Friday 18 June 2010

What are those orange fences for? Earl Beatty's Science Experiment

What are those orange fences for? And how long will they be there? The answer lies in the hard-packed soil of Earl Beatty's slowly disappearing playing field. Despite proper installation, the small field at the back of the school couldn't take last winter's lack of snow cover and the frequent pounding of many happy feet. What to do - and should it be a replacement of the same?
The answer is, maybe not. So the test plots were born in the early morning of June 4th, 2010. The plots include different types of grass seed/sod with a protective layer underneath. The entire field is being watered in the evenings each day. The fence will help the plots get established, and will remain for four months.
Then, let the games begin! Let us see which area stands up the best to the heavy use our little field can give. We need every one’s help in recording and observing accurate results – fences need to stay until the end of September…and everyone can assist with observations throughout the Fall and then in the Spring of 2011 until June.

Thank you for your participation in this…I’m certain we all look forward to key results and answers to our disappearing field.

Ms. L. Ordubegian, Ms. Boudreau, Ms. Wallace, Ms. Laporte and Mr. Travers

To catch up on all things EcoSchool related, please check out the Earl Beatty Eco/Green Team Blog at:

Monday 8 March 2010


On Thursday, April 8, 2010, Earl Beatty School Advisory Council is pleased to present FREE OF CHARGE "Parenting Without Anger", with Karen Skinulis from ParenTalk ( All parents get angry, but if you feel that anger is having a negative impact on your family, this workshop is for you. In it you will learn how to recognize and cope with anger triggers, the positive and negative aspects of anger, why you get angry, the impact of anger on your children, and how to change the cycle of anger through the learning and development of essential parenting skills.

The workshop will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and will be held in the Earl Beatty lunchroom. The room capacity is 163, so please come early to ensure your place at this exciting workshop. Childcare will be provided.

The Ministry of Education Parents Reaching Out grant has generously supported this event.

Sunday 7 February 2010

Catching up with Earl Beatty's ECO/Green Team: Planting Native Plants at Earl Beatty

Last spring, Earl Beatty students, staff and parents planted several native plants in the schoolyard as part of the ongoing schoolyard naturalization project. This initiative was financially assisted by Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds, which supports local, sustainable greening projects in schoolyards, parks and communities across Canada. Much appreciation and admiration to everyone involved for their hard work that day!
To view more photos of the event, check out Earl Beatty's new ECO/Green Team blog.

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Earl Beatty School Council Meeting Thurs. Jan 14th at 6pm to 8pm

All parents and teachers are welcome to the Earl Beatty School Advisory Council Meeting on Thursday, January 14th at 6pm to 8pm in the lunchroom. Child care will be available. Please click into the links below to view both the agenda and the minutes from the previous meeting.

EBSAC agenda Jan 14 10

EBSAC minutes Dec 10 09