Wrapping Up for 2021-2022

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.


Lost and Found

Good Morning Bakersfield Families,

We have accumulated quite the collection in our Lost and Found. Please have a look at the below video. If you recognize any of the items, you can remind your child to pick up from the front foyer, or send a note to your child’s teacher to help gather the item(s).

Family Survey for YRDSB

Hey BPS!

In early June, you received an email from YRDSB about a family survey. We are doing our best to get a good number of Bakersfield families to respond to help us know where we can improve what we do here at school. The email that was sent is attached below, and we hope you will take some time to fill it out.

Thank you!!! K. Cameron

Dear Families,

York Region District School Board is conducting two surveys to collect feedback from students and families across the system to understand their experiences at school. The deadline to complete the survey is June 30, 2022.  There is one survey for students and one for families.

Survey for Students

All students in Grades 7 to 12 are invited to participate in this online survey and will be provided with in-class time to complete the survey. The survey can also be completed at their convenience.

  • The survey is voluntary and will take about 20 minutes to complete. 
  • The survey is anonymous and individual responses will be kept in strict accordance with all relevant legislation.  
  • Individuals will not be identified in any reports resulting from this survey. 
  • Students in Grade 7-12 have received an invitation to their GAPPS account to complete the survey.
  • If you do not want your child to fill out the survey and you missed the opportunity to opt them out of receiving it, please tell them not to fill out the survey.

Survey for Families

All parents and guardians of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 are invited to participate in the survey for families.

  • The survey is voluntary and will take about 20 minutes to complete. 
  • The survey is anonymous and individual responses will be kept in strict accordance with all relevant legislation.  
  • Individuals will not be identified in any reports or presentations resulting from this survey.
  • Students are invited to complete the family survey with their parents/guardians.&n bsp;

Parents and guardians can access the English survey hereThe survey has been translated into the following languages:

Thank you for your support.


York Region District School Board 

In the Loop….

What a week!

Congratulations to our Grade 8’s who celebrated their time at Bakersfield on Thursday night. It was a beautiful evening and it was wonderful to be together as a community with staff, students, and very proud parents and families.

Monday was our Play Day for the Primary students. They practised being in their colour house groups and played all kinds of amazing games together. Thank you to our Grade 6 students who led the Primaries in thier groups and helped out for the day.

Our students in Rm 124 & 125

On Wednesday the Junior students had a visit from Vaughan Public Libraries to explore several STEAM workshops (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). They were able to build, program, code and enter several virtual reality scenes. Thank you to the VPL for this amazing opportunity!

Colour House Game Day! We ended on a high note for sure.