JPS Family Update

Final Family Update - June 21st, 2021

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Dear Families,

We hope you had a chance to take advantage of the beautiful weather we had this weekend! Happy father's day to all the JPS dads, step-dads, grandfathers, and father-like figures!


It seems hard to believe that the year is coming to a close. This has been a year that we won't soon forget and although it has brought many challenges, it has also brought us closer together. Thank you for entrusting us with your most valuable possessions this year - we could not have done it without your support. The resilience of our students, the support of our community, and the perspective that this year has brought us, are to be celebrated! We wish you a happy and healthy summer ahead with your loved ones and can't wait to see you back, or on to high school, in September!


Thank You:

Thank you for our School Advisory Council (SAC) for your constant support and generosity. A big thank you to Miss Melissa and Mrs. Greenlees for giving up their time for the drive-thru community plant pick up. Another thank you to the Grade 8 parent volunteers, Hailey, Pam, Miss Wendy, Mrs. MacDonald, Mr. Guild, Mr. Inwood, and Ms. Redmond, who have helped us make Grade 8 Graduation so special for our graduates. Your kindness does not go unnoticed!


Our New Sign Is Missing:

Our new JPS sign has gone missing. We are hoping it was just the wind. Thanks to the quick thinking from our wonderful School Advisory Council (SAC), we have a Plan B in place for families to participate. Fingers crossed it is ready for Monday!


Phone Messages Checked Daily:

If we do not answer the phone, please leave a message. Phones are monitored from 9:10-3:35 pm each day, even when office staff are working from home. We will return your call as soon as we can! Alternatively, you can email Ms. Stephen, VP/SST at stephene@limestone.on.ca if you need to get in touch.


Attendance:

Please continue to complete attendance for your child even during this last week of school!


Take good care of yourselves and one another. Have a relaxing and safe summer!


Mrs. Paquin, Ms. Stephen, and the Jayhawk Team

Summer Kindness Scavenger Hunt

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Last Week @ Virtual JPS:

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This Week:

Monday, June 21st: (Day 4)

-National Indigenous People's Day

-Grade 8 Photos/Item Pick-Up from 11:30-4 pm

-Grade 8 Graduation at 6:30 pm


Tuesday, June 22nd: (Day 5)

-Kindergarten Drive-Thru JK Welcome from 9-11 am (Kindergarten Team)


Wednesday, June 23rd: (Day 1)

-Whole-school assembly on JPS 2021-22 Google Classroom (siblings are encouraged to use the same device) @ 9:30 am

https://meet.google.com/lookup/fegpkaz6k6


Thursday, June 24th: (Day 2)

-Final Day of School for 2020-21

-Whole-school Drive-Thru Farewell, Report Card & Item Pick-Up, Technology Drop-Off from 9-11 am

*Click here for the newsletter we sent out earlier this week!

https://www.smore.com/wfchq

**If you are unable to attend on June 24th, please email Ms. Stephen at stephene@limestone.on.ca to make arrangements for Friday June 25th or the following week. We are also happy to mail out your reports and keep your items until the Fall. Technology does need to be returned this school year unless alternate arrangements have been made.


Friday, June 25th:

-PA Day: first day of summer break for students (no school)

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The 2021/2022 School Year Calendar has been approved

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


https://www.limestone.on.ca/news/what_s_new/ldsb_school-year_calendar_approved

School Mental Health Ontario - Great Resources!

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Kindergaten September 2021 Registration Now Open! #SeeYourselfInLimestone

Spread the word about our amazing Kindergarten program and team at Joyceville Public School! We offer a full day of learning for four- and five-year-olds over a two year period in English! (Please note, the child must be 4 or 5 by the end of December!)

Our Kindergarten program aims to nurture the whole child. In our Kindergarten classroom, a teacher and an early childhood educator work together as a team. This partnership helps to create a nurturing learning environment; giving every student the opportunity to learn in the way that is best suited to their individual strengths and needs. You can feel confident your student will be cared for within safe and inclusive environments.


Now is the time to register.

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:

JoycevillePTA@outlook.com



Our Parent Council has organized three on-line fundraising opportunities. All fundraising is being done on-line this year. Now you can shop from the safety and convenience of your own home and our school gets a kick-back!

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