Dear Families,

We are off and running with the 2023 – 2024 school year.  Students have successfully moved to their new classrooms and we even managed to fit in a visit from Fin from the Canucks on Friday.  During these first few weeks, staff will be reviewing our Code of Conduct and celebrating kindness as they read our book of the year – Kindness Makes Me Stronger by Elizabeth Cole.  Mrs. Chase and I are looking forward to another fantastic year of supporting your child in their learning journey.

Best wishes.

Sarah Winkler

Principal, George Jay Elementary

Meet the Teacher / PAC Welcome Back Picnic

  • Sept 20th-Meet the Teacher event is 5:30 – 6:00 pm.  Come and see the inside of our school, meet your teacher and see your classroom.
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm is the PAC Welcome Back Picnic.  Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and share it on our field.  PAC has sponsored bouncy castles and cookies for everyone.

PAC Meeting

  • The first meeting of the year is this Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm via Zoom
  • Agenda is here
  • Link to Meeting

Parking Lot

  • The parking lot is for staff vehicles only.
  • To help ensure everyone stays safe we ask that students and families do not walk through the parking lot and use the paths around the school instead.

School Supplies

  • Thanks to our fabulous PAC anyone who ordered school supplies through the Monk fundraiser these kits have been delivered to classrooms last week and were waiting for your child when they arrived in their new classroom.

Toonie for Terry

  • Monday, September 18th is our Terry Fox Run in the afternoon.
  • We will be collecting a Toonie for Terry if you are able to send one.

Facebook Page

  • Did you know the school has a Facebook page and it is a great way to keep in the loop.
  • You can find it here.

Food Programs at George Jay

  • We have a number of foods programs here at George Jay.  Some programs are available for all of our families and some are more focused on those that need them.
  • Check out this page for more info.

Supervision and Drop off

  • Students are to be dropped off and picked up from their line-up spot.
  • We have supervision only from 8:30 to 8:45 and 2:37 to 2:50 pm.  Please ensure a responsible adult is on-site before and after these times.


Upcoming Dates


13 PAC Meeting at 6:30 by Zoom

14 Bread Morning

15 Family Breakfast

18 StrongStart opens

18 Terry Fox Run

20 Meet the Teacher / PAC Welcome back picnic

22 Non-Instructional Day

28 Bread Morning

29 Staff drumming at Family Breakfast

29 Orange Shirt Day

30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


                2 Stat in Lieu

                5 Individual Photo Day

6 Fire drill in AM

9 Thanksgiving

11 PAC meeting at 6:30 by Zoom

18/19     Parent / Teacher Conferences

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