Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful night. 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.

Another Grade 6 Exhibition group asking for donations of children's clothing, which will be donated to our local CAS.

Another Grade 6 Exhibition group who will be doing a presentation about mental health.

Our current total for our Spring Fundraiser is $8000!!! WOOHOO SJA!! Tomorrow one lucky student will get to pie a teacher. The student who brings in the most amount of money tomorrow will get to sit at their teacher's chair. Today, Jaya, was lucky enough to put makeup on Mr. Rozario. Sami was the lucky student who got to Nurf gun Mr. Foster. Let’s keep those funds coming in!


Good shot Sami!

Doesn't he look beautiful!

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. 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!!!!!

Yummy Pancakes!

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.  
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.

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

After school activity forms are due by Tuesday, April 24.
Upcoming Dates & Events

Monday, April 16-Friday, April 20 – Spring Fundraiser

Friday, April 20 – Earth Spirit Day – wear your Earth colours

Tuesday, April 24 – After school activity forms and money due

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 reviewed how to find the lowest common denominator. To find the lowest common denominator we must ask ourselves what number does each of the denominators go into? For example if I have these fractions 1/3, ¼, and ½, the lowest common number that 3, 4 and 2 can go into is 12. Then I need to multiply my numerator by the number I multiplied to get my denominator to 12. For example 1/3 I multiply 3 x 4 = 12 therefore I multiply 1 x 4 = 4 so my new fraction is 4/12. Please see Math Antics videos to assist with our lesson today.

Comparing Fractions:

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.

Cross-multiplication - 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. For fractions that have the same denominator we do not have to do anything but look at the numerators.


-Math sheet #1, 2, 5, 7


Today we ate pancakes, had some quiet reading time and worked on our UOI art project.


-Read for 40 minutes

Practicing for our upcoming Gregg Le Rock concert!


Today we continued our art project.


I hope you have a wonderful night! If you have any used children clothing that you are willing to part with, send them in and I will pass them along to that Grade 6 Exhibition group!

Mrs. Hocevar J

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