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SCIENCE FAIR & HERITAGE FAIR OPEN HOUSE - WED. APRIL 16, 2014

Dear Parents,

You are invited to attend an open house on Wednesday, April 16th at Baddeck Academy. On display will be Science Fair projects and Heritage Fair projects. They will be in the gymnasium and the cafeteria.

This display will be held from 5:30-7:30pm and students are asked to be present with their projects. The Heritage fair projects have been completed by all students’ grades 4-6 and the Science Fair projects by students in grades 8 through 12.

Also:

The Baddeck Nursery School has been fundraising for 5 years to pay for a renovation to their classroom in Baddeck Academy. These renovations are now complete and they would like to thank everyone for their support. They will be hosting an open house on Wed. April 16th from 5:30-7:30pm and would like to invite you to come and visit their classroom.

Crazy Town Performance - May 1, 2, 3

Crazy Town is a fast-paced, sketch-comedy set in the fictional land of Crazy Town.  Over the course of roughly 60 minutes, the cast of 12 will take the audience through an evening newscast, as presented by WOMG News. 

We'll get a first-hand look at Sheldon, who has been arrested for being 'too nice'; we?ll drop in on a heated debate in Crazy Town Elementary School's student elections; and we'll even attend a world-championship sporting event that will have audiences on the edge of their seats with anticipation.

Performance Dates / Times:

May 1, 2, 3 @ 7pm

Admission is $10 for Adults / $5 for students

Soccer Field & Walking Track

We are asking that the public refrain from using the soccer field during the winter months. The field is still settling and any use during this time could permanently damage it or void our warranty.

The walking track is available for use by the public during the winter months.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Bullying: The Definition

A repeated pattern of intentional, hurtful behaviours (physical, verbal, psychological) used by one or more individuals who exercise power to intimidate, threaten harm, and/or victimize another person/victim who is perceived as relatively weaker; bullying behaviours can be direct and open, or indirect and subtle, this includes the use of e-mail or internet to harass and/or intimidate others.

*A one-time incident does not qualify as a repeated pattern of bullying behaviour and should be documented by the specific behaviour itself, such as physical violence or verbal abuse, for example, and not as bullying.

JUSTICE-Cyberbullying Investigation Unit Begins Helping Youth, Families

Youth and family members can now call the country's first cyberbullying investigative unit for help. The unit's investigators started September 30, and will begin taking calls and investigating complaints immediately.

Nova Scotians can call 242-6900 in Halifax Regional Municipality or toll-free at 855-702-8324 to talk to an investigator. A new website CyberSCAN Nova Scotia, will have information to help people determine if they are being cyberbullied and outline available options.

"Creating this unit was part of the province's response to the tragic death of a young Nova Scotian," said Judith Ferguson, deputy minister of Justice. "This unit, and the other steps we're taking, including advocating for changes to the Criminal Code, will make a difference for others who are being cyberbullied. Now they have somewhere to turn for help."

Five investigators will look into all cyberbullying complaints, helping victims resolve situations through informal, or legal means. The goal is to try to resolve complaints by helping the cyberbully understand the impact and consequences of their behaviour. Investigators can also apply for a cyberbullying prevention order, where the court could order a person to stop cyber communication, or confiscate the technology used for cyberbullying. And finally, a case could be referred to police, if criminal charges appear warranted.

Chris Abraham, a Grade 12 student at Halifax West and student advisor to the Halifax Regional School Board said he hopes his fellow students take advantage of the CyberSCAN unit.

"I think CyberSCAN is a great idea. I think it will help people feel safer."

The CyberSCAN unit is governed by the Cyber-safety Act, passed in teh spring to ensure all Nova Scotians have a place to turn when they experience, or are aware of, cyberbullying. For more information about the act, visit http://cyberscan.novascotia.ca/

School Cafeteria Menu
The 2013-2014 school cafeteria menu is online and available for viewing by clicking here: School Cafeteria Menu.

In addition, you may view the schedule for the cafeteria by clicking here:
School Cafeteria Schedule.

*Note: Meals may be subject to change without notice.
Memo to Parents - A Few Reminders

At 9:00am, all entrance doors will be locked. All visitors to the school are required to check-in at the main office. Students, parents, and visitors are asked to use the main entrance when entering the school.

Parents are welcome at all times; we ask, however, that you do not proceed to or interrupt a teacher’s class and that you adhere to the School Board policy regarding the non-use of electronic devices and more specifically, smartphone usage. The office can arrange that you see a teacher when the need arises. Appointments are preferred.

***USE OF COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY DEVICES***
The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board has policy regarding communication devices. This policy is currently in effect at Baddeck Academy and first took effect in January 2012.
Please take your time to review the policy by clicking here.
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Attendance/Engagement Policy
Click here to view the attendance/engagement policy for the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board. (Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the document.)
Coming Events

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  18th Apr
No School - Good Friday
  20th Apr
Easter
  21st Apr
No School - Easter Monday
  22nd Apr
Parent Focus Group
  23rd Apr
Art Club Open House 5:30-7:30
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