Daily Announcements and Schedule Sept. 2023

Blocked Daily Schedule

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 April 5, 2024
Morning Announcements

🌟  We begin today by acknowledging that we have come together today on land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples for centuries.  As settlers on this land, we are grateful to be able to to meet here. 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 on whose territories each one of us live and work every day. We recognize and seek to emulate the contributions these Indigenous peoples have made, in shaping and strengthening each of our communities, our province, and our country.

🌟   Monday Meetings:

At Lunch: Student Council, room 113, the, Media Club, room140, Queen’s Microcredential, room 140, Junior Mathletes, room 203, Neurodiversity Club in The Pond, and there is a mandatory Track & Field meeting at lunch in the health room!

🌟   Good morning, Blazers! This week is Multicultural Week here at Bayridge and across LDSB. Throughout the week there will be lots of activities and booths running so we can learn more about the diverse cultures represented here at BSS. Come on down to the Main Bear Pit today to kick off Multicultural Week with a cultural check in and flag painting. Make sure to pick up a passport and get it signed for every activity that you participate in. Lots of prizes to be won!

🌟   In honour of Multicultural Week, the Athletics Council will be hosting different activities and sports from other cultures each day of the week. Today’s game is “Tawkra” – a mix of soccer and volleyball in which players use their feet to get a ball over a short net. Come out every day this week to learn about and compete in a new game!

🌟  Ultimate tryouts this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs at lunch. Please meet on the track by 11:20, changed and ready to throw.

🌟  If you’re interested in coming out for tennis this year, the first practice is tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.  See Mr. Swaine or Mr. Kiley for details.

🌟  Attention Blazers...  The Road Races are back, and we need MANY volunteers.  Sign up in the phys. ed. hallway and take a permission form with you.  Permission forms are due back next Thursday, April 18th and there will be a mandatory meeting at lunch in the health room on Tuesday, April 23rd.  Questions?  See Ms. Dearborn or Ms. Niemi.

🌟  A huge shoutout goes out to the entire Bayridge Fortnite Team for their competitive spirit in the two qualification days leading up to this Thursday's provincial finals. Three Bayridge duos qualified, and two duo teams made it to the top 10!! Congratulations to Jacob Spada and Damon Willadsen, John Doering and Alex Locke, and Christopher Fraser and Desmod Ross for making it into the top 50 teams. Great Job Blazers – let’s all wish them luck for this Thursday's Final!

🌟  November 2024 NYC trip information packages available outside RM 144 in the new wing. Completed permission forms should be returned to Mr. Cusson.

🌟  Student Council Co-President Elections are occurring this week!!   Video Speeches and voting information will occur in period 1 on Tuesday, and Advance Polls for Voting will take place at lunch and after school in front of the main office!  The voting day is on Wednesday, April 17th - before school from 8 to 8:25 am and at lunch from 11:10 to 11:55 am.  Polls close at 11:55am Wednesday!!  Polling stations are organized alphabetically so check out the signs around the school to find your polling station!  Remember to VOTE!!

 

Welcome back, Blazers. Let’s have an awesome week.

 



Tuesday

Tuesday April 16, 2024
Morning Announcements

🌟   Tuesday Meetings:
At Lunch: Arts Council Rm. 139, Robo-Club, room 140, Equity Team, room 110, Math Help room 206, Athletics Council is cancelled today, for Multicultural activities!
After School: Band practice in the music room, Track & Field in the caf

🌟   Hey Blazers! Come on down to the main bear pit and the gym to check out the activities and booths we have running for Multicultural Week today. Remember to bring your passports to track what you've done this week – or pick one up! Lots of prizes to be won!

🌟   In honour of Multicultural Week, the Athletics Council will be hosting different activities and sports from other cultures each day of the week. Today’s game is “Cricket” – similar to baseball, it is a bat and ball sport where the goal is to earn points by running back and forth between two sets of wooden sticks, called wickets. Come out every day this week to learn about and compete in a new game!

🌟  Ultimate tryouts this week are today, tomorrow, and Thursday at lunch. Please meet on the track by 11:20, changed and ready to throw.

🌟  November 2024 NYC trip information packages are still available outside RM 144 in the new wing. Completed permission forms should be returned to Mr. Cusson.

🌟  Congratulations to the Senior Boys’ Soccer team on their 2-2 draw with Ernestown, with great goals scored by Ben Dunning and Jacob Ewing. Way to go, Blazers!

🌟  Are you interested in a leadership opportunity?  Do you want to help welcome our new Grade 9s to BSS next school year?  Are you someone who demonstrates our ROCK philosophy on a daily basis?  Do you want to earn volunteer hours?  If you said yes to any or all of these questions, then CONNECTION CREW is right for you!!!  A link to Connection Crew applications is going to arrive in your email inboxes today.  Please fill out an application if you are interested in joining "The Crew".  If you have any questions at all, please come and see Ms. Stewart, Mr. Vanderholst, Mr. Gambicourt, or Ms. Cachaco.  We are looking forward to working with you!!!

🌟  Guess what!! This Friday April 19 we will be having a FREE pancake breakfast for all staff and students! Come to the cafeteria before school for some delicious pancakes and syrup, hot chocolate and juice. This fun event is brought to you by The Equity Team and Breakfast Bar Club, and it's how we will be ending off Multicultural Week! Did you know that pancakes originally come from Greece and Rome? There's even evidence of Shakespeare talking about pancakes in many of his plays!!!!

🌟  Student Council Co-President Elections are happening this week!!   Video Speeches and voting information will occur in period 1 today, and Advance Polls for Voting will take place at lunch and after school in front of the main office!  The voting day is on tomorrow - before school from 8 to 8:25 am and at lunch from 11:10 to 11:55 am.  Polls close at 11:55am Wednesday!!  Polling stations are organized alphabetically so check out the signs around the school to find your polling station!  Remember to VOTE!!

 

Have a terrific Tuesday, Blazers.

 


 

 

Wednesday

Wednesday April 17, 2024
Morning Announcements

🌟   Wednesday Meetings:

At Lunch: Dungeons & Dragons Club room 112, Debate Club, room 118

After School: Student Council in RM. 113, Math Specific & General Homework Help in the Learning Commons

🌟   Hey Blazers! Come on down to the main bear pit and the gym to check out the activities and booths we have running for Multicultural Week today. Remember to bring your passports to track what you've done this week – or pick one up! Lots of prizes to be won!

🌟   In honour of Multicultural Week, the Athletics Council will be hosting different activities and sports from other cultures each day of the week. Today’s game is “Lacrosse” – a field game in which players use a long-handled stick with a net at one end to carry, pass, catch, and shoot a ball into their opponent’s goal. On Thursday learn about some Arctic Winter Games – One Leg Kick will be happening in the Main Bear Pit. The goal is to get the highest kick either standing or with a running start. Come out every day this week to learn about and compete in a new game!

🌟   A reminder for Track and Field athletes to sign up for the Limestone Legacy meet ASAP, on the Athletics board in the PE hallway. To attend this meet, you must have completed your permission and payment in School Day. See a coach with any concerns or questions. 

🌟   Rock the Ridge Coffee House is one week today! Performers need to audition for Ms. Brennan, so sign up on the Bulletin board across from the music room. There is still space to perform if you are interested. 

🌟  Ultimate tryouts this week are today, tomorrow, and Thursday at lunch. Please meet on the track by 11:20, changed and ready to throw.

🌟  November 2024 NYC trip information packages are still available outside RM 144 in the new wing. Completed permission forms should be returned to Mr. Cusson.

🌟  Guess what!! This Friday April 19 we will be having a FREE pancake breakfast for all staff and students! Come to the cafeteria before school for some delicious pancakes and syrup, hot chocolate and juice. This fun event is brought to you by The Equity Team and Breakfast Bar Club, and it's how we will be ending off Multicultural Week! Did you know that pancakes originally come from Greece and Rome? There's even evidence of Shakespeare talking about pancakes in many of his plays!!!!

🌟  Stuent Council Co-President Elections are happening today! Your last chance to vote is today at lunch from 11:10 to 11:55 am.  Polling stations are organized alphabetically so check out the signs around the school to find your polling station!  Remember to VOTE!!

🌟  Blazers!!  A very unique experience is occurring at BSS on Wed May 1st!  The One Earth One Chance Eco-Conference is occurring for students in grades 9 to 11.  If you are interested in this event please see Ms. Scarlett or Mr. Gambicourt for questions.  A meeting will occur early next week.  Posters are around the school advertising the event!  Check them out!

🌟  Good Morning Bayridge, this week for hot lunch we are bringing back a classic favorite, Breakfast for Lunch!!! For our “Blunch” menu we are serving up a fresh fruit salad, bacon egg sandwich on a fresh made English muffin, and hashbrowns, topped off with a gooey cinnamon bun!!  See you Friday.  Pajamas optional!!

 

Have a wicked Wednesday, Blazers.


Thursday

Thursday April 18, 2024
Morning Announcements
OSSLT Day

🌟   Thursday Meetings:

Lunch: BCSP rm 140, Math Help room 206, Writers’ Club room 109, Reconcili-ACTION,

The Pond
After School: Chess Club, Social Science bear pit

🌟   Hey Blazers! Come on down to the main bear pit and the gym to check out the activities and booths we have running for Multicultural Week today. Remember to bring your passports to track what you've done this week – or pick one up! Lots of prizes to be won!

🌟   In honour of Multicultural Week, the Athletics Council will be hosting different activities and sports from other cultures each day of the week. Today we learn about some Arctic Winter Games, and One Leg Kick will be happening in the Main Bear Pit. The goal is to get the highest kick either standing or with a running start. Come out every day this week to learn about and compete in a new game!

🌟   Congratulations to the senior badminton team that competed at the KASSAA Championships.  All athletes represented BSS very well with the teams of Nolan Gaffney & Zac Vandermeer winning the KASSAA silver medal in men’s doubles while Cam Fraser and Gracie Locke won the KASSAA silver medal in mixed doubles. These 2 teams will be representing BSS at EOSSAA on Tuesday!

🌟   Are you interested in a leadership opportunity?  Do you want to help welcome our new Grade 9s to BSS next school year?  Are you someone who demonstrates our ROCK philosophy on a daily basis?  Do you want to earn volunteer hours?  If you said yes to any or all of these questions, then CONNECTION CREW is right for you!!!  A link to Connection Crew applications is going to arrive in your email inboxes today.  Please fill out an application if you are interested in joining "The Crew".  If you have any questions at all, please come and see Ms. Stewart, Mr. Vanderholst, Mr. Gambicourt, or Ms. Cachaco.  We are looking forward to working with you!!!

🌟   Rock the Ridge Coffee House is next Wednesday! Performers need to audition for Ms. Brennan, so sign up on the Bulletin board across from the music room. There is still space to perform if you are interested. 

🌟  Guess what!! Tomorrow we can all enjoy a FREE pancake breakfast for all staff and students! Come to the cafeteria before school for some delicious pancakes and syrup, hot chocolate and juice. This fun event is brought to you by The Equity Team and Breakfast Bar Club, and it's how we will be ending off Multicultural Week! Did you know that pancakes originally come from Greece and Rome? There's even evidence of Shakespeare talking about pancakes in many of his plays!!!!

🌟  Blazers!!  A very unique experience is occurring at BSS on Wed May 1st!  The One Earth One Chance Eco-Conference is occurring for students in grades 9 to 11.  If you are interested in this event please see Ms. Scarlett or Mr. Gambicourt for questions.  A meeting will occur early next week.  Posters are around the school advertising the event!  Check them out!

🌟  Good Morning Bayridge, this week for hot lunch we are bringing back a classic favorite, Breakfast for Lunch!!! For our “Blunch” menu we are serving up a fresh fruit salad, bacon egg sandwich on a fresh made English muffin, and hashbrowns, topped off with a gooey cinnamon bun!!  See you Friday.  Pajamas optional!!


Have a Thorough Thursday, Blazers.

 



 

 

 

Friday

Friday April 12, 2024
Morning Announcements

🌟  Friday Meetings:
At Lunch: The Eco Team, room 113. Rainbow Club in The Pond (room 207)
After School: Badminton Club

 

Have a Fantastic Friday, Blazers
and a brilliant weekend!

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