Tentative Schedule (adjusted Sept. 5)

Tentative Schedule (adjusted Sept. 5)

Friday, 27 April 2018

KidSport Day

Good evening Parents and Students

Today, Ms. Walls accompanied half of the Grade 5 students to KidSport.  Those at KidSport had an awesome time playing in the ball pit, checking out the arcade, exploring the jungle gym and participating in other sports. I stayed behind to teach the remaining students from both classes.

In UOI today, we did some fun, but educational activities based on Canadian Government. First, we had a Word Search and a Crossword to work on in groups. To finish off, I took the group to Ms. Walls room where we enjoyed a friendly competition of Question Period on the Canadian Parliament website. It was a Jeopardy based version of trivia completely on our Canadian government and although it was multiple choice, the students found it challenging.

For any students whom might want to check it out, here is the link.  https://lop.parl.ca/About/Parliament/Education/OurCountryOurParliament/game4-e.aspx

For our UOI summative presentations, parents are welcome to attend at 2pm on Thursday May 3rd. Actual presentations will begin at 2:20pm however parents are welcome to arrive at 2:00pm and take a look/ask questions at the display tables. After the presentations and voting, students are allowed to leave with their parents. 

For Math today, I took up some questions on MMS5: 10:3 Graphing Patterns and then we moved on to MMS5: 10.1 Representing Patterns, which involved using models, tables, line graphs, and pattern rules to show growth patterns in data.

I shifted the timing of Reading Buddies due to the trip. I know how much both classes look forward to the time together and I didn't want either group to miss out. Reading Buddies went well today. (pictures to follow)



Read Chapter 16 in our Novel (due tomorrow)
Spelling Test Lesson #26 and workbook exercises (due tomorrow)


MMS5: 10.1 Representing Patterns (due tomorrow)


No homework

Thursday May 3rd: Joint Parent - Teacher Interviews
Please see your email for more information. The sign up sheet is attached to your email. Times are from 4-8pm in 10 minute slots and are on a first come, first served basis.

Friday May 4th: Grade 6 Exhibition

Dear Parents and Teachers of St. Jude's Academy,
We (Rishaan, Jonathan, and Lucas) have an exhibition project on animal agriculture. Have you ever thought about how much water it takes to make one hamburger? Well, the answer is 660 gallons of water. That is equal to showering for about two months straight! As part of our action we have decided to encourage people to go meatless on Mondays during the month of May. We are asking our St. Jude’s Family to join us and pledge to go meatless on Mondays, and make a positive impact on things it affects such as climate change! If you decide to help us by going meatless on Mondays, then you could save 1100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 square feet of forested land, ten pounds of carbon dioxide, and one animal’s life. We hope you decide to help us stop animal agriculture, and go meatless on Mondays. If you decide to go meatless on Mondays, please contact your teacher to receive a pledge form to be returned on or before April 30, 2018!
Thank you
Lucas, Jonathan, and Rishaan
Grade 6

Dear parents/ guardians,
We are Grade 6 students doing a project called exhibition. Our topic is child neglect. For our action we chose to do a clothing donation for the children that may have experienced neglect in our community. We will be donating all of the gently used clothing to the CAS and local charities. If you would like to donate any gently used clothing please place them in the box labeled Clothing Donations for the CAS and Surrounding charities. It can be found by the SJA back door where you come into the school in the morning. The last day to make a donation is Wednesday, April 26.

Alexis, Alex and Wael (Grade 6)

Monday May 7th: Laptops Required
Students are expected to have laptops for our final UOI and that time is almost upon us! We ask that students have laptops ready for May 7th. If this is a concern please email me at mdowney@stjudesacademy.com.

Permission Forms for YMCA Cedar Glen Trip and UOI quizzes need to be signed and returned as soon as possible please.

Arts Night:
Here is a link to the Karoke version of Celebration:

Choir Students Here is a link to your song provided by Ms. Ross

A note about Spelling Bee:
The Spelling Bee is right around the corner! Students were sent home with an information sheet and their spelling list that will be used for the in class competition.

A note about Aftercare:
Aftercare invoices are due, please ensure you pay your fees.
Thank you. 
If you have any questions please email Ms. Ross. 

A note from Ms. Bancud.
Hello all,
You are now able to order for May Lunches. The deadline for May lunches is Saturday, April 28th, 2018.  After this date, our system closes and is unable to open for April ordering.  Please make sure your child is under the correct grade. http://mydigitalmailroom.com/sja  
All payments are due on Friday, May 4th, 2018.

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 dbancud@stjudesacademy.com

As a reminder: St.Jude's Academy is now affiliated with an official soccer club called St. Jude's FC. Students of St.Jude are given a 33% discount that will allow them to join the club and play competitively with other soccer clubs this spring and summer (starting most likely April to September). The students will be working with excellent coaches and going to competitions on the weekend. Practices will be held (most likely) right after school twice a week. In April, besides the soccer field, the students will have a chance to play in our official soccer dome! I think this is a great opportunity!! The students have been given forms (I can e-mail extras), they should try to submit the form as soon as possible.

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