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Daycare PD Days, PA, Remembrance Day, Recycling Wrappers

Topics covered in this post: School Closed for PD Day and Midterm Holiday (Friday, Nov 8 and Monday, Nov 11) Letter from PA President Remembrance Day at JICS Gratitude Happy Halloween Nut-Free Candies and Recycling Wrappers UNICEF Upcoming November Events 1. PD Day – Friday, November 8 (School closed, Daycare open) During this day of professional learning (Friday, November 8), the JICS teachers and staff will travel to the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nations Reserve in Ohsweken, Ontario (near Brantford). We will tour the Kayanase Greenhouse and Longhouse, the Woodland Cultural Center, and purchase indigenous books for our collection from the GoodMinds Bookstore. One of the calls to

Arrival, Halloween, Parent/Teacher Interviews

Topics covered in this post: Happy Diwali Morning Arrival Parents’ Association Meeting and Student Well-Being Presentation Halloween Halloween Candy UNICEF Parent/Teacher Interview sign-up Trash Team Message Harry Potter Day – Thanks Upcoming October Events Upcoming November Events 1. Happy Diwali We are so fortunate to have a beautifully diverse community at JICS! Growing and learning among individuals who share divergent life stories and appreciating their cultures is an invaluable aspect of a true education. This morning, the children were greeted with colourful decorations, diyas, and a welcoming flower-petal rangoli thanks to a team of parents who arrived extra early (7:00am!) to prepar

Parent Ed Event, Diwali Dancers, Indoor Shoes, United Way

Topics covered in this post: Parents’ Association Meeting and Parent Ed Event – Oct 28 Girls’ Basketball Team Diwali Dancers Proper Footwear for Phys Ed United Way Campaign Note from Trash Team Upcoming October Events Upcoming November Events 1. Parents’ Association Meeting & Parent Ed Event – Oct 28 All JICS parents are encouraged to attend the first PA meeting of the year on Monday, October 28, 6:00pm in Room 363. This is your opportunity to learn about the PA financials, this year’s PA goals, fundraising efforts, and a report from Principal, Richard Messina which will include information about UofT’s new 2020-2021 JICS tuition payment schedule. Following the PA Parent Meeting, join us for

Parent Ed, UNICEF, Harry Potter Day, Diwali, Cultural Celebrations

Topics covered in this post: Happy Thanksgiving Parent Education Events UNICEF Harry Potter Day at JICS with Principal-for-the-Day, Sarah Financial Support Diwali Celebrations Cultural Celebrations Trash Team Tip of the Week UofT Arbor Awards JICS Running Club – Cross-Country Team Upcoming October Events 1. Happy Thanksgiving School and Daycare closed on Monday, October 14. Enjoy the long weekend. 2. Parent Education Events On Monday, October 28, 7:00-8:30 pm (following the Parents’ Association Meeting at 6:00pm) the PA Parent Education Committee has organized a presentation for parents on “Student Well-Being” with JICS French and Wellness teacher, Christel Durand and JICS Social Worker, Lau

PA Note, Courtyard

Topics covered in this post: Message from PA President JICS’ own Forest (in the courtyard) Note from JICS “Trash Team” Good Luck to JICS Running Club – Cross Country Team Curriculum Night – Thanks Orange Shirt Day – Thanks Global Climate Strike – JICS in the News! Upcoming October Events 1. Message for JICS Parents’ Association President, Deepta PA Fees & Donations This is a gentle reminder to those who have not done so already to please pay your PA Fees/Donations. These fees go a long way to ensure that every family is supported. Here are a few examples of how PA funds are used to build our community: Lice screening (3x per year) Parent Social (September 10th, 2019 – thanks for coming out!)



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