John English Weekly Update – Thursday January 19th, 2017

Thursday January 19th, 2017 – John English Update Twitter @JohnenglishJM

Friday, January 20th P.A. Day: School will be closed to students on Friday, January 20th as the day is designated for Assessment and Reporting. Term 1 is coming to a close and report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, February 14th with interviews scheduled for the evening of Thursday, February 16th and the morning of Friday, February 17th.

Field Conditions: As was indicated in our previous update, the field remains quite muddy due to drainage work. Unfortunately, the unseasonably warm weather has meant that the ground and mud is no longer frozen. Students and parents should be aware that while the temperatures remain above zero degrees, recess and lunch activity space will be restricted to the paved area.

Winter Walk to School Day – February 1st: We are excited to announce that École John English JMS will be taking part in Winter Walk Day next Wednesday, February 1st!

Walking to school in the winter has many potential benefits for your child’s health and well-being such as opportunities to learn and socialize on the way to school, and arriving to school alert and ready to learn. Walking to school also benefits our community by reducing traffic congestion around the school and reducing the negative impact on the environment. In addition to encouraging families who can to walk to school that day, we will also be taking students on a walk in the neighbourhood during the school day on Wednesday, February 1st.

More information will be provided in the January 27th Weekly Update.

Sports Update:

Senior Girls Volleyball: Congratulations to our Senior Girls Volleyball team who finished as finalists in the

James S. Bell tournament. The team used the tournament as a tune-up to the regular season. We wish the team and coaches – Mme DaSilva and Mme Gitto – success in their future games.

Looking Ahead:

January 24 – Play Your Part Assembly: Grades 3 – 8

January 27 – Pizza Day

February 1 – Winter Walk to School Day

February 2 – Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff: JK–Grade 5

February 10 – Quiznos Sub Day

February 10 – Grade 6–8 Dance

February 14 – First Term Reports sent home

February 16 – Evening interviews

February 17 – P.A. Day: Morning interviews

February 20 – Family Day: School Closed

February 21-24: Kindergarten Registration (by appointment)

February 23 – Ski Day for Grades 6-8: 7:00 a.m. departure/5:00 p.m. return

February 24 – Pizza Day

March 13-17 – March Break: School Closed