Friday, 29 November 2013

Stopping Hunger in Our Community

Earl Beatty students and staff did a fantastic job collecting non-perishable food for the “We Scare Hunger” Campaign in support of Free the Children's initiative to stop local hunger. The Daily Food Bank came to our school and collected 904 cans of food!

As a way to show appreciation for school’s efforts in helping their community, the Me to We Club is going to have a Community Spirit Day on Friday, December 13th. 

Students and staff are asked to wear their Earl Beatty t-shirt or a t-shirt with images of Canadian symbols/words on it. We look forward to seeing everyone on Community Spirit Day!

Great Job Earl Beatty!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Used hockey equipment needed

Earl Beatty PS is starting a junior ice hockey team!

But, we are missing goalie hockey equipment. 
Please contact the school if you have student-sized goalie equipment that can be donated or borrowed for the hockey season! 

Thank you for your support. 

Attention Grade 8 Parents!

To help students/parents make an informed decision when choosing a high school, TDSB high schools host information nights each year.  At these events one will learn everything he/she needs to know about a school, its programs and course offerings. 
This year, Information Nights/Open Houses will take place October 2013 through January 2014.
Malvern CI and East York CI Open Houses will be held January 14 and January 15, respectively.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Making Soup

Last month Mrs. Wren's grade 2 class took a trip to the market to buy vegetables. They then got busy chopping, measuring, and adding all the ingredients to the pot!

Delicious soup resulted and everyone got to have a taste.


Not only was this a great exercise in healthy eating, but students also learned how to record the steps in creating soup!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Santa Photos at Holliday in the 'Hood!

Save time and money by getting your Santa Photos done at Holiday in the 'Hood.

$5 for a sitting (families welcome - why should the kids have all the fun?)
$5 more and you can get a digital copy to email to all your friends and relatives!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Only 2 Days Until Holiday in the 'Hood

Come out to Earl Beatty's 2nd Annual Holiday in the 'Hood. 

This event features an artisan market, a bake sale with items donated by local businesses and parents, Starbucks coffee, children's activities including a "Grinch Hunt" and Santa Photos! 

Come one, come all to celebrate the holiday spirit in our wonderful community!

Saturday Nov. 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday Nov. 24, 9 a.m.
2 p.m.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Pediculosis Screening

School-wide screening for head lice will take place on Mon. Nov. 18 and Tues. Nov. 19. Our trained team will screen all children in all classrooms. 

If a child is identified with lice or nits they must remain at home until treatment has been applied and all nits and lice are removed.

If you do not wish your child to be screened at school, please provide notice in writing on Monday and screen your child at home. 

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated to help eliminate this nuisance.

Friday, 15 November 2013

EBSAC Meeting Next Week

Calling All Community Members! 

Don't miss the next EBSAC meeting on November 21, 2013.
Check out the agenda.

Come and hear what is going on at Earl Beatty PS. Make your voice heard.

Read what happened last month in the minutes from the October 10, 2013 meeting.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

World Diabetes Day

November 14 is World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is an annual UN-sponsored day to direct focus on diabetes-related issues and the enormous global health crisis it represents.  

November 14 was chosen as the date for World Diabetes Day because it was the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, one of the co-discoverers of insulin and a Nobel prize-winning Canadian. 

The blue circle was chosen as the symbol: blue for the UN flag, and the circle to represent life, health, and unity.

Around the world people will be wearing blue, and there will be lots of activities to mark the day. Many major monuments around the world will be lit up in blue tomorrow night, including the CN Tower. 

Learn the basic facts about diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes affects mostly children and adolescents. Type 1 (used to be called juvenile diabetes) is an autoimmune disease. It is not caused by eating too much sugar and is not preventable. Type 1 diabetes is quite different from type 2 diabetes, which tends to develop later in life. About 90% of people with diabetes have type 2; only about 10% have type 1. 

Consider wearing blue today to support all the people around the world who work hard to make life better for people with diabetes!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Don't Forget to Check the Lost and Found!

Calling All Parents!

When you come for your parent/teacher interviews on Wednesday and Thursday this week, please make sure to check the Lost and Found on the main floor by the office for anything that might be missing over the last few months. There are two tables full of clothing and lunch and swim gear waiting to be claimed. 

Anything left will eventually be donated. 

Monday, 11 November 2013

Ward 16 Council Meeting

The Ward 16 Council Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013 at Earl Beatty Jr & Sr PS, 55 Woodington Avenue.

Please see the meeting agenda.

Please note, the theme of this meeting will be School Advisory Councils: An Overview.  Briony Glassco, a parent and Ward 10 Council Member will be our special guest.

Everyone welcome!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Learning About Beetles

Mrs. David and Ms. Blakely’s JK/SK students have been doing an inquiry about mealworms and how they change into beetles. The inquiry began when Ms. Blakely brought in a larva for our students. We put it into an empty container and before the students knew it, the larva hatched into a beetle!
The students were surprised that the beetle spent so much time on his back, even though he was alive!

There was much excitement within the classroom and many of our students became little scientists who recorded what they saw, what they thought and what they were still wondering.

We spoke about the life cycle of a beetle and left some books about insects at the Science Centre for the students.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Celebrate great books this weekend!

On Saturday, November 9 Groundwood Books is celebrating their 35th anniversary and everyone is invited!

If you and your kids love books, don't miss this free party featuring children's authors, activities, door prizes, and more!

For more information see the invitation and RSVP information.

Monday, 4 November 2013

A Trip to the Market!

After reading Une soupe au caillou (Stone Soup), the children in Mlle Themelis’ and Mlle Viens class went on a walking excursion to the local farmer’s market to purchase vegetables to make their very own vegetable soup. 

It was a beautiful autumn day and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They had the opportunity to see all sorts of autumn vegetables – including purple cauliflower and blue potatoes! Some even asked the farmer’s some great questions. The vegetables we bought included: purple cauliflower, broccoli, onions, green peppers, potatoes (blue ones too), sweet potatoes, carrots, rutabaga, and mushrooms. 

The following day, the class came up with a recipe, including an ingredient list and the steps. The children washed the vegetables and chopped them and added them all to the pot. After some time playing outside, the soup was ready. Most of the children really enjoyed it! After school, one child told his mother he wanted to go to the grocery store to buy vegetables to make it again at home!