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Games Day, Parents of BIPOC Children Meeting, & Hot Dog Night

Updated: May 27

JICS at a Glance

We've condensed the important highlights for your convenience:

Topics covered in this post:


1. Games Day

We are delighted to be able to organize our annual JK to Gr 6 Games Day on the morning of Wednesday, May 29 (rain date is morning of Thursday, May 30). Information will arrive home soon about “team colours.” Pairs of children from each class are grouped in multi-age teams and together they rotate through a series of fun challenges run by JICS staff such as limbo, Pictionary, bean bag toss, etc., in the school yard. Snacks and drinks are kindly provided by the Parents’ Association. If you are able to be a parent-volunteer at the snack stand, please email Lisa.


2. Art Night & Music Night - Tonight

6:15-6:50pm Art Display (school halls)

7:00-8:30pm Musical Performance (gym/auditorium)


Each class, JK to Grade 6, is practicing songs for our annual Music Night held in the J. Fraser Mustard Assembly Hall (our school gym). Please come and enjoy an evening of music-making with the JICS children and their Music Teachers, Suzanne Schwenger and Russell Hersen.


Doors open at 6:15pm and we invite families to arrive anytime (6:15 to 6:30pm) 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 6:50pm. 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 gym 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 cash collection at the end of the evening to support the JICS Patrick Harvie Arts Committee in further enriching our arts programs.


3. Parents of BIPOC Children Meeting

Tuesday May 28

7:00 - 8:30pm

Room 120 JICS


Join us for the last meeting of the school year! Created by JICS parents for JICS parents, this meeting is designed for conversation and advocacy for families at JICS with BIPOC children. This meeting will be in-person at JICS and all parents of a BIPOC child are invited to attend.



4. 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.


5. June Camp - June 17 - 27

The ICS Daycare is very happy to offer a June Camp, June 17 to 27, 8:00am to 6:00pm.


The two Cohorts will be as follows:

  • Nursery, JK, SK, Grade 1

  • Grade 2 to Grade 6


There are the following exciting activities planned:

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

  • Building: offering children the opportunity to construct large structures using large

       pieces of wood, planks, and bunts.

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

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


Snacks will be provided. Children will need to bring their own lunch.  

Parents will need to provide the following: packed lunch, swim suit, water bottle, towel, labelled lotion (parents will need to sign authorization for us to apply) hat, proper shoes for playing and climbing.

Registration Information:

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

Registration deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024

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?"


6. Photos from the May 16th

Movie Night in Honour of Asian Heritage Month

Track Meet at Birchmount Stadium


10. Upcoming May Events

Asian Heritage Month

Thur 23 – Art & Music Night

Tues 28 – Parents of BIPOC Children Meeting - RVSP Here

Wed 29 – Games Day (rain date May 30)


11. 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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