March 20, 2019

Earth Hour 2019

Hey Jackman! One of our favourite Eco celebrations is coming soon… Earth Hour!  And we’re busy getting ready for it. We hope you will get involved.
At school, on Friday, March 29, we hope everyone will turn off the lights and power down electric devices.  Let’s conserve energy between 2pm and 3pm or maybe even for the whole afternoon.  Are you up for the challenge?
Classes can also join us for our Earth Hour Parade! Wear blue and green on Friday.  Bring homemade signs and noisemakers. Meet us behind the school at 1:30 for our fifth annual Earth Hour March. Together, we will spread the word about Earth Hour and energy conservation to our community!
Also, don’t forget to tell your families about Global Earth Hour, which takes place on Saturday March 30 from 8:30 to 9:30. Help us shine a light on conserving energy.  You can do it, Jackman!

March 18, 2019

Maple Syrup Project

Jackman's Maple Syrup Project is in full swing! On March 7, we tapped 7 trees in the schoolyard. It was an exciting day for everybody. A great reason to be outdoors.

We collected 64L of sap over the March break. And today, March 18th, we collected another 24L of sap. 88 litres in all! Wondering what tomorrow will bring. We will tap throughout this week and next week also. Check out this google doc to see the data we have collected...

Maple Sap Collection Data, 2019

Then, at the beginning of April, it will be time for... 'sugaring!' Turning our sap into yummy maple syrup. A long process of boiling down the sap. But that's ok, it's worth it. Can't wait for a taste of Jackman's maple syrup.

Here are some pics of Jackman's Maple Syrup Project.

 








March 08, 2019

An Interesting Quote

Check this out.  An interesting quote. How can we make this a reality?  




March 03, 2019

CN Tower Climb



Here's a great opportunity for Jackman staff, kids and families.  Climb the CN Tower with 'Team Jackman' on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

This special event is organized by WWF... World Wildlife Fund.  The funds raised during this climb will be used to support wildlife and their habitats. 

But wait... there are three things you need to know…
#1 - Kids have to be at least 3½ feet tall to climb. That's 107cm.
#2 - Kids need to climb with with an adult.
#3 - Every climber (kids & adults) need to fundraise $120 or more.
Interested? Want to sign up? It's easy. Go online to register. Here's the link... wwf.ca/cntower. Select 'Register Today'. Then select 'Join a Team'. Search for 'Team Jackman' and click 'Join'!  Make a fundraising goal ($120 or more). Then follow through with all the registration requirements. The adult in the family should sign up first and then add kids afterwards. 

Once registration is done, it's time to start fundraising. Contact your relatives, neighbours and other people you know.  Tell them about WWF and about the CN Tower climb and ask them if they can sponsor you. You can also reach out to people you know via social media.  Online donations are best.  

Can’t climb with us? Consider donating to Team Jackman or to a climber you know.  Follow this link to Donate. 

Please follow Jackman’s Eco Blog for information and updates about this great adventure.  Got questions?  Feel free to email our team captain, Mr. Cressman 

February 18, 2019

WINTER Walk-To-School Day is Tomorrow!

Hey Jackman!  Did you remember?  Its WINTER WALK-TO-SCHOOL DAY TOMORROW!  Yep, we think kids should walk to school, even in the WINTER!  

We know that walking to school is good for you and it’s good for the environment too. Go ahead, leave the car at home.

To make this day extra special, we are serving HOT CHOCOLATE!  But be sure to walk to school with a reusable mug. We can only serve hot chocolate to kids who 'lug a mug'.  So, if I were you, I would remember to bring a mug.

We have lots of fun activities planned for you. So walk to school a little early. You won’t want to miss out on Jackman’s Winter Walk-To-School Day!

This message was brought to you by - Vera, Reya and Rayyan from the Jackman's Eco Team (the JETs).

February 11, 2019

LUG-A-MUG



Just one week until...  WINTER WALK-TO-SCHOOL Day @ Jackman!   We're excited!  Are you?  And this year, we’ve got a special treat to share with you. We're making HOT CHOCOLATE!!! With MARSHMALLOWS!!!  

But wait...  we want this to be a waste-free treat. So, we need you to bring a reusable mug or cup to school next Wednesday.  If you do, we will fill it with some yummy hot chocolate! So remember to LUG-A-MUG!

Can't wait for WINTER WALK-TO-SCHOOL day!  Bundle up and join us!


February 08, 2019

Winter Walk-to-School Day

At Jackman, we believe that WALKING to school is great!!!  WALKING to school is good for you, good for the environment and don't forget... it's a whole lot of fun!  So we encourage kids and families to WALK to school every day... EVEN IN WINTER!!!  Don't let a little snow and cold stop you from enjoying the great outdoors. 

Once again, Jackman's Eco Team is hosting a WINTER WALK-TO-SCHOOL DAY at school.  
It's on Wednesday, February 20th!

So WALK to school a little early on the 20th.  Jackman's Eco Team has planned some games and activities for you to enjoy before school.

Wait... there's one more thing.  We've got a special treat to share with you on Winter Walk-to-School Day!  And you guessed it... it's a 
WASTE-FREE treat!  We're making HOT CHOCOLATE!!!  And here's the waste-free part... we need everyone to bring a reusable mug or cup.  If you do, we will fill it with some yummy hot chocolate.  Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait for WINTER WALK-TO-SCHOOL DAY!