October 2 – 6

Pizza Day Starts October 4

Pizza Day starts on Wednesday October 4 and runs every Wednesday until December 20 for all students who have paid and registered on SchoolCashOnline.

Thanksgiving Holiday: No School On Monday October 9, 2017

Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated on the second Monday of October each year and it’s an official statutory holiday. The origins of Canadian Thanksgiving are also sometimes traced to the French settlers who came in the 17th century, who celebrated their successful harvests. For many Canadian families the holiday is about getting together with family. We wish all our Beckett Families a wonderful thanksgiving weekend.

First School Council Meeting:

Monday October 2, 2017 Start Time 6:30pm
Everyone is welcome to join.  Come and learn more about the wonderful things happening at your child’s school and able how you can get involved.

Morning Drop Off: Keeping the “Kiss and Ride” car loop safe for Students

Beckett Farm P.S. is a walking school. That means that all families attending the school live within walking distance. Students are always encouraged to walk or ride a bike. If you choose to drive your child, please expect little to no parking spots available on school property.

Drivers, please obey the following rules:

  1. The bus loop is for school busses only and is closed to all cars.

Kiss and Ride drop off area:

  1. Pull your car as far forward in the yellow zone as possible before unloading students.
  2. Students are only permitted to exit from the right side (passenger side) of the car.
  3. Drivers MUST NOT leave their car unattended.
  4. No parking in the Kiss and Ride at any time it is a no parking fire zone.
  5. Once you drop off your child, please follow the flow of cars and do not sit to watch.
  6. Obey teachers and staff on duty, they are there to help you and your children.
  7. If you do not have time to wait in the loop, drop your child off on the side streets so they can walk to school.
  8. If you must leave your car, park a block away and walk in.

We understand that parents are in a rush in the morning, but safety is our first priority. Let’s work together to keep our children safe!

More information regarding City of Markham common parking violations is available in this document.


Dental Screening October 16-18

York Region Public Health dental staff will be providing dental screening and referral for children in “even” Grades (JK, SK, 2, 4, 6, 8)  in your school on Oct 16,17,18/2017.  Children in “odd” Grades may arrange dental screening via public health. Additional information available here.

Picture Day is October 27

Grade 7 Vaccinations October 27

Grade 7 HPV & HEP B vaccinations will occur Friday October 27th in the afternoon. Parent letter and required consent form (PDF) available here.

Message from York Region Public Health

Dear Parents of Grade 7 Students,

During the 2017/18 school year, York Region Public Health will visit public, catholic and private schools to provide school immunization clinics for Grade 7 students. The clinics offer vaccines for Hepatitis B, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Meningococcal A, C, Y, W-135 at no cost.

If you have not already sent a completed consent form to York Region Public Health, please do so now using the attached form. Detailed instructions on how to complete and submit the form can be found on the form and accompanying letter. If a completed consent form is not received, your child will not be able to be vaccinated at the clinic.

Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, meningococcal vaccine is required for school attendance, unless an exemption is filed. Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are recommended, but not required for school attendance.

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.

Unionville High School Arts Program

Information Session: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Seats must be reserved by calling Flato Markham Theatre Box Office at: 905-305-7469 (after October 1).

On-line Application Opens: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Application Deadline:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (guaranteed audition).
Auditions: January 25 – January 31, 2018