JSS Newsletter

Jack Stuart School - November 2021

Administrator's Message

By Mrs. Lazaruik, Principal & Mr. Sikorski, Assistant Principal

As November arrives, we stop to pause in remembrance of the many who have and do fight today for all the freedoms we have in Canada. We remember the families who experienced either the loss of loved ones or the loss of time with their family. Thank you. The time of remembrance is important to our continuous gratitude that we model to our children.

This school year we have dedicated 15 minutes after lunch to Social-Emotional Learning. SEL is the process of learning skills and attitudes to develop a healthy identity, manage emotions, achieve personal and collective goals, show and feel empathy to others, build and maintain positive relationships and make good decisions in life. Here is a short video to give you an overview: The Impact of SEL Learning. SEL is now our Health time and is linked to the Alberta Education curriculum.

Ask your child each day what they have learnt during SEL time.

We have been working with BRSD and OHS safety to obtain clarity around the safety of students during drop off and pick up each day. BRSD facilities will be putting up a barrier on Mount Pleasant Drive to direct families to use the west crosswalk in front of the school. This will ensure that people only cross the bus lane at the designated crosswalk. We will also have the AMA safety patrol return in November once their training has been completed. Thank you for ensuring all students arrive and leave school safely.

JSS School Council/Parents' Society Report

By Terra Manion, School Council President



JSS PARENTS’ SOCIETY Executive positions, as voted on at our AGM on Oct. 27, are as follows:

President: Terra Manion

Vice President: Jennifer Klein

Secretary: Janeece MacKay

Treasurer: Jenna Friend

Thank you to our Executives, Directors and Members at Large for keeping this running.


Thank you to everyone that supported our DFS fundraiser. Due to shipping delays and product shortages, the school delivery has been delayed by 1 1/2 - 2 weeks. We will inform parents when we have a date scheduled to pick up orders at the school.

50/50 RAFFLE

We will be running a 50/50 raffle this month in support of our fully inclusive, zero barrier playground addition, as well as for Chromebooks that will need replacing at the end of 2022. More details on the 50/50 raffle coming soon.

The next School Council Meeting is scheduled for Wed., Nov 24 immediately followed by the JSS Parents' Society Meeting

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Get updates, ask questions and have your voice heard.

Gaga Ball Pit

The JSS Parents' Society has approved and provided the school with a discretionary fund again this year. These funds will be used to build a composite Gaga Ball Pit that will be added to the outdoor play area as soon as possible.

Hot Lunch

Bonnie Chartrand is our new Hot Lunch Coordinator. The first Hot Lunch from Pizza 73 will be on November 26. Hot lunch orders and payments must be done on the Online payments and Ordering system located under the Quick Links button on the JSS website. Thank you to Mrs. Chartrand and Mrs. Macahonic for all of their hard work setting this up.

ORDERS MUST BE IN BY MIDNIGHT NOV. 18. No late orders will be accepted.

If you have any questions, please call the office.

Fundraising with Save-On-Foods

Save-On-Foods is providing the JSS Parents' Society 5% back on all receipts donated on our behalf to use for fundraising efforts.

1. Shop at Camrose Save-On-Foods.

2. Tell the cashier at checkout that you would like to donate your receipt to Jack Stuart School.

3. Cashier will print two receipts. One for you and one for Save-On-Foods to keep to add to our fundraising program.

4. That's all!

Important Dates

Nov. 4 - Early Dismissal 2:06 pm - Staff Meeting

Nov. 12 - 16 - No School

Nov. 19 - Report Cards

Nov. 19 - School Photo Retakes

Dec. 2 - Early Dismissal 2:06 pm - Staff Meeting

Treaty 6 Acknowledgement - We acknowledge that Battle River School Division is located on Treaty 6 territory, and we respect the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.