We hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful day in celebration of the importance of family life and their communities.
One of the most important gifts we can give our children is to help them feel good about the uniqueness of their family and help them learn to accept, respect, and include people whom they may experience as “different”. Families come in all different shapes and sizes and here at Jessie Lee we honour all our families. “Happy Family Day!”
Parents, and guardians, play an irreplaceable role in the lives of children. These important relationships positively impact a child’s physical, intellectual, and emotional well-being. The other day as I was scrolling through my twitter feed, I found a link to an article about how parents set their kids “up for success” titled: “Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common.” The article cites findings from research and studies that support the premise that parents, or guardians, do make an important difference in children’s lives.
Some of the important messages I took away from the article are:
- Children who are raised to take responsibility and help out around the house doing chores grow up to become employees who collaborate with their coworkers, and are more empathetic. Getting your child to do chores – taking out the garbage, doing their own laundry, and setting the table – “they realize I have to do the work of life in order to be part of life.”
- Children whose parents help them develop social and emotional skills are more successful in their adult lives. Helping your child learn how to cooperate with peers, be helpful to others, and resolve problems on their own are some of the most important things we can do to help prepare our children for healthy futures.
- Children who have parents/guardians who have high expectations for their children’s futures, who develop healthy caring and stress-free relationships with their children, and who help their children accept challenges and failures as part of learning, succeed.
Here’s a lighthearted video – be it a human being, or an animal – all parents are everything! I think this will make you smile. Enjoy!
If you have a child in divisions 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, or 11 you hopefully received a notice asking for donations for our Valentine’s Bake Sale. Please send in your treats in the morning on Wednesday, February 14th. Children in all divisions will be able to purchase these yummy treats at lunch time for $1.00
Please remember to be aware not only of nuts but nut oils when baking your goodies! Please let us know if you are able to help with the sale during lunch on Wednesday the 14th.
Thank you for your support.
12-Family Day – Classes not in session
14-PAC Bake Sale
16-Non-Instructional Day – Classes not in session for students
26-PAC Meeting 7 pm Library
28-Pink Shirt Day
30-Good Friday – School Closed
2-Easter Monday – School Closed
3-PAC Spring Sprint
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
27-Grade 7 Year End Assembly – 9-11:30
28-Year End School-Wide Assembly
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