We Really Need Your Help!

5 Feb

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Our We Love Bakersfield fundraiser is well underway and we extend our sincere appreciation to all those who have made donations thus far.  As always, we’re grateful to be part of a community that is so willing gives to the school.  Thank you!

The School Council fundraising subcommittee set out with the ambitious goal of raising a minimum of $10 per student, and the response over the past two weeks has been especially positive. Your contributions make a real difference for our students and the many enhancements we are able to provide them in the school with fundraising dollars.  Nonetheless, we remain a good deal short of our fundraising goal and still need your help.

If you have yet to contribute, we want to share that it’s not too late … and with total school-wide participation, we might even manage to eclipse our earlier expectations!  Students can still bring in donations and for every $10 dollars raised, students will still be issued a ballot (tentatively on February 12th or 13th) which they can place into a drawing to try and win whichever prize they most want.  Prizes will be drawn for and awarded at the close of the culminating event on February 15th at a special We Love Bakersfield dance party hosted by Bounce Entertainment!

We have five grand prizes and dozens of other consultation prizes waiting to be won … but we still very much need your support.  Please submit your donation by this Friday, February 9th, 2018.

Thank you for helping us meet (and hopefully beat) our fundraising goals!

And Still More Prizes!

1 Feb

We’ve had another two consolation prizes added to our trove of fundraising goodies thanks to our friends at Scholar’s Choice!

We wanted to thank the many families who have already sent in donation envelopes.  For those who haven’t we still need your help!  Please continue to bring in your donation envelopes to the school.  (If you’ve misplaced your envelope, simply send in the donation with the student indicating clearly who the donation came from.)  Our goal this year is for every student to raise a minimum of $10 in donations.  Please be sure to send in your donations no later than Monday, February 5th, 2018.

We are thankful for your generous support of the school.  Your donations make a real difference –they directly support investments in technology, resources and enhancements for our students!

February Newsletter

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Our February 2018 newsletter is now available for download. The newsletter for February is available fully online, with limited paper copies available in the office.

Thank you to all our readers.

National Sweater Day

28 Jan

Thursday February 1st 2018 is National Sweater Day!

Since 2010, over a million Canadians have participated in National Sweater Day at schools, workplaces and in homes.  National Sweater Day’s slogan is to turn down the heat and turn up your sweaters.  This awareness-raising campaign helps to demonstrate how much energy can be saved in one day by turning the thermostat down just one degree.  We will be participating here at Bakersfield P.S. and our students will have an opportunity to look at our building’s actual energy consumption on that day and compare it with others.

We’d ask for your support by having your children wear a sweater on Thursday February 1st.  We’re grateful to work together in educating our students about environmental issues and helping our students to understand ways to reduce their carbon footprints.  For more information (and activities you can do at home, too!) visit the National Sweater Day website.

School Council Update

26 Jan

We wanted to share bittersweet news that one of our School Council co-chairs, Stephanie Lipson, has become an employee of the York Region District School Board.  While this certainly bodes well for the district, it precludes Stephanie from continuing to serve as co-chair.  At our School Council meeting yesterday evening, Stephanie formally vacated the position.  Sarah Greene remains our School Council Chair, and Stephanie remains on the Executive Council.  We gratefully thank Stephanie for her work as co-chair to date and have no doubt she will continue her efforts to support the school as an Executive Council member.

We also wanted to share that at the School Council meeting yesterday evening, Ruth Kane formally joined the Executive Council.  One seat on the Executive Council remains vacant.

Our next School Council meeting is scheduled for February 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

Save the Date: Parent Evening

25 Jan

 

Our School Council is proud to bring this special event to you with the support of a Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grant.

The Fundraising Has Begun!

23 Jan

Our annual fundraiser has begun and we need your help!  Please continue to bring in your donation envelopes to the school.  (If you’re misplaced your envelope, simply send in the donation with the student indicating clearly who the donation came from.)  Our goal this year is for every student to raise a minimum of $10 in donations.  Please be sure to send in your donations no later than Monday, February 5th, 2018.

While our students seem to be most excited by the grand prizes being awarded, did you know there are dozens of consolation prizes to be won, too?  Students can win a variety of other prizes including: Sky Zone Jump Passes, Laser Quest Passes, Imagine Cinemas Movie Passes, an American Eagle Gift Certificate, a Cakes by Robert Gift Certificate, Playcious Entry Passes, Dave and Busters Power Cards, a Petite and Posh Gift Card, Legoland Discovery Centre Passes, a Gymalaya Gift Certificate, Reptilia Passes, Funtastic Forest Passes and Classic Creations Gift Certificates.  So please donate for a chance to win!

We are thankful for your generous support of the school.

Your donations make a real difference –they directly support investments in technology, resources and enhancements for our students!