EJPS Week at a Glance (Nov 21 – Nov 25)

Posted November 18, 2022

EJPS Week at a Glance (Nov 21 – Nov 25)

Chers parents,

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation during these times of uncertainty. Please continue to pay attention to the school board’s labour updates at https://www.ugdsb.ca/board/labour-updates-2022-23/ . This is the basic contingency plan for our school.

  • In-person learning Monday Nov. 21, Tuesday Nov. 22, and Wednesday Nov. 23.
  • Switch to remote learning for Thursday Nov. 24. 
  • PA Day on Friday Nov. 25 – no school for students

Hopefully, we will not have to follow this contingency plan and in-person learning will continue as usual next week. However, should the situation with CUPE move to a strike then we as a school will communicate our school-based plans as soon as possible about getting prepared to pivot to remote learning (i.e. distribution of technology to families in need) or to pivot our in-person parent-teacher conferences to online remote interviews. Regardless, we fully appreciate the challenges this uncertainty places on families. 

In other news, we will have an Anti-Bullying Awareness and Prevention Assembly on Monday morning at 9AM. All week we will have announcements and classroom activities building our capacity to reduce bullying behaviour in our schools. Students can wear pink all week but Thursday will be our culminating Pink Day celebration recognizing all the things we have done and will continue to do to “Stand Up, Stand Strong, and Stand Together” to stop bullying behaviour. It’s also worth noting the update of the “Bullying Reporting Tool” button found on all UGDSB school websites. It is a pink box located on the right side of our home page and is entitled “Report Identity-Based Harm and/or Bullying”. Fact: IN THE MAJORITY OF CASES, BULLYING STOPS WITHIN 10 SECONDS WHEN PEERS INTERVENE, OR DO NOT SUPPORT THE BULLYING BEHAVIOUR.

In all things food and fundraising please read on. The following items have been posted on School Cash Online. Here are the upcoming deadlines: 

December Pizza orders will close Sunday Nov 20th midnight. (No late orders as per the vendor’s request)

December Subway orders will close Sunday Nov 20th midnight. (No late orders as per the vendor’s request)

School Council Poinsettia Fundraiser orders will close Monday Nov 21st midnight.

School Council Raffle Basket Fundraiser Donations will close Monday Nov 21st midnight. 

*** When in your personal School Cash Online account, Please make sure you have checked off in “MY ACCOUNT” that you wish to “RECEIVE NEW ITEM EMAILS”. 


Below are some important dates: 

  • November 25 – PA Day (parent-teacher conferences, more information to come)
  • December 14th (Wednesday) – Winter Holiday Presentations for parents in the Gym [we will have three divisional assemblies in the Gym for parents to see presentations by each class. 1st block will be Kindergarten, 2nd block will be Primary, 3rd block will be Junior. More information to come]
  • December 14th (Wednesday) – School Council Coffee House fundraiser from 3PM to 5PM. More details to follow.
  • December 22nd – last of school before the Winter Break
  • January 9th – return to school
  • January 24th – EJPS School Council 6:30 – 7:30

 Thanks so much for all you do in upholding and building our wonderful and supportive school community.

Olivier Cutz (Principal)

** This and all past EJPS Week at a Glance emails are also posted on our school website here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/johnson/category/newsletter/ 



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