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Daily Announcements & Schedule Sept. 2020

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Daily Schedule

  • Period 1 & Homeform: 8:30 am - 9:45 am
  • Period 2: 9:55 am - 11:10 am
  • Lunch: 11:10 am - 11:55 am
  • Period 3: 11:55 am - 1:10 pm
  • Period 4: 1:22 pm - 2:37 pm

Monday

Monday, November 23, 2020
November is Indigenous Awareness Month

 

  • I would like to begin by acknowledging that our Bayridge community is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory. We are grateful to be able to live, learn and play on these lands.
  • Did you know that there is a national television station in Canada that broadcasts only Indigenous programs?In 1998, after years of pushing for an Indigenous station, the CRTC gave public notice that “a national Indigenous channel should be widely available throughout Canada in order to serve the diverse needs of the various Indigenous communities, as well as other Canadians.”The idea, which had its beginnings in the Canadian North more than 30 years before, became a reality in 1999 with the network called Aboriginal Peoples Television Network or APTN being born.The APTN includes many popular shows including Wapos Bay, Northern Exposure and Mohawk Girls.The APTN is based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba and its programming is 56% English, 16% French and 28% Indigenous languages.Tune in and check out some great Indigenous content!
  • Hey Blazers! Today is the first day to bring in your non-perishable food items for the food drive! Forgot today? Don't worry about it you can bring them in all week!
  • Hello all you smiling faces! Don’t forget to take your school photo packages home so online orders can be submitted, or paper order forms returned ASAP. Paper orders can also be dropped in the main office mail slot. Your orders are due Friday, NOVEMBER 27!

 

 It’s a brand-new week, Blazers, let’s make it a great one!

 


 


Tuesday

Tuesday November 24, 2020
November is Indigenous Awareness Month

  • Tansi or Dansi means Hello, how are you in Cree. Cree Languages are the most commonly spoken Indigenous languages in Canada, with approximately 83,500 people still speaking them today. While this number might seem low, it is in fact surprisingly high, due to Canada’s history of Residential Schools and other forms of cultural genocide.Under UNESCO’s endangered languages criteria, at least two-thirds of the over 70 Indigenous languages still spoken in Canada are considered endangered, and the rest are vulnerable.In many communities the elders are the only ones who can speak their mother tongue. When an elder passes away, the language often dies with them, as none of the remaining community members are fluent. There are many programs across Canada wherein elders are teaching the next generation their languages, so that these vibrant, unique dialects can be revitalized and maintained, to pay tribute and stand the test of time. 

  • Hey Blazers! This Friday November 27th is our first colour house day of the year. Make sure to dress up in your grade colours for house points: Grade 9’s are green, Grade 10’s are purple, Grade 11’s are teal, and Grade 12’s are red
  • Blazers, just in time for the winter break, Student Council is selling royal blue Bayridge Fleece Blankets for $35!  The blankets must be purchased on School-Day by Friday, November 27th and will be delivered before the holidays.  Get yours today!

  • Thanks Blazers! You’ve made great progress with the Food Drive! Keep the donations coming in to support our local Food Bank. Remember that the last day to donate is here Friday, November 27.

  • Don’t forget to take your school photo packages home so online orders can be submitted, or paper order forms returned ASAP. Paper orders can also be dropped in the main office mail slot. Your orders are due this Friday, NOVEMBER 27!
 

 

 

Be good to eachother, Blazers!


Wednesday

Wednesday November 18, 2020
November is Indigenous Awareness Month

  • Have you ever wondered what reconciliation means and what it looks like? Reconciliation might be the most important issue facing Canadians today. Do you have any idea why? It is because, in the past, First Peoples experienced traumatic experiences that left visible and invisible intergenerational scars.  Residential Schools, the 60’s Scoop, the restrictions imposed by the Indian Act, the acquisition of land and the lack of respect for treaty rights… the list goes on and on.  In 2009, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission set out to make change, by listening to the stories of over 6,000 Residential School Survivors.  The TRC also established 94 Calls to Action that insist upon change in areas such as education, health care, the justice system, child welfare, the media, and meaningful ways to commemorate the stories of FNMI Peoples - to name a few.  These Calls to Action are not “recommendations”.  They require Canadians to act, to participate, to play a role in reconciling relationships and making Canada a better place to live for all who live here.  This act of establishing and maintaining relationships is on-going - heck, these announcements are part of this very learning!
  •  Wednesday Wellness Tips: 
    Notice the here and now. Take a moment and try to ‘be’ in the moment – feel the sun and wind on your face and notice the air you breathe. It’s easy to get caught up in planning for the future, or thinking about the past, instead of experiencing the present. 
    Practise mindfulness; focus on being in the here and now. Make an effort to be aware of your inner and outer world. Daydream. Yes, daydream!! Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a peaceful and tranquil location - a beach, a mountaintop, a field, a quiet forest or a favourite room from your past; breathe slowly and deeply. Allow yourself a few minutes of unfocussed time once a day. 
  •  Bullying fact: Did you know that small things like name-calling and spreading rumours are also a form of bullying? Be a part of the solution, and help bring bullying to an end.

  • The Arts Council is looking for black and white pics for our next virtual photo gallery. Show off your work by sending your black and white photos to bssphotogallery@gmail.com by this Friday!

  • Blazers, are you looking for a way to give back to our community? The local Food Bank is always in need of food donations at this time of year and they need our help! Please drop off non-perishable food items at the bins outside of your assigned door during the week of November 23-27

  • A reminder to all students who are doing the Beaver Computer Challenge that it is tonight after school!  Check your email for the password you'll need to access the contest and good luck!

  • Hey all you smiley faces! Don’t forget to take your school photo packages home so online orders can be submitted, or paper order forms returned ASAP. Paper orders can also be dropped in the main office mail slot. Your orders are due next Friday, NOVEMBER 27!

 

Let’s be good to
each other, Blazers!

 

 

Thursday

Thursday November 19, 2020
November is Indigenous Awareness Month


  • Are you adventurous when it comes to trying new foods? Have you ever thought to try Indigenous cuisine? Indigenous cuisine is more than just food, it is rich in tradition and is woven into much of the oral storytelling of First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities. Most recipes use local ingredients, and encourage respect to all animals, sharing, and living in balance within the ecosystem.Some popular dishes include moose and bison burgers, Three Sister Soup, Bannock and Fry bread. In Inuit communities, they fish for arctic char and hunt for polar bear, seal, and caribou to make Suaasat, a traditional soup.Today, Indigenous chefs are using traditional flavours with modern techniques to give people an opportunity to taste and enjoy Indigenous cuisine. 
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  • Bullying fact. Did you know that audiences empower bullies by giving them attention and social status? But when peers intervene, most incidents stop within a matter of seconds. Be assertive, not aggressive. Send the message that bullying is not OK.
  • The Arts Council is looking for black and white pics for our next virtual photo gallery. Show off your work by sending your black and white photos to bssphotogallery@gmail.com by tomorrow!

  • As part of Wellness Week, the Arts Council would like to remind you that the arts are a great place to start when working on your wellness. After school today listen to your favourite music, play an instrument, sing, draw, doodle, paint, colour, dance and have fun enjoying the arts!

  • Blazers, are you looking for a way to give back to your community? At this time of year our local Food Bank gets more traffic than ever, and they need our help. Please drop of non-perishable food items in the collection bins outside your assigned door, next week, November 23rd to 27th. Help end food insecurity in Kingston.

  • The ECO Team will meet today after school on Teams at 3:20. 

  • Do you have a talent you’d like to share with the school at this year’s Grinch-y Virtual Holiday Show? Singing? Dancing? Stand up comedy? (school appropriate of course.) If so, have a family member record you, and email the video to Ms. Lees at 

  • Lees A T @limestone.on.ca by early December. 
  • Blazers! Don’t forget to take your school photo packages home so online orders can be submitted, or paper order forms returned ASAP. Paper orders can also be dropped in the main office mail slot. Your orders are due next Friday, NOVEMBER 27!
  • Grade 11 & 12 constructions students – PLEASE pick up your projects from Mr. Kinsella’s shop!
  • You think that the announcements are cool now? Well stay tuned for this Friday’s Blazer News, hosted by your amazing communications ministers Alex and Cam! This will be a YouTube news video that we encourage all teachers to play Friday morning. Teachers, you’ll find the link to the video in your email. Be there or be square!

 

Have a great Thursday, Blazers!

 

Friday

Friday November 20, 2020
November is Indigenous Awareness Month

  • There are so many Indigenous musical artists that have had such an impact on all people around the world. Some of these artists you may have heard in our school assemblies or on the morning announcements. Each year indigenous artists are recognized and showcased at the Indigenous Music Awards (IMA’s). They are awarded through 21 different categories which are awarded to the best of the best indigenous artists in their respective categories. Some popular Indigenous artists include:
    • Cree musician, Ernest Monias or “The King of the North” as he is known 
    • Renown Cree folk singer, Buffy Sainte-Marie 
    • Electronic musical group, A Tribe Called Red 
    • Haisla rappers, Snotty Nosed Rez Kids 
    • Cree, Dene and Irish singer-songwriter, isKwe 
  • More than 1 in 5 students will be bullied. It is probably happening to someone you know. Support others, treat others with kindness, be more accepting of people’s differences and help include those who are left out. Shutting down bullies starts with you.
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. The Limestone District School Board honors all those transgender people whose lives were lost to antitransgender violence this year and over the years. We continue to remain steadfastly committed to ensuring that our school environments are inclusive and supportive of our trans and non-binary community.

 

  • If you are hoping to submit a pic to the black and white virtual photo gallery, today’s your last opportunity! Get it in to bssphotogallery@gmail.com by the end of the day!

     

  • Blazers, are you looking for a way to give back to your community? At this time of year our local Food Bank gets more traffic than ever, and they need our help. Please drop of non-perishable food items in the collection bins outside your assigned door, next week, November 23rd to 27th. Help end food insecurity in Kingston.

     

  • Do you have a talent you’d like to share with the school at this year’s Grinch-y Virtual Holiday Show? Singing? Dancing? Stand up comedy? (school appropriate of course.) If so, have a family member record you, and email the video to Ms. Lees at
    Lees A T @limestone.on.ca
    by early December.

     

  • Blazers! Don’t forget to take your school photo packages home so online orders can be submitted, or paper order forms returned ASAP. Paper orders can also be dropped in the main office mail slot. Your orders are due next Friday, NOVEMBER 27!

 

 

It’s Friday! Have a great day
and a fabulous weekend!