Ecole James S McCormick School
Staffing Update - COVID Disruption Grant
We are delighted that Mrs. Nesta Morris has accepted this role and will continue to provide interventions on a full-time basis on Monday-Thursdays. On Fridays she will remain in her grade 3 classroom.
Tracy Somers-Brown will return to her grade 1 classroom position on a full-time basis. Additionally, Caitlin Ranger will be joining the classroom team to teach math each day while Mrs. Somers-Brown pulls her own classroom students for intervention. Miss Hannah Reiter, who has split her time between the grade 1 and grade 3 classroom, will now teach exclusively in the grade 3 classroom with Nesta Morris. Hannah will teach in that room on Monday-Thursdays.
Carey Flewelling has also accepted this new literacy intervention role on a part-time basis. Carey will be offering French Immersion intervention to grade 1 students every afternoon. This means that Carey will continue in the grade 2 classroom in the mornings, and Caitlin Ranger will be teaching in the afternoons in Carey's classroom.
We are looking forward to supporting our grade 1's with this additional grant funding and fostering their literacy skill even further.
Family Bike Safety Night
You and your child are invited to our JSM Family bike night, please bring your own bikes and helmets. Students will be able to try a variety of bike stations in our school parking lot, and will have the opportunity to learn some bike safety skills. Please meet in the JSM gym at 6:00pm for a quick bike and helmet safety talk with our Lacombe Police School Resource officer. Then we will head outside to the parking lot to practice our biking skills. We will have a staff member watching over the bikes while you are inside for the safety talk. The stations are a parent led activity, so parents do need to attend. *If it is raining or snowing we will reschedule for another night*
Date: Tuesday, May 31st
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
~JSM Healthy Schools Committee
Sport Balls Donation
Through his efforts in raising donations to support the children of his hometown, Myles has proudly presented a set of 25 basketballs, 25 soccer balls & 18 rubber balls to EJSMS students for our outdoor recess bins. Thank you, Myles, for your incredibly gracious contribution to the students of EJSMS!
Mental Health Week @ EJSMS
For some great resources online, you can visit the Canadian Mental Health Association website.
Transportation for Next Year: 2022-2023
Urban (town) students and Cross Boundary students must re-apply every year.
Pre-Registration Deadline for the 2022-2023 School Year is June 1, 2022!
All Wolf Creek student busing registrations (for new or current students who now require transportation) must be submitted through the Parent Portal; click on School Engage to reach the Busing Application forms.
Physical Education - Red Cross Swimming Lessons!
Permission Forms & Payment
All of our field trip & other off-site activity forms are now online. This includes the RED CROSS SWIMMING LESSONS and any other classroom field trips. Please login to your parent portal to access these forms. Forms must be signed and payment submitted in order for your student to participate in the activity. Below are some simple steps to help you along!
If you require assistance, please call the office @ 403.782.3096
Select STUDENT FEES in your Parent Portal
After selecting your student's name at the top (if you have multiple students), click on PERMISSION FORMS
Your applicable activity permission form will appear. Forms must be signed and then added to cart. COMPLETE CHECKOUT for payment in order for submission to be complete.
Field Trips & Parent/Guardian Volunteer Info
A few things to note:
- All field trip permission forms & payments will be available online in your parent portal
- Your classroom teachers will advise you when your field trips are active online
Please note that there is a Wolf Creek Public Schools policy relating to all volunteers in our schools and on field trips. Please visit our school website HERE to learn more & begin the volunteer process!
Around the School
Our First Assembly!
Our student assemblies encompass student interaction & engagement. Mrs Gustafson was happy to lead the "Ask Swifty" portion of our program!
Our First Assembly!
We were thrilled to have our first in-person assembly since February 2020. Our Mascot Swifty the Fox was able to make the occasion!
Our students did a wonderful job showing off their exceptional listening skills while being respectful audience members.
Our First Assembly!
Mrs Somers-Brown joined in on the decade day fun!
Through the ages...
These students in Mme McLeod's class really rocked it!
Our staff love to participate in Special Events days! Three cheers for Mrs. Weidner for her epic outfit!
My First Bicycle Foundation
The My First Bicycle Foundation is a registered Canadian charity established in 2014. We began as a foundation that helped financially disadvantaged kids play hockey. We have now transitioned to donating bicycles to under privileged children across Canada.
Our foundation believes that all youth deserve access to outdoor activities and exercise. Physical activity and sports give kids an extra opportunity to grow and develop physically and mentally while building character, confidence, and relationships.
To apply to the My First Bicycle Foundation, click HERE