Once again, the students of BLMS tied up their sneakers in support of Terry Fox 30th Anniversary.
A little over $1000 was raised in support of this worthwhile cause and the students had a chance to win prizes for participating. Top fundraiser was Sabrina Phinney an upcoming 2011 grad, who raised $80.Thanks to the students who participated, Mrs. Scully for organizinig the event and to those who sponsored our students and provided the prizes.
Well known international journalist Gwynne Dyer will be visiting our school and addressing the student body on Monday, October 18th @ 2:15pm. Mr. Dyer will be dealing with topics related to "The Middle East" and will be hosted by our World Issues class, under the direction of Mr. Mazerolle. Parents and the general public are invited to attend this special presentation.
On Thursday, Sept 23rd we will be hosting a corn boil and Open House here at BLMS and all parents are invited and encouraged to attend. We will be providing corn, hamburgers, etc from 4:30pm - 5:30pm followed by a brief, more formal session, that will provide an opportunity for parents to meet their child's teachers at 5:30. The Parent School Support Committee will be meeting at 6:15pm Any parent interested in serving on the PSSC is encouraged to contact the school.
Dieppe Driving School is once again offering driver's education at Bonar Law Memorial School. Student's can register by seeing Mrs. Warman in Guidance. Online modules are given so students can prepare at home followed by a 5hr class on September 25th @ BLMS 10:00am-3:00pm. Payment options are available. Information will be given to all homeroom teachers. If interested or for more information call Cheryl at 523-7160 or call Debbie at 389-9480.
I am happy to advise you that we are reducing the school fees that are payable for each student registered at BLMS. Effective and payable tomorrow ... fees will be $30.00 per student or $50.00 per family members, living in the same residence. This is a significant reduction from years past. Homeroom teachers will be collecting these funds until Sept 10th. Please remind your children to always get a receipt for any monies they pay to individuals at school (and in the broader community).
Bonar Law will be doing a fundraiser to help the Flood Relief in Pakistan. We will be selling green and white bracelets (the colour of the Pakistani flag) and selling them for a minimum donation of $3. We will donate the money raised to Global Medic who is over there providing drinking water and shelter for those displaced from their homes without water, food or shelter. Click here for a video highlighting the desperate need over there. http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/ID=1584338182
Looking forward to seeing the grade 9's and the Boomerang Crew on Tuesday, September 7th and everyone else the next day bright and early at 8:20. For all you back-to-school shoppers remember that clothes need to be school appropriate – this means no offensive slogans/logos or language. Please do not wear clothing which reveals your midriff, or your shoulders. Dresses, skirts and shorts should not be shorter than mid thigh.
See below for a list of school supplies.
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Work began on Friday, July 16th on our new Track and Field facility which will include a new soccer pitch and outdoor basketball court. This is a real boost to the athletic program at BLMS as well as becoming a valuable asset to the broader community. We all anxiously await the day when the facility will be used by students during the day and be available to the public during the evenings.
The official list of graduates for the class of 2010 will be posted on Wednesday - June 23rd at noon. A full graduation rehearsal will take place on Thursday, June 24th at 9:00am. It is imperative that all graduates attend this rehearsal ... and remember that this rehearsal is for Grads Only. Please leave small children and 'significant others' at home during this important time.