February 25-March 1, 2019

February is African Heritage/Black History Month!

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Happening this week!

Musical Rehearsals every Tuesday @1:20PM and Thursday @8AM

February 25- Mindfulness Monday

February 25- Intermediate Boy’s Basketball Areas

February 27- Pink Shirt Day and Presentations for students

February 28- Grade 5/6 Guest Speaker

Looking Ahead!

Musical Rehearsals every Tuesday @1:20PM and Thursday @8AM

March 6- Junior/Intermediate Spring Concert:

11:20AM- Daytime Performance

6:30PM- Evening Performance

March 8- Wellness Day

March 11-15- MARCH BREAK- NO SCHOOL

A Closer Look

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Wednesday, February 27th, is National Pink Shirt Day. Celebrated annually around the globe.

Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink. David and Travis bought dozens of pink shirts and distributed them to their male classmates to wear the next day. The word got out online and hundreds of students showed up in pink, some from head-to-toe, to stand together against bullying.

To recognize Pink Shirt Day at Beckett Farm, we ask you to consider wearing a pink shirt to show your spirit in creating a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment which promotes healthy relationships.

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PARENTS’ Support Group

Does your child’s anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, learning disability, or behaviour challenges make parenting difficult?

Please see flyer for more details:

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NAAM (WE) Workshop

Inclusive School and Community Services, YRDSB Educators for Tamil Student Success, YRDSB Come Together To talk about:

US Our Identities, Our past, present and future, Our struggles and actions.

Please see flyer for more details:

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Regional Parent Symposium – April 17, 2019

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Musicians 24 years of age and younger are invited to submit an original song on the theme of ending youth violence.

Please see attached flyer for more details: YRP – Voices of Violence-2019

African Heritage/Black History Month!

Celebration of Black History/African Heritage Month has been a part of Canadian society since the 1950s. Lieutenant Governor Hal Jackman declared February as Black History month in Ontario in 1993, and it was in 1995 that the Honorable Jean Augustine made the same declaration in the House of Commons in Ottawa.

These declarations set the stage for acknowledgement of the contributions of peoples of African Heritage to the cultural, economic, political and social fabric of Canada dating back to the early 1600s. They also increased our awareness that people of African Heritage are an integral part of Canadian history.

During the month of February, we deliberately reflect upon the legacy of African history in all its various forms, and we join all Canadians in celebrating Black History/African Heritage month. By contemplating on persons of African heritage, famous and not so famous, who have been of significant influence through their ideas, words and actions, we appreciate the place of African history in the history of the world.

Black History/African Heritage History Month events in York Region

2019 grades 1 – 6 ahm bhm writing contest

2019 GRADES 7 – 12 AHM BHM Writing Contest