With Gratitude…

To all of our Bakersfield Families…thank you.  This Fall has been tremendous here at school and many great things have been accomplished and continue to be accomplished.  We are looking forward to 2019 and have our hearts and minds set on achieving some significant goals.  Over the holidays we will be taking time to reflect, recharge, regroup and gear up…and hope that you can too!

Thank you again for your ongoing support and your KINDNESS.  We are also very thankful for your generosity with Toy Mountain and the Vaughan Food Bank.  When we work together, we are stronger for it.

Have a Happy New Year and see you in 2019!

Can You Join Us?

Tomorrow is TOY MOUNTAIN!  At the moment we have more of a Toy Hill in the office, but we are confident that whatever our contribution is tomorrow, that it will make a significant difference in the lives of many.  We will be moving the toys to LegoLand tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. so if you would like to contribute, please do so before that time.  There is a need for items for infants and items for young and older teens.

The event begins at 5:00 p.m. but the ‘live’ portion of the evening when the TV Cameras will be rolling is between 6-7:00 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Toy Mountain Flyer

Our Essential Pieces

Yesterday we came together in an assembly to talk about why it is important to be Kind and what it means to be Kind.  There was good discussion about practical ways that we can show kindness to one another.  We also talked about what it means to belong and that each and every one of us matter at Bakersfield.  The image of a puzzle was used to make this point come alive.  We are all individual and unique pieces to the bigger puzzle of Bakersfield and each of us is essential to the whole.

Students had an opportunity to decorate their own puzzle piece with items and ideas that represent who they are.  These puzzle pieces will be displayed around the school and will be used for a number of different activities.  Thank you for your support of the work we are doing at school – families are also essential pieces in what we are doing and in supporting the growth and learning of our children.