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You’re invited: STEAM Night for Families of Students in Grades 1-4!

23 Apr

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An evening of fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math!

Don’t hesitate … register today at http://bit.ly/BPSSTEAM

Did you know?

17 Apr

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Did you know that parents and guardians can use Edsby to report a child absent?  If you have activated your Edsby account, you can login to Edsby and report your child’s absence online.  You can access an online video tutorial to learn more about how to do this.

You will have received an invitation email from the York Region District School Board to create an Edsby account earlier in the year.  Please contact the school office if you would like to have an invitation reissued.

Regular and punctual attendance affects school success and is expected of all students. It is important that students, families and school staff work together to ensure regular attendance.  Please remember you are required to notify the school as soon as possible if your child will be absent or late.  Families can still continue to report absences by phone at 905-731-8227.

Our thanks for your support.

Modified Dismissal Procedure

16 Apr

The inclement weather continues, and as many of you have experienced firsthand, the snow is particularly heavy and difficult to move, to say nothing of the ongoing rain.  While we continue to reach out to our contractors, our back tarmac has yet to be plowed, and is expectedly icy.  We don’t want any students or families out on the tarmac where they might slip.  To this end, we would like to dismiss students exclusively from the front entrance/exit (off the Kiss ‘n Ride) at 3:15 p.m., as follows:

  • Parents and Guardians of kindergarten students can pick up their children inside the building at their classroom doors;
  • Parents and Guardians of students in grades one and two can pick up their children inside the building at their classroom doors; and
  • Students in grades three through eight will exit the school using the front doors to meet their parents or guardians, as needed.

We remind all parents driving in the area to exercise extreme caution in the interest of the safety of our community and students.  We would kindly request that everyone continue to use the front entrance/exit exclusively, until our tarmac is plowed and the weather improves.

Our thanks for your support.

It’s Your Last Chance!

14 Apr

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There are dozens of different Bakersfield Spiritwear items available for order on School Cash Online but only through this Monday (April 16th)!  Please be sure to visit the school office on Monday to look at actual product samples for the purposes of sizing correctly.  Spiritwear items will be produced against purchases and there are no extras from which to exchange items, so please find the correct size for you or your children.

Let’s see students, staff and our community showing off their Bakersfield Pride in some awesome school Spiritwear!

Order Your 2017 – 2018 Yearbook Now!

13 Apr

The Bakersfield P.S. yearbook is being prepared!  We are excited to share that we will be selling yearbooks at a cost of $20 each.  As we need to put in our orders for printing, yearbooks will be on sale through May 8, 2018.

Every year students ask to buy yearbooks after they’ve been delivered. Remember, they are available for pre-order only, so order yours today!  We look forward to sharing with you the special moments students and staff have experienced during Bakersfield Public School’s 2017-2018 year.

Yearbooks can be ordered on School Cash Online. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

Amazing Math Race!

9 Apr

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Although registration is now ‘closed’, students in Grades 1 through 6 and their families are still welcome to attend the Amazing Math Race at Bakersfield P.S. this Thursday, April 12, 2018.  While we welcome all familes to attend, those who did not pre-register will not receive a post-race ‘loot bag’.

Two sessions (‘races’) are being held in the evening.  ‘Races’ will start at 6:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

International Day of Pink

9 Apr

The International Day of Pink is held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  It is a day when communities across Canada and across the world unite to celebrate diversity and raise awareness to stop all forms of discrimination and bullying.

While any school’s effort to support equity and inclusivity is necessarily ongoing, uniting on this day gives us an opportunity to show that as a school we are enriched by our differences and that we stand up to bullying.  We ask all staff and students to wear pink on Wednesday to show respect for diversity and to demonstrate support for our school learning environment, one that we want to be safe and inclusive of people from all different backgrounds.

Please show your support … wear pink!