This is an important message to let you know that there was an error on the school calendar. Early dismissal on Thursday November 19th is at 11:48 am and not 11:15.
The purpose for early dismissal is to allow for Parent teacher interviews. If you have not yet scheduled your interview please follow the attached instructions and go to the link provided.
The online appointments will close on November 17th at 4pm. If you need to change your appointment after the 17th please contact your child’s teacher directly.
Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday, November 19th. Appointments need to be booked online. Please use the following link. http://johnstubbs.schoolappointments.com
Orders are due no later than November 17th. Cheques payable to SD#62. Samples for sizing will be available for your convenience in the office.
Halloween is over and now comes a small quiet time to focus on learning. It is really important during the month of November that students get outside. Please make sure your child wears rubber boots and warm, water proof coat. We want students to get as much fresh air as possible.
A reminder that there is no school in session on Wednesday November the 11.
We have a few events happening at John Stubbs for Halloween. The middle school will be having a bake sale on Wednesday, a haunted hallway on Thursday and a dance on Friday. The elementary school will be doing various events in their classes and a dress up day on Friday. Please make sure costumes do not have weapons, masks or too much blood.
Halloween candy is always a challenge for parents and children. We all know and have witnessed the impact of sugar on our own bodies as well as that of our children. Please do not send Halloween candy to school.
What to do with Halloween candy? I have heard of some parents who have their children turn in all candy for a toy or a special event with parents (like a movie). I have tried to have my children eat as much as they want for one day and then they give me the rest (I do not eat as much as I want.)
Some children (like my son) have kept Halloween candy for years. This becomes a great science experiment. Is it really food if it lasts for years?
Do not give Halloween candy to your dog. As you probably know that can be really disgusting.
In the past it has been hard for me to throw candy out. I have learned that Halloween is about the dressing up, running around in the dark and counting candy. It did not have to be about gorging on sugar (yes, it is true ,that is what I did as a child and learned how hard sugar is on the body)
If you have some brilliant ideas of how to enjoy Halloween and get rid of the candy please send me an e-mail and I will post it here before the exciting day. Please enjoy your week before Halloween and after as it is a fun time for a child and adults too!
Restitution at École John Stubbs
In an effort to have a united understanding of the term ‘bullying’ at John Stubbs the staff have
developed a school definition:
“Bullying is intentional aggression that takes social, physical, and verbal forms that
create power imbalance.”
We respectfully ask parents, students and staff to avoid strong colognes and perfumes
(included soaps and heavily scented hair products) as we have staff and student with severe
allergies to strong scents.
This applies during the school day as well as school functions.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation
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We had a wonderful PAC meeting with a large turnout. It is so exciting to hear the many amazing things that PAC has done and plans to do. Did you know that every Tuesday they sell pop corn to the elementary students? That money raised goes to a charity. Did you know that the PAC has bought Nature science kits for teachers?
The PAC approved the idea of a GAGA ball pitt. Please check it out on the internet. We will be ordering the game and teaching students.
We now have a yellow bench painted at our school. This will be a “buddy bench/check in bench”. Students that need a friend to play with or need a safe place to get help will be able to go to this bench. You can sit on it too if you need a buddy.
This month a number of grade 5 students will be getting trained in peer helping. These students will be dressed in a Jaguar hoodie and will walk around the school helping students solve problems.
Our leadership team is attending the WE training in Vancouver next week. This is a very exciting opportunity for our students.
Please make sure that your child and you are able to access all the communication we try to facilitate to make sure that you and your child know what is happening at John Stubbs. PAC meetings are a great place to find out what is going on and to help make John Stubbs a great place.