Updated December 12-16

Dear BFPSnew.com readers, Please see our updated newsletter including information about Lost and Found details.

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Kindergarten Registration to Commence January 20, 2017

Kindergarten registration will commence on January 20, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year. Registration forms are available on YRDSB’s website: www.yrdsb.ca. Children who turn four or five years old during 2017, live within the school boundary and whose parents are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for kindergarten. A kindergarten information session for parents is being planned for this spring. For more information please visit the YRDSB website or contact your local school.

French Immersion Information Sessions and Registrationsfrench-toast

Information sessions for the French Immersion (FI) program will take place at French Immersion schools on January 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. Please visit YRDSB’s website in January 2017 (http://www.yrdsb.ca/Programs/fi/Pages/Program-Locations.aspx) to find the FI program location for your elementary school location. FI registration will begin January 20, 2017. Parents or guardians of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2017, and wishing to enrol in the FI Program, can visit or call the school office and request an Office Index Card – short version. The Office Index Card must be signed by the principal of the home school. Parents or guardians then take this form, along with one piece of identification showing their address to the designated FI program location to register between January 20 and February 10, 2017. This eliminates the need to provide duplicate enrollment information or to pre-register.

YRDSB’s FI Accommodation Plan provides long-term consistency and equity of access to all students in York Region and will enable YRDSB to continue to offer the FI program to all who wish to enrol. The FI program will be offered in Dual Track or Single Track settings, in a variety of configurations. In order to meet community needs and optimize available space in our schools, a community’s Grade 1-8 FI program may be provided over more than one school during the course of a student’s FI education. This will allow flexibility in addressing community needs and the opportunity to use existing space in schools. More information is available on the Board’s website: www.yrdsb.ca.

Dental Screeninguntitled-1

From Monday to Wednesday (12-14) We will be visited by the dental health nurse. Students in grades K, 2, 4, 6 and 8 will participate in the screening.  the screening will involve a brief checkup focused on oral hygiene. Please try and avoid scheduling any appointments for your child if they are in the grades that will be participating.

Kindergarten Winter Concertsnowflake-hi

Kindergarten families are invited to attend our annual Kindergarten Winter Concert on Friday, December 16th at 2:30 p.m. The students have been working very hard to practise for this event and are excited to have their families watch them during their performances. We hope to see you there!

Lost and Found lostfound-icon

Our Lost and Found is getting quite full.  If your child has lost something in these past few months please inquire at our office. Unclaimed items will be donated on December 23, 2016.

Holiday Heroes

Beckett Farm Public School is partnering up with “Holiday Heroes”,  an organization run by the York Regional Police, to help support children in our community who are in need this winter season.
Families may choose to donate new winter clothing this holiday season. Examples of winter clothing that are in need are:

  • mittens / gloves
  • hats
  • scarves
  • wool socks
  • coats
  • blankets

The drive will begin on Monday, December 5 and run until Friday, December 16. For more information please see the flyer below
Beckett-Farm-Holiday-heroes

Primary Winter Concert

Concert performed by Grades 1 to 3
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Day performance: 11:30am (doors open at 11:20am)
Evening performance: 6:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
More information available in this Downloadable Flyer:
winter-concert-downloadable-flyer
Popcorn will be sold at the concert

Triple P Parenting Program (available in 中文)

Join us for the last session before the holidays. This workshop will be presented in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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