Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Day 5 – Rock Climbing

The Deforestation Group presented their action plan to PYP students
We began our day with math. Today we practiced sketching polygons such as 3 triangles or parallelogram with a given area or perimeter. Students are asked to complete MMS 6 p. 146 – 147. The unit test has been moved to Monday, April 16th.

We continued working on exhibition until we left for our trip. Today I met with each group to discuss essay organisers. I am happy to report that all organisers are complete and all meetings were conducted. Some mentors came to visit groups today.

Ms. Foster and the Deforestation Group
Ms. Bancud and the Animal Agriculture Group

Ms. Yustin and the Invasive Species Group
Our focus for exhibition is still securing the primary source site visit and/or interview. The Discrimination group has now completed all their interviews. The Child Neglect group had an interview with a representative of the CAS in class today. They have another interview taking place this Thursday. The Substance Abuse group are trying to secure one more interview. The Invasive Species group and the Deforestation group are hoping to interview a representative of the Credit Valley Conservation Authority. The Animal Agriculture group is interviewing PETA tomorrow. The Mental Health group are interviewing a psychologist from FAME this Thursday. Another priority remains the action ideas and planning, and to keep researching to answer all concept questions and address all lines of inquiry.
The Child Neglect group conducting their interview with Margot from CAS

The Child Neglect group sharing about their interview with the class
Beginning tomorrow, students will be challenged to write the first draft of the essay. We will also continue our discussion of ideas for the French component. A big decision the class has to make is to decide whether the whole class will use the same idea for the French component, or if each group will have their own idea. We will begin brainstorming ideas for the art component later this week.

It was then time to head out for our rock climbing trip. Everybody participated well and had lots of fun. The Grade 6s have sore hands that prove just how busy rock climbing they were.

Spring fundraiser order forms are due this Thursday.

Students are encouraged to dress up for Career Day tomorrow.

Look out for immunization forms coming home today. These forms are due back on Friday, April 20.

Graduation picture orders are due April 16. Sibling picture orders are due April 18.

Please see the message below from the SJA Student Council regarding tomorrow’s

Careers Day

The St. Jude's Academy Student Council will be hosting a career day for students on Wednesday, April 11 in the auditorium. The day will be a chance for students to dress up in clothes worn by individuals in their aspiring professions and listen to presentations about different careers. The presentations will be from 10:00am - 11:00am. We are requesting that grade 3 to grade 6 students participate by watching the presentations, and there is the option for grade 2 to join. Students may dress up for the day.

Spring Fundraiser

SPRING FUNDRAISER!!!!! Our annual Spring Fundraiser is fast approaching. This year our Spring Fundraiser will run from Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20. All of the funds raised this year will go towards improving technology for our classrooms. Each day that week, we will host a different activity. For $2 on Monday, students can dress like a ‘Pirate.’ On Tuesday, enjoy a bag of popcorn for $2. Wednesday is Pancake Breakfast. Order 1 pancake for $2 or 3 pancakes for $5. Gluten-free pancakes are also available! 1 gluten-free pancake for $2.50 or 3 for $6.00. On Thursday, enjoy an ice cream sundae for $5. Sundaes include two scoops of vanilla OR chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce. Add a banana or apple for $1. To wrap up the week we will be hosting a dance party for $5. Order forms have been sent home and will be due no later than Thursday, April 12. For students who collect a minimum of $35, they will get to enjoy bubble soccer. Please use the pledge sheet provided and be sure to turn in on a daily basis! Daily prizes for the most amount of money brought in are; bonus casual days, getting to sit at your teacher’s desk for a day, or shooting Mr. Foster with a Nerf gun. School wide fundraising targets will allow students the opportunity to give Mr. Rozario a makeup lesson or water balloon their teachers. So, get out there SJA, and raise some money!!!!!

Hockey Jersey Day

As you may be aware, there was a tragic accident that occurred in Saskatchewan on Friday evening. The Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team was involved in an accident while travelling by bus to one of their playoff games, claiming the lives of 15 people and injuring many others. Around the country and world, organizations have shown their support to these victims, their families, and the Humboldt community. Here at St. Jude’s Academy, we strive to have students apply the learner profile attributes and attitudes not only through their studies at school, but in their community. St. Jude’s would like to show our support for the victims and their families by sending our students to school on Thursday, April 12th, wearing their favourite sports jersey to honour the Humboldt Broncos. The school will be holding a short assembly and a moment of silence on Thursday morning for Grades 3-12 to honour these players, coaches, and families. We are asking parents from JK – Grade 2 to have a home conversation with their child in regards to why their child will be wearing a jersey to school on Thursday.

Homework and Reminders

Math: Complete and correct all questions on the following pages

·        MMS 6 p. 146 – 147

·        Test on Monday, April 16


·        Talk to your parents about possible ways to take action

·        Find resources for your topic including an expert to interview and a site to visit

·        Bring a charged device to school with you daily

·        The first draft of the essay is due this Friday, April 13th

Wednesday, April 11th – Careers Day – come dressed as your chosen career if you would like

Thursday, April 12th

·        Spring fundraiser order forms are due

·        Wear a hockey jersey in memory of those who died in Sakatchewan’s bus accident last Friday

Friday, April 13thFirst draft of the essay is due

April 16 – April 20: Spring Fundraiser

·        April 16th – Pirate Day $2.00 (come dress as a pirate for the day)

o   Math unit test

o   Graduation picture orders are due

·        April 17th – Popcorn Day $2.00/bag

·        April 18th – Pancake breakfast $2.00-5.00 (info will be in the form)

o   Sibling picture orders are due

·        April 19th – Sundae Day $5.00

·        April 20th – Dance Party $5.00

o   Immunization forms are due

Friday, April 20 – Earth Spirit Day – wear earth colours (blue, brown, green)

Wednesday, May 2 – Caribou math contest for those participating

Friday, May 4 – Grade 6 PYP Exhibition

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