The Farm’s Funny of the week:
May is Asian/South Asian Heritage Month and Jewish Heritage Month!
Happening this week!
Musical Rehearsal: Thursday’s @8AM
May 5- Start of Ramadhan
May 6-10- Mental Health Week
May 6- Mindfulness Monday
May 7- Mental Health Presentations for students by Sara Westbrook
May 7- Mental Health Presentation for families @6:45-8PM
May 7- Firefighter’s Presentation, Ms. Gordon Rak and Ms. Mathew’s classes
May 8- School Council Movie Night @6:30PM
May 9- Fitspirit Club @ Downsview Park
May 10- Grade 7/8 Genocide Survivor Speaker Presentation
Musical Rehearsal: Thursday’s @8AM
May 13- Mindfulness Monday
May 14- SODA Track and Field Meet
May 14- School Council Meeting @6:30PM
May 15- Welcome to Kindergarten Night @6-7PM
May 16- Grades 6-8 Track and Field Day
May 17- Grades 4-5 Track and Field Day
May 17- Immunizations Grade 7s
May 17- Possible Badminton Regionals
May 21-24 – EQAO Grade 6
May 27-30 – EQAO Grade 3
A Closer Look
3 Habits for Resilient Families @ Beckett Farm PS- May 7
Families, please join us for an evening presentation from Sara Westbrook, specializing in resilience, confidence and emotional well-being. This will be an adults-only event.
Child Minding will be available for school-aged children between the ages of 4-13.
Where: Beckett Farm PS, Learning Commons
When: May 7, 2019 @6:45-8:00PM
Please see flyer: ParentPresentationNewFlyerBeckettFarm (002)
Ramadhan- May 5-June 4, 2019
Ramadhan is beginning of the holy month of fasting and contemplation for Muslims. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is referred to in the Qu’ran (Koran) as a blessed month in which the teachings of the Qu’ran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. During Ramadhan, most Muslims fast during the hours of daylight and also increase their focus on prayer and contemplation. At the end of each day, the fast is traditionally broken with a prayer and a light meal called the iftar.
Ramadhan is considered a time for Muslims to recommit themselves to practising compassion and generosity for others, as well as a time to cultivate spiritual renewal within themselves and their communities.
At Beckett Farm PS, there will be a room dedicated to those students/staff who are observing Ramadhan to use while fasting during morning recess and the lunch hour as well as a place for prayer.
Lunch container safety at Beckett Farm
A gentle reminder to please refrain from sending glass containers of any kind with your children to school (lunch containers, water bottles, etc) as this does pose a safety concern. We have had on multiple occasions broken glass due to such containers being brought to school. If you have any questions, please see the office.
Thank you for your support to maintain a safe environment for student and staff.
Congratulations to Free and Jamil in Grade 8 for willing awards at the Alliance of Educators for Black Students Annual Achievement Awards
on May 2nd!
Congratulations to Ahastan, Yanushan, and Piraveen in Grade 8 for winning awards at the Uukkamathu Kaividale Awards of Excellence on April 30th!
Tamil Genocide: A Seminar Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Mullivaikal Massacre
Screening of Documentary: Channel 4: No Fire Zone
Panel Discussion: Historical and Political Context, Legislated Discrimination and Legitimate Resistance War Crimes and Genocide, Remembering the Victims Migration and Mobilization, The State and the Role of the Diaspora
Monday, May 13, 2019, from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Middlefield Collegiate Institute 525 Highglen Avenue, Markham, L3S 3L5
Please confirm your attendance by registering
Importance of Sun Safety