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Endangered Species Club Fundraiser

Here’s an update from a new student initiated club at our school:

The Endangered Species Club is working on a big fundraiser project to save animals. All the money raised will go towards Earth Rangers and will help save/protect these following animals: the Beluga Whale, the Western Bumblebee, the Barn Swallow and the Blandings Turtle

To raise this money, we will be doing a raffle like the dance-a-thon. Basically, we will be raffling some used items (that have been reused), and some brand new prizes. Prizes include books, art supplies, games, stuffed animals, jewelry, and much, much more! Every 50 cents that you donate gets you a raffle ticket, and you can choose your ticket to go towards winning the prize of your choice. Our goal is to raise $200 from May 4th until May 22 and we can’t make this possible without you Lorna Jackson!!

The Endangered Species Club


Three months

We have now completed our first three months of the school year and already have much to celebrate thanks to excellent focus and initiative by our students, staff and community, including:

welcoming our Elder’s Mills community to our team

The launch of our school touchstone

– Sharing a redesigned Learning Commons

Launching our Green Bin program through our school’s Eco Team

Implementing new technologies into our classrooms and classroom programs

Meeting with parents and guardians to review student’s Progress Report Cards

Our staff exploring professional learning in many ways

Starting to plan for the transition of our grade 8 students to high school

Starting our Roots of Empathy programs

Recognizing Bullying Awareness week

Starting our Healthy Snack program

We have developed a focused start in our classroom programs in the areas of academics, athletics and the arts.

We have had the chance to recognise the work of various employee groups at our school including: our Designated Early Childhood Educators, our care taking team, Educational Assistants and our Administrative Assistants.

Our staff have provided several student leadership and extra curricular opportunities such as our Cross Country Team, The sign language club, library and office helpers, the student Tech Team, our Eco team, Student Council, Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball, Floor Hockey intramurals, homework club, Lunch room helpers, and our Positive Climates for Learning Committee.

As school community we have given back through our Terry Fox Walk, The Count Me in Project, and our local food bank drive.

We also appreciate the work of our school council with our school this year. Their upcoming Dance-A-Thon will take place on December 13, 2013 and will surely be an enjoyable event. Remember that all parents and guardians are welcome to our meetings. Future meetings will be: January 14, 2014, February 20, 2014, April 22, 2014 and May 29, 2014.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Three short months…

remember when it was only 3 short weeks?

Remember when I asked us to write our story?

How do you think we have done so far?


Mr. Collins

Student Bloggers: Our Eco Team

Thanks to a team of student bloggers with this update on our EcoTeam


As an Eco Team, we have been looking at your recycle bins and garbage bins.  As a school we want to ensure that garbage goes in our garbage cans, recycling goes in our recycling bins and compost items go in our green bins. Each class now has a small circle magnet on their door.  Red represents that your class has a lot of garbage in your recycle bin.  Yellow represents that your class has only a little bit of garbage in your recycle bin, and green represents that there is no garbage in your recycle bin.  Let’s all get greens! We have also been looking at classes who have been saving energy by turning off the lights and the monitors in the classroom.  Also, we have been noticing many straws from juice boxes in the recycle bin. This is an area we can improve in.  Please remember to put the straws in the garbage and empty juice boxes in the recycle bin.

Please do your part and help us save the environment!


The Eco Team

Student press: Girls’ Club

We thank our student press team for this update:

There is a new club at school for girls in grade 5&6. Actually, this club is not new because we had it at the beginning of the year but we took a little break and are back up and running. The club has 27 girls which is “a very good turn- out” according to Ms. Bianchi, the founder of the group. Ms. Bianchi has high hopes for the group and wants it to be an anti-bullying and self-esteem building organization. Ms. Bianchi started the girls group after she heard about cases in the media and wanted to discuss issues like self-image, self-esteem, the media and how girls view themselves and others at Lorna Jackson. We looked at one statement that “girl’s typically bully and are pressured in different ways than boys are. Girls use relationships and self-image as opposed to overt aggression when they are unhappy with their peers.”

The name chosen for the Group is: We Are Girls Corporation (Corp.). And I am proud to say that I am part of this organization! Look out for Girls Corporation campaigns and initiatives at Lorna Jackson and beyond!