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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 30, 2020
November is Indigenous Awareness Month

  • 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. 
  • Indigenous Education Month occurs every November in the Limestone school board, but you are encouraged to keep learning about Indigenous cultures and histories throughout the year.Our role in reconciliation in this country is founded upon our willingness to continue to learn and grow our understanding of Indigenous peoples and their cultures, traditions, and histories. One thing that students in our school are learning is that reconciliation does not have to involve grand gestures; it can take the form of smaller steps, involving your own community, like: 
    • learning our land acknowledgement in our region
    • listening to an Indigenous podcast or reading a book written by an Indigenous author
    • finding out if there was a residential school where you live
    • learning a greeting in a local Indigenous language
    • following Indigenous leaders and non-indigenous advocates 
    This list goes on and on. This is Violet Cormier, your Indigenous Student Lead here at Bayridge, signing off.  Thanks for being gracious listeners this month, Blazers, and taking a minute each morning to learn something new.  Get out there and keep that learning going! ­­­­
  • Hey Blazers! Spread the holiday spirit throughout the Kingston Community this month by participating in the Fill-the-Jar Teddy Bear Campaign from December 1 to 14. All proceeds will go towards will purchase of paediatric cribs for Kingston General Hospital. There will also be a challenge to see which classroom brings in the most in donations. Remember that for every $100 raised, a teddy bear will be given to a young patient. Please give hope and comfort this holiday season!
  • 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 leesat@limestone.on.ca by early December.


It’s the start of a new week, Blazers, let’s make it a good one!

 


 


Tuesday

Tuesday December 1, 2020

  • Today is the first day of the Fill-the-Jar Teddy Bear Campaign! Please consider giving a donation to raise money for cribs at Kingston General Hospital. Teachers will collect your donations over the next 2 weeks, and remember - for every $100 raised, a Teddy Bear will be given to young hospital patients. This event runs until December 14! Please help to spread the hope and cheer this holiday season.
  • The ECO Team will meet today after school on Teams at 3:20.
  • Speaking of ecology and the environment, please remember that we’re all doing our best to make lunches at BSS garbage – free. Whatever you bring to school should go home with you at the end of the day, and any waste you end up with after lunch needs to go into the bins placed at the all the doors. Thanks for helping to keep our community clean and beautiful.
  • Don’t forget that the deadline for submitting something for this year’s Virtual Holiday Show is fast approaching. Are you a singer? Dancer? Stand up comedian? If so, have a family member record you, and email the video to Ms. Lees at leesat@limestone.on.ca – soon!

 

Have a wonderful day! 


Wednesday

Wednesday December 2, 2020


  • This holiday season the BSS EcoTeam wants you to Go Green! Check out the wonderful display near the library created by our Librarian Moya!
    You can go green by purchasing your very own BSS water bottle on School Day. Also available to purchase are eco-friendly metal straws for $1.00. If you are interested in buying a straw, please email Ms. Lees. 

 

  • This just in! The deadline to submit a video of you showing off your singing, dancing or whatever, in the Virtual Holiday Show is next Tuesday, December 8! Get a family member to record you and email the video to Ms. Lees at lees a t @limestone.on.ca – soon!

It’s December – the most wonderful time of the year!

 



 

 

 

 

Thursday

Thursday November 26, 2020
November is Indigenous Awareness Month


  • One of the many ways we can celebrate Indigenous Education month is by recognizing all the Indigenous Athletes that live and play across our country.
  • Waneek Horn-Miller’s life has been entwined in history since the Oka Crisis of 1990.Despite being stabbed by a soldier’s bayonet while passing through a crowd while carrying her younger sister, Waneek went on to overcome her life-threatening injury and became a Gold medalist in water polo at the 1999 Pan American Games.
  • Hockey superstar Carey Price of Ulkatcho First Nation is considered to be one of the best goaltenders in the world by many colleagues, coaches and fans of the Montreal Canadiens.

We only named three – but the list goes on and on!  These individuals have some serious athletic prowess and proudly represent their Indigenous roots.

  • Hey Blazers! Tomorrow, Friday, is Rival Day, so don’t forget to wear your house colours! 
  • 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, 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 tomorrow!
  • 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!

Have a great Thursday, Blazers – stay frosty!

 


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!