Tuesday 30 October 2012

EBSAC Meetings

Minutes from the Oct. 11 EBSAC meeting are now available — click here.

Some important dates to note are: 

  • Nov 9               Report cards go home 
  • Nov 14 & 15   Parent-teacher interviews 
  • Nov 23 & 24   Holiday in the ‘Hood fund raiser and craft sale 

The Next meeting is Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 pm. 

Monday 29 October 2012

Grade 9 Information Nights

If you have a student in grade 8, then grade 9 is on your mind!

Across Toronto various high schools are holding information nights for grade 8 students and their parents.
Click here for a schedule of TDSB's Secondary School Information Evenings 2012 – 2013.

Thursday 25 October 2012

Four Flights to Horror!!

Earl Beatty Community Centre & Advisory Council invite you to:

Friday, October 26th, 2012
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Earl Beatty Gym
$3.00    people 15 years and older
$2.00    people 14 years and younger
Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Proceeds go towards the EBCC Advisory Council for recreation and pool programs.

Don't Forget: Donate a non-perishable food item for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Grade 4 Fundraising

In grade 4, as part of the Social Studies curriculum, students study Medieval Times. This unit is being covered throughout the fall and culminating in a trip to Medieval Times to experience Medieval life "first-hand"! 
To help supplement the costs of this trip, the grade 4 students and teachers will be holding various fundraising events throughout October and November.
Next Monday they will be hosting a fun Halloween-themed event for the Kindergarten students. 
More fund-raising updates to follow as events are planned. 

Tuesday 23 October 2012

TDSB launches consultations on the future needs of K-12 students

The Toronto District School Board has just launched a series of consultations to address future needs of TDSB students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Read the details below is this message quoted from the TDSB announcement email:
These consultations are an opportunity to contribute to the future of our students in our schools. The conversations will ensure our future plans are based on the programs that best support our students as we develop a plan to guide us into the future. Simply put, we need the right programs in the right spaces in the right places.
We know how important it is to have the right opportunities and supports in place to prepare students for the future as they transition from TDSB schools to future learning choices, careers and life as responsible, caring citizens in our democratic society.
Over the course of the next few weeks we will be consulting at SuperCouncil Meetings, Quad Dialogues, FOS Focus Groups, 4 City Wide Forums, Ward Councils as requested, FOS Meetings, TSAA Executive Meeting, Employee Group Executive Meetings, and Senior Team Council. Community members will also have the opportunity to participate online by filling out a survey or participating in a virtual consultation session. 
We want to begin by starting an open, inclusive dialogue around how we can bridge today’s education with the future needs of schools and learning. The dates and times for the city wide consultations are below. All meetings are from 7 – 9 pm.
Tuesday, November 6
Sir John A Macdonald CI, 2300 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, ON
Wednesday, November 7 Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute, 800 Greenwood Ave, Toronto, ON
Thursday, November 8 Bloor Collegiate Institute, 1141 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON
Monday, November 12 Emery Collegiate Institute, 3395 Weston Rd, North York, ON
Monday, November 19 Virtual Consultation (TDSB Live) at www.tdsb.on.ca

Monday 22 October 2012

Donations to Kindergarten Classrooms Welcome

Earl Beatty is accepting donations for gently used books and toys for its kindergarten classes. If you have any books or toys that would be appropriate for JK and SK students, please drop them off with your child's teacher (for kindergarten students) or at the office. Donations for other classrooms are also welcome.

Thank-you for your contributions!


Potential Closure of 54 Division

Future of 54 Division in Question

54 Division of the Toronto Police Service is slated for a new station in 2014.  However, Chief Bill Blair is examining closing or merging 54 Division with other divisions to reduce operating and capital costs. The $36 million allocation in the 10 year Police budget capital plan for the re-build of the station at 54 Division could be cut. Two consultations were held in East York to hear resident views. Overwhelmingly, attendees said 54 Division should not be closed, and the City should proceed with the new building. Chief Blair is expected to report on his findings in November. To learn more or get involved send an email to friendsof54div@gmail.com or write Chief Bill Blair

Also please come to the 54 Division, Community Police Liaison Committee Town Hall on Thursday October 25th, at 6:30 PM in the East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Avenue. 

Having our division close and possibly merge with surrounding divisions will mean a big loss to this community and division. There are the issues of the potential loss of community policing and potential wait times for response, and possible increase in crime.   

You may wish to join the Friends of 54 Facebook page .

Friday 19 October 2012

News from the Earl Beatty Eco-Team

Thanks to students at Jackman School, a TDSB Platinum Eco School, Toronto residents can now recycle items such as:
  • Clamshell containers (hinged, clear plastic containers used for food items such as berries and take-out)
  • Clear fruit and vegetable containers
  • Clear take-out food containers
  • Moulded bakery item trays
  • Plastic plates and glasses
  • Egg cartons
  • Cold beverage cups/lids
  • Compact disk cases (empty)
Way to go kids! Read more here.

October 15-21 is Waste Reduction Week in Canada. Learn more here 

Stay tuned for more information on the Earl Beatty Eco-Team throughout the school year. The student club will be run in March to May, and efforts will begin shortly to once again certify Earl Beatty as an Eco-School.

Current parent and teacher participants are: Martha Brown (room 15 teacher), Jody Parekh (parent), and Laura White (parent). Please contact us if you'd like to get involved.

Thanks, Laura White (lecreelman@hotmail.com)


Tuesday 16 October 2012

Junior Girls Slo-Pitch Team Wins the Championship!

A Big Congratulations goes out to Earl Beatty's Junior Girls Slo-Pitch team! 
After 3 weeks of practicing they were able to capture the Division 3 championship.  
The team travelled by TTC to Blythwood P.S., who hosted the tournament.
Earl Beatty's team won all their round robin games and went unbeaten by winning the championship game.

Alex L.H      Pitcher
Clair C         Catcher
Maddie B     1st base
Zoe H           2nd base
Alicia O        SS
Jill W            3rd base
Robin S         Rover
Rhiannon C   CF
Daysa C        LF
Emily M        RF
Rachel A 

Thank you to Mr. Briggs who coached the team and to Dee Hutton and Doris Nagorski for helping out on the day of the tournament.

Mr. Briggs looks forward to more girls joining the team next year and to building on our success. 

Monday 15 October 2012

Calling All Artists, Crafters, Bakers, and Volunteers

Earl Beatty Public School & Beatty Buddies Daycare presents Holiday in the 'Hood

A fun(d)-raising celebration! 
Fri. Nov. 23 at 3:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

WANTED: Artists, Crafters, Bakers, and Volunteers

  • Craft Fair table rental fee $40 1 day/$60 2 days (half tables also available)
  • Bakers to donate nut free goods to raise funds for our school
  • Volunteers to help with setup, take down, Santa Photos and general assistance on event day

If you would like to be part of Holiday in the 'Hood please contact:
Sheila Philcox
  416-975-4753 or sphilcox@rogers.com
Jody Parekh
   647-225-8286 or jodyparekh@gmail.com  

Friday 12 October 2012

Ontario Curriculum

At last night’s SAC meeting several parents demonstrated an interest in learning more about curriculum expectations and documents. All curriculum documents are listed on the Ontario Ministry of Education’s website and can be downloaded several ways. Click here and then select the grade you are interested in exploring. 

Friday 5 October 2012

Oct. 11 EBSAC Meeting

Find out first-hand what is going on at school!

The next Earl Beatty SAC meeting is October 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Childcare will be available. 

All parents and guardians of Earl Beatty students are welcome to attend!

Thursday 4 October 2012

A Great Day at the Races!

Yesterday many Earl Beatty Students participated in TDSB's Track and Field day at the Beach.
Despite chilly temperature, the wind, and some rain it was a lot of fun. 

The Primaries ran 1.5 km, Juniors ran 2.0 km, and Seniors 3.0 km!

Some of the notable competitors were:
Tessa H in Grade 1 who was the first Earl Beatty runner to finish in the top 40.  
In grade 2, Maya B finished in the top 30.  
In grade 4 Aidan O , Alicja O, and Maddie B all finished in the top 30.
Spencer L and Andrew B finished in the top 60 from grade 5

The entire grade 8 class and Marianne's entire Grade 6 class participated and everybody finished the race!
Deanna R, Rachel S, and Thalia D all finished in the top 20 for Grade 8 girls.  

Congratulations to all who participated and did their best! And a big thank you to Earl Beatty teachers and parent volunteers who made this happen.

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Terry Fox Walk of Hope

In September the Earl Beatty community raised $1,357 to support the Terry Fox Walk of Hope.
This is an outstanding effort and was $557 over the original goal—and well over last year's fund raising achievements.

Congratulations to everyone who helped make this possible!

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Earl Beatty School Advisory Council Makes a Difference!


The Earl Beatty School Advisory Council has disbursed over $60,000 in the last five years to support a variety of needs, including:

  • furniture (computer lab, lunch room)
  • equipment (audio-visual, computers, smart boards, MOBIs)
  • front yard greening and outdoor learning circle
  • stage curtains (with the community centre)
  • musical instruments
  • classroom support (supplies, fans)
  • drama presentations
  • curriculum enhancement programs (artists, scientist in schools, levelled readers, etc.)
  • sport supplies (shirts, pinnies, equipment for the gym and recess)
  • event support (e.g. graduation)
  • extra-curricular clubs support
  • volunteer support (e.g. police checks)

Attend the Earl Beatty School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings, second Thursday of each month, and become part of the team that helps make our school a “beautiful place to be.”

Next meeting is October 11!