Spring Lunchtime Programs

9 Mar

Our School Council is distributing information about a number of lunchtime programs that will be offered at Bakersfield Public School in the Spring.

With program registration now open, flyers are available for Create IT Video Game Design (Mondays, Grades 1-6),  Created by Me (Tuesdays, Grades 1-6), Kids on Stage (Wednesdays, Grades 1-4), Elite Camps Basketball (Thursdays, Grade 1-6), and TenTen Sports (Fridays, Grades 1-4).

We hope you enjoy these program offerings.  We thank our School Council for their efforts in planning for these programs.

Bakersfield Proud, Bakersfield Awesome and now … Bakersfield Style!

7 Mar


Our School Council is excited to share with you a range of Bakersfield Spiritwear items including baseball shirts, t-shirts, hoodies, zip-ups, sweatpants, caps and water bottles.  We want to see our students, staff and community show off their school spirit with some amazing Bakersfield gear!

We invite our parents and students to visit the school office to look at actual product samples for the purposes of sizing correctly.  (Please note, there are additional items and colours not pictured; the final product may vary from the renderings above.)

Items will be available for order on School Cash after the March Break.

Treat yourself and slip in to some Bakersfield Spiritwear!

You’re Invited … So Please Save the Date!

6 Mar

Don’t hesitate … register today at http://bit.ly/BPSMathRace

March Newsletter

1 Mar




Our March 2018 newsletter is now available for download. The newsletter for March is available fully online, with limited paper copies available in the office.

Thank you to all our readers.


Final Reminder: Parent Evening with Paul Davis

27 Feb


Internet safety expert Paul Davis will be presenting at Bakersfield P.S. on Social Networking and Online Safety this Thursday March 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  You won’t want to miss this exciting evening!  Please note, child-minding will be available for school-aged children.

Earlier in the day, Paul Davis will be presenting on related topics for students in Grades 4 through 8, so this provides a very unique opportunity for parents and guardians to learn and subsequently dialogue with their children about some of the most prominent internet-related topics and issues that students deal with, including: Snapchat, Instagram, Smartphones and Digital Trails, Cyberbullying, Texting, Sexting, Online Gaming and Security.

Our School Council is proud to bring this special event to you with the support of a Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grant.

Pink Shirt Day

26 Feb

In 2007, Nova Scotia secondary students David Shepherd and Travis Price saw a grade nine student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.  In an effort to stand up for the student, they purchased 50 pink shirts and distributed them to other students, who wore them in solidarity.  Since David and Travis’ act of kindness in 2007, the spirit of their effort has grown each year.  In 2017, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations.  (For more information, visit the official website for Pink Shirt Day.)

This Wednesday –February 28, 2018—is Pink Shirt Day.  Please encourage your child to wear a Pink Shirt to school that day.  Let’s promote kindness and stand up to bullying this Wednesday, and every day.

Summer Institute

22 Feb

Looking for summer learning and fun activities for students entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8?  Summer Institute offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum.  The program runs for six weeks during July and August. It is offered at 11 school sites around York Region.

For more information on dates, programs and locations, please visit YRDSB’s Summer Institute Page.  Families can register online, as well as in person or by mail.  Registration opens March 7.