Dear families,

On Friday, October 7, Jean Steckle Public School will be taking part in our very own Terry Fox Run.  Terry was a wonderful example of our STING values, especially Teamwork, Integrity, and Never Give Up. We will be speaking to students about Terry’s legacy, and are looking forward to this event continuing as a tradition at our school.

It is our goal at Jean Steckle to teach students about this famous Canadian hero, while encouraging everyone to support Terry’s dream of having every Canadian donate one dollar for Cancer research. We are asking students to take part in a challenge “Toonies for Terry”.  From Monday, October 3 to Friday, October 7, student council will be collecting donations from each classroom. Each student can bring in a toonie to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation. We are hoping to reach our goal of $1000 this year.

This will be our first school spirit day.  Students are encouraged to wear running shoes and dress in comfortable weather appropriate clothes.  They may wish to wear blue and green or any school gear to school that day.  They should also bring a water bottle and an extra snack on Friday, October 7.

We would like to thank you ahead of time for your support, and are grateful that you are helping to contribute to Terry’s dream of finding a cure. All donations will go directly to the Terry Fox Foundation.


The Jean Steckle P.S. Staff

Volunteer Survey

We are looking for volunteers to support our students. Please complete the survey by clicking on this link: We are looking for volunteers to help with hot lunches, fun fair, the move-a-thon, and to support student learning. We are also looking for a coordinator to help organize volunteers.

School Council Minutes

Thank you to our families who attended our first School Council meeting last week. Minutes can be read by clicking on this link:

Food Drive

We will be having a food drive from October 4 to October 7. We are asking for non-perishable items to be donated. Please remember to refrain from sending in peanut and nut products.

Upcoming dates:

October 5 – The Donkey Sanctuary – 1D, 2D, 2E,

October 7 – Terry Fox run (rain date October 11); Skating – 1E, 1F

October 10 – Thanksgiving

October 12 – Move-a-thon kick off assembly

October 14 – WLU Football game – 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5A, 5C, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 7C, 8A, 8B, 8C; Skating – 1E, 1F

October 21 – Skating – 1E, 1F

October 21 – Skating – 1E, 1F

October 26 – Snyder’s Farm – K2, K7

October 28 – Picture Day

October 31 – Move-a-thon fundraiser

November 8 – Grade 7 and Grade 8 HPV

November 11 – Remembrance Day Service (11:10 a.m.)

November 14 – Progress Reports will be sent home (Grade 1 to Grade 8)

November 30 – Dental Screening – Kindergarten and Grade 2