Lorna Jackson Public School Blog

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Category Archives: Student Well Being

Looking forward to our Eco-Schools visit

ecoTomorrow, our school will have a visited from the Eco Schools’ team from our board. The team will meet with our school’s team of students and teacher leader Ms. Miller. As part of the visit, these students will meet in the library to answer the visitors’ questions. There is then a walk about the school to see some of our work in action.

Stay tuned for feedback from the team.

Sea of Pink

A Sea of Pink

seaofpinkLorna Jackson Public School went PINK with excitement. On April 9th, the school community dressed in pink to show solidarity in their anti-bullying campaign. An assembly for students from kindergarten to grade 8, was led by the Positive Climates for Learning committee, discussing the importance of daily anti-bullying actions, such as being respectful, kind, and inclusive. The entire community then danced together to the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, creating a sea of pink. Students and staff at Lorna Jackson will continue to come together as a community to stand up to bullying.

Our Good News Assembly

Today, we enjoyed another good news assembly.

Here are some highlights:

– We had a grade 1/2 class share a poem on Black History Month and share work they have been doing on a Kindness Quilt Project

– Our intermediate band performed for us all

– We celebrated the hard work of our boys and girls basketball teams

– One of our FDK classes shared a video from their inquiry on oceans

– Our School Eco Team shared a new initiative on Boomerang Lunches and handed out the Golden Recycling Bin

– Our care taking team shared the winner of the Golden Garbage Can Award

– Grade 7s shared some poetry

– Our Student Council celebrated the success of their Cookie Campaign

Another new month, another great assembly.

Good students, good staff, good news.

Mr. Collins & Ms. Bongard

Opportunities for our students

We are grateful to our staff for their work in our classrooms each day. We are also thankful when staff volunteer to provide opportunities outside of the instructional day. Currently, there are many additional opportunities for your children to be involved in, including:

– Primary soccer intramurals that take place Mondays at lunch.

– Junior boys and girls volleyball teams.

– Intermediate floor hockey intramurals that run Wednesdays and Fridays.

– Homework club for junior and intermediate students taking place on Wednesdays.

– Extra help sessions run by teachers at recesses or during the lunch hour

– Our School Eco Team runs each day at lunch.

– Our school Positive Climates for Learning committee meets a few times a month.

– We have junior helpers for our primary classrooms at lunch and for our Learning Commons.

– Our school Sign Language club runs weekly for all grades.

– A social skills leadership team run by our Educational Assistants and CYWs.

– An intermediate Girls’ Group runs Thursdays at lunch.

– Our Healthy Snack program includes student helpers.

– We have a student blog team that meets weekly.

– Intermediate Student Council meets monthly.

schoolplay– And today, sign up for our Junior/Intermediate school play started.

We again thank the staff for their time and effort organizing and running these varied opportunities.

We also want to thank the students for their enthusiasm, initiative and commitment towards these opportunities.

If your child has not yet become involved please talk with them about trying something special and fun at our school.

Mr. Collins & Ms. Bongard