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Kindergarten Open House

First Day of School: Tuesday, September 8th. The entry bell rings at 8:55 a.m. Supervision on the playground begins at 8:40 a.m.

How will I know who my child's teacher is? On the first day of classes, teachers will meet parents and students on the tarmac area at the back of the school at approximately 8:45 a.m. They will have class lists with them. Teachers will call the names of students and line them up in their classes. Class lists will not be posted as per legislation. Parents of new junior/senior kindergarten students should have received a letter in the mail regarding their child's teacher. Please call our office if you did not receive a letter.

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started at Jacob Beam

2015 - 2016 School Year Calendar

For the Jacob Beam monthly calendar, please click on the Calendar tab at the top of this page. Our monthly calendar is now online and frequently updated. Please check it regularly.

Primary (gr. 1 - 3) Suggested School Supplies for September 2015

Kindergarten, Junior (gr. 4 - 6) and Intermediate (gr. 7,8) Suggested School Supplies for September 2015

School Council Page

Recent Letters Home

Classroom Newsletters

Information about Measles

Team Sports at Jacob Beam

Information About Concussions


Important Dates

Monday, August 31st through Friday, September 4th: Our school office is open from 8:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. for registrations.

Tuesday, September 8th: First day of classes. School begins at 8:55 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.


Volunteers in the School: We love our volunteers! We could not do what we do without the support of our volunteer community. Please note that, starting this year, all volunteers must complete an information form before engaging in any volunteer activities at the school. Please watch for the form coming home in the registration package.

Anaphylaxis: if your child is at risk for anaphylaxis, an Emergency Action Plan must be completed and signed by a physician every year. Forms are available in our school office.

Medication: if your child requires medication at school, a form must be completed and signed by a physician every year. Medication must be brought to the school by an adult.







Welcome to Jacob Beam Public School's website

Jacob Beam Hands

To our Jacob Beam parents/guardians, we are very honoured that you have chosen our school for your child(ren)’s education.We take our responsibility to students very seriously and strive to combine a climate of high academic expectations with a warm, family environment.

It is imperative that we work together to prepare our students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. The world is changing so rapidly and information becomes obsolete very quickly. In essence, we are preparing our children for a world that doesn’t yet exist. In doing so, we must give students the skills needed to successfully navigate a changing world. Twenty-first century fluencies include a strong literacy and numeracy base, creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, information and media literacy, flexibility and adaptability. We must also promote good character and community service and send our students out into the world to make it a better place.

Let’s work together to ensure the success of every child in our school. Parents are our partners. We hope you find this website helpful and easy to use. We welcome your feedback.

Christine Waler



"Jacob Beam is an inclusive learning community driven by a passion for the success of every student."


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The best math "homework" is 30 minutes on Dreambox (www.dreambox.com). Every student in grades JK through 6 has a licence to Dreambox. Use the link to the right of this message.

Students are also encouraged to use Prodigy to support their math learning. The website (www.prodigygame.com) is free. We routinely offer students in our junior grades (4 - 6) the opportunity to participate in Prodigy Club during both fitness breaks. Earphones are required.