Monday, April 9, 2018

April 9th

Hello Parents, 

Students have been learning about how people show their culture through different art forms. Students have been asked to discuss with you this weekend their cultural background. Some have an idea and some are unsure!

Students on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday IN CLASS will be creating a 2D paper doll that will represent their cultural dress. That being said we are asking if students are able to bring some fabric, decals, etc. to help them create their doll. The doll is the size of a regular piece of paper. So scraps of material work best. 

On THURSDAY. students will be presenting their dolls to the class and are asked to briefly discuss what their culture is, why they wear this outfit etc. really this is their time to brag about their cultural background!  We will also be inviting students from other classes to come and view our dolls. 

Lastly we ask if at all possible that on THURSDAY students come dressed in their cultural dress to match their dolls. 

I have attached some examples from last year for you to get a better idea!

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 Friday, April 12. For students who collect a minimum of $35, they will get to enjoy a morning or afternoon at Kidsport. 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!!!!!

Arts' Night Update!

We are excited to let you know that our Arts' Night performances this year will be held at The City Church auditorium located on Argentina road, just a 3 minute drive from the school. With this new venue, we have extra lighting, surround sound, a larger and higher stage, more seating, and much more! This will give you and your family the opportunity to enjoy the Arts' Night performance even more in a theatre environment. 

With the new venue location, please note that the JK - Grade 2 performance date has been changed to May 17th. 

St. Jude's FCthe official soccer academy affiliated with St. Jude's Academy is taking applicants for its inaugural season. Ou coaches are eager to prove that we have the best program in the area. 
By joining the Club you are becoming part of the team. Club members have the opportunity to play games against the other Ontario Academy teams for the spring/summer outdoor season on the weekend. Club members and SJA students alike enjoy the top notch training from our professional coaches, but Club members get additional coaching. 
SJA students receive a 33% discount benefit (because we already know SJA students are awesome!)
Club members get a complete uniform (you provide cleats and shin guards) 
Please turn in completed forms (WITH SMITH written at the top) to Dawn Goulart or reception by March 31st. 

For more info visit
To register download this  form


  • Raz Kids 20 mins
  • Career day Wednesday - dress up in the career you want
  • Thursday - cultural dress up day (match your doll)
  • Spring Fundraiser
  • Math test Tuesday
  • Practice Arts Night Song 
  • Spelling Words
1. funny
2. baby
3. many
4. pony
5. happy
6. stay
7. puppy 
8. sunny
9. messy

Next we had French with Mlle. Jessica, you can check out her blog at


Check out Mr. Oliver's blog:

Students reviewed for the test tomorrow

Inquiry into Language
students wrote the PRE test for their Ontario Writing Assessment. This term students will be focusing on how to write a letter and an opinion piece of writing. For the assessment students were required to write a letter to be discussing their favourite season and why it is their favourite.

Inquiry into Cultures through Art
Today students began to plan out their cultural doll.

We ended our day by having gym class with Ms. Yustin, you can check out her blog at 

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