Joyceville Public School
Cultivating Critical and Creative Thinking in Responsive Learning Environments
Welcome back. I hope you all enjoyed a happy and healthy holiday with family and friends.
December was filled with many magical moments!
A big thank-you goes to our Parent Council volunteers and Julie Cameron and her culinary students from Bayridge SS for a delicious Christmas Dinner. It is wonderful to have such a dedicated group of parents!
Also, a huge thank-you to Crystal McCracken, who coordinated the Gift Room, and her team of volunteers. It was priceless to watch the excitement of students as they "shopped" for their loved ones!
Congratulations to all our students who were involved in Lights, Camera, Christmas performance! What a show! I was impressed with the enthusiasm and talent both on stage and behind the scenes! Part of the magic came from having top-notch sound and light equipment so thank you to Al Torrence for donating his time and equipment! I would also like to extend a congratulations to our tremendous staff for their teamwork and leadership. We are very lucky to have a staff with many talents they are willing to share! A special shout-out to Mr. Cahill, Mr. Nesbitt and retired teacher Mrs. Mangan for playing in the "band" and a very special thank you to Mrs. Diamond for her outstanding direction of the the whole show!!!
Progress Reports went home for students in Grades 1-8 just before the break. Please complete and return the bottom portion of the second page if you have not already to help your child set goals, provide comments and/or request to meet with your child's teacher.
We look forward to another busy and productive month of learning!
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.
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January 15 - Jersey Day - any sport, any team!
Janaury 21 - Grade 6/7 to Gould Lake
January 29 - Superhero day! What's your superpower? Dress as your favourite superhero or make up your own! Challenge - use only what you already have at home!!!
February 9 - Mardi Gras!
February 29 - Term 1 Report Cards go home
Junior Boys and Girls Basketball Clubs
Girls: Tuesdays at 8:00 am
Boys: Thursdays at 8:00 am
Grade 3 and 6 EQAO Assessments
Bring IT - Student use of Electronics at School
To access Office365, go to the Limestone DSB Website and click on My O365 login at the very top of the home page.
Students can also download desktop versions of Microsoft office. Go to MyITS at the top of the Limestone DSB website and then click on Office 365, then Getting started.
Keep the Conversation Going...
There is no better time for your child to learn new vocabulary than during his/her everyday conversations with you. Researchers have found that the more parents talk with their child, the more words the child learns. The key to building language competence is encouraging them to engage in conversations!
Here are some conversation tips:
- Give your child a chance to initiate so they have an interest in what you will talk about.
- Get face to face to notice expressions and body language that goes along with the words.
- Make a comment and wait for your child to take another turn. Keep it going back and forth.
- Follow up a comment with a genuine question.
- Be careful of these conversation stoppers:
- A one sided running commentary. Stop talking!
- Too many questions. (sounds like testing!)
Provided by: Ontario Early Years Literacy Specialists
IS MY BUS CANCELLED OR DELAYED TODAY?
Buses may be delayed or cancelled for a number of reasons such as mechanical problems or inclement weather. Delays or cancellations are posted on the website www.triboard.ca. These delays and cancellations may be viewed by parents/guardians or school administration by going to our website and clicking on our Cancellations & Delays icon. You may sign up for direct notification of delays and cancellations by going to our Delays and Cancellations tab near the top of our webpage. There is also other pertinent information regarding delays and cancellations for parents/guardians at this location including a listing of local radio stations that will air cancellations and delays. You may also follow Triboard on Facebook or Twitter.
Dress for the Weather!!!
Parent Council Update
- Next Meeting is scheduled for January 27th at 6 pm in the library. Please contact the office if you require child care to attend.