June 5 – 9

FUN FAIR at Beckett Farm! Wednesday June 7, 5-8pm

A message from your school council: Please come and join us at the Fun Fair this Wednesday, June 7th from 5-8 p.m. If you haven’t pre-ordered food and play tickets already you can do so at the fair. There will be hamburgers, hotdog, veggie burgers, and halal options. There are limited quantities so come early! At the fair you can also purchase samosas, popcorn, freezies, baked goods, cotton candy, and bottled water. There is no entrance fee to get into the fair to enjoy music from Bounce Entertainment, a magician, caricature artist, planting, balloon twists, balloons, basketball, apples, golf, teas to sample from Davids Tea and meet fire fighters, police officers, and paramedics and get a chance a see their vehicles. You will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for amazing baskets filled with goodies! So rain or shine come out and make this a night that our kids will be talking about all summer.

Bike and Helmet Safety

Cycling is the most popular outdoor activity among young Canadians. Unfortunately, every year 50,000 children are seriously injured in bike related mishaps. Wearing a certified helmet can reduce the risk of serious head injuries by 85 per cent. Children and youth (under 18) are required by law to wear a helmet with the chin strap clip fastened under the chin when cycling. Kids imitate their parents. Ninety-eight per cent of children will wear their helmets if their parents do, so wear one every time you ride. Before age ten, most children do not have the skills to cycle safely on the road and they need help to make good choices. Children under nine years should cycle with responsible adults at all times.

Supporting Students during the Month of Ramadan

During the holy month of Ramadan, we would like to support all students who are fasting or may require a place for prayer. Please see Ms. Khan in the office so that we may better support your individual needs.

Asian/South Asian Heritage

In recognition of Asian/South Asian Month, The Equity Committee is hosting lunch time games from June 5-8. If you have any games such as Chinese Chess, Chinese Checkers, Carrom Boards, etc. that you would be willing to lend us for a week, please send them school and clearly label them with your name. Thank you!

Beckett Farm P.S. 2016-17  Yearbook

Time is running out! The yearbook is full colour with coil binding, and costs $20. Please place your yearbook order on School Cash online. Orders must be submitted by Thursday June 15th. Availability of the yearbook is on a first come first serve basis.

Calling for All Library Books

This a call-out to all students and families. All books are due to the Library by Monday, June 12th. Please have all books in by this date. This will give us the change to sort, organize and prepare our inventory for the upcoming school year. Thanks everyone for checking all your spaces to find all books. Students will NOT be taking out books after this date. We appreciate your understanding.

Reminders (Previously Posted):

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 Monday 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.