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Current News and Announcements
  • Family Dance & Flu Shot Clinic

    Hello BDS Families,


    We have two exciting announcements:

    FAMILY DANCE: Our first Family Dance of the year will be held on Thursday, October 20th from 6-8pm. This is a family dance and parents are required to attend with their students. This is a Halloween dance so we hope everyone will be creative with their costumes. For safety reasons we will not allow students or adults to wear masks or carry anything that represents weapons. We will be taking a free will offering to help with the PTSA’s efforts to support the school.


    FLU SHOT CLINIC AT BDS: WIlson's Pharmasave will be putting on a Flu Shot clinic at BDS on Tuesday, October 18th in the Hive. THere will be two sessions: 2:30-4 and 6-7:30. Feel free to stop on in with your information on Tuesday, October 18th if you need/want a flu shot.

    Have a great weekend,

    BDS Administration

  • Band Parent Meeting

    Dear Parents,


    Welcome to the 2016/2017 Band Parents year! Thank you all for your patience while we coordinate this new and exciting year's events. We have been busy working behind the scenes with our new music teacher, Mrs Mailman, to secure our calendar and make a few of our annual events continue with ease. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank both Mrs Mailman and Mr Doucet for working closely with the Band Parent Association to ensure that we are transitioning comfortably while they are both so obviously busy finding footing in their respective positions.


    This year, we have a few exciting changes to the program and the fee structure. Please note the following important changes to the music program:


    - As per the curriculum, music is now a mandatory part of the curriculum for students as a whole for ALL STUDENTS at Berwick school. Therefore, there will be NO REGISTRATION FEES associated with our music program. The traditional fee per student is no longer required to be paid.


    - We will continue to do volunteer hours in lieu of a fee as the fund raising for the trip next year and for other extra costs associated with running a band program is in full swing!
    Each parent will be responsible for either a one time “volunteer fee” of $110.00 or may choose to do 12 volunteer hours to make up the hours. As many of you know, these hours will be in the form of donations to our Fall Dinner, Craft Fair etc. Again, this is very important for us to continue as it pays for the majority of the bi-annual trip that will take place next in 2018 and covers extra costs for the music program that the school cannot.


    - For parents of Grade 8 students that attended the trip last year, we are still asking that you fulfil volunteer hours this year as last year was a “crossover” year. Typically, we would have still been fund-raising this year to pay for the trip, so we ask for your consideration in this matter and please sign up for whatever you can.


    PLEASE NOTE that on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th at 6:30PM  , there will be a volunteer sign up evening and information session at Berwick School for ALL parents of students grades 5-8. We apologize for the short notice, but with the Fall Dinner fast approaching (October 25th) and the Craft Fair (1st Saturday of November), we will need to secure volunteer positions as soon as possible. This is also a great evening to ask questions and hear about all the exciting things happening at the school with the music program.


    We continue to express that we have the best parents at our school and look forward for our new faculty seeing first hand how we all work together to make magic happen for our kids. Thank you again, as always, for your continued support!




    The Berwick Band Parents Association

  • BDS Food Drive

    BDS Families,


    On Tuesday, October 4th we will kick off our BDS Food Drive. We are asking students and staff to consider bringing in a non-perishable food item to help supply our local food bank in Berwick. This food drive will run from Tuesday, October 4th until Tuesday, October 11. The FCC tractor shows up on Wednesday, October 12th to pick up everything we have gathered. Thank you for your support of this event!

Berwick and District Visitor Policy Reminder:  Please remember to make contact with the office when arriving at Berwick and District. If you are looking to touch base with your child's teacher or needing to pick up your child, once you check in at the office we are requesting that you wait there until your child arrives at the office, or until the teacher comes to meet you. This procedure helps us maintain safety within our school in case of an emergency.  We thank you for your support.


Documents and Forms    Birth Certificate Application
   School Communication Plan
   Student Transfer Form
   BDS School Calendar 2015-2016
   BDS Handbook 2015-2016
   Provincial Homework Policy
   Provincial School Code of Conduct Policy
   School Supply Fee letter 5-6 English 2016-2017
   School Supply Fee letter French Immersion 2016-2017
   School Supply Fee letter 7-8 English 2016-2017
   BDS Annual Report 2015-2016
   P-4 Supply Letter
   BDS Annual Report 2015-2016

At a Glance

October 2016

Friday, October 28th

Provincial NSTU Conference Day (No School for Students)


November 2016

Friday, November 4th

BDS Photo Retakes

Saturday, November 5th

BDS Craft Fair

Tuesday, November 8th

Remembrance Day Service at BDS 

PTSA Meeting 6:30 PM (Please note the new time)

Friday, November 11th

Remembrance Day (No School for Students and Staff)

Tuesday, November 15th

Early Dismissal for Students 11:45 AM

Thursday, November 24th

Report Cards Go Home

Wednesday, November 30th

Regional Inservice Day/We Day (No School for Students)


December 2016

Thursday, December 1st

Parent/Teacher Meetings 6-8 PM

Friday, December 2nd

Inservice AM (No School for Students All Day)

Parent/Teacher Meetings 1-4 PM

Tuesday, December 13th

PTSA Meeting 6 PM

Thursday, December 15th

Early Dismissal for Students 11:45 AM

Wednesday, December 21st

Diversity Day

Last Day Before the Break


January 2017

Tuesday, January 3rd

First Day Back After the Break

Daily Schedule

8:25am Doors Open

8:40am Classes Begin

10:40-10:55am Recess

12:25-1:10pm Lunch Hour

1:10pm Classes Resume

2:45pm Dismissal Bell for Afterschool Program as well as P, P/1 & 1/2

2:50pm Dismissal Bell for Walkers

2:55pm Dismissal Announcement for Bussers

3:30pm Office Closes