Daily Announcements & Schedule Sept. 2021

Blocked Daily Schedule


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 October 18, 2021

 

  • We begin today by acknowledging that we have come together today on land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning.As settlers, we are grateful for the opportunity to meet here and we thank the generations of people who have taken care of this land, stewards of this place for thousands of years. We acknowledge the many individual groups whose territories each one of us live and work on every day. We recognize the contributions these Indigenous peoples have made, in shaping and strengthening each of our communities, our province, and our country.
  • Hi Blazers, It is the first day of Canadian Waste Reduction Week. Today's focus is the Circular Economy. What is a Circular Economy? A Circular Economy is when products are designed so that resources can be reused and reinvented into new products - a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing products as long as possible, to tackle global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. Please remember to bring in any clothing donations to a bin located outside of the Main Office to be donated to St Vincent De Paul throughout the week. The St Vincent De Paul Society provides assistance and support to individuals and families residing in the Kingston area.

 

Welcome back, Blazers, let’s have a great week!  

 

 



 


Tuesday

Tuesday October 19, 2021

  • Did you know that the average person throws away 37 kilograms of textiles or fabric each year? Or that 95 per cent of the clothes we toss could be reused or recycled? Today is Day 2 of Canadian Waste Reduction Week - Textiles Tuesday. The goal of Textiles Tuesday is to raise awareness about the environmental consequences of clothing and textiles consumption, and to provide information on how you can extend the life of your clothing. How can you make a difference? Amazingly, simply increasing the average number of times clothes are worn is the most direct way to increase value and reduce waste and pollution in the textiles system. Staff & students are reminded to bring in your clothing donations to a bin located outside of the main office all week. All donations will be given to the St Vincent de Paul Society, to help support our community. 
  •  U of T will be presenting virtually in the cafe at 11:15am today. All interested grade 11 and 12s are welcome. Please sign in upon arrival.
  • There will be a brief Athletic Council meeting today at lunch in front of the school. 
  • This week's badminton club is canceled.  We will meet again on Friday Oct. 29th.  New members can sign up in the gym hallway.

  • It's a D ‘N D Tuesday! Anyone interested in Dungeons and Dragon should meet in room 135 after school today. 

  • Congratulations and a huge thanks to all who donated food, volunteered and assisted with the awesome BSS Food Drive.  Partners In Mission Food Bank picked up the food yesterday afternoon.  Incredible work Blazers. Collectively you amassed – you're not going to believe this – an outstanding 4,469 pounds of food! Wow!

  • As you know, part of the drive last week was the home form challenge, to see who could donate the most food. Today we can announce the winners. The grade with the most donations collectively is… the Grade 9's!! Awesome job! We also tracked to see which class donated the most items from the whole school. In second place, with 60 items... Ms. Swaines class! And winning the homeform challenge with 68 items, just 8 more than Ms. Swaine... drum roll please... Ms. Scarlett’s class! On behalf of the Food Bank, and the Kingston community, huge congrats and thanks to the grade 9's and everyone else who participated.

  • Just a reminder that the Paw Shop will be open Wednesday and Friday at lunch this week.  You can buy student cards, t-shirts and other BSS merch - all available in the BSS tuck shop, affectionately knows as the Paw Shop.  Still need to pick up your student card? Craving some Blazer Swag? Hit up The Paw Shop Wednesday or Friday at lunch.

 

Happy Tuesday Blazers!

 

 

 



Wednesday

Wednesday Ocotber 20, 2021

 

  • Today is Day Three of Canadian Waste Reduction Week. Our focus today is E-Waste. Did you know that last year, the total amount of electronic waste reached 53.6 million metric tonnes globally? With such rapid advances in technology and endless new and innovative products released every year, electronic waste is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. How can we make a difference here, in our small community? By donating or selling your electronic items instead of tossing them into the garbage, you can ensure that the device is reused and does not end up in a landfill. Easy- peasy and it actually makes a huge difference. Finally, Blazers, thanks for bringing in clothing donations to be given to The St Vincent de Paul Society. Keep those gently used clothing items coming in!
  • Just a reminder that the Paw Shop will be open at lunch today and Friday.  You can buy student cards, t-shirts and other BSS merch - all available in the BSS tuck shop, affectionately knows as the Paw Shop.  Still need to pick up your student card? Craving some Blazer Swag? Hit up The Paw Shop Wednesday or Friday at lunch. 
  •  This week's badminton club is cancelled.  We will meet again on Friday October 29th.  New members can still sign up in the gym hallway – join us!
  • The Arts Council will meet today at lunch in room 130. 

  • The Jr. Boys Volleyball Team had an excellent showing last night against Ernestown bring home a win in 3 straight sets! All players contributed to the success of the team, keeping calm under pressure with special mention to James Bates, Connor Smith, and Lincoln Avery for their excellent serving. Well done, gentlemen!

  • Calling all Bayridge artists! Send in submissions for the upcoming SpoOOooky Drawing Gallery to bssphotogallery@gmail.com by October 25, 2021!  They will be shared with the school on October 29 to celebrate Hallowe'en!

 

Welcome to Wednesday, Blazers, make it a good one!


Thursday

Thursday October 21, 2021

 

  • Today is Day Four of Canadian Waste Reduction Week. Today’s focus is Plastics. Did you know that since the 1950s, 8.3 BILLION TONNES of plastic have been generated around the world – unfortunately, less than one quarter of those plastics have been recovered or recycled. It is estimated that an additional 12 billion tonnes of plastic will be lost to disposal by 2050. How can you help to reduce your single use plastic consumption? Making even small changes to your everyday lifestyle can have a big impact, like bringing a reusable water bottle to school, instead of buying something bottled and tossing it. Don’t have a reusable bottle? We can help with that! BSS Water Bottles are still available on School-Day for just $10. You’ll make that back in savings in no time, so pick up one today! Finally, thanks for your continued clothing donations for the St Vincent de Paul Society. Just one more day, so keep those gently used items coming in!
  • This is a reminder that The Paw Shop will be open at lunch tomorrow!   You can buy student cards, t-shirts and other BSS merch - all available in the BSS tuck shop, affectionately knows as The Paw Shop.  Still need to pick up your student card? Craving some Blazer Swag? Hit up The Paw Shop tomorrow! 
  • This week's badminton club is cancelled.  We will meet again on Friday October 29th.  New members can still sign up in the gym hallway – join us!
  • Calling all Bayridge artists! Send in submissions for the upcoming SpoOOooky Drawing Gallery to bssphotogallery@gmail.com by October 25, 2021!  They will be shared with the school on October 29 in time to celebrate Hallowe'en!

  • There is a University of Guelph virtual presentation at lunch in the cafeteria today, beginning at 11:15. All grade 11 and 12 students are welcome, and please sign in upon arrival.

  • Don’t forget that any announcements for tomorrow’s Blazer News need to be submitted by the end of the day today!

 

It’s Thursday, Blazers, let’s make it a good one!

 

 

 

   

Friday

Friday October 22, 2021
Broadcast on Blazer News! 

  • Today is the final day of Canadian Waste Reduction Week. The theme is Food Waste. Did you know it is estimated that individuals and households across Canada WASTE more than$10 billion worth of food every year? That’s a huge amount of food! So, what do we do about it? Actions as straightforward as storing fruits and vegetables properly so they last longer and composting leftover organics can make a big difference, and are easy to achieve. Give it a go! A final thank you to everyone who has brought in clothing donations to be passed along to our friends at the St Vincent de Paul Society, and also participated in Canadian Waste Reduction Week! Let’s all do our best to keep these habits going year ‘round!
  • This is a reminder that The Paw Shop will be open at lunch today!   You can buy student cards, t-shirts and other BSS merch - all available in the BSS tuck shop, affectionately knows as The Paw Shop.  Still need to pick up your student card? Craving some Blazer Swag? Hit up The Paw Shop tomorrow!
  • Calling all Bayridge artists! Send in submissions for the upcoming SpoOOooky Drawing Gallery to bssphotogallery@gmail.com by October 25, 2021!  They will be shared with the school on October 29 in time to celebrate Hallowe'en!

  • The Rainbow Club will meet today at lunch in the drama room – see you there!

  • Congratulations to the Senior Boys Volleyball team who played a great game against Regi last night. Some great all around team play! 

  •  Great news! Your Junior Boys Volleyball team had an amazing showing last night, stealing a well fought set from Regi. They showed tremendous hustle and energy on the court. Standouts last night were Austyn Laird, Cole Dupere and Zac Vandermeer. Great job lads. You are all reminded of the meeting in Mr. Gambicourt's room today. That’s 133 today at lunch.

  • Only half of the Emergency Contact forms that were given out to students in September have been returned.  Please return your signed Emergency Contact form to your homeform teacher with any necessary corrections to the information on the sheet by this Friday, October 29th.

It’s Friday Blazers, have a great day
and a brilliant weekend
!