Thursday, February 8, 2018

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you had a great night! February hot lunch payments are due tomorrow. House tie day tomorrow. 

Please ensure you are sending your child to school with proper outdoor gear! Students will not be kept inside for recess if they do not have the proper outdoor gear.

MYP Bake Sale happening on Friday, February 9.

Our wonderful Parent Guild is hosting a Valentine’s Day Cookie Decoration activity. Orders forms were sent home last night and are due back tomorrow, Friday, February 9. The cost is $5 for 4 cookies. Do not miss out on this fun event!!

A note from Ms. Helen, our Admissions Coordinator - This is just a friendly reminder that our deadline for re-registration is just days away! Currently, we have a number of families on waitlists wanting to secure any vacancies that may be available to them once this deadline has passed.  Therefore, in order to ensure that your child has a secured placement for the upcoming academic year (2018-2019), we kindly ask that if you have not already done so, to please complete and return your child’s registration package to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible. The deadline is Monday, February 12. Thank you for your continued support with St. Jude’s Academy.
**If you have a particular teacher in mind, please do not hesitate to make a request and we will do our best to meet it.**

A note from Ms. Bancud regarding March lunch orders - You are now able to order for March Lunches. The deadline for March lunches is Friday, February 23rd, 2018.  After this date, our system closes and is unable to open for March ordering.  Please make sure your child is under the correct grade.  
All payments are due on Friday, March 9th, 2018.
This month's special is Pancakes with Cinnamon Apples with a side of syrup that will be available every Friday!

Payment Instructions
  • There are two options to pay for lunches. Cash and Freshbooks. 
    • 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.  
  • We no longer accept cheque as a method of payment. 
If you have any questions concerning the Lunch Ordering site or Freshbooks, feel free to email me at

A note about Jump Rope for Heart - St. Jude’s Academy is please to be holding a Heart and Stroke Foundation Jump Rope for Heart event on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018. All money raised will support the Heart and Stroke Foundation in their mission to promote children’s health and fund vital heart and stroke research.

Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. They also learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and giving back to their community. This year marks Jump Rope for Heart’s 36th Anniversary and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is striving to get 1 million kids jumping in close to 4,000 schools across Canada. Let’s be part of it!

We need your help to reach out School fundraising goal of $1000.00.

Please help support your child’s fundraising efforts by registering them online at and send out donations request emails to friends, family, and colleagues. Online fundraising is the quickest way to reach all of your contacts and online donors receive and automatic tax receipt.

Please visit and start fundraising today!

Each student was sent home with pledge envelopes if you prefer to collect donations in-person. Please ensure that their pledge envelope is returned on the day of their school’s Jump Event Day.

Thank you in advance for your support.

A note about March Break Camp - Registration forms were sent home back in October. We have had many students sign up since then and especially over the last few days. If you are interested in registering your chid for our March Break camp, please send in the completed registration form, along with the $20 one-time non-refundable deposit in order to secure your child's spot (this could be paid in cash or through fresh books). This year there are two options to choose from the first being lunch and two snacks provided or the second being send your own packed lunch and a discounted camp rate! We also have daily rates available. Please contact Ms. Smith @ for more details.
**Summer Camp forms have also been sent home!**

Upcoming Dates & Events

Friday, February 9 – SJA Oral Competition & February hot lunch money due

Monday, February 12 – Re-registration due

Tuesday, February 13 – Pancake Tuesday & 100th Day of School

Wednesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day Spirit

Thursday, February 15 – SJA/TMA Oral Presentation Day

Friday, February 16 – PD Day – No School

 Monday, February 19 – Family Day – No School

Tuesday, February 20 – Jump Rope For Heart event and pledges are due (our SJA goal is $1000.00)

Thursday, February 22 – Anti-bullying Day

Friday, February 23 – March hot lunch orders due

Tuesday, February 27 – Bake Sale

Wednesday, February 28 – Bake Sale and Casual Day

Friday, March 9 – March hot lunch payments due


Today we did a catapult activity…we created catapults in UOI and we got to try them out. We measured each shot (with an eraser and Smarties) and the practiced our multiplication and division of decimals!




Today we spent some time with our reading buddies, as we missed our opportunity yesterday due to speeches.




Today we spent some time discussing knights, amour, and weapons. We watched a couple of video’s, filled in a worksheet and built our own catapults.



The stages of Knighthood!

Geronimo Stilton helping out with today's lesson!

Creating and decorating our catapults!

Testing out our catapults!

I hope you have a wonderful night!

Mrs. Hocevar J

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