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Track and Field JPPS Schedule

April 29, 2019
​Please click here to download the Track and Field Schedule for the day,
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Parent Advanced Technology Training Session

February 26, 2019
​The Durham District School Board is offering their last training session this evening in Ajax.  For more information please click here.
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Islamic Heritage Month 2018

October 03, 2018
​MEND and the DDSB are offering a number of activities during the month of October to celebrate Muslim Heritage.  The series Our Story, Our Voice will include a Paint Night, an Open house and many more activities.  For more information please click here.
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Visions of the Future, the Making of ...

September 20, 2018
October 4, 2018, 6 pm to 8 pm
Durham College, Oshawa Campus
Welcoming students in Grade 7 to 10 who represent the Black diaspora, to the post-secondary environment.
Free event for students and their parents/guardians.
See attached flyer below and/or the  link  for Registration Information
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Sept Pizza Day

September 18, 2018
Unfortunately, due to supplier problems there will not be a Pizza Day for September.   We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please keep a lookout for the Pizza Form coming home for our October Pizza Day.   A reminder that all orders must be processed through Healthy Hunger. Thank you.
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Message from the Principal

September 13, 2018
The following message was sent via e-mail (School Messenger)
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Strong Summer Academy

June 06, 2018
​Durham District School Board in collaboration with Durham College is offering a set of enrichment sessions for young Black boys giving them "the tools necessary to achieve their maximum potential both in terms of academics and life skills acquisition.  For more information on these sessions, please click here.
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Achieving Student Success

May 22, 2018
​Muslim Educators Network of Durham and the Durham District School Board invite you to come and learn about students success on May 24 from 7:45 to 9:30.  For more information, please click here.
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

May 08, 2018
​ May 24th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Durham District School Board is offering a STEM night for grade 8 students.  For more information click here.
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And Still We Rise

April 03, 2018
Durham Black Educator's Network in partnership with the Durham District School Boards presents And Still We Rise a workshop for students in grade 5 to 8 and their parents.  This will take place on April 21, 2018 from 9:30 to 1:00.  For more information please click here.
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Ski Club - Our next session is the 28th

February 16, 2018
​A reminder that our next Ski Club Session is February 28th.  We will not be skiing on Wednesday, February 21st.
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Ski Club Cancelled

January 09, 2018
​As the weather looks wet and icy in the Lakeridge area tomorrow, Ski Club will be cancelled.  Our first session will therefore be Jan. 24.  Keep your fingers and toes crossed for snowy weather.
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Ski Club

December 01, 2017
​ Ski Club will once again be making its trek to Skyloft starting January 10.  Deadline for submitting payment and forms is fast approaching.  Please send those in by Dec. 8, 2017.  For a copy of the forms please click here. 2017-Ski-Club-Package.pdf
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UPDATE - Kiss and Ride - Jan 12/18

November 28, 2017
Please be advised that since the busses were cancelled this morning they will not be running this afternoon. Both the car and bus lanes will be opened for student Kiss and Ride pick up at the end of the day.  We encourage parents not to park as spots are limited.
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Julie Payette Book Fair

November 11, 2017
​Julie Payette is hosting their annual book fair this year.  Hours will be as follows: Monday to Wednesday: 7:45 to 11: 25 and then 2:30 to 3:30. Thursday: 7:45 to 11:25 and 3:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00. Friday: 8:30 to 11:30 Students will have their preview during the day...
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Santa Christmas Parade update

November 11, 2017
JPPS is float #26.  Meet up in the Marshalling Area on Manning Road between Garden and Brock Streets (closer to Brock Street) starting anytime after 9 am.  Parade starts at 10 am sharp.  As the Christmas season arrives, what a better way to get into the spirit than to join in...
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Bus Routes 511, 522, and 541.

November 10, 2017
First Student Canada - Ajax and Brooklin locations will be in a legal strike position as of midnight Sunday, November 12, 2017. see letter below.   This may only affect three of our routes: 511, 522 and 541.  Please listen to the radio and new reports for further details. DSTS Parent Strike Letter_Nov17 to Schools.pdf
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French Spelling Bee

October 30, 2017
Students of French immersion and French language schools in Durham Region are invited to participate in the 2nd annual spelling bee competition being organized by Épelle-Moi Canada (in partnership with Spelling Bee of Canada). The regional competition takes place on April 7, 2018 in Oshawa (registration: Oct 1 - Nov 30,...
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Pizza Day for Cross Country Competitors

October 17, 2017
October 23rd will be the replacement pizza day for students who missed Pizza Day on October 17th due to the Cross Country Competition.  Students will meet Sarah in the Atrium at 10:45 am.​
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Islamic Heritage Month Activities at the Board

October 13, 2017
​The board is offering a variety of activities including Let's Play! Islamic Culture Through Sport.  These celebrations are offered to everyone.  For more information click here.
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S.C.C. Info and Elections Form

September 05, 2017
Form must be returned by September 22, 2017
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Grade 7 & 8 Students

August 30, 2017
Welcome Back!
Please remember to bring a lock for your locker on the first day.​
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Wellness Fair May 27th

May 18, 2017
​The Durham Black Educator's Network presents Wellness Fair. For more information, please click here.
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EQAO For Parents

May 08, 2017
​For a guide to EQAO click here.
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Grade 5 Action Pass

April 12, 2017
​The Grade 5 Action Pass gives students in grade 5 free access to public swims, public skates and some other programs around the region.  For more information, please click here.
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And Still We Rise

April 06, 2017
​ T he Durham Black Educators’ Network (DBEN) is pleased to share an exciting community engagement opportunity.  The 5 th  Annual And Still We Rise Conference for Elementary students and families will be held Saturday April 22 nd , 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Westcreek PS in Pickering. ...
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Special Education Review

April 06, 2017
​Click here for Information on the Durham Board Special Education Review.
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ADHD Expo

March 31, 2017
On April 5, Henry Street High School will be hosting a Community Information Expo about ADHD.  For more information, click here.
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French Immersion Program Changes to Minutes of Instruction

March 31, 2017
​ Ministry of Education documents on French Immersion in Ontario state that “ The goal of French Immersion is to develop students’ proficiency in French while building mastery of English .” The program is designed to help students become bilingual by teaching the curriculum in both English and French.   Elementary:...
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UOIT Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Summer Camps

March 08, 2017
​UOIT is gearing up for another summer of fantastic camps.  For more information please click here.
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General Safety Tips

March 08, 2017
At school today, and over the next few days, we will be reviewing safety tips in an age appropriate manner in all classes.  This is an opportune time to review general safety tips with your children.  A list of safety guidelines for you to review with your child (ren) now and...
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Ski Club Refunds

March 06, 2017
​Ski club refunds will be issued after March Break.  Payments made online will be refunded directly into accounts while those who paid by cash or cheque will get a school cheque issued to them after March Break.  Thank you for your understanding.
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Durham Integrated Arts Camp

February 02, 2017
​There is less than one week left to register for this year's Durham Integrated Arts Camp.   The Durham Integrated Arts Camp (DIAC) is a nine day, fully immersive Arts enrichment opportunity for students in Grades 7 through 12. Exploring the arts while immersed in the beautiful surroundings of Haliburton, students...
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Special Education Community Information Sessions

February 02, 2017
​Community Information Sessions focussing on fostering student independence, special education support services and a renewed model of special education.  For more information please click here.
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School Bell Time Review

January 24, 2017
Please see attachment ​ Bell_Time_Review_February_2017_JPPS.pdf
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Inclement Weather

January 09, 2017
When buses are cancelled in the morning, afternoon transportation will not operate. Students who are dropped off by parents in the morning will have to be picked up again by parents at dismissal time (2:35 p.m.)  ​If your child will not be attending school due to a bus cancellation, please leave a...
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Ski Club

November 29, 2016
Winter is soon upon us and what a better way to enjoy the cold weather than downhill skiing.  Ski Club is open to grades 4 to 8 and will take place on Tuesdays in January and February.  For more information as well as for forms to fill out, please click here​.​...
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Backpack Donations

November 29, 2016
This is Giving Tuesday, if you are looking for a good cause, our school is participating in the Christmas Backpack program.  This program helps those who are homeless or are very poor.  To see what type of backpack your child's class is responsible for click here. If you would like to...
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Whitby Santa Claus Parade -Last Minute Details

November 24, 2016
​ Santa's Workshop is almost ready! 
  Please ensure your child is dressed as an elf or present and at the marshalling area no later than 9:30am. The Marshalling area is on Manning Road between Brock Street and Garden Street. Julie Payette's assigned float number is #15 so we are at...
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A&E Lives That Make a Difference Writing Contest

November 16, 2016
​Every year A&E Television Network host s a national student essay contest.  Students submit their essays about the lives of the people they believe to have had the greatest influence on the country of Canada in 2016. Prizes are awarded to the student writer of the winning essay, and to the...
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Inspire Your Child to Learn and Love Math

November 16, 2016
If your child struggles with math or if you just want to support them in their math learning journey, check out the following website.  This is a tool put out by the Ontario Council of Directors of Education.
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Shane Peacock and six other authors to Launch Seven Prequels with DDSB help

October 11, 2016
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is proud to once again launch 'The Seven Prequels' book series to 14 schools throughout the district.  This series of books by amazing Canadian authors are loved by students and teachers across the DDSB. The seven series, 'Sequels,' and now 'Prequels' have all been launched...
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Julie Payette Food Drive

October 07, 2016
A big thank you to the Julie Payette  community for the very successful food drive.  We collected 1544 lbs. of non perishable  food items for Durham's Feed the Need. Thank you to our philanthropy club students for all their hard work.  ​
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Shane Peacock to Visit Grades 4 to 6

October 04, 2016
In honour of the Sevens Prequel Launch, Shane Peacock will visit our school to talk to students about the writing process and to talk about his books.  His books will be available for purchase on October 11.  To place your order, please fill in and send this sheet ​with payment on...
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Self-Regulation-Ready for Learning

October 04, 2016
Self-regulation is a research-based initiative that supports academic achievement.  Self-regulation interventions allow teachers to assist students who have difficulties coping with chronic stress. If you would like more information on this topic please click here ​to visit the board's webpage on the matter.​ ​​
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Terry Fox Run

September 14, 2016
Julie Payette P.S. will be holding their Terry Fox Run on Sept. 30.  Pledge sheets will be going out soon but if you would like to donate on line, please click here​.  You can also submit payments using School Cash​.​
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Gifted Testing Information

September 13, 2016
Please be aware of the following Gifted Testing parent information sessions: Sept. 20, 7pm - Durham District School Board - Board Room Sept. 22, 7pm - William Dunbar P.S. - Gym Sept. 29, 7pm - R.H. Cornish P.S. - Gym ​If you would like to nominate your child or would like...
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Diversity in the Community- LGBTQ Families

September 08, 2016
At Durham District School Board we are supportive of all families. In partnership with PFLAG Durham Region, we are inviting all parents/guardians who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender or two-spirit who have children in the Durham District School Board; or parents who have LGBTQ children to join us for...
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Grade 8s in Montreal

June 24, 2016
​  Our grade eights recently took their grad trip to Montreal.   A highlight was to meet Julie Payette who is the director of Montreal's Science Centre.  Congratulations to the class of 2016!
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Jump Rope for Heart

June 20, 2016
A​s we have been busy with fundraising for many other charities and events this year, we have determined that we will run Jump Rope a little differently.  We will be having a fun day of jumping with an emphasis on fitness but we will not be sending home pledge sheets.  If Heart...
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JungleSports Forms

April 08, 2016
JungleSports-Forms.pdf Please sign and return both forms in order to participate in the program. Thanks you
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School Climate Survey

March 08, 2016
​Please take a moment to fill in the school climate survey by clicking here​.  This survey will allow us to know how our school population feels about bullying awareness at our school.  Students will be filling in the survey at school.  This link is for parents.
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Grade 2 Concert TODAY

February 29, 2016
A reminder that last week's grade 2 concert, which was postponed due to weather, is taking place today.  Concert begins at 6:30.
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Celebrate Black History Month

February 17, 2016
​The Durham District School Board invites you to celebrate the culture and history of the Black Diaspora on Saturday, Feb. 20th from 5 to 8 p.m.  For more information on this event, please click here​.
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Skating is Coming March 11

February 08, 2016
​ March 11 brings on our yearly visit to the skating arena.  It is only a month away and we are asking you to make sure that participating children have skates that fit as well as an appropriate helmet. We would gladly accept any dontations of skates or helmets that no longer fit...
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Michael Wade Postponed to April 18

February 08, 2016
​ Unfortunately Michael Wade was ill on the date we were supposed to have him.  The good news is, he will be with us on April 18th in the afternoon.  Prices for books will remain the same.  We look forward to welcoming him!
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Pink Shirt Sales Begin This Week

February 08, 2016
​ Pink Shirt Day was started a few years ago in a Nova Scotia High School.  A few teenagers, witnessing how a grade 9 was being harassed for wearing a pink shirt, decided to stage a protest.  The next day at least 30 students stood in the front hall all donned...
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Michael Wade to Visit Grade 4-6

January 25, 2016
​We are very excited to have Michael Wade, beloved author of and then it Happened series, visit the grade 4 to 6 students on Wednesday, January 27 in the afternoon.  His books will be for sale for $5.00 per book including GST or the entire set of 12 for $40.00 including GST.  The...
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Mitten and Sock Drive

December 10, 2015
​ Thank you to all the families that have contributed articles for our "Mitten and Sock Tree".  We are continuing to accept donations of new children's socks for our collection until Tuesday, December 15th.  The items will be sent to Kasabonika Lake First Nation, which is located 448 km northeast of...
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Holiday Post Office

December 07, 2015
​ Holiday Post Office-Literacy Is Alive at Julie Payette! This Holiday Season, the students at Julie Payette will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their writing skills by participating in our school's “Holiday Post Office” letter writing activity.  This school-wide initiative will provide a framework designed to encouraged and enhance...
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Durham Regional Police

December 04, 2015
​The Durham Regional Police would like your opinion.  They are conducting their2015 Public Opinion Survey.  The feedback they get from, this survey is important for evaluation their Service and planning for the future.  If you would like to help them out and take the survey it can be found here​.
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Homework Help - Voilà Learning

November 30, 2015
​In partnership wit several school boards in Canada, live French teachers provide Online Homework Help in French to thousands of students.  It is open from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  You can follow the link here for two weeks, after that, it will be in the Parent pages under...
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Ski Club

November 13, 2015
​ Permission package with details concerning Ski Club has been sent home.  If your copy has gone awry, you can find it by clicking here​.  Please note that the deadline for submission is December 9.  Complete packages get sent to Sarah Mutrie.
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Jr. Fire Chief Contest

November 05, 2015
​Whitby Fire and Emergency Services are pleased to offer studetns in Grades 3 and 4 the opportunity to enter the Jr. Fire Chief Contest. Poster entry forms can be picked up and dropped off at any Whitby Fire STation or Whitby McDonald's.​ Contest opens Nov. 4, 2015 and closes Nov. 10...
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S.C.C. Nomination Form

September 16, 2015
The first date of our School Community Council meeting for the 2016-2017 school year will be held on September 29.  If you are interested in becoming a voting member of our school's SCC, please complete the SCC self-nomination form and return it no later than September 23.  Voting members need to be...
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EQAO Primary- and Junior-Division Assessments Update

May 15, 2015
EQAO has released the following information to school boards: EQAO will not be sending assessment materials at this time to any schools that are experiencing labour action. This includes all elementary schools in the English-language public system and secondary schools in three English-language public school boards.   EQAO has stated that current...
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Parking Lot Congestion

January 29, 2015
​ The safety of our students is the most important priority for us at Julie Payette.  It is for this reason that we remind you of our expectations for using the parking lot.
  We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the bussing that is available to you.  ...
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Safety First

January 19, 2015
There is nothing more important than the safety of our students.   Staff, students and parents work and communicate together to make a difference for our learning environment. Our communication continues to be the key to our success.   Please discuss the following suggestions with your family so that safe strategies are reinforced....
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Cold Weather Guidelines

January 06, 2015
Winter can be a wonderful time for play. Participating in winter sports will help keep the whole family healthy, but injuries can spoil the fun. Here's how to keep kids safe during winter play. Clothing for outdoor play: All winter activities require warm, dry clothing. To prevent frostbite, children should be...
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Payette Apparel!!!!

December 11, 2014
If you are interested in ​purchasing any Payette embroidered clothing, please click here.  An on-line store will be available soon so you can order apparel for the whole family!!!  There are youth and adult sizes available for purchase.
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Holiday Post Office

December 02, 2014
Students, parents, friends and family members are welcome to send in letters to the great kids here at Payette using our in-school holiday post office! Letters will be delivered to students between Thurs. Dec 11th - Wed. Dec 17th.

To address a letter please include:
~ student's full name...
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International Walk to School Month

October 02, 2014
Rules You Need to Know     When driving near school buses, remember:   · It is against the law  to pass a stopped school bus while its lights are flashing and its stop arm is extended. · On undivided roadways, with no physical barrier or median, vehicles must stop on both sides of...
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Learning Disabilities Awareness Day

October 01, 2014
​Sat., Oct. 25th from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm at Pickering Christian School, learn more about Learning Disabilties and ADHD.  Dr. Joan Flood and Jack Levy will be guest speakers and you will become informed about products and services provided in the Durham Region.  Please see the flyer for more information. LD awareness...
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Attendance Matters!!!

September 11, 2014
IN THE UNITED STATES, SEPTEMBER IS ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH
Missing one month of school during kindergarten (20 days) is directly linked to lower academic achievement in grade one.
Missing one month of school every year up to grade 8 (20 x 10=200 days) means you have missed one whole...
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Pack it light, Wear it right!

September 09, 2014
Is your child's bag too heavy?  Click here to find out!
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Should I nominate my child for the gifted programme?

September 05, 2014
Parents of students in gr. 3 or higher are invited to a parent information night.
Please click here for more information.
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Volunteers Wanted

September 02, 2014
Do you have 20 minutes per week to volunteer to help keep our children safe?   We are looking for Parent Volunteers to work in our Kiss n’ Ride.   TIMES: Morning: 7:50 – 8:10 Afternoon: 2:25 – 2:45   RESPONSIBILITIES: Assisting students into and out of cars Walking young students to and from...
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Acceptable and Safe Use

August 26, 2014
The Durham District School Board is pleased to provide parents/guardians with information regarding computing technology available to students at school. Please read this letter and the accompanying Acceptable and Safe Use Procedure with your child. Acceptable and Safe Use.pdf
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Crossing Guard Information

August 17, 2014
Mary St. E. & Garden St.: 7:45 - 8:05 am 10:50 - 11:05 am 11:40 - 11:50 am 2:35 - 2:55 pm
Dundas St. E. & Garden St.: 7:45 - 8:05 am 2:35 - 2:55 pm
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Old Games?

April 29, 2014
Do you have any old board games that your family no longer uses?   Please consider donating them to Julie Payette School.   We are looking for quiet activities for students to do during indoor recess and lunch.   Cooperative games that require turn-taking would be great.   Suggestions include: Chess Checkers Backgammon Sorry Mastermind...

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Track and Field JPPS Schedule

April 29, 2019
​Please click here to download the Track and Field Schedule for the day,
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Parent Advanced Technology Training Session

February 26, 2019
​The Durham District School Board is offering their last training session this evening in Ajax.  For more information please click here.
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Islamic Heritage Month 2018

October 03, 2018
​MEND and the DDSB are offering a number of activities during the month of October to celebrate Muslim Heritage.  The series Our Story, Our Voice will include a Paint Night, an Open house and many more activities.  For more information please click here.
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Visions of the Future, the Making of ...

September 20, 2018
October 4, 2018, 6 pm to 8 pm
Durham College, Oshawa Campus
Welcoming students in Grade 7 to 10 who represent the Black diaspora, to the post-secondary environment.
Free event for students and their parents/guardians.
See attached flyer below and/or the  link  for Registration Information
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Sept Pizza Day

September 18, 2018
Unfortunately, due to supplier problems there will not be a Pizza Day for September.   We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please keep a lookout for the Pizza Form coming home for our October Pizza Day.   A reminder that all orders must be processed through Healthy Hunger. Thank you.