Thursday, 2 February 2017

Hi Everyone,

It's hard to believe that we are half way through the year already! 

The Science Night and Eco Coat Swap were a success. Thanks to the students who volunteered to help out.

Given report cards are not far off, you should have seen many assessments coming home over the last few weeks.  

Just in case your Ottawa info package may have been misplaced, please see below. The original info is posted, including the payment schedule, Please note, the second payment is now due. The School Cash Online payment option will be open until Friday, Feb. 17th. 


November 21, 2016

Dear Parents / Guardians,

We’re excited to be planning the 2017 Ottawa trip and are pleased that you’re considering student travel for your child. It's a great way to culminate the elementary school experience, as well as an excellent opportunity to consolidate learning from many areas of the curriculum. Additionally, many travel and life skills will be cultivated during this trip. Please refer to the following overview.

DATES
May 23rd, 24th, 25th

MEALS
Included in the cost of this trip are, dinner on the first day; breakfast, $7.00 provided for lunch, and dinner on the second day;  breakfast on the final day.  Students will need money for the last day’s lunch and dinner stops, while travelling home. Additionally, we ask that a bagged lunch be brought for the trip to Ottawa.

VENUES
  • * A mock trial at the Supreme Court of Canada
  • * Guided tour of the Parliament Buildings
  • * Guided visit of the Canadian War Museum
  • * Guided sightseeing coach tour of Ottawa
  • * Visit to the Museum of Nature
  • * Tour of Fort Henry
  • * Visit to the famous Byward Market
  • An evening at Fun Junction / Additional evening event tbd.

COST
This year Bayview has teamed up with Mundy’s Bay P.S. to travel to Ottawa. This is in order to keep costs down as we have a very small group of Grade 8s. Fundraising is ongoing throughout the school year. If you are in need of assistance, please discuss with Ms. Young, Mr. Ealey or Mr. Bell. The total cost of this trip will be $530.00 (+ $30.00 for optional Platinum Insurance Package*).

Payment Plan $530.00 Total, due as outlined below:
December 10th: $100.00
February 1st: $150..00** (This date was amended to Feb. 17th)
March 1st  $150.00
April 10th  $130:00
By April 10th $30.00 *Optional Insurance (Platinum Package)*
* Insurance package is optional. It provides both medical and trip cancellation coverage.
Payments can be made through the Bayview SchoolCashOnline option. Additionally, cash or a cheque, payable to Bayview P.S., can be submitted to the office or brought in by your child.

TRIP OBJECTIVES

  • supplement Grade 8 expectations as laid out in the Ministry of Education History, Geography, Arts, Science, Language and Mathematics curricula
  • provide an opportunity to further learn and display aspects of Learning Skills and Character Education attributes
  • expose students to new experiences & foster an interest in travel

EXPECTATIONS
  • complete cooperation from students at all times - directions given by school staff, tour guides and staff at various venues will be followed without hesitation
  • understanding that students are participating in a school activity and as such, appropriate behaviour and attitude is expected at all times

BEHAVIOUR GUIDELINES FOR INCLUSION ON THE OTTAWA TRIP

The Ottawa trip provides a valuable educational experience for students and it is genuinely hoped that all students will be able to participate. However, a trip such as this requires students to demonstrate responsibility,as well as the ability to make careful and safe decisions. If a student demonstrates poor decision making at school, consideration will need to be given as to whether the Ottawa trip would be an appropriate experience for that student. If a student is in jeopardy of the losing the trip, parents / guardians will be contacted so that they can counsel their child on the necessity of appropriate behaviour.  

Some issues that could put a student’s trip in jeopardy include:
  • persistent truancy or tardiness
  • persistent opposition to authority
  • habitual neglect of duty
  • willful destruction of property
  • use of profane or inappropriate language
  • conduct injurious to the moral tone of the school or to the physical or mental well-being of others in the school

Taking time to discuss these expectations and guidelines with your child is important and appreciated. We look forward to the opportunity of sharing this experience with your child. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
The Bayview Intermediate Team


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