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Thank you Grade 1s, Music Night, & Haiku

Family Fun Night Thank you!

On behalf of the entire school community I thank every parent in the Grade One class for the inspiring and very much appreciated planning behind Family Fun Night 2018. This team of parents thought of everything and put their imprint on the evening in thoughtful, fun-loving, and memorable ways. Many families commented on the much appreciated “return of the hot dog”; the new games; the range of events; the dancers; the leadership the team afforded the Grade 6 student and the inclusion of student-run clubs: The Animal Cruelty Prevention Club and The Emergency Care Group Club; the layout of the playground; and the fun for all. The playground was cleaned in record time following the event! In short, FFN was a triumph. Again, we thank you and I want to particularly acknowledge the exemplary leadership of Jennifer Lambert and Jamie Deans.

Please see some photos of the evening on our twitter account:

Music Night – Thursday (May 31) evening!

We look forward to gathering together again on Thursday at 6:45 pm at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts (TSP), 427 Bloor Street West at Walmer Road for our annual celebration of music. This event will be an opportunity to for our community say thank you to JICS Director, Clare Kosnik, who has completed her term as director. Here is more important information:

Haiku Poetry

All JICS children were involved in a study of haiku poetry this year with haiku research expert, Prof. Makoto Nakanishi, Ehime University, who traveled multiple times from Japan to conduct professional development with the JICS teachers. A beautiful booklet with poems from every child, JK to Grade 6 (the Nursery created collaborative poems also included in the booklet) has been created by JK teacher, David Osorio. The book will be available for purchase on MUSIC NIGHT in the foyer of Trinity St. Paul’s Centre with a suggested price of $5. All proceeds will go to the Patrick Harvie Arts Fund that supports Arts enrichment at JICS.

Coffee and Conversation – Friday, June 8 at drop off

This year, the JICS Parent Education Committee has offered many wonderful learning opportunities to the JICS parent community. OnFriday, June 8, at 8:50 am we are hosting the final parent-focused event of the year: a drop-in parent “Coffee & Conversation”. Let’s meet at the garden in front of the school after drop off for some coffee and an opportunity to hear a bit from me about the JICS approach to teaching haiku that has been developed with visiting expert Prof. Makoto Nakanishi. *Bring your own “JICS mug” or purchase it from the Parents’ Association at the event! (We will have back up cups, too.)

Movie Night

Due to the Ontario General Elections on June 7, the Family Movie Night has been cancelled. The PA will plan a date in the new school year. Popcorn included!

All the best,




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