October 23-27

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.

We Scare Hunger

Beckett Farm PS Food Drive
Runs from October 16th to November 1st

Over 21,791 individuals in Markham live in poverty every day, 22% of which are children.  Beckett Farm is working with the We Scare Hunger program to collect food for the Markham Food Bank. This organization has been providing emergency food items to Markham residents in need since 1984. We will collect canned food for our local food bank to make sure everyone in our community can stand up for hunger.

We are collecting non-perishable items (canned or boxed foods that DO NOT require refrigeration). Some examples include:
· SMALL BAGS OF RICE/PASTA
· CANNED PEAS
· CRACKERS
· CANNED MILK
· GRANULATED SUGAR
· JUICE
· JAM
· JELLO

Beckett Farm thanks you for your generosity.

Parent Volunteers needed for our Learning Commons

We are looking for parent volunteers to help in our Library-Learning Commons. You can give as little or as much time as works best for you! Ms. Sofos is happy to train all parent volunteers to shelve books, organize our space and prep books for circulation. Please call the school and leave your name and number and Ms. Sofos will promptly return your call. 289.746.3276

School Crossing Guard Needed Immediately 80377091

A school grossing guard position is available and needed to start immediately. The hours are 8:40-9:10am and 3:40-4:10pm. This is a paid position, please contact Mrs. Khan in the office at (289) 746.3276 if you are interested.


This week at Beckett’s Farmers Market!

When: Every morning recess
Cost: 25 Cents
What: This week we will offer apples and pears
Please visit Beckett’s Farmers Market!

Hot Lunch Program Started October 16

We are pleased to inform you that our lunch program Kids Kitchen is a great success.  Meals are served every Monday and Thursday.  Please note you can still sign up your child and place orders online.  Please see the attached link if you would like to sign your child up. Should you have any questions please contact the office.

Islamic Heritage Month

In recognition of Islamic Heritage Month, parents, guardians and students grades 1 to 8 are invited to participate in a free Art History Workshop (October 23) facilitated by the Aga Khan Museum. Please see attached flyer.

Upcoming:

NEW DATE: Principal’s Tea Thursday November 2nd

Please join us on Thursday November 2nd at 2:30-3:30pm for our Principal’s Tea. This is an opportunity to hear about school happenings, ask questions and network with other parents. We will alternate between mornings and afternoons for the remainder of the school year.

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