Applied Design Skill and Technologies Modules coming to Grades 6 and 7!

Next week (November 22 and 24) all grade 6 and 7 students will spend two days learning about design, skills, and tools in one of the following areas: textiles, woodworking, power/engines, coding/robotics, bookmaking, foods, and video/media arts. The group leaders are gathering materials and planning exciting learning activities for these students.

In the Textiles Module, students will be sewing small cloth bags and preparing toiletry kits for the Outreach Resource Centre with the Society to End Homelessness. Each Thursday, about 100-120 people come to Southside Community Church to access a lunch, donated clothes, and toiletry items. Mrs. DeWith is collecting mini toiletry items (the ones from hotels or travel size) to make kits for those without a home. Do you have any to donate? Mrs. DeWith will have a box in her grade 7 classroom to collect these toiletry items.   Thank you!

Carver Corner

Seeking Scholarships

For Carver’s graduating classes from 2007 to 2017, we have been enabled through the generosity of parents, staff and former parents to award a number of graduation scholarships each year. Scholarships are paid directly to the graduate’s post-secondary institute and range from $500 to $2,000. These are profound affirmations of effort, achievement and ability. Read More

AGM – Meeting of Members Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:30pm

Are you a Member of the John Knox Christian School Society?

Last June, a membership form to our Society was sent home along with the 2017/2018 Tuition Forms. Many of you returned the form to ensure your continued or new membership in our society. Under our new constitution and bylaws, the Board Members are required to approve all membership applications prior to a membership meeting. Read More

Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Parent – Teacher conferences will take place on Wednesday, November 29. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS THAT DAY! Parents will be asked to signup for Parent Teacher Conferences beginning Wednesday, November 15. The signup online link will be emailed to you on that day. Kindly note, individual conferences are 15 minutes long; the sessions start at 11:30am with the last appointment at 7:30pm.

LAST CALL TO EXISTING FAMILIES FOR NEW KINDERGARTEN 2018/2019 APPLICATIONS

Don’t miss out on enrolling your Kindergarten child for September, 2018. As part of our JKCS community already, you have FIRST OPTION on enrollment in Kindergarten for 2018/2019. Please submit your application now, as we will open up registration to the general public on Nov. 1st. To enroll your child: Please complete the application form as set out on our website http://myjkcs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Application-Package-FILLABLE-102017.pdf

 

FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE FOR JKCS STUDENTS AND IMMEDIATE FAMILY

Shoppers Drug Mart is coming to John Knox once again to administer the flu vaccine for students and immediate family members on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, from 6pm-8pm in the JK gym.  However, in order to provide this service, individuals have to fall within the government recipient criteria.  If you do not qualify for a free shot, then there will be a $20 fee. If you are interested in receiving the flu shot, please drop by the office to obtain a consent form and confirm your eligibility. The deadline to sign up is Friday, November 3.
PLEASE NOTE: THE PHARMACIST WILL NOT ADMINISTER THE FLU SHOT TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 5. 

Carver Corner

Authentic Leadership Experiences
for Every Student
Our Carver community, has often been commended for the authentic leadership opportunities our students are offered. New Student Council representatives were elected and they will work with the SC executive to achieve many initiatives this year – Spirit Days, casual days, events, etc. Leadership is not only seen in “titled” roles like Student Council or Grad Council but in every day ways as well. In Athletics, senior students often provide mentorship to their younger counterparts. Student leadership will also be exercised this week by those who initiate another year of Lunchtime Clubs. All Carver staff seek to foster, appreciate and encourage students in every grade to learn how to self-advocate in the classroom and out.Read More

Student Photo Re-Take Day DATE CHANGE

Due to a change in date for the Cross Country Race (Grades 4-7 students – postponed due to weather conditions) we have had to change the Photo Re-Take Day to Tuesday, October 24.