Friday, November 24, 2017

Good evening everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful night!

A kind reminder to not park, or stop, in the handicap parking spots. We have families who do need these spots and often come to find them taken up by cars without permits. Please pass this note along to anyone who may pick up or drop off your child/children. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

With the colder weather upon us now, please send appropriate outdoor clothing to school with your child. Coats, hats, mitts, and boots will help keep your child warm during recess.  Students will not be allowed to stay inside because they are not dressed properly. My rule is if mom and dad send it to school you wear it outside!

I sent home the Polar Expressions Publishing letter and information a few weeks back. I strongly encourage students to enter on their own time. One of my students placed third last year in the short poem category. Please keep in mind the due date for the short story is November 30. Good luck!

The big weekend is finally here! This weekend students are to complete their Science Fair experiment 3 different times. Students can videotape/take pictures of themselves conducting the experiment to have with them during presentations. Please remember to record the results of each experiment. Students should be prepared to begin good copies on Monday, November 27 and set up their display board on Tuesday, November 28. I have the display boards, but if they want to decorate their boards, they will need to bring in those materials. We will be holding in class presentations on Wednesday, November 29 after our Sound workshop. Students will be judged on Thursday, November 30 and parents are welcome to view the projects from 2:30-3:15.

March Break Camp registrations have been sent home. If you are interested in registering you chid for our amazing March Break camp, please send in the completed March Break camp registration form, along with the $20 one-time non-refundable deposit. Please note that lunch is also included each day!

A note from Ms. Bancud - Ordering Website is now active for the month of December. You may start ordering your child's lunches! Please make sure your child is under the correct grade when ordering The last day to order for November will be Monday,
November 27th. After this date, our system closes and is unable to open for November ordering. All payments are due on Friday, December 8th. 

Payment Instructions
  • There are two options to pay for lunches. Cash and online via Freshbooks. 
  • If you choose to pay through Freshbooks, please choose the cheque option on the ordering site. 
  • Cheque payments will not be accepted. 
    • Shortly after completing your order, a Freshbooks invoice will be sent to your email. 
    • It may take one or two days to process your order to Freshbooks, so please be check your email diligently for the invoice.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at 

A note from our Librarian, Ms. Hayward - Our Very First Book Fair is Coming Soon – Yee-Haw!
“Saddle Up & Read” with the first Scholastic Book Fair at St. Jude’s Academy – December 7 to December 14
There will be lots of exciting books, posters, bookmarks, pens and pencils, etc. to choose from!
Proceeds will go to buying great new books for our library.
Students interested in being part of the Student Crew will be meeting tomorrow (Nov.21) at lunch.
More Parent Volunteers are also needed.  If you’d like to help out please contact Ms. Hayward at
Keep an eye out for more information here on your teacher’s blog, on Facebook, and on the Library blog:

Upcoming Dates & Events

Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26 - Complete Science Fair experiment 3 different times at home and video tape it or take pictures – be sure to record your results

Monday, November 27 - Come to school with experiment complete and results - Good copies begin & December hot lunch due

Tuesday, November 28 - Science Fair Board set up & Bake Sale (we are not hosting)

Wednesday, November 29 - Sound Scientist in the School workshop (AM)), Casual Day, and Bake Sale (we are not hosting) & In-class Science Fair presentations

Thursday, November 30 – Science Fair – Parents are welcome to join after the judging

Friday, December 1 – Light and Sound Summative presentations

Thursday, December 7 – Thursday, December 14 – SJA first book fair

Tuesday, December 5 – Year Ahead Day

Thursday, December 7 – Student-Led Conferences

Friday, December 8 – December hot lunch payments due

Tuesday, December 12 – JK-2 Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 19 – Casual Day

Wednesday, December 20 – 3-8 Christmas Concert

Thursday, December 21 – Christmas Spirit Day and Last Day of School Before Christmas Break


Today we spent some time reviewing how to find the area and perimeter of figures.  A new term learned to day – quadrilateral (a figure with 4 sides).

Key points to remember:

-       1 mm = 0.1 cm & 1 mm = 0.01 dm
-       1 cm = 10 mm (x by 10), 1 cm = 0.1 dm & 1 cm = 0.01 m
-       1 dm = 100 mm (x by 100), 1 dm = 10 cm (x by 10) & 1 dm = 0.1 m
-       1 m = 1000 mm (x by 1000), 1 m = 100 cm (x by 100) & 1 m = 10 dm (x by 10)
-       1 km = 1000 m (x by 1000)

Perimeter – is the outside of a figure and can be found by counting the units along the outside. We can also add up, or measure and add up, each side to find the perimeter.

Area – is the inside of a figure and can be found by counting the square units inside the figure.

To find the perimeter of a rectangle, we multiply the length x 2 and multiply the width x 2 then add those numbers together (2 x length) + (2 x width).




Today we had our lesson #11 spelling test and used the rest of our language period to work on our light and sound summatives.


-Complete Science Fair experiment 3 times – take a video or pictures – record results and do conclusion
-Sign and return spelling test - write out wrong words 10 x


Today we continued working on our Light and Sound summative. Presentations are on Friday, December 1. Those students who did not finish their good copy will have the remainder of next week to complete it on their own time at home. If they are not ready to present on Friday, their summative will be considered late or incomplete.


-Summative presentations Friday, December 1

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Hocevar J

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