Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Day 4 – Flight

Remember to return your reregistration packages to secure your spot for the 2018/2019 school year.

Re-registration deadline- Monday February 12, 2008 at 4:00pm

A message from the Admissions Coordinator…

Hello SJA Parents and Guardians,

This is just a friendly reminder that our deadline for re-registration is just days away! Currently, we have a number of families on waitlists wanting to secure any vacancies that may be available to them once this deadline has passed.  Therefore, in order to ensure that your child has a secured placement for the upcoming academic year (2018-2019), we kindly ask that if you have not already done so, to please complete and return your child’s registration package to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued support with St. Jude’s Academy.

Best regards,

Helen Markovic

Students wrote a test during today’s math time. As a result there is no math homework assigned for today.

After the test, students worked on their Viking art project. Today’s messy task was adding a layer of splatter paint to the sea to represent foam and white tipped waves.

Speech finalists were announced today. Well done to all Grade 6s for their hard work in writing their speech, and their confidence in reciting the speech. Everyone has come a long way and should be proud of themselves. Congratulations to Rishaan, Jarniko, and Lucas for being selected to go the finals on Friday. The Grade 4 – 8 competition begins at noon. All are welcome.
We began working on our fourth unit of inquiry today. We discussed the theme, central idea, lines of inquiry, key concepts, and summative task for this unit.

How the world works
An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

Title: Flight
Central Idea: Air has many properties that can be used for flight and for other purposes.

Concepts: Function, Responsibility
Lines of Inquiry:

·        The properties of air

·        Flying devices that use the properties of air

·        Societal and environmental impacts of flying devices that make use of the properties of air

Students used an organiser to define air and flight and to brainstorm all they know about these two concepts. Students shared their ideas with the class. Students then began investigating the properties of air using hands-on experiments. These experiments will help students know if their brainstorms are correct.

Before we began the investigations, we reviewed the scientific method using the mnemonic PHEOCA to help us. Ask your child to explain PHEOCA, a fair test, and variables (control, independent, and dependent) to you. For each investigation, students had to first formulate a hypothesis that predicted what would happen. Students then recorded their observations. We will discuss observations in class tomorrow.


Students attended French and gym class today.

Keep collecting pledges and donations for the Jump Rope for Heart Event.

Remember to return your reregistration packages to secure your spot for the 2018/2019 school year.

Homework and Reminders

·        Friday, February 9th -  St. Jude’s Academy Oral Presentation Competition

o   9:00 am in Auditorium: JK – SK Poetry Recital & Grade 1 – 3 Story Retell

o   12:00 noon in Auditorium: Grade 4 – 8: Speeches

o   All Welcome

·        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

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