EJPS Week at a Glance (April 17-21)

Posted April 14, 2023

EJPS Week at a Glance (April 17-21)

Chers parents,

We had another great week filled with engaging learning. Our students are moving forward at a good pace in all areas of the curriculum and as a whole school we are working towards our school-wide STEM/Science Open House on May 3rd where each class will contribute to sharing their learning in creative ways around the intersection of scientific inquiry and environmental sustainability. Additionally, we will have other complementary events going on that evening in coordination with our School Council and parent volunteers. As the date approaches we will share more details. 

In other news, we had an effective hold & secure and lockdown drill exercise today where our students and staff followed the procedures with great precision and in a timely manner. We learned about some areas of improvement and will continue to always look to do better. Also connected to safety is a letter attached Child Abuse Prevention Policy & Program 2023 EJ if your child is in Grade 1, 3, or 5 about the teacher led lessons on child abuse prevention. 

Today, we had an engaging Ramadan presentation for some of our primary students facilitated by one of our parents and a junior student who belongs to Guelph’s Muslim community. Throughout the year we’ve had several presentations that teach our primary students knowledge and appreciation about various religious and cultural celebrations observed by the myriad of groups that make up our wonderful community. On Wednesday, we noticed many students wearing pink and there were many good conversations happening in the classroom around inclusion and acceptance. Also, did you know that we have chess club, skipping club, eco club, drama/singing/dance club, and many more? Great things are happening at EJPS!

Below are some important dates: 

  • Pizza & Subway orders for May 2023 are now posted on School Cash Online. Orders will be accepted until Sunday April 23 @ Midnight. No late orders will be accepted.
  • April 18 > School Council Meeting (6:30 -7:30 PM in the library)
  • April 21 > Earth Day Spirit Assembly 
  • May 1 – 5 > Education Week
  • May 15 > Bicycle Safety Presentation Gr 3,4,5
  • May 16 > Gr 5 Mountsberg Trip
  • May 16 > School Council Meeting
  • May 19 > Jump Rope for Heart
  • May 22 > Statutory Holiday
  • May 26 > DSD Club mini-Play “Bottom of the Sea”
  • May 30, 31, June 1 > Gr 6 EQAO
  • June 1st Kindergarten field trip to Mountsberg
  • June 2 > PD Day & JK Orientation (for new JKs next year)
  • June 6,7,8 > Gr 3 EQAO (updated!)
  • June 9 > Groundwater Festival Gr 2-5
  • June 15 & 16 > Gr 6 Camp
  • June 22 > Gr 6 Graduation
  • June 29 > Last day of school
  • June 30 > PA Day

Enjoy the warm weather this weekend and we wish a happy Easter to those in our community who observe Orthodox Easter and a happy Nepalese New Year to our families from Nepal. 

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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