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.

Final Reminder: Pizza Fridays for Winter/Spring

21 Feb

We wanted to remind all families that this Friday (February 23rd) is the final day of Pizza for the Fall/Winter cycle.  Ordering for Pizza Fridays for the Winter/Spring cycle is now available using School Cash Online through February 26 2018.

Our pizza provider remains Pizza Pizza (though we are considering piloting another provider during the session).  Pizza will be served on March 2, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15 and June 22 for a total of fourteen Fridays.  The cost to participate in Pizza Fridays is $34 (for one cheese-only slice per week; adjust quantity accordingly for two slices, etc.)  Please note there will be an additional ordering option available to purchase pizza on April 6 (Passover/Holy Friday), a date not included in the regular package above.

Pizza is purchased as a package, and regrettably, student absences cannot be accommodated.  Pizza is only available by pre-order, so order yours today!

The People’s Choice Door Decorating Contest

15 Feb

Our students have done a fantastic job with fundraising, which culminated today in a school dance put on by Bounce Entertainment.  This year’s theme has been ‘We Love Bakersfield’ and to celebrate, we’ve been holding a door decorating contest.  But now it’s your turn!  Review the photos of the doors below (you can click for enlargements) and help by casting your vote for the People’s Choice Award for the Best Door.  Voting will be open for 24 hours and closes at the end of the day tomorrow.  The door with the most votes wins a special prize!

We wanted to thank, as well, everyone in the community for their continued generosity with the fundraiser.  Your contributions go directly to enhancements that our students use each and every day.  We are genuinely grateful.

Now get voting!

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Pizza Fridays for Winter/Spring

15 Feb

We are beginning our Pizza Fridays program for the Winter/Spring term.  Our pizza provider remains Pizza Pizza (though we are considering piloting another provider during the session).  Pizza will be served on March 2, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15 and June 22 for a total of fourteen Fridays.  The cost to participate in Pizza Fridays is $34 (for one cheese-only slice per week; adjust quantity accordingly for two slices, etc.)

Please note there will be an additional ordering option available to purchase pizza on April 6 (Passover/Holy Friday), a date not included in the regular package above.

Please note that pizza is purchased as a package, and regrettably, student absences cannot be accommodated.  Pizza orders can only be made using School Cash Online (https://yrdsb.schoolcashonline.com/) through February 26 2018.  Information on registering for School Cash Online has been shared with families; if you have any additional questions, please call the office.

Pizza is only available by pre-order, so order yours today!

Online Absence Reporting

13 Feb

Parents and guardians can now report student absences online using Edsby.

Regular and punctual attendance affects school success and is expected of all students. It is important that students, families and school staff work together to ensure regular attendance.  Please remember you are expected to notify the school as soon as possible if your child will be absent or late.

Reporting an absence online is now available through Edsby.  If you have activated your Edsby account, you can login to Edsby and report your child’s absence online. You can access an online video tutorial to learn more about how to do this.

You will have received an invitation email from the York Region District School Board to create an Edsby account earlier in the year.  Please contact the school office if you would like to have an invitation reissued.

Families can still continue to report absences by phone at 905-731-8227.

Parent Evening with Paul Davis

12 Feb

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Internet safety expert Paul Davis will be presenting at Bakersfield P.S. on Social Networking and Online Safety on 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.

York Region Public Health Information

12 Feb

Schools have been asked to share with their communities information from York Region Public Health on illnesses in York Region Schools.  Please feel free to review the York Region Public Health communication here.  As well, please review the York Region Public Health information sheet on preventing the spread of illness.