Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Garden Summer Care

Thanks to all our volunteers who will be taking care of the gardens this summer!

Here is the final watering schedule for the Earl Beatty gardens from Liza. 
 What to do is located both in the introduction to the garden and at the bottom of the schedule. If you still have a question, you can email Liza at

If you are unable to do your week, or need to switch weeks, you have access to the other families via the e-mail listed on the schedule.

With great thanks, have fun watering.

Eco-Leadership Camp This Summer

This year, TREC Education (Toronto Renewable Energy Cooperative) has teamed up with the Kew Beach Public School Community and the Bluffs Advocate to offer a unique eco-leadership camp for students aged 9-13 years (Grades 4-8) in our Ward.
Campers can register for one 1-week session.  Sessions will run the last two weeks in August.
So that the camp is available to anyone who is interested, bursaries are being offered to students who may need financial assistance. Bussing and lunch is also provided.
Registration forms and more information can also be found on the website:

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Make Your Voice Heard for Safety!

On Monday mornings, the large City of Toronto front-loader garbage truck arrives at Earl Beatty between 8:30 and 8:45 to empty the garbage bin that is located just outside of the school library. 

To do this, the truck must drive up over the sidewalk and onto the school property right beside the main entrance for the school and the daycare at the busiest time of the day. Students and parents are walking all about and cars are parked on both sides of the street for drop-off. It is dangerous to have such a large vehicle at the school just as the bell goes.

PLEASE make your voice heard and call the City at 311 and ask for the garbage pick up to be rescheduled to a time when students are in class. If enough people advocate for change now we should see a safer school next September!

Monday, 24 June 2013

Get Caught Wearing Yours!

How Far Will We Go?

This summer when you are on vacation take a photo of yourself wearing your Earl Beatty T-shirt and send it to us!  
In the fall we will make a collage of our students wearing our EB t-shirts around our province and around the world!  How far will our students go? France? China? Cuba? Who knows? 
We will put out a reminder on the blog and in the first newsletter in the fall but if you want to email photos as you take them please send to Sheila Philcox at  
Have a great summer everyone!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

East York Canada Day Volunteers Needed

Celebrate Canada Day!

The East York Toronto Canada Day Corporation is a non-profit organization that plans and runs a parade from Leaside to Stan Wadlow Park, the fun activities at Stan Wadlow Park, and the Fireworks in the evening on July 1.

It takes lots of volunteers to make this a successful event, so on behalf of the East York Toronto Canada Day Corporation we would like to invite everyone interested to volunteer for the day to help us have an awesome day. Students can earn their volunteer hours by participating in this event.

For more information or to fill out the forms:

Click Here for the Volunteer Form

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

QSP 2013/14

The QSP magazine fundraiser is returning this fall!  
Please help us by saving your magazine orders and renewals for QSP.  
We all benefit:
  • You'll get great magazines with up to 85% off newsstand prices (a single magazine can cost as little as $1.00 per issue)!
  • Earl Beatty earns a profit to help with school and classroom improvements (such as new IT), special events, and other ongoing curriculum support activities.
  • Magazines encourage children, and the whole family, to read and there are subscriptions for almost every taste and hobby.
If you wish to order or renew, all internet orders placed over the summer will qualify for our 2013/14 campaign and rewards! Place orders through anytime to support Earl Beatty PS. Our school group # is 9156.

Thank you for your ongoing support and have a great summer!  

Friday, 14 June 2013

Tree Workshop for Ward 31

 Please join an information session on greening opportunities in our community!
7 pm to 9 pm
Thursday, June 20 2013
Danforth Mennonite Church
2174 Danforth Avenue
Click here for more details and to view the information poster!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Earl Beatty SAC Meeting on Thursday

Here is the agenda for the final SAC meeting for the 2012/13 academic year. 
We hope to see you there.

6:30 p.m        Welcome and review of action items from May minutes and approval of minutes 
6:35 p.m         Final Treasurer’s Report
6:45 p.m         Results of Parent Survey for 2013/14 priorities

7:00 p.m         Other
                         - Fun Fair 
                         - Final Ward 16 update
                         - Final Eco Team update
                         - Final Kindergarten advisory committee update
                         - Teacher end of year lunch

7:20 p.m          Principal’s Report
For those who are unable to make it, have a great summer!!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Teacher Luncheon on June 26th

On Wednesday, June 26th the Earl Beatty Parent Council will be putting on a Teacher Luncheon for our fantastic teachers. 

If you would like to contribute food or drink to this event your generosity would be much appreciated! The EB staff were so touched by our "welcome back after Xmas" luncheon that it would be a great way for us to show them, as they head off for summer, how much they mean to us. Cook up your favourite dish or contribute salads, cold cuts, cheese, fruit, or sweet treats. If you don't have time to cook, we also need beverages (sparkly water, juices, or pop).

Please contact Sheila Philcox at if you can help us out so we can make sure we have everything we need for the event.  

Thank you!

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Get Your Earl Beatty T-Shirt Before the School Year Ends!

Last Call for Earl Beatty T-shirts!  I'm sure by now you've seen the new Earl Beatty Bulldog t-shirt at the Fun Fair and around the school yard. The winning design by EB parent, Victoria Shearman, is taking the playground by storm!  We are hoping to use these t-shirts for school groups and events, as well for field trips and other outings.

These new shirts are just in time for summer and are being sold at a special early bird price of just $10! Check your Thursday folder for a t-shirt order form and send it back to school by Thursday, June 13th. In the fall they will go up to $15, so get yours now! 
We have kids AND adult sizes so outfit the whole family in EB wear! If you have any questions please email Sheila Philcox at

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Ward 16 Council Meeting Information

The next Ward 16 Council Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Victoria Park ES, 145 Tiago Avenue. 
Click below for:
Minutes of the May 13, 2013 meeting 
Agenda of the June 17, 2013 meeting

Monday, 3 June 2013

June Events!

It is the last month of school before summer holidays - don't miss these events!

June 7   P.A. Day
June 13   EBSAC Meeting; 6:30 pm
June 14   Pizza Lunch / Jump Rope Day
June 17   Talent Show / Volunteer Tea 3:30 pm
                All Library books are due back!
June 27   Last Day of School (Report Cards go home)