Welcome back to all our scholars, staff and families! We hope that the holidays were a time for rest, relaxation and much happiness with loved ones.
We are excited to begin a new year and a new start, one filled with lots of fun, wellness and academic rigor for all of our scholars at Beckett Farm PS. We are looking forward to continuing our journey together and partnering with all of our families to ensure Academic Achievement and Well-Being for all of our scholars.
The Farm’s Funny of the Week:
TIP OF THE WEEK:
20 Things to Make More Time for in 2020:
- Reading books
- Your passion
- Experiences as a family
- Listening to podcasts
- Helping the planet
- Exercise daily
- Meaningful conversations
- Learning meditation
- Trips with friends
- New connections
- Monitoring ego
- Fresh opportunities
- Local travel
- Removing judgement
- Finding your values
- Clearing negativity
- Making memories
- Service and charity
This Week at the Farm:
January 6- First Day Back to School!
January 8- Primary Firefighter Presentation
January 9- Grade 7s to Vivian Outdoor Education Centre (Ms. Baek and Ms. Prasoulis)
January 10- Grade 7s to Vivian Outdoor Education Centre (Ms. Hobbs and Ms. Panacci)
January 10- Grade 3 Field Trip to YRDSB Heritage School House
Looking Ahead at the Farm:
January 13- Grade 4s to Vivian Outdoor Education Centre (Ms. Mathew, Ms. Gordon Rak)
January 13- Grade 5s to Community Safety Village (Ms. Rizzi, Ms. Signer and Ms. Liu)
January 14- Grade 4s to Vivian Outdoor Education Centre (Ms. Pamenter, Ms. Sousa, Ms. Liu)
January 15/16/20- Grade 2s to Vivian Outdoor Education Centre
January 17- PA DAY, NO SCHOOL!
A Closer Look
School Council Updates
Beckett Scholars’ Wall of Fame
Take a look at some amazing work done by our grade 8 scholars! Using creativity, critical thinking and innovative skills, our grade 8 scholars designed and created various simulations using different platforms (Minecraft, Tinkercad, etc) to demonstrate their understanding of cells.
Parent Engagement and Network for Chinese Families- Lunar New Year Social
Diamond Day- Christmas Eastern
December 25 is Christmas for most Christians in the West. Some Orthodox Churches,
such as the Ukrainian Church, follow the Julian calendar and will celebrate Christmas
on January 7.
For Christians, Christmas is a joyous religious celebration of the birth of Jesus in
Bethlehem. Christians recognize Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah, the Son of God,
and accept him as their Saviour and Lord. Western Christianity celebrates Christmas on
December 25 following the Gregorian calendar. Some followers of Eastern Christian
churches follow the Julian calendar and celebrate Christmas in early January.
Christmas has a long tradition of gift giving which originates with the New Testament
account of the Three Wise Men bearing gifts to the newborn baby. Many Christians
acknowledge this aspect of Christmas on January 6th, or the Day of the Three Kings.
Christmas has also become a secular holiday enjoyed my many non-Christians. Many
celebrate Christmas by exchanging gifts, singing, visiting with family and friends, and
attending services in Church.
We join you in wishing Christian students, staff and members of the community who will
be celebrating Christmas, a Merry Christmas and a joyful time of sharing.
Preview of January Specials:
- Sweet & Sour Chicken balls with steamed rice
- (GF) Sweet & Sour Chicken with steamed rice
- Chicken pot pie and Caesar salad
- Steamed Dumplings with soya sauce