JSS Newsletter

Jack Stuart School - March 2023

In Our House

JSS School Administration Message by

Mr. Todd Sieben, Principal

Ms. Erica Easton, Assistant Principal


Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration for the 2023/24 school year opened at the start of last month. Here is the new link: https://www.brsd.ab.ca/families/registration

Just a quick reminder that student attendance has the greatest impact on student learning and success. Please help us out and ensure your child(ren) are regularly attending school. Certainly, if they are ill or have an appointment, they will be marked excusably absent.

We look forward to the warm weather and puddles in March. Please remember to send with your child their splash pants and rubber boots on warm days and snow pants and winter boots on cooler days. We want our students to enjoy their time outside during recess. Thank you to our JSS parents/guardians and staff who have gone above and beyond each day to ensure students are safe, cared for and have an optimal learning environment for all students.

As we continue to recognize students who say and do the right things, especially when no one is looking, we randomly pick two student Jaguar Cards (submitted into the “Caught in the Matrix” Jaguar Card Bin in the school office) each week to enjoy a free lunch (made possible by our local eatery/restaurant supporters). Those students have their picture taken and uploaded to the electronic bulletin board in our north entrance lobby. Each Jaguar Card remains in the bin for the entire month, then we start over with an empty bin the next month. 198 JSS students received Jaguar Cards in September, 262 in October, another 102 in November, 96 students in December, 204 more in January, and 68 in February…for a total of 930 Jaguar Cards this school year. We are very proud of all our students living the school pledge each day. Stay tuned for our March totals and beyond.

Thank you to …

  • Ms. Erica Easton for coaching our Grade 4 Basketball team this year.

  • Mr. Brett McCarroll for coaching our Grade 5 Basketball team this year.

  • School (Parent) Council and our Grade 5 Teachers for supporting our “Pink Shirt Day” snacks.

  • The parents/guardians who help out with our School (Parent) Council hot lunch program.

  • Mrs. Rak and Mrs. Raynard who coordinate our breakfast program.

  • Parents/Guardians who have helped supervise field trips and assist in our classrooms this year.

  • Our grade 5 Safety Patrollers who show up for early morning and afternoon duty.

Follow us …

Website: http://jstuart.brsd.ab.ca

Facebook: Jack Stuart School

Instagram: jackstuartschoolbrsd

Twitter: @jstuartschool

Student Led Conference - March 22

Student Led Conferences will be held on Mar. 22 from 3:30 to 8 pm. More information will come from homeroom teachers and on Messenger.



How long have you worked at JSS? 3 years

When I was a kid I wanted to be? A farmer

What are you currently reading or watching? House of the Dragon (Game of Thrones) or baking shows.

What is something that people don't know about you? Fun fact about you? I have a "fear" of velvet (strongly dislike it).

Do you have any pets? 1 dog, Bonnie

MS. BROEKHUIZEN - Kindergarten KTT

How long have you worked at JSS? 4 years

When I was a kid I wanted to be a...? A veterinarian or an engineer were high on my list.

What is something that people don't know about you? I love to tackle home improvement projects.

Pet Peeves? Bad coffee

What would we find you doing on the weekends? Attending my son's sports or hanging around a campfire.

Important Dates

Mar. 2 - Early Dismissal 2:06 pm - Staff Meeting

Mar. 8 - Hot Lunch - A&W

Mar. 9 - Rabbit Hill Ski Trip -Grade 3-5

Mar. 20 - Staff Collaboration - No School

Mar. 22 - Student Led Conferences 3:30 pm to 8 pm

Mar. 23 - Parent Council & Parent Society Meeting via Google Meet and/or at JSS - 7 pm

Mar. 27- Apr.2 - Spring Break - No School

Apr. 3 - School resumes

Apr. 6 - Early Dismissal 2:06 pm - Staff Meeting

Treaty 6 Acknowledgement - We acknowledge that Battle River School Division is located on Treaty 6 territory, and we respect the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.