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Mar 112017
Hi all,
Just a reminder we will NOT be having a council meeting next week!  But there is a lot going on, so thought it best to have a quick summary before the break.
– I want to give a huge shout out to Shannon and team for a smashing success of the Dance-a-thon!  We raised $13,000 the good old fashioned way, and thanks to Lucas, another $650 in e-transfers!
– We had a two-day Mathletes program in the gym that got lots of buzz, thank you to the team of parents who organized it!
– The internal gardens have arrived and have been assembled.  We just need dirt and seeds and we will be growing our own produce.  Thank you Burke!
– The logo contest was a big hit and we had over 50 submissions!  A crack team of judges were put in place and three were chosen.  One will be the new school letterhead, and the other two will work together to combine their logos into one.  You will see the letterhead and logo at the next meeting, and we will be posting all of the others, they were all amazing!
– We have a busy Spring coming up with many of our Arts initiatives kicking off, the Book Bonanza, Play Days, Teacher Appreciation, 8th Grade Graduation, etc, etc!  Thank you in advance to those who are leading the charge with these events.
– Another plea for someone to step forward and be the manager of our Pizza Lunch program next year.  We need someone to manage the program and ideally work side-by-side Tudor for a couple months this year to get a full understanding of how it works.  Thank you Tudor for years of overseeing our largest fundraising activity that accounts for approximately $25,000 a year, we will miss you as both your boys will be at Nepean next year!
Bricks of Broadview: We have a potential fundraising opportunity I wanted to float by the group to see if anyone wanted to take it and run with it.  We’ve secured 200 bricks from the old school.  I propose we fundraise specifically for the new yard and sell them at $100 each.  This would be a fast and easy way to get $20,000 for the yard! There has been quite a bit of interest in buying bricks.  We would need to:
– Message out the fundraiser both to existing and alumni families as well as neighbours (getting calls from all)
– Determine how to collect the funds
– Distribute the bricks
– Decide on an “authentication” (plaque, letter, photo) or if we want/need to
The two big actions are: A pizza manager & a bricks of Broadview fundraising coordinator.  Please let me know if you are interested in helping out, even if you don’t necessarily want to take the lead.
Have a great week off, I hope you have the opportunity to go somewhere warm and sip a cold drink!


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Feb 152017
Time to Order Pizza for Session Two!

This week is the last week in Session One of Broadview’s Pizza Program. If you’ve not already done so, it’s time to order for Session Two, which begins next Thursday, Feb. 23rd, and runs until the end of June. The last day for ordering, and full payment is Sunday, February 19th. How to order: Log in to [read more…]

Oct 182016
We Scare Hunger Food Drive 2016

We Scare Hunger! The HELP club and Free the Children are issuing a challenge to Broadview parents and students to support the Ottawa Food Bank. We are participating in a food drive to provide non-perishable items to the Food Bank. Please bring in one canned good (or more!) to school between October 24th – October [read more…]

Apr 102016
41th Annual Book Bonanza - May 5-7

If you’re spring cleaning this weekend, please set aside your gently used books for Broadview’s Book Bonanza. The 41st Annual Broadview Book Bonanza takes place in the large gym from Thursday, May 5 to Saturday, May 7, 2016. The Book Bonanza is Broadview’s largest annual fundraiser, raising $10,000 to $12,000 each year to fund classroom visits by scientists, artists [read more…]

Nov 092015
Chairs' report for 2014-2015

The electronic copy of our School Council Chairs’ report on the initiatives, fundraising, and investments of the 2014-2015 school year is now available.   Download it here: Broadview_annual_report_2014_15 Or view it below: [photo credit: MyCuteGraphics (modified)]

Nov 082015
Ottawa Snowsuit Fund - Share the Warmth Nov 16-20

It’s that time of year again where Broadview will be accepting donations for the snowsuit fund. The Ottawa Snowsuit Fund distributed over 16,000 snowsuits to underprivileged families in our community last year. Broadview parents are invited to donate any gently used snowsuits, hats, mittens, or boots. The snowsuit fund will also accept winter clothing and [read more…]

Oct 292015
Ground Breaking Ceremony - Friday Oct 30, 10am

Ground Breaking Ceremony Friday, October 30, 2015  10: 00 a.m. Broadview Avenue Public School 875 Broadview Avenue AGENDA  M.C. Michael Carson Chief Financial Officer and Superintendent of Facilities   Speakers  Associate Director of Education Norah Marsh Trustee Zone 10 Somerset/Kitchissippi Erica Braunovan The Honourable Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Ottawa Centre) Photo Session   Close

Oct 182015
We Scare Hunger Food Drive

We Scare Hunger! The HELP club and Free the Children are issuing a challenge to Broadview parents and students to support the Parkdale Food Centre. We are participating in a food drive to provide non-perishable items to the Food Centre. Please bring in one canned item (or more!) to school between October 26th – October [read more…]

Sep 212015
Broadview School Council request for Volunteers 2015-16

There are many volunteer opportunities at Broadview throughout the school year, from helping out with larger events, to doing occasional small jobs. Our volunteer form is again available online this year.  Please follow the volunteer form link for more details and to complete the form. >> volunteer form <<<   Broadview School Council request for Volunteers [read more…]