Mark your calendars, our Annual Jackman Spring Fair is planned for Saturday, May 26. This wonderful community event is the result of many parent volunteers coming together to plan, organize, and help out in so many ways - it simply couldn't happen without them. If you are interested in volunteering, please connect with our wonderful Parent Council. Visit their website at http://jackmanschoolcouncil.org/
French Program Review
At Danforth CTI on May 1, from 7-9 p.m. in the cafeteria
French Review: Parents, students, staff, Trustees and community members are invited to public consultations regarding all TDSB French Programs. Consultations will happen this May. Click here for more information, including a list of dates, times and locations, and last year`s report.
Dear Friends and Neighbours,
Please join me at our "Helping Our Kids Manage Their Money" Ward Forum for a discussion about personal finance -- money management, credit, debt and savings -- and how we can play an important role in shaping students’ financial behaviour and attitude towards money. Share your ideas and learn about what others are doing. With special guest Bruce Sellery, Personal Finance Expert on Cityline and CBC Radio, Bestselling Author of Moolala.
- We will also be discussing the TDSB’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan.
- Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30pm
- Withrow Avenue Public School, 25 Bain Ave (Broadview and Gerrard)
- Refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided. To request translation services please email Maxeen.Paabo@tdsb.on.ca. If you need special accommodations please let us know in advance — we would like to make your visit as accessible as possible
- Parking available in the surrounding area; TTC Trip Planner.
- Download the flyer below as PDF or JPG; Check out the Ward 15 website for upcoming dates, locations, and topics to be discussed.
We hope to see you there!
How to Register for Junior Kindergarten
Registration for all TDSB Kindergarten programs begins in February.
We look forward to welcoming you and your child! You may choose to register in person at your local school or by using our new online registration system.
Children who will be four by December 31, 2018, can start Junior Kindergarten in September 2018.
- Only parents or legal guardians can register a child for TDSB programs.
- There is a separate process to apply for optional attendance. This also applies to children who currently attend a child care within a school but live outside the attendance area for that school. If you wish to register your child at an elementary alternative school or elementary academy, please contact the school directly for more information about requirements and the registration process.
To start the Online Registration process, click here;http://www.tdsb.on.ca/EarlyYears/KindergartenMonth
Nut-Free Zone and Food Allergies
We want to remind all our families to please ensure that they are sending snacks/food items that are made in a peanut & tree nut-free facility. This will help reduce the risk of a student having an anaphylactic reaction to a serious nut allergen. Please take a moment to talk with your child about the importance of NOT sharing any snacks/food items with others as this can pose a risk to students with serious allergies.
We offer supervised lunchrooms at Jackman. Our Grade 1-3 students eat on the first floor at tables in the General Purpose Room (GPR). There are 2 Lunchroom Supervisors to supervise. Our Grade 4-6 students eat at their desks in their classrooms on the third floor. There are 3 Lunch Room Supervisors to supervise. All students eat lunch from 11:35-11:55 AM, and then go outdoors to play in our supervised school yard, from 11:55-12:45 PM. We remind students to follow school rules, be respectful, responsible, and kind. As we have students with severe allergies to nuts, we remind all families that there are to be no nut products included with lunches (e.g. no peanut butter). We are also a Platinum Eco School, and we follow a Boomerang and Litter-less Lunch programs (any food uneaten at lunch goes home, and any lunch wrappers or garbage also goes home - we encourage the use of recyclable containers for lunch). Some of our families prefer to have their child(ren) go home for lunch with a family member or caregiver. We also have some families who have their Daycare provider pick up their child at school and have them eat lunch at their Daycare. Please ensure that you have communicated with your child's teacher if your child is to go home or is picked up by Daycare.
Hot Lunch Program
We welcome "Lunch Mom" as a new provider for families who wish to subscribe to a hot lunch program. The program will be offered on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and families are asked to send in the appropriate forms to the school (sent home with the Back to School package on September 5), along with the required payment, to participate in this program. Forms are available in the office.
Grade 6 Friday Lunch Option
Our Grade 6 Friday Lunch Option, a long standing tradition at Jackman. A reminder to all our students and families that Friday Lunch is a time for students to represent their school in their community with independence, responsibility, and respect.
Lost and Found
We have relocated our Lost and Found. To find a lost item, please check in the South stairwell (close to the Library) on the shelves under the stairs. We will remind students to check the Lost and Found once a week, and at the end of every four weeks we will clear out the Lost and Found. Please check the Lost and Found if your child has misplaced an item.
Item Drop Off
We have set up a drop-off table outside the office to help manage materials that have been forgotten at home, such as a lunch bag or class project or book. Please drop-off any item on the table, and students will know to come and check the table for a forgotten item. We will share this information with our students at our Welcome Back Assembly on September 7.