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MA Students, Parent Ed, Parenting Series

Topics covered in this post:

  1. Persian New Year

  2. Lice Check

  3. Final Days with Teacher Candidates

  4. Parent Education: March 25

  5. Read-A-Thon

  6. Parent Education: JICS Parenting Workshop Series - Session 4


  8. Upcoming March Events


1. Persian New Year

May every day of the new year glow with good cheer and happiness for you and your family!

Nowruz Mobarak!


2. Lice Check

Thanks to the Parents’ Association for funding today’s successful lice check. There are no cases of lice in our school!


3. Final Days with Teacher Candidates

Beginning in September, we have adult students from the JICS MA in Child Study and Education Program (teacher education program) in our JK to Grade 6 classrooms. March 25 is the official last day for the Winter Interns and for the Block 2 Teacher Candidates. We are grateful for their support in our classrooms and wish them all the best as they continue their development as future teachers.


4. Parent Education: March 25

Book and Ticket Event: Gutter Child with author Jael Richardson

March 25th | 7:00pm

Join us for a night of Q&A with author Jael Richardson moderated by Harper Collins Editor and JICS Parent, Jennifer Lambert.

The JICS Parents' Association has purchased five copies of Gutter Child for the school library. If a member of the community would like to attend but does not have the means to purchase a book/ticket, please contact Richard directly for a link to the event.

This is a book and ticket event.

Click here to purchase Gutter Child from Another Story and enter the code "JICS Gutter Child event" in the payment section to receive a ticket to the event.

After you have purchased the book from Another Story, they will send you an email with the zoom link to the event with Jael Richardson. Chriss and Richard have both read the book already and said it is excellent. They hope to see you there!


5. Read-A-Thon

Thank you for supporting our annual JICS Library fundraiser. The funds gathered go directly toward visiting authors, illustrators, and storytellers, and to purchasing books for the library.


6. Parent Education: JICS Parenting Workshop Series - Session 4

If you missed the recent workshop with JICS Social Worker, Ellie Lathrop “Mindful Parenting: Cultivating compassion and awareness” (March 16) you can view the recording of it, as well as other sessions in this series in our JICS Dropbox.

To go along with her talk, Ellie has created this 1-page Mindful Parenting summary to share some of the resources mentioned:

Mindful Parenting 1 page summary
Download PDF • 174KB



8. Upcoming March Events

Fri 19 – Rescheduled March Break. School closed

Sun 21 – Nowruz, Persian New Year's Day

Thurs 25 – Parent Ed Event: Gutter Child with author Jael Richardson | 7:00pm (More info)

Fri 26 – Rescheduled March Break. School closed

Sat 27 – Passover begins (evening)

Sun 28 & Mon 29 – First 2 days of Passover

Parent Information Post Talks 9:30 - 10:00am (Zoom link) will take place on Thursdays in March:

Thurs 18

Thurs 25


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