Some Literacy Opportunities for Parents!

Wednesday, 30. January 2013 by Jason Gill

There are many events coming in February for families with young children.  Especially at this time of year, we hope to offer support for parents and children through play, physical activity and healthy living initiatives.  Here is an overview of some of what is available in February

Wednesdays        Toddler Story Time                FSJ Public Library       10:15 am
Thursdays            Pre-School Story Time          FSJ Public Library       10:15 am
Fridays                 Family Fun Night                   NP Community Res.    6:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturdays            Crafternoons  (6-12 yrs)        FSJ Public Library       1:00 pm
Sat., Feb. 9th       Illustration Station (6-12 yrs) FSJ Public Library       3:00 pm
Wed., Feb. 13th   Daddy and Me Gym Night    Robert Ogilvie Elem.    6:00 – 7:30 pm
Fri., Feb. 15th      Families in Motion                 Bert Ambrose Elem.    6:00 – 7:30 pm
Sat., Feb. 16th     French Story Time                 FSJ Public Library        3:00 pm.
Sat., Feb. 23rd     Daddy and Me Kindermusik  Simply Music               10:00 – 11:30 pm
Wed., Feb. 27th   Pre-School Health Round-up Totem Mall                  between 11:00 – 5:30 (drop-in)
(more Round-Up info to follow)

Please also promote the 6th Annual Parent Conference.  There are many new ideas this year to meet the needs of diverse families.  Please download the poster and share it with other families. If possible, please visit the website for more information.
Virtual SS Feb. 2013

Registration package for Family Conference


Tuesday, 22. January 2013 by Doreen McDonell

We will be celebrating Family Literacy Day at Taylor Elementary School on FRIDAY, JANUARY 25.  On Friday, we encourage students to wear their pajamas to school and bring a small blanket or teddy bear to snuggle with while they read.  Our wonderful PAC will be providing all students with a pancake breakfast in the morning. Please keep in mind will be start breakfast by feeding the kindergartens first, so you may want to feed your older children a light breakfast to tide them over until it is their turn. The day’s schedule is:

9:00-10:30 Pancake breakfast and board games in classrooms

10:45-12:00 “Read and Feed” sponsored by the Library – prizes will be awarded during this time but please provided your child with a healthy ‘book-friendly’ snack to eat while they read.

12:45-1:00 Book read over the PA to all students

1:00-2:00 Collaborative writing in house groups

2:00-2:30 Whole school activities in the gym – group picture and story drama

more information?

Self-Regulation: Why it Matters and Strategies to Support Children

Thursday, 17. January 2013 by Jason Gill

School District 60 is offering an excellent opportunity to learn more about self-regulation.  Colleen Politano presents around the province on many educational topics and has published several books.  This session is focused on the work of Stuart Shanker.  His newest book Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation will be awarded as a door prize.

I’ve attached an informational poster.  Space is limited so register quickly.

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Child Care Resource and Referral 10411 100 ave
5:30 – 8:30 pm – light dinner served
FREE but registration required.
For parents, early childhood educators and early primary teachers

Colleen Politano poster(2)

Latest Newsletter

Thursday, 17. January 2013 by Jason Gill

If you managed to miss the latest newsletter that went out on January 11th, here is a copy!


National Sweater Day

Thursday, 17. January 2013 by Jason Gill

Join us in celebrating National Sweater Day on Thursday February 7th!

Last year millions of Canadians turned down the heat and threw on a sweater to show their support for taking action against climate change. If Candians turned down their thermostats this winter, they could not only help reduce harmful greenhouse gases, but save on their energy bills!

The popular ‘Granny Call Centre’ will return for another year, which recruits REAL Grannies to make reminder calls in early February to ensure no one forgets the all important date! To get your granny to audition, or for more information check out the website:

When it comes to sweaters take the view: “The uglier, the better!”

Welcome Back!

Sunday, 06. January 2013 by Jason Gill

Happy new year everyone!

After a nice vacation, we are all excited to see the students back at the school to kick off our Social Responsibility week!  On Wednesday and Thursday mornings, we will be revisiting our School-Wide Expectations and Code of Conduct in house groups.  On Friday, students will get a chance to present their learning in the afternoons’ group presentations in the gym.  Friday will also be a Spirit Day, where students will dress up in their house colors to show their school spirit!

I will be putting out a newsletter towards the end of the week, which will help in planning for the month.  If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me here at the school.
Mr. J. Gill

Literacy Society January 2013 Calendar

Sunday, 06. January 2013 by Jason Gill

Please take a look at the January Calendar of classes for the Fort St. John Literacy Society!

January 2013 Calendar


Friday, 04. January 2013 by Doreen McDonell

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