From the Principal
Thank you for entering the Jean Little Public School website! We hope that you will find it to be an informative and useful communication forum.
The staff and parents strive to make our school a nurturing, challenging and creative environment for all students. We are proud of the growth of our students in the areas of academic excellence, and their achievement in athletics and the arts. Our student population is diverse representing many countries, peoples and languages. We are a better place because of our diversity.
Our staff care deeply about providing enrichment for our students. Every academic year a tremendous variety of student activities are offered including: sports activities, clubs, performances and other extra-curricular opportunities. Field trips take the learning outside of the classroom. Students enjoy going on day trips to destinations like The River Run Centre and for overnight experiences such as the trips toTim Horton's Onandoga Farms.
We are fortunate to have a very active and supportive School Council. Members of the School Council organize activities for the community, such as: an ice rink, pizza and milk lunch programs for students, a library book donation program, movie nights, Dance-a-thon, and many other activities. They have also been pro-actively involved in the school improvement plan (purchasing playground equipment, trees and musical instruments). Their financial and moral support has had a huge impact on student learning and school spirit.
Project Green Jean is a sub-committee of Council that is helping to make our playground an environmental showpiece. We have set rocks and planted trees in order to create passive play areas and provide shade, and installed three accessible play panels set around our green playground pathway. Our plan includes the use of indigenous species, improved water management and accessibility. Students have a voice in how our playground evolves. We have several partnerships with local business who support our project.
Please refer to our on-line monthly school newsletters for further information about school activities. Contact the office by phone or email to have the newsletter sent to your email address. In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint we hope many will access our electronic newsletters, however, hard copies are available at the office or by request.