Jack Stuart School - March 2022
The start of new beginnings. Our first new beginning is the lifting of cohorting and masking restrictions. For our students, this change will require an adjustment period, for example, learning how to play with a large group of students in the playground. Secondly, we were able to have a Student Recognition Assembly on March 1 to acknowledge those students who are living our school pledge by making good choices each day. We really enjoyed gathering as a family. Finally, we will start planning in-person field trips, which for some students will be a new experience as they have not been on a bus for two years. Our first field trip will be to the skating rink on Thursday March 24. More information on cost and schedule will be coming.
Kindergarten registration is open. Please see our website for more information. We are waiting for information when we can start registration for preschool.
By Mrs. Lazaruik, Principal & Mr. Sikorski, Assistant Principal
Covid Daily Health Checklist
Children should be screened every day by completing this checklist before going to school.
Caught in the Matrix
Many schools in BRSD use a Behaviour Matrix, which is a grid that outlines expected behaviours and life skills we want our students to learn. The JSS Behaviour Matrix is based on our school pledge: Take Care of Myself, Take Care of Others, Take Care of This Place.
Congratulations to the following students 'Caught in the Matrix' (doing the right thing without being asked) this month:
- Excel - Tyler
- Kindergarten - Aubrey & Nolan
- Grade 1 - Kash & Zaiden
- Grade 2 - Eve & Kiedis
- Grade 3 - Brinley & Chelsea
- Grade 4 - Mira & Rylee
- Grade 5 - Amrie & Nixon
- Bus - Kyle
Rock your Socks for Down Syndrome
Rock Your Socks Day is an international celebration of all peoples born with Down syndrome. In schools this day helps students respectfully understand differences in their world. At Jack Stuart we are also going to use this day to CELEBRATE our students with Down Syndrome. On March 21st students will gather in the gym to learn more about Down Syndrome and how our students with Down Syndrome make our school special, then have a sock hop to celebrate!
We are asking students to:
Rock your Socks on March 21!
Wear fun socks or even mis-matched socks as a way to show that different types, shapes and sizes of the same thing can be unique in their own way yet do the same thing
Lots of Socks!
Between March 14-21st students are encouraged to bring in a pair of new socks to donate to the Open Door
JSS School Council/Parents' Society Report
By Terra Manion, School Council President
Jack Stuart Parents’ Society is currently running a Rolling Hills Coffee Company fundraiser. All orders/payments are due by March 7th. If you or anyone you know drinks coffee, please consider buying a bag. You will be helping the school and supporting a local small business. Orders should arrive at the school before spring break and can be sent home with students or picked up. Thank you for your support!
The Alberta School Council Association will be running some free workshops in the coming months that are open to anyone. The first being March. 15 - School Council Purpose. If anyone is interested in attending, please let Terra know so she can send you the info.
If shop at Save-On-Foods, please tell a cashier that you would like to donate your receipt to our school and we will get 5% back.
Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who helped serve parfaits on Pink Shirt Day. Students and staff were excited and grateful to receive a treat from our hardworking volunteers. Thank you for coming to help make this event possible.
The next School Council Virtual Meeting will be on Mar. 23 at 7 pm, immediately followed by the JSS Parents' Society Meeting. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Get updates, ask questions and have your voice heard.
Hot Lunch Program - Subway
ORDERS MUST BE IN BY MIDNIGHT MAR. 16. No late orders will be accepted.
If you have any questions, please call the office.