Join Jackman Day at the Marlies! Tickets purchase due March 19th

Join Jackman Day at the Marlies! Tickets purchase due March 19th

Calling all hockey fans! Jackman families are invited to attend the Toronto Marlies game on Saturday, March 24 at 4:00 pm. We’ve secured discounted tickets and seats together for what should be an exciting day out with your fellow Jackman friends. Students will be able to cheer on the Marlies and show their spirit – so don’t forget to wear your yellow Jackman T-shirts.

This event is a school fundraiser and proceeds from ticket sales will go towards parent council initiatives. To get your tickets, complete the form that went home with your child(ren) and return it back with payment to the school by next Monday, March 19. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Maya at mayay@rogers.com.

Thank You MVPs!!!!

Thank You MVPs!!!!

Jackman’s first ever MVP (most valuable parents) night was Feb 22nd at school. We had an amazing turn out with more than 150 parents coming out to celebrate each other and have fun. We enjoyed amazing local food and drinks, and were entertained by a great DJ, tarot card readings and a photo booth. The silent auction was a huge success! Thank you to all those who donated items – we had more than 90 items and all were purchased! To see the sponsor list thank you, see here.

Overall the event raised over $15,000 for the Field of Dreams. Thank you all so much for your support!! We look forward to seeing you next year. 

 

The MVP Committee

Jackman’s Book Fair is On Now! (Feb12-16)

Jackman’s Book Fair is On Now! (Feb12-16)

Remember that the Jackman Book Fair is on all this week. A percentage of all books sold this week will help fund new reading material for the Jackman library – so not only is this a great chance for you to stock up on new books, but every purchase you make will help enrich your children’s education experience.

Come browse the books and make your purchases in the school library during the following hours:
•Monday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
•Tuesday and Wednesday, 3:45 to 6…:00 p.m.
•Thursday, 3:45 to 8:00 p.m.
•Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
http://jackmanlibrary.blogspot.ca/

 

Jackman Dance-a-thon is Wednesday, Feb. 7

Jackman Dance-a-thon is Wednesday, Feb. 7

Are you ready to boogie with Professor Jamz? Wednesday, February 7 is the Jackman dance-a-thon, and in addition to a fun day of music and movement, we’re also raising funds for enhanced learning programs in athletics, the arts, literacy, numeracy and other important areas.

Council is hoping to raise $7,500 from this event (about $25 per child). Pledge forms have been sent home with your children, and can also be made online at https://www.professorjamz.com/pledge. Thanks for your support!

January 10 is Pizza Lunch!

January 10 is Pizza Lunch!
January 10 is Pizza Lunch!
If you haven’t placed your order for next week’s pizza lunch (or pizza lunches scheduled between now and June), you can do so online at https://munchalunch.com/schools/JackmanAvenue. And don’t forget that we can’t run our pizza lunches without the help of parents like you to serve pizza in your children’s classrooms. Sign up online to volunteer for pizza lunch dates that suit your schedule at https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2012658/false#/invitation.

Eco Blog

Eco Blog

Hey Jackman families!  We’re are Jackman’s Eco Team and we’re here to tell you about Jackman’s new eco blog!    You are probably aware of our first blog, jackmanecoteam.blogspot.ca.   It’s a great way to keep up to date on eco projects at Jackman.   

Now there’s a new blog – we call it Waste-Free-Jackman!  It’s where you will find delicious recipes for your child’s snacks and lunches.   Best of all, these foods are waste-free (unlike the ones you buy at the store).  Everything is easy to make and tasty too!   Did we mention that these recipes are waste-free?   There’s even a recipe for Mr. Cressman’s famous chocolate chip cookies.   You’ll also find recipes for sandwiches, granola bars, muffins and more. 

 

What are you waiting for?  Check out our Waste-Free-Jackman blog today!   Better yet, subscribe and you’ll get an email every time we post a new recipe. 

 

 

No More Idling!

No More Idling!

No More Idling!

Hey, Jackman… We are encouraging the community to rethink their driving behaviours… especially as the cold winter months approach.  We think Jackman families should stop idling their cars.  Did you know that there is a 1 minute idling limit in the city of Toronto?  It’s true!  It’s the law!  Truthfully, idling is bad for your car, bad for your wallet, bad for your health and bad for the world you and your families live in.  It’s just bad news.

The good news is that you can be a change-maker. Turning off your car sets a good example for your kids and also other drivers.  In the words of Mahatma Ghandhi, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”.  It all starts with you… making a positive change.  You can do it, Jackman!   For more details about our ‘No More Idling’ campaign (and other eco team projects), check out our blog, jackmanecoteam.blogspot.ca

 

 

Waste Audit

Waste Audit

Yep!  We did it again.  Another waste audit.  We saved all of Jackman’s garbage for one whole day and conducted a thorough investigation.  We will now use this data to encourage everyone to reduce garbage at school.  Are you ready for this?  The total mass of Jackman’s garbage for one whole day was 19 kg!  That’s 5 kg less than last year.  Actually, it’s our lowest waste audit score EVER.  Way to go, Jackman!

Yet, there’s still lots of work to do, many improvements to make.  Get ready to learn about some common garbage mistakes at Jackman.

We found 1kg of recyclables.  These are things that should have been placed in a recycling bin, not a garbage can.  Some papers and boxes, 6 juice boxes, several plastic food containers and plastic bottles, plastic bags, some plastic spoons and forks (yep, even they can be recycled).

We also found 3 kg of food in the garbage.  That’s actually more than last year.  Looks like the kids at Jackman are falling back into the habit of throwing their lunch foods away in the garbage.  (Ahem… 3rd floor kids!) Food is supposed to be eaten… or composted.   Food should never go in the garbage.  We hope kids can get that right.

 

We had 3kg of paper towels and other soiled papers.  That’s a lot less than last year.  Seems like our school’s green bin program is working.

 

We also found 1kg of things that should have been reused.  Things like pencils and markers, snack containers, water bottles, cups, toys and playdough.   We hope everyone can be more mindful about reusing these things.

 

There were also other ‘odd’ things in the garbage, like batteries.  Please set aside batteries for special recycling.   We also found rocks and bark… very odd.  These belong outdoors in nature.   That’s 1 more kilogram.

 

That leaves us with 10 kg of ‘real’ garbage.   Things like snack wrappers (LOTS of them), coffee cups (16 of them), black plastic, broken toys and more.  Unfortunately, these are heading to Toronto’s landfill.   With a few thoughtful changes, we can reduce ‘real’ garbage at school.

 

With knowledge comes change.  Let’s use this information to continue our waste reductions efforts at school.   Less garbage mistakes, and less real garbage in general.  Together, we can Make Less Garbage at Jackman!   For more details about this waste audit and other eco team projects, check out our blog, jackmanecoteam.blogspot.ca

Please participate in short survey for Raffle

Please participate in short survey for Raffle

We’re happy to share that this year’s Jackman raffle brought in $4,140 once the prizing and ticket costs are factored in. This money will help pay for important education programs for our children such as Scientist in Schools and Prologue to the Performing Arts.

Ultimately, we didn’t raise as much money on this year’s raffle as we have in years past. We’d like to understand why – and would like your help. Please complete our short survey. Whether you chose to participate or didn’t this year, your answers will help us plan for next year’s raffle – and make it even better.

Complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G967HVV

Thanks for your support!