We wish to share with our community this end of year letter from the York Region District School Board’s Director of Education, Louise Sirisko and Chair, Corrie McBain. Our thanks, as always, for your support.
We would like to thank all the students, parents, guardians and our hard working, committed staff who have made this year at Bakersfield P.S. such a rewarding time. Thank you to a wonderful group of individuals. On behalf of the school, we would like to thank the School Council for their tireless efforts and continued support and encouragement of our students and the school. The accomplishments of this partnership are immeasurable and we look forward to continuing this positive and collaborative relationship with the School Council next year.
To our graduates, best wishes as you head off to your secondary schools. You have contributed greatly to our school and will always be a part of the Bakersfield Public School family. To the members of our community who are moving, thanks for your contributions to the school and best wishes in your new communities.
June is also a time for good-byes. Ms. Brunella Turco and Mme. Jill Spigelman will be on leave next year and we wish them all the best. Mme. AnaMaria Necsulescu, Ms. Andrea Papas, Ms. Rose Casto, Mr. Allan Tan and Mr. Roan Smith will also be leaving Bakersfield P.S. We wish them the best of luck in their new schools. A number of term staff complete their appointments this year including Ms. Ana Buttarello, Ms. Samara Ejchental, Ms. Caterina Nappi, Ms. Lacey Pastein and Ms. Lauren Ptasznik. We thank them for their support of our school. We look forward to welcoming some new staff to our school in September from other schools across the region.
The school year begins on Tuesday September 4, 2018. Students are asked to congregate at the rear of the school where they will be met by the staff. Parents and guardians will be invited to join the students on the tarmac to see who their child(ren)’s teacher is/are. (On the first day, students in JK attend for the last 100 minutes only, beginning at 1:35 p.m.) Please be advised that school starts at 8:55 a.m. sharp, our lunch hour will be 12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. and the scheduled end time is 3:15 p.m. for all grades. For the first day please ensure that your child either brings a lunch or has written permission to go home. On September 4 2018 if it is raining – only students will be brought into the gym (primary, junior) and library (intermediate) to be put into classes. Please be reminded that due to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, class lists cannot be posted. Please also note that the organization on the first day of school is a tentative organization and as enrollment changes we may have to reorganize our current classes.
Please note that we are encouraging our parents and guardians and their child(ren) to walk to school or park on one of the adjacent streets and walk to school. Our parking lot is very busy at entry and dismissal times and safety is our primary concern. Please be reminded to not park in the Kiss and Ride!
In closing, we would like to wish all of our students and their parents and guardians an enjoyable and safe summer! See you on September 4, 2018.
Once again, end-of-year Ontario Fun Passes are being made available electronically. These fun passes include information, discounts and coupons for various summer attractions for you and your family. As always, the Ontario Fun Pass is filled with engaging and educational activities for children of all ages.
The 2018 Fun Pass coupons provide free admission for up to two elementary school-aged children at 18 popular attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents can also save $5 on a daily parking permit at selected Ontario provincial parks. Simply bring a coupon to any participating attraction. Visit Ontario.ca/funpass for more information about the program and to download the coupons.
We wanted to share with our community about an upcoming fundraiser in support of narcolepsy and cataplexy awareness, conditions which affect one of our very own primary students. It’s being held right next door to the school this coming Sunday, June 24th, so please drop by!
Proceeds donated to the Sleep Disorders Priorities Fund at SickKids Hospital.