Math Night!

Invitation to Jackman’s Math Night This Thursday!

1942DC16-B2B5-490A-B273-EC3DAD1DFEB3This Thursday, March 21, Jackman will host an open house for parents (self guided tour – no formal presentation) to learn about math learning at Jackman. THEN join us in the library for a presentation from Dr. Brenda Smith-Chant from the Mehrit Institute, who will speak to parents on the topic of Math, Self-Regulation, Anxiety and Well-Being!

3:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Drop-in open house tour to hear about math learning for all students at Jackman

7:00 pm – Come listen to Dr. Brenda Smith-Chant in the school library.

Refreshments will be served, and child care is provided.

For more details, please contact Jennifer at jenniferproos@sympatico.ca

Keep Informed About Proposed Cuts and Changes to Public Education

245865BF-DC55-4031-B2D1-0F5FCF2B5341There are a lot of changes being proposed to the public education system. Some examples of proposed changes include, eliminating full day kindergarten, lifting caps on primary classes, hiring freezes, etc. This Friday March 15th, PC Education Minister Lisa Thompson is expected to make a major announcement about cuts to public education.
Here are some resources for you to keep informed about what is going on, or have your say, Support our public education system.
Ontario Families for Public Education – Facebook Group
Mothers for Better Education Ontario – Facebook Group
Peter Tabuns – Our MPP – petertabuns.ca
Jennifer Story – Our School Trustee- tdsb.on.ca/ward15/
Jennifer is also holding a Ward Forum meeting on the 2019-20 Budget Monday March 18, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Monarch Park CI/
TDSB Budget Survey – have your say about the upcoming budget by completing the Community Budget Survey
Progress Toronto has a petition to sign

Annie Jr. News

The school is busy getting ready for the early May performances of Annie Jr!  If your child is performing and you are eager to find out more about their costume needs, please email franklandthemusical@gmail.com with your child’s name/role and we’ll be happy to send the cast costume letter and reference images.

This Sunday and Monday is the 50% off sale at Value Village so its a good time to go shopping.

We are hoping to collect costumes after March Break so we have time for sewing and organizing what is needed!

Also be sure to join the private Facebook group here for updates and news about the production.  We thank you for your support.

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School Council Vacancy

30E090C7-227D-43DF-8C85-7D336C6BD93DSchool Council Vacancy, come and join us!

We have a vacancy on our School Council. We are in need of a Fundraising Chair. Come and join the fun!

Please contact School Concil Chair Jen Volk jenvolk.to@gmail.com if you are interested. 

FUNDRAISING CHAIR

The Fundraising Chair is expected to:

Develop a fundraising strategy to meet funding needs over the course of the school year

Coordinate scheduling of fundraising projects

Coordinate Direct Donation Campaign

Liaise with volunteer committees of fundraising events

Vote on issues as required

Attend monthly council meetings

School Council Webinars

The Parent and Community Engagement Office is offering three webinars for school councils regarding understanding the basics of school councils, bylaws and school council effectiveness. The webinars will take place on the dates and times below.  All webinars will be available via YouTube. Links are below but do not go live until the date listed.

1)    Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:00 p.m.: Basics of School Councils  http://youtu.be/7CJ9OK8PwWk

Whether you are new to School Council, or looking for a refresher course, this webinar will help you. We explore the basics of Regulation 612 (governing school councils), elections, funding and budgets. It’s never too late to go back to the beginning.

2)    Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m.: School Council Bylaws  http://youtu.be/HdKeeFxklzs

One can’t hope to have an effective School Council without a firm foundation. This webinar will take participants through the need-to-know of writing School Council Bylaws. Whether you’re looking to update your current document or to write a new one, this workshop will keep you focused on what’s important – and how to get there.

3)    Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m.: School Council Effectiveness  http://youtu.be/LGMxJGulPQk

School Councils are most successful at engaging their families when they work effectively. This webinar examines how communication, committees and volunteers will connect with your community and will ease your workload.