February 24-28, 2020

Black History Month- February

2020 AEBS African-Canadian Speakers and Resources

The Farm’s Funny of the Week:

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TIP OF THE WEEK:

ROAD SAFETY!

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Image result for SLOW DOWN SCHOOL ZONEPLEASE SLOW DOWN WHEN DROPPING YOUR CHILDREN OFF AT SCHOOL IN THE KISS AND RIDE LOOP!

Image result for beckett farm public schoolImage result for stop signPLEASE OBEY ALL SIGNS! A STOP SIGN MEANS COME TO A COMPLETE STOP PLEASE!

(If you don’t stop, you can be fined $400 to $2,000 and get six demerit points for a first offence. If you are convicted a second time within five years, the penalty is a fine of $1,000 to $4,000 and six demerit points. You could also go to jail for up to six months ontario.ca)

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Where a school-crossing guard displays a red and white stop sign, you must stop before reaching the crossing and remain stopped until all people, including the school crossing guard, have cleared the entire roadway and it is safe to proceed.

Drivers who don’t follow the stopping requirements may receive a substantial fine and get three demerit points.

Our children’s safety is paramount! Let’s make our school roads safer for everyone! Do your part, slow down and follow all the rules of the road.

Thank you,

Beckett Farm Staff

This Week at the Farm:

February 24-28- Kreative in Dance Styles Workshops Primary (Grades K-3)

February 26- National Pink Shirt Day

**Students will be able to purchase a Pink Shirt Day Beckett Farm T-shirt for $15 at morning recess in front of the office on Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26. Limited quantities!

February 26- Grade 8 Graduation Trip Information Evening for Families @6:30PM

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

March 2-6- Kreative in Dance Styles Workshops Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4-8)

March 4- Primary Firefighters Presentation

March 11- Scientists in School Grade 2s

March 11- Family Yoga Night @6:30PM (details to follow)

March 16-20- MARCH BREAK, NO SCHOOL

A Closer Look

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Please remember to sign your child(ren) up on Cash On Line for the Kreative In Dance Styles workshops happening in the next couple of weeks. The deadline to pay is February 24, 2020. The workshop is $7.00/child.

大家好,谨在提醒您,我们学生的舞蹈工作坊即将举行。如果您还没有注册您的孩子,请通过学校现金在线注册。付款是$ 7.00

NATIONAL PINK SHIRT DAY-FEBRUARY 26

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“Take your kindness to new heights! This Pink Shirt Day, and every day, let’s Lift Each Other Up.

Our theme for this year’s Pink Shirt Day is “Lift each other up”; a simple but powerful message encouraging us to look beyond our differences and celebrate the things that make us unique. When we lift each other up, we see past the things that separate us and see instead the things that unite us as people.”

Pink Shirt Day is a globally recognized day in support of anti-bullying, upstanding behaviour and simple acts of kindness. On February 26, 2020, we are encouraged to practice kindness and wear pink (or a shade of red) to show that we do not tolerate bullying.

**Students will be able to purchase a Pink Shirt Day Beckett Farm T-shirt for $15 at morning recess in front of the office on Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26. Limited quantities!

In honour of Pink Shirt Day, YRDSB Caring and Safe Schools is looking to celebrate the everyday upstanders, those students who stand up to bullying and/or exemplify kindness in their schools.

Grade 8 Graduation Trip Parent Information Night- February 26Image result for graduation tripImage result for graduation trip

Dear Grade 8 families,

Please join us on February 26th from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Learning Commons for an information night regarding the Grade 8 Graduation Trip. This will be an opportunity for you to receive more detailed information about the trip as the tour company will be there to present these details and itinerary. It will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. We hope to see you there.

Administration

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Frozen treats are sold each week on Fridays at morning recess! The cost of each frozen treat is $2. Flavours include: chocolate ice cream, vanilla frozen yogurt, orange sorbet, blue raspberry sorbet, and lime sherbert. Families can pre-purchase Frozen Treats using Cash Online for the months of March and April.

*Last day to pre-order treats in Wednesday, February 26th.

Community Events

1) Parents For Children’s Mental Health

PCMH Support Group Poster

2) Alliance of Educators for Black Students

BlackHistoryMonthPosterContest

3) York Region Alliance of African Canadian
Communities (YRAACC)

Sankofa Mentoring Program for youth between the ages of 12 and 18

The Sankofa Mentoring Program is rooted in an African Rites of Passage
framework that highlights the principles of Unity, Self-Determination,
Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose,
Creativity, Faith and Self-Respect.

York Region African Canadian Communities Sankofa Mentoring Program Flyer

4) Fatoumata Diawara Musical Performance

MACCA_Black _History_Month_Event

5) FSYR (Family Services of York Region)

FSYR_workshop_series

6) Speakers Idol 2020

speakers idol 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 18-21, 2020

Black History Month- February

2020 AEBS African-Canadian Speakers and Resources

The Farm’s Funny of the Week:

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TIP OF THE WEEK:

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Barrier Buster is an electronic reporting tool that allows members of our Board community to communicate any barriers within the learning and/or working environments of YRDSB.

The Barrier Buster reporting form can be accessed and completed from the

Board homep​age​​ (under “Online Tools” on the right navigation buttons​), or directly below.

Barrier Busters

This Week at the Farm:

February 18- SC Meeting @6:30PM

February 19- Grade 8 Graduation Photos

February 20-21- Fire Fighter Presentations Primary

February 21: Possibility of No School Due to Strike Action (confirmation will be sent by the Board closer to the date)

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

February 24-28- Kreative in Dance Styles Workshops Primary (Grades K-3)

March 2-6- Kreative in Dance Styles Workshops Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4-8)

A Closer Look

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Dear Families,Image result for dance  cartoon

Please remember to sign your child(ren) up on Cash On Line for the Kreative In Dance Styles workshops happening in the next couple of weeks. The deadline to pay is February 24, 2020. The workshop is $7.00/child.

大家好,谨在提醒您,我们学生的舞蹈工作坊即将举行。如果您还没有注册您的孩子,请通过学校现金在线注册。付款是$ 7.00

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We will be selling frozen treats on Tuesday and Thursday of this week! The cost of each frozen treat is $2. Flavours include: chocolate ice cream, vanilla frozen yogurt, orange sorbet, blue raspberry sorbet, and lime sherbert.

Community Events

1) Alliance of Educators for Black Students

BlackHistoryMonthPosterContest

2) Fatoumata Diawara Musical Performance

The Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association (MACCA)
In Partnership with the Flato Markham Theatre Presents:

Afropop superstar Fatoumata Diawara has built a modern global career from her
traditional West African roots. Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau calls her the
“subtlest of desert divas.” Nominated in 2019 for two awards (Best World Music Album
for Fenfo, and Best Dance Recording for her vocals) the Malian musician stands out in
any crowd. Over the past decade Diawara has crisscrossed the world several times
performing her music – a modern Afropop rooted in Wassoulou cultural traditions.
Diawara’s remarkable album, Fenfo, extends her reach into both modern Afropop and
traditional themes.

MACCA_Black _History_Month_Event

3) Tamil Heritage

Markham’s Middlefield CI Students Perform Return to Nallur

Return to Nallur is a Tamil memory play performed by Middlefield Collegiate Institute students adapted from Return to Ithaca, by Dr. Michael Vitopoulos, to reflect a Tamil context and the lived experiences of the Middlefield C.I. student body. This theatrical performance uses memory, traditional student-composed music and student-choreographed dance to engage the audience on a trip through one woman’s journey.

Return to Nallur Tamil Memory Play

4) FSYR (Family Services of York Region)

Supportive Grief Group:

  • For anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one in the recent
    tragic Ukrainian plane crash, please feel welcome to join our safe,
    peaceful, confidential support group.
  • To begin to heal, group members will meet others who have suffered the
    loss of a loved one, explore their individual grief process and gain
    knowledge and insight of useful grief coping skills.
  • FSYR_workshop_series

5) Parents For Children’s Mental Health

PCMH Support Group Poster (2)

 

 

 

 

 

February 10-14, 2020

Black History Month- February

2020 AEBS African-Canadian Speakers and Resources

The Farm’s Funny of the Week:

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TIP OF THE WEEK:

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Understanding mental health issues and how to get help can be hard for anyone, but it can sometimes be even more difficult in a different language.

The resources below provide multilingual information on mental health for those whom English is not their first language.

Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre

Additional Resources

CAMH Multilingual Resources

Mental Health System Navigation Videos

Cross Cultural Resources

This Week at the Farm:

February 12- SC Family Badminton Night @6:30PM

February 14- LION DANCE PERFORMANCE

Lion Dance 2020

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

February 17- Family Day- NO SCHOOL

February 18- SC Meeting @6:30PM

February 19- Grade 8 Graduation Photos

February 20-21- Fire Fighter Presentations Primary

A Closer Look

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Dear families,

This is just a reminder to follow all safety rules when it comes to being in a motor vehicle. We are seeing too many families who are not wearing seat belts while they are driving in the car- or not putting on seat belts on their children! This is a must! All passengers and drivers in a car MUST wear appropriate seat belts or for younger children, must be in appropriate car seats!

Please see below for some reminders:

Seat belts:

Make sure everyone wears a seat belt!

“Nearly one third of all passengers killed in traffic collisions in Ontario were not wearing seatbelts.  Ontario’s one-person one-seatbelt law requires every occupant in a motor vehicle to buckle up properly. It is also mandatory for anyone transporting children under age 16 to ensure they are properly secured in the appropriate child safety seat or seatbelt.”

https://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2010/04/seat-belts-and-child-safety-seats-save-lives.html

All Ontario motor vehicle drivers and passengers must wear a seat belt that is:

  • properly adjusted
  • securely fastened

Drivers are also responsible for ensuring any children who are not big enough or old enough to use a seat belt are secured in an appropriate child car seat or booster seat.

If you are driving, you can face a fine if you or anyone in your vehicle under age 16 is not wearing a seatbelt or secured in a proper child seat. If you are convicted, you will:

  • be fined between $200 and $1,000
  • receive two demerit points – demerit points remain on your driving record for two years

You can also be fined for having a broken seatbelt, even if it is not being used when you’re stopped by a police officer.

Seatbelt tips

Do:

  • wear your seatbelt so that it crosses your chest and your lower hips – these areas of the body are better able to resist the force of a crash
  • make sure you have one working seatbelt for every person in your vehicle

If you’re pregnant, you still need to wear a seatbelt. You should:

  • wear both the lap and shoulder belt
  • sit as upright as possible
  • wear the lap belt low so it pulls downward on your pelvic bones and not across your stomach

Do not:

  • wear any part of your seatbelt twisted – a twisted seatbelt won’t spread the force of a crash across your body to protect you properly
  • put the shoulder strap under your arm or behind your back

Air bags do not take the place of a seatbelt. They won’t prevent you or your passengers from being thrown out of your car, and they can also injure children.

Government of Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Seatbelt safety – 2020

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For a car seat to protect your child, you must:

  • Use a car seat that meets Transport Canada’s safety regulations.
    A safe seat will have the mark shown to the right.
  • If you are using an old or used car seat, check to be sure:
    – has never been in a crash
    – is not older than the manufacturer’s expiry date
    – if there is no expiry date stamped in the plastic, call the
    manufacturer. Most seats can be used for six years.
  • Choose the seat that is right for your child’s age and size.
  • Put the seat in your car the right way.
  •  Harness your child in the seat correctly every time

Parent’s Guide to Car Seats

 

Valentine Cookie Sale!!Image result for valentine cookies

During Valentine Week (this week), our Grade 6 Social Club will be having a Cookie Sale!

All proceeds will go towards new equipment and resources for our school.

We will be selling cookies on Wednesday February 12-14th.

Cookies will be $1.00 each. There will be a variety of flavours available: Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Fudge and Valentine Heart cookies!

Bring in your loonies!

School Council Lunch Program

Due to ETFO job actions, School council Friday lunch on Feb 7 will be postponed to May 1st. If more strike days happen and impact our school council lunch program,  school council will adjust it accordingly and keep you posted. Thank you.

因为教师工会罢工,这周五2月7日的午餐会推迟到5月1日。如果有更多的罢工日影响午餐,家委会将会适时调整并通知所有家长,谢谢。

Beckett Farm PS Spirit Wear!

We are extending our deadline! Please get your orders in by February 15, 2020!

To check out our spirit wear and to place an order, please visit http://www.chewyapparel.ca/store/beckett-farm/ to purchase BFPS Spirit Wear.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Ms. Rizzi. We look forward to seeing everyone in their Beckett Farm gear!

Spirit Wear Colour Options Equity and Inclusion- English version

Thank you,

Ms. Rizzi

ines.rizzi@yrdsb.ca

Thunderbolts 加油! 穿上带有Beckett Farm精神的服饰展现学校精神! 2020 年1月20日 周一起我们将开始销售代表学校精神的服装一直到2月15日为止,请至以下网址上购买http:/ /www.chewyapparel.ca/store/beckett-farm/ to purchase Spirit Wear.

如果您有任何问题或疑虑,欢迎联络 Rizzi 女士,我们期待在 Beckett Farm 学校的活动中见到所有每一个人!

九月 —橘衫日

谢谢,

Rizzi 女士

ines.rizzi@yrdsb.ca

Community Events

1) Alliance of Educators for Black Students

BlackHistoryMonthPosterContest

2) Parent Engagement and Network (PEN) for Chinese Families

Reading Your Child’s Report Card

3) Tamil Heritage

Markham’s Middlefield CI Students Perform Return to Nallur

Return to Nallur is a Tamil memory play performed by Middlefield Collegiate Institute students adapted from Return to Ithaca, by Dr. Michael Vitopoulos, to reflect a Tamil context and the lived experiences of the Middlefield C.I. student body. This theatrical performance uses memory, traditional student-composed music and student-choreographed dance to engage the audience on a trip through one woman’s journey.

Return to Nallur Tamil Memory Play

4) Parents For Children’s Mental Health

PCMH Support Group Poster (2)

5) FSYR (Family Services of York Region)

Supportive Grief Group:

  • For anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one in the recent
    tragic Ukrainian plane crash, please feel welcome to join our safe,
    peaceful, confidential support group.
  • To begin to heal, group members will meet others who have suffered the
    loss of a loved one, explore their individual grief process and gain
    knowledge and insight of useful grief coping skills.
  • FSYR_workshop_series

 

 

 

 

 

February 3-7, 2020

Black History Month- February

Celebration of Black History Month has been a part of Canadian society since the 1950’s.
Lieutenant Governor Hal Jackman declared February as Black History month in Ontario
in 1993, and in 1995, the Honorable Jean Augustine made the same declaration in the
House of Parliament in Ottawa.

These declarations set the stage for acknowledgement of the contributions of people of
African Heritage to the cultural, economic, political and social fabric of Canada dating
back to the early 1600’s. They also increased our awareness that people of African
Caribbean Heritage are an integral part of Canadian history.

During the month of February, we deliberately reflect upon the legacy of African history
in all its various forms, and we join all Canadians in celebrating Black History Month. By
contemplating on persons of African Caribbean Canadian heritage, famous and not so
famous, who have been significantly influential through their ideas, words and actions,
we appreciate the place of African history in the history of the world.

2020 AEBS African-Canadian Speakers and Resources

The Farm’s Funny of the Week:

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Listen and Ask Questions

This Week at the Farm:

February 5- Primary Firefighters Presentation

February 5- SC Movie Night @6:30PM

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

February 12- SC Family Badminton Night @6:30PM

February 17- Family Day- NO SCHOOL

A Closer Look

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Thank you to all our families and scholars for participating in our Bell Let’s Talk Day initiative! What an overwhelming response we received with the Talk Bubbles! It is incredible to see all the wonderful ways families support each other’s Mental Health!

We will be displaying these Talk Bubbles in our front foyer, so please take some time to enjoy reading them.

This year, Bell Let’s Talk Day raised a new record of $7,719,371.25!!  This will allow Bell to donate more to Mental Health Initiatives!

Beckett Farm PS Spirit Wear!

We are extending our deadline! Please get your orders in by February 15, 2020!

To check out our spirit wear and to place an order, please visit http://www.chewyapparel.ca/store/beckett-farm/ to purchase BFPS Spirit Wear.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Ms. Rizzi. We look forward to seeing everyone in their Beckett Farm gear!

Spirit Wear Colour Options Equity and Inclusion- English version

Thank you,

Ms. Rizzi

ines.rizzi@yrdsb.ca

Thunderbolts 加油! 穿上带有Beckett Farm精神的服饰展现学校精神! 2020 年1月20日 周一起我们将开始销售代表学校精神的服装一直到2月15日为止,请至以下网址上购买http:/ /www.chewyapparel.ca/store/beckett-farm/ to purchase Spirit Wear.

如果您有任何问题或疑虑,欢迎联络 Rizzi 女士,我们期待在 Beckett Farm 学校的活动中见到所有每一个人!

九月 —橘衫日

谢谢,

Rizzi 女士

ines.rizzi@yrdsb.ca

School Council Lunch Program

Tuesdays and Thursdays

February, March and April orders due on cash on line by: Feb 2nd, 2020

Beckett Farm Public School Lunch Program

***If the ETFO strike happens on Tuesdays or Fridays, the school council lunch program will be cancelled on the day, and a makeup lunch will be provided accordingly in the following weeks. 

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Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Hot Lunch Program – Highlights for February 2020

Specials for February include:

  • Cheese Ravioli in tomato sauce
  • Meat Ravioli in tomato sauce
  • Tuna Sandwich on a whole wheat Kaiser

And available for another month!

  • Steamed Dumplings (chicken & veggie) with soy sauce

February 2020 Specials

***Dear Parents,
In anticipation of possible school closures during the week of Feb 3-7, 2020 – Kid’s Kitchen we will be managing the situation on a day by day basis.
We will manage as follows:
1/ if your school is closed, then Kid’s Kitchen will cancel all lunches for that school
 
2/ if your school is open, we will be delivering as normal
There is no need to contact the office about cancelling any orders, we will handle everything internally.
Our intention is to restart lunch delivery as quickly as possible, once a resolution is in place and schools have confirmed that they are open.
Thank you for patience and co-operation in allowing us to provide the best possible service to the schools.
We truly enjoy serving your community and the children – and look forward to a quick resolution in this matter.
Thank you
The Kid’s Kitchen Team

School Pizza Lunches

***Should anything affect pizza day (Eg. ETFO Strikes) we will simply extend the pizza session to allow for any missed days and the third session will be a lot shorter.

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Community Events

1) Parent Engagement and Network (PEN) for Chinese Families

Various workshops:

Lunar New Year Social

Reading Your Child’s Report Card

2) Hong Fook Youth and Family Program

Hong Fook PA Day Program Flyer – 2020

February 4 2020 Postive Parenting 正⾯育⼉家⻓⼯作坊

(Feb20)Active Listening and Communication Skills

Parent support network_

DC Drop-In Flyer – 20200118

4) Tamil Heritage

YLP-Tamil-Parents-Guardians-Network-Discussions

Tamil-Parent-Network-Yoga-and-Parent-Group-Cedarwood-PS

Tamil-Heritage-Month-Research-Assignment

5) Alliance of Educators for Black Students

AEBS-Dinner-Dance-Fundraiser

BlackHistoryMonthPosterContest

6) Parents For Children’s Mental Health

PCMH Support Group

 

JANUARY 28, 2020

Dear Beckett Farm Families, due to low attendance, we will reschedule The Festival of Learning event that was supposed to take place tomorrow evening. We thank all our community partners and guests for your support. We look forward to scheduling a new date and time for our school community.

亲爱的贝克特农场家庭,由于出席人数少,我们将重新安排原定于明天晚上举行的学习节活动。感谢所有社区合作伙伴和来宾的支持。我们期待为学校社区安排一个新的日期和时间。

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING,

ADMINISTRATION

January 27-31, 2020

Tamil Heritage Month- January

Message from our Trustee Ron Lynn

Trustee Greetings for school newsletters Feb2020 – Trustee Lynn

The Farm’s Funny of the Week:

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TIP OF THE WEEK: Screen Shot 2019-09-22 at 1.32.07 PM

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When it comes to mental health, every action counts. Helping to end the stigma around mental illness can help create positive change.

It’s a fact: one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health issue or illness in any given year. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help.

5 Ways You Can Help

This Week at the Farm:

January 27-30- Grade 1-5 Intramurals at recess time

January 27- International Holocaust Remembrance Day

SC-International-Holocaust-Remembrance-Day

January 29- Beckett Farm Lunar New Year Festival of Learning for Families

6:30-7:30pm

Topics:

  • What are the differences between Canada’s and China’s education system?
  • How can we help our children succeed on their learning path?
  • What do we need to pay attention to as our children grow and develop?
  • How can you help your children express their emotions and handle stress?
  • How can you deal with your child’s frustrations and where can you ask for help

內容如下::

  • 加拿大的敎育制度与中国的分別
  • 如何助子女在敎育上取得成功?
  • 在孩子的成長过程中我們需要注意什広 ?
  • 怎样帮助孩子表达情绪和處理庒力

孩子情绪波动应该如何处理和寻求帮助

Lunar New Year Festival of Learning 2020

Lunar New Year Festival of Learning 2020 (Chinese) (1)

January 30- VIP Grade 8

January 31- PA Day- NO SCHOOL

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

February 3-7- Grade 1-5 Intramurals at recess time

February 5- Primary Firefighters Presentation

Clubs and Teams at Beckett Farm PS

  • Primary Intramurals
  • Junior/Intermediate Mindfulness Club
  • Yoga club
  • Junior/Intermediate Homework Club
  • Junior Social Club
  • Junior/Intermediate Ukulele Club
  • Choir
  • School of Rock
  • Band

A Closer Look

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Dear Beckett Families!

Wednesday, January 29th, is Bell Let’s Talk Day in support of mental health.

Your child should have come home with a postcard sized speech bubble (pictured below and PDF also included).  We are tasking you with some family homework!

speechbubble

Have a conversation with your child(ren) about the strategies that you use as a family to support each other’s mental health and well-being, or something that you would like to do or try around mental health and well being. Record in writing or drawing one or more of the strategies on the speech bubble postcard. Please feel free to do the homework in any language that you are comfortable with, do not feel that you have to use English. Postcards can also be anonymous. When your child(ren) return the postcard to school they will get a Let’s Talk prize! Postcards will be displayed in the main foyer.

Please have them returned by January 29th 

Talk Bubble

Many thanks for your support in having family conversations around mental health, well-being and promoting student voice!

Beckett Farm 家庭你们好:

1月29日下周三,是“貝爾談話日”來支持心理健康。

speechbubble

今天,您的孩子將帶著明信片的講話卡回家(如下圖所示)。我们要求您做一些家庭作業!与您的孩子進行対話,讨論您们家庭在支持彼此的心理健康和幸福的策略,或者您想做的事情或嘗試解決心理健康和幸福的事情。在講話卡明信片上寫下或畫出一種或多種策略。請隨意使用您喜歡的任何語言來做作業,而不用一定要使用英語。明信片也可以是匿名的。當您的孩子將明信片放回學校時,他們將獲得“ Let’s Talk”獎!明信片將顯示在学校中。
請在1月29日之前交还。

非常感谢您在与家人進行有關心理健康,幸福和促進学生声音的対話方面所给予的支持!

Talk Bubble

Beckett Farm PS Spirit Wear!

Dear Beckett Farm Families,

Go Thunderbolts Go!

Show your school spirit with Beckett Farm Spirit Wear! We will be selling Spirit Wear starting Monday, January 20, 2020 through Friday, January 31, 2020.

We are trying a new format for orders this year!

To check out our spirit wear and to place an order, please visit http://www.chewyapparel.ca/store/beckett-farm/ to purchase BFPS Spirit Wear.

New this year, in support of our inclusion, equity and well-being here on The Farm, we have included a colour option for T-Shirt and Long Sleeve Shirts ONLY. Although these various acts of inclusion, equity and well-being are held during a particular month we love seeing our scholars recognize these movements throughout the year.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Ms. Rizzi. We look forward to seeing everyone in their Beckett Farm gear!

Thank you,

Ms. Rizzi

ines.rizzi@yrdsb.ca

Spirit Wear Colour Options Equity and Inclusion- English version

Simplified Chinese Version:

Thunderbolts 加油! 穿上带有Beckett Farm精神的服饰展现学校精神! 2020 年1月20日 周一起我们将开始销售代表学校精神的服装一直到1月31日为止,请至以下网址上购买http:/ /www.chewyapparel.ca/store/beckett-farm/ to purchase Spirit Wear.

为表示本校对包容,平等及学生福祉的支持,从今年开始我们将仅对 T恤及长袖衫提供不同颜色的选项。尽管这些有关包容,平等和学生身心健康的活动仅在特定月份举行,我们仍乐于见到学生全年都穿着以示认同支持这些运动。

如果您有任何问题或疑虑,欢迎联络 Rizzi 女士,我们期待在 Beckett Farm 学校的活动中见到所有每一个人!

谢谢,

Rizzi 女士

ines.rizzi@yrdsb.ca

九月 —橘衫日

School Council Lunch Program

Tuesdays and Thursdays

February, March and April orders due on cash on line by: Feb 2nd, 2020

Beckett Farm Public School Lunch Program

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Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Hot Lunch Program – Highlights for February 2020

Specials for February include:

  • Cheese Ravioli in tomato sauce
  • Meat Ravioli in tomato sauce
  • Tuna Sandwich on a whole wheat Kaiser

And available for another month!

  • Steamed Dumplings (chicken & veggie) with soy sauce

February 2020 Specials

FAQ SHEET FROM PUBLIC HEALTH-NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

Novel Coronavirus FAQ January 2020

LETTER TO FAMILIES- NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

lettertofamiliescoronavirus

Community Events

1) Parent Engagement and Network (PEN) for Chinese Families

Various workshops:

Lunar New Year Social

Reading Your Child’s Report Card

2) Hong Fook Youth and Family Program

Hong Fook PA Day Program Flyer – 2020

February 4 2020 Postive Parenting 正⾯育⼉家⻓⼯作坊

(Feb20)Active Listening and Communication Skills

Parent support network_

DC Drop-In Flyer – 20200118

3) Webinar: Being There- How to support someone with mental health concerns

4) Tamil Heritage

YLP-Tamil-Parents-Guardians-Network-Discussions

Tamil-Parent-Network-Yoga-and-Parent-Group-Cedarwood-PS

Tamil-Heritage-Month-Research-Assignment

5) Alliance of Educators for Black Students

AEBS-Dinner-Dance-Fundraiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 20, 2020

Dear Families,

The Lion Dance Performance that was scheduled for this Thursday, January 24th has been cancelled due to the current job action.

We are truly sorry for any inconveniences that this may cause and we are hoping that we will be able to reschedule this beautiful event to a later date.

Thank you for your understanding.

Administration

 

亲爱的家长,

由于目前的工作行动,原定于1月24日星期四举行的舞狮表演已取消。

我们希望在其他时间重新安排。 不便之处,敬请原谅。

January 20-24, 2020

SCHOOLS CLOSED TOMORROW!

Notice has been provided by ETFO, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, that all YRDSB elementary school teachers will be conducting a one day strike affecting elementary schools on Monday, January 20, 2020 .

ETFO One Day Strike NOTICE public – January 20

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If school is closed, all lunches will be cancelled. Parents will not need to contact Kid’s Kitchen to cancel orders—it will be done automatically.

Thank you for patience and co-operation in allowing us to provide the best possible service.

We truly enjoy serving your community and the children!

Best regards,

The Kid’s Kitchen Team

Tamil Heritage Month- January

Inclusive School & Community Services, Chair of the Board Juanita Nathan, Settlement and Education Partnership in York Region (SEPYR), Educators for Tamil Student Success in partnership with Community Agencies will be hosting events to celebrate Tamil Heritage with our school communities.

These activities and events throughout the month are subject to the ongoing job action:

  • Tamil Heritage Month opening ceremony. January 3, 2020, Queens Park, Toronto, 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm.
  • Tamil-Heritage-Month-Research-Assignment
    ● Tamil Canadian Diaspora: Distress and Resilience: training seminar for frontline services providers, educators, and health professionals. January 21, 2020, Middlefield Collegiate Institute.
    ● Bharathi Vizha: Cultural showcase celebrating 100 years of Bharathi. January 24, 2020, Tamil Isai Kalamantram, 6:00 pm -10:00 pm.
  • Youth Leadership Conference by Tamil Canadian Centre for Civic Action: TBD
  • Community Discussion on Future of Tamil Language Learning and Tamil Studies in
    Canada: in collaboration with Tamil Language Teachers to explore ways to strengthen Tamil studies among children, youth and young adults. Tamil Isai Kalamantram, January 26, 2020, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
    ● Markham Tamil Organization and Tamil Student Associations Thai Pongal Celebrations: Bill Hogarth Secondary School, January 17, 2020, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
    ● Stouffville Tamil Community Thai Pongal Celebrations: Stouffville Secondary School, January 31, 2020, 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
    ● Tamil Student Conference: TBD
    ● Indigenous and International Languages Program workshops hosted by Community Partners

The Farm’s Funny of the Week:

 

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TIP OF THE WEEK:Screen Shot 2019-09-22 at 1.32.07 PM

MENTAL HEALTH JANUARY

BELL LET'S TALK

This Week at the Farm:

January 20- No School

Janurary 21-24- Grade 1-5 Intramurals during morning recess

January 21- School Council Meeting @ 6:30PM

January 22-23- Grade 1 Scientists in the School Program

January 23- Grade 7/8 VIP

January 25- Diamond Day- Lunar New Year

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

January 27-30- Grade 1-5 Intramurals at recess time

January 27- International Holocaust Remembrance Day

SC-International-Holocaust-Remembrance-Day

January 29- Beckett Farm Lunar New Year Festival of Learning for Families

6:30-7:30pm

Topics:

  • What are the differences between Canada’s and China’s education system?
  • How can we help our children succeed on their learning path?
  • What do we need to pay attention to as our children grow and develop?
  • How can you help your children express their emotions and handle stress?
  • How can you deal with your child’s frustrations and where can you ask for help

Lunar New Year Festival of Learning 2020 

January 30- VIP Grade 8

January 31- PA Day- NO SCHOOL

A Closer Look

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Beckett Farm PS Spirit Wear!

Dear Beckett Farm Families,

Go Thunderbolts Go!

Show your school spirit with Beckett Farm Spirit Wear! We will be selling Spirit Wear starting Monday, January 20, 2020 through Friday, January 31, 2020.

We are trying a new format for orders this year!

To check out our spirit wear and to place an order, please visit http://www.chewyapparel.ca/store/beckett-farm/ to purchase BFPS Spirit Wear. 

New this year, in support of our inclusion, equity and well-being here on The Farm, we have included a colour option for T-Shirt and Long Sleeve Shirts ONLY. Although these various acts of inclusion, equity and well-being are held during a particular month we love seeing our scholars recognize these movements throughout the year. 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Ms. Rizzi. We look forward to seeing everyone in their Beckett Farm gear!

Thank you,

Ms. Rizzi

ines.rizzi@yrdsb.ca

September – Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is an event designed to educate people and promote awareness about the Canadian residential school system and the impact this system had on Indigenous communities for more than a century in Canada, and still does today.

October – Purple Shirt Day

Purple Shirt Day is an anti-bullying event that raises awareness about LGBTQ students and the impact of bullying on their well-being. Purple Shirt Day offers an important opportunity to raise awareness about inclusion and well-being of ALL students.

February – Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying initiative that raises awareness about bullying in schools. Pink Shirt Day is a national movement that was inspired by an act of kindness in a small town in Nova Scotia. This movement continues to grow nation-wide.

April – International Day of Pink

Your child’s BFPS pink shirt can also be worn in April for International “Day of Pink” where students take a stand for inclusion and acceptance of all people including our LGBTQ community.

March – Green Shirt Day

Earth Hour is an annual event, when millions of people and thousands of business worldwide turn off lights and shut down most electrical appliances to celebrate sustainability and show their support for strategies that will help solve the problem of global warming.

April – Blue – Autism Awareness Day

Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day that raises awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. On Autism Awareness Day we all “Light it Up Blue” and wear our BFPS blue shirts to show inclusion of all students!

JunePride

PRIDE is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in our community. During the month of June, we celebrate and honour those who are a part of the LGBTQ community and allies of this community by wearing our PRIDE shirts.

June – Orange – Indigenous Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a national day that celebrates and honours First Nations, Metis and Inuit Canadians by commemorating their important histories and cultural contributions. 

Simplified Chinese Version:

Thunderbolts 加油! 穿上带有Beckett Farm精神的服饰展现学校精神! 2020 120 周一起我们将开始销售代表学校精神的服装一直到131日为止,请至以下网址上购买http:/ /www.chewyapparel.ca/store/beckett-farm/ to purchase Spirit Wear.

为表示本校对包容,平等及学生福祉的支持,从今年开始我们将仅对 T恤及长袖衫提供不同颜色的选项。尽管这些有关包容,平等和学生身心健康的活动仅在特定月份举行,我们仍乐于见到学生全年都穿着以示认同支持这些运动。

如果您有任何问题或疑虑,欢迎联络 Rizzi 女士,我们期待在 Beckett Farm 学校的活动中见到所有每一个人!

谢谢,

Rizzi 女士

ines.rizzi@yrdsb.ca

九月 —橘衫日

橘衫日活动旨在教育并提高人们对加拿大寄宿学校制度的认识以及它对加拿大原住民社区在过去一世纪以来至今都仍存在的影响。

十月 紫衫日

紫衫日是一个反霸凌活动旨在提高大众对 LGBTO 学生的认识以及霸凌对他们身心所造成的影响。紫衫日提供一个重要机会提高大众对所有学生的包容性以及他们的身心健康的重视。

二月粉红衫日 ¬

粉红衫日是一个倡导反霸凌的活动,旨在唤起大众对学校霸凌的重视。粉红衫日是由新斯科舍省一个小镇的善举所引发成为全国性运动。而此运动持续在全国各地发展中。

四月国际粉红衫日

您小孩的 BFPS 粉红衫也可以在四月份的国际粉红日中穿着,学生站出来表达对所有的人包括我们LGBTQ社区的包容与接受。

三月绿衫日

“地球一小时是个一年一度的活动。全世界数以百万计的人们以及成千上万的企业以关灯和关闭多数电器用品的实际行动方式庆祝并表达对得以解决全球暖化策略的支持。

四月蓝色自闭症意识日

自闭症意识日是国际公认的一天, 旨在提高人们对自闭症障碍患者的认识。在这一天我们都将点亮蓝色” 以及穿着我们的 BFPS 蓝色衫以表达对所有学生的包容!

六月自豪

自豪“ 是一个提倡自我肯定,尊严,平等并提高我们社区中男女同性恋,双性恋和变性人能见度的活动。在整个六月份里,我们穿着 PRIDE 衫来庆祝并荣耀那些 LGBTQ 社区的成员以及此社区的盟友。

六月 橘色 原住民日

原住民日是一个国定纪念日,通过纪念原住民他们的重要历史和文化贡献方式来庆祝并荣耀第一民族 First Nations,蒂斯人 Metis和因纽特 Inuit加拿大人。

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Lunar New Year is a cultural and religious celebration for many Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities

Many rituals are associated with this festive occasion. They include cleaning house, paying off debts, settling old arguments, and other means of making a “fresh start.” To celebrate, people may light firecrackers, hang poetry, enjoy a family feast (oranges and apples are considered lucky fruits), exchange gifts (adults may give children laisee, red envelopes filled with money), and buy new clothes or new shoes.

We wish all staff, students and community celebrating Lunar New Year a happy and joyful celebration in the company of family and friends.

 

Community Events

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PCMH Support Group Poster

2) Parent Engagement and Network (PEN) for Chinese Families

Various workshops:

Lunar New Year Social

Reading Your Child’s Report Card

3) 21st Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

(Gr. 6-12)

21st Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 13-17, 2020

Tamil Heritage Month- JanuaryImage result for thai pongal in tamil

On October 5, 2016, Motion M-24 was passed in the Federal Parliament, officially proclaiming January of every year as Tamil Heritage Month (THM). Thus, we are pleased to invite you to join us in acknowledging and celebrating Tamil Heritage Month in Canada.

Tamil Heritage Month aims to celebrate the richness of the Tamil language and its literature, as well as to highlight the vibrant traditions, histories, arts, and cultures of Tamil Canadians. In addition, it seeks to recognize the significant contributions of Tamil Canadians in key areas of social, cultural, economic, and political spheres.

According to the Tamil calendar, January 14 begins the month of “Thai” and the start of the Tamil New Year. On this day Tamils around the diaspora will be celebrating Tamil New Year and Thai Pongal, the Tamil harvest festival. Thai Pongal is the most important and widely-celebrated festival amongst Tamils around the globe. Thai Pongal is a time to give thanks for the blessings of the previous year and a time to look forward to the New Year.
Pongal refers to rice cooked in milk and sweetened with chakkarai (brown cane sugar). On Thai Pongal, members of the family wake up early in the morning, dress in new clothes and gather together to cook the traditional Pongal meal. Additional ingredients used in this special dish include milk-roasted green gram (payaru), raisins, cashew nuts (optional), and cardamom. Pongal is served with fruits (banana and mango) on a banana leaf, and the family gives thanks to the sun and the farmers for a bountiful harvest before sharing the special dish with family members, friends and neighbours.

Inclusive School & Community Services, Chair of the Board Juanita Nathan, Settlement and Education Partnership in York Region (SEPYR), Educators for Tamil Student Success in partnership with Community Agencies will be hosting events to celebrate Tamil Heritage with our school communities.

These activities and events throughout the month are subject to the ongoing job action:

  • Tamil Heritage Month opening ceremony. January 3, 2020, Queens Park, Toronto, 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm.
  • Tamil-Heritage-Month-Research-Assignment
    ● Tamil Canadian Diaspora: Distress and Resilience: training seminar for frontline services providers, educators, and health professionals. January 21, 2020, Middlefield Collegiate Institute.
    ● Bharathi Vizha: Cultural showcase celebrating 100 years of Bharathi. January 24, 2020, Tamil Isai Kalamantram, 6:00 pm -10:00 pm.
  • Youth Leadership Conference by Tamil Canadian Centre for Civic Action: TBD
  • Community Discussion on Future of Tamil Language Learning and Tamil Studies in
    Canada: in collaboration with Tamil Language Teachers to explore ways to strengthen Tamil studies among children, youth and young adults. Tamil Isai Kalamantram, January 26, 2020, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
    ● Markham Tamil Organization and Tamil Student Associations Thai Pongal Celebrations: Bill Hogarth Secondary School, January 17, 2020, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
    ● Stouffville Tamil Community Thai Pongal Celebrations: Stouffville Secondary School, January 31, 2020, 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
    ● Tamil Student Conference: TBD
    ● Indigenous and International Languages Program workshops hosted by Community Partners

The Farm’s Funny of the Week:

 

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TIP OF THE WEEK: Screen Shot 2019-09-22 at 1.32.07 PM

This list is only a small starter’s kit for just bringing more kindness into the world. It doesn’t do kindness justice. To truly make an impact in the world, kindness is something we must demonstrate to each other every day. Kindness begets kindness. Pass it on and start a movement.

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This Week at the Farm:

January 13-16- Grade 1-5 Intramurals during morning recess

January 17- PA Day- NO SCHOOL

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

Janurary 20-24- Grade 1-5 Intramurals during morning recess

January 21- School Council Meeting @ 6:30PM

January 22-23- Grade 1 Scientists in the School Program

January 23- Grade 7/8 VIP

January 25- Diamond Day- Lunar New Year

Staff Change

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

This is to inform you that Ms. Elsie Ng has accepted a full time position with the board as a Regional Elementary English Literacy Development Itinerant Teacher. We would like to congratulate Ms. Ng on this wonderful news! It is certainly an exciting time for Ms. Ng as she will bring her wealth of knowledge and expertise to service the school board and continue to make an impact on all the students, staff and families in a greater capacity.  We sincerely appreciate the dedication, strong commitment, passion, vast knowledge and the commitment to equity that Ms. Ng always brings to the classroom and to her profession. We wish her well as she starts her new and exciting journey. We know the students and staff will miss her greatly.

We would like to welcome Ms. M. Cheng to Beckett Farm P.S! Ms. Cheng will take on the role as a 0.5 English Language Learner (ELL) teacher. Ms. Cheng is an experienced teacher who has worked at a number of schools in our system and brings with her strong experience working in an ELL setting. As an experienced teacher, we know that she will bring the same strong commitment and consistency to implementing the ELL program.  To ensure a smooth transition with program planning for all the children in the classroom, Ms. Cheng and Ms. Ng have discussed such matters prior to her arrival. 

To reassure you that your child’s education and sense of belonging will continue to be our top priority at Beckett Farm P.S. We are working through the York Region District School Board’s hiring process to find a long term replacement for the other 0.5 part of the ELL position as soon as possible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the school.

Sincerely,

Administration

Community Events:

1) Free Adult non-credit programs

Adult ESL (English as a Second Language) and LBS (Literacy and Basic Skills) programs.

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ESL Classes General Ad

2) Hong Fook Youth and Family Program

Join us for a full day of games in the HF Digital Corner and
team activities in the gym. Make new connections and have fun!
For youth aged 11-14

歡迎參加我們專⾨設置給11-14歲的⻘少
年的康福全⽇數位空間項⽬!
享受有趣好玩的遊戲以及體育館的團隊
活動,結交新朋友!

PA Day Program Flyer – 2020

3)Parent Engagement and Network for Chinese Families- Lunar New Year Social

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