Friday 31 May 2013

Get Your Copy Here!

Ms. Zaret's class (room 13) has been working very hard over the last few weeks to publish their own newspaper - with a funny twist!

Toronto Silly News will be on sale next Tuesday and Wednesday at recess for only $1.00.
Room 13 will be donating all the proceeds to The Hospital for Sick Children.

What a great way to promote writing and reading, while supporting an important charity!

Students are going to love it! 
Make sure your child gets her/his copy!

Thursday 30 May 2013

The Earl Beatty Gardens Need Your Help

A Message from parent and gardener, Liza Ordubegian:

The Award Winning Earl Beatty Garden Needs Summer Help!
Did you know?
The garden began it’s journey in 2000, planned and planted by two parents at the request of the principal. It was a butterfly garden, and it was installed that April, along with the weeding and planting of the raised beds at the front of the school. The native garden, fence and teaching circle was designed by two parents, and installed in 2009. In 2009 and 2010, bulbs were planted in the garden and the front lawn. Who planted all these shrubs, plants and bulbs? The students, teachers and parents - working together. In 2009, the East York Garden Club awarded our garden with the Joan Grys Award for Native Gardens. We were all very proud.
Fruit and flowers for birds, bees, butterflies - and people!
Many of you have been admiring the garden first with the crocuses, then the daffodils, and now the Saskatoon berry shrubs with their airy white blossoms. You may not have noticed them yet, but there are violets, wild strawberries blooming now, and red and black currant bushes too. There are more to come! The elderberry, viburnum and ninebark shrubs are getting ready to bloom, and the butterfly bush, phlox, wild rose, purple flowering raspberry, cup flower, tall sunflower, asters, milkweed, trumpet vine among others will come later, throughout the summer. All these plants attract birds, butterflies, and the all-important bees.

Shade for our warming climate -
Along the boulevards round our school, and in the back field near the sport pad, are new trees. Although this wet April has been very beneficial to get them started, the very dry summers we’ve had for the last number of years have killed off some trees, and severely weakened others.

The gardens and the new trees need help. For the last 12 years, parents and students have signed up for a week during the summer to water the garden and the new trees. We have a large portable bucket filled with hoses, sprinklers, pliers, and a trug (essentially a flexible bucket with two handles). The big bucket is currently stored in the school, but it gets placed behind my house at 239
Wolverleigh Boulevard for the summer.

What can you do?
Pick a week in the summer, sign up for it, and keep the gardens and trees watered. If it rains all that week - lucky you! Otherwise, a couple of times a week for an hour or so will likely do the trick

If it’s your week, retrieve the bucket of hoses from my yard, and head to the front of the school. There is a spigot about half way between the front steps and the garden. Attach the hose, turn on the tap with the pliers, and water the front beds, the bed in the junior playground and the garden. Take the trug, fill it as high as you can lift it, and dump the water on the trees along the boulevards and at the back of the school. If you have a wagon, you can carry several buckets to the far reaches.

How do I sign up?
Take a look at the table (click link) - it shows the weeks of the summer. You can sign up by emailing me, with your name, preferred and secondary week (in case your first week is already filled), plus your email address and phone number. I will slot you in for your time, and the list will be posted on the blog.

Thank you for keeping our gardens and shade trees in good shape for now and the future.

Liza Ordubegian

Friday 24 May 2013

Fun Fair this Saturday!

Don't Forget the Earl Beatty Fun Fair is this Saturday, May 25
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ball Hockey 
Obstacle Course
Inflatable Slides 
BBQ & Bake Sale
Artisan Vendors
And LOTS more ....
Volunteers Are Still Needed for Set Up and Clean Up!!!
Contact Marie if you can help:

Thursday 23 May 2013

Local Art Raffle for Earl Beatty Classrooms

Local artist, Deanna Hutton, whose children go to Earl Beatty is raffling one of her paintings for a very good cause! All proceeds are being donated to Earl Beatty's grade 6 and grade 8 classes to go towards their end of year trips.  

Tickets are $5 each and are available this Wednesday to Saturday at LucSculpture Studio located at 663 Greenwood Ave. (just north of the Danforth).
The draw will be held at Deanna's art show opening this Saturday, May 25th at 9:15 p.m.

 Support a good cause!

Click here for the Art Show Invitation.

Here is a photo of the painting!


Friday 10 May 2013

Ball Hockey Tournament at the Fun Fair!

Earl Beatty C.C. Ball Hockey Tournament
& School Fun Fair

Saturday May 25th, 2013
10:00 – 3:00 pm  

Children & Youth Ball Hockey Divisions
6 - 8 yr olds
9-11 yr olds 
12-13 yr olds

Maximum of 9 players per team
$2.00 per player to sign up (to be paid the day of tournament)
4 players & a goalie
Must wear CSA approved helmet with facemask
Please name your team after your street & come with the same colour shirt on!!!!!!!!!
Registration: Deadline May 15th, 2013
(First Come, First Serve – so register early)

To obtain more information please contact Kyle Bruce@ 416-392-0199 or you may register at the main office at Earl Beatty Community Centre

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Don't Miss the SAC Meeting This Thursday

Agenda Earl Beatty School Advisory Council
May 9, 2013

6:30 p.m.         Welcome and review of action items from April minutes and approval of minutes
6:35 p.m.         Treasurer’s Report
6:45 p.m.         Other Reports
  • Fun Fair
  • Community Centre
  •  Eco Team
  • Ward 16
  • Kindergarten Advisory Committee

 7:10 p.m          Principal’s Report
 7:30 p.m.         Adjournment

Thursday 2 May 2013

Parenting Workshops in May

3  parenting workshops are being offered at schools in our community:

Kids Have Stress Too at Duke of Connaught
May 8 & 9, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
To register, please email

Raising Cooperative, Respectful Children at Adam Beck Junior PS
May 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.   
RSVP to before May 6th.

TheSocial Web 101: Our kids were born on the Internet at Gordon A. Brown MS, 2800 St. Clair Ave. E.
May 14, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Call 416-396-2455 or 416-396-2440 to register.

Click on Workshop titles for more information.