October 28-Nov 1, 2019

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The Farm’s Funny of the Week:

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This page contains brochures and other resources to help communicate with parents and guardians regarding the assessment and evaluation policies and procedures found in Board Policy and Procedures #305 and the Ministry of Education Growing Success policy document.

The brochure Supporting your Child’s Learning through Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting summarizes the content of Growing Success of which parents should be most aware including the structure of the current progress and provincial report cards. It is available in 22 languages found on this page.

This Week at the Farm:

October 18-November 2- WE SCARE HUNGER FOOD DRIVE

October 23- November 3

BFPS Fundraiser Miko Toys/Educational Supplies

October 31- Halloween: Please read memo below for more information


November 1- Grade 7 Immunizations

November 1- Grade 8 Band Field Trip to Pierre Elliot Trudeau H.S.

November 1- PAJAMA DAY!!

November 1- Community Class Swimming Program

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

November 6- Take Your Kids to Work day (Grade 9 Students)

Take Our Kids to Work” (TOKW) is a national initiative that provides our grade 9 students with the opportunity to OBSERVE a work environment for one day. As suggested by the Premier’s Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel Report, the program will support students to begin planning their future career path by helping them better understand the world of work. On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, students will spend the day at the workplace of a parent, relative or family friend learning basic workplace skills.

November 3-10- Holocaust-Education-Week

November 5- Grade 6 Trip to the Toronto Zoo

November 6- Family Movie Night hosted by School Council @6:30PM

November 8- VIP Presentations for Grade 6 students

Elementary schools working with police to prevent bullying through the delivery of a “Values, Influences and Peers” (VIP) program for Grade 6 students.

November 8- Firefighters Presentation for Primary students

November 8- Community Class Swimming Program

A Closer Look

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October 27, 2019

Diwali (short for Deepavali, meaning ‘line of lamps’), also known as the Festival of Lights is a Hindu, Sikh, and Jain festival that originated in India.

It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali signifies many
different things to different people. For most Hindus, Diwali is dedicated to the Goddess of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. In Bengal, Diwali honours the goddess Kali. For Sikhs, the festival commemorates the return of the sixth guru to the Holy city of Amritstar after his release from detention. For the Jain community, it commemorates the passing into Nirvana of Mahavira. It also may be the beginning of a new year for farmers who plant their crops after Diwali, as well as for business people and merchants who traditionally settle all accounts on this day and begin the new financial year. Everywhere it is celebrated, it signifies the renewal of life.

To celebrate this joyous and important festival, people get together with friends and family, exchange gifts of sweets and greet each other with the words ‘Subh Diwali’. Some set off fireworks and wear new clothes. Many light little clay lamps, called dipas or diyas, candles and even neon lights.

Schools will be acknowledging this festival through a variety of activities that promote sharing and understanding among students and staff.

We join you in wishing your students, staff, and members of the community who celebrate Diwali, a happy and festive time with friends and family.


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Ms. Rizzi’s Grade 5 students have been asked to open POP UP SHOPS on the grounds of Beckett Farm P.S.

This short term store will run on two dates (TBD) where Spirit Wear will be sold.

We would like to hear from the scholars and families of Beckett Farm P.S. to know which Spirit Wear item you would like to purchase at the pop up shops. The Grade 5 students will use the data collected to determine how much of each product we should purchase for the pop up shop.- we are making real life math connections!

Your Voice Matters! We kindly ask that you take 2 minutes to fill out the survey.


The survey will only be open from October 28 – November 2

Please continue to view the Beckett Blog for the Grand Opening date of the Pop Up Shop! Feel free to contact Ms. Rizzi with any questions ines.rizzi@yrdsb.ca

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  • Meatball sub on a whole wheat bun (veggie and halal options available online)
  • Chicken teriyaki with basmati rice

November 2019 Update for more information

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AEBS is united in our purpose to promote the achievement and well-being of Black students

Let’s Talk:

Anti-Black Racism Sharing Circle

YRDSB Staff are invited to join us for reflection and open conversation around the ways Anti-Black Racism is experienced in schools.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
CEC Central, 317 Centre Street East, Richmond Hill

Register here

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Beyond Islamic Heritage Month

Inclusive School and Community Services (ISCS) and the Alliance of Educators for Muslim Students (AEMS) invites our YRDSB school communities (families, staff, and students) to an exciting evening of learning and dialogue. Children will have an opportunity to listen to stories by Muslim authors, while families, staff, and community engage in learning and dialogue that celebrates diverse Islamic Heritages.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bill Hogarth Secondary School Cafeteria, 100 Donald Sim Avenue, Markham

Registration and Program Details