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Monday, January 15, 2018

Day 78

A note from Ms. Helen, our Admissions Coordinator - 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 4:00 PM. 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.

Please be aware we experienced an unexpected fire alarm this morning in the building. 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 we followed proper protocol to ensure every child was accounted for. At this time, we then made our way over to Meadowvale rinks to have shelter from the cold. Once the fire department gave the go ahead we returned back to the building. There is no need for alarm or concern and the building and students are safe and secure.
Please ensure you are sending your child to school with proper outdoor gear! Students will not be kept inside for recess if they do not have the proper outdoor gear.

A note about Jump Rope for Heart - St. Jude’s Academy is please 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 out School fundraising goal of $1000.00.
Please help support your child’s fundraising efforts by registering them online at 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 and automatic tax receipt.
Please visit 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.

A note from Ms. Bancud - Hello all,
The system is now open to order Hot Lunch for February. Lunch orders are due Friday, January 20th, 2018. After this date, our system closes and is unable to open for February ordering.  Please make sure your child is under the correct grade.  
All payments are due on Friday, February 9th, 2018.
This month's special is Vegetable Stir Fry with Jasmine Rice that will be available every Friday!
Payment Instructions
  • There are two options to pay for lunches. Cash and Freshbooks. 
    • Shortly after completing your order, a Freshbooks invoice will be sent to your email.
    • It may take one or two days to process your order to Freshbooks, so please be check your email diligently for the invoice.  
  • We no longer accept cheque as a method of payment.
If you have any questions concerning the Lunch Ordering site or Freshbooks, feel free to email me at
A note from Ms. Ross about After Care - After care invoices have all been sent out via freshbooks – please be sure to check your junk mail. Payments can be made online and are due January 29th.
March Break Camp registrations have been sent home. If you are interested in registering you chid for our amazing March Break camp, please send in the completed March Break camp registration form, along with the $20 one-time non-refundable deposit. Please note that lunch is also included each day!

Calendar- the special helpers put up the date, counts down to 100 days of school, and tells us what the weather is like today.

Agenda Math test Friday, math review due Friday, spelling sentences due Friday, spelling test Friday, bring in item for our market on Wednesday, bring sheet and book for oral competition daily


UOI with language focus- Today students read their books for the oral presentation. We went over some examples of introductions that will catch the audiences attention. 
Math- As a class we read word problems that involved either adding or subtracting 2-digit numbers. We reviewed the steps to take while adding or subtracting double digit equations. 

Unit of Inquiry- Today we voted on 5 posters to put around the school. We chose the most appealing places to hang our posters for the market on Thursday. We also went over the different jobs students will have for the market and the expectations.

Jump Rope for Heart assembly! Congrats to Cathleen for skipping the longest and winning a prize.

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