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Message from Social Worker, Thank you JICS Parents, School Closure, Message from Chriss

Topics covered in this post: Message from JICS Social Worker, Laura Thank you, Parents School Closure Internet Safety at Home Message from Chriss Newsletter Financial Support Upcoming April Events 1. A Message from JICS Social Worker, Laura It is completely understandable and normal to feel some anxiety right now, and it’s important to acknowledge this for ourselves and for our children. Please read the message from Laura, the JICS Social Worker: Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing well in spite of everything going on.I just wanted to reach out and let everyone know that I am available for support. Please don't hesitate to reach out for any questions, concerns or tips for your children dur

Persian New Year, Mental Health and Wellness Support, Note from PA, Social Worker, School Newsletter

Topics covered in this post: Persian New Year School Closure Mental Health and Wellness Support Note from Parents' Association President Staffing Update - Social Worker School Newsletter Upcoming March Events Upcoming April Events 1. Persian New Year To all in the JICS community who celebrate Nowruz, NOWRUZ PIROUZ! Nowruz is the day of the vernal equinox, and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It marks the first day of the first month (Farvardin) of the Iranian calendars. Typically, before the arrival of Nowruz, family members gather around the Haft-sin table and await the exact moment of the March equinox to celebrate the New Year. Traditionally, the Haft-sin (se

COVID-19 Update, Learning Activities, Self-Isolation

Topics covered in this post:​ COVID-19 Update Learning Activities Self-Isolation School Administration School Cleaning Expected Date of Return Field Trips/Events: Cancelations Questions Upcoming March Events Upcoming April Events 1. COVID-19 Update We certainly are in challenging and uncertain times. With the outbreak of COVID-19, over the past few weeks we at the JICS Lab School have been focused on the wellbeing of our students, our families, our teachers and staff, and our communities. This includes working to ensure we continue to provide you with the information and support you need for your child’s learning during the two-week post-March Break school closure (March 23 to April 3). 2.

Lab School Closure, COVID-19 Update, Microaggressions, Pottery Kiln, Ontario Survey on Bullying, Rea

Topics covered in this post: Lab School Closure and COVID-19 Tips for Talking with Children about COVID-19 IALS Conference Postponed School Cleaning Microaggressions Pottery Kiln Ontario Survey on Bullying Read-a-thon Upcoming March Events Upcoming April Events 1. Lab School Closure and COVID-19 Information on COVID-19 is evolving, and the global situation changes day by day. As of this afternoon, the Ontario Government has ordered all public schools to remain closed for two weeks following the March Break. For the protection and well-being of our community, the JICS Lab School and ICS Day Care will follow this ministerial order and remain closed at least until Monday, April 6, 2020. We r

COVID-19, Staffing, Readathon, Hot Lunch Program

Topics covered in this post: March Break COVID-19 Update Staffing-Nursery Readathon PHA Dance – Fundraising Results Hot Lunch Program Tree Tapping at JICS Books and Bookshelf in Reception Upcoming March Events Upcoming April Events 1. March Break We wish everyone a fun and safe March Break, March 9 to 20. The daycare will be open for registered students March 9 to 13. School and daycare will reopen on Monday, March 23. If you are looking for a fun family outing, UofT has organized an exclusive event for UofT families at Young People’s Theatre. See here for more info. Deepta Rayner, President of the Parents' Association, would like to wish the JICS community a happy and safe march break from



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