Jayhawk Family Update

September 19-23

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Dear Families,

Our Joyceville community has had a wonderful second week of school! It has been such a delight to witness all of the learning and community building happening across all of our classrooms! Students are settling well into their new environments and we're definitely off to an amazing start! A HUGE thanks to all of our students, staff, and families for such a wonderful launch to our new school year!

A huge thank you to our School Council for the amazing pavement games painted this summer. They are also providing us with a shed and wagon for easy access of outdoor learning materials! Yay!! If you are interested in volunteering as part of our bingo team to help generate these funds, please reach out to school council for more information. We are always looking for more volunteers for bingo, as well as for other roles.

Terry Fox Run - We are proud to announce that our school will be participating in this year's Terry Fox Run! This awesome event is scheduled for Friday, October 7th, 2022 and the rain date is October 11th. Monday September 19th is our event kick-off as we will be joining in on a virtual assembly presented by the Terry Fox Foundation and hosted by Fred Fox, Terry's brother! We look forward to getting fundraising underway and demonstrating how we can "try like Terry!" Our school donation link and specific details about our Oct 7th run will be shared next week - stay tuned!

Student Emergency Information If you have not already returned the student emergency information form that was sent home, please return it ASAP. Any corrections that need to be made can be marked right on the sheet so that we can ensure our system and information is up to date. Thank you!

Medical Plan of Care Students with new and/or existing medical condition(s) require a Plan of Care to be shared with the school. Families are reminded to return any applicable forms to the office as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your attention to this important paperwork.

Extracurricular Soccer (Grades 4-8) - Some of our students, coached by Mr. Hopkins and Mrs. Norman, will be participating in the 2022/23 LESAA Soccer Tournament. The tournament will take place at John Machin Soccer Park, 1307 John Marks Ave, Kingston, ON K7K 7G1 on Wednesday, September 21st. Please see the game schedule below.

Lost & Found With a new year starting, families are reminded to ensure that all clothing and personal items are labelled with student names. This helps our school community return lost items to their owners when they are left behind or misplaced!

The Hot Lunch & Milk programs will be starting soon. Stay tuned for more information.

Open House - The fall open house this year is planned for Tuesday, September 27th from 4:30-5:30. Families are invited to drop in during this time to meet the teacher, see the classroom and get a feel for the school. We hope to see you there!

Screening Requirements Coles Notes for staff and students -

  • Masking is optional other than when you are returning from being ill
  • Daily screening continues for the start of 2022-2023
  • Stay home if you are ill until 24 hours after symptoms improve
  • Wear a mask until the balance of 10 days (from the onset of symptoms) is complete

Looking forward to a great week ahead!


Amie Domingo, Vice Principal, & Jean Paquin, Principal

domingoa@limestone.on.ca; paquinj@limestone.on.ca


We are happy to be sending both a boys and girls soccer team to the LDSB tournament next week. Students who are participating in the tournament are reminded that they MUST bring and wear shin pads for the event and arrange their own transportation. The tournament schedule is below.
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Student Accident Insurance

The Limestone District School Board requires that students have student accident insurance in order to participate in extra-curricular activities. Before students will be allowed to participate in these events, parents/guardians must confirm their own coverage for items not covered under the Provincial Health Plan, or purchase an insurance plan.

Each year a Student Accident Insurance Plan is made available to all students on a voluntary basis. The plan provides protection for dental damage due to accidents, fracture benefit,s and other important coverage, which are not covered under the Provincial Health Plan. Some parents may have dental plan coverage through their workplace but many of these plans are limited in one way or another, while this accident coverage is not. You should compare plans to make sure you have the coverage you need or desire.

In making this plan available, the Board wishes to make its position clear in the matter of insurance. Under the Education Act, the Board is not permitted to provide insurance coverage for accidents to pupils, therefore, the Board recommends consideration of this plan to any parent who wishes to obtain this kind of insurance. Although the policy has all the advantages of a group plan, it is essentially a direct contract between the parent and the insurance company.

A family plan is also available for three or more students which permits the enrolment of students in the family who are attending schools outside the jurisdiction of this Board as long as at least one child in the family is attending a school within the Limestone District School Board.

If you wish to subscribe to this insurance, you may do so by completing the form handed out to students the first week of school and mailing it directly to Reliable Life Insurance Company in the stamped envelope provided. Or, for your convenience, you may purchase directly online at www.insuremykids.com.

First School Advisory Council Meeting

The first School Advisory Council meeting will take place on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 pm. It will be in-person in the library- All parents/guardians are welcome to attend! Email JoycevillePTA@outlook.com for more information.

This week...

Monday, September 19: (Day 5)

Terry Fox Run Kick-Off Assembly

Board Wide Moment of Silence at 1pm

In honour of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Tuesday, September 20: (Day 1)

Wednesday, September 21: (Day 2)

Soccer Tournament 9:15-2:30

Thursday, September 22: (Day 3)

School Council Meeting in Library 6:00. All welcome!

Friday, September 23: (Day 4)

JPS Swag day (wear your school clothes or purchase some new swag through the e-store below)

Coming Up:

September 27:

- Open House! 4:30-5:30pm

- Rowan's Lay Day

September 30:

-Orange Shirt Day

October 12

- Picture Day

November 11

- Picture Retake Day

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There are many strategies teachers use in the classroom and families can try at home without an OT referral. We hope you find this site helpful in exploring some of these strategies.

Drop off and pick-up reminders...

Parents/guardians will be asked to wait outside instead of entering the building. Here is some information for our new Jayhawk families:

  • Drop-off for both busses and families begins at 8:55 am. Supervision is not available before this time.
  • Please go through the drive thru lane and drop off by the JPS sign - a quick kiss & go!
  • If you want to walk your child(ren), Gr. 1 - 8 parents park on the road and walk to the sign, kiss & go
  • Kinder parents may park in the lot and walk their children to the fence
  • Please do not go on the school yard
  • Please do not walk between the busses


  • Kinder parents may park in the lot and meet their child at the fence
  • Gr. 1 - 8 parents will need to park on the road and meet their child(ren) at the JPS sign at 3:35 - Gr. 1-8 students will not be dismissed before 3:35 pm.
  • During inclement weather (i.e., heavy rain) students who are picked-up will dismissed through the main front doors
  • Please do not go on the school yard
  • Please do not walk between the busses

What if my child is late or needs to leave early?

If your child is late for school, please come to the front door and ring the bell to speak with a staff member. We will make sure that young students get to their classrooms safely.

If you are picking your child up early, please come to front door and ring the bell to speak with a staff member. We will bring your child to the door to meet you. If you arrive early to pick up your child, we ask that you wait off property until dismissal at 3:35 pm in order that we may stick to our safe dismissal routines as much as possible.

Opportunities for Students:

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Private Music Lessons:

This year Carol Kenny will again be offering private music lessons at Joyceville public school on Wednesdays. She teaches piano, ukulele and vocals.

She is a qualified Royal Conservatory music teacher but can also teach all styles such as contemporary , classic, pop etc. If you’re interested in signing up your child please contact her directly and she can give you more details.

Carol Kenny

Email is : kid_inc6@hotmail.com

Phone number is: 613-572-3000

The 2022/2023 School Year Calendar

Please visit the LDSB website to view next year's calendar.


JPS Advisory Council (SAC)

School Advisory Council (SAC) Exec:

Amy Currie - co-chair

Melissa Robertson - co-chair

Deborah Smith-Minaker - treasurer

Donna Maillet - secretary

If you need to get a hold of a parent council representative, here is their email:


Our Parent Council has several ongoing fundraising opportunities. Check out the links below!

Mental Health tips for back to school:

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Thank you Play! Gaming and Entertainment for their funding support at Joyceville Public School.
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