It is hard to believe that we have ALMOST come to the end of another school year. As a community, we have been through a lot together and have pulled together to always make the best of every situation. Thank you for supporting us at school and for helping us to build a community of kids who know they are valued – that they matter and can make meaningful contributions to society. Go BPS!
This week we will be saying farewell to our Grade 8 students – many of whom have been with us since Kindergarten. We wish them well as they head off to highschool and hope that they carry with them the valuable experiences they have had at Bakersfield. Congratulations Grade 8’s!
This week we will also be saying farewell to some of our BPS staff who will be moving to other opportunities across YRDSB and beyond. We are grateful for the ways they have contributed to the lives of students and staff here at Bakersfield and know that they will keep in touch. Thank you and best wishes to Ms. Amanda Abbate, Ms. Jennifer Concilliere, Ms. Veronica Cuero, Ms. Brittany Fera, Ms. Allison Green, Ms. Dalia Kazandji, Ms. Alyse Machtinger, Mr. Timothy Maholics, Mr. John Pinho, Mr. Jeff Rothman, and Mr. Matthew Schnieder. THANK YOU!!!
To the other students in our community who are off to new places next year – we hope that each one of you will remember fondly your friends and teachers at BPS. We hope you remember that you continue to be an essential piece of our BPS picture and that you matter. We look forward to when you can come back to visit or meet up with us in the community. Best wishes for always!
THURSDAY June 30th – the final day of school and dismissal is at 11:55 a.m. Please make sure you have made arrangements for the afternoon for your children as staff will be in meetings for the remainder of the day.
Report Cards – will be sent home electronically and physically. The tentative class placement is written on the hard copy of the report so that you will know where to line up in September on the first day. Reminder that class placements are tentative and will be reviewed in September for re-organization – we will not be making changes before that time. Staff worked hard to best place students where they will be successful learners and contributors.
First Day of School – is Wednesday September 7th (new JKs to join in the afternoon). Please check the blog for back to school information the end of August. Below you will see the calendar for the school year for your reference and planning.
SAVE THE DATE– our Welcome Back BBQ and Curriculum Night is booked for Monday October 3rd at 5:30 p.m.
As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your homeroom teacher or to the office.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER!