Baycrest Public School (Gr JK - 05)
Erika Schwartz (Chair)
Kisa Ethigiator (Co-Chair)
Kisa Ethigiator (Co-Chair)
145 Baycrest Ave, North York, ON
Baycrest Public School is a small, dynamic community school with dedicated staff, great students, and supportive parents. As a Model Cluster E7 School, we are fully committed to providing each child with a rich and varied program, focused upon innovative curriculum initiatives and founded upon the principles of equity in a caring, safe, and welcoming learning environment.
We continue to maintain a thriving partnership with the Learning Through The Arts (via the Royal Conservatory of Music) and Arts For Children and Youth initiatives in integrating music, drama, and the visual arts throughout the curriculum.
Character Education certificates are distributed each month to one Primary Division student and one Junior Division student. Each month addresses one attribute from the following list: Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, Kindness and Caring, Teamwork, Fairness, Honesty, Co-operation, Integrity, and Perseverance.
Be Your Best at Baycrest
"Be Your Best at Baycrest" is a student recognition award, created by former Baycrest students. Children chosen for this monthly award will receive a RAP certificate. Look for the children's pictures on our recognition bulletin board just outside the main office.
R - Respect everyone in your environment including yourself.
A - Always try your best at any task.
P - Play, learn, and share co-operatively.
Reading and Writing
Baycrest will refine literacy programs in all our classrooms. These include Read-Alouds to Guided/Independent Reading, Write-Alouds to Independent Writing via Graphic Organizers and the First Steps-Writing approach to sequence ideas. Students will use portfolios and encourage planning, peer-editing, and self-evaluation of written work.
In response to our students' assessment results in numeracy, as well as to parent observations, our teachers have planned, with the FOS Math Coach, to improve our students' mathematics performance. We will focus on such strategies as the Three-Part Lesson, Co-Teaching, Descriptive Feedback, and the continued use of Math word walls and math manipulatives.
Science and Technology
Computers and Smartboards will continue to be used as a tool for improving student achievement, especially in literacy and numeracy as applied to Science and Technology. Our teachers and support staff will host a Family Engagement Science/Technology Evening for the community.
In addition, we will continue to refine our school website.
In our culturally diverse community, we appreciate the importance of addressing equity. This year, the Equity Team will be implementing a Culturally Responsive and Reflective Pedagogy in our school, as evidenced in text resources and teacher assignments.
A multicultural Parent Engagement Evening is being planned with the assistance of the MSIC and School Council.