Jayhawk Family Update

Summer Holidays July 3 - September 4

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Dear Families,

Dear Families,

Thank you for an amazing year full of learning, growth, exploration and fun. We are infinitely thankful for our Joyceville students, families, staff and community!

Please note that all LDSB School Offices are closed between July 10th-August 25th. Our office will re-open on Monday August 28th, and our first day of school will be on Tuesday September 5, 2023!

We wish you a wonderful summer and we are already looking forward to the 2023/24 school year ahead!

Jean Paquin, Principal & Amie Domingo, Vice Principal

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

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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.

Although the program will not be running at Joyceville throughout the summer, 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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