Thursday, September 14, 2017

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful night!

Please note we have changed our morning routine. As of 8:25 AM, I will be picking up students from the gym and bringing them back to our room until 8:40, at which point we will begin to make our way down to the auditorium for announcements. Any students arriving before then must go directly to the gym to be signed in to Before Care until I pick them up at 8:25. Students being dropped off between 8:25 and 8:40 can remain in the classroom until we head to announcements. Thank you for your cooperation.

A note on Freshbooks: St. Jude's Academy is excited to announce the launch of Freshbooks, the new online/paperless invoicing method for incidental fees ONLY (i.e. Field Trips, After School Program, After Care, Lunch, Camps etc...).

Freshbooks is a safe and secure form of online payment that allows you to pay for your child(ren)'s school incidental fees, using Visa, MasterCard or Amex with no additional fees.

You will have the ability to:
  • Keep track or check account history 
  • Print or view receipts 
  • Pay for invoices with a click of a button 

How to create your account:
  • Once you click "View Your Invoice,” detail of the invoice shown. 
  • On the top left corner, just above the invoice number, click the link "Log in to view all invoices" 
  • A pop-up window will appear to create your own password. 
  • Once you have created your password, click "Save this Invoice" button. 
  • Your account is now created. 
  • To log back in to your account, go to:
**Please note that we no longer accept cheque(s) as a method of payment.
Scholastic orders: Scholastic flyers were sent home today and will be due on Monday, September 18. Please use Parent Pay or send a cheque. Please do not send cash. Please see below the
Please log onto and enter the following credentials:
Province -  Ontario
City – Mississauga
School - St Judes Academy
Teacher - Dawn Goulart

A Note From Ms. Bancud regarding lunches: Ordering Website is now Active for the month of October. You may start ordering your child's lunches! Please make your child is under the correct grade, as there were many mistakes made for last month's ordering. The last day to order for October will be Wednesday, September 26th. After this date, our system closes and is unable to open for October ordering. All payments are due on Friday, October 6th. 

Cheque payments will not be accepted. If you choose the cheque option on the ordering site, it will be assumed that the payment is made through FreshBooks and you will be invoiced. 

Another item has been added to our Hot Lunch Program as a Special. This month's special is Shepherd's Pie that will be available every Friday!

Upcoming Dates & Events

Tuesday, September 19 – Unit 1 Math test (a review will be sent home)

Tuesday, September 26 – Bake sale – it is our turn to host the bake sale. Please bring in NUT FREE baked goods. Please refrain from ‘MAY CONTAIN’ as well. It is also our Terry Fox Run – please bring in a TOONIE FOR TERRY! Today is the last day to order October Hot Lunch. After today, the site will shut down.

Wednesday, September 27 - Bake sale – it is our turn to host the bake sale. Please bring in NUT FREE baked goods. Please refrain from ‘MAY CONTAIN’ as well. It is also Casual Day

Thursday, October 5 – International Day

Friday, October 6 – October Hot Lunch payments due via Freshbooks

**Please send your child to school everyday in their gym uniform. They will change into their school uniform after gym.**
**Please sign up for Remind using option B on the handout. Text the message @mrshoce to the number (289) 278-3321.**


Today was the last lesson of the unit! We used patterns to solve problems. For example if 1 book cost $17, then 2 books cost $34, then 3 books cost $51. Every time a book is added the cost goes up $17. We are adding 17 each time. The pattern rule is START AT 17, ADD 17 EACH TIME. Tomorrow we will complete show what you know!

**Please keep it mind that any operation (+, -, X, or /) can be uses! Multiplication charts were handed out to assist students with multiplication and division.**

Key points to remember:

Input and Output - if +5 is in the machine we can have an input of 1 and an output of 6 (1 + 5 = 6). If our input was 2 then our output would be 7 (2 + 5 = 7).

A growing pattern grows and gets bigger – 3, 4, 6, 9, 13.

A shrinking pattern gets smaller – 12, 10 8, 6.

A repeating pattern repeats itself, using a core pattern 8, 5, 1, 8, 5, 1. The core is 8, 5, 1.

We also discussed pattern rules. A pattern rule tells us the number to start at and what we should go up or down by. A pattern rule is always written like this – Start at 5 and add 1 each time.


- MMS page 18 # 2, 6A & 7A

- Math test will be on Tuesday, September 19. A review will be sent home to help students study.

Helping with Math!


Today we read chapter 2 of Anne of Green Gables. We reviewed what happened in chapter 1 and after reading we answered some comprehension questions.  Ask me if Anne stayed or went back to the orphanage! We also continued work on our paraphrasing activities.


-Spelling test #1 on tomorrow
-Complete the first three activities on the Paraphrase! sheet    



Today we began by reviewing the provinces, territories, and capital cities. Then we watched a video on the 5 Great Lakes and another video on some important facts. We also labelled our map with two oceans and named the Great Lakes. Ask me the name of the two oceans!


-Map of Canada quiz on Wednesday, September 20. Students will have to label all provinces, territories, capital cities, the two oceans and name the 5 Great Lakes.

I hope you have a wonderful night!

Mrs. Hocevar J

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