Early Release Day

2 Jun

All schools in the York Region District School Board are committed to improving student achievement and well-being.  On Thursday, June 28th, 2018 an early release day will take place to allow elementary teachers and support staff to take part in meetings during the afternoon of that day.  These meetings will allow for school staff to engage in culminating activities regarding the review and revision of the School’s Improvement Plan as well as year-end and transition activities that support student success.

As has been our practice in the past, students will attend school during the morning of Thursday, June 28th, 2018 only.  Students will be dismissed early that day at 11:55 a.m.  Arrangements will be made to ensure that students who are normally bused to and from school will receive transportation at this time.  Parents/guardians whose children attend after school child care should make appropriate arrangements to address this change in schedule.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.

June Newsletter

1 Jun


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

Thank you to all our readers.

Fun Fair Update

31 May


Despite our many pleas for good weather … we don’t want to tempt fate with a possible thunderstorm looming, so we are relocating our Fun Fair this evening (May 31st) to Stephen Lewis S.S. (555 Autumn Hill Blvd.)

Everything else will be the same –a fantastic, free evening of fun for our students and community from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m!!!  Students who have pre-ordered from the BBQ have been issued food tickets; please be sure to bring the tickets to the event for redemption.  An ice cream truck and churro truck will also be there to purchase snacks, cash and carry.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

This Thursday is the Fun Fair!

29 May


The School Council wants to remind our community that we have our Fun Fair this Thursday (May 31st) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Fun Fair is free and fabulous so we hope to see absolutely everyone there.  We have been watching the weather carefully and we do have a contingency plan in the event of rain (the event would be moved to Stephen Lewis S.S.) but we’re optimistic that the rain will hold off, so please keep an eye open for additional messaging if the event has to be relocated.

Students who have pre-ordered from the BBQ will be issued food tickets on Wednesday to take home.  Please be sure to bring the tickets to the event.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Fun Fair!

Resources to Support Sensitive Topics

25 May

As you may be aware, season two of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why became available on Netflix May 18, 2018The series is popular with many adolescents and young adults, and deals with the difficult topic of suicide and other complex issues.  As such, we are sharing a letter from our Director of Education in the interest of providing information regarding the series and resources available to deal with the topics portrayed within the series.

We thank you for your continued partnership in our shared interest of student well-being.

The Merch Has Arrived!

24 May


Our School Council is excited to share that our Bakersfield Spiritwear items have now arrived!  Items will be sorted and distributed today and tomorrow to those who have ordered.

We kindly ask all families that ordered items to please label the Spiritwear with their child’s name as soon as possible.  We often have difficulty returning even unique lost items to students (as our Lost and Found demonstrates all too well) –it would be virtually impossible to determine who owned which piece among identical items, so labeling them will be a big help.

Thank you for showing off your Bakersfield Pride with some awesome school Spiritwear!

Polling Station at Our School

23 May

We’d like to share with our community that our school will serve as a polling station for the upcoming Provincial Election on Thursday, June 7th, 2018.

We are pleased to host members of our community who will come to vote at our school.  It provides a great opportunity to discuss the democratic process with students. We would encourage you to talk to your children about the important role voting plays in our democratic society.

As we will have community members attending our school to vote, you may see increased traffic around the school, as well as reduced parking in the area. We will be doing everything possible to minimize disruptions. We appreciate your understanding.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.