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Last Days of 2018-2019 School Year

Dear Jackman ICS Parents,


We are poised for our final year end celebrations – Grade 6 graduation tomorrow and our last assembly with the children on Friday. I want to send you June and summer news and, on behalf of the entire staff, best of wishes for the summer! Please look for profiles of our graduates in the June issue of the School Sway which will be ready soon. On Friday we will say a fond farewell to our Grade 6 graduates. We share in their parents’ pride for all that these children have accomplished and have ahead of them. Invited guests, staff and all children (JK to Gr 5) are gathering for Grade 6 graduation which will take place Thursday afternoon and will feature an original play performed by our Grade 6s as a gift to the school community. Many thanks to Sarah Murray, our Drama Teacher, who directs the play; teachers: Ben, Krista, Nick, Judith and Rabia; and the parents who have arranged a reception following graduation for Grade 6 families.

Last Day – Friday, June 14

We will start the day with a final school assembly of the year. The school day ends at noon, and the Day Care is open 12-6pm. JK to Gr 5 children will gather in the yard at 11:50 to “clap out” our Grade 6 Graduates – please join us if you can! Day Care children will proceed to Day Care. There is no hot lunch program on Friday.

School Forms & Summer Communications

Thank you for completing the online school forms for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have not done so, please complete the forms as soon as possible so that Nancy can begin to share the important information with your child’s teacher. In August, an email will be sent to all families with information from the Parents’ Association, Wednesday Afternoon Program, the new hot lunch provider, and more. The Nursery teacher, Norah L'Esperance, will write to all Nursery families inviting an update on their child's summer and informing each family of their staggered start date. Other teachers will be in touch in a range of ways. Please don't hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions at all.

Thank you to our wonderful JICS Parents for the Staff Appreciation Tea

On Tuesday, the teachers and staff were invited to a special afterschool tea. It was a 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, Shone Joos, Karen Ng and all of the parents who contributed and organized to this wonderful event. We are so fortunate to have such amazing families in our community and the staff feel very appreciated!

JICS Library Books

Please look around your home to find any JICS library books and kindly return them to Krista.

Lost and Found

We have boxes full of children’s clothing that is not labelled but needs to return home. Please take the time to check our lost and found items by the courtyard doors.

Report Cards

Report cards will be mailed by the end of June.

Summer in the Jackman ICS School Office

Richard, Chriss, Nancy, and Paige will be around much of the summer. The main entrance to 45 Walmer Road will be accessible during the summer months.

Daycare June Camp

Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 28, 8:00am to 6:00pm

Entrance to the camp will be through the playground into the south doors of the school. Rooms used will be the Nursery classroom, the lunchroom, the gym, and the playground. Register here

All the best,


Richard Messina | Principal

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education | University of Toronto

Staff Appreciation Tea - Thank you, parents!

Games Day 2019!



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