Weekly Update

Kindergarten and School-Age Before-and After-School Programs

March 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Beginning in September 2017, all schools must offer a Before-and/or After School Program for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6, where there is sufficient demand.

At Jackman Public School the programs for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students are offered by Jackman Community Daycare, a third party Licensed Child Care Program.

Transportation to and from any before- and after-school program is not provided and will be the responsibility of parents/guardians.


The Child Care Program provider at Jackman Public School is Jackman Community Daycare.

Please contact Karen Anthony at jackmandaycare@bellnet.ca for more information or the daycare’s website at jackmancommunitydaycare@bellnet.ca to complete an application.


Interested families are required to register directly with the Child Care Program at our school for September 2017. Please note spaces are limited.

If your family is currently receiving a child care subsidy, you will be able to keep your subsidy for the before- and after-school programs. The City of Toronto oversees fee subsidy. For information regarding a subsidy please visit the City’s website at www.toronto.ca/children or you may call 416-392-5437.

If you have any questions, please contact our school office.


Alternative School Review – Public Consultation Meetings

A review of Pathways in the Alternative School System is underway at the TDSB and public consultation meetings have been scheduled to hear from parents/guardians in the TDSB community. For more information, please visit http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/PublicConsultations/AlternativeSchoolReview

  • Thursday, March 23 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at former Eastern Commerce CI, 16 Phin Avenue (Library)
  • Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Western Technical Commercial School, 125 Evelyn Crescent (Library)

April 2017 is Census Month at the TDSB!

We will conduct the third Student and Parent Census, which will include Grade 4-6 students for the first time, along with Grade 7-12 students. Students will complete the Census in class. Parents of JK-Grade 6 students will also be invited to fill out the Parent Census. Forms will be sent home with students in April 2017.

Your voice counts! Complete the TDSB Census and make sure your voice is heard. Learn more at www.tdsb.on.ca/census.

Parents as Partners Conference – April 1

You’re invited to our annual Parents as Partners Conference! Registration is open.

The Parents as Partners Conference 2017 is on Saturday, April 1 and all parents are welcome!

This free conference – planned by parents, for parents – includes a variety of workshops and resources that will help any parent support their child in their achievement and well-being at school and at home.

Keynote speakers include John Malloy, Director of Education at the TDSB, and ItahSadu, an award-winning storyteller and author.

Transportation, childcare, lunch and translators are all provided.


Working Together for a Safer Community

One of the best parts of living in our community is the variety of activities we can enjoy in our parks and public spaces all year round. With spring and March Break around the corner and the days getting longer, students may be spending more time outside. This is a good time to remind everyone to take extra care in enjoying all the outdoors can offer.

As you know, we are fortunate to have a number of safety measures, programs, and policies that contribute to a safe and caring school. However, most incidents happen away from school and outside school hours. All parents, students and staff are reminded of the need to be aware and alert at all times, even in the most ordinary and everyday routines. Our staff regularly speak to students about how to stay safe. I know that you too will want to help ensure our community is as safe as possible. Here are some tips that you may find helpful when discussing safety with your child:

– travel with at least one other person whenever possible

– avoid taking shortcuts through parks and fields and walk in well-lit, well-travelled areas

– keep valuables such as cell phones, expensive jewelry, money, laptops and personal music devices (ipod, M3P players, CD players) out of sight as much as possible when in public places

– be aware of suspicious behaviour; if approached, try to remember what the person or car looked like so it can be reported to a teacher, Vice Principal, parents or the police if necessary (plate numbers can be written in the dirt or snow if nothing else is available).

Parents can also help by keeping school contact information up-to-date, including cell and business numbers. It’s important for our staff to have this information to know who to contact in cases of emergencies.

Working together, we can make our communities safer for our children.

Continuing Education – Community Programs

Registration for Learn4Life spring classes is now open and classes begin Saturday, April 1. Take up a new hobby, learn a language, and meet people in your community. Put your hands to work and decorate and glaze your own pottery or sculpture. Stay active with full body boot camp classes, tennis and golf. Gain knowledge on how to invest in the stock market or prepare your taxes. Please refer to our brochure for a complete list of our offerings.

http://www.learn4life.ca   Facebook.com/TDSBLearn4Life  @TDSB_ConEd































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