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Lunar New Year, Historic Naming Opportunities, Letter from PA President, and more!

Topics covered in this post:

  1. Lunar New Year

  2. Message from Parents’ Association President

  3. Historic Naming Opportunities – Make Your Mark!

  4. Update on Tuition Support Fund

  5. Parent Education – Lunch and Learn with Ellie

  6. Parent Education – Parent2Parent Conference 2023

  7. Update on Drive to Support Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

  8. JICS Skate Swap

  9. Natural Curiosity Interview

  10. Photos of the Week at JICS

  11. Upcoming January Events

  12. Upcoming February Events

SK Students in Drama
SK Students in Drama
 

1. Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year begins on Sunday, January 22. Throughout next week, each class will celebrate and learn about this joyous festival celebrated in many Asian countries. The colour red is associated with celebrating Lunar New Year and we encourage students to wear red throughout the week particularly on Friday, January 27 as a school wide community.


At the JICS Lab School, we are so fortunate to have families from diverse backgrounds. If you celebrate Lunar New Year, please enrich our learning by sharing your culture. Don't hesitate to get in touch with your child's teachers.

 

2. Message from Parents’ Association President


Dear JICS parent community,


Happy New Year, and welcome back to JICS! We, at the PA, hope that you had a rejuvenating break, and look forward to continuing to work on your behalf in 2023. Our plans for the coming months include a number of parent education events, an informal social (to be held in conjunction with research night), hot dog night, and many other activities to be advertised through the school's weekly blog.


Please mark your calendars. Our first All-Parents PA Meeting of the year will be held on Monday, 23 January from 7-8pm on Zoom.


The meeting will be held virtually. Please use this Zoom link to join: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/86406151102


The password was included in the email notice for this Parent Information POST (Subject: "Weekly Info" Sent on: Jan 19, 2023).


We will be discussing our upcoming plans and the PA's finances. Richard and Chriss will also provide a general update about the school. We very much h