Jayhawk Family Update

June 5 - 9

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Country Fair was a huge success!!

A message from our School Advisory Council:

JPS School Advisory Council would like to send a huge thank you to our vendors, our volunteers, staff, students, families, our community and Mother Nature for all they did to make our 17th annual Country Fair a success! It was so great to be able to gather together again and to support our students. It truly does take a village!

If you could please take a moment to fill out our quick survey with any feedback you may have or anything you would like to see at our next fair. Can’t wait til next year!


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Dear Families,

What a wonderful week full of Country Fair buzz....and a weekend of excitement. Wow! What a fun day!

Not sure what we loved more - watching the strategy at play in those last two mins of the silent auction or shopping at the Country Store. The baked goods! Unbelievable and delicious! So much fun!

THANK YOU to our amazing Country Fair Planning Committee!!!! Watching it come together was simply awesome, and we really appreciate all the committed time, organization and planning - which was a lot of behind the scenes work indeed! In all our years in education, we've never seen a parent council generate this much fundraising in one event! Wow! A round of applause to you all! As it all goes to benefit our school community, we sincerely appreciate the organizers and everyone who attended to make this weekend event such as success! Thank you!

Quebec City

The Quebec City trip was a huge success. Students participated in a variety activities including: a walking tour of the Quebec city, scavenger hunt, treetop adventure, mall/amusement park, military activity, visit to Montmorency Falls and a visit to traditional Huron site on the urban reserve of the Huron-Wendat Nation. - Thank you M. Fleet for organizing this opportunity for our students. It was a great experience - and as always, Joyceville students made us proud.

Track & Field

Athletes who qualified for the District Track & Field Meet (top 5 at regional) will move on to the District Meet on Monday. Good Luck Jayhawks and thank you again to our awesome coaches!

SQUIRM: The Musical & Musical Showcase!

Many Joyceville students have been preparing for an upcoming musical performance. Families are invited to come watch the show on Wednesday June 21st. We will have two showtimes that day 11:45am and again at 4pm! Families can choose which showtime they would like to attend, either the morning or afternoon performance!

Looking forward to a great week ahead!!!

Jean Paquin, Principal & Amie Domingo, Vice Principal

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

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June is Pride Month

Throughout the month of June we fly the Progress Pride flag, engage in inclusive programming, and hold events to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that everyone not only sees themselves in Limestone but also feels a strong sense of belonging and connectedness.

This is consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code which protects marginalized groups from discrimination and harassment. We want everyone who learns, works, or volunteers in our school board to feel safe and supported, valued, and seen.

This Pride Month Newsletter provides information and resources to help us all grow in our understanding of how we can be allies in our community.

Join LDSB staff, students, and families at both the Napanee Pride Parade June 3 and the Kingston Pride Parade June 17. Everyone is welcome.

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month. This month is an opportunity to learn about the diverse cultures, traditions, and experiences of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. It’s a time to honour and give voice to the stories, achievements, and resilience of Indigenous peoples across Canada, who have lived and cared for this land since time immemorial and who continue to make significant impacts, today.

During this month, we also celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. This day is an opportunity to honour the histories and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

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This week...

Monday, June 5 (Day 4)

District Track and Field Meet

Tuesday, June 6 (Day 5)

EQAO - Grade 3

KFLA at JPS for fluoride treatment (JK/SK/Grade 1)

Pizza Order for June 9 Due

Choir with Mrs. Lavergne (Morning Recess)

Wednesday, June 7 (Day 1)

EQAO - Grade 3

Open Music Practice with Mrs. Lavergne (morning recess)

Thursday, June 8 (Day 2)

EQAO - Grade 3

Superintendent McDonnell Visit - am

Grade 7/8 Class trip to TreeTop Trekking

Open Music Practice with Mrs. Lavergne (morning recess)

Friday, June 9 (Day 3)

Pizza Day

EarlyON Early Years program for Children 0-6yrs old and their caregivers, 9:30-2:30pm

Coming Up:

June 15 Parent Council Meeting (SAC) 6pm

June 16 Grade 6/7 Trip to Queen's Sports Day

June 21 JPS Musical Showcase featuring SQUIRM: A Musical! Stay tuned for info!

June 22 Grade 4/5 Class trip to TreeTop Trekking

June 23 Grade 8 Grad Trip - Stay Tuned for Info!

June 27 Grade 8 Graduation (evening) - Save the Date!

June 28 - Term 2 report cards go home

June 29 Last day of school for the 2022-23 school year!

June 30 PA DAY (Friday)

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A few reminders:


Unfortunately the nice weather also brings out ticks. Please review information from KFLA regarding ticks and lyme disease in our area and be vigilant about checking your child each day.


Any parents wishing to volunteer need to have a valid CPIC (with vulnerable sectors check), Offense Declaration form and an Oath of Confidentiality in order to go on a trip. CPICs are completed at the Kingston Police Department and can be requested in person or on-line. Offense Declarations and and Oath of Confidentiality can be signed at the office.

Covid Screener - Please remember to screen your child for Covid every day. The screener can be found here: https://www.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Anyone who is feeling sick or has any symptoms of illness, including those not listed in this screening tool, should stay home and seek assessment from their health care provider if needed.

Cashless Schools - As you know, our cashless system is up and running! Thank you to families who have already registered and linked their students! A reminder that codes are student specific and can be found on the paper forms that have already been distributed. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need another copy of the form for your child(ren). Go to www.school-day.com, click Log In, then Register.

TriBoard Transportation
Families should ensure they are signed up to receive direct notifications, either by email, or Tri-Board’s app. Delays and cancellations are also posted to Tri-Board’s Twitter account.

Private Music Lessons - Carol Kenny offers private piano/vocal/ukulele lessons on Wednesday mornings at Joyceville. Derek McGowan offers private guitar/bass/ukulele lessons on Monday afternoons. Families who are interested in these music opportunities are welcome to contact Carol and Derek directly to sign-up! Contact information for both musicians is included below.

Indigenous Self-Identification form and process

Shé:kon, Boozhoo. This online form is meant to make the Self-Identification process more accessible for students and families, as well as reduce our use of paper across LDSB.

This online form can be filled out on both a computer and mobile device here.

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Opportunities for Students and families:

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Private Music Lessons

Derek McGowan, a member of the Joyceville community and also a parent of two JPS students, is excited to offer private music teaching services on Mondays 12:00-3:30 at Joyceville.

Derek is a full time Guitar/Bass/Ukulele teacher with over 30 years experience, teaching all popular styles of music, from Pop, Hip/Hop, Country, Blues to Hard Rock. If you’re interested in signing up your child; please contact Derek directly for more information.


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

EarlyON Drop-In Program at Joyceville!

The EarlyON centre offers a free drop-in program for parents and caregivers with children zero to six years old. Come and learn and play with your child, meet other parents in the area, and receive support from Registered Early Childhood Educators. Currently, the centre is open Tuesdays, 9:30am - 2:30pm, at Joyceville Public School. Visit www.keyon.ca or call 343-364-0289 to register; drop-ins are also welcome! You can email earlyon@bgcsoutheast.ca for more information. Follow BGC EarlyON Kingston on Facebook for program updates. All are welcome!
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JPS Advisory Council (SAC)

School Advisory Council (SAC) Exec:

Amy Currie - co-chair

Melissa Robertson - co-chair

Elizabeth Brothers - 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!

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