January 20-24, 2020


Notice has been provided by ETFO, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, that all YRDSB elementary school teachers will be conducting a one day strike affecting elementary schools on Monday, January 20, 2020 .

ETFO One Day Strike NOTICE public – January 20

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If school is closed, all lunches will be cancelled. Parents will not need to contact Kid’s Kitchen to cancel orders—it will be done automatically.

Thank you for patience and co-operation in allowing us to provide the best possible service.

We truly enjoy serving your community and the children!

Best regards,

The Kid’s Kitchen Team

Tamil Heritage Month- January

Inclusive School & Community Services, Chair of the Board Juanita Nathan, Settlement and Education Partnership in York Region (SEPYR), Educators for Tamil Student Success in partnership with Community Agencies will be hosting events to celebrate Tamil Heritage with our school communities.

These activities and events throughout the month are subject to the ongoing job action:

  • Tamil Heritage Month opening ceremony. January 3, 2020, Queens Park, Toronto, 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm.
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    ● Tamil Canadian Diaspora: Distress and Resilience: training seminar for frontline services providers, educators, and health professionals. January 21, 2020, Middlefield Collegiate Institute.
    ● Bharathi Vizha: Cultural showcase celebrating 100 years of Bharathi. January 24, 2020, Tamil Isai Kalamantram, 6:00 pm -10:00 pm.
  • Youth Leadership Conference by Tamil Canadian Centre for Civic Action: TBD
  • Community Discussion on Future of Tamil Language Learning and Tamil Studies in
    Canada: in collaboration with Tamil Language Teachers to explore ways to strengthen Tamil studies among children, youth and young adults. Tamil Isai Kalamantram, January 26, 2020, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
    ● Markham Tamil Organization and Tamil Student Associations Thai Pongal Celebrations: Bill Hogarth Secondary School, January 17, 2020, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
    ● Stouffville Tamil Community Thai Pongal Celebrations: Stouffville Secondary School, January 31, 2020, 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
    ● Tamil Student Conference: TBD
    ● Indigenous and International Languages Program workshops hosted by Community Partners

The Farm’s Funny of the Week:


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This Week at the Farm:

January 20- No School

Janurary 21-24- Grade 1-5 Intramurals during morning recess

January 21- School Council Meeting @ 6:30PM

January 22-23- Grade 1 Scientists in the School Program

January 23- Grade 7/8 VIP

January 25- Diamond Day- Lunar New Year

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

January 27-30- Grade 1-5 Intramurals at recess time

January 27- International Holocaust Remembrance Day


January 29- Beckett Farm Lunar New Year Festival of Learning for Families



  • What are the differences between Canada’s and China’s education system?
  • How can we help our children succeed on their learning path?
  • What do we need to pay attention to as our children grow and develop?
  • How can you help your children express their emotions and handle stress?
  • How can you deal with your child’s frustrations and where can you ask for help

Lunar New Year Festival of Learning 2020 

January 30- VIP Grade 8

January 31- PA Day- NO SCHOOL

A Closer Look

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Beckett Farm PS Spirit Wear!

Dear Beckett Farm Families,

Go Thunderbolts Go!

Show your school spirit with Beckett Farm Spirit Wear! We will be selling Spirit Wear starting Monday, January 20, 2020 through Friday, January 31, 2020.

We are trying a new format for orders this year!

To check out our spirit wear and to place an order, please visit http://www.chewyapparel.ca/store/beckett-farm/ to purchase BFPS Spirit Wear. 

New this year, in support of our inclusion, equity and well-being here on The Farm, we have included a colour option for T-Shirt and Long Sleeve Shirts ONLY. Although these various acts of inclusion, equity and well-being are held during a particular month we love seeing our scholars recognize these movements throughout the year. 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Ms. Rizzi. We look forward to seeing everyone in their Beckett Farm gear!

Thank you,

Ms. Rizzi


September – Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is an event designed to educate people and promote awareness about the Canadian residential school system and the impact this system had on Indigenous communities for more than a century in Canada, and still does today.

October – Purple Shirt Day

Purple Shirt Day is an anti-bullying event that raises awareness about LGBTQ students and the impact of bullying on their well-being. Purple Shirt Day offers an important opportunity to raise awareness about inclusion and well-being of ALL students.

February – Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying initiative that raises awareness about bullying in schools. Pink Shirt Day is a national movement that was inspired by an act of kindness in a small town in Nova Scotia. This movement continues to grow nation-wide.

April – International Day of Pink

Your child’s BFPS pink shirt can also be worn in April for International “Day of Pink” where students take a stand for inclusion and acceptance of all people including our LGBTQ community.

March – Green Shirt Day

Earth Hour is an annual event, when millions of people and thousands of business worldwide turn off lights and shut down most electrical appliances to celebrate sustainability and show their support for strategies that will help solve the problem of global warming.

April – Blue – Autism Awareness Day

Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day that raises awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. On Autism Awareness Day we all “Light it Up Blue” and wear our BFPS blue shirts to show inclusion of all students!


PRIDE is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in our community. During the month of June, we celebrate and honour those who are a part of the LGBTQ community and allies of this community by wearing our PRIDE shirts.

June – Orange – Indigenous Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a national day that celebrates and honours First Nations, Metis and Inuit Canadians by commemorating their important histories and cultural contributions. 

Simplified Chinese Version:

Thunderbolts 加油! 穿上带有Beckett Farm精神的服饰展现学校精神! 2020 120 周一起我们将开始销售代表学校精神的服装一直到131日为止,请至以下网址上购买http:/ /www.chewyapparel.ca/store/beckett-farm/ to purchase Spirit Wear.

为表示本校对包容,平等及学生福祉的支持,从今年开始我们将仅对 T恤及长袖衫提供不同颜色的选项。尽管这些有关包容,平等和学生身心健康的活动仅在特定月份举行,我们仍乐于见到学生全年都穿着以示认同支持这些运动。

如果您有任何问题或疑虑,欢迎联络 Rizzi 女士,我们期待在 Beckett Farm 学校的活动中见到所有每一个人!


Rizzi 女士


九月 —橘衫日


十月 紫衫日

紫衫日是一个反霸凌活动旨在提高大众对 LGBTO 学生的认识以及霸凌对他们身心所造成的影响。紫衫日提供一个重要机会提高大众对所有学生的包容性以及他们的身心健康的重视。

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您小孩的 BFPS 粉红衫也可以在四月份的国际粉红日中穿着,学生站出来表达对所有的人包括我们LGBTQ社区的包容与接受。




自闭症意识日是国际公认的一天, 旨在提高人们对自闭症障碍患者的认识。在这一天我们都将点亮蓝色” 以及穿着我们的 BFPS 蓝色衫以表达对所有学生的包容!


自豪“ 是一个提倡自我肯定,尊严,平等并提高我们社区中男女同性恋,双性恋和变性人能见度的活动。在整个六月份里,我们穿着 PRIDE 衫来庆祝并荣耀那些 LGBTQ 社区的成员以及此社区的盟友。

六月 橘色 原住民日

原住民日是一个国定纪念日,通过纪念原住民他们的重要历史和文化贡献方式来庆祝并荣耀第一民族 First Nations,蒂斯人 Metis和因纽特 Inuit加拿大人。

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Lunar New Year is a cultural and religious celebration for many Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities

Many rituals are associated with this festive occasion. They include cleaning house, paying off debts, settling old arguments, and other means of making a “fresh start.” To celebrate, people may light firecrackers, hang poetry, enjoy a family feast (oranges and apples are considered lucky fruits), exchange gifts (adults may give children laisee, red envelopes filled with money), and buy new clothes or new shoes.

We wish all staff, students and community celebrating Lunar New Year a happy and joyful celebration in the company of family and friends.


Community Events

1) Parents for Children’s Mental HealthAnnotation 2020-01-19 121813

PCMH Support Group Poster

2) Parent Engagement and Network (PEN) for Chinese Families

Various workshops:

Lunar New Year Social

Reading Your Child’s Report Card

3) 21st Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

(Gr. 6-12)

21st Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest