Week Ahead for Our Jayhawk Families

November 25 - 29

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This Week and Beyond...

Monday - day 2
  • Gr. 6 - 8 music

Tuesday - Day 3

  • hot lunch
  • Book Fair

Wednesday - Day 4

  • Gr. 6 - 8 music
  • Karate
  • "Wind in the Willows" performance for Mrs. Norman's, Ms. Johnston's, Mrs. Bocking's and Mr. Cahill's classes (2 p.m.)
  • Book Fair

Thursday - Day 5

  • School Spirit Day: Jersey Day! Support your favourite team!
  • JPS Parent Council presents Family Movie Night
  • Book Fair open during Family Movie Night

Friday - PA Day

Upcoming Dates...

Dec 2 - start sending in gifts for the Christmas Room!

Dec 3 - Boys' & Girls' volleyball tournament

Dec 6- Jingle Bell Run (please bring in a non-perishable food item for the food bank)

Dec 10 - MADD presentation for Gr. 7 - 8 students

Dec 10 - 11 - Christmas Room

Dec 11 - Annual Turkey Lunch provided by School Council

Dec 18 - School Holiday Show (afternoon & evening performances) - admission by donation

Dec 20 - School Spirit Day: P.J. Day

Dec 23 - Jan 3 - Holidays

March 3 - Graduation and Siblings Photo Day


Everley Kathryn Palmer was born on November 23rd at 3:50 p.m. at a healthy 7lbs 9oz. All are well! We wish Mrs. Palmer and her family all the best.

Student Use of Cell Phones at School

Just a reminder that students are not allowed to use their cell phones during school hours (8:50 - 3:35) as per Ontario Legislation - Nov 1/19. The exception is if your child's teacher requests/allows students to use their devices for teaching/learning purposes. If you need to get a message to your child during the school day, please call the office.


With volleyball underway, we are happy to see families come and support our teams! Thank you! Just a reminder that students may not stay to watch the games unless they have a specific job assigned to them by the coach (e.g. score keep) or have a parent there supervising them. Go Jayhawks!
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Inclement Weather and Bus Cancellations

The snow has come so early this year! Wow! Just a reminder that families need to check the Limestone District School Board website for bus cancellations, also you can have Tri-board notify you or check their Twitter feed or listen to our local radio stations.

School is usually open during inclement weather days, so parents will need to use Safe Arrival messenger app to phone in your child's absence if he/she is not coming to school, regardless whether the busses are cancelled. You can drop students off no earlier than 8:50 and pick up no later than 3:35. Please come in and sign them in during these days - there will be a sign-in and a sign-out at the front door.

Full Mailboxes!

We're kindly asking parents/guardians to check their voice mailboxes. There have been a number of times we've tried to get a hold of parents and are unable to leave a message. Thanks so much!

Safe Arrival, Pick Up & End of Day Arrangement

As part of the Ontario Government's Safe Welcome program, all elementary schools have secure access where all doors are locked during the school day when students are inside the building (doors will be unlocked at recess). Parents/Guardians are still welcome to access the building through the front door. You will need to ring the buzzer (to the right) when you arrive and a staff member will assist you. If you plan to stay at the school between 8:50-3:35, please sign in and get a visitor or volunteer tag. We also ask that if you are waiting for your child, that you wait outside the office and not by the classrooms or in the hallways. If possible (we know that at times there are appointments/circumstances that can't be helped!), we ask that you wait until 3:35 to pick up your child. This will help decrease the interruptions into the classrooms as our students are learning until 3:35. We thank you for your cooperation and support with this initiative.

Every day we have students who are unsure of their end of day arrangement. This often leads to last minute phone calls and holding up the busses. Please ensure that your child and your child's teacher knows what your end of day arrangements are if they differ from the regular routine. Please write a note to your child's teacher indicating that there has been a change. If there is no communication, we will send students to their regular after-school destination (e.g. bus home or Boys and Girls club).

Student Absences

Just a reminder that parents/guardians need to use the Messenger app/website to report student absences. Please do not phone in or e-mail the school. Below is a video tutorial on how to report student absences.
LDSB SchoolMessenger App Tutorial: How to use the app