End of Year Messages

28 Jun

The time has come, once again, to thank all the students, parents, guardians and our hard working, committed staff who have made this year at Bakersfield P.S. such a rewarding time.  Thank you to a wonderful group of individuals.  On behalf of the school, we would like to thank the School Council for their endless work and continued support and encouragement of our students and the school.  The accomplishments of this partnership are immeasurable and we look forward to continuing this positive and collaborative relationship with the School Council next year.

To our graduates, best wishes as you head off to your secondary schools.  You have contributed greatly to our school and will always be a part of the Bakersfield Public School family.  To the members of our community who are moving, thanks for your contributions to the school and best wishes in your new communities.

June is also a time for good-byes.  Ms. Cindy Freeman retires at the end of this year and we thank her for her years of service to students at Bakersfield P.S. and beyond.  Ms. Jeanette Hummel will be going on leave next year and we wish her all the best.  Ms. Laura Harrison, Ms. Andrea Holtzman, Ms. Kasia Niewiadomski, Ms. Tanya Matsuoka, Ms. Carolyn Papizzo, Ms. Sara Park and Ms. Jennifer Sit will also be leaving Bakersfield P.S.  We wish them the best of luck in their new schools.  We look forward to welcoming some new staff to our school in September from other schools across the region.

The school year begins on Tuesday September 5, 2017.  Students are asked to congregate at the rear of the school where they will be met by the staff.  Parents and guardians will be invited to join the students on the tarmac to see who their child(ren)’s teacher is/are.  (On the first day, students in JK attend for the last 100 minutes only, beginning at 1:35 p.m.)  Please be advised that school starts at 8:55 a.m. sharp, our lunch hour will be 12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. and the scheduled end time is 3:15 p.m. for all grades.  For the first day please ensure that your child either brings a lunch or has written permission to go home.

On September 5, 2017 if it is raining – only students will be brought into the gym (primary, junior) and library (intermediate) to be put into classes.  Please be reminded that due to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, class lists cannot be posted. Please also note that the organization on the first day of school is a tentative organization and as enrollment changes we may have to reorganize our current classes.

Please note that we are encouraging our parents and guardians and their child(ren) to walk to school or park on one of the adjacent streets and walk to school.  Our parking lot is very busy at entry and dismissal times and safety is our primary concern.  Please be reminded to not park in the Kiss and Ride!

In closing, we would like to wish all of our students and their parents and guardians an enjoyable and safe summer!  See you on September 5, 2017.

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