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Kindergarten Open House

May 27th - BDSS is holding its first fundraiser in support of the Rankin Cancer Run.

Please save Campbell's Labels for Us

  • Campbell's, V8, and Habitant soup - all types
  • Prego Pasta Sauce
  • Pace Salsa
  • Goldfish crackers
  • V8 vegetable cocktail, Fusion and Splash beverages

Please save the UPC labels and send into the office in a Ziploc bag. Your help is appreciated.

Jacob Beam is a Scent-Free Environment: many people have a sensitivity to odours, smells, and scents. Please do not wear, or send your child with, perfume, cologne, after shave, or scented body lotion into the school.

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.

Information on the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1 - 8: Health & Physical Education, 2015

Please note that the Human Development and Sexual Health unit in the new Health and Physical Education curriculum will be addressed only after our staff receives training. Parents will be informed.

School Council Page

Recent Letters Home

Classroom Newsletters

Information about Measles

Team Sports at Jacob Beam

Information About Concussions


Important Dates

May 2016

Monday, May 2nd: Kindergarten Equipment installed; Make Change for Children - send in nickels and wear a hat

Tuesday, May 3rd: Niagara Falls Art Gallery in grades 2/3 and 3/4; rooftop photo in the afternoon; Make Change for Children - send in dimes and wear sunglasses inside

Wednesday, May 4th: Badminton Tournament; Make Change for Children - send in quarters and wear a team jersey; Pita Day

Thursday, May 5th: Make Change for Children - send in loonies and wear a crazy hair

Friday, May 6th: Make Change for Children - send in toonies and get a freezie

Monday, May 9th: Muffins with Mom, 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m; Cookie Dough sales end

Tuesday, May 10th: Track & Field events at BDSS (a.m.) and Jacob Beam (p.m.) for grades 3 to 8; Track & Field events for K - 2 all day at Jacob Beam; concession stand open

Wednesday, May 11th: Grade 6 Arts Day at BDSS; Grade 3/4 to Water Festival at Ball's Falls

Friday, May 13th: Pizza Day

Monday, May 16th: Area 3 Track & Field at Niagara Olympic Club in St. Catharines

Wednesday, May 18th: primary division to PALS at Brock all day; Pita Day

Thursday, May 19th: Kindergartens go on spring walk

Friday, May 20th: Jump Rope for Heart event - last block

Monday, May 23rd: Victoria Day - no classes

Tuesday, May 24th: Welcome to Kindergarten event, 9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 25th: Grade 1's to Woodend - all day

Thursday, May 26th: Cookie Dough delivery; School Council at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 27th: Pizza Day

EQAO: May 25th through June 8th for students in grades 3 and 6. Please do not book any appointments during this period.

May 25th - June 1st: Grade 3 EQAO

May 30th - June 6th: Grade 6 EQAO

Anaphylaxis and Asthma

Please remember to send in anaphylaxis and asthma forms if applicable. Medication forms must have a physician's signature.


Welcome to Jacob Beam Public School's website

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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."

Would you like to receive reminders of upcoming events by text or email? Please sign up for Mrs. Waler's Remind app. Just text @thebeam to (289) 809-8712. You can opt out at any time by replying "unsubscribe@thebeam". To sign up for email reminders, send an email to thebeam@mail.remind.com. To unsubscribe, reply with "unsubscribe" in the subject line.

The best math "homework" is 30 minutes on Dreambox (www.dreambox.com). Every student in grades JK through 6 has a licence to Dreambox that the school has purchased. Click the Dreambox icon at the bottom of this page (right hand side) to access the Dreambox website.

Dreambox Club meets from 8:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday, in our library. We also offer Dreambox Club at most breaks. Students from grade 1 through 6 are welcome to attend. Earphones are required. The goal is for students to complete an average of 5 lessons per week. Student achievement in mathematics will soar if this happens.

Grade 8 students helping neighbours shovel their driveways. We are committed to community service at Jacob Beam.