Saturday, 29 November 2008

Eco Team Minutes from November 22, 2008

Click here to read more in our minutes from the EcoTeam Greening Committee Meeting
Nov. 22, 2008 (9:30 – 11:30am) at Small World CafĂ©, Danforth Ave.

1. Gledhill Silent Auction
2. The schoolyard, and the concern with safety issues:
3. Honest Earl’s Sale – Wrap-up:

  • Advertising
  • Bake Sale
  • Raffle
  • Sorting and Storage
  • Donations
  • Other issues

Friday, 21 November 2008

EBSAC November 13th, 2008‏ Minutes

Greetings Earl Beatty Parents,
and Guardians and interested Community Members;

Please find included in this post a link to the minutes
from the School Advisory Council's most recent meeting.
We got much business done there,
and hope to make future meetings interesting,
informative and fun.

Make note that the upcoming meeting
has been moved from the regular second Thursday,
to Wednesday, December 10th, same place same time;
6:00 to 8:00 in the school library.
We hope you will join us for some seasonal cheer.

Kate Wallis, Chair

Click here for the minutes and available supporting documents from the November 13th EBSAC meeting.


  • Minutes

  • Website

  • Musical Instruments

  • Curriculum Night

  • Safe Foods List

  • Principal/Vice Principal Profiles

  • Signage for Beatty Buddies Playground

  • Class Parents

  • Treasurer’s Report

  • QSP Report

  • Amendments to the bylaws

  • Safety at Earl Beatty

  • EQAO

  • Eco Team Greening Committee Report

  • Honest Earl’s Bargain Basement

  • New Business

EBSAC meeting minutes from 2006 - present can be found online on this blog by entering "EBSAC" and "minutes" into the search bar.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Lake Ontario Wind Farm information session:

Wanted on a Windy Night

Come to
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate
145 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough
Monday November 24, 2008
7:00 pm

(registration starts at 6:15, get there early to ensure admission)
to support the proposed WIND FARM in Lake Ontario

• 60 Wind Turbines 2 km offshore
• Ajax to Leslie Spit
• Powering 50,000 homes with electricity
• Free bus from Kennedy station 5:30 - 6:30 pm
• Register in advance for a seat
• Email

Toronto Hydro & Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative

More info - Toronto Hydro:

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Principal and Vice Principal Profile Earl Beatty PS April 2008

According to Ontario Ministry of Education recommendations, "school councils are invited to complete principal profiles to help their boards select and place principals at individual schools. While such profiles may not be required each year, reviewing the profiles periodically as the needs of the school change is a good practice. A principal profile may simply identify, from a list provided by the board, the particular characteristics being sought in a new principal
or vice-principal. Alternatively, the profile may be a description, developed by the school council after it has considered a number of focused questions. The samples provided on the following pages are intended to give school councils a sense of the many characteristics and skills that may be considered in the selection and placement of a new principal or vice-principal."

Click here to read the Principal and Vice Principal profile
submitted this year by the Earl Beatty community.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Ward 16 Council Meeting Monday November 17th

Ward 16 Council Meeting

Monday November 17th at 7:00PM
At Beaches Alternative School, 50 Swanwick Ave.

Green Agenda

• Report from Beaches Alternative School on Green initiatives
• Heidi Campbell, Evergreen; School Ground Design Consultant for Evergreen and the Toronto District School Board will discuss greening school grounds

• Sunday Harrison, Green Thumbs Growing Kids; a group who offers food growing and environmental education programs and teaches urban children and their families to grow and appreciate fresh, nutritious foods, grown in an environmentally sustainable and socially just manner, in a hands-on program

• Meredith Hayes, Foodshare; Food to Table School Coordinator will share information on resources and free workshops on food and the environment including school gardens

• Sandra Bussin, Councillor; a discussion on city engagement in school initiatives i.e. recreation programs and green bin pick-up

Childcare and light refreshments will be provided

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Election of 2008-2009 School Council

On behalf of Principal Steve Travers, I am happy to announce the results of the 10 November election for the 2008-2009 Earl Beatty School Advisory School. Your Council will be composed of the following parents:

Erica Fyvie, Kate Wallis, Laura Sandwell, Penny Bird-Rudder, Sheila Boudreau, Tara Donavan and Tina Lehtola

At present we do not an elected member of staff; however, Rob Briggs and Marjory Masson have agreed to be staff reps on a rotating basis.

On behalf of the outgoing Council (Hema Murdock, Bev Vandahl, Maureen Hall, and me), I extend congratulations and best wishes to the new Council for a successful year. It has been our honour to work with you over the past year to make Earl Beatty the best educational experience for our children.

Please come out on Thursday, 13 November at 6:00 p.m. to suppport your new Council as they hold their first SAC meeting. Location is the school library.

Earl Beatty School Advisory Council

Minutes from the previous two years of council meetings are online -- enter 'EBSAC minutes' in the search bar or scroll down through 'older posts'.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Safe Snacks for Schools

Here is a list of safe foods to help keep potentially life-threatening allergens out of school celebrations.

Monday, 3 November 2008

School Advisory Council Election, Monday, November 10/08, 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On October 7, 2008 the parent community of Earl Beatty convened to take part in the School Advisory Council Elections. The number of nominees was unprecedented in the history of Earl Beatty and it was the intent of all involved to conduct the election with full integrity. Shortly thereafter, through consultation with TDSB experts on electoral procedures, we realized that we did not comply fully with the TDSB, Ministry and School Advisory Council by-laws and legislation. In order to ensure transparency and follow due process we have decided that it is necessary to hold the election again.

All nominees have been informed of the circumstances of the need for a new election. Names and profiles of our nominees will be sent home in the October 30th Thursday Folder.

Click here for the nominee profiles.

We feel it is our responsibility to respond appropriately in order to respect the spirit of the by-laws, Ministry regulations and the role of parents in the school. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Travers Hema Murdock

Principal School Advisory Council Chair

54 Division Annual Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, November 18th, 6:30 pm

Toronto Police Service 54 Division and the Community Police Liaison Committee invite you to attend our annual Town Hall Meeting.
Date: Tuesday, November 18th
Time: 6:30 pm: Refreshments and Reception
7pm: Opening greetings
Place: Gordon A. Brown Middle School
2800 St. Clair Ave., East
(north side of St. Clair between O’Connor Dr. and Victoria Park; free parking at rear)
Topic: “Community and Personal Safety
Through Crime Prevention”
Join us for an informative and interactive evening of crime prevention safety tips as well as to speak personally with officers from 54 Division.
Ask questions, meet your neighbours, and help make this community even safer!
For further information go to -
Or call Cheryl Bremner at 416-808-5419.