Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal
Posted on 09/17/2018

September 14, 2018

Hello JYES Families,we are at the end of our second week, and I just wanted to update you on a couple of items regarding online permission forms, a new fundraiser and a green team request.

New Online Permission forms

The Media Permission form and the Acceptable Use of Technology forms are now available to be completed by parents online using Laserfiche forms.  Please access these forms using the following links:

Media/School Website Permission Form

Appropriate Use of Technology Agreement

If you would like a paper copy of the forms, please email your request to and forms will be sent home with your child.

Indigo fundraiser

I would like to personally invite you to join me in making a difference in the lives of the children at John Young Elementary School by supporting us in the upcoming Indigo Adopt a School program!

There are three ways that our community can support our school online at

  1. Book Bonus: For every two books you donate to our school online, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate a bonus book, up to 100 books!*
  2. Tell a Story, Give a Story: Every time you post a story to our Adopt a School profile, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate one book in support of our school library, up to 20 books!
  3. Adopt a School Story Contest: “Heart” your favourite story to help a school for a chance to win* big!  The five most-loved stories in each province will be entered in a random draw for a chance to win a $2,500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books for their adopted school. The remaining four top “hearted” schools in each province will win a $500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books! Choose wisely because you only get one shot to “Heart” a story!

Please note that 100% of all online donations directed to our school will go towards supporting our students and school library! However, our school has not been adopted by an Indigo, Chapters or Coles store this year, so donations made in store will not go to our school.

Through the Adopt a School program, we are hoping raise enough money to put one new book in the hands of each and every one of our students!

Please visit from September 15 to October 7 to show your support for our library! I look forward to surprising the staff and children at John Young Elementary School with all the new library books this year! 

The Green Team

The JYES Green Team is looking for donations of yard waste bags and full-sized newspapers to line our green bins to help support our composting initiative. Donations can be brought into the main office. Thanks in advance for your support!

Have an awesome weekend!

Heather Graham

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