May 13-17, 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 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

Looking Ahead!

Musical Rehearsal: Thursday’s @8AM

May 20- Victoria Day, NO SCHOOL

May 21-24- Grade 6 EQAO

May 22- Badminton Night for families (School Council Hosts) @6:30PM

A Closer Look

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Dear Parent or Guardian:

During the week of May 21-24, 2019, your child will be participating in the Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO’s) Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Junior Division, Grade 6 and the week of May 27-30, 2019, the Primary Division, Grade 3.

In six one-hour sessions, students will complete a variety of assessment activities designed to allow them to demonstrate their skills and knowledge relating to reading, writing and mathematics as described in The Ontario Curriculum. The assessment is administered province-wide and is developed by Ontario teachers and assessment experts to reflect curriculum expectations.


EQAO has developed a “Parent’s Guide to EQAO Tests” and “Questions and Answers for Parents” (available in 20 languages) to give you more information about the assessments and an understanding of what to expect. To access these resources, go to the EQAO Web site (, click “Parent Resources” and then select “Primary Division (Grades 1–3) and Junior Division (Grades 4–6).”

If you have any questions, please call me or your child’s teacher.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Prebtani


Lunch container safety at Beckett Farm 

Image result for no glass containersDear Families,

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.


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

Importance of Sun Safety

SunSense Newsletter

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