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November's Theme is Empathy

A Special Note to Parents....

The progress report is a snapshot of how your child is progressing thus far. There are no marks givren at this point.  Please know that a joint home and school plan helps to bring success for your child.  "PARENTS OF JK STUDENTS YOUR TEACHER WILL BE SENDING HOME A LETER LETTING YOU KNOW ABOUT EITHER AN OBSERVATION APPOINTMENT OR INTERVIEW"

PARENTS/GUARDIANS Safely and Courtesy at Car loop and Parking Lots

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) please do:
  • Walk students safely to and from the cars (walk on the sidewalks and avoid cutting across the loop/parking lot)
  • Do NOT leave children in the car unattended
  • Ensure all children are wearing seatbelts and are using car/booster seats as required by Ontario's transportation laws
  • School starts at 9:00am, students are to arrive earlier, walk around to their entry/exit door, and should not enter the school through the front door. Please note, staff supervise 15 minutes before entry time.
  • Pick up is at 3:30 pm (3:25 pm for Kindergarten).  Students should be picked up from their entry/exit doors and should not exit the school through the front door.
  • The car loop is a no parking zone, drivers must remain in their car.  We request your co-operation with this as staff supervision in the car loop is to ensure student safety.
  • Be the model of positive behaviour during this busy time.  Remember the children are watching and listening to us.

JDP Parent Council

Our current chair, Mr. Phul and Mr. Sethi would like to invite all parents and guardians to come out for the annual Parent Council Election on Monday, November 4th from 6pm-7pm.

***Reminder to all Parents and Students NO peanut or nut products are allowed at school***

Please not if your child has recently been diagnosed with an allergy or other medical condition it is imperative to update the school with this important information.

October's Theme is Responsibility

Thank you to parents and students...…

We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to our parents and students.  You made the reorganization within our primary classes a smooth transition that has met with the Ministry of Education mandate.  We appreciate your patience and understanding and trust the new changes will benefit your child's educational journey.  There is a lot of power in teamwork! 

Safety and Courtesy

Thanks to all for the safe, sensible, courteous attention you show when picking up the students at the end of the day, on time and at your child's designated exit door.  We appreciate your cooperation.  Reminder that if you should need to pick your child up before dismissal, please call the school ahead

Terry Fox

WOW JDP.... WOW!!!!! This year, JDP kicked off its Terry Fox fund raising campaign surpassing our goal and raising over $1200.00.  What an amazing amount raised for a great cause.  Thank you to all the students for working hard to raise funds to help find a cure. 

Toonie Tuesday

Every Tuesday for the month of October & November will be toonie Tuesday.  We will sell pizza slices for $2.00 a slice after school at the end of the C-hall.  This is as fundraiser for our sports teams, we appreciate your support.

Hot lunch day

JDP will have it's first Pizza LUNCH DAY on  Friday, October 25th. Be sure and get your lunch orders in to the teacher by Monday, October 21st. Do not give forms or money to the office, they will not be accepted.  Please send exact change as change will not be given, anything over the amount will be considered a donation to the school. 

The Vision and Hearing Clinic will be visiting JDP on October 28th

Registration forms will be sent home.  If you wish for your child to be screened for vision, hearing or both please send the form back no later than Wednesday, Oct. 16th.

Bag2School

Here's your chance to do some cleaning.  We will be collecting used clothing, hats, belts, purses, footwear and stuffed toys.  Please drop off in front of the main office by October 17th.

Food Drive

We have a MONTHLY food drive located in front of the office.  Please send NON perishable items to donate.

International Languages

There is still time to sign up for classes. Please drop by the school office for an application.  Classes have begun for Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Spanish, on Tuesday at 3:30pm to 6:00pm. Accepting registrations for Urdo.  If we get more than 20 registrations a class will be started at that time.


September's Theme is Respect

Healthy Lunches and Snacks

Optimize your child's learning with food that enhances learning.  Protein is brain food. Beans, lentils, milk products, meat, and fish are excellent sources.  When you balance that with fruits, vegetables and whole grains, your child will be ready to learn.  Sugary and processed snacks are for parties and recreational times of the day.  Teachers will be checking snacks and lunches and reporting to me.  If you encounter resistance, simply explain, "it is the school's rule."  Our Nutrition Program is a great morning snack for students.  Please sign up for this morning program. 

EQAO Triumph

Last May, the grade 3 students at JDP wrote province-wide tests in reading, writing, and math.  Our students performed well above the provincial and the Toronto averages.  In Reading we got 100%, Writing 100% and Math 100%.  A BIG thank you to the grade 3 teachers and the parents. 

Realignment in September

Sometimes due to Ministry guidelines we have to realign classes.  This is Ontario wide.  We try our best to accommodate the best needs of the student during this process.

For Kindergarten

Supervision is provided from 8:50 am

Morning bell 9:00 am

Lunch dismissal 11:45 am

Afternoon bell 12:40 pm

Afternoon dismissal 3:25 pm

For all parents that pick up their children, please meet them outside by the designated dismissal doors.  The front door is not a student exit after school.

Photo Day at JDP

School photo day is on: Thursday, October, 3rd  AM & PM