Black History Month- February
The Farm’s Funny of the Week:
TIP OF THE WEEK:
Barrier Buster is an electronic reporting tool that allows members of our Board community to communicate any barriers within the learning and/or working environments of YRDSB.
The Barrier Buster reporting form can be accessed and completed from the
Board homepage (under “Online Tools” on the right navigation buttons), or directly below.
This Week at the Farm:
February 18- SC Meeting @6:30PM
February 19- Grade 8 Graduation Photos
February 20-21- Fire Fighter Presentations Primary
February 21: Possibility of No School Due to Strike Action (confirmation will be sent by the Board closer to the date)
Looking Ahead at the Farm:
February 24-28- Kreative in Dance Styles Workshops Primary (Grades K-3)
March 2-6- Kreative in Dance Styles Workshops Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4-8)
A Closer Look
Please remember to sign your child(ren) up on Cash On Line for the Kreative In Dance Styles workshops happening in the next couple of weeks. The deadline to pay is February 24, 2020. The workshop is $7.00/child.
Frozen Treats for Sale!
We will be selling frozen treats on Tuesday and Thursday of this week! The cost of each frozen treat is $2. Flavours include: chocolate ice cream, vanilla frozen yogurt, orange sorbet, blue raspberry sorbet, and lime sherbert.
1) Alliance of Educators for Black Students
2) Fatoumata Diawara Musical Performance
The Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association (MACCA)
In Partnership with the Flato Markham Theatre Presents:
Afropop superstar Fatoumata Diawara has built a modern global career from her
traditional West African roots. Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau calls her the
“subtlest of desert divas.” Nominated in 2019 for two awards (Best World Music Album
for Fenfo, and Best Dance Recording for her vocals) the Malian musician stands out in
any crowd. Over the past decade Diawara has crisscrossed the world several times
performing her music – a modern Afropop rooted in Wassoulou cultural traditions.
Diawara’s remarkable album, Fenfo, extends her reach into both modern Afropop and
3) Tamil Heritage
Markham’s Middlefield CI Students Perform Return to Nallur
Return to Nallur is a Tamil memory play performed by Middlefield Collegiate Institute students adapted from Return to Ithaca, by Dr. Michael Vitopoulos, to reflect a Tamil context and the lived experiences of the Middlefield C.I. student body. This theatrical performance uses memory, traditional student-composed music and student-choreographed dance to engage the audience on a trip through one woman’s journey.
4) FSYR (Family Services of York Region)
Supportive Grief Group:
- For anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one in the recent
tragic Ukrainian plane crash, please feel welcome to join our safe,
peaceful, confidential support group.
- To begin to heal, group members will meet others who have suffered the
loss of a loved one, explore their individual grief process and gain
knowledge and insight of useful grief coping skills.
5) Parents For Children’s Mental Health