Reminder: Monday September 25 is a PA Day
Teachers will be engaged in professional development. No school for students.
Spring 2017 EQAO Results: Beckett Farm Outperforms
Each year our grade 3 and grade 6 students participate in EQAO standardized testing. We commend the efforts of our students and those who support them, including our teachers and parents. EQAO results are one of the many ways we measure student success and provide a snapshot of results across our Board and the province. This data is a source of information to support the ongoing improvement of student learning.
The 2017 results have been released this month and we are pleased to see that as a school, Beckett Farm P.S. is performing above both the York Region District School Board and the province of Ontario. Please see the table below, extracted from our full school report.
Table: Beckett Farm P.S. compared against YRDSB (school board) and province (Ontario) in both Junior (grade 3) & Primary (grade 6) divisions in all subject areas tested.
This data is publicly available from the EQAO official website, links below:
Students who took part in the testing will receive their individual results from the office shortly.
Terry Fox Run
Dear parent or caregiver: Our school is proudly taking part in the 2017 Terry Fox School Run. Let’s show our school spirit by going the extra mile for Terry Fox. Online donating is simple and you will receive your tax receipt immediately. Simply click http://www.terryfox.ca/BeckettFarmPublic to make your donation and your funds will be automatically added to our school’s fundraising total. Students may also collect pledges from family and friends using the pledge sheets sent home. If you are unable to fundraise, we are asking every student at Beckett Farm to bring in $2.00 to be used towards cancer research. All pledges are asked to be submitted before the run date, which is Friday, September 29th. Thank you for all those supporting our students in the Terry Fox run.
This week at Beckett’s Farmers Market!
When: Every morning recess
Cost: 25 Cents
What: This week we will offer bananas, apples and mini carrots. Please visit Beckett’s Farmers Market during curriculum night!
Curriculum Night, September 27 6PM
Please remember Beckett Farm P.S is hosting our annual Curriculum night on Wednesday September 27, from 6:00 – 7:45 pm.
This evening will be an opportunity for the families to come see our school, visit classrooms and meet the teachers. Teachers are enthusiastically preparing to engage you in the instructional program. You will be able to learn more about our efforts in the areas of mathematics instruction, modern learning strategies as well as mental health and well being initiatives.
Teachers are looking forward to meeting all the parents of their students and as a result will not have the time or privacy to speak about individual student progress. We will have an opportunity to discuss specific students in a more intimate setting; parent teacher interview night later in the year.
School Crossing Guard Needed
A school grossing guard position to available, to start immediately. The hours are 8:40-9:10am and 3:40-4:10pm. This is a paid position, please contact Glen Moore at Staffing Services at 905-737-1600
Orange Shirt Day
The orange shirt day movement started in 2013 to highlight the pain and suffering of thousands of Indigenous children who were sent to residential school throughout the last century. The colour of the shirt is connected to the experience of Phyllis Webstad who was sent to Cariboo Residential School near Williams Lake, BC, in 1973. Six-years old at the time, Phyllis went to her first day of school wearing a new bright orange shirt. New clothes were a rare thing for the young girl, who was being raised by her grandmother. However, upon arriving at the school, the nuns stripped her of the shirt, forcing her to wear the school’s institutional uniform.The shirt has since gone on to become a symbol of a national movement that recognizes the suffering of Indigenous children at residential schools across the country and to show a renewed commitment to ensure that every child matters. Please remind your child to wear an orange shirt on Friday, September 29 to recognize the resiliency and bravery of Residential School Survivors. Thank you for your support!
YRDSB Adult ESL & Computer Skills Programs
Would you like to upgrade your skills in English, Math or Computers? Are you seeking employment? Applying for college, second career or an apprenticeship?
We offer free classes to help you prepare for work or further your education in order to achieve your goals.
Our program is offered at no cost to Ontario residents aged 19+ by the York Region District School Board with support from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
Classes are offered at three convenient locations:
- Uplands Community Learning Centre 8210 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON L4J1W6
- Yorkworks Stouffville 111 Sandiford Drive, Stouffville, ON L4A 0Z9
- Participation House (adults with special needs) 9 Butternut Lane, Markham ON L3P 3M1
Please see the attached flyer for program details.
Call 905–731-9557 for more information or to book your assessment today! Get started on your path to success!
YRDSB Adult ESL Programs are available for free. Please see attached flyer for additional ESL details.