Wednesday 24 June 2009

Minutes from our June 11th School Advisory Council meeting

Hello, Earl Beatty Parents, and friends,

Here are the minutes from our final meeting of the year:
Please click here to read the minutes from our June 11th School Advisory Council meeting:

Thanks for your participation in making this year so positive and productive.

Have a safe and happy summer!

Tara Donovan, Secretary

EBSAC meeting minutes from 2006 - present can be found here on our blog by searching for 'minutes' and 'EBSAC'

Saturday 20 June 2009

Beatty Beat June Newsletter 2009

Here's the final edition of the Beatty Beat -- thanks, Erica, for putting this wonderful newsletter together for us this year!(Click for a larger version)

Tara Donovan,
Secretary, EBSAC

Beach Solar Systems and Green Roof Workshops

Saturday, June 27, 2009, 10:00am – 3:00pm at Community Centre 55, 2nd Floor, 97 Main Street (at Main Street & Swanwick Ave.)
Join Live Green Toronto as we present two separate sessions on “greening your roof”.
Learn about:
  • Costs, benefits, and requirements for solar power and solar hot water systems
  • Energy savings and benefits of green roofs and rooftop gardening
  • Sign up for a solar neighbourhood bulk-buying initiative
Session 1: 10:00am–12:00pm Solar
Speaker: Ken Traynor, Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative

Session 2: 1:00pm–3:00pm Green Roofs
Speaker(s): to be determined

FREE admission; light refreshments served in the morning.
Lunch provided if you attend both sessions.
Pre-registration required.
Registration closes on Thursday, June 25.
Contact: Martina Rowley, Community Animator, or telephone 647.208.1810 for questions about the event.

Live Green Toronto aims to facilitate communities who wish to take action to green their neighbourhoods. Our goal is to help make our City's air cleaner, our neighbourhoods greener, and to do our part to address climate change.

Monday 8 June 2009

EBSAC Meeting Agenda, June 11, 2009

Everyone is welcome to attend our final EBSAC meeting for the year, this Thursday, June 11th in the Multi-Purpose room (lunchroom) at 6:00 pm.

Click here for the agenda for our June meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Tara Donovan
Secretary, EBSAC

Friday 5 June 2009

Summer Swim Schedules for Earl Beatty Pool 2009

Come & Enjoy the Refreshing Water at Earl Beatty Pool!

Crystal Trumper, Aquatic Recreationist at the Earl Beatty Pool sent these summer schedules.

Please note that the pool will be closed from June 21st - June 28th and opening again on Monday, June 29th.

Remember that summer swimming lesson registration is June 4th. You can register online or over the phone - but not at the centre!

Crystal Trumper
Aquatic Recreationist
Earl Beatty Pool

Tuesday, June 2nd, 9th, 14th
Recreational Swim:
6:30 – 8:00pm

Distance Swim:
5:30 – 6:30pm
8:30 – 9:30pm

Thursday, June 4th, 11th, 18th
Recreational Swim:
6:30 – 8:00pm

Distance Swim:
5:30 – 6:30pm

8:30 – 9:30pm

Friday, June 5th, 12th, 19th
Recreational Swim:
7:30 – 8:30pm

Distance Swim:
8:30 – 9:30pm

Saturday, June 6th, 13th, 20th

Recreational Swim:
1:30 – 3:30pm

Distance Swim:
3:30 – 4:30pm

Times in Effect from June 29th – September 3, 2009

Recreational Swims
Monday – Thursday:
2:30 – 5:00pm

2:00– 3:30pm

Family Swim

Mon / Wed :
1:30 – 2:30pm

1:00 – 2:00pm

Distance Swim

Monday - Thursday:
5:30 – 6:30pm

3:30– 4:30pm

Thursday 4 June 2009

Staff Appreciation Luncheon June 12th, 2009

Help us celebrate the teachers by donating a dessert to our
Staff Appreciation Luncheon on June 12th. We’re having
a catered lunch for our deserving staff, but need parent
volunteers to make desserts. Help us spoil the teachers! If
you can contribute, please email the council at the address

Wednesday 3 June 2009

Friday June 5th - 10am to 4pm : Join the Earl Beatty Eco-team and the Greening Committee and plant the Learning Circle Garden

We've all waited a long time - first the plan, then the removal of the old hedge, then the creation of the bed, and most recently, the learning circle itself was added just a few weeks ago. Now it is time to plant the surrounding garden! Bring your gloves, bring a shovel and a watering can. Prepare to get dirty and get the trees and shrubs in the ground.

Earl Beatty Fun Fair & Ball Hockey Tournament - a great success!

Thank you to everyone that volunteered their time at the Fun Fair & Ball Hockey Tournament on Sat May 30th. It was a great day, everyone had a good time, the weather co-operated, and approximately $12,000 was raised. Many thanks as well to all our sponsors and donors who kindly donated to our event.

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Earl Beatty Fun Fair Committee

Follow-up Report from Janet Davis’ Environmental Day May 16th, 2009

It was an overcast and rainy day, but the Earl Beatty EcoTeam showed that a grey day couldn’t damper their spirits and enthusiasm. The team carried two huge boxes of discarded batteries and a small assortment of ink cartridges to be
properly recycled. Cameron Smith poured the batteries into the large bins. The Janet Davis Charitable BBQ made a deal with the EcoTeam: if they sold hot dogs and drinks during the day, they could keep the proļ¬ts. The team raised a total of $517.10, a fantastic success! Congratulations and thanks to all the volunteers: Sian, Margery, Lisa, Sheila, Peter, Chris, Sam, Pam and Liza. Great work!

Click the photo for more pictures from this event.

Tuesday 2 June 2009

Minutes from our May 14th School Advisory Council meeting

Hello, Earl Beatty Parents, and friends,

Please click here to read the minutes from our May 14th School Advisory Council meeting.

Please join us for our next EBSAC meeting:
Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 6:00 pm in the Multi-purpose Room

Hope to see you there!

Tara Donovan, Secretary

EBSAC meeting minutes from 2006 - present can be found here on our community blog by searching for "EBSAC" and "minutes".

Honest Earl's Bargain Basement Sale and Cafe, Saturday, April 18th, 2009

The day began with bright sunshine and nervous volunteers wondering if people would come on such a beautiful day. And they did! Our first customer peaked in at 8:50am - a good ten minutes before we were slated to open. Perhaps it was our striking new signs posted along the street and the great banner hanging over the Wolverleigh doors. Even so, the sale was bustling by 10am, gently used clothing, the delicious organic, fair trade coffee (thanks again to Small World Cafe) and fabulous baked goods (thanks so much bakers!) practically flew out the door.

The Earl Beatty Greening Committee and a host of determined volunteers rang up sales to the tune of $1300.00! Fantastic! Unsold clothing went to a variety of venues, including Ages and Stages (where we can continue to make money with our account, #197), Massey House, Applewood community clothing exchange. The winter stuff is in storage for next fall. Hope to see you then.

Click here for more pictures of the event.

Community Clean Up , Saturday, April 25, 2009

Betty late than never, we can't forget to announce that Janet Davis' Community Clean-Up at Earl Beatty was a smashing success. The sun shone as scheduled and we all had a great time! Thanks to Liza for organizing everything and for all the volunteers who helped out.

Click the photo for more pictures.