Office update – May 31

Dear Families,

The provincial election will be taking place on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Jean Steckle P.S. is being used as a polling location. Please note that there may be an increase in traffic this day, and as a result parking around the school may be difficult. Please keep this in mind when planning your travel to the school on June 7.

On Friday, our teachers will be participating in a Professional Development Day focusing on assessment and evaluation. There will be no school for students on Friday, June 1.

Thank you for all of your support!

Sincerely,

Andrea Michelutti, Principal

Fun Fair

We are looking for volunteers for this year’s family fun night. Please sign up using this link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UL8Nz9LEn_lWNCtAe-b167_QN9j4kDFKCRru_Ks1Zyk/edit?usp=sharing.

 

Family Fun Night will take place on June 14 and families can participate in many great activities – it’s a fun night out from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We need  34 more volunteers to make this night a success. Please sign up before Sunday. The names of the volunteers will be entered for a chance for their child’s teacher to win a pizza party for his or her class.

Attendance

The safety and well-being of your child is an important concern for us, and making sure your child arrives at school safely is a responsibility we take very seriously. That is why all elementary schools have a Safe Arrival Program to ensure that each and every student arrives at school safely.

Parents and guardians have a responsibility to contact the school when a child will be late or absent. If you share the absence with your child’s teacher either in person or in the planner, it is important to also call the attendance line or email the office.

You now have two ways to contact the school to report your child’s absence or late arrival:

  1. Call Us – Our Attendance Line can be reached by calling 519-748-1919 dialing extension #1. Include your child’s name (and spelling), grade, class and reason for absence.

Or;

  1. NEW!! Email us – You can send an email to jst-attendance@wrdsb.ca and include the following information:
  • Subject Line: Student’s Name
  • Body of Email: Student’s name, grade, class, your name, and the reason for the absence.

Select the option that is most convenient for you. Both options are available 24/7.

Reminder: During severe weather conditions, you have the option to keep your child home from school. Please remember, you must still call the school to alert them of your child’s absence or if they will be arriving late.

Our staff, families and caregivers are partners in every student’s learning journey. We appreciate your support in ensuring that every student arrives safely at school.

Upcoming dates

June 14 – Family Fun Night

June 26 – Grade 8 Graduation

June 29 – PD Day