PA Meeting and an Introduction to the Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) Program
Time & Location
About The Event
6:00PM: JICS Parents' Association Meeting
JICS Parents' Association meetings are held three times per year. They are a great way to meet other parents, get to know what is going on at the school, ask questions, and have a voice.
7:00PM-8:30PM: An Introduction to the Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) Program
We are delighted to announce that the Lab School staff are collaborating with the Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) program, which operates in partnership with Earth Day Canada. The OPAL program aims to improve the quality of active and creative outdoor play for students by transforming the culture of play at school. This Spring, you may begin to notice some changes to how we play outdoors during recess time, and how we connect play to students’ learning across all the grades. These may include:
• more creative and open-ended ways to play outside
• more opportunities for students to take responsibility for their play
• play with upcycled materials and natural loose parts
• outdoor play in all-weather and all seasons
• more guided learning on how students manage risk in play
Please join us on May 21st at 7pm, following the PA meeting at 6pm, to meet the OPAL experts that we are working with and hear more about the OPAL program.
We are eagerly looking forward to increasing the range of materials available for the children in order to enrich their play and support their overall sense of well-being at school. You may have noticed the beginning of this change, with the new blue blocks purchased from Imagination Playground. Look for more loose parts coming soon to our school yard!
Children can be registered for babysitting through your RSVP or by emailing Chriss Bogert. The deadline for registering for free babysitting has been extended to Monday May 20th!