Teachers Message

June 25

This is it.  We have made it to the last week of school for the 2016-2017 school year.  All of the children have made great progress since the beginning of the year.  The time has gone by quickly.  I have enjoyed getting to know your children and working with them.  I wish you all the best for the summer and in the future.

We had a great visit down to St. John Church.  Brother Jayson showed us around the inside of the church.   Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who came with us.  Without you it wouldn't have been possible.

Friday we tried to fly our kites we put together in Science.  This years kite flying wasn't as successful as previous years.  Mr. Dunford shared this webiste for another kite you could try to make at home.  His family has made it before and it flew well.              http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/72202/make-a-pyramid-kite  

Coming up this week we have Success Assembly on Monday at 12:35.  Tuesday will be our sports day.  Now the forecast is for rain, so if it rains we will try to hold it the next day.
Wednesday is the E.B Dance.  It will be moved to Tuesday in the event it rains.  Thursday we have our Year End Awards.  There are four awards to be given out for each class and the parents have been notified if their child is an award recipient.  
Division One Awards will now start at 8:40. 
Grade 4 and 5 - 10:00 am 
Grade 6 - 11 am

Thursday is our last day of school.  We will be cleaning the room and then playing a few games.  I will be sending home any left over school supplies and the children's note books during the week.

Remember to check the lost and found bins in the front foyer and our hallway for any lost clothing items.  There shouldn't be too much from our children.

Our class has reached a few reading milestones.   We have 6 students who have read 150 all the way to 200 books this year for our home reading program.   Congratulations to the students who have worked very hard.

Final Eagle Buck Event
The Sock Hop on June 28, (27th if the Sports Day gets rained out).  
Div 1 - 10:45 - 11:45
Div 2 - 12:45 - 1:45

Cost - 5 Eagle Bucks
Glow bracelets  - 1 Eagle Buck
Glow Necklace - 2 Eagle Bucks
Freezie - 1 Eagle Buck

The glow products will be sold in the classrooms before you go to the gym. There will be a limit of 2 products per child.

Children will sit in the foyer to eat freezies.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

St. John’s Parish will be holding CATChat Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer. VBS is an opportunity for kids age 3- 11 to come out to learn more about their faith through games, songs, crafts, snacks and

prayer. It will run July 3- 7, July 17- 21 and July 31- August 4, with each week offering a different program. We need Volunteers to help with one week or multiple weeks so that it will run smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering or for more information contact Rebecca @youthministry@stjohnthebaptistparish.ca or

contact the St. John Parish office. 

Dear Parents;

         We are pleased to announce to you that St. Martha will be running their annual sports day on Tuesday, June 27th.  This is going to be a great way to finish off the year by having a full day of activities that we, as a family, can enjoy together.  This is an information letter to give you some details regarding this wonderful day. 

It will run all day long and the students will be moving through a series of stations, each one with a new and exciting activity for them to enjoy.  Many of them will be activities that they have learned throughout the year and others will be brand new to them. Some of the activities will involve water, so your child may end up getting wet during the day, but there will be plenty of time to dry off between activities. 

We are inviting all of you to come and watch your child and enjoy the activities with us.  We will be providing water and lunch for your child.  Following, you will find a few of the details about the day.


-       Please provide you child with sunscreen and a hat.

-       Please send along a snack for your child.

-       The school day will begin and end at its regular time.

-       The grade 6’s will be leading/organizing the entire day.



We are asking that some of the parents could donate a case of water to help with the water stations.  If you can provide a case of water bottles, you can drop it off anytime on this week (June 19th - 23rd)  at the front office.  Thanks in advance to those of you who can donate. We need about 50+ cases to provide enough water for all the students at the water stations


We are all looking forward to a wonderful day.  The forecast is calling for sun and 20 degrees.  Yipeee!!!  We can’t wait.


Waiting with anticipation,

Mr. Mike Simmons

Sports Day Coordinator


Up Coming events

Tuesday, June 27 - Sports Day - Volunteers needed to help at school
Wednesday, June 28 - Sock Hop in the gym
Wednesday, June 28 - Last Day for EEP/K Students
Thursday, June 29- Last Day for Gr. 1-6 Students 

Extra Supplies for the Classroom Thank you everyone for your support this year.

Boys - Bandaids

Girls - Plastic spoons or forks We are good for the year. Thank you everyone.

Baby Wipes Schedule instead of Lysol Wipes

September -  Emma, Briana

October  - Harley, Alexander

November - Alexis, Zackery

December - Jaxon, Madison

January - Sam,

February - Claire, Cian

March - Taylor, Dax

April -  Lucy, SJ


June -   Kaleb, Jainam BABY WIPES IF POSSIBLE

Virtues for the Year at Our Success Assemblies and Tentative Dates

September - Responsibility     Congratulations to Harley and Claire

October  -  Positive Attitude    Congratulations to Ethan, Briana and Dax     

November - Academic Award   Congratulations to Briana, Jaxon and SJ

December - Conscientious / Healthy Living  Congratulations to Emma and Sam

January - Respect                     Congratulations to Jaxon and SJ                             

February - Friendship               Congratulations to Lucy, Taylor and Zackery      

March - Academic Award      Congratulations to Emma, Ethan, and Lucy  

April - Service                           Congratulations to Cailee, Cian and Jainam               

May - Creativity                        Congratulations to Jainam and Kaleb                         

June -  Confidence                   June 26 12:35 - 1:05