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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, November 12, 2018
  • 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. 

  • Tyendinaga, the home of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, was established in 1784.  It was inhabited by about 20 Mohawk families who were forced out of their homeland in New York state because they had supported the British in the American Revolutionary War.  It is now home to over 2000 people although nearly ten thousand people are members of the territory. 

  • Yearbooks are now on sale for $40 until the end of this year!  Drop off your money to the main office or purchase online at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com  (yearbook code ID is 13693019).  Price will increase to $45 in the new year.  

  • Time to bundle up!  The Arts Council is holding a Coffee House on November 15th at 6:30pm.  Admission is $1.  The theme is “Sweater Weather” so bundle up!  Also, if you’d like to be a performer, sign up in the main office!

  • Don’t forget that Bayridge is a drop of location for the Change for Families In Need’s annual “Handbags for Hope” drive.  Drop of new or gently used handbags or items to put in them like gum, socks, mitts, small toiletries or gift cards.  You have until November 30th to drop off items. 

  • Lunch special in the Cafeteria today is chicken parm on a bun for $4.25.


Tuesday

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 

  • First Nations, Metis and Inuit soldiers volunteered to fight in every war Canada has fought despite not getting the right to vote until 1960.  During World War I and World War II, thousands of First Nations people volunteered to fight for Canada.  Their rate of participation in both wars was higher than any other group in Canada. 

  • Hi-ho! Hi-ho! It’s off to work we go!  Hey grade 9’s – don’t forget that Take Your Kid to Work Day is TOMORROW!  Enjoy your placements and we’ll see you on Thursday!  Students with questions should see Ms. Leonard TODAY!

  • The Arts Council will meet TODAY at lunch in Room 139.  Any members that cannot attend the meeting should see Ms. Lees. 

  • Yearbooks are now on sale for $40 until the end of this year!  Drop off your money to the main office or purchase online at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com  (yearbook code ID is 13693019).  Price will increase to $45 in the new year.  

  • Time to bundle up!  The Arts Council is holding a Coffee House on THURSDAY at 6:30pm.  Admission is $1.  The theme is “Sweater Weather” so bundle up!  Also, if you’d like to be a performer, sign up in the main office!

  • Lunch special in the Cafeteria today a BLT with fries for $5.00.


Wednesday

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • For over 100 years, Indigenous children were taken from their homes and parents and sent far away to Residential Schools.  At these schools, teachers tried to remove any knowledge of the children’s traditional language or culture. 

  • Any Grade 9 student in the building – please come to the Library now. 

  • Attention all Senior Girls wanting to play volleyball this year.  Your next tryout is TODAY after school 3-4:30pm. Followed by your FINAL opportunity Thursday morning at 7am.  If you cannot attend a tryout, you MUST speak to Ms. Dearborn ahead of time. 

  • This week’s intramural is Volleyball!  Come to the gym at 11:30 for volleyball! 

  • Writing Club is today in Room 112 with Ms. Riley. 

  • HO! HO! HO!  It’s snowing Blazers!  Which means it must be Santa Parade time!!  There will be a meeting at lunch on THURSDAY for last minute sign ups if needed and any last minute questions.  The whole extravaganza begins at the end of the day FRIDAY in the Social Science bearpit.  All participants MUST attend the meeting TOMORROW to pick up the form with the latest details!!  Building and decorating will be after school on Friday.  The parade is on Saturday – all students need to be at Novelis by 4PM on SATURDAY!  Any questions??  Come to the meeting TOMORROW at lunch!  Ho! Ho! Ho!

  • Chess Club is today, afterschool in the Social Science bearpit. 

  • Time to bundle up!  The Arts Council is holding a Coffee House TOMORROW at 6:30pm.  Admission is $1.  The theme is “Sweater Weather” so bundle up!  Also, if you’d like to be a performer, sign up in the main office!

  • Lunch special in the Cafeteria today is chicken fingers & fries with plum or honey garlic sauce, veggies & dip for $5.00.

  • Your wellness tip for today is a follow up from our wellness assembly.  With midterms coming out Friday, set goals and be nice to yourself!  Build your self-esteem by looking at your strengths and asking your teachers for specific ways to improve.  Remember that mistakes are necessary for learning! 


Thursday

Thursday, November 8, 2018

  • Ontario is completely covered by 46 treaties and land purchases.  These agreements were signed between 1871 and 1930, although a modern land claim agreement is still being negotiated with the Algonquin’s of Ontario.  Because we live on this land, we are all treaty people. 

  • Sunday, November 11th is Remembrance Day.  We will hold our Remembrance Day Ceremony tomorrow, Friday, at 10:35am.  This is one of our most somber assemblies where we remember those soldiers who fought and died for our country.  It is also a day where we recognize all those who serve in the Canadian Forces.  Poppies will be available in Period 1 tomorrow, a small donation to the poppy fund is not necessary, but always appreciated if able to.  All students will come with their Period 2 class to the gym for the ceremony, and you are reminded to remove hats and caps and enter the gym quietly. 

  • The Junior Girls Basketball team showed true Blazer spirit last night in their quarterfinal playoff game against the second seated Crusaders.  Unfortunately, being ROCKstars on the court was not enough to take down Holy Cross.  Props to Emily “Slam Dunk” Swaine and Kendra “Can’t Touch This” Baird for your all-over awesomeness!  Great season girls, look forward to DATE NIGHT!

  • Despite falling short to Regi last night the Junior Boys football team moves on into the consolation championship.  Game ball mentions to Nick Koss for displaying outstanding heart and playing through some bumps and bruises.  Also game ball mention to Zack Wong for rumbling the ball forward in our full house.  Next Saturday at Richardson Stadium at 12pm our Blazers will take on the winner of KCVI or LaSalle.  Come out to support your team!  Catch the football fever.  #dontsleepontheridge

  • All people, both girls and boys, looking to play hockey for Bayridge this year are asked to attend an important meeting this FRIDAY AT LUNCH in the wood shop.  See Mr. Swaine, Mr. Gambicourt or Mr. Kinsella for details. 

  • Today’s intramural is Bump!  Come down to the gym at 11:30 for some Basketball Bump! 

  • Attention all Senior Girls hoping to play volleyball this year!  There will be a very important meeting in Room 209 at the beginning of lunch on FRIDAY!  If you cannot attend, you MUST speak with Ms. Dearborn before the first tryout! 

  • A reminder for all PawShop volunteers to check this week’s schedule.  Any new volunteers are welcome to sign up on the sheet posted outside the PawShop.

  • Join us in the Music Room today at lunch for Choir! 

  • The Arts Council is hosting the Sweater Weather Coffee House next Thursday night at 6:30pm in the Social Science bear-pit.  Performers can sign up in the main office.  The cost of admission is $1 and there will be a canteen.  Wear your comfy warm sweater and see you there to check out the talented students of Bayridge! 

  • Ho! Ho! Ho!  The Santa Claus parade meeting is TODAY at lunch in Room 113.  To sign up and to get more information please attend this meeting!  Staff and students are all welcome! 

  • Swim Club meets again TOMORROW!  Please meet at 2:45pm in the main foyer.  New members are still welcome!

  • The Yearbook Committee is looking for submissions for this year’s yearbook cover!  Please submit any designs to bssyearbookcover@gmail.com or to the main office by December 1st.  Also – don’t forget to order your yearbook online at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com (yearbook ID code is 13693019) or pay in the main office.  Yearbooks are $40 now and go up to $45 in the new year. 

  • Lunch special in the Cafeteria today is a Buffalo Chicken Burger with fries for $4.25.

  • N: Are you still wearing that toque Corrin?
    C:  Yeah, of course I am, it’s so soft and comfy
    N:  I might have to go buy one!
    C:  You can get one at the PawShop for only $10!  Use it to stay warm when you cheer on our junior football team in their final game on the 17th! 


   

Friday

Friday, November 9, 2018

  • The Limestone District School Board is in an area covered by the Crawford Purchase of 1783.  When British Loyalists arrived in South Eastern Ontario, they were greeted by the Mississauga people, who were Anishinaabe.  The Crawford Purchase covered the area along Lake Ontario from what is now Gananoque to Belleville.  Unfortunately, the treaty was vague about how far north of the Lake the purchase extended.    

  • Sunday, November 11th is Remembrance Day.  We will hold our Remembrance Day Ceremony today at 10:35am.  There is no change to the schedule today; you will be called down when ready.  Poppies will be available during Period 1.  A small donation is not necessary but appreciated if able.  Please remember to be respectful as we remember those soldiers who fought and died for our country and currently serve in the Canadian Forces.  You are reminded to remove hats and caps and enter the gym quietly. 

  • Environmental Club will meet TODAY at lunch in Room 108.  New members are always welcome!

  • A Grade 8 student is looking for a math tutor.  This is a good way to get volunteer hours!  Please see Ms. Leonard for contact information. 

  • All people, both girls and boys, looking to play hockey for Bayridge this year are asked to attend an important meeting TODAY AT LUNCH in the wood shop.  See Mr. Swaine, Mr. Gambicourt or Mr. Kinsella for details. 

  • Attention all Senior Girls hoping to play volleyball this year!  There will be a very important meeting in Room 209 at the beginning of lunch TODAY!  If you cannot attend, you MUST speak with Ms. Dearborn before the first tryout! 

  • A reminder for all PawShop volunteers to check this week’s schedule.  Any new volunteers are welcome to sign up on the sheet posted outside the PawShop.

  • Time to bundle up!  The Arts Council is holding a Coffee House on November 15th at 6:30pm.  Admission is $1.  The theme is “Sweater Weather” so bundle up!  Also, if you’d like to be a performer, sign up in the main office!

  • Swim Club meets again TODAY!  Please meet at 2:45pm in the main foyer.  New members are still welcome!

  • Lunch special in the Cafeteria today is minestrone soup and your choice of sandwich for $5.00.

  • C: Norah, you’re wearing a BSS toque!
    N: Yeah, I bought one at the PawShop for $10
    C:  That’s awesome Norah!  Now we’ll have matching toques to do the announcements together!