Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Now that we have had a few rainy weeks to settle in to summer…some of our team have permanently settled into summer and we want to wish them well! If you haven’t already heard the news….

Mrs. Bergart is RETIRED! Congratulations to Mrs. Bergart on a full career in teaching and in learning. We are so grateful for all she has added to Bakersfield over the years and know that we will miss her. Mrs. Bergart championed our eco-school initiatives and Eco Club and kept our gardens looking great! I know many of us will miss the shoe charms she would dole out on Walking Wednesdays too! Keep in touch Mrs. Bergart! We will celebrate with you when you come to visit in the fall. High fives all around!

Congratulations also to our quiet hero Mr. Bruno Pariselli on his retirement! After a long career on the railroad, he joined our Caretaking Team and has been great! He has high standards and kept us moving along at Bakersfield. Mr. Pariselli is part of our award winning team for Excellence and he will be missed! We hope he visits when he can!

A Few Updates

Hey BPS!

Hoping summer is off to a safe and happy start for all. We have had a number of questions about a few things so we wanted to reach out and post for all.

REPORT CARDS- Reminder that report cards are being sent to your child(ren)’s GAPPS account. You can access them by logging into Google Apps and on the 9 dots next to your child’s initial, select GMail. They have started to send them out and the process will finish on July 12th.

GRAD PHOTOS- Grad photos are uploaded. Please use the code to access your photos. If there are any issues, email Green Apple or call them (info on website) and cc us.

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CELEBRATE! Congratulations BPS on a strong finish to the school year!!

Dear Bakersfield Families,

We wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU for supporting us and helping us all to have a successful 2020-2021 school year. It has not been an easy year for many reasons, and yet at the finish line – at the point of reflection – there is so much to be grateful for and to celebrate! Today, during our staff meeting, we talked about how each and every student met and exceeded expectations in some aspect of school life. We know that there have been challenges and that there will be challenges ahead, but we have seen time and time again how the resilience of our kids and the strength of the Bakersfield community has had an impact on how we thrive and pull through.

As we wrap up for the year, we want to say thank you to our School Council. There is a core group of parents from the community who have helped to engage us with Bingo, Cake Baking, Donut Drive-thrus, Food Drives and Toys Drives to name a few. Please consider joining us next year as we plan for more fun and ways to build community and support learning and well-being!

This is also the time of year that we say farewell to some of our staff and students who are headed off to new places. We wish you well as you go, and know that you will take with you a piece of Bakersfield, and that you remain an ‘essential piece’ of us here too. Congratulations to our Grade 8’s who will continue to make us proud as they head off to highschool! We wish the following staff all the best as they head off for the year or off to new locations for the fall: Ms. Webb, Ms. Goodman, Ms. Abatte, Ms. Cavaliere, Ms. Seecharran, Ms. Pervin, Ms. Brancato, Ms. Zutshi, Ms. Andaluz, Ms. Patel, Ms. Fera, Ms. Roz, Mr. DaSilva, Ms. Klar and Ms. Crasto. We thank you for what you have added here and know that we will continue to collaborate!

Whatever your plans are for the coming weeks, may there be fun, joy, safety, health, and hope for a new school year that will see us reach new heights! As always, BE KIND. BE PROUD. BE BAKERSFIELD!

With Gratitude and much pride,

Krysten Cameron & Brett McLean

Summer Programs and Resources

Welcome to Summer!


Please visit 2021 Online Summer Program Opportunities for Children, Youth and Families


You will find a list of programs organized by category and age group. We encourage you to check the link regularly as the Community and Partnership Developer Team will be making regular updates to available programs and resources.

Also check out the Community Resources Page for other important information regarding mental health, financial, legal and other supports.


The following Community and Partnership Developer staff will be available throughout the summer to support families with information and resources they might need. These staff members can be reached by email or phone:


Oksana Majaski , oksana.majaski@yrdsb.ca, 416-568-2252
Yasmin Mawani, yasmin.mawani@yrdsb.ca, 416-727-8179
Yvonne Kelly, yvonne.kelly@yrdsb.ca, 416-697-4208
Patti O’Sullivan, patti.osullivan@yrdsb.ca, 905-252-0597
Shani Blake, shani.blake@yrdsb.ca, 416-554-0362