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Weekly Update Jan 13th to 17th

OECTA Job Action:

All information regarding recent Job Action being taken by OECTA please click on the link below.  If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.

https://www.hcdsb.org/News/Labour-Negotiations/Pages/Labour-Updates.aspx

Little Jammers:

Lunchtime Beginner Guitar Program (Grades 1-6) Little Jammerz Guitar Program is coming to St Joan Of Arc Catholic Elementary School. Students will learn to play notes and chords on the guitar. We develop strumming techniques and learn to play pop songs.

There is an optional $20 guitar rental fee for students who do not have their own guitar. Students take the rental guitar home and bring it back each week for their lesson. (it comes with a small backpack carrying case)

This program consists of 8 lessons, which run once per week at St Joan Of Arc Catholic Elementary School
Dates: Wednesdays from February 26th to April 22, 2020 (No class March 18)Lunchtime
$90 + $20 (guitar rental fee optional) = $110

To Register: Please complete the yellow form that were sent home and return it to the St Joan Of Arc Catholic Elementary School Office. Please include a cheque payable to Little Jammerz. You can also Register and Pay Online at https://littlejammerz.com/

Parking Lot Safety:

This is a very important reminder to please continue to use caution and be aware as you are driving into/out of our parking lots at the school. Please be aware that many students are walking on the sidewalks before and after school. Likewise, we respectfully ask parents to keep their children close by while walking to/from school on the sidewalks and remind them to stop at driveways to check for vehicles about to turn in or out.

Morning Bell:

Supervision on the schoolyard begins at 8:30 am until 8:45 am. The morning bell will ring at 8:45 am for students to line up and begin entering the school. It is essential that students do not arrive at school earlier than 8:30 am as there will be no supervision before this time. All students arriving after the 8:45 am bell need to report to the office.

Reminder about Lunches/Snacks:

As we begin our new school year, we remind all members of our community that we strive to minimize allergens that pose life-threatening symptoms for students. Keeping our students safe is paramount and we ask that parents carefully pack their children’s lunches.  We have several students in our school who live with severe life-threatening allergies to peanuts, nuts, seafood and other foods (anaphylaxis). All snack and food items should be nut-free, as well as any particular items that are identified by the classroom teachers (i.e. sesame seeds). Likewise, we ask that no substitute nut spreads (pea butter, wow butter, etc.) be sent to school as they smell and look exactly like peanut butter. Please continue to choose items carefully when sending lunches and snacks (from home and restaurants) to school, keeping in mind specific allergies in your child’s classroom. Please remember that there are no food celebrations in class.

Safe Arrival Program:

It is essential that all absences are reported to the office in a timely manner. Please use the absence reporting email link, which can be found at the bottom of our homepage, to report your child’s absence. In some cases, numerous unsuccessful attempts are made when calling cell, work, home and emergency contact phone numbers. As per board procedures, Halton Regional Police must be called after many attempts have been made, to ensure student safety. Please continue to follow our established procedures around student safe arrival.

Playground Reminders:

We would like to remind parents/family members that our playground is for our students and staff only. We strive to maintain this practice to ensure our students remain safe and that adults, who may be unknown to staff and students, do not make their way onto our playground. We respectfully ask that you follow our established rules of dropping off or picking up your child at designated areas. Students can be dropped off/picked up by the corner of the kindergarten fence areas as well as our Kiss & Ride area. This will help to avoid confusion during these busy periods and assist our staff to identify you as parents during drop-off and pick-up. Thank you for your cooperation.

Spirit Week

During the week of January 20th, we will be having our first ever SJOA Spirit Week! All days are full civvies days with the following fun themes.

Monday, January 20 – Disco Monday

Wear your grooviest 70’s outfit and get ready to boogie with some disco throwbacks over morning announcements.

Tuesday, January 21 – Jersey Tuesday

Wear your favourite (*cough* Leafs *cough*) jersey or team colours.

Wednesday, January 22 – Wacky Wednesday

Wear your wackiest, wildest outfit – loud colours, bold/mismatched prints, crazy hair, etc.

Thursday, January 23 – Hoodie Thursday

Wear your coziest hoodie and get ready for a comfy school day.

Friday, January 24 – Future Friday

What will you look like in the future? We can’t wait to see! Come dressed as your future self or what you want to be in the future.

Yours in Faith and Learning,

Mr. N. Laratta and Mrs. M. Pitt

Upcoming Events:

Jan
13
Mon
GRADE 8 Visions of Turtle Island Trip
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jan
15
Wed
Grade 8 Halton Skills Boat Races
Jan 15 all day
Gr.5 Liturgy
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jan
16
Thu
Gr. 7 Confirmation Mass @ 11am @ Cathedral of Christ the King
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
17
Fri
French Movie Trip — Gr. 4-8
Jan 17 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
20
Mon
Disco Monday
Jan 20 all day

Wear your grooviest 70’s outfit and get ready to boogie with some disco throwbacks over morning announcements.

SPIRIT WEEK
Jan 20 @ 8:30 am – Jan 24 @ 9:30 am
Jan
21
Tue
Kindergarten Registration
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jan
22
Wed
Jersey Tuesday
Jan 22 all day

Wear your favourite (*cough* Leafs *cough*) jersey or team colours.

Wacky Wednesday
Jan 22 all day

Wear your wackiest, wildest outfit – loud colours, bold/mismatched prints, crazy hair, etc.

Kindergarten Registration
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jan
23
Thu
Hoodie Thursday
Jan 23 all day

Wear your coziest hoodie and get ready for a comfy school day.

Jan
24
Fri
Future Friday
Jan 24 all day

What will you look like in the future? We can’t wait to see! Come dressed as your future self or what you want to be in the future.

Jan
26
Sun
Gr. 7 Confirmation Retreat @ St. Matthew Parish
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
27
Mon
Holocaust Memorial Day
Jan 27 all day
Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update Jan 13th to 17th