Bedford Bits

BEDFORD PARK’S WELCOME BACK BBQ

September 26th @ 5:30pm. Students, families and staff are invited to Bedford’s Back-to-School Social. The schoolyard will be filled with music, food, friends and fun, you won’t want to miss it! Orders are available for purchase NOW via Cash Online! Visit www.bedfordpark.ca for details. SEE YOU THERE!!


FREEZIE FRIDAYS ARE BACK!

Support our Grade 8 Graduates, bring your toonies & loonies on Fridays after school September 20th, October 4th & 11th to get your FREEZIE, and don’t forget to bring your mates!


TERRY FOX SCHOOL RUN

Bedford Park Junior Public School will continue to be a huge part of the Terry Fox School Run for cancer research. We are proud to continue the legacy of one of our country’s greatest heroes. We hope you will join us and support this wonderful cause by donating to our Terry Fox School Run fundraising page at: http://www.terryfox.ca/BedfordParkJPSToronto Thank you! The future of cancer research has never looked brighter! #terryfoxliveshere @theterryfoxfoundation #terryfoxschoolruns


CHESS’N MATH CLUB STARTS OCT 2nd!

We are thrilled to offer this popular lunch program once again this fall — all ages and levels are welcome! The club will run for 10 weeks and take place at the library. To sign your child up, please register online at https://chess-math.org/pdf/toronto/lessons_fall_2019_bedfordpark.pdf or print the form and hand it in with a cheque to the office. Any questions can be directed to: bedfordparkchess@gmail.com.


MATH (& ENGLISH) PRACTICE AT HOME WITH IXL

For those families who are interested in signing up with IXL (www.ixl.com) for additional grade specific Math & English problems to work on at home, please contact Natasha Ryde (nryde@hotmail.com) by Friday October 18th. This year, the license will be for both Math & English (not Math-only, nor English only). The cost is dependent on the number of students registered. Price will be between $15.75/child to $20/child for 12 months of access to this website, beginning in early November (Please note that this ‘class’ rate is substantially reduced from their ‘family’ rate of $240/family). More information on final cost and payment will be sent out at the end of October when registration numbers are finalized.


PIZZA LUNCH IS BACK FOR ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR!

Pizza Lunch is a very important fundraiser for our school and so we are happy to say it will be running again this year. Every month, starting in October, there will be one pizza lunch that your child(ren) can enjoy with their chums. We are proud to say that we’ve not had to raise our prices in over 8 years. This year, however, the price has had to increase slightly due to the increased cost of items. Thank you for your understanding and support of one of our biggest fundraisers. Pizza Lunch will be available for purchase via Cash Online, watch your inbox for details! Thank you for your continued support of Parent Council!


4TH EMPOWERED AFRICAN CHILD ARTS CONFERENCE

This October, Linda Kennedy will be helping to facilitate the 4th Empowered African Child Arts Conference in Dagbamete, Ghana. The EACAC’s mission is to support, enrich, and revitalize primary Ghanaian teachers with new ideas that highlight the importance of the creative arts in the primary curriculum, and how to guide this learning.  She will be presenting five modules at the conference, presenting a keynote speech, and teaching in the local village school. Classrooms in Dagbamete are void of resources and usually function with 50+ children sitting together in one small room.  To support the school, she will be collecting supplies to equip one Primary classroom in Dagbamete. If you are able to contribute any new or nearly new supplies, it would be greatly appreciated. Please bring all supplies to Rm. 11 by Wed Oct 2nd. For more information please visit http://www.dagbamete.org/news/ & http://childhoodnow.ca/?post_type=ch_cause&p=89.  Here is a list of helpful supplies:

 

School Supplies for Teachers:
Class Registry, Red Pens, Ruled Exercise Books, Assorted Chalk, Chalk Board Wiper, Scissors, Tape, Counting Cubes, Posters for the Classroom, Stapler, Highlighters, Folders, Flash Cards, Educational Games, Calculator.

School Supplies Needed for Each Class:
Spiral bound, composition and other notebooks, Calculators, Filler paper, Coloured pencils, Crayons, Markers, Ruler with English and metric measurements, Coloured pens, Scissors, Rulers, Erasers, Glue sticks, Graph paper, Pens and pencils, Pencil sharpeners (individual and classroom), Pocket dictionaries, Black and Blue pens.

Mark Your Calendar

Thurs Sept 26th – BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ @ 5:30pm

Fri Sept 27th – TERRY FOX RUN

Mon Sept 30th – IMMUNIZATION CLINIC – Gr 7

Wed Oct 2nd – PARENT COUNCIL MEETING – library – free babysitting available!

Thurs Oct 10th – FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT – Boys Gr 6

Fri Oct 11th – PA DAY

Mon Oct 14th – THANKSGIVING

Wed Oct 16th – FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT – Girls Gr 5 & 6

Thurs Oct 17th – FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT – Boys Gr 5

Fri Oct 25th – SCHOOL PHOTO DAY

Tues Oct 29th – PIZZA LUNCH

Wed Oct 30th – HALLOWEEN PARADE

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Mon 16th

DAY 5

September 16

Soccer Tryout – Girls Gr 5 – on the field

September 16 @ 8:00 am

Football – Boys Gr 5 – on the field (in the gym if rain)

September 16 @ 11:50 am

Cross Country Practice – Gr 3-8

September 16 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 17th

DAY 1

September 17

Football Tryout – Boys Gr 4 – in the gym

September 17 @ 7:45 am

Cross Country Practice – Gr. 1&2

September 17 @ 8:15 am - 8:35 am
Wed 18th

DAY 2

September 18

Cross Country Practice – Gr 3-8

September 18 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu 19th

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September 19

Football Tryout – Boys Gr 4 – on the field (ends at 4:30pm)

September 19 @ 3:15 pm

Curriculum Night

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 21st
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