Office update – January 7

Dear families,

Welcome to 2018! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students, staff members, and parents of Jean Steckle Public School for a great first half of the school year. The children’s smiling faces and willingness to learn new things continue to inspire the educators at JST. One of the most important jobs entrusted to a school is to assure that we guide and provide children with life and academic lessons that assist in creating a community of caring, kind, and productive citizens. As a team, the staff at Jean Steckle Public School will continue to work diligently in assuring that our school remains a safe and positive environment for your child. We truly appreciate the support that parents have shown and we look forward to the many exciting events in 2018.

We look forward to seeing our students on Monday, January 8 at 8:30 a.m.

Sincerely,

Andrea Michelutti – Principal

Guinness World Record Setting Rapper – Duane Gibson aka D.O. will visit Jean Steckle on Wednesday

On Wednesday, January 10 at 11:10 a.m., students in Grade 1 to Grade 6 will participate in an assembly called Stand Up presented by Duane Gibson. This assembly focuses on bystanders, rough playing in the school yard and hands-on bullying. The messages will align with our WITS and LEADS programs.

Looking for paid school yard supervisors between 8:10 a.m. and 8:40 a.m.

We are looking for a few parents who would like to act as paid school yard supervisors in the morning between 8:10 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. You will be responsible for ensuring the safety of our students by walking around the yard and helping students. Please contact Ms. Humphrys in the office to set up a meeting for this important position.

Counting Sheep – January 16

Our kindergarten team is excited to share a special presentation taking place on Tuesday, January 16 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A sleep specialist will share strategies on how to create strong sleep routines. Please rsvp if you are interested in this presentation through this link: https://goo.gl/forms/odqPMDsnHkRXUElr2. This presentation is geared to parents in kindergarten but all parents are welcome to attend.

Upcoming dates

January 16 – Counting Sheep presentation

January 26 – PD Day

February 9 – Canada Day (in celebration of the start of the Olympics)

February 12 – Grade 7 immunization

February 19 – Family Day

March 12 to March 19 – March Break

March 30 – Good Friday

April 2 – Easter Monday

April 13 – PD Day

May 4 – PD Day

May 21 – Victoria Day

May 22 – Grade 7 immunization

June 1 – PD Day

June 14 – Family Fun Night

June 29 – PD Day