Welcome back to all our students, staff and families! We hope that you all had a wonderful March Break with much needed rest and relaxation! The countdown now begins…with only a few months left of school, it will be a busy time of year…planning for concerts/performances, graduation, field trips, School Council fun fair event, EQAO, and lots of good learning continuing as we head into our final Term 2 stretch! Let’s all work together to make the year-end another successful one!
School Council Invitation
Stonebridge Public School invites any Beckett Farm Public School community members to attend a Pro Grant session “Building Resiliency and Well-Being for All” on Thursday, March 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm. If you are interested, please register through email on the school website:
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School Council Movie Night!
When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Start time 6:30pm
What movie: Coco!
Where: Beckett Farm Public School Gym. Please bring blankets, lawn chairs, pillows, etc.
Who: All Beckett families (Students are to be supervised at all times by an adult)
How much: Free (Popcorn will be on sale, please bring a reusable water bottle to fill up at our refillable stations)
Why: To enjoy a night out with friends and family
Faith Day: Naw Ruz
Naw Ruz (“New Day”) is the Baha’i and Iranian New Year, which falls on the date of the vernal (spring) equinox and symbolizes the renewal of the world after winter.
For most Iranians, Naw Ruz is the first day of Farvardin, the first month of the Iranian solar year. Since ancient times, it has been the great national holiday of Iran, the only holiday celebrated by more than one religious group. During this day people join in making a fresh start, full of joy and hope for the coming year. Families and friends may gather at a celebratory dinner wearing new clothes and offering gifts to the children present. The table is decorated with fruit, coloured eggs, sweets, as well as symbolic objects such as holy book and a mirror. The festival embodies a wealth of ancient rites and customs, and is part of the traditions of various groups. Naw Ruz is celebrated where ever Iranian culture has spread, particularly among the Zoroastrians of India, as well as amongst some of the peoples of Afghanistan, India, Syria and Turkey.
For people of the Baha’i faith, Naw Ruz is the “Day of God.” Baha’u’llah, the founder of the
Baha’i tradition, declared this day to be one of feasting following a religious fast. Naw Ruz is one of the nine Baha’i holy days on which work is to be suspended. The day is often marked by prayer and celebration.
We extend best wishes to all staff, students, and community members celebrating Naw Ruz.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21
Inclusive School and Community Services is proud to recognize International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day was proclaimed in 1966 by the United Nations to commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre of March 21, 1960. Sixty-nine (69) peaceful demonstrators protesting against the government policy of apartheid were killed. Canada was one of the first countries to support the United Nations resolution making March 21 the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination as a day to observe and symbolize the worldwide need to end racism. To read more about this day, please click on the link below.