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Daycare June Camp Registration, Hot Dog Night, & School Calendar 2024-2025

JICS at a Glance

We've condensed the important highlights for your convenience:

Topics covered in this post:


1. Hot Dog Night

Save the date! The JICS annual Hot Dog Night will take place on Thursday, June 6th from 6:00-8:00pm in the school yard. To reduce waste, we ask that families please bring reuseable water bottles.


2. School Calendar 2024-2025

The holiday calendar for the 2024-2025 school year has been updated to include UofT Presidential Day on Friday, May 16 (The school and daycare will be closed). You can find the calendar in the “News and Events” section of the website and it will be included in the 2024-2025 Parent Handbook when it is published.


3. Daycare June Camp

Registration deadline is tomorrow, Friday, May 31.

Cost: WEEK ONE (June 17 to 21): $325 | WEEK TWO (June 24 to 27): $260

Families can register for one week or both weeks. Full Payments must made up front before a spot can be confirmed.

Please email the daycare at indicating the weeks, WEEK ONE, WEEK TWO, or BOTH.

Send payment via etransfer to and please make the etransfer question "What is the principal's first name?"



4. Art & Music Night Celebration

Last Thursday, JICS was a vibrant hub of creativity and talent during our spectacular Art & Music Night Celebration. The school was transformed into an art gallery and concert hall, showcasing the incredible creativity, joy, collaboration, and talent of our students. A heartfelt thank you to teachers Tara, Suzanne, and Russel, the creative forces behind this magical night. Your dedication to bringing the arts to JICS students in such a meaningful way is deeply appreciated.

We are happy to announce that we raised $480 in donations for The Patrick Harvie Arts Fund, which enhances arts education and experiences for our Lab School students. Thank you to everyone who contributed! If you wish to donate, please visit this link.


5. National Indigenous History Month

June marks National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This month, we honor the stories, achievements, and enduring presence of Indigenous Peoples, whose deep connection to this land continues to shape and enrich Canada.


6. Pride Month

June is also 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride Month, a celebration of diversity and an opportunity to raise awareness about the rich culture and history of our 2SLGBTQIA+ community among all staff and students. Here are a few of the many books available in the JICS library that celebrate PRIDE:

  • Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community by Robin Stevenson

  • Stonewall: A Building, an Uprising, a Revolution by Rob Sanders

  • Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights by Rob Sanders

  • This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman

  • Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders

  • Ghost’s Journey: A Refugee Story by Robin Stevenson

  • Love, Z by Jessie Sima

  • Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager

  • Donovan’s Big Day by Lesléa Newman

  • Gay and Lesbian History for Kids by Jerome Pohlen

For more events and activities happening across the city, check out Pride Toronto.


7. A Year of Lunch & Learn with Ellie

We are incredibly fortunate to have JICS Social Worker, Ellie Lathrop, offering parent workshops throughout the year. The following are the sessions held this year:

  • Supporting the Development of Empathy & Perspective Taking (Oct 26)

  • Parenting in the Digital Age: Supporting Your Relationship with Your Child and Their Tech (Dec 14)

  • The Social Lives of Children: How to Support Your Child Through the Ups and Downs of Friendship (Feb 8)

  • Supporting Your Child’s Relationship with Food (April 11)

Each 30-minute session was recorded and can be found here. Ellie welcomes suggestions for Lunch and Learn topics for the 2024-2025 school year.


8. Photos from the Week

Class of 2018 Alumni Event

Grade 1 & 2 Field Trip to Cedarvale Ravine

Games Day

Thank you to the Parents’ Association and to our parent volunteers for providing snacks and drinks!


9. Upcoming June Events

Canada's National Indigenous History Month & World Pride Month

Mon 3 to Wed 5 – Grade 6 trip to Montreal

Thur 6 – Hot Dog Night 6:00-8:00pm. Purchase tickets here

Thur 13 – 1:30pm Grade 6 Graduation. Guests: JK to Gr 5 students and Gr 6 parents.

Fri 14 – Last day of school. Noon dismissal. (Daycare open until 6:00pm)

Mon 17 to Thu 27 – Daycare June Camp

Fri 21 – Report Cards Posted Online

Fri 28 – University of Toronto President’s Day. (UofT closed. JICS building closed)




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