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May 10th Friday Update

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Good afternoon!

It was a beautiful spring week at Jacob Beam! Congratulations to all of our Bengal Athletes that participated in the Track and Field Meet and thank you to all of the parent and teacher volunteers that made this event a success! Thank you to the parents who attended the Volunteer Tea on Thursday. It was a lovely opportunity to appreciate our Bengals parents who help make events, fundraisers and school trips possible. 

Track and Field update

This past Tuesday, our Grade 3-8's enjoyed a wonderful day on the track and in the pits! Jacob Beam staff hosted our annual Track & Field meet at the new West Niagara Secondary School facility. It was a beautiful day to be out cheering on our students as they competed against each other for a chance to represent Jacob Beam at the DSBN regional meet to be held on May 23rd. Congratulations to all of our students who competed their hardest and pushed their friends to run fast and jump far. Thanks to all parents who came out to help, and cheer on our Jacob Beam students. Students who are going on to the final meet will be notified and a permission form will be posted for them on School Cash Online. 

Communication Reminders

A reminder that you can find information regarding upcoming school events, trips and sports on the calendar located on the Jacob Beam website. There is also an upcoming dates section at the end of this email. It is a busy time of year, please make sure you are also checking the School Cash Online website regularly for permission forms and notices. 

Grade 8 Graduation on June 26th at 5 pm

Grade 8 Families are invited to join us to celebrate our 2024 Graduates at West Niagara Secondary School Auditorium on June 26th at 5 pm. The ceremony will take about an hour, with an opportunity for family photos at the conclusion. At 6:30 pm the students will head into the cafeteria area of WNSS for a student celebration, complete with pizza, cupcakes, a candy bar and a photo booth area. There will also be an area for games and an area for listening to music and/or dancing. Pick up from this event will be at 9:00 pm sharp! Thank you to the Council Grad Committee for your help organizing this important event! 

Planning for the 2024/25 School Year

In order to assist us with making the best decisions possible with respect to class organization and student placements for Jacob Beam Public School for the 2024/2025 school year, we would appreciate it if you would let the office know if your family is planning to move in the next few months. Providing us with this information in the spring will also facilitate transportation arrangements for September. We thank you in advance for keeping us informed!  School and classroom organization begins at the end of April so sharing this information with us now is very helpful for our planning for next year!

Kindergarten Registration

Did you, or someone you know miss our open house and have a child who was born in 2020?  If so, connect with the school and we can make arrangements for a visit.  There is still time to register by visiting the DSBN Kindergarten registration link.  If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Spirit Wear  - Jacob Beam Bengals

If you are interested in ordering Spirit Wear, please use this link. There has been a new hooded lightweight t-shirt added. See the flier for more details. 

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

Important Upcoming Dates:                              

May 8-June 12    EQAO Administration Dates

May 23rd        3/4 & 4/5 Adventure Campus Trip

May 23rd         Regional Track and Field

May 28th        Council Mtg - Last meeting for 2023/24 School Year

Upcoming Food Items available on School Cash Online

Tuesdays are Cookie Snack Days 

Thursdays are Popcorn Snack Days

Pizza day is on May 10th and 24th 

Sub day is May 3, 17 and 31st 

Upcoming Days of Significance:

Asian, South Asian, Dutch, Jewish, Armenian & Polish Heritage Month

Sexual Assault Prevention Month, Speech & Hearing Awareness Month, Vision Health Month

May 12th          International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases, International Nurses Day

Mother's Day, Shavuot

May 16th        World Education Support Personnel Day 

May 17th        Malcolm X Day 

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia       

May 20th        Queen Victoria Day

May 21st        World Day of Cultural Diversity

May 23rd        Vesak Day (Buddha Day) & Declaration of the Bá’b

May 25th        Africa Day & International Missing Children’s Day 

May 26th to 2nd    National Accessibility Week

May 28th         Ascension of Báha’u’llah