JSS Newsletter

Jack Stuart School - May 2023

In Our House

JSS School Administration Message by

Mr. Todd Sieben, Principal

Ms. Erica Easton, Assistant Principal


“The world’s favorite season is spring. All things seem possible in May.” - Edwin Way Teale

Spring has finally arrived and it is time to get planting. Our grade 1 and 4 students and staff will be planting flowers as part of their learning about plants, plant needs and care for plants. Thanks to our School (Parent) Council for supplying the flowers.

JSS students and staff will continue to participate field trips before the end of this school year. And, our Grade 2 and 4 students will partake in swim lessons this month (4N-May 1-4, 4S-May 8-11, 2H-May 15-18, and 2M-May 23-26…all from 1-1:45 pm). Exciting times!

Alberta Health Services (AHS) will be back towards the end of May to continue with our Kindergarten to grade 2 student oral health check ups. Stay tuned. Brush, brush, brush!

Heads up … JSS will also be a voting center for the Alberta provincial election on May 29, 2023. Don’t forget to vote!

JSS students continue to live their School Promise each day (Promise to take care of themselves, each other and JSS, and pledge they won’t forget the promise). Each week, we randomly pick two student Jaguar Cards (from all the student names submitted each month into Jaguar Card Bin) to enjoy a free lunch. 198 JSS students received Jaguar Cards in September, 262 in October, another 102 in November, 96 students in December, 204 more in January, 68 in February, 207 more in March, and 102 in April…for a total of 1239 Jaguar Cards so far this school year. Stay tuned for our May and June totals. We are very proud of all our students living the school pledge each day.

Thank you to …

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

  • Parents/Guardians for supervising field trips and assisting in our classrooms this year.

  • Our Grade 5 Safety Patrollers for showing up for early morning and afternoon duty.

Mrs. Rak and Mrs. Raynard for coordinating our breakfast program.

Follow us …

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

Facebook: Jack Stuart School

Instagram: jackstuartschoolbrsd

Twitter: @jstuartschool

JSS Council & Parents' Society

by Terra Manion, President: jackstuartparentadvisory@gmail.com

JSS Council & Parents’ Society

Volunteers are needed May 9th for unloading the truck and organizing the plants into individual orders. A delivery window time will be given the night before. If you are available to help please text or email Terra: (780)975-6533 or jackstuartparentadvisory@gmail.com

Spring Fundraiser orders - Plant pick ups MAY 10th

Reminder that our Save-On-Foods 5% Cash Back to the school is ongoing so please remember to donate your receipts to Jack Stuart School when shopping there.

Last Parent Council/Parent Society meeting before school end will be on May 25 @ 7pm - via Google Meet and also in person in the school Learning Commons. A link will be sent via school messenger and also posted on the JSS Council Facebook page.

Summer Book Swap - May 30

On May 30 we will be running a 'Summer Book Swap' in the Learning Commons during recess times. Students who wish to participate may bring up to 10 (previously used) books from home that they would like to exchange (with parental permission) for a different book to take home and keep. This will be a great way for our students to bring some new reading material home for the summer without spending money!

The Book Swap will run as a 'BRING 1 - GET 1' system. Students will receive 1 ticket in exchange for each book they bring. Each book at the Swap will cost 1 ticket to swap. This event runs as a SWAP, therefore any books brought from home intended to swap will not be returned back home.

We remind parents to send used, reasonably aged, fiction or non-fiction books, age appropriate for Kindergarten to grade 5/6 students.

Books for swapping can be brought to the Library by students any day up until Fri., May 26. To avoid any accidental swapping by our younger students please indicate to your teachers that any books your children bring to school up are indeed books intended for the Book Swap.

Reading University - Deadline for Registrations June 1

It’s time to start thinking about RU ‘23! Please see the In-Person and Online session PDF registration forms attached below for the Camrose sessions, as well as the Reading University Digital Learning Agreement for online kiddos only.

• The maximum number of students for each session: Camrose 45; Online 30 (15 a.m./15
• Due to fewer spaces, registration will be first-come first-served.
• There will be busing available for the City of Camrose - parents are welcome to
transport their children.
• Lunch/snacks will be provided daily - if there are any dietary restrictions parents must complete that section on the registration form.
• All students receive a t-shirt, sling bag and water bottle (online also receive headsets).

Important Dates

May 3 - Wear a Hat for Mental Health

May 3 - Hot Lunch - Subway

May 4 - Early Dismissal 2:06 pm - Staff Meeting

May 4 - Early Dismissal - Staff Meeting

May 10 - Spring Plant Fundraiser order pick up starts today

May 17 - Hot Lunch - Dominos

May 25 - Last Parent Council & Parent Society Meeting of this school year - via Google Meet and/or at JSS - 7 pm

May 30 - Summer Book Swap - Learning Commons

May 31 - Hot Lunch Subway

June 1 - Reading University Registration Deadline

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.