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Wednesday Program, Library, Lost & Found, School Closures, Food Drive

Topics covered in this post:

  1. Wednesday Afternoon Program Winter Registration

  2. Supporting the JICS Library

  3. Lost and Found

  4. School Closures

  5. JICS Holiday Food Drive

  6. APHD Research Gala at JICS

  7. OISE Winter Wonderland Community Skate

  8. Upcoming November Events

  9. Upcoming December Events


1. Wednesday Afternoon Program Winter Registration

Registration forms for the Winter term will be available for download on our website on Friday, November 15 at 5:00pm. Nancy will begin to collect the registration forms beginning Monday, November 18 at 8:00 am.

The Winter term will begin Wed. Dec. 4 and end Wed. Mar. 4, 2020. The Spring term will begin Wed. March 25, 2020 and end June 10, 2020.​


2. Supporting the JICS Library

We know that our students love to read and that books are cherished at JICS. Books can make us laugh, make us sad, and build our knowledge of the world. We believe it is essential for our students to have access to quality and diverse books. We are always on the hunt for new ones that explore topics that are important learning and we want to be certain that our curated collection represents a wide variety of perspectives and experiences, allowing all children to know they are valued and represented. Along with new additions, favourite books need to be replaced because they have been so loved.

As part of our PD Day at Six Nations of the Grand River First Nations Reserve on November 8, we visited GoodMinds Book Store, the leading source for purchasing bias-free teaching resources related to Indigenous studies, and added many books to add to our collection! 10% of all sales went to support libraries in First Nations communities.

The Jackman ICS Library runs an ongoing fundraiser through Indigo. When you purchase gift cards through this link, 20% of your purchase amount is given to JICS to spend on books! The gift card arrives in your email, and then online or in-person purchases can be made from Indigo.

Please consider using the link when you are purchasing for family, colleagues, or loved ones.

We will also be celebrating the love of reading with a JICS (Pyjama Party) Book Night on December 5, from 6:00-7:30 with a book fair by Another Story Bookshop. More details coming soon!


3. Lost and Found

Lost articles are stored in the hall outside near the courtyard near the Nursery classroom.Please take a look during parent/teacher interview times to see whether you identify any items that belong to you child. All items that have children’s names have already been returned to the child.


4. School Closures

Should you be concerned about adverse weather conditions and/or school closure, information can be found on the University of Toronto Snow Line at 416-978-7669 (978-SNOW) or on our Jackman ICS Twitter feed which can be found on the right side of our website:

The Laboratory School remains open if the University of Toronto is open.


5. JICS Holiday Food Drive

Hello Parents,

The Grade Six social and Climate Justice Club is running a food drive to help the Avenue Road Food Bank. We would love for you to donate nonperishable food items, toiletries, baby products and more. All the products will be donated to the people in our community who visit the food bank because they can't afford to make ends meet. We would really appreciate it if you donated and it will give lots of people holiday joy.

People who shop at food banks need to do so for many reasons. Sometimes people

even have to choose between milk and shampoo, so donating toiletries is really helpful. When it is the holidays there is a lot of cheer. Let's share some to people who are not as lucky to have enough food. We will bring around boxes so classes can fill them with food. We are also collecting donations in the reception area by the fireplace. The due date to bring in food is December 10th as we will be delivering all the food to the food bank ourselves on December 11th. That is close to the holiday break so we will have an even bigger impact. The more food on the shelves of the food bank the better. During the holidays it’s nice when you come home to a full meal. At JICS we are very motivated to give a helping hand to others during the holidays.

Together we can make someone’s life change for the better. All you have to do is send non-perishable items, toiletries, or baby products with your kids to school. There they will put the items in a bin in their classroom and these will get collected by the club members and taken to the food bank. Thank you for reading and for helping the JICS Holiday Food Drive of 2019!


The Social and Climate Justice Club

PS. The students in this club are learning about the importance of activism that works towards effecting change, and acts of charity that help to provide needed services. The Club will be engaged in both types of work this year and we thank you for your support! - Chriss Bogert, VP


6. APHD Research Gala at JICS

Join the celebrations at this year’s Research Gala of the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, OISE. Faculty and students be sharing their research in a cocktail-style event with food, drinks, and musical entertainment. They will be highlighting recent award recipients and celebrating another outstanding year of excellence in research.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study

56 Spadina Road entrance

6:00-8:30 pm

Remarks will begin promptly at 6:30 pm



7. OISE Winter Wonderland Community Skate

Back by popular demand! We’re starting the holidays off right with the return of OISE Winter Wonderland and Community Skate:

Wednesday, December 1


Varsity Centre Arena

Catch up with faculty, staff, alumni, parents and students over a cup of hot chocolate and treats. Prizes are available for winning off-ice games and holiday treats will be offered. Other fun surprises to be announced during the event.

Bring your friends and families – all are welcome to attend this indoor event! Free skate and helmet rental will be available, but bring your own if possible as numbers are limited. Register


8. Upcoming November Events:

Wed 20 – Parent/Teacher Interviews - information about booking times here

Fri 29 – Last Day with Fall Intern (JK to Gr 6)


9. Upcoming December Events:

Wed 4 – Wednesday Afternoon Program Term 2 begins

Wed 4 – APHD Research Gala at JICS. Register

Wed 4 & Thur 5 – JICS Book Fair (8:30-4:00)

Thur 5 – JICS Book Night & Pyjama Party

Mon 9 & Tues 10 – Curling in Gr 1-6 Phys Ed

Wed 11 – OISE Winter Wonderland Community Skate. Register

Mon 16 – Progress Report Cards (Nursery to Gr 6) mailed home

Fri 20 – Grandpals “Festivals of Light” Holiday Sing-Along (details coming soon)


Photos from Staff PD at Six Nations of the Grand River First Nations Reserve




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