PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear George Jay Families,

SFAF (Student and Family Affordability Fund)

This year the Provincial Government gave school districts funds to support our families as we see inflation rise.  Here at George Jay our team has met and we are moving forward with the following initiatives to support you in these tough economic times.  For more information on the provincial SFAF please click here.

Family Breakfast

Starting, November 25th we will be hosting Family Breakfast every Friday morning for the remainder of the school year.  Families are welcome to attend and enjoy a hot breakfast, no cell phones, please.  Individual students are also welcome to attend.  If you plan to attend Family Breakfast please let us know at this link.  Drop-ins are also most welcome.

Cobbs Bread

We are pleased to announce the return of the Cobbs bread program at George Jay.  Every 2nd week we will have bread available at our front entrance for families to pick up.  We will also be looking for volunteers to help us bag bread in the morning from 8:20 – 8:50 am.

Gift Cards

We have gift cards to Walmart and Save on Foods to help stretch your funds at home a little further.  If you would like us to put aside a gift card for you to be picked up the week of November 28 – December 2, 2022 please indicate on this link.   At all other times if you need to access our gift card program please contact Sarah Winkler at swinkler@sd61.bc.ca.

Lunch Program

Our lunch program is currently a needs-based program.  For the remainder of this school year only, we are extending this program to any family who would find the extra support of not buying lunch to all of our students.  Students must complete a registration form each month and these can be picked up from our office.  Please note it is not because you don’t want to make lunch each day.

Field Trips

For the remainder of this school year, all of our permission forms for Field trips will come with a box you can check to have the SFAF pay the fees associated with that field trip.

Fruit and Veggie Program

Currently, in partnership with the PAC we provide fresh fruit, and healthy snacks to each of our classrooms for students to access if they are hungry.  We are going to grow this program to bring even more healthy snacks into each classroom.

Wishing you all well.

Calendar: Never miss an update again.  If you go to this link and click add calendar at the bottom of the calendar it will add to your device.  This calendar will include Pro D days, early dismissal, sports, and PAC events.

With thanks,

Sarah Winkler

Principal, George Jay Elementary

Upcoming Important Dates

25th – PAC Board Game Night