Our Intermediates are planning some fun. This week we are dressing in our school colours (blue/white/yellow) or in Bakersfield spirit wear!
Each morning, classes logged in to Google Meet to listen to guest readers read picture books around the themes of diversity, identity, inclusion, equity and acceptance. The messages portrayed in these books were about loving yourself and being proud of who you are.
Affirmation Mirrors have been placed around the school with positive words and quotes. There are questions posted on the top of the mirrors asking students to reflect on who they are, how they want to be seen and why they are important. These mirrors serve as a reminder to be proud of yourself and stay true to who you are.
There are also murals and a ‘real life’ JamBoard around the school that are allowing our students the opportunities to reflect on what they see, think and wonder. Through photographs and a quote about inclusion and belonging, our students are able to see that every person is unique, their voice matters, and that we are each responsible for our own actions.
Our goal is to help students foster a sense of belonging and contribution to Bakersfield, while staying true to themselves. We will continue this work in our school-wide project where our students will have opportunities to be able to see that who they are matters and that their identity is valued.
Don’t forget….Monday and Tuesday are Photo Days here at Bakersfield.
Students in Grades K-3 (plus Ms. Fera’s class) will have their photos taken on MONDAY
Students in Grades 4-8 will have their photos taken on TUESDAY
Helpful photo tips:
- Help your child pick out clothes and colours that look good on them.
- Glasses are okay!
- Any hairstyle works for Picture Day.
- Keep kids relaxed and ready to be themselves.
- Don’t worry about “perfect”!
- SMILE SMILE SMILE
***Students who are learning virtual have been sent an individual email – please check for your photo time.
The staff at BPS are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress. This year we will be hosting interviews virtually through Google Meet.
If you would like to join through a computer or chromebook, login to https://apps.google.com/meet/ and sign-in with your child’s GAPPS account. You will then enter the nickname code provided by your teacher. Here are detailed instructions to support this process:
To join the video conference using a tablet or smartphone, you will need to download the Google Meet App from: the ios store (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-meet/id1013231476) or the Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.meetings&hl=en_CA&gl=US) before clicking on your video conference link.
Please note that you may need to wait in the virtual waiting room for a few minutes before your interview starts.
If you are experiencing any technical difficulties before or during your conference please contact the school at 905-731-8227 and Mr. McLean or Ms. Cameron will be happy to assist.