May 6-10, 2019

The Farm’s Funny of the week:

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Eco Theme: May – Conserve Water

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

Looking Ahead!

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

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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

適應能力強的家庭的三個習慣

請於五月七日,星期二,

晚上6:45到8:00來到Beckett Farm公立小學一起參加一個(只供成人的)特別講座。此講座能讓你認識三個能夠幫助你的孩子建立適應能力、自信及良好情感狀態的習慣。

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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 

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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.

 

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Beckett Recognitions!

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

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