November 4-8, 2019

The Farm’s Funny of the Week:

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Progress Report Cards Grades 1-8: Frequently Asked Questions: (Excerpts from Growing Success)

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KINDERGARTEN: Understanding your child’s Kindergarten Report




Message from our Principal:

Dear Parents/Guardians of Beckett Farm Public School,

 I am so pleased to be returning to work tomorrow after being absent for the past few weeks to attend to personal matters.  I would like to thank Sharon Moss, Acting Principal during this time, for her leadership and partnership with our Vice Principal Fayza Prebtani.  Their support and responsiveness enabled the consistent and effective functioning of our dynamic school in support of our students, staff, and community.  As well, my sincere appreciation for the consistent and dedicated efforts of all our staff who work relentlessly to ensure optimal learning for all our students each and every day.  

As the proud Principal of Beckett Farm Public School, I am excited to re-immerse in the work ahead to continue our collective journey and partnership in education.   


Bernadette Smith

This Week at the Farm:

November 3-10- Holocaust-Education-Week

November 5- Grade 6 Trip to the Zoo

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


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 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

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

November 11- Remembrance Day

November 13- Progress Report Cards go home

November 13- Family Badminton Night hosted by SC @6:30PM

November 14- Parent-Teacher Interviews PM

November 15-  PA DAY- NO SCHOOL (Parent-Teacher Interviews AM)

A Closer Look

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Holocaust Education Week

The week of November 3 to 10 inclusive marks the 38th annual Holocaust Education Week. The Holocaust was a systemic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its allies, and it’s critical that we not allow this cruel chapter of modern history to fade from memory.

The focus of this year’s Holocaust Education Week is The Holocaust AND NOW. This theme captures the relationship between the Holocaust and the current global rise of
Antisemitism. During this week we also want to acknowledge that people of colour, the Romas, people with physical disabilities, and those who identified as 2SLGBTQ were subjected to intolerance and persecution in Europe. As one means of working towards a world free of intolerance, racism and hatred, we encourage educators to discuss the Holocaust, the other occurrences of genocide across the globe, and the many people who literally put their lives on the line and fought for social justice in the face this hate.

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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


Your community and the City of Markham needs your help!

Every morning and afternoon, many parents, guardians and children use your local intersection to get to and from school. It is vital that we do everything that we can to make sure that they arrive safely.

Local help is needed!

Crossing guards are the eyes and ears of the community. Join a great team of paid employees today, and help us all make a difference!


The position in question has two 30 minute shifts:

AM: 8:40 – 9:10

PM: 3:40 – 4:10

The pay is $17/hour


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