Month of October: Islamic Heritage Month
In 2007, the Government of Canada declared the month of October as Canadian Islamic History Month. The province of Ontario passed the Islamic Heritage Month Act (2016) to recognize and affirm the important contributions that Muslims make in Ontario as part of the vibrant social, economic, political and cultural fabric of our province.
Please connect with the Alliance of Educators for Muslim Students (AEMS) and Inclusive School and Community Services for information about upcoming events including our Islamic Heritage Month – Beyond the Month Community Event for staff, families, and students.
Month of October: LGBT History Month
The month of October commemorates the impact that gay, lesbian and transgender individuals have had in our local communities, nationally and internationally. It is an opportunity to build awareness of the contributions the 2SLGBTQ+ community has made in Canada and abroad.
The affirmation of gender diversity in our learning and working environments means that we recognize the diversity within our 2SLGBTQ+ communities and acknowledge the presence of Indigenous, racialized, disabled and other diverse identities among our students and staff. Likewise, knowledge about 2SLGBTQ+ history helps to address the systemic barriers that contribute to heterosexism and cissexism.
The Farm’s Funny of the Week:
TIP OF THE WEEK
Ontario’s Education Act requires school boards to provide special education programs and services for children who need them.
School Boards are required to establish Identification, Placement, and Review Committees (IPRCs) in order to identify those students who need special education programs and services. These committees must have at least three people, one of whom must be a school principal or a Board supervisory officer. IPRCs follow a formal process governed by provincial law (Regulation 181/98).
The York Region District School Board is committed to student success. We recognize that students develop and learn in different ways, and that some students will require special education programs and services, tailored to meet their individual needs.
This Parent Guide explains how IPRCs identify students who need special educational programs, outlines your rights as a parent and describes how your involvement will help to make good educational decisions for your child.
Many cultures have a time to celebrate the end of the growing season when all crops
have been harvested for winter. The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians all
celebrated at harvest time and thanked their gods and goddesses.
Today, throughout the world, we still celebrate at this time.
Thanksgiving is a day when people get together with their families to express gratitude
for all the good things that have happened during the year: for health, family, friends, and of course, food of the harvest.
We often think of European settlers as having started the celebration in North America.
However, harvest feasts were held long before that. Aboriginal peoples throughout the
continent harvested and preserved food to be stored for the long winter ahead and gave
Regardless of the country or culture, the story is similar. People gave thanks for a
successful harvest in a new land. Since then many other people have immigrated to
Canada and the United States and brought the customs of giving thanks too.
On this day of celebration and gratitude, we wish the students, staff and parents who
observe Thanksgiving a happy and restful holiday.
Looking Ahead at the Farm:
October 17- Spirit Day- WEAR PURPLE
October 21- PA DAY- NO SCHOOL
October 21- PA Day – NO SCHOOL
October 23- Cross Country Regionals
A Closer Look
Beckett Farm Public School Fundraiser!
凡于2019年10月23日至11月3日期间到多伦多或列治文山的Samko & Miko玩具货仓或在他们的网上购物，Samko & Miko将会把你的总销售额的10％捐赠给Beckett Farm
2019年10月23日 – 2019年11月3日
77 Fima Cres
60 East Beaver Creek Rd
Beckett Farm Public School
WE Scare Hunger:
Beckett Farm PS Food Drive
October 18th to November 2nd
Beckett Farm P.S. is taking part in the WE Scare Hunger initiative to raise awareness of food insecurity and collect food for the local Markham food bank.
The Markham Food bank offers food supplies and other basic necessities to its community members. This organization has been providing emergency food items to Markham residents in need since 1984.
Beckett Farm will collect non-perishable food items for our local food bank to make sure everyone in our community can stand up for hunger.
Non-perishable food items are things such as canned or boxed foods that DO NOT require refrigeration.
Some examples include:
- Hot cereal
- Cold cereal
- Pasta sauce
- Baby food
- Baby Formula
Along with food donations, the Markham Food Bank also now accepts donations of personal hygiene products.
Some examples include:
Let’s work together to SCARE HUNGER- PLEASE DONATE!
Beckett Farm thanks you for your generosity.
SPIRIT DAY- OCTOBER 17
Each year, students, educators and allies bring attention to the need for safer and more inclusive learning and working environments for two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (2SLGBTQ+) people.
October 17 is Spirit Day. It is an annual day in October when millions of North Americans wear purple to show their support for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and to take a stand against bullying. Students, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals, celebrities and parents wear purple to send a message that 2SLGBTQ+ youth are to be celebrated and respected for who they are.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed on October 17 each year since 1993. It is an event to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide.
Persons living in poverty experience many interrelated and mutually reinforcing deprivations that prevent them from realizing their rights and perpetuate their poverty, including:
- dangerous work conditions
- unsafe housing
- lack of nutritious food
- unequal access to justice
- lack of political power
- limited access to health care
2019 Theme: Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty