Thursday 27 February 2014

March Break is Coming

March Break will soon be here.

March 7 is a PA day and then March Break officially arrives March 10-15. That's less that two weeks away!

Pack those bathing suits or snowboards if you are lucky enough to be going away, but bundle up if you are staying close to home. If you are looking for stuff to do around Toronto, check out the Toronto Star's article: 54 things to do during March Break.

Friday 21 February 2014

Ms. David's Class Discovers Their Trees Are Changing!

This winter, students made some very interesting observations when they took a look at the classroom trees.
Tree One 
“Some branches are yellow at the end and the tree is getting bigger”. – Quintin 
"It looks like sticks”. – Carter
“It’s growing new skin and bark”. – Maddy

Tree Two 
“The bark is hard”. – Carter 
“ The bark is bumpy”.  – Ruby
When we asked the students why trees have bark, Grace F. replied: “To protect the tree”. We also asked our students what did they think would happen if trees didn’t have bark. Maddy said: “The trees would fall down”. Lia said “The tree would be squishy”.
Daniel extended on the idea of bark and told everyone that inside the tree there’s sap. He further explained that sap is sticky and we use it to make maple syrup.

Tree Three 
“Dandelions have something sticky inside them, maybe it’s sap”. – Jessica

“The bark on this tree is smooth”. – Daniel
When we asked the students why they thought the bark on this tree was smooth and not bumpy like the other tree, Quintin shared “Because it’s only a baby tree”.   

February Growth

“There’s lots more red branches this time on our tree. It’s growing more branches”.  – Grace F.

Thursday 20 February 2014

Guest Speaker Visits the EB ECO Club!

The ECO Club had a very special guest speaker visit at our latest ECO club meeting on Feb. 19th. Our guest speaker, Myrica, taught us many things about our environment. She spoke about water and different ways to save water. Myrica also told us some important information about water treatment systems. We had the chance to taste test different types of water and also to become mini water testers. Did you know that water can have different acidity levels?

Myrica had a discussion with our ECO Club about recycling, reducing, and reusing. She gave us the challenge to sort different materials into recycling, garbage, compost, and hazardous waste categories.

Myrica, also shared information with us about how items (like cans) are recycled and the energy required to recycle.

We think the highlight of her presentation was when she showed us a cockroach and explained their role in composting!

The Earl Beatty Eco Club wants to say a BIG thank you to Myrica for taking the time to come and visit us. We really learned a lot and enjoyed her experiments and presentation!!

Wednesday 12 February 2014

Annual EB Auction is Coming Soon!

This year's Earl Beatty Auction will be held on Sat. Feb. 22, from 7-12 p.m.

Including Food, Drinks, Music and lots of Awesome Auction Items to bid on, book your babysitters now and come socialize with the Earl Beatty Parent Community!

To make it a success we need all of you to come out, and to get your friends to come out too. The more Beatty parents that come, the stronger our community and the greater success we will have.

Holy Trinity Macedono-Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church
201 Monarch Park Avenue
(corner of Glebehome and Monarch Park and walking distance from the school)

To reserve your ticket please email
To volunteer for the event contact
To donate an item contact

Volunteers needed to make or donate food - sweet or savory. 
Please contact  

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Me to We Club Update

At our last Me to We meeting, we discussed the success of our recent We Are Love campaign. In just the first week of sales, we sold our entire stock of 100 buttons! The campaign was such a hit that students crowded the halls as they got in line to purchase their own button. Next, year, we will be sure to meet the demand with a larger order. We successfully raised $200!! This money will go towards medical supplies and health clinics in our adopted village in Haiti. Did you know less than half of Haiti’s children regularly attend school and only 30% of these students make it past the 6th grade? Or did you know that 50% of Haiti’s residents live on less than $1 a day?

After 12 years of development work in Haiti, Free the Children has established strong social ties to both institutional and community-based partners. Free the Children supports decentralization by ensuring that rural populations have access to essential services and a quality of life.

Me to We students wrote poems to communicate the work we have recently been doing. Here are the three poems the students voted on as their favourites:

Love is colourful,
It's the rainbow of hope,
Together we can.

They were in the dark,
Light came back, hearts were lifted,
Help us let them fly.

Love is golden,
It can warm the coldest days,
With help it will shine.

ABC Rafiki Friend Chain  One chain. One child. One year of school supplies.  Every unique, handmade ABC Rafiki Friend Chain equips a child overseas for school for one year—supporting the gift of education in Free The Children communities. Each purchase also empowers a Maasai mama who earns a fair wage to send her children to school, and helps an educated consumer make a socially conscious fashion statement.The Me to We students announce that anyone interested can purchase an ABC Education Rafiki Friend Chain! Every Rafiki Friend Chain sold will provide school supplies for one year for a child living in one of the Free The Children Communities. The ABC Education Rafiki Friend Chain is a 48 inch long, stretchy chain with glass beads. Each piece is unique and handmade by a Maasai mama in Kenya, who earns a fair wage to send her children to school. The ABC Education Rafiki Friend Chains are only $10.00. Anyone interesting in ordering a Rafiki Friend Chain can come see one of the Me to We members, Mrs. David or Ms. Themelis. 

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Call for Bake Sale Contributions!

The Student Activity Council is holding a bake sale this Thursday, February 13.

If you would like to donate delicious baked goods, please bring in nut-free treat on Thursday morning. Contributions can be left on the table in front of the office.

Thank you from the SAC

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Have You Reserved Your Tickets Yet?

It’s time for the Earl Beatty Silent Auction! 

Join us on Saturday, February 22 at 7pm, at the Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Church (201 Monarch Park Ave, at Glebeholme). 

Yes, it is a great chance to get some fantastic deals on a wide variety of items for your family, like: summer camps, passes to attractions like Legoland and Ripley’s Aquarium, a children’s bike valued at $375, theatre tickets, gift cards for local restaurants and businesses, and more. 

Yes, it is a fundraiser for our children’s school. 

And most importantly, it is a chance to build the EB community and have a fun night out! Come with your partner or a friend or meet new friends there, have a drink, enjoy some music, and grab some deals. 

Don’t forget to wear your Team Canada gear as we celebrate the Sochi Olympics with a special cocktail, activities, and a gold medal hockey game prediction contest.

Tickets are only $10!  Reserve tickets by emailing:, or buy them at the door.

See you there!

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Fun Fair Meeting This Week!

Plans for the Earl Beatty Community Fun Fair are getting underway - and you don't want to miss this opportunity to give back to your community and have some fun!

We are looking for enthusiastic neighbours, school supporters and community centre frequenters to join our idea sharing meeting:

Wednesday Feb. 5, 20146 p.m. in the Earl Beatty School Library

For more information please contact:

Shawna Cotton, Lisa Winters, or James Olejnik

Monday 3 February 2014

Upcoming EBSAC Meeting

The next EBSAC meeting will be held on Thursday February 13th at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome! 
Daycare will be provided by Beatty Buddies Daycare staff.

Review the minutes from the January 9th meeting.
Review the Treasure's Report from the January 9th meeting.