Public Health: Flu Season

2 Nov

Schools have been asked to share with their communities information from Public Health on flu season.  Please feel free to review the Public Health information here.  To learn more about flu and the flu vaccine visit york.ca/flu.

Holocaust Survivor Speaker Presentation

1 Nov

The week of November 2 – 9 2017 marks the 37th annual Holocaust Education Week.  This year’s focus is Pivotal Moments.  Bakersfield Public School is proud to be hosting a Holocaust Survivor Speaker again this year.

On Thursday, November 9th at 9:30 a.m. students in grades 7 – 8 will have the opportunity to hear our guest speaker, Ms. Miriam Frankel.  Ms. Frankel was born in Dunajska Streda, Czechoslovakia, in 1927, and raised in Italy.  In 1940 Miriam was forced to leave her childhood home in Italy so her family returned to their home town of former Czechoslovakia.  Miriam’s father was sent to a forced labour camp.  Shortly after his return, and a six week stay at the local ghetto, the entire family was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in May 1944.  Miriam, the sole survivor of her family, was liberated in Saltzwedel, Germany, on April 14, 1945.  Miriam immigrated to Canada in 1948.

Holocaust Education Week brings generations of communities together who share a commitment to learning and explores different national, generational and cultural narratives of the Holocaust and its aftermath.

We invite parents, family members and our school community to join us for this special presentation.

Lunchtime Assistants Needed

1 Nov

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If anyone is interested (or if you knows anyone who may be interested) in being a paid lunchtime assistant at Bakersfield P.S., please contact the school office at 905-731-8227.  It requires availability from 12:35 p.m. through 1:35 p.m. weekdays. Our thanks to the community for your support.

November Newsletter

1 Nov

 

Our November 2017 newsletter is now available for download. The newsletter for November is available fully online, with limited paper copies available in the office.

Thank you to all our readers.

The People’s Pumpkin Choice Awards

31 Oct

Not only have our students done a great job collecting items for our food drive, they have also been showing some seasonal creativity with our annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  But we now turn the job over to you!  Review the photos of the pumpkins below (you can click for enlargements) and help by casting your vote for the People’s Pumpkin Choice Award for the Best Pumpkin.  Voting will be open for 24 hours and closes at the end of the day tomorrow.  The pumpkin with the most votes wins a special prize!

All pumpkins are on display in the school foyer (many were too intricate to be added to our Peace Garden this year) if you’d like to take a closer look … before nature takes its course and they have to be composted!

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Bounce Entertainment is Coming!

29 Oct

OverDrive eBooks, Audiobooks and Streaming Video

26 Oct

Students at Bakersfield P.S. (and across the York Region District School Board) now have access to a collection of digital resources (eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video) from OverDrive.  Resources are available on many topics across a range of levels, including many popular titles.  Students can use their student numbers to access the platform and ‘borrow’ digital resources from OverDrive, allowing them to read or listen on phones, tablets or computers.  For more details, please see the flyer.