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  • Boissevain School- Oct 04 News
    welcome This is a great time to stock up on new books for Christmas birthdays and any special event As a bonus the Teacher from the Black Lagoon will be here for pictures on Monday October 18 from 4 00 p m 8 00 p m Please bring your own camera We hope to see you at the Fair SINGING AT THE FESTIVA L submitted by Mrs Esther McAuley Mrs Unrau and Mrs McAuley will be available to coach any students who are interested in singing in the festival Mrs Unrau plans to work with students on Day 2 and Day 4 of the school day cycle Mrs McAuley will work with students on Day 1 and Day 3 Mrs Unrau will need to charge a fee for her services Mrs McAuley will also charge a minimal fee to cover the cost of sheet music and festival fees Please call Mrs Unrau at 534 6838 or Mrs McAuley at 534 2494 W or 523 7781 H for more details GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING submitted by Mr Bob Birch For those of you who are unaware I am the Guidance Counsellor for the 2004 2005 school year If students and or parents have any concerns regarding social emotional behavioral or safety issues at school please stop by or contact me at 534 2494 I am looking forward to a great year and new experiences at Boissevain School TADD The Teens Against Drugging and Driving TADD committee has been meeting in preparation for Tuesday October 26 2004 On this day TADD will be presenting various activities for the high school students to mark the National Students Against Impaired Driving NSAID DAY THE GOAL OF NSAID Day is to educate peers about the dangers of impaired driving The TADD committee for 2004 2005 are Heather Ayre AFM Bob Birch school counsellor Lee C Tannis E Kayley H Eleysha H Stephanie J Megan S Heidi T Asha V and Tari W PEER HELPERS A new year has started at BCI and a new team of Peer Helpers has been assembled Our primary goal is to address the needs and concerns of other high school students We believe that peers are more understanding accessible and easier to approach than adults Peer Helpers are trained and supervised to provide listening and understanding friendship and support decision making and problem solving assistance tutoring and academic help and role modeling Peer Helpers do not make decisions for others give advice or tell others what to do provide therapy or treatment or counsel Our Peer Helping team is made up of Senior 1 to 4 students who get together on the first Monday of every month to discuss the issues that influence teens at BCI If teenagers have problems or need someone to talk to they can approach a Peer Helper and be assured that all discussions will be completely confidential All Peer Helpers have completed their training and are ready to help the students of BCI The training occurred

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  • Boissevain School- Nov 04 News
    to support the costs of transportation uniforms tournament entry fees and other student activities Thank you for your support SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR The Scholastic Book Fair Hot Off The Press ran from October 18 21 sponsored by the Boissevain School Library Friday Night October 18 The Teacher From the Black Lagoon was here for pictures that evening If you have not seen the Black Lagoon books have a look for them Tiffany R was the winner of the draw She chose 25 worth of books from the Fair In addition her teacher Mr Bartley of 5B also chose 25 in books Thank you to scholastic for sponsoring this draw The Fair was open for two evenings Monday until 8 p m and Thursday until 6 p m Parents seemed to appreciate this so it will likely happen again next year Thank you to all who came and purchased books The Fair was a success and over the next few months many of the new books will be available for borrowing Thank you to the Software Apps class and Mr Kleebaum for the posters Mr Nantais for the information on the Web Site Mrs White for organizing the information on the School Billboard the volunteers who helped out so cheerfully and to Barb Smith for her help in setting up and working during her library times I really appreciate all the help I receive during this time Planning ahead The Book Fair for the Library has been booked for the last week in October 2005 The staff and students of Boissevain School wish to thank Mrs Kentner for her hard work at the book fair BAND Two of our own Senior Band students performed with the Brandon University Wind Ensemble this past week at the Westman Centennial Auditorium in Brandon The Wind Ensemble is a band of 60 comprised primarily of BU music students Two students from each Westman band program were invited to perform the last two pieces of the concert with the ensemble Katie F oboe and Katherine M flute attended a 45 minute rehearsal with the combined group of 90 in the afternoon and performed to a very appreciative audience at the evening Wind Ensemble concert Both girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience Christmas music is ringing through the halls of the school as the bands begin preparation for their annual Christmas Concert The concert will be held on Sunday December 12 at 7 00 p m Plan to stay for dainties and coffee after the concert and or buy a tray of dainties to take home with you The band students are looking forward to performing for you The Senior Band will be taking part in the Legion Remembrance Day service on November 11 at the Legion REMEMBRANCE DAY The Remembrance Day Service at the school will take place on November 10 at 11 00 a m Many of our students will be taking part in the service The guest speaker will be Major Marc George formerly of

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  • Boissevain School- Dec 04 News
    is no small feat on such a large building The staff and students are very proud of the festive lighting and appreciate the time and effort Mr Beard and Mr Gray put into this project BAND CONCERT Come and hear the sounds of Christmas in the school gymnasium on Sunday December 12 at 7 00 p m The Grades 6 to Senior 4 Concert band and the Senior Jazz band will be performing Please join us for dainties and coffee after the concert PRIMARY CHRISTMAS CONCERT The K 4 Christmas Concert will be held on December 15 at 7 00 p m in the North gym Baby sitting will be available beginning at 6 30 p m There will be a coin collection at the doors The concert is open to the public so please accept this as your invitation to an evening of entertainment and fun CARTRIDGE RECYCLING Boissevain School has started a fund raising program with the organization cartridges for kids We receive funds for sending in used ink jet laser ink cartridges and cell phones Most brands are acceptable no Epson Brother or re inked remanufactured cartridges A box for donations of these items is located in the office if you are interested in taking part More information can be found at the web site www cartridges4kids ca or by phoning the school BOB KING PERFORMANCE On Wednesday December 1 we were very fortunate to have children s songwriter and performer Bob King at the school to play for the K 4 students Bob has written songs such as Sandwiches are Beautiful and Brother For Sale and has written and performed with Fred Penner Sharon Lois and Bram and others His songs address building character and shared values Bob was nominated for a Juno and received other awards in his career After his excellent concert Bob held a song writing workshop for our grade 4 students Much fun was had by all Bob is a passionate advocate of children s music and had an article on this published in a recent Free Press issue CURLING ROCKS submitted by Mrs Krowchuk Mrs Scott Friday November 26 saw more than 150 students from grades 5 to Sr 4 participating in a Curling Clinic Three certified curling coaches from the Brandon area provided the students with a classroom theory session followed by on ice practice sessions The clinic covered everything from basic etiquette to skipping strategies Funding for this clinic was provided by the Westman Curling Foundation which allowed us to offer it for no charge to the students We would like to thank the students for their cooperation and respect shown to all the instructors It made for a fun day for everyone Regular Junior Curling continues to be Wednesdays after school 3 30 p m 5 00 p m Any interested new curlers are welcome VARSITY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL The varsity girls volleyball season came to its conclusion at the provincial championship in Russell on November 25 27 The

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  • Boissevain School- January 05 News
    early March If anyone in the community is willing and able to accompany some of the band students please call the school and let Mrs Lawson know The Senior Band is preparing to perform at the Optimist Festival on February 21 in Winnipeg Over 200 bands will perform that week The next band concert will be the last school week in March The date will be finalized soon PEER HELPERS by Marlie J December always seems to be a busy month and there was no exception for our Peer Helper team The Peer Helpers came together at Marlie J s house on December 12 for their annual Christmas party pot luck and gift exchange Everyone had a great time playing games and learning that Kat Moody is a master at the Mad Gab On the last day of school before the break Kat M and Marlie J showed their video Check Me Out to the Boissevain High School body Many students agreed that the ladies did a wonderful job The ladies also showed their video at the December PAC meeting and will be showing it again at the end of January to the School Board Also on the 17 the Peer Helpers got to interact with the Middle School by putting on the first ever Middle School Gym Blast From relay races and fear factor to tug a war the Middle School students got together in four teams and competed against one another the entire morning Students had a fantastic time and some have even come to the conclusion that this has to be an annual event As you can see the Peer Helpers have been very busy helping our peers through the everyday challenges that arise and having fun along the way HALLOWEEN FOOD DRIVE This Halloween two student

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  • Boissevain School- newsfeb05
    Most are acceptable Exceptions include Epson and previously re inked cartridges More information about the program can be found at www cartridges4kids com Help the environment and the school by sending your empty cartridges to the school office SENIOR 4 MOVIE EARNS MORE KUDOS This school year Thomas Nelson an education publisher sponsored an Excellence in Technology Contest for Canadian Schools The contest was to celebrate and honor innovative projects that utilize technology in learning Boissevain School s Senior 4 movie project was entered in the contest While we did not win the contest we did receive an Honourable Mention for this project The winning school was Laurier High School in Montreal It is interesting to note that 3 Honourable Mentions went to schools in Manitoba more than any other Province OVERDUE Filming of the 2004 05 Senior 4 movie titled Overdue is in full swing This year s movie takes place entirely in the school and includes a large cast The Literary English class completed the script in November and the Advanced Software class took over to complete storyboards Shooting has been taking place since late December and will hopefully wrap up soon The story will feature great dialogue and some interesting camera work Post production editing will be done by the Advanced Software class and the goal is to have another big premiere event in Spring Photos of the shoot can be found on the school web site stay tuned later in the year for more information about the world premiere event SURFING THE NET Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba Turtle Mountain School Division and Boissevain School are concerned about Internet Safety for Kids Two presentations March 9 and March 16 from 7 00 p m 10 00 p m will take place at Boissevain School to give you some information which should be helpful in keeping your family safe Topics that will be covered include The Internet in a Public Place How do you get into cyberspace What are the risks Guideline for parents to reduce the risks and Hopeful resources for on line safety The information will be provided by Lori McMechan group facilitator and Mike Nantais Boissevain Computer Technology Leader There is no cost but charitable donations will be accepted to help cover the costs To register please contact Lory Hart at 534 7400 or 1 800 483 8980 or Boissevain School at 534 2494 PARENTING COURSE Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba is presenting a workshop for parents of children aged 18 months to 18 years The workshop entitled HELP This Parenting is Tough will be offered on six consecutive Mondays beginning on February 7 Ms Karen Potter will be presenting the workshop with a respectful responsible approach to parenting based on How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish The various sessions will include teaching your child to understand identify and communicate their feelings engaging your child s cooperation

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  • Boissevain School- news
    fun A great day was had by the students parent volunteers and the teachers LAKE ADAM DAY submitted by Lake Adam Organizing Committee What does coffee can curling walrus drag races and travelling at 40 miles per hour have in common All these activities and many more were happening at Lake Adam on February 24 The students from Kindergarten grade 4 took advantage of the wonderful facilities at Lake Adam once again They went skating tobogganing played broom ball went on a scavenger hunt had a tug of war played coffee can curling and did other winter games and races To top it all off many of our wonderful parents cooked and brought out hot dogs at lunch while our hardworking Instructional Assistants made hot chocolate for everyone None of this could have been possible without the unfailing help of our parent volunteers They are willing to do anything even cook and deliver 40 dozen hot dogs Thanks to everyone for making this a success once again D A R E The Grade 5 classes of Boissevain School are fortunate to be participating in the Drug Abuse Resistance Program Once a week for 10 weeks Constable Ron Fehr of the Boissevain Detachment visits the Grade 5 classrooms for an hour at a time Constable Fehr educates the students on a variety of issues related to drug and alcohol abuse resistance techniques and assertiveness training There will be an evening graduation ceremony for parents and participants in April after the students have completed the course Thank you to Constable Fehr for taking the two week training that allows him to teach such a worthwhile program in our school OAK HAMMOCK School closures in January prompted by cold weather forced a rescheduling of the Oak Hammock workshops planned for students in Grades K to 8 Thursday March 3 the enthusiastic team from Oak Hammock Marsh near Winnipeg spent the day in Boissevain School presenting a variety of interactive workshops to students Bird feeders Beaver Tales Stargazing Wacky Weather and Ecology Games were just some of the sessions enjoyed by the students FESTIVAL Grades 1 to 6 students were busy performing in the vocal component of the Boissevain Festival of the Arts this past week Students were bussed at regular intervals to the Mennonite Brethren Church to compete with classes from neighbouring communities BAND Congratulations to the twelve band students who were selected to be part of the Westman Junior and Senior Honour Bands These groups met in Brandon on February 11 12 along with top students from 20 other band programs for twelve hours of intense musical instruction provided by Dr Wendy McCallum from Brandon University and Jackie Ferguson from Winnipeg Saturday afternoon the Honour Bands performed in the Westman Centennial Auditorium sharing the stage with the Brandon University Wind Ensemble Representing Boissevain in the Junior Honour Band were Megan S Asha V Heidi T Danielle P Danielle M Alannah M Karrick K and Jada D The Senior Honour Band included Kayley

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  • Boissevain School- April 05 news
    the high school setting all high school students and parents are welcome to attend SPRING SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR The Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Primary Music Room on the following dates April 11 14 9 00 a m 4 00 p m April 13 9 00 a m 8 00 p m All profits from the fair go towards classroom libraries and resources Hey Bully Bully On March 21 students from Grades K 7 enjoyed a presentation entitled Hey Bully bully A talented troupe of four performers from Victoria B C visited Boissevain School to share their message that dealt with bullying and techniques for coping with it The use of traditional folklore fairy tales and legends brought well known stories to life for students and teachers The talented group added music and song to keep the audience enthralled A special thank you to The Boissevain Community Justice Committee for sponsoring this event and to Richard Peters for his input DATES TO REMEMBER April 8 11 12 S1 S4 Midterm Exams April 11 Parent Advisory Council 7 00 p m April 14 Wellness Day Boissevain Mennonite Brethren Church 1 00 p m 7 00 p m

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  • Boissevain School- May 05 news
    how to use the microwave oven safely preventing scald burns dangers of gasoline surviving a fire and having an evacuation plan Did you know that the majority of accidents in the home for young children and seniors is in the bathroom In the kitchen most children that end up in the hospital have scald burns During a fire you should place the back of your hand against the door to check for heat Students were instructed to leave their doors slightly open at night to prevent a back draft in case of a fire They were also shown how to STOP DROP and ROLL Everyone is asked to develop an emergency evacuation plan for their households Our children are our future please keep them safe BAND NEWS The Grade 6 beginner band took part in the Beginning Band Festival in Winnipeg on April 19 The twenty one students played very well receiving many compliments from the adjudicators Music Monday May 2 was a special day nation wide Music groups from all across Canada were asked to perform the same piece A Little Music at the same time preferably outside for all to hear Boissevain K 8 students were treated to a special concert in the gym put on by the 8 9 and Senior Bands with performances by the K 5 choir and the middle school choir The event was enjoyed by all SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR The Primary staff hosted a Scholastic Book Fair April 11 to 14 Thanks to the support of our school community just over 1000 in books and teaching resources was earned for our K 4 classrooms The lucky winner of the Family Event door prize 25 worth of books was Beth T Many thanks to the staff and parent volunteers who organized and worked at the Book Fair GREEN KIDS PRESENTATION The Green Kids presented Awesome Powers III on May 3 for students from K 8 They took us on an adventure to a beautiful organic farm The importance of organic farming natural foods and healthy eating sustainable agriculture and forestry were some of the topics in their drama They stressed the earth s sensitivity to our daily practises For more information go to www greenkids com or E mail rex greenkids com We would like to thank the Turtle Mountain Conservation District for funding this worthwhile group SCHOLARSHIPS BURSARIES The Senior 4 s have received information about available scholarships and bursaries Applications are due in the office by May 20 In addition Mr Birch has posted information about other scholarships in the high school and there are several links on the school site related to scholarships and bursaries Feel free to call Mr Nantais for more information BADMINTON Ten schools competed in the Zone 9 Jr High Badminton Tournament held in Boissevain May 3 Fifteen local athletes took part in the competition Tricia P finished second in girls singles while Craig H and Spencer H d finished first in boys doubles Excellent showing from

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