April 22-26, 2019

The Farm’s Funny of the week:

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Eco Theme April – Reusable Containers!

Happening this week!

Musical Rehearsal: Thursday’s @8AM

April 22- Diamond Day- Easter Monday, NO SCHOOL!

April 23-26- BOOK FAIR!

April 23- Junior Girls Area Basketball

April 24- Science Fair! Daytime show (10AM-3PM) + Evening Show @6:30PM!

April 25- Grade 4-8 Duffle Bag Theatre Presentation

April 25- Junior Boys Basketball Areas

April 26- Firefighter’s Presentation, Ms. Tsimidis and Ms. Pamenter’s classes

April 26- Diamond Day- Holy Friday

Looking Ahead!

Musical Rehearsal: Thursday’s @8AM

April 28- Diamond Day, Easter (Eastern)

April 29- Mindfulness Monday

May 1- Grade 7/8 VIP Presentation

May 3- Grade 8 Grad trip to Niagara Falls!

A Closer Look

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For Christians following the Eastern Julian calendar, Easter is one of the most important holidays of the year.

Holy Friday commemorates the passion of Jesus Christ. The Eastern churches focus on the burial.

Many of the traditions that bond generations together in the Orthodox tradition occur during the celebration of Easter. One of the most prominent rituals of the Orthodox Easter is the forty-day Lenten fast, where no meat or dairy is eaten. The fast is typically broken on Sunday morning at 1 or 2 a.m. following the evening Church service where candles are lit and a celebratory hymn is sung in the honour of the resurrection of Christ.

We join you in wishing a Happy Easter to all staff, students and community members who will celebrate Easter in the Orthodox tradition.

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to

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Dear Beckett Farm families,

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school from Tuesday, April 23 – Friday, April 26th. 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            a.m. Recess

1:20 – 2:00 p.m.    Lunch Recess

3:40 – 4:15 p.m.    After school

  • Closes Friday, April 26th @ 2:00 p.m.

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

Families are welcome to come after school at 3:40 p.m.

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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Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

 An Adult School Crossing Guard is needed in our area.  Currently, there is a vacancy at Beckett Ave & Brock Ave.  As you can imagine, the safety of children is paramount, and the community is urgently feeling the impact of the vacancy.

The program typically runs from September to June each year. Guards are required to work 2 shifts per day (morning and afternoon), each shift either half an hour or one hour in length depending on the location. The rate of pay as of January 1, 2019, is $17.00 per hour.

Full training on proper procedure and health and safety matters, as well as proper attire and equipment,  are provided for all Crossing Guards. Anyone wishing to apply should be able to speak English, have sound judgment in dealing with traffic and be in general good health, as standing and walking for a period of time is a major requirement of the position.

For anyone wishing to inquire about employment, please contact Anthony Kagan at 905-737-1600.

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Family Engagement Event!

Join us for an evening of:

  • Interactive Booths
  • Educational Activities
  • Community Partnerships
  • Community Building

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019                 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Richmond Green Secondary School

1 William F. Bell Pkwy, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 2T9

For more information, please contact:

  • Alice Chu alicewan-ling.chu@yrdsb.ca
  • Initha Subramaniam initha.subramaniam@yrdsb.ca
  • Joanne Tang joanne.tang@yrdsb.ca
  • Sophia Han sophia.han@yrdsb.ca
  • Wahid Khan wahid.khan@yrdsb.ca

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We are pleased to announce that we are now offering online registration for our elementary program. Registering online will eliminate wait times and long line-ups.  Online registration is available through Edsby.  Please see the attached brochure for more information about our programs. 
Families can still register in person at the language site now and in September. Please contact our office at international.languages@yrdsb.ca  if you would like to register in person before September. 
For more information about registration, courses, dates and locations, 

please visit 
www.yrdsb.ca/international-languages or e-mail us atinternational.languages@yrdsb.ca.

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April 24th, 6:30-7:30 @ Pierre Berton Public School

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Please see flyer for registration details: SC-Women Offering Wisdom South Asian Student Conference


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Are you a student in a publicly funded school in Ontario?

Will you be between Grades 7 and 12 during the 2019–2020 school year?

Do you want to impact Ontario students’ educational experience?

If yes, you should consider submitting an application on to be a member of Education on Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO’s) Student Advisory Committee!

The Student Advisory Committee is a group that helps foster a two-way conversation between Ontario’s students and EQAO. Students are the focus of EQAO’s work, and we value learners’ perspectives on everything that we do.

During its inaugural year, the Student Advisory Committee met three times virtually. These meetings allowed committee members to provide feedback and advice on key areas of focus as well as promising practices to support students writing EQAO assessments.

As EQAO seeks to continuously improve our programs, we want to ensure that students’ voices are being heard. The Student Advisory Committee is a unique forum for students to share ideas and experiences.

Please see flyer for more details: Invitation – EQAO Student Advisory Committee

Please see Application if interested: Application Form – EQAO Student Advisory Committee