Thursday, 31 January 2013



Sunday, February 17 from noon - 5 p.m.

Come join the fun! 
Featuring: a petting zoo, hop on and off a vintage trolley, entertainers, ice sculpting, wine tasting, and more. Kew Gardens and other locations. 

Supported by Beach BIA businesses. 416-693-2242 or
Here is the link for more information: 

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Girls on the Run Info Went Home Yesterday!

Just a reminder, that if you have a daughter in grades 3–5 and are interested in participating in Girls on the Run, information about the online sign-up was sent home with your child yesterday.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Girls on the Run

If you have a daughter in grades 3–5, please share this email with them!

Girls on the Run wants you!

Are you a girl in Grade 3-5?  Would you like to:
* Join a team
* Learn Life Skills
* Laugh and have fun with your friends
* Learn to exercise and be healthy

Please come to the presentation tomorrow morning at the school (exact location and time will be announced in the morning) to learn all about Girls on the Run.
Information forms will be handed out at the presentation and registration is on-line.

This highly successful program is a positive youth development program which combines training for a non-competitive 5k run/walk with an interactive curriculum to develop self respect and healthy lifestlyes.

The 10 week curriculum, led by Beatty parents, will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 from April to June 2013.  The program ends with a 5k celebration where all the GOTR girls from all schools will come together with their families to celebrate their successful completion of the program.

GOTR is not a running program - it is a program that is totally non-competitive. What does that mean? It means that you don't have to worry about  running  a certain speed - because the only person you  are competing against is yourself.

Young girls are enpowered with a greater self-awareness, a sense of achievement, and a foundation in team building to help them become strong and self confident women.


Join Beatty Girls on the Run!

Monday, 21 January 2013

2nd Annual Enchantment Under the Stairs - An Enchanting Luau

On Feb. 23 Enchantment will be back by popular demand - this time with an Hawaiian flare.  The evening will include a silent auction, food, drink, music, a raffle for West Jet tickets, and a live auction of selected items.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to pull together an awesome auction

Experience tells us that if you know the person you are asking, getting amazing donations is much easier. And, experience also tells us if we have 400 people asking for one donation each, we can put together some pretty incredible live and silent auction packages. 

You may think you don't know anyone worth asking, or that its hard. But many places will want to give you a donation, especially if it is a place that you are connected to, or a place that would like to advertise to Earl Beatty parents. 

Here are a few ideas to help you get started:
  • Do you work for a telecommunications company, a bank or other large corporation with a corporate box or seasons tickets? 
  • Do you know a lawyer who can provide a wills and estate planning package?
  • Will your gym or yoga studio donate a membership or package of visits?
  • Do you work at one of the local attractions?  Science Centre, ROM, Harbourfront?
  • Will your favorite restaurant donate a dinner for two?
  • Do you know wine makers or distributors, butchers, chefs?
  • Do you have connections to the entertainment, music, or film industry? 
Please connect with Erica and Lori at  - we hope to have all donations in by February 15th

Thanks so much for your help and hope to see you all again this year!

Attached is a poster for the event as well as letter you can use to make a more formal request for donations if required.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Family Skating Party on Feb. 10

Earl Beatty Community Centre Family Skating Party!

folk, dame, jente, figur, barn, person, tegneserie Sunday, February 10th, between 2 and 4 pm
At Monarch Park Rink (right beside the pool)

This is the 12th annual SKATING PARTY, and the whole neighbourhood is invited!
Come out with your family to have fun with music, games, and a crazy scarf contest—can your scarf be the most colourful? The longest? The weirdest? Come out and find out and win a prize. Games include spot skates and races for all ages.

The Advisory Council also puts on a great spread - hot chocolate and marshmallows, coffee, and home baked goods. 

Lug-a-mug for a greener event! Children under six must wear a CSA approved helmet.

Come out and have some fun with the whole family, courtesy of the Earl Beatty Community Centre Adivisory Council.

School-wide lice checks are scheduled to start Thursday, January 24th. There will also be a few classroom checks on this Friday, January 18th in the morning
Volunteers are needed to help! Learn a useful new skill!   

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

News From Sheila Cary-Meagher's Office

Sheila Cary-Meagher's office ha shared the below information about upcoming events and happens in the TDSB. Please read below for a summary of the notices.

1. Parent Representative Participation Sought for Vice-Principal Interviews

TDSB includes a Parent Representative on Vice-Principal Interview Committees (this is for teachers applying to become VPs). The Parent Involvement Advisory Committee feels that parent voices in these interviews are important in building good relationships with administrators early on and in reflecting the importance of parent/community involvement/partnerships as integral components of a school administrator's responsibilities.

The Process and Interview Training Session is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at 5050 Yonge in the Boardroom. (Attendance is mandatory in order to participate as a Parent Representative on a VP Interview Team)

Principal/Vice-Principal interview dates are currently scheduled for Tues. Feb. 26, Thurs. Feb. 28, and Tues. Mar. 5, 2013. The interview day begins with a team caucus at 8:00 am and the last interview of the day will commence no later than 3:30 pm.

All interviews are held at 1 Civic Centre Court (Burnhamthorpe and Hwy #427).
·  hold all dates until interview date is determined 
·  interview teams and alternates will be informed by e-mail at least 1 week prior to the interview e
· you will likely not be scheduled for more than one day and all applicants may not be required

If you would like to participate in these interviews, please complete the Expression of Interest and return it to Joyce Harrison either by email to, or by fax 416-397-3679, no later than January 25, 2013.
If you cannot participate on any of these P/VP interview dates, but are interested in being involved in future, please still complete the form below and come to the Training Session.

2. Sheila has asked that we share this open letter from TDSB Chair Chris Bolton to Minister of Education Laurel Broten.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Volunteers Needed

Student lice checks will need to be done shortly. 
We need parent volunteers to help keep our school lice free!

If you can volunteer a day or two to help with the lice check please email Liza at

Training and lice combs will be provided!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Teachers Welcome Back Lunch Postponed

Please note that the Welcome Back Luncheon for the teachers that was scheduled for Friday January 11 has been cancelled due to the ETFO planned Day of Political Protest on that is to happen on that day.
The luncheon will now take place on Friday January 18.

Earl Beatty School Advisory Council Meeting on Thursday

Don't miss this month's Earl Beatty School Advisory Council Meeting!

Thursday, January 10, 2013
6:30 p.m. 
Earl Beatty Lunchroom

Come and see how MOBI  Interactive Whiteboards work! These devices are part of our school's technology plan and our used in Earl Beatty classrooms, including the primary grades.
Money raised by SAC events helps to fund technology like this in the classroom.

Agenda for Thursday's Meeting
6:30 p.m.         Welcome and review of action items from Dec. minutes and approval of minutes

6:35 p.m.         Treasurer’s Report

6:45 p.m.         Other Reports
·         Community Centre
·         Eco Team
·         Ward 16
·         Fun Fair
·         Enchantment under the Stairs
6:55 p.m.         Principal’s Report

7:15 p.m.        MOBI Demonstration

8:00 p.m.         Other Business

8:10 p.m.         Adjournment

Click here for the minutes from the December 13, 2012 meeting.


Welcome Back luncheon for the teachers

Sheila Philcox has graciously agreed to organize a Welcome Back luncheon for the teachers for this Friday Jan 11th. We know that is very close but it would be great to show our thanks and support for our fantastic teachers. If you feel you would like to contribute something in the way of food or drink that would be great! We will be serving to our staff which is about 35-40 people. Donations and volunteers would be greatly appreciated. Food items that are required include:
- salads
- soup
- h'ors d'oerves
- cold cut and cheese platter
- veggie platter
- fruit platter
- juices, sparkly water and soft drinks
- sweet treats    

If you are interested in contributing, please contact:
Sheila Philcox