April 3 – 7

Toonies 4 Autism Campaign

April 2nd is International Autism Awareness day. Autism is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioural changes. Today, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism in Ontario. This increase demands more support for children in schools across Ontario.

In supporting our effort to raise autism awareness in April, our school will participate in our annual “Toonie 4 Autism” campaign for the month of April.
The objectives of this campaign are:
· To raise awareness about autism among students
· To educate students about the positive impact of community involvement
· To support families living with ASD by letting them know that they are not alone and their challenges matter to all of us in the community

Students will be receiving a paper leaf donor card, that they can write their names on. The cards will be placed on our community tree located in our front foyer. Please consider giving a toonie ($2) as a donation so that you can be apart of the support to foster an inclusive society with no barriers for children with autism.

Parent Workshop: What is Autism

Do you want to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Come to this informative presentation to learn the basics about Autism, gain knowledge and learn strategies for common challenges.
Thursday April 20, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00pm! Markham Village Library (6031 Highway 7 East, Markham)
For further information available on this Flyer:
What is Autism Workshop April 20 (Chinese)
What is Autism Workshop April 20 (English)

Summer Institute SI

The York Region District School Board Summer Institute is a program that offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum for children and youth entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Programs are offered at in Richmond Hill, Markham, Stouffville, Newmarket, Woodbridge, Vaughan and Georgina from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
YMCA Before and Aftercare programs available at all locations
YMCA Before and After Care Registration

Weekly Sessions July 4, 2017 to August 11, 2017
For registration information and to see what types of exciting programs are being offered this summer, please visit www.yrdsb.ca and select programs and services.

约克区教育局的暑期学院是一个提供学术,休闲娱乐和体育活动的课程,它是本着安大略省幼儿 园到 8 年级的儿童和青年课程所特意连接开设的。

从 2017 年 7 月 4 日至 2017 年 8 月 11 日,地区內 11 所小学每周都提供课程。 课程计划和注册信息均可在约克区教育局网站

http://www.yrdsb.ca/Programs/summer/si/Pages/Summer-Institute-Registration.aspx 查看。 如需要更多資料可电邮到 performanceplus.si@yrdsb.ca 或致电 905-884-2046 暑期学院办公室分机 240 查询。

P.E.N Workshop: Raising Resilient and Assertive Children

English and Cantonese Series (Translation will be provided in Mandarin)
Tuesday April 4, 2017
Markham South Welcome Centre
For more information see link: PEN Workshop 6 – Raising Resilient and Assertive Children 建立孩子的逆境韌力及積極坦率表達想法的技巧

Hello and Goodbyes

Ms. Srini Logendran and Ms. Bic Fernandes

As some of you may be aware Ms. Logendran our Science/Prep Teacher and Ms. Fernandes our Grade 7 and Visual Art Teacher has begun their Maternity leave. We are very excited for them both to start their journeys as new mothers. We wish them both the best of luck and we all look forward to their return next year. We hope both new mom’s will visit us soon!

Ms. Dana Din-Lovinescu

Ms. Lovinescu has joined us on staff as our new Grade 7 and Visual Art Rotary teacher. She brings with her experience in a variety of grades and teaching experience including the gifted program. She will be resuming the responsibilities of Ms. Fernandes’ Grade 7 Homeroom as well as the Visual Art position. We are certain our students will appreciate her dedication to the program and expertise in teaching intermediates and the Arts. Welcome aboard!

Mrs. Randa Farag

Mrs. Randa Farag has joined our school as the intermediate Science and Rotary teacher for the remainder of this school year. Mrs. Farag has experience in both elementary and secondary and has previously taught students from grade 7 to grade 12. Mrs. Farag has a Science and Chemical Engineering background and we are thrilled to have her contribute her knowledge and expertise to our Science Program.

Mental Health Services for Children and Youth in York Region

School Council Family FUN FAIR

The School Council would like to present Beckett Farm’s first ever FUN FAIR. There will be fun for the whole family from bakes sales to jumpy castles. Put on your dancing shoes and dance the evening away with live DJ entertainment from BOUNCE. Come out and enjoy an eventful evening on June 7 from 5 to 8pm. More information to come. If you are interested in helping out at the Fun Fair, we need volunteers! Please leave your name and phone number with Mrs. Khan in the office. For more information please see Flyer: Beckett Farm Fun Fair Poster


April School Council Meeting

The next School Council meeting will be held on Monday April 3 from 6:30-8:00pm. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend.