Come to Harvest Fest and Volunteer to help!

Come to Harvest Fest and Volunteer to help!

Come to Harvest Fest This Friday!

Join us for our annual Jackman Harvest Fest on Friday, October 27 in support of the school’s gardens & eco-initiatives, to celebrate the start of the new school year and the harvest season!

We welcome everyone to dance, eat chili, hotdogs and baked treats, drink fresh squeezed lemonade, bob for apples, bring halloween costumes to swap, buy your pumpkins and celebrate at this festive social community event. You’ll also get the chance to meet your school council members as they serve chili & hot dogs!.

We need your help!

Starting tomorrow, in preparation for Harvest Fest we’ll be working with classes to make scarecrows at the front of the school. If you feel like helping, please come out and join in the fun!

You can also help us by:

  • Make some delicious (nut free) treats for our bake sale
  • Make a crock pot of chilli to share at Harvest Fest
  • Donate books for our book sale or items (costumes, active gear, sport, dance, skates, boots, etc) for our free-cycle; You can drop donation items in the school foyer
  • Setting up or cleaning up on the day of Harvest Fest

For more information or to volunteer, contact Outdoor Environment Committee co-chairs Lisa Milne (​​​ and Rolf Struthers ( To volunteer a pot of chili, contact Jennifer Proos​ (​). And to donate bake sale items, email Liz Eustace

We’re raising money to support reconciliation efforts!
We’re pleased to share that half of any proceeds from Harvest Fest will be donated to the Gord Downie Chanie Wenjack Fund in support of reconciliation between Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Peoples, to reinforce our commitment to equity for all.


October 10 to 13 is Walk to School Week!

October 10 to 13 is Walk to School Week!

Fall is a season made for walking: The air is cool and fresh, the leaves are turning amazing colours, and the ones that fall on the ground make cool crunching sounds when you step on them. So it’s fitting that next week is Walk to School Week!

From October 10 to 13, we’re encouraging Jackman students, parents and guardians to walk to school every day. And we’re not just talking the talk… we’re walking the walk by making walking fun and rewarding. Each morning, a different surprise will await those who get to school a bit early – stickers, chalk art, snacks and even a dance party.

Check out this post on the Jackman School Eco Team Blog for more details. And plan to give your feet a workout during Walk to School Week!

Order Pizza Lunch – and Volunteer to Help!

Order Pizza Lunch – and Volunteer to Help!

Pizza lunch is offered to all Jackman students (including kindergarten) every THREE weeks, always on a Wednesday. (This year’s dates are available online in our ordering system) The funds raised directly benefit your children by funding arts & cultural programs and Scientist in the Schools.

 Our ordering system is GREEN​! Instead of filling out a paper order form and submitting cash or cheques, parents place their Pizza Lunch orders online using​ and pay for orders directly online by credit card!


● Go to:


● Online ordering will be OPEN from September 22, 2017

● If you need assistance with ordering, or do not have access to the internet, please contact fellow Jackman parent Beth, our Pizza Lunch Coordinator –


● This fundraising effort is entirely parent run – we need your help to serve the pizza in your child’s classroom!  TWO helpers are needed each pizza lunch.

● You can sign up to be a parent volunteer at beginning September 22, 2017

 Our thanks to the Jackman parent community for supporting this important fundraiser and to our wonderful Volunteers who help make this program a success!