Tuesday 30 April 2013

East End Hootenanny

Earl Haig parents are hosting an East End Hootenanny celebrate to spring and raise funds for  gardening initiatives—featuring music, dancing, drinks, and snacks.

Saturday, May 11
The Legion, 243 Coxwell
Doors 7:30 p.m. | Band 8:00 p.m.

Tickets $10 advance | $15 Door
Tickets available from Hilary Gray, hmckgray@gmail.com

View the invitation!

Thursday 25 April 2013

Itinerant music programs are on the chopping block

The Toronto District School Board is slashing the Itinerant Music Program ( Band, Strings,  Vocal, Recorder, Steel Pan Drums) before the Trustees are informed or able to vote on this drastic change of policy. 

To save a small portion of their budget, they are planning to drastically reduce the quality of music education for students by laying off the expert music educators. It's outrageous and shortsighted. Study and after study show the benefits of music to our development, our ability to learn, and our quality of life.

Earl Beatty uses these programs each year, and we will miss them terribly if they are taken away!

It only takes a minute to sign the petition below, and your support will make a difference. 

Please share with all your parent friends in the TDSB!

Monday 22 April 2013

A Big Thank You to All the Community Clean Up Helpers

Through wind and snow and chilly temperatures, the April 20th, 2013 Community Clean Up got the neighbourhood almost spotless! Thanks to the families that came out despite practically gale force winds and blowing snow to tidy the school yards, the garden, and the streets that serve Earl Beatty School and Community Centre.

In celebration, the daffodils are raising their yellow faces, and the service berries (or Saskatoon berries - depending on what part of the country you're from) are just about to burst into white blossoms.

Little and big, rake in one hand, hot chocolate in the other - we all did our part. Thanks for all the hard work.

Monday 15 April 2013

Join the Community Clean Up on April 20th!

Community Clean Up Day
Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Join Earl Beatty School, Community Centre and Eco-team from 10 am to noon on Saturday, April 20th to help clean up our neighbourhood. Since 2006, this group of dedicated volunteers have scoured the school yard and surrounding area between Coxwell and Glebemount, Milverton and Danforth. We pick up trash, remove posters from utility poles, and sweep up the sidewalks. Since it's spring, we also spruce up our garden - we prune, cut back perennials and rake out the beds in preparation for the new spring growth.

Although the City provides trash bags and some gloves, bring gloves, grocery bags, green waste bags, rakes and pruning shears if you have them. Young children should work with their parent or other caregivers.

Trash bags are put out at the curb on Wolverleigh for pick up the same day.

If you have any questions, call Liza at 416-425-5289

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Earl Beatty Logo Contest!

Our school needs a new logo!
We are asking for submissions from our creative and talented parents by April 19th.

Current Earl Beatty logo on team t-shirts

We are creating new t-shirts that will be sold at our Fun Fair, Kindergarten info night, and at various times throughout the school year. Not only will they be ready just in time for summer, but we will also be able to use the t-shirts for school teams and groups, field trips, and all around school spirit! Students, parents, and teachers will have a chance to vote for their favourite design!

Old Earl Beatty Logo
The Fine Print
1. Please make your design available in JPEG form.
2. Use one colour for the design.
3. "Earl Beatty Public School" must be somewhere on your design.
4. Our school teams are called the "Earl Beatty Bulldogs". This would be great to incorporate into your design so that we can use the shirts for sports teams.
5. Please keep in mind that our students are aged 4 yrs (JK) to 13 yrs (Gr 8) so a design that would be suitable for all ages will be the best.
6. Please email all submissions to sphilcox@rogers.com by APRIL 19, 2013. No exceptions.

If you have any further questions please email Sheila Philcox at sphilcox@rogers.com

We are looking forward to seeing your creations!

Monday 8 April 2013

Earl Beatty Fun Fair

This year, the 9th annual Earl Beatty Public School Fun Fair will be held on May 25th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The event is a partnership between the school, the Earl Beatty Community Centre, and Beatty Buddies Daycare.

 It is a day of family fun including a ball hockey tournament, inflatable games, face painting, kids raffles, a ­­­ barbeque, and a bake sale.  It is our hope that we will build on the success of last year and raise even more funds to help bring much needed resources into our children’s classrooms and playground. 

We hope to see you at this fun-filled day!

Want to help? Volunteers are always needed! 
Contact Marie at mariespeech@yahoo.com

Friday 5 April 2013

April 11 EBSAC Meeting Agenda

Earl Beatty School Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, April 11, 2013
6:30 p.m. Earl Beatty Lunchroom

6:30 p.m.         Welcome and review of action items from March minutes and approval of minutes 

6:35 p.m.         Treasurer’s Report

6:45 p.m.         Other Reports
·        Fun Fair
·         Community Centre
·         Eco Team - Community Clean-up on Saturday April 20th 
·         Ward 16
·         Kindergarten Advisory Committee

7:10 p.m          Principal’s Report
                             ·         Staffing Model

8:00 p.m.         Adjournment

Thursday 4 April 2013

Ted Talks are Great for Parents and Kids

Most adults are familiar with the short videos put out by Ted Talks. They cover topics from science to philosophy—and everything in between.

Recently, Ted Talks have introduced new "playlists," including Talks for Kids. Check it out here

There are also lots of good talks on parenting issues. Here is a thought-provoking one by Gever Tulley, titled 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do.

Tuesday 2 April 2013

Highlights from the March 28, Earl Beatty Bulletin

Did you miss last week's newsletter in your child's knapsack?
Here are some highlights:

  • 2012-13 Earl Beatty Yearbooks are on sale now—students can vote on the cover this week in the school library
  • Grade 7/8 immunizations will be held Mon. April 22
  • Girls on the Run begins today—registered participants meet in the library
  • Mark Your Calendars! May 25th is the Earl Beatty Fun Fair! If you would like to volunteer contact Marie at mariespeech@yahoo.com
  • TDSB Summer Music Camps are available and registration opens this week (details at www.tdsbsummercamps.ca
  • April 11 is the next EBSAC meeting