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Important Dates

Feb 19th Family Day

Feb 26th Grade 8 Grad Photos

Feb 23rd Sub Day

Mar 1st Pizza Day

Mar 5th Family Game Night

 

Upcoming Days of Significance:

Feb 20th World Day of Social Justice

Feb 21st International Mother Language Day

Feb 25th Nisfu Sha’ban (fasting day)

Feb 26th Avyám-i-Há (Feb 26-Feb 29)

Feb 28th Pink Anything Day

 

 

Welcome to Jacob Beam Public School

February 16th Friday Update

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

The cold is finally here and it is winter weather again. Please make sure your child is coming with a coat, boots and hats/mitts to school. When there is snow or ice, the expectation is that boots are worn on the field.

DSBN Social Work Department Mind UP Webinar

The DSBN Social Work Department is proud to present an online webinar for families: Mindful Strategies to Train the Brain. Please see this attachment for more details and to register.

Bengals Basketball!

Our season-end tournament will be taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at Brock University. Please complete your permission slip on School Cash Online! Go Bengals

Recess Equipment

Jacob Beam has recently purchased some recess equipment that can be signed out and used on the tarmac, with a particular focus to giving the students more ways to play safely when the field is closed due to muddy conditions. Students will be able to sign out chalk, marbles, velcro disk catching sets, foam scoop throwing sets, foam footballs, and rainbow four square balls.

Public Speaking Club

Jacob Beam has a public speaking club. It is a great opportunity for students to improve their oral speaking skills. The Public Speaking Club is open to students in Grades 3-8. Students write rough copies or listed information at home:

Grade 3s can retell a story or write about an experience.

Grade 4-8 can do a research topic or an experience that must include some research.

Students are provided with time twice a week to work on speaking skills (using their notes/speech), how to get the audience's attention, how to wrap up in a formal way, complete/adjust speeches, volume/pitch/voice etc.

If they wish they can present and be considered for the Lincoln Public Speaking contest which takes place on Feb. 24. Details will be provided to students that qualify for the legion.

Heritage Club with the Student Equity Team

Each month the equity team will be hosting a heritage club in the library for all students who would like to learn more about the monthly heritage celebrations or would like to celebrate their own heritage. We also welcome parents from our community to come in and share information about their culture. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mrs. McDonough. For more information on which heritage is recognized each month, please visit https://www.dsbn.org/equity/days-of-significance-calendar

Treat Program Continues!

We will be offering Cookie Tuesdays and Popcorn Thursdays to help raise money for the Grade 8 Graduation. Ordering is available on School Cash Online. This item will renew weekly until June.

Well Being Outdoor Challenge Mon Feb 5th to Sun Feb 11th

Congratulations to the winners of our Outdoor Challenge! Student winners were announced today and they will receive a form home on Tuesday. The following classes won for the most participation/combined hours:

Kindergarten Class Winner: Mrs. Haney/Oleskiw

Primary Class Winner: Mrs. Huntingdon

Junior Class Winner: Mrs. Johnson

Intermediate Class Winner: Mr. Lostracco

Reminder regarding Multi-Faith Meditation Space

The principal office space continues to be a spot that welcomes students who require this faith accommodation. Please encourage students to reach out to Mrs. Di Roma if they require this space during the day.

Grade 8 Grad Photos - Monday, February 26th!

Grade 8 Grad Photos are taking place on Monday, February 26th.

Anything Pink Day February 28th!

DSBN is recognizing Anything Pink Day, across all schools, on February 28th, 2024. Formerly known as Pink Shirt Day, students are encouraged to wear anything pink to stand up against bullying and its harmful effects. This year, Anything Pink Day aims to underline the importance of creating a culture of belonging in preventing bullying, with the message: “No Place for Bullying: We ALL Belong!”

We recognize that simply wearing pink on one or two days of the year is insufficient in ending bullying. It requires a commitment to cultivating caring and supportive learning environments where everyone feels safe and connected. As we aspire to Learn and Grow Together, our role as educators involves fostering cultures of care and inclusion within our classrooms and schools. With our efforts, we can reduce bullying when students learn to treat each other with kindness and empathy, value the uniqueness of each individual, and recognize the importance of upholding another person’s dignity and human rights.

NEW! Family Game Night on Tuesday, March 5th!

The School Council is hosting a Family Game Night on Tuesday, March 5th from 6 pm to 7 pm. Families are invited to come and bring a board game to play in our gymnasium and library spaces. Please sign up on School Cash if you can join us for this fun community event!

Upcoming Author Visit Friday, April 19th

In April we have author Philip Roy coming to do a presentation for the Kindergarten to Grade 6 students! Thank you to the School Council for funding this presentation. For more information about Philip Roy, please visit his website: https://philiproy.ca/

Save the Date! Spring Arts Night at Jacob Beam Tuesday, April 30th

We will be having an evening with arts performances and displays on Tuesday, April 30th. The School Council will also be hosting a reception at this event. Stay tuned for more details!

Grade One French Immersion Registration

The French Immersion program (offered at French Immersion sites) is open to all Year 2 Kindergarten students from Monday, January 9, 2024, until Tuesday, February 20, 2024. If you want your child to develop a high proficiency and fluency in Canada’s two official languages, French Immersion has a great deal to offer. For more information about French Immersion in the District School Board of Niagara, please click here.

Paid Lunchroom Supervision Occasional Help Needed

Are you interested in being an on-call Lunchroom supervisor? We are looking for someone who would be available during the day to help when our full-time supervisors are ill. You would need a current (6 months) Police Check with Vulnerable Sector clearance to work in this role. Please contact Mrs. Di Roma if you are interested in filling out an application

Spirit Wear  - Jacob Beam Bengals

If you are interested in ordering Spirit Wear, please use this link:

https://www.bigbearspiritwear.com/jacob-beam-bengals/

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