Parent Information Night
The HPEDSB Parent Involvement Committee is presenting an evening talk on parenting, resilience and positive mental health. The Northern School Group evening presentation is on May 15 at York River Public School. Light snacks and refreshments will be served from 6 pm onwards with the key not speaker at 6:30 pm.
The key note address is being given by Leslie Ford. Leslie Ford is a local child and youth worker certified in Therapeutic Crisis and with 35 years of experience in child development. She works with families assisting children with high needs behaviour at home and at school.
Fun Fair Update
Due to the Special Weather Advisory which calls for snow, freezing rain and ice pellets tomorrow, Fun Fair has been postponed. Fun Fair will not take place on Tuesday, May 7th from 5:30 - 8 pm.
If you sent in baked goods, we have put them in freezer until next week.
We appreciate your understanding, it was certainly not in our intention to have winter in May!
School Climate Survey
We ask that all our parents and guardians take a few minutes (less than 5) to complete HPEDSB's School Climate Survey for Families. The information collected helps us to identify areas where we need to focus our attention.
The link to the survey can be found on the left hand side of this website.
Paul Davis - Your Children safe and Social Media
Bird's Creek School Council along with the School Councils for Maynooth, York River and Our Lady of Mercy are bringing renowned speaker Paul Davis to Bancroft on May 2. He will be speaking at OLM from 6:30 pm onwards. Dinner and child care are being provided (free of charge) to all parents and caregivers who are interested in what he has to say. You are encouraged to bring your phone and/or tablet.
Paul Davis is a dynamic speaker who knows his topic of online safety so well, that no one in the audience even considers tuning out for one second! He brings over 27 years of IT knowledge and expertise to his speaking engagements. He has presented to over 510,000 students from Grades 4 - 12 throughout North America, as well as presenting a TEDx Talk.
Please come out and join us and learn about the Social Media sites your children are using and how to keep them safe online.
Fun Fair planning meeting
We are having a Fun Fair planning meeting on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm in our Learning Commons. All are welcome to join us.
Our Annual Fun Fair is set for May 1st! We always need help planning and organizing as well as running this wonderful event.
Please join us on Tuesday, February 5 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the Learning Commons for our first planning meeting. All are welcome to join, your help is greatly appreciated.
Upcoming Events for Your Calendar
Some dates to make note of:
January 30 Pyjama Spirit Day
February 1 PD Day
February 6 Graphite Camp for Global School Play Day, whole-school trip
February 7 Junior Basketball Tournament at York River PS
February 14 Valentines Day - Pencilgrams, Dance Your Heart Out, Friendship Pictures
February 14 Red, Pink and White Day
February 21 Toronto Zoo Outreach Program - visiting all classes "Keeping Our Great Lakes Great"
Febrary 22 Mary Lambert, Juno Award Winner children's performaner
February 22 Twin Day
Juno Award Winner Mary Lambert is coming to BCPS!
School CashOnline - Thank You
We want to thank all those parents who have already registered for School CashOnline. Many ordered pizza for lunch for their children and purchased milk punch cards. The feedback has been great, a very convenient system.
If you have not already done so, we would ask that you register - whether you plan to purchase or not. In future we may be using this system to send messages home.