Come one, Come all to the Beattie Ball!

To: Parents/Guardians of the Grade 8 students of R. Ross Beattie Senior Public school

From: The parents of the graduation dance committee


It’s hard to believe that within a few months, our young teens will be graduating Grade 8! The date for the R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School graduation ceremony is Monday June 25th, 2018. After the ceremony, some of the parents wanted to offer a continued celebration to students by offering a formal graduation dance.

When: June 25, 2018 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Where: Social Venue

Who: R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School Grade 8 graduates

What: Masquerade Ball, Food, Prizes, Photo Booth and more… (masks will be available)

Tickets are $15 each. They will be available for purchase at the schoold on Monday April 23, 2018 during first break. Graduates who purchase a ticket on this day will be entered into a draw for a FREE ticket. We will offer another ticket sale date at the school sometime in May (an e-mail will be sent out once the date is determined). Tickets will also be available through any member of the committee listed below. If available, ticket sales for guests will open June 1st 2018. All tickets must be purchased prior to June 15th 2018.


Students must behave properly! Any unruly conduct will result in the parent/guardian being called to pick up the individual(s). Backpacks, large purses or bags of any kind will not be permitted. (small clutches will be permitted however they will be examined upon arrival). No in and out priviledges will be allowed for students. Security will be at the door to ensure safety. When a student leaves, a chapeone will wait in the lobby with the student (and their guest), until picked up by a parent or guardian. Security will be on site as well as all chaperones will have a completed vulnerability sector check.

Donations are also being accepted for prizes. Any donors will be featured on a wall of supporters. Please contact Terri Scott for more information.

If any students, parents or guardians have any questions in regards to this event, please do not contact the school! Feel free to e-mail someone on the committee:

Corrie Anderson        

Melissa Malley           

Terri Scott                   

This event is 100% parent organized and not affiliated with R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School.

Goose Hunt

In the Cree culture, April is a very special time of year. We call it, Niski Peesim, which means Goose Moon. It’s when the geese start to migrate north and Cree people harvest geese. This is an important part of the culture because it brings people closer to mother earth and closer to each other. In our Cree class, students have been learning about the traditional goose hunt and also sharing their stories of goose hunting with their families and traditions. One of the local hunter’s provided three geese for the Cree class and students learned the anatomy of a goose and how to pluck a goose. Next week, they will be learning how to cook the geese and some will be trying goose for the first time.


Thursday… Day of Recognition

Sadly, many of you are already aware of the terrible tragedy that occurred in Saskatchewan last Friday evening. The Humboldt Broncos hockey team was involved in an accident which caused multiple fatalities and injuries.  As parents we are very much aware of the fact that it is difficult to know IF and HOW to explain this tragedy to your child(ren). We also respect your choices as parents when it comes to exposing your child(ren) to such difficult topics.

However, as educators and as a school community we feel it is important to recognize and show our support for those involved in this tragedy.

We will make a brief and sensitive announcement on the morning of Thursday April 12th to recognize those involved. We invite students to wear green or a sports jersey IF you as a parent wishes them to do so.

As expected, many teachers will also find it difficult to discuss this tragedy but will do so in an age-appropriate way if questions are asked.

If you require any assistance or resources for your child (if they are showing any signs of stress/sadness/anxiety) in dealing with this tragedy please contact the school 705-264-9438.

Wednesday…day of pink

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 brings Day of Pink, a day where staff and students can wear a pink t-shirt to raise awareness that schools, workplaces and communities should be safe places, free from discrimination and bullying. The Day of Pink specifically addresses bullying towards LGBTQ people.

The first Day of Pink was begun in Nova Scotia in 2007 when two students heard about a male student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. They bought pink T-shirts and had students wear a ‘sea of pink’ to take a stand against the bullying. In Ontario, the Ministry of Education’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy introduced in 2009 requires all boards and schools to create and support a positive school climate that fosters and promotes equity and diversity.

Teachers across Ontario promote diversity in age-appropriate ways and ensure that classrooms are welcoming for all students. The staff at R. Ross Beattie encourages you to speak to your own children about respecting diversity in others.





Parent-Teacher Interviews

This upcoming Professional Activity Day Monday, April 9, 2018, our teachers will be holding parent-teacher interviews in their classrooms between 2:00-3:30 p.m.

If you would like to meet with a specific teacher, please call one of our secretaries at 705-264-9438 before 3 p.m. on Friday, April 6 to book an appointment.  Interviews will be conducted by appointment only.  Looking forward to seeing you on April 9 between 2:00-3:30 p.m.! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school.

Attention Parents of Gr. 8 Students

A reminder that graduation gown orders and payment is due to the school TODAY.

Copies of the order form are available at the main office and attached.

You may order online using SchoolCash online or pay by cash or cheque made out to R. Ross Beattie P.S.

Students must have a graduation gown if they plan on walking across the stage at their Grade 8 graduation.

If further information is required, please feel free to call the school.