Public Health Immunization Message
In the 2017/18 school year, York Region Public Health will visit all elementary schools to provide school immunization clinics to Grade 7 students. The clinics offer vaccines for Hepatitis B, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Meningococcal A, C, Y, W-135 at no cost.
Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, meningococcal vaccine is required for school attendance, unless an exemption is filed with public health. Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are recommended, but not required for school attendance.
Parents of students entering Grade 7 in fall 2017 will receive consent forms in the mail in June. Please complete the consent form and return it to York Region Public Health to allow your child to participate in the immunization clinics. Detailed instructions can be found on the forms and accompanying letter. If the consent form is not completed, your child will not be able to receive vaccines at the clinic.
Parents and guardians who do not consent should still complete the forms and return them, indicating that you do not authorize York Region Public Health to immunize your child.
Visit york.ca/immunizations and click on School Immunization Clinics for more information.
Did you know? If your child has missed a required vaccination on Ontario’s routine immunization schedule, he/she can receive the vaccine at one of York Region Public Health’s Community Immunization Clinics. These evening clinics are offered throughout the summer, giving students the opportunity to catch up before returning to school. Visit york.ca/immunizations and select Community Immunization Clinics to learn more.
Reminders (Previously Posted):
YRDSB Survey for Parents/Guardians:
The timeline for the survey has been extended to May 31, 2017:
Parents/guardians are invited to participate in a survey extended deadline May 31. This survey provides an important opportunity for parent/guardian voice. Results will be used to guide planning to support student achievement and well-being.
The English version of the survey is available online. Paper surveys are available in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hebrew, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Sri Lankan Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese. Please contact the school to request a paper copy.
We value your input and encourage you to complete the survey. The information you provide will be anonymous, considered confidential and kept in strict accordance with all relevant legislation. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
FUN FAIR at Beckett Farm! (Wednesday June 7)
A message from your school council: You won’t want to miss out on the first ever FUN FAIR at Beckett Farm! Purchase your tickets on School Cash Online for a evening full of food and fun. There will be music, dancing, 3 different kinds of bouncy castles, mini manicures, helium and animal balloons, a magic show, and games. You can feast on hamburgers, hotdogs, and samosas and all your favourite carnival treats like cotton candy, freezies and popcorn! This will be a wonderful community building event for you and your family to celebrate with your friends and even make new ones!
EQAO 2017 Standardized Testing (May 24 – 31)
This year the EQAO tests will be administered at Beckett Farm P.S. as follows:
- Juniors (Gr. 6) May 24 to May 26
- Primary (Gr. 3) May 29 to May 31
Families, please make every effort to ensure that your child is not absent during this mandatory testing period.
致各位家長和監護人, 如果您有興趣了解如何應付孩子的反叛行為, 幫助孩子建立家庭作業習慣及處理焦慮, 在五月至六月將有一個名為“親子正面教育” 的免費課程(普通語及英語) . 詳情請參閱附件. (Translation: Dear parents and guardians, if you are interested in knowing more about how to handle rudeness and disrespect, encourage healthy homework habits, and help your child coping with anxiety, please see the attached flyer for a free Triple P program coming up in May and June).