Welcome Back!

Hey BPS Families! We are excited to be back at school today and hope that everyone was able to rest and relax a little bit last week, or at least fit in some extra family time. Now that we are back to school and Spring is here, we are looking ahead to all of the wonderful things that are planned for us!

Happy Nowruz – Nowruz Mubarak to all of our families celebrating tonight and tomorrow. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

Tuesday March 21st is an important day as it is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Many classes will be talking about this in class, not just on this day but throughout our curriculum as we continue conversations about inclusion and how our differences make us unique and better together!

Tuesday March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day! We recognize this day by wearing mismatched or fun socks and we ‘Rock our Socks’ and talk about the theme for this day. This year the focus is “With Us. Not For Us” and is all about advocacy.

Wednesday March 22nd is the beginning of Ramadan. This is the holy month for Muslims and is observed with fasting and contemplation. We will be learning about Ramadan here at Bakersfield. If your child observes Ramadan, please know that we offer alternate spaces for students who are fasting, when the rest of us are eating. We also have prayer spaces available too. Wishing you a peaceful Ramadan ahead!

Wednesday March 22nd is World Water Day – to raise awareness about conserving our natural resource of water. It is also Happiness Day! We are going to be having a spirit day on Wednesday to celebrate Happiness Day for those who want to participate. Please wear bright colours or clothing with messages of kindness.

SAVE THE DATE – May 4th is going to be our Spring Concert. Details to come in a week or two!