Thursday 30 April 2009

TDSB Budget: May 14, 2009 7pm - 9pm

Have your say!

May 14, 2009 7pm - 9pm
Bickford Center Auditorium
777 Bloor Street West @ Christie

Click the flyer to read the details.

Wednesday 29 April 2009

Minutes from our April 16th School Advisory Council meeting.

Hello, Earl Beatty Parents, and friends,

Our most recent meeting featured Steve Solomon, speaker on preventing homophobia in our school and community, and a summary of the staffing model for next year.

Please click here to read the minutes from our April 16th School Advisory Council meeting.

Please join us for our next EBSAC meeting:
Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 6:00 pm in the STAFF ROOM

Hope to see you there!

Tara Donovan, Secretary, EBSAC

EBSAC meeting minutes from 2006 - present can be found online on our community blog:

Fun Fair Meeting: Wed May 6th at 7pm in Earl Beatty’s library.

Just a reminder that the Fun Fair Committee is having its next meeting on Wed May 6th at 7pm in Earl Beatty’s library. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available.

School-ground greening and Live Green Toronto presentation

Everyone is invited to an information session by Live Green Toronto, in which Councillor Janet Davis and Councillor Sandra Bussin, council speaker, will be attending as well as Martina Rowley, an environmental specialist. Some of you are already acquainted with Martina since she did a presentation on our last Ward 16 Council Meeting. This is a great opportunity for everybody to bring ideas and projects you have in mind for your schools. Martina will be working with people in group exercises and discussions to target projects, review them and talk about potential partnerships between different groups.

Monday, May 4, 2009, 6:30–8:30pm
at S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave.
(north opposite East York Civic Centre)

Sunday 26 April 2009

Bazar D'Artisans/Artisans Bazar at Ecole Georges Etienne Cartier, Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Please come to our first school Artisan's Bazaar!
Saturday May 2nd - 11am to 3pm
There will be adult vendors and kid vendors (see attached poster)
Hope to see you there!

Thursday 23 April 2009

Community Clean-Up, Saturday, April 25th from 1pm to 3pm

On behalf of the Eco Team Greening Committee,
you are invited to help clean up our school
grounds and surrounding community on
Saturday, April 25th, from 1 pm - 3 pm.

"I know we usually have it in the morning since 2003, but, I had to move it to the afternoon so that I could actually attend, as I have a course in the
morning. I promise, it will be back to normal next year. Who knows? Maybe we will like it better in the afternoon because it's warmer - I do recall on rainy days or cold days wearing gloves under our clean-up gloves!

Anyway, I wanted to remind you all that we will be covering the school
grounds and adjacent streets: Coxwell to Woodmount, Danforth to Milverton, providing we have enough people.

We will also be cleaning up the front gardens in preparation for the
planting season, so you can bring your rakes, cutters, green waste bags and the like to help out. The City has provided garbage bags and gloves.

I am planning to bring coffee fixings and drinks for the kids and possibly
some baked goods (or maybe Tim Horton donuts, we will have to see) for our
wonderful volunteers. If you have some spare time to bake, it would be
appreciated by all, I am sure. Remember, no nuts or peanuts, just in case.

I hope that we won't interfere too much with family activities, but I do
hope you all can join in this annual spring ritual.

Thanks in advance,

clean-up day organizer and clip board holder (for a lack of a better

Wednesday 22 April 2009


For Sat. May 30th

We need people to volunteer at Earl Beatty’s
Fun Fair & Ball Hockey Tournament

If you would like to volunteer
for a couple of hours during the day
on Saturday, May 30th please contact:
Kris Wessenger-Macdonald
416 423 2005

kristinamariewm (at) lycos (dot) com

Posted on behalf of the Fun Fair Committee

Sunday 19 April 2009

Parent Engagement and Community Partnerships information sessions

The Parent and Community Involvement Office staff will be delivering a series of Parent Engagement and Community Partnerships information sessions during the month of April.

These sessions will enable parents to get information on:
• Getting Involved in their Child’s Education;
• School Council (Regulation 612/613);
• Volunteering in Schools;
• School Council Budgets/Funding/ Insurance; and
• Parent Protocol for Dealing with Parent Concerns

The sessions are scheduled on:

Tuesday April 21, 2009
Jarvis Collegiate,Library
495 Jarvis Street (Yonge & Bloor)
6:30 p.m. - Light Refreshments, 7:00 p.m. - Session

Thursday April 23, 2009
Richview Collegiate, Library
1738 Islington Avenue (Islington @ Eglinton)
6:30 p.m. - Light Refreshments, 7:00 p.m. - Session

Tuesday April 28, 2009
Downsview SS, Library
7 Hawksdale Road (Keele & Wilson)
6:30 p.m. - Light Refreshments, 7:00 p.m. - Session

See the attached flyer for more details.
Steve Travers
Earl Beatty Jr. & Sr.P.S.

Friday 17 April 2009

Honest Earl's Bargain Basement Sale: Sat. April 18th, 2009, 9a.m. -1 p.m.

Don't miss the Spring Honest Earl's Bargain Basement sale, where great deals can be had on gently-used children's clothing, footwear, and sporting goods. Come out to shop, or to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with some delicious baked treats at Earl's Cafe. You'll be sure to have fun meeting other parents at the school, and remember to try your luck at our 50/50 draw (New!). Thank you for any and all contributions to this event. Front yard landscaping update: We are hoping the TDSB will complete the installation of the stone seats soon, and following that planting events will be held. More news to come... Thanks for contributing to the greening of your child's school!

Sheesham and Lotus concert Saturday April 18th, 2009

Fabulous concert organized by Acoustic Harvest Folk Club:
Sheesham and Lotus (2 musicians, each play several instruments and are great!)
They play American roots music, appeal to both adults and families.
Location: St. Nicholas Anglican Church
1512 Kingston Rd. (just east of Warden, on the north side)
Saturday April 18, 2009, at 8pm
Doors open at 7:30
Cost: $18

Pegasus Studios hosting Conscious Discipline Workshop this weekend, April 18th & 19th

Thursday 16 April 2009

Agenda for the School Advisory Council meeting Thursday, April 16th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Greetings Earl Beatty Parents, Guardians and interested Community Members;

Here is a link to the agenda for the upcoming School Advisory Council meeting.

Thursday, April 16th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the basement Multi-Purpose Room,
(also known as the Lunch Room).

Highlights for this week's meeting include:
Steven Solomon, MSW, RSW, School Social Worker with the Toronto District School Board will speak to us about his anti-homophobia workshops taking place at Earl Beatty. Looking forward to seeing you there,

Tara Donovan,
Secretary, Earl Beatty School Advisory Council,

EBSAC meeting minutes from 2006 - present are all here on the blog. Just search for "Minutes" and "EBSAC".

Sunday 5 April 2009


WELCOME TO THE EARLS' GREEN WALK: a chance to explore the green side of the neighborhood around our local schools. The circular route passes through the ravine and East Lynn Park and is a great way to stretch your legs, take in some fresh air, and discover some great things our schools and neighbors are doing for the environment.

THE EARLS' GREEN WALK was created by Susan Gully as part of a joint project to unite Earl Haig, Earl Beatty, and Gledhill Public Schools in collaborative environmental projects within our neighborhood.

The walk is intended to be used around EARTH DAY 2009 at a time of your choice since every day is really EARTH DAY!

The route includes 25 stops that can be followed in its entirety or shortened to accommodate different age groups and schedules. The route is away from major vehicle traffic. A couple of clipboards for the map and the route description would be handy.

  • is 3 km long
  • takes 4353 adult steps
  • burns 159 calories
  • takes 1.5 - 2 hrs including stops


  • Physical activity
  • Opportunities for students to learn spacially, aurally and visually
  • Opportunities for students and teachers to share leadership
  • Suggestions for enriched discussions/activities to follow the walk
  • An opportunity to practice "street ettiquette" when crossing streets and walking by people's homes
  • A meaningful and positive way to experience EARTH DAY/WEEK 2009

Detailed directions describing the route's 25 stops and a map of the route are available to download, save, and print out.

For The Earls' Green Walk route details click here.

For a route MAP click here.

Please let us know what you think about Earls' Green Walk, and feel free to suggest more green stops or changes to the route.

Send comments to taranimator (at)