School News

JWB Spirit Wear

posted May 17, 2019, 6:48 AM by Erika Cavanagh   [ updated Dec 11, 2019, 5:06 AM ]

Click the image to get your Jag Swag



November, 2019 - Great news!  Our Spirit Wear site is open to our community.  Once open, you can order online at .  After the order is placed, please send a cheque (payable to Jimmy Tees) to the school.  The order number should be written on the cheque. Orders will then be processed and returned to the school for distribution to students. Please place your order by NOVEMBER 25, 2019. Sample sizes are available in the office.

Daily Announcements

posted Sep 11, 2018, 8:33 AM by Erika Cavanagh   [ updated Feb 20, 2020, 5:06 AM ]

Thursday, February 20, 2020

It’s pita day.  Please send a class rep down at first break to pick up class orders.

Black History Month - Remarkable Person: Michelle Jean was the Canadian Governor General from 2005 - 2010. She was our 27th Governor General and the first black person to take on that job.  She represented Canada all around the world for major events including the Olympics.  

As a former journalist and TV presenter she worked on English and French TV.  Michelle Jean was a familiar face on television for many Canadians before she became our Governor General. Michelle Jean is a great Canadian!

Principal Letter

posted Aug 16, 2018, 12:41 PM by Susan Macaulay   [ updated Aug 30, 2019, 7:28 PM ]

Welcome Back to School!

  • Dear JWB Families,

    Welcome Back!
    I hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to for the 2019-20 school year. I would like to welcome our new families to this new school year.  We are so delighted to have you as a part of our amazing JWB community.  

    All signs point to another wonderful and productive school year full of great opportunities for your students. Our skilled and devoted staff is ready to greet your children on September 3rd.  They have been working hard, planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team has been busy registering many new families, and making sure that everything is ready for the start of the new school year.  Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the school.  In addition, they have assembled new classroom furniture for 11 of our classes in grade 1 to grade 7.  It really has been a busy time at JWB.  

    Student Placement

    A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially.   Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

    Thank you so much for being positive with your child about their new class placement.   All of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for all students.  JWB is eagerly looking forward to continuing to enrich your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to become comfortable with a new grade, peer group and teacher.

    Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that JWB is a great place to learn and to grow is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It remains an honour and a privilege to serve as your principal. 

September News

posted Aug 16, 2018, 11:51 AM by Michael Prowse   [ updated Aug 28, 2019, 6:08 AM by Erika Cavanagh ]


Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019, is the first day of school for all students from JK to grade 8.  I would like to extend a personal welcome to all of our families joining us at JWB, including our new families. We are very excited to have you as part of our JWB family.

We are looking forward to another great year at JWB. Our staff has an exciting year planned for their students with many events and extra-curriculars planned. At JWB, there is something for everyone, as we have leadership opportunities for our students in the areas of Arts, Athletics, Outreach and Spirit.

On Tuesday morning, our teachers will be out on the playground with a sign to identify their names and their class code. They will be organized in a clockwise fashion.  Please note that our school hours have not changed. They are:

Start Time:  9:15 a.m.

Nutrition Break #1:  10:55 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Nutrition Break #2:  1:15 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.

Dismissal Time (Kindergarten):  3:25 p.m.

Dismissal Time (Grades 1-8):  3:35 p.m.

This website will continue to be updated with new information so check back on a regular basis.

We are very excited to get the new school year started on Tuesday, September 3rd. We are looking forward to a GREAT day :)

Our Open House date is Thursday, September 19th.  It will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  On this night, Movement X will be on site to offer all families the opportunity to get active and to have some fun with each other. Please mark your calendars now so that you don't forget to come out to the school for this special event. Open House is a great opportunity to come by the school and meet your child(ren)’s teacher. All are welcome!

Mrs. Macaulay

CLASS LISTS will be emailed to our families on Friday, August 30th. The lists will no longer be posted at the school. Please be sure to keep an eye on your email.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE!!!  Please sign up for School Cash Online if you haven’t already done so.  It is the safest and easiest method of paying for field trips, pizza programs, etc.  Please note that the login format is: student first name, student last name, and the last 7 digits of the their student number.  For new JK students, and students new to our school board, please feel free to contact the school (905-336-1864) and we can provide you with your student number.

Some of the benefits that School Cash Online offers are:

  • You may use credit cards, Visa debit and e-transfer

  • Reminder emails to those who have not made payment before the due date

  • Only your student’s items will appear

  • Google Translate in over 100 languages

  • Community or fundraising events can be included

  • Parent Help Desk support is available 24x7

School Cash Online’s website for the HDSB school board is:

Message to kindergarten parents:  Letters regarding class placements, etc. have been mailed out.

 If you need to register your child at JWB, please do not hesitate to come into the office during those hours.  Registration forms can be found on the school board’s website (

Click the image to get your Jag Swag

Great news!  Our Spirit Wear site will be open again soon to our community.  Once open, you can order online at  After the order is placed, please send a cheque (payable to Jimmy Tees) to the school.  The order number should be written on the cheque. Orders will then be processed and returned to the school for distribution to students.


posted Mar 29, 2018, 11:42 AM by Erika Cavanagh   [ updated Aug 27, 2019, 11:56 AM by Susan Macaulay ]

JWB Dogs on Property

posted Mar 9, 2018, 8:49 AM by Erika Cavanagh   [ updated Mar 26, 2019, 6:16 AM ]

A reminder that dogs are not allowed on the playground during school hours (9 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.). If you are walking your dog to/from school with your child(ren), please ensure that parents are holding onto them on a secure leash.

We appreciate your help with this matter as we continue to ensure the safety of our students.

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