JSS Newsletter

Jack Stuart School - May 2022

Administrator's Message

Spring has finally arrived and it is time to get planting. Thank you to the Jack Stuart Parent's Society and Camrose Horticultural Society for providing 4 garden boxes in the front of the school. Our grade 4 and 1 students will be planting flowers as part of their learning about plants, plant needs and care for plants.

Opportunity has knocked.

We wanted to let you know that there will be changes to administration staff next school year. Mrs. Lazaruik has accepted a transfer to Tofield school, which is her home community. Mr. Sikorski is retiring to embark on a new adventure. Our time at Jack Stuart has been a wonderful experience and we cherish our time here. We want to thank all the students, parents and staff for working together to create a collaborative and caring learning environment for all. Mr. Todd Sieben will be returning back to BRSD from Alberta Education secondment as the principal. BRSD is presently seeking an assistant principal.

By Mrs. Lazaruik, Principal & Mr. Sikorski, Assistant Principal

Student Principal for the Day

My Morning as principal

It was really enjoyable as principal, it was nice to read with some kids. The best part of my morning was when I got hot chocolate. It was nice to walk around the school and take pictures. So that sums up my day. It was really enjoyable.

Joel - 5R

My favorite part of being principal for the morning is that I could see my sister do her work and announce the winner of jersey day. I was so shocked when I was the principal for today.

Kylen - 3D

Hi my name is Kenzie Luckwell and a couple days ago I was given the amazing opportunity to be the principal for the morning. At first I was crazy scared and guess what the next day I had a wake up call, I was at running club and I fell hard. So today at this very moment I have my leg wrapped up yet I was still able to come to school and be the principal for the morning. Again I was crazy scared. Yes, I have been limping for the whole day. It has been a struggle but I am doing it . I am not even done the day but I get to pull the fire alarm. I hope I don't get the habit. My favorite part was pulling the fire alarm.

Kenzie - 4S

Caught in the Matrix

Congratulations to the following students 'Caught in the Matrix' (doing the right thing without being asked) this month:

  • Kindergarten - Ellie & Nate
  • Grade 1 - Braylen & Racylle
  • Grade 2 - Emilyse & Joe
  • Grade 3 - Dallas & Meadow
  • Grade 4 - Aaliyah & Beck
  • Grade 5 - Abby & Heston
  • Bus - Cael

Success Starts Early May 26

Jack Stuart School will be hosting a Success Starts Early, a get-to-know-you event for new kindergarten students. Check out this flyer for more information!

JSS School Council/Parents' Society Report

By Terra Manion, School Council President

jackstuartparentadvisory@gmail.com (780)975-6533


- May 10 for plant organizing (as many people as possible)

- Summer watering and minimal maintenance of garden boxes as needed

JSS Parents’ Society has donated some garden planter boxes to the school. The Gr. 1 & 4 classes will make use of these during their units on growing, life cycles of plants, etc. We are hoping to get some volunteers who live close by to water and maintain the plants over the summer as needed.

If anyone is willing to volunteer for any of the above, PLEASE contact Terra asap.

cell: (780)975-6533 or email: jackstuartparentadvisory@gmail.com

Ms. Ewasko, one of our grade one teachers, received a Community Relations Grant from the Alberta Teachers Association. The grant is to profile public education and show teachers as active and concerned members of our community. The grant was shared between three causes:

- Jack Stuart School’s fully accessible and inclusive playground fund

- Camrose Special Olympics

- Camrose Open Door (socks)

Thank you so much for this donation and thank you to everyone that purchased plants from our fundraiser. It was very successful and the plants will be ready for pick up from the school gym on May 11. (Volunteers will be needed May 10 for organizing the plants into individual orders.)

Our April meeting was cancelled due to lack of attendance. If you are interested in anything we do for the school and our students, please consider joining us at a meeting or volunteering.

The next and final School Council Virtual Meeting of the year will be on May 25 at 7 pm, immediately followed by the JSS Parents' Society Meeting.

Hot Lunch Program - Pizza 73

Pizza 73 will be the provider for May Hot Lunch. Orders will be delivered on Thurs. May 18. Hot lunch orders and payments must be done on the Online payments and Ordering system located under the Quick Links button on the JSS website.

ORDERS MUST BE IN BY MIDNIGHT MAY 11. No late orders will be accepted.

If you have any questions, please call the office.

Bussing Applications - 2021/2022 School Year

Online applications for bussing for the 2021/22 school year will open on June 1. The deadline for applications is August 12, 2022. Applications received after Aug. 12 may not be processed until after school starts. Click here for answers to the most frequent bussing questions and for more information.

ÉCKS Open House

École Charlie Killam School will be hosting an Open House on Thursday May 19. Any families interested in learning more about the school and its many programs (Late French Immerison, Hockey Academy, Soccer Academy, music, etc.) are invited to visit the school to learn more!
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Important Dates

May 4 - Hats On for Mental Health Day &

Early Dismissal 2:06 pm - Staff Meeting

May 11 - Spring Flower pick up

May 13 - No School - Professional Series Day

May 18 - Hot Lunch - Pizza 73

May 23 - Victoria Day - No School

May 26 - JSS Kindergarten Orientation (AD) Evening

May 27 - Staff Collaboration - No School

The next newsletter will come out the first week of June.

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.