Principal's Message

Welcome all students, families and community members to the 2017-2018 school year. 

 

At Berwick & District School we strive to provide high quality instruction of the NS Provincial Curriculum at all grade levels. Our teachers work hard both on personal/professional goals and on AVRSB and school specific goals. Every year of your child’s education is one of education for us as well. The business of teaching and learning is ever changing and we look to best practice and recommended strategies to plan our lessons, units and courses. We set high standards, support our students in reaching them and always expect students to do their very best.

 

Every member of our staff is committed to providing a safe, interesting, motivating, inclusive and respectful environment for all children to learn and grow. We believe in teaching leadership, goal setting and participation. We want our students to take risks, encourage each other, be accountable for their responsibilities and celebrate every step of the way. We focus on themes of respectful behavior and provide many ongoing opportunities for students to get involved, connect with their peers and help to make their school the best place it can be!

 

We want you to be our partners in your child’s education. We commit to helping your child grow socially, emotionally, physically and academically. If there is anything you think we should know to make that happen, please let us know. We need you to make sure that they arrive on time, ready to learn and have excellent attendance. Learning activities happen every day all day and absences make progress difficult. Consistent attendance at school is a gift you give to your child that they will thank you for later in life!

 

Berwick & District School is a proud community school. We work closely with local and regional partners: family, club, business and government. We believe in teaching citizenship by doing – we value service learning, supporting community needs and working collaboratively on every initiative that we think will improve our school or community.
 

Thank you so much for being with us this year. Our students, families and staff definitely make this school a unique and special place and we are thankful for that!

 

All of us are excited to begin another year and look forward to working with you to have the best year possible. As principal I, personally, look forward to working with each of you and to being part of this wonderful school and community.

 

All the best this year,

 

Bill Doucet

Principal

 

 

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

At a Glance

July 2017

July 10th: Office closes at 3:00 pm until August 28th

 

August 2017

August 28: Office at BDS is now open during the week

 

September 2017

September 5: First Day for Teachers

September 6:  First Day for Students

September 14:  Pink Shirt Day

September 18-22: BDS Book Fair

September 20: BDS Early Dismissal 11:45 am

September 21:  Grade 7 Needles

September 21:  BDS Open House and Corn Boil

September 27:  Terry Fox Run

September 29:  No School for Students (Regional Shut-Down)

 

October 2017

October 3: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

October 9: Thanksgiving Day
October  12, 13, 16 & 17: RWM 6

October 11: Students and Staff Photos

October 18: BDS Early Dismissal 11:45 am

October 27:  No School for Students (NSTU Provincial Conference Day)

 

November 2017

November 7: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

November 7: Picture Retakes

November 10: No School for Students (Regional Shutdown Day)

November 13: Remembrance Day observed

November 17: Reports Go Home

November 23: Parent Teacher Meetings in Evening 6:30pm-8:00pm

November 24: No School for Students (Parent Teacher Meetings 9:00 am-12:00 pm; Inservice PM)

November 30: No School for Students (Regional Shut-Down and WE Day)

 

December 2017

December 5: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

December 21:  Diversity Day

December 21: Last Teaching Day Before Break

 

January 2018

January 3:  First Teaching Day After Break 

January 9: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

January 17:  Common Early Dismissal 11:45 am

 

February 2018

February 1: No School for Students (Regional Shutdown Day) 

February 6: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

February 8: Primary Registration (TENTATIVE)

February 8: Primary Registration(TENTATIVE-if needed)

February 14: BDS Early Dismissal 11:45 am

February 19:  No School for Students (Heritage Day)

February 20-22: BDS Project/Science & Heritage Fair

 

March 2018

March 6: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

March 9: BDS Wellness Day

March 12-16: No School: March Break

March 23: No School for Students (BDS Marking Day)

March 30: No School: Good Friday

 

April 2018

April 2: No School: Easter Monday

April 3: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

April 5: Reports Go Home

April 12:  Parent Teacher Evening 6:30-8:00 pm

April 13:  No School for Students: Parent Teacher Morning 9:00- 12:00 pm/Inservice in the PM

 

May 2018

May 1: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

May 3: Common Early Dismissal 11:45 am

May 11: Primary Orientation (TENTATIVE)

May 21: No School: Victoria Day

May 23-24 & 28-29: RWM 8

 

June 2018

June 5: SCC Meeting 6:30 pm

June 6: Common Early Dismissal 11:45 am

June 21: Grade 7/8 Year End Dance            

June 25: Field Day at the Manor

June 27: BDS Early Dismissal 11:45 am

June 27: Grade 8 Closing & Awards Ceremony 6:00 pm

June 28: No School for Students (Marking Day)

June 29:  Last Day of School