November 6th, 2017

PAC Meeting – Monday, November 6th, 2:45pm in the Library 

Photo Retakes – Wednesday, November 8th

Remembrance Day Assembly – Thursday, November 9th, 9 am in Gym 

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE: Remembrance Day Assembly

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Snow has already fallen, the weather is getting colder,  and this weekend, we turned back our clocks one hour, all of which tells me, Winter is just around the corner.  Teachers and students have not yet taken down all their Halloween art and we are now planning and practicing for our Remembrance Day Assembly.

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Many classes will be performing at our upcoming assembly, accompanied by three grade 7 storytellers and powerpoint images and music.  We welcome parents, grandparents, and friends to this special assembly, Thursday, November 9th at 9:00 am in our gym.  We ask that you discuss with your child, especially the little ones,  the quiet and somber nature of this important annual event.  If your child’s class is performing, we ask, if they can, to wear white and/or black on this morning. Thank you! Here is our Remembrance Day Assembly program:

O Canada – Divisions 1 and 4

Introduction of Gr. 7 Storytellers: Isaac, Elise, and Tyler

Our Remembrance Day Story

Light a Candle for Peace – Divisions 15, 16, and 17

In Flanders Fields – Division 3

Poppies and Peace – Division 10 and 11

Laying of the Wreaths

Hug O War – Division 12, 13, and 14

We Will Remember Them – Divisions 7, 8, and 9

Minute of Silence

Soldier – video song by Shawn Hlookoff

Conclusion – Imagine – all students return to classrooms

Thank you for your continued support.
Kelli Vogstad, Principal

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LAST WEEK IN IMAGES

What a busy Halloween week we had at Jessie Lee.  Some of our teachers dressed up, many of our Kindergarten students came in their festive orange and black, Div. 16 made yummy pumpkin tarts, Div. 11 created beautiful spider ‘n web paintings, and much more…

Creating, communicating, and collaborating – the decorating of a Halloween door integrates all our curriculum competencies.

Many of our classes went on field studies to the Pumpkin Patch and Apple Farm.

Many of our Bigs and Littles Buddy Classes worked together on some Halloween Activities – here are some photos from Div. 6 and 15.

Some of our classes went swimming and bowling this week.

Jessie Lee students also came together to dance and sing at our Halloween Parade.

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RECYCLING AT JESSIE LEE: Doing Our Part!

Students in Div. 4, Monsieur Nadeau Gr.6 French Immersion class, created picture posters, wrote and performed skits in all our classes to review and educate students about how we at Jessie Lee do our part to recycle and limit waste in our school.  The most important message they wanted to communicate is that we all need to work together to do our part.  Remember we all try to “PACK IN, PACK OUT!”  Watch the Video of the Week below to learn more…

Throughout our school, we have waste stations for garbage, recycling, refundables, and organics.  Our grade 6 French Immersion students went over examples, helping us all learn and remember what goes into each bin.  Ask your child about what they learned and how they can help keep our school a healthy, clean, and green community.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK:  Pack In, Pack Out

Kai, Sam, Devin, and Devlyn share their skit to help inform and educate students in Division 8.

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NEW PERFORMANCE SCALE Descriptors for Parents

Dear Parents,

This year many of our teachers here at Jessie Lee, and throughout our district, will be using new performance scale language to assess student learning.  We know sometimes the language we use in education is difficult to understand, so it is our hope that this brief description will help.  These are a few simple phrases students may use at each level.  Detailed descriptors can be found in the graphic below.

  • Emerging – “I’m jut getting started.”  “I learn best with help.”
  • Developing – “I’m getting there.”  “I’m beginning to do more on my own.”
  • Proficient – “I get it.”  I can do it on my own.”
  • Extending – “I get it and go beyond what is expected of me.”  “I can teach it to a friend.”

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BOOSTER SEATS, It’s the Law!

The new booster seat legislation took effect July 1, 2008 (amendment to division 36 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, Child Seating and Restraint Systems).  This  legislation is relevant to elementary schools when considering children riding with a parent volunteer driver. All children over 40 lbs, until they are 9 years old or have reached the height of 145 cm (4’9”) tall must be in a booster seat. All drivers are responsible for complying with all child restraint requirements. It is mandatory, and the law, that children are transported in an approved booster seat when they are off to a field study. Our district policy states:

  • Child is over 18kg/40lbs AND under 4’9” – booster seat required.
  • Child is over 9 years of age OR over 4’9″ – no booster seat required.

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If your child no longer needs a booster, and the booster seat is in good condition and meets mandatory requirements, please think about donating it to our school.  Thank you!

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JESSIE LEE ATHLETICS: Volleyball

Our volleyball season is in full swing.  Our boys’ and girls’ teams had a great start to their season, and demonstrated both skill and sportsmanship as they played they first league games.  After just one week, we can already see great improvement.  Way to go, Jessie Lee!

A photo of our girls’ team was not available.  Stay tuned for next week’s post.

Practice Schedule:

      • Monday – Boys and Girls – 12:00 – 12:25 pm
      • Tuesday – Boys and Girls – 2:35 – 3:35 pm
      • Wednesday – Girls – 12:00 – 12:25 pm
      • Thursday – Boys – 12:00 – 12:25 pm

Game Schedule: Wednesdays (Boys)  Thursdays (Girls) – afterschool

      • November 8 & 9 – Boys AWAY, Girls HOME vs South Meridian
      • November 15 & 16 – Boys HOME, Girls AWAY vs Morgan Creek
      • November 22 & 23 – Boys HOME, Girls AWAY vs Sunnyside
      • November 29 & 30 – PLAYDAY Locations TBA

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR LIBRARY: Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair Coming in November

Madame Sproule, our teacher librarian, will be organizing our annual Jessie Lee Scholastic Book Fair.  It will be held November 15th, 16th, and 17th.  Stay tuned for more information about place and times and how you can help.

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PAC NEWS

Messages from your PAC Executive:

Your next PAC Meeting is Monday, November 6th, 2:45 in the Library.  Everybody welcome!

We had snow last week; it must be nearing the holidays…..good thing our Holiday Purdy’s Fundraiser is up and ready for your ordering! Our PAC receives 25% of all net sales, so when you think of getting some Christmas shopping done, don’t forget to shop at https://www.purdysgpp.com/5144

All orders must be placed by Nov 27th with pick up Dec 7th. As always, we thank you for your support!  

For more information your PAC executive invites you to go to their new Facebook page Jessie Lee Pac.  Everyone is invited to join.

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CALENDAR

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017/18
NOVEMBER
6-PAC Meeting – 2:45 PM
8-Photo Retakes
9-Remembrance Day Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
10-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
13-Statutory Holiday in lieu of Remembrance Day – Classes not in session
15,16,17-Scholastic Book Fair
27-PAC Purdy’s Chocolate Orders – last day!
DECEMBER
22-Last day of classes before Winter Break
25-Winter Break begins
JANUARY
5-Last Day of Winter Break
8-Welcome Back! First day of school in 2018
16-Early Dismissal for program evaluation
FEBRUARY
12-Family Day – Classes not in session
16-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
MARCH
19-29-Spring Break
30-Good Friday
APRIL
2-Easter Monday
MAY
4-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
21-Victoria Day – Classes not in session
28-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
JUNE
28-Last Day of classes
28-Early Dismissal for program evaluation
28-Student Learning Communications sent home
29-Administration Day – Classes not in session for students

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