Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year at Jackman Ave JPS
At Jackman, we believe in co-creating an inclusive, caring, and positive school climate for all of our students, staff, and families within our diverse and vibrant community. We work collaboratively with our students, staff, and families to welcome all of our learners to a safe and respectful environment where everyone is valued for our diversity and uniqueness.
We are deeply committed to leading learning to promote student well-being and academic achievement, while addressing issues of equity through an anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework. Our aim is to encourage our students to develop to their fullest potential so that each student is prepared to become a responsible member of society.
We have high expectations of our students and we hope that each student will set personal and academic goals for this year. We are committed to supporting each learner in French and in English, as well as recognizing all abilities and learning styles. In order to achieve together, all staff will support in the promotion of mutual respect, cooperation, integrity, and perseverance throughout our experiences at Jackman.
Our goal is to work as your partners in education and to provide on-going communication as to the progress of your child. I wish all of our students a year filled with wonder and new learning!
8:35-8:45 Supervision in Yard
8:50-10:10 Instructional Time
10:25-11:35 Instructional Time
12:45-2:05 Instructional Time
2:20-3:30 Instructional Time
3:30-3:45 Supervision in Yard
8:45-9:00 Supervision in Yard
9:00-11:30 Instructional Time
12:45-3:15 Instructional Time
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, on a rotating basis. Primary students are supervised in the GPR while eating lunch from 11:35-12:00 pm, while the Junior students are outside playing in the school yard with supervision. At noon, we rotate the two groups of students. 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, 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. In the event of a PA Day falling on a Friday, Grade 6 students are able to leave school property with parental permission on Thursday instead.
All Weather Recess
Here at Jackman we are moving towards outdoor recess for all weather. Please help your child to be prepared for all seasons of fun and play in our outdoor learning environment! It is a good idea to send your child with an extra pair of clothes to change into should they get wet from outdoor play and recesses. Moving forward, our students will only be kept indoors for recesses/lunch during extreme weather conditions (i.e., heavy rain, lightning in area, heavy winds, extreme cold). As per the TDSB Weather Guidelines Policy, when temperature and wind chill measure -28C or lower, students will be kept indoors. Recesses may be shortened if the temperature and wind chill readings register between -28C and -20C.
OPAL (Outdoor Play And Learning)
From Kindergarten through Grade 6, our staff will be learning more about outdoor play opportunities through Outdoor Play And Learning (OPAL). If you are interested in learning more about OPAL or are interested in being part of our learning OPAL team, please contact the school.
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is located in the main hallway closet by the Office. We will remind students to check the Lost and Found once a week. Please check the Lost and Found if your child has misplaced an item. At the beginning of each month, the Lost and Found will be emptied and all materials dropped off for donation.
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, gym clothing, class project, book, etc. Please drop-off any item on the table, and students will be called down to come and check the table for a forgotten item.
Jackman Community Daycare
Jackman Community Daycare is currently accepting applications for all waiting lists. Check out our website: www.jackmancommunitydaycare.ca. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.