Dates to Remember:
Dec 6 – Last day for book fair orders
Dec 7 – 11 – Toonie Drive
Dec 21 – Jan 1 – Winter Break
Jan 4 – School Reopens
Feb 12 – Non-Instructional Day
Feb 15 – Family Day
TERM 1 REPORT CARDS AND POINTS OF PROGRESS
For Elementary families some teachers will be sending home paper report cards by December 18th while other teachers have been providing families with points of progress throughout the term. If you are unsure on the delivery of your student’s progress reports please email your student’s teacher directly.
For Middle School Students some teachers will be reporting through your MyEducation BC Family Portal Account, these reports will be published on December 4th. Other teachers have provided points of progress throughout the term. If you are unsure on the delivery of your student’s progress reports please email your student’s teacher directly.
For those receiving report cards through MyEducation BC REMEMBER to print your student’s report card for your records as they will expire from your portal account.
REMOTE LEARNERS RETURNING TO IN CLASS
Remote learners who would like to return to in-class learning can do so on January 4, 2021. In order to have your child return to in-class learning we must have written confirmation sent to email@example.com by no later than Friday December 11, 2020.
LIFETOUCH STUDENT PHOTOS
There have been questions regarding Lifetouch photo orders and when you might receive them. If your student had their photos taken at the school, the photos will come to the school. If you paid online the turnaround is much faster to receive your photos. If you paid by cash/cheques, then there is a much longer turnaround. It takes about 2-3 weeks from the day you ordered and paid for your photos for them to be printed and delivered to the school.
If your student is a remote learner and had their pictures taken at the Lifetouch studio then the pictures will be prepared for pickup at the studio, in this instance Lifetouch will be in contact with you when they are ready.
If you would like to check on your order please feel free to call Lifetouch at 1-866-457-8212
JOHN STUBBS TOONIE DRIVE
Please send your student in with a loonie or a toonie between Monday December 7th and Friday December 11th for our École John Stubbs Foodbank Toonie Drive. All money collected will be donated to the Goldstream foodbank. This is an opportunity for the students to support their community and help those in need during this very hard year. Don’t have any change at home? No problem! We will also have a donation section on the hot lunch page where you can donate online. All money should be given to the teacher, who will then forward it to the office. Food for thought: if each student brings in $2, we can raise $1700 for the foodbank! Amazing!
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
As we head into our wet and cold months please dress your student(s) appropriately for the weather. We always make it a priority to send the children outside in most weather conditions. ALL students need a waterproof coat, boots or a change of shoes. It is helpful for them to have a change of clothes in the classroom or in their backpack.
Thank you to all families for supporting John Stubbs’ efforts in following COVID-19 protocols. By wearing masks, you are helping to keep our students, staff and families as safe as possible. If we as a community are to limit the spread of COVID-19, we all need to make sure we are doing our part by wearing masks and socially distancing while dropping-off and picking up your child(ren) before and after school. Thank you for helping us keep the John Stubbs Community safe by doing your part!
Please note that some teachers are required to lead their class through the courtyard up to the field each day after school. We ask that you help them get there safely by social distancing and making plenty of space for the class to pass by.
HAVE YOU REVIEWED YOUR STUDENT(S) VERIFICATION FORMS?
VERIFICATION REPORTS WILL EXPIRE FROM YOUR PORTAL ACCOUNT ON DECEMBER 18, 2020
Recently you received an email* notifying you that your student(‘s) verification forms have now been published in your MyEducation BC Family Portal Account. Please ensure you review this information sheet by logging in to your portal account. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any changes that need to be made.
Student Verification Forms are a vital way to ensure the school has all your correct information on file. Please review such things as your address, contact phone numbers, those authorized to pick up your student and medical/legal alerts.
*Email notifications for the MyEducation Portal comes from email@example.com please double check your junk folders if you are having a hard time locating it.
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT AROUND JOHN STUBBS
PURDY’S CHOCOLATE ORDERS
If you placed a Purdy’s order, they will be ready for pickup (off school property) on:
Friday, December 4th 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday, December 5th 9:00am-3:00pm.
The pickup address has been emailed to all who ordered. If you did not receive the email or you would like to make alternate arrangements for pickup, please contact Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please wear a mask and remember to follow physical distancing measures and leave plenty of space on the porch when picking up your order.
SCHOLASTIC ARTIC ADVENTURE VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR
Scholastic Arctic Adventure Virtual Book Fair is now LIVE! Running November 23 to December 6. More information HERE
To order please visit: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5152242
If you purchase holiday cards, photo books or other photo items from Shutterfly, consider shopping through our storefront: http://jspac.shutterflystorefront.com/
Shutterfly will donate a small portion of all sales made through our storefront back to PAC. This is an ongoing fundraiser with no deadlines, so don’t forget to use our storefront anytime you use Shutterfly.
MABEL’S LABELS FUNDRAISER
Purchasing labels? Consider supporting PAC by ordering through our storefront: https://mabelslabels.ca/en_CA/fundraising/ (search for John Stubbs PAC).
Mabel’s will donate a small portion of all sales made through our storefront back to PAC. This fundraiser is ongoing with no deadlines!
Feel free to email Melissa (email@example.com) if there are questions regarding any of the PAC information.
Feel free to email Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org) if there are questions regarding any of the PAC information. _____________________________________________________________________________________
District News and Links:
District Parent Letters and Information – Previously sent out by SD62
STRONG START EARLY LEARNING
Strong start is a free program where children aged 0-5, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, can participate in organized sessions for play activities, circle time, etc. Please click on the attached posted for more information.