Thursday, April 16, 2015

Movie Night

BCPS Movie night - showing the LEGO movie!
Friday night
Doors open at 6, movie starts at 6:30

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

No More Bullies Presentation

Majic100 is coming on Tuesday, April 21 from 10 - 11 a.m. to present their 
No More Bullies Presentation to Bells Corners Public School. 
Parents are welcome!

As part of the Me to We movement sparked by the Free the Children organization, one day each year is dedicated to being silent . This is known as the We Are Silent event. This is done to honour the voices of children around the world who are not heard - those suffering in deplorable conditions, those who are forced to work for pennies a day, those who are denied an education, and those who live in fear due to bullying.

This year's We Are Silent event is being held on Thursday, April 16, 2015. A small group of students, inspired by their participation in the We Day events, decided that BCPS should observe this day as well. 

Each grade will commit to being silent for a period of time:

kindergartens - 5 minutes
grade 1s - 10 minutes
grade 2s - 20 minutes
grade 3s - 30 minutes
grade 4s - 40 minutes
grade 5s - 50 minutes
grade 6s - 60 minutes

For more information on this event please go to
Pizza Orders are Due!!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Pizza Orders

Our next Pizza Orders are due on Wednesday April 15th.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians of Elementary School Students:

You may have heard about the possibility of labour disruption at the OCDSB.  I want to reassure you that this is currently an issue affecting secondary schools, not elementary schools.

The collective agreements for all unionized school board employees in Ontario, including teachers, occasional teachers and support staff expired on August 31, 2014.  Currently, none of our bargaining units is in a legal strike position; however the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) representing secondary school teachers and secondary occasional teachers will be in a legal strike position on April 19, 2015.

The OCDSB is committed to negotiating in good faith in order to reach fair and fully funded collective agreements with all its employee groups. Negotiations with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and other employee groups are underway.  At this time, those discussions are continuing and there is no immediate risk of labour disruption.  

We understand that the potential for labour disruption can create anxiety for our students, parents and staff.   That’s why we wanted to clarify that at this time, there is no immediate risk of labour disruption in elementary schools.  We want to assure you that we will be communicating regularly with parents and students to ensure that you have as much information as possible, so that you can make informed decisions and undertake any long range planning.

More information about labour relations is posted on the District website and to the OCDSB’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. This information is updated regularly.  Schools will also be communicating directly with their school community.   If you have questions, please feel free to contact your school principal or e-mail us at  

In closing, I would like to reiterate that there is no immediate risk of labour disruption at elementary schools.  We are committed to providing safe and caring learning environments and ensuring parents and students are kept informed as soon as information becomes available.  In the interim, regular school operations will continue at all elementary schools.  

Yours sincerely,

Jennifer Adams
Director of Education/Secretary of the Board