2021-SEPTEMBER 17 WEEKLY UPDATE

Beaver Island Community School

Weekly Update

Friday, September 17, 2021

Call to Register for Vaccine Clinic—11 am-3:00 pm on September 29th

The next Beaver Island Community Vaccine Clinic will be held at BICS from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. This clinic is for whatever vaccines any Islander might need. In addition to this clinic being for those who received their first dose of COVID-19 in August, the Health Department will have on hand this year's flu vaccine, COVID-19 vaccines, and other vaccines. Please call (800) 432-4121 to schedule your appointment and to make sure they bring over your vaccines. When you call this number, listen for the prompts to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine even if you are requesting a different vaccine so you can talk to a live person. Once you get a live person, you can request your vaccines and they will schedule you.

In Sports Action…

…the Islanders soccer and volleyball teams travel to Big Bay De Noc this weekend to take on the Black Bears. On Wednesday, the Islander’s soccer team traveled to Boyne City to take on Boyne City Concord. Though Boyne City Concord was victorious, our soccer athletes got some good experience on the soccer pitch. Best of luck to the Volleyball and Soccer athletes this weekend. Go Islanders!

Beaver Island History Adventure is Back—Call for Volunteers!

Beaver Island Community School is proud to be an important part of the greater Beaver Island community (we are not called a “community” school for nothing!) and we are so lucky to be able to use the entire Island as our classroom. As you can see from our FaceBook page, many of our teachers have been getting their students outside to explore the Island in the last two weeks. On Thursday, September 30th, all K-12 students will be engaged in the Beaver Island History Adventure. We will need some parents and community members to make this happen. We need volunteers to help out from 11:15 am to 3:20 pm on Thursday the 30th to help staff an event or accompany a group of students on the adventure. If you are able to volunteer, please contact the school ASAP so we can get you the volunteer forms to complete and let Mrs. Robert and Mr. Richards know they can count on you.


Focus on Mental Health

Again this year we are partnering with Boyne City Public School and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan to provide mental counseling services for our students. Ms. Deb sent out the paperwork on Thursday via email. If you would like a hard copy to fill out, let us know. If you would like your student to work with a professional counselor as part of this program, please complete the paperwork and bring it to the office.

Be on the Lookout for MRSA

It has been brought to my attention that there have been some outbreaks of MRSA (methicillin-resistant*Staphylococcus aureus)*among Beaver Island’s youth. Please see the attached MRSA fact sheet sent to me by the Beaver Island Rural Health Center. If you think your student might have MRSA, please contact the BIRHC or your family doctor.

Get Your Smile On—School Picture Day Planned for October 6th

Make sure this is on your calendars…the teachers sent home info packets with your students Thursday. If you don’t see it, check the bottom of their backpacks!

Have a Great Weekend!

2021-SEPTEMBER 10 WEEKLY UPDATE

Beaver Island Community School

Weekly Update

Friday, September 10, 2021

Beaver Island 9/11 Observance 11:00 am

AMVETS Post 46 is coordinating Beaver Island’s observance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks. Islanders of all ages are encouraged to join in this observance that will take place at St. James Township Fire Station at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Thank you AMVETS Post 46 for coordinating this remembrance.

Great First Week of School!

Kudos to students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members!  Although none of us thought we would be wearing masks to start the school year, the pandemic is on its own timeline. I want to thank everyone for taking care of each other and starting the year off really well.

Sports Scrimmages Tomorrow!

Although Hannahville could not make it due to quarantines, our coaches are coordinating scrimmage matches tomorrow. Volleyball starts at noon and soccer will play right after. Parents are welcome to come and watch the scrimmages. Masks are required for all athletes and spectators inside the building. Go Islanders!

Can Sorting Sunday, September 12, at 11:00 am

The next can sorting event will be held this Sunday at 11:00 am at the Transfer Station. Join us from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to raise money for school athletics, trips and activities.

Welcome New BICS Faculty and Staff Members

Our new teachers—Sara Mullen and Amanda Bedell—and our new staff members—Jim Bontrager and Moses Stone—are off to a great start and loving working at Beaver Island Community School. Thank you parents and students for giving them a warm welcome as they start the next phase of their careers here at BICS.

Got Breakfast?

Breakfast will be done the same way as last year with weekly breakfast boxes. If you want to participate, please complete the free and reduced lunch application materials sent out earlier. If you have already filled out the lunch applications, you don’t need to redo…all you have to do is let Ms. Deb know that you want to receive the breakfast boxes.


Get School Start-Up Paperwork to the Office!

If you still have school paperwork sitting around your kitchen table, please get it to Ms. Deb at the school office ASAP!

Be on the Lookout for MRSA

It has been brought to my attention that there have been some outbreaks of MRSA (methicillin-resistant*Staphylococcus aureus)*among Beaver Island’s youth. Please see the attached MRSA fact sheet sent to me by the Beaver Island Rural Health Center. If you think your student might have MRSA, please contact the BIRHC or your family doctor.

Get Your Smile On—School Picture Day Planned for October 6th

Mark your calendars for now…we will have more information next week!

Have a Great Weekend!

Weekly update 9/24/2021

Beaver Island Community School

Weekly Update

Friday, September 24, 2021

Get a Shot—Win Flag Swag! Community Vaccine Clinic 11-3 on September 29th

The next Beaver Island Community Vaccine Clinic will be held at BICS from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Thanks to our friends at the Beaver Island Community Center, every person who gets a vaccine will get a chance to win some of their awesome new BI Flag Swag! So, get a shot and put your name in the hat to win a stainless insulated water bottle, a golf shirt, a deck of cards, or a shatterproofSiliPinttumbler. Even if you don’t win a prize, you will have the satisfaction of helping reduce the spread of infectious disease on the island. And, if you are disappointed in not winning the ultra-cool Flag Swag polo shirt, you can just head to the Community Center to check out their store and all the great new programs they are offering.

This clinic is for whatever vaccines any Islander might need. In addition to this clinic being for those who received their first dose of COVID-19 in August, the Health Department will have on hand this year's flu vaccine, COVID-19 vaccines, and other vaccines. Please call (800) 432-4121 to schedule your appointment and to make sure they bring over your vaccines. When you call this number, listen for the prompts to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine even if you are requesting a different vaccine so you can talk to a live person. Once you get a live person, you can request your vaccines and they will schedule you.

In Sports Action…

…the Islanders soccer and volleyball teams host Mackinac Island this weekend. Soccer starts at 5:00 pm on Friday with Volleyball starting right afterward (around 7:00 pm). Spectators, please remember to bring your masks, as all spectators are to be properly wearing masks when they are in the school building. We will not be providing concessions at these games…and no food or drink in the gymnasium during the games. On Saturday, the Volleyball action starts at 8:30 am with Soccer starting at 10:00 am. Go Islanders!

October Lunch Menus Due (yesterday)!

If you have not let Ms. Deb know your October lunch choice yet, please do ASAP so we are able to order the ingredients to ensure we are able to feed everyone!

Beaver Island History Adventure is Back—Call for Volunteers!

On Thursday, September 30th, all K-12 students will be engaged in the Beaver Island History Adventure. We will need some parents and community members to make this happen. We need volunteers to help out from 11:15 am to 3:20 pm on Thursday the 30th to help staff an event or accompany a group of students on the adventure. If you are able to volunteer, please contact the school ASAP so we can get you the volunteer forms to complete and let Mrs. Robert and Mr. Richards know they can count on you.


Focus on Mental Health

Again this year we are partnering with Boyne City Public School and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan to provide mental counseling services for our students. If you would like your student to work with a professional counselor as part of this program, please complete the paperwork and bring it to the office.

Get Your Smile On—School Picture Day Planned for October 6th

Make sure this is on your calendars…the teachers sent home info packets with your students. If you don’t see it, check the bottom of their backpacks!

WEEKLY UPDATE 10/1/2021

Beaver Island Community School

Weekly Update

Friday, October 1, 2021

Beaver Island History Adventure Day HUGE Success

On Thursday, our students had a chance to saw wood with a crosscut saw, churn butter, milk a goat, meet a French fur trader, press apple cider, and participate in many other events that evoked the human history of Beaver Island as they hiked around the north end of the Island on a spectacular autumn day. This adventure day would not have been successful without the help of dozens of volunteers and chaperones—Thank You! A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Robert and Mr. Richards for all the planning and coordination that went into this event!

In Sports Action…

…the Islanders host Ojibwe Friday afternoon for soccer and volleyball…and our volleyball team goes to Mackinac Island for the Mackinac Island Invitational tournament on Saturday. We host Hannahville volleyball and soccer next Wednesday—volleyball starts at noon. Go Islanders!

Beaver Island Boodle Race!

The Beaver Island Boodle 5K Race takes place tomorrow!  This race is for EVERYONE and is a fundraiser for awesome school activities like the Washington DC trip!  If you haven’t signed up for it yet, no worries, as you can register this week and there will be a last-minute in-person signup opportunity in front of the school today (Friday, October 1st) from 5-6 p.m.


Can Sorting this Sunday—We Need YOU!

The next can sorting fundraising extravaganza is scheduled for this Sunday, October 3rd at 11:00 am. With the gaylord boxes that Mr. Rosema has stored for nearly a year (Thank You Mr. Rosema!) and the boxes on hand at the Transfer Station, we will have about 12 boxes to sort. With “all hands on deck” we will be able to complete a quality sorting job and clean up the Transfer Station in 1 hour and 13.5  minutes. So, let’s make sure we have all hands on deck—this will get us completely caught up on all the cans that have been dropped off at the Transfer Station since last fall! Great job to everyone who’s come out to sort cans this year!

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

All members of the BICS community are invited to join us as we induct Aedan Cole, Aidan Dean, Maggie McCafferty, and Micah Richards into the National Honor Society. The event takes place at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 outdoors behind the school. There will be reception for new NHS members and their family and friends, faculty, school board members, and the student body immediately following the ceremony.


Focus on Mental Health

Again this year we are partnering with Boyne City Public School and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan to provide mental counseling services for our students. If you would like your student to work with a professional counselor as part of this program, please complete the paperwork that Ms. Deb sent out last week and bring it to the office.

Reminder--School Picture Day is Wednesday, October 6th

If you need the information packet, call Ms. Deb and she can get you a new one.

Have a Great Weekend!

Weekly update 10/08/21

Beaver Island Community School

Weekly Update

Friday, October 8, 2021

Schoolwide Spirit Week October 11-15th

The BICS Student Council is coordinating Spirit Week dress up days next week for all BICS students. In addition to the fun of dressing up, everyone who dresses up and puts their name in the hat will have a chance to win basket full of goodies at the end of the week! Here are the themes for each day of spirit week:

Monday—Pajama Day

Tuesday—Twin (or Triplet, Quadruplet…) Day

Wednesday—Hat Day (or Crazy Hair for elementary students)

Thursday—Throwback Day (Mismatch Day for elementary students)

Friday—Dress Like a Celebrity (Green and White for elementary students)

In Sports Action…

…the Islanders host Munising Baptist Thursday afternoon for soccer and volleyball.  Volleyball starts at noon, soccer to follow immediately after Volleyball ends. NLL soccer tournament is Saturday October 16th on Mackinac Island. Go Islanders!


Next Vaccine Clinic—Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Mark your calendars for the next Health Department Vaccine Clinic. This clinic will provide flu shots, COVID vaccines, and other vaccines with prior registration. Call (800) 432-4121 to schedule your appointment!


Focus on Mental Health

Again this year we are partnering with Boyne City Public School and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan to provide mental counseling services for our students. If you would like your student to work with a professional counselor as part of this program, please complete the paperwork that Ms. Deb sent out last week and bring it to the office.

Have a Great Weekend!

Weekly update 10/22/21

Beaver Island Community School

Weekly Update

Friday, October 22, 2021

In Sports Action…

…the Islanders Volleyball team will be having a scrimmage today at 3:30. Parents are welcome to come watch if they would like.  Go Islanders!


Pizza/Movie night at Beaver Island community center:

The BICC is hosting a free Pizza and Movie night on Friday Oct 29th for all students. Pizza will be served at 5:30 pm and the movie “Halloweentown” will start at 7pm.  All grade/ages are welcome to attend. BICC has asked that a parent/adult stay with students 10 years

of age and younger for the movie. There will be supervision during the pizza hour.

Halloween costumes are welcome.

Beaver Island Library Halloween Party:

The BI Library will be hosting (with the help of the National Honor Society Students) a Halloween party on Saturday Oct 30th 3pm – 4:30pm for all student’s preschool to 12th grade.  Wear your costume, there will be a photo booth and a contest as well as games and treats.

Shanty Creek Resorts “Locals Student Season Pass” Program

Shanty Creek is again offering local students a season pass for a discounted price, they no longer have GPA requirements.  This offer is for any student in the area grades 4 to 12th and/or ages 9-17. The pass is an unrestricted season pass for $99.  If you would like more information regarding this please contact the BICS office 448-2744 and we will send you the details of what is needed.

November Lunch menu and order sheet

The November lunch menu is ready, please see attachment and have student lunch orders in to the office by Oct 28th.  Thank you.


Next Vaccine Clinic—Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Mark your calendars for the next Health Department Vaccine Clinic. This clinic will provide flu shots, COVID vaccines, and other vaccines with prior registration. Call (800) 432-4121 to schedule your appointment!  Times have changed 10 am to 3:30 pm.


Focus on Mental Health

Again this year we are partnering with Boyne City Public School and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan to provide mental counseling services for our students. If you would like your student to work with a professional counselor as part of this program, please complete the paperwork that Ms. Deb sent out and bring it to the office.

Keeping all BICS students healthy

Please continue checking your child(ren) daily for any signs of lice or nits. It is important to do this for the next few weeks.  Nit removal must be done daily before they have a chance to hatch.

As there have been a few Covid exposures, we are continuing to encourage unvaccinated students to socially distance as much as possible and wear their masks

Have a Great Weekend!