December 18th, 2017

Monday, December 18th, PAC Bake Sale – see PAC News below.

IN THIS ISSUE: (click CONTINUE READING below to access links.)

WINTER CONCERT: A Few Reminders!

Our Winter Concert will take place this Wednesday, December 20th with shows at 12:45 and 6:00 p.m. Your child will bring home your family’s tickets Monday, December 18th.  If you have asked for more than two tickets, we are pleased to say, we can accommodate your request.

Every division from Kindergarten to Grade 7 will be performing and we have a special finale that all students and teachers will be a part of.  We have one concert viewing reminder: please stay to the very end of our concert.  Thank you!

We will be collecting $1.00 per ticket in support of our snack and hot lunch for kids program at the door.  We will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Surrey Food Bank at all performances. Doors open at 12:15 and 5:30, half hour before performances. Thank you!


SPIRIT DAYS: Ten Days of Christmas – Five Days Left!

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Jessie Lee Student Leadership Team continue to organize our Ten Days of Christmas Spirit Days.  As last week, students can visit the Leadership table in the primary playground to collect stickers for every day they show their spirit.  Leadership students  will also continue to collect donations of canned goods for our local food bank and donations of money for our school lunch program.

    • Monday, December 18, 2017:  Decorate Yourself Day
    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017:  Twin Day
    • Wednesday, December 20, 2017:  Ugly Sweater Day
    • Thursday, December 21, 2017:  Formal Wear Day
    • Friday, December 22, 2017: Pyjama Day!


The Jessie Lee Student Leadership Team



Buddy the Elf continues to show up around Jessie Lee.  He even found some friends from Ms. Huddlestan’s and Mr. Senini’s classroom to play with on Sunday.

As the year continues, Jessie Lee students will continue to head out in the community on field studies and adventures.

Morning pancake breakfast in Division 5.  Afternoon science challenges in Division 6.

Mr. Senini and Ms. Huddlestan’s grade 1 and 2s take a trip around the world to learn how the holidays are celebrated in other countries.

Jessie Lee classrooms are filled with engaging activities and purposeful learning.

Hayden from Division 2 presents his smallest paper airplane in the world. Wow!

More holiday art work.


Learning Story: A Real-Life Venture into Business


Divisions 1, 2, and 3 students’ hard work all came together Friday at the Young Entrepreneurs’ Market.  What a great success! As I walked up and down the aisles, admiring the many different products that the students were selling, I couldn’t help thinking about all the sound pedagogical principles at play, including all the Core Competencies of the New Ministry Curriculum.

From beginning to end, students were definitely communicating, thinking both creatively and critically, problem-solving, and demonstrating social responsibility.  Students had to prepare business plans, conduct market research, then develop their products, set pricing, and design marketing materials.  During the market place, students had to interact with customers and promote the sale of their products.  Shoppers, young and old, were impressed and amazed at the variety, the creativity, and the quality of items being sold.  Bravo!


Next week the learning continues; students will be evaluating their efforts and identifying success strategies for the future.  The young entrepreneurs will be donating a portion of their profits to charity and, in doing so, will discover the impact of giving.  Thank you!


VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Happiness is Helping Others 

It is the season of giving and one of my goals, as principal at Jessie Lee, is to help students become caring individuals who move to help others, not because they are asked to, or rewarded for, but because it makes them feel good and they are unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others. Helping others brings good feelings to the giver and the receiver of the good deeds. Taking time to help others can be a gift to yourself as you enjoy a self-esteem boost for making others’ lives better, and making the world a better place. You feel more worthy of good deeds yourself and your trust in the decency of people is reinforced.

I invite you to watch this video with your child and talk about the power of helping others.  Enjoy!



Screen Shot 2017-12-17 at 3.20.57 PMMonday, December 18th is our first of three bake sales this year!  We can’t wait to see all the yummy goodies that divisions 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 are bringing in! Don’t forget to send a dollar with your child to buy some yummy goodies! All children will have the chance to buy the yummies at lunch time!

A big thank you to all the parents baking for tomorrow’s Bake Sale! Parents from Divisions 12 – 17 can drop off baked items in multi purpose room Monday morning.

Screen Shot 2017-12-17 at 3.31.35 PM

PAC Christmas Concession will be Friday, December 22.  PAC will be selling concession items including drinks, popcorn, and candy bags/ring pops during the Christmas movie on students’ last day before the Winter Break.  All items will be priced from $1 to $2.

Lastly, thank you for all donations and volunteers who helped make our Christmas Store a great success – $1255.00 was raised.

Thank you for your continued support.

Your PAC Executive


QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Helping Others



18-Spirit Day – Decorate Yourself Day
18-PAC Christmas Bake Sale
19-Spirit Day – Twin Day
20-Spirit Day – Ugly Sweater Day
20-Winter Concert 12:45 and 6:00
21-Spirit Day – Formal Wear Day
22-Spirit Day – Pyjamas Day
22-Last day of classes before Winter Break
25-Winter Break begins
5-Last Day of Winter Break
8-Welcome Back! First day of school in 2018
16-Early Dismissal for program evaluation
12-Family Day – Classes not in session
16-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
19-29-Spring Break
30-Good Friday
2-Easter Monday
4-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
21-Victoria Day – Classes not in session
23-Welcome to Kindergarten – 12:30-2:30 pm
28-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
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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