NEWS AND INFORMATION
Change in Administrative Team
Please see the attached
letter from superintendent Louie Papathanasakis regarding a change in the administrative team at Bethune, effective September 1, 2018. Laura Pagnotta has contributed a great deal to the Bethune community, and has been a tremendous support for our staff and students. She will be missed! We wish her well at her new school, Sir John A. Macdonald.
TDSB French Review Survey and Consultation Meetings
As part of the Director’s Response to the Enhanced Equity Task Force Report, a review of all French Programs has begun. Please click on the link
to access further information.
Final Exam Schedule
The final exam schedule is complete. Please click on the link
to view the exam schedule. We wish all students the best of luck on their exams in June.
Bethune will be hosting a parent workshop on May 7th in the school library. The workshop is entitled...Build a Healthy Relationship with Your Teen
. See the flyer(English Version)
or (Chinese Version)
for more details. We look forward to seeing you!
Attention Incoming Grade 9s
Are you a Grade 8 student who is registered to come to Bethune in Grade 9? Are you interested in meeting Bethune Staff and Students? Are you looking for something to do in July? Then join Bethune Grade 9 Summer School! See the flyer
for more details about Bethune Grade 9 Summer School and register. Grade 8 to 9 Summer School @ Bethune
. We look forward to seeing you in July!
Literacy Test Day Information
On the morning of Tuesday April 10th, Grade 10 students across the province, as well as previously eligible students, will be writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. The successful completion of the Literacy Test is a graduation requirement. All students who are scheduled to write the test at Bethune should be at school no later than 8:40am. Only students who are writing the Literacy Test are to be at school that morning.
Students are reminded that they are to bring a blue or black pen and/or pencil and if they wish, they can bring highlighters and rulers. Students will not be able to access their lockers at any time during the test, as multiple rooms throughout the building are being used to administer the test. Student bags & coats must be left at the front of the classroom. Cellphones are not permitted and are to be left home or turned off and left in backpacks at the front of the room.
In the afternoon, teachers will be available for extra help for all students. Students do not need to make prior arrangements to see their teachers for extra-help. A schedule highlighting where and when teachers will be available is available here
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.
We wish all students the best of luck on the Literacy Test.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Students have received updated marks from all of their teachers. We ask that parents/guardians take a moment to speak with your child(ren) and if you have concerns or questions about your child(ren)'s progress in their classes, please book an appointment to speak to their teacher on Wednesday, February 14th from 6pm-8pm. Parents/guardians will be able to book an appointment until noon on February 14th to meet their child(ren)'s teacher. Click on the link to book an appointment - Parent Teacher Interview Booking
Free Parent Workshop
The SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health
is hosting a free Parent Workshop for parents of teenagers. The workshop is being held on Thursday, February 22 from 6 - 7:30pm at 1645 Sheppard Ave West. Please see the attached
flyer for details on how to register for this free workshop.
Attention Graduating Students
You can now access the Grad Comments and Grad Survey online through AW!!!!
Please login to aw.tdsb.on.ca
to access the link to complete the Grad Comments and the Grad Survey. You will need your TDSB username and password if you logging into AW from home. Grads should also check their grad photo and name outside the main office, near the doors to the Gym wing, to confirm that their name matches their photo. Confirmation that your photo is correct is required when completing the Grad Comment form.If you have any questions please contact the yearbook editors at Bethune.Yearbook@gmail.com
, or see Ms. Blom in the Library. Please complete your Grad Comments and the Grad Survey by February 15, 2018.
Report Cards & Parent Teacher Interviews
Students will be receiving their first term report card on Friday, November 24. We ask that parents/guardians take a moment to review their child(ren)'s report card. Parent Teacher Interviews will be occuring on Thursday, November 30th from 5pm -8pm. A parent letter will be included with the report card with instructions on how to book an appointment online. Beginning at 4pm on November 24th, parents/guardians will be able to book an appointment to meet their child(ren)'s teacher. Click on the link to book an appointment - Parent Teacher Interview Booking
New Traffic Signs
In an effort to create a safer school zone for students, traffic signs on Fundy Bay and Bamburgh Circle have been installed. This is important information for parents who drop off or pick up their children in front of the school. Motorists can no longer turn left from Bamburgh Circle onto Fundy Bay Blvd between the hours of 7:00am - 9:00am on weekdays. As well, motorist can no longer stop on the west side of Fundy Bay, across from Bethune. Students can only be dropped off or picked up on the east side of Fundy Bay Blvd or the south side of Bamburgh Circle. Click here
for a diagram of the school area that highlights the new restrictions.
Congratulations to the Guidance Department for winning the Staff Costume Contest this year.
Photo Retake Day Rescheduled
Please note that Photo Retake Day has been reschedule from October 10th to October 27th.
Missed Photo Day?
If you missed getting your school photo taken today, mark down October 27th in your calendars for Photo Retake Day.
Next Generation Kick-off Assembly
Bethune welcomes the Next Generation Project team. The kick-off assembly excites the participating students. We look forward to the 5 conference days ahead.
Newsletter & Calendar
The September Newsletter and Calendar have been emailed out to parents today. If you did not receive a copy, you can access it from the tab above. As well, please take a moment to register your email with us. Please click on the list at the top of this page to register.
As well, today Grade 9 and ESL students have received an invitation to our Grade 9 Curriculum Night and our ESL Information Night. Please click here
to download a copy of the flyer.
Attention all Bethune Students and Parents, this year, payment for the registration fee and other optional fees is on-line. All students received a registration package contained with their June report cards. Students new to Bethune for September 2017 would have either received a package in the mail or would have been given a package at their Elementary school in June. Click here
to find information regarding the registration process and schedule for the start of school. Click here
to download a copy of the registration paperwork that needs to be completed and returned to the school on the first day. To register online please visit tdsb.schoolcashonline.com
. If you have difficulties paying the registration fees online, you can contact the school between August 21 to 30 for assistance or click here
to follow step-by-step instructions to set up online payment.
Graduates can view pictures from the 2017 Prom by clicking here
Graduates can view pictures from the Commencement ceremony by clicking here
and finding our school name under the Graduation tab. Graduates will need to enter the password they were given on the cards handed to them as they came off the stage.