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367SDr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study
Wednesday Afternoon Program

The Wednesday Program offers a variety of arts and sports-based classes to students in Grades 1 – 6, following the noon dismissal each Wednesday.

Several classes are run from within the school, others may require children to travel by chartered bus, TTC, or to walk to their destination. Students are accompanied by adult supervisors who are selected by the program coordinator.


Classes regularly offered include: clay design, drama, rock climbing, skating and shinny hockey, Improv, badminton, tennis, and squash, sewing and knitting, jewelry design, sports and games, basic engineering, cooking, trampoline, cartooning, and felting. 

The Wednesday Program is committed to providing programming for your children regardless of the weather. If weather conditions make it impossible for your children to attend their regular classes, they will be given a choice of 2-3 other classes. On such days, a school-wide email will go out, notifying parents of cancellations.

All children return to the Jackman ICS playground between 2:45-3:00.

THE WEDNESDAY PROGRAM ends at 3:00 p.m. and parents are expected to pick up their child(ren) at this time.      

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SPRING WEDNESDAY REGISTRATION FORMS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

      WEDNESDAY REGISTRATION FORMS MUST PRINTED, COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO NANCY BOUDREAU IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY MARCH 9, 2017 

PLEASE DO NOT PUT THEM IN SARAH MURRAY’S MAILBOX

(CHILDREN ARE PLACED IN PROGRAMS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.  
FORMS IN SARAH'S MAILBOX MAY NOT BE PICKED UP IN A TIMELY MANNER AND THERE IS A POSSIBILITY YOUR CHILD WILL NOT GET INTO THE PROGRAM OF THEIR CHOICE)


Children are placed in programs on a first-come, first-served basis.
Children are placed in the program of their choice unless you are contacted
.

IMPORTANT: If your child is unable to attend his/her program on any Wednesday, please notify the teacher or the school office before 11:30. If the school is looking for someone who is not present, the activity will be delayed for the other children.

All students enrolled in the Wednesday Program eat lunch in their classrooms.

After lunch, they play in the playground under the supervision of two Jackman I.C.S. teachers. Students leave the playground from 12:30 - 1:00 for their activities and return for pick-up between 2:30 and 3:00.

Wednesday Program Policies

The Wednesday Program is an enrichment program operating from 1:00 – 3:00 pm on Wednesday afternoons, when the school is closed. Qualified instructors offer a variety of activities for children from Grades 1-6. The program operates independently of the After School Program. Please direct all inquiries to: Sarah Murray at sarah.murray@utoronto.ca

  1. Special instructions must be submitted in writing. (See the Special Instruction Form.) For example, we require written permission for a child who is going home alone from the program site or ICS. Also, if your child is to picked up by another parent please let us know. We are responsible for the safety of your children and need to know that unusual arrangements have your approval.
  2. If your child will be absent on Wednesday due to illness or an appointment, please make sure that the school office (Nancy Boudreau: 416-934-4517) is informed. This is especially important if your child is leaving school after having been marked present in class.
  3. Children, particularly younger ones, should be reminded when they are beginning the first day of their activity and which activity they are attending.
  4. (a) Fees are due with application.
    (b) Refunds will be issued up to 4 weeks into term.
     
  5. BEHAVIOUR
    (a) At all times children must heed the instructions of the adults responsible for their care and safety, including adult students and other parents.
    (b) Children are to behave in a courteous and safe manner when going to and from their activity.
    (c) If a behavioural problem arises, the adult involved will speak to the child and parents. The program co-ordinator may also speak to the child’s parents, teacher or School Principal. If the problem persists after two warnings, the child will be asked to leave the program.
    (d) Children must inform their supervisor if they are leaving the supervised area for any reason.
    (e) Children must stay in the playground while waiting for the program to begin.
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