JSS Newsletter

Jack Stuart School - September 2021

Administrator's Message

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

Welcome Back!

We have had an awesome first week back to school. We held our Welcome Back assembly on September 10, which was wonderful to gather safely as a Jack Stuart family to introduce staff, welcome new students, hand out Reading University certificates, hear about photo club and sport opportunities.

You will notice that our newsletter format has changed to a web based format to help parents easily access our monthly newsletter. There is important information each month so please take a few minutes to review the newsletter.

Our primary communication with home will be via School Messenger. If you are not receiving emails or text messages, please contact the school to ensure we have your correct email address and phone number.

Communication between school and home is very important to the success of your children's education. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions, concerns or information that teachers need to know to support your child.

Student safety coming to and leaving school is a priority. Thank you parents for ensuring that students are either dropped off in the parking lot zones, walked to the classroom or are using the sidewalk/crosswalk each day and adhering to the posted signs of no parking from 8 am to 5 pm. Our BRSD safety officer has directed us to ensure students are not crossing the meridian/bus lane where yellow bus, Handi-Van and parents vehicles in the handicap zone travel. Thank you for your cooperation.

We wish all students and staff a fantastic school year of learning and growing.


Our school newsletters will only be available electronically. The newsletter will be sent to families through School Messenger and a copy will be posted on our school website.

Frequent, high quality communication is essential. Parents can expect contact from classroom teachers through monthly class newsletters or weekly news emails, phone calls, student agendas and emails.

Safe Arrivals Program

A practice at Jack Stuart School is to have parents contact the school before 8:30 am in the morning if their child will be absent from school. If a student is absent and we have not received a call from the parent, we will make every attempt to contact parents to verify an absence.

BELL SCHEDULE for 2021/22

8:15 am - Students enter school

8:30 am - Classes begin with announcements

10:13 am - AM snack/recess dismissal bell

10:43 am - Classes resume

12:26 - 1:06 pm - Lunch/recess dismissal bell

1:06 pm - Classes resume

3:06 pm - Dismissal

** On the monthly early dismissal days (1st Thursday of every month)

students will be dismissed at 2:06 pm.

Student Drop off and Pick up

There are three drop off zones in the parking lot: One as you enter, one at the south end of the lot and one by the bike rack. Adults can also park in the visitor parking section of the parking lot and then walk their child to the cross walk or to their child's class door.

Please help keep our students safe by not walking between vehicles.

For pick up, your child can wait outside their classroom door or meet you at the crosswalk where you can walk them to your vehicle. Please do not walk between vehicles.

Please adhere to the posted traffic signs - no parking on Mount Pleasant Drive.

School Council

Jack Stuart School has enjoyed a supportive and effective school council. The school council has a very important advisory role to play in the functioning of the school. If you are interested in taking part, we would appreciate your involvement. Meetings are usually held every month and run just over an hour. School council meetings will be virtual (a link will be sent out prior to the meeting).

You do not need to hold a position to attend the meetings. Thoughts and input are always welcome.

The first school council meeting is scheduled for Wed., Sept. 29th at 7 pm.

2021-2022 School Staff

Mrs. Z. Lazaruik, Principal
Mr. T. Sikorski - Assistant Principal
Miss. A. Remesoff - Pre-Kindergarten
Mrs. K. Skoglund - KMW
Mrs. A. Blue - KMW
Ms. M. Broekhuizen - KTT
Mrs. B. Buckland - EXCEL
Mrs. L. Atema - Grade 1A
Ms. J. Ewasko - Grade 1E
Mrs. J. Fleck - Grade 2F
Mrs. N. Harty - Grade 2H
Mrs. J. Desjardins - Grade 3D
Ms. B. Knull - Grade 3K

Mrs. J. Allen - Grade 4A

Mrs. M. Steil - Grade 4S

Mrs. J. Mitchell - Grade 5M

Mrs. K. Radchenko - Grade 5R

Mr. J. Nelson - Physical Education

Support Staff:

Mrs. L. Macahonic - Administrative Assistant

Mrs. S. Biletski - Learning Commons Facilitator

Mrs. T. Bonter - Educational Assistant

Mrs. J. Lechelt - Pre-K Educational Assistant

Mrs. M. Levitt - Educational Assistant

Mrs. C. Miller - Educational Assistant

Mrs. J. Raynard - Educational Assistant

Mr. M. Schielke - Educational Assistant

Mrs. J. Smith - Educational Assistant

Mrs. S. Thiessen - Educational Assistant

Miss. D. Weiler - Educational Assistant

Mrs. N. Woods - Educational Assistant

Mrs. J. Wrubleski - Educational Assistant

Other Staff:

Mr L. Lam - Custodian

Mrs. C. Fitzgerald - Family School Liaison Worker

Ms. C. Heck - Family School Liaison Worker

JSS Vikings - Cross Country Club

3:15 - 3:45 pm - Tuesdays and Thursdays

JSS Vikings Cross Country Club will meet in the gym after school to run on the Valley trails.

Practices will run every Tuesday & Thursday until Oct. 14th.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

"Tell me about your child"

September 23, 2021

Time: 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Information will be sent home to sign up for an appointment. Parents can book in-person, virtual or phone interviews.

Terry Fox Run

Jack Stuart School will be participating in this year's Terry Fox School Run for cancer research. The run will take place on September 24.

All fundraising will be done online this year.

National Truth and Reconciliation Day

On Monday, September 13th, a special meeting of the board was held, the trustees passed a motion to close BRSD schools and worksites on September 30th, 2021 to recognize the National Truth and Reconciliation day.

School photos scheduled for this day

have been rescheduled to October 19th.

Important Dates

Sept. 23 - Virtual Parent/Teacher Interviews 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Sept. 24 - Terry Fox Run

Sept. 29 - Orange Shirt Day

Sept. 29 - New Norway Cross Country Run

Sept. 29 - School Council Meeting @7 pm

Sept. 30 - No School - National Truth and Reconciliation Day (Picture Day rescheduled for Oct. 19th)

Oct. 1 - No School - Staff Collaboration Day

Oct. 7 - Early Dismissal 2:06 pm

School Happenings

Jack Stuart School provides convenient ways for parents to stay connected to important information and events at school. It is vital that parents know and use the different lines of communication that are available.

Learn about our school happenings in these ways:
  • School newsletters every first Wednesday of every month. Please sign up to receive the newsletter through School Messenger. The newsletter will also be posted on our website
  • School web page
  • Jack Stuart Council Facebook page
  • Twitter users can follow us @jstuartschool

Wishing our students a successful 2021/22 school year!

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.