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Weekly Update May 27

“Love is shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs which make us feel at home. Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love. That is why our families, our homes, are true domestic churches. They are the right place for faith to become life, and life to grow in faith.”

~Pope Francis

Welcome to the last week of May. It is truly hard to believe that we are about to enter the last month of the school year. This has been an amazing year of growth and change, of making new friends and solidifying the current ones. This community has been so welcoming to me, taking me in to the St. John family and making me feel like I have always been here. For that I thank you.

Thank you to our choir, under the guidance of Mrs. DiFronzo, for their beautiful singing at The Downtown Schools Live Well Expo hosted at central on Thursday, May 23. I was a great event with lots of great information to support families in living their life to the fullest. I look forward to continuing these opportunities for our core schools to come together in community.

Important Reminders:

  • May Crowning Mass on Thursday, May 30th at 9 AM. This mass is hosted by our grade 1 students. All are welcome to join.
  • Thursday, June 6th is our Fun Fair. Come out for music, food, games and of course our basket raffle!
  • Track and Field for Grade 5-8 takes place on Monday, June 3rd.
  • Playday will be on the morning of Tuesday, June 18th.
  • Final School Mass and Grade 8 Graduation is Thursday, June 20th. Mass is at 9 AM.

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.

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.

Raffle basket class themes were sent home a few weeks ago and your support in donations of items is greatly appreciated. Please see here for more info:

Spring Fun Fair basket theme letter

In connection with the silent auction event, we would like to reach out to our parents and extended family members and/or friends, who own businesses, etc. and request that, if you are able, that you kindly donate any items possible for this event.  All funds raised will be donated directly to St. John and your name/business will be recognized with the awarding of the item, as well as on a “Local Business Support” poster at the event.

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.

Thank you for your support!

ISW Save the Tax Event for June:

ISW Uniforms June 2019 BUR

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!

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
Pizza Day – Old Week Yellow
May 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yellow Calendar in the Classroom

Pizza Day – New Green Week
Jun 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Green Calendar in the Classroom

Spring Fun Fair
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
P.A. Day
Jun 7 all day
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