Cette Semaine à Sissons - le 15 au 19 février, 2021

Thank you for visiting our website and getting the latest for our school. Here is our school news for the week.

JK/K Parent Information Session
On Thursday of last week, we had our online JK/K parent information session. Over thirty parents attended and we were very happy to see such interest in our school and its French Immersion program. We also understand that not everyone was able to attend. Therefore, we are sharing the slide show that we presented to give you some idea of what was covered. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call the school at 873-3477 or to send us an email at jhs@yk1.nt.ca.

Subway Lunch - Thursday, February 18th
There will be a subway lunch Thursday, February 18th. Orders must be submitted no later than 6:00 PM this Tuesday. If you would like to place an order, please use the link below:

Treats for Teachers - THANK YOU!
Thank you very much to our PAC for organizing this most recent ‘Treats for Teachers’ day. The staff really enjoyed the tasty treats, and no doubt the snacks helped get teachers ready for writing report cards. We are lucky to have parents who show their appreciation so readily!

Jordan’s Principle & Inuit Child First Initiatives
Approximately 10% of the JH Sissons students are of indigenious descent, mostly coming from Dene or Inuit backgrounds. As a school, we are exploring the possibility of making applications for funding under Jordan’s Principle and the Inuit Child First Initiative.

Both programs operate very similarly. Jordan's Principle makes sure all First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need, when they need them. Funding can help with a wide range of health, social and educational needs. The Inuit Child First Initiative ensures Inuit children have access to the essential government funded health, social and educational products, services and supports they need, when they need them.

Applications under either program can be made by schools, or by families themselves. Prior to making an application on behalf of a child, a school must get the consent of the family. As a first step, we are trying to confirm the names of students who may be eligible for an application. Some students are already identified within our records, while others aren’t. If you believe that your child would qualify but may not be identified within the school records, please contact us to let us know. Also, we are asking families who intend to apply (or have already applied) to let us know. The information you share with us will be kept in the strictest confidence.

For those who are interested, here is some additional information regarding the two programs. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call (867-873-3477) or email us (jhs.@yk1.nt.ca)

PAC Seed Sale Fundraiser
The JHS PAC will be selling West Coast Seeds as a fundraiser this year. 40% of profits of seed sales will go directly to PAC to support various activities throughout the year. Please use https://fundraising.westcoastseeds.com/collections/all to order your seeds online with a minimum order of $10. Fundraising sale ends 19 Feb 2021 at which time all orders will be sent to the plant sale organizer who will then distribute individual orders. Tell your friends and family about the sale, they can order seeds too! Thank you for your ongoing support of the JHS PAC!

Canadian Parents for French - Join now for FREE!
Canadian Parents for French is one of our community partners. They are currently offering free memberships. Please check out the details in their announcement below…

Canadian Parents for French is a nationwide, research-informed, volunteer organization that furthers bilingualism by promoting and creating opportunities to use and learn French for all Canadians. We are an organization driven and led by Northerners, we are proud to support and celebrate all eleven official languages of the NWT.
We work to support students, teachers and families in learning French both inside and outside the classroom. We do this by offering activities and programs that further French language learning, such as our annual public speaking contest Concours d’art oratoire where students can win cash prizes for showing off their French language skills, our new Family Tutoring program where students are matched with certified tutors, or fun family activities like our French Cooking Classes, Walk to the Ice Caves and Nerf Wars.
If you’re interested in getting involved with CPF to access our awesome activities and programs we hope you will consider joining the CPF family as a member, which you can do for free until March 31, 2021 at cpf.ca/en/membership/.