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French Immersion Registration Kindergarten Open House

Jacob Beam is having a Vendor Fair! Saturday, March 5th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. If you would like to purchase a table, please click on the link below:

Vendor Fair Information

Additional PA Day added to the school year calendar: Please note that Friday, April 15th is now a Professional Activity Day. There will be no classes.

Campbell's Product Labels

We are now collecting Campbell's product labels (the UPC labels). Campbell's provides resources to schools through their label program. Please keep and send in the following product UPC labels:

  • 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

February, 2016

February 5th: Report cards go home; deadline for applications to the DSBN Academy

February 9th: Grade 8 and SK grad photos

February 12th: 100th day of school; Early Release Day - students are dismissed at 12:05 p.m; wear red, white, or pink for Valentine's Day

February 15th: Family Day - no classes

February 16th: deadline (9:00 a.m.) for applications to French Immersion for current SK students

February 19th: Intermediate boys' basketball tournament

Feb. 22, 23, 24th: mid-year assessment for students in grades 3 and 6

February 25th: School Council at 6:30 p.m.

February 26th: Team Jersey Day; student assembly at 11:15 a.m.

Anaphylaxis and Asthma

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

 

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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

Principal

"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.