Another Great Week at BPS!

We had another great week here at Bakersfield! On our morning announcements, we kicked off with Mindful Monday and continued to learn more about Islamic Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and LGBT History Month. Classes had a chance to ponder some trivia and earn Bakersfield Unites points for their class! Each week there will be more information and trivia shared – and as our Kindness Ambassador clubs get up and running we will post some of what we are up to on our social media channels.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our SOCKtober Drive so far. We are continuing to collect new socks until October 27th for 360 Kids York Region. There were many fun and colourful socks around the school on Friday – so fun to see!!!

On Friday, October 29th, we encourage all Bakersfield students to show their school spirit that day by wearing fall colours (brown, red, yellow, black and orange) or a Halloween costume.

The health and safety of our students remains a top priority. For students who wish to celebrate Halloween at school, please keep these reminders in mind:

  • When planning costumes that no replica weapons of any kind are allowed.
  • Costumes should be respectful of others. Symbols or objects representative of a person’s culture or religious beliefs should not be worn as a costume.
  • In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, it is important that costumes do not trivialize and devalue the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, please be aware that:

  • Students will not be able to use washrooms to change into costumes.
  • No Halloween masks are to be worn and students should only use single use make-up (no sharing of make-up).
  • Students must also wear their PPE masks, so the costume cannot interefere with that.

We also ask that families do not send treats to school for sharing.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Progress Report Cards are underway and will be coming home the week of November 15th. Interviews with Teachers will take place on the evening of November 18th and the morning of November 19th. Sign up will be through EDsby, so please make sure your account is set up so that when we send out the sign up link you can access it.

Looking forward to another great week!!!