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Important Dates

Friday, May 1st: Senior Kindergarten Grad Photos;

Monday, May 4th: Music Monday; assembly at 2:25 p.m. Parents are welcome.

Wednesday, May 6th: Badminton Tournament at Brock

Monday, May 11th: Jacob Beam School Track & Field for grades 3+ at Mohawk Sports Complex

Wednesday, May 13th: Primary Division (gr. 1 - 3) to Ripley's Aquarium

Thursday, May 14th: Beach Day

Friday, May 15th and Monday, May 18th: no classes

Tuesday, May 19th: Paul Davis, Social Networking Safety Speaker, presenting to parents at 6:30 p.m. Free barbeque starts at 5:30 p.m. Please pre-register for barbeque and babysitting.

Wednesday, May 20th: Rooftop photo of entire school population

Thursday, May 21st: Jump Rope for Heart event starts at 1:35 p.m; School Council at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 22nd: Regional Track & Field at NOC in St. Catharines

Pizza Days in May:

Friday, May 1st, Friday, May 29th (Correction: no Pizza Day on Thursday, May 14th)

Pita Days in May:

Wednesday, May 6th, Wednesday, May 20th



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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Please note that Mrs. MacNeil, our amazing secretary, will be off for a while. Mrs. Munn will be in the office until Mrs. MacNeil returns.





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 in grades 1 through 4 are invited to join our Dreambox Club, Monday - Thursday, 8:25 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Please bring earphones in a Ziploc bag.

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.