Friday, 27 February 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Monday, 23 February 2009
We are thrilled to share the news that Earl Beatty has been granted $2000 from the Toyota / Evergreen Learning Grounds Fund in support of our plans for the school's front yard landscape improvements. Thanks to all of you who have supported the efforts of the EcoTeam Greening Committee by donating items as well as helping out or coming to shop at the Honest Earl's Bargain Basement sales. In addition to the numerous bags of clothes that we have collectively donated to local shelters and charities, we have raised an additional $270 from the clothing that was sold through Ages and Stages (our local children's clothing consignment store on the Danforth) - bringing the total raised for this project to $4760!
Date: Sat. April 18th, 2009, 9a.m. -1 p.m.
Click here for a larger version of the proposed site plan for Earl Beatty's front yard.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
This post includes a link to the minutes from the School Advisory Council's most recent meeting.
Please join us for our next meeting:
Thursday, March 12th, 2009 at 6:00 pm, location TBA.
We will be joined by a guest speaker, TDSB Superintendent Kathy Cowan who will provide information and answer questions regarding the impact on Earl Beatty of Earl Haig retaining their grade 7 and 8 students.
Here is a brief bio of Kathy Cowan:
Kathy Cowan, in her role as Superintendent of Education, is a senior official with the Toronto District School Board. The Toronto Board is the fifth largest school district in North America with 577 schools serving elementary, secondary, and adult learners.
In her senior administrator role, Kathy has direct curriculum and operational responsibility for 22 schools serving approximately 10,000 students. The focus in the Family of Schools (FOS) is equitable outcomes and opportunities for all students through improving literacy and numeracy skills. There is a strong commitment to staff efficacy and professional development. Parent engagement and partnerships are integral to the work in the FOS. Kathy is committed to parents and served for many years as Earl Beatty's Home and School president and the Chair of the Council of Home and Schools for Toronto.
Kathy has a master's degree in Educational Administration. She was a principal of a very large and diverse elementary school in Toronto and also served as the Central Coordinating Principal of Leadership Development for the Toronto District School Board before being promoted to Superintendent of Education. She also carries the Model hools for Inner Cities portfolio and the Urban Diversity Committee Chair position, impacting an additional 73 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 29 secondary schools.
Tara Donovan, Secretary
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Councillor Davis would like to invite you, your friends, family, neighbours - EVERYONE - to her 6th annual Skating Party!
Councillor Janet Davis'
6th Annual Skating Party
Sunday, February 22, 2009
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
East York Memorial Arena, 888 Cosburn Ave.
Figure skating demos, juice & cookies, prizes, kids craft table, free skating, live DJ and more!
*Children 6 years old and under are required to wear CSA approved helmets on the ice.
Thanks so much for your assistance! We'll see you on the ice,
Executive Assistant (Acting) to
Councillor Janet Davis
Ward 31, Beaches East-York
100 Queen St. W. Suite C57
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
The Crazy Scarf contest had about a dozen particpants; it was so difficult to choose the craziest scarf, the most colourful scarf, the cutest scarf or the longest scarf. The winners received a re-usable mug, hot chocolate, gloves or a warm headband. Thanks to all that participated.
Everyone got to join in the fun with the Spot Skate, and the youngest of the crowd had their own Simon Says game. Lots of happy winners received skate guards, laces, pucks, or skate tighteners.
The highlight of the event probably was the huge selection of yummy baked goods - including fabulous muffins from our local Cafe - Small World. Thanks to Tony and Beth for donating the muffins and their lovely organic, fair trade coffee. The Advisory Council would also like to thank the many parents who baked nut-free goodies for all to share. Everyone enjoyed them. Thanks also to Ellen and Sian for their swift hot chocolate making.
The event couldn't go on without the help of Community Centre staff - thanks to Crystal and Jesse for the music and games.
Looking forward to next year,
Advisory Council Member
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Welcome one and all to the School Advisory Council meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, February 12th at 6:00 pm in the 2nd floor Staff Room (Room #20). Please note the change of venue!
Click here for the agenda for the meeting.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Tara Donovan, Secretary
Thursday, 5 February 2009
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
The Fun Fair Committee is holding its first meeting for the May 2009 Fun Fair on
Wed Feb 4th at 7-9pm
Staff Room, 2nd floor, Earl Beatty
All parents are welcome to bring their great ideas and get involved in the 5th Annual Fun Fair!
Refreshments will be provided
Martingrove Collegiate Institute is pleased to host a
“Gifted Information Night”
The purpose of this evening is to share with students, parents, families, and educational staff information about programs and activities that would be of interest to gifted and high achieving learners.
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Time: 6:45 pm – 9 pm
Location: Martingrove Collegiate Institute (auditorium & main lobby)
50 Winterton Drive (corner of Eglinton Ave. & Martingrove Rd.)
Contact tel: 416 394 7222 ext. 20137 (Special Education Department)
Contact email: email@example.com
Dona Matthews, PH.D.
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Presentations and/or displays from the following groups and others:
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
- Shad Valley
- International Student Exchange (ISE) program
- University of Toronto Gifted Student Conference
- Vendors with related books and resources