KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
We are excited to invite all families of children starting Kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year to come into the school office and pick up a registration package. We offer a half day every day program and an all day every day enriched kindergarten program.
Please Note: To attend kindergarten your child must be five years of age before March 1st of the school year they are currently enrolled in. Your child could start kindergarten in September at the age of four years, as long as he/she turns five BEFORE March 1st.
Proud of our JJN Running Club!
Congrats to our JJN Running Club who went out to the 40th Annual Running Room Games at the Butterdome on February 21st. The teams showed amazing sportsmanship (even cheering on the other schools!) and represented our school as they competed to their best abilities and ran some great races. The Boys A team finished first in their heat and move on while the other teams must wait to find out if their times are fast enough to quality for the Quarter Finals on March 17th. Way to go, you made our school very proud!
Yesterday a group of grade six girls attended the WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology) Choices Conference at the University of Alberta. It was a truly amazing day! The girls watched an exciting chemistry demonstration, learned about solar energy and studied animal habitat selection. Furthermore, they had hands-on experience through building a solar powered circuit, exploring a variety of tide pool creatures and using a powerful microscope to look at and count brine shrimp. At the end of the day, the girls worked as an engineering team to design and build a wind turbine with blades that turned. (The girls called their structure "Perseverance" because they worked so diligently to complete the task!) This wonderful opportunity showed the girls that science, engineering and technology are things that they CAN do and have FUN with at the same time!
The Grade 6 reading buddies are making a difference!
Some very enthusiastic Grade 6 students are sharing their love for reading with grades 1 and 2. Our Grade 6's are being great role models guiding their buddies with their sight words and fluency, and even getting them more interested in reading...one word at a time! What a great program! This initiative not only improves literacy, it develops positive relationships. Everyone benefits! :) Check out our Gallery for more pictures.
Celebrating J.J. Nearing!
Mrs. Kelly and Ms. Schonewille recently attended the City of St. Albert's Environmental Initiatives 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. J.J. Nearing School has been a leader in the community when it comes to taking on environmental initiatives. Over the past ten years, we have received four environmental initiative grants from the City of St. Albert! A highlight for the City has been the school composting program, which was initiated at our school.
2018 Winter Olympics at JJN!
Students at J. J. Nearing are excited for the 2018 Winter Olympics to begin! We are teaming up with our big buds or little buds to create and collaborate on a project that encourages us to watch the Olympics, cheer on our Canadian athletes and use technology! We'll be keeping an eye out for proof that the Olympics connect us as a global community! Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 will be teaching students in Kindergarten, Grade 1, 2, and 3 to create a personalized journal of the games using google slides or SeeSaw. The passion displayed by the athletes and the ways are are all connected will be captured by all!
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Fitness fun for our students!
Phoenix Tae Kwon Do visited our school this week to introduce all of our students to the martial arts. Students were taken through a Tae Kwon Do warm-up and given an introduction to punches and kicks!
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Twisted Fairy Tales
Posted on Feb 13 2018
For the past few weeks, class 5C has been working on a Perspective Writing Unit. In this unit, students created a "Twisted Fairytale" telling a classic fairytale but from the villain's perspective of what really happened. When the Grade 5 students finished…
Posted on Jan 18 2018
Frisbee Rob visited our school this week and talked to our students about Frisbee, kindness, determination and unplugging.He also gave the students a challenge to take one day away from playing video games and watching tv/movies/Netflix/Youtube.
February 28 is #PinkShirtDay
Posted on Feb 20 2018
People are invited to wear pink on February 28 to symbolize that we will not tolerate bullying anywhere. Pink Shirt Day was inspired by two Nova Scotia high school students who stood up for a peer who was being bullied for wearing…
Junior / Senior High Open House Information
Posted on Feb 7 2018
Open House schedule: Event Date/Time Grades/Information R.S. Fowler Junior High February 21 (7 p.m.) 7-9, New Recreation Academy! Sports Academy February 27 (7 p.m.) 4 - 12 (Held at Albert Lacombe School) ESSMY February 27…