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Dear Parents / Guardians, Re: Graduation As hard as it is to believe, graduation is only 2 weeks away! This year’s ceremonies will be held on
Monday, June 25th at 6:30 pm, in the school gymnasium. Students are invited to bring 6 guests, however we can make exceptions where needed. We will be asking students to confirm numbers for attendance, later this week. Students should arrive in Ms. Young’s room at 6:00 pm in order to prepare for the ceremony. Gymnasium doors will be unlocked for guests at this time.
It has been the Bayview tradition for students to wear graduation gowns during the ceremonies. This year’s fundraising efforts have made it possible for the school to cover total rental costs and will include a souvenir cap for each student to keep. Immediately following the ceremonies, we invite you to participate in a student / parent (or other significant person) dance. This will be followed by a fast dance and a slow dance for our graduates. This will be the conclusion of the Bayview portion of events. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Bell or Ms. Young if you have any questions or concerns. Sincerely, The Bayview Intermediate Team
GBDSS Student's Council would like to invite any and all grade 6-8 students to our movie night next Friday, May 25th. We will be showing "Wonder Woman" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." (shown in GBDSS cafeteria and library pit)
The movies will begin playing at 6:30 but doors will open at 6. There is a $2 entrance fee, and we will be selling popcorn and drinks. Attached to this email is a flyer with all the information, in case students would like a copy of the details. Thanks so much and we hope to see you there!
Here is a packing checklist if you would like to use to help with packing. Ottawa Trip Checklist •Regular school clothes for 3 days (school dress code applies) •Appropriate attire for parliament buildings •Rainwear / small umbrella - water bottle - hat •Jacket and/or sweater •Toiletries •Wristwatch or phone if possible (not absolutely necessary) •Comfortable shoes (will be doing lots of walking!) •Medications if needed •Camera •Quiet bus activities (handheld devices, books, etc.) •DVDs for group to view on bus if desired (appropriate material please) •Healthy snacks •Spending money, including money for dinner on trip home •Packed lunch for trip down •Luggage – one small to medium sized suitcase / bag with identification •Backpack for day trips •Responsible, cooperative and safe behaviour •Patience, great manners and a positive attitude! •SMILES Here is a general itinerary for your viewing pleasure. :)
Day One - Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:00 AM Hammond Transportation motor coach Arrival at your school of a washroom equipped, climate controlled highway motor coach. Load your luggage and prepare for departure. # of Buses: 1 X 55 Passenger Charter #: 153478 Dispatch #: 705 646-6540 7:30 AM Board your motor coach and depart. En route your Tour Leader will get to know the students on a first name basis and lead discussions. Appropriate rest and meal stops will be made en route. Take Highway #407 to and from your destination. 12:30 PM Guided Tour of Fort Henry On a guided tour of Old Fort Henry, students are taken back in time in this 19th century British fort to learn about the lifestyle of a 19th century British soldier. The origins of British North America will be explored. Duration: 60 minutes Address: East on Hwy 2 at Hwy 15, 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston, ON, K7L 4V8 Phone: 1-800-437-2233 Ext: 1 > 2 > 6 3:00 PM Monument Tour on Parliament Hill Enjoy a tour of the Monuments on the grounds of Parliament Hill, conducted by your tour leader. 4:05 PM Parliament Hill Centre Block Tour TOUR TIMES: 4:05pm RESERVATION #126657. Situated on a cliff overlooking the Ottawa River, the Parliament Buildings are historical monuments, architectural treasures, and an important national symbol cherished by all Canadians. It is within the walls of these buildings that Senators and Members of Parliament debate the important issues of the day, and make our nation's laws. NOTE: Tours cancelled within 14 days will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee, which will be invoiced to the school. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Prior to entering the Centre Block, every visitor must go through security. Line up for your security screening 15 - 20 minutes prior to your reservation, maximum 35 people per tour. Should the House of Commons and/or Senate be sitting during your visit, your tour will be restricted to the main foyer. Duration: 45 minutes Address: 1 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A9 Phone: 613-996-0896 5:30 PM Hotel Check In Approximate time of arrival at Algonquin Residence and Conference Centre. Address: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2G 1V8 Phone: 613-727-7698 6:30 PM Board your motor coach and depart for your next activity. 7:00 PM Funhaven Evening Enjoy one game of Laser Tag plus unlimited Rock Climbing, Laser Frenzy & Bumper Cars as well as a $5 Fun Card per person and a Pizza meal. MENU: 3 slices of fresh pizza (cheese or pepperoni) with a fountain drink. NOTE: Laser Tag at 8:00pm. Duration: 180 minutes Address: 1050 Baxter Rd, Ottawa, ON, K2C 3P1 Phone: 613-828-4386 10:00 PM Night Security provided by Garda Security - 8 hrs Hallway patrol from 10:00pm - 6:00am Number of Personnel: 1 10:00 PM One-way school bus transfer Meet your 47 passenger Autobus Campeau school bus transfer at Funhaven and transfer to Algonquin College. Charter #23711 Phone: 613-721-5500 After Hours Assistance: 613-294-4234 Day Two - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:00 AM As a group, walk to your next activity. 8:15 AM Breakfast at Chances R Restaurant Menu - Scrambled eggs, Sausage, Bacon and Home Fries, Montreal style bagel with spread or croissant (restaurant choice), Juice, Coffee/Tea and fruit for chaperones. Duration: 60 minutes Address: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2G 1V8 Phone: 613-727-7698 9:15 AM Board your motor coach and depart for your next activity. www.brightsparktravel.ca Page 1 of 3 3280 Bloor Street W Centre Tower, Suite 901 Toronto, ON M8X 2X3 416-486-6440 Tel. 1-800-267-6425 Toll-free 416-486-7118 Fax Quote: QUO-20874-G18XHG Print: 04/19/2018 Bayview PS - Grade 8 Tour ID: 23662 Ottawa May 22, 2018 to May 24, 2018 10:00 AM Guided Grand Tour of Canadian Museum of History Your guided tour will include 2 of the Museum's 3 permanent exhibitions: Grand Hall and First People's Hall, Canada Hall is closed until further notice. The building itself is an architectural masterpiece and one of Canada's most popular and most visited museums. Journey through 1,000 years of Canada’s history in life-size settings and experience the richness of Canada’s past. Please Note: Canada Hall is closed until further notice. The guided tour is 45 minutes, group has time to explore the museum afterwards. Duration: 45 minutes Address: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC, K1A 0M8 Phone: 819-776-7014 11:00 AM CINE+ at the Canadian Museum of History View the CINE+ "Great North." The CINE+ theatre provides you with a larger-than-life escape putting you in the heart of the action. This was the first theatre in the world to combine both an CINE+ screen and an CINE+. Dome. Duration: 45 minutes Address: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC, K1A 0M8 Phone: 819-776-7014 12:15 PM Rideau Centre Lunch on your own at the Rideau Centre. With more than a dozen places to eat, the Rideau Centre has something for everyone. After lunch, the students may be permitted some time to explore the mall. Address: 50 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J7 2:00 PM Guided Tour at the Supreme Court of Canada The Supreme Court of Canada has been Canada's highest court of appeal since 1949. This tour will familiarize you with the Canadian judicial system and how the decisions made by the Supreme Court Justices affect all Canadians. NOTE: The mock trial is subject to availability and is not guaranteed. Duration: 45 minutes Address: 301 Wellington Street (at Kent Street), Ottawa, ON, K1A 0J1 Phone: 613-995-5361 Ext: 1 >1 2:45 PM The Byward Market Explore one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, Lieutenant Colonel John By, laid out the plan for the Market. Within its streets, you will find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, restaurants and more. Address: 55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9C3 4:30 PM Nepean Point Visit Nepean Point and experience the best view of Ottawa. Also, take the opportunity to review the history of Canada's Capital Region. NOTE: This is an excellent place for a group photograph. 5:45 PM Board your motor coach and depart for your next activity. 6:30 PM Fajita dinner Lone Star (chicken & beef) - Byward Market MENU: Lone Star's famous chips and salsa, fries, mesquite grilled chicken & beef fajitas served with homemade flour tortillas, sautéed onions and peppers, guacamole upon request, Pico de Gallo, sour cream and cheddar cheese, soft drink and cookies. Duration: 60 minutes Address: 128 George Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9N9 Phone: 613-562-9865 8:15 PM Student Dance Cruise with Capital Cruises Student dance cruise on the Ottawa River aboard the vessel "Empress of Ottawa." SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Cruises depart from Jacques Cartier Park and sail rain or shine. Please dress appropriately. Arrive 15 minute prior to departure. Duration: 90 minutes Address: Phone: 613-241-8811 9:45 PM Board your motor coach and return to your accommodations. 10:00 PM Night Security provided by Garda Security - 8 hrs Hallway patrol from 10:00pm - 6:00am Number of Personnel: 1 Day Three - Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:00 AM As a group, walk to your next activity. www.brightsparktravel.ca Page 2 of 3 3280 Bloor Street W Centre Tower, Suite 901 Toronto, ON M8X 2X3 416-486-6440 Tel. 1-800-267-6425 Toll-free 416-486-7118 Fax Quote: QUO-20874-G18XHG Print: 04/19/2018 Bayview PS - Grade 8 Tour ID: 23662 Ottawa May 22, 2018 to May 24, 2018 7:15 AM Breakfast at Chances R Restaurant Menu - Scrambled eggs, Sausage, Bacon and Home Fries, Montreal style bagel with spread or croissant (restaurant choice), Juice, Coffee/Tea and fruit for chaperones. Duration: 60 minutes Address: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2G 1V8 Phone: 613-727-7698 8:15 AM As a group, walk back to your accommodations. 8:30 AM Hotel Check Out Check out of your accommodations and load your luggage onto the motor coach. 9:00 AM Sussex Drive Coach Tour Drive along Sussex Drive, as your Tour Leader comments on points of interest including the residences of the Prime Minister and Governor General. 10:00 AM Guided Tour of the National Gallery of Canada Enjoy a guided tour of one of the architectural jewels of Ottawa, the National Gallery of Canada, which contains paintings and sculptures from around the world. Works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Warhol, and the Group of Seven are some of the thousands displayed for everyone to enjoy. NOTE: The tour is one hour in duration. Afterwards, group will have time to explore the Museum and Gift Shop. Duration: 90 minutes Address: 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9N4 Phone: 613-990-1985 11:45 AM The Byward Market Time to have lunch on your own and explore one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, Lieutenant Colonel John By, laid out the plan for the Market. Within its streets, you will find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, restaurants and more. Address: 55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9C3 1:15 PM Museum Highlights Tour at the Canadian War Museum This tour will offer first-time visitors an overview of the gallery spaces & will focus on star artifacts. You will also discover surprising facts about the world-renowned architecture. Duration: 90 minutes Address: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1C2 Phone: 819-776-7014 2:45 PM Board your motor coach and depart for home. Appropriate rest and meal stops will be made en route. 9:45 PM Welcome Home! Approximate time of arrival at your school. Emergency Phone Numbers: 416-486-6440 or 1- 800-267-6425. After Hours (Emergency Only): Dial number above and listen for the emergency extension number listed in the message. PLEASE NOTE: It is critical that you read, understand, and approve this itinerary. This is the way we intend to deliver your tour. We require your requests for changes or your approval within one week. A nil response will be deemed as your approval. In signing this itinerary, you are agreeing to all its components. Should you request any changes after signing, you will be charged a $25.00 administration fee for each change. Unfortunately we cannot accept changes to the itinerary or fluctuation in the number of people travelling on the tour within 30 days of your departure date. Itinerary Accepted By: ____________________________________________ Date of Acceptance: ___________________________________________ www.brightsparktravel.ca Page 3 of 3 3280 Bloor Street W Centre Tower, Suite 901 Toronto, ON M8X 2X3 416-486-6440 Tel. 1-800-267-6425 Toll-free 416-486-7118 Fax Quote: QUO-20874-G18XHG Print: 04/19/2018 Bayview PS - Grade 8 Tour ID: 23662 Ottawa May 22, 2018 to May 24, 2018 We will see you all on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:10 am!
Wow! May! With the beginning of May here, things are starting to ramp up. We have several big things happening in Grade 8. Please have a look and if you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 705 526 4208.
Our trip is approaching quickly. If you still have outstanding payments please send in the balance to the office in the form of cash or cheque, as the online cash payment option is now closed. If there are any challenges regarding payments, please contact Mr. Bell or myself. We have had a successful year with our pizza fundraising efforts, so may be able to help cover the some of the cost of students' purchased meals. Please stay posted for an update on this.
Students will be provided with access to a packing checklist this week, or next.
Just a reminder that the date for Graduation is Monday, June 25th. The ceremonies will begin at 6:30 pm. The Bayview portion will consist of ceremonies and student recognition, followed by a 3 song Dance at the school. This will consist of a parent / student dance, a fast dance and a slow dance. A few parents are looking at organizing an after party. They will provide you with information when things are confirmed.
Inquiry Based Learning
We are about to begin another integrated assignment. Students may choose between a topic that is related to environmental challenges or social justice issues. As always, this and several other classroom assignments / tasks can be shared with you, by your child, though Google Classroom.
Grad photos will be taking place during the morning of January 30th.
Our next Ottawa payment of $75.00 is due on January 19th
Students are beginning an integrated language and geography inquiry project - Human Impact on the Environment and Sustainability: The Role our Food Choices Play. Assignment, learning goals, success criteria and guiding questions can all be accessed on Google Classroom