Friday 31 January 2014

Kindergarten Registration Begins in February

Earl Beatty Registration will be February 18-21, 2014.
Please make an appointment with the office: 416-393-9070

Junior Kindergarten
If your child will be age four by December 31, 2014, he or she can start Junior Kindergarten in September 2014.

Senior Kindergarten
If your child will be age five by December 31, 2013, he or she can start Senior Kindergarten in September 2014.

How to Register

Step 1
Confirm your local school.   
Step 2
Make an appointment to visit your local school and bring the following documents:
  • Proof of age (birth certificate or passport)
  • Proof of address (two pieces of identification that show your address, such as a phone bill)
  • Proof of immunization (the card that shows a list of needles that your child has received)
  • Verification of date of arrival, if your child was not born in Canada.  Families who are permanent residents and refugee claimants may register directly at the school.  Children without immigration status are welcome in our schools and information about them or their families will not be shared with immigration authorities.  To register, please visit the International Programs and Admissions Office at 5050 Yonge Street, Toronto for a TDSB school admission letter.
Please note: only parents or legal guardians can register a child for TDSB programs.
Additional Information

Visit the Kindergarten Links and Resources page to learn more about TDSB's kindergarten program, including home tips on preparing your child for school.

Interested in applying to a school other than the one that serves your home address?  Read about the TDSB's Optional Attendance policy.   

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Earl Beatty Community Centre Skating Party

Don't Miss the Annual Skating Party at Monarch Park!
Sponsored by the Earl Beatty Community Centre

Sunday, February 9th
2 - 4 p.m.

Contests will be held!
Olympic Spirit Outfit
Skating Obstacle Course
Team Relay Races
Speed Races 
Backwards Skating Race

Monday 27 January 2014

Happy Family Literacy Day

January 27 is Family Literacy Day!

To help with your child's learning success, make sure to spend 15-minutes a day reading or sharing a literacy activity! For great ideas on how to celebrate Family Literacy Day with your family, check out ABC Life Literacy Canada's Website.

Saturday 25 January 2014

Wall Mosaic Mural Coming to Earl Beatty!

Earl Beatty will be creating and installing a wall mosaic mural as part of the school art initiative this year.
Children in grades 4-8 will be participating in creating this mural with the instruction of a local mosaic Artist Tanya MacFarlane and EBSAC Secretary Claire. 

The Parent Community in invited to submit ideas of themes for the mural (please email   Claire at
Once there are a few themes to work with, the children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 will be asked to submit drawings in relation of these themes. Then our Artist will incorporate these drawings and ideas into a final image.

We hope to have a final image by the end of February beginning of March and we will start the mosaic process with the children starting the end of March and throughout April. We hope to have the Mosaic Mural installed by the Fun Fair at the end of May.

Thursday 23 January 2014

Petition for Woodbine Fire Station #224

A Message from Ward 31 Councillor Janet Davis

The 2014 City Budget includes reallocating one pumper truck and crew from Woodbine Fire Station #224 to a new station in Scarborough in March 2014. This would leave only one truck in our local station. Council will be voting on this at the end of the month.
I am concerned about what impact this will have on response times and safety in our community.
The Woodbine Heights Residents Association has started a petition calling for the City to hire additional staff for the new station, and leave our community with our current level of service.
The petition is online.

I will be collecting signatures at the Woodbine Subway Station and other local gathering sites this Saturday and next. If anyone is able to help gather signatures on the petition, please let me know by calling 416-392-4035 or emailing
Thanks for your help!

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Important Dates

Mark Your Calendars

Jan. 24   P.A. Day; no school
Jan. 30   Pizza Lunch
Jan. 31   Optional attendance applications are due

Feb. 4   Toronto Marlies Game for grades 4, 5, 6 and 7
Feb. 7   Earl Beatty Olympics
Feb. 10   Report cards go home
Feb. 13   EBSAC meeting
Feb. 17   Family Day Holiday
Feb. 18-21   Kindergarten registration (make an appointment please)
Feb. 25   Macbeth presentation by Prologue

Great News for Fundraising at Earl Beatty - and for Lice-Free Kids!

Our first night of comedy is sold out! 
Wow, you parents really like to laugh and hate lice. This is great news.

For those lucky attendees there will be five fantastic raffle prizes that our host, Erin Keaney, will be announcing the winners of between sets. Raffle tickets will be $2 each. Get your raffle tickets between 7-8 p.m.

The five prizes:
1. A $50 gift card to Morgan's Restaurant + 2 Cineplex Odeon movie tickets
2. A $50 gift card to Sauce + 2 Cineplex Odeon movie tickets
3. A $25 gift card to The Wren + 2 Cineplex Odeon movie tickets
4. A $15 gift card to Red Rocket Coffee + 2 Cineplex Odeon movie tickets
5. A $140 gift certificate to Serendipity Yoga and Pilates 

In the meantime, thanks for being such a fantastic community of parents. We can't wait to celebrate with you on Thursday night!

Christine and Erica, Comedy Fans and Lice Fighters

Thursday 16 January 2014

Because Lice Isn't Funny!

Please join us at Earl Beatty first comedy night fundraiser: Because Lice Isn't Funny

Money raised goes to lice checks at the school (and, also, lice really isn't funny).

DateThursday, January 23
Time7 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
   The comedy show will be from 8 - 10, but come early for a drink or dinner!
Place: Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Avenue
Tickets: $15 each

There will be some raffle prizes available with tickets sold between 7 - 8. Winners of the prizes will be called between sets.

Hirut has a 42-seat maximum, and the tickets are first come, first served. 
Tickets are on sale this week. 
To reserve your tickets, please RSVP on the Facebook page:

Thanks for your support!

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Me to We Holiday Craft Sale Success!

On Thursday December 13th, the Me to We club held a holiday craft sale. Proceeds raised from the sale will be donated to Free the Children’s Adopt a Village program, specifically to a village in Haiti. Me to We club members chose to donate the funds to the healthcare pillar which supports: the delivery and distribution of medical equipment and supplies, health education and training, a community radio health program, and playgrounds. Me to We believes that if communities receive support to establish five strong pillars (education, clean water and sanitation, health care, alternative income, and agriculture and food security), they will be on the road to building self-sufficiency and the need for charity will decrease over time.

Many classes participated, creating ornaments, coasters, bookmarks, wreaths, cards, gift bags, paintings, and giant snowflakes. We were so happy to see many families stopping by before or after the holiday concert to support the cause. We are very proud to report that the sale was a huge success! With your generosity, we were able to raise $846.35!

The painting completed by the students in Ms. Deda’s class was part of a raffle draw. The lucky winner was Angus in Ms. Themelis & Ms. Viens’ class.

Thank you to the students in the following classes for their support:
-       Mrs. David & Ms. Blakely – kindergarten
-       Ms. Themelis & Ms. Viens – kindergarten
-       Ms. Marois & Ms. Philips – kindergarten
-       Ms. Loubier – Grade 1
-       Ms. Deda – Grade 1
-       Ms. Henry – Grade 1
-       Mrs. Wren – Grade 2
-       Ms. Brown – Grade 1/2
-       Ms. Gerencser – Grade 2/3
-       Ms. Butler – Grade 4
-       Ms. Kostro – Grade 5/6
-       Ms. Dafoe & Ms. Ioannou – ISP
-       Ms. Swire – Grade 8

A special thank you to Ms. Tirkos for her ongoing support with Me to We.  Thank you everyone for your generous support with this event and cause.

Me to We Club

Monday 13 January 2014

Support the Toronto Public Library

In a few weeks the 2014 budget for the Toronto Public Library will be finalized at a special two-day budget meeting at City Hall beginning at 9:30 am on January 29th.  During that meeting, Councillors will vote on two items that are crucial to the future of our public library.

The TPL has launched a new campaign called BE A HERO! to urge Council to do what’s right for our public library and our city during these final days before budget votes.  

Please sign the BE A HERO! petition to show your support for our public library.
When you sign the petition, your city councillor will receive a message from you urging support for the 2014 budget proposed for our public library.
By a margin of just one vote, City Council stopped the Ford administration’s cuts to our public library in 2012. This will be the last city budget before the municipal election next year and the last chance for your Councillor to Be a Hero for our public library.

Please sign the petition and share it with your friends and neighbours.

Thursday 9 January 2014

Time for a Crossing Guard?

Join the Earl Beatty community in petitioning for a crossing guard for the corner of Woodington and Woverleigh. With increased traffic around the school and the growing student population, it would be great to have this extra safety feature for Earl Beatty P.S..

Here is the procedure to request a crossing guard, as outlined by the School Crossing Guard Coordinator for 54 Division:
Requests for new Crossing Guards must go through the Office of the Chief, and must be made by the person(s) making the request.  As such, the proper course of action would be for any parent(s), to make a request either in writing, or, via e-mail. Simply outline your concerns in as much detail as possible, and that based on these concerns you are requesting that a new Crossing Guard be posted at this specific location.  The Office of the Chief will in turn direct officers from our Traffic Services Unit to conduct a survey of the area near the school.  A recommendation will be made, and the Office of the Chief will have final say.

Requests can be made:
-          In writing:  Office of the Chief – Toronto Police Service
                       40 College Street
                       Toronto, Ontario
                       M5G 2J3
-          Via e-mail:

The more requests that are logged, the stronger our case becomes, so make your voice heard. Also, please copy Earl Beatty’s Principal, Alicia Fernandez on your emails (

Wednesday 8 January 2014

Welcome Back to School!

A great way to kick off the new year is to attend an Earl Beatty School Advisory Council Meeting. Find out what is going on in our school first-hand!

The first meeting of 2014 is this week! Come on out to the Earl Beatty lunch room at
6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 9th.


6:30 p.m.   Welcome
                  Review and approval of the Minutes of the November 21st, 2013 meeting.

6:35 p.m.   Student Council Report

6:45 p.m.   Other Business
At the request of parents we will open the floor early in the meeting to allow participants to raise non-agenda items for discussion.  Items that are already on the agenda will be parked for later discussion and the time allotted will be limited to 30 minutes, after that items will be parked for later discussion.

 7:15 p.m.  Committee Reports
·       Holiday in the Hood
·       Ward 16
·       Community Centre
·       Eco Team       
·       Comedy Night
·       Enchantment
·       Fun Fair
·       Artificial Turf
·       Arts

7:30 p.m    Principal’s Report

7:45 p.m.   Treasurer’s Report
8:00 p.m.   Adjournment