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Weekly Update May 20

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart

Welcome to another wonderful week at St. John. It seems like spring is finally arrived (time to put away the winter coat!) and we can finally enjoy some lovely outdoor time. Reminder to send students to school with sunscreen on and a hat as they will be spending time outdoors daily.

Important Reminders:
• X-Movement Aussie X games is May 21-24.
• Friday, May 24 will be “Dress Loud Day”. Students are encouraged to wear their wildest, wackiest, most colourful outfits in support of awareness for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
• Thursday, May 30th is our May Crowning Mass hosted by our grade 1 students. All are welcome to join.

EQAO Reminder:
Reminder that all Grade 3 and Grade 6 students in Ontario are expected to participate in the EQAO assessment. Please check that you have not scheduled any appointments or trips for the week of your child’s assessment. Grade three and six assessment dates are May 27-29.
Participating students are reminded to get a good night’s sleep, wake up a little early so you’re not feeling rushed and to eat a healthy breakfast before coming to school. These are important factors in reducing stress and anxiety that can hamper student performance. Thank you in advance for your support.

Save the Date: Family Fun Fair
Thursday, June 6th will be the St. John Family Fun Fair. The evening will be full of fun and exciting events, which include food for sale, music, games, treats, raffle baskets and the silent auction.
Thank you to all those who have already submitted donations. We will continue accepting donations until May 30th. Your support is greatly appreciated.

ABA Bonanza:
The Special Education Department is excited to announce the ABA for All Bonanza event running for one entire day in our school on Monday, June 10th. This event will showcase what we do in education to support the use of ABA Methodology, highlighting the collaboration of multiple disciplines (Behaviour Analysts, Itinerants, Child and Youth Counselors, Speech Language Pathologists and Communication Disorder Assistants), and celebrating all the great things already happening in our Board. The ABA Bonanza is an opportunity to learn more about Educational ABA and to help all those who work in education to better understand what educational ABA is, and what is expected in an education context.
Parents in the community are welcome to attend the ABA Bonanza from 2:30 to 3:30 to learn about what we do in education to support the use of ABA Methodology and to celebrate the great things already occurring in our school.

Wellness Fair:
St. John families are invited on May 23rd to the Live Well Family Wellness Expo at Central Highschool. This is a great opportunity for the Burlington Downtown Core Families to get to together and learn about matters that affect their family life and wellbeing.

Have a wonderful week!

Please follow us on twitter @stjburlington to see all the amazing things happening at St. John. I am pleased to see our followers growing as we tweet out the learning taking place throughout the school!

Victoria Day
May 20 all day
X-Movement Aussie Games
May 21 – May 24 all day
Dress Loud Non-Uniform Day- Wear your wackiest, loudest clothes in support of our DHH Awareness
May 24 all day
Pizza Day – New Green Week
May 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Green Calendar in the Classroom

Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO
May 27 – May 30 all day
Hep-B & HPV-9 Immunizations Grade 7
May 30 all day
May Crowning Mass
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Pizza Day
May 31 all day

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