Arts Camp for Grade 7 and 8 Students
Attached is information on YRDSB’s Arts Camp. If you are interested in applying for Arts Camp, please download the Camper Application Information package. Applications are to be completed on-line and are due by February 17th.
Grade 8 Trip Information Night
The Grade 8 trip to Ottawa info night Wednesday February 8th at 6:00 pm.
Letters to parents have already been sent home via the grade 8 homeroom teachers.
This week at Farmers Market: Mini-peppers, bananas and apples (25 cents each)
Popcorn will be back the week of Feb. 13 – 17th
Black History Month
Celebration of Black History/African Heritage 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 it was in 1995 that the Honourable Jean Augustine made the same declaration in the House of Parliament in Ottawa.
These declarations set the stage for acknowledgement of the contributions of peoples 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 Heritage are an integral part of Canadian history.
During the month of February through various learning activities, staff and students at Beckett Farm will deliberately reflect upon the legacy of African history in all its various forms, and we join all Canadians in celebrating Black History/African Heritage month. By contemplating on persons of African heritage, famous and not so famous, who have been of significant influence through their ideas, words and actions, we appreciate the place of African history in the history of the world.
February is also Kindness Month. At Beckett Farm, students and staff will engage in various learning activities to make our world a kinder place to grow and live. Stay tuned for more information about our first Random Acts of Kindness week next week!