Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful day!

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.
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!

SJA and Oakwood Academy are hosting a Welcome Back BBQ on Monday, October 2, from 4:00-5:30 PM. Order forms were sent home today and are due back by Wednesday, September 27th. Items to order will be combos priced from $6 to $8. Each combo will include a bag of chips, drink and either a hot dog (beef or chicken), a hamburger, or a veggie burger. Please pay via Freshbooks (you will be invoiced) or cash. Cheques will NOT be accepted!

Upcoming Dates & Events
Friday, September 22 – After school activities forms due – please pay through Freshbooks

Monday, September 25 – Gregg LeRock French concert forms and money due. This is a wonderful concert that all of our students enjoyed last year. It is one that should not be missed. Please pay by cash or through Freshbooks.

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. Welcome Back BBQ order forms due as well.

Friday, September 29 – Orange Shirt 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 we had a pre-assessment for our next unit – Whole Numbers. Tomorrow we begin our first lesson on comparing and ordering numbers.



Today we continued working on our U.S.A. project. We also visited our JK reading buddies!


-Bring in research on your topic for International Day     


Today we had our map of Canada quiz. We also looked at the region of the Arctic.


-Read and fill in Arctic chart

I hope you have a wonderful night!

Mrs. Hocevar J

French fun!

International Day!

Music fun!

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