Friday, 27 January 2012

Top 100 Books for Children

Check out Today's Parent Magazine's Top 100 books for children.
Your kids are never too old to be read to!

Monday, 23 January 2012

Report Cards are Coming!

Look for report cards to be sent home February 13!
Parent - Teacher interviews will be taking place February 15 and 16. Look for more details from your child's teacher soon.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

No Difference Between Kids' Comprehension of Ebooks, Print Books, Study Says

Check out this article posted Tuesday on School Library Journal's website. It examines the findings of a recent survey that looked at student comprehension when reading Ebooks and print books. As more schools move towards introducing Ebooks into the classroom, the findings of surveys like this become increasingly relevant to student success.


Monday, 16 January 2012

Earl Beatty School Advisory Council News

Do you want to know what’s happening at Earl Beatty before it hits the evening news?
Do you want to know more about things like plans for the playground, all day kindergarten, EQAO results, and new technology coming to classrooms?
Send an email to and join the School Advisory Council’s email list!
You will get updates and information about what’s happening at the school, as well as reminders of and minutes from their monthly meetings. Just one quick email is all it takes!

And, of course, you can always check in here for news and information!

Did you miss the last meeting of the SAC? Click here for the minutes from the December 8. 2011.
Did you miss the meeting before that? Click here for the minutes from November 10, 2011.

There will be no meeting in January, so be sure to mark the next meeting on your calendar - Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 in the school library.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Earl Beatty Playground Reconfiguration

You may have noticed that exciting things are happening in the Earl Beatty Playground!

After the meetings and discussions in December, it was decided to reconfigure the playground to maximize play space and safety! The reconfiguration was decided on in consultation with EBSAC, Board experts, the school administration, the School Trustee, and the school superintendent. We hope that with these changes students will continue to have a safe place to play, exercise, and have fun!
If you would like to see what is happening, click below:
Relocated hockey space (and playground map)
Gail Bornstein, School Ground Design Consultant with Evergreen/Toronto District School Board, has suggested that the trees be replaced with a red maple and a tulip tree.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Great News for the Earl Beatty Community Centre!

This week at the City of Toronto Budget Committee Meeting, the report which recommended drawing $2.5 M from the under-estimated assessment revenue of $8.8M to fund student nutrition and 12 community centres was approved. That means we WILL have programming at our community centre for the foreseeable future. THANK YOU to everyone who pushed so hard to support our centre and keep its programmes open.  This is GREAT NEWS and helps to keep our school and community vital and relevant to all! And don't forget to support our local community centre so we can prove to the government this was a good decision to make.

Not such great news is that GA Brown's pool is still at risk.  You can show support for GA Brown Pool by joining in a pool-less outdoor swim, BBQ, and indoor pool swim on Saturday Jan 14th, noon to 3 at GA Brown. Noon to 1 - outside, 1 -3 free leisure swim.