JSS Newsletter

Jack Stuart School - December 2021

Administrator's Message

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

The Gift of Giving

Our gift of giving to others is priceless.

  • help others eg. snow shovelling, picking up groceries for someone who can't go to the store
  • making time for others by calling/FaceTime
  • give thank you cards
  • leave a positive message on people's windshields
Make this Christmas season extra special by giving yourself to others.

Caught in the Matrix - Monthly student recognition of students doing the right thing when no one is looking. Each month we will recognize one student from every class and on the bus. The student will have their picture taken then placed on the front lobby bulletin board and receive a prize. We are very proud of our students living the school pledge each day.

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JSS School Council/Parents' Society Report

By Terra Manion, School Council President



Fundraising is still ongoing for our zero barrier, fully inclusive playground as well as replacement chrome books, classroom supplies and anything else that may be needed in the future. This year we have given the school a $2000 discretionary fund and will be installing an outdoor Gaga Ball Pit this week. We will also be providing a staff appreciation lunch during the last week of school before the break.

This year's DFS fundraiser profit was $4300. Thank you to everyone that supported this fundraising event.

The 50/50 Fundraiser Draw DEADLINE is Thurs., Dec.2 at midnight. The jackpot is growing so don’t forget to buy your tickets before the Dec. 3 draw. Click here to purchase a ticket online.

The Save-On Foods fundraiser is ongoing, please continue to submit your receipts in store to ensure your purchases are credited to JSS.

In the new year we will be organizing a Rolling Hills Coffee fundraiser.

If anyone is interested in taking over as the Fundraiser Coordinator, the position remains open.

There will be NO School Council meeting in December. The next School Council Virtual Meeting will be on Jan. 26 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.

C.O.R.E - School Resource Officer

Cst. John Fernhout | School Resource Officer

Camrose Police Service | City of Camrose

The School Resource Officer (SRO) program is excited to train new CORE facilitators who will be teaching at our schools in the new year at both the grade 3 and 6 levels.

Please see the attachment for some information on the SRO, CORE Program, and CORE Facilitators.

Hot Lunch - Subway

Subway will be the provider for the December Hot Lunch Program. Orders will be delivered on Thurs., Dec. 16. 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 DEC. 9. No late orders will be accepted.

If you have any questions, please call the office.

Silent Santa 2021 - Kinsmen Club of Camrose

Each year the Kinette Club of Camrose, in conjunction with the Christmas Cheer Fund provides gifts for children in families facing economic hardship. This year the need will be even greater than usual. They are asking the community to donate new, unwrapped gifts at various locations around town. They also require monetary donations to purchase toys, books, hats & mitts where there is a shortage.

Packing for this year's toy hampers will take place early to ensure delivery for Christmas. Please ensure your gifts are donated by Dec. 10th.

Monetary donations may be left at Shuman Insurance Ltd. 4882 - 50 St. Camrose.

Feel free to contact any of the following Kinette Members if you have time to offer or to arrange a toy pick up. Amanda Dyer 780-678-4496; Karen Cunningham 780-679-6860; Holly McLennan 780-781-6831; Cathy Pacholek 780-672-0976; Kathy Schwab 780-672-8073 or Chris Shuman 780-672-5522.

Thank you for helping bring Christmas to children in our community.

City of Camrose Events

Christine McCord | cmccord@camrose.ca

Upcoming City of Camrose events available to students and/or parents:

Craft Day - Dec. 18: 10am-12pm for kids and from 1pm-3pm for adults

Winter Adventure Camp - Dec. 28-30

New Year's Eve toboggan party - Dec. 31: 1-4 pm at Jubilee Park

Important Dates

Thurs Dec 2 - Early Dismissal 2:06 pm - Staff Meeting

Mon Dec 13 - Christmas Hat Day

Tues Dec 14 - Red/Green Day

Wed Dec 15 - Christmas Socks Day

Thurs Dec 16 - Christmas Sweater Day; Hot Lunch Day

Fri Dec 17 - PJ Day with cookies and milk

Dec. 18 - Christmas Break begins

Mon Jan 3 - Classes Resume

Thurs Jan 6 - Early Dismissal 2:06 pm - Staff Meeting

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.