Monday, January 15, 2018

Day 6 – Portuguese Explorers


 
I was away at an IB meeting today. Ms. Hamdic taught the Grade 6 class in my place.

First up was math. Students reviewed nets and learned that 1. a net is a pattern that you can cut out, fold, and tape to make a polyhedron, 2. a regular polyhedron has regular faces. A regular octahedron has 8 congruent faces. Each face is an equilateral triangle, 3. when you have made a polyhedron, you can look at it to find out more about its properties. Students who did not complete the practice work in class need to complete pages 52 - 54 of the MMS 7 workbooks for tomorrow. The unit test will be written on Thursday, January 18th.

Students have been working on persuasive writing as part of this term’s OWA. Today they wrote the post assessment with a goal of improving their writing skills by implementing all they learned.  

Grade 6s continued working on persuasive speeches by researching their topics and recording their notes in their organiser. The deadline for the research to be completed is January 16th.  

At the end of the day the class worked on their explorers unit. This time they heard about the contributions that the Portuguese made to navigation and sailing. Students will be writing a unit test on Monday, January 22nd.

Permission forms for our winter skiing/snowboarding trips are now past due. Please return these as soon as possible if you haven’t already done this.  

Students attended French class and the Jump Rope for Heart assembly today.

Today, our school experienced an unexpected fire alarm. SJA staff did an amazing job evacuating the students safely and in a timely fashion from the building. Students were outside for ten minutes waiting in line while they followed proper protocol to ensure every child was accounted for. They made our way over to Meadowvale rinks to have shelter from the cold. Once the fire department gave the go ahead they returned back to the building.

After care invoices have all been sent out via freshbooks. Payments can be made online and are due January 29th.

Homework and Reminders

·        Math:

o   Complete p. 52 – 54 MMS 7 if you did not get done in class

o   Math unit test will be written on Thursday, January 18th

·        Speeches

o   Work on the research for your speech

o   Bring your speech Duo-tang and device to school

·        Explorers – Unit test on Monday, January 22nd

·        Ski/Snowboard trips – forms are now past due. Please return these as soon as possible.

·        Thursday, January 18th – Math unit test on Geometry and Measurement

·        Monday, January 22nd – Explorers unit test

·        Wednesday, January 24th – Ski Trip

·        Monday, January 29th – After-Care Payments due

·        Wednesday, January 31st – Casual Day

·        Monday, February 5th – In-Class Oral Competition to select three finalists

·        Friday, February 9th – Oral Competition

·        Monday, February 12th

o   Trip to Canadian Warplane Museum

o   Last day to return reregistration packages

·        Tuesday, February 13th – Pancake Tuesday

·        Wednesday, February 14th – Spirit Day: Valentine’s Dress up

·        Thursday, February 15th – SJA v TMA Oral Competition

·        Friday, February 16th – PD Day, no school for students

·        Monday, February 19th – Family Day – no school

·        Thursday, February 22nd – Anti-Bullying Day

·        Friday, February 23rd – Skiing Trip

·        Wednesday, February 28th – Casual Day

·        March 5 – March 9: Spirit Week

·        Friday, March 9th – Skiing trip

Dear SJA Parents and Guardians,

As you are aware, the re-registration season is upon us and we have recently sent home packages with your child(ren). We value your loyalty and commitment to our school community and would love to continue our partnership by offering priority enrollment for our current SJA families.

We kindly ask that you take a moment to review your financial statement and complete the information in the package and make any necessary changes to your place of residence, employment, email changes or any medical information that the administration should be aware of.

Please be aware that in order to secure your child’s enrolment, it is imperative that you submit your re-enrollment package and fees no later than February 12, 2018 at 4:00pm. After this date, all available grade-level spaces will be open to our families on waitlists who will then have the opportunity to secure any vacant positions.

Regards,

Helen Markovic

Admissions Coordinator

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

St. Jude’s Academy is pleased to be holding a Heart and Stroke Foundation Jump Rope for Heart event on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018. All money raised will support the Heart and Stroke Foundation in their mission to promote children’s health and fund vital heart and stroke research.

Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. They also learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and giving back to their community. This year marks Jump Rope for Heart’s 36th Anniversary and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is striving to get 1 million kids jumping in close to 4,000 schools across Canada. Let’s be part of it!

We need your help to reach our School fundraising goal of $1000.00.

Please help support your child’s fundraising efforts by registering them online at JumpRopeForHeart.ca and send out donations request emails to friends, family, and colleagues. Online fundraising is the quickest way to reach all of your contacts and online donors receive an automatic tax receipt.

Please visit JumpRopeForHeart.ca and start fundraising today!

Each student will be bringing home pledge envelopes if you prefer to collect donations in-person. Please ensure that their pledge envelope is returned on the day of their school’s Jump Event Day.

Thank you in advance for your support,

St. Jude’s Academy Staff