In the Loop…

Things have been busy at Bakersfield! Our basketball teams have been playing their Area tournaments, our Skills Challenge Teams have been competing at Humber College, our Newspaper club almost has a first edition ready, the badminton tryouts have started and the Primary Choir is singing their hearts out while Senior Band plays too! Don’t forget our Eco Team – it’s not too late to send in batteries, dried out markers or clothes for others to use! Stay tuned for more information from all of these groups as they keep working hard and having fun!

This week our student Inclusion Ambassadors have planned some fun spirit days. First up – anything but a backpack day! Pack your school things creatively and wear your school colours! We have a Colour House Assembly on Thursday with some friendly games and competitions and school wide Bingo Bongo returns on Friday!

This week School Council has planned FAMILY BINGO Night on Thursday… check out cash online for more details.

On Wednesday we will also be talking about International Women’s Day. This is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women worldwide. The theme for this year is DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.

Virtual School Update from YRDSB: The Ministry of Education (MoE) mandated for the 2022-2023 school year that school boards were to provide a virtual learning option for students. While the YRDSB continues to await specific direction from the MoE, the Board plans to proceed with a virtual learning option for the 2023-2024 school year. This will also align us with the decisions of other school boards. Please note that due to limited enrolment, French Immersion programming will not be offered in EVS in 2023-2024. Also, families currently enrolled in EVS are being asked if they wish to remain enrolled next school year. Students currently attending in-person schools may contact their home school to request a transfer to the Elementary Virtual School for the entire 2023-2024 school year.

Virtual Public Information Centre for the Traveller Safety Plan

You are invited to a virtual information session for the York Region multi-year Traveller Safety Plan. We are seeking public input to help promote road safety. The Plan will include local and Regional roads and is led by industry professionals, consultants and road safety partners.

The Public Information Centre (PIC) will run for approximately one hour and will include a presentation of the Traveller Safety Plan and soliciting citizen input through an interactive online tool to help achieve the goal of preventing injury and fatalities on our roads. Your input is important to us and will help with developing key focus areas to be included in the Traveller Safety Plan.