Jack Stuart School - November 2021
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.
DFS FUNDRAISER UPDATE
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.
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.
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!