May 29 – June 2

Reminder: School Council Meeting on Monday May 29, 6:30-8:00p

EQAO 2017 Standardized Testing (Grade 3: May 29-31)

This year the EQAO tests will be administered at Beckett Farm P.S. as follows:

  • 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. 

Message from our Trustee: Billy Pang   

As we near the end of the school year, I want to thank you for all that you do to strengthen our schools and communities. This is a good time to celebrate your child’s achievements over the past year.   One of our goals in the Trustees’ Multi-Year Plan is to “continuously increase student achievement and well-being through a culture and caring and learning.” That includes a culture that emphasizes engagement and positive relationships among all the members of the school community – students, staff members, families and community members.   You, as parents/guardians, are our most important partners when it comes to education. The support you have provided to your child throughout this past school year will help to strengthen our schools and make a difference to your child’s learning.   I encourage you to continue engaging your child in learning throughout the summer, and to help them to see the connections between what they are learning in school and the world around them. There are so many opportunities to do this over the summer, whether that’s planning a budget with your child, enjoying the natural beauty in York Region, reading a book or visiting local sites. Whatever your plans are this summer, I wish you all a successful end to the school year, and a safe and enjoyable summer.

June 29, 2017 Early Dismissal in Elementary Schools

All schools in the York Region District School Board are committed to improving student achievement and well-being.  On Thursday, June 29, 2017, an early release day will take place to allow elementary teachers and support staff to take part in meetings during the afternoon of that day.  These meetings will allow for school staff to engage in culminating activities regarding the review and revision of the School’s Improvement Plan as well as year-end and transition activities that support student success.

As has been our practice in the past, students will attend school during the morning of Thursday, June 29, 2017 only.  Students will be dismissed early that day at 12:10pm.  Arrangements will be made to ensure that students who are normally bused to and from school will receive transportation at this time.  Parents/guardians whose children attend after school child care should make appropriate arrangements to address this change in schedule.

Grades 6-8 Tour for Humanity

June is National Aboriginal Month and on Tuesday June 5, the Grades 6-8 students will have the opportunity to participate in a unique educational experience. Tour for Humanity will be visiting our school to provide the students with an impactful workshop designed to inspire and empower them to raise their voices and take action against hate and intolerance. students will learn about a variety of topics in Canadian history including the Indian Residential Schools System. They will also be exploring current issues such as bullying and modern day examples of intolerance in our society. Our school has received the Road to Inclusivity Grant which will cover most of the program’s cost. The remaining cost for this memorable program is $2 per student. Please submit payment to homeroom teachers by June 1st.

Reminders (Previously Posted):

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!

CYLS Community Announcements 

  1. Parent workshop: ABA strategies to understand and man- age behaviour of children with ASD 家長讲座: ABA(行為分析)了解及處理自閉症孩子的行為 Flyer & information here (PDF)
  2. CLYS Summer Day Camp (July 4 to August 25, Ages 8-17) Flyer & information here (PDF)

Triple P Positive Parenting Program in Mandarin and English (May to June) 親子正面教育免費課程(普通語及英語) 五月至六月

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).