Monday, January 21, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Public Meeting - Track Proposal

Please be advised that the Public meeting to present the proposal for the Track at St. James Collegiate/George Waters Middle School has been set for Tuesday, January 29/13 at 7PM at St. James Collegiate. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Grad News

The next SAFE GRAD parent meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the school library. Please show your support for your graduating son/daughter by attending the third meeting of the parent committee. There are lots of roles yet to fill.

Any students who ordered Grad clothing, the order was submitted before the holiday break and the Grad should be able to collect their clothing by early February.

Graduation photos will be taken during exam week on Thursday, January 31st. The photographers’ appointment schedules are now full so any students still wishing to have the photos taken should see Mr. Sculthorp to sign up for the waiting list. Sitting fees ($25) are paid directly to the photographer on the day of your appointment.
**Two additional photographers will now be coming on Wednesday, January 30th. Any student who missed the sign up for Graduation Photos can see Mr. Sculthorp in room 102 to sign up for a session.
All students should have this picture taken so they can be included in the yearbook and in the grad composite. If you are not planning to order pictures and do not require a set of proofs, a picture can be taken for yearbook purposes, however, an appointment still must be made. Students will receive a copy of the graduating class in a composite photo in their diploma packages; there is a 5.00 fee that must be paid at the time of the appointment.
This year, photo proofs will be mailed home with a few weeks of the sessions.

Cap and Gown fee collection will begin in February and should be paid to Mr. Sculthorp if you are planning to attend the formal convocation at St. Paul the Apostle Church on Monday, June 26th. The fee is $25 and includes the rental of the gown and purchase of the memento cap and tassel. If the Cap & Gown fee is not paid, you will not be able to cross the stage to receive your diploma during the ceremony.

Dates to Remember:

January 30, 2013 – Safe Grad Meeting – 7 p.m. – Library
January 30, 2013 – Graduation Photos – APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED
January 31, 2013 – Graduation photos – SESSIONS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED
June 26, 2013 – Grad Ceremony, Dinner and Safe Grad

Safe Schools Celebration

Safe Schools Celebration
March 13, 2013
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
John Taylor Collegiate
All Welcome
The 2013 SJASD Safe Schools Celebration will be held on March 13 at John Taylor Collegiate from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This event is a celebration of the safe schools initiatives being implemented by students and staff in the schools in the St. James Assiniboia School Division.

Students will present visual backboards and materials outlining all of the Safe Schools initiatives currently being implemented in their schools. The staff and student representatives will be available to speak to questions that may arise from parents or community members regarding the initiatives.

Community organizations including the Winnipeg Police Association-Cool 2Be Kind, Addictions Foundation Manitoba, Children’s Advocacy, the Red Cross, Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Safe Schools Manitoba, Life Saving Society, the WRHA, Block Parents, Restitution, Neighborhood Watch, GSA, YM YWCA and the Winnipeg Public Library will be participating by providing visual displays and printed materials.

Jordan Knight from radio station 103 will be the emcee for this event.  Mr. Ron Weston, Chief Superintendent, will provide opening remarks and welcome students, parents, staff and community members. The talented Robin Chestnut will be there to entertain everyone with his juggling from 4:30 to 5:00.  We are also privileged to have the opportunity to share the talents of the Strathmillan Children’s choir who will be performing at this event.  In addition, students and staff members will be presenting examples of Safe School initiatives the Early Years, Middle Years and High School level. The evening will conclude with the Random Acts of Kindness Awards and the Good Times Dance Video Challenge. This event is truly a celebration of the ongoing hard work and efforts of our students, staff, parents and community to keep our schools safe places for learning and growing. 

Please contact Heather Palmer at if you have any questions about this event.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Safe Schools Practice

It is Division policy to do two lockdown practices per school year.  SJC will conduct our first lockdown practice this year on Tuesday January 15th at 1:45 pm.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Internet Safety Seminar - Parenting Today

Please see the PDF below for information about a Parenting Today seminar that you can attend that will give you ideas of how to protect your children while they are on the internet.