Friday, April 27, 2018

Just in case this note didn't make it home . . .

April 24, 2018
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Beginning Thursday, April 26th, our next unit of study in the Health class will be Sexual Health.  The purpose of this unit is to equip students with the information they need to make healthy life decisions and to support others to do the same.  We will cover topics such as sexual knowledge, attitudes and healthy decision making.  The curriculum outcomes regarding this study are as follows:
Assess the social, cultural, and environmental influences on and supports for sexual health knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, and decisions. 
Appraise the role of “support” in making healthy decisions related to family roles and responsibilities, non-curable infections/diseases, violence and abuse, body image, sustainability, and sexual health. 
Analyze the health opportunities and challenges, and establish “support others” personal goal statements, related to family roles and responsibilities, non-curable infections/diseases, violence and abuse, body image, sustainability, and sexual health. 
As part of this unit, I have invited Planned Parenthood in to give a special presentation called, “After the Talk”.  The purpose of this presentation is to discuss safe sex practices, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and consent.  They will be showing a power point presentation, discussing how pregnancy occurs, how to prevent pregnancy, what STI’s are and how they can be prevented.  If you are not comfortable allowing your child to see this power point, please let me know and they will be excused from the class.  An alternate assignment will then be sent home for your child to complete with you, in order to meet the curriculum requirements. This presentation will take place on Tuesday, May 8th.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I can be reached at the school at (306) 791-8585 or by email:
Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.
Angela Scott

Monday, April 23, 2018

Hello everyone. 

Grade 8's, tomorrow is Grade 8 Farewell Photo Day.  Individual photos will be done in the morning.  In the afternoon, we will be boarding a bus and travelling to Mr. MacKenzie's residence to take the group photo with him.  We have not done this in the past as Mr. MacKenzie has come to the school for the picture in past years.   We apologize for the delay in communicating our plans.

Have a great evening.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Good afternoon.

Grade Eights - if you are at all interested in getting a year book, please send an email to the address on the note that has now gone home at least twice.

All students - remember to pay for the Rob Nash concert and return the permission form to me.

Also, stay out of the puddles and bring extra socks to school - please - for everyone's sake!!!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Homeroom potluck tomorrow.  Remember your food/drinks/desserts/plates/forks/cups - whatever you signed up for.

TCBY money and order forms are also due tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hello and Happy April.  I hope you all had a great Spring Break.  Hopefully the weather starts cooperating soon and it will actually feel like spring.

Any Grade Sevens who are interested in writing the Waterloo, Gauss Math contest, please see me ASAP.  We need to register by April 20th.  To prepare, we will be fast tracking through the rest of the Grade Seven Math Curriculum using Pre-Assessments and old math contest papers.  We will be meeting twice a week; after school on Mondays and before school on Thursdays.  If you are unable to make one of those times, I can also meet during lunch hours on Day 3.

Please take a peak at the Homework Updates and Dates to Remember for April.  Remember to bring your money this week to participate in the various special days to raise money for Teddy Bears Anonymous.

Have a great day everyone.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Dear Jack Mack Families,

Pedestrian safety continues to be a growing concern around Elementary Schools. We are lucky to have student volunteers who have been trained by the Regina Police Services to help the younger students cross our street safely.  As they are doing their job to protect, we ask parents and families for assistance.  Please be extra alert as you drive through our intersection.  If Patrollers are in the street, holding up their Stop sign, please stop your vehicle.  Since they have direct orders to not stop moving vehicles, they cannot enter the street when a vehicle is coming.  Please be sensitive to this.  They have received the training and are following proper protocol.   Many times, however, drivers do not adhere to their signs, and continue to drive through our stationed patrollers.  This puts our patrollers and young pedestrians at risk.

Let’s all work together to make our road safe!  Please be attentive, patient, and a positive role model.

Thank you.

Jack Mack Safety Patrol

Monday, March 12, 2018

Hello everyone.

Tonight Planned Parenthood will be here at the school to discuss how to talk to teens about sexual health.  This will take place in the Arts/Science room from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. 

Celebration of Learning is happening this Thursday.  Students are expected to be with their project, ready to present to anyone visiting for the entire afternoon as well as from 4:00 pm to 6:45 pm.  If you are not able to stick around for Thursday evening, please come to present your project sometime between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm on Friday.  There are no classes on Friday.

After the Celebration of Learning on Thursday evening, we will have our information meeting with Grade 8's parents.  This is to discuss the Grade 8 Farewell, happening on June 19th.  This meeting should begin at 7:00 pm and run until 8:00 pm.  If you are not able to make it to this meeting, but would like to help with the preparations in some way, please let me know.  We can connect you with the other parents after the meeting.

Thanks for checking in.