Friday, 28 September 2012

QSP Magazine Fund Raiser

Hello friends of Earl Beatty-

Our QSP campaign launched Sept. 27, and runs until Oct 10.    
Our goal of $12,000 in magazine sales will mean nearly $4,000 for our school. Funds will help buy interactive IT for classrooms (like portable smart boards), bring scientists into the school and so much more!

Magazines can be ordered all year long, but the great prizes are only available for the next 2 weeks. More information is available in the attached flyer.  Click here to explore QSP and purchase magazines now!  
Catalogues and detailed information on the prizes was sent home with student folders on September 27. Thanks again for your support!

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Upcoming Dates to Note

You may want to put these dates in your calendar!

Sept. 28    Me to We Assembly
                   Me to We is all about empowering youth to make positive changes in the world!   
                   Learn more at or

Oct. 2         Second City anti-bullying presentation

Oct 8.         NO SCHOOL for the Thanksgiving holiday

Oct. 11       Parent Council Meeting

Oct. 15       Dental Screening

Oct 17        Grade 8 Parents' Information Night

Oct. 25       Beauty and the Beast play  (Arts in the school!)

Also - don't forget in early October students in grades 1 and above participate in the regional track meet in the Beach - parent volunteers are needed to help out. Please contact the school for details if you can help!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Current Unrest in Education

Like many parents, you may have questions about the current political unrest in Ontario schools.

The People for Education website offers a clear Q and A format article that answers some of these questions and explains the reasons behind the dispute between the province and its teachers.
Click here to read the Q and A.

Magazine Fundraiser Begins Next Week!

Hello friends of Earl Beatty, 

Thank you in advance for your support of our upcoming QSP Campaign. Our goal of $12,000 in magazine sales will mean nearly $4,000 for our school. Funds will help buy interactive IT for classrooms (like portable smart boards), bring scientists into the school, and so much more!

The campaign runs from September 27 until October 10, but magazines can be ordered all year. Click here, or the link below to explore QSP and purchase magazines now!   Catalogues and more detailed information on prizes will be sent home next week. Magazines make great gifts and a really good way to engage even your most reluctant readers. Thanks again for your support!

Earl Beatty's Account Number is 9156.   

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Week 3 Update

Please note that as part of on-going teacher job action Curriculum Night has been cancelled.

At the last school council meeting, it was suggested that a parent committee be formed to review the challenges involved in the integration of two new programs to Earl Beatty: full-day kindergarten and French immersion senior kindergarten. This committee will brainstorm lessons learned and solutions that can be shared with the school. Two kindergarten parents have volunteered to lead this "kindergarten advisory group". If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Idella Sturino ( and Carla Eastwood ( It's a short-term commitment for a long-term gain for our school, so please give some serious thought to participating.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Welcome to the 2012/13 School Year!

The first EBSAC meeting will be held this Thursday, September 13th in the downstairs lunchroom at 7 pm.

Nomination forms for the new 2012-2013 council will be handed out at this meeting.
This is a great opportunity to be part of the partnership between the school and parent/local community. Participating on the school council is a rewarding experience for those who value the opportunity to make a difference in their children’s education.

Childcare will be provided in Room 9.