November 28 – December 2

Tomorrow: School Council Meeting, Monday Nov. 28 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the staff room.

This Week: Family Fun Math Night, Wed. Nov. 30th

Math is a great way to exercise our minds.  Doing math, exploring math, and creating math can be among some of the most enjoyable things that we can do with our minds.  Math is not just about paper, pencil, calculators and textbooks.  Come out and see how you can make exploring math full of fun even at home. Math can be a joyful, creative endeavour, full of interesting twists, turns and clever connections.  Join us for an evening of fun and learning!

Wednesday November 30
The whole family is invited!

Picture Retake Day: Wednesday Nov. 30th

Spirit Wear: New Beckett Farm Gear! 

Spirit Wear is back at Beckett Farm! Drop by our Spirit Wear booth on Math Night (Wednesday, November 30th) to see our new selection of Beckett Farm gear! You will have the opportunity to view the new styles, sizes and even place your order. Ms. Cheung will be available to assist families with registering and purchasing item on using our new Cash Online system.

Grade 3 Gifted Screening: Friday December 2nd

All current grade 3 students will be participating in gifted screening. Please make every effort not to schedule appointments that will take your child away from school this Friday.  More information is available from the YRDSB Gifted Screening section.

This screening involves a two stage process: Stage One involves the administration of a group test of cognitive abilities, the Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT) to all grade three students. If a student meets the CCAT criterion, they will be referred for Stage Two in the process, an Intellectual Screening with a member of the YRDSB Psychological Services department. Those students who meet the YRDSB intellectual criterion of a score at, or above the 98th percentilerank on the General Ability Index of the intellectual screening measure (WISC V) will be considered by the IPRC (Identification Placement Review Committee).

Principal’s Tea Starting December 7th

Please join us starting next Wednesday December 7th at 3:00-3:30pm for our Principal’s Tea. This is an opportunity to hear about school happenings, ask questions and network with other parents. We will alternate between mornings and afternoons for the remainder of the school year.

Triple P Parenting Program (available in 中文)

All parents want to do their best when parenting their children.  Triple P stands for “Positive Parenting Program”. It is a system that emphasizes the development of positive attitudes, skills, and behaviour.  This helps prevent problems from arising and fosters family relationships that encourage children to realize their full potential so they will do well at home, at school, and in the community. This workshop will be presented in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Join us at Beckett Farm for 4 individual free sessions
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Wednesday, December 7 & 14, 2016

Call the office at (289)746-3276, or stop in to register.
Triple-P-Parenting information