February at Bakersfield

Good Afternoon BPS Families!

They say April Showers bring May Flowers…we are hoping that Freezing February brings Mild March!!

Regardless of the weather, we continue to work hard and have fun here at school, and this month is no exception. February is a very full month at school and we wanted to give a quick overview of things going on and events or days we will be acknowledging. Students will be hearing announcements and participating in virtual assemblies this month to highlight some of our work and learning. Make sure to follow us on Instagram or Twitter for other updates!

February 1st marked the beginning of Lunar New Year – the celebration of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. This is a festival celebrated by many of our families and we wish everyone celebrating a Happy New Year as they start the year of the Tiger!

February is Black History Month where we acknowledge the contributions of Black people of African Heritage to the cultural, economic, political and social fabric of Canada dating back to the early 1600’s.

Random Acts of Kindness Month is February! We are putting our motto ‘Be Kind. Be Proud. Be Bakersfield!’ to the test this month as we engage in random acts of kindness at home and at school, and acknowledge others for their kindness. How do you show kindness each day?

IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP:

Friday February 4th – PA Day – no school for students while teachers engage in professional learning and finish up report cards

Monday February 7th – School Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. – please sign up using this link to attend –COUNCIL Registration

Thursday February 10/11 – Sub and pizza lunches begin.

Friday February 11th – SPORTS DAY – the Olympics are here and we are talking about it! Students and Staff will be invited to wear sports jerseys, sports fan wear, or Bakersfield colours. More details to follow! We will be having a school wide game of Kahoot in the afternoon.

Monday February 14th – Kindness and Friendship Day – wear pink, red and white or clothing with a kind message on it.

Monday February 21st – Family Day – no school.

Wednesday February 23rd – Pink Shirt Day- we wear pink on this day to show our solidarity against bullying! If you someone who is being bullied, please let an adult at school know so that we can help.

Week of February 21-25 – Report cards will be sent home digitally.

Sunday February 27th – Krispy Kreme Fundraiser drive thru pick up (details to follow from our School Council).

Ongoing – We continue to offer notecards to families who have artwork that they would like turned into notecards. Contact the office for support or see Cash Online.

Ongoing – We continue to accept a percentage from the purchase of Mabels Labels when you enter our school name at the time of purchase. School Council will send more information about this.