Our 15th Year of Jump Rope for Heart!

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 Bakersfield PS is pleased to be holding a Heart & Stroke Jump Rope for Heart event on May 10th. All money raised will support Heart & Stroke in their mission to promote children’s health and fund vital heart and stroke research.

Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. They also learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and giving back to their community. This year Heart & Stroke is striving to get 1 million kids jumping in close to 4,000 schools across Canada. Let’s be part of it!

Please help support your child’s fundraising efforts by registering them online at jumpropeforheart.ca and send out donation request emails to friends, family and colleagues. Online fundraising is the quickest way to reach all of your contacts and online donors receive an automatic tax receipt. Plus, when students raise money online they can earn bonus prizes including a skipping rope*, and gift cards from Chapters/Indigo, Canadian Tire, Mastermind Toys and Amazon.ca!

Please visit jumpropeforheart.ca and start fundraising today!

Each student will be bringing home a pledge envelope if you prefer to collect donations in-person. Please ensure that their pledge envelope is returned on the day of their school’s Jump Event Day.

Thank you in advance for your support,

Bakersfield Staff

* Skipping ropes will be delivered to your school after your Jump event.

Last One of the Year!

This Thursday, May 2nd, is our Final School Council Meeting of this school year.  If you haven’t been able to come to a meeting – it is not too late!  Every one is welcome, and the more people we can have out – the better!

Come and hear about what is going on in school and what plans are ahead for the rest of this year and the fall.  We hope to grow School Council to include parents from all grades and all walks of life – the more representative council is of our school community, the better our school will be.

Join Us.  7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the Library


Welcome To Kindergarten Night

Whether this is your first Kindergarten aged child or not, this is an exciting time!  We welcome our new JK and new SK students to join us with their parents on May 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  We will be meeting in the Gym for a short presentation and then will have some center activities to complete.

If you have a Kindergarten aged child or know of one nearby that has not yet registered, please register asap and join us on Wednesday night!

We can’t wait to meet you 🙂

The FDK Team

Absences and Edsby


Many of us are celebrating Passover and/or orthodox Easter tomorrow and over the weekend. We wish you a wonderful celebration and time with family and friends.

If your child will not be at school, please help us with our safe arrival program by logging the absence in Edsby or by calling and leaving a message. Both options are 24/7 so don’t wait until the morning when we are already taking attendance. We appreciate you helping us keep kids safe and accounted for.

Thank you!!!