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Art & Music Night, June Camp, New JICS Gear, Hot Dog Night, Photos, and More!

Updated: May 16, 2023

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Grade 1 Class sits and stands atop a wall
The Grade 1s look for signs of Spring in the park

1. Art Night & Music Night

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 6:15pm–6:45pm | Art Night (school displays) 7:00pm–8:00pm | Music Night (gym/auditorium)

There is music in the air! Each class, JK to Grade 6, is practicing songs for our annual Music Night. For the first time since 2019, we will be hosting Music Night in person in our gymnasium/auditorium – the J. Fraser Mustard Assembly Hall. Please come and enjoy an evening of music-making with the JICS children and their Music Teachers, Suzanne Schwenger and Russell Hersen.

To make this year’s Music Night extra special, we are combining Music Night with Art Night. We invite families to arrive at 6:15pm to tour the art on display. JICS Art Teacher, Tara Rousseau has designed a beautiful experience for families. A map will be provided with teacher helpers along the way for a self-guided tour. We ask that families arrive from Walmer Road and stay together (children stay with their parent/s) to appreciate the incredible art created by the children that will be on display throughout the school. The children should be delivered to their classrooms at 6:45pm. Parents will head to the gymnasium at this time and the classes will enter the gymnasium at 7:00pm

The children are asked to wear dark pants, shorts, or skirt and a white top.

All JK to Grade 6 students are part of the Music presentations. Nursery children and families are welcome to attend as audience members.

The Music Program is just over an hour in length, and we ask that you stay for the entire show so that all performers can enjoy a full and attentive audience.

Children will sit with their teachers on the floor and parents and guests will be seated in the auditorium seats where the sound will be glorious, and the view is perfect.

There will be a voluntary collection at the end of the evening to support the JICS Patrick Harvie Arts Committee in further enriching our arts programs.


2. June Camp

Monday, June 19, 2023 – Thursday, June 29, 2023

The ICS Daycare is very happy to offer a June Camp from Monday, June 19 to Thursday, June 29. Camp will take place every week day from 8:00am to 6:00pm at JICS.

There will be Four Cohorts at JICS Camp:

  • Nursery/JK

  • SK/Gr 1

  • Gr 2/Gr 3

  • Gr 4/Gr 5/Gr 6

There are exciting changes to the format this year with 4 stations:

  1. Art Works: with a range of art media for children to use in their creations.

  2. Building: offering children the opportunity to construct large structures using large pieces of wood, planks, and bunts.

  3. Board Games: a selection of age-appropriate board games

  4. Gym Room: use of sport equipment in the gym. Each cohort will be in the gym for 1 hour/day.

Due to the ongoing playground renovations, the Camp activities will be held in the school. Participants will also use the new temporary playground and local parks.

Snacks will be provided. Children will need to bring their own lunch. More information regarding what to bring will be provided in June. In the meantime, parents are asked to update their Sandbox profile to ensure that all information is up to date.

Planned special outings include:

Trip to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada on Thursday, June 22

12:00pm sharp bus departure

4:30pm return to JICS.

Registration Information:

Cost: WEEK ONE: $325 | WEEK TWO: $260

Registration deadline: Friday, June 2, 2023

Register at: Please make subject of email "June camp" and indicate which week: Week 1 (June 19-23) or Week 2 (June 26-29) or both you would like to register for. Payment: Payment is possible by cheque or by etransfer payable to If paying by etransfer, please make etransfer question "What is the Principal's name?"


3. JICS Hot Dog Night 2023

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:00pm

Poster for JICS Hot Dog Night on June 7

Join us for our cherished annual JICS Hot Dog Night event!

This year we will be serving BOTH hot dogs and pizza. We have plans to celebrate the year with fun, games, and an opportunity for children to play and for parents and teachers to connect!

About the event:

What: casual community celebration with food and games. Please note that Hot Dog Night is a dry event this year.

Who: all JICS families and teachers

Where: Lab School gym (and surrounding areas)

When: Wednesday, June 7th 6:00-8:00pm

Cost: $15 for adults, $5 for kids, or a maximum of $40 for the whole family

Please purchase your tickets online and in advance to avoid line-ups and delays and to benefit from early bird pricing. Early purchase will also help the organizers plan for food and activities. Please save your confirmation email to present at the door for entry (proof of purchase will be electronic to avoid paper waste).

Please note tickets will also be sold at the door cash only at a cost of $20 for adults, $8 for children.


4. JICS x Al Runt Spirit Gear!

The JICS PA is thrilled to announce a partnership with the legendary artist Al Runt to create an exclusive line of JICS spirit gear! Al Runt is a Toronto street artist whom you may know from the art on Lee’s Palace on Bloor West and various locations along Queen West to Kensington Market and Little India.

The goals of this partnership are to promote a strong sense of community and to drive JICS' mission of providing the highest quality education to our students. We are excited to embark on this partnership with Al Runt and look forward to showcasing our JICS spirit in style!

If you are interested in purchasing any apparel (t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and/or totes) please submit your request form no later than May 18, 2023. Prices will be $23 + tax (for tote), $24 + tax (for t-shirts) and $36 + tax (for hoodies).

CLICK HERE for the link to the order form.

*Please note that each page of the order form is for a different size (toddler, youth, and adult)


5. Photos from the Week at JICS


6. Upcoming May Events

May is Asian Heritage Month

Wed 17 – Parent/Teacher Interviews (sign up info here)

Mon 22 – Victoria Day (School and Daycare closed)

Wed 24 – Art & Music Night (more info coming soon)

Thur 25 to Sat 27 – Shavuot

Tues 30 – Parents of BIPOC children meeting (more info coming soon)

Wed 31 – Games Day (more info coming soon)


7. Upcoming June Events

Canada's National Indigenous History Month & World Pride Month

Fri 2Deadline to register for ICS Daycare June Camp (June 19-29)

Wed 7 – Hot Dog Night (Info and Tickets)

Thur 15 – Grade 6 Graduation

Fri 16 – Last day of school. Noon dismissal. (Daycare open until 6:00pm)

Mon 19 to Thur 29 – Daycare June Camp

Fri 23 – Report Cards mailed home

Fri 30 – UofT President’s Day (all UofT closed, including JICS building)





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