Joyceville Public School

Welcome Back!

September 8, 2015

On behalf of all the staff, I extend a warm welcome to all our students and families! We look forward to working with you in pursuit of success for all our students. It is our belief that positive partnerships through effective communication will ensure our students will be the best they can be!

I would like to say a a big thank you to everyone; staff, students and parents, for the very warm welcome I have received. Joyceville PS is clearly a wonderful place!

Our dedicated staff have been hard at work this summer cleaning, preparing classrooms, organizing resources, and gathering information about student needs. We are ready and excited for this school year. A special thanks to our caretakers Mr. Inwood and Mr. Dwyer and our volunteer Skyler for our beautiful school! I feel fortunate to be working with such a dynamic, dedicated, talented group of people who work together every day to meet the needs of our students.

We have created a parent information sheet with our school information - contact information, hours, staff names, and student attendance, arrival/dismissal and visitor procedures. I hope you find this helpful. Please review the Code of Conduct at the bottom of this page with your child. I have three simple ideas I share with students: work hard, be nice and get involved!

The staff and I feel feel privileged to be part this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to working with you. I have an open door policy and welcome your input. I have included a brief parent survey and encourage you to fill it out and return to school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Heather Campbell



Many items are coming home this week!

Please return as soon as possible:

  • Computer Use Agreement
  • Advance Absence Notification Card
  • Data Verification and Freedom of Information - review and update
  • Accident Insurance Application Package (Please note that Board Policy requires all student who participate in school sponsored extracurricular activities to have Accident Insurance Coverage either through Reliable Insurance Company or provide another carrier. Proof of insurance must be provided prior to your child's participation in school sponsored sporting events.
  • Parent Survey (if you wish)
  • Electronic Newsletter Survey

Please keep for your reference:

  • School Calendar
  • Joyceville PS Information Sheet


Your child will be provided with a Joyceville PS Agenda. Please be sure to make use of this tool for home-school communication. We are asking for a voluntary contribution of $5/agenda.

Milk and Hot Lunch

Information will be coming home soon. Until then, please remember to send a lunch, snacks and a drink.

Peanut Free Environment/Food Allergies

No foods containing nuts or peanuts should be sent to school. If your child has allergies that we need to know about, please contact the office or your child's teacher.

Safe Arrival Program

As part of the Ontario Government's Safe Welcome program, all elementary schools have secure access where all doors are locked during the school day when students are inside the building (doors will be unlocked at recess). Parents/Guardians are still welcome to access the building through the front door. You will need to ring the buzzer when you arrive and a staff member will assist you. We thank you for your cooperation and support with this provincial initiative.


Dismissal Safety

We have a busy parking lot at dismissal time! To make it as safe as possible for everyone, please follow these guidelines if you are picking up your child:

  • Park only in designated spots (please note that the back row spot nearest the school is not a spot to allow buses to turn safely!)
  • Please do not park near the front entrance
  • Use the south entrance (farthest from school) to enter and the north entrance (closest to school) to exit.

Thank you for your assistance!

Student Use of Cell Phones and other Electronic Devices

Students are are permitted to bring cell phones and other electronic devices to school, such as iPods. They may use these ONLY WITH PERMISSION FROM A STAFF MEMBER during the instructional times and breaks. Cell phones must be turned off as soon as students arrive at school and kept in a safe location. Students may not use them during outdoor recess. Students are responsible for any equipment brought to school and the school is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Parent Council

The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 16th at 6:00 pm. All parents are welcome!!! Parent Council is a wonderful way to to stay involved in our school community. Please contact our school office if you any questions or require childcare to attend the meeting.

Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club will once again will run their After School Connections! It runs Monday-Friday from 3:30-6:30 pm. To inquire or register, please contact the program coordinator at 613-453-1408 or email

Joyceville PS Corn Roast

Look for information coming home soon about this fun community event!