Come Out and Support a Great Cause!

18 Jun

We wanted to share with our community about an upcoming fundraiser in support of narcolepsy and cataplexy awareness, conditions which affect one of our very own primary students.  It’s being held right next door to the school this coming Sunday, June 24th, so please drop by!

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Proceeds donated to the Sleep Disorders Priorities Fund at SickKids Hospital.

 

Intermediate Track and Field Area Meet

12 Jun

Our regional athletic representatives have been tracking the weather for tomorrow and there is a risk of storms overnight as well as throughout the day on Wednesday.  Based on this information, they have shifted the Intermediate West Area Elementary Track & Field Meet to Thursday, June 14th 2018.

Our thanks for your flexibility.

Administrative Assignments

6 Jun

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the York Region District School Board meeting of trustees and senior administrators, decisions were made regarding some of the administrative assignments for the coming school year.  Dr. Malcolm Richmon, current principal, has been appointed as principal at Bayview Glen Public School as of September 2018.  The Board has named Ms. Krysten Cameron as the Principal for Bakersfield Public School starting September 2018.  Ms. Cameron is an experienced administrator with our board.  She will bring her enthusiasm and energy for student learning and her knowledge of school operations to the Bakersfield P.S. community.  We welcome Ms. Cameron to our school.

We look forward to our continued work supporting student learning and well-being next year.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.

A Showcase of Modern Learning

5 Jun

Modern Learning on Air (‘MLonAIR’) is “a full day of broadcasts on YouTube with teachers and students from the York Region District School Board sharing their Modern Learning Projects, what they learned, and the impact of their projects on their school, community, and even world.”

Bakersfield P.S. contributed two broadcasts to the project.  One broadcast focused on our STEAM Night.  “On Thursday, May 24 Bakersfield PS hosted their first STEAM night for students and families in grades 1 – 4. The focus of the evening was to educate families on the components of Modern Learning through STEAM activities. Students engaged in robotics, circuits, Breakout EDU, green screen and educational devices. Our goal was for students to develop 21st Century learning skills including collaboration and teamwork, creativity and imagination, and critical thinking and problem solving.”

 

The other broadcast focused on our use of learning spaces.  “Bakersfield PS has been engaged in a Modern Learning Project with a focus on transforming our learning spaces. We began by changing some classrooms by purchasing a variety of flexible seating options. We had students work collaboratively in order to redesign their classrooms. We have also decided to extend our learning to redesign our Library Learning Commons. We want it to be an open, accessible space for students and teachers to collaborate, explore and create.”

 

We look forward to continuing our efforts to promote Modern Learning!

Early Release Day

2 Jun

All schools in the York Region District School Board are committed to improving student achievement and well-being.  On Thursday, June 28th, 2018 an early release day will take place to allow elementary teachers and support staff to take part in meetings during the afternoon of that day.  These meetings will allow for school staff to engage in culminating activities regarding the review and revision of the School’s Improvement Plan as well as year-end and transition activities that support student success.

As has been our practice in the past, students will attend school during the morning of Thursday, June 28th, 2018 only.  Students will be dismissed early that day at 11:55 a.m.  Arrangements will be made to ensure that students who are normally bused to and from school will receive transportation at this time.  Parents/guardians whose children attend after school child care should make appropriate arrangements to address this change in schedule.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.

June Newsletter

1 Jun

 

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

Thank you to all our readers.

Fun Fair Update

31 May

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Despite our many pleas for good weather … we don’t want to tempt fate with a possible thunderstorm looming, so we are relocating our Fun Fair this evening (May 31st) to Stephen Lewis S.S. (555 Autumn Hill Blvd.)

Everything else will be the same –a fantastic, free evening of fun for our students and community from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m!!!  Students who have pre-ordered from the BBQ have been issued food tickets; please be sure to bring the tickets to the event for redemption.  An ice cream truck and churro truck will also be there to purchase snacks, cash and carry.

We look forward to seeing you all there!