Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events at J.Y.E.S.
Posted on 10/31/2018

Wednesday, October 31st

Spirit Day – Black and/or Orange or Costume Day

Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by either wearing black and/or orange or their costume. Reminder to all students wearing a costume: please leave all masks and accessories at home.

Wednesday, November 7th to Sunday, November 11th

Samko Sale

The Samko Toy Sale will be at the EY Centre (4899 Uplands Dr. - Hall 2) in Ottawa from November 7th to 11th. For those who do some shopping, ask to have your receipt stamped at the register and drop it off to the School Council mailbox in the school’s main office. A portion of all stamped receipts will be donated back to the school. Online ordering at is also available, please use group name John Young Elementary School and online code FJOH17 to support JYES. For more information regarding the Samko Sale, see the attached flyer.

Thursday, November 8th

School Photo Re-take Day 

All students who missed the original photo day or who would like to have re-takes will have the opportunity to do so today.

Friday, November 9th

Spirit Day – Backwards Day

Have some fun by wearing all your clothes backwards today!

Pizza and Movie Night – Ratatouille

School Council presents “Ratatouille”. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the movie will start at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Pizza can be pre-ordered on the Hot Lunches website (starting Monday, November 5th) and drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at the event. There will be a limited number of pizza slices available at concession.

Acorn Art Orders Due

Acorn Art fundraiser forms are due back to your student's homeroom teacher. School art will have been brought home, however you may choose to send the order form in with other artwork done by your student or family. Acorn items make for great greeting cards and gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

Ottawa 67's orders due in the main office by 4:00 p.m.

Monday, November 12th

Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Families are invited to join students at our Remembrance Day ceremonies in the gym.

Tuesday, November 13th

Swiss Chalet Fundraiser

Looking for an excuse to dine out and not have to cook or clean? We’ve got the perfect solution for you! Print off the attached flyer and bring it with you to the Kanata Swiss Chalet for dine in or take out on Tuesday, November 13th from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and a portion of your total will be donated back to John Young Elementary School.

Tuesday, November 13th to Thursday, November 15th

Bags2School Textile Drive

Textile Drive in support of the Bags2School program. Send in your used, ripped and stained clothing, linens, blankets, shoes, stuffed animals, towels, curtains, etc. to support a great cause! Donations can be brought to the school from November 13th to 15th. Bags2School will be collecting the donations at 10 a.m. on November 15th.

Friday, November 16th

John Young Clothing Orders are due

Please make sure that your forms are in the School Office by 4pm on Friday, November 16th.

Wednesday, November 21st to Friday, November 23rd 

Scholastic Book Fair

School Council’s first book fair of the year where Scholastic books are available for purchase in the school gym. Students will visit the book fair with their class and have the opportunity to purchase books or make a wish list for parents to come in and purchase at a later time. Parents also have the opportunity to directly support their child’s classroom by purchasing books off a teacher’s wish list. The book fair will be open on Thursday evening and Friday morning during teacher interviews. To sign-up to volunteer, please visit:        

Friday, November 23rd

P.A. Day

For more information regarding School Council fundraising and the 2018-2019 School Council Budget, please see the Financial Reports folder at School Council Documents.

You may also like our Facebook page "John Young ES School Council" to stay up to date with all Council events, fundraisers and information.

Have a great evening!


Samko Ottawa Flyer- 2018.pdf 

Swiss Chalet Fundraiser.pdf  

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