November 12-16, 2018

Happening this week!

November 12– Birth of Baha’u’llah

November 13– SC Meeting @6:30PM

November 13 – World Kindness Day

November 14– SC Movie Night @6:30PM

November 14– Take Your Kid to Work Day

November 16– Grade 5s to Ontario Science Centre


Upcoming Dates

November 21– Progress Reports go home

November 21-27– Book Fair

November 22&23– Parent Teacher Interviews
November 23– PA Day NO SCHOOL

A Closer Look

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Faith Day- November 12

Birth of Baha’u’llah

The birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i faith, is celebrated annually.

Baha’u’llah was born Mizra Husayn Ali into one of the leading noble families of Persia in 1817 C.E. His name is a title in Arabic meaning “the Glory of God”.

For members of the Baha’i community, the celebration of Baha’u’llah’s birthday is an important day of observance. Baha’u’llah sought to establish world peace and harmony by honouring the teachings of unity found in all religious traditions.

Baha’is typically mark this day by abstaining from work and may choose to partake in various forms of celebration including the sharing of food, the singing of songs and the reading of Baha’i scriptures.

We extend good wishes to all students, staff, and members of the Baha’i community who will be honouring Baha’u’llah’s birthday.

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At Beckett Farm Public School

Dear Beckett Farm families,     

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school from November 22 – November 29th. 

We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in books.

Your support of this fundraiser will help us purchase new materials and equipment for the Makerspace in our Learning Commons.

The book fair will be open daily during the following times:

10:50 – 11:20            AM Recess

1:20 – 2:00 p.m.    Lunch Recess

3:40 – 4:15 p.m.    After school

We will be open during the Parent Interview evening on November 22nd from 4:00-7:30 p.m.  We will also be open on the PA day, November 23rd from 9:00-12:00 p.m.

Classes will have the opportunity to visit the fair during school time as well.

Families are welcome to come during these times to make their purchases.

Please note that there will not be any regular book exchange during this week in order to accommodate the Book Fair.

Remember to mark the Book Fair dates on your calendar. Thank you for helping to foster a love of reading by attending our Book Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!

CASH and/or cheques made payable to “Beckett Farm PS” are accepted.

See you at the Fair!

Ms. Sofos and Ms. Signer


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Farmers Snack Program – Beckett Farm PS has decided to trial a Farmers Snack Program instead of a Farmers Market this year to meet the needs of our students. Fruits will be delivered to each classroom every Monday morning (we will be ordering fruit that does not need to be refrigerated). Students will have an opportunity to partake in healthy snacking at any point in the day when they feel they need it. Every classroom will have a healthy snack basket in their classrooms filled with the fruit(s)/veggies of the day. This program encourages our students to munch on healthy snacks and also teaches our students to engage in self-regulation strategies by snacking when they need it. Happy snacking!


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York Region District School Board strives for information technology to be used in ways that support a sense of community and positive learning outcomes. Recognizing the value of social networking, all families at Beckett Farm PS are encouraged to consider the effective use of these tools and resources. The use of social networking in the educational environment is useful for connecting with each other as members of the school community. It is critically important that families use social media platforms such as “We Chats” and other forms for this purpose only. It can be an effective tool to help keep the community informed of events happening at the school, to connect with the School Council, build positive relationships with other members of the school community, and other appropriate inclusive ways to connect with other members. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that content is appropriate and maintains the integrity of the school community.

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This is a reminder that the selling of any items is not allowed at school (some examples include slime, pencils, erasers, books, etc). We are in a public education system and we need to ensure that there should be no soliciting of any kind.  Please discuss with your child(ren) the inappropriateness of this at school and that it is not acceptable. Furthermore, we need to be mindful of allergies that some students/staff may have to some of the ingredients found in slime, for example, borax which is a corrosive/irritant substance.

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This is a reminder to parents and families that as the weather is changing and it is getting colder and snowier, please send your child(ren) with appropriate attire and outdoor wear. This includes jackets, boots, mitts, hats, snow pants, etc. Students will be required to go outside during recesses and your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated. We want to ensure all of our students get the benefit of being outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and getting the daily physical activity!