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Weekly Update Jan 20th to 24th

OECTA Job Action Update:

Our school will be CLOSED to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, as a result of the recent announcement by OECTA of a province-wide, one-day full withdrawal of services.

Although classes will be cancelled on Tuesday, January 21stour school office will remain open for Advanced Kindergarten Registration on January 21st.  

Please note that there may be picket lines present at our school location, which may impact traffic flow and cause potential minor delays in our school parking lot.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. For more information, please visit the Halton Catholic District School Board’s website: Labour Negotiations Update

Kindergarten Registration:

Advanced Kindergarten registration for children in Year 1 or children new to their school in Year 2 will take place on Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM).   Please click on the link below for more information. 

https://www.hcdsb.org/Programs/EarlyLearning/Pages/default.aspx

Grade 7 Parents:

Confirmation Retreat – Sunday, January 26th, 5-7 pm @ St. Matthew Parish

Confirmation Rehearsal – Thursday, January 30th, 9:30-11:00 am @ St. Matthew Parish

Confirmation – Saturday, February 1st, 11:00 am @ St. Matthew Parish

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 was 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/

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 Day (Cancelled), moved to Wednesday

Wednesday, January 22 – Wacky Wednesday and Jersey Day

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

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

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.

Catholic School Council:

Our meeting will be held on Monday, February 3rd @ 6:30 pm.

 

Yours in Faith and Learning,

Mr. N. Laratta and Mrs. M. Pitt

Upcoming Events:

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
Pizza Day
Jan 20 @ 11:40 am – 12:40 pm
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
Pizza Day
Jan 27 @ 11:40 am – 12:40 pm
Jan
28
Tue
ARC’s Assembly
Jan 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Jan
30
Thu
Gr. 7 Confirmation Rehearsal @ St. Matthew Parish
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Jan
31
Fri
PA Day — No School for Students
Jan 31 all day
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