Major Family Update

École Sir John A. Macdonald PS Week of September 16th 2019

Coming up this week

Soccer practices for the week are listed in the Soccer Article

Monday, September 16th Day 5

  • Reorganized Classes begin

Tuesday, September 17th Day 1

  • Running Club -Meet at 8:15 on pavement
  • School Council Meeting and Elections at 6:30 pm in library
Wednesday, September 18th Day 2
  • Terry Fox T-Shirt Orders Due

Thursday, September 19th Day 3

  • Running Club- Meet at 8:15 on Pavement

Friday, September 20th Day 4

  • Sir JAM Red Day

Looking Ahead:


  • Thursday, September 26th Terry Fox School Run/Walk
  • Friday, September 27th PA Day
  • Monday, September 30th Orange Shirt Day
  • Wednesday October 9th & Thursday October 10th School Photo Days

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School Council & Elections

We hope you can join us for our first school council meeting and elections on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30 pm in the library. Download our PDF on how to get involved in our School Advisory Council.

Soccer

We appreciate all the students who tried out for our school soccer teams. The girls teams are finalized and posted by the water fountain on the 2nd and 3rd floor. The boys soccer teams will be finalized Monday after school. For any students who did not make the school team, they are more than welcome to be a part of our practice team - which means, although they aren’t a part of our school teams, they can continue to come to practices and improve their game. In the past we’ve had multiple students be a part of the practice team and make the school team the following year.

Your coaches this year are the following:

Boys A Team- Jay Melbourne

Boys B Team- Evan Hulse

Girls A Team- Jay Melbourne

Girls B Team- Kathryn Bates

Here are the practices for this upcoming week:

Monday-Boys Final Tryouts (AM/PM Recess)

Tuesday-Boys B Team (AM Recess) & Boys A Team (PM Recess)

Wednesday Girls A Team (AM Recess) & Girls A and B Teams (PM Recess)

Thursday-Boys B Team (AM Recess) & Boys A Team (PM Recess)

Friday-Girls A and B Teams (PM Recess)

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Orange Shirt Day: Monday, September 30th

This year, LDSB will recognize Orange Shirt Day on Monday September 30th 2019. Orange Shirt Day is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools. It began in 2013 as a result of residential school survivor. Phyllis Jack Webstad discussing her experience when she arrived at a residential school. Upon arriving at the St.Joseph’s Mission, Phyllis had her shiny new orange shirt taken away. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying initiatives for the year. It is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation.

Safe Welcome & Departure

At Sir JAM we want to work together with families to keep our children safe! Thank-you for following our safe arrival and departure procedures. A few things to remember:
  • Please do not allow your children to play on the school yard, unsupervised, before 9 a.m.
  • Please use main entrances only during school hours
  • Please do not proceed past the main foyer unless you have checked in with our office staff who will assist visitors to our school
  • Students arriving late or leaving early, must be signed in/out at the office
  • Be prepared to present identification when picking up a child
  • Please do not remove students from bus lines
  • Walkers should leave the school yard promptly unless supervised by a parent/guardian or caregiver
  • Please do not bring dogs onto the school yard
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School Risk Threat Assessment Information

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