June at Bakersfield

As we enter June we are aware that our days together for this year are limited but we are acutely aware of how many incredible things we have planned and how much more learning we have to do. We have successfully completed EQAO with our Grades 3 and 6’s! This week our Track and Field athletes are off to compete in the Area meet and our Junior students are also off to the Vaughan Public Library to do some learning about coding. Our Primary students are headed to Safety Village and our Grade 3’s are also going to the Swim to Survive program. The fun and busy-ness continues in the weeks that follow so keep checking back for more information.

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. As we continue to learn the truth and work towards reconciliation, we take time to honour the stories, achievements and resilience of Indigeneous Peoples.

June is Pride Month around the globe. This month and every month, we include those of us who are part of the 2SLGBTQAI+ community and we partner together to make Bakersfield a safe place for all to learn and grow.

June 21st is the first day of summer and is the National Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day we will commemorate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding acheivements of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples.

June 26 is Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice. Wishing our families who celebrate, an Eid al-Adha Mubarak!

School Council Wrap Up

Just a reminder that we have our final School Council for this school year on MONDAY JUNE 5th at 7:00 in the library. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Agenda items: School Update from Ms. Cameron, budget update, fundraiser reflection, remaining three community events, school start up, and MORE!

A HUGE THANK YOU to our School Council this year for all of their hard work and interest in supporting the school and community. It has been wonderful to continue to collaborate together.

Appreciate our School Crossing Guards!

It’s almost School Crossing Guard Appreciation Week! From Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9, the City of Vaughan is celebrating and recognizing the dedicated team of 120 crossing guards who help students, parents and guardians travel safely to and from school each day. This School Crossing Guard Appreciation Week video showcases the passion and dedication the crossing guards have for their very important role.

The City recruits, trains and hires crossing guards, conducts pedestrian studies, selects crosswalk locations and installs appropriate signage and pavement markings. With more than 115 crosswalk locations throughout Vaughan, both permanent and standby crossing guards are needed to service all locations. Interested in becoming a school crossing guard? Visit vaughan.ca/CrossingGuard to learn more.

Please join us in celebrating our crossing guards by taking the time to thank them for what they do and by spreading the word!