BJH Celebrates Purple Day


Students and teachers at Beaconsfield Junior High School on Waterford Bridge Road joined forces on Thursday to participate in national Purple Day, an event planned by the Beaconsfield Gay Straight Alliance (GSA). The purpose of Purple Day, which is recognized nationally, is to support LGBTQ youth and send the message that bullying will not be tolerated. Teacher sponsor Catherine Lee-Ivany said, “We had a very successful day and the GSA raised money with a purple bake sale and ticket sales on a purple goodie basket. At Beaconsfield we strive to create an environment not just of safety for all, but of acceptance and celebration of all. The GSA is a big part of that.” Above, faculty (from left) joining with the students were principal Peter McDonald, Lee-Ivany and assistant principal Alastair Gregory.

NYC 2017 Meeting – Tuesday, October 25

Meeting for parents and students who have signed up for NYC 2017 on Tuesday, October 25, at 6:30 in the LRC.


Meeting Re: Ottawa Trip in November

Meeting in the BJH LRC on Thursday Oct.20 regarding Ottawa trip from Nov.10-15


BJH Supporting Coats for Kids

Once again, Beaconsfield will be supporting VOCM Cares “Coat for Kids Campaign.” We will be collecting items including coats, hats, mittens, scarves and winter boots. Parents and students can drop off  items until October 31st.

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Oct. 20 = All Things Purple!

On Thursday, October 20th, the BJH GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) is promoting National Purple, or Spirit Day.  We ask all of our students and staff to wear purple to prevent bullying and to show their support and acceptance of LGBTQ Youth.  Purple represents Spirit on the Pride Flag.  We stand together to show that bullying is something we just won’t tolerate!
The GSA will be holding a Purple Bake Sale (All items $1) and selling tickets on a Purple Basket of purple goodies! (25 cents a ticket)

Friday, Oct. 21 = PD for Teachers

No school for students this Friday, October 21, due to Intermediate School closeout in the metro region.


BJH Global Club

The BJH Global Club is currently involved in a couple of projects:

  1. Globally, they have partnered with a local Rotary group to help out a community in Zimbabwe. They are collecting sunscreen and also money. The money will be used for bike pumps and repair kits; the community group has 30 bikes ready to send out to help transport to school, clinics, etc.
  2. Locally, they are also involved in a food drive to help keep the food banks stocked during the fall. It’s called We Scare Hunger and is associated with the WE charity.

If you would like to donate, have students pass the items to their homeroom teacher, in lieu of Ms. Piper & Ms. Bussey.


Duke of Ed Fundraiser

The annual Duke fundraiser is coming up on November 5. Every year they hold an event which honours this province’s long time volunteers. The event is the Newfoundland and Labrador Hall of Fame.  Part of the event is a live and silent auction.   Committee members are looking for any of the following items:

  • Gas Cards & Grocery Cards             
  • Gift Certificates for oil and tire change
  • NLC gift cards
  • Fast Food gift cards
  • Movie Gift Cards
  • Paintball gift cards

Read more about Duke of Ed:

School Board Elections – November 22, 2016

On November 22, Newfoundland and Labrador’s English School District (NLESD) and le Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador (CSFP) will hold concurrent elections to select trustees who will represent their school communities on matters relating to the province’s education system.

This will be the 1st election for the Newfoundland and Labrador’s English School District since 2009 and the 1st election to use direct voting for the Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.

There are 17 trustee electoral zones that provide regional representation across the province for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board.

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Fall Fundraiser – Santa’s Little Helpers

Today marks the beginning of our Fall Fundraiser.  Yesterday we sent home the Third Wave Fundraising catalogue (Santa’s Little Helpers 2016) with all of our students.  Our school will receive 40-50% of the money spent on items purchased from this catalogue.  We are not encouraging our students to sell to anyone other than family and close family friends.  We do not want students going door to door.

This fundraiser will run from Tuesday, October 11 until Thursday, October 18.  All order forms and money should be in by that time.  The order forms come in threes, of which you should return all three, still attached, along with the payment (in an envelope or plastic bag) for items purchased. When paying by cheque, please make sure it is made out to Beaconsfield Junior High.

Download Official Letter: fall-fundaising-letter-2016

Download Catalogue: twf_santas_little_helper_2016