Week Ahead for JPS Families

Week of May 18th

Hello Joyceville Families,

We would like to send a shout out to our amazing parent community - you are doing a great job! At times you might doubt this, but please know that whatever you are doing to support your child is enough. We need to acknowledge that there are challenges with being at home, working from home, working away from home and/or caring for your families and maintaining remote learning for your children. This is a lot, and we encourage each of you to pat yourself on the back for what you are doing!

We also want to pass along that if you and your children are experiencing challenges with remote learning, you are not alone.

We believe strongly that your most important role as caregivers at this moment in time is to maintain positive relationships with your children. If learning at home is a struggle, even in small ways, please reach out to your child's teacher or me. We are here to help and are happy to adjust as needed and provide addtional support where possible.

As Monday is a school holiday, no work will be assigned for that day. We hope you have a chance to unplug and enjoy the long weekend together.

Take care,

Mrs, Campbell and Mrs. Diamond


Now that the weather is getting nicer, let's get out there! We're going to see how far across Canada we can get! Your job is to exercise to do it! Here's the deal, 20 minutes of exercise will be the equivalent to 100 km. On the school Google Classroom, go to "Classwork" -> Amazing Race Canada. There you will find a Google sheet where you can put your child(ren)'s names or track as a family, the date and how many minutes you ran, walked or exercised! Do this as many times as you exercise! A tally will be done on Fridays and look for where we are in Canada on Monday's announcements!

Let's Make an "O Canada" video!

LET'S MAKE A VIDEO! Last call!
One of our students (Summer!) has made an amazing suggestion - that we record O Canada and send it to www.canadatogether.com #CanadaTogether. What an amazing idea! Here's what you need to do to help with the video:
- put your headphones on (you should hear the song, I should just hear you!)
- sing along with the attached clip - sing the whole song (I'll just be using snippets though)
- have a parent or sibling video you (I should just hear your voice, not the recording)
- send your video to Mrs. Diamond (diamondd@limestone.on.ca)
Mrs. D will take snippets from all your videos to try and create an anthem!
Let's see if it works!

The sound clip is on our school Google Classroom!

Maltby Centre

As the school closure and stay at home direction goes on, this can be difficult for students and their families. If you have noticed any concerning changes in your child's behaviour, the Maltby Centre is open and avaiable to help. Please see the link below for information on how to access supports.

We also have a School Support Counselor who can help you connect with community mental health resources. Please reach out to your child's teacher or Mrs. Campbell if you have any questions.

Maltby Centre

Click here to see how you can access mental health or autism services for your child.

Kindergarten and New Student Registration

On line registration is still open! If you know families with children who will be 4 or 5 years old by December 31, 2020 or new families to our area, please pass this inforamtion along and encourage them to register. They can also call the school phone and leave a message with questions or requests for asssistance.

Staying Connected

If you have not already, join the Joyceville PS Google Classroom for daily announcements, spirit days and school assemblies!

Join Code: w37oq7j

Need assistance joining? Contact Mrs. Diamond, Mrs. Campbell or your child's teacher.

Sibling and Grad Photos

If you would like to place an order for the Lifetouch school pictures that were taken earlier this year, go to mylifetouch.ca. Free shipping to your homes will be available until May 31, 2020, when you order on mylifetouch.ca with promo code SMILES. Locate your access credentials on your proof sheet if you have it or call 1-866-457-8212 and Lifetouch will help locate your credentials.