Pizza Lunch is This Wednesday – Sign Up to Volunteer!

Pizza Lunch is This Wednesday – Sign Up to Volunteer!
Our next Jackman Pizza Lunch is this Wednesday, April 11. As always, these lunches are parent-powered, and we can’t do them without the help of parents like you to serve pizza in your children’s classrooms. If you have time to spare this week or over the lunch
hour for any future Pizza Lunch date, you can sign up online to volunteer at
https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2012658/false#/invitation

Volunteer for Spring Fair!

Volunteer for Spring Fair!

Planning for Jackman’s annual Spring Fair is kicking into gear. This is an important (and fun!) school fundraising event, and we can’t do it without lots of dedicated volunteers. If you’re interested in helping out, please join us at our volunteer meeting on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. RSVP to Paola Gomez at pyf8(at)hotmail.com for location info!

Maple Syrup update

Maple Syrup update

Wow!   What an incredible season for making maple syrup!   The trees at Jackman have been very generous this year.   And the temperatures have been ‘just right’.  Below zero degrees Celcius in the nighttime, above zero in the daytime.   We’ve collected more than 350 L of maple sap this year.  That’s a new record by far.   (Last year, we collected 215L).

 
Well, it’s time to transform all this sap into… maple syrup.   Mark your calendars.   We’ll be ‘sugaring’ at Jackman on Monday, March 26.   We will be boiling the sap down at school throughout the whole day to make maple syrup. 
 
Actually, Darwin is already ‘sugaring’ in his backyard, so we’ll have some syrup ready for tasting.  And a number of Jackman parent volunteers are making lots of small pancakes to pair with the freshly made syrup.   Yep, that’s right.  There will be pancakes for EVERYONE!   Yeah!!!!  
 
Please drop by Jackman on Sugaring Day and see the maple syrup making in action and sample this sweet treat.   We’re excited about providing Jackman kids with this unique ‘outdoor education’ experience. Please see the full post and all the pictures here.

How to validate so your child will talk – March 20th (Tuesday)

How to validate so your child will talk – March 20th (Tuesday)

How to validate so your child will talk: Building trusting relationships with your child to help reduce their anxiety, manage stress and develop more meaningful communication
Free Talk on Communicating with Your Children – Tuesday, March 20th, 7-9pm, Jackman GPR
Raising children can be challenging at the best of times, especially when confronted with intense emotions. Research shows that when parents validate their children’s concerns, it can help reduce children’s anxiety, levels of stress and improve parent child relationships.
Jackman School Council’s Equity and Diversity Committee is pleased to offer you a chance to learn practical techniques to manage those difficult moments with an experienced child and family therapist from Sick Kids Community Mental Health, Liz Lovrics.
Liz’s session will cover:
-what is validation
-how to and when to validate
how to use effective problem solving with your child
We look forward to seeing you on March 20th. Child care will be available.

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.