showing at the Loyalist College Tournament on Friday.  Your Blazers finished second in their pool play and eventually were eliminated in the semifinals.  We have a big week ahead travelling to Sydenham on Tuesday and hosting Regi at home Thursday.  Stay focused girls – its snowball time! 

  • The Junior Girls Volleyball team had an awesome day on the court Saturday in Brockville.  They played their best volleyball yet – squaring off in a semi final play against a team from Ottawa L’escale.  Girls – you did Bayridge proud this weekend.  Come out and support us on Thursday at our home game against Regi. 

  • Half of Canadians will either need blood or know someone who needs it.  The need for blood is constant and can make a lifesaving difference.  The next Blood Drive is approaching fast Blazers.  We need volunteers 17 and up to help donate blood on December 19th.  The sign up sheet is in the main office, along with permission forms for any new donors.  If you have any questions, contact Katie Jackson or Brianna MacArthur.  Blood, it’s in you to give.

  • Do you struggle with gift wrapping skills?  Want to make your gifts unique, colourful and creative? Want to be more ECO conscious this holiday season?  Bring in your gifts and have them wrapped by ECO Team with recyclable paper.  Gift wrapping is by donation in the main bearpit at lunch on December 11th, 12th and 18th

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Arts Council wants to celebrate!  The next photo gallery theme is “Winter”.  Send your snowy photos to bssphotogallery@gmail.com by December 16th

  • Hey Blazers!  Need a holiday card but a little short on cash?  Well, we’ve got you covered!  Starting next week everyday at lunch students from Ms. Ward and Ms. Donald’s class will be giving away beautifully, hand crafted cards.  Exchange a card for a non-perishable food item to be given to a local charity.  Come see us next week in the front foyer!

  • There will be an Athletic Council meeting TOMORROW at lunch in the Health Room. 

  • Look for an Eco friendly gift this holiday season?  You’re in luck!  Eco Team is selling reusable metal straws for $1 a piece at lunch on Wednesday the 11th by the main bearpit.  Plus – get a free lemonade with your purchase! 

  • The Wellness Team will meet on TODAY at lunch in the Health Room.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

  • Have you purchased your yearbook yet?  Get it before December 20th at the reduced price of $45!  In the New Year the price will increase to $50.   

  • Do you have any old coats, hats, mitts or scarves you’ve outgrown but are still taking up room in your closet?  Then bring them to school between now and December 18th and fill the house in the main bear pit!  All donations will be brought to St. Vincent DePaul to support others in your community. 

  • Good luck to the Girls Hockey team who play this afternoon at 3:00 against Napanee at Cataraqui.  Members of the team are asked to leave class at 2:10 and be at the rink at 2:35. 


Tuesday

Tuesday, December 10th

  • The Girls Hockey Team played perennial powerhouse Napanee last night and although we lost the game we certainly won the award for spirit.  Rachel Wilkinson was a force with her tenacious fore-checking while Jill Parks was at her creative best in the offensive zone narrowly missing on a breakaway.  The girls next play in a tournament on Wednesday. 

  • All Senior Girls Volleyball players – the gym will be open at 11:30 for some pre-game warmup TODAY!  See you there! 

  • Computer Science Week continues!  Today, we have students from Bayridge Public School coming from 12-1.  And the computer science fact of the day…Only about 10% of the world’s currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers!  Guard your passwords people!

  • Students volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul are to meet Ms. Scarlett in the front foyer at 11:15 TODAY. 

  • Listen up Blazers!  The Arts Council presents “Twas the Night Before Christmas” Holiday Show on December 20th.  Performers can sign up in the Main Office.  See Ms. Lees in the Arts & Tech office if you have any questions. 

  • Join us today for robot building and Maker Space Project making in Room 135 after school.

  • Bring your toonie tomorrow for a bag of white cheddar, dill pickle or buttered popcorn on sale in the main bearpit at lunch!

  • Do you struggle with gift wrapping skills?  Want to make your gifts unique, colourful and creative? Want to be more ECO conscious this holiday season?  Bring in your gifts and have them wrapped by ECO Team with recyclable paper.  Gift wrapping is by donation in the main bearpit at lunch on December 11th, 12th and 18th

  • There will be an Athletic Council meeting TODAY at lunch in the Health Room. 

  • Hey Blazers!  Need a holiday card but a little short on cash?  Well, we’ve got you covered!  Starting next week everyday at lunch students from Ms. Ward and Ms. Donald’s class will be giving away beautifully, hand crafted cards.  Exchange a card for a non-perishable food item to be given to a local charity.  Come see us next week in the front foyer!

  • There will be a Rainbow Club meeting in the Drama Room at lunch on Wednesday. 

  • Look for an Eco friendly gift this holiday season?  You’re in luck!  Eco Team is selling reusable metal straws for $1 a piece at lunch on Wednesday the 11th by the main bearpit.  Plus – get a free lemonade with your purchase! 

  • Improv Club you are meeting after school on the stage in the Cafeteria TODAY.  New members are welcome. 

  • It’s what all you folks have been waiting for – “BNF” is officially doing another live meditation and yoga practice in the gym as part of Wellness Wednesday’s on the 18th of December.  Make sure to come out and get after it…there’s simply NO excuses! 

  • Have you purchased your yearbook yet?  Get it before December 20th at the reduced price of $45!  In the New Year the price will increase to $50.   

  • Table Talk is on Wednesday at lunch in Room 207.  Everyone is welcome to join!

  • Do you sit beside a ROCK Star in one of your classes, or maybe you are on a team, or part of a club with a Bayridge Blazer that constantly demonstrates Respect, Optimism, Courage and Kindness?  If so, you should nominate them for the ROCK Star Award!  Blue nomination forms are available in the main office on the front coffee table and can be completed and returned to the star shaped box right next to them. 

  • The Arts Council will meet TODAY at lunch in Room 139.  New members are always welcome. 

  • Writing Club meets TOMORROW at lunch in Room 112 with Ms. Riley. 

  • Do you have any old coats, hats, mitts or scarves you’ve outgrown but are still taking up room in your closet?  Then bring them to school between now and December 18th and fill the house in the main bear pit!  All donations will be brought to St. Vincent DePaul to support others in your community. 


Wednesday

Wednesday, December 11th
 

  • Amazing showing by the Senior Girls Volleyball team in Sydenham last night.  Your Blazers played their best volleyball yet – taking last year’s KASSAA champions to 5 sets and only narrowly losing.  Big shout out to Audrey Burggraf for her leadership on the court as well as Syd Vanderburg and Grace McKenna for excellent digs in the backcourt.  Also to Lexi Pereira for the sometimes thankless job at Libero with her amazing downballs and those ‘oh so important’ first passes.  You should be proud girls!  Next up is Regi at home on Thursday – BRING THE ACTION!

  • The Senior Boys Basketball team hung in tough against Sydenham last night.  Despite constant physical pressure from the Golden Eagles, the Blazers kept their chins high and their elbows in!  Michael Reid, Nick Dales and Connor Banting let the scoring effort for Bayridge while Matt Fraser and Cale McCallum were rock solid at the defensive end of the floor.  The Blazers continue their season against Regi tomorrow. 

  • A huge thank you to the volunteers who went to St. Vincent de Paul yesterday.  12 students organized a major event that occurs today for all clients of St. Vincent de Paul.  Toys, children’s clothing and all else was organized and St. Vincent is now ready for the hundreds of clients that will visit Wednesday for this annual event.  From replenishing shelves, sorting out donations to serving lunch – these Blazers certainly showed their gift of giving – giving back that is!  Bayridge students are second to none and yesterday once again that was shown as they continued to build the Kingston community!  Thanks to Achieve! members and Student Council Community Events Ministers for organizing: Katie Jackson and Brianna MacArthur. 

  • It’s the middle of Computer Science Week and to celebrate you get not one but TWO computer science facts of the day!  1) did you know that “TYPEWRITER” is the longest word that you can write using the letters on only one row of the keyboard of your computer and 2) did you know that Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Apple have one very interesting thing in common – they were all started in a garage!

  • Grab your toonie and pick up a bag of white cheddar, dill pickle or buttered popcorn on sale in the main bear pit at lunch TODAY!

  • Do you struggle with gift wrapping skills?  Want to make your gifts unique, colourful and creative? Want to be more ECO conscious this holiday season?  Bring in your gifts and have them wrapped by ECO Team with recyclable paper.  Gift wrapping is by donation in the main bear pit at lunch TODAY, TOMORROW and the 18th

  • This week’s intramural is BUMP!  Come to the gym TOMORROW at lunch for basketball BUMP!

  • There will be a Rainbow Club meeting in the Drama Room at lunch TODAY. 

  • Looking for an Eco friendly gift this holiday season?  You’re in luck!  Eco Team is selling reusable metal straws for $1 a piece at lunch TODAY by the main bear pit.  Plus – get a free lemonade with your purchase! 

  • Yearbooks are on sale for $45 until December 20th!  Order yours TODAY!    

  • Table Talk meets TODAY at lunch in Room 207.  Everyone is welcome to join!

  • Chess Club meets TODAY after school in the Social Science bear pit. 

  • Want to give a great gift this holiday season?  Are you 17 or older?  Sign up for the next Blood Drive on December 19th.  Forms are in the main office.  Half of Canadians will either need blood or know someone who needs it in their lifetime.  Sign up today!  Blood, it’s in you to give!

  • Writing Club meets TODAY at lunch in Room 112 with Ms. Riley. 

  • Have your parents or guardians signed up for the new School-Day online payment system?  All students who have had their parent or guardian sign up by NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH will be entered for a draw of four $100 Best Buy gift cards.  The draw will happen on Friday, December 20th.  If you are NOT signed up yet - introduction letters will be handed out in your homeform today.  Sign up today and be entered into the draw!  Not sure if you’re signed up?  Check with Mrs. Harvey in the main office.

Thursday

Thursday, December 12th
  • Alright Blazers – tonight you can come out and support the Senior and Junior Girls Volleyball teams as they take on Regi in our home gym starting at 3:45pm!  Let’s hear you cheer Bayridge!  Good luck Girls!  Also, if you see a member of the Junior Girls Volleyball team in the hall today, congratulate them on their massive win over Sydenham on Tuesday.  The girls won the first two, lost the next two, but clinched a big fat “W” in set 5.  The girls stayed “cool as cucumbers” and rocked the Golden Eagles.  Well done young women!  Shout outs to Emily Legge for her awesome passing, Ava Cassucci for her fabulous serving, and Sophie Hogan for her attacks.  Atta go girls!

  • Good luck to the Senior Girls Volleyball team in their home game tonight!  Come out and support your Blazers right after school!  To all team members – there will be a pregame practice in the gym RIGHT AT THE START OF LUNCH TODAY!  We only get the gym until 11:30 so let’s make it count!

  • We’re ending 2019 with holiday spirit blazers!  The last three days are a spirit trio – Wednesday is crazy sock day, Thursday is PJ day and Friday is holiday sweater day!  Get excited and get into the spirit! 

  • Today is a busy day for Bayridge as Computer Science Week continues!  Classes from Cataraqui Woods will be here from 10-11 and Lancaster visits from 1:30-2:30.  Your computer science fact of the day…did you know that the password for the computer controls of nuclear tipped missiles of the US was “00000000” for eight years?!  Yikes!

  • Do you struggle with gift wrapping skills?  Want to make your gifts unique, colourful and creative? Want to be more ECO conscious this holiday season?  Bring in your gifts and have them wrapped by ECO Team with recyclable paper.  Gift wrapping is by donation in the main bear pit at lunch TODAY and next Wednesday. 

  • Any students interested in swimming, please attend a brief meeting in the Social Science bear pit at the beginning of lunch TODAY!

  • This week’s intramural is BUMP!  Come to the gym TODAY at lunch for basketball BUMP!

  • Need a holiday card but a little short on cash?  Bring a non-perishable food item and exchange it for a beautifully, hand crafted card made by Ms. Ward and Ms. Donald’s classes.  Find us next week at lunch in the main foyer. 

  • Robot building and Maker Space Project making is TODAY after school in Room 135. 

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Arts Council wants to celebrate!  The next photo gallery theme is “Winter” so send your snowy photos to bssphotogallery@gmail.com by December 16th!

  • Do you sit beside a ROCK Star in one of your classes, or maybe you are on a team, or part of a club with a Bayridge Blazer that constantly demonstrates Respect, Optimism, Courage and Kindness?  If so, you should nominate them for the ROCK Star Award!  Blue nomination forms are available in the main office on the front table and can be returned to the star shape box on the same table.   

  • Come and play Dungeons and Dragons today in Room 137 after school.  All are welcome. 

  • Do you have any old winter apparel?  If so – bring them to school to help fill the house in the main bear pit!  All donations will be taken to St. Vincent DePaul to support others in your community.  #fillthehouse  #fillthetree

  • Have your parents or guardians signed up for the new School-Day online payment system?  All students who have had their parent or guardian sign up by NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH will be entered for a draw of four $100 Best Buy gift cards.  The draw will happen on Friday, December 20th.  If you are NOT signed up yet - introduction letters will be handed out in your homeform today.  Sign up today and be entered into the draw!  Not sure if you’re signed up?  Check with Mrs. Harvey in the main office.


Friday

Friday, December 6th

  • TODAY is the 30th anniversary date of the mass murder of 14 women at a Montreal school.  Come and sign up to make a pledge to end violence against women and children at the table in the front foyer during lunch.  You may also find out about the Indigenous Moose Hide campaign against violence towards women and children and find out about the White Ribbon Campaign run by men for men promoting non-violence.  Stop by and show your support for women and men in ending violence towards women and children and make change happen in Canada. 

  • The Junior Girls Volleyball team rallied last night against the LaSalle Black Knights.  The girls played hard – games were super tight within a few points in a couple of sets.  We ended up losing in 4, but it was some fantastic volleyball!  See you Saturday at 7AM here at BSS for our tournament. 

  • Big pat on the back to your Senior Girls Volleyball team for a hard fought battle against LaSalle last night.  After 4 exciting sets of volleyball the 5th and final set unfortunately did not go our way.  Shout out to Mary Bedard who entered the game in the second set to serve the final 5 points clinching the win.  Thank you to Captain Audrey Burggraf who took over the setting role, and finally to Lexi Pereira for her ‘never give up’ play in the back court. 

  • The Junior Boys Basketball team opened their season on the wrong end of a 42-13 score line against LaSalle last night.  Despite facing a team with significantly more experience the Blazers showed an incredible willingness to learn and grow together throughout the game.  The coaches would like to recognize the efforts of Owen Swaine, James Compeau and Eric Burke who made things tough for the Black Knights at our defensive end of the floor. 

  • The Senior Boys Basketball team showed their characteristic #toughness in a back and forth contest against LaSalle that was much closer than the final score might suggest.  The Blazers showed significant improvements on defense, keeping the differential between eight and twelve points until the dying minutes of the game.  At the offensive end Nick ’En Fuego’ Dales led Bayridge with 22 points. 

  • For all Grade 12 students, return the yearbook information form you received in your homeroom class to the main office once completed.

  • TODAY in the Culinary Room bring your $5 to get a delicious plate of Italian food for lunch which includes: caprese salad, chicken parmesan, linguine rosa and an Italian rice cake.  All for $5 TODAY at lunch!

  • The Wellness Team will meet on Monday at lunch.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend next Monday. 

  • Join us for Zumba in the gym at lunch!  Come out to laugh, move and have fun!  No experience required.  All are welcome – even staff!

  • Have you purchased your yearbook yet?  Get it before December 20th at the reduced price of $45!  In the New Year the price will increase to $50.   

  • Do you have any old coats, hats, mitts or scarves you’ve outgrown but are still taking up room in your closet?  Then bring them to school between now and December 18th and fill the house in the main bear pit!  All donations will be brought to St. Vincent DePaul to support others in your community. 

  • The ECO Team will meet TODAY at lunch in Room 113.  New members welcome!