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Happy New Year!

Dear JICS Families

Welcome back!

I hope that your family holiday time had just the right balance of festive gatherings and restful solitude. We all look forward this week to hearing the special stories the children will share about their time away.


Re-enrolment forms were emailed out today for the 2019-2020 school year. The form and deposit are due in the office by Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The tuition represents a 3% increase from last year.


We want to remind everyone that the area in front of the school property is a drop-off zone from 8:30 – 9:00AM. We appreciate your cooperation in making children’s safety a priority.

Outdoor Play and Winter Weather

We do not let rain or snow get in our way of important outdoor play. Puddles are hard to resist for children of all ages! Please send your child/ren with outdoor clothing and footwear appropriate to weather conditions. Read more about our philosophy here.

School Closure Info Line: 416-978-SNOW (416-978-7669). The Lab School remains open if the University is open.

Parent Education #1: Research Night – January 21, 7:00-8:30PM

Please mark your calendars for our annual evening dedicated to informing parents about research that is conducted at the Lab School. More information about the speakers will be shared soon.

Parent Education #2: A UofT In Your Neighbourhood Event - Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:30 – 7:30 PM LIVE-STREAMED EVENT. Register here

Manage Your Health – Join UofT friends for a panel discussion that explores the healing and preventative powers of exercise.


  • Dr. Dina Brooks (BScPT, MSc, PhD), Professor and Physiotherapist, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

  • Agnes Makowski (BScPT) U of T alumna and Physiotherapist, Athletic Edge Sports Medicine

  • Dr. Euson Yeung (BScPT, MEd, FCAMPT, PhD), Assistant Professor and Physiotherapist, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

  • Moderated by Dr. Brenda Mori (BScPT, MSc, PhD) Associate Professor and Physiotherapist Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Physical activity can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases from type 2 diabetes to cardiovascular disease. It has the healing and preventative powers of immediate and long-term health benefits, and can improve your quality of life. During this discussion, panelists will share some important information and tips on the benefits of physical activity, and will also identify ways that you can assess your own physical activity levels. The discussion will include a lively Q&A, and the panelists will even show you some examples of exercises to get you moving!

Upcoming Dates to Note: ​​

January 9 to January 11: Grade 3s and Grade 4s at Camp Tawingo

Monday, January 21: Research Night 7:00-8:30 at JICS

Wednesday, January 23: Reenrolment form and deposit due for 2019-2020

Thursday, January 24: Nursery Open House for prospective parents

For more important dates, please refer to our School Calendar



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