November 18-22, 2019

The Farm’s Funny of the Week:

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TIP OF THE WEEK:Screen Shot 2019-09-22 at 1.32.07 PM


The Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) of the York Region District School Board’s purpose is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the Board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The mandate of the Committee is to provide information and advice on parent engagement to the Board, communicate with and support school councils of schools of the Board and undertake activities to help parents of pupils of the Board to support their children’s learning at home and at school.

PEAC Meetings
Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and held at four times in each school year, usually on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Education Centre Aurora, 60 Wellington Street West Aurora ON.
 In addition to the four regularly scheduled meetings, two joint meetings will be scheduled with members of the Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee each school year.
​The Committee is composed of 12 parents, the Director of Education, one trustee and one alternate, two principals/vice-principals, one Superintendent, one Special Education Advisory Committee member, one Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee member, and one community representative.

PEAC Agenda

To access the current or previous PEAC agendas please go to the Parent, Family and Community Engagement Meeting Agenda page.

Note: Minutes for this Committee are accepted at the Board Meeting usually held at the beginning of the month. To view these minutes please go to the Board Meetings Agenda page.

This Week at the Farm:

November 18-22- FDK Classroom Visits

November 19- School Council Meeting @6:30PM

November 20-26- Scholastic Book Fair

November 21- Community Class Field Trip

November 21- Concert Band Performance @7:00PM- Pierre Elliot Trudeau HS

November 22- VIP Grade 6

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

November 25-29- FDK Classroom Visits continued

November 25-29- Scholastic Book Fair continued

November 26- School Bus Safety Sessions

November 27- Picture Re Take day

November 27-29- Grade 3 Gifted Testing

November 27- Neighbourhood Community Watch Presentation for all families @7:00PM

November 28- Dental Screening (JK, SK, Gr 2, Gr 7, Gr 4)

November 28- Community Class Field Trip to Special Olympics Program (9:30-1:30)

November 29- VIP Grade 6


A Closer Look

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Thank you to all our families that came out last week to the Parent/Teacher interviews! What a successful turnout we had!

It was wonderful to see so many of our families engaging in rich conversations with their child’s teacher! Student Achievement and  Well-Being is truly a partnership between our school and our families. We appreciate your continued support and engagement in your child’s learning and we hope to continue this partnership.

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Dear Beckett Farm families,     

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school from Thursday, November 21 – Tuesday, November 26th.  We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in books. 

Your support of this fundraiser will help us to fund the cost of hosting an author visit in the spring.  

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 – 4:00 p.m.      After school

  • Closes Tuesday, November 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


Pierre Elliot Trudeau Open House


Eco Theme November:

What’s In/What’s Out!ecothemenovember

Staff , students and families are encouraged to Rethink their actions before disposing of an item.  That is, stop and consider the impact every disposal action will have on the environment and the world around us.

It is important to be well-informed about what goes in the Blue Box for recycling, the Green Bin for composting, the garbage bin for landfill.

Putting items in the Blue Box or Green Bin that shouldn’t be there can ruin an entire batch of recyclable and compostable material that will end up in landfill.

Please use the Bindicator Tool to help assist you in determining which bin to use when recycling!