October 17, 2018

Jackman's Harvest Festival

Guess what!?!?   It's time for Jackman's favourite fall family event... the Harvest Festival!!!   Here’s what you need to know.   It's coming soon... next Friday evening - October 26th from 5:30 - 8:00pm.

There's lots to do and lots to eat.  Here are some of my festival favourites...
- yummy homemade chili - fresh-squeezed lemonade - hot dogs too - delicious baked goods- used books for sale - pumpkins for sale - scarecrows everywhere - music and dancing - free-cycle - and much more!!!
And again this year, we're doing everything we can to make Harvest Festival a Waste-Free Event!  Jackman's Eco Team (the JETs) will be there to help you sort your waste properly.  Go JETs! 

Let us know if you can help out.  Make a pot of chili.  Make some cookies, cupcakes, brownies or other baked goods for the bake sale.  Drop off used books.   Drop off used costumes and sports goods for free-cycle.     

October 15, 2018

Walk to School Week - Another Update

Walk to School Week at Jackman was a HUGE success!!!   There were lots of enthusiastic walkers every day!   And every day we celebrated walking with an special activity - stickers, snacks, drawing and prizes.

You may be wondering... just how many kids are walking to school?   Well, we did the math!  We collected data to find out just how many walkers we have at Jackman.  We surveyed 650 kids on Friday and found that 471 kids usually walk to school.  That's an impressive 72%.  Another 10% of kids usually bike to school.    3% of kids take the school bus or TTC.  That leaves just 15% of Jackman kids being driven to school.   

Thank you to Jackman's Eco Team... the JETs!   You were great leaders!   You communicated well about this special week.   You helped out every day!   Most importantly, you helped remind everyone the importance of walking to school.  It's healthy, it's fun, and it's 100% Eco Friendly.  Way to go team!

October 08, 2018

Walk-To-School Week - Update

It's finally here!  The week you've all been waiting for!  It's Walk-To-School Week!!!   And at Jackman, we're celebrating BIG time!   

On Tuesday, walkers will be greeted by our friendly eco team and offered a cool walk-to-school sticker.   

On Wednesday, walkers will be provided with a special snack - fresh local apples, sprinkled with cinnamon and brown sugar.

On Thursday, there will be a special art activity in front of the school.  Walkers are encouraged to walk to school a little early to participate. 

And to wrap things up on Friday, walkers will enter a draw to win a special prize... one of Mr. Cressman's world-famous chocolate chip cookies.   Yum!  Good luck, walkers!  

Walking to school has never been better!   It's good exercise!   So healthy!  It's a lot of fun!   And best of all, it's a 100% eco-friendly!   Good for you... good for the environment.    

September 20, 2018

Walk-to-School Week

So many Jackman kids are walking to school!   We love that!   We know that walking is a healthy, eco-friendly way to travel to school.    Not to mention, it's a whole lot of fun!  

So, once again, we're celebrating Walk-To-School Week at Jackman.   Mark your calendars... October 9 - 12 (right after the Thanksgiving weekend).

Let's celebrate all the kids and families that walk to school on a regular basis.  We'd also like to encourage more kids and families to give it a try.  You'll be glad you did.

Jackman's Eco Team (the JETs) are busy planning some special activities for walkers during Walk-to-School Week.  So plan to arrive to school a little bit early to join the fun.   

September 10, 2018

Recycling Markers

At Jackman, we are trying to reduce our waste.   We recycle as much as possible.  Paper, boxes, plastics, cans and more.

And we've been collecting old markers for a special recycling.   This year, we collected 27 kg of old markers.   Wow!  That's a lot of markers rescued from the landfill!   

Thanks to Staples and Terracycle for making this happen.   We couldn't do it without you.

September 02, 2018

Look at What's Growing

Summer has been good!  Jackman's veggie garden has been growing well!  Have a look at what's growing in our school garden...


August 25, 2018

What's For Lunch?

What’s for lunch?   A familiar question.  And making school lunches and snacks is now on everybody's mind.   

Do you need some new ideas for school lunch and snacks?  Well, look no further.  We've created a special blog to help with that.  We've got lots of waste-free lunch and snack ideas.  We've posted lots of tasty, kid-friendly recipes. 

At Jackman, we believe that homemade food is tasty, healthy and best of all… it's waste-free!  What are you waiting for... check out our blog today.   

Bookmark it on your home computer.  Or consider subscribing so you get an email alert every time we post something new.   

"What's for lunch?" is the question.   At Jackman, we've got the answer!