Save the Date: Math Night 2016
We are pleased to invite all parents and students to Beckett Farm’s inaugural Family Math Night on Wednesday November 30th, 2016 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. Let us engage you in a night of critical thinking, and problem solving through math games and puzzles.
Lakeridge Ski/Snowboarding/Tubing Trip
Dates: February 2, 2017 and February 24th, 2017
Fee Due Date: December 1, 2016 (prices online)
Your child has an opportunity to participate in a winter elective activity that promotes physical activity and health education.
- Grades 3 – 4 will have the opportunity to go snow tubing.
- Grades 5 – 8 will have the opportunity to participate in skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing.
Payment and activity selection for the Lakeridge Ski Resort activities can me made online at https://schoolcashonline.com/ by DECEMBER 1st, 2016.
Scholastic Book Fair
Our Scholastic Book Fair begins on Wednesday, November 23rd and runs until Thursday, December 1st. Families are welcome to drop-by during the interview evening on Thursday, November 24th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. It will be open daily during morning recess, lunch recess and after school from 3:45 – 4:15. The Book Fair will feature a variety of new fiction and non-fiction materials in both French and English. Monies raised will be used to host an author visit in the spring. Volunteers are always welcome to support the Fair. Please contact Ms. Sofos at 289.746.3276 for further information or to book a time slot to volunteer.
For most youth, the Internet is all about socializing, and while most of these social interactions are positive, increasing numbers of kids are using the technology to intimidate and harass others – a phenomenon known as cyberbullying.
There is little doubt that cyberbullying is traumatic: one-third of students who were bullied online reported symptoms of depression, a figure which rose to nearly one-half for those who experienced both online and offline bullying. Unfortunately, youth typically underestimate how harmful online bullying can be.
Research shows that while young people believe most of the negative behaviour that happens online was meant as a joke, “students need to be educated that this ‘just joking’ behaviour has serious implications.” Cyberbullying can be addressed under civil law or criminal law, based on the situation. (Source: Mediasmarts.ca)
Signs Your Child May Be Cyberbullied. Your child may:
- be anxious, fearful and or unhappy
- be uninterested in attending school
- appear to withdraw from members of their peer group
- avoid discussions relating to technology
- seem irritable when using technology
- change online technology habits
- display low self-esteem
Six Ways to Address Cyberbullying: A Parent’s Guide
- Report cyberbullying to your internet provider, by forwarding copies of the correspondence. If cyberbullying occurs on a social media site, you must also report the occurrence to the provider. Anonymous cyberbullying should be reported to the police.
- Contact the police immediately if threats occur.
- Disable all social media accounts. If the cyberbullying is taking place via cell phone, make sure to change your child’s number to an unlisted one.
- Be aware of how your child is feeling. Children who have been cyberbullied may feel unsafe, overwhelmed and depressed.
- Seek counselling for your child if they are struggling with cyberbullying.
- Avoid taking technology away. Technology is a lifeline for most youth. Taking away all forms of technology is a way to further isolate your child from his/her peers that are able to support during this difficult time.
Parent-Teacher Conference Information
We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews at the school on
- Thursday, November 24th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm
- Friday, November 25th from 9:10 am – 12:10 pm.
This term, you will be able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online. If you wish to schedule a meeting with any of your child’s teachers, please follow the instructions below. If your child attends our Student Support Center with Ms. Miller, Ms. Gillard or Ms. Kniznik they will be in touch to coordinate. You will be able to schedule appointments until November 23rd at 9:00 pm.
1. Go to the Beckett Farm scheduling webpage
2. Enter the Parent Code and click “Sign In”
3. Please make a note of your Confirmation #
Look for the Parent code in the letter being sent home on Monday.