Good afternoon everyone!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We have added an item to our Arts’ Night pictures. We are asking that each student bring in a recent AND a childhood picture…it can be of any stage (baby, toddler, young child, etc.) Please send in all pictures no later than April 20th. Thank you in advance and I apologize for any inconvenience! Please send in the last page of report cards with your comments. Congratulations to Jasmeet for being one of the top fundraisers thus far and winning a ‘Gum Chewing Day!!’ Our current total for our Spring Fundraiser is $6000!!! WOOHOO SJA!! That means that one lucky student will get to give Mr. Rozario a makeover he will not soon forget. Let’s keep those funds coming in!
Way to go Jasmeet!
SPRING FUNDRAISER!!!!! Our annual Spring Fundraiser is HERE. This year our Spring Fundraiser will run from Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20. We are hoping to raise $12,000. All of the funds raised this year will go towards improving technology for our classrooms, such as tables, TVs, 3-D printers, and reading stations. Each day that week, we will host a different activity. Our Popcorn Day will take place next Monday, April 23. 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. 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! All pledges will be due on Thursday, April 19. 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. And let me tell you there are many Nurf gun options to choose from! 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!!!!!
St. Jude’s FC – A new and exciting soccer program has arrived at SJA. St. Jude’s FC is the official soccer academy affiliated with SJA, which is currently taking applicants for its inaugural season. St. Jude's FC will be playing against the best REP teams around the area. Do not miss the opportunity to sign your child up to not only play against the best, but be coached by the best as well. Please see flyer sent home for further information. If you are interested in joining, please fill out the flyer and send into Ms. Dawn. Let’s go St. Jude’s FC!!
A note from Ms. Bancud: You are now able to order for May Lunches. The deadline for May lunches is Saturday, April 28th, 2018. After this date, our system closes and is unable to open for April ordering. Please make sure your child is under the correct grade. http://mydigitalmailroom.com/sja
All payments are due on Friday, May 4th, 2018.
All payments are due on Friday, May 4th, 2018.
A group of Grade 6’s are promoting Meatless Mondays for their Exhibition project. They have come up with this month's special, which is Crispy Cauliflower Bites for $4.50 with a side of tzatziki dip that will be available every Monday! You will find more information about Meatless Mondays around the school.
- 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 email@example.com
Upcoming Dates & Events
Monday, April 16-Friday, April 20 – Spring Fundraiser
Friday, April 20 – Earth Spirit Day – wear your Earth colours
Wednesday, April 25 – Gregg Le Rock concert & Casual Day
Thursday, April 26 – Spring Fundraiser trip to Kidsport for those students who raise a minimum of $35
Saturday, April 28 – May hot lunch orders due
Friday, May 4 – May hot lunch payments due
Today we learned how to order and compare fractions. One way we can compare and order fractions by using a number line. Fractions can be compared and ordered if they have they same numerator or denominator. When fractions have a different numerator and denominator we can cross-multiply. We begin by multiplying the first numerator with the second denominator. Then we multiply the first denominator with the second numerator. For example; 3/5 and 2/4. We multiply 3 x 4 =12 and 5 x 2 = 10. Our new fractions are now 12/5 and 10/4. Whichever fraction has the bigger numerator is the bigger fraction, so from our example 3/5 is greater than (>) 2/4. We also began discussing the ‘lowest common denominator,’ which we will continue tomorrow. Please see Math Antics videos to assist with our lesson today.
Lowest Common Denominator
Key points to remember:
Numerator is the number on the top part of the fraction.
Denominator is the number on the bottom part of the fraction.
A proper fraction is a fraction where the smaller number is the numerator and a bigger number is the denominator. For example, ½, 3/5, 5/8.
An improper fraction is when the numerator has a bigger number and the denominator has a smaller number. For example, 12/7.
A mixed number has both a whole number and a fraction. For example, 1 ¼.
LCD (Lowest Common Denominator)
Today we began spelling lesson #29 on plural possessives.
-Frindle activity #3 due on tomorrow
-Finish lesson #29
UNIT OF INQUIRY:
Today we began creating an art project.
I hope you have a wonderful night!
Mrs. Hocevar J