Tentative Schedule (adjusted Sept. 5)

Tentative Schedule (adjusted Sept. 5)

Monday, 30 April 2018

Welcoming Monday

Hello parents and students,

I am so glad to be back at school! I had a great day back and we got right back into routine. Ms.Downey has done an absolutely amazing job and we are lucky to have her for the rest of the week! Her last day will be this Friday.

We started the day off with our balanced winners. In our class, we had two winners Tristan and Sophie! I will attach the pictures from the assembly later.

Next in UOI, we all went to Ms.Walls class were we watched a video of Justin Trudeau's first speech as Prime Minister of Canada. Afterwards, we discussed the importance of a speech in a campaign and what the important components are. Each group then got a chance to work on their speeches, as well as their flags and slides. The projects look great so far, and I am so excited to show parents the final results on Election Day this Thursday!!!

In math today, we reviewed relating graphs and input/output machines with round tables. As a class, we also looked at two strategies to help find the pattern in an input/output machine. Next, we introduced patterns in geometry. First we completed a question as a class on the board, next in groups the students worked on a question using toothpicks! Finally, the students worked questions independently as we walked around and helped individual students. Tomorrow, we will be completing the last lesson in the unit. Then on Monday, we will be having a math quiz!

In language, the students completed their literature circles, there were quite a few that were incomplete. The students must have them complete by tomorrow or they will be getting zeros :(. WE are now on spelling lesson # 27 and it will be due on Friday when we have the spelling test.

As a reminder, our new unit in coding starts next week. The students must have laptops by that point. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


  • Math: Complete page 10.3 - patterns in geometry (graph and full sentences), question 1d. is challenge, Math quiz next Monday
  • Language: Spelling test is Friday (Lesson# 27),  read chapter 17 
  • UOI: work on project components as discussed with group, Election day is 2:20-3:00 on Thursday. 

Thursday May 3rd: UOI Summative Presentations & Joint Parent - Teacher Interviews

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 Parent - Teacher Interviews please see your email for more information and the required sign up sheet. 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.

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.

Have a great night, 


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