March 5-9, 2018

Reminder: We are a Nut-Free School Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 5.24.29 PM

There are students in our school who have a life-threatening allergy to nuts which can cause an anaphylactic reaction. Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction that is so severe that it can cause death. The throat closes and the child cannot breathe. This allergic condition differs from any other allergic reactions in that it is life-threatening. Even contact with trace amounts of the nut allergen (through ingestion or touch) can trigger this type of reaction. The ONLY way to ensure a safe environment is to avoid bringing nut and nut products onto the school premises.

Please check the ingredients label on any food you may send with your child for lunch or snack. Ensure that peanuts/tree nuts are not listed in the ingredients. Also ensure, that there is no warning of “may contain traces of peanuts/tree nuts” or “manufactured in a facility that handles peanuts/tree nuts”. The warning may vary between manufacturers but they will identify if there is a risk that the food product contains nuts. Examples of tree nuts are almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews etc. If there is no warning on the ingredients label and no peanut/tree nuts listed, then you may send the food item for your child.

We respectfully ask that children wash their hands thoroughly before arriving at school to ensure that he/she is not bringing any trace amounts of the allergen to the classroom and common areas such as the library, playground and washrooms. Your support in this important matter is deeply appreciated and critical to ensuring the safety of all of our students. Together we can ensure a safe environment for all.

Thank you!

International Women’s Day Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 5.26.13 PM

Thursday, March 8th is International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is more than just celebrating political, economic and social achievements of women. It is about honouring the women in our lives that have made an impact. On Thursday, March 8th, Beckett Farm Public School will be wearing purple to honour the women in our lives that have made a difference.

Summer Day Program offer by Autism Ontario York Region Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 5.28.07 PM

Autism Ontario Adult Summer Program (AOA)
Social Skills Summer Institute (SSSI)

Autism Ontario York Region Chapter is dedicated to offering  summer
programs for our community and would like to remind all families that these
programs are NOT FOR PROFIT and we are a charitable organization.

Camp costs are approximately $1,500/week for each camper at AOK &
AOA and SSSI actual costs are approximately $800/week. Fundraising is
necessary. Your help with fundraising is critical.

Registration is open all month! March 1-31st. ‘to register, please see flyer link below.

Please see Registration for Autism Ontario York Region for more details and to register.

Equity in Education Speaker Series Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 5.29.22 PM

YRDSB parents and staff are invited to attend the Equity in Education Speaker Series presented by Langstaff Secondary School. There are a number of workshop dates and times. Please see link below for more details.

SC-EquityinEducationSeries

YRDSB STRATEGIC PLANNING TOWN HALLS FOR FAMILIESImage result for town halls

York Region District School Board is looking for parent/family voices as input into their Multi-Year Plan (MYP) and Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-being. Your input and feedback will help inform decision making at the Board when it comes to your children’s academic achievement and well-being.  Have your voice heard and be a part of the planning process for YRDSB.

Please see the MYSP Newsletter Insert for more information and dates/times for the Town Halls.

March Break- March 12-16 Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 5.30.34 PM

A reminder that there is no school from March 12-16 inclusive!

School will resume again on Monday, March 19.