Dear JICS Families,
School Forms are due now!
A reminder that the registration package for 2018/2019 School Year is ready and waiting for you in our online school form system, conveniently called “School Forms Online (SFO)”. Last summer, all current JICS families created an account, logged-on and submitted all forms online. Please see the link below to our SFO webpage which has important information regarding the forms you will complete and what you will receive in August: School Forms Online
We are extending the deadline to have the forms completed by Tuesday, June 12th.
Real Food for Real Kids hot lunch program registration now open
In addition, families who would like to register for the Real Food for Real Kids lunch program for the 2018/2019 school year can do so now at the following link: Register for the RFRK Lunch Program
Thank you to our wonderful JICS Lab School parents for the Staff Appreciation Lunch this week!
On Wednesday this week, parents organized a special lunch for the teachers and staff in the Lab School. It was an extraordinary and delicious feast prepared in the homes of many Lab School families, and presented so beautifully with names cards of the chefs beside their dishes. Many thanks to Amy Cheung and all of the parents who contributed to this wonderful luncheon. We are so fortunate to have such amazing families in our community and the staff feel very appreciated!
JICS in the Globe and Mail: Science Class in 1962
The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Lab School is 93 years young this year and has a storied history of innovation that is worthy of revisiting. The Globe and Mail seems to agree! The Globe is presenting an image from their archives every Monday. This week, a story from the Lab School back in 1962 was featured: Long before the current push to get girls studying STEM subjects, this Globe Magazine story found that science, technology, engineering and math basics were heartily embraced with age-appropriate experiments that engaged all its students.
“If they are introduced to science early enough,” the story states, “[the students’] fresh interest can be captured before it becomes dulled by adult attitudes and approaches.” So pass the telescope and the Bunsen burner, but let the kids be kids.