February 10-14, 2020

Black History Month- February

2020 AEBS African-Canadian Speakers and Resources

The Farm’s Funny of the Week:

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Understanding mental health issues and how to get help can be hard for anyone, but it can sometimes be even more difficult in a different language.

The resources below provide multilingual information on mental health for those whom English is not their first language.

Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre

Additional Resources

CAMH Multilingual Resources

Mental Health System Navigation Videos

Cross Cultural Resources

This Week at the Farm:

February 12- SC Family Badminton Night @6:30PM


Lion Dance 2020

Looking Ahead at the Farm:

February 17- Family Day- NO SCHOOL

February 18- SC Meeting @6:30PM

February 19- Grade 8 Graduation Photos

February 20-21- Fire Fighter Presentations Primary

A Closer Look

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Dear families,

This is just a reminder to follow all safety rules when it comes to being in a motor vehicle. We are seeing too many families who are not wearing seat belts while they are driving in the car- or not putting on seat belts on their children! This is a must! All passengers and drivers in a car MUST wear appropriate seat belts or for younger children, must be in appropriate car seats!

Please see below for some reminders:

Seat belts:

Make sure everyone wears a seat belt!

“Nearly one third of all passengers killed in traffic collisions in Ontario were not wearing seatbelts.  Ontario’s one-person one-seatbelt law requires every occupant in a motor vehicle to buckle up properly. It is also mandatory for anyone transporting children under age 16 to ensure they are properly secured in the appropriate child safety seat or seatbelt.”


All Ontario motor vehicle drivers and passengers must wear a seat belt that is:

  • properly adjusted
  • securely fastened

Drivers are also responsible for ensuring any children who are not big enough or old enough to use a seat belt are secured in an appropriate child car seat or booster seat.

If you are driving, you can face a fine if you or anyone in your vehicle under age 16 is not wearing a seatbelt or secured in a proper child seat. If you are convicted, you will:

  • be fined between $200 and $1,000
  • receive two demerit points – demerit points remain on your driving record for two years

You can also be fined for having a broken seatbelt, even if it is not being used when you’re stopped by a police officer.

Seatbelt tips


  • wear your seatbelt so that it crosses your chest and your lower hips – these areas of the body are better able to resist the force of a crash
  • make sure you have one working seatbelt for every person in your vehicle

If you’re pregnant, you still need to wear a seatbelt. You should:

  • wear both the lap and shoulder belt
  • sit as upright as possible
  • wear the lap belt low so it pulls downward on your pelvic bones and not across your stomach

Do not:

  • wear any part of your seatbelt twisted – a twisted seatbelt won’t spread the force of a crash across your body to protect you properly
  • put the shoulder strap under your arm or behind your back

Air bags do not take the place of a seatbelt. They won’t prevent you or your passengers from being thrown out of your car, and they can also injure children.

Government of Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Seatbelt safety – 2020

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For a car seat to protect your child, you must:

  • Use a car seat that meets Transport Canada’s safety regulations.
    A safe seat will have the mark shown to the right.
  • If you are using an old or used car seat, check to be sure:
    – has never been in a crash
    – is not older than the manufacturer’s expiry date
    – if there is no expiry date stamped in the plastic, call the
    manufacturer. Most seats can be used for six years.
  • Choose the seat that is right for your child’s age and size.
  • Put the seat in your car the right way.
  •  Harness your child in the seat correctly every time

Parent’s Guide to Car Seats


Valentine Cookie Sale!!Image result for valentine cookies

During Valentine Week (this week), our Grade 6 Social Club will be having a Cookie Sale!

All proceeds will go towards new equipment and resources for our school.

We will be selling cookies on Wednesday February 12-14th.

Cookies will be $1.00 each. There will be a variety of flavours available: Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Fudge and Valentine Heart cookies!

Bring in your loonies!

School Council Lunch Program

Due to ETFO job actions, School council Friday lunch on Feb 7 will be postponed to May 1st. If more strike days happen and impact our school council lunch program,  school council will adjust it accordingly and keep you posted. Thank you.


Beckett Farm PS Spirit Wear!

We are extending our deadline! Please get your orders in by February 15, 2020!

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.

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!

Spirit Wear Colour Options Equity and Inclusion- English version

Thank you,

Ms. Rizzi


Thunderbolts 加油! 穿上带有Beckett Farm精神的服饰展现学校精神! 2020 年1月20日 周一起我们将开始销售代表学校精神的服装一直到2月15日为止,请至以下网址上购买http:/ /www.chewyapparel.ca/store/beckett-farm/ to purchase Spirit Wear.

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!

九月 —橘衫日


Rizzi 女士


Community Events

1) Alliance of Educators for Black Students


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

Reading Your Child’s Report Card

3) Tamil Heritage

Markham’s Middlefield CI Students Perform Return to Nallur

Return to Nallur is a Tamil memory play performed by Middlefield Collegiate Institute students adapted from Return to Ithaca, by Dr. Michael Vitopoulos, to reflect a Tamil context and the lived experiences of the Middlefield C.I. student body. This theatrical performance uses memory, traditional student-composed music and student-choreographed dance to engage the audience on a trip through one woman’s journey.

Return to Nallur Tamil Memory Play

4) Parents For Children’s Mental Health

PCMH Support Group Poster (2)

5) FSYR (Family Services of York Region)

Supportive Grief Group:

  • For anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one in the recent
    tragic Ukrainian plane crash, please feel welcome to join our safe,
    peaceful, confidential support group.
  • To begin to heal, group members will meet others who have suffered the
    loss of a loved one, explore their individual grief process and gain
    knowledge and insight of useful grief coping skills.
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